Schools are closed tomorrow, Friday, October 21st. Enjoy the long weekend!
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.
Middle school and concession volunteers should send an email to the PTA to let us know we can count on you.
Curtis Blues Assembly
The PTA is excited to bring Curtis Blues to school on Thursday, October 27th for a Roots of Rock and Rap musical assembly.
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 each.
Giant A+ Rewards
Now through March 16th, Westowne Elementary School (#01581) will have the opportunity to earn cash through Giant's program.
All you have to do is:
• Log on to designate our school online using your Giant card, OR
• Call the A+ Hotline at 1-877-275-2758 for assistance.
Take just a moment to assure Westowne is designated on your account.
Westowne's Ribbon Cutting Ceremony was Thursday, October 13th. Every student participated: some playing instruments, some leading the pledge, some cutting the ribbon--and all got to attend, wearing their t-shirts (a gift from the PTA) and singing the new school song.
Words to the Wise
Check out the October Words to the Wise newsletter from Mr. Palmer and the faculty. This issue includes news from Nurse Martin, grading and reporting information, and more.
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, 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.
Lost and Found
Westowne's Lost and Found is located in the stairwell of the second floor green pod, along with the Recycling Center. The collection of sweatshirts is growing. Have your students check there to see if they've left something at school.
New NEHS Chapter
Eligible 4th and 5th grade National Elementary Honor Society - NEHS inductees and their families were invited to attend a ceremony on Tuesday morning. Thanks to our school, especially Ms. Johnson and Ms. McIntosh, for bringing this honor to students who are role models for their grades and their choices. Participants will be completing monthly community service projects.