President's Message

February 2015

Hello Bulldogs!

Upcoming Dates/Events (for a complete list of events, see the calendar at ptsa.westfieldhs.org)

  • BITS Tutoring: 2/21 (free/9:30-11 am)
  • Band Concert: 3/1
  • Orchestra Concert: 3/3
  • Ongoing: WeSTEP applications (seniors only)

The WeSTEP program is back! Eligible seniors are invited to become part of this year’s WeSTEP internship program. WeSTEP stands for Westfield Senior Transition Enrichment Program and any senior with a GPA of 2.5 or higher and good attendance may apply to be part of the May 27th-June 10th internship program. For information, contact Ms. Lee at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The application can be found on the PTSA web site under the Students tab.

WeSTEP sponsors are also needed in many fields including accounting, business, sales, marketing, aerospace technology, IT, medicine, physical therapy, computer science, law, law enforcement, and the fire department. Please contact Ms. Lee at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you think you might be able to host an intern between May 27th and June 10th.  Information is listed under the Students tab on the PTSA web site.

The PTSA would like to thank Neil McNerney for an informative February 6th parent coffee presentation titled, “The Teenage Brain”.  Thank you to everyone who attended and a special thanks to Kelly Roberts for organizing the event.  

Mulch sales have begun!  Mulch Weekend is April 10 and 11, 2015:  Orders are now being taken for our annual mulch sale. This high quality, hardwood mulch is being sold for $4.95 per bag, of which $2.65 per bag is a qualified tax-deductible donation (please consult your tax advisor for details).  This is a 100% volunteer driven event and as such, we are limited in the number of bags of mulch that we can deliver. Please order early to ensure free delivery (15 bag minimum order needed for free delivery) – we are half sold out on delivery eligible mulch already!   **Delivery area limited to Westfield boundaries, but anyone outside the boundaries is welcome to order and pick up mulch at Westfield! **

Many, many volunteers will be needed on Mulch weekendParents and students of all grade levels, please mark your calendars and help with this community event! Deliveries will take place on Friday evening, April 10th and all day Saturday, April 11th.  

Class of 2015 Grad Celebration, June 19thTickets are now on sale for the 2015 All Night Graduation Celebration (ANGP).  The event will take place at Alto Plaza and will feature many fun activities, such as a casino, bull riding, dancing to a fantastic DJ, and lots of food, prizes and more! Tickets are $65 if purchased by March 31st. Prices go up after that. To order a ticket, please visit ANGP Tickets.

Thank you to everyone who has volunteered time this year! Your time is a gift and very much appreciated!

Thank you to everyone who has joined the PTSA already this year!  We welcome and encourage anyone who hasn’t yet joined to join and be part of the academic booster organization! The PTSA strives to help all students and staff succeed.  Membership is only $10 for the first adult member, $5 for additional adult members, student members and staff members.  A bargain!  And, any additional Bulldog Bankroll donation is tax deductible, as the PTSA is an IRS recognized 501(c)(3) organization. The membership form can be found at PTSA Membership Form   Please be part of the impact and become a member today.  Thank you.

Finally, we are beginning to plan for next year’s PTSA board and committee positions.  Open will be (though not limited to): 1st Vice President, Secretary, Bulldog BBQ Co-Coordinator, Silent Auction Chair/Co-Chair, and SAT/ACT Practice Test Chair.  If you are interested in learning more about any position, please contact Cathy Pisarcik.

For a complete list of businesses and individuals who donated to this year’s silent auction, visit the Bulldog BBQ main page. We greatly appreciate the support of our business community and ask that you consider supporting these businesses that support us!

Cathy Pisarcik 
Westfield HS PTSA President

http://ptsa.westfieldhs.org/students/mulch-day-student-volunteer-form.html