Your Westchase PTA in conjunction with Westchase Elementary have lots of special,
fun activities planned to celebrate your child during their last year as a Wizard.

  • August: VolunteerClick HERE to submit a Volunteer Form for Hillsborough County schools. This is required for Chaperoning, Volunteering at school and Gala.
  • September: YearbookClick HERE to purchase a year book at the lowest price in order to have one for the yearbook signing at the end of the year.    You can customize each yearbook with a dedication and two pages of custom pictures that you uploadCost $25 - $35
  • October: Pictures Needed: Please start looking for pictures of your child from all years of Elementary School.  A link will be sent to start uploading pictures.  Committee volunteers will make a slideshow for the Banquet/Awards and link for each child.
  • October 28th: Fundraiser:  Painting with a Purpose – This will be at night for parents/kids.  More information coming soon. 
  • AGP 5th Grade Field TripBusch Gardens trip to learn about the science behind roller coasters and more. Usually scheduled early December.   ~$45 for single day ticket and buses.  Additional for lunch.   
  • December 19th: Biz Town: All 5th graders get to experience life in the working world at Biz Town.  This is a school field trip. Volunteers are needed (parents get to work too). Business or dress clothes are encouraged. 
  • PE Field Trip - Bowling - TBD: Free event for 5th graders. Lunch $ needed.   This is a kid ONLY event with their PE Instructors. 
  • Feb 24th - 28th - Penny Wars: Save up those coins & 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 with the most points wins a special prize.
  • March 3rd - 6th - Service Project Field TripEach class will travel by Bus to Feeding Tampa Bay to help with food prep and packing.  2 classes per day.   Waivers required.  Limited Chaperones needed. 
  • Media Center Field Trip - TBDFree event for 5th Graders who are part of the morning show.  The field trip is to a TV station to see how it all works.  Limited Chaperones needed.   Lunch $ needed.
  • April 3rd (Tentative)- Busch Gardens Field Trip: LOTS of Chaperones Needed,.  Catered Lunch provided.  Cost ~$70 for  single day ticket, buses and lunch.
  • May 26th  - Talent Show: Kids get to show off their talent for other 5th graders.   Sorry parents – this is a Kids ONLY event. 
  • May 27th - Wizarding Gala: Banquet Committee will decorate the cafeteria and provide lunch, music and fun.   5th Graders ONLY event.   Dress clothes encouraged. 
  • May 28th - 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 29th - Awards/Clap OutCalling all families and friends to Westchase MPR.  Our 5th graders will be honored at an awards ceremony (8 am) and then walk thru the school while all students, staff and families cheer and clap them out to Middle School.   Dress clothes encouraged. 


Each Year Westchase Elementary & PTA set up a 5th Grade Committee to help coordinate some special activities for our 5th graders:  5th Grade Theme & T-shirt, Busch Gardens field trip, Yearbook signing day, Wizarding Gala (banquet) and Awards.  We will also help coordinate the Service Project at Feeding Tampa Bay and some fundraising activities to support these activities. 

Click HERE to sign up if you would like to participate and help us this year.   

  • By participating on this committee you will be asked to attend the Wizarding 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 – 7 pm on May 26th
  • You will need to be available to volunteer at the Gala from 7am – 3 pm on May 27th.  

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

If you have any questions, please contact Laura Kohler at 813-514-7265 (text or call).