Brief 1/22/16

PTG Brief l January 22, 2016 |

1/24-6th Grade Get Together @Bounce

1/26-Budget Forum @7:30pm District Office

1/27-Focus Workshop @Goosehill

2/9-PTG Meeting @9:30am

Upcoming events:

2/15-2/19-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,
We hope you are all warm and safe in your homes during this storm.
A huge thank you to Rita McCarey and her committee for another enjoyable family movie night at West Side last night! Thanks to all those who sat nicely with their friends and family to enjoy this fun event.
Please visit our website for updated pictures, PTG meeting minutes, the agenda for our upcoming meeting and other pertinent information. Like us on Facebook.
Mark your calendars and please plan on attending our PTG meeting on Tuesday, February 9th @9:30am. We will have Mrs. Diehl, our computer teacher, share with us what devices our children are using in their classrooms. We will also have a representative from Focus (Families of Communities United with Schools) speak with us about their goals and their upcoming workshop. Enjoy your weekend.

Warmest Regards,

Movie Night- We had another fun filled movie night on Friday, January 22nd. Thank you to everyone who helped make the night such a big success: Mr. Simon, The PTG, and the custodial staff for doing such a great job setting up and cleaning up all the popcorn. Thank you also to Ms. Diehl and Ms. Balzano for setting up and running the movie. A special thanks goes out to the JHS volunteers and the parents who volunteered their time that night including Claudia Marino, MaryAnn Lombardo, and Lauren Jasinski. Sincerely, Rita McCarey

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. Please go online to and sign the waiver for your child.

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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