Brief 11/11/16

PTG Brief l November 11, 2016 |

11/11-No School (Veterans Day)


11/23-11/25- No School Thanksgiving recess

upcoming events:

12/7 & 12/8- WSS Holiday Boutique

12/15-Holiday Cookie Bake

Message from the PTG President:

Dear West Siders,
Our next PTG meeting is on Monday, November 14th @9:30am (WSS Community Room). We will discuss the upcoming events and share some ideas for the near future. We hope to see many parents at the meeting on Monday since there will be no December meeting. We will also have Mrs. Latham and Mr. Simon speak with us on how the issue of bullying is addressed at WSS.
As always, we welcome new ideas and appreciate your support. We hope to see you all on Monday to enjoy some good conversation over coffee.

Warmest Regards,

West Side Kids Care: Each year, the West Side Community comes together to provide needy families in our area with a Thanksgiving meal. These families are a part of the Helping Hands Rescue Mission in Huntington. Please help by donating your child’s assigned food below to ensure each family has a hearty and festive meal:
2nd Grade (Ms. Ryan & Ms. Santoro): 1 can/jar of gravy
3rd Grade (Dr. Dawkins & Mr. Farmer): 1 box of stuffing
4th Grade (Ms. Dopico): 1 can of cranberry sauce
4th Grade (Ms. Manning): 1 can of corn
4th Grade (Mrs. Dudek): 1 box of macaroni and cheese
5th Grade (Mr. Arloff & Ms. Scanlon): 1 box of Jiffy Muffin Mix/quick bread
6th Grade (Ms. Agnello, Ms. DeRosa & Ms. Gerver): 1 large can of yams

In addition, we are suggesting that each child donate $1 so that the Helping Hands Mission will have enough money to purchase a turkey for each family to make the holiday complete. We ask that this $1 come from their own savings or they can earn it by helping you. It is a part of our goal to instill the importance of giving, kindness and concern for those who are less fortunate. All donations are on a voluntary basis. Thank you for your support!
Donations will be collected in your child’s classroom and will be picked up on Wednesday, November 16th.
Please contact Jordan Smith ( or Lauren Jasinski ( with any questions.

SEPTA PRESENTS: Thursday, November 17th @ 9:30 AM in the District Office Community Room
Raising your kids to have a healthy relationship with food…while keeping your sanity!
Join us for a refreshingly honest take on what we really should be focusing on when it comes to food and our kids (Forget the coconut water and chia seeds). Gemma Saylor – a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Certified Health Coach, serves up healthy portions of advice and humor in her talk.

Holiday Boutique 2016- Please save the date for our annual WSS Holiday Boutique! This year, the children will be shopping with their classes on Wednesday, December 7th and Thursday, December 8th 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 parent volunteers for Tuesday, December 6th to help set up the displays, on December 7th & 8th to help the children shop and on December 8th to help break down the event. If you have volunteered already for the Holiday Boutique Committee, a Sign email will be sent to you soon. To volunteer, please contact Edra Tepper

Holiday Cookie Bake: December 15th is our annual Holiday Cookie Bake. This is the time of year when we show our appreciation to our WS staff by giving them a tray of cookies and baked goods. We need volunteers to donate 3-4 dozen cookies or other baked treats so we can create beautiful trays for our entire staff. More info will be sent on the next brief.

Yearbook: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: 406403601
• 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! The last day to submit photos is 04/15/2017.

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