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West Haven Public Schools e-newsletter: The Westie Wrap-Up
Published on Apr 2, 2015 15:37


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

Target workers visit Forest, bring donations
April 2: Bailey staff basketball game, WHHS main gym, 6 p.m.

• April 3:
Good Friday, no school

• April 3: WHHS PTSA fundraiser, Barnes & Noble, Milford, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.

• April 6: Board of Education meeting, 7 p.m., City Hall. Click to view agenda.

April 6:
Savin Rock Community School Homework Diner, 5:30 - 7 p.m.

• April 7: WHHS Spring Sports Parents Meeting, 6 p.m.

• April 7: Mackrille PTA Bingo, 6 p.m., Westwoods

• April 8: Haley Science Fair, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. and 6-8 p.m.

• April 9: Future Chef Challenge recipes due for fourth-graders

• April 10: Forest Spring Dance, 6 p.m.

• April 11: WHHS Campus Cleanup, 10 a.m., courtyard

April 13-17: Spring recess, no school

• April 22: PTA Founders Day dinner

• April 23: WHHS and Bailey jazz band concert

Employees of Target in Orange visited Forest Elementary School March 27 and Monday to read to students and deliver store donations of $500, books, erasers, pencils and bookmarks. We'd like to thank Target for the generous contribution and the employees who donated their time. The group (which included a Target worker who went to Forest as a kid) read to students in kindergarten and first and second grade. The $500 donation will go toward chart paper, book bins and supplies for grades three and four to assist in note-taking and reading comprehension work. The visit and donation were coordinated by a Target human resources representative and Forest reading consultant Heather Mazzone.
Future Chefs contest set for 4th-graders
future chefs
The school district's Food Services Department is again holding the Future Chefs Challenge for all fourth-graders. Grade 4 students interested in participating must submit a recipe for a favorite snack by April 9 to their teacher, who will send the entries to Food Services. A winner from each school will then compete at West Haven High School, with help from WHHS culinary students, on April 30. Click for a recipe entry form.

 News and Notes
Carrigan's spring math newsletter has been posted online. Click here to view it.

The WHHS Rotary Students of the Month are Amal Alharbi and Elise Abu-Sitteh.

There is a new online form for reserving school facilities for groups like youth leagues and scouts and other events. Click here to access it.

WHHS students were told this week about the 2nd Westie Day of Hope, which will be held May 3 at WHHS and raise money for Camp Rising Sun, a camp for children who have battled cancer. More information on the event and fundraising will soon be released.

WHHS junior Max Padro recently became the first Westie to win a boys Class L swimming event in school history. He came in first in the 200-meter individual medley with a time of 1:56.02.

The WHHS PTSA book fair fundraiser tomorrow (Friday) at Barnes and Noble in Milford will feature entertainment by school students, families and staff, such as singing, piano and guitar performances, and Irish dancing, and children’s activities, such as storytelling. Anyone unable to attend can still help the PTSA by making a purchase online from Friday through April 8. Visit bn.com/bookfairs and enter Bookfair ID 11589710 at checkout.

The school calendar for next year has been released. Click here to view it.

  STEM students join underwater robot contest

WHHS students involved in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) programming took part in a State Underwater Remote Operated Vehicle Competition recently at Plainville High School. The contest was part of the annual Seaperch competition. Students in grades 9-12 were all part of the team and created their own underwater ROV at WHHS over the past few months.

Bailey celebrates Pi Night with students, families
pi night
Bailey Middle School held a math/STEM Pi Night Tuesday in honor of March 14 being Pi Day. The night featured a student performance of “Sir Cumference and the Dragon of Pi,” activities focusing on circles at 10 stations, and free pizza, apple pie and a raffle. Thank you to all who came out for the event and to the students and staff who helped with the event.

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