Your WestWood PTC Update

February 2018 - I love to Read {the PTC Newsletter} Month!


Family Fun Night is almost here! Friday, February 23, 6-8pm. Save some time in line and order wristbands (all games, all night!) and dinner or smoothies in advance! Order forms are due Friday this week. (Individual tickets for snacks will be available at the event, but wristbands - not tickets - will be required for games.) Games will be open to anyone with a wristband, and some activities are FREE (balloon artist, BINGO, popcorn, crafts...)! Kids love this event - PLEASE JOIN US!

Our Silent Auction is going to be full of FUN, AWESOME, CREATIVE baskets! Be sure to stop by the Media Center at Family Fun Night and see what's available. Remember: Cash or Check only! Thank you to everyone who donated items, money, or baskets for this event. A special thank you to Gina Hendrickson for organizing the Silent Auction and her fabulous crew of basket assemblers!

I LOVE TO READ month had the official opening ceremonies, and the PTC is a proud sponsor of the WestWood Reading Team of all ages. Track your reading minutes and GO FOR THE GOLD!

We are also sponsoring an author visit from children's author Tracy Maurer on Wednesday, March 7th during the school day. Her books are now available on a pre-sale.

Butter Braid order forms come home next week! This is a sale we continue to offer due to demand! Additional dates below.

Buffalo Wild Wings is hosting a WestWood Night on Thursday, February 22nd. Join us from 5-11 and mention "WestWood Night" so a portion of your dinner tab will be donated to the PTC. Food, friends, and fun! Additional new restaurant nights are listed below.

E-STEM Night is March 1st, 6:30-8. The PTC is sponsoring the Snake Discovery pressssssentations. Join us for some Environmental - Science - Technology - Engineering - Mathematics knowledge!

Want to be more involved? We'll take your help - no problem! Call me, let's chat. It is not too early to be thinking about how to help next year too!

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


Sometimes the requests to the PTC seem SMALL - but the value can be LARGE!

--- Help Wanted ---

Family Fun Night Volunteers

Our Family Fun Carnival does not run itself, of course! We are now accepting applications... kidding, click here to sign up to sell wristbands, run a fun game, donate some cakes, or serve some pizza. Human cannon positions still open. I want to help and have fun too!

--- Upcoming Events ---

New Restaurant Nights Announced!

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.

Buffalo Wild Wings - Thursday, February 22nd, 5-11pm

Freddy's - Wednesday, March 7th, 4-8pm

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

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

Family Fun Night Carnival

Join us for our Family Fun Night Carnival on Friday, February 23, 6-8pm. Games, food, a cake walk, a silent auction... you will NOT want to miss it! Don't forget to pre-order your wristbands so you can avoid the lines and get straight to playing!

Betty Botter Bought Some Butter Braids...

Our spring fundraiser will be kicking off next week when order sheets come home. Butter Braids have been known to practically sell themselves, as you can not buy the gooey goodness in stores! Orders are due March 6th and the order pick-up date is April 3rd in the cafeteria - these are frozen so will NEED to go home that day.

Lakefront Music Fest

Save the dates for the 2018 Music Fest at Lakefront Park in Prior Lake: Friday and Saturday, July 13 - 14! Online ticket sales will open in March through the WestWood PTC - two great nights for one low price when purchased in advance! More information to come.

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, March 6th at 6:30. Hope to see you there! (And childcare is available too!)

Here is a link to our upcoming meeting dates.

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!

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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 ready to go! 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!

Thank you for your support!