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CHEETAH CHAT
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January 16, 2022


Your checklist for the week:

Event

Date/ Time

Location

Martin Luther King Jr. Day NO SCHOOL 

Monday, Jan 17, all day

YOUR HOUSE

BOE Meeting

Tuesday, Jan 18, 7pm

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

SpEd Sip N’ Chat

Thursday, Jan 20, 10am

WPL

 

 

Your next month at a glance can be found HERE

 

Your quick clicks…

KHS lunch menu can be found HERE

Buy tickets for the Ice Skating party, 1/28, details below, HERE

We can’t do it without you! Volunteer at the ice skating party HERE

It’s NEVER too late to join the PTA, just click HERE

 

A Big Cheetah Roar of Thanks To...

All of our families who joined the 2nd Annual General PTA meeting last Thursday and a special thanks to our ever cheetah-tastic principal, Tracey Carbone, for updating us on all things KHS and our amazing literacy coach, Erika Griffin, who took us through an informative and fun presentation on the importance of reading aloud with our children, no matter what their age may be, and using the techniques of ‘windows and mirrors’ to foster meaningful conversations.  

 

Submissions for Cheetah Chat must be received by Thursdays at 4:00pm.  If you have anything to roar about, please contact us at khs_pta@westportps.org - our goal is to ensure KHS PTA reflects every parent, student & staff member in our community!


 

Lindsay Shurman & Jeni Bianco 

KHS PTA Co-Presidents


 

Brought to you by the KHS PTA

SpEd Sip N’ Chat, @ Westport Library, January 20, 10-11.30am

Westport's Special Education Reps will be holding their next Sip N’ Chat on Wednesday, January 20th from 10-11:30am at the Westport Library’s 2nd Floor Boardroom. This is a great opportunity to ask questions and connect with other Westport families of children receiving special education services.  For more information CLICK HERE. Questions or to join our confidential KHS SpEd group please contact Kelly Freitag klf1104@gmail.com or Carlos carlos.delasa@gmail.com

 

KHS Ice Skating Party @Longshore PAL Rink, Friday, January 28, 5.30pm

Join us Friday, January 28 from 5:30-7:30pm; $12 per person. Buy tickets HERE! Skate rentals are included with ticket purchase! Please Contact Emily Epstein, etepstein@gmail.com, with any questions.

 

*Buy your ticket before Thursday, January 27th and be entered into a drawing for a ride on the Zamboni! Please note: This is NOT a drop off event; an adult must be present.

 

 

KHS Ice Skating Party VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Please consider helping us make the ice skating party SPECIAL and SAFE for our children. It’s a win-win for you and your kids! Volunteer Sign-Up HERE.  

 

KHS Year Book 2021-2022 Needs Your Help!

Our aim is to have every student represented in the yearbook and to do this we need your help!  Do you have pictures from Art Smart, playground party, spirit days?   Please send your pictures to yearbooks.khs@gmail.com.  We are fortunate to have a yearbook that covers all grades, please help us to continue this tradition and send us your photos!

 

After Sending in Your Year Book Pics…Order One!

‚Äč‚ÄčOrder your yearbook Today!  Take advantage of early bird pricing by completing your order. HERE and use the password khs2022 Questions?  Reach out to yearbooks.khs@gmail.com

 

PTA Seeking Nominating Committee Members

We are seeking a few Nominating Committee members for next year’s PTA!  Each year, the Nominating Committee plays a pivotal role in recruiting candidates for various PTA leadership and volunteer positions for the next school year. The nominating process - and the commitment of this position - takes place from now until April/May only. We are seeking committee members to collaborate and suggest great volunteers for various PTA roles. We need your help to keep the PTA vibrant, dynamic and strong! If you are interested in joining the committee, please email Rosie Curtis at thelittlecurtisfamily@gmail.com

 

KHS PTA Membership 

The PTA needs you! The PTA membership dues are a big fundraiser that help us with staff appreciation, student enrichment, and community building.  Becoming a member requires NO volunteer hours. Your $30 contribution is a way of saying that you stand in support of the programming that the PTA provides to the KHS community! We need you and truly can’t do what we do without you.  The organization belongs to all of you so please join in support of it. CLICK HERE to join! 

 

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion 

Email us with questions or to join our informal, enthusiastic DEI group at KHS, khs.dei2020@gmail.com 

 

Happening at KHS

Sustainable KHS Team

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

 

KHS Chorus to sing National Anthem at a Bridgeport Islanders Game, APRIL 3, 2022 

BUY your tickets HERE!  It will be a big day for Westport Els as CES and LLS will join KHS on the ice singing different songs!

 

Other ways to Support the PTA and our KHS Community

Mabel’s Labels

Avoid the Lost & FoundBuy 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 PAL Girls & Boys Lacrosse 

SPRING 2022 REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN

Westport Girls & Boys Spring Lacrosse registration is now open! Open to all girls and boys in K-8th! Lacrosse is a fun, growing sport and no previous experience is necessary! The Westport PAL strives to create a nurturing and positive environment where children can learn the sport and excel based upon their skill level and commitment to pursuing higher levels of play if interested.  Towards this goal, we offer both house and travel programs for grades K-8.

General program information can be found on our website, www.westportpal.org/ or by emailing westportpalgirlslax@gmail.com or westportboyslacrosse@gmail.com

 

Westport Continuing Education Winter 2022 Programs

Registration is now open for Westport Continuing Education’s Winter After School programs for grades K-12 with a diverse array of programs in the arts, creativity, culinary, STEM, sports, and more! Look for programs for kids in grades K-8 in the WCE interactive flyer here.      

 

Father's Forums return-  Toquet Hall, Saturdays January 22nd and February 26th at 8am

The Forums are a collaboration between Westport Together and Causeway Collaborative to provide an opportunity for fathers to connect and discuss some of the parenting challenges of 2022. Past forums have touched on topics ranging from gaming/technology, dating, and managing the emerging independence of tweens and teens. Facilitated by Vince Benevento, LPC and Founder/Director of Causeway Collaborative. A licensed professional counselor, he holds a BA in Psychology from Wesleyan University and an MA in School Counseling from Fairfield University. Register at: Father's Forums w/ Causeway Collaborative   

 

Health, Safety & District News

Update from Superintendent Scarice regarding all COVID protocol HERE - please read!  COVID testing update from district HERE. Call Nurse Zimmerman’s office with questions 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 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