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West Haven Public Schools e-newsletter: The Westie Wrap-Up
Published on Nov 6, 2015 16:55


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  The Westie Wrap-Up: Your weekly review of West Haven Public School news, updates and reminders.

Bailey game night debuts life-size Scrabble
November 6: Bailey Fall Dance, 6:30 p.m.

November 6-13: Carrigan food drive for WHEAT

November 9: WHHS class ring orders, 6-7 p.m., cafeteria

November 10: WHHS senior cap & gown orders, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. (class ring orders too)

November 10: Pagels Veterans Day ceremony, 9:30 a.m.

November 11: No school; Veterans Day

November 12: WHHS senior cap & gown orders, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. (class ring orders too)

November 12: WHHS School Counseling Advisory Council meeting, 6 p.m.

November 13: WHHS PTSA fundraiser, Elm Diner, 9 p.m.-12 a.m.

November 14: WHHS PTSA casino bus trip fundraiser

November 16: Board of Education meeting, 7 p.m., City Hall

November 17: WHHS On-site College Decision Day, Savin Rock Conference Center

November 18: Mackrille Family Math Night

November 18: Carrigan Night at McDonald's for PTA fundraiser, 4-7 p.m.

November 20: Final collection day for Mackrille WHEAT donation drive

November 20-21: WHHS fall play "Plaza Suite," 7:30 p.m.

Bailey Middle School's Family Game Night this week drew a large and enthusiastic crowd and marked the debut of the school's new life-size Scrabble board in the cafeteria. The board was created with help from student and staff volunteers, as well as donated materials and labor from Amore Flooring and Home Depot. Game night also featured Yahtzee, Kahoot (a computer-based quiz game), card games, STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) activities,raffles, food and more. The evening offered activities that aimed to strengthen both math and literacy skills.

Forest holds "Pizza with the Principal"
  Forest Elementary School recently held its monthly "Pizza with the Principal" lunch. Students are invited to attend the lunch with Principal Thomas Hunt after earning "Burwell Shining Stars" for being polite, using manners, and showing respect for others. District Science Coordinator Raffaela Fronc also attended the October lunch to eat with the youngsters.
 News and Notes
Help Bailey Middle School teachers Matthew DiGioia and Sherry Mitchell win Chromebook computers for their classes. Click here and hit "cast vote." You can use your Facebook or Twitter account to vote.

The WHHS Powderpuff football game (initially scheduled for Oct. 28) has been postponed to Nov. 23 at 6 p.m. The cost for entrance will be $3 or $2 with a WHHS ID.

There's still time to sign up for some fun Adult Ed classes this fall.  Call Adult Ed at 203-937-4375 to register: "Beat It" dance class is on Nov. 10.  A Security Guard class is Nov. 16 & 17.

The Adult Ed fall 2015 newsletter has been posted online. Click here to view it.

WHHS is holding an election for new parent and student representatives for the School Governance Council. Only current WHHS parents and current WHHS students may vote. Click here to vote if you are a parent.   Click here to vote if you are a student.

Bailey eighth-graders are currently fundraising for the end-of-year RIMA trip.  One fundraiser is gift cards to the Honey Baked Ham store. All denominations are available. Please call Assistant Principal Bruneau at 203-937-4380 at Bailey to buy a gift card for your holiday ham or turkey.

The University of New Haven is holding a basketball clinic Wednesday, Nov. 11, for students in grades 3-8. The cost is $30 per player. Email MGPalmieri@newhaven.edu to sign up.

Mackrille is collecting new or gently used books to be used for reading activities, during recess and to share with Mackrille students.

Carrigan after-school enrichment programs and late buses started Oct. 27. Here is the bus schedule and route.

WHHS Senior and underclassmen yearbooks are now on sale. For information on buying one and on senior portraits for the yearbook, click here.

  Washington hosts kindergarten visit
Washington Elementary School hosted Board of Education and City Council members, as well as Superintendent of Schools Neil C. Cavallaro and Mayor Edward M. O'Brien, yesterday for a visit to its four kindergarten classrooms. The group came to learn more about the new all-day kindergarten curriculum and how K classes have adjusted to the schedule, as this is the first year all six of our elementary schools have the full-day kindergarten program. Washington showed the "morning stations" youngsters rotate through over the course of each week; each station focuses on a certain skill with small groups of students.

Mackrille class holds poetry tea party
Edith E. Mackrille Elementary School second-graders in Mrs. Sutton's class treated family members to a poetry reading this afternoon. Students and families were encouraged to dress in fancy clothes, tiaras and ties. Students recited poems they wrote and enjoyed afternoon snacks with guests. The activities also related to the "Fancy Nancy" book series students have been reading.

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