Brief 10/23/15

PTG Brief |October 23, 2015 |


10/25-Little Apple Fun Run

10/26 & 10/27-Focus presentation CSHHS PAC

Now Through 10/29-West Side Kids Care Winter Clothing Drive

10/30-Deadline to order your West Side Spirit Wear(see flyer attached)

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

11/5-Photo Re-Take Day

11/10-WSS-PTG meeting @9:30am

upcoming events:

11/11-Veteran’s Day (No School)

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,
A heartfelt thank you goes out to all the members of our West Side Family who supported our 8th Annual West Side Win fundraiser! Congrats to our winners: The Bauer Family, The Standerwick Family and the Provisero Family. We raised lots of money for our school and had fun doing so.
Next week is our Halloween Dance! Please rsvp to the evite so that we can plan the food accordingly. Pizza and drinks will be served. Snack donations are always welcomed. This is a fun event for the entire family. We hope to see you all there!

Enjoy your weekend,

West Side Win:
Thank you to all the families that supported the West Side Win. All 200 raffle tickets were sold. The event was an overwhelming success! Money raised from this event will support our Cultural Arts Program, fund PTG sponsored events and help to purchase equipment for our school. Special thanks to the following people for their time and donations to this event: The Acker Family, Allison Monaco, Allison Standerwick, Lauren Jasinski, Iris Vardy, Ana Shammah, Cat Bauer, Eileen Byrne, Nicole Pultz, Lorena Munyak, Elise Jusko, Lisa Baxter, Melissa Newman, Vicky Roberts, Alysa Kitchin, Alex McCauley, JB and Blake Woodworth.

Congrats to the raffle prize winners: 1st Place: Bauer Family, 2nd Place: Standerwick Family, 3rd Place: Provisero Family

West Side Spirit Wear: Deadline to order West Side Spirit Wear is 10/30. Place your order online today. These items make great holiday gifts. The flyer is attached below.

Photo Re-take Day:
Photo day proofs were emailed home. If you did not receive your photos, please email Ingrid Wright at If your child was absent on photo day or you would like to have your child’s photo retaken, retake day will be on Thursday, November 5th.

Book Fair: THANK YOU!!!! Thank you to everyone who participated in the book fair. I truly appreciate all your help. We could not have done this without you. The children loved buying books and everyone walked away happily reading! What a great sign! Special Thanks to our amazing volunteers: Nicole Pultz, Suzanne DiMaio, Dana Lynch, Lauren Slaven, Danielle Vitagliano, Blake Woodworth, Barbara Callaghan, Andrea Will, Marilena DiScala, Keelin Gagnon, Michele Coco, Ingrid Wright, Janene Keegan, Katie Zarboutis, Michelle Rampi, Reagan Cornish, Melissa Newman, and Kristyn Mulada. I hope to see you all again next year!
If you didn’t get a chance to shop or are still looking for certain books that were sold out go to: – Jill

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 ( or Kristin Provisero ( 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 if you would like to volunteer. Pizza and drinks will be provided. It is a fun event for both parents and children.

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 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:
• 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!
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 for details on the workshop.
For questions contact

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 @ OR by sending a check payable to CSH SEPTA with enclosed form. For questions contact

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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