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Wizards Count Down to End of School Year

The countdown to summer is on, and that means this is the last month in elementary school for our fifth graders. They are rockin’ their way to middle school, and there are many fun activities planned for them this month.

The field trip to Busch Gardens is on May 9, and they will help to Feed Tampa Bay the following week with their service project. Then they will enjoy a PTA sponsored breakfast during the yearbook signing on May 22. The year wraps up with their banquet on May 24 and awards on May 25. Next year these Wizards will head off to 22 different schools, and we want to wish them all well on their adventures in middle school!

Thank you to the following restaurants who are donating food for the fifth grade banquet: Maggiano’s, Carrabba’s, Papa John’s, Olive Garden, Holy Hog BBQ, Nutrition Smart, PDQ, McDivot’s, Enzo’s, Dairy Queen and Marco’s. Thank you as well to the following businesses who donated money toward the banquet: Brighton Learning, Beyond Billing, Dawson Dance, Kids R Kids, Publix, Cub Scout Pack 46, HealthMap Solutions and Painting With a Twist – Westchase. Your generosity helps to make this event so special and memorable for our kids!

On Thursday, May 3, McDonald’s will host another Spirit Night for us from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Twenty percent of the proceeds will be donated back to our school.

We want to wish good luck to both of our Robotics teams. Mrs. Barrett’s team (Audrey P, Alexis H, Zack K, Gillian F, Colin S, Lizandro A, Yamaira O, and Josefina F) will compete in the WeDo Spontaneous challenge and Digital Portfolio challenge on May 10. Mrs. Brown’s team (Jago S, Lorelei P, Ethan W, Isabella A, Webster H, Austin B, Alex K & Noah O) will also compete in those challenges as well as the NXT challenge. Gold, silver and bronze medals will be given for each challenge, and the school that wins overall will receive trophies. Good luck, Wizards!

Back in February, our students participated in the American Heart Association’s nationwide fundraiser, Jump Rope For Heart. During PE classes, our first through fifth graders learned the importance of heart-healthy habits and learned that using jumping skills as physical activity can be a lot of fun and that raising funds to support cardiovascular research and education helps save lives in our community. Our school raised $15,754! Way to go, Wizards!

Thank you to our fifth grade patrols who worked hard all year to keep our kids safe on the bus and in car line. They get to enjoy a field trip on May 11 with other area patrols to celebrate their service and dedication to their school. Thank you as well to our Morning Show team, who keep us updated and informed. They will celebrate with a field trip to Channel 8’s news station on May 3. And last, thank you to all who purchased cookbooks and supported our Relay for Life team from Westchase.

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Have a safe, fun and relaxing summer Wizards!

Westchase May Events

3    Spirit Night at McDonald’s, 4:30-7:30 p.m.
9    Fifth Grade Field Trip to Busch Gardens
22  Fifth Grade Yearbook Signing
24  Fifth Grade Banquet
25  Last Day of School, Fifth Grade Awards, Dismissal at 11:45 a.m.


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