PTA News and Announcements
UPCOMING KEY DATES:
CES Book Fair
Spring Food Drive
Spring Parent-Teacher Conferences
Early Dismissal School ends at 1pm
5th Grade Bake Sale
Student Art Show
Sock Drive Ends
Board of Education Meeting 7:30 at Staples Cafeteria
PTA Meeting 9am CES Library
Cultural Arts with Storyteller Tom Lee
|4/26||CES Talent Showcase 6:30 CES Gym|
|5/3||Author Visit with Deborah Hopkinson|
|5/17||Museum Night 5:30-7:30|
|5/31||Field Day Rain Date|
Now through March 29th
Now that we've kicked off Read Across America, the Fifth Grade Student Leadership team wants to continue with the "Fox in Socks" theme and collect much-needed socks for Homes for the Brave, a non-profit focused on supporting homeless veterans. Please bring your adult sock donations to the front office. We will take collections through the month of March.
SPRING FOOD DRIVE
Please join CES's effort in our annual food drive to benefit Homes with Hope at Gillespie Center Food Pantry. At this time hot or cold cereal is most needed. All non-perishable food donations are appreciated. Collection bags are located outside all classrooms. Contact Theresa Calejesan or Lori Kosut. Thank you for your contributions!
SPRING BOOK FAIR
March 19-22 CES Library, 8:30-4:00pm, extended hours on Thursday until 7pm
Stomp, Chomp & Read! A Dino-Mite Book Fair Opens on March 19th at the CES Library!
April 1st at 7:30pm at the Staples High School Cafeteria
BOE agendas are available here at the end of the business day on the Friday before the meeting. BOE meetings can be viewed live on channel 78 or via computer on the district’s website. Learn more about the Board of Education by clicking here.
On Thursday, April 25, 2019, we are excited to bring Connecticut State Trooper Kate Cummings, along with our School Resource Officer, Ed Wooldrdige, for a parent presentation on Internet Safety and Social Media Awareness.
This session will have helpful information for parents, including:
- Current social media trends and adolescent behavior online
- Discussion of your child's digital footprint
- Resources to keep you and your family safe
The session will be from 10:00a.m. to Noon on Thursday, April 25, 2019 in the Staples High School Auditorium.
INFORMATION ABOUT TOWN-WIDE SCHOOL GROUPS
The PTA Council of the Westport Public Schools is the umbrella organization under which Westport's PTAs operate. The following committees and groups exist at all of the Westport schools. Please click on the links below to learn more.
Health, Wellness & Positive Youth Development
Special Education (SpED)
COME AND MEET THOSE DANCING FEET!
Coleytown Company presents 42nd Street, the family-friendly movie/Broadway musical, known for crowd-pleasing tap dances, show-stopping ensemble numbers, dazzling costumes, and magical set design.Performances will be held at Bedford Middle School:
Friday, March 29 and Saturday March 30, 7:00 PM and
Saturday, March 30 and Sunday March 31, 1:00 PM.
Purchase tickets at SHOWTIX4U.COM (search the term “Coleytown”).
A limited number of $15 tickets will be available at the door prior to showtime.
WHAT'S HAPPENING AROUND TOWN
Please click here for information about fun family activities and events around Westport!
STAPLES TUITION GRANTS (STG): GET TO KNOW US!
Donations can be made to STG’s Westport Families Scholarship Award, which was established by our town’s PTAs, by clicking HERE or by mailing a check to Staples Tuition Grants, P.O. Box 5159, Westport, CT 06881.
FREE Softball Jamboree, March 23
All K-3rd grade girls are invited to come to the Staples Field House on March 23 from 9-10am, to learn a little bit more about softball and have fun with their friends while throwing, catching, hitting and fielding. Special guests Staples Softball varsity players will be helping out. This is also a great opportunity for parents to meet some of the coaches and learn about Little League Softball. Feel free to email Elise Gabriele at egabriele@ westportlittleleague.com with any questions.
A BETTER CHANCE OF WESTPORT NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT!
A Better Chance (ABC) of Westport has been transforming the lives of academically gifted, inter-city young men at Staples High School since 2002. The bounty of what these young men receive in Westport during their four years of high school is equally as important as the benefits they bring to our community.