2016-17 Theme: "What's Your Story?"

Art-minded students are encouraged to participate in Reflections, a National PTA program which asks students to reflect on a theme and create original the categories of photography and visual arts. This year's theme is “What is Your Story”.  Entries are due October 24th with judging being held the first week in November. For more information about this program, please contact Eugenia Zambrano at
Please turn your child’s entry into Ms. Anderson. Download the form below and submit with your entry – or Ms. Anderson will send it home once the entry is received.
Basic Rules: Artwork accepted include photography and paintings. The artwork should be at least 11 x 14 but not bigger than 24 x 30 and attached to sturdy foam board.
All children who enter will receive a special “Reflections” spirit stick, and the top 3 winners in each category (Photography & Visual Arts) will receive gift cards.

Reflections Form

Upcoming Events

Red Ribbon Week

2016 Red Ribbon Campaign = "YOLO - Be Drug Free"

National Red Ribbon Week is October 24th - 28th. This is a national campaign to recognize and put a stop to bullying. We encourage everyone to participate and show your support.

Westchase Elementary is joining the nation-wide Red Ribbon Campaign to help promote healthy, drug- and bully-free lifestyles. This program is one of the oldest and largest drug prevention programs in the US.

The theme for the 2016 Campaign is "YOLO (You Only Live Once) - Be Drug Free".

Your children can show their support of this important message by participating in the following:

  • Monday, October 24th - wear a red shirt to kick off the week.
  • Tuesday, October 25th - wear a hat to put a cap on bullies and drugs.
  • Wednesday, October 26th - wear sunglasses to shade out drugs and bullies.
  • Thursday, October 27th - wear your shirt backwards to turn your back on bullies and drugs.

We will be reminding students about the importance of beign drug- and bully-free.

Did you know that children of parents who talk to their kids regularly about drugs are 42% less likely to use drugs than those who don't, yet only a quarter of kids report having these conversations?

For more information on this program, please contact Heidi Pogue at