Brief 1/8/16

PTG Brief l January 8, 2016 |

Ice Skate Night Rescheduled to 3/6/16

1/12- PTG Meeting @9:30am WS Community Room

1/12- BOE Meeting @8pm

1/15-Noon Dismissal k-6

1/22-WS Movie Night @5pm

Upcoming events:

1/24-6th Grade Get Together @Bounce

1/26- Budget Forum @7:30pm

1/27-Focus Workshop @Goosehill

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,
Welcome back everyone! We hope you all enjoyed a wonderful holiday break!
Ice Skate Night has been rescheduled to Sunday, March 6th because they are calling for heavy rain this Sunday. A new evite will be sent in February.
An evite for movie night will be going out soon, so please remember to RSVP so we can plan accordingly. Pizza and popcorn will be served.
Please visit our website for updated pictures, PTG meeting minutes, the agenda for our upcoming meeting and other pertinent information. Like us on Facebook.
Please attend our PTG meeting on Tuesday, January 12th @9:30am and meet our 3rd & 4th grade science teacher, Ms. Baratta. We hope to see you all on Tuesday! Enjoy your weekend.

Warmest Regards,

West Side Theatre Association- The Lion King musical was a huge success! Our 5th & 6th graders did an amazing job and the musical was enjoyed by many. Thank you all for supporting our children and for keeping the arts alive at West Side School!


PTG General Meeting: Tuesday, Jan. 12th @9:30am in our community room. Our agenda is posted on our website. 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 CSH Educational Foundation can provide vs. what the PTG’s are able to provide for our students.

Movie Night- Please join us for West Side School’s movie night on Friday, January 22, 2016 from 5pm-7pm. We will be showing Hotel Transylvania 2. Enjoy pizza and popcorn while you watch a great movie with your friends. Please RSVP to the evite which will be sent soon. Dress in PJ’s and don’t forget your pillow! This event is for WSS students and their siblings only. Parental supervision is required for all attending-no drops offs please. All WSS students will have a chance to win a raffle prize. Students must be in attendance in order to be eligible to win a prize. Any questions, please contact Rita McCarey at See you at the movie!

6th Grade Activity: ATTENTION ALL 6TH GRADERS- WS & Lloyd Harbor 6th Grade Get Together. Join your future classmates for some bouncing fun and pizza at Bounce! Sunday, January 24th from 5-7pm. $25 admission. Participation slips have been sent home via backpack.

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!

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