The PTC needs parent volunteers throughout the year to keep our programs running smoothly. We hope all parents will find an opportunity to get involved.
Click here to complete our general volunteer survey (includes Classroom Coordinators and events throughout the year).
Click here to visit our new West School Sign Up Genius Hub. Sign-ups are now open for Lunchroom, Teacher Appreciation Lunch, and Fall Family Fun Night!
Sign Up Here!
West School PTC will be welcoming back our wonderful, dedicated faculty and staff to the newly renovated Teacher's Lounge at a Luncheon on Friday, September 2. Sign up now to contribute food and other items to this special event for our faculty!
Click here for the details and to pay online. Your support is essential for everything we do for our kids!The West School Directory contains the names and address for each of our families here at West. It also has the name of each classroom teacher and the students in that class. Parents have found it to be a valuable resource when planning playdates, etc.
West Family Photo Days
Custom Sessions With New Locations!
The sessions start on August 27th, and they will go FAST, so book NOW.
For more information and to book your session(s), please click here.
Odyssey of the Mind Program 2016-17
We are keeping track of all the interested students. Each team can have 5-7 students. If you are interested in having your child participate in the program, please consider volunteering to be a coach.
Click here for more information about the program.
Mighty Math is a program open to all West School students. It is designed to encourage the practice of mathematics at home and recognize students at school for their efforts. This program is voluntary although we encourage all students to give it a try. Last year we had 355 students record over 282,000 minutes!
Continue logging in your child’s math minutes over the summer. All summer participants will be recognized in September and their summer minutes will roll into the 2016-2017 school year program which will launch at the end of September. Click here to learn more about the program including examples of Mighty Math activities and how to record minutes. Any questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
WEST SCHOOL ANNOUNCES TYPE HYPE!
Are you ready for the HYPE???
It's time to TYPE!!!
Type Hype! is a new extracurricular program that offers many ways for all West School students to improve their keyboarding skills by using fun and educational games found on the West School website. Click here to learn more about Type Hype! and the program rewards!
Questions? Contact Amy Fields or Ally Pastushan at email@example.com.
"The New Canaan Board of Education is pleased to be the bridge between our community and our school system. Pursuant to Connecticut state law and our By-Laws, we are the municipal body within New Canaan which governs public education in our Town. For General Information about the BOE, click here to visit our website."
The 2016-17 BOE Meeting schedule will be posted soon.
The conversations on Education Cost Sharing (ECS) continued in Hartford a few weeks ago, and they finally decided how to distribute the reduced ECS funding statewide. New Canaan's funding is only 55% of the originally budgeted amount for FY17, totaling $678,845. This equates to an $816,758 reduction. Furthermore, we should anticipate a phasing-out of this funding in the future as Connecticut continues searching for ways to balance its budget. While 55% is better than the governor's proposed 0%, it still results in a sizeable decrease. Please continue to stay informed and advocate on this issue.
Meetings of the Board are live on Cablevision channel 78 at 7:30pm and rebroadcast on Thursdays at 7:30pm and Mondays at 4:00pm.
Questions? Please contact the West BOE Reps, Janee Hunter and Laura Kruger (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Click here for the full year 2016-17 PTC Calendar.For the New Canaan Public Schools calendars, click here.
SAVE THE DATES!!!
PARENT EDUCATION SPEAKER SERIES
Coffee and Networking 9:15 am / Speaker 9:30 am
September 13th, 2016 "Welcome Back Coffee", Welcome and updates from Principal Murphy, Superintendant Dr. Bryan Luizzi, "Tips to Start Your Year Strong" with Meg Domino, Volunteer SIgn Ups and Directory Distribution
October 18th, 2016 "Principal's Coffee" with Jan Murphy
November 29th, 2016 - Joint PTC Meeting-Community Event, 7pm @ New Canaan High School, "Developing Emotional Intelligence & Relieving Student Stress" with Yale Professor, Dr. Mark Brackett
The New to West (NTW) Team is excited to announce that there are 13 new families at West this year! If anyone has any questions, please feel free to contact the grade level representatives:
Grade 1 NTW Representative: Kirsten Bossin (email@example.com)
Grade 2 NTW Representative: Patricia Mee (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Grade 3 NTW Representative: Meredith Petitjean (email@example.com)
Grade 4 NTW Representative: Meredith Sullivan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
FALL West B/ASF School Classes
Registration starts Thursday, 9/1 at 9am!
Class listings will be available on-line by mid-August on the Recreation Department website (please click here)
REGISTRATION DATES- SEPTEMBER 1st (9:00 AM) - SEPTEMBER 11th
CLASSES START THE WEEK OF SEPTEMBER 19th
Lots of returning favorite classes and a new core of STEM classes added this fall!! Fall session is 8 weeks (8 classes).
The mission of Kids Care is to develop compassion and a sense of citizenship in children through hands-on service projects that benefit West School and the needy in our community.
Look for the Kids Care sign up announcement in the Friday Folder in mid-September with the first meeting in October! More details to come!
If you are not receiving PTC emails (such as the Friday Folder) and would like to do so, please click here to fill out and submit a short form to give us the important ability to communicate with you.
Also - please click here for a printable copy of the West School Quick Reference Guide.
Parent Education Presentations
We've had some incredible presentations from our administrators that our parents can access if they missed the meetings, or review the material again even if they were able to attend.
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