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 18, 2018
Last week of the 2017-2018 School Year!!


THANK YOU!!!

To our teachers and staff for another fantastic year at KHS!

To our generous KHS community who bought a new playground for our school which will be installed this summer!! (Please see item #3 about volunteering to help remove the old playground for donation on July 21--great opportunity for families to volunteer together.)

GOOD LUCK!!

To our graduating 5th graders and those families whose last days at KHS are coming to a close. Keep the KHS kindness in your hearts as you embark on your new adventures!

THIS WEEK AT A GLANCE:

Event

Date/ Time

Location

Fifth Grade Moving Up Ceremony and Luncheon

(5th grade families only)

Thursday, June 21

12:15 Ceremony

1:15 Lunch

KHS Auditorium (Ceremony)

KHS Field (Lunch)

Fifth Grade Clap Out

Friday, June 22

KHS Hallways

LAST DAY OF SCHOOL

(what?!?!?!)

EARLY DISMISSAL

Friday, June 22

1pm

KHS

Summer Break Begins

Saturday! June 23

YOUR HOUSE! HAVE A GREAT ONE!!!


HIGHLIGHTS:

  1. 2017-18 YEARBOOKS ARE HERE!
  2. SUMMER SIGN-UPS FOR GROWN-UPS
  3. HELP REMOVE THE KHS PLAYGROUND
  4. WATER BOTTLES FROM THE 5TH GRADE WORKSHOP
  5. GENTLY USED SCHOOL SUPPLY DONATIONS
  6. 2018-19 PTA POSITION
  7. KHS COMMUNITY SERVICE
  8. BOOKS AS GIFTS
  9. SUPPORT THE PTA THROUGH AMAZON SMILE


(1) 2017-18 YEARBOOKS ARE HERE!

Yearbooks are here! You children should have received theirs last week. If you forgot to order we DO have a few extra. Yearbooks are $35 and will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Email kkspeller@gmail.com to inquire.

(2) SUMMER SIGN-UPS FOR GROWN-UPS - LAST CALL!

Now that summer is about to be officially underway, maybe you want to join some other KHS adults for Clams at Compo on July 13? $60 per person. Sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4fa4ab23a5fd0-clams

Or maybe you want to play some tennis with a pro and enjoy lunch and swimming on August 14? One spot left. $75 per person. Sign up here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0e4fa4ab23a5fd0-ladies

Both events are adults only. Yeehaw!

(3) HELP REMOVE THE KHS PLAYGROUND

Did you hear that we are getting a new playground? Before we can install it we need to remove the old one. A company called Kids Around the World is going to take our playground and donate it to a third world country where kids do not have the same play opportunities we have here in the U.S. We need volunteers to help us dig around the poles that support the playground on July 21 so Kids Around the World can cut the structure down and take it to their warehouse to refurbish. Sign up here: https://www.allforgood.org/projects/P8o9OOkq

(4) WATER BOTTLES FROM THE 5TH GRADE WORKSHOP

Thank you for your support in our effort to limit plastic water bottles at KHS. We earned almost $1,500 dollars with our water bottle fundraiser and have collected and redeemed $411 worth of nickel bottles over the course of the year. Hopefully we will have two new water filling stations in place by fall.

Your beautiful water bottles will be delivered with school supplies at the start of next year.

Thank you and happy summer!

Fifth Grade Workshop

(5) GENTLY USED SCHOOL SUPPLY DONATIONS

Summer's almost here! Have any backpacks or books that your kids have outgrown? Drop them off at the main or back entrance to KHS between June 11 and 23 and help underprivileged children in a school in Bolans, Antigua who don't enjoy the educational excellence or access to supplies that we take for granted in Westport. Any support you can give would be greatly appreciated. This initiative is spearheaded by KHS alumna, Isabel Powell.

(6) 2018-2019 PTA POSITION

The Nominating Committee is looking for a parent volunteer to help run "RISE & PLAY" for the 2018-19 school year.

We have one parent but would like another to share the responsibility.

Job description:

Rise and Play Host: Host weekly morning meet-ups on the KHS playground at 7:45 in the Fall and Spring months (at your discretion when to stop in the Fall and commence in the Spring based on weather) for kids to get their brain juices flowing before school. Coordinate with front office to ensure dates are reserved; monitor weather conditions for possible cancellations. Attend each Rise and Play and make sure all the kids and adults walk to the back door for drop at 8:20am.

(7) KHS COMMUNITY SERVICE THANKS

Thank you to everyone who generously contributed to the two successful drives that benefited our greater community this year. You truly showed your KHS kindness by helping others.

With thanks, The Community Service Committee

(8) BOOKS AS GIFTS

It’s not too late! You can still buy a book for the school library and dedicate it to anyone you want. And it’s announced on Cheetah Vision (which is super cool to your kids). Click here to get started or contact Rebecca Sharnoff for help.

(9) SUPPORT THE PTA THROUGH AMAZON SMILE

Do you shop on Amazon? Us too. Start at www.smile.amazon.com Ptsa Connecticut Inc Kings Highway PTA in the “pick your own charitable organization” box assign that as your charity. The PTA will be gifted a portion your purchases and, for now, those dollars go to the playground. Thank you!

A LOOK AHEAD

JULY

July 13: Clams at Compo (RSVP only)

July 21: Removal of KHS playground (Volunteer to help us!)

AUGUST

Installation of new KHS playground (date TBD but we gave them August 14 as the deadline)

August 1: 3:30p - Kindergarten Playdate

August 18: 10a - Kindergarten Playdate

August 22: 11a - Kindergarten Playdate

August 27: Meet the Teacher (times TBD)

August 28: The Most Wonderful Time of the Year (also known as the First Day of School)


Have a great summer!
Your KHS PTA Co-Presidents,
Jill Dillon & Sara Snow
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.


BEYOND KHS; IN THE COMMUNITY

PRE-ORDER your 2018-19 Westport Schools "Art" Calendar NOW!

Order ONLINE Here ($20 per calendar):

https://www.westportps.org/community/westport-public-art-collections/annual-student-art-calendar OR Download Order Form to send via mail.

Each year, the Westport School Calendar proudly features beautiful artwork by our K-12 students. Produced by Friends of Westport Public Art Collections (WestPAC), the calendar is sold to parents and residents all over town.

The funds help the WestPAC comittee display and care for original works of art in our school and town buildings and also support the use of the Collections in teaching, learning and everyday enjoyment!

· The Calendar is now FULL COLOR throughout and includes key district & school dates to help navigate the year, with room for your plans too.

· It's great for home & makes wonderful gifts for family, friends, teachers.

· When ordering, you can NOW choose the new USPS Mailing option to have your calendar(s) delivered for a modest fee. All other orders will be by local Pick-up before the first day of the 2018-19 school year.

Thank you, Friends of Westport Public Art Collections

Tennis Anyone?

Marcy’s Tennis Academy (MTA) is partnering with Westport Continuing Education this summer to bring tennis to the beautiful Staples High School tennis courts. Join us for Munchkin and Junior tennis, as well as Cardio Tennis and Return to Tennis for Adults.

This link will bring you to the Munchkin and Junior tennis program descriptions. Please click on Adult Education tab for the Adult Cardio Tennis and Return to Tennis programs. MTA can’t wait for you and your family to have a ball with us this summer. Thank you!

Westport Continuing Ed: Arts, Cooking, STEM, Sports, Writing Camps & More

Weekly programs begin June 25; register now @ westportcontinuinged.com.

Click for the Cont Ed Summer 2018 brochure: https://adobe.ly/2qSDkp1

Discovery Camp + Sports & Fun Camp: Two great options for kids ent. K-5

Looking for a traditional day camp? Discovery Camp has the recipe for fun, plus a little secret sauce (it's run by Westport teachers!). Prefer all sports, all the time? Our long-running Sports & Fun Camp has your kids' favorite PE teachers, plus all their favorite games and activities!

Cont Ed Summer Camps for Kids of All Ages

Choose from filmmaking, pottery, woodworking, broadcasting, jazz, cooking, improv, animation, drones, programming, writing, all kinds of sports & more. Plus, academic credit courses, test prep, and Driver Ed.

Summer Musical @ BMS: Shrek the Musical Jr.

Westport Summer Teen Theater Camp (ent. 6-10) is excited to stage this award-winning musical. Everyone who auditions will be cast, or sign up for tech crew or set design.


After School Enrichment Program

Outdoor exploration, first hand experiences with our resident animals, games and nature craft projects will all be part of this engaging, hands-on After-school Enrichment Program (ASEP) at Earthplace. We offer flexible schedules to suit the needs of your family along with private transportation directly to Earthplace from all five public Westport elementary schools!

ASEP runs Monday-Friday from 3 to 6pm for students in grades K-five. For more information and to register, visit earthplace.org

WPS Joins Facebook

Please click here to follow and like 👍 the new Facebook Page of the Westport Public Schools.


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

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