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West Haven Public Schools e-newsletter: The Westie Wrap-Up
Published on Oct 10, 2014 16:08


Mark Your Calendar

October 10: Soderman Bowl, 7 p.m., Veterans Memorial Field, Bull Hill Lane. WHHS vs NDHS.

October 13:
Columbus Day, no school.

• October 15: ReadiStep and PSAT at WHHS. Seniors report to school at 10:30 a.m.

October 15:
Carrigan Family Literacy Night.

• October 15:
Haley Family Bingo Night.

• October 16:
PTA Council President's Tea, 7 p.m., City Hall.

October 16:
Washington, Savin Rock Family Reading Night.

• October 18: Pagels Food Truck Festival at WHHS.

• October 18: Haley Fishing Derby. (Had been postponed from Oct. 4 due to rain.)

October 19:
Learn to Skate programs start.

 News and Notes

This Wednesday, Oct. 15, WHHS Gr. 9 will take the ReadiStep assessment, and Grs. 10 and 11 will take the PSAT. Seniors must report to school at 10:30 a.m. For test and modified schedule info, click here.

After-school activities start next week at Carrigan. There will be two late buses. For a list of stops, click here.

Learn to Skate classes start Oct. 19 at Bennett Rink at WHHS. Click for flyer.

A WHHS student has been appointed as the new Board of Education student representative, joining two seniors who will continue their terms this year. Learn about their roles here.

Order WHHS yearbooks, sign up for yearbook reminders, and find the form for baby ads or messages by clicking here.

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

Savin Rock pilots 'Homework Diner'
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A local diner was a homework hotspot Monday evening for Savin Rock Community School first-grade families, but this wasn’t your average eatery. It was the Savin Rock Homework Diner, a pilot program that launched at the school this week and will continue for two more Mondays this month. First-graders and their parents or guardians were served a dinner at school before tackling some reading and writing work with help from teachers and the reading department (as seen in above right photo with Ms. Cincotta and Ms. Gifford). First-grade teacher Shannon Goetze got the idea for the program after seeing a news report last year about a similar initiative at a New Mexico school. The "diner" helps parents make a stronger connection to their child's school and be involved in their youngster's education. Staff members hope the concept will become more popular and expand to other grades and schools.
 Smoothie station visits Washington
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Washington Elementary School students got a special treat at lunch Thursday from the Food Service Department--smoothies of spinach, banana, pineapple and yogurt! The best part? The fruit masked the spinach taste, and the kids loved them! The smoothie station will be traveling to other schools this year. It's a great way to show kids how tasty fruits and veggies can be.

WHHS College/Career Fair draws crowd
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West Haven High School's College/Career Fair was held Wednesday evening in the WHHS gym for parents and students. Attendees got to talk to representatives from colleges, tech schools and the military to learn about programs, majors and what schools are looking for in prospective students. There was also a session for seniors and their parents on the college application process. 

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