Pajama Day and Movie Night
Send your kids to school in their PJs this Friday, April 17. Students may chose to bring in a donation. The class with the largest cumulative contribution will win an end of year party. Current front running classes include Ms. Murray, Ms. Connolly, and Mrs. Mannion.
Families are invited back to school Friday evening for the last Movie Night this school year. We'll be showing Big Hero 6 (PG) and will have pizza, snacks, and drinks for sale. Concession sales for this event will benefit the 5th Grade Committee. Doors open at 6:00. The show starts at 6:30.
Pickup is Friday, April 17th from 6:00 - 7:00.
Spring Spree - Craft & Vendor Fair
Join us for Westowne's first annual Spring Spree this Saturday, April 18th from 9:00 - 1:00. We have nearly 40 local vendors and crafters supporting our school and bringing their goods for sale. Help us spread the word by sharing this event with your friends and neighbors. We have the flyer on our website and a Facebook group you can share.
We look forward to seeing you all on Saturday!
The 5th Grade Committee is hosting an Orioles game night for the Westowne community. Mark your calendars for Friday, May 15th for a 7:05 game. Ticket order forms will be sent home so that you may preorder your tickets by next Friday, April 24th. Proceeds will benefit the 5th Grade Committee, which provides the t-shirts, memory books, and recognition ceremony for this year's graduating class.
Teacher Appreciation Week
Westowne's teachers are models of respect, caring, responsibility, trustworthiness, and courage! Join us in showering our teachers and staff with gratitude the week of May 11th - 15th. Thanks to your financial support, we will be bringing in catered lunches twice that week. Thanks to the generous donation of Panera, breakfast will also be served one morning.
In addition to what you do all year long to support your children's teachers, there are several ways parents can participate in Teacher Appreciation Week.
- Donate gift cards for merchandise or services and new items that may be raffled off to teachers. We are collecting items now. Donations may be sent in your child's folder in an envelope marked with "PTA" or placed on the PTA mailbox in the school office.
- Mark your calendars for Tuesday, May 12th and Thursday, May 14th, and put on your aprons! With your help, we will fill the teachers' lounge with homemade sweets those days.
- More information about how students can show their appreciation with letters and artwork, as well as parent volunteer opportunities for the daily events, to come. Send us an email if you are eager to help.
Westowne will hosts Pre-school, Pre-kindergarten, and Kindergarten Round Up today, Thursday, April 16th and tomorrow, Friday, April 17th so that families may register their incoming students. Call the school office to schedule an appointment.
Art to Remember
Mrs. Albert, our art teacher, is running an Art to Remember program. Students in 1st through 5th grade have completed projects, and families may purchase keepsake items featuring their child's artwork. The proceeds from this program will support art education at Westowne. Order forms are being sent home, and orders are due next Friday, April 24th.
Pillowcases for Patients
Next week is Kids Helping Hopkins Awareness Week in Baltimore County Public Schools. Westowne's initiative is “Pillowcases for Patients.” We will be collecting new, colorful, child-friendly pillowcases for the pediatric patients at Hopkins.
If you would like to participate, please bring in your new pillowcases next week, and drop them in the box in the lobby labeled "Kids Helping Hopkins." Please contact Mrs. Ritzes with questions.
Spring photos are being taken on Tuesday, April 21st.
Battle of the Books
“Battle of the Books” is a program sponsored by Baltimore County Public Libraries in which students in 4th through 6th grades from participating local elementary schools read Black-Eyed Susan nominated books and come together in teams chosen by the schools to demonstrate their abilities and test their reading comprehension.
Westowne and Westchester will be competing in the Catonsville branch’s Battle of the Books on Friday, April 24. The competition begins at 6:30. All are welcome to attend and cheer on both schools for this inaugural Battle in Catonsville. Please note the branch will close to the public at 5:30 to allow this event to be held.
Join neighbors at this family friendly community festival including arts, food and music on Saturday, April 25th, from 2:00 - 7:00. This event is a fund raiser for the Paradise Community Association. For more information, email them or visit their Facebook page.