School Facilities Community Forums
Mark your calendar for Tuesday, September 30, 2014, at 6:30 PM at Catonsville High School.
Baltimore County Public Schools will host five community forums this fall to solicit feedback from students, parents, stakeholders and others about school facilities across the school district. Please plan to attend the date for our area. Share your concerns about our current building and the plan for our future facilities.
Thanks to all of the parents, faculty, and staff who attended restaurant night at Panera. We raised $266.99!
Many thanks to our Back to School Night team: Hope, Tracy, Rebecca, Farrah, Naseem, Lara, and Jen! We had a great time working with you all!
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. We'll add meeting dates to our calendar as they become available.
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.
* from the 2013 Retail Market Awareness Study
PTA Meeting October 14th
We'd like to invite you all to our monthly PTA meetings on the second Tuesday of each month--beginning October 14th at 7:00. New members are welcome at 6:45 to meet the board, sign up, and ask questions.
For those of you who have other commitments, we will strive to keep you informed and involved with our website, email newsletters, and on Facebook.
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