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West Haven Public Schools e-newsletter: The Westie Wrap-Up
Published on Apr 23, 2015 14:34


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

Great Skate gets families on the ice
Event continues tonight (Friday), 6-8 p.m.

• April 24: The Great Skate Bennett Rink open house event, 6-8 p.m.

• April 25: WHHS Junior Spring Fling Dance, Fantasia, North Haven, 6 p.m.

• April 26: 2nd of 4 WHHS softball clinics for girls 5-13, Biondi Field, WHHS, 4-5 p.m.

• April 27: Savin Rock Homework Diner, 5:30-7 p.m.

• April 28: Mackrille Science Fair, 6-7:30 p.m.

• April 29: Carrigan performance of "Aladdin Jr.," 6:30 p.m.

• April 30: WHHS Theatre Workshop performance of "The Drowsy Chaperone," 7:30 p.m., WHHS

• April 30: Bailey National Honor Society Induction

• May 1: WHHS Theatre Workshop performance of "The Drowsy Chaperone," 7:30 p.m., WHHS

• May 2: WHHS Theatre Workshop performance of "The Drowsy Chaperone," 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m., WHHS

• May 3: Westie Day of Hope fundraiser for Camp Rising Sun, WHHS, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

• May 4: Board of Education meeting, City Hall, 7 p.m.

• May 6:
Half-day of school for students

• May 7: PTA Council 3rd Annual Health & Wellness Fair, Bailey gym, 6-8 p.m.

• May 7: Taste of Bailey, Career Fair

  great skate
West Haven families came to Bennett Ice Rink Tuesday night for the first part of the Great Skate Bennett Ice Rink Open House event to enjoy free skating, lessons, equipment rentals, raffles and more. The fun continues tonight, Friday, April 24, from 6-8 p.m., at Bennett Rink, which is on the WHHS campus, with more free skating. The WHHS boys and girls hockey teams will also be there for meet and greets, the WHHS Blue Devil will pose for photos, and local youth hockey teams will be there with sign-up information. All second-graders also visited Bennett Wednesday for "Class at the Rink." Our teams and coaches are proud to be sharing West Haven's passion for hockey and skating with everyone this week.
Savin Rock holds more Homework Diners
Savin Rock Community School has been holding more "Homework Diner" nights that give teachers a chance to work with students and their parents on homework and learning strategies. Here are a few snapshots from one of the recent SRCS Homework Diner sessions. Teachers helped students with their homework, and Math Coach Miss Wendt provided useful tips for parents about helping at home with math.
 News and Notes
May menus are now online. Click here to view them.

The Bailey math newsletter for April is online. Click here to read it.

The WHHS Homecoming Festival that had been scheduled for May has been canceled.

The Haley Family Math Night has been changed to May 12 with Pagels. It will be held at Haley.

West Haven Public Library is celebrating National Poetry Month on April 29, 5:30-6:30 p.m., with "blackout poetry," a form of poetry in which most words on a book page are blacked out with marker until the few that are left form a poem. Old books and markers will be provided, and there is no registration required. This event is at the main branch on Elm Street. Click here for the flyer and here for the library event schedule.

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.

  Rotary Club donates Nooks to 4th grade
The Rotary Club of West Haven has donated two Nook tablets to each and every fourth-grade classroom in the city thanks to a special fundraising project from last year's Rotary Club annual auction and dinner. The Nooks were delivered to classrooms this week, with Rotarians talking to students about the project and the importance that the Rotary places on reading and education. The Nooks will be used for various literacy programs and for Daily 5 classroom activities (which include reading to self, reading to others, writing, word work and listening to reading). Thank you to again to the Rotary Club and all who attended the dinner and auction and made contributions.

Westie Day of Hope set for May 3 at WHHS
The 2nd Westie Day of Hope is set for May 3, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at WHHS. All money raised goes toward helping sponsor a cabin for kids at Camp Rising Sun, a camp in CT for kids who have had or are battling cancer. Click here to donate and learn more about the event, or consider helping out in other ways: Get your head shaved at the event for a minimum donation of $25; come to the event and buy food or other items from our WHHS clubs and organizations, donate to the Donna D'Amico scholarship, or donate items to a tag sale that will be held at the event.

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