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West Haven Public Schools e-newsletter: The Westie Wrap-Up
Published on Dec 18, 2015 14:39

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

• December 21: Board of Education meeting, 7 p.m. Click for agenda.

December 22: Pagels Winter Choral Concert, 1:30 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.

December 23: Half-day of school

December 24-January 1: Winter break; no school


News & Notes


Wednesday, Dec. 23, is the last day for WHHS juniors and seniors to apply for the UNH Charging Ahead free college class program for the spring semester. Applications are available in WHHS School Counseling. This opportunity provides students a jump start on their college education even if they do not enroll at UNH. For more info, click here.

Mackrille's December math newsletter is now online. Click here to view it.


A free youth lacrosse clinic will be held over winter break on Dec. 28 and 30 for boys and girls ages 7-15 by the WHHS lacrosse team and West Haven Youth Lacrosse league. Click here for more information.

Adult Education registration for spring 2016 courses is now open. Click here to register online and learn more about classes. Click here to learn more about the entire Adult Education program.

The West Haven Public Library is holding a "marshmallow launcher" activity Dec. 19. Register by clicking here.

Bennett Ice Rink is accepting registrations for Learn to Skate. Click here for the flyer.



Mackrille holds math bee in grades 3 & 4
math bee
Edith E. Mackrille Elementary School held math bees for third and fourth grades this week. Students in fourth grade participated in math bees focused on division facts, while the third-grade bee was for multiplication facts. Individual classrooms had bees, and finalists went onto grade-wide competitions
. Each class also chose a color to wear to show support for their finalists during the grade-wide competitions.
Business makes holiday donation to Savin Rock
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Savin Rock Community School received a donation of more than 300 items this morning from the Regional Water Authority in New Haven, which recently held a donation drive for the school to help make the holidays a little brighter for students and families in need. Donations included gift cards, toys, hats, gloves, jackets, clothing, backpacks and more.


Therapy dog visits pre-K classroom
therapy dog collage
A representative of Animal-Assisted Therapy Services of Woodbridge visited a Savin Rock Community School pre-kindergarten class Dec. 10 with therapy dog Emma. The students’ learned about Emma, decorated stockings for dogs at the West Haven Animal Shelter, and practiced counting by filling each stocking with 10 treats. The therapy dog’s visit and the stocking project demonstrated the class’ “sharing and giving” theme for December, with lessons on social and communication skills and showing kindness to people and animals.





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