Girls Volleyball Games 2009-2010


  • Sep 17, 5:30 pm: WMS vs Park West
    • 8th grade at Park West
    • 7th grade at Westview
  • Sept 24 , 5:30 pm: WMS vs Pflugerville


  • Oct 1, 5:00pm: WMS vs Dessau
  • Oct 22, 5:00pm: WMS vs Park Crest


  • Nov 5, 5:00pm: WMS vs Dessau
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Football Games 2009-2010




  • Sep 15, 5:30 pm: Scrimmage vs. Kelly Lane
    • 8th Grade at Westview
    • 7th Grade at Kelly Lane 
  • Sep 22, 5:30 pm: WMS vs. Cedar Valley (7th Grade)
  • Sep 23,  5:30 pm: WMS vs. Cedar Valley (8th Grade)
  • Sept.29,  5:30 pm : WMS vs Park Crest


  • Oct 20: 5:30pm Westview vs. Kelly Lane


  • Nov 3: 5:30pm Westview vs. Parkcrest
  • Nov 10: 5:30pm Westview vs. Pflugerville
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CAAC Meeting Dates 2009-2010

CAAC (Campus Academic Advisory Council) meeting dates for the school year 2009-2010:

  • October 7, 2009 (5:15 p.m.)
  • December 2, 2009 (5:15 p.m.)
  • February 3, 2010 (5:15 p.m.)
  • April 14, 2010 (5:15 p.m.)
  • May 12, 2010 (5:15 p.m.)
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PTO Meeting Dates

Westview PTO meeting dates for the school year 2010-2011 are :

  • September 1, 2010 (6:30 p.m.): minutes
  • October 6, 2010 (6:30 p.m.): minutes
  • November 3, 2010 (6:30 p.m.):minutes

Westview PTO meeting dates for the school year 2009-2010 are :

Westview PTO meeting dates for the school year 2009-2010 are :

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Volunteer Opportunities

  • Incentives – donation gathering: Mary Hale, coordinator


  • Football game sales: Esme Tapia, volunteer coordinator
    • PTO needs volunteers to sell spirit items at our home football games. If you are interested in helping spread our team spirit please let us know through our yahoo group or just stop by and see our team spirit coordinator, Esme Tapia at one of our games!


  • School store: Diane Harvey Anderson, coordinator
    • This year, we’ll be in the cafeteria on Fridays from 10:30 AM to 1:30 PM. We are looking for volunteers who would like to help us and can work from 10:30 to noon, or noon to 1:30 (or both, of course). The store works best with 2 or 3 volunteers at a time.Please consider volunteering for one Friday, one Friday a month or every week – whatever you can do. This is a great way to see all the kids at lunchtime and help the PTO earn money at the same time.It’s great fun!!!
    • Need volunteer for next friday 11/13 lunchtime 10:30 Am to 12:30PM


  • Dance and event concessions – Lisa Rankine, coordinator
    • Next week, Friday, Saturday 11/13 & 11/14 & Sunday 11/15
      concessions during intermission at the Westview performance of “The Little Prince” – 7-9 Friday and Saturday, 5 – 7 Sunday.


  • T-shirts: Pam Boerst, coordinator
    • new t-shirt designs are in the works – look for a new t-shirt order form, coming soon!  We do still have a limited supply of the old designs – contact coordinator for details


  • Coordinate teacher appreciation efforts
    • December, April and/or June : volunteers needed.
    • Michelle Johnson will coordinate our February teacher appreciation. Thank you, Michelle!

If you want to volunteer for any other area, please leave a comment here.

Interesting links:


Adjusting to Middle School Involvement

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Westview PTO Minutes – September 2, 2009



I. Meeting Called to Order @ 6:08.

  • Officers Present
    • Diane Harvey Anderson, Mary Hale, Arlie Pfeifer, Lisa Rankine
    • Catherine Cook (website coordinator), Pam Boerst (T-shirt coordinator)
  • Administrators present
    • Ron Gonzales, Principle
    • Rosa Munoz and Jamie Ochoa, teacher representatives

II. Officer’s Reports

  • Secretary’s Minutes read by Arlie Pfeifer
    • Correction made regarding Carolyn Drews as Treasurer instead of Co-President. She has since resigned. Hua Gray is interim Treasurer
    • Minutes amended and approved
  • Treasurer’s Report by Mary Hale
    • PTO Fund balance = $1659.90
      • $659.90 spendable (must have $1000 in account at all times)
    • T-shirts sold at Ice Cream Social
      • We have 27 T-shirts and 35 Hoodies left with previous years’ designs
    • Cash donations are an option unless prohibited by the PTO Bylaws, per Mr. Gonzales
    • Budget Proposal reviewed and approved
    • Fundraising opportunities –three school dances concessions, Theater Arts Play concessions, school store, football game sales, Box tops, etc.
  • Administrator Report by Ron Gonzales
    • 852 students enrolled, expect an increase after Labor Day Holiday. Capacity ~890.
    • “Capturing Kids Hearts” new program for teachers
      • Ms Munoz and Ms Ochoa spoke. Awed by the effectiveness of the new approach.
        • It’s about building relationships, supporting children inside and outside the classroom
        • It will transform the culture of the school
        • Teachers engage with each child, have social contracts, It’s about empowering, respecting and caring
        • Kids are excited and have positive attitudes
    • Twenty-First Century Intervention grant received
      • Grant effective 9-8-09
      • It is for students who meet one or more of thirteen criteria for being at risk of failure
      • Program has an enrichment component, too
      • Sixty kids have already been identified at WMS
      • Tony Minter is Site Coordinator
    • All Day Leadership retreat for each grade to be held on three separate days in September
      • 8th grade – Thurs., September 10th
      • 7th grade – Fri., September 11th
      • 6th grade – Fri., September 25th
    • Thanks to the PTO for supplying pizza for the 6th graders Transition Camp in August. 206 students participated
    • Mr. Gonzales expressed he is always available as a support and a resource. He is also open to ideas and suggestions

III. Upcoming Events

  • Open House, September 10, 6 PM. PTO will have a display with PTO volunteer sign up forms
  • Back to School Dance is Sept 25, 4-6 PM
    • PTO to provide concessions of snacks, glow sticks and other items
    • Parent donations for sodas and water to be requested
  • Two more dances
    • Feb 5, 2010
    • May 14, 2010
  • Football games begin September 15th
    • Esme Tapia to coordinate football game sales
    • Orders to be placed for megaphones and pom poms to sell in addition to T-shirts

IV. Other Business

  • T-shirt Design presented by Pam Boerst
    • RockSports, vendor
    • Decision approved to have short sleeved, purple T-shirts with WMS Wildcat design on front
    • Unknown amount of time needed to order but will attempt to have some by football season
    • Other suggestions:
      • Paw print small decal design for long sleeve gray T-shirt for winter sales
      • Consider Design contest in the Spring for next year’s design
      • Have twice a year T-shirt sales
  • School Store to continue on Fridays 10:30-12N and 12N-1:30
    • Need 2-3 volunteers to operate store
    • Speak with Diane Harvey Anderson to volunteer
  • Box Tops (Mary Hale)
    • Target matched our contribution last year so doubled the amount earned
    • Box top collection to be ongoing throughout the year
    • HEB has a special this month for extra box tops
      • Purchase 10 items with box tops (General Mills products) in September HEB will give 70 bonus box tops
    • Students may turn in the box tops at the school store for prizes
    • or Students may turn in to 1st period teacher if they do not care about a prize
  • Student/teacher incentives
    • Gift certificates for teachers
    • Student incentives
      • Mr. Brendan Hale wants to select 2 students/week for each week of school
      • Free buffet cards, zipper pulls/charms for backpacks, other give away items

IV. Additional Business

  • PTO Website – Catherine Cook designed
    • Site address
    • Other site possibilities to be researched
    • Ideas for website
      • Functional
      • Multipage with links
      • List Volunteer opportunities
      • T-shirt order form
      • PTO calendar of events
      • PTO meeting minutes
      • Blog

VI. Agenda Items for next meeting

  • How to increase PTO membership and parent involvement
  • Discuss other items for fundraising, e.g. car decals

VII. Next Meeting

  • Oct 7, 2009 @ 6:30 PM, WMS Library

VIII. Meeting adjourned at 7:30 PM

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Dance Calendar


  1. Back to School Dance: Sept. 25th (4-6 p.m.)
  2. Valentines Dance: Feb. 5th (4-6 p.m.)
  3. End of School Dance: May 14th
    • 4-6 p.m  for 6th/7th graders)
    • 7-9 p.m. for 8th graders
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Agenda Meeting Sep 2, 2009



  • Welcome – what we do, what we’ve done, where does the money go?
  • Officers’ Reports
  • Secretary – minutes of former meetings – Arlie Pfeifer
  • Treasurer – including proposed budget, how much money do we have? – Hua Gray/Mary Hale
  • Principal
  • New business
    • New T-shirt design – Pam Boerst
    • School store  – need volunteers, coordinator
    • New spirit items – megaphones, pompoms, volunteers
    • Dances – Lisa Rankine – dates, refreshments at plays?, volunteers
    • Box Tops – Mary Hale
    • Student incentives – volunteers
    • Website – Catherine Cook – Volunteers?
  • Additional business
  • Next meeting date
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Proposed PTO Budget 2009-2010


  2009 – 2010 2009 – 2010
T-Shirt Sales $2,200.00
Concession Stand Sales
Back-To-School Dance
Fall Dance $400.00
Holiday Dance
Valentines Dance $600.00
Spring Dance
Plays $500.00
School Store $800.00
Box Top Fundraiser $150.00
TOTAL INCOME $4,650.00 $0.00
6th Grade Camp Pizza $350.00 $324.10
T-Shirt Orders $2,000.00
Concession Stand Expenses
Back-To-School Dance
Fall Dance $200.00
Holiday Dance
Valentines Dance $225.00
Spring Dance
Plays $250.00
Fundraiser Items
Supplies $50.00
Student Incentives $200.00
Teacher Incentives $450.00
Open House Dinner
Staff Breakfast
Teacher Chrismas Gits
Teacher Valentine Gifts
Teacher Appreciation Week
TAKS Snacks
Connaly Cougar
Celebration Donation
School Store $800.00
Bank Withdrawls
TOTAL EXPENSES $4,625.00 $324.10
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Back to School Dance – Sep, 25th 2009

The Back-to-School dance is coming up on Friday, September 25th

There will be food concessions, glow necklaces and other fun stuff for purchase. 

We are requesting donations of cans of soda or bottled water that we can use in our concession stand. 

 Please leave your donations at the office by Friday morning, Sept. 25.  Thank you!!

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