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West Haven Public Schools e-newsletter: The Westie Wrap-Up
Published on Jan 22, 2016 15:49

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

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

January 23: School buildings closed for Saturday activities/practices/events due to the weather

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

January 27: Special Board of Education meeting to further discuss the 2016-17 budget, 7 p.m., City Hall. Click for agenda.


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, 10 a.m. and noon


February 1: Carrigan 6th-grade physical exams due

February 1: Board of Education meeting, 7 p.m. City Hall

February 1-5: WHHS School Counseling Week ("Coffee with a Counselor" for Gr. 9 and 10 parents; tips for success for students; college/career shirt day; a raffle; and assistance for seniors and parents in filling out FAFSA)

February 2 & 4: WHHS Coffee with a Counselor for Gr. 9 & 10 parents


News & Notes


School buildings are closed tomorrow, Saturday, January 23, due to the weather. The district Facilities Department will reschedule any events/practices/activities that had been scheduled.

Carrigan's January math newsletter is now online. Click here to view it in English.   En Espanol.

Carrigan's winter English language arts newsletter is now online. Click here to view it.

Superintendent of Schools Neil C. Cavallaro presented his proposed budget for next year to the Board of Education January 19. The budget maintains all current programs and staffing levels. For more information and to see the powerpoint presentation, click here.

Families with no health insurance are encouraged to look into plans on AccessHealthCT.com. The closing date to enroll on that website is January 30. Families can also contact the Hill Health Center in West Haven (203-503-3720) at anytime to learn about insurance options and receive free help in signing up.

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.

Each Carrigan 6th-grader is required 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.


WHHS seniors accepted to UNH for free spring semester
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The last day of high school came early for three Westie seniors, who started classes this week at the University of New Haven for free as full-time undergraduates. West Haven High School seniors Sarah Grillo, Ashley Dalton and Alexandra Marron became UNH students for the spring semester after being accepted into UNH's highly competitive Outstanding High School Senior Program. OHSSP gives a small group of top West Haven and New Haven students a head start on earning their college degrees. They will earn free college credit that can be transferred to the university they start attending in the fall, or put toward a degree at UNH, and will still graduate in June with WHHS' Class of 2016.

Carrigan student wins district spelling bee
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This week's district-wide spelling bee for winners from Bailey Middle School and Carrigan Intermediate School was the longest we've had in years. The competition lasted 24 rounds with 91 words, including "hodgepodge," "arboreal," "braille," "epoxy," "patrician," "esplanade," and "commodious." The district winner, Arin Bhandari, a fifth-grader at Carrigan, will now move on to the regional bee at Quinnipiac University next month. Our runner-up was Ayannah Obas, also a Carrigan fifth-grader. Our other competitors were Coogan Cardella and Gianna Ruiz, grade 6, Carrigan, and Dev Patel and A'nh Ngyen, grade 7, and Mia Silva and Maura Dowd, grade 8, Bailey. Winners received Barnes and Noble gift cards, which were donated by the PTA Council.

Bailey student collects donations for animal shelter
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Bailey Middle School eighth-grader Skyla McNamara conducted a donation drive for the West Haven Animal Shelter this winter. She came up with the idea on her own, talked with school administrators, and asked English teacher Mrs. Savidge to oversee the effort. Skyla collected cat litter, dog and cat food and beds for the shelter's animals with help from the school community.

Ronald McDonald teaches Washington about friendship
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Washington Elementary School hosted a special guest at this morning's all-school assembly: Ronald McDonald. He gave an interactive presentation on friendship and bullying that included students and teachers in activities.


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