Pajama Day & Movie Night
Tomorrow, November 7th, should be a lot of fun! Send your kids to school that day in their pajamas, and bring them back later that day for movie night--no need to change.
Everyone can wear their pajamas. Monetary donations (sent to school that day) are a welcome but optional way for us to raise funds. The class who raises the most funds this school year will win an end of the year party. The current front runners are Mrs. Jones', Ms. Connolly's, and Ms. Murray's classes.
We'll be showing "Muppets Most Wanted" (PG) that evening. Doors open at 6:00 for pizza and popcorn. The show starts at 6:30. We look forward to hanging out in the gym with the Westowne community!
Restaurant Night: Peace a Pizza
Join your friends and family at Peace a Pizza on Monday, November 10th from 4:00 - 8:00. Bring the flyers that were sent home with your children, print the attached file, or mention Westowne PTA when ordering. Twenty percent of your dine-in or carry-out order will be donated to the PTA to fund events like spring's Literature Night. And while you're there, check out the larger space and dessert shop.
Silent Auction Donors
Many thanks to these companies and individuals who donated goods and services to the Fall Festival Silent Auction. We are so grateful for your support! Also congratulations and thank you to the winners.
- Cheesecake Factory - gift certificates
- The Forget Me Not Factory - holiday decorations
- Melissa Pound - Music Together basket and class
- Shirley Hubalek - two piano lessons
- Ann McNamara - cupcake party
- John Heiland - office chair
- Jen Nyland - Ravens basket
- Tracy Horch - margarita glasses, mix, etc
- Baltimore Symphony Orchestra - two tickets to a BSO performance
- Justine Stull - decorative door wreath
- Staub Art Center - art lessons and original art work
- Orioles - autographed Bud Norris photograph
- Chrissy Heiland - housecleaning services
- Martha Montgomery - massage treatment
- Sahffi Lynne - private voice or guitar lesson
- Barbara Jacobowitz - home-cooked meal
- American Girl Doll Company - American Girl Doll
- Barrett Lauer - District Chophouse & Brewery gift certificates
- Cosmic Comix - Star Wars action figures & hardcover comic books
Thanks also to the grades who donated auction and raffle baskets, the teachers and the principal who donated their time with a breakfast date, and to everyone who donated items for the raffle baskets. The kids loved it.
Parent Contact Form
Last week, you should have received a Parent Contact Form in your child's folders. We are asking for your permission to share your email addresses and phone numbers with the PTA. We will also share your contact information with your child's class so that you can more easily communicate with fellow parents for things like birthday party and playdate invitations. Please complete one form per child and send it back to school by Monday. Email us if you need a new form.
It's the most wonderful time of the year. Send us your gently used toys, gifts and knick knacks so that we can stock the shelves with low-cost gifts for our students to purchase for their families. Be a part of this beloved tradition. We also need volunteers to help sort, clean, set up and staff the event, so mark your calendars: Holiday Shoppe runs December 8th to December 11th. We will also be open to parent shoppers after dismissal on December 11th. More details to come.
Are you crafty? Would you be willing to make small gifts that would be sold at Holiday Shoppe? Hand-knitted hats and scarves, jewelry, anything Ravens, Dad gifts -- your skills to turn ordinary objects into works of art and love are needed to make Holiday Shoppe a success. Contact us with questions or ideas.
Box Tops Contests
Each month, Box Tops offers sweepstakes for opportunities to win bonus Box Tops. This month, Box Tops is running both the Gobble Gobble Giveaway for 10,000 bonus Box Tops, as well as three chances to win 800 reams of paper and a load of Bonus Box Tops.
Picture retake day is Monday, November 10th. Pickup a photo form in the school office.
Join the Green School Team
Help the school's recycling and environmental efforts by joining the teacher-led Green School committee. Contact kindergarten teacher Cathy Ritzes to help out.
Thursday, November 13th is Preschool and PreK Conference Day so there is no preschool and PreK that day. Friday, November 14th is Conference Day for the rest of the school. There are no classes on Friday. Return the conference request forms to your children's teachers to schedule a time to discuss their progress so far this year.
American Education Week
American Education Week is Monday, November 17th - Friday, November 21st. Parents and guardians are encouraged to visit their childrens' classrooms. Save yourself time and help the school staff prepare by turning in your RSVP form by Friday, November 7th. The designated visit times are as follows:
- Nov. 17: K 9:30-11:00
- 5th 9:30-11:30
- Nov. 18: 2nd 9:30-11:55
- 4th 9:30-12:30
- Nov. 19: 1st 9:30-12:10
- Nov. 20: 3rd 9:30-12:30
- Nov. 21: 4th 1:30-3:30 Rocket Launch
- PS & PK anytime Nov. 18, 19, or 20
UMBC Telescope Events
The NASA's BEST Students team is offering a series of free events for all ages at the UMBC telescope. These hands-on, kid-friendly events are Thursdays from 7:00 - 9:00 in the Physics building, Room 401. The topics are Meteor Showers on November 6th and Nebulae on December 4th. There is public parking after 7:00 in the permit lots.
Catonsville High School Craft Fair
The CHS Craft Fair is this Saturday, November 8th, from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM. Admission is $2, and purchases support the CHS PTSA.