FUNding Friday - Pajamas
Show your Westowne pride by wearing your pajamas to school tomorrow, December 15th. Please remember, no slippers or stuffed animals. Your PTA encourages those who can to make a monthly donation to fund fun and educational events, like our upcoming assembly and Science Night. The donation is very appreciated but optional, and everyone can dress up. If desired, please send cash or a check made out to Westowne PTA in your student's folder tomorrow, December 15th.
New this year, monthly Go Fund the PTA donations will count toward classroom totals for the end of year party. Simply set up your recurring PayPal donation and send us an email to confirm which class your child is in.
Thanks for your support, Westowne families.
Cookies & Cards
It's time to share your favorite holiday treats and spread some cheer for Westowne's teachers and staff. This Monday, December 18th and Tuesday, the 19th, bring in home or bakery prepared baked goods. Drop off donations by 10:00 those mornings so we can set them up in the teachers lounges. Sign up for baked goods to help us bring in enough quantity and variety.
Everyone is invited to send in holiday cards for the school to help us decorate. Cards can be sent in your children's folders in envelopes addressed to the PTA. While you're at it, also consider giving cookies and cards to your bus drivers and our ever present crossing guard, Ms. Bev.
Teacher Holiday Luncheon
Next week's festivities wrap up with lunch for all faculty and staff on Wednesday, December 20th.
Please note that we will not have a PTA meeting this December. Save the date for the next PTA meeting on Tuesday, January 9th at 7:00. Fifth Grade Committee members and parents, please plan to attend so we can kick off the spring projects. We have a lot planned for for your big kids and need your help.
Registration forms for after school clubs were sent home in student folders last week. We are offering Lego Robotics for 2nd-5th grade taught by parent volunteer, Lara Mellendick on Thursday afternoons. We are also offering Art History for 3rd-5th grade taught by parent volunteer, Lauren Hill on Friday afternoons. Both clubs will run from 4:00-4:45 for 6 weeks starting in early January.
Slots will be awarded to a random selection of students who have paid by the due date on the form. Students who are placed on the waiting list will have their checks returned. Students who get a slot will receive a confirmation by email before the start of the club.
Please send in forms and payment by tomorrow, December 15th.
123 Andres Assembly
The PTA is excited to bring a longtime Westowne favorite, 123 Andres, to school on Wednesday, December 20th for a language, music, and culture assembly.
Amazon Smile Rewards
When you shop Amazon this holiday season, be sure to support Westowne PTA.
We'd like to thank the following businesses for supporting the Westowne community this school year:
Platinum Level Event Sponsor
- Focused Support, LLC
Gold Level PTA Sponsor
- The Catonsville Cooperative Market
Bronze Level PTA Sponsor
- Varsity Cleaners & Tailors
If your company recognizes the importance of financially supporting education with the added benefit of advertisement, let us know. For a complete list of our sponsors, check out our website. Depending on the tier of support, sponsors are also featured in our newsletter and blog, on Facebook, and on Twitter.
The BCPS Calendar is available online. Remember these important dates in December:
- Saturday, December 23rd through Monday, January 1st - Schools closed for Winter Break
St. Jude Math-A-Thon
The St. Jude Math-A-Thon is a school-based fundraiser that benefits St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Last school year was Westowne’s first collaboration with St. Jude, and we raised $5,158.17. This year, Westowne has set a goal of $6,000!If your child participated, please turn in all funds on Monday, December 18th or Thursday, December 21st. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Bill or Ms. Rees.
5th Grade Concert
Join Westowne for the Winter Concert on Tuesday, December 19th. Doors open at 6:30; and the concert begins at 7:00.
Art to Remember Orders
Parent pickup for Art to Remember products is Wednesday, December 20th from 4-6:30 PM. Come to the Professional Development room, past the library at the bottom of the main staircase, to sign for your students’ products. All unclaimed products will be sent home with students in backpacks by Friday, December 22nd.Mrs. Albert thanks you for your support and hopes you enjoy your products!
Westowne student artwork is on display at Security Square Mall through mid-February.