WEST SCHOOL SCIENCE FAIR - I SPY SCIENCE!


I SPY WEST SCHOOL SCIENTISTS!

All K-4 students are invited to I SPY SCIENCE, explore the scientific method, and participate in this year’s science fair! Last year we had over 80 projects on display! Please check out the Science Fair details here for more information on this exciting event and how students can enter.

          When: Thursday, March 16th, 5:00-6:00 PM
          Where: West School Gym
          Entry Form Deadline: March 10th  

Need some inspiration? Science demonstrations for students in the front lobby on the mornings of March 2nd, 7th and 14th as the buses arrive. Be sure to ask your kids when they get home about flying toilet paper, smoke filled bubbles and poking pencils through water-filled Ziplocs!

For Science Fair details, click here.

 Questions? Contact sciencefair@westschoolptc.org.

Tech Night 2017 - NCHS

Tech Night is an opportunity for students from grades K-12 to demonstrate scientific investigations that they have created inside and outside of the classroom that show exceptional uses of technology with members of the New Canaan community.  Click here for more information.

Save the Date

Ticket Sales Coming Soon!

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 visit our new West School Sign Up Genius Hub.  Sign-ups are now open for Lunchroom and Math Night. West School Parent Social is coming soon!


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.

Registration for the Spring 2016 session will begin February 8th. First come first served.

Please click here for program details.

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!

Click here to learn more about the program including examples of Mighty Math activities and how to record minutes.  Click here for past problems of the month. And click here to submit a problem of the month.

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.



Click here to see all of the fun events that have already happened this school year


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."

Upcoming Meeting:
Monday, February 7th at 7:00 PM
, NCHS, Wagner Room. All BOE meetings are broadcast live on cablevision channel 78 and rebroadcast on Thursdays at 7:30 PM and Mondays at 4:00 PM. 

STATE UPDATE
The conversations on Education Cost Sharing (ECS) continued 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.

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.


In these upcoming winter months, don't forget to keep moving and grooving. 'Cause West School Can't Stop The Feeling.
Please Join Us For...
ALL YOU'VE EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT STEM AT WEST

featuring:
  • Jill Correnty, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum
  • Matt Salvestrini, Director of Digital Learning
  • Melinda Meyer, K-8 Science Coordinator
  • Jake Kircher, New Canaan Cares Tech Expert
Tuesday, March 14th, 9:15am
Brown Bag Theater

Featuring Breakfast Bags by Embody

Submit a question in advance by clicking here.

Questions? Contact Jayne Benton


Click here for all the details and sign up.

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.

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.

Media Center Volunteers

2016-2017 VOLUNTEER POSITIONS HAVE BEEN FILLED.  Please check back in August 2017 for next year's sign up.

Click here for the schedules.
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 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.
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