Your WestWood PTC Update

May 2019

With just over a month of school left... {whoa!}.

WestWood Restaurant Nights have been very successful this year - thank you! Please join us on Monday, May 6th at Buffalo Wild Wings for our last planned night! Details below.

Conference Dinners were soooo appreciated by the teachers staying late! Thank you to everyone who contributed and rearranged plans due to the snow day!

Butter Braids Top Sellers enjoyed some BINGO FUN with Mrs. Zwolenski - what a blast! Thanks again for making this fundraiser a success!

Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week is being celebrated May 6th-10th this year, and we have fun things planned to show our appreciation! Please consider sending a note to your awesome teachers to show them we care! (Watch SeeSaw for an easy template to use if you want.)

A District-wide PTC meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 7th, 6pm at Redtail Ridge. We will be discussing school celebrations/parties as a large group. We will also have a split session for our regular WestWood PTC meeting. Please join us to chat about celebrations/parties at our schools!

PTC VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Thank you to everyone who has stepped up to fill an opening on our 2019-20 volunteer coordinators list. We need more! We are especially looking for someone to manage the finances and report back about PTC expenses... the Treasurer! This role is so important to keep the wheels moving. If you are financially responsible and organized, and willing to learn a few things... please contact us! We need you!

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It is never too early to plan ahead! The PTC has a number of open positions available in the 2019-2020 school year. Please consider offering your time and joining us to do great work for our school!

We have created a SignUp Genius to help create awareness about the number of open positions, and it includes a description of the timeline and effort involved too. Let us know if you have questions about any of the openings. Surely there is something on the list that you could put YOUR name on and help WestWood!

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It is especially helpful to fill these positions before the end of the year to assist in the transitions and ensure a smooth start next year! Also note that positions that are NOT filled will mean those events/activities will not be able to happen next year. Hopefully we can continue to offer our assistance to the school and our fun activities for the children! CURRENTLY, WE NEED PEOPLE FOR FAMILY FUN NIGHT, BRAVO, ART ADVENTURE, BUTTER BRAID SALES, CONFERENCE DINNERS, SCHOOL STORE and more!

Peer pressure welcome - forward to your friends! The more people who get involved, the less work it is for each individual person. Thank you for the donation of your time!!!

Curious how we spend our funds?

We have supported so many wonderful things at WestWood this year - with a few more still to come! Here are just some examples!

For ALL Students:

  • Planners for 1st-5th!
  • Publications (Scholastic News, Weekly Reader, etc.)
  • E-STEM Night snake presentation
  • Bravo & Art Adventure training and materials for our volunteers
  • Author/illustrator visit by David Geister for I Love to Read month!
  • Family Fun Night entertainment!

Per Grade Level:

  • Kindergarten visit by MN Zoo Zoomobile
  • 1st Grade trip to Stages Theatre
  • 2nd Grade trip to The Landing for maple syrup tapping
  • 3rd Grade writing binders (beginning of the year)
  • 4th Grade trip to the Bakken Museum
  • 5th Grade trip to BizTown, a Junior Achievement hands-on activity
  • 5th Grade trip to Mia to see Art Adventure LIVE

For Our Marvelous Staff:

  • Student Benefit Dollars at beginning of the year
  • Conference dinners (more coming soon!)
  • Teacher Appreciation Week is coming in May!

Free tickets? Or buy tickets that support WestWood? (Decisions, decisions...)

The Lakefront Music Festival is celebrating TEN YEARS OF MUSIC, FRIENDSHIP, AND COMMUNITY!

Volunteer at the event to earn free tickets for you and earnings for the PTC! A perfect match! OPENINGS STILL AVAILABLE FOR A LIMITED TIME!

Get your MusicFest tickets FREE by volunteering at We have until May 15th to claim these volunteer opportunities and the free tickets that come with it! Share with your friends!



Purchase tickets online through WestWood PTC to help support our school!

See the artist announcements below! Amazing lineup!

Friday, July 12: Rock Night & Saturday, July 13: Country Night

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Buffalo Wild Wings Night

Buffalo Wild Wings (Savage) - bring your flier or show on your phone!

· Monday, May 6, 4-close

Enjoy some comraderie and support the WestWood PTC while supporting local businesses!

Wendy's Nights

WHEN: Tuesday, May 21st, 4-8pm

WHERE: Wendy's 7611 Egan Drive (42/13 near Target) in Savage

Wendy's has partnered with us to do monthly WestWood nights - hooray! Enjoy a quick dinner at Wendy's or use the drive-thru. When you order, tell them you are here for WESTWOOD NIGHT to earn money for WestWood PTC (at no additional cost to you!).

PTC Meetings - Join us!

All are welcome! PTC Meetings are usually held the first Tuesday of the month at 6:30 in the WestWood Media Center.

Our next meeting is an all-district PTC meeting scheduled for Tuesday, May 7th, 6pm at Redtail Ridge. We will be discussing school celebrations/parties as a large group. We will also have a split session for a WestWood PTC meeting.

Can't make it? View the meeting minutes on our website!

Everyone can help! Use Amazon Smile, Order Mabel's Labels, & Save your Box Tops and Tyson labels!

Every little bit helps - and adds up! We appreciate your indirect donations to the WestWood PTC by shopping for products with companies that pay us real cash!

Thank you for your support!

Questions about the PTC?

Please feel free to reach out if you have a topic we should cover in this newsletter or if you have any questions about the PTC.

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Spiritwear Options Online!

WestWood T-shirts & Spiritwear is still available through our online partner, Jostens. You can customize many types of apparel, hats, bags, and more. Prior Lake apparel also available! Place your order online and purchases will be delivered directly to you.

WestWood PTC

The PTC consists of all parents, teachers, and children of WestWood Elementary.

Our 2018-19 PTC Board

Jessica Olstad, President

Rachel Carlson, Vice President

Nichole Meyer, Secretary

Amy Zwart, Treasurer

Stay informed and be involved!

Thank you for your support!