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Your PTA Thanks YOU

    • Thank you to Adam Strawn, who came early and stayed late at what became our last in-person PTA meeting on March 12th to present to parents (virtually and in person) about all of our distance learning resources.  Mr. Strawn, we cannot thank you enough for your time and your help.  We had a head-start on those weeks without teacher instruction because of your efforts. 

    • Thank you to Roopa Chowbey and Adam Strawn, who didn't let our quarantine stop the Science Fair from happening!  Our kiddos (32 of them!) were able to post their FlipGrid videos about their projects and hold live discussions over Zoom with a panel of judges recruited from Marshall High School and our community.  What a great way to show that science, school, and fun can still happen, despite our staying at home!

    • Thank you to Katie Bayer for putting together our Staff Appreciation Week, May 4th - 8th.  Katie really thought outside the box to come up with virtual presents and creative ways to show our love for our Westbriar teachers each day.  She worked hard and did an amazing job to make sure that every staff person in our school felt appreciated and loved!
    • Meeting Minutes

      Click here for February 2020 General Assembly meeting minutes.




      Click HERE to view Adam Strawn's lecture from Thursday, March 12th regarding distance learning!  Click HERE to access the handout from Mr. Strawn's lecture.

                                               Mark Your Calendars

      MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND:  Our teachers will be coming into the building over the next two weeks to organize and pack out their classrooms, and we want to welcome them with some arts and crafts over this Memorial Day weekend!  Here are a couple of great ideas from Natalie Lueders for how to do it:

      1)  CHALK the WALK:  Bring your own sidewalk chalk or use ours.  Pick a small section of the sidewalk in front of the school and let your kids decorate it with their own lovely art and sayings for their teachers!

      • Social distancing rules still apply -- keep at least 6 feet of distancefrom one another;
      • Please wear a mask if other families are there at the same time;
      • If you're using the chalk we provide, please choose one bag of pre-packaged chalk (like cookies on a tray, take the first one you touch) and take it home with you;
      • Please chalk all sidewalks at the front of the school; and
      • Please DO NOT chalk the school building itself!

      Stop by, draw with your heart, and help welcome our teachers and staff back into the building.  CHALK the WALK supplies will be available at Westbriar under the front porch overhang on Sunday morning (after the rains on Friday and Saturday) and all day Monday.

      2)  POST the DOORS and HALLS:  Have your children create signs, drawings, and posters (any size -- from 8 1/2 x 11 inches to 2 x 3 feet) with their artwork and messages of hope and love to their teachers!  Deliver to Natalie Lueders (8702 Thunderbird Court -- leave them in the carport under the Nerf guns) by Monday evening. 

      Thank you, Natalie, for these great ideas!  We hope we get lots of messages and artwork from Westbriar students for our staff!

      5/28/20 -- Year-End Virtual PTA meeting

      Our final (virtual) meeting of the year will be held on Thursday, May 28th, at 7PM.  Sign up HERE so we can send you the Zoom info.  (Please sign up by 6PM on the 28th to receive the Zoom info.)

      At this meeting, we will be holding elections for officers for next year as well as passing an interim budget.  Here is our slate for PTA officers for next year:

      President - Natalie Lueders

      VP of Enrichment - Lindsay Weitz

      VP of Membership - Kristy Creagh

      Treasurer - Deirdre Naughton

      Secretary - Julianna Lieu

      If you would like to nominate yourself* or someone else* to run against the PTA slate for one of these positions, please contact Trish Vanstory BY 5PM ON MONDAY, MAY 25TH, so we can coordinate the elections.  *You must be a current PTA member to run for a PTA office.

      Sprout School Supply Kits on Sale NOW!
      With all the uncertainty, at least one thing we know for sure:  Our kids will need school supplies in the fall, come what may.  This year, more than ever, it's great to let the PTA and Sprout do the shopping for you!  Go to www.sproutsupplies.com/supplykits and enter school code WES004 to order your student's kit.  Don't forget -- you're ordering for NEXT YEAR, so if you have a third grader now, order a fourth grade kit.  *Note that some grades have different kits for AAP students. 

      We know what you're thinking -- we don't even know whether school will be happening in the fall.  But either way, you'll need these supplies for your kiddos, and we will figure out how to get them to you if the school building is closed.  This way, Sprout takes care of the shopping for you and you can stay home, where it's safe.  

      Refund policy:  Cancel your order before July 15, 2020, when Sprout starts delivering kits to schools.  Or, after receiving your kit, you can return the entire kit with all of its contents unopened within 30 days of delivery.  (Shipping to the warehouse facility is the responsibility of the customer at that point.)


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       Pi Night - a Math Celebration!! 

      On January 31st, Westbriar ES enjoyed its first ever Pi Night - a Math Celebration, the brainchild of Karen Hall, who brought it to life with the support of our administration and lots of our staff!  



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      • 2/13/20 Library 7:00 PM (Debra Burns and Colleen O'Neill, 5th Grade)
      • 3/12/20 Library 7:00 PM
        Come at 6PM to hear Adam Strawn speak re tech resources our students use at school and at home!
      • 4/16/20 Virtual meeting, 7:00 PM 
      • 5/28/20 Virtual meeting, 7:00 PM


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