Save the date! We're throwing our big, family friendly fall party this year on Saturday, October 14th from 3:00-6:00. This event includes something for everyone--including live entertainment, games, food, a Silent Auction and Basket Raffle, and much more.
We hope to see you there!
PTA Back to School Night Details
Parents and caregivers of Kindergarten - 2nd graders are invited to attend Tuesday, September 19th at 6:00. Please note, children who attend should remain with their families throughout the evening. Also note, classroom sessions are only being held for kindergarten, first, and second grade on this date.
This event also includes the PTA's fall general membership meeting. The PTA board will host an information session, as well as the financial review from last school year and the budget vote for this year. All PTA members are invited to attend.
While you're there, stop by the PTA tables for:
- details on O's ticket sales for the Sunday, September 24th game,
- the school directory sign up,
- light refreshments,
- a raffle for books and product samples,
- and spirit wear t-shirts in student sizes, as well as adult XS, S, and M.
Giant Reward Program
Thanks to the Giant A+ Rewards program, Westowne Elementary School (#01581) has the opportunity to earn cash when you shop for groceries.
All you have to do is:
• Log on to designate our school online using your Giant card, OR
• Call the A+ Hotline at 1-877-275-2758 for assistance.
Please take just a moment to designate Westowne on your account.
Each year, your PTA creates a school directory with the help of Join Our Class. Participating in the directory is the best way to reach your children's classmates and to give out party invitations, which cannot be distributed at school.
Sign up at the PTA table at Back to School Night.
Fall Yoga Club
Registration forms for the PTA's Fall Yoga Club, which runs for 6 weeks starting September 27th, were sent home in student folders this week. This club will be taught by future Westowne parent and yoga instructor, Nat Busbee, on Wednesday mornings at 8:15 for 2nd-5th graders.
We are also seeking an adult family member who would like to volunteer for the club. No yoga experience is required. Having a club assistant means we can offer the club to a larger group of students. As thanks, you will get first access to the club to register your own children. Please email us if you are interested.
Please register your students by Wednesday, September 20th. Send in your registration, club fee, and Participants’ Waiver. Slots will be awarded to a random selection of students. You will receive a confirmation by email before the start of the club.
Westowne values volunteers. Anyone interested in volunteering on upcoming field trips or at the school should complete the BCPS volunteer application and training.
Art Club for Beauty & the Beast, Jr.
Creative artists wanted to help design and create props, sets, costumes, and special effects for Westowne’s Beauty and the Beast, Jr. Musical.
Weekly meetings are on Tuesdays from 4:00-5:30, from October 3rd through February 20th. The club is accepting applications from students in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade. Please attach a portfolio of your original artwork to demonstrate your creative skills. Your portfolio may include:
- Photographs of other work
Your portfolio will be returned to you. Get your portfolio and form in early, because the club only has 10 slots. Please only join if you can attend all club meetings and you have someone who will pick you up promptly at 5:30.
Applications are due by Tuesday, September 19th.