October PTA Meeting
The first PTA meeting this year is next Tuesday, October 18th at 7:00. We'll share all the exciting events coming up this fall, including Fall Festival, Movie Night, and Holiday Shoppe.
Fifth grade parents, please join us for a kickoff meeting for the 5th Grade Committee. Let's work together to make your child's last year at Westowne extra memorable.
While you're there, join or renew your membership. $8 for an individual or $12 for a family covers the state and county dues, as well as insurance and training, and allows Westowne to have a PTA.
Our annual Fall Festival is Saturday, October 29th from 3:00 - 6:00. Festivities include a:
*Silent Auction *Basket Raffle *Membership Drive *Live Music
*Kids Helping Hopkins Card Making Station *Hoop Love Hoola Hoops
*Spirit Wear Sales *Crafts & Activities *Winter Coat Drive
*Teachers’ Pumpkin Decorating Contest *Canned Goods Donation Drive
*Pizza & Snacks *Games and Prizes *Big Bubbles
*Interactive Beat Boxing Performance
*Teacher & Nurse Martin Pie in the Face Raffle
Admission is free. Games and activities for children are $5 for the entire afternoon. Raffle tickets are $1 each, $5 for six, or $10 for fifteen. Silent auction items include gift certificates for goods and services all around town. Bring your cash or a checkbook—and place your bid! Also don’t miss out on the opportunity to win a chance to pie Mrs. Rees and Nurse Martin in the face! Tickets are only $1.
Fall Fest Volunteers Needed
Help us make this year's Fall Festival amazing by signing up to help. Moms, dads, grandparents, faculty, and staff, we'd love you on the Fall Fest team.
Fifth grade parents, please support the 5th Grade Committee by helping with concessions. All proceeds benefit this year's 5th grade. And middle schoolers, we love having you back to run Fall Fest. Middle schoolers should start by letting your school volunteer coordinator know you want to help. Middle school and concession volunteers should send an email to the PTA to let us know we can count on you.
We have collected lots of Box Tops already this school year. Way to go, Westowne! Let's keep it up by completing this collection sheet in time for our first submission to Box Tops for Education, which is due November 1st. Please remember to only use glue or tape to attach Box Tops to the sheet. Thank you!
Art to Remember
The Art to Remember fundraiser is about to begin. Students in 1st through 5th grade created art that will be turned into keepsakes families can order. Order forms will be sent home next week, and delivery is set for early December. Many thanks to Mrs. Cooper-Albert, with support from Westowne parent, Adele Snow, for running this program this school year.
And thanks to our community for supporting art education at our school.
Please bring the following items to school when volunteering or attending a meeting:
- gift cards
- juice pouches $ (bin may be found in the cafe)
- pens, markers and mechanical pencils $ (but not wooden pencils)
- plastic bags
- dental floss containers, toothbrushes, and toothpaste tubes and packaging $
- ink and toner cartridges $
- hair, skin, and cosmetic product packaging $
- nylon tights and pantyhose
Southwest Area Educational Advisory Council
SWAEAC is comprised of community members appointed by the Board of Education to represent the education-related issues specific to our part of Baltimore County. On Wednesday, October 19th, Catonsville Elementary will host SWAEAC's Pre-Budget Hearing to discuss the BCPS budget for the upcoming fiscal year. All are invited to attend.
6:30 PM Sign up for speakers
7:00-8:00 PM Hearing
CWGC Volunteer Opportunity
This Saturday, October 15th
9:00 - noon
Md. Council for Special Equestrian's Patapsco Horse Farm
Catonsville, 2501 Frederick Road
Come join the Catonsville Women's Giving Circle for a family-friendly chore morning at the farm. Feed the horses, clean up around the barn and possibly take on some other projects, depending upon how many volunteers join the effort. Students may earn service hours. Please bring work gloves and wear old clothes.
RSVP to Kelly Broscious.