WSS PTG

West Side School Parent Teacher Group

WEST SIDE SCHOOL

PTG Brief  | April 25, 2014 | http://www.wssptg.com

 
   
IMPORTANT DATES

  APRIL 26, 2014
SHED THE MEDS PROGRAM
  DISTRICT OFFICE  11 am-2 pm

APRIL 26, 2014
NATIONAL DNA DAY
  DNA Learning Center 12 -4p

 APRIL 30 – MAY 2, 2014
NYS MATH TESTING 9 AM
  GRADES 3-8

  MAY 1, 2014
CPC MEETING
  DISTRICT OFFICE 9 AM

  MAY 1, 2014
INCOMING JR. HIGH PARENT ORIENTATION
  CSHHS 7 PM

  May 1st, 8th, 15th, 2014
WSS RUN CLUB
  WS AFTER SCHOOL

  MAY 5, 2014
MEET THE CANDIDATES
  DISTRICT OFFICE  8 PM

  May 6, 2014
STAFF APPRECIATION LUNCH
   WSS  9:30 AM

Coming Soon:

  May 7, 2014
FRUIT AND VEGGIE TASTING
   ALL GRADES WS LUNCHTIME

  MAY 9, 2014
COLONIAL DAY GRADE 4
  WEST SIDE SCHOOL

  MAY 12, 2014
SPRING CONCERT
  GRADES 5&6 WSS  7 PM

  MAY 13, 2014
PTG MEETING/THANK YOU BREAKFAST
  COMMUNITY ROOM 9:30 AM

  MAY 13, 2014
BD. of ED. BUDGET HEARING
  DISTRICT OFFICE 8 PM

  MAY 14, 2014
VOTER REGISTRATION
  DISTRICT OFFICE 9 AM – 9 PM

  MAY 16, 2014
ELLIS ISLAND REENACTMENT
  GRADE  5 WS 8:30 AM

BOARD MEMBERS 2013-2014: 

President: Lolita Reichbach 
VP Committees: Ana Shammah 
VP Communication: Bari Corbin
Treasurer: Ingrid Wright
Secretary: Christiane Franzese
Hospitality: Kari Schulsinger
Special Purchases: Lorena Munyak

Class Parent Liaison: Melissa Newman

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Message from the PTG President:

 

Dear West Siders,

 

Welcome back! We are now in the final home stretch of the year. The next two months will be jam-packed with activities culminating in our Moving Up day.

 

This has been an exciting week of events! On Tuesday, WS celebrated its 224th birthday! A beautiful Dogwood tree, which was generously donated by Daniel Gale Realty, was planted by the Greenskeeper Company in our Garden of Appreciation. The tree was dedicated to Ted and Helen Hilton in honor of their outstanding contributions and commitment to our WS Community.

 

On Wednesday, the Yearbook Committee finalized and submitted our 2013-14 year book for production. I would like to extend a very especial “Thank You” to Iris Vardy and her amazing committee for an incredible job well done and a “hats off” to all of the parents who helped out by taking and/or uploading pictures which made this such a lovely collaborative effort. Bravo!

 

Our second WS Run Club started Thursday afternoon with over 30 participants. Mr. Yost and Ms. Fastuca lead an awesome hour of instruction and helpful tips on how to train for, and run, a successful race! Thanks to Cat Bauer for overseeing this wonderful event!

On Thursday evening, many of our students and staff participated in the Ed. Tech showcase at the high school. What an inspiration to see all of the wonderful initiatives and incredible work being done by students and teachers throughout all of the buildings in our District!

 

Our second graders will be joining the LHS second grade today at a presentation of Flat Stanley at the Engeman Theatre thanks to the Cultural Arts Committee.

 

We are still looking for volunteers for next year. Please contact me if you are interested in helping out the students and Community at WS in any way.

 

The Shed the Meds program for recycling old, expired or unwanted medications takes place this Saturday at the District Office from 11 AM – 1 PM. Officers will be outside collecting items. Also this Saturday is the DNA Scavenger Hunt through Cold Spring Harbor. The hunt commences at the DNA Learning Center in honor of National DNA Day. The event runs from 12-4 PM.

 

Mark your calendars for our final PTG Meeting and Thank You breakfast on May 13 at 9:30 AM.

 

As a reminder, Math NY State testing will take place on April 30 – May 2 for children in grades 3-8. It is recommended that you have your child get a good night’s sleep, eat a hearty breakfast and be to school on time during the testing period.

 

Fondly,

Lolita

ELLIS ISLAND:

     Attention all 5th grade parents!

ELLIS ISLAND RE-ENACTMENT IS FRIDAY, MAY 16

Thank you to the many parents who have responded and expressed interest in participating in this unique event. Please be on the lookout for emails regarding meeting and rehearsal schedules along with other pertinent information. Contact Jenean Ketterer with any questions.

Looking forward to making this a successful experience for our immigrant children.

 

YEAR BOOK:

There is still time to purchase a year book but quantities are limited. If you did not purchase a book on-line, you should have received an email and an order form via backpack. Please send in your order ASAP as we only have 57 books left. Thank you to everyone who participated in the on-line sales! Feel free to contact Iris Vardy or Lolita Reichbach with any questions.

 

WS RUN CLUB:

Get in shape for the West Side Run on May 18th

Session DatesThursdays – May 1st, May 8th & May 15th.   Rain or shine!

Time: After school until 4:10 PM (prompt pick-up is required)

Contact Cat Bauer with any questions: bauerfamilytoronto@gmail.com

 

WS STAFF APPRECIATION LUNCHEON:

Calling all chefs or those who simply love to cater… let’s show our West Side Staff how much we love them at their Staff Appreciation Luncheon on Tuesday, May 6th! Delicious wraps, various assorted salads, fresh fruit, yummy desserts and refreshing drinks are just some of the items we need.  Call, text, or email Nicole Boutis at nboutis@msn.com or 516-287-4382.  Please help to make this an event to remember!

Nicole Boutis

 

WS RUN :

The Run Committee is busy getting ready for the WEST SIDE RUN on Saturday, May 18th.  Mark your calendars.  We need Runners- sign up for the 1 mile or 5K, registration forms can be found online in the weekly notes, or in the Main office. We need Family Sponsors – support your school! We also need adult  volunteers for the day of the race  to help with the  barricades,

please email connierobins@verizon.net  if interested.  We  need baked “healthy”

treats for race day to refuel after the run, please email connierobins@verizon.net if you can bring an item.  Hope to see you all there for a great, fun family day!

Connie Robins

WEST SIDE KIDS CARE:

The 5th Grade has begun its Birthday-in-a-Box collection for a 5th grade boy in a sports theme and a 5th grade girl in a rock star theme.  All 5th graders should have received a flyer with more information on this project.  Please contact Dana Lynch to participate/donate or with any questions.

 

Our Annual Mother’s Day Project will take place in early May.  During the week of May 5th, all students will have the opportunity to make Mother’s Day cards and tissue paper flowers for residents of a local nursing home during recess.  On Friday, May 9th, all students (and parent drivers/chaperones) are welcome to join us for a brief visit at Hilaire Rehab and Nursing Home in Huntington.  We will distribute the cards and flowers and visit with the residents to celebrate Mother’s Day.  Please contact Dana Lynch if you would like to help out during recess or participate in this visit.  Our Mother’s Day event has always been a WSKC highlight of the year.

 

Please continue to donate healthy foods to the West Side Food Pantry.  The Tri-CYA is most appreciative.

 Dana Lynch

 

FOCUS Presents:

Karen Torres, Distracted Driving speaker.

Thursday, May 29th 7:00 pm in District Office Board Room, 75 Goosehill Road.

For adults and teens!

Students in grades 7-12 will receive community service credit for attendance with a parent or adult. This presentation will save lives!!! Must see!!!!

Contact Nicole Pultz pultz3@optonline.net or Marie Strunk with questions.

 

WEST SIDE SPIRIT WEAR:

Visit our online West Side Elementary School spirit wear shop. Design your own 100% custom t-shirt (hoodies, jerseys, hats, etc. are also available). You can buy additional items and our organization earns 12% too!

Go to: http://www.mylocker.net/new-york/syosset/west-side-elementary-school/index.html

Thanks for supporting West Side Elementary School!

 

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