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Welcome to the Westwood PTO website!  

We encourage you to learn how to volunteer at WES, stay up-to-date with the Westwood PTO Event page, check out fundraising opportunities that benefit the students at WES such as the Invest In Your Child fundraising campaign, and join us in supporting  the students and staff at Westwood Elementary School.

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First Day of School Westwood PTO Happenings

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Parents and families are SO important to a school’s success, and Westwood PTO is a key way parents can help support our school. Westwood is fortunate to have a great body of families and teachers who support our school. So far this year, we have purchased new coolers for field trips, 2 new BIKES for prizes, NEW spirit wear, supported staff appreciation events, and are getting ready to finalize the final phase to the security upgrades. BLINDS for the cafeteria! THANK YOU for making this happen.

Additionally, we are looking forward to supporting the PBIS system in a new way this year with student experiences at Westwood. Teachers will have the opportunity to request new equipment and/or materials for their classroom through our new grant system. Finally, we will continue our community building events such as Trunk-or-Treat, Santa Breakfast, Glow Dance, and Movie Night. It’s going to be a great year at Westwood!

We have three main fundraising opportunities this year. You will receive more information on these over the next few weeks. These include our “Invest In Your Child” campaign as well as our traditional City Saver book sale. These will begin next week. We are also seeking Corporate Donations (Tiger Partners & Paws Partners) this year as well.

We will invest these funds back into Westwood to further enhance the learning experiences and opportunities at Westwood. Additionally, we need volunteers. Please consider giving 2 or more hours of your time to the PTO this year! Be on the lookout for links to our Sign Up Geniuses for more opportunities to help with our community events and other happenings at Westwood. Thank you for all of your support!

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New This Year: New Traffic Pattern at Westwood

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There will be a new traffic pattern at Westwood this year for arrival and dismissal of students.

Car Riders will be dropped off and picked up IN THE FRONT of the building.
Bus Riders will be dropped off and picked up IN THE VERY BACK of the building.

Morning: Car Riders will enter the front parking lot forming ONE single line. Children should walk down the right sidewalk to enter the building safely.

Afternoon: Those picking up car riders will drive past the first two entrances on Tiger Trail and enter the third entrance on your left. You will loop around this lot and pull back onto Tiger Trail heading towards the front of the building. Then you will turn right into the front parking lot. You will split into two lanes. Staff will be outside to help you!

***All car riders will be issued a car rider tag at the ice cream social, or you can pick up a tag in the office after the ice cream social. You must have the car rider tag in your front dash to pick up your child. IF you do not have a car rider tag you will be asked to park and come into the office to verify pick up.

Traffic pattern: contact school office for paper copy

New Changes This Year! Publix Partners

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Turn your grocery money into donations for your local school without spending another dime. Join Publix Partners today to raise money for Westwood Elementary!

Publix Partner keychain cards are going away. To donate, you must sign up and use your phone number at checkout by October1, 2018. See below for for instructions and frequently asked questions about the program.  Share this information with anyone that shops at Publix.

Help Westwood every time you shop at Publix.

Turn your grocery money into donations for your local school without spending another dime. Join Publix Partners today to raise money for Westwood Elementary!

2. Log in if you already have an account or sign up to create an account. Make sure you enter a phone number. At checkout you will be typing in your phone number.
3. Within My Account, find the “Settings” tab.
4. Locate the “My Publix Partner” box and choose “select school”.
5. In the School search box, type “Westwood Elementary School PTO” then “Update”.

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • I already have a Publix Partner card for Westwood. Will it still work?
    • For a little while only. The keychain cards will work until September 30, 2018. Beginning Oct. 1, 2018, Publix Partners will only work by entering the phone number attached to your Publix account during check out.
  • I already have a Publix account for digital coupons, etc. Do I still need to do anything?
    • Yes, you must attach a school to your account in order for the funds to be forwarded to Westwood.
  • How does the program work?
    • A percentage of each eligible transaction made using your Publix Partners account is allocated to your selected school. Publix Partners’ schools receive checks up to four times per year based on earnings they accumulate from the purchases you make at Publix.
    • All purchases are eligible with the exception of gift cards, alcohol, lottery items, money services, postage stamps and prescriptions, purchases from Florida stores, purchases from GreenWise Market locations and purchases made through Publix Delivery powered by Instacart and Publix Curbside powered by Instacart.
    • For every $37,500 spent cumulatively by your school’s participants, Publix will award your school $250. Once per quarter, if the school has at least $250 in earnings, a check will be sent to the school and they decide how to best put it to use.If your school doesn’t achieve a $250 payment in a quarter, any credit will be carried over to the next quarter
  • How will Westwood Elementary School PTO use this money?
    • Donations from Publix Partners will be used towards general PTO activities like: teacher appreciation meals and gifts, classroom grants, positive behavior recognition programs for students, and community building events.
  • Do you have to be a parent of a Westwood student to participate in this program?
    • No! Anyone can donate to Westwood through the Publix Partner program. Encourage any grandparents, aunts, uncles, neighbors, co-workers, or friends to sign up and select Westwood Elementary School PTO as their chosen school to support.

Kindergarten BooHoo/Yahoo Breakfast

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Join us for a Kindergarten Boo Hoo Yahoo Breakfast

Rising Kindergarten Families! Get ready and save the date. Westwood PTO is hosting a BooHoo/Yahoo Breakfast just for you. We will have light refreshments in the cafeteria after you drop off your kindergartner for their first FULL day of KINDERGARTEN on August 20th at 9am. Join us and meet our administration as well as a few of the PTO board members, learn how you can get involved, or just meet some other parents and start setting up some play dates. Don’t forget, AUGUST 20th at 9AM. See you there.

Help Needed: Ice Cream Social and Meet Your New Principal and Teacher!

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Ice cream social is just around the corner and Westwood PTO needs your help to make it a success. Please sign up for a shift and so that board members can meet their children’s teachers.  Thank you for your support!

Hello Tigers! School is just around the corner and Westwood is busy getting ready for a GREAT year! We are very excited about our new principal, Mrs. Hunt. She and the staff are busy getting ready for you this year. The PTO would like to extend an invitation out to ALL students, K-5th grade for an ICE CREAM SOCIAL on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 from 6-7:30 pm. Come stop by and meet Mrs. Hunt, your new teacher and have some ice cream. Can’t wait to see you there!

Purchase Your School Supplies through AmazonSmile and Support Westwood PTO!

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Do you purchase from Amazon? Did you know by going to first you can select Westwood Elementary School and Amazon will donate a percent of your purchase right back to our school. It’s an easy click away to help out Westwood when you are already getting easy delivery right to your door. Don’t forget, Amazon Smile! It’s the same convenience of Amazon, just select Amazon Smile first!

Thanks for supporting Westwood Elementary School!