WTA PTA 2019-2020

Ward Traditional Academy - Tempe Elementary School District

Hello Ward Families,

I hope you are all doing well during these challenging times.  Although our world is facing a very different way of life, we hope you are all finding the resources necessary to partner with our dedicated staff at Ward who continues to focus on leadership and structure. 

The PTA is always looking for opportunities to let our teachers and staff know how much we appreciate their hard work! We have identified a few areas that we could use your support where possible.

  • Teacher appreciation week has been moved to the week of May 11th, and we are looking to collect $25 gift cards to any local restaurants. We hope you will agree this would be a positive gesture to not only celebrate our dedicated staff, but also to support our local community. We ask that any donations stay in $25 increments to ensure equitable distribution of the gifts. Please drop off any donations at Josey's house, 2078 E Manhattan Drive Tempe AZ 85282.  Donations may be left at the door. The PTA will be presenting these certificates on May 13th and will be providing lunch and drinks for all staff members. We look forward to celebrating teacher appreciation week and appreciate your support!

  • Poster boards for the staff's return. You are encouraged to decorate and hang a poster board for the staff on May 11th.  All poster boards should be hung on the fence bordering the soccer field in the parent pick-up line. Please do not place them in the bus lane as this area is reserved for the 8th graders. Please remove your poster boards on May 14th and 15th.

  • We will be hosting a PTA meeting via Zoom on May 7th, at 6:30 p.m. to officially vote in our new Treasurer Nick Coracides and Secretary Heather Hales. The meeting ID and Password will be posted on WTAPTA.org  30 minutes prior to the meeting.

****Please visit WTPTA.org and click on the link "Surprise for Dr. B" to find details on a special Going Away Gift for our amazing principal who will be so greatly missed.  We would appreciate both your participation and secrecy. ****

Please note, if you are in need of a reimbursement from the PTA, Tony will be available on May 13th at 8:00 a.m. in the conference center to assist as needed .


Thank you to everyone who has supported the PTA and the staff at WTA during these unpredictable times. We are all so lucky to be part of such a caring community of people. Hope to see you all on May 7th!