Thank you to Riggs Distler for becoming a Platinum Level Event Sponsor for Book Fair this year! Also thanks to Westowne parent, Megan Shawker, for connecting our PTA with Riggs Distler.
Want to get a head start on shopping? Our Scholastic online book fair begins today.
Book Fair Help Needed
Please see the book fair Volunteer Spot to sign up to help run the shop next week, Tuesday though Thursday. Thank you!
Box Tops Drawing Winner
Congratulations to third grader Avery D. for being randomly chosen as the winner of a $10 gift card to Five Below! Thanks to all the families who participated, an additional $500 worth of Box Tops were just submitted. Also thanks to Box Tops coordinator, Jessica Brown, for making compiling tens of thousands of Box Tops each year look easy.
The class that collects the most Box Tops throughout the school year will win an end of year party. So far, the top three contributing classrooms are:
- Ms. Rees
- Ms. Jones
- Ms. Robey
Westowne PTA maintains a calendar for you to reference whenever you need a date for an upcoming event. For example, want the details on upcoming clubs and Literature Night? How about the dates for our monthly PTA meetings? See our calendar.
March PTA Meeting
Join us next Tuesday, March 14th at 7:00. Join special guests from AMS PTA and CMS PTSA as they introduce us to their middle school programs. We will also discuss the events coming up this spring, like clubs and Oriole's Night. The meeting is held in the library, so please enter the building through the courtyard at the rear of the school.
This year, your PTA has created a school directory with the help of Join Our Class. Participating in the directory is the best way to reach your children's classmates and to send or receive party invitations throughout the school year. If you've not yet signed up this year, let us know, and we'll email you an invitation to join.
- pizza and snacks benefiting the PTA's 5th Grade Committee
- the PTA sponsored Scholastic Book Fair
- time travel themed activities brought to you by your teachers
The BCPS Calendar is available online. Remember this important date this month:
- Friday, March 31st - Three hour early dismissal
Drama Club Photos
Westowne parent and photographer Flavia Oleniewski took photos of The Lion King, Jr. for our school. Many thanks for capturing the cast and performance in these incredible photos.
The full album may be viewed, and photos or albums may be ordered, through Flavia's website. Use password LionKingJr to access the album through the end of this month.
Also find Flavia's Photography online, on Facebook, and by email.
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.
Westowne values volunteers. Anyone interested in volunteering on upcoming field trips or at the school should complete the BCPS volunteer application and training.
Blue Jean Collection Drive
Participate in March's Green School initiative by clearing out your closet and donating gently-used or new jeans. Jeans of all sizes will be collected and then donated to local shelters. Please bring in your jeans to your homeroom teacher Monday, March 20th through Thursday, March 23rd.
Let’s see which class can collect the most jeans.
CMS Mulch Sale
Support the community and Catonsville Middle School PTSA during their 15th Annual Mulch Sale. Find details and ordering options on their website. For mulch delivery (minimum of 15 bags), please place your order by March 22nd. Smaller orders must be placed in advance and picked up on Saturday, April 1st, 9:00-2:00.