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West Haven Public Schools e-newsletter: The Westie Wrap-Up
Published on Apr 15, 2016 15:11

April 15, 2016
The Westie Wrap-Up: Your weekly review of West Haven Public School news, updates and reminders. 
 Mark Your Calendar

April 15: Great Skate free family skating, 6-8 p.m.

April 16: WHHS annual Campus Clean-up, 10 a.m.-noon (meet in courtyard)

April 18-22: Spring recess-NO SCHOOL

April 27: Future Chefs Challenge for fourth-graders, 3:30 p.m., WHHS

April 27: Carrigan 5th Grade Spring Concert, 6:30 p.m.

April 27-29: Opera performances in elementary schools

April 28: WHHS and Bailey Jazz Concert, 7 p.m., WHHS

April 28: WHHS ASVAB Career Assessment

April 28: PTA Council's 4th Annual Health and Wellness Fair, 6-8 p.m., Bailey gym

April 29: WHHS Junior Formal

News & Notes

The WHHS Counseling email for April has been posted online.

Washington's April math newsletter has been posted online.

Forest's April math newsletter has been posted online.

Haley's Reading Room newsletter for April is now online.

Carrigan's April school newsletter is now online.

The University of New Haven is hosting a basketball skills clinic for students in grades 3-8 on Thursday, April 21, 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m., in the Charger Gymnasium, 300 Boston Post Road. The cost is $30 per child. Email MGPalmieri@newhaven.edu if you have any questions.

Looking for activities over April break? The West Haven Public Library is hosting a program honoring the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. Another program will show a vintage family movie every day of vacation.

TOP Soccer (The Outreach Program for Soccer), a youth program sponsored for young athletes with disabilities, is starting again for the season tomorrow, Saturday, April 16, at 9 a.m. at Peterson Field. The program is designed to foster an opportunity of learning, teamwork and enjoyment to any boy or girl who has a mental or physical disability. Email kathleen.popielarczyk@yale.edu if you are joining for the first time or returning.

The PTA Council is sponsoring its 4th Annual Health and Wellness Fair Thursday, April 28, from 6-8 p.m. in the Bailey gym for K-8 families. Storm from the Bridgeport Sound Tigers and Ronald McDonald will make appearances (and do Zumba with kids!), more than 20 vendors will be giving away samples and information, and participants will have a chance to win door prizes. Stop by and see West Haven firefighters and police officers, Shoreline Wellness, the schools' Food Services Department and more. Admission is a non-perishable food item for WHEAT.

Our Pupil Services webpage now has announcements and a list of upcoming events to help our families with students in special education (both in our city schools and in out-of-district schools) connect with local resources, activity groups and more.

Couldn't attend the recent WHHS College/Career Connection Night? Catch up on what you missed: --How to start preparing for college and career decisions.    --Junior Year Survival Guide.     --SAT & ACT flyer    --Remind 101 updates    --Finding scholarships

West Haven Youth Lacrosse hosts its 2nd Lacrosse Day at Ken Strong Stadium at WHHS April 30. Players from the West Haven League will be playing teams from Clinton and Hamden. The event is free and from 10 a.m. to 4: 30 p.m. There will be raffles and give-aways. The West Haven Blue Devil will also be at the event to cheer on our teams. It will be a great day of fast-paced lacrosse for boys and girls teams.

Ice skate for free tonight at Bennett Rink
Great Skate 

It's the return of the Great Skate! All West Haven school families are invited to Bennett Rink on the WHHS campus tonight for free ice skating from 6-8 p.m. All activities are free and include learning to skate, practicing your free-skate style, equipment rental, learning about local youth leagues and the WHHS hockey team, and meeting WHHS hockey players and the Blue Devil mascot. Helmets for children will be available, but the number is limited, so bring a helmet if you have one.

All second-graders also took a school field trip to Bennett Rink this morning for "Class at the Rink." Youngsters learned about hockey and figure skating as sports and as forms of physical fitness and saw demonstrations of both.

Fourth-graders showcase work for parent visit
Savin Rock Community School held a showcase of fourth-graders' work on natural disasters yesterday, inviting parents for breakfast and a look at their child's project. The assignment incorporated research on things like hurricanes, volcano eruptions and tsunamis, a written report on the student's chosen natural disaster, and an art project. Washington Elementary School also held a fourth-grade showcase Friday.

Carrigan families fill their 'passports' at Festival of Arts

Carrigan Intermediate School's Festival of the Arts and food truck event yesterday took Carrigan families through "math zones," "story scenes," "hallways of history," "Egypt," "outer space," and even to the "Statue of Liberty." Student artwork and classroom projects were displayed throughout the entire school, and families were invited to check off the stations on their "passports." Nearly every display was a fantastic photo op, due to the hard work and talent of the school's students and staff. Click here for a photo album of the displays.

  Mackrille hosts students and families for Literacy night 
literacy night
Edith E. Mackrille Elementary School welcomed students and families this week for a Family Literacy Night that gave students and parents/guardians a chance to do educational activities and games with teachers. Student work in the area of English Language Arts was also on display.

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