About the WCE PTA
What is the WCE PTA?
The PTA (Parent-Teacher Association) is a formal organization composed of WCE parents, teachers and staff working to engage WCE parents in school participation.
Elected each school year, the PTA board and committee chairs are a group of parents that volunteer their time to help the administration make WCE the best school it can be. It takes a village - we need you!
Benefits of the PTA
It benefits your child. By joining the PTA you help the school be better because the PTA funds many of the necessary programs at WCE, including:
· Paraprofessionals in each K-5 classroom
· Interventionists in the school
· Updated technology in the classrooms
· FT library tech | PT recess coach | PT lunchroom monitors
· Additional Gifted & Talented programs and services
Why join the PTA?
· Make a difference! You will have the opportunity to vote on school related issues (1 vote for an individual membership and 2 votes for a family membership)
Become better informed on the operations and opportunities within our school community.
· Provide financial and altruistic support for our school.
As a full time working mom, who travels often, Liz wanted her kids to see her taking an active role in their community, education and lives. She says she wanted them to know even though she's busy, they are still her top priority. Her role with the WCE PTA makes that possible.
Liz says she also appreciates the network of teachers and parents the PTA creates. She says its a time investment that pays off.
"Through my work on the Westerly Creek PTA, I’ve built relationships with teachers at all grade levels and work hard to build those relationships years before my kids will even be in their classrooms. Those teachers see the investment I make in the school and they are incredibly grateful. I know that pays off in patience and a little something extra with my kids. And that’s worth every minute of my time," Liz says.
As a mom of two and a freelance professional, Kelley juggles work with family and PTA commitments.
“I’ve been involved with the PTA, in some capacity, since my son was in ECE because I believe in being good to the people that make our lives better. And for me, that's the teachers and staff at Westerly Creek who work so hard and are so invested in my kids! I love that being a part of the PTA allows me to support them in both tangible and intangible ways, so they can continue to do what they do best."
Phoebe Smith is a wife, CPA, health and fitness enthusiast, and mom of 2. She loves that she can share her financial expertise with the WCE PTA.
"As a mom of a child with sensory processing disorder, I appreciate how dedicated our teachers have been to helping all children succeed to the best of their ablilty. Being on the board is the best way I can give back to the school that has given so much to our daughter."
Stacey works part-time at a non-profit and is a mom of 4th grade twins at Westerly Creek Elementary, where they started in ECE.
“I love being more involved at the place where my kids spend so much of their time! Working on the PTA has allowed me to directly support the teachers and staff that make Westerly Creek so great and has increased my understanding of how things get done at the school.”
Christen Woodburn is a mom and full-time professional. She says she really wanted to volunteer and get involved in the community.
"I decided if I was going to invest my time anywhere I would want it to be for the benefit of my kids and Westerly Creek, which we have come to cherish. The PTA gives me an opportunity to be an advocate for my children, their classmates, and also the teachers and values of the school. I look forward to working to bring the community and school closer together through fundraising and outreach,” Christen says
She joined the PTA this year as the fundraising chair.
"I’ve already had the opportunity to connect with other amazing parents and teachers and I’m a learning a lot! I’m grateful that my children have such a great school home and happy to give of my time to help where I can,” she says.
Lisa Stites is this year's PTA communications chair. Lisa works in freelance marketing and communications. She says the PTA offers her the chance to be involved with her kid's lives and give back to the community.
"Now that we have two kids at WCE, it was important to me to be able to give back to a place that's so important in our lives! I'm excited to be able to use my skillset to help our school and WCE kids!"
Kerry works part-time in healthcare PR and is mom to a kindergartner and second grader at WCE. She helps Lisa Stites with PTA communications and chairs the Vegas Night in Stapleton event.
"I think we all value community. Being involved in the PTA and events like Vegas Night and the auction have allowed me to build that sense of community very quickly at WCE and show the administration and staff just how much we appreciate them."
Bio coming soon!
Bio Coming Soon
Staff Support Chair
Brooke Haddock is a recent stay at home mom, wife, animal lover, and transplant to CO. She has three boys at WCE in Kindergarten, 2nd grade, and 5th grade.
With three children in the school, Brooke found out quickly how amazing our school is and how much the school relies on the parents to make all things go round. Brooke found that serving on the PTA not only allowed her to give time, but also provided a direct connection to teachers, administrators, and parents alike. She’s excited to share the Staff Support role with Shea Roth-Nelson.
Staff Support Chair
Shea Roth-Nelson is a stay-at-home mom, spin (cycling) enthusiast, who loves Colorado. She has two kids at WCE in kindergarten and first grade.
“I decided I wanted to invest my time in a school that has meant so much to us, very quickly. Westerly Creek staff are truly incredible, and I cherish all they do for our children. The PTA gives me the opportunity to give back to them as much as possible, while also advocating for our children and connecting with other parents. I’m looking forward to a fun and productive year sharing the Staff Support role with Brooke Haddock.”