It was so nice to see so many students and their families at Open House last week. Thanks to everyone that took the time to stop by, meet our teachers, and tour our classrooms. Dozens of parents got to see how their kids spend the day at school.
Our Big Bluey Thrift was also a big hit. Students were able to pick out some vintage West Wear free of charge. Our goal is to expand to other gently used clothing as well. So stay tuned for more information on that in the coming weeks.
Open House was also the official launch of our 2022 “Invest in West” campaign. Invest is the PTSO’s primary fundraiser of the year. Our goal is to raise $19k to help support teachers and staff.
We are so excited to welcome back our Blue Jay families this week for Open House. Join us on Thursday, August 25th from 5:30pm – 7pm. You’ll hear from Mr. Stephens and then get a chance to meet your student’s teachers and see their classrooms.
You’ll also be able to grab some new West Wear, tell us what you think about our new Big Bluey Thrift store (for West Wear and other clothes your kids have outgrown) and even pick up one of our new “West is Best” yard signs.
Can’t wait to see everyone there!
Mr. Strong is organizing a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands! You can find all the details on Mr. Strong’s Epic Galapagos Trip Homepage [nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com]. The trip will take place during spring break in March 2023, and is open to all West End students AND their families!
If you’d like to learn more – Mr. Strong is hosting an informational meeting at 5pm on Thursday, August 25th right before the Open House.
Who doesn’t want to save money – especially these days? West End has you covered. Students are selling 2023 City Saver books. Each book costs $30 but includes hundreds of dollars in saving from more than 250 Middle Tennessee restaurants, stores, and attractions. All the money raised helps support after-school and extracurricular activities.
Everyone needs to bring their best smile on Friday. We are excited to be using a new company this year. This company uses “green screen” technology which allows you to customize your picture. The only downside is – students can’t wear green! If they do – their clothes will disappear into the background and you may not get the school picture you were hoping for.
Pictures will be taken in the morning. There will be a makeup day in September for anyone who can’t make it on Friday.
We want to hear from you Blue Jays! The PTSO is getting ready for another great year – and we need your help. Scan the QR code to connect with the PTSO. You can volunteer or just sign up for our weekly Blue Jay Bulletin. #WestIsBest pic.twitter.com/fYXzC0XgEa— West End Middle PTSO (@WestEndPTSO) August 2, 2022
Calling all Bluejays – join us for Popsicles in the Park on Wednesday, August 3rd from 5:30-7pm. Come get your schedule, check out your new classrooms & enjoy a tasty treat with your friends. Can’t wait to see you all in a few weeks! pic.twitter.com/QnqwuTAoMY— West End Middle PTSO (@WestEndPTSO) July 14, 2022
Blue Jays Flock Back
Each student in grades 6-8 will need:
- Three-ring binder with five dividers
- Loose leaf wide-ruled notebook paper
- Blue or black ink pens
- Two composition notebooks
- Ear buds
All students should have an MNPS issued laptop with them at all times.
The following items are not required for purchase, but a donation to your child’s homeroom teacher would be appreciated!
- Hand sanitizer
- Paper towels
- Clorox wipes
- Dry erase markers
- Post it notes
- Extra pencils
- Extra blue/black ink pens
- Extra loose leaf wide-ruled notebook paper
- Tape (scotch or masking)