Brief 12/18/15

PTG Brief l December 18, 2015 |


12/19- The Lion King @PAC 7pm

12/20- The Lion King @PAC 2pm

12/24-1/3- Winter Recess

1/10- Ice Skate Night @6:30(Syosset Woodbury Rink

Upcoming events:

1/12-PTG Meeting @9:30am

1/12- BOE Meeting @8pm

1/15- Noon Dismissal K-6

1/22- WS Movie Night @5pm

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,
Thank you to Gina Marino and her committee for organizing our annual Holiday Cookie Bake for our West Side staff! The teachers and staff were extremely appreciative and were very excited when they received the beautiful boxes filled with baked treats.
If you are looking for something fun to do with the family this weekend, come see our 5th & 6th graders perform in “The Lion King” at the PAC. The flyer is attached below. What a great way to start off the holiday season!
We should always be thankful for the quality time spent surrounded by the people we love. We wish all of our West Side families a very Happy Holiday break! May the upcoming year bring us all peace!

Warmest Regards,

West Side Annual Cookie Bake Thank You-
Our annual holiday cookie bake was a huge success! I appreciate all of your time and delicious donations! Thank you to: Nicole Pultz, Dana Lynch, Mara Arneja, Marilena DiScala, Kristyn Mulada, Carmela Schneider, Suzanne Nemshin, Kim Testa, Lorena Munyak, Linda Castellano, Gregor Acker, The DeSimone family, Maryann Lombardo, Michelle Rampi, Randa Redford, Kathleen Milana, the Ketterer family, Nicole Boutis, Edina Bobelian, Emily Moriarty, Allison Standerwick,
Shannon Szczerbiak, Eileen Byrne, Mary Cashin, Bobby Arora, Sandra O’Grady, Jill DeMarco, Brigitte Apostolakos, Lucy Mazzei, Liz
Franklin, Cat Bauer, Claudia Marino, Christina Masata, Jordan Smith, Stefania Geraci, Karolina Cotek, Edra Tepper and Ana Shammah. Thank you to those who were able to stay and help assemble even for a little while, it was a great help. I hope you all have a peaceful and happy holiday season and a fabulous New Year!!!
Thanks again,
Gina Marino

West Side Theatre Association- Come support our West Side 5th and 6th graders who will be performing in the legendary Broadway musical “The Lion King” this weekend! Performances will be held at the CSH High School Performing Arts Center (PAC) on Saturday, December 19th @7pm and Sunday, December 20th @2pm. Tickets are $5 and will be sold at the door. Bring the family to support the arts at West Side!

West Side Kids Care:
Thank you to all the West Side families who donated to our annual holiday toy drive benefiting the Helping Hands Rescue Mission. Your generosity is greatly appreciated. Because of you, many local children will have warm hats, gloves and gifts this holiday season. Thank you to Liz Franklin for leading our efforts and to Dana Lynch, Lauren Jasinski and Lorena Munyak for helping the children wrap gifts at recess yesterday.


PTG General Meeting: Tuesday, Jan. 12th @9:30am in our community room. Come meet our 3rd & 4th grade Science teacher Ms. Baratta. She will discuss briefly the wonderful things our children are learning in her classroom. Also, Stephanie DiNozzi will educate us on what the Educational Foundation can provide vs. what the PTG’s are able to provide for our students.

6th Grade Activity:There will be a joint mixer with sixth grade West Side and Lloyd Harbor students at Bounce on Sunday 1/24/16 from 5-7pm. More details to come!

FOCUS Presents a Workshop: Conquering School Anxiety — Tips for Parents & Students
Special Guest Speaker Meredyth D. Kravitz, Psy.D. will:
Offer test taking tips
Teach us what to say to help our kids stay calm and relaxed
Help us learn to be better prepared for tests
Please join us Wednesday, Jan 27th at 9:00am in the Goosehill Community Room. Light breakfast will be served.

Recess Volunteers: If you would like to volunteer at recess during the 2015/2016 school year, please contact Lauren Jasinski at, if you have not added your name to the Recess Committee sign-up sheet already.
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 Happy New Year!
Kathleen Milana

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Preview attachment lion king pdf.pdf
lion king pdf.pdf

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