Westwood Home and School would like to welcome you to the 2011/12 school year.

We are looking forward to working with you throughout the year. Our goal this year is to increase parent engagement through our parenting sessions and fundraising activities.

Fundraising

After discussion with teachers, administration and parents we have decided to focus our fundraising efforts on:
  • A literacy library with resources for staff and students
  • Enhancing teaching practices through technology (for example iPads)

Our fundraising activities for the year include:
  • Epicure Cheese Dip Fundraiser in October 2011
  • A Family Fair celebrating Westy’s 20th birthday in November 2011 including a silent auction and lots of fun kids activities.

We are looking for:
A parent representative from each class to help coordinate the silent auction for the Family Fair, volunteers for an organizing committee for the Family Fair and people to help count and fill the Epicure orders when they arrive in mid-October. Please contact us at WestwoodHSA@gmail.com


Parent Engagement Sessions

Topic
Date
Time
Positive Discipline (Read more...)
September 29, 2011
6:15pm – 7:30pm
Literacy
November 9, 2011
6:15pm - 7:30pm
Dealing with Conflict and Bullying at School (Read More...)
February 23, 2012
6:15pm – 7:30pm
Bridging the Gap over the Summer (Read More...)
April 26, 2012
6:15pm – 7:30pm

These sessions will include parent and teacher led discussion as well as activities for children who wish to attend. More details to follow.

Other Ways to Engage at Westwood

If those options don’t work for you, please consider volunteering for committees such as Gardening, In-school lunch orders on Mondays, Parent Engagement Sessions parent reps .

As a parent at Westwood you are automatically a member of the Home and School Association. Please feel free to contact us with any questions, suggestions or ideas. We would really appreciate any help or input you have to offer. Thank you!

Westwood Home and School Executive
Kara Smith, Co-Chair
Jennifer Bowness, Treasurer
Laura Hagen-Grant, Co-Chair
Margo Thistle, Secretary
Ricardo Angel, Member-at-Large
Kelly Stewart, Teacher Rep