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9/20/15


COMING UP AT WESTHILL:


* Monday 9/21 - Cheerleading Fundraising Week
* Monday 9/21 - Latin Club Fundraising Week
* Tuesday 9/22 - Coffee with Camille  6:45 - 7:30am
* Wednesday 9/23 - NO SCHOOL - Yom Kippur
* Thursday 9/24 - Naviance Training for Parents - 8:30am
* Thursday 9/24 - Period 8 Tutoring Program - Media Center
* Saturday 9/26 - USBands @ Trumbull High School
* Saturday 9/26 - Hands for Life - CPR Training


                                 Link to Westhill's website



Coffee With Camille

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Tuesday, September 22nd

from 6:45am - 7:30am

in The Little Theater  Room 118

 

Our Principal Camille Figluizzi will be on hand to answer any questions you might have about Westhill High School.  This is a great opportunity to learn more about Westhill, so come on out for a cup of coffee with Camille.




VIKING SPORTS

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Click the link below to access
Westhill's athletic schedules:





HOME GAMES THIS WEEK:
 
Mon 9/21 - Varsity Field Hockey vs. Staples @ 4:00pm
Mon 9/21 - JV Field Hockey vs. Staples @ 5:30pm
Mon 9/21 - Varsity Girls Soccer vs. Fairfield Warde @ 4:00pm
Mon 9/21 - JV Girls Soccer vs. Fairfield Warde @ 5:30pm
Mon 9/21 - V Girls Swimming & Diving vs. Ridgefield @ 4:00pm
Mon 9/21 - FR Girls Volleyball vs. Danbury @ 4:00pm
Tues 9/22 - Varsity Boys Soccer vs. Trinity Catholic @ 4:00pm
Thurs 9/24 - FR Football vs. Trumbull @ 4:00pm (Rippowam)
Thurs 9/24 - FR Field Hockey vs. Darien @ 4:00pm
Thurs 9/24 - Varsity Girls Volleyball vs. Greenwich @ 5:00pm
Thurs 9/24 - JV Girls Volleyball vs. Greenwich @ 4:00pm
Fri 9/25 - Varsity Girls Soccer vs. New Canaan @ 4:00pm
Fri 9/25 - JV Girls Soccer vs. New Canaan @ 5:30pm
Sat 9/26 - FR Boys Soccer vs. New Canaan @ 10:00am




Westhill High School is hosting the citywide
Hands for Life Campaign on
Saturday, September 26th
from 9:00am - 3:00pm

Come learn the life saving techniques of compression-only CPR and the use of external defibrillators.  The event, sponsored by the City of Stamford, in collaboration with Stamford EMS, Stamford Hospital, Stamford Downtown Special Services District and Stamford Public Schools along with other city agencies, is expected to train more than 10,000 people.  For more information or to volunteer, visit 



* Please Volunteer *

Compression only CPR training for all Middle and High School Students runs from Friday 9/18 to Friday 9/25.  Training will be at a different school each day and there are two training sessions per day.  We need volunteers, even if you are not trained in CPR. 

 Dr. Tom Nero will train any volunteer prior to each session.

 

To volunteer, sign up at  www.handsforlife.org, and click on Volunteer. You can sign up for any session.


Hands for Life


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UPCOMING COLLEGE VISITS


Juniors and Seniors:  Representatives from the following schools will be visiting Westhill in the coming weeks:

 


* Wednesday 9/23 - Concordia University - Montreal, PQ

* Wednesday 9/23 - Wentworth Institute of Tech - Boston, MA

* Thursday 9/24 - Naviance Training for Parents - 8:30am

* Thursday 9/24 - Syracuse University - Syracuse, NY


If you are interested in any of these schools, sign on to Naviance at: www.connection.naviance.com/westhill , click on the COLLEGES tab, and then click on the COLLEGE VISITS link to sign up to attend the presentation.  Print out your confirmation, and get an authorized signature AT THE VISIT.


If you are new to Naviance, 
come to the Career Center on 
Thursday, September 24th at 8:30am
Mr. Stepkoski will have a Naviance Q & A



Fall Drama Auditions

Our Town 1
Our Town 2



Join The Westword,
Westhill's student run newspaper

The Westword is looking for students to fill a number of different positions, including illustrators, photographers, editors, reporters, and more.

Any questions or concerns should be directed to The Westword editorial staff at westwordwhs@gmail.com




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Your next  opportunity to buy Spirit Wear 
 will be Friday,
September 25th
11:00am - 1:15pm


Please make checks payable to "Westhill PTSO"


We need volunteers to help sell Spirit Wear on Friday afternoons.  There will always be a Spirit Wear Committee member at the table, but a 2nd set of hands during the sale
 really helps. 

Please CLICK HERE to sign up





WESTHILL'S DONORS CHOOSE 2016

Fashioned after the very successful national non-profit charity, Westhill's Donors Choose allows parents to donate funds directly for the requests of a specific department.  See below for the details of each department's requests.  If you would like to contribute toward a certain purchase, send in a check payable to the WPTSO and earmark which department you have chosen.  Contact Joy Katz at 203-329-3359 or
joyakatz@yahoo.com with any questions or Kelly Aronica at
kellou@optonline.net

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FOOD DONATIONS ARE NEEDED FOR OUR WEEKLY  

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Please help the WPTSO feed over 30 students through the weekly Backpack Program.  We fill backpacks with donated food every Friday and students at risk of going hungry over the weekend pick them up and return them empty Monday morning.  Please consider donating non-perishables which you or your student can drop off in the main office.

Most needed items:
Cereal
Peanut butter
Individual cups of fruit
Tuna
Canned Chili
Microwave cups of Mac n cheese
Chef Boy-Ar-Dee pastas

Stop & Shop or Shop Rite gift cards are greatly appreciated!

Individual servings and/or small sizes (no glass please) work best for packaging.  We would happily accept monetary donations as well.



Flower Power0014


The Table

This service is being provided by Jacob Stockman, one of our
 Academy of Finance students.  A portion of the proceeds will
 benefit Westhill's Backpack Program.



WESTHILL PTSO
 2015 - 2016 EVENT DESCRIPTIONS
AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

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Listed below are some of the many ways you may get involved at Westhill through the WPTSO.  You can contact the chairs directly OR send an email to Kelly Aronica at kellou@optonline.net  


EVENTS/CHAIRPEOPLE

September/October
School Photos - Volunteers needed to check in students on Photo Days.  Contact Kelly Aronica 203-595-9523  kellou@optonline.net 

December
Staff Holiday Breakfast - Volunteers needed to help coordinate refreshments, set up and clean up for this festive Staff Holiday breakfast.  Contact Virginia Prial 203-406-0848 vprial@optonline.net,
Cristina Romero 203-357-9275  romeromontero@hotmail.com or
Margarita Esparrago 203-428-6531 margaritaesparrago@me.com

March
Fashion Show/Westhill Showcase - Volunteers needed to solicit program ads, create raffle baskets, decorate, operate concessions, assist at rehearsals and otherwise help make this night happen.  It's our largest fundraiser of the year - and lots of fun too! 
Contact Jeannie Carrillo 203-918-6740 jmcarillo@optonline.net or
Lisa Wise 203-324-1140 gaprop@optonline.net

May
Staff Appreciation Week - Volunteers needed to provide special treats for staff members. 
Contact Virginia Prial 203-406-0848 vprial@optonline.net,
Cristina Romero 203-357-9275  romeromontero@hotmail.com or
Margarita Esparrago 203-428-6531 margaritaesparrago@me.com

After Prom - Volunteers needed to help coordinate this chaperoned, substance-free, extremely entertaining post-prom event.  Committees include registration, decorations, food and prizes.  Parents of ALL students, not just seniors, are needed!
Contact Jeannie Kriftcher 203-329-3431 jeanlesliek@yahoo.com

June
Senior Brunch - Volunteers needed to set up, serve food, and clean up for this fun end of year senior brunch.
Contact Lisa Wise 203-324-1140 gaprop@optonline.net

Staff Lunch - Volunteers needed to help order food, set up, serve, and clean up for this much appreciated end of year staff event.
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Ongoing Throughout The Year
Back Pack Program - Volunteers needed to collect, organize and pack food on a weekly basis for students requiring assistance.
Contact Jeannie Kriftcher 203-329-3431 jeanlesliek@yahoo.com
or Donna Pellicano 203-329-9099 dbopel@aol.com

CAREER CENTER:
Career of the Month - volunteers needed to assist with career of the month events.  Contact Heidi O'Grady heidiogrady@optonline.net
College Visits - Volunteers needed to welcom college representatives and check in students.  Open
Jr. Book Awards - Volunteers needed to assist with contacting colleges regarding participation in this Jr. Awards program and to assist with organization of the Jr. Book Awards event in the spring.
Contact Alyssa Wallen 203-968-8862 aawallen@aol.com
Scholarships - Volunteers needed to assist with notifying students of scholarship opportunities. 
Contact Mara Hammerman marahct@aol.com

Donors Choose Program - Chairs will communicate donation requests from Westhill department heads and will coordinate donations to fill the requests.
Contact Joy Katz 203-329-3359 joyakatz@yahoo.com
or Kelly Aronica 203-595-9523 kellou@optonline.net

Off the Rack Program - Volunteers needed to collect and organize donated clothing for students requiring assistance.
Contact Sue Boria 203-595-0899 sue@twight.com

Stop & Shop Card Sales - Coordinator will sell Stop & Shop cards throughout the school year.  Cards are available in denominations of $25, $50 and $100.
Contact Zoe Schwartz 203-595-9185  danzoe@optonline.net

Westhill Spirit Wear - Volunteers needed to help sell Spirit Wear on a weekly basis and at special events.
Contact Teresa Fritz 203-322-1524 wftf94@aol.com
or Zoe Schwartz 203-595-9185 danzoe@optonline.net



RENEW YOUR MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTIONS AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE AT WESTHILL!      

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You can purchase or renew subscriptions to your favorite magazines at up to 85% off! Each time you make a purchase, our WPTSO will receive up to 40%!  You can also support us by sharing this information with friends and family.


It's quick and easy -- and it will help make a difference!

If you have any questions, please contact Zoe Schwartz at 203-595-9185 or danzoe@optonline.net
 


PLEASE REGISTER YOUR TARGET CARD

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Westhill is enrolled in the

Target Reward Program,

Take Charge of Education. Target donates up to 1% of purchases made at any Target store or at Target.com to schools designated by REDCard holders.  As a REDCard member, you automatically receive 5% off of your purchases at Target.  When you enroll in this special program, you continue to receive your 5% off, and Westhill receives a 1% donation from Target. 


To enroll, you can either call Target at 1-800-659-2396

or go online   www.Target.com/tcoe.  


Our school ID# is 39226  



PLEASE REGISTER YOUR STOP & SHOP CARD

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Go online to www.stopandshop.com/aplus

and register your Stop & Shop

savings card. 

Enter Westhill High School ID#08108.

Every time you shop and scan your card at check-out (works for Peapod, too) we get points that = $$$.


** You need to register your card each year **



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