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9/27/15


COMING UP AT WESTHILL:



* 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



VIKING SPORTS

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





HOME GAMES THIS WEEK:
 
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 VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES


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."


Comic



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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.




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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 joyakatz@yahoo.com and let her know your availability. This would be a weekly commitment.



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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.  


TEAMS ARE BEING FORMED NOW!

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.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

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 www.StamfordYouth.org

3. Contact Program Director, Kim Kempton at kkempton@optonline.net  




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UPCOMING COLLEGE VISITS


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: 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.




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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 westwordwhs@gmail.com




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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


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... 






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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