Also a reminder: schools close three hours early tomorrow, Friday, October 28th.
Curtis Blues Assembly
The PTA is excited to bring Curtis Blues to school today for his his African Roots of American Music assembly.
Fall Festival this Saturday
Our annual Fall Festival is this Saturday, October 29th from 3:00 - 6:00.
- Costumes are welcome. Please leave toy weapons and really scary items at home so that all the children have a fun time.
- Games and activities for children are $5 for the entire afternoon.
- Raffle tickets are $1 each, $5 for six, or $10 for fifteen. Bring your donation items for a free raffle ticket.
- Silent auction items include gift certificates for goods and services all around town. Bring your cash or a checkbook—and place your bid.
- And 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. Tickets will be sold during lunch tomorrow and Friday, as well as at Fall Fest, and all proceeds will benefit the Drama Club.
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 *Face Painting
*Teacher & Nurse Martin Pie in the Face Raffle
This year, your PTA is creating a school directory with the help of JoinOur Class. Parents and caregivers may choose how much contact information to share (such as just your student's grade, name, and an email address). Participating in the directory is the best way to reach your children's classmates and to send or receive party invitations throughout the school year.
Sign up using the attached form and send it into school in your child's folder. You will then receive an invitation to sign up via email.
For those of you who had other commitments last week, we posted a meeting recap on our blog so you can stay informed, too. Email us at any time with suggestions or questions.
Benefit Mobile App
eScrip has released an app that allows you to purchase gift cards for numerous retailors and support the PTA when you redeem them in store or online. Check out this video for the details. Between now and November 30th, for every ten supporters who download the Benefit Mobile app, choose Westowne Elementary PTA as their beneficiary, and make their first purchase in the app, our PTA will get a $100 bonus.
Grilled Cheese & Co. Restaurant Night
Pajama Spirit Day
Our monthly Pajama Spirit Day is Friday, November 4th. You may show your Westowne pride this month with crazy hair instead of or with your PJs!
Holiday Shoppe Donations Needed
Our beloved Holiday Shoppe is coming December 13th through the 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.
Art to Remember
Students in 1st through 5th grade have created art that may be turned into keepsakes. Personalized order forms are being sent home this week, and delivery is set for early December. Please place your order by Thursday, November 3rd.
Thanks 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 and jackets is growing. The Lost and Found items may be donated to charity at the end of each quarter. Please have your students check now to see if they've left something at school.
Are you handy? The Drama Club needs assistance building Pride Rock for The Lion King Jr. set. Please contact the Drama Club team if you'd like to help.
Patapsco Valley History Days
Throughout the week of Sunday, November 6th, join the Patapsco Heritage Greenway for various programs about the history of Southwest Baltimore County. See their website for these heritage events, as well as volunteer opportunities. Pre-registration is generally required.