High Five Orioles Game
Orioles vs Chicago White Sox
Friday, May 5th at 7:05 PM
Ticket price: $20
Section 71 – Lower Reserve (under cover)
Support the PTA's 5th Grade Committee while rooting for the O's in Westowne's section!
Fill out the form below and return it with payment by Wednesday, April 5th. You will receive an order confirmation by email, and tickets will be available for pickup at Peace a Pizza on Thursday, April 13th from 6:00 - 7:30 PM. If we have enough left, you can buy tickets in-person at that time, too. Remaining orders will be sent home in student folders after Spring Break.
Registration forms for the PTA's Spring Clubs, which run for 6 sessions starting after Spring Break, have been sent home this week. We are offering the following clubs:
- Yoga Club taught by future Westowne parent and yoga instructor, Nat Busbee, with help from parent Mary Winkfield, on Tuesday mornings at 8:15 for 2nd-5th graders
- Running Club taught by a group of Westowne teachers and led by Ms. Brumfield, school counselor, on Tuesday afternoons until 5:00 for 3rd-5th graders
Your PTA is partnering with the Irvine Nature Center to bring their Eco-Explorers Club to our school. A session for kindergarten - 2nd grade and a session for 3rd - 5th grade will be held on Thursday afternoons until 5:00.
Registration is online and begins on Monday, April 3rd.
We'd like to thank the following businesses for supporting the Westowne community this school year:Platinum Level Event Sponsor
- Focused Support, LLC
- Riggs Distler
Discovery Theater Assembly
The PTA is excited to bring the Discovery Theater to school on Friday, April 7th for the Mother Earth and Me science assembly.
Memory Book Photos Needed
Fifth grade families, please help the 5th Grade Committee collect photos for the student Memory Books. Upload pictures of your students and their classmates from 5th grade--from this year and throughout their years at Westowne.
1. Go to: https://westowne5thgrade2017.shutterfly.com/
2. Click on the Photos & Videos tab on the top menu
3. Click on the small +Add Album option below the top menu
4. Upload your pictures!
The BCPS Calendar is available online. Remember these important dates in March and April:
- Tomorrow, Friday, March 31st - Three hour early dismissal
- Monday, April 10th - Monday, April 17th - School closed for Spring Break
Volunteers are needed to help teach the students how to separate their trash from their recycling, Monday through Friday, 11:15-2:00. Please contact Ms. Getsinger if you can help.
Preschool, Pre-K, and K Round Up
Westowne will host Pre-school, Pre-kindergarten, and Kindergarten Round Up on Thursday, April 6th and Friday, April 7th so that families may register their incoming students.
Continue your Earth Day celebrations by beautifying our neighborhood and waterways at Herbert Run Stream on Saturday, April 29th from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM. Thanks to Patapsco Heritage Greenway and the Ingleside Neighborhood Association of Catonsville for partnering with Westowne to organize this event. Pre-registration online is encouraged but not required. Come wearing work clothes, boots, and gloves.
All trash collected will go toward the Clean Green 15 environmental grant competition!
Pet Rescue Supply Drive
Westowne’s Honor Society will hold a drive after Spring Break to collect items for area pet rescue groups. They will collect blankets, towels, and sheets (they must be clean but do not need to be new) and dog collars that fasten with a clip (no buckles). If you do any spring cleaning over the break, please keep the April 24th - 28th drive in mind.
A message from Westowne's Library Media Specialist, Ms. Johnson:
In the last few weeks, there have been several interruptions to the normal routine of attending library class in the library each week. As a result, many students have overdue library books. Please help your child return any overdue books and pay any outstanding fines before Spring Break. It would be great if all the students can start the 4th quarter with a clean account.
To check your child’s school library account online:
1.open Destiny (on the Digital Content page of BCPS One or at http://destiny.bcps.org)
2.Login to Destiny with your child’s BCPS username and password
3.Click on Bookbag and Checkouts
Thank you for your help!
Light City Baltimore
Now in its second year, Light City is a free festival that transforms Baltimore with large-scale light installations, performances, music and innovation. The festival runs March 31st through April 8th, 7:00-11:00 or later each night. See the website for more information and the full schedule of events.