WSS PTG

West Side School Parent Teacher Group

10/8/15 Brief

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PTG Brief |October 8, 2015 | http://www.wssptg.com

IMPORTANT DATES

10/9- 11:50am early dismissal

10/12- No School Columbus Day

10/13- WSS-PTG General Meeting @9:30am Community room

10/16- West Side Win fundraiser held at the Acker Residence @7pm

10/20 & 10/21-WS Book Fair

Upcoming Events:

10/30- Halloween Dance 5:30-7pm WS Gym

BOARD MEMBERS 2015-2016:

President: Ana Shammah
VP Committees: Nicole Pultz
Treasurer: Eileen Byrne
Secretary: Iris Vardy
Parent Communication
Coordinator:Tara Belfi
Message from the PTG President:

Dear West Siders,
October is filled with so many exciting events that we decided to send out a brief this week to remind everyone. The “Win” is an important fundraiser and we are close to selling out. Purchase your ticket today! Our Book Fair and Halloween Dance are always fun events for the entire family, so mark your calendars.
Directories were sent via your child’s backpack. If you have not received a directory please contact Eileen Byrne. If any corrections need to be made in the directory, please contact Tara Belfi.
We look forward to seeing you at our next PTG meeting on 10/13 @9:30am. Mini calendars will be available for purchase at the PTG meeting.

Enjoy your weekend,
Ana

Mark your calendars!!
West Side Win-
There are less than 20 tickets still available for the West Side Win! Buy your ticket before they sell out! Each raffle ticket costs $100. Make check payable to WSS-PTG. All ticket holders are invited to the West Side Win Cocktail Party hosted by the Acker Family on Friday, October 16th at 7pm. The party will have music, delicious food and of course great company! Winners of the raffle will be announced at the party. Please PARK ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF WILDWOOD DRIVE (SAME SIDE AS THE ACKER HOME) Please contact Allison Monaco at amonaco400@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Recess Committee:
If you would like to volunteer at recess during the 2015/2016 school year, please contact Lauren Jasinski at WestSideRecess@gmail.com, if you have not added your name to the Recess Committee sign up sheet already. Volunteers must attend a brief committee meeting on October 13th at 9am prior to the PTG meeting.

THE BOOK FAIR IS COMING!
Get ready for West Side School’s annual Scholastic Book Fair! Come see the excitement that books bring out in our children! The book fair will be on Tuesday, October 20th and Wednesday October 21st. You may come shop with your children when their classes shop the fair (a schedule will be out as it gets closer to the event) or you can join us for Family Time on Tuesday, October 20th from 3-5pm. If you would like to volunteer to help out with this great event contact Jill DeMarco- jed1273@yahoo.com

West Side Kids Care Winter Clothing Drive: Help keep those less fortunate warm this winter! We need your help in collecting gently used coats, hats, scarves, gloves and mittens for men, women and children. Our annual Winter Clothing Drive will support the Helping Hands Rescue Mission who will distribute items directly to families in our community. A collection box will be in the West Side Lobby through Thursday, October 29th. Please contact Jordan Smith (jordan_kenna@yahoo.com) or Kristin Provisero (kristinhux@gmail.com) with any questions.

HALLOWEEN DANCE: Our annual Halloween Dance is Friday, October 30th from 5:30-7pm. Admission cost is a canned good for donation to The Food Pantry. THIS IS NOT A DROP OFF EVENT. Siblings are welcomed. We are in need of parent volunteers to chaperone. We are asking for donations of baked goodies, fruit and snack items. Those items can be dropped off the day of the dance. Please contact Elise Jusko elisetjmu@yahoo.com if you would like to volunteer. Pizza and drinks will be provided. It is a fun event for both parents and children.

Thank you!
Thanks to Ingrid Wright and the photo day committee for helping our kids during their photo shoot.

The 22nd Annual Little Apple Fun Run- This is something fun to do on Sunday morning, October 25th with the family and benefits the Lloyd Harbor School. 1 Mile Fun Run begins at 9:30am, 5K begins at 10:30am

YEARBOOK: We need your help to create a beautiful keepsake for our children. We need 2 parents to cover sales … this is done mostly online and you really don’t start until March. Also, needed are parents from 2nd, 3rd and 4th grade to prepare candid pages…we have no one from these grades on the committee and we really need your help. The work is minimal and yearbook pages can be done in your own time. It is as easy as using Shutterfly or creating a photobook. Any help would be most appreciated. Contact me at milanakat@yahoo.com to volunteer.
Get your pictures in the yearbook! The Yearbook Staff invites students and parents to submit photos for the yearbook. If you’ve got great photos of school and community events or you and your friends just having fun, we’d like to see them. Our photographers can’t be everywhere. Help us get as many photos as possible to create a terrific book everyone will want to have.

Here is how you can submit photos online:
• Go to: https://images.memoryebooks.com/login
• If it does not automatically log you into the site, enter username: 403103590
• Browse to select the photo(s) you wish to upload.
• Enter information about the photo and provide contact information in case the staff needs additional information.
• Click “Save Details”.
It’s that easy! Submit your photos today!
Thank you, and enjoy the rest of the school year!
Sincerely,
Kathleen Milana

Focus: Parent event “Celebrate Calm” by Kirk Martin, sponsored by FOCUS
Come hear dozen of strategies that will help stop whining, tantrums and sibling fights and create stress-free mornings, homework time and bedtime.
Monday, October 26 7:30pm – 9:30pm OR
Tuesday, October 27 9:30am – 11:30am
Performing Arts Center, CSH HS
Visit http://www.CelebrateCalm.com/Events/CSH-NY for details on the workshop.
For questions contact nrotunda@gmail.com

Septa: Family event Peanuts Movie, presented by SEPTA
Come join us for a family day at Elwood Cinemas. All ages are welcome.
Sunday, November 15th @ 10:00 am
$15 per ticket, includes popcorn & drink. Tickets can be purchased via paypal @ paypal.me/CSHSepta OR by sending a check payable to CSH SEPTA with enclosed form. For questions contact nrotunda@gmail.com

WSS Brief/Web Site – The WSS Brief will be published every two weeks. Please submit entries for inclusion no later than the Sunday evening of the week that the brief is due to be published. Thank you!

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