FUNding Friday - Westowne Pride
Show your Westowne pride by wearing spirit wear, blue, and owls to school tomorrow, November 10th. Your PTA encourages those who can to make a monthly donation to fund fun and educational events, like Science Night and Field Day. 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 on Friday, November 10th.
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.
The top three classes so far are:
- Ms. Connolly - $110
- Ms. Witz - $79.48
- Ms. Bill - $66.86
Holiday Shoppe Donations
Our beloved Holiday Shoppe is coming December 5th - 7th. 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, dad gifts--like neckties and hats, unopened spa products, costume jewelry, knickknacks, and other gently used items cluttering your basement. Please, no glass vases or wine glasses; they don’t survive the bus trip home. Are you crafty? Turn your artistic skills into donated Holiday Shoppe gifts!
Donations may be dropped off at the front office. Thanks so much for participating in this popular program.
November PTA Meeting
Please join us at the next PTA meeting, Tuesday, November 14th at 7:00. We'll share all the exciting events coming up this fall, including Holiday Shoppe and Teacher Appreciation festivities. Enter the building through the library doors, near the car rider entrance. You are welcome to park in the bus loop.
While you're there, join or renew your annual membership. $8 for an individual or $12 for a family covers the state and county PTA dues, as well as insurance and training.
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Words to the Wise
Check out the November school newsletter. Topics include report card information, student conduct, drop off and pickup reminders, Epik Kids in Action news, and more.
BCPS Now App
BCPS Now is a free phone application that will give you calendar information as well as lunch information for the school. It also provides weather alerts for a school delay or closing. As the holidays and winter approach, use this app to stay up to date with school closings.
Author Visit & Owl Assemblies
Maryland Green Author Jennifer Keats Curtis has worked with all the classes this week during their library special. Wildlife rehabilitator, Kathy Woods, will bring her great horned owl to school to meet students tomorrow, November 10th.
American Education Week
Westowne Elementary is looking forward to American Education Week on November 13th - 16th. Families are welcome to visit their children's classes. The schedule is as follows:
- Monday, the 13th: 2nd & 5th Grade 9:30 - 11:00
- Tuesday, the 14th: 1st Grade 9:30 - 11:00
- Wednesday, the 15th: Kindergarten 9:30 - 11:00
- Morning Preschool & Pre-K 9:30 - 11:00
- Afternoon Preschool & Pre-K 1:30 - 3:00
- Thursday, the 16th: 3rd & 4th Grade 9:30 - 11:00
- Friday, the 17th: Conference Day - NO SCHOOL
Guest should not park in bus loop but are welcome to use the main parking lot, as well as park along Harlem Lane.
Because of security measures, guests must be registered in RAPTOR prior to visiting the classrooms. Please remind all attending family members that they will need to bring their ID to be scanned again this year. The line is often lengthy. Visitors are encouraged to stop in before their visit to pre-scan their IDs.
Westowne hopes to see you there!
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!Your child will bring home more information and a permission slip (grades K- 5th only). If you decide to participate, please have your child return the permission slip to their homeroom teacher by Monday, November 13th.
If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Bill or Ms. Rees.
Art to Remember
Art to Remember is coming to Westowne for 1st through 5th grade. Order forms for this art fundraiser will be sent home this week. Orders will be due on Thursday, November 16th.
Thank you for supporting Art Education at our school!
The Johnnycake Elementary PTA presents Baltimore Symphony Musicians performing chamber music by Prokofiev, Tribensee, Wilder, and more. Please join them for a night of music and fun, and to help them bring awareness about their school's overcrowding.
Wednesday, November 15 at 6:30 PM
Doors open at 6:00; the concert begins at 6:30.
Tickets are $10 at the door.
For more information, contact the school at 410-887-0823.