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June 5, 2022


Your checklist for the week

Event

Date/ Time

Location

LBGTQ+ Pride Month

June

Everywhere

ABC Countdown To Summer 2022

Now - Wednesday, June 22

KHS, see calendar HERE

BOE Meeting

Monday, June 6, 7pm

Staples Cafeteria, live stream here, Optimum ch 78, Frontier ch 99

Spring Playground Party 

Tuesday, June 7, 4.30-6.30pm (rain date 6/14)

KHS Playground, sign up for Bake Sale HERE, *bring cash*

Variety Show Rehearsal

Wednesday, June 8,check HERE for numbers and times

SES auditorium

Variety Show 

Thursday, June 9, arrivals 4.45pm, show starts 5pm

SES auditorium

Rise & Play

Friday, June 10, 8.15-8.45am

KHS Playground

Cultural Arts Performance - Pilobolus

Friday, June 10

KHS

 

 

Your next month at a glance can be found HERE

 

Your quick clicks…

KHS lunch menu can be found HERE

Sign up for the Playground Party Bake Sale HERE

Save the date & sign up for You Be You Chalk the Walk on 6/14, 4.30pm  HERE

Save the date & buy tix for Parent Social on 6/15, 7pm HERE

 

A Big Cheetah Roar of Thanks To...

Katie Hall, Priscilla Jones & Caitlyn Walsh for a wonderful math presentation during our 4th general meeting last week! Please visit the KHS Math site HERE it is an amazing resource for all!  

 

Also a big thank you to all of those who came out to make blankets and support Brady’s Smile - we hope to see you all at the Variety Show next week where we will be shining our kind hearts with more support for this wonderful organization!

 

 

 

 

Lindsay Shurman & Jeni Bianco 

KHS PTA Co-Presidents

 

Brought to you by the KHS PTA

Spring Playground Party, Tuesday June 7 (Rain Date 6/14), 4.30-6.30pm

Mark your calendars for the most fun playground party this Spring - expect DJ Marcello, pizza, a bake sale and an ice cream truck…and don’t forget good old fashioned fun!  Sign up for the Bake Sale HERE and don’t forget to bring cash!

 

Cultural Arts Performance, Pilobolus, Friday, June 10 during school hours

 Westport PTA Cultural Arts is a town-wide volunteer committee that enhances your child's education by bringing professional performing arts to Westport schools. After a two year hiatus, they are proud to present a series of performances from Pilobolus on June 10th. More information HERE

 

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion 

The Pride flag has taken many different forms over the years.  The Pride Progress flag was designed by American artist, Daniel Quasar, in 2018.  Incorporating the original design by Gilbert Baker with rainbow stripes, it also adds stripes in an arrow shape to represent forward movement and the need for more inclusivity.  Click here to read more about the history of the Pride Progress flag.  

 

Learn more about the history of the original Pride flag and the story of Harvey Milk with this read-aloud.

Please email us at khs.dei2020@gmail.com to join our fun, friendly, enthusiastic DEI group at KHS!

 

Happening at KHS

ABC Countdown To Summer 2022, Now-Wed, 6/22

Join the fun with the KHS ABC Countdown To Summer as we follow the alphabet and do something fun each day until summer break - calendar is HERE

 

Variety Show, Thursday, 6/9 at SES Auditorium

The Variety Show is BACK this year! All info can be found HERE! And all proceeds will benefit Brady’s Smile.  Please email Tara Doyle (tdoyle@westportps.org) with questions.

 

Sustainable KHS Team

If you or your child(ren) are interested in joining the Sustainable KHS team please contact pjones@westportps.org  

 

Other ways to Support the PTA and our KHS Community

Mabel’s Labels

Avoid the Lost & Found – Buy Labels through Mabel’s Labels - the KHS PTA makes a 20% commission on all sales -search for Kings Highway Elementary School.

 

Amazon Smile

Support the KHS PTA while you shop - http://smile.amazon.com and type PTSA Connecticut Inc Kings Highway PTA where it says “Or pick your own charitable organization.” 

 

Around Town

​​Westport Field Hockey!!????????

Register today for Fall 2022! All levels welcome and no cuts! Programs for 1st-5th grade.

PROGRAM STRUCTURE:

1st/2nd Grade Weekly Clinics, 3rd/4th House Program, 5th- 8th Grade Full Travel Program

Please visit www.westportfieldhockey.com for more information and to register!  If you have any questions please email claraambrose1@gmail.com

 

MOCA

Bring the entire family to a special event at MoCA [Museum of Contemporary Art] Westport on Saturday, June 18 with the world-famous Piglet, and Melissa Shapiro, DMV, author and co-creator of The Piglet Mindset. Piglet is a blind and deaf pink puppy who serves as the inspiration behind the global movement for acceptance, inclusion, empathy and kindness. Meet Melissa as she shares Piglet’s story and talks about her new children’s book, Piglet Comes Home.

 

Learn about all the fun event details, including an art activity, a live mural painting project by Norwalk artist 5iveFingaz and an ice cream truck, on the Museum's website.

 

MoCA Westport is located at 19 Newtown Turnpike. 

Get tickets now: https://mocawestport.org/events/the-piglet-mindset-family-day-event/

 

Westport Public Schools K-12 Visual Arts Show at MoCA, Westport June 12-19

The Westport Public Schools Visual Arts program is excited to share a new art exhibition, SPARK, showing June 12-19 at MoCA, Westport. Inspired by the imagination and self expression of Westport students, SPARK is a K-12 showcase representing the creative spirit at work in our schools each day. 

 

In partnership with MoCA, their Teen Council, and WPS Visual Arts students, this exhibition serves as a collective platform for students in the visual arts to share their artistic voices.

 

Join WPS for an opening reception at MoCA June 12, 12:00-2:00pm. SHS students will be hosting a pottery fundraiser at the event, selling small bowls created by SHS potters. All funds raised are to benefit The Open Door Shelter in Norwalk. For information about MoCA and gallery hours go to mocawestport.org. For more information about the Visual Arts at WPS go to westportpsarts.org and staplesart.org

 

Westport Library

This summer we are offering Summer Learning Clubs for students entering grades 1-3, 4 & 5, and middle school.  Topics and registration are on a weekly basis, with each class beginning on Monday and concluding on Tuesday.  Mondays will center around a blend of inquiry, design, research, writing and the arts. The Tuesday class will carry over the deep work from Monday, and be focused on math, science and revision, testing and technology, with students creating a physical representation of their learning.  Using a Project Based Learning model, students will work together to solve challenging problems that are authentic, curriculum-based, and interdisciplinary. Following this format, learners will decide how to approach a problem and what activities to pursue in their unique approaches. They gather information from various sources and plan, synthesize, analyze, and derive knowledge from it. Their learning is inherently valuable because it connects to something real and organic and promotes essential skills such as collaboration, revision, and reflection. In a culminating activity, students will demonstrate their newly acquired knowledge and communicate this with others. Throughout this process, the teacher's role is to guide and advise rather than direct and manage the student's work.

 

We think these classes are an excellent way for parents to fill in weeks when their children are home, and for middle school students, for after day camp.  Information on all of these classes can be found at https://westportlibrary.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/2022-Summer-Learning-Clubs-1.pdf.

 

Information and registration links for grades 1 – 3 (taught from 9 am – noon) can be found at https://westportlibrary.org/event/summer-learning-clubs-for-students-entering-grades-1-3/2022-07-11/

 

Information and registration links for grades 4 – 5 (taught from 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm) can be found at https://westportlibrary.org/event/summer-learning-clubs-for-students-entering-grades-4-5/2022-07-11/

 

Information and registration links for middle school students (taught from 4pm – 5 pm) can be found at https://westportlibrary.org/event/middle-school-summer-learning-clubs/2022-07-11/

 

Westport PTA Council

Check out the council’s website HERE.

 

Health, Safety & District News

Call Nurse Zimmerman’s office with questions  regarding in school testing, 203.341.1830.

 

Easy reference links, please see the KHS website Parents Section and district school calendar.  Please see HERE for Westport PTA Council’s revised policy for volunteers at PTA sponsored events. 

 

BOE meetings are live streamed for viewing only if you cannot join in person. Please email comments, concerns or suggestions to: BOE BOE@westportps.org, Tom Scarice, tscarice@westportps.org and Anthony Buono, abuono@westportps.org

 

 

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