WELCOME BACK PTC COFFEE

Please join us!

Tuesday, September 8th @ 9:15

Brown Bag Theater


  • West School Update and Q&A with Principal Jan Murphy

  • Learn about this year's PTC events and programs
  • Register for PTC Membership and get a free directory
  • Sign up for our great volunteer opportunities
  • “Back to School Tips” from Meg Domino, New Canaan CARES
  • Catch up with old friends and make new ones!
Little ones welcome! Play area available!
West Family Photo Days
Back by Popular Demand!
Calling all West School Families!

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

The sessions start on August 22nd, and they will go FAST, so book NOW.

For more information and to book your session(s), please click here.

Ice Cream Social

Sunday, September 20th
2:00 – 4:00 pm!

Please click here for the details and to RSVP.


An amazing selection of old and new classes is being offered for the fall program.

Please click here for details and to register online or in person through the New Canaan Recreation Department between Aug 27th and Sept 6th
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The countdown has begun for our 2nd West-Athlon Fall Fundraiser. Put on your spirit wear, lace up your sneakers and get ready for some fun! Save the date for Friday, October 2nd. More details to follow.


Volunteers Needed

It's time to Sign-Up to Volunteer for the 2015-2016 School Year!

We need your help to staff our many programs and events.

Simply click here to fill out the volunteer survey.

From classroom coordinator, parent social & book fair - there is something for everybody.

It's cool to be in school! 

On behalf of our children, Thank You! 


Join the PTC Now

and receive a free school directory!

Click here for the details and join and 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. It is available to all parents who join our PTC. Parents have found it to be a valuable resource when planning playdates, etc.

We realize that some parents DO NOT want to be included in this publication. If you would like to opt out of being in the Directory, log in to Power School and then go to the student record under "Custom Screens > Opt Outs" and check/uncheck the PTC Directory Opt-out option. DEADLINE:SEPTEMBER 10, 2015


Nutmeg Book Discussion Group

for 4th graders

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

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.

Please click here for program details and online signup.

New Canaan Board of Education



BOE Communication Committee Resources


"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."

Be in the Know:

  • Click here for BOE news and 2015/2016 Meeting Schedule
  • Click here for Meeting Agendas and Minutes
  • Click here for BOE Budgets
  • Click here for Presentations to the Board
  • Click here for the 2014-15 Board Members and Contact Information
  • Click here for the Board of Finance homepage
  • Click here for the N.C. Town Council homepage
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.






Upcoming Events

Click here for the full year 2015-16 PTC Calendar.

For the 2015-16 and draft 2016-17 New Canaan Public Schools calendars, click here.
SUMMER MAILER
You should have received our summer mailer during the first week of August. You can click here for a printable copy.

You should also have received a follow up email during that time period. If you did not, please click here to fill out and submit a short form to give us the important ability to communicate with you.

Note: Please click here for a printable copy of the West School Quick Reference Guide.

Share-A-Book, West School Library's annual fundraiser begins
Don't miss this opportunity to donate a book to the school library in your child's name.

This year we partnered with Funds4Books to offer parents the opportunity to make monetary donations or choose specific titles for the Library online! 

 

There are three ways to donate:

1) Click here to donate online or select titles at the West School Share-A-Book page run by Funds4Books from Sept 4th - Oct. 2nd.

 

2) Fill out and return the Share-A-Book flyer going home in backpacks on Tuesday, Sept 8th.

 

3) Stop by the Share-A-Book table at Open House.


New to West? 

The New to West (NTW) Team is excited to announce that there are 32 new families at West this year! If anyone has any questions, please feel free to contact the grade level representatives:

Grade 1 NTW Representative: Patricia Mee patricia.mee@gmail.com

Grade 2 NTW Representative: Meredith Petitjean merelinc@gmail.com

Grade 3 NTW Representative: Lesley Hartnett lesleyhart@me.com

Grade 4 NTW Representative: Kim Quinn kimquinn_nyc@yahoo.com

Kindergarten Ambassadors: Christa Kenin and Shannon Kieske kambassadors@westschoolptc.org


Please click here for the West Quick Reference Guide.
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.

Spirit Wear

The 2015-16 list of available items is ready. Click here for the details and sample photos.

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

Building a love of reading and family memories…   one book at a time.

For all the details and the submission form, click here.


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.
To submit an item to the West Friday Folder e-newsletter,
please click here.


Submission Deadline: Wednesday at Noon

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