We're excited about a new approach to fundraising focusing on donations from companies and individuals. If you own or work for a company that would consider becoming a Westowne PTA sponsor, please let us know. Sponsors will be featured on our website throughout the school year and in the Blast newsletters.
If you have an hour to help mail letters and make follow-up phone calls, please email us.
And speaking of sponsors, an owlstanding thank you to our latest!
An entirely new program this year, grade parents will facilitate communication between teachers, families, and the PTA within each grade. Grade parents will recruit room parents for teachers at their request, collect classroom donations, and make sure the PTA provides support wherever it's needed.
We need grade parent volunteers for pre-K3, 1st through 3rd grade, special education, and specials (music, PE, and art). If you want to learn more or want to volunteer, email us.
Open Committee Positions
You make Westowne great. And we need your help. Please volunteer for upcoming events like Sneak a Peek and Back to School Night. Here are some of the ways you can pitch in:
- Spirit wear chairperson and volunteers -- sell Westowne gear like t-shirts and bumper stickers at PTA and school events
- Membership volunteers -- Promote PTA membership at events throughout the school year
We'd like to invite you to our monthly PTA meetings on a new day: the 2nd Tuesday of each month, at 7:00.
We spoke with you, polled membership, and had a Board of Directors vote. Overwhelmingly, the day change was well received. For those of you who have other commitments, we will strive to keep you informed and involved with our website , weekly Blast newsletters, and on Facebook .
Mark your calendars for Tuesday, October 14 at 7:00. New members are invited to attend at 6:45 to ask questions and meet the board. We look forward to seeing you all there!
Student supply lists are available on Westowne Elementary 's website.
And while shopping for school supplies, remember to support our school. Whenever shopping on Amazon, a percentage of your spending can be given to Westowne PTA. Each time you shop, simply visit our website first and follow the link for Amazon School Rewards.
Another easy option is designating Westowne Elementary School PTA on your Giant, Safeway, and Target REDCard accounts. Our rewards page is the best place to get started!
Box Tops News
If you're stocking up on products with Box Tops this summer, submit a photo of your receipt with 10 participating items, and Westowne will earn 50 eBoxTops!
Also keep an eye out for specially marked packages with Bonus Box Tops as you do your back to school shopping.
Principal Patrick will be sending letters home to all students in August. Watch your mail for all the news about upcoming events like Sneak a Peek and Back to School Night!
Student Learning Support
Do you have woodworking skills and a few hours for a worthwhile project?
Members of the PTA are assisting Mrs. Patrick and Ms. McBride with putting together what we're calling "Sensory Boxes." Each classroom will be given a bin containing learning support tools that aim to meet children's sensory, attention, and anxiety needs. One of the tools that the special education team requested are t-stools. They are wooden stools that require a child to balance while sitting and can be very effective for helping a child sit still and pay more attention to school work.
The project instructions can be found here . Please contact Justine Stull if you'd like to lend a hand.