Helping Out – Manna House Lunches

Homestead Wakefield students would like to take the challenge and help in our local community. We have been offered the opportunity to help others in need just a couple miles away from our school. The Manna House at Bel Air United Methodist Church has over 100 people come through its doors every Wednesday of the month. Guests at the Manna House are lower-income families, may be unemployed, senior citizens, those without homes, or anyone else needing assistance with food. We will be providing bagged lunches every 3rd and 4th Wednesday of the month throughout this school year.

Each child who would like to participate will be given a white paper lunch bag to decorate and pack a healthy lunch consisting of a sandwich, a fruit, and a snack. It would be helpful if they labeled on the front of the bag what kind of sandwich has been packed. Our next collection date will be Wednesday, January 18th. Since our school is so big, we would like to split the grade levels up.  This time it’s the Kindergarten chance to help!!  All Kindergarten students will have the opportunity to contribute. Please send your decorated, packed lunch in with your child on Wednesday and have them drop it off in the big, grey box outside of the office. If you do not receive a bag, please use a brown bag that you may have at home.  Our PTA helpers will deliver the bags to the Manna House.

Board of Education Proposed Budget Input Meetings

The Board of Education will be holding Public Meetings for input on the proposed FY2018 Budget.

All meetings are held in the Board Room at the A.A. Roberty Building.  The meeting dates are:

January 6 at 6 PM – Public Input
January 9 at 6 PM – Public Input followed by a Business Meeting
January 11 at 6 PM – Public Input
January 19 at 6 PM – Public Input
January 23 at 6:30 PM – Board Votes on Budget

Yearbook Photos

Calling all parents!!  Do you have photos of your little wildcats?  Please consider sharing them with the Yearbook Committee!  It’s safe and secure and only the committee will see them  – unless they make it into the yearbook!!

If you have any photos you would like to contribute to the yearbook, visit

The code for this year’s book is HZZPIT.

PTA Membership

Every year our PTA helps to support the needs of the school in many ways, including the sponsorship of assemblies, field trips for all grade levels, and Family Fun Nights. In addition, the PTA takes on yearly projects to support and enhance classroom instruction. Past projects included the purchase of technology and upgrades, instruments for the music department, art supplies, and carpets for the Kindergarten classrooms.

This year, you can conveniently join the PTA through the HWES Wildcat Web Store

PTA Membership Single – $8.00
PTA Membership HWES Teacher/Staff – $6.00
PTA Membership Couple – $15.00
PTA Membership Small Business – $25.00

You will be prompted to add your selection to the cart and will checkout by paying through PayPal. Each person on the membership will receive a membership card sent home with your child within a few weeks of sign up.

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