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khs pta 2021

CHEETAH CHAT
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June 13, 2021


Our last day of school is on Monday, June 21, but since it will only be a half day, we will make this our final edition for Cheetah Chat 2020/21!

Wow, can you believe that this is our last full week of school? What an extra-extraordinary year it has been! As we reminisce our children's giggles and squeals of joy and our KHS Superheroes' smiles at Field Day, we are overwhelmed with gratitude for ALL OF YOU, who made this year a mighty one that continued to be blessed with the magic that makes KHS the special place it is!

A special thank you from the bottom of our hearts go to all of our parents, especially our PTA volunteers, who supported us so kindly and generously throughout this pandemic school year. We hope to celebrate you all in person in the Fall!

Most importantly, we want to thank our KHS Superheroes. Words cannot express how grateful we are for all our brave and courageous teachers and staff who demonstrated complete selfless love and care for our children and never failed to keep our kids smiling under their masks. We'd also like to make a special shout-out to our custodians for being our hidden heroes this school year — Bill Broadhurst, Tom Gjuraj, Carl Tolmie and Cleon Bowes!

A big thank you to all our children as well, who proved they are overcomers and showed how much we have to learn from their resiliency and their positive attitudes to make sunshine even during one of the most challenging times in history!

To our KHS 5th Graders, you did it! We hope you had an amazing Fun Day and look forward to this Wednesday's Graduation Honk Out on June 16th! CONGRATULATIONS, we are all excited for your new adventure and wish you the best! And to our “graduating” parents whom this is your last year at KHS... we shed our tears with you, we will miss you!  And a special thanks to our PTA parent, Alison Reilly who graduates our PTA after 17 years(!) of dedication and love for KHS and all our children!

And last, but not least, goodbyes are never easy, but we would like to say a big heartfelt thank you and farewell to Dr. Di Bella, our principal, who is resigning after years of incredible dedication, courage and love for KHS and our community, especially our children. We will miss her dearly, but we have no doubt that the light from her kind heart will continue to shine at KHS and she will always be a part of the heart of KHS!

We truly have a wonderful school community here at KHS, where the magic of kind hearts happens through the family that we are and hope that you will have a wonderful summer of much awaited family reunions and summer memories that we will cherish even more!

Let's all take a moment to lay our hands on our hearts and our children's hearts to say, "Well done warrior, we did it, thank you!"

Rosie & Lindsay xo

khs field day 2021 video created by rosie jon
CLICK TO WATCH OUR FIELD DAY HIGHLIGHTS VIDEO

 CHEETAH’S CHECKLIST

COVID-19 Student Case Report Line | COVID-19 Dashboard
DONATE NEW MATCHBOX CARS, PLAYDOH AND CARD GAMES FOR THE KHS VARIETY SHOW TOY DRIVE
RETURN YOUR CHILD'S CHROMEBOOK and all library books!
PLEASE LOOK OUT FOR AN IMPORTANT EMAIL FROM YOUR ROOM PARENTS (TIME-SENSITIVE)!
Send a printed family photo to schoOL VIA YOUR CHILD’s backpack
JUNE LUNCH MENU

WHAT TO EXPECT IN THE COMING WEEKS...

THE KHS VARIETY SHOW - TOY DRIVE continues till Thu, 6/17

We will be collecting donations of new Matchbox cars, Playdoh, and card games like Uno and Skip Bo for The Connecticut Children’s Hospital in Hartford until this Thurs, June 17th - the release date for our KHS Virtual Variety Show! Students can bring in donations and deliver to the collection boxes in the front foyer. ❯❯ please click here for more info.

“WHAT MAKES YOU SHINE?” CHALK PARTY TOMORROW, Mon, 6/14 at 4:15pm after school

Let's get together and decorate our KHS sidewalks with encouraging messages and drawings for our children, who are wonderfully made! JOIN US tomorrow after school to celebrate what makes our children shine by decorating our school sidewalks with love and creativity! Wear your masks, bring your own chalks and let it be a fun, after school family activity!  Weather permitting, but we are sure to bring some sunshine to our KHS students!

5th GRADE graduation honk out on Wed, 6/15 at 12:30-3:05pm

The KHS 5th Grade Honk Out is this Wednesday - it’s going to be FUN!!! ❯❯ click here for more info

5TH to 6th Grade Transition
❯❯ 5th to 6th grade transition information | CMS PTA Volunteer survey

If you have any questions or concerns, don't hesitate to reach out to CMS PTA Co-Presidents, Patra Kanchanagom and Jill Dillon, at cms_pta@westportps.org. We look forward to meeting you!

RETURNING CHROMEBOOKS

Starting the week of June 14, 2021 your child’s classroom teacher will be collecting your child’s school assigned Chromebook, Chromebook charger, and Chromebook case, summer ESY program students are asked to keep their device through the end of the program and Distance learning students are asked to drop off no later than June 22... ❯❯ click here for more info

SCHOOL DISMISSAL MANAGER AND FASTLANE

Please check default settings and exceptions in School Dismissal Manager to ensure they are correct. All dismissal exceptions MUST be entered by 2:30pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays and 10:30am on Wednesdays. ONLY emergencies should be called into the office ❯❯ click here for more info...khs pta blue line

HEALTH & SAFETY

We encourage you to review the important health and safety information for families and report positive COVID-19 cases of students. IMPORTANT: If you are awaiting test results, please make sure your child quarantines and stays home from school until you have received a NEGATIVE test result.

 

WPS DISTRICT NEWS...

BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING (IN-PERSON AT SHS CAFETERIA) TOMORROW, Mon, 6/14 at 7pm
❯❯ TO VIEW MEETING AT HOME: Live streaming / Optimum Government Access Channel 78 / Frontier Channel 6021

❯❯ BOE UPDATE | MEETING AGENDA

This will be the last BOE meeting for the school year, including a recognition of retirees, PTA co-presidents and welcome and introduction of new principals in the Westport Public School District.

WE APPRECIATE YOUR ATTENTION AND FEEDBACK... You may attend the meeting in person for public comments or share your thoughts/concerns to the following by email: BOEMr. Scarice (Superintendent), BOF, the RTM and our Board of Selectman. Please email us with any questions too!

KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION
Presentation on “A Day in the Life” of a Kindergarten student can be viewed on our KHS website. Information on Kindergarten playdates and classroom visits will be shared in August. Please email us if you have any questions about Kindergarten!

SPECIAL EDUCATION NEWS

*If you have any questions or would like to be added to our email list for more information on SpEd related events and workshops then please email westportspedpta@gmail.com or email our SpEd Reps - Melissa Balmer or Sophie Shuman

WE NEED YOU!

[PLEASE CLICK HERE] to take a minute to fill out our volunteer survey, and help us to continue the magic at KHS for 2021/22, THANK YOU!

 

FUNDRAISING

 Make a Cheetah SMILE with online shopping at smile.amazon.com, supporting “Ptsa Connecticut Inc Kings Highway PTA / Location: Westport, CT”

 MABELS' LABELSOrder labels at Mabel’s Labels and the KHS PTA will make a 20% commission on all sales (search for Kings Highway Elementary School).

 

ON GOING ACTIVITIES

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I) at KHS...

More information on the District's Equity Study can be found HERE.

We continue celebrating Pride with these selections:
Videos: Love | Harvey Milk - Give Them Hope
Resources: Why pronouns matter | Harvey Milk
Books: LGBTQ+ - Diverse Books Need Us - Westport Library

Any questions or would like to join our committee? Contact KHS PTA DEI Reps, Patra Kanchanagom and Jasmine Silver at khs.dei2020@gmail.com

WESTPORT CONTINUING ED. PROGRAMS... 
Safe and convenient options offered for kids in grades K–8. For more info, view the schedule here or sign up for our mailing list.

WESTPORT PARKS & RECREATION...
Registration for spring and summer program offerings can be done via website.

COMMUNITY EVENTS/NEWS

REMARKABLE THEATER
Have you checked out the Remarkable Theater yet?  Please click HERE to view the upcoming schedule.

EARTH PLACE NATURE CENTER...
Earthplace Nature Center in Westport and the elementary science program has worked together for years to create engaging field trips. This year, Earthplace created fun science boxes. The activities are interactive and educational for all ages. Please see the flyer for information on how to purchase.

THANK YOU khs rainbow heart

HUGE PAW-RAISES TO... ALL OF YOU, OUR PARENTS, CHILDREN AND OUR KHS SUPERHEROES, we couldn't have made it through this year with brave smiles and gratitude without you all!!!

A SPECIAL SHOUT-OUT TO... Ms. Tara Doyle and Mr. Tim Soper for their enthusiasm in helping us advertise our PTA events on Cheetah Vision throughout this year, make sure you don't miss last week's KHS 5th Grade Orchestra performance on Cheetah Vision TV

and one last shout-out to... our 5th Grade parents, volunteers, teachers and the 5th Grade Moving Up Committee for this week's graduation event!

HERE'S A BIG HIGH-FIVE PAW AND A MIGHTY CHEETAH ROAR FOR AN INCREDIBLY SPECIAL AND JOYFUL LAST WEEK OF SCHOOL!

Your KHS PTA Co-Presidents,

Rosie & Lindsay
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.


Easy reference links:

Westport Public Schools | PTA Council

Community Bulletin Board