September 2018 Events

Tuesday September 4th: 3pm-4pm Kindergarten Popsicle Party.  For all incoming Kindergarten students.  The building will be open at 2:45 for kindergarten students to get a sneak peak at their classrooms and drop of any supplies for the school year.

Wednesday September 5th:  First day of school for grades 1-5!!

Monday September 10th:  Fall harvest day with Backyard Growers.  Please contact Deb Telep at if you would like to help out with harvest or tasting day.

Tuesday September 11th:  Fall tasting day.  The children will get to taste the items harvested the previous day during their lunch block.

Monday September 17th: Charleston wrap fundraiser begins!!  Look for catalog and order information to come home in your child’s backpack.  This fundraiser is a big part of our budget for the year and helps to pay for enrichment, family fun, outdoor recess equipment and much more.  If you cannot participate in this fundraiser find another way to contribute that works for you!!

Tuesday September 18th:  Early release day, students will be dismissed at noon.

Tuesday September 18th:  Fall staff appreciation luncheon hosted by West Parish PTO.  If you would like to contribute you can send a monetary donation back in the envelope sent home, make a donation via our paypal link on our website or the facebook page, or you can send in fruit or a dessert the day of the event.  The teachers truly appreciate this special treat and it is a great way to say thank you to them for loving our children for 6 hours a day!

Wednesday September 19th: September West Parish PTO meeting in the library at 6:30pm to be followed by the 5th grade committee meeting at approximately 7:30pm.

Wednesday September 26th:  School pictures.  Please send in your envelopes with your child on the day of the event if you would like to order photos.

Thursday September 27th:  West Parish Open House.  Grades K-2 are from 5-6pm.  Grades 3-5 are from 6-7pm.  This is a parent only event.  Please try to carpool with friends or neighbors and please try to not arrive early for the second session or leave late from the first session to make adequate parking for all parents.

Welcome new and returning parents to the 2018-2019 school year!

Stay Informed!

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The best way to stay on top of 1/2 days and events at school is to download the Google calendar onto your smart phone. Follow this link to the West Parish School calendar and click on the download link in the lower right hand corner.

Did you know that you can see the school lunch menu for the school year on your phone? Go to the app store and download the Nutrislice app, then type in your city/state and choose West Parish Elementary!

A safe and easy way to pay for your child’s lunch is by using the following link on Send Money to School. You can put money in the account when ever you want for your child to easily purchase breakfast or lunch.

Looking forward to another great school year!!

March News

Tuesday March 6th:  Early Release, children are dismissed at noon.

Wednesday March 7th:  Math Information Night at East Gloucester Elementary School 6:00pm-7:00pm.  Learn about the best practices and strategies to help your child at home with the Math in Focus program.

Wednesday March 14th:  PTO meeting at 6:30pm in the Library.  5th grade committee meeting to follow at 7:30pm.

Thursday March 15th:  Early Release, children dismissed at noon.

Friday March 30th:  West Parish PTO Skydome Planetarium Show!!  Doors open at 6pm, the first show is at 6:15pm, the second show is at 7:15pm.  You MUST sign up ahead of time for a show time if you would like to attend.  Please fill out and send in the form that was sent home with your child last week or email if you would like to reserve a time.  Space at each show is limited.

November 2017 Events

Tuesday November 7th:  West Parish PTO bake sale 8am-8pm.  Don’t forget to bake!

Tuesday November 7th:  Halloween Candy for Heroes 8am-8pm.  Donate any unwanted halloween candy to the troops along with travel size toiletries, batteries, socks, and notes of thanks!

Tuesday November 14th:  PTO meeting in the cafeteria at 6:30pm followed by 5th grade committee at 7:30pm.  Join us to discuss important upcoming events at school!

Monday November 27th-Friday December 1st:  Scholastic Book Fair.  There will be no library this week.  Follow the link below to sign up for the book fair.   Children will visit it twice, the first time to preview and the second time to buy.


October 2017 Events

Monday October 2nd – Tuesday October 31st  Institution for Savings will donate it’s 5% fee to change coins to paper currency to West Parish PTO.  Please tell your friends and family if they exchange their coins they will help support our non profit organization!

Monday October 2nd- Friday October 13th   Box Tops for Education Competition  Ask your friends and family to help collect!  The class that collects the most will win extra recess.  Last year we made $2280, that is FREE money.

Wednesday October 11th  October PTO meeting in the cafeteria at 6:30pm.  We will be talking about the upcoming bake sale, Scholastic Book Fair and the Holiday Event on Friday December 1st.

Friday October 20th  5th Grade Halloween event.  Help support the 5th grade committee by joining us from 6pm-8pm in the cafeteria for a haunted house, games, food and costume contest.  This is not a free event.

Tuesday October 31st  Halloween!!  Do you have extra Halloween candy that you don’t want hanging around the house?  We will be holding a Halloween candy for Heros drive to collect candy, toothbrushes, toothpaste and dental floss to send to troops overseas!  Stay tuned for details!!

September 2017 Events

Wednesday September 13th   First PTO Meeting at 6:30pm followed by 5th grade committee meeting at 7:30pm.  Note this meeting will be held in the library.  Join us!

Wednesday September 13th  Instrument pick up for 4th and 5th graders that would like to participate in the after school band program.  6:30pm-8pm in the West Parish cafeteria.

Friday September 15th  Dot Day is a global celebration of creativity, courage and collaboration.

Monday September 18th to Friday October 6th  Charleston Wrap Fundraiser.  Help us raise funds that we use to for Free Family Fun events, purchasing extra playground equipment, staff appreciation luncheons, amazing enrichment programs and much more!

Tuesday September 19th is a 1/2 day, students are dismissed at noon.

Tuesday September 19th Staff Appreciation Lunch.  Generous parents provide monetary donations used to purchase lunch and dessert for our deserving staff.

Friday September 22nd  Free Family Fun Movie Night.  Join us for a showing of The Sandlot.  Doors open at 6pm, movie begins at 6:30pm, bring your lawn chairs and a sheet or blanket to put under them to protect the gym floor.  Pizza, popcorn, candy and drinks will be available for purchase.

Thursday September 28th  Curriculum Night, a parents only evening for teachers to share the curricular and social/emotional goals for students at each grade level in a formal presentation.  Grades K-2 5:00pm-6:00pm, Grades 3-5 6:00pm-7:00pm.  Parking is limited!  Please consider carpooling.



Hello!  Welcome to the West Parish School PTO website.  Our goal is to provide our West Parish parents with as much information as possible about what is going on in and outside of school.  We are looking forward to another great year!