Join Westowne at Chef Paolino Cafe on Monday, February 8th from 5:00 – 9:00 PM. Chef Paolino's offers family-friendly Italian food for both dine in and carry out. Please bring your flyer so a portion of your check will be donated to Westowne PTA. Your support funds educational and entertaining events like Movie Night and Literature Night.
Please join us next Tuesday, February 9th, at 7:00 in the school library for the monthly business meeting.
Safe Routes to School
The PTA and the Ingleside Neighborhood Association are working together to apply for a Safe Routes to School grant. This is a federally funded program that increases walkability and bikeability to schools. It involves capital improvement programs and education outreach. Westowne families can be involved in a variety of ways.
Step One: Teach your child about pedestrian, bicycle and traffic safety.
Step Two: Make time to walk or bike to school whenever possible.
Step Three: Get organized and start a Walking School Bus.
Step Four: Participate in our Walk & Bike to School Days (TBD).
Want to help plan activities? Email us or join the conversation on Facebook.
CWGC Grant Award
The Catonsville Women's Giving Circle (CWGC) has presented Westowne with a $3000 grant for drums for the school's music program. Thanks to Westowne parent Susan Larsen for preparing the PTA's grant application, to Mr. Albert for his assistance, and to the Catonsville Women's Giving Circle for their generous support!
We'd like to thank the following businesses for supporting the Westowne community this year:
Platinum Level PTA Sponsors
- Thomas Huot of RE/MAX New Beginnings
- Focused Support, LLC
The Wizard of Oz
The Drama Club's long anticipated performance is this weekend. Here are the details:
- Thursday 2/4: Assembly during the school day for students
- Friday 2/5: Opening night at 7:00 PM
- Call time for performers at 5:30
- Doors open for concessions at 6:15
- Saturday 2/6: Matinee performance at 3:00 PM
- Call time for performers at 1:30
- Doors open for concessions at 2:15
Thank you for your support and enthusiasm!
Screen Free Day
Students could win a prize for going Screen Free by attending one of the performances of The Wizard of Oz. Turn in your ticket on Monday or Tuesday, February 8th or 9th, with your name and your homeroom teacher’s name on the back. Parents and guardians (sorry, no extended family) have a chance to win a prize, too, by turning in their tickets with their name, their student’s name, and the homeroom teacher’s name. Tickets will be collected in homerooms on Monday and Tuesday only.
BCPS Stakeholder Satisfaction Survey
The 2016 BCPS Stakeholder Satisfaction Survey is available online now through the end of the month. Employees, parents, and students in 4th through 12th grade are encouraged to provide anonymous input to BCPS. The survey takes only a few minutes and is available in multiple languages.
Green Thursday is February 11th. And on Friday, February 12th, participate in Westowne's monthly green initiative. Wear pink or red--and show the earth some love by making Valentines using scrap paper and recyclable materials.
Check out all of Westowne's Green Club news on the school's green blog.
Clean Green 15 Challenge
Dr. Dance and County Executive Kamenetz have announced the Clean Green 15 Challenge cleanup initiative for the 3rd year in a row. If Westowne wins, the funds will be used to make our new schoolyard green and welcoming. All it takes is a trash bag, 15 minutes at a time, and completing the log for all of your cleanup efforts--now through the end of March.
Sundays are the unofficial Westowne litter cleanup days. Get a group together or just take a walk down your block. Help cleanup Catonsville! And help us earn a grant by logging your efforts.
The BCPS Calendar is available online. Remember these important dates this month:
- Monday, February 15th - Schools closed
Catonsville Cougars Track & Field Team
Catonsville Recreation and Parks offers this team opportunity for children ages 7-18. Registration is this Saturday, February 6th, from 1:30-3:30 at the the Banneker Community Center at 27 Main Avenue. Practice starts in April, and meets are typically on Saturdays, beginning in May. The fee is $95. Contact Martin or Kathy Schultheis for more information.
410-499-1268 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Support the community and Catonsville Middle School PTSA during their 14th Annual Mulch Sale. Find details and ordering options on their website or on the order form below. For mulch delivery (minimum of 12 bags), please place your order by February 29th. For pickup, orders must be placed in advance and picked up on Saturday, March 12th.