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Westwood Elementary PTA

Dear Westwood Families,

family ptaAs parents, it is very important that we be involved in our children's education. Over 30 years of research has proven that children do better when their parents are involved both at home and at school not just improving grades and test scores but also raising children's self-esteem and encouraging a lifelong love of learning. The Westwood PTA helps promote the partnership between students, parents, teachers and our community. We serve as an advocate on behalf of our children here at school as well as in the public education and government arenas. The PTA also provides parents a place where they can get information, ask questions, and be involved in the decisions that affect their children's experience here at Westwood Elementary, I encourage you to become an active participant in our school and community by becoming a member of the Westwood PTA!fund

The PTA's budget is based primarily on school-wide fundraisers and tax-deductible donations. You can support our efforts by participating in fundraisers, purchasing spirit wear and volunteering at our man school-wide events, such as Fall Festival, Science Night, Book Fair or our Multicultural Festival.

We are ALWAYS in need of volunteers to help support our activities. Volunteer opportunities vary in their degree of time commitment and level of effort...there is always something available to fit your schedule! With your time, talent and monetary support we can accomplish much for our students, teachers and school this year!

Please join Westwood PTA! For only $8, you can start making a difference today! We look forward to seeing you.

Donate Now!

The school year, Westwood PTA aims to spend $39,000 for programs that enhance school experiences for every student, including field trips, classroom supplies, science & art enrichment programs and community events and much more.

The easiest way to support Westwood PTA to meet our fundraising goal is to make a Direct Donation.  This year you now have the option of making your Direct Donation via PayPal.  There are some great benefits of making a direct donation to the Westwood PTA:

• 100% of the money you give will go directly to the Westwood PTA

• Donations are tax deductible

• Direct donations may reduce the need for some PTA fundraisers

• Some companies such as Google, Yahoo, KLA-Tencor will match employee contributions *

 Direct Donations of any amount is greatly appreciated and will be put to use immediately in school programs.

Thank you for your continued support!


Buy Spirit Gear


* NEW *

Get that growing Wildcat a new t-shirt or sweatshirt!

Make checks payable to: Westwood Elementary PTA

For order form or additional information, contact PTA.

PTA Executive Officers



Mike Catterlin
Vice President
Erica Cajica
1st VP - Fundraising
Lizette Wardlaw
2nd VP - Programs
Angeline Zucker
3rd VP - Membership
Shruti Devesh
Recording Secretary
Farah Saeed
Corresponding Secretary
Lauren Williams
Sarah Maxey
Financial Secretary
Teddy Gusa
Tom Ostrander
Michelle Murrish
Student Involvement Chair
Felicia Estrada
Advocacy Chair
Janine Barrueta
Quetzalma Gomez


Mike Catterlin
Westwood PTA President

Direct Donation Campaign

Direct Donation is an easy and convenient fundraising option. Suggested donation per each student would be $25. If all families are able to donate, we may be able to eliminate the need for certain fundraisers.

So why not make a Direct Donation today?



  1. Twenty minutes on the play structure is better than an hour on the Stairmaster.

  2. Many employers let you volunteer during work hours, so ask yourself: Is it better to work at West wood with the children or stay at work with people who act like children.

  3. Because you can actually help cover the holes left by the budget gap.

  4. You can see for yourself if the, "Mom! Dad! It wasn't me" explanation is valid.

  5. Art therapy - Priceless!

  6. You can hear for yourself what she said, then what he said and then what she said back.

  7. You can tell other children besides your ow, "Because I said so!" and they will listen to you.

  8. So you can speak up on behalf of your child at our school, in our district and in the state!

  9. And the #1 reason to join Westwood Elementary PTA?

  10. Because we need YOU! Your child will only be as interested and involved in school as you are.



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