Thank you to the many volunteers this school year. We could not have done it without you! Volunteering your time at West is a fun and rewarding way to give back to our school community and support the wonderful PTC programs. Whether you would like to become a classroom coordinator, help plan an event, show off your graphic design expertise, utilize your gardening skills, or work a one-hour shift, there's something for everyone!

Click Here to Volunteer

Kids are so proud to see and hear about how you helped at their school. Don't delay in volunteering today!

Questions? Email Annie Drapkin or Stacey Harmon at


If you didn't order one of the EPI school packs, click here for a list of supplies your child will need at school in the fall. Remember to buy supplies for the NEXT YEAR'S grade level.

Happy summer and happy shopping!

A huge thank you to the amazing team of parents and teachers who helped organize a week of fun events for our graduating fourth graders! Beginning with the 4th Grade Concert: Thank you to Mrs. Fitzgerald and the PTC's Maya Frey and Agatha Row for making this concert memorable for all.  

On Friday morning, the kids headed to Waveny for their 4th Grade Picnic.  The parent team of volunteers, wonderfully led by Molly DeGaetano and Georgie George, organized a day filled with games, activities, ice cream, and a fire engine pizza truck! Thank you to this amazing team: Lisa Sutton, Melissa Merrill, Sabrina Matthews and Kara Gilliam

These special 4th grade events would not have been possible without the ongoing support and enthusiasm from our 4th grade teachers: Ms. Creutz, Mr. Murren, Ms. Montaner, Ms. Cornwell, Ms. O'Leary, and Ms. Zrenda.  Many thanks to you and the entire 4th grade team for being so supportive of our fourth graders throughout this entire year.  And a heartfelt thank you to all of our teachers at West who have been an integral part of the journey for each of these children during their years at West.

huge round of applause is due to our Field Day Chairs Chez Coyle and Bridget Falsetta.  Thanks to their fabulous fielding, along with that of Mr. Stella and many parent volunteers, obstacles were hurdled, potato sacks were hopped and freeze dances were frozen.  A great day for one and all!

Many, Many Thanks
A big THANK YOU to our amazing faculty and staff who work tirelessly each day to provide our children with an encouraging, enriching, safe and FUN learning environment. And to our administrators, Mrs. Murphy and Mrs. Furnari who are true collaborative partners.  We are grateful to have such a committed team of leaders at West.  We would also like to thank our Executive Board of parents for their enthusiastic hard work all year long. Our deepest gratitude to Elichia Brown, Becky Ethridge, Elizabeth Michels, Ann McMahon, Kimberly Birmingham, Elizabeth DeMuth, Jessica Connolly, Samantha Gaumer, Jayne Benton, Christen Garcia, Stacey Harmon, Annie Drapkin, Katrina Parkhill, and our Board faculty liaison, Trish Gracia. We truly appreciate your dedication and support throughout the year!

A fond farewell to all of our "graduating" families. Good luck at Saxe and beyond - West will miss you!  Ansaldi, Arnold, Arrix, Birmingham, Briggs, Caldarone, Campbell, Casper, Cassina, Chawla, Cleary, Crerend, Crowley, Crudele-Sands, DeMetrio, Doherty, Frank, Fromzel, Geyfman, Golia, Hanrattie, Hanson, Healey, Holtappels, Huang, Kalten, Licata, Luccarelli, Ma, Marasciullo, Marciano, McDevitt, McPhillips, Menon, Messina, Mohr, Mulle, O'Connor, Ogale, Orelup, Quinn, Sanseverino, Saxe, Sirois, Staron, Tully, Wadhwani, West, and Whiteley.

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 the 4th Grade Celebration.

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


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

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."

Questions? Please contact the West BOE Reps, Janee Hunter and Laura Kruger (
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.

West School Teachers shared their tips, tricks, and supplies to continue our students' learning through the summer, at the last PTC meeting.

Click here for the summer enrichment resources.

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 (

Grade 2 NTW Representative: Patricia Mee (

Grade 3 NTW Representative: Meredith Petitjean (

Grade 4 NTW Representative: Meredith Sullivan (

Kindergarten Ambassadors: Abigal Skidmore ( and Jen Holland (

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 (


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.