Westbriar Elementary School PTA
October is such a lovely time of year when the trees and weather change and students get excited to plan their Halloween costumes!
Your PTA continues to work together with our caring and creative administrators and teachers to bring your family student events and parent programming that directly impacts our students. By now most classrooms should have identified a homeroom parent who will work with our new RISE and Homeroom parent co-leads, Sun Sull and MaDiha Mahmood. Working together as a team, your PTA is helping homeroom leads virtually plan, share resources and bring our teachers and classes fun ways to come together in the current school year!
Thank you to Jenny & Tom Sellers for organizing our first teacher appreciation project- many parents and students took the time to tell us why they love Westbriar teachers – check it out on our website – we have the best teachers! Thank you to Ms. Karen Fuselier for speaking at our last PTA meeting and for bringing us so many great author visits! A big shout out also to Ms. Elisa Clifton, who championed Walk to School Day last week.
If you missed the October Chaos to Calm presentation by Mary Turos, one of our favorite tips was to keep a bottle of bubbles at your student’s desk. The act of blowing bubbles uses the diaphragm and helps calm and alleviate stress. A two-pager on her presentation with resources can be found on the PTA website once logged in as a member.
Not a member yet? Please join today by going to www.westbrairpta.org/join - joining does NOT commit you to volunteering or “having to do x, y or z” rather it means you want to support your PTA who is advocating and working for all students, including yours! We want all teachers and parents to be PTA members!
Please check your SPAM to make sure your PTA emails are not going to spam, if they are, please mark them as “not junk!” This month be looking for information on the following PTA sponsored events:
Dining for Dollars – Wed, October 14th from 4 to 8pm at Vienna Chipotle – Calling all burrito lovers, Foil your dinner plans and stop by the Chipotle at 213 Maple Ave E in Vienna for our fundraiser on Wednesday, October 14 from 4:00pm - 8:00pm. We're raising money to support Westbriar PTA, so just download a flyer from the link below or mention the fundraiser at checkout and they'll donate 33% of the proceeds to the cause!
PTA Meeting - Thursday, Oct 15th 7pm - We hope to see you logged in at our upcoming Zoom Meeting. Logged in members can find the link on our website and a link will be emailed to all current members.
Odyssey of the Mind Information Session - Tuesday, Oct 20th 5:30pm - being held virtually (Detail are HERE). Previous Westbriar Odyssey teams have won top spots at the World Finals. Join this fun, mind growing STEAM oriented challenge and work in self-directed teams (with a parent-coach) to participate in the regional competition!
Author Visit – Monday, Oct 26th at 1pm Author Keir Graff will visit students in 3rd-6thGrade via BBC – his books can be purchased at https://www.bookwormcentral.comusing the code ‘westbriar’ and a percentage of sales will return to the PTA!
Halloween MAD Science SPOOKTACULAR, Monday, Oct 26th at 4pm – Don’t miss this spook-tacular Mad Science Halloween STEM show where the scientist creates a Mad Science Brew filled with foggy effects and flashes of light. They will teach our little ghouls the science of Halloween while watching colorful indoor fireworks.
Finally, it’s that season where we start thinking about the holidays and order decorations, gifts and more, pretty please, set up your Andriod or Apple Amazon App to allow Amazon Smile and a percentage of your purchases return to the PTA at no expense to you! Here is the HOW TO video! https://youtu.be/z27TooQWn4g Be sure to choose Westbriar Elementary PTA
You can also find warm, cute and customized holiday gifts at www.WestbriarSpiritwear.com and each month there are new coupon codes.
In Health,Your PTA Board