Your WestWood PTC Update

April 2019

Already after Spring Break... how does that happen?!

Family Fun Night Carnival was a fun success! Thank you for the great turn-out and amazing Silent Auction!!! The kids love the event and it is fun to see our families enjoying the night together.

WestWood Restaurant Nights continue to have your support - thank you! Please join us at our remaining upcoming nights at Wendy's, Chipotle, and Buffalo Wild Wings! Details below.

Conference Dinners will be brought in for the staff on their extra long days/nights at school. You can sign up to contribute items to have ready by 3:45pm on April 11th and 18th. We also still need HELP with the setup and cleanup on BOTH of these nights! The teachers love this - thanks for all you do! Sign up here:

UPDATE: With conferences canceled, the dinner will be rescheduled once we know the new schedule and the SUG can be updated!

Butter Braid Pickup Night (also a conference night for some!) will be this Thursday, April 11th, 4-6pm in the cafeteria. We met our sales goal - thanks for making that happen! Please remember to pick up your orders! Classroom winners will be announced soon and will celebrate with some BINGO FUN with Mrs. Zwolenski!

UPDATE AGAIN: We are moving butter braid delivery/pickup to TUESDAY, APRIL 16th, 4-6pm in the cafeteria. Thanks for your patience - sorry for any inconvenience!

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!
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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.

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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!

Peer pressure welcome - forward to your friends! Thank you for the donation of your time!!!

WestWood Night at Target Field - GO TWINS!

Come watch the Twins game against the Cleveland Indians on Sunday, May 26, 2019 at 1:10pm.

Sunday is Kids Day! Kids Meals are half price at just $4! Before the game, kids 14 and younger can receive free autographs from a Twins player and postgame kids can run the bases.

The cost of the ticket is only $15 (regularly $25) for a ticket in the home plate view section of Target Field. The website to order tickets is Registration will close on April 30, 2019 and tickets will be distributed to the students at WestWood Elementary one week prior to the event. Families are responsible for their own transportation to Target Field. There are a limited amount of tickets, so buy your tickets soon.

See you at the game!

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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Wendy's Nights

WHEN: Tuesday, April 16th and 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!).

Chipotle Night

Chipotle (Shakopee) - bring your flier or show on your phone!

· Tuesday, April 22, 4-8

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!

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?

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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!