Our Mission is to prepare all students to reach their full potential as life-long learners and socially responsible contributors to our global community.

CHEETAH CHAT

June 10, 2019

Thank you for the VARIETY SHOW!

Thank you to Tara Doyle and Tracey Carbone for planning another Fantastic Variety Show! And to all of the teachers who helped lug props and usher acts on and off the stage!

Thank you to the FIFTH GRADE FUN DAY volunteers!

Thank you to everyone who helped with Fifth Grade Fun Day! Special thanks to the Emmert Family for donating all of the gelato and sorbet; Michele Cosentino for designing the awesome keepsake t-shirts; Russ Bulkeley, Frank Kennedy, and Ed Castillo (who doesn't even have a 5th grader!) for setting up/breaking down the waterslide; Brandie Redd and Elaine Alswanger for organizing the photo booth; Jenny Townsend for creating a killer playlist; all of the parent volunteers; Holly Wilkinson, Everett Burns, Erica Winkler, Mikey Winkler and the Benton Boys for clean up; and Lou DiBella, the Assistant Principals, Nurse Zimmerman, Mr. V, Bill Broadhurst and our amazing 5th grade teachers and paras for supporting the event!


Monday Morning Motivation

“It’s better to burn out than to fade away.” - Neil Young

This is our last full week of the school year!

We’ll see you Thursday at the Playground Party and Friday at the PTA Meeting!


🐾 THIS WEEK AT KHS 🐾

Event

Date/ Time

Location

Board of Ed Meeting

Agenda HERE

Monday, June 10th

7:00pm

Staples Cafeteria

Playground Party

Thursday, June 13th

4:30-6pm

KHS Playground

All-Parent PTA Meeting

Friday, June 14th

9:30am

KHS Cafeteria


PLEASE JOIN US FOR OUR FINAL PTA MEETING OF THE SCHOOL YEAR! 👩🏫🎓

We will have our FINAL PTA meeting of the school year on Friday, June 14th at 9:30am in the KHS Cafeteria. In addition to voting on our slate for next year, Dr. DiBella has a fun activity planned to help you keep your kids engaged and creating memories and moments this summer!

LAST BOARD OF ED MEETING 📝

There is only 1 remaining Board of Education meetings this school year. Come and see what you’ve been missing! :) Meeting tonight begins at 7:00pm in the Staples Cafeteria. Agenda HERE.

JOIN US FOR OUR KHS FAREWELL PLAYGROUND PARTY!! 😃

Our annual year-end Playground Party will be held on Thursday, June 13th from 4:30-6pm. (Rain date is June 14 at 4:30pm). There will be a pizza truck, ice cream truck and live DJ!! Bring cash for the trucks; the party is on us!!!

**Reminder: This is NOT a drop-off event. An adult MUST be present supervising your child.

KHS 5th GRADE MOVING UP CEREMONY!! 🎓

Our 5th graders are moving on! Families will recognize their child’s milestone on Monday, June 17th at 11:00am followed by a luncheon on the lawn.

LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!!☀💦

It’s official! The last day of school is Tuesday, June 18th! But who’s counting??

Parents are welcome to join for our traditional “Clap Out” at 12:15.

Dismissal is 1:00!

LOST AND FOUND

We still have a LOT of Lost and Found items! Check the Lost & Found this week before it all gets donated!

SEND IN YOUR RECEIPTS!🧾

As the last day of school quickly approaches, please submit your reimbursable receipts (for Field Day, Art Smart, etc) quickly! You can find the reimbursement form HERE. Please print, complete and turn in to the treasurers’ mailbox in the KHS mailroom.

ART WITH MR SOPER🎨👩🎨

If you haven’t yet discovered it, Mr. Soper does an amazing job of displaying select pieces of artwork on his Instagram page - seen HERE. He also displays artwork in the KHS Art Google Classroom. You’ll find the password in your child’s portfolio. Or email him and he’ll set you up. Our kids create some INCREDIBLE art! We want to make sure you have the chance to enjoy it.

TEAM WESTPORT: DIVERSITY AND INCLUSIVITY IN THE WESTPORT SCHOOLS 👫

Please join us for a conversation facilitated by members of TEAM Westport to discuss thoughts and ideas regarding practices of diversity and inclusivity in our Westport Schools. Monday, June 10th at 7-8:30pm in the Saugatuck church youth room

ALL THINGS NEXT YEAR! 🤭

Want to know the first day of school too? Are you a long term planner? Like to grab the affordable airfare for next year’s break? Here is a link to the 3/12/19 approved calendar for next year. Click HERE.

SPRING CLEAN YOUR SPACE FOR THE KHS MAKER SPACE! 🖌

While we research the best equipment to buy for our KHS Maker Space, using the money made during our coin drive, here’s the list of “consumables” that Ms Doyle and Mr Brakeman put together. These are items they go through at a rapid pace. If you come across any while spring cleaning your own house, they’d very much appreciate you dropping them off!

ZERO WASTE INITIATIVE 🚮

If you are interested in being a part of the Zero Waste Movement at KHS, please contact Alice Sekhar at alicesekhar@gmail.com . Your time commitment will be small, but the impact will be huge!

SIGN UP FOR AMAZON SMILE😃

If you’re like many of us and already ordering half of your life on Amazon, this is an extremely easy way for you to support the PTA and help raise money for the things we need at KHS. Visit http://smile.amazon.com and type PTSA Connecticut Inc Kings Highway PTA in the box where it says “Or pick your own charitable organization.” From that point on, .5% of your purchase will go to the KHS PTA. Those dollars and cents really add up! *Note that in order to contribute all purchases but begin at smile.amazon.com.

BOOKS AS GIFTS 📖

It’s not too late to celebrate a birthday or any special occasion by donating a book to the library in your child's honor. Books as Gifts (BAG) is a program that helps put new books on the Library Media Center shelves; providing students, teachers and staff with access to the most up-to-date literature. Plus, it's a wonderful way to commemorate a special day! Click here to get started. Questions? Contact Rebecca Sharnoff, 917-375-3943, rebeccasharnoff@gmail.com

Easy reference links:

Westport Public Schools | PTA Council

PTA Council - Cultural Arts

PTA Council - Health & Wellness

PTA Council - PYD (Positive Youth Development)

PTA Council - SpEd (Special Education)

PTA Council - Workshop

PTA Council - Author Series

PTA Council - ArtSmart

Community Bulletin Board

Have a great week!

Your KHS PTA Co-Presidents,

Sara Snow & Kim Ceman

khs_pta@westportps.org

All submissions for Cheetah Chat must be received by Friday at 5:00pm.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact us at the email address above.

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BEYOND KHS; IN THE COMMUNITY

Westport Volunteer EMS 40th Anniversary Coloring Contest

As part of our 40th Anniversary celebration, Westport Volunteer EMS would like to invite elementary school students from Westport to participate in a Coloring Contest!

The picture should be of relevance to the EMS services that we provide. The winners will be escorted to school on the ambulance and be presented with award certificates. The drawings will be displayed at EMS headquarters and posted on our web site.

All pictures and consent forms must be submitted by August 10, 2019.

The winners will be announced on August 18, 2019. Please use the attached page to do the drawing. The entries can be dropped off or mailed to Westport EMS, 50 Jessup Road, Westport, CT 06880.

WESTPORT CONTINUING ED: SUMMER CAMPS

Westport Continuing Education provides high quality summer camps, classes, and workshops to over 2,200 kids. Led by dedicated educators, certified teachers, and professionals, our full or half-day programs are offered from June 24 - August 2. At our popular Discovery Camp for kids entering K-5, every morning is a different adventure, featuring Wacky Water Days, a Decathlon, STEM Squad and more. Add afternoon camps for your budding actor, artist, cook, inventor, engineer, or magician! Other full or half-day camp options (for kids entering K-12) include Arts, Summer Jazz Workshop, STEM, Filmmaking, Sports + Fitness, Cooking, and Theater programs. Additional High School options include College Essay Boot Camp, Driver Ed, SAT/ACT Prep, and Academic credit courses. For more information, click here: https://www.westportsummerschool.com/CourseCatalog/catalogView.asp?id=74

CAMP INVENTION

Unmask your child’s creativity this summer at Camp Invention® where children build confidence, learn to collaborate and transform their wild imagination into epic creations. Local educators will lead these action-packed programs featuring exhilarating, hands-on STEM activities teaching children to question, explore, break through obstacles and embrace failure! Early registration discounts are available! Register and find current promotions at invent.org/camp or call 800.968.4332. Email Phaedra Taft, Director and LLS/GFS Science Coach at westportcampinvention@gmail.com with any questions.

NEW SUMMER DAY CAMP FOR GIRLS

NEXT LEVEL DAY CAMP is an awesome day camp for girls that is opening a CT program this summer!

CONTINUING EDUCATION: AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAMS

Super fun, super convenient, super affordable programs for kids in grades K-5.

Arts, chess, cooking, fitness + sports (including badminton, basketball, fencing, martial arts, tennis, volleyball), PM/PE + Sports & Homework Clubs, STEM, theater + more!

Weekly programs begin soon; register now @ westportcontinuinged.com.

Click for the latest Cont Ed programs: https://bit.ly/2OcfK0Z