September President’s Update

Wells Branch PTA

This was an amazing first week of school…kudos to all the faculty and staff for making it an excellent experience for every student and parent!  Also, I hope you enjoyed the Back to School Night environment and treats the PTA provided!  As we’re kicking into high gear, there are several things I wanted to keep you updated on.

Website Update

We’ve spent some time and hard work getting a new fresh look for our Wells Branch PTA website, and it’s now live and ready to use!  You can check it out at  Here’s a few things to highlight:

  1. Stay up to date by checking and syncing with our calendar: Calendar
  2. You can keep up to date on news and programs here: WBPTA News

Also, you can always interact with us on Facebook as well: 

General Meeting September 9th, 6:30 PM

Join us for our very first general meeting of the year in the Wells Branch Elementary cafeteria on September 9th at 6:30pm.  We will have magician Cody Fisher there to entertain the kids, and the board will present the overall yearly budget to the general membership for approval.  RSVP on Facebook here.  We hope to see you there!

Fall Fundraiser

Each year the PTA coordinates an effort to raise funds for the various programs at Wells Branch Elementary, and we need your help!  The Fall Fundraiser starts Friday, September 5 and runs through Friday, September 19.  Please watch for the catalog and information in the Thursday folders this week.  There are many items available in the catalog such as holiday gifts, kitchenware, magazine subscriptions, cookie dough, wrapping papers, etc.  Get a jump on your holiday shopping and help raise funds for our students at the same time! 

If you prefer a direct donation instead of the catalog sales, there is a flyer included where you can donate directly to the PTA.  There are fun prizes for the students and a pizza party for the high sellers.  Thank you in advance for your help in raising money to support projects throughout the school year!

If you’d be willing to help out, contact Laurie Childers (

International Fair Chair Needed!

One of the highlights of the year for the Wells Branch PTA is the International Fair on November 6th.  If we are going to do it again, we need YOU to step up and lead the charge!  Please consider providing leadership to this fun, multi-cultural learning experience for our kids and community.  Email Todd Engstrom if you are interested –

WatchDOGS Kickoff

Calling all men! WatchD.O.G.S. (Dads of Great Students) are fathers, grandfathers, uncles, and other father-figures who volunteer at school for at least one day each year. WATCH D.O.G.S. is an innovative father involvement, educational initiative of the National Center For Fathering. There are two primary goals of the WATCH D.O.G.S. program:

  1. To provide positive male role models for the students, demonstrating by their presence that education is important.
  2. To provide extra sets of eyes and ears to enhance school security and reduce bullying.

Join the WatchDOGS in the Wells Branch Cafeteria on September 11th for their kickoff event and to sign up! For more, contact Matt Bucher (

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