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CHEETAH CHAT
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May 8, 2022


Your checklist for the week

Event

Date/ Time

Location

AAPI/Jewish American Heritage Month

May

Everywhere

Existing KHS Families with Incoming K children -  K Registration

ASAP - If you haven't registered your child for K yet you will not be invited to orientation  

HERE

Rise & Play *not dropoff*

Fri, May 13, 8.15-8.45am

KHS Playground

 

 

Your next month at a glance can be found HERE

 

Your quick clicks…

Buy your kids’ Field Day shirt HERE last day to order is May 20 

if you have not signed up to volunteer on Field Day day SIGN UP HERE 

Order your children’s Field Day Lunch HERE, whether you order or bring, by 5/19

If you have an incoming K student register now HERE to be included in orientation on May 25th!

KHS lunch menu can be found HERE

 

A Big Cheetah Roar of Thanks To...

Drea Hamilton and Ines Riera and all of the dedicated Art Smart Volunteers who made this year’s program so great and brought back Museum Night with one of the best ever!

 

Our amazing KHS community for helping us kick start the fundraising for the Outdoor Learning Classroom at KHS.  Principal Carbone has spent the last two Monday nights presenting to the BOE for additional funding (see more HERE from the CT Post) and this past Monday received approval for funding to complete the structure! Next steps are BoF and RTM…wish us luck!


 


 

Lindsay Shurman & Jeni Bianco 

KHS PTA Co-Presidents

 

Brought to you by the KHS PTA

LAST CHANCE TO JOIN THE PTA SLATE FOR 2022/23

WE HAVE 2 SPOTS LEFT… DON’T MISS YOUR CHANCE…

*Co-Chair Logowear

*Co-Chair Field Day

Email us ASAP khs_pta@westportps.org with the position in the subject line!

 

Garden Committee Native Planting Event, Sunday, May 22, 10am

Join the garden committee Sunday, May 22nd at 10am to help put all the new native plants in the garden near the playground! We’ll provide the plants and mulch - you’ll just need to bring a shovel and/or garden gloves (please wash your garden tools before bringing them to use). Kids and adults are welcome!


 

Field Day  2022 - Thu, May 26 (Jun 2 Rain Date)

Class Shirts

Don’t forget that all students wear a class shirt on Field Day - buy it NOW HERE until May 20!

Parent Volunteers

If you have not signed up to volunteer on the day SIGN UP HERE now! Parents are welcome!!!

Student Lunch Ordering

This year we will be using a google form to submit your childrens’ Field Day lunch order - there will be an option to bring or buy. ALL  STUDENTS need to submit a form even if they are bringing their own lunch.  Families with multiple students must submit ONE FORM FOR EACH CHILD. PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT MORE THAN ONE FORM PER CHILD.  CLICK HERE TO ORDER by Thursday, May 19th.

 

Save the Date for the Final General PTA Meeting of This Year - Tues, May 31, 9.30am

Details on location/ZOOM to come, but expect to vote on the final PTA slate for 2022/23 as well as hear an informative presentation from our KHS Math Experts.

 

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion 

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

 

In May, we continue to celebrate the heritage and contributions of the Asian-American Pacific Islander (AAPI) and Jewish American communities.

 

AAPI: Did you know that the first woman of color elected to Congress in 1964 was a third-generation Japanese American from Hawaii, Patsy Takemoto Mink? She was instrumental in the passage of the Title IX Amendment of the Higher Education Act, which helps prevent discrimination based on one's sex in schools. This legislation was renamed Patsy T. Mink Equal Opportunity in Education Act in 2002. At its passing, it had a far-reaching impact on girls and continues to be a key foundation to help prevent discrimination based on a student's  sex in schools. Click here to learn more.

 

Jewish American Heritage: We invite you to visit the National Museum of American Jewish History’s Hall of Fame to find out more about eighteen individuals who made an impact on our world. Do read about how a father's beliefs for women and his love for his daughter helped make a well-known Jewish tradition more inclusive - Mazel tov!


 

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  

 

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

5th Grade Parents & Guardians - CMS PTA Needs YOU

We are so excited to welcome the CMS Class of 2025!  CMS PTA works hard to help make all of our students' experiences at CMS as fun and memorable as possible.  BUT, we can't do it without the help of all of you!  We have positions available on our 2022-23 PTA Slate, some specifically to provide programming and events for 6th graders.  If you are interested, please contact our CMS PTA Nominating Committee Chair, Steph Bulkeley 

 

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