Your WestWood PTC Update

April 2018 (Elsa, will you please bring back summer?!)

We interrupt this Spring with snow delays...

The WestWood PTC needs YOUR help! We are now planning for the 2018-19 school year (*gasp*) and are seeking individuals who wish to make a difference and join our board! Attend one of our few remaining monthly meetings (schedule below) or reach out to us for more information about the board positions or coordinator roles available for next year. Don't be shy! We love new faces, new ideas, and happy helpers!


Butter Braid order pickups are rescheduled to Tuesday, April 10th. Thanks for your patience with the snow day! Top sellers who earned a lunch with Principal Zwolenski will be notified. (And thanks again to Kelly Malecha for re-organizing this delicious fundraiser!)


Milk Moola is Kwik Trip's program of collecting cap or bag tops from Kwik Trip and Kwik Star's Nature's Touch products. Similar to box tops, you save them, wash them, and send them to school with your child and PTC turns them into CASH - like magic! There is a collection box in the front lobby for Milk Moola and box tops. Jen Knox and Jennifer Reimers kindly coordinate this for us - thank you!


MusicFest is one of the largest outdoor music festivals in the metro area of the Twin Cities. Featuring two nights of live music, MusicFest entertains AND benefits our community.

Proceeds benefit the Prior Lake Rotary Foundation, supporting educational, humanitarian and environmental activities in the Prior Lake community, nationally, and worldwide. Proceeds from the event are also shared with non-profit partners (like us!). Concert nights are July 13th and 14th, 2018. Plan some fun summer events NOW!


Thank you for your support of this Prior Lake Rotary event and the WestWood PTC.


Conference Dinners will be provided to our wonderful teachers and staff, working diligently to meet with all of our WestWood parents. Thank you to Gina Gertner for coordinating this, and to everyone who has signed up to contribute. It is SO appreciated! Openings are still available to help or contribute! http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b044dafab2e5-spring


Lost and Found items will be on display at conferences - please check for any items that may belong to your children! All unclaimed items will be donated. Thank you to the volunteers who are helping with this overload of items!

DID YOU KNOW??? WE LOVE VOLUNTEERS!

Many volunteers are needed to help with the variety of activities that occur through the year, and WE APPRECIATE EVERYONE WHO HAS CONTRIBUTED! If you are looking for more or different ways to contribute, please reach out to learn about the opportunities for next year! We always need more people and more help!

--- Upcoming Events ---

Restaurant Nights

WestWood PTC has partnered with some local businesses who are willing to generously donate a portion of the night's proceeds to us! Join us when you can and let's thank these businesses for supporting our community.


Wendy's - Tuesday, April 17th, 5-7pm

Chipotle (Shakopee) - Tuesday, April 24th, 4-8pm

WestWood Elementary Twins Game Day 2018

The Westwood PTC is selling tickets to the Twins game against the Cleveland Indians on Sunday, June 3rd, 2018 at 1:10pm. The cost of the ticket is only $15 (regularly $25) for a ticket in the home plate view section of Target Field.


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. Also, the first 5,000 lucky fans will win a free promotional item from The Beaches of Fort Myers!


Buy your tickets at: https://wwtwins2018.eventbrite.com

There are a limited amount of tickets, so buy your tickets soon. Registration will close on May 4th. If you have any questions, please contact Adrienne Kelsey at adrienne.kelse@gmail.com.

PTC Meetings

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 Tuesday, May 1st at 6:30. Hope to see you there! (And childcare is available too!)


Here is a link to our upcoming meeting dates. Past meeting minutes are available on our website too.

Show your support!

Join us for Restaurant Nights! Many local restaurants have offered a percentage of sales on "WestWood PTC" night - what a fabulous way to raise funds for our many grants and programs!


Online shopping? Please use https://smile.amazon.com (and select WestWood Parent-Teacher-Child Association) to earn money for the PTC at NO COST to you! More info is available on our website.


Box Top Collection Buckets are waiting for you! Please save your Box Tops and you can earn free restaurant meal certificates. Turn in 25 box tops on your collection sheet in your classroom bucket. Box Tops dividends go directly to WestWood Elementary!


Milk Moola is Kwik Trip's program of collecting cap or bag tops from Kwik Trip and Kwik Star's Nature's Touch products. Similar to box tops, you save them, wash them, and send them to school with your child and PTC turns them into CASH - like magic! There is a collection box in the front lobby for Milk Moola and box tops.

WestWood PTC

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


Our 2017-18 PTC Board

Tony Hauschildt, President

Jessica Olstad, Vice President

Gina Hendrickson, Secretary

Amy Zwart, Treasurer


Our 2018-19 PTC Board

Jessica Olstad, President

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Amy Zwart, Treasurer


Stay informed and be involved!


Visit our website at https://westwoodptc.com

Contact us at PTCWestWood@gmail.com

Receive volunteer opportunities (via SignUp Genius) by sending your email to

WestWoodVolunteer@gmail.com

Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/westwoodptc


See a need at WestWood? Have an idea for a grant? Share your ideas with the PTC - we love to make a difference!

Thank you for your support!