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 October 30, 2016




COMING UP AT WESTHILL

Tues 11/1 - CARE Team's 2nd Meeting - The Health Center  2:15pm
Tues 11/1 -Northstar Playmakers Meeting - The Little Theater  2:15pm
Fri 11/4 - Deadline for seniors to submit baby photos for yearbook
Fri 11/4 - End of 1st Quarter
Fri 11/4 - Pellicci's Fundraiser  7:00pm  (sold out)


  
 




To All Cooperative Educational Services (CES) Parents and Students

 

The CT State Department of Education has implemented a feedback process in order to prepare a response to the 2016 Every Student Succeeds Act.  Part of this process involves an online survey concerning four key policy questions – Standards, Assessments and Accountability; School Improvement; Improving Outcomes for English Learners; and Effective Teachers and Leaders.  They are also conducting in-person focus groups to provide insight on these policy questions.

 

Parents and Students focus group will take place on November 14 from 4-6pm at CES, 40 Lindeman Drive, Trumbull CT.  Each focus group must be limited to 15 participants.  If you have any questions, you can contact Jennifer Webb at the CT State Dept of Education at Jennifer.Webb@ct.gov.

 

 CLICK HERE to RSVP

 





ADA





SCIENCE FAIR
Science Fair





PLEASE DONATE AN ITEM FOR WESTHILL'S FUNDRAISER AT
 
Pelliccis 3
on Friday, November 4th

WE STILL NEED:

Car wash gift cards
Gas cards
Movie tickets
Netflix gift cards
Scarves
Beach towels


Contact: 
 Antonia Brennan  (203) 561-5640
Brennanparty@hotmail.com
or Jennifer Edwards  (203) 918-9645
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Purchase this coupon book
 for $5
 
Shop Saturday, November 19th
 
Includes two 25% off coupons
and
15% off savings pass 
on cosmetics and fragrances

Contact Virginia Prial at
vprial@optonline.net





CONGRATULATIONS TO...


band

Westhill's Marching Band
for winning the Class III Championship
at the Musical Arts Conference
On Saturday, October 22nd



NMS

Vivek James for being named a National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist and 
Jordan Benzaken, Ben Freedman,
 Sam Greenberg, Rachel Lese, Leah Schwartz, Siddarth Suresh, Benjamin Chan, 
Rebecca Gatz, Emma Jelliffe, Andy Putterman and Paige Sottosanti for being named National Merit Scholarship Commended Students.  
They were honored at the Government Center on Tuesday, October 25th.




VIKING SPORTS

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



HOME GAMES THIS WEEK:

Thurs 11/3 - FR Football vs. Ridgefield @ 3:30pm (Rippowam)





SENIORS

Friday, November 4th is the deadline for submitting your baby photos for the yearbook.  Email them to westhill.bios@gmail.com and put your FULL NAME in the subject line.

If you still haven't taken a Senior Portrait, or want to retake them, the only remaining dates are 
November 4, 7 and 8.  
If you want to be in the yearbook, must call 1-800-426-9533 
and make an appointment.




  
UPCOMING COLLEGE VISITS
 
CCC (2)

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

 

* Mon 10/31 - Castleton University - Castleton, VT

* Mon 10/31 - Alfred University - Alfred, NY

* Tues 11/1 - Iona College - New Rochelle, NY

* Tues 11/1 - Rochester Institute of Technology - Rochester, NY

* Wed 11/2 - Pace University - Pleasantville, NY

* Wed 11/2 - Manhattan College - Riverdale, NY

* Wed 11/2 - Syracuse University - Syracuse, NY

* Wed 11/2 - Newbury College - Brookline, MA

* Thurs 11/3 - Berkeley College - White Plains, NY

* Thurs 11/3 - Sacred Heart University - Fairfield, CT

* Thurs 11/3 - University of Saint Joseph - West Hartford, CT

* Fri 11/4 - Massachusetts College of Art and Design - Boston, MA

* Wed 11/9 - Paul Mitchell, The School - Danbury, CT

* Wed 11/9 - Caldwell University - Caldwell, NJ

* Thurs 11/10 - Maine College of Art - Portland, ME

* Thurs 11/10 - Hartwick College - Oneonta, NY




Maine College of Art (MECA) will be visiting the Fine Arts Department on November 10th at 11:40 a.m. Room 7- Art Level Get a pass from your Art teacher, and permission from the teacher whose class you may be missing! or get a pass from Naviance, and STILL get permission from the teacher whose class you will be missing! Passes and permission must be documented by Mr. Pereira AFTER they are signed when you attend the session. An attendance list will be posted, for all teachers to check, in the Daily Bulletin the next day. (Eat first wave and then come.)



If you are interested in any of these schools, sign into NAVIANCE , 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.


Seniors:

If you need help in filling out the FAFSA (financial aid) - please book an appointment with Ms. Blackwell for this Monday, October 31st on NAVIANCE under COLLEGE VISITS.

You must see your counselor for the paperwork. You will need key info (creating the FSAID), tax info, and must fill out the CONNTAC sheet. If you cannot do these three tasks, please do not book a spot. Also, please do not book a spot and then forget to show up. This has been happening and if you are guilty of this please know you are taking away spots from other students that ARE READY TO WORK WITH MS. BLACKWELL.






Northstar


Northstar Playmakers Meeting
Tuesday, November 1st
at 2:15pm
in The Little Theater
 
All current and prospective members welcome!





WESTHILL MARCHING BAND'S
PARKWAY DINER NIGHT

parkway Diner

Please come support 
Westhill's Marching Band 
by eating at The Parkway Diner
1066 High Ridge Road
Wednesday, November 9th
5:00pm - 9:00pm

Marching Band members will be
 your wait staff.  All tips go to Westhill's Marching Band program

See you then!





NORTHSTAR PLAYMAKERS PRESENT

Lofty L


Thursday, November 17th
Friday, November 18th
Saturday, November 19th
at 7:30pm
 
Sunday, November 20th
at 3:00pm
 
Westhill Auditorium






STAMFORD ALL-SCHOOL MUSICAL
TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE

Mary P

Saturday, 12/3 at 7:30pm
     
Sunday, 12/4 at 3:00pm
(followed by a Meet & Greet)
 
Friday, 12/9 at 7:30pm
 
Saturday, 12/10 at 7:30pm
 
Sunday, 12/11 at 3:00pm

All performances will take place at
Westhill High School


CLICK HERE  to purchase tickets




SPIRIT WEAR

sweatshirt

Your next opportunity to buy Spirit Wear
 will be Friday,
November 4th
during lunch waves

You can make checks payable to
 "Westhill PTSO"

Please volunteer to help at the Spirit Wear Table.  There will always be a Spirit Wear committee member at the table, but a second set of hands during the sale really helps.





 
TENNIS COURT PETITION

Tennis Court


Show your support for the cause to 
resurface Westhill's tennis courts
 
CLICK HERE  to add your name





GREENHOUSE FUNDRAISER

Greenhouse 1


Help us renovate the ARTS (Alternative Routes to Success) Program greenhouse. For years now this space has gone unused, and our goal is to bring life back to the greenhouse! 

 
 





All School Musical


TO ORDER TICKETS ONLINE





DONORS CHOOSE
 
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FOOD DONATIONS ARE NEEDED FOR OUR WEEKLY BACKPACK PROGRAM

backpack 2

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.   Suggested items include:

Cans of Tuna fish, chicken and/or ham
Spam, protein packets, cans of beans,
Canned vegetables and beef ravioli
Small containers of peanut butter, jelly , crackers
Carnation breakfast packets
Cans/boxes of soup, chili, mac 'n cheese
Fruit cups
Small boxes of milk, drink packets, juice
Stop & shop or Shop Rite gift cards
Gently used or new backpacks

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




RENEW YOUR MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTIONS AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE AT WESTHILL!       

magazine
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
 



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