December PTA Meeting!

Tomorrow night is the last PTA meeting for 2012!

Come join us in the Wascher Library at 7PM to here what the PTA has been up to an help us plan for 2013.  As always, childcare will be provided.

Marty Palocios, Principal of Patton Middle School, will be presenting about what is going on at Patton and the recent Wascher visit.  If you have students in 5th grade this is a great opportunity to find out about where they will be next year and to ask any questions you may have.

We will also be conducting a quick retrospective to discuss how the year has been going, have we accomplished the ideas we set out in August, are there areas the PTA can improve on, etc.  Your input, involvement and commitment is what makes the PTA what it is!

12/12/2012 General Meeting Agenda

We look forward to seeing everyone there!


Popcorn Friday!

This Friday December 7th the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th graders are in for a treat – a Popcorn Treat!

The Popcorn Treat is just a special way to mix things up for the students and keep life at Wascher fun and exciting.

In order to pull this off Principal Crain needs some help.  We need volunteers who are able to come take a shift popping and bagging popcorn.  No Experience Required.

The time slots for volunteers are from 9:00-10:00, 10:00-11:00 and 11:00-12:00 on December 7th.  The goal is to make popcorn for all 300+ kids!

If you are able to take a shift please contact Brian Crain ( or call the school office at 503-565-5400.

Thanks for making Wascher Fun!

Movie Night Success!

The first Family Movie Night of the year was a huge success!

We estimated more than 250 students, parents and friends were in attendance to watch the movie “Brave”.  There was plenty of popcorn, licorice and candy being had by all.

The Wascher PTA would like to thank the McMinnville Jaycees for donating the water and McMinnville Les Schwab for donating the popcorn.

Thank you to everyone who attended we hope that you will
join us for the next Family Movie Night in the Spring.

Flash Alert Test

McMinnville School District uses the FlashAlert Messenger System to notify parents, staff and community members about emergencies such as breaking news and weather closure information.

To ensure that the system is working for subscribers a test of the Flash Alert system is scheduled for today, Thursday, November 15th.

FlashAlert has been cleaning up it’s database and has deleted accounts that have been inactive for more than 16 months or had invalid addresses.  Those subscribers were notified in advance.

If you think you are a current FlasAlert subscriber, please watch for the test alert today.  If you expect a message but did not get one, log in to review you account at:

You can also sign up for FlashAlert notices at:


November PTA Meeting

Just a quick reminder that the November PTA Meeting will be this Wednesday, 11/14, at 7PM in the Wascher Library.  We had a fantastic turn out last month and I hope to see everyone again this month.

To find out what we will be discussing you can check out the agenda at the link below.  If you have anything you would like to have added to the agenda please let us know at

11/14/2012 General Meeting Agenda

Feel free to bring the kids along, as childcare will be provided.

Family Movie Night – “Brave”

Family movie night is coming up this Friday at 6:30!

Check out the Common Sense Media Review or IMDB to get more information and to watch a trailer of the movie.

We look forward to seeing everyone there!


Popcorn Poppers Still Needed

We are still looking for a couple people who can volunteer to come before the movie on Friday to help pop some popcorn.  If you can come for a half hour before or can take a shift during the movie we would appreciate it.  Please let us know if you can help by sending us an e-mail at


Mark your cal­en­dars for the fourth annual Pump­kin­fest, hosted by the Lafayette Events Com­mit­tee, held for the kids of Lafayette.

The event promises to be another success with lots of free and fun activities for the kids, includ­ing, games, treats, prizes, an apple cider press, a raffle  and newly added this year:  a “Bouncy House” provided by Antonio’s Italian Restaurant.

The Pump­kin­fest will include the Lafayette Vol­un­teer Depart­ment and the Yamhill Coun­try Sheriff’s Depart­ment, with hope­fully, an appear­ance by their most pop­u­lar staff mem­ber, the “Canine Unit.”

The event will go from 4 to 6:30 p.m. and will be held in the park­ing lot of the Lafayette City Hall, and Martha’s Tacos and Antonio’s restaurants.

Above information provided by:



The PTA would like to support this event by having members volunteer to run games, activities, concessions, setup-up and tear down.  If you are interested in volunteering please contact Brigit Wheelon at

If you are a Face Painter or a Clown the Pumpkinfest could use you!  Please contact Brigit for more details.

Wildcat Roar!

The latest Wildcat Roar is now available online.  Check it out to find out whats happening at Wascher!

Wildcat Roar 10/09/2012
Wildcat Roar 10/09/2012 – Spanish 

PTA Meeting

Just a quick reminder that the October PTA Meeting will be held tonight (10/10/2012) at 7PM in the Wascher Library.  Everyone is invited to come and listen to what the PTA is up to and to get involved.

We have a lot to talk about tonight including the upcoming October Family Fun Night, Mr. Crain will be talking about Title 1 and the Oregon School Rating System, we will be hearing from the Good News Club and more.

The complete agenda is at the link below.

10/10/2012 General Meeting Agenda

Childcare is provided and we hope to see everyone there.