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- Sunday, December 3
- Monday, December 4
- Tuesday, December 5
- Wednesday, December 6
- Thursday, December 7
Staff Favorite Things
PTSA has created 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.
Recap - Oct. 10th
Thank you to everyone that attended the Oct. PTSA Gathering! PTSA Minutes and Budget Info. can be found HERE. (You must login to the site to access.) PTSA approved requests to fund the following: Watch Dogs (Dads of Great Students) Program, which will kick-off at WWE in Nov. - $1,000; and Hope Chest. A former WWE administrator with breast cancer has asked to support the local Hope Chest organization. PTSA will donate Oct. Spirit Night funds and match the amount raised. The next PTSA Gathering is Thursday, Nov. 16th in the STEM room. Any questions, please email PTSA.
WWE’s Annual ‘Parties with a Purpose’
Kicks Off for the Holiday Season
During the holiday season, WWE students turn their focus to support our community for its annual Parties with a Purpose initiative. This is an opportunity to serve others by donating needed items and helping students to experience the purest of joy this time of year has to offer! Each grade level selects a local non-profit or organization and collects items needed for the holidays. In addition, during each class party, Pack Parents incorporate a purposeful activity that brings the focus full circle.
Grade-level SignUp Geniuses information is below. All items can be brought into your student’s classrooms starting Tuesday, Nov. 28th. Please look at each grade level for donation deadlines as they vary a bit based on each organization’s timing.
With Black Friday on Nov. 24th, this is a great time to start shopping!
Kindergarten – Arvada Fire Operation Santa - SignUp Genius
4th Grade - Senior Living Facilities - SignUpGenius
SignUp! Send in Holiday Treats for our Amazing WWE Staff
The holidays are almost here and PTSA’s Staff Appreciation team has a fun Gingerbread Theme planned this year. On Monday, Dec. 18th, staff will be treated to a Baked Potato Bar Lunch and on Tuesday Dec. 19th, a Colossal Cookie Exchange. Sign Up HERE to bring in your favorite cookies (homemade or store bought) to share with the staff or something for the baked potato bar.
PTSA is also collecting money for gift cards to local restaurants (via Venmo, cash or check -- more to come on that!) The money will be divided equally amongst all staff including office, paras, custodians, lunchroom, etc.
GINGERBREAD CARDS FOR WWE STAFF
Help your child fill out, decorate, and cut out a gingerbread man card for their teacher (check your Friday Folders!). Download another one HERE! Send the card in to your child’s teacher by Dec. 1st. PTSA will use the cards to decorate the halls of WWE and then return it to the teachers later for them to keep.
As always, your participation in all of the above is optional. Thank you for your help!
That's a Wrap on 'The Secret Garden'!
On Nov. 11th, more than 60 WWE students performed in Missoula Theater’s ‘The Secret Garden’. Congratulations to all the students that worked hard to memorize lines and songs in a week’s time.
It’s truly incredible!
Thank you to WWE front office staff, parent volunteers and our WWE Missoula host family – the Tortoriges -- for your support! If you didn’t have a chance to attend, her is a LINK to the video of the performance.
Watch DOGS Program Set to Kick-Off Dec. 4th
Save the Date!
Spirit Night and Caroling at Freedom Street Social
with Ms. Turner Dec. 6th
Back for its second year, is caroling with Ms. Turner at WWE's Freedom Street Spirit Night on Wednesday, Dec. 6th! Come on out, sing holiday songs and grab dinner from any of the delicious eateries, including the new Chulo Taco! Don't forget to mention West Woods when you order! A portion of each sale will go back to our school!
Holiday Cards + Minted = Funds for WWE!
The holidays are right around the corner and PTSA is partnering with Minted.com to help raise funds for WWE! Use PTSA’s unique code: FUNDRAISEWESTWOOODSELM and get 20% off Minted cards year-round. For every order placed, Minted donates 15% back to our school. To participate, visit minted.com and apply WWE’s code at checkout. Share the code with friends and family—the more people that shop Minted using our code, the more WWE earns! (Please note, there are three O’s in the code!)
'Parker Basketball Jones' Visits WWE
WWE Students were treated to a fantastic assembly with ‘Parker Basketball Jones’ on Friday! Parker focused on kindness, supporting others, working hard, and that mistakes are okay. He had the students engaged with his basketball tricks and student participation, and by the end he had everyone up and dancing. It was a great way to wrap-up the week! Thank you, PTSA for bringing this assembly to WWE!
Pumpkin Drop 2023 is Smashingly Fun!
PTSA’s Annual Pumpkin Drop was another fun day watching pumpkins drop and smash -- all to raise funds for WWE's sister school, Slater Elementary -- with more than 100 pumpkins dropped and over $520 raised! Slater Elementary Principal Brooke Tolmachoff and some of her staff were on-hand to watch meet our West Woods community.
A big shout out to Arvada Rent-Alls for donating the scissor lift, Community Farms for taking our smashed pumpkins to help feed their livestock, and we could not do it all without Arvada Fire Captain Tim McMahon to drop the pumpkins and his crew of WWE dads --Tim Dillon, Jason Eaton, Ryan Kvamme and Jeff Sanderson!
If you didn’t have a chance to pay for your pumpkin to be smashed or would like to contribute toward the Slater Elementary fund, there is still time to donate via Venmo at @westwoodsptsa.
Reflections Update 2023
All Reflections entries have been submitted! Thank you to the students that participated! PTSA will reach out to families with next steps in the coming weeks.
WWE Spirit Night at the Denver Nuggets - March 29th
Come out for a WWE Spirit Night and cheer on the World Champion Denver Nuggets as they play the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday, March 29th at 7pm. Tickets start at $39 each and a portion of ticket sales will be donated back to WWE. The first 80 people that purchase tickets will either get the opportunity to watch the Nuggets Warm Up or do a Post-Game Free Throw.
Tickets are sold on a first come, first served basis. Ticket prices are subject to change without notice. All sales are final. Order tickets HERE!
Halloween Party Fun!
WWE students were treated to fantastic Halloween Parties thanks to PTSA's amazing Pack Parents. Thank you to everyone that planned, volunteered and contributed supplies to the parties! Don't forget to upload Halloween pictures to the yearbook HERE
Student Government Sneaker Drive Collects Over 800 Pairs!
The Sneaker Drive was a huge success! WWE Student Government collected over 800 pairs of sneakers, and they're in the process of being shipped to Got Sneakers to be recycled. Fourth Grade was the big winner collecting 233 pairs of sneakers! Thanks to everyone who donated their shoes!
Fore the Kids’ Golf Tournament a Success!
Thank you to all the golfers and volunteers who generously offered their time and talent to make this year’s annual 'Fore the Kids' Golf Tournament a success! A great day was enjoyed by all. This event raised an estimated $12,000 that will be used to help fund WWE's new Watch Dogs Safety program and interior and exterior improvements at the school. Lastly, a huge shout out to PTSA's amazing Annual Sponsors and Golf Sponsors for helping to make the day possible!
WWE has an awesome community!
New!! Wish Your WWE Student a Happy Birthday!
Wish your student "Happy Birthday!" on WWE's brand new marquee (located off of 72nd Ave.)! The message will rotate throughout the day of your choice. Messages need to be requested at least
TWO weeks prior to when you want the message posted. So, please plan accordingly!
Cost is $20 with all funds going back to WWE.
Schedule it HERE!
Run with the Wolves Rocked!
Awesome job to the nearly 600 runners and walkers that participated in WWE's 19th Annual Run with the Wolves 5K run/1K walk fundraiser on Sunday, Sept. 17th. WWE raised $9k this year, which will go back to WWE for interior and exterior improvements! For race results, go HERE.
PTSA appreciates its amazing WWE community, our volunteers, Student Government, WWE Choir, the Healthy Schools Team, and the beloved Timber the Mascot for their support and participation. Special shout out to the Smith Family for leading off the race, F45 West Arvada for warming up the crowd, the Drake Orchestra for its music along the course, the RV Poms for cheering on our participants as they crossed the finish line, the Arvada Fire Department for cooling everyone off post-race, and the amazing RWTW team that organized it all! Check out the grade level winner's pictures posted on the bulletin board near the main entrance. Congratulations to the 4th graders for having the most registrations – they win a smoothie party!
WWE and PTSA Volunteer Sign Ups
Looking to volunteer! PTSA has posted the most current SignUp Genius links HERE.
Thank you for your support!
Make sure to check this website for ongoing events and updates throughout the year!
Connect with WWE parents at your student’s grade-level through
the following Facebook group pages (not PTSA or school-affiliated):
Local 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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Healthy Schools Corner
CAFE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! We miss you! Back by popular demand - the sign up has been extended! We are looking for volunteers for our KINDER and FIRST grade lunch periods (11:00-11:50am). We appreciate you helping our little learners cruise through the hot lunch line, open lunch items, answer questions and help us make lunch an enjoyable and nourishing part of the day! Sign up HERE!
WAY TO GO JR. RECESS LEADERS! Our 4th and 5th grade student leaders are doing a FANTASTIC job at recess! These trained student leaders visit our younger grades lunch recess. Our kinder, 1st and 2nd graders light up when they see these older kids ready to spend time with them at recess. To learn more visit HERE!