“The arts are an essential element of education, just like reading, writing, and arithmetic…music, dance, painting, and theater are all keys that unlock profound human understanding and accomplishment.”

–William Bennett, Former US Secretary of Education


Did you know that Leader In Me, enrichment field trips, our beautiful school garden and outdoor classroom rely solely on the funds raised by the PTA? Your donations also significantly support our ability to bring additional learning opportunities to our Art, Performing Arts, Library and Physical Education (PE) classes at Westside.

We need your help to support these amazing programs that make Westside Elementary such a special place for our children and our community. Your tax-deductible donation will help to support and expand school activities, educational programs, and campus improvements.

This year, we need to raise $12,500. Please consider one of the donation levels below when making your tax-deductible gift. Our goal is to have 100% participation. No donation is too large, or too small. Even if you choose not to contribute, please send the form in so that your child’s class receives participation credit. And remember, anyone can make a donation and we encourage you to ask your employer about corporate matching programs.

Help us “Fuel the Rocket” for the 2017-18 school year! Donations will be collected through Friday, September 29th.


Please CLICK HERE to complete your donation online. 

When you make your donation online from the link above, please enter the amount of your gift then click "Add".
Or, if you prefer, you can download the donation form and send cash or a check to the school with your student. Please make checks payable to Westside PTA. If you have any questions or comments, contact Christy Shindell at christy.shindell@gmail.com or by calling 512.731.5482.

Thank you for your commitment to Westside Elementary students, teachers, and staff!

The Westside PTA