November PTA Meeting
Join us for the next PTA meeting on Tuesday, November 15th at 7:00. We'll share all the exciting events coming up this fall, including Movie Night and Holiday Shoppe. The meeting is held in the library, so enter the building through the courtyard.
Box Tops for Education
Box Tops are a surprisingly important source of revenue for Westowne PTA. Cut those Box Tops off of product packaging and send them to school in a bag or envelope marked with your homeroom teacher's name. The class that collects the most throughout the school year will win an end of year party. So far, the top three contributing classrooms are:
Keep on clipping!
Holiday Shoppe Donations Needed
Our beloved Holiday Shoppe is coming December 13th - 15th. We need donated items that students can buy as low-cost gifts for their families.Consider donating gently used toys, coffee mugs, re-gifted gifts, neckties, dad gifts, spa products, and other not-quite-new gift items cluttering your basement. Are you crafty? Turn your artistic skills into donated Holiday Shoppe gifts! Please, no glassware or oversized items; they can't safely get home.
Donations may be brought to the school office on Monday mornings and Tuesday afternoons. Thanks so much for participating in this popular program. It is one of our most successful fundraisers and the kids have a magical time. Questions? Please let us know.
Amazon Smile provides an excellent opportunity to support the PTA while shopping. Spread the word to family and friends that they can support our PTA by shopping on smile.amazon.com and choosing Westowne Elementary. This program is now the best place to give with Amazon purchases. #startwithasmile
Westowne PTA presents Movie Night on Friday, November 18th featuring the summer blockbuster, Zootopia (PG). Admission is free, and families may bring blankets to picnic in the gym. We will have pizza, snacks, and drinks for sale. Doors open at 6:00; the show starts at 6:30.
American Education Week
Westowne Elementary is looking forward to American Education Week on November 14th - 18th. Families are welcome to visit their children's classes. Please note the updated schedule:
- Monday, the 14th:
- Morning PreS & PreK 9 - 11:40
- Afternoon PreS & PreK 1 - 3:40
- Tuesday, the 15th: 1st & 4th Grade 9:30 - 11:30
- Wednesday, the 16th: K & 5th Grade 9:30 - 12:30
- Thursday, the 17th: 2nd & 3rd Grade 9:30 - 11:30
- Friday, the 18th: Grandparents Day 9:30 - 11:30
Words to the Wise
Check out the November Words to the Wise newsletter from Mr. Palmer and the faculty. This issue includes news about report cards, parking lot progress, and more.
Family Support Opportunity
Mr. Baker, the head of our school custodial team, lost his daughter-in-law in the MTA bus and Baltimore City school bus crash last week. She is survived by her five children and Mr. Baker's son.
If you'd like to support Mr. Baker's family at this time, the school is collecting grocery funds now through next Friday, November 18th. You may make a cash donation to the school (no checks) or donate gift cards for Giant or Wal-Mart. Please take donations to the school office directly.
Catonsville High School PTSA Craft Fair
This weekend, stop by the 24rd annual Catonsville High School Craft Fair to browse items from over 100 vendors. Admission is free.
Saturday, November 12 from 9:00 - 3:00
Tree Lighting Ceremony
Each year, Westowne students get to make the ornaments that are used to decorate the tree at the Catonsville Tree Lighting Ceremony, which takes place the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Enjoy refreshments, music, shopping, and visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus.
Saturday, November 26 from 6:30 - 9:00 PM