Look Fabulous for Back to School with Elaine Turner

Start the year off on the right foot…  Or wedge.

Elaine Turner
Rice Village
September 3, 2014
7:00 – 9:00 pm

Hosted by the West University Elementary Fundraising Team

20% of proceeds benefit WUES

RSVP to RiceVillageEvents@ElaineTurner.com or 713-255-0052

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Fifth Grade Binders: Do Not Buy Yet!

Please wait to buy or replace your child’s zippered binder.  The fifth grade teachers are researching various options for a better organizer system to meet the needs of both home rooms and switch groups, and they are currently leaning toward something other than the zippered, crazy-heavy binders used by our fourth graders this past year.
Ideas will be presented the first week of school so that parents will have time to buy the required items.
Thank you!  Have a great summer.
5th Grade Representative


Get in Early To Be A Spook-tacular Sponsor

The Boo Bash Carnival is looking for Spook-tacular Game and Inflatable Sponsors as well as Undying, Supportive Underwriters.  Get in early to get your first choice!  Click here to fill out a Sponsor form, and here to fill out an Underwriter form today!

The Boo Bash Carnival will take place on Saturday, October 18, 2014 from 10:30 AM-2:30 PM.

Please contact Suzanne FaulkKourtney Coffman, or Amy Sahely for more information.


Volunteer Chairs Still Needed For Next Year


I hope everyone is having a great summer. We want to continue to offer the same fabulous clubs and curriculum enrichment nights for next year. However, we need volunteers to help make it happen. Here are positions still available:

1.)Name That Book Chair for Grades 3-5 – We have one chair who needs a co-chair.

2.) Garden Club Chair

Please contact me if you are interested in these positions.

Thank you,

Elizabeth Karkowsky
WUES PTO President


Houston Volleyball Academy Camps

2014 HVA Summer Camp

Registration NOW OPEN!

Spring training is over and it’s time for summer! We have designed our summer camps around the skills needs of BOYS & GIRLS aged 7-11. We have scheduled a few for your convenience on weekdays and weekends.

COED SUMMER CAMP I: June 17-18-19 (Tue-Wed-Thurs 6-830 p)
Pershing Middle School
3838 Blue Bonnet Blvd., Bellaire

see website for the NASA location.

Additional information about our program can be found on our website: www.evolleyball.org or call 832.651.1000.

Sean D. Carter
HVA Director


Calling All Volunteers! West U New Families Need You!

The West University New Family Committee is looking for people to help welcome our upcoming new families in grades 1st-5th! This is a great opportunity for you to volunteer WITH your children. We are looking for friendly volunteers to help during WESTU101/KINDER101 and also, as part of the committee, serve as a contact for new families with same age children. For more information or to join, please contact Carrie Lium at carrielium@yahoo.com.


Girls Lacrosse for Grades 3-8 – No Experience Necessary!

Is your daughter interested in playing girls lacrosse? Pershing Middle School is offering girls in 3rd-8th grades the opportunity to learn how to play lacrosse and participate in tournaments against other Houston-area teams. We have three separate age groups:

A Team – girls between the ages of 12-14 (7th-8th grade)
B Team – girls between the ages of 11-14 (5th-8th grade)
Young Guns Team – girls between the ages of 9-11 (3rd-5th grade)

Come to our girls lacrosse clinic August 16-17 from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm at Pershing Middle School. Contact Susan Krause at pershinglaxgirls@gmail.com.


Mark your calendars! Boo Bash Carnival 2014

Mark your calendars!


The Boo Bash Carnival will be held on Saturday, October 18, 2014 from 10:30 AM – 2:30 PM and is sure to be big fun for all!

If you would like to volunteer for this spooktacular event or have any questions, please email:

Amy Sahely
Kourtney Coffman
Suzanne Faulk


2014-2015 PTO Executive Board Slate

The Nominating Committee will present the following slate of officers for the 2014-2015 PTO Executive Board to be voted on at the PTO general meeting on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 8:00 AM:

President Elizabeth Karkowsky
President Elect Kristine Martinez
Treasurer Felecia Fitzgerald
Secretary Sarah McKenney
VP-Budget & Finance Paula Kekish
VP-Fundraising Julia Williams
VP-Service Leslie Wade
VP-Curriculum Enrichment Sonia Lahoti
VP-Room Reps Michele Carlin
VP-Communications Karen Yeager
VP-Volunteers Mary Ann Detmering

Thank you to all who expressed interest in serving on the Executive Board and in appointed positions.

PTO Nominating Committee
Jill Hord, Kristen Flores, Sarah Thweatt, Courtney Archer, Manpreet Kaur and Valerie Browning

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