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  • March 05, 2013 10:03 AM | Anonymous

    Dollars for Scholars

    • Friday, March 22nd
    • Westalke High School
    • Doors open: 6:00 p.m.
    • Game Time: 7:00 p.m.
    • Tickets: $5 Pre-Game $6 at the door
    Come see Westlake staffers take on WHS seniors at at the annual Seniors vs. Staff Basketball Game benefiting Westalke Council of PTAs scholarships for graduating WHS students! Along with the game, take a chance at the $1,000 Grand Prize raffle drawing, bid on some of the amazing Silent Auction items, have fun with the kiddos with the children's activities and more!

    Some of the Auction and Raffle items as of today include:
    • Cookies by CrisPicturetakers
    • WHS Parking Space
    • Prom and After Prom Tickets
    • Principals and Porter Librarian for a Day
    • Tailgate Package that includes Cornhole Boards with bags!
    • One of a kind WHS memorabilia
    • and many more!

    To purchase tickets or for more information contact Marie Novak at novakmarie@hotmail.com .

    Raffle tickets are also on sale for $5 a ticket for a chance to win $1000. People can contact Marie or any of the WECPTA executive board to purchase raffle tickets.

    Event and raffle tickets will also be available at the General Meeting, Tuesday, March 12, 2013.
  • February 15, 2013 11:49 PM | Anonymous
    Consider sending your child to Rocky River United Methodist Nursery School for the Fall 2013 school year. We are currently accepting registrations for the 2013-2014 school year. We still have openings in both our 3 and 4 year old programs. Registration information and forms can be found online at rrumc.org.

    Please call Becky Satayathum, Registrar or Karen Freeh, Director with any questions or for a tour at (440) 331-7676 (ext. 230), or e-mail us at rrumns@gmail.com. Thank you!

  • February 15, 2013 11:46 PM | Anonymous
  • February 15, 2013 11:42 PM | Anonymous

    The Cooperative Preschool of Bay Village invites children of all ages & and their families to the annual

    Co-OP Carnival

    Tuesday, March 5th, 2013
    6:00 - 8:00 p.m.Bay Village Middle School Cafeteria

    Featuring: 
    • Carnival Games
    • Cupcake Walk
    • Photo Booth
    • Entertainment
    • Bake Sale
    • Raffles & More!
    Children of all ages and their families are welcome to attend. Carnival games, cupcake walk, photo booth and raffle require tickets. All proceeds go to the Cooperative Preschool of Bay Village, a 501c(3) organization.

    The Cooperative Preschool of Bay Village
    440-899-7240 • www.baycoopschool.org
  • January 21, 2013 1:11 PM | Anonymous
    Just imagine a world where anything is possible: an elephant up in a tree, a person too tiny to see, a heroic child and dreams running wild! Come to a place where helping a friend, never giving up, and keeping a promise come alive in this wonderful tale that delights anyone young at heart!

    Two performances:

    Friday, February 8th 7:00 p.m. &
    Saturday, February 9th 1:00 p.m.
    Doors open one hour prior to the show. Arrive early for the best seating

    Admission:$5.00/person Children 2and under FREE
    You can purchase ticketsat the door the day of the performance or at Lee Burneson MiddleSchool.

    Westlake Performing Arts Center
    Westlake High School
    27830 Hilliard Blvd.
  • December 17, 2012 10:32 PM | Anonymous
    December 17, 2012

    It is with heavy hearts and the deepest sympathy that we express our condolences to the families and communities affected by the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. We have watched with profound sadness, pained that school violence has again claimed so many beloved students and educators. As you read these words, the families in Newtown, Connecticut are enduring unspeakable heartache and loss. Together let us pray that they will receive the comfort they so desperately need.

    National PTA and the Connecticut PTSA pledge our unwavering support to the Newtown community. In the past few days, we have met with PTA leaders of all of the schools in Newtown, including the Sandy Hook PTA, and community leaders who have requested our help in supporting the families. For those of us who are looking to be of assistance in the aftermath, we share the following projects in need of your support:

    Welcome Students to a Winter Wonderland
    When school resumes for Sandy Hook, it will be in a new building. Parent-volunteers are working to ensure that the students are welcomed back by a winter wonderland with the entire school decorated with as many unique snowflakes as possible. We encourage senders to be as creative as possible, remembering that no two snowflakes are alike. Please make and send snowflakes by January 12, 2013 to the Connecticut PTSA address at the end of this email.

    Donating and Organizing Fundraisers for Sandy Hook Elementary School
    Donations will be accepted indefinitely to the Connecticut PTSA “Sandy Hook Fund” to provide ongoing support to the community. Please send checks to the Connecticut PTSA address listed at the end of this email. Group fundraising projects may include walk-a-thons, spirits days, pajama days, etc., which may be scheduled at your convenience.

    For student-run coin drives, please submit all donations by February 14, 2012.

    The Newtown community has requested only monetary donations at this time. For service or product donation inquiries, please contact newtownboe@gmail.com. To contact Sandy Hook PTA, please email sandyhook@ctpta.org.

    National PTA Advocacy
    Toward the end of the week, we will be prepared to share with you how best to advocate for school safety at the state and federal levels in response to this tragedy. As we said on Friday, National PTA prioritizes the protection of children in all schools and believes it is fundamental to learning. We have several position statements and resolutions related to school violence and child safety, which we will package and share widely very soon. Rest assured, we fully plan to engage our powerful network of nearly 5 million dedicated members to make a difference on this issue.

    Resources
    Many parents may feel at a loss about how to approach the subject of school violence with their children. For information on helping your child cope, discussing issues of violence and hate, and keeping your school safe, please visit our website at PTA.org/schoolviolence.

    Thank you for your generous support and dedication to the children and families of Newtown, Connecticut.


    Warm regards,
    Betsy Landers
    National PTA President 

    Jim Accomando
    Connecticut PTSA President

    Please send all snowflakes and donations to:
    Connecticut PTSA
    60 Connolly Parkway
    Building 12, Suite 103
    Hamden, CT 06514

  • December 17, 2012 10:31 PM | Anonymous
    To Our Westlake Schools Parents,

    The events in Newtown, Connecticut, on Friday were tragic, incomprehensible and extremely saddening. Circumstances like these hit close to home and emotionally wear on us all. First and foremost, we want you to let you know again that we understand the importance of continuing to put forth our very best effort to ensure our schools are as safe and secure as possible. We realize some of our safety precautions and processes can be inconveniences, but know that those procedures were thoughtfully created with our local safety forces to ensure a safe and secure environment for our staff and students.

    This has been and continues to be a top priority for the Westlake City Schools. We will remain vigilant in following safety and security protocols. We regularly revisit those protocols with Westlake Police and our safety committee quarterly and immediately after an event like the one that took place Friday. Should any adjustments to our procedures be made we will communicate those to you. As always, if you have input you believe will contribute to improving our efforts you are encouraged to share that with your child's principal.

    There is a high likelihood your child has approached you about the Newtown tragedy. We have provided a resource from the National Association of School Psychologists on our website - www.wlake.org - for our families who are looking for support for these types of conversations. You can let your child know the district works very hard and thoughtfully to ensure our schools are safe. We have a comprehensive safety plan developed with the Westlake Police and Fire Departments and continually evaluate and update the plan to be prepared for all emergencies.

    It takes much more than a deep knowledge of standards and teaching strategies to see we Educate for Excellence every day. Thank you for entrusting us with your child, we know what a privilege that is and will continue to work in partnership with you to provide the right care for them to learn in a safe environment.

    The Westlake City Schools
  • September 12, 2012 9:11 AM | Anonymous
    eTrak Powered by Verizon Powered by Verizon helps parents Always Know children are safe with its revolutionary new location-tracking device. This lightweight, domino-sized device uses highly accurate, patented GPS+ technology to show a child’s location on any smartphone or computer. Other features ensure that if the device goes outside a prescribed area or a child pushes the “panic button,” messages are sent to multiple recipients with the device’s location and directions on how to get there.

    For a limited time, PTA parents can order the device free of charge, (regularly $99), paying only the one-time activation fee ($39) and monthly subscription fee of $15. Plus, for every PTA parent’s subscription order, eTrak is donating $6 to their local unit and $2 each to their State PTA and National PTA. Click here to learn more and take advantage of this limited time offer.
  • September 12, 2012 9:00 AM | Anonymous
  • September 11, 2012 4:09 PM | Anonymous

    A Bloomin' Affair is pleased to announce our new Autumn sale!

     Partnering with Dean’s Greenhouse and Nursery, Westlake Council of PTAs is offering beautiful Autumn patio and porch baskets for your seasonal decorations!

    Each {plastic} oval terra cotta pot contains one 8” hardy flowering mum in your choice of yellow, burgundy or orange, one 5” pansy and one 5” ornamental kale in coordinating colors, and one 5” hardy ivy, and is only $25! See the attached order form and photos and order yours today!

    Proceeds benefit Westlake Council of PTAs and the many parent and
     student programs that it provides. Orders are due to any Westlake City School building by Friday, September 14. Plant pick-up will be on Thursday, October 4 at Parkside Intermediate School front bus loop from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Contact Barbara Hall, Chairperson, at 440.899.0742 for more information.

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