Playground Play Dates
Westowne PTA is hosting a Preschool, Pre-K, and Kindergarten Playground Play Date this weekend on Saturday, August 26th from 1:00 - 3:00. Bring your little ones to Christian Temple Playground (5820 Edmondson Avenue) to meet their classmates and fellow families. Siblings are welcome.
We hope to see you there!
Faculty and Staff Welcome
Letter Dear Westowne Faculty and Staff,
Welcome back to school! And for those of you just joining our community, welcome to Westowne. We look forward to working with you to promote family involvement and educational enrichment for all of Westowne’s students. We would like to share our plan for the coming school year.
This year we are offering $75 in reimbursements to teachers and resource staff for the purchase of educational materials and supplies. Simply fill out the disbursement form on the back of this letter with original, itemized receipts and stick it in the PTA safe in the school office. Disbursements for this fiscal year will be accepted September through June.
Classroom Supplies & Volunteers
Need tissues, baggies, or items for a class project? Are you in need of extra hands to cut and copy? Need to find a room parent to help organize special classroom events? Let us know, and we’ll send out a call to our members. You are also welcome to join the Westowne Elementary Community Forum on Facebook where you can make requests directly.
The PTA has budgeted a total of $1000 to cover the registration costs for professional trainings. We will cover up to $500 in registration costs per person and it is a first come, first serve program. First, drop us a line (firstname.lastname@example.org) so we, along with the administration, can preapprove the course. We’ll then have you pay the registration fee directly and fill out a disbursement form so that we can cut a check directly to you.
We invite all teachers to become members of the PTA. Be part of the conversation. Your involvement and input is crucial to the PTA’s success. Membership is $8 for an individual or $12 for family (two adults) and a form may be found online at www.westownepta.com.
Our budget continues to cover $5 per student in subsidies for field trips.
Let’s Keep in Touch
Let’s share ideas, support each other, and make Westowne great together. Feel free to email us at email@example.com. Follow Westowne PTA’s Facebook page, join our Community Forum, and stay in the loop with our weekly email newsletter. You are always welcome to attend our events and volunteer for our after-school activities. Our PTA meetings are the 2nd Tuesday of the month, October – May at 7:00 PM.
Thanks for all of your hard work and dedication. We look forward to partnering with you in the PTA’s primary goal: supporting our school community, including you, families, and most of all, students.
Your PTA Board, 2016 - 2018
Justine Stull, President
Sarah Fondelier, Vice President
Crystal Shelley, Secretary
Stacie Lauer, Treasurer
6th Annual Back to School Event
BCPS students can play games, as well as receive free backpacks and school supplies, at the 6th Annual Back to School event. This event is sponsored by the Kevin Liles for a Better Baltimore Foundation, Baltimore County, and BCPS.
When: Tuesday, Aug. 29th, 2017 from 3:00-7:00 PM
Where: Banneker Community Center
27 Main Avenue in Catonsville
School Supply Lists
See Westowne's website for the school supply lists.
Sneak a Peek
Sneak a Peek is Thursday, August 31st from 6:00-6:30. Pop in to school to meet your teachers, see your classrooms, and drop off your school supplies. Please note, the classrooms will only be open for this half hour.
Then stay from 6:30-8:00 for the PTA hosted Sundaes & Sign Ups. Meet classmates, have some (free!) ice cream, and sign up for your PTA membership and the student directory.
Back to School Nights
Parents are invited to join us at Back to School Night. Learn all about what Westowne has planned for this year.
- Tuesday, September 12th at 6:00 PM for 3rd-5th grade
- Includes PTA information session detailing the PTA's plans for educational enrichment, family involvement, and school support this year
- Tuesday, September 19th at 6:00 PM for K-2nd grade
- Includes PTA information session, as well as the financial review from last school year and the budget vote for this year
Westowne's Phone Number
Drama Club Auditions
Westowne's Drama Club will be performing Disney's Beauty and the Beast this school year! Third, fourth, and fifth grade students are invited to audition for a role. For more information, see the club's website: https://padlet.com/bpettit155/BatB. Use password: BatB
Auditions begin this Monday, August 28th before school starts and end Thursday, September 7th. To schedule an audition, please see the sign up page link on the site.
Drop Off & Pick Up
Drop off and pick up like a pro with the help of this map.