Your WestWood PTC Update

May 2018, where did the year go?!

Whoa, one month of school to go...

As we close out the year, a big THANK YOU shout-out to all of our AMAZING volunteers this year! If you brought a salad to a conference dinner, worked a toss game at Family Fun Night, coordinated an event, taught a Bravo or Art Adventure class, gave input at a PTC meeting, or helped complete one of the million other tasks that somehow got done, THANKS! And if you enjoyed it, please tell a friend!

Speaking of THANK YOU's, did you know May 6th-11th is TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK? A thank you note shows kindness and goes a long way - just sayin'!

The WestWood PTC {still} needs YOUR help! We are now planning for the 2018-19 school year (which will be here when those 104 days of summer slip away so quickly!) and are seeking individuals who wish to make a difference and join our board! Attend our LAST meeting on June 5th or reach out to us for more information about the board positions and coordinator roles available for next year. See the list down below and don't be shy! We love new faces, new ideas, and happy helpers! Thank you to Tony Hauschildt and Gina Hendrickson for filling these shoes this past year - couldn't have done it without you!

Help WestWood PTC this summer! Please save your box tops, save your milk moola caps, and use AmazonSmile for your online shopping!

MusicFest volunteers are still needed - we only need FOUR MORE PEOPLE to fill our spots! It would be WONDERFUL to make this happen; see below for signup information - Friday day, Friday night, and Saturday night positions still available! Attend for FREE!

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**NEW** Mabel's Labels partnership!

In an effort to reduce the massive Lost & Found collection at WestWood, the PTC is partnering with Mabel's Labels to help you track your child's things. They offer STICK ON CLOTHING LABELS - how convenient is that? Waterproof! (Iron-on labels are also available.)

To participate,

  1. Go to the Mabel's Labels Campaigns page at
  2. Select "WestWood PTC (Prior Lake)" from the drop-down
  3. Click "Click here to buy" to view the shopping options.

All purchases result in a credit to the PTC at no additional cost to you, similar to our restaurant nights. Great idea for summer camps and activities too! Thanks for your support and good luck tracking your gear.
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Many volunteers are needed to help with the variety of activities that occur through the year, and WE APPRECIATE EVERYONE WHO HAS CONTRIBUTED!

Our PTC Board consists of four positions: President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer. VP and Secretary offices are open for next school year!

We also have many Coordinator Roles to handle PTC events/topics. The following positions are available - inquire within! {Kim, Kelly, and Gina - you will be missed!}

Bravo Coordinator

Butter Braids Coordinator

Movie Pass Coordinator (Lakeville Theater)

Restaurant Night Coordinator

Spiritwear Coordinator

Volunteer Coordinator

Website Maintenance & Development

~Positions in bold are super important to our success and our top priority to fill! ~

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Restaurant Nights - Thank you for showing up and supporting these 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, May 15th 5-7pm

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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:

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

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MusicFest at Lakefront

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.

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 FINAL meeting is Tuesday, June 5th 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 (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

{Open}, Vice President

{Open}, Secretary

Amy Zwart, Treasurer

Stay informed and be involved!

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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!