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New Spirit Wear
Celebrate Westowne with some all new gear! At your request, shirts are available in adult and children’s sizes. These styles are available for pre-order only, so don’t miss this chance to show your Westowne pride.
It's time to start talking about what you want from your PTA over the next two years! First, we need three members to serve on the Nominations Committee. Their responsibilities include helping to find and vet members who will fill board positions for the next term. Second, we need fresh enthusiasm and dedication to fill the President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer positions. Elections are in May, and the new term begins this summer.
Please consider how YOU can help support our community. Want to offer to serve or suggest someone who might be interested? Email us anytime.
Support us when you shop online. Go to smile.amazon.com/ch/23-7031010 and Amazon donates to Westowne Elementary PTA.
McDonald's Restaurant Night
Grab dinner and meet the Hamburglar at the 501 Frederick Road location. Dine in or drive thru. No flyer necessary - 20% of ALL purchases
will be donated to Westowne PTA.
Wednesday, February 21st 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
FUNding Friday - Mismatch
Next week, show your Westowne pride by wearing mismatched clothes on Friday, February 23rd. Your PTA encourages those who can to make a monthly donation to fund fun and educational events, like in school assemblies. The donation is very appreciated but optional, and everyone can dress up. If desired, please send cash or a check made out to Westowne PTA in your student's folder Friday, February 23rd.
Did you know that monthly Go Fund the PTA donations count toward classroom totals for the end of year party? Simply set up your recurring PayPal donation and send us an email to confirm which class your child is in.
Thanks for your support, Westowne families.
Thursday, March 1st 6:00 - 9:00 PM
See you there!
Book Fair & Literature Night
Save the date! Our Scholastic Book fair runs Tuesday, March 13th through Thursday, March 15th. Please pencil in some time that week to help us run the fair.
Also save the date for Westowne's Super Heroes Reads Day and Literature Night on Thursday, the 15th. Book fair wraps up that evening with a shopping opportunity for Westowne's family and friends.
More details to come.
Many thanks to Westowne parents, Laura Mellendick and Kirstin Sharp for running Lego Robotics Club for students.
Also thanks to Westowne parent and Ms. Art History, Lauren Hall. Her Art History Club has been a huge hit. She has already planned--and filled!--two more sessions for this school year.
Club Assistants Needed
We need a parent to assist with some of our upcoming clubs. Parent assistants attend with their children to help the club teachers and have to complete the BCPS online volunteer training. Each club meets for six sessions. As thanks for your time, your child will get a guaranteed slot in the club.
We are working on a 8:15 AM Yoga Club starting Wednesday, March 14th for kindergarten and 1st grade. Thanks to Nat Busbee Yoga!
We are also working on an afternoon Chess Club starting Tuesday, March 20th for 2nd-5th grade. This club will run 4:00-5:00. Thanks to Westowne parent, Greg Russell!
Please let us know if you would like to help. As always, club registration forms will go out in folders.
Beauty and the Beast Tickets
Westowne families, please be sure to include your child's name and teacher's name. Purchases not linked to a current student will be placed in the mail, but folders are easier and quicker.
Beauty and the Beast Volunteers Needed
We need several people to help run the show.
The PTA's 5th Grade Committee will sell concessions at each of the performances. We'll have pizza, as well as snacks and drinks. We also need a few parents to assist backstage. Please sign up here to help.
Words to the Wise
Check out the February school newsletter.