Your WestWood PTC Update

March 2018 (In like a lion as we head out on Spring Break)

What's up at WestWood?

Family Fun Night was indeed a fun night! Thanks to all who joined us for games and community! We could not have done it without the great volunteers that showed up for their shifts selling tickets, running the games, selling pizza and snacks, and helping at our Silent Auction. THANK YOU VOLUNTEERS! A big shout-out to the organizers Tony Hauschildt, Rachel Carlson, Brooke Lizarraga, Jessica Olstad, and Becky Smith for the hours spent planning the event - you rock!

Butter Braid orders are in process! Please make sure to turn them in before Spring Break. Thanks for your support! Top sellers will enjoy a lunch with Principal Zwolenski. And thanks to Kelly Malecha for organizing this delicious fundraiser.

Box Tops have earned WestWood over $1000! These funds go direct to the school and are much appreciated. Keep saving those box tops and turning them in to your classroom. (Sometimes coordinator Leah Goss has fun prizes involved too!)

Want to be more involved? We'd love that! We are beginning to plan 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!



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Types of opportunities vary during the year - from helping at Picture Day or Vision Screening Day to bringing a dish for the conference dinner for the teachers. Sign up to know when we need you - we ALWAYS appreciate your help and generosity!

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Conference Dinner Coordinator and Contributors

The Parent Teacher Child (PTC) Organization will be organizing a meal for the teachers before a long night of conferences with parents about the WestWood children. Please consider contributing a dish for the dinner - Sign Up Genius invitation coming soon! If you are interested in coordinating the PTC-paid main dish (catered), please let us know.

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FREE DELIVERY... not available! Ha! The Butter Braid pick-up date is Tuesday, April 3rd in the cafeteria - these are frozen so will NEED to go home that day. Thanks for participating in our spring fundraiser!
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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, March 20th, 5-7pm

Charlie's on Prior - Monday, March 26th, 4-close

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

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Lakefront Music Fest - Volunteer Opportunities and Advance Tickets!

Save the dates for the 2018 Lakefront Music Fest at Lakefront Park in Prior Lake: Friday and Saturday, July 13 - 14! This is a community event that supports MANY local non-profits and is sponsored and organized by the Prior Lake Rotary. Volunteer opportunities (with FREE ADMISSION BOTH NIGHTS!) will be available soon - stay tuned so you can get the position/timeslot you prefer! The PTC appreciates your time --and you will enjoy the live music!

Online ticket sales will also open soon through the WestWood PTC - two great nights for one low price when purchased in advance! We will let you know once tickets are available.

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, April 3rd 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!

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

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Thank you for your support!