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8/30/15


COMING UP AT WESTHILL:


* Monday 8/30 - SCHOOL STARTS - 7:25am
* Tuesday 9/1 - 9th Grade School Photos
* Wednesday 9/2 - 10th Grade School Photos
* Thursday 9/3 - 11th Grade School Photos
* Thursday 9/3 - AG Flower Power Fundraiser begins
* Friday 9/4 - 12th Grade ID Photos
* Monday 9/7 - NO SCHOOL - Labor Day

                                 Link to Westhill's website



VIKING SPORTS

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





HOME GAMES THIS WEEK:
 
Mon 8/31 - JV Girls Soccer vs. Joel Barlow @ 4:00pm
Mon 8/31 - Varsity Girls Soccer vs. Joel Barlow @ 5:30pm
Wed 9/2 - Varsity Boys Soccer vs. New Fairfield @ 4:30pm
Thurs 9/3 - Varsity Football vs. Jonathan Law @ 3:30pm
Fri 9/4 - Varsity Girls Soccer vs. St. Lukes @ 4:00pm



Volunteers Needed For Photo Days

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We need volunteers in the Westhill Auditorium to help distribute name cards and make sure everything runs smoothly as the classes come in.  The shifts are either 7:15am - 10:45am  or  10:30am - 1:45pm.

Please click on the link below to sign up:




PHOTO DAYS
 
It is that time of year again when we will be holding our annual Photo Days at Westhill High School, wherein students have the photo taken that will appear IN the Yearbook and ON their Student ID cards (provided free of charge by the school).
 
Photo Days are NEXT WEEK as follows:
   
Tuesday, September 1: 9th Grade
Wednesday, September 2: 10th Grade
Thursday, September 3: 11th Grade
Friday, September 4: 12th Grade*** ID's ONLY!
 
Students will go down to their scheduled Photo Day WITH their English classes. In the event that their class is "dropped" on the day their grade is supposed to go, the teacher will elect to go on a different day. ***Students must ask their ENGLISH TEACHER what day their class will go to Photo Day, if they wish to dress and "groom" accordingly.***
 
12TH GRADERS ONLY: It is a silly tradition that our 12th graders typically dress-up, often with wigs / crowns / other "accoutrement" for their Senior ID photo. They will NOT be taking their Yearbook photo on 9/4. Instead, if they DIDN'T come in to take their Formal Yearbook Portrait over the summer, they may make it up on Photo Days "just for them" in October and November. More information to follow in another email.
 
WANT TO ORDER PICTURES? For Grades 9, 10 and 11 ONLY:
 
Prestige Portraits - a division of Lifetouch Studios - has mailed to each Westhill family a white envelope with the words, "Important School Picture Day Information Enclosed" in blue on the outside of the envelope. This envelope has enclosed your ordering materials for those of you who wish to purchase. If you did not receive this envelope or misplaced it, we have extra forms on the counter in the Main Office, AND in Room 432, AND attached to this email! If you have any questions regarding your order, please call Prestige Portraits at 800-426-9533 ext 117.




Stamford Public Schools

WE HAVE SPACES OPEN FOR PARENTS TO SERVE ON THE WESTHILL SCHOOL GOVERNANCE COUNCIL 
THIS FALL

Make a Difference at Your School!

School Governance Councils are an opportunity for Connecticut schools to become centers of excellence that prepare all students for success. They represent the many interests of the families and staff that make up your school’s community. This is important because research has shown that:

  • Partnerships among families, school and community members can make a powerful contribution to greater student success.
  • No matter what their income or background, students with involved families tend to have higher grades and test scores, better attendance, and higher rates of homework completion.

What Does The School Governance Council Do?

The School Governance Council serves as an important role to the school administrator by:

  1. Bringing together parents, school staff, students and community leaders to work together to improve student achievement and
  2. Assisting the school administration in decisions impacting students’ education in areas such as:
    • Analyze data and school needs;
    • Review the school’s resources; and
    • Advise the principal in making programmatic and operational changes.

   Nomination Form - English            Nomination Form - Spanish


Forms should be filled out and dropped off in the Main Office.
Contact David Greenberg with any questions dmgreenberg@optonline.net



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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
 


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



Little Mermaid

For The
 Stamford All-School Musical

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The Stamford All-School Musical is open to all Stamford students or residents in grades 5 through 12.  Students may participate as performers, tech crew or in the orchestra. 

There is a $125 participation fee for cast and a $50 participation fee for crew. Scholarships are available upon request.

 

Save the dates for our 2015 performances:

Saturday, 12/5 at 7:30 pm

Sunday, 12/6 at 3:00 pm (followed by a Meet & Greet)

Friday, 12/11 at 7:30 pm

Saturday, 12/12 at 7:30 pm

Sunday, 12/13 at 3:00 pm


Link to Website for more information:



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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