Art Night volunteers needed

Art Night on March 23rd is shaping up to be a fun, entertaining and educational event for all this year!
We are looking for volunteers to help make this another great event for our kids and the community! Please help by giving us just two hours of your time. Sign up here.
We look forward to seeing you there!


West U Day at Rice Baseball

Join your West U friends for West U Day on February 19 at 6pm as Top 20 ranked Rice Baseball kicks off its season against Arizona! Tickets are only $18 each, with $3 of each ticket donated back to our school.

West U students can stand on the field with the team during the National Anthem and help lead the Seventh Inning Stretch!

Purchase your tickets today! Click here and use promo code westu0219. Go Owls!


Attention 2016-17 Kindergarten students and parents!

Join us TOMORROW morning (February 4) at 9:30 am for Kindergarten Round-Up!

Want to stay informed over the summer and have opportunities to meet new classmates and parents?! Sign up for our email updates online via the email registration link on the right.  Forward to your friends with incoming kindergarteners as well!


Golfing Fun

The West U PTO Golf Tournament is less than 1 month away! On February 15, 12:00pm, at Wildcat Golf Club, we are hosting a great tournament that benefits the PTO. We have a strong roster of sponsors, but we need more golfers! Come have fun, eat and drink for free, get golf and athletic gear, and enjoy a no-stress scramble tournament with friends. Thanks for your support!



Yearbook Deadline

FINAL DEADLINE to purchase a yearbook and or a recognition ad is February 12th. Order yours today. You don’t want to miss getting your copy of WUES 90th Anniversary yearbook!


Souper Bowl of Caring – February 1-5

We are gearing up for our SouperBowl of Caring service project, Monday-Friday, February 1-5, 2016!  WUES donated over 38,500 pounds of food last year to the Houston Food Bank during this food drive.  We were the number 2 SBoC donating school in the entire United States!

Please review The Houston Food Bank’s “Most Needed items.” We ask that you talk with your child about the importance of helping hungry people (both adults and children) in our community. Even though we love healthy competition, please remember the purpose of the food drive. Bring in food that you would like to eat—not just for weight. No 50 pound bags of rice will be accepted (volunteers cannot lift them and they tear the boxes)!

Like last year, we will weigh items by class and keeping a running tally. The class with the most donations will be declared WUES Souper Bowl Champion!

The Protein Challenge is back! The Food Bank’s most needed items are protien products!  Points will be awarded for each cann of tuna/chicken and jar of peanut butter.  The class that brings in the most protein points will be named Most Valuable Player!

WE NEED YOUR HELP!  It takes a lot of help to organize the collection of 19 tons of food.  Please consider volunteering your time in one of the following ways:

Food Sorters – Have a little time to spare, and need a workout? Help us sort food each morning the week of February 1-5 as students and parents bring their classroom donations to the MPR.

  Heavy Lifters – We need strong men and women who are ready to flex their muscles! We will need some assistance each morning, but help is especially needed on Friday February 5th.

To volunteer during this exciting week please, contact Danielle Mansour or Courtney Tsao.

Thank you in advance for your support to help the Houston Food Bank!  Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions! The SBoC Team:

Courtney Tsao

Leslie Wade

Danielle Mansour

Amy Nanna    


PTO General Meeting with Guest Speaker

Please join us for 2016’s first PTO General Meeting on Tuesday, February 9, 8:00 – 9:15 a.m. in the MPR. Thank you to Martha Turner, one of our Corporate Sponsors, for providing refreshments!

Following PTO business, we are delighted to have Crystal Collier, PhD, LPC-S, Director of the Behavioral Health Institute, share great information to help us support our children:

The Science of High-Risk Behavior

Did you know the biological effects of engaging in high-risk behavior, whether it is technology, sugar or other substances, can be detected as children develop? Dr. Collier will offer information on how high-risk behavior and substances affect the brain and its development, including how to protect our families by creating balance and limits that work.

Questions: Contact Heather Curran


Two exciting projects on the horizon!

Two exciting projects on the horizon are the expansion and improvement of the back playground and a paver project commemorating the school’s 90th anniversary.  A rendering of the playground is below.   More information about both projects will be coming soon. Be sure to honor your family’s history with WUES by purchasing a paver that will be permanently installed on University Boulevard on either side of the marquee.


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