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West Haven Public Schools e-newsletter: The Westie Wrap-Up
Published on Jan 15, 2016 15:51

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

January 18: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day; no school

January 19: Board of Education special finance meeting for budget, City Hall, 6 p.m. and regular Board of Education meeting, 7 p.m. Click here for the finance meeting agenda. Click here for the regular meeting agenda.

January 20: District spelling bee for Carrigan and Bailey winners, 10 a.m., City Hall

January 20: West Haven Public Library FAFSA financial aid application workshop, main branch, 5-7 p.m. Click here to register (then scroll down to the specific event).

January 22: PTSA Tip-A-Teacher fundraiser, Duffy's, 5-9 p.m.

January 26: WHHS Class of 2016 rib rally, Texas Roadhouse, submit orders by January 19. Order forms are available at WHHS.

January 27: Bailey PTSA fundraiser at Papa John's, Orange, 5-9 p.m.

January 28: Post University Decision Day, WHHS (sign up in WHHS School Counseling)

January 30: Children's Theater, WHHS


February 1: Carrigan 6th-grade physical exams due


News & Notes


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

Savin Rock's January math newsletter is now online. Click here to view it.

Pagels' January math newsletter is now online. Click here to view it.

Haley's latest Reading Room newsletter is now online. Click here to view it.

Click here to see video of a song from this week's Carrigan band concert.


Registration is now open for the Little Miss Westie Pageant. It's set for March 26 at WHHS at 11 a.m. The entrance fee is $40. To register, email lilmisswestie@whschools.org by Feb. 10. Click here for a flyer.

A Haley teacher is holding a fundraiser Jan. 31 at Cielo/Italian American Club from 1-5 p.m. for a homebound student who has a terminal illness. The event features food, a silent auction, a 50/50 raffle, a DJ, face painting, a magician and more. The suggested donation for adult tickets is $25. Child admission is free. To make a donation or buy tickets, email lindasampietro@yahoo.com. Click here for the flyer.

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.

Each Carrigan 6th-grade student is required by state law and Board of Education policy to complete a physical exam and submit it to the Carrigan nurse's office by Feb. 1, or the child will be excluded from school. If you do not have a health care provider or have no insurance, please call the West Haven Health Department at 203-937-3660, and someone in that department can help you. If you have any questions, call the Carrigan nurse's office at 203-931-6867.

Families with no health insurance are encouraged to look into plans on AccessHealthCT.com. The closing date to enroll is January 30.

The WHHS School Counseling January email update was recently sent. To view it, click here. To subscribe, sign up here.



VEX Robotics Club new to WHHS
robotics

West Haven High School has formed a new VEX Robotics Club to give students a chance to build robots and enter a competition next month. Club members are turning piles of gears, metal, rods and plastic into robots that will be able to pick up and throw balls at targets, zoom around the room, and even pick up another robot. The WHHS STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) Department oversees the group. Students don’t have to be in a STEM class to participate and can be from any WHHS grade. Westies who want to join can see Mr. Barraco.

Forum takes on bullying, emotional intelligence
forum
 
West Haven hosted a forum on student wellness and school climate yesterday at the Savin Rock Conference Center and received some help from someone you might recognize--Star Trek's Chase Masterson, who lived in West Haven as a kid. The “Inaugural Educational Leadership Series: School Climate and Public Policy” forum was coordinated by West Haven Board of Education member Pat Libero and State Rep. Charles Ferraro. Their goal was to facilitate an in-depth dialog with leaders of the state’s school districts, legislators, state education officials and others involved in shaping school policy about including social emotional learning programs in schools. Attendees from area school districts and colleges, as well as legislators and local officials, learned about how Masterson's Pop Culture Hero Coalition fights bullying and how a Yale program called RULER can help in schools.Click for a New Haven Register article on the event and a News 8 report.

Spelling bees held at Carrigan & Bailey
  spelling bee

Carrigan Intermediate School and Bailey Middle School held their annual spelling bees this month, and winners from both will compete Wednesday at Central Office. The winner of the district's bee will then go onto a regional competition. Carrigan's winners are: Arin Bhandari for grade 5, and runner-up Ayannah Obas; and Coogan Cardella for grade 6, and runner-up Gianna Ruiz. Bailey's winners are Dev Patel, 1st place, and A'nh Ngyen, 2nd place, for seventh grade; and Maura Dowd, 1st place, and Mia Silva, 2nd place, for eighth grade.




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