Dear Westchester Families,
My name is Shannon Igney and I will be serving all of you as the PTO president for the 2020 - 2021 school year. Whether you are a returning family or new to our community, please let me extend a warm welcome on behalf of the Westchester Parent Teacher Organization (PTO).
As we are all intimately aware this year will look very different from year’s past. That said, it is the mission of the PTO to support the educational and recreational needs of our students as well as promote communication between the administration, staff, parents and the community. Accomplishing this goal takes the volunteerism of many, and we are very lucky to have a strong PTO Executive Board and Committee Leadership Team in place ready to meet the challenges we find our community in today.
As a parent with a child at Westchester, you are automatically a member of the PTO. We would love for you to show your support by participating in the events and activities planned throughout the year. We are diligently working on establishing the calendar of events, and as soon as we have some concrete information, it will be posted to the website, Facebook and sent to you via email. This year in particular, the calendar will be fluid; so please make sure to check it often. In addition to events, we invite you to attend all or as many PTO meetings as you can. Typically, meetings are held once a month on Tuesday evenings from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Specific dates will be communicated on the website as well as the Wednesday weekly updates and Sunday evening phone calls.
It is most likely that many of our traditional WE events will look and feel different this time around; nonetheless, your time and involvement is essential to a strong and vibrant community.
We will kick off the year with a socially distanced outdoor PTO meeting on Thursday, Aug. 6 from 6:30 to 7:30 at Pioneer Park. All are welcome!
Thank you for all that you do for our WE Wild Cats! I am looking forward to a year of growth and excitement in learning as we navigate this new normal together.
Yours in Service,