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* Monday 9/28 - Band Candy Fundraiser Week
* Tuesday 9/29 - Career Center Volunteer Meeting  10:15am
* Wednesday 9/30 - EARLY RELEASE - 11:45am
* Thursday 10/1 - Period 8 Tutoring Program - Media Center
* Friday 10/2 - Senior Portrait Retakes
* Friday 10/2 - Agriscience Flower Fundraiser Ends
* Friday 10/2 - NFTE Ernst & Young Connect Day
* Friday 10/2 - Welcome Back Dance 7:00pm - 11:00pm
* Saturday 10/3 - SAT at Westhill
* Saturday 10/3 - USBands at Bunnell High School

                                 Link to Westhill's website


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Westhill's athletic schedules:

Mon 9/28 - Varsity Boys Soccer vs. Staples @ 4:00pm
Mon 9/28 - JV Boys Soccer vs. Staples @ 5:15pm
Mon 9/28 - Varsity Field Hockey vs. Stamford High @ 4:00pm
Mon 9/28 - JV Field Hockey vs. Stamford High @ 5:30pm
Wed 9/30 - Freshman Boys Soccer vs. Trumbull @ 4:00pm
Wed 9/30 - Freshman Girls Volleyball vs. Fairfield Warde @ 4pm
Thurs 10/1 - Freshman Football vs. New Canaan @ 4:00pm
Thurs 10/1 - Varsity Girls Soccer vs. Trumbull @ 4:00pm
Thurs 10/1 - JV Girls Soccer vs. Trumbull @ 5:30pm
Fri 10/2 - Varsity Boys Soccer vs. Stamford High @ 4:00pm
Fri 10/2 - JV Boys Soccer vs. Stamford High @ 5:30pm

The 1st Quarter Interim Period
Ended on Friday, September 25

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Career Center

Thank you to Westhill parent Bill Janocha for once again working Westhill High School into the nationally syndicated Beetle Bailey comic strip which will run on September 30th.  He continued his "Annual school salute."


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Photo Retakes

Senior Portrait Make-Ups and Retakes will be in the Teacher's Cafeteria from
 Friday, October 2nd to Friday October 9th
 and Wednesday, November 4th
 to Friday, November 6th.

Underclassman Portrait and ID Retakes and Senior ID Retakes will be in the Teacher's Cafeteria on Tuesday, October 13th.


Parent Volunteers Needed for
 In-School Tutoring

If you have time to give during the school day, there are ELL (English Langauge Learners) and bilingual students at Westhill who could really benefit from one-on-one assistance.  Please contact Joy Katz at and let her know your availability. This would be a weekly commitment.


Calling all Creative Minds…
Odyssey of the Mind is an international educational program that provides creative problem-solving opportunities which range from building mechanical devices to presenting dramatic interpretations of literary classics. By tapping into creativity, this unique program encourages imaginative paths to problem solving and teaches useful skills for a lifetime.  


Participation is open to students in grades 3 – 12.  Teams of 5-7 students meet weekly from October – March, preparing for the State Competition on Saturday, April 2nd.  New teams will be formed based on availability of coaches. Teams can be coached by teachers and/or parents.  No previous experience is necessary.  Training, materials and mentoring is provided.



1. Attend the Odyssey Information Session on Wednesday, September 30th from 7-9PM at Davenport Ridge Elementary School.

2. Check out the Odyssey of the Mind link at

3. Contact Program Director, Kim Kempton at  

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


* Wed  10/7 - Union College - Schenectady, NY

* Tues  10/13 - Western CT State University - Danbury, CT

* Wed  10/14 - Monmouth University - West Long Branch, NJ

* Wed  10/14 - Ohio State University - Columbus, OH

* Thurs  10/15 - University of Connecticut - Storrs, CT

* Fri  10/16 - University of Delaware - Newark, DE

* Fri  10/16 - Boston University - Boston, MA

* Fri  10/16 - University of Scranton - Scranton, PA

* Fri  10/16 - College of Mount Saint Vincent - Riverdale, NY

If you are interested in any of these schools, sign on to Naviance at: , 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.

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Westhill Band is having a pie sale that is open to all.  
Pick up is November 21st,
 right before Thanksgiving. 

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


Your next  opportunity to buy Spirit Wear 
 will be Friday,
October 2nd
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


Abilis is having our annual Walk to support individuals with disabilities coming up on Sunday, October 18th.  We have a wide variety of volunteer opportunities throughout the day, and we usually have a number of students from Westhill High School come to volunteer.
To sign up, click on the link below... 


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 with any questions or Kelly Aronica at

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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:
Peanut butter
Individual cups of fruit
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.


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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  


School Photos - Volunteers needed to check in students on Photo Days.  Contact Kelly Aronica 203-595-9523 

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,
Cristina Romero 203-357-9275 or
Margarita Esparrago 203-428-6531

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 or
Lisa Wise 203-324-1140

Staff Appreciation Week - Volunteers needed to provide special treats for staff members. 
Contact Virginia Prial 203-406-0848,
Cristina Romero 203-357-9275 or
Margarita Esparrago 203-428-6531

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

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

Staff Lunch - Volunteers needed to help order food, set up, serve, and clean up for this much appreciated end of year staff event.

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
or Donna Pellicano 203-329-9099

Career of the Month - volunteers needed to assist with career of the month events.  Contact Heidi O'Grady
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
Scholarships - Volunteers needed to assist with notifying students of scholarship opportunities. 
Contact Mara Hammerman

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
or Kelly Aronica 203-595-9523

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

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

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


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


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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 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  

Our school ID# is 39226  


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Go online to

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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