Brief 3/17/17

PTG Brief l March 17, 2017 |

3/17-Noon dismissal

3/22-Focus Workshop 9am District Office

3/24-Noon dismissal

3/24-6th graders get together 12:30pm

3/24-Movie Night “Finding Dory” 5PM

3/29- CSH Literary Luncheon

3/31-Noon dismissal

3/31-forms and music for talent show are due

4/3-PTG Meeting 9:30am

4/7-Noon dismissal

upcoming events:

5/12-Talent Show-PAC

Message from the PTG President:

Dear West Siders,
A huge thank you to all who attended our March PTG meeting. We were privileged to have some of our 6th graders share the wonderful writing they have been working on. We were also pleasantly surprised when some of our 3rd graders came down to recite their thank you letter to the PTG. Last month, the 3rd graders shared their persuasive essays on the topic surrounding the idea of the need for new art supplies to use during indoor recess. We want to continue to invite students to showcase their work at our PTG meetings. What a great way for the children to share, in front of an audience filled with adults, the exciting work that is being done in the classrooms.

Thanks to Kim Testa, Susan Goldstein and their committee for organizing a family fun Ice Skate Night! It was a little chilly but we had a great turnout and lots of delicious treats to enjoy during out breaks.
There are lots of wonderful events planned for the upcoming months. We hope to see you all next Friday at Movie Night. At our next PTG meeting on Monday, April 3rd, we will have our School Media Specialist, Mrs. Fraiberg present on the topic: “Not Your Parents’ Library”- Hear about the resources that the West Side Library Media Center has available for school AND home use. Find out how to access e-books, encyclopedias, databases, the library catalog, and more from the comfort of your couch. E-Resources will cover second to sixth grade and beyond! BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) to practice!

Please stay informed by visiting our website, reading our briefs and attending our meetings.

Warmest Regards,

West Side Apparel: Show you West Side Spirit. It may not seem like it but t-shirt and shorts weather is around the corner. Get your WS spirit wear today! Final orders are due April 1st. See flyer below

FOCUS Welcomes Back: Dr. Jennifer Hartstein
How Is Social Media Affecting Your Child’s Self Esteem?
Join Us For This Workshop on Wednesday, March 22 at 9:00am
District Office Community Room 75 Goosehill Road. See flyer below.

WSS Movie Night- Please join us for West Side School’s movie night on Friday, March 24, 2017 at 5 p.m. We will be showing “Finding Dory” Enjoy pizza🍕 and popcorn🍿while you watch a great movie with your friends. 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 get together: Attention sixth graders!
There will be a sixth grade get together with Lloyd Harbor on March 24th from 12:30-2:00 (half day). We will be assembling lunch bags for HIHI. This is a great way to mingle with your friends while helping out your community. This event is for sixth graders only. Pizza will be served.
– An email from “” was sent to you. Please sign up for a food donation to have your child bring to the event.
-please also email Nicole Pultz and indicate your child’s name, an emergency contact number, and if an alternate lunch (than pizza) is required due to a food allergy. See flyer below.

Save the Date:The CSHHS Literary Luncheon will be on Wednesday, March 29th at the Huntington Country Club. We will feature Long Island author Regina Calcaterra and her best-selling memoir, ‘Etched in Sand’. We are hoping to encourage members of the community to start reading now and to Save the Date! Please see flyer attached.

Talent Show:It’s that time again, get ready…set…perform, all you wonderfully talented West Side Stars! The 2017 West Side Talent Show will be held on Friday, May 12th. The show is open to all students,
2nd through 6th grade. *A special note: This year students WILL be
allowed to be in one SOLO act plus one group act (sixth grade group act not included). Both Parents and Students should read all the rules before filling out the participation form. There are two mandatory rehearsals
plus the dress rehearsal, see form for dates. The participation forms are attached to the Notes and must be submitted no later than 3/31/17. (Late submissions will not be accepted.) Additional participation forms will be available in the office. Applications must be submitted with the $35 fee (per family) payable to WSSPTG which includes the show CD and (1) T-shirt. Additional performers in the same family must purchase additional t-shirts at $10 each per performer submitted with the application (T-shirts will be worn in the finale.) We are sure to have a great show with all the talented students at West Side. If you are doing a musical act, a CD or digital copy of the song must be edited to 2 minutes and submitted or emailed to me by 3/31/17. Please see the “Talent Show Rules” form for more information. If you would like to volunteer to be on the committee, please contact Kerri Albers at

Yearbook:We need pictures for our 2016/17 Yearbook! Especially needed are pictures from these events:

– Campout 2016
– Field Day 2016
– Band, Orchestra, Chorus

Please contact or submit the 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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