2.23.13 Brief

Dear West Side Families,

The Nominating Committee to elect the PTG Board for the 2013-2014 school year has been formed. Thank you to all the ladies who have so graciously agreed to be a part of this very special committee.
Please be on the lookout for the letter inviting you to submit your name for one of our Board positions. I consider it an honor and a privilege to sit on the PTG board and to help make decisions which enhance the learning experience for our children. Being a part of the PTG affords us the ability to work closely with teachers, staff and our WS community and I hope you will consider joining us.
We hope to see you on Sunday at 5:30 PM for Daddy and Me which promises to be a fun night for all and on Friday, March 1st for our Annual Talent Show and Ice Cream Social.
Sunday, February 24th is the West Side School annual Daddy & Me event.  From 5:30 to 7 PM dads and kids can enjoy great food, fun and entertainment together.  There will be raffles for dads and the kids.  We hope to see you there!
The final countdown has begun.  Seven days left until the big show.  Just a reminder of important dates and times.  There is a mandatory dress rehearsal (all performers need to have their costumes for the rehearsal) on February 28, Thursday at the PAC directly after school (3:30 pm).  All parents are required to get their children to the high school after school, carpooling is strongly suggested.  Performers are required to stay for the entire rehearsal.  We will be choreographing the finale and may need to run certain acts over at the end due to lighting and sound.  The rehearsal should run for about 3 hours, please do not ask if you can take your child home early, it is not fair to the rest of the kids.  Your child may bring their homework and pack an extra snack for them that day as well.  Feel free to stay for the rehearsal if you choose.  All children need to have a pick up note if you are picking them up directly from school.
There is also a stage crew meeting for all kids who signed up for backstage crew.  We will be having a meeting at 3:30 at the PAC on Thursday Feb 28 as well.  We will be handing out assignments for the day of show, please let me know if you are unable to attend this meeting.  It is encouraged but optional if your child wants to stay for the rehearsal after.
The show will be on FRIDAY, MARCH 1 at 7:00 PM at the PAC in the Cold Spring Harbor High School.  We are very excited about this year’s show and know that it will be the best ever!!  All crew and performers need to arrive between 6:00-6:15.  We will have teacher’s aides and parent volunteers to help you.  The auditorium will remain closed until 6:30-6:45 when we open it up to general seating.
This is a special night for our children.  Please remind your children to be respectful of each other while they are performing.  There is no one like these West Side kids!!!  Break a leg West Side!!!
If you have not done so already, there is still time to register for the special Saturday at the DNA Learning Center:
Saturday DNA – March 9, 2013
The Cold Spring Harbor DNA Learning Center invites all 2nd, 3rd and 4th grades students at West Side to a special class exploring Captivating Carbon Dioxide!
Students will:
-observe CO2 reactions
-experiment with dry ice
-discover the role of CO2 in your life through simple experiments
Saturday March 9, 9:00-11:00AM (optional History of Long Island Video from 10:30-11:00)
Space is limited so register early.  Flyer and registration CSH Flyer 03.09.13 are attached.
Please join us
Yearbook needs your pictures…all school events, all grades….Halloween, book fair, geography bee, etc. We would like to include as many events as possible.
***6TH GRADE PARENTS…we need pictures of our graduates from 2nd thru 6th to put in the ‘Look Back’ section. We are working very hard to bring are children a special memento but we need your help.  Please take a couple of minutes to help us out.
Here are the directions for community upload:
If it is your first time on the site you will need to create an account using the access code: CJKXFJ
  You will create an account by simply entering your name, email and a password.  Once you create an account you will be able to log on anytime with the username and password you set up.
To upload a picture click on the blue button that says Upload Image. This will bring you to a new page that will allow you to browse your computer and upload the pictures. You can upload up to 5 pictures at a time. Here are some requirements for the photos:
·   The length of the file name should not exceed 25 characters.
·   Name your file using characters and/or numbers.
·   Upload up to 5 files at a time.
·   Each file size should not exceed 10 MB.
·   Do not use *, &, ‘, or other special characters when naming files.
·   Files must be in a .jpeg format.
·   Resolution should be 300 dpi or higher
Once you upload the files it will bring you to step 2 where you can enter a keyword and description for each picture.
Please join us at the Cold Spring Harbor Library March 5 at 10am as we welcome back Dr. Connie Russo. Dr. Russo was Director of the incredibly successful Special Education department of the Massapequa School District and conducts clinics for dyslexic, autistic and ADHD children and adults at her Dix Hills practice for over 30 years. She is speaking on Response to Intervention. If you’ve ever needed advice about the right language to use to get what you need from your district don’t miss this interactive discussion.
The Cold Spring Harbor Jr/Sr High School Citizen Faculty Association invites you to
The 13th Annual CFA Literary Luncheon Wednesday, March 13, 2013 • 11:30 am – 2:30 pm
(sneak preview of raffles at 11:00 am with champagne punch)
1 South Woods Road, Woodbury, New York The Mansion at the Woodlands
See attached flyer LitLunchInvite-Banner for more details and to purchase tickets
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