12.21.12 Brief

Dear West Side Families,

In the aftermath of tragedy comes a greater appreciation for all we have and all we hold dear. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you, not only for being such a generous and caring community, but also for being such wonderful role models for your children, who will be the leaders of the future. Through your actions, you show them each and every day how to appreciate what they have and how to share their fortunes with others.

Our Toy Drive was an incredible success as was the number of parents and children who gave of their time to help wrap the toys. Our Art to Remember fund raiser helped to raise over $2000 for the art department and we will be seeing some wonderful new art pieces decorating our hallways soon.

We have an incredibly busy January to look forward to starting with Movie Night, our rescheduled Book Fair and Winter Concert, and Ice Skate Night.

Wishing you all a happy, healthy Holiday Season surrounded by loved ones and friends!

Much Love,

Lolita Reichbach


The West Side Book Fair has been rescheduled. The new dates are January 24 and 25. If you are interested in volunteering for either of those dates, or to help set up the fair on the January 23, please contact Nicole Pultz, pultz3@optonline.net or Jill DeMarco, jed1273@yahoo.com


Once again the West Side Community came through for those in need!  A heartfelt thanks to all of you who donated toys during this year’s drive and made the holidays a bit brighter for some local children.  Last Friday, the community room was a gigantic wrapping party where 179 gifts were labeled and wrapped by 25 very enthusiastic students:  Charlie and Sophie Cohen, Eddie Munyak, Ben & Sam Reichbach, Jackie & Robert Shammah, Katie Belfi, Sarah & Luke Lynch, Bella Vallone, Kat Angelides, Kristen Samuel, Isabelle Apostolakos, Carley & Sammy Genser, Sabrina Haas, Avery Stark, Alexa Tocante, Kelly & Erin Gallagher, Julia Kopp, Stamati Sagos, Royce Reiter, and Anthony Naccarato.  Thanks also to the following parents who helped the kids wrap:  Heidi Cohen, Ana Shammah, Lorena Munyak, Diane Angelides, Brigitte Apostolakos, Dana Stark, and Tara Belfi.  Please forgive me if I missed anyone.  What a gift we have given both to those who are suffering and to our own children.  Keeping spirits bright – West Side Kids Care wishes you a wonderful holiday season full of family, friends, and happiness!  ENJOY!

Dana Lynch


Mark your calendars for West Side School’s Movie Night (changed from March 1 date)

Please join us on Friday, January 11, 2013.  We will be showing Ice Age 4: Continental Drift from 5:30-7:30 p.m.  Enjoy pizza, popcorn and refreshments while you watch a great movie with friends!  Dress in pajamas and don’t forget your pillow!  This special event is for WSS students and their younger siblings only.  Parental supervision is required — Please No Drop Offs.  All WSS students will have a chance to win raffle prizes!  Any questions, please contact Nicole Boutis at nboutis@msn.com or Liz Franklin at lizfranklin@verizon.net.  We hope to see you at the movie!


It’s that time again, get ready…set…perform, all you wonderfully talented West Side Stars!   The 2013 West Side Talent Show will be held on Friday, March 1st.  The show is open to all students, 2nd through 6th grade.  Both Parents and Students should read all the rules before filling out the participation form.  There are two mandatory rehearsals, see form for dates.  The participation forms are attached to the Brief and must be submitted no later than 1/25/13.  (Late submissions will not be accepted.)  Additional participation forms will be available in the office. Applications must be submitted with the $25 fee (per family) payable to WSSPTG which includes the show CD and (1) T-shirt.  Additional performers in the same family must purchase additional t-shirts at $10 each per performer submitted with the application (T-shirts will be worn in the finale.)  We are sure to have a great show with all the talented students at West Side.  If you are doing a musical act, a CD or digital copy of the song must be submitted or emailed to me by January 31, if you would like me to copy and edit the music, please indicate that on the application form.  If you would like to volunteer to be on the committee, please contact either Randi Weiss at Randi_Weiss@hotmail.com or Jen Genser at Cona@genserlaw.com.

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