Dear West School Parents,
Welcome to our 2020-21 school year! The West Parents Group is a volunteer-run organization dedicated to supporting our students, teachers, and staff. Many of the enriching experiences at West School are funded by the West Parents Group, so we ask for participation from each of you. 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. For example, dues support the Art in Action program, online education software such as IXL, classroom supplies, and school-wide and parent 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 events and traditions for our community. In the event that in-person events will not be possible, the funds will be allocated towards online program and events.
West families have participated at the 100% level for ELEVEN 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.