“Straight Outta 5th Grade” PARENTS GUIDE to 5th Grade Activities 2020-2021

Due to Covid 19 all activities are Tentative

Save the dates

November: Pictures Needed Please start looking for pictures of your child from all elementary years. Group photos prefered, must be at school or school activity. Committee volunteers will make a slideshow for the Banquet/Awards and link for each child.


Feb 22-26 Penny Wars: Save up those coins and dollars. This is a fundraiser for our 5th grade gala. Pennies add points for your class & coins/dollars take away points from other classes. Class worth the most points wins a special prize.


March service project (Tentative): more info to come


May 21st (tentative) Busch Gardens field trip- Lots of chaperones needed, Catered lunch provided. Cost includes single day ticket, buses, and lunch. More info to come.


May 25th-Talent Show: Kids get to show off their talents for their classmates. Sorry parents- this is a Kids Only event.


May 26th (tentative) Wizard Gala: Banquet Committee will decorate the cafeteria and provide lunch, music, and fun. 5th Graders Only event. Dress clothes encouraged.


May 27th (tentative) Yearbook signing: All 5th graders and teachers will be together in the cafeteria for a breakfast snack and yearbook signing celebration. If you don’t have a yearbook, please bring a notebook for signatures.


May 28th (tentative) Awards/ClapOut: Calling all families and friends to Westchase MPR. Our 5th graders will be honored at an awards ceremony (8 am) and then walk through the school while all students, staff, and families cheer and clap them out to middle school. Dress clothes encouraged.

Calling All Volunteers: 5th Grade Committee

Each year Westchase Elementary and PTA set up a 5th Grade Committee to help coordinate some special activities for our 5th graders such as the 5th grade Theme & T-shirt, the Busch Gardens field trip, the Yearbook signing day, the Wizarding Gala (banquet), and the Awards ceremony. We will also help coordinate the Service project and some fundraising activities to support these activities.

Please use the Sign Up Genius link below to volunteer with this year’s events.

  • By participating on this committe you will be asked to attend the Wizard Gala as a volunteer and you must have an approved YES Volunteer Form on file with Hillsborough County.
  • Only volunteers on this committee will be allowed to attend the Gala.
  • You will need to be available to help set-up from 2-7pm on May 25th.
  • You will need to be available to volunteer at the Gala from 7am-3pm on May 26th.


There will be monthly meetings for Leads and working meetings/volunteer opportunities for all Committee members.

If you have any questions, please contact Shawna Anaya at 931-249-5790 (text or call)



Congratulations to Kylie Jones on her winning the 5th Grade T-shirt Design.

Please visit MemberHub to place your student’s order and submit your student’s preffered name. All student names will be listed on the back of the shirts.  Orders are due Friday, November 13th.