Box Top Drive
Sep 9 – Sep 20 all-day
Box Top Drive

This week is a box top drive for our Rewards Programs! Please send box tops in ziploc bags labeled with your teacher’s name. Don’t forget to write your child’s teacher’s name on the bag so their class gets credit — the class with the most box tops will win a Popcorn Candy Party!

Makerspace @ Windermere Elementary School Makerspace
Sep 16 @ 8:15 am – 8:35 am

Our makerspace in the Media Center is open on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays before school! Please note that the makerspace is scheduled for specific grades and classes each day. Your teacher will let you know when your children are scheduled.

PTO Budget Meeting @ Windermere Elementary School Cafeteria
Sep 17 all-day
PTO Budget Meeting @ Windermere Elementary School Cafeteria

Windermere Elementary School PTO holds general meetings during the school year that are open to all members of the PTO. This first general meeting of the school year is our budget meeting. At this meeting the executive board presents a budget to the membership for approval.

Accelerated Reader Testing @ Windermere Elementary School Media Center
Sep 17 @ 8:15 am – 8:45 am
Accelerated Reader Testing @ Windermere Elementary School Media Center | Windermere | Florida | United States

Accelerated Reader quizzes are administered in the Media Center under the supervision of PTO volunteers. Children can get their Accelerated Reader prizes at the Media Center desk on testing days.

Your PTO is Hard at Work…

Every year Windermere Elementary School PTO provides many different resources, programs, and special events to benefit the students and staff at Windermere Elementary School. Our calendar is filled with activities for all grade levels. Please take a moment to review the information we’ve provided for you on this web site.

Remember, we are always in need of parents with enthusiasm and willingness to give. Please consider volunteering your time and talents to the PTO!

You can find the most recent information about what we’re working on in our news posts.

Coming in 2019-2020

  • With over $75,000 of investment we’ve funded a comprehensive renovation of the Media Center, the hub of Windermere Elementary School, to greatly improve its function as a multi-use space. This will be the single largest capital improvement we’ve ever undertaken and we think you will be amazed by the results!
  • We are evaluating maintenance and improvements to the school’s playgrounds.
  • We are continuing to investigate further potential landscaping improvements to enhance the school’s appearance and create a more welcoming environment for the students. The strip of ground behind the car rider benches is high on our list.
  • Investment in our well-received Learning Garden program continues. We will be working hard to enhance and expand the garden and further utilize it to enrich classroom activities. We want to add signage, fruit trees, and more tools to help with maintaining the garden!
  • So many of our most popular programs require a substantial amount of volunteer work every year in order to come together — from the organizational, design, and decorating work involved with the Mustang Daughters Dance to the classroom participation of our Arty Facts volunteers. These activities and events may now seem like a normal part of the WES experience but they only happen because of the constant effort of PTO volunteers.

Past Major Accomplishments

  • 2018-19: We installed filtered water bottle filling stations to all of the school’s drinking fountains. The drinking fountains are now filtered as well.
  • 2018-19: We installed PE pavilion fans to improve student comfort.
  • 2017-18: We opened the Makerspace in the Media Center.
  • 2017-18: We completed the initial development phase of the Learning Garden.
  • 2016-17: We added soundproofing to the cafeteria to make its noise levels more manageable.