TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALL GAME!

Sunday, April 30th, 1:05 pm

Yankee Stadium- New York Yankees vs. Baltimore Orioles

West will be joined by East and South families and we will sit together in our own section

Normal ticket price: $60. West School Ticket price: $32

Click here for all the details and ticket sales.

Questions? Please contact Elizabeth Michels at yankeesgame@westschoolptc.org

WEST SCHOOL ART SHOW - VOLUNTEERS NEEDED




Wednesday, May 3rd
5:30pm - 7:00pm
West School gymnasium

(please enter directly into the gym and bring ID)


Volunteers are needed! This is such a wonderful event, and the kids take so much pride in showing off their beautiful work. Let's help them with the display! We need volunteers to set up on the morning of the show, volunteers to help with the popular scavenger hunt during the show, and volunteers to take down the afternoon following. Thank you for choosing a time to help by registering. Every student at West will have a piece hanging in the show. Bring the whole family to view the artistic talent of our students. Please click here to sign up and volunteer: 


Volunteer questions? contact Christine Bazata or Lori Harris: art@westschoolptc.org

Art Show questions? contact Mrs. Zeiss:  elizabeth.zeiss@ncps-k12.org

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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 available for Lunchroom and Parent Social.



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."

The Board of Finance approved the Board of Education and Town Budget at its March 9th meeting with the following changes:
  • Reduce the 2017-2018 Board of Education Operating Budget by $1 million from the BOE's original proposed operating budget.
  • Reduce the 2017-2018 BOE Capital Budget by approximately $1.7 million from the BOE's original proposed capital budget.
The Town Budget now moves to the Town Council for consideration, public hearing, and review prior to a final vote. 

Town Council Meeting Schedule:

Wednesday March 29th at 7:00 PM at Town Hall, Meeting Room Session: Budget Public Hearing and Overall Review 
Wednesday April 5th at 7:00 PM at Town Hall, Meeting Room Session: Vote on Budget and Regular Meeting

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.

Congratulations to the 2017-18 Executive Board 

The nominee slate was unanimously approved at the March 30th PTC meeting.  Also, approved at the meeting were the proposed changes to the PTC Bylaws.  Click here to see the updated Bylaws.

2017 - 2018 WEST PTC EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBERS
•            Co-Presidents: Annie Drapkin and Stacey Harmon
•            Secretary: Mia Hearle

•            Communications: Julie Kim
•            Fundraising: Molly DeGaetano and Eileen Hojnacki
•            Social: Jessica Connolly and Samantha Gaumer
•            Programs: Elizabeth DeMuth and Karen Willett
•            Treasurer: Becky Ethridge
•            Assistant Treasurer: Kristin Dolan
•            Parent Education: Patricia Mee


In these pleasant spring months, don't forget to keep moving and grooving. 'Cause West School Can't Stop The Feeling.





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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