FUNding Friday - Crazy Hats
Show your Westowne pride by wearing your silliest, your coolest, or just your favorite hat to school tomorrow, the 27th.Your PTA encourages those who can to make a donation to fund fun and educational events, like Science Night and Field Day. 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 on Friday, October 27th.
The class with the most donations will get a party at the end of the school year! Thanks for your support, Westowne families.
Holiday Shoppe Donations
Our beloved Holiday Shoppe is coming in early December. We need donated items that students can buy as low-cost gifts for their families. Consider donating the following:
- used toys
- coffee mugs
- re-gifted gifts
- dad gifts, like neckties and hats
- unopened spa products
- costume jewerlry
- other gently used items cluttering your basement
- Please, no glass vases or wine glasses; they don’t survive the bus trip home.
- Are you crafty? Turn your artistic skills into donated Holiday Shoppe gifts!
We'd like to thank the following businesses for supporting the Westowne community this school year:Gold Level PTA Sponsor
- The Catonsville Cooperative Market
If your company recognizes the importance of financially supporting education with the added benefit of advertisement, let us know. For a complete list of our sponsors, check out our website. Depending on the tier of support, sponsors are also featured in our newsletter and blog, on Facebook, and on Twitter.
Recycling Center Contest
- hair and make-up product containers (shampoo bottles, mascara and lipstick tubes, hair gel containers, lotion bottles, blush cases, etc.)
- toothbrushes, toothpaste tubes, floss containers
- drink pouches
- ink and toner cartridges from printers
- any small electronics (GPS, phones, iPods, tablets, Ereaders, cameras, etc.)
Maryland Green Author Jennifer Keats Curtis (JKC) is returning to Westowne for a week-long residency. She’ll work with all the classes during the week of November 6th, during their library classes. And wildlife rehabilitator, Kathy Woods, will bring her great horned owl to school to meet students on Friday, November 10th.
Westowne families can order JKC's books at a discounted rate, too. Order forms were sent home last week. Pre-orders with payment are due tomorrow, Friday, October 27th.
Westowne's new after school group, EPIK Kids in Action will be participating in a Candy Give Back with the other EPIK groups in Catonsville! Children can choose to donate some of their collected candy to cheer others. Please direct any questions to Mrs. Ritzes.
Westowne will host its First Annual Turkey Trot on Friday, November 3rd at 9:45 AM. Qualifying 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders will run, and the rest of the students will get to cheer them on. The morning will also include the PTA ornament crafts (which are used to decorate the Catonsville Christmas Tree each year) and fall-themed classroom activities.