Your WestWood PTC Update

September 2018

Welcome to the 2018-19 School Year! It is going to be fabulous!

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

Back to School Night was a fun open house night for students to meet their teachers and see their classrooms. Thank you to the teachers and staff who prepped the school and classrooms and are prepared for learning! The PTC distributed FREE PLANNERS to all of our 1st-5th students- our welcome gift!

Student Benefit Dollars have been distributed to staff members to assist with the cost of new classroom supplies for our students. We are so excited to do this for our staff!

The PTC Calendar of Activities has been sent home in a backpack near you - please save this yellow sheet and keep it handy for the year!

WestWood T-shirts have a new design to bring some pride to All School Meeting days! They are available to purchase on FeePay.

Our annual Readathon Fundraiser will kick off on October 5th. Please watch for more information and know that this is our LARGEST fundraiser of the year! We appreciate your support and look forward to fun incentives, surprising some teachers, and a fun reading event!

Gaga Ball for All!

A new Gaga Ball Pit was created over the summer on our playground by an Eagle Scout candidate, with funds from last year's Cash for Caps and the PTC. The kids are excited for another fun recess and phy ed activity! Thank you Elias Rantala (and team)!

--- Help Wanted ---

Coordinator Positions Available

The PTC has many moving parts, and the PTC Board would love your assistance in keeping it all going! We are currently looking for Coordinators for the following topics/events - please reach out to us for more information!

  • Art Adventure Coordinator (and volunteer teachers!)
  • Bravo Coordinator (and volunteer teachers!)
  • Movie Ticket Sales (Fall)
  • Restaurant Night Coordinator (Year-round or split into 2)
  • Volunteer Coordinator (send out our SignUp Genius emails from home!)
  • Website/Word Press Editor (

Everyone can help! Use Amazon Smile, Order Mabel's Labels, & 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!

Thank you for your support!

Keep your belongings OUT of Lost & Found with Mabel's Labels

NOW is the time to buy Mabel's Labels and make sure your things stay yours!

  • The morning started cool but then warmed up? Sweatshirt left behind - LABEL IT!
  • Misplaced that water bottle? LABEL IT FIRST!
  • Backpack looks the same as another? LABEL IT!
  • Stocking up on winter gear because it is Minnesota, after all - LABEL IT ALL!
  • 5th grader heading to Wolf Ridge this fall? LABEL HIM!

New WestWood T-shirt for Sale!

Show some WestWood spirit! The WestWood t-shirt has been redesigned - order yours on FeePay!

--- Upcoming Events ---

Ice Cream Social

Join us on Thursday, September 20th from 6:00-7:30pm for ice cream and prizes! And NEW this year: Parent information sessions!

  • 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!)
  • Parents are invited to attend a grade-level information session. Teachers will tell you about what your child will be learning this year, special events, and other information. Identical sessions at 6:00 and 6:30 - see you there!

PTC Meetings

All are welcome! PTC Meetings are usually held the first Tuesday of the month at 6:30 in the WestWood Media Center. Join us on October 2nd! Childcare is provided.

Can't make it? View the meeting minutes on our website!

Spirit Week, September 24-28

WestWood gets in to the Laker Spirit with Homecoming Week!

Watch for fun SPIRIT DAYS activities to do this week! Maybe some crazy hair and pajama days are in your future!

Friday evening is the Lakers football game vs. Burnsville - Go Lakers!

Wendy's Nights

WHEN: Tuesday, September 18th, 4-8pm

WHERE: Wendy's 7611 Egan Drive (42/13 near Target) in Savage

Wendy's has partnered with us to do monthly WestWood nights - hooray! Enjoy a quick dinner at Wendy's or use the drive-thru. When you order, tell them you are here for WESTWOOD NIGHT to earn money for WestWood PTC (at no additional cost to you!).

Restaurant Nights

We hope to set up more WestWood Restaurant Nights at additional locations - watch for more dates and details!

WestWood PTC

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

Our 2018-19 PTC Board

Jessica Olstad, President

Rachel Carlson, Vice President

Nichole Meyer, Secretary

Amy Zwart, Treasurer

Stay informed and be involved!

Thank you for your support!