President's Message

January 2015

Hello Bulldogs!

Upcoming Dates/Events (for a complete list of events, see the calendar online.

  • End of Quarter: January 29th
  • No School: January 30th/February 2nd
  • Curriculum Night: February 4th
  • “The Teenage Brain” Presentation, Neil McNerney, February 6th
  • BITS tutoring continues: February 7, 14 and 21 (free)
  • Traffic Safety Presentation: February 10
  • Report Cards Distributed: February 11
  • Theatre’s Winter Festival: February 13 and 14
  • PTSA Meeting featuring Kathy Smith (Sully School Board Member): February 19th

After a quiet few weeks, the things are picking up around Westfield!  Winter sports are nearing District competition time, the 2nd quarter is ending and the PTSA is gearing up for a busy season, including two big events: Mulch Day and ANGP.

The PTSA is honored to welcome back Neil McNerney on February 6th at 8:30 am.  All are invited to attend this parent coffee and hear Mr. McNerney’s presentation entitled, “The Teenage Brain”.   Have you ever wondered why your teen did what he/she did?  Mr. McNerney’s presentation addresses this topic.  We hope to see you there.

Mulch sales have begun!  Mulch Weekend is April 10 and 11, 2015:  Orders are now being taken for our annual mulch sale. Once again, 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).   **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 weekend!  Parents 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 19th:    Tickets are now on sales 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, lots of food, prizes and more! Tickets ae $65 if purchased by March 31st. Prices go up after that.  To order a ticket, please visit ANGP Tickets

As always, volunteer needs are listed at the volunteer page at Bulldog Volunteers  

We would like to thank Mr. Tim Thomas for his informative presentation at the January PTSA meeting.

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.

Visit us for a complete list of businesses and individuals who donated to this year’s silent auction. We greatly appreciate the support of our business community and ask that you consider supporting these businesses that support us!

Finally, we are beginning to think about next year’s PTSA board and committee positions. If you have an interest in learning more about a particular position, please contact me with questions or concerns.

Cathy Pisarcik 
Westfield HS PTSA President