SEPTEMBER - BACK-TO SCHOOL PICNIC
The back to school picnic is an informal gathering of families, usually held on a Friday early in June. Bring a blanket and something to eat or order pizza and salads from Potomac Pizza, and enjoy socializing with other families on the school field and playground.
SEPTEMBER – ANNUAL CAMPAIGN
OCTOBER – PARENT VISITATION DAY
Parent Visitation Day is scheduled on Columbus Day (a federal holiday) and is an opportunity for parents to visit the classroom and see what a typical school morning is like. (It is typical, except for the fact that there are 30 parents sitting in the classroom, too). Visitation Day usually begins 20-30 minutes AFTER the start of school and lasts through the morning, ending just before lunch.
"Kids Helping Kids" Anti-Hunger Campaign. It calls for students across Maryland to raise food for hungry peers across the state. It is co-managed by the Maryland Food Bank and Harvest for the Hungry, and made possible through the Department of Education. Last year more than 400 schools took part in Kids Helping Kids bringing in more than 450,000 pounds of food for local food banks.
We will be collecting from now until the end of October.
Donations must be unopened and nonperishable.
Most needed items include:
Canned proteins (tuna, salmon, peanut butter, beans, chicken)
Pasta and rice
Fruits and juices
Breakfast (cereal, oatmeal, quick oats, granola, cereal bars)
Soups and stews (Chili, chicken noodle, vegetable, turkey and rice)
Dairy (shelf stable milk, evaporated milk, infant formula)
NOVEMBER or DECEMBER - BOOK FAIR
The Book Fair is a significant fall fundraising event held in the Media Center over the course of a few days to raise funds and promote reading. Often special events (authors, speakers or activities) are a part of the fun – some events are held in the afternoon and some in the evening.
JANUARY - BINGO NIGHT
This fun evening is open to all Westbrook families and is held in the Westland Middle School Cafeteria. Cards are available for a minimal fee and there are many opportunities to win fun prizes.
FEBRUARY - TALENT SHOW
All Westbrook superstars in grades 2-5 are invited to showcase their talents at the annual Westbrook Talent Show. This fun event is eagerly anticipated by all Westbrook students! It is held at in the Westland Middle School Cafeteria and all Westbrook students are invited to come and watch the Westbrook performers.
MARCH - INTERNATIONAL AND MULTICULTURAL NIGHT
International and Multicultural Night is a long-standing tradition held in the Westland Middle School cafeteria. It is a springtime evening event where families share their cultural backgrounds with the school community. Hosts often wear their national dress and provide samples of their cuisine for small fees. Cultural exhibits and activities are also a part of this fun evening. The PTA-sponsored language classes usually perform short programs at this event.
MARCH - SKATE NIGHT
Skate Night is a fun family tradition! Doors open at 6:30pm at Cabin John Ice Rink. Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door from PTA volunteers.
MAY - CARNIVAL
The Westbrook Carnival is (and has been for decades) held after school on the first Friday in May. A wide range of activities - including games and rides - and food in the form of concessions, bake sales and a cake walk provide fun for the whole family.
Tip: Plan to participate somehow - by taking a daytime or afternoon volunteer shift at Carnival. Parents with young children often help with set up the morning of Carnival. Volunteer shifts are also available for middle and high school students. Carnival is a major undertaking that requires the assistance of every Westbrook family to ensure its traditional success.
JUNE – END OF SCHOOL PICNIC
The end of school picnic is an informal gathering of families, usually held on a Friday early in June. Bring a blanket and something to eat or order pizza and salads from Potomac Pizza, and enjoy socializing with other families on the school field and playground.