The Magic of Mardi Gras Spring Gala: Last Chance Items

Help Us Reach $80K!:  Last Chance Items Available until Monday, Feb. 18th 

Thank you to the Wharton community for supporting The 2019 Magic of Mardi Gras Spring Gala. So far, we’ve raised over $75,000. Hats off to everyone who volunteered, donated, attended, and supported this event. It would not have been possible or successful without each one of you!

We still have several items available for bidding on Handbid, including:

  • Commemorative Bench Plaque (only 3 left)

  • Principal for the Day (1 available)

  • Reserved Parking Space (2 available)

  • Autographed Owen Daniels Jersey

  • “Get Fit” with Coach Sue

  • Heights Eye Care

  • Goff Financial Planning Services (2)

  • Free Dress for a Week (May 13-17th) for $10 – only available through 2/18.

Teacher/Staff Wish Lists – this money goes directly to the teachers and support staff to purchase needed items.


  • Crawfish Boil with the Blanco Family – 10 available

  • Reserved Seating for 5th Grade Graduation – 22 available

  • Cookies with Santa – 22 available

  • Dad’s Club Kick Off Meeting – 2 available

  • Cinco de Mayo at Cycle Bar – 23 available

  • Writers in The Schools – 10 available

Please click here to view or purchase. If you are interested in an item and not able to access Handbid, please contact or see the front office.


2019 The Magic of Mardi Gras Spring Gala

¡Gala de Primavera!

Dinner, dancing, live and silent auction/Cena, baile, subasta

Saturday, February 9, 2019 / Sabado 9 febrero 2019 from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m.

SBJST Lodge 88 @ 1435 Beall Street, Houston, 77008

For more information or to volunteer, please email

Family and Corporate Sponsorships 

Buy Individual Tickets or Donate aFaculty/Staff Ticket

Make a Donation

On-site childcare online registration is now closed.  For space availability, please call Kimberly King at 281-726-1596.  If space is available, the cost is $35 per child (ages 4 and up).  Kids must be potty-trained.  Cash payment at drop-off is preferred.

2018/2019 Yearbooks: Now on Sale


Online Yearbook Sales Only! Anuario en línea ventas solamente

$25 Yearbook/Anuario

Personalize your yearbook, add your name to the cover for an additional $2.00 charge! ¡Personalizar su anuario, agregar su nombre a la cubierta para $2.00 pago adicional!

Opportunity for Cover Personalization ends February 15, 2019. Oportunidad para personalización de cubierta termina 15 de febrero, 2019

Ordering available until: March 29, 2019. Pedidos disponibles hasta: 29 de marzo, 2019.

Make Your Mark. Engraved Pavers Now on Sale!

Your family can make its mark on the new Wharton DLA campus with a personalized engraved paver, which will be placed in our school’s courtyard forever.  Installations will be completed once or twice a year.  Please contact Bo Ventura at for more information.

Two options (Pavers will be gray):

$200:  6″ x 12″ (four lines, 20 characters each)

$500:  12″ x 12″ (nine lines, 20 characters each)

To order, fill out this form (please print) and email to Bo Ventura at  Then, use the link below to submit payment.  Your payment must be received for paver installation.

Engraved Pavers


Collaborating to build a better future for all children at Wharton.

The Wharton Dual Language Academy PTO is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to enabling the vision of our excellent school leadership, building strong community, and raising funds to enable life-transforming educational experiences. We invite you to invest in the future of all children at Wharton and contribute.

This easy fundraising effort asks parents and supporters to donate $25 per child ($50 per family) — without selling or purchasing anything. Monies raised through ¡Juntos! help fund class field trips, extracurricular activities, support teacher/staff appreciation efforts, defray costs associated with Wharton’s IB program and more. Please consider this as you commit to an amount that supports each of your children, and potentially goes generously beyond to support all of the children in our Wharton community.

To donate to the Juntos! program, please click here!

Thank You For Supporting Our 2018 Fall Festival

On behalf of the Fall Festival Committee, THANK YOU for supporting our 2018 Fall Festival. We hope you had a great time with your children, family, and friends.

The Fall Festival wouldn’t have been possible without the help and support of our volunteers, the school administration and staff, Wharton families, and local businesses. Each one of you contributed to help us pull off this event.

We wanted to give a very special thank you to the following Wharton family-owned businesses for sponsoring the festival …


… and to the Wharton families who sponsored the festival.

  • Ayers
  • Barrett
  • Bell
  • Blaker
  • Blanco
  • Brennan
  • Brock
  • Burr
  • Castillo
  • Desjardins
  • Esenkova
  • Hanohano
  • Henriquez
  • Hensman
  • King
  • Lopez
  • Martinez Aguirre
  • Matthias
  • McClure
  • McCormack
  • Marsh
  • Mejia
  • Prather
  • Pugh
  • Rivera
  • Robinson
  • Rodriguez
  • Sanchez
  • Scott
  • Sluiter
  • Ventura
  • Worthy

Thank you also to the following businesses who participated in our mercado, sponsored games, or donated food and raffle prizes to the festival.

The Home Depot, El Tiempo Cantina, La Mexicana Restaurant, Pepperoni’s Pizza, Wi+CoWork, Christy’s Donuts Kolaches, Henna Love.

The Lamas Family, Wharton PTO, Costa Brava Bistro, Pizaro’s Pizza Napoletana II, Whole Earth Provision Co., Do Or Dye Tx, Dhyana Leyton (Radical Moves), Entre Dos Podcast, Pink’s Pizza, Trader Joe’s Houston, and BIG Power Yoga.

Barcelo & Associates Insurance: Allstate Insurance, Conmigo Spanish Program, West Gray Dental, University of Houston: Dual Language Lab and the Laboratory for the Neural Bases of Bilingualism, Arte Público Press.

Jorge Lombana

Until next year!

The Fall Festival Committee