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West Haven Public Schools e-newsletter: The Westie Wrap-Up
Published on Nov 14, 2014 16:47


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

WHHS students to mentor at Washington
November 14: Bailey Tip-A-Teacher fundraiser at Duffy's, 5-10 p.m.

• November 17:
Board of Education meeting, City Hall, 7 p.m. Click for agenda and addendum.

• November 17: Mackrille Family Literacy Night.

• November 17: Carrigan Food Drive for WHEAT lasts until November 21.

• November 18: Pagels' Bertucci's fundraiser. Click for flyer needed for orders/dine-in/take-out.

• November 19: Half-day of school for students.

• November 21-22: WHHS Fall play "The Laramie Project."

• November 22: Mackrille Merriment Festival, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

• November 26: Half-day of school.

• November 27-28: Thanksgiving recess, schools are closed.

• November 29: WHHS PTSA fundraiser, Barnes and Noble in Milford, 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.

A group of West Haven High School students visited Washington Elementary School Nov. 12 to work with grades one and two as part of a mentoring program. The mentoring initiative started last year and includes 36 WHHS students who have a high interest in working with children as a career. Mentors will meet with the youngsters once a week and were introduced to them this week.

Local veteran speaks to WHHS history classes
Robert Wright, a Vietnam veteran, spoke to West Haven High School history classes Monday in honor of Veterans Day. Wright discussed his time in the Army as a paratrooper. The students will learn more about the Vietnam War in the spring.
 News and Notes
WHHS juniors & seniors eligible for the National Honor Society have been notified. Applicants must attend a meeting Nov. 21.

Carrigan's November math newsletter has been posted online in English & Spanish.

Carrigan students heard from the SmokeStoppers program (St. Vincent's Medical Center Foundation)  in a presentation that detailed the dangers of smoking and teen smoking prevention and cessation. 

The city's fire departments are offering free smoke and carbon monoxide detectors to residents, along with inspections and safety plans. Memos will be going home with students. Click here to see the online version in English and Spanish.

Congratulations to WHHS students Kayley Carr and Justin Tuschhoff, who are recipients of the SCC Scholar Athlete of the Month honor for November. Kayley plays volleyball and Justin plays lacrosse.

Need help registering your child on InfoSnap? Stop by the WHHS computer lab on the main floor Tuesdays & Wednesdays 2:30-8 p.m. until Nov. 10.

School Climate Surveys for Pagels; Mackrille; Forest; Haley; Savin Rock; Washington; Carrigan; Bailey; and WHHS. All answers are confidential and used to improve our schools.

• The district's music department is seeking donations of musical instruments. Contact francine.coppola@whschools for information.

  WHHS to perform "Laramie Project" Nov. 21-22
laramie project

The West Haven High School Theatre Workshop presents “The Laramie Project” in the WHHS auditorium Nov. 21-22 at 7:30 p.m., but this year’s play choice isn’t just about the performance. It’s also about spreading a positive message of acceptance and equality. The piece focuses on the aftermath of a 1998 tragedy involving a man in Laramie, Wyoming. “The Laramie Project” focuses not on the tragedy, but on what happened next. While the topic is more serious than recent plays, the student-actors are ready to take on such a production.
Tickets will be on sale for $8 in advance at WHHS or from a cast member or $10 at the door. High school and college student tickets are $5 with ID at the door.

Family Resource Center FAQ
The West Haven Family Resource Center is located in Savin Rock Community School on Park Street. 203-931-4739

*Can a West Haven family with kids of any age come to the FRC for resources or support? Yes.

*How can FRC help? FRC can help people find: help with legal services; info on Husky medical program; programs for heating, food and diaper assistance; info on Birth to Three and daycare providers and readiness programs; recipes; info on nutrition and money management; and resources on domestic violence services. FRC refers people to other groups depending on what service they need.

*Who can come to FRC scheduled programs? Families that enroll in our FRC services primarily have young children ages birth to 5.

*What are FRC daytime programs? FRC runs daily structured, literacy-based, Learn and Play groups that parents/grandparents/guardians come to once a week with their children.

*What else should I know? FRC does developmental screenings for children ages birth to 3 and assists parents with applying for affordable quality childcare and preschool. It also provides childcare for adults enrolled Adult Ed's English As a Second classes during the day at Savin Rock. All FRC services are free to West Haven residents.

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