Weilenmann School of Discovery understands that students’ school success increases with parents who are engaged in their child’s education. Weilenmann School of Discovery welcomes parent influence in school traditions, events, fundraising efforts, special projects, and the positive character and atmosphere of our school. Weilenmann School of Discovery is a community of educators and families working together to create a nurturing, challenging, enjoyable, and safe elementary and middle school experience.
Parent Student Teacher Organization (PSTO)
All WSD parents are automatically part of the PSTO, which is dedicated to keeping parents informed and involved, and to offering support for events, fundraisers, and ongoing programs at the school.
PSTO Board 2016-17
President: Judy Jensen
President Elect: Heidi Nelson-Ogilvy
Communications: Joann O’Brien
Volunteer Coordinator: Alice Moe
Spring Arts Festival Coordinator: Kristyn Packer
Middle School Liaison: Heidi Goodman
Special Projects: Rebecca Ross, Cooper Hoffman, Jill Johnson, Elaine Antunes
PSTO holds meetings on the second Thursday of each month from 8:30 – 9:30am at a location posted at the school’s entrance. All WSD parents are invited to attend.
Please consider volunteering through the PSTO. It’s a great way to get to know the school and its programs, and to meet other parents in our WSD community. PSTO sponsors various events and fundraisers throughout the school year and coordinates all parent volunteer efforts. You can sign up to chair or support a committee, serve on the PSTO board, help out with a special event, or become a regular classroom or library volunteer.
Prospective volunteers should take a moment to complete the Volunteer Policy and Agreement Form and return it to the front office.
Log Your Volunteer Hours
Keeping track of volunteer hours assists us in obtaining grants and other funding that sustain our school. It also helps us acknowledge the great work and the many hours donated to WSD by dedicated families and friends. Whether you are working with us on campus or volunteering from home, be sure to log your hours in ParentSquare.
Through the generosity of local businesses and community programs, it is easier than ever to raise money for our school. Check out the list of participating companies that donate a portion of sales to WSD.
Link your shopping to WSD
Go to Log in (Log-in or sign-up)
Find your name in top right corner and click which takes you to Account Summary
Scroll down and click on Community Rewards and Edit
Search Weilenmann and click by the name, then Enroll
Go to Log in (Log-in or register)
Search Weilenmann and click to add
Choose Weilenmann School of Discovery as your charity
Always shop through the link above
Oliver’s Labels provides a durable, secure way to label all your child’s belongings so that they can find their way back to you. Oliver’s Labels donates 20% of all WSD-linked sales back to the school. Place your order here: http://www.oliverslabels.com/wsdpc
Red Rock Loans
Rustic Roasters was started by a WSD family, and makes custom roasting sticks and other accessories to serve the backyard experience. Check out rusticroasters.com. Enter “WSDPC” in the coupon box and receive 10% off your total purchase. A portion of each sale is contributed to WSD!
Winder Farms will donate $100 to WSD for every household that signs up for its dairy and fresh farm products delivery service. See the Winder Farms flyer for details.
LAND Trust – School Improvement Plan
The School LAND Trust Program, established by the legislature in 1999, distributes the “annual dividend” from the permanent State School Fund through school districts and charter schools for all public schools in the state. Elected parents, elected teachers, and the school’s principal serve on School Community Councils. School Community Councils in each school prepare a plan to address the school’s greatest academic need. Local School Boards approve the plans, and funding is sent to each school with an approved plan before the school year begins. The program is paperless and visible on the web at www.schoollandtrust.org.
Plans and Reports
Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts Learning Program
Keep the Arts in Your Child’s Education
Weilenmann School of Discovery is proud to offer the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Arts Learning Program to our students. BTSALP helps hundreds of thousands of Utah elementary students receive the arts-enriched education they deserve by placing arts teachers specialized in one of four disciplines – dance, music, theater or visual arts – in schools to work alongside classroom teachers and create arts-based lesson plans in the core subjects of reading, math, science, and history.
Thanks to the support of parents across the state, more than 130 schools throughout Utah are now experiencing the positive impact of arts-integrated learning, including higher test scores and improved student understanding, retention, behavior, attendance, and self-esteem. Without the advocacy of parents and teachers throughout the state, this program could not continue.
With your help, we can work to keep BTSALP at Weilenmann School of Discovery and expand the program into every Utah elementary school. Advocacy organization Friends of Art Works for Kids was established to protect funding for arts specialists in schools and to advocate for arts-integrated learning. If you have not already done so, please show your support of the cause by visiting www.artworksforkids.org. You can use the site to become a friend of Art Works for Kids, to contact your legislator and convey how important this program is to you and your child, and to learn more about how and why arts-integrated education works.
Blue Sky Program
The Blue Sky Renewable Energy Program, in partnership with Rocky Mountain Power, chose Weilenmann School of Discovery to receive solar panels for our building.
Each year Rocky Mountain Power and its Blue Sky customers sponsor the installation of community-based, non-residential renewable energy projects in the company’s service area. The goals of the program include influencing the future of energy production, encouraging the development of new renewable energy in our region (benefitting local economies), preserving the environment, and conserving resources for future generations.
WSD has also enrolled in the Blue Sky Energy Program. Once a customer enrolls in the Blue Sky Program, Rocky Mountain Power purchases renewable energy certificates from newly developed renewable energy facilities. The electricity from these facilities is delivered to the regional power grid. These purchases also support new renewable energy facilities.
WSD is thrilled at the opportunity to partner with Blue Sky in supporting renewable energy, education of renewable energy, and community outreach. We encourage members of our community to explore the Blue Sky Program and consider enrolling in this renewable energy initiative.