PTA News and Announcements
TICKETS ON SALE: Coleytown Company presents CINDERELLA!
Coleytown Company presents "Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella," Thursday, March 30th at 7:00 pm, Friday, March 31st at 7:00 pm, and Saturday April 1st at 1:00 pm and 7:00 pm. Tickets available online at: showtix4u.com (search term "Coleytown"). Tickets are $13.00 plus processing fee. In addition, $15.00 tickets may be purchased at the door up to 45 minutes prior to curtain, subject to availability. For further information, please contact: Sarah Keiser at (203) 341-1666.
It's official - Sophie Alcyone has won first place in CT for Visual Arts in the PTA Reflections Arts contest. Her work, a watercolor and ink on the theme, What's Your Story, will go on to judging on the national level. Congratulations Sophie!
SPECIAL EDUCATION NEWS
A GUIDE TO TRANSITION: Understanding the Transition Bill of Rights
This presentation is designed to provide parents an overview of the transition process from school to post-secondary life and the supports in place for students along the way. This is open to all parents of students receiving special education services in grades 6-12. Staples High School, Library Media Center Classroom, Wednesday, March 29, 2017 9:00- 10:00AM
High Risk to High Potential: Post-Secondary Transition for Students with ADHD and LD
Attorney Robert Tudisco who is an adult diagnosed with ADHD, will discuss how to dramatically reduce the chance of failure, including practical strategies such as making the most of transition planning; converting 504 plans to reasonable accommodation requests; high-stakes testing accommodations; and providing structure, support and accountability for ADHD and LD students away at school. Time: 7:00 – 8:30 pm, Tuesday, APRIL 4, 2017
Place: Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road., Westport; Sponsored by: Smart Kids with LD & the Westport Library
NEXT SIP 'N CHAT: Meet, exchange ideas and ask questions with other Special Ed parents. Open to all parents of students receiving Special Education services in Westport schools. Wednesday, April 5th, 9:30-10:30am Panera Bread (1860 Post Rd East, next to Home Goods).
A GUIDE TO TRANSITION: Building a Bridge Between High School and Adult Service Agencies
This presentation is designed for parents of students that will require support from an adult agency such as the Department of Developmental Services or the Bureau of Rehabilitative Services after leaving high school. If you have any questions about whether or not this presentation is appropriate for you to attend, please contact your child’s case manager or the special education administrator in your child’s building. Staples High School Library Media Center Classroom, Thursday, April 6, 7:00-8:30 PM
SAVE THE DATE: District-wide Spring Coffee on Executive Functioning, Westport Arts Center, April 20th
BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING
The next board of education meeting is Monday, March 27th at 7:30 PM at Staples High School Cafeteria. Meetings are also available to watch on channel 78 or via the Westport School District website.
WESTPORT PTA EVENTS
WHAT'S HAPPENING AROUND TOWN
Westport PTA Council Sites- Click here to see what the Westport PTA has to offer including information on PYD Health & Wellness, Special Education, Workshop and Cultural Arts.
Staples Players presents Urinetown, The Musical Performances are March 24 & 25 at 7:30 PM. Buy your tickets online beginning March 4th at staplesplayers.com — or at the door, beginning 20 minutes before performances, as available. Urinetown is rated “pee”-G.
BEDFORD PLAY “THE WITCHES”
"Witches are not just fantastical creatures in Grandma's wonderful stories. They don’t wear black hats or have green faces or even ride broomsticks. They are demons disguised as friendly little old ladies and it is their number one purpose in life is to get rid of children."
Dare to spot "The Witches" in Bedford Acting Group’s upcoming 6th grade production, March 31st-April 2nd.
The Witches is a spine-tingling tale of a boy and his grandmother who use their wits to defeat the Grand High Witch’s plan to squelch all the children of England by turning them into mice. This Ronald Dahl story is both stupendously scary and gleefully gitty and will appeal to young kids, adolescents and adults alike.
Mark your calendars!
- Friday, March 31, 7:00pm
- Saturday, April 1, 2:00pm
- Saturday, April 1, 7:00pm
- Sunday, April 2, 2:00pm
Tickets will go on sale at: www.bedfordactinggroup.com and cost $10 for children and $12 for adults. Children 2 and under are free. Tickets will also be available at the door on a first-come first-served basis. For additional questions about purchasing on-line tickets, please contact Karen McCormick at firstname.lastname@example.org
Each performance lasts approximately two hours.
MEET THE CAST - Children with their parents are welcome to join the cast on stage after the matinee on April 1 & 2. Meet the cast and get an up close look at the set & special effects equipment
WESTPORT COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD
Community Bulletin Board has a new link. Please correct on your school PTA website and the link to CBB and in your email updates: https://schoology.westport.
CELEBRATE WESTPORT EVENTS
Looking for local events for kids and families in Westport? You may subscribe to or view the calendar at www.celebratewestport.com
Useful Links to other PTA-Related Groups:
- Westport Public Schools | PTA Council
- Community - Bulletin Board
- PTA Council - Cultural Arts
- PTA Council - Health & Wellness
- PTA Council - PYD (Positive Youth Development)
- PTA Council - SpEd (Special Education)
- PTA Council - Workshop