West Clay Weekly


 Upcoming Events

9/16 - International Dot Day - Wear your Polka Dots
9/18 - Pajama Day
9/19 - Newcomer's Coffee - 8:30am
9/19 - PTO General Mtg - 9:00 am
9/24 - Dine to Donate - Spaghetti Factory
9/25 - West Clay Spirit Wear Wednesday
10/2 - Walk to School Day 


Thank you!

Fall Fundraiser - We Did it! 

Thank you so much for all the donations to the Fall Fundraiser!  It is because of our amazing West Clay families and community that we were able to meet our fundraising goal of 27,000 dollars!  This fundraiser is the biggest of the year and the money raised helps pay for field trips, classroom subscriptions, recess equipment, supplies for teachers, the school musical, field day, the back to school popsicle party, and much more!  Your support is what makes West Clay Elementary so great!  


Membership Tool Kit

Membership Toolkit

Your Key to Room Parent Communications, Online Directory & Store!


ATTENTION PARENTS:  It is important that you create your Membership Toolkit account.  There are several events that will be taking place in your child's classroom which will be communicated to you by your Room Parent though the Membership Toolkit application.  We don't want anyone to miss out on important information and planned activities this school year!  Please follow the instructions below on how to created your account today!  


As we get ready for the 2019-2020 school year, please take a few minutes to activate your
Membership Toolkit account. Membership Toolkit allows you to:

  • Receive communications from your student's Room Parent about classroom events
  • Purchase items from the school's online store, including donating to the Fall Fundraiser
  • Access contact information to other parents to plan play dates, birthday parties, etc.

Here's what you need to do:
· Go to http://westclay.membershiptoolkit.com.

  • Click on the Register/Login button.
  • If you previously had an account with MySchoolAnywhere, use the same email to login. You'll find your information conveniently pre-populated for your quick review.
  • Select "Create Account" and fill in the name, email, and password information.
  • Click "verify my email" and then check your email for a link to complete the process. The link expires in 2 hours. If you do not receive the email, check your spam or junk folders.
  • Once you have verified your email address, log back in and finish the registration process:
  1. Complete the Parent/Family and Student Information.
  2. As the first parent receiving this email, you are Parent 1.
  3. You will have the opportunity to "invite" Parent 2 by selecting "Yes" to "Would you like to invite this person to manage this account with you?"
  4. Complete the Directory/Publish Preferences.
  5. Once these forms are complete, you will also have the opportunity to contribute to our Fall Fundraiser.
  6. Questions? - Please contact PTO Volunteer/Directory Chair Olivia Kidder at westclaydirectory@gmail.com.


Dot Day
Spaghetti Factory Logo


Dine to Donate at The Old Spaghetti Factory

When: Tuesday, September 24th 2019 - 11:30am-2:00pm / 5:00pm - 8:30pm

The old Spaghetti Factory will donate 15% of your dinner proceeds to West Clay Elementary PTO.

You must present this link / flyer below.



Spirit Wear

  Spirit Wear

Order your 2019-2020 Spirit Wear TODAY! Click the link below to see what's available and order TODAY!


West Clay Wednesday - Spirit Wear Day!

Mark your calendar for the first West Clay Wednesday of the year!  On Wednesday September 25th have your student/s show their West Clay pride by wearing their West Clay spirit wear!  Don't have your West Clay spirit wear yet?  Don't worry! Just click the button above to order and your spirit wear will be delivered directly to the school, no shipping costs! 


School Spirit Day
Coffee Cups

PTO Newcomers coffee & General Membership Meeting

Please join us for the PTO Newcomers coffee on Sept 19th at 8:30 with a PTO General Meeting to follow.  All parents of West Clay students are part of the PTO so come join us for the first meeting of the year!  See you there. 



 Notes from the Nurse

Our clinic is in need of several items.  If you can donate any things below please send them in.

Underwear - Small sizes - Must be NEW in package
Shoes - gently used tennis shoes - girl or boy 
Pants / Shorts - All Sizes





Creekside Cat Race

 Creekside Cat Race

The annual Creekside Cat Race is quickly approaching and is scheduled for Saturday, September 28th beginning at 8:30 am in the Village of West Clay at 12775 Horseferry Rd. Carmel, IN 46032.

For those of you not familiar with the Cat Race, it is a 5K walk/run family and community event with 1000+ runners/walkers that helps to raise funds for Creekside athletics and activities.  Last year, with the funds from the Cat Race, we offered 30 different clubs which were attended by more than 500 Creekside students, reconditioned athletic equipment, purchased team jerseys, maintained the facilities, hired event workers and officials, and provided resources to recognize our scholar athletes.

Registration Competition Among Elementary Schools

To increase excitement at the elementary level, we would love to have  a registration competition among West Clay, Towne Meadow, and College Wood students.  The grade level at each school that has the most participants registered for the race will win an activities day at Creekside with the Wellness classes!  All the students’ parents have to do is register using the link below and choose which school their child attends and which grade level he/she is in.

To be guaranteed a t-shirt, parents must register by September 9th.





Box Tops Phone

Box Tops For Education

Every Box Top that you collect is worth 10 cents towards our school!   The classroom who collects the most Box Tops will receive a 50 dollar gift card towards their class!  If you haven't noticed the Box Tops program is transitioning to a totally digital format.  Remember if you are clipping those BoxTops just make sure that they are valid based on their expiration date. 

Place them in a ziplock bag labeled with your teachers name. 

They can be turned into the front office or directly to your child's teacher.  

Please click this link for more information  https://www.boxtops4education.com.  


Please click the link below for information regarding participation in the 2019 Veteran's Day Poster Contest.

2019 Veterans Day Poster Contest 



Mountain Martial Arts




Media Center Volunteers Needed

If you are interested in volunteering in the Library, please complete the volunteer form below.  You MUST have a current background check and completed bullying video on file.

Media Center Volunteer Form



Art Palette

Carmel Arts Council Autumn Art Contest

THEME: Fall Themed Art

Due: Wednesday, October 23 to Mrs. Bannister OR drop off by Saturday, October 26th to The Great Frame Up in Carmel, IN.

Details: The Artwork must be original and must be created on 8.5x11 paper.  No 3D artwork will be accepted.  Art must have label with name and contact info.

Fall Ideas to use: Leaves, Warm Colors, Skeletons, Pumpkins, Sweaters, Bats, S'mores, Pumpkin Spice, Cider, Campfires, Apple Orchards, Scarecrows, Mums, Crows 

For more information click the link below.

CAC Autumn Art Contest Information



Hamilton County Coats for Kids
School Dismissal Manager


Thank you families for utilizing School Dismissal Manager to make all your changes. 




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  • Share your photos Did you attend a school event and take photos? Please share with us. Just email them to westclaypto@gmail.com. We'd love to share them on social media and have them for the yearbook.


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