• Dear Westchester’s Families,

    On behalf of the Westchester Parent Teacher Organization (PTO), let me welcome you to the start of the 2021-22 school year and a new year of PTO.  My name is Jaclyn Scroggins and I will be serving as the PTO President for the 2021-2022 school year. My Husband, Kenny and I have a 2nd grader at Westchester.  I am looking forward to continuing the working partnership that has been established with the School Board, Administration, our amazing Teachers and our invaluable Staff to provide an excellent learning experience for our children.  If this is your first year at Westchester Elementary School, I would like to extend a very warm WE Wild Cat welcome to each of you.  If you are a returning family, I know that you are as excited as I am to be starting the school year, and hopefully a more normal school year again.

    As a parent with a child at Westchester, you are automatically a member of the PTO.  The Westchester PTO works collaboratively to support the school through many events and volunteer opportunities.   We are all parents trying to give our kids the best educational and social experience possible. This could not happen without the donation of time and resources from all of you.  We would love for you to show your support by participating in the events and activities planned throughout the year. Your participation might be that of a committee member, volunteer, or as an attendee. Whatever level of participation you select, your time and involvement will certainly be appreciated. 

    Please see the link labeled “PTO Calendar 2021-22” for a list of dates for the school year.  With the safety guidelines constantly changing, please make sure to check it often. You can also click on the links labeled “PTO Board 2019-2020” and “Westchester 101” to see a list of the current committee members and a description of the committees’ responsibilities. In addition to events, we invite you to attend all or as many PTO meetings as you can.  Typically, meetings are held the second Tuesday of the month 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.

    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 work together! Feel free to contact me if you are interested in volunteering.

    Jaclyn Scroggins

    westchesterpto@kirkwoodschools.org