Join us tomorrow, October 6th at 6:00 for a Pizza and Movie Night. See Sing (PG) , a silly musical about a talent competition held by a struggling theater in order to boost ticket sales. Admission is free. Bring blankets to picnic in the cafeteria. We will have pizza, drinks, and snacks for sale. Doors open at 6:00, and the movie starts around 6:30.
Come out to Panera Bread of Catonsville on Monday, October 9th, 6:00 - 9:00 PM. Dine in or carry out. Even pick up bagels for tomorrow morning. Ten percent of all the evening's purchases will be donated to our PTA (no flyers or mention of the PTA necessary).
October PTA Meeting
The first PTA meeting this year is next Tuesday, October 10th at 7:00. We'll share all the exciting events coming up this fall, including Fall Festival and Holiday Shoppe.
Fifth grade parents, please join us for a kickoff meeting for the 5th Grade Committee. Let's work together to make your child's last year at Westowne extra memorable.
While you're there, join or renew your membership. $8 for an individual or $12 for a family covers the state and county dues, as well as insurance and training.
Our annual Fall Fest, Saturday, October 14th from 3:00 - 6:00, is not to be missed.
$5 hand stamps get children access to:
- Games, activities, crafts, & prizes
- Hoop Love hula hoops
- Face painting
- Big bubbles
- Live beat boxing performance (at 4:30)
- Teachers' pumpkin decorating contest
- And new this year: A live magic show! (at 3:30)
- Basket raffle ($1 each ticket, $5 for six, $10 for fifteen)
- Silent auction for goods and services around town
- Pizza and snack
- Spirit wear sale
- PTA membership drive
- Winter coat drive (Bring your gently used, clean coats of all sizes and receive a free raffle ticket--one per child.)
- Canned good drive (Bring a canned good donation and receive a free raffle ticket--one per child.)
We look forward to seeing Westowne's family and friends at our Fall Festival!
LAST CALL for Auction & Raffle Donations
Our annual Fall Festival is Saturday, October 14th from 3:00 - 6:00. Please support this event with items for the Basket Raffle and Silent Auction.
Basket Raffle: We encourage families and groups of teachers and school staff to collaborate to create baskets. Families can sponsor entire baskets on their own, too. Basket themes can be anything family or child-friendly (please, no alcohol or gift certificates for alcohol). Suggestions include Harry Potter, Pampered Pooch, Minecraft, Home Movie Night, Spaghetti Night, Tea & Cookies, Baking with Kids, Science Fun, Pampered Fingers & Toes, Creative Art, etc.
We would also like to include breakfast or lunch with faculty and staff members for the students.
The Westowne Elementary Community Forum on Facebook is a great way to connect with other parents. There are a number of baskets already in the works for you to help with! If you have signed up for the school directory, you may also connect via email. Of course, word of mouth works, too.
Silent Auction: Fall Fest also provides an excellent opportunity to promote your business. Companies may make a donation--and share their catalogs or business cards at the event. We would like to feature services provided by Westowne parents and friends, too, ranging from massages to house cleaning.
Donations are tax deductible.
All donations will need to be turned in to Westowne no later than Monday, October 9th to ensure we get them organized and ready! Items can be delivered to the Westowne office. Please mark the items as “Fall Fest” donations so they are routed appropriately. Thank you for helping to make this year a success!
Please email any questions you may have to us.
Fall Festival Volunteers Needed
Help us make this year's Fall Festival amazing by signing up to help. Moms, dads, grandparents, faculty, and staff, we'd love you on the Fall Fest team.
Middle schoolers, we love having you back to run our Fall Fest, too. Start by letting your school volunteer coordinator know you want to help. Middle school volunteers should also send an email to the PTA to let us know we can count on you.
We'd like to thank the following businesses for supporting the Westowne community this school year:
Platinum Level Event Sponsor
- Focused Support, LLC
- The Catonsville Cooperative Market
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 this month:
- Friday, October 20th - Schools closed for students