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. Westowne Elementary PTA has representatives for both committees. They advocate for our needs and help us stay informed.
Superintendent Dr. Dance plans to attend this year's upcoming committee meetings. If you have special interests in Special Education and Gifted and Talented Education, consider attending these meetings for a rare opportunity to share your thoughts directly with Dr. Dance.
Wednesday, September 3rd
Monday, September 8th
7:00 PM at the Greenwood Campus, 6901 N. Charles St. Towson, MD 21204
Building E, Room 114
Thanks to this crew, the front flower beds are ready to welcome faculty, staff, and students back to school.
Thanks to fifth graders and Westowne alumni for decorating the lobby bulletin boards.
Thanks to everyone who pitched in to make Sneak a Peek and the Welcome Back Brunch a success!
You make Westowne great.
We would also like to thank our event sponsors:
Teachers’ Educational Supplies Fund
Did you know that 99.5% of all public school teachers spend some portion of their own money to do their job? According to a recent survey*, teachers spent an average of $485 out-of-pocket in 2013-2014. On average, this is how the money was spent:
$149 bought school supplies
$198 instructional materials
$138 other classroom supplies
The Teachers’ Educational Supplies Fund is sponsored by Westowne PTA and is designed to help teachers buy instructional materials to enhance the curriculum. By helping the teachers, you’re helping your child learn.
Please donate $10 per grade of your child/ren. Our goal is to raise $2250 so that all 45 of Westowne’s teachers can be given a $50 reimbursement for the purchase of educational materials and supplies. Donations can be sent in your child's folder or made at any PTA sponsored event.
It is also important to keep the classrooms well stocked with supplies: tissues, disinfectant wipes, dry-erase markers, glue sticks and more. These supplies are not provided by the county and teachers often do without or buy these items themselves. Your donations are important and appreciated.
* from the 2013 Retail Market Awareness Study
PTA Meeting Day Change
We'd like to invite you all to our monthly PTA meetings on the second Tuesday of each month! For those of you who have other commitments, we will strive to keep you informed and involved with our website, email Blasts, and on Facebook.
Student Supply Lists
Use this list to buy the supplies your child needs for this school year.
Westowne Elementary PTA • 401 Harlem Lane • Catonsville, MD 21228 • firstname.lastname@example.org