Your WestWood PTC Update

September 2017

Welcome to the 2017-18 School Year!

The PTC welcomes you to WestWood Elementary for a great year!

Back to School Night was a fun night for students to meet their teachers and see their classrooms. Thank you to the teachers and staff who prepped the school and organized us for learning! The PTC distributed pre-sold items to classrooms and sold planners and t-shirts in the cafeteria. Thank you to our volunteers who helped!

Student Benefit Dollars have been distributed to staff members to assist with the cost of new classroom supplies for our students. Hooray!

PTC Calendar of Activities has been sent home in a backpack near you - post it at home!

School Picture Day was Tuesday, September 19th. Thank you to our PTC volunteers who helped capture those great smiles!

Our annual Readathon Fundraiser will kick off on October 6th. Please watch for more information and know that this is our biggest fundraiser of the year! We appreciate your support and look forward to prizes, silly teacher stunts, and a fun reading event!

--- Help Wanted ---

Chairpersons Needed for Family Fun Night! (January 2018)

While it may sound like a long time away, we are now recruiting volunteers to help plan and organize our Family Fun Night Carnival. We have happily accepted Brooke Lizarraga's offer to coordinate food and beverages, and Gina Hendrickson will again coordinate our awesome Silent Auction. We are now looking for an Overall Coordinator and a Games Coordinator. Let us know if you are interested!

Kwik Trip Milk Moola Coordinator

Interested in helping? The PTC needs a coordinator to collect and turn in the milk moola labels. Contact us if you are interested!

Everyone can help! Use Amazon Smile & Save your Box Tops, Milk Moola, 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! See our PTC website for any questions.

--- Upcoming Events ---

Ice Cream Social

Join us on Thursday, September 21st from 6:00-7:30pm for ice cream and prizes!

  • Welcome your friends and WestWood families back to school and play on the playground. (In case of rain, we will move indoors to the cafeteria.)
  • Enjoy some complimentary cool treats!
  • Win a prize! (Raffle prizes will be awarded per grade level - must be present to enter our free drawing!)

PTC Meetings

All are welcome! PTC Meetings are usually held the first Tuesday of the month at 6:30 in the WestWood Media Center. October is an exception! On October 3rd, we will have our WestWood PTC meeting at 6:00pm at Grainwood. At 7pm we will join other Prior Lake-Savage elementary PTC's for a joint meeting presented by Superintendent Dr. Teri Staloch. Join us!

A few notes about meeting at Grainwood

Room assignments for individual PTC meetings will be posted near the entrances. Families can park in the back and enter through door 11S. Also, childcare will be provided!

Here is a link to our upcoming meeting dates.

Hope to see you at our next meeting!

Spirit Week, October 2-6

WestWood gets in to the Laker Spirit with Homecoming Week!

Monday: Pajama Day

Tuesday: Dress Backwards Day

Wednesday: Favorite Team Day (jerseys/t-shirts, hats)

Thursday: Crazy Hair Day

Friday: Blue & Gold / WestWood Pride Day

Friday evening is the Lakers football game - go Lakers!

NEW! Davanni's WestWood Night

WHEN: Tuesday, October 10th, 4-8pm

WHERE: Davanni's Pizza & Hot Hoagies, 14125 Highway 13 in Savage

Enjoy a pizza night at Davanni's with fellow classmates, or call ahead (952-440-1200) and bring your dinner home! Bring your order sheet in to earn money for WestWood PTC.

Help Wanted: 4th and 5th Grade Students

Fourth and fifth graders are invited to help at the event. Wear aprons, greet customers, call out orders on the intercom, and bus tables. No signups needed - come with your family and work a 20-30 minute shift. More fun than work!

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

Stay informed and be involved!

Thank you for your support!