PTA Welcome Letter
Dear Westowne Community,
Westowne has a lot to look forward to this school year. We are excited to experience our state of the art, spacious new building together. We also look forward to working with you to promote family involvement and educational enrichment for Westowne’s students. This year will see a return of long-standing and beloved PTA events. These events include Fall Festival, educational and entertaining assemblies, Literature Night, Movie Nights, after-school clubs, and more. We also continue our commitment to both advocating for and meeting needs in our school community.
We invite all returning and new families to be involved in the PTA.
We thank you for your enthusiastic and generous support last school year. Your PTA continues to focus on direct donations from families and local businesses as our primary funding source. Individuals are encouraged to donate during giving campaigns, including Pajama Days and Go Fund the PTA. You can also encourage your company or employer to become a Westowne PTA sponsor. It is an inexpensive form of advertising with an educational benefit. Sponsors are listed on our website and in our newsletter. All contributions are tax deductible. More information may be found on our website.
As you may know, PTA elections were held in May. A new two-year term began in July. The incoming PTA board would like to thank China Williams for serving as President and Jessica Brown for serving as Vice President. Our PTA is stronger thanks to their innovation and dedication.
Welcome back to school! We are looking forward to another year making Westowne great together.
Your PTA Board, 2016 - 2017
Justine Stull, President
Sarah Fondelier, Vice President
Crystal Shelley, Secretary
Stacie Lauer, Treasurer
Join us on the second Tuesday, October through June, at 7:00 for our monthly meeting. Learn what the PTA does for our school, as well as ways you can partner with fellow members to support teachers, staff, students, and families. For those of you who have other commitments, strive to keep you informed and involved with our website, email newsletter, and on Facebook.
Become a Member
Now's the time to join the PTA or renew your annual membership. We encourage all adult members of the household to join the PTA. Annual membership costs $8 per person or $12 for a family.
Your annual membership is the first step to participate in the PTA’s cause: supporting the school community, including the faculty, staff, families and most of all, students. Membership dues go to the county, state and national PTA, as well as pay for required insurance and training. We then depend on volunteers’ time, skills, and donations. The more members, the more we can help our school.
Citizen's Advisory Committees
Both the Citizen's Advisory Committee for Gifted and Talented Education (GT CAC) and the Special Education Citizen's Advisory Committee (SECAC) offer parents an opportunity to voice their ideas and concerns about these programs in BCPS schools.
Go Fund the PTA
Donate $10 per month through our Go Fund the PTA campaign. Your direct donation supports your kids and a fabulous school.
Check out the businesses who care about giving back to the community.
Westowne Elementary PTA • 401 Harlem Lane • Catonsville, MD 21228 • firstname.lastname@example.org