Hello! The Gotcha Store is run by parent volunteers during each lunch period (one per quarter) for our students to use the “Gotchas” they receive from their teachers through the PBIS Program (Positive Behavior Interventions Support). Students use their Gotchas to register for Activity Day and to shop at the Gotcha Store.
The Gotcha Store is funded by the PTSA. At the store, we sell various fun items that the students buy with their Gotchas, ranging from 15 - 100 Gotchas, depending on the item(s). This gives the kids a chance to buy rewards with their earned Gotchas. We offer an assortment of items ranging from footballs, basketballs, stuffed animals, sunglasses, fun socks, jewelry, nail polish, sport stickers, small balls to whoopee cushions, some electronic accessories and STEM games. This year, our Gotcha inventory will be offered to all students grades 6-8. We will also raffle off items such as movie passes, iTunes gift cards, Starbucks gift cards, etc., which only require 1 (one) Gotcha each to enter.
As a parent, it is rewarding to come in and see the kids' excitement and to get a peek into their day. This is my fifth year with the Gotcha store and the kids really enjoy purchasing treasures for themselves, their siblings, and their friends. It’s fun to volunteer, watch the kids, and connect with other parents. I encourage you to see what the store is about!
The first Gotcha Store is scheduled for Friday, October 26th.
Our store does operate within a tight PTSA budget and any and all donations are appreciated. Donations do not need to be large - even a $5-$10 donation helps out!
Here's how you can help:
Volunteer at the store
Solicit donations from stores, organizations, businesses.
Donate items for the store -
Go through your child's stuff at home - any new items that are collecting dust, goodie bag stuffers, etc.
Dollar Store, Five Below, etc. - anything that you think would appeal to middle schoolers - Sign-up Today.
Not sure what to buy or don't have time to shop?
Donate gift cards / Kohl's Cash and I can do the shopping for you!
Please email me with any questions or if you can help out. For inventory or purchasing purposes, I would appreciate receiving donated items no later than one week prior to/before the date of the store (or sooner if possible). Items can be dropped off at WLMS office, or directly to me (address will be emailed to you).