Your WestWood PTC Update

October 2017

Here's what's been happening at WestWood...

The Ice Cream Social was a successful night! Thank you to everyone who attended to make it a fun night of socializing with other WestWood families, playing on the playground, enjoying delicious treats, and winning great prizes. Thank you to Gina Gertner for organizing and everyone who helped at the event.

Our annual Read-a-thon Fundraiser kicked off on October 6th. Please make sure that you have this information (the big envelope!) from your child and know that this is our biggest fundraiser of the year! The first step is to register at Then spread the word to family and friends and watch your child's pledge meter online AND check out the Amazing Race race track at school to view each grade's progress. We appreciate your support!

A Milk Moola volunteer has stepped forward! Thank you Jenni Reimers! (Please remember to save your milk caps and box tops!)

Family Movie Series tickets sales are complete - thanks to Kelly Malecha for organizing and everyone who purchased tickets. Enjoy the shows! ~Secret Life of Pets ~ Sing ~ Smurfs ~ Captain Underpants ~ Dairy of a Wimpy Kid: Long Haul ~ Despicable Me3

Spirit Week brought about some extra school spirit with pajamas, crazy hair, and more!

Superintendent Dr. Teri Staloch presented to all Prior Lake-Savage elementary PTCs at a joint meeting; it was great to have such community energy together.

Kindness in Chalk was a fun surprise for students on Monday morning! Thanks to Amy Crespo for organizing the smile makers.

The WestWood Student Directory will be available soon. Thanks for all who submitted contact info - friendships are a good thing! Note: The document will be secured through Schoology logins.

--- Help Wanted ---

Conference Dinner Contributors

The PTC likes to provide a meal for the teachers on their long conferences nights! We will be providing meals on Tuesday, November 14th and Monday, November 20th. Meals are served right at 4pm. Watch your email for a SignUp Genius invitation to volunteer items for the meals. Please show your support of our hard-working teaching staff!

Bravo Volunteers

Please watch for information regarding Bravo, the music appreciation program offered to K-2 students. Parent volunteers are trained to lead up to 6 lessons in the K-2 classrooms. Please email for more info or to let us know you are interested. No experience necessary and a great opportunity for you!

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!

--- Upcoming Events ---

Wendy's Night

WHEN: Tuesday, October 17th, 5-7pm

WHERE: Wendy's in Savage (near Target)

Mention that you are a WestWood family at our monthly Wendy's nights and Wendy's will donate 20% of your purchase to support the WestWood PTC. Remember that this works in the drive-thru too!

Amazing Race Read-a-thon Day

Our annual fundraiser results in a final day of fun reading activities on Wednesday, November 8th. This event is during the school day for all students.

Please return your Read-a-thon donations to school by November 3rd.

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 November meeting has been moved to Monday, November 13th at 6:30 to accommodate Election Day on Tuesday, November 7th.

Here is a link to our upcoming meeting dates.

Hope to see you at our next meeting!

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!