Parents: We Need Your Help!

Teacher/Staff Appreciation Lunch

Next Tuesday, November 23, let’s show our appreciation for our wonderful, hard-working teachers (and staff!) by treating them to a pre-Thanksgiving lunch of soup, salad, and dessert. Please consider signing up below to bring something to help make this meal extra special.

Questions? Email Lena Anthony at Thank you!

Donations Needed for Holiday Gift Bags

Every year, as the weather gets colder and students go on break for the winter holiday, the school and PTSO provide bags of food and other essentials for families in need. Teachers and staff deliver the bags right before winter break. This year, we are asking for donations from our community to assemble the bags, and our goal is to provide each family with the same set of food and toiletries in a large reusable grocery bag (these bags are stronger, less likely to break, and easier to carry). Please consider assembling a bag with the following contents:

  • Instant oatmeal
  • Box of granola bars
  • Townhouse crackers
  • Peanut butter (plastic jar)
  • Jelly (plastic jar)
  • Jar of peanuts (plastic jar) 
  • Spaghetti sauce (can or plastic jar)
  • 2 boxes pasta 
  • Black or pinto beans (3 to 4 cans)
  • 6 cans chicken or tuna
  • 2 cans chili
  • Hormel canned ham (can be found at Kroger)
  • 2 cans sweet potatoes
  • 2 cans green beans
  • 1 tube toothpaste
  • 4 toothbrushes
  • Soap
  • Shampoo

We will collect donated bags on December 13 and 14. (Drop-off location to come.) If you would like to contribute money toward purchasing winter coats for West End students in need, you may do so via Venmo @WestEndBlueJays (specify “winter coat drive” in the comment). Email with questions, and thank you!