• West Bay PTO

Teacher Appreciation

We appreciate our West Bay staff and teachers for their hard work and dedication to our students! Teacher Appreciation Week will be held March 9th through March 13th. All West Bay families are invited to sign up to volunteer, or to contribute food, beverages, and snacks, or to pledge a monetary donation.

Monetary donations or Target gift cards in any amount are also appreciated. These donations will go towards the purchase of gift cards for the Pot o’ Gold staff gifts on Friday. Donations can be made via PayPal at https://bit.ly/2TisLKa or you can send a check payable to West Bay PTO by Friday, March 6th and place it in the Teacher Appreciation Week bin in the main office.


Monday, March 9: Four Leaf Luncheon features salad, Goodcents sub trays, soup buffet, and a variety of desserts.

Tuesday, March 10: IRISH we could thank you like this every day featuring Sleepless from Seattle espresso and smoothie bar plus assorted doughnuts from Sunrize Donuts.

Wednesday, March 11: Over the Rainbow Snack Station with the ultimate assortment of sweet and salty snacks.

Thursday, March 12: Top o’ the Morning Breakfast Buffet featuring fruit, cinnamon rolls, and potato casseroles from Garden Café.

Friday, March 13: Students are encouraged to wear West Bay spirit apparel! Staff and teachers will receive a special Pot o’ Gold gift bucket and a Papa Murphy’s take-home pizza to enjoy for dinner.

Thank you in advance for your support and generosity to make Teacher Appreciation Week so great!

Teacher Appreciation Sign-Up



West Bay Family Bingo & Family Game Night

When: Friday, April 3 from 5:00-7:30
Where:  West Bay Elementary
Who:  All West Bay families
Games, Dinner, Live Painting, Raffles, Bingo and more GAMES!
Click here to view the flyer with additional event details.
Register for the event by clicking here.  Early Bird Registration deadline is March 20th to be entered in a drawing to win 2 adult and 2 child tickets to the Nebraska Cornhuskers Red White Spring Game on April 18th..
-Dinner catered by Valentino’s.  (MUST be pre-purchased)
-Game Wristbands
-Bingo Cards
-Raffle Tickets
Questions may be directed to Katy Bode at katy.bode@gmail.com.

Upcoming Events

Monday, March 2nd: PTO Meeting 9:30 am school cafeteria *Guest Speaker/Middle School Transition

Monday, March 9th: Spring Picture Day

Monday, March 9th-Friday March 13th:  Teacher Appreciation Week

Tuesday, March 10th-Pepper Jax FFN 3-8 pm

Friday, March 13th:Nothing Bundt Cake Ordering Begins

Wednesday, March 18th: End of 3rd Quarter

Thursday March 19 – Friday March 20th:  Spring Break – No School

Monday, March 23rd:  Teacher In-Service Day –  No School

Wednesday, March 25th:  Nothing Bundt Cakes Orders Due

Monday, March 30th:  District Battle of the Books

Friday, April 3rd:  Spring Fundraiser 5:00-7:30 pm Bengal Bingo and Game Night

Monday, April 6th:  PTO Meeting 6:30 in Library *Guest Speaker/Online Safety

Wednesday, April 8th:  Nothing Bundt Cakes Order Pick-up

Thursday, April 9th: Teacher In-Service-  No School

Friday, April 10th: No School

Monday, April 20th:  The Good Life Magician 5:30-8:30 pm

Thursday, April 23rd:  KDG (6 pm) & 1st (7 pm) Music Program


Calling all 5th grade parents!  Purchase your 5th grade shout-out ad to be printed in the yearbook. Head to the West Bay Store to purchase your $5 ad.  Submit your shout-out message and baby photo for the ad by emailing westbayyearbook@gmail.com.  Shout out messages must be 35 words or less including names. Payment, picture, and message must be received by February 17th.
5th Grade Ad Shout Out Flyer

Click here to place your 2019-2020 yearbook order.  Search for ‘West Bay’ to place your order and explore yearbook options.  Purchase a yearbook for $35.  Online payment by credit card is required when the order is placed.  The yearbook will include a supplement of pictures from activities occurring between March and the end of the school year and will be distributed in August 2020. Questions may be directed to the yearbook chair at westbayyearbook@gmail.com.


CONFIRM your family’s information and PAY for access to the 2019-2020 West Bay Online and Mobile Directory by following the instructions sent to you on Tuesday, August 13 from West Bay Elementary with a subject line of “Response Required: West Bay Directory Confirmation of Data & Purchase”. We are excited to be using a new directory platform through Membership Toolkit. Go to www.westbaypto.membershiptoolkit.com to create a Membership Toolkit Account. Once an account is created, check your email for a link (valid for 2 hours after creating account) to login and complete the Parent/Family and Student Information and select your student’s teacher. You have the option to opt out of publishing certain personal information in the directory under Directory/Publish Preferences. Finally, Purchase Directory Access for $5.00 to view the West Bay directory throughout the school year and next summer. The directory can be accessed by mobile phone, tablet and computer. (Download the App – Membership Toolkit for the most convenient quick access.) Help us open the directory quickly by setting up your Membership Toolkit account and confirm your family information by Wednesday August 21. Every student’s name will be included in the directory.