Fall Festival Thanks
We had great fun with you all last weekend! Thank you to everyone who volunteered to help, including Kindergarten Assistant Hope Riley and Westowne parent and Craft Table Coordinator, Caroline Hogg. It was the most well supported and attended Fall Festival we can recall.
And a HUGE thanks to Westowne parent and new Fall Festival Coordinator, Mary Winkfield. Job well done, Mary!
Thank you to the faculty and staff who decorated pumpkins for our contest. You outdid yourselves! Congratulations to Ms. Coe for her winning Yoda pumpkin. And congrats to Ms. Cvengros for her Stitch pumpkin and Ms. Geisler for her gumball machine pumpkin. You two tied for second place.
We have collected lots of Box Tops already this school year. Way to go, Westowne! Let's keep it up by completing this collection sheet now. Our first submission to Box Tops for Education is due November 1st. Please remember to only use glue or tape to attach Box Tops to the sheet, or skip the sheet entirely and send your Box Tops in an envelop or baggie. Thank you!
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As a volunteer-run, charitable organization, the PTA depends on member's time, skills, and financial contributions. This month, we'd like to thank Westowne parent, Movie Night Coordinator, and 5th Grade Committee Concessions Chair Becky Bass.
Becky, you make Westowne great! Thank you for running Movie Nights for our community and leading the concessions team this year.
Many thanks to Westowne parents, Danette Zaghari-Mask, Judy Schatz, and Jessica Stewart for their hard work preparing for this event! Also thank you to all of the local businesses that generously supported our Silent Auction:
- Stella & Dot by Kristin Dear Sharp
- Trader Joe's
- Rheb's Homemade Candies
- Scittino's Pizza
- Happy Feet
- Cheesecake Factory
- Irvine Nature Center
- Thirty-One by Kelly Smith
- Caffe Di Roma
- Bill's Music
- B Boutique
- Acupuncture for All
- Cy's Tuxedo
- Cosmic Comix & Toys
- Farmhouse Greens
- Between 2 Buns
- Cultured Restaurant
- Narcissus Salon
- Catonsville Gourmet
- Catonsville Violin Studio
- Lipsense by Ashley Rutters
- Plexus by Jennifer Jones
- MB Strength Personal Training by Mary Brown
- Ash & Oak Salon
Thank you to all of the families and classes who made baskets for our raffle. Thank you to the faculty and staff who contributed breakfast or lunch with students. And thank you to the local businesses who supported our Basket Raffle:
- Thirty-One by Panama Smith
- Mouse Hunters Travel by Penny Frankton
Words to the Wise
Check out the October school newsletter. Topics include student sick day guidelines, drill details, Epik Kids in Action news, and more.
Westowne's Honor Society Toy Drive runs this week and next. Please help our students collect new, unopened and unwrapped toys for babies through 15 years old. Toys may be sent into school labeled with "Honor Society."
Thank you for supporting local families in need!
Fall Into Reading
Families of kindergarteners, 1st graders, and 2nd graders are invited to join Westowne Reading Specialist, Ms. Cvengros, for the second in the series of primary reading nights on Tuesday, October 24th at 6:00.
Maryland Green Author Jennifer Keats Curtis (JKC) is returning to Westowne for a week-long residency. She’ll work with all the classes during the week of November 6th, during their library class. And wildlife rehabilitator, Kathy Woods, will bring her great horned owl to school to meet students on Friday, November 10th.
Westowne families can order JKC's books at a discounted rate, too. Order forms were sent home this week. Pre-orders with payment are due by Friday, October 27th.
Westowne will host its First Annual Turkey Trot on Friday, November 3rd at 9:45 AM. Qualifying 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders will run, and the rest of the students will get to cheer them on. The morning will also include the PTA ornament crafts (which are used to decorate the Catonsville Christmas Tree each year) and fall-themed classroom activities.
CHS Cheer Clinic
Catonsville High School invites children to register for their Cheer Clinic. Children will work with coaches and athletes to learn cheers, jumps, and more, and then end the afternoon with a performance for parents.
Sunday, November 19th from 12:00-4:00 PM
Children ages 6-12
The Baltimore County Department of Health will host its annual Super Saturday flu vaccination clinics this Saturday, October 21st from 9:00 - noon, at the seven locations throughout the county. Everyone six months and older is encouraged to get a free flu shot (injectable only) during this one-day clinic.
Landsdowne Middle School is the closest location to Westowne. See the website for additional details, including other locations and the form you need to fill out.