Your PTA Board would like to thank Maura and Greg Hill and their team for bringing us Movie Night three times this school year! It was great to bring this fun, free event to Westowne's families.
We would also like to thank Debra Wright for her craft and vendor fair expertise. Setup and sign up was seamless thanks to her help!
OriolesREACH High Five Night
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. Please place your ticket orders by tomorrow 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.
Bring your families out to Chick-fil-A at 5668 Baltimore National Pike on Thursday, April 30 from 4:00 – 9:00. Chick-fil-A will contribute 10-20% of all purchases to support the PTA's 5th Grade Committee and this year's graduating class. The larger the crowd, the larger the contribution.
Please bring your flyer or mention Westowne PTA at the register.
Box Tops News
Congrats to Allie from Mrs. Ritzes' class for winning the $10 Barnes and Noble gift card raffle! Thank you to all the students who sent in collection sheets. We had over 60 entries to the raffle.
There's always something to to look forward to. We can help you stay in the loop with our website calendar and by joining our Facebook group .
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. Please place your orders by tomorrow, Friday, April 24th.
Pillowcases for Patients
This 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 in today or tomorrow. Just drop them in the box in the lobby labeled "Kids Helping Hopkins." Please contact Mrs. Ritzes with questions.
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 tomorrow, 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 .
Two Liter Bottles
Mrs. Rees, one of our 5th grade teachers, needs two liter soda bottles for an upcoming project. Please send empty, clean bottles in with your 5th graders or drop them off in the school office.
New Administrative Assistant
Westowne's administrative assistant, Ms. Gross, is out on extended leave. Ms. Bowser is the substitute. Give her a warm, patient welcome when you catch her on the phone or in the office.
Screen Free Week
Ms. Johnson and her team are working on the exciting details for Screen Free Week, which is May 4th - May 10th. During this annual event, students pledge to go "screen free" all week. Expect activities like a school grounds clean up, a Peace A Pizza night, and a family park night. Earn raffle entries by participating in events and win prizes from local businesses. More details to come.
Join neighbors at this family friendly community festival including arts, food and music 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.