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 (see additional detail below):

11/25

Parent/Teacher Conferences

11/25

At Home Learning Day (Early Dismissal)

11/26 & 11/27

Thanksgiving Recess - NO SCHOOL

12/7

BOE Meeting – 7 pm

12/9

Parent/Teacher Conferences

12/9

At Home Learning Day

12/23

At Home Learning Day


**IMPORTANT CES INFORMATION**

FALL PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES
Please make sure that you sign up for Parent-Teacher Conferences TODAY by 10 am.  Conferences will be taking place virtually on two At Home Learning Wednesdays: November 25 (morning conferences/early release day)  and December 9 (morning/afternoon/evening conferences).  Register here: https://coleytown.schoolappointments.com

Once registered, you will be able to see the available conference time slots for your child’s teacher, and you may book times for all of your children.  Please see email from Principal Sirowich for detailed registration instructions.  As we get closer to the conference dates, a reminder email with your child’s conference time and ZOOM link will be sent to the email address you used to register for the site. As a reminder, only one conference will be scheduled for each child in a classroom.

2020 FALL APPEAL
We will be closing the Fall Appeal this week.  If you haven’t yet done so, please consider making a donation by going to http://ces.westportps.org/pta/events-and-fundraising to pay by credit card or PayPal.  You can also pay via check made out to CES PTA.  Please return via your child’s folder/backpack.  Please include the following information on the front of the envelope:  Name, Child’s Name, Grade, Email Address.

And if your company offers a company matching program, please consider submitting your donation for corporate matching. If you have any questions, please reach out to Connie Leung-Ng for any assistance needed.

Thank you so much to all those who have already donated!  Every donation will be receiving a CES magnet and donations of $250 or more will also receive an embroidered CES tote bag!

HEALTH AND SAFETY UPDATE
Please see below important health and safety information for families:

Also, please click HERE to see important email sent last week from our Health Office with guidance on traveling during the Thanksgiving holiday and what is required upon returning.

ARRIVAL/DISMISSAL PROCEDURES
On Friday, Principal Sirowich sent out important reminders regarding arrival and dismissal procedures. In case you missed it, please click HERE.

JOIN THE PTA!
You can still sign up for the PTA HERE.  Please email ces_pta_membership@westportps.org with any questions. 

DISTANCE LEARNING TECH HELPDESK
The Westport Public Schools is proud to partner with Custom Computers to provide a Distance Learning Tech Helpdesk. The goal is to provide real-time support for families during any distance learning or at-home hybrid learning days with live support Monday-Friday from 7am-8pm. A "Distance Learning Tech Help" button has been placed on the bottom left-hand side of the front page of each school's website for easy access to important details about the program.

CES DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION (DE&I)
We are committed to making DE&I a priority at CES to support our entire school community.  If you are interested in helping out or if you have any questions, concerns or ideas, please don't hesitate to contact our CES DE&I reps - Gina Christie and Andrea Robinson - at ces.dei2020@gmail.com.

WESTPORT CONTINUTING EDUCATION 
Westport Continuing Education is happy to announce that In Person & Online After School Programs Registration is now open for in-person K-5 programs and online programs for K-12. Under the current hybrid model, the afternoon programs are for the A-K afternoon cohort attending that school. View the interactive flyer here or view the schedule on the Westport Continuing Education website here >>.

**COMMUNITY EVENTS**

COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD
Please CLICK HERE  for information about fun family activities and events around Westport!

**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.

ArtSmart
Author Series
Cultural Arts
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Health, Wellness & Positive Youth Development
Special Education (SpED)
Workshop