Programs

West Lake Elementary PTA Sponsored
Arts, Science, and Cultural Program Goals

In collaboration with WLE teachers and staff, the PTA has established the following goals for the arts, science, and cultural programs. The PTA Vice President of Programs oversees the programs, with assistance from committee chairs for each program. Click here to Consider volunteering! 

National Reflections Program

Goals:
1.     Student participation in the program will be voluntary.
2.     The PTA will strive to achieve a minimum of 10% participation in the program each             year.
3.     Parents will be informed of National Reflections guidelines, participation criteria, and           submission deadlines.
4.     In accordance with National Reflections guidelines, students will be expected to                   conduct the vast majority of the work on their submissions.
5.     Judging will be fair, with every effort made to hide each student’s identity on his/her             submission.
6.     Special recognition will be given to students who make outstanding submissions.

Click here to learn more about this year’s Reflections Program.

Science Fair Program 

This year’s science fair is slated for February 12, 2015!  Mark your calendars and start planning!  Participation is open for all students!

Goals:
1.     Student participation in the program will be voluntary.
2.     The PTA will strive to achieve a minimum of 15% participation in the program each              year.
3.     Parents and students will be well-informed about project expectations, judging                     criteria, and deadlines.
4.     Projects will require students to integrate skills and concepts from across the                     curriculum, in writing, math, and science (including the scientific method).
5.     Students will be expected to conduct the majority of the work on their projects.
6.     High parent involvement will be expected and encouraged.
7.     Judging will be fair, with every effort made to hide each student’s identity on his/her             project.
8.     Special recognition will be given to students who conduct outstanding projects.
9.     Teachers will have the opportunity to do class group projects. The participation goal           for K-2 teachers is 75%.

Click here for more information about this year’s Science Fair

Cultural Arts Program

Goals:
1.     Participation in the program will be available to all students in all tracks.
2.     Cultural programs or performances will expand students’ horizons and stretch their             understanding of the world by learning about cultures or perspectives that may be               unfamiliar to them.
3.     Where possible, the PTA will select cultural programs that align with the curriculum.