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West Haven Public Schools e-newsletter: The Westie Wrap-Up
Published on Aug 7, 2015 15:21


Mark Your Calendar

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

Questions about all-day K? Read our FAQ
August 13: WHHS College Application Kick Start program

• August 17:
Westies on Wheels school bus neighborhood visits

• August 17: Board of Education meeting, 7 p.m., City Hall

• August 17-20: WHHS Math Boot Camp

• August 18 & 20: New student registration, all grades; 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Molloy School

• August 21: WHHS new student orientation at WHHS

• August 26-28: New student registration, all grades; 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Molloy School

• August 27: First day of school (and first day of all-day kindergarten classes at all 6 elementary schools)

• August 29: West Fest event on West Haven Green

• September 1-4: New student registration, all grades; 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Molloy School

  all-day k
We are excited to be implementing all-day kindergarten in all six West Haven Public School elementary schools this fall. Questions? Read on for some of the back-to-school all-day K info you need to get ready for a brand new year. Read the rest by clicking here for our new FAQ.

New kindergarten hours: Kindergarten hours are now the same as other grades in your school.
--Pagels, Mackrille, Washington, Savin Rock & Haley: 8:55am – 3:20pm
--Forest: 8:25 a.m.- 2:50 p.m.

School supplies: Students should bring a backpack and a folder. Your child's teacher may also send a letter home about any other supplies that may be needed.

School bus: Bus stops will soon be on your child’s school website and in the Voice newspaper (published on Thursdays and found in local businesses and City Hall). Door-to-door transportation will not be provided. Bus times may vary during the first week of school due to drivers getting acclimated to their new routes. No kindergartner will be dropped off at a bus stop after school if a parent or caregiver is not present at the stop.

Breakfast and lunch: Kindergartners may buy breakfast and lunch at school. You may be eligible for free or reduced meal prices. To find out if you are eligible, fill out a form now (click here for more info and to print the form from our website) or when school starts by Oct. 1. Menus are sent home monthly and posted online. Elementary breakfast: Full pay-$1 Reduced- $0.30 Elementary lunch: Full pay- $2.50 Reduced- $0.40

 News and Notes
The first day for WHHS fall sports is August 27 (the first day of school). Click here for forms, requirements, the handbook and the first-day schedule.

The free summer lunch program ended today. School menus for August and September will be posted online next week.

Families who may be eligible for free or reduced lunch prices may begin filling out the application (it must be filled out each year by October 1). Click here for info and to print the application.

The Westies on Wheels school bus is visiting neighborhoods August 17 with info on special education and ELL services and community resources, games, and school supplies. Schedule: Meadow Landing, 9-10:30 am; Spring Heights, 11 am-12:30 pm; Crestwood, 1-3 pm

  Senior Showcase: Grads hope to serve hometown
senior showcase

The Senior Showcase is a series that highlights West Haven High School graduating seniors.
For Thomas Wilkerson and Jake Lynch, questions of careers and, “What do I want to be when I grow up?” were always easy. These Class of 2015 West Haven High School graduates have long had the answer: They want to be firefighters right here in West Haven. The friends will start by taking EMT (emergency medical technician) classes this fall and then enter the Connecticut Fire Academy. They hope to also serve as volunteer firefighters in West Haven before applying for permanent jobs. “I’ve always wanted to be a firefighter, ever since I was little, since my dad is one. I want to follow in his footsteps,” said Lynch. Wilkerson said he’s always been interested in the career. “I want to help people. I’ve known I don’t want to sit at a desk all day; I want to use my hands. I’m excited about it,” Wilkerson said. Read more of their story here.

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