Teacher Appreciation Week – May 2-6

Next week is Teacher Appreciation Week!  Here are some suggestions for ways to show your favorite teachers some love:

Monday:  Flower/thoughtful note

Tuesday:  Favorite Candy

Wednesday:  Favorite Drink

Thursday:  School Supply Item

Friday:  Favorite Pampering Item/Special Gift

Remember to check the teacher favorites binder in the office for ideas!

Friday, May 6th, we will provide a duty-free lunch for our awesome teachers and we need volunteers to supervise kids in the cafeteria.  If you’d like to volunteer some time to give teachers a well deserved lunch break, sign up here!

Online Book Fair Starts Today!

Our Spring Scholastic Book Fair will be from May 2 – May 10.  We will have our family event on the evening of May 10 as it coincides with a PTA general meeting and the school chorus concert.

You can start shopping TODAY in our online book fair by visiting our Scholastic Book Fair page.

We need volunteers to help kids pick out and buy books!  If you’d like to volunteer your time to helping our kids get excited about reading, sign-up here!

Happy Reading!

West View Elementary Fun Run – less than 1 week away!

We have less than a week before the Boosterthon team comes to West View!  Here are the highlights of what’s to come in the next 2 weeks:
  • You can create your child’s account on funrun.com now!  They get a prize just for creating an account.
  • You can begin entering pledges now!  Pledge payments are due March 22nd.  Make sure to have the following legible information on EVERY payment sent in with your child:
    • Child’s name
    • Teacher’s name
    • Grade
    • Amount enclosed
  • Our big kick-off day is Tuesday, March 8th.   The kids will have a big pep rally to learn about this year’s theme (Big World Recess) and get familiar with the pledging process.
  • The West View Elementary Fun Run will be March 17th.  Grade schedule is as follows:
    • K & 3rd: 9:30-10:30
    • 1st & 2nd: 10:30-11:30
    • 4th & 5th: 11:30-12:30
    • PreK & EC: 12:30-1:30
  • A HUGE Thank You to all the parents who have already signed up to help with water for the fun run day!   We do need a few more volunteers to help pass out water for our very thirsty runners especially in the last time slot:  Fun Run Sign-up
  • Take a look at the latest video  (password: bwr)!

West View Parent Survey

Hi Parents!  You should have received information this week regarding the AdvancED parent survey.  This is an anonymous survey for all staff, students, and parents to help target areas of improvement for the school system as well as areas to continue to be effective.

Please take the time to fill out the SURVEY and have your voice be heard!  There are 39 short questions as well as 3 open-ended response questions.  We would really like to have a high participation level.  Thank you in advance for your time and point-of-view!

West View Elementary Fun Run is coming soon!

Big World Recess LogoWe are excited to have the Boosterthon team back this year to help us raise money for our awesome school!

The theme for this year’s fun run is Big World Recess! Students will learn about student athletes from around the world and the importance of staying active every day.

We will continue to raise money specifically for smart boards and student devices to make sure our kids have access to appropriate technology as part of their education.  Here are some important dates to get you started:

Tues March 1st First day to enter pledges
Tues March 8th Kickoff day
Thurs March 17th Fun Run day
Tues March 22nd Pledge payments due

Keep an eye out for more information coming in the next 3 weeks here and on our Facebook page!

City Barbeque Spirit Night Nov 19th

Please join us and help raise money for West View while getting a yummy meal!  25% of all proceeds go to our school all day!  You must bring THIS FLYER in at the time of purchase for us to receive credit for your purchase.

Dine In or Carry Out orders – order online at www.citybbq.com!    Located in the shopping center next to Cabela’s.

REMEMBER to bring your FLYER  and thank you for helping our school!

Open House and Duty-Free Lunch this week

Hi Parents!  It’s time to come see what hard work your child has been up to in their classroom!  Please join us for Open House tomorrow, Tuesday October 13 from 6:30 – 8:00.  There will be a PTA meeting in the cafeteria at 6:30 to discuss budget and other items.  After this, you are welcome to visit your child’s classrooms and let them show you around!

We will be giving our teachers a well-deserved break at lunch this Friday, October 16th with a duty-free lunch.  We need your help watching classes while teachers have a nice catered lunch to themselves!  Sign up HERE!

* Note:  There was a typo on the PTA Newsletter about the date for the duty-free lunch.  It is NOT Nov 6th.  It is Oct 16th.  Sorry for the misprint!