West PTCO General Meeting Thurs., Oct. 11

Please join us in the West Commons Room from 9:15-11:15am for the West PTCO General Meeting. Principal Garcia will address the state of West Middle School.

I. Welcome: Brent Wilhelmi (PTCO CO-President)
a. Grants approved & proposed

a. Staff Changes
b. Security & Safety
c. Social & Emotional well-being of students/teachers
d. Feeder work amongst K-12

III. Closing: Rosalina Diecidue (Co-PTCO President)
a. Panel of experts workshop for parents
b. Character development date for students
c. Review upcoming important dates on our calendar


Library Volunteers Needed

The West library could use your help! Shifts are only 90 minutes, and you may arrive anytime you wish during the day. Tasks range from re-shelving books and shelf organization to miscellaneous projects as needed.

Volunteers are also needed for the fall book fair Nov 6-9 to assist with set-up, running the cash register, helping students select books, and tear down.

Choose as many shifts you like here:

Please direct questions to


Crossing Guard(s) Needed!


West is in need of a few crossing guards to help with crossing students on streets and intersections. This is a paid position. The times needed for crossing guard help are 8:30-9 a.m. and 3:40-4:10 p.m.

If you are interested, contact Don Zapfel at 720-554-5153 or


Wildcat Challenge Fundraiser Results

The 2018 Wildcat Challenge Fundraiser was a tremendous success! Thank you for your support – and a special thanks to Assistant Principal Don Zapfel for dying his hair blue to show his support!

Total Raised: $83,329.19

Average Per Student: $145.17

Student Population Participation: 44.32%

# of States with a Minimum of $500 in Donations: California, Colorado, Florida, and Oregon

6th Grade Wins with $33,806.64 raised

7th Grade raised $26,883.29

8th Grade raised $22,639.26


  • 6th Grade will get to participate in the Students vs. Teachers Lip Sync Battle Party – time/date TBD
  • Each 6th grade teacher is entered to win a $500 shopping spree for their classroom

SSR Winners:     

6th Grade – Team Sample wins with $4,000 raised

7th Grade – Team Spradley wins with $3,236.75 raised

8th Grade – Team Ingraham wins with $2,945 raised


  • Each teacher will receive a $100 Visa Gift Card for classroom items
  • Each class gets a Silly String & Pizza Party.

Top Student Leader:
Laya Rankin, 6th Grade, Team Sample with $3000 raised! She will receive a Great Wolf Lodge package!

Pie the Principal Assembly:
If we can get to $125,000 with Wildcat Challenge Fundraiser and Family Giving (later this year) combined, we can still have the assembly.

Team Spirit Awards:
Ms. Garcia, with input from the Admininstration Team and WEB leaders, judged the team spirit on Friday and the winners are:

6th: Team Rizo

7th: Team Warnke

8th: Team Silva

Prizes: Each class earns a pizza party!


Volunteers Needed for West School Store & To Lead School Tours

West School Store Volunteers Needed

The West School Store is located in the cafeteria and sells school supplies, locker accessories, gum and other items. It is open MondayWednesday and Fridays during lunch from 11:20 a.m. – 1:20 p.m. We need a minimum of 2 volunteers to run the store everyday. You are welcome to partner with friends and share shifts if needed.

If this is your first time working in the school store, please email or for instructions. Click here to sign-up to volunteer!

11:27-11:57 8th grade
11:59-12:29 6th grade
12:47-1:17 7th grade

West School Tour Volunteers Needed

Please call or email Bonnie List (646-345-3313 or if you are interested in giving tours at West Middle School. The commitment is minimal, you can sign up to do as little as 1 tour or as many as you like. It is a great way to learn more about the school and meet the teachers. 8th grade web leaders will sign up to do it with you.

Tours will be given on a Tuesday &/or Thursday. This is a 45-minute commitment from 2-2:45 p.m