Monday, January 15, 2018

Hello Families!

If you were planning on attending the FOWSS meeting this week, please know that it is this THURSDAY at 7:00pm in the staff room.  The message sent out last week said Wednesday, January 18.  Please excuse the error!  

Just a couple of things really quick for today:  Please ensure kids are practicing multiplication and division facts.  

Scholastic is due Friday.  

Hot Dog Day is Friday.

Here is the original FOWSS message:

Hello, Families!


We are FOWSS (Friends of Okotoks Westmount School Society) and we just want to introduce ourselves to you!  We are the ones who raise money so school isn’t so expensive for parents!  Our committee began with the need to fundraise for the school playground which our kids enjoy today.


Last year, our fundraising efforts profited: 

·         $1,537.50 from the Rebel Bean Coffee Fundraiser; $4,043.64 from the Westmount Howler; $52, 545.93 from the casino (done in Spring 2016, THIS IS OUR MAIN SOURCE OF MONEY.

Last year, thanks to the proceeds from the Casino fundraiser, we distributed $22,934.21 to fund:

·         trophies and plaques, phys-ed equipment, Rocks and Rings Curling program, In-school speakers (PAC and Astronomy), library books, a reach-for-the-top buzzer, specialized reading intervention materials for teachers, and musical instruments!

This year, we have raised ~$3,300 from the walk-a-thon organized by Mrs. Norrie and we received a gracious donation of $5,000 from Crescent Point Energy thanks to the efforts of Mr. Jones.

This year, using proceeds from the Casino fundraiser, we have granted ~$24,000 in funding requests across the following approved uses:

·         transportation for in Province field trips, band equipment, resource equipment for the library, Ipad/Ipods, trophy and award maintenance, sporting equipment, guest speakers


Please be a part of our pack!


Join our meetings, volunteer! Our next meeting is Jan 18, 2018 at 7:00 in the staff room. We have great fundraising plans for this year and we want your help!!!


Thank-you for all of your support.





Have a great night, everyone!