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!

Back to School Teacher Appreciation Lunch


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!
Order Your West School Directories Now

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!

Don't miss this opportunity to get beautiful family holiday pictures while supporting West School! Two choices of great photographers with up to 100% of sitting fees donated to West.

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.

AND---VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED
Thank you for your time!  It is because of your volunteering that our events are as great as they are!
Please click here to sign up.

Odyssey of the Mind Program 2016-17

If you have a rising 3rd or 4th grader who may be interested in participating as part of an Odyssey of the Mind team for the 2016 - 2017 school year, please contact Kimberly Birmingham, Co-VP Programs, for more information at kth330@me.com.  In your e-mail to Kimberly, please kindly include your child's full name, current grade, teacher and email address. Thank you! 

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


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 mightymath@westschoolptc.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 typehype@westschoolptc.org.

New Canaan Board of Education


"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."

DISTRICT UPDATE
The 2016-17 BOE Meeting schedule will be posted soon.

STATE UPDATE
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 (edurep@westschoolptc.org)
To submit an item to the West Friday Folder e-newsletter,
please click here.


Submission Deadline: Wednesdays at Noon


Upcoming Events

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

Questions? parented@westschoolptc.org


2016 FALL FUNDRAISER

Please join us, support and donate to the wonderful West School Dance-A-Thon!

 Click here to donate now.



New to West? 


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 (kirstenslusar@hotmail.com)

Grade 2 NTW Representative: Patricia Mee (patricia.mee@gmail.com)

Grade 3 NTW Representative: Meredith Petitjean (merelinc@gmail.com)

Grade 4 NTW Representative: Meredith Sullivan (meredithg8@yahoo.com)

Kindergarten Ambassadors: Abigal Skidmore (abigailz@gmail.com) and Jen Holland (jen.m.holland@gmail.com)


Please click here for the West Quick Reference Guide.


Click here for a list of school supplies by grade for this coming school year



Click here for all the details and sign up.
Nutmeg Book Discussion Group


Calling all 4th graders!! If you love reading good books and lively discussions about them with friends, you will love the West School Nutmeg Book Club!

This is an opportunity for fourth graders to read and discuss great books with their friends!

Click here for more information.

Questions? Please send us an email. nutmeg@westschoolptc.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).

Kids Care

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!
PTC Communications


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.

  • Your Amazon purchases can help provide support for new STEM programs at West!
  • Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to West School PTC whenever you shop on AmazonSmile.
  • Support the West PTC by clicking here before you shop on Amazon.

Spirit Wear

For more information about Spirit Wear click here.

Any questions? Contact Julie Passios and Lauren Stannard (spirit@westschoolptc.org)

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.

Click here for the list including links to the presentations.
                           PTC Suggestion Box                         
Have an idea or a question about the PTC?  Want to share your thoughts with us?  Click here to let us know.

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