Brief 11/20/15

PTG Brief |November 20, 2015 |


11/25-11/27- No school (Thanksgiving break)

12/2 & 12/3- Holiday Boutique

12/9- Holiday Cookie Bake

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,
The holidays are fast approaching and our holiday boutique and holiday cookie bake are coming soon! Please mark your calendars!
Because of your generous donations, there will be many happy families in our surrounding community enjoying a delicious Thanksgiving dinner. They thank you all!
Your PTG board wishes you all a very Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy this wonderful time with your family.

Warm Regards,


Please save the date for our annual WS Holiday Boutique. This year, the children will be shopping with their classes on December 2 and 3 during school hours. A schedule of when each class will shop will be emailed and sent home via backpack in a few weeks. We are looking for volunteers on December 1 to help set up the displays, on December 2 and 3 to help the children shop and on December 3 to help break down the event. If you signed up already, an email will be sent for you to pick time frames. To volunteer, please contact Edra Tepper

West Side Annual Cookie Bake
Our annual cookie bake is Wednesday December 9th. On this day we collect cookies, bars and other holiday treats from parents who are interested in donating and create beautiful cookie platters for the teachers and staff in our school. The type of cookie is up to you although we try to limit the chocolate chip. (vanilla, butterscotch toffee, pretzels etc are other delicious choices )We are asking for 3-6 dozen. This year we will be assembling at least 57 platters. Not a baker? Bakery items are welcomed! We seem to be low on volunteers this year and your help would be greatly appreciated. If you would like to stay and help assemble and deliver please email me. This usually takes about an hour.
Cookies should be dropped off to the community room Wednesday morning between 8:00 am and 10:00 am on disposable platters/boxes. Please consider being a part of this wonderful West Side tradition. The staff looks forward to it every year and is a wonderful way to thank our teachers and staff for all they do for our children. Any questions please email me at with COOKIE BAKE in subject.
Thank you in advance. HAPPY BAKING!!!- Gina Marino

Dear Westside Families,
We haven’t even had our Thanksgiving turkey yet, but Westside Kids Cares hopes you can keep our holiday toy drive in mind when you do your black Friday shopping! The annual drive to help our neighbors at Helping Hands Mission is earlier this year than usual. We request donations be made by Dec 7th and wrapping will take place during recess Dec 8th . As always, all are welcome to come in and help the kids wrap. Any help for wrapping would be much appreciated. If you would like to contribute, the needs are as follows:

Ms Agnello: Boys 6-8, a small toys like legos, action figure, or stuffed animal and a craft item like crayons, markers, paper

Mr Arloff: Boys 6-8 , hat,scarf mitten set

Dr Dawkins: Boys 6-8 hat, scarf, mittens set

Mrs DeRosa: Boys 9-12 small toy like legos, action figure, matchbox cars and craft item like crayons and markers

Mrs Dopico: Boys 9-12 hat, scarf, mitten set

Ms Dudek: girls 0-2 small toy or stuffed animal

Mr Farmer: girls 0-2 hat and mitten set

Mrs Gerver : Girls 6-8 small toy and small craft item like crayons and markers

Mrs Manning: girls 6-8 hat, scarf, mitten set

Mrs Ryan :girls 9-12 small toy or age appropriate make-up/perfume/lotion and small craft item

Ms Santoro: girls 9-12 hat, scarf, gloves set

Thanks and Happy Holidays!!!!
Westside Kids Care

YEARBOOK: We need your help to create a beautiful keepsake for our children. 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

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