Dear West School Parents,
Welcome to our 2017-2018 school year! Plans are already underway to continue our proud tradition of giving our children an exceptional educational experience that is recognized as a California Distinguished School. Many of these enriching experiences exist because of the dues collected by the West Parent Group. Here are a few important points to keep in mind:
I. Each year these funds are used for a variety of important items to directly benefit our children’s experience. These are items that are otherwise not funded by the School District. As an example, dues support many special purchases such as Art in Action supplies as well as provide support for many important school events.
II. The West community conducts no school fundraisers other than the traditional Book Fair and Birthday Book Club for the library. West continues to work diligently to keep expenses low. Please note that field trips and other items that are teacher driven are not covered by Parent Group Dues.
III. These dues enable our parents to focus on volunteer time that directly benefits our children rather than fundraising. A few examples of the unsung volunteers include: the emergency and traffic safety crew, library assistants, lunch room and recess monitors, computer lab volunteers, and the volunteers organizing many of the children’s programs and assemblies such as nutrition & wellness, Multicultural Day, and Career Day.
West families have participated at the 100% level for nine years in a row – let’s maintain our excellent level of involvement! See the Breakdown page for details on how your child's dues are spent.