- Wednesday, April 5
- Tuesday, April 11
- Friday, April 28
- Monday, May 1
- Wednesday, May 3
- Thursday, May 4
- Friday, May 5
Howler Bash is a Roaring Success!
The WWE community came together for a roaring good time at Howler Bash 2023! Nearly 150 WWE parents attended – and between the silent auction, live auction and onsite drawings, an estimated $20,000 was raised! Funds will be donated back to WWE for interior and exterior upgrades, our sister school, Slater Elementary, and Drake Middle School to help fund a new track.
Huge thanks to our Howler Bash committee for their hard work to plan this fun event, the night’s fabulous emcee/auctioneer, Jeff Sanderson, and to the WWE families and local businesses that attended the event and/or contributed to the auctions! Special thanks to Howler Bash Sponsors: Morain Bakarich CPAs, 8Z Real Estate, Colorado Orthodontics, Doggie Dude Ranch and O’Cat Corral, and AMJ Colorado Real Estate. If you still have auction items that you haven't picked-up,
please contact email@example.com.
WWE Teachers and Staff Enjoy Howler Bash Pre-Event
WWE Teachers and Staff kicked things off early at Howler Bash with a mixology class from local company, Mix & Shoot. Each group learned how to make a balanced cocktail, mixed up their own creation with a secret ingredient, and named it! The winners? WWE Kindergarten teachers with the 'Kinder Kold Kicker Punch'!
Author Dion Leonard and Gobi Visit WWE
Author of “Finding Gobi,” Dion Leonard and his trusty sidekick, Gobi visited WWE this week to tell their amazing story of meeting during an ultramarathon in China. WWE students were engaged during his talks, and of course, loved seeing Gobi!! Special thanks to WWE Digital Librarian, Ms. Dockerty for finding this amazing author to visit and talk to our students about writing and their adventures together!
Yearbook Orders Due April 5th!
The school year is winding down and with that, it’s time to ensure you’ve ordered a yearbook! WWE will NOT have extra copies for sale this year! Order by April 5th to ensure your student has their yearbook by signing yearbook day. Click HERE to order your yearbook, upload pictures and customize two free pages!
Know a Graduating Senior?
Apply for the WWE Alumni Scholarship – Deadline April 14th
If your high school senior attended WWE for a period of two years or more, they’re eligible for a WWE Alumni Scholarship of $500 for use at any college or trade school. The ideal candidate will also have a proven record of good citizenship and positive community service experiences. Scholastic standing is important but not the determining factor. Deadline is April 14th! For application, visit HERE.
WWE Alumni Senior Send Off
Spread the word - WWE is hosting a Graduating Senior Reception on Tuesday, May 2nd in WWE’s library from 3:15-4:15pm. West Woods teachers and staff are excited to welcome the class of 2023 back to hear about their future plans. Light snacks will be served. RSVP to Mrs. Kemper (firstname.lastname@example.org) by April 30th.
PTSA Board and Committee Chair Positions Open for 2023/24!
WWE PTSA has several Exec. Board and Committee
Chair positions open for the 2023-2024 school year! We’re asking for help from our amazing WWE community to fill these positions so PTSA can continue to support our school. Each Board or Chairperson position is a two-year term. Please email email@example.com by March 31st if you’re interested in learning more about any of the positions listed HERE.
Fore the Kids’ Golf Tournament Moves to the Fall
WWE’s Annual ‘Fore the Kids’ Golf Tournament, which traditionally takes place in the spring has been rescheduled to the fall on Friday, Oct. 6th. The WWE Golf Committee made this adjustment to better space out WWE’s fundraisers and to provide a fun adult community event in the fall. The tournament will be a shot gun start at Applewood Golf Course in Golden. Stay tuned for more details and registration!
PTSA Meeting Recap - March 14th
Thank you to everyone that joined the PTSA meeting this week and for helping to welcome our new Principal, Cheryl Clay! WWE STEM Teacher, Kristen McCann provided a wonderful overview of WWE’s STEM room and how PTSA’s funds have been applied to furnish the room and provide state of the art equipment and supplies for WWE students. Feedback was positive for Howler Bash, which raised an estimated $20,000 this year. PTSA voted to fund equipment for Art (clay drying racks), Kindergarten (math storage), Music (sound system) and the WWE News (new camera) with a total of approximately $4,700.
Reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Pages with the Pack Raises More Than $43,500
Pages with the Pack 2023 is a wrap, and our WWE community came together to read over 430,000 minutes and collect more than $43,500!
On behalf of Ms. Katsampes, Ms. Duncan, WWE’s incredible teachers and staff, students and PTSA, we would like to extend a huge thank you to everyone that participated in helping WWE surpass its goals! Funds raised this year will go towards completing the STEM room, supporting teachers with supplemental math supplies, and to our community. WWE students once again read more minutes than Fairmount Elementary, which means WWE keeps the traveling trophy for another year and students have earned a school-wide popsicle party.
On Friday, all students had a CRAZY HAIR Day with an assembly to see Ms. Katsampes and Ms. Duncan kiss a donkey and get SLIMED by WWE’s top readers and top fundraisers.
Thank you to our PWTP sponsors that donated wonderful prizes, including Hops & Pie Pizza, Berkeley Donuts, Jeremiah’s Italian Ice, Chipper’s Lanes Entertainment, Skate City,
Urban Air, Activate and Box Cars Limousine!
Meet & Greet with New Principal, Ms. Clay
Recently, Ms. Katsampes, Ms. Duncan, area principals, PTSA and parents welcomed WWE’s new Principal, Cheryl Clay. Ms. Clay is excited to join the WWE community this August! Thank you to everyone that attended the meet & greet to welcome her!
PTSA appreciates Village Orthodontics for providing donuts and Starbucks (Indiana) for providing coffee.
Ms. Clay will also join the SAC/PTSA meeting on
Tuesday, March 14th at 6pm.
Thank You, WWE for a Great Make-A-Wish Week
This year, WWE Wolves showed their spirit and support for RVHS’s Make-A-Wish recipient, Sawyer, by raising over $3,500! Great job, Wolves! Overall, RVHS raised more than $91,000!
New this year, WWE PTSA is fundraising with Mabel’s Labels. Shop for durable, personalized and waterproof labels for your kids’ stuff! Label gear and supplies to keep them out of Lost & Found OR get planning for summer camps.
Go to campaigns.mabelslabels.com and search for West Woods Elementary PTSA. You get labels and WWE PTSA raises funds for our school!
WWE's Parties with a Purpose Makes an Impact!
Thank you to WWE’s generous community that always goes above and beyond and donated to seven local organizations this year: Foothills Animal Shelter, Jeffco Head Start, Marshall Fire Community, Packs of Hope, Arvada Rehab Center and Springwood Memory Care, Serving Kids and A Precious Child. WWE’s donations included gorgeous handmade blankets and ornaments, clothes, books, toys, dog and cat toys, gift cards and much, much more!
Special thanks to WWE’s Pack Parents for their amazing decorations and fun winter parties! The creative handmade gifts and cards for our local organizations were thoughtful and truly brought WWE’s Parties with a Purpose full circle.
WWE Gives Back – BIG for the Holidays
Our WWE community of elves were extremely busy these past few weeks! Thank you to everyone that provided gifts, cards, food, and their time to make this a memorable holiday season for our students, staff, and community!
Here’s a recap:
WWE showed our STAFF how much we love and appreciate them!
-WWE students made creative elf cards for teachers
-PTSA elf’d teachers with classroom supplies, fun treats and fluffy holiday socks
-Parents donated the fixings for a staff hot chocolate bar, cookie exchange, and a delicious baked potato and salad lunch
-Parents donated funds to purchase Freedom Street Social gift cards for ALL 64 staff members (including teachers, office staff, paras, lunchroom staff and custodians)!
WWE gave back to our COMMUNITY!
-Families from every grade level participated in WWE’s annual Parties with a Purpose, donating to local organizations: Foothills Animal Shelter, Jeffco Head Start, Marshall Fire Community, Packs of Hope, Arvada Rehab Center and Springwood Memory Care, Serving Kids and A Precious Child.
-PTSA provided Target gift cards and fluffy holiday socks for 58 staff members at our Sister School, Slater Elementary.
PTSA Pack Parents organized fabulous parties for our STUDENTS!
-Class parties are a favorite time for students and this year’s holiday parties were an absolute blast – thanks to our dedicated Pack Parents!
Thank YOU, WWE community for your generosity!!
Holiday Caroling with Ms. Keefe at
Freedom Street Social Was a Hit!
Thank you to all the WWE Wolves that came out to sing holiday songs with Ms. Keefe at
Freedom Street Social on Dec. 1st!
It was a wonderful time and the team at Jeremiah’s was happy to see WWE for its monthly Spirit Night! Visit Jeremiah's the first Wednesday of each month for WWE Spirit Night! Next one is Jan. 4th!
Happy Retirement, Jody Major!
PTSA wishes WWE Finance and Principal Secretary Jody Major a Happy Retirement! Jody has worked hand-in-hand with WWE and our families for the past 20+ years to ensure everything runs smoothly! Thank you for everything, Jody! We will miss you!
WWE Celebrates New STEM Room!
Last spring, PTSA voted to fund a new STEM room for the school, and this week the room officially opened! The space is bigger, STEM activities and supplies are aplenty, and there’s new, colorful modular furniture. The new STEM room will be a great asset for years to come. Thank you to PTSA and our community for granting the funds to make this happen! Check out 4th graders in action building robots this week.
New! Teacher Favorite Things’ List
New this year, PTSA surveyed the staff to create a WWE Staff 'Favorite Things' list with birthdays, favorite foods, stores, etc. Check out the list HERE – it includes all teachers, AMPS teachers, administration, and support staff.
Can’t Open Wolf Tracks’ Links?
PTSA has received feedback that some Wolf Tracks links aren’t working. We’ve found that if you hold down word that’s hyperlinked a screen will pop-up that prompts you to open the link. Please email email@example.com if you have any other issues.
The WWE Community Powered Up the Staff for Conferences!
Thank you, WWE families! We Powered Up our wonderful staff for conferences this week! They were grateful for all the protein bars and the Power Bowl dinner.
WWE and PTSA Volunteer Sign Ups
Looking to volunteer! PTSA has posted the most current SignUp Genius links HERE.
Thank you for your support!
WWE PTSA is excited to work with a new yearbook partner this year -- TreeRing Yearbooks!
Here’s how it works:
- Click HERE.
- WWE’s custom TreeRing yearbook code is: 10166135742531
- Create a TreeRing account for your student(s)
- Once created, purchase your yearbook and submit candid photos. Each yearbook purchase includes two pages you can customize for your student!
Attention Fifth Grade Parents: Yearbook dedications will be available to purchase for $10. Once this option is available, the Yearbook Committee will share more details in Friday Folders.
Upload Yearbook Pics!
WWE’s yearbook needs candid photos of your kids at WWE events and activities. If you'd like your kid(s) to be included in the yearbook, please follow the link HERE.
Directions for uploading photos:
- Create an account with the link above. WWE’s yearbook passcode is: 10166135742531. (Also a great time to purchase your yearbook!)
- Look for the folder where you’d like to add photos. Click into that folder and use the “add photos” button. If you don’t see a folder that meets your needs, create your own folder and be sure to name it appropriately. Tag your photo with the event/child’s name/grade*.
- Any class party photos should go into that grade's folder along with any photos of your child participating in an activity if it doesn't have an existing folder.
- If you include a "Kids with Pets" photo, make sure to add your child's name and the pet's name.
*Please note that while we make every effort to include your photos, we cannot promise that they will be included.
Thanks in advance for your contributions! Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Community Reward Programs Donate Funds to WWE
Did you know that just by shopping, you can earn funds that go directly back to WWE? Most recently, PTSA received $650 from American Furniture Warehouse! Check out PTSA’s Community Rewards’ programs under the Community Rewards tab above!
Why Join PTSA?
> Your kids will benefit from it > Supports the school and staff
> Meet new people > Get involved and be informed
> You'll feel good about it > No obligation to volunteer
18th Annual Run with the Wolves 5K/1K - That's a Wrap!
Thank you to the 500+ runners and walkers that participated in WWE's 18th Annual Run with the Wolves 5K run/1K walk fundraiser on Sunday, Sept. 18th. For race results, go HERE.
PTSA appreciates our amazing WWE community, our volunteers, Student Government, Choir, the Healthy Schools Team, and the beloved Timber the Mascot for their support and participation. Special shout out to the RV Poms for cheering on our participants as they crossed the finish line, Orangetheory Fitness Arvada/Applewood for warming up the crowd, and the Arvada Fire Department for cooling everyone off post-race!
Congratulations to the 3rd graders for having the most registrations – they won a smoothie party!
Run with the Wolves was generously sponsored by:
Snooze - An A.M. Eatery. F45 West Arvada, Orangetheory Fitness Arvada, Boldt Athletics,
Lane Academy of Martial Arts and PDC Energy.
WWE's Pack Had a Blast at Carnival
PTSA’s Annual Carnival welcomed over 500 students and their families for another fantastic event! Thank you to Global Machinery (owned by a WWE family) for donating the soda for the Pop Toss, MOVE By Morelli and Real Edge for their fun booths, and the many WWE parent volunteers and student volunteers from Drake, Manning, RV and A-West! Special thanks to the Carnival Committee for putting together this annual family favorite event!!
Make sure to check this website for ongoing events and updates throughout the year!
For daily news, follow WWE’s PTSA social pages on Facebook (facebook.com/wweptsa), Instagram (instagram.com/wweptsa) and the WWE Healthy Schools Team on Facebook.
Connect with WWE parents at your student’s grade-level on the following Facebook group pages (not PTSA or school-affiliated):
-WWE Fifth Grade – Class of 2030
PTSA Volunteer Expense Reimbursements
PTSA appreciates our volunteers that dedicate their time to help support our programs and events all year long! Please remember that if you have PTSA expenses, e.g., class party supplies, fundraiser event supplies, etc. to get reimbursed!
A Few Rules of the Road:
- Turn in the expense reimbursement form within 30 days of the expense (form on PTSA website linked here)
- Attach your receipts to the expense reimbursement form
- Have your committee chairperson sign/approve the expense (chairperson contact list linked here)
- Turn the signed expense form into PTSA Treasurer, Amy Bakarich’s PTSA box in the front office
- Any questions? Email email@example.com
Thank you for visiting West Woods Elementary's PTSA website! This site will
help parents stay connected with our PTSA and WWE community.
Register to stay informed about WWE school activities, join PTSA, sign-up for events, volunteer and participate in our new (private) Digital Directory.
If you already have a Membership Toolkit account with another organization,
you can use the same log-in here. Need more information?
Interested in becoming a WWE business sponsor?
Gain visibility among 325 families, 550+ students, and the WWE faculty and staff while supporting your community. Click here to learn more!
Healthy Schools Corner
Healthy School’s hopes your kiddos had fun on our warm and sunny special charm day this week! We want to give a huge thank you to all our volunteers who come out and make this happen every week. We really can’t do this without you! Just a quick reminder - our last Mileage Club is getting close! We will be done for the year at the end of April. Have a fantastic Spring Break! Sign up HERE for just a few final weeks!
PTSA/SAC - April 11th
Meeting is as follows:
6:00pm-6:30pm - SAC Meeting
6:30-8pm - PTSA Meeting
All are welcome to join HERE!