Our Mission is to prepare all students to reach their full potential as life-long learners and socially responsible contributors to our global community.

PTA News and Announcements

UPCOMING IMPORTANT DATES:

10/14

Runner’s Club: 7:45am-8:15am

10/14

Board of Education Special Meeting: 7:30pm Staples Cafeteria

10/15

Author Visit Book Orders Due

10/15

Rise and Read: 7:45am-8:15am CES Library

10/16

Runner’s Club: 7:45am-8:15am

10/16

Sip n Chat for Special Ed Parents: 9:30am-10:30am Westport Library

10/16

RULER Parent Presentation: 7:00pm Staples Cafeteria

10/18

School SPIRIT Day: Wear CES gear or green and white

10/25

CES Halloween SPOOKTACULAR: 6:30pm-8:30pm

10/28

School Picture Re-take Day: Simply send your kids to school this day with the original photo packet (keep the class photo)

10/31

Halloween Parade: 9:30 - 10:00am, Pre-K and Kindergarten parents are invited to watch in CES Gym

11/5

Election Day: NO SCHOOL

11/7

Author Visit- Phil Bildner CES Library

11/9

Special Ed Community Fun Day: 2:00PM-4:00PM Saugatuck Elementary School

11/10

Sound Tigers Game: 3pm

SPOOKTACULAR

Friday, October 25th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm, at CES
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
Many volunteers are needed to help make this a successful event!
45 MINUTE SHIFTS: Please Click Here to volunteer!
BAKE SALE Items Needed: Use the same sign up and scroll to the bottom.
Please drop off items at CES office before 5 pm on Friday 10/25.
* Volunteer questions, please contact Carrie Cromwell-Hunt or Jackie McCaffery- Hall
* Bake Sale questions, please contact Kiersten Stein


TICKETS GOING FAST!
Purchase tickets by Monday, October 21st! We have extended the deadline!
Please order tickets now as this event sells out quickly!
There are 2 options to buy your tickets this year!

1-Return the Order Form and payment to the office or send via backpack. Check payable to CES PTA.

2-**NEW THIS YEAR- We are excited to offer online purchasing and payment for Spooktacular! Click Here to buy your tickets online using PayPal.**

Ticket includes: Pizza, Fun Games, Prizes, Photo Booth, DJ, VIP Lounge with Karaoke for 3rd-5th Graders & More! Sound like too much? There's even a sensory room for kids and adults to enjoy some quiet and relaxing activities! Children MUST be accompanied by an adult.

Also for sale: Yummy Bake Sale Treats! Great Raffle Prizes! Don't forget $1 bills! Proceeds benefit CES PTA Enrichment Programs for our children.

COME IN COSTUME...If You Dare! No weapons, please.
This is NOT a Drop Off Event.
* Ticket questions, please contact: Gina Flynn

BOARD OF EDUCATION SPECIAL MEETING
TONIGHT- October 14th at 7:30pm at the Staples High School Cafeteria
The BOE will be holding a special meeting Monday, October 14 at 7:30pm in the SHS Cafeteria. See agenda HERE..

Discussion items include Westport Board of Education’s Association with and Representation by the Law Firm of Shipman & Goodwin, LLP.

We encourage you to stay connected by attending the BOE meetings in person, watching on television (Optimum channel 78) or live-stream via computer on the district’s website (www.westportps.org) and reach out to the decision makers (see email list below) to share your opinions. You can also contact us directly if you have questions at ces_pta@westportps.org.

AUTHOR VISIT
Thursday, November 7
We are so excited about our author visit with Phil Bildner on November 7th. Check out more about the author here: https://theauthorvillage.com/presenters/phil-bildner/. Please find the order form Here and Click Here to pay via PayPal. PLEASE NOTE FORMS ARE DUE BY OCTOBER 15TH. If you have any questions, please contact Katherine Beebe or Deepa Rajagopalan

RISE AND READ
October 15, 2019- 7:45 - 8:15am CES Library
All CES parents are invited along with their children to come start the day by reading together. Students can bring their own favorite book to read or borrow one from the library. This is the perfect way to ease into the day and celebrate reading together as a community. Coffee will be provided. All students must be accompanied by a parent for the duration of Rise and Read; this is not a drop off event. Questions? Please contact Olivia Kousky or Jenni Welch

RULER PARENT PRESENTATION
Wednesday, October 16th 7pm- SHS cafeteria
The district will be offering an interactive presentation for parents about RULER on Wednesday, October 16th at 7pm in the Staples High School Cafeteria. RULER is an evidence-based approach to social and emotional learning, developed by the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence. This workshop will provide a general overview for parents who may be new to RULER or who may be interested in a refresher. Future workshops will focus on more specific RULER tools, such as the Mood Meter and Metamoment.


COLEYTOWN SPIRIT DAY
Friday, October 18
Please have your children show their school spirit and wear Coleytown Logo Wear and/or our school colors - Green & White.

COMMUNITY FUN DAY
Saturday, November 9 at Saugatuck Elementary School from 2:00pm- 4:00pm

Open to all students receiving Special Educations services (and their families) from Stepping Stones Preschool & Westport Schools Grades K-8. Bring your family for an afternoon of SPORTS, GAMES, ART & CRAFTS, MUSIC & SNACKS. RSVP to westportspedpta@gmail.com. **FREE EVENT**

SOUND TIGERS FAMILY FUN DAY
Sunday November 10th, 3:00PM at The Webster Bank Arena
Come support the amazing CES Chorus as they sing the National Anthem before the Sound Tigers Hockey Game!
It will be a day filled with fun for all when you also meet Fairy Tale Princesses on the concourse before the game!
CES Chorus. Hockey. Princesses. We have it all!
Tickets are $20 each - with a portion going to support the CES PTA.
Return the order form by November 1st or Click Here to pay online with PayPal.
Questions, please contact Maria Khalifa or Ed Chao


RUNNERS' CLUB
Mondays and Wednesdays, 7:45 - 8:15am at the CES Front Playground
Join us as we kick off another season of Runners' Club! Please Click Here to read all the details from our "leader of the pack", Casey Hayden. Click Here for the Waiver that must be signed by parents for students to join in the fun. If you have any questions, please contact Casey, our staff rep, at chayden@westportps.org or our PTA Runners' Club Chair Hana Jones

**WHAT’S HAPPENING AROUND TOWN**

TOWN ELECTION DEBATES
League of Women Voters of Westport will be hosting candidate debates Oct 21 and 28 in the Westport Town Hall Auditorium. The debates are co-sponsored but the Westport Public Library and the Westport PTA Council. Click Here for more info.

WESTPORT PUBLIC SCHOOLS INNOVATION FUND GRANTS
2019-2020 APPLICATION NOW AVAILABLE
The Westport Public Schools is looking for innovative, passionate, creative thinkers who are Westport Public School students, staff, or Westport community members who have projects or innovative ideas that would not normally be considered part of our typical educational offerings that they would like to see brought to life. The District would like to invite those interested to apply for an Innovation Fund Grant. The first round of grant applications will be reviewed on November 1, 2019. Apply today! Visit our website https://www.westportps.org/district/innovation-fund for descriptions of previous winning proposals.

MINDS IN MOTION
Is your child interested in Robotics? Cooking? Writing? Trying something new? Join K-8 students from Westport and surrounding areas for a Saturday afternoon of engaging activities! Volunteer with Minds in Motion (March 28, 2020) and help our kids have enriching experiences that will spark their love of learning.

Volunteers Needed: MIM Planning Committee, Workshop Leaders, and day-of Volunteers

Volunteer kick off meeting is Wednesday, October 17, 2019 @ 9am at the Westport Library (Room TBD)

Any questions, please contact Stacy Rybchin or Annalyce Loretto