DECEMBER 10, 2018
Thank you to all of the parents, teachers, staff and most of all the students who walked and read in this year's walk-a-thon and read-a-thons!! All of your kindness will put smiles on the faces of over 100 individuals this holiday season!
Together we were able to raise over $10,000 - and able to give gifts in the amount of $100 to 100 people in need in Westport!
THIS WEEK AT KHS
Dr. DiBella Book Club POSTPONED
wait for a rescheduled date - likely in January
Board of Ed Mtg.
Monday, December 10th
Staples HS Cafeteria
5th Grade Orchestra and Chorus Concert
Wednesday, December 12th
Rise & Read
Friday, December 14th
BOARD OF ED MEETING
There is a BOE meeting tonight, Monday December 10th at 7:30pm at SHS. You can access the BOE agenda here. Each of the elementary principals will be presenting on what the schedule would look like if the 6th graders stay in the elementary schools for the next handful of years. We strongly encourage all interested parents to watch or attend.
Please also email your questions, concerns or preferences to the following:
Board of Education: firstname.lastname@example.org
Superintendent Colleen Palmer: email@example.com
Community Advisory Committee: firstname.lastname@example.org
Board of Selectman: email@example.com
Board of Finance: firstname.lastname@example.org
Representative Town Meeting (RTM): email@example.com
PTA Council: firstname.lastname@example.org
KHS PTA: email@example.com
WHISTLING VIVALDI - DR. DIBELLA’S BOOK CLUB POSTPONED!
Due to a districtwide scheduling difficulty, Lou would like to reschedule Monday's Whistling Vivaldi book club talk, and to choose a date after the holiday break. Thank you to those who signed up to attend. Please keep reading the book and we'll look forward to meeting in January instead! And if you haven't picked up the book yet, DO! We had an extremely enlightening and thought provoking conversation last week. Stay tuned for more details and a rescheduled date.
Sip ’n Chat at Panera Bread, Westport on Wednesday December 12th, 9:30am - 10:30am
Join us to connect, chat, exchange ideas & ask questions with other special ed parents. We meet at Panera Bread (next to HomeGoods). No need to RSVP.
**If you would like to be added to our email list for more information on SpEd related events and workshops then please email firstname.lastname@example.org and for any questions email SpEd Rep Rosie Curtis thelittlecurtisfamily@gmail.
5TH GRADE ORCHESTRA AND CHORUS CONCERT
We hope to see you at the Orchestra and Chorus Winter Concert on Wednesday, December 12th from 7-8:30pm. There’s so much to celebrate this time of year and this concert is sure to be one of them.
RISE & READ
Come to the library before school to read with family and friends, Friday, December 14 at 7:45 am. Siblings are welcome. An adult must stay with your child until the start of school. Coffee and hot chocolate will be provided.
KINDER RECESS DUTY
Kindergarten teachers agree that they would like to have parents at recess through the rest of the year! To sign up for recess duty (Kindergarten parents only!) CLICK HERE
SAVE THE DATE: KHS SKATING PARTY
Save the date! We’ll be having our Kings Highway Skating Party on Friday, February 1st, 2019 from 5:30-7:30. Most details coming in the new year! (can’t believe we just said that…..)
In case you were wondering, our KHS Scholastic Book Fair will be held this spring! This year, we're going prehistoric over Spring Parent-Teacher Conferences and turning our school community into reading raptors, bookceratops and readasaurus rex bookivores! If you want to be a part of the spring book fair planning committee, please email Beth Vaccaro at email@example.com or Angela DeRose at Angela.firstname.lastname@example.org.
YEARBOOK PHOTOS NEEDED
Photos Needed! We are already collecting photos for the 2018-19 yearbook. If you have photos taken at KHS events (field trips, class parties, playground party, rise and read, Walk to School, Pumpkin Palooza, etc), please submit to email@example.com
Please know that we cannot use photos of single children - we need photos with two or more students to be considered for the yearbook.
BOOKS AS GIFTS
Celebrate a birthday or any special occasion by donating a book to the library in your child's honor. Books as Gifts (BAG) is a program that helps put new books on the Library Media Center shelves; providing students, teachers and staff with access to the most up-to-date literature. Plus, it's a wonderful way to commemorate a special day! Click here to get started. Questions? Contact Rebecca Sharnoff, 917-375-3943, firstname.lastname@example.org
A LOOK AHEAD
December 24 - January 1 - Holiday Break (school starts Jan 2)
January 11th - Rise & Read in the KHS Library, 7:45-8:20am
January 21st - NO SCHOOL; MLK day
January 22nd: 4th Grade Orchestra 6pm, 5th Grade Band 7pm (note these are 2 separate concerts)
Easy reference links:
Have a great week!
Your KHS PTA Co-Presidents,
Sara Snow & Kim Ceman
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
Jingle Bell Rock: Family Day; Dec 15, 10am-4pm
When you register to visit Santa, the whole family will have the chance to discover exhibits exploring the diverse holiday traditions Westporters celebrate and to take part in a variety of crafts, activities and sit for a silhouette*.
Register now$8 for members, $12 for non-members. At the door $10 suggested admission for members, $15 for non-members. No charge for children 5 and under
CONTINUING EDUCATION: AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAMS
Super fun, super convenient, super affordable programs for kids in grades K-5.
Arts, chess, cooking, fitness + sports (including badminton, basketball, fencing, martial arts, tennis, volleyball), PM/PE + Sports & Homework Clubs, STEM, theater + more!
Weekly programs begin soon; register now @ westportcontinuinged.com.
Click for Cont Ed Fall 2018 programs: https://bit.ly/2OcfK0Z
Independent business owners: Would your local business like to support our school with benefits? Consider an ad in the Mobile Arq directory!
These school-wide sponsorships will be limited to 10 ads that are alternatively shown. They can include a short slogan and a coupon code so you can track your additional sales.
Introductory rates this year: $ 125 for Elementary school, $ 175 for Middle School and $250 for High School.
Don't own a business but know of someone who might be interested? Please ask your favorite Restaurant, Dry cleaner, Ice cream shop or Grocery Store!
Please send inquiries to: Stefan Baer, 917-669-7833, email@example.com