Weekend Wire

January 26, 2020



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01/27-01/30 The Great Kindness Challenge

01/31--Professional Growth Day--NON STUDENT DAY

02/03-02/07 --Book Fair

02/04--Dining for Dollars --Iron Wok

02/06--Book Fair Family Night

02/07--Friday Flag

02/29--Foundation Gala


Student Council encourages all students to participate in The Great Kindness Challenge as we work to create a culture of kindness. On January 27th, your child will receive a kindness checklist. Try to check off as many kind acts as possible, then turn your checklist back into your teacher by January 30th. We hope you join over 13 million students worldwide in the challenge to make our community a more kind place!


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Influenza Season

Cough, congestion and fevers are on the rise. Please, please do not send your student to school with a fever. If your child had a fever the night before, but did not have a fever when they woke up, do not send them to school! If your student is coughing and/or congested, it may be best to keep them home. We have had reported cases of Strep Throat and Influenza. We are just beginning the Influenza season. You know your child best. If they are not themselves, seem tired, glassy red eyes or just complaining a lot about not feeling well, they probably don't. Let them rest at home. If they have been sick with a fever for several days, let them rest an extra fever-free day. We have seen students return for a day and then go back home for falling asleep in class or spiking another fever or coughing uncontrollably. Give them time to recover their immune system. On Friday alone, the health office was swamped with students and many were sent home with fevers.





for 24-Hours BEFORE returning to school

Help Us Keep Our School Healthy! ~ Teach Lots of Hand Washing~Teach No Food/Drink Sharing~Teach Cover Your Cough



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The Westwood Elementary Foundation’s Main Event of the year is coming up soon.

It’s a leap year party on February 29th at the Country Club of Rancho Bernardo.

Tickets will be on sale soon

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For a limited time, earn up to 200 Box Tops for Westwood!

Purchase 4 eligible Box Tops items to earn 75 Bonus Box Tops. Purchase 6 eligible Box Tops items to earn 125 Bonus Box Tops. Purchase 8 eligible Box Tops items to earn 200 Bonus Box Tops. You will also earn Box Tops from the individual products as well!!!

Click on the link below to choose from participating products!


**1st time customer - you will receive FREE shipping AND 15% off your 1st order. Create an account and link it to your BTFE.

Email me: wwboxtops4educ@gmail.com once you made the purchase so I can credit your class!

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The Scholastic Book Fair is coming the week of February 3-7. (More information for volunteer opportunities to come as we get closer.)

Come for Family Book Night on Thursday Feb 6th - 4:30-7pm.... stay for Karaoke which will be in the MPR on the same day 5-8pm. Food will be available for purchase!

We are looking for a co-chair for this year's event. April Gleed has chaired this amazing event for the last 2 years, but she will be leaving after this year as her daughter is in 5th grade. April will be available during this book fair to help guide you so you know how it works for the following years to come. Please contact Aprilgleed@gmail.com if you are interested in helping to keep our Scholastic book fair amazing. The kids and teachers thank you in advance!


Twice Upon a book needs donations! Please drop them off at the front office of at the book fair for a chance to win extra bucks or prizes!
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We need you!

Come support our amazing school!

Nominations & Elections for 2020-2021

-I want all the students at Westwood Elementary to be successful.

-I want my child to have a great school year – to learn and to have fun!

-I want to help decide how PTA fundraising monies are spent.

If the above statements are true, then help us help the school. Parent involvement is critical for a successful school, so volunteer or nominate someone you feel would be great as a PTA officer or a committee chair for 2020-2021. There are jobs that take no more than a of couple hours a month, some that are seasonal, and a few that require a routine commitment.

Duties of Officers


  • Coordinates officers and committees, presides at PTA meetings, attends PTA District and Council meetings, and works closely with the Principal, Administration & Staff.
  • Time: Presides at monthly evening PTA board meetings.
  • Year-long commitment including work over summer.

Executive Vice President:

  • Serves as primary aid to the president. Perform duties of president in the absence or disability of that officer. Perform other duties that may be prescribed.
  • Time: Attends monthly evening PTA Board meetings in addition to a workload that varies.

1st VP (Membership):

  • Runs the annual membership campaign.
  • Time: Attends monthly evening PTA Board meetings.
  • Workload is heaviest at the beginning of the school year.

2nd VP (Programs):

  • Responsible for implementing the PTA goal of parent education including but not limited to articles, flyers, and workshops.
  • Serves as a liaison to the PTA program chairs including: Math Olympiad Science Field Day, Reflections, Red Ribbon Week, Garden, Running Club, STEM Lab with Prof RR, etc.
  • Plans 1-2 meaningful assemblies per year that align with school goals (works with Principal on this)
  • Time: Attends monthly evening PTA Board meetings.
  • Workload varies throughout the year depending on choice of educational initiative.

3rd VP (Volunteers):

  • Coordinates the Parent Volunteer Program sign-ups during different events
  • Liaison to Teachers and Parents regarding volunteer opportunities throughout the school year.
  • Oversees Room Parents Communications
  • Time: Attends monthly evening PTA Board meetings.
  • Workload varies and is heaviest during various events/fundraisers.

4th VP (Art Education):

  • Oversees the Art Education committee chairs
  • Time: Attends monthly evening PTA Board meetings.
  • Workload is heaviest at the beginning and end of the school year.


  • Attends and records Minutes of all PTA Board meetings and PTA General Association Meetings.
  • Sends meeting minutes out via email following each meeting
  • Time: Attends monthly evening PTA Board meetings and PTA General Association Meetings.
  • Variable workload.


  • Keeps permanent books of all monetary transactions and performs all duties expected of a Treasurer.
  • Monthly reporting of financial activity at each meeting
  • Time: Attends monthly evening PTA Board meetings in addition to a workload that varies.

Financial Secretary:

  • Assists Treasurer with monetary transactions and recording duties.
  • Time: Attends monthly evening PTA Board meetings to report deposits made
  • Variable workload.


  • Audits books of the Treasurer, gives semi-annual written reports; and reconciles bank accounts monthly.
  • Time: Attends monthly evening PTA Board meetings.
  • Variable workload.


  • Records activities and achievements of the PTA and assists the President with preparation of the annual report.
  • Time: Attends monthly evening PTA Board meetings.
  • Workload varies.


  • Ensures that all officers are familiar with the PTA bylaws.
  • Ensures that the bylaws are up-to-date. Assists with the components of the election of officers each year.
  • Keeps PTA Board Meetings on task and moving forward.
  • Time: Attends monthly evening PTA Board meetings and PTA General Association Meetings.
  • Variable workload.

Please help us continue our traditions by volunteering for one of the open positions on

the Westwood Elementary PTA

Information and job descriptions on available chair positions can be obtained by contacting any

of the below. All nominations must be received no later than January 31, 2020

Westwood Elementary PTA Nomination Committee Contact Information:

Noreen Olmsted (noreenie1@mac.com)

Pauline Tetlow (pauline.tetlow@gmail.com)

Kelly Young (klcy1782@gmail.com)

Randi McCray (rmccray@powayusd.com)

PTA needs you or someone you know! Please fill out the ballot form with your nominee and return it to the PTA box or to your teachers. We are looking for the 2020-2021 Executive Board! Come make a difference!

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Calling all 5th graders! Order forms are coming home for the 5th grade t-shirt that will be worn for the panoramic 5th grade class photo and to the 5th grade end of the year party! Orders due by 2/7. No late orders will be accepted!

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The Multi Cultural Fair is looking for participants to take part in the MCF Traditional Costume Parade please fill out the form and return to the PTA box or to your teacher.

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WESTWOOD'S Got Talent 2020

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Such A Delight!

If you weren't able to see our 2020 talent show, you definitely missed out! Miss Kim, our school admin, and Miss Mary, our health tech, were lucky enough to sit front row for this fun event. They were just amazed by all the talent at Westwood Elementary and so proud to see so many brave students take the stage! Awesome job, Westwood! Everyone who participated should be so proud of themselves. Westwood rocked the house!