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West Haven Public Schools e-newsletter: The Westie Wrap-Up
Published on Sep 5, 2014 16:55


Mark Your Calendar

September 8-10: Bailey soccer try-outs for boys and girls, 2:30 p.m. Athletes must be cleared by school nurse with sports physical. See nurse for form.

• September 9:
Carrigan Intermediate School Open House/Fall Focus Night.

• September 10:
Savin Rock Community School and Pagels, Haley, Washington and Mackrille Open Houses.

• September 11: West Haven High School Open House.

September 15:
Board of Education meeting. 7 p.m. City Hall.

September 17:
WHHS Open House for Bailey students.

September 18:
Bailey Middle School Open House.

• September 24:
Half-day for students. 

• September 25: Schools Closed for Rosh Hashanah.

 News and Notes
Families can purchase accident insurance that covers their children 24/7 or while at school. Please call your school for an application or more information.

The West Haven Football Alumni Association and WHHS football players and cheerleaders are collecting donations Sunday, Sept. 7, for the Wounded Warrior Project from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at:
--Elm Street at Savin Avenue
--Meloy Road near Steven Heights Fire Department station
--Campbell Avenue and Ruden Street
--Ocean Ave near the Conference Center

Please remember to send your two proofs of residency to your child's school and to write your child's name on the documents.
The Westie Wrap-Up: Your weekly review of West Haven Public School news, updates and reminders.

You're invited: Open House Nights
All schools will be holding Open House/Back to School Nights this month to give parents and families a chance to meet teachers and principals, see their child's classroom, and get an idea of their child's daily routine at school. Forest Elementary School held its Open House Sept. 4 (Forest teacher Nicole Brown is seen in the above photo talking with parents in her classroom), and all others will be held in the next two weeks. Carrigan Intermediate School's Open House/Fall Focus program is Tuesday, Sept. 9 at 6:30 p.m.; Savin Rock's, Haley's and Mackrille's Open House events are Wednesday, Sept. 10 at 6 p.m.; Washington's and Pagels' are Wednesday, Sept. 10 at 6:30 p.m.; West Haven High School's is Thursday, Sept. 11 at 5 p.m.; and Bailey Middle School's is Thursday, Sept. 18, with a time to soon be announced.

Bailey expands classroom libraries
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The Bailey Middle School English Language Arts program hopes to see lots of bookworms emerge this year as it introduces independent reading periods and a boatload of extra books to classrooms. Colette Bennett, the district's new coordinator for English and language arts, delivered boxes and bags of reading material to Bailey this week after scouring used book sales for the best young adult titles--taking advantage of an inexpensive way to easily get a wide variety of books into kids' hands and determine which genres grab their attention. The books were distributed among Bailey classrooms and will be available to students during "sustained silent reading" or "independent reading" time of English Language Arts periods. Strong reading skills are essential to academic success, since all subjects--even math--have reading elements. Bailey hopes to expand classroom libraries so every student can find a book he or she is interested in and enjoy independent reading in school and at home.
 WHHS fundraises for student's family
The WHHS community is collecting donations for funeral arrangements and the baby daughter of a student who passed away on Labor Day while swimming. Checks can be made out to West Haven High School. Please write “Zitlalpopoca Family” on the memo line. Donations can be mailed to West Haven High School at 1 McDonough Plaza, West Haven, CT 06516. For more information, contact Assistant Principal Dana Martinez at dana.martinez@whschools.org or 203-937-4360 x7110. Thank you in advance for your generosity.

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