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February 24, 2021
 

The Saugatuck Scoop
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Saugie’s Checklist:

  • Reminder Wednesdays are early release days - 11:20am dismissal

Save the Date . . .

Thursday, February 25th, 1:30-2:30pm

SpEd Sip ‘N Chat

Monday, March 1st, 7pm

BOE Meeting


The SES Scene . . .
Distance Learning 
One River Art School has created live art classes for our DL students. The classes are being offered through Westport Continuing Ed. They have scheduled the classes around the WPS DL schedule.

CLICK HERE to learn more about this option available to your students in the DL program. Please direct any questions to Westport Continuing Ed.

Kindergarten Registration
The 2021-2022 Kindergarten Registration is underway.

If your child turns five years of age on or before January 1, 2022, please register him/her as soon as possible.  Registering now allows the District to optimally plan for your new kindergartener. All registration information is located on the district website under the Kindergarten Registration link on the homepage https://www.westportps.org.

All information regarding Parent meetings will be forthcoming. If you need further assistance, please contact the Superintendent’s office at (203) 341-1026.

Calling All SES Artists & Families!
Ms. Carlson has launched the winter Family Fun Art Activity!  Family engagement in the art-making process fosters essential skills such as Creativity, Collaboration, Communication & Critical Thinking.  You are invited to create a sculpture out of cardboard shapes - it is fun and easy for the whole family!  Directions are posted in your child’s Google Art Classroom under “Family Winter Art Challenge.” Simply post a picture of your sculpture to the Padlet linked through your Google Art Classroom or CLICK HERE for Padlet.                                                                          

Family Fun Art Activities are optional, open-ended, and ongoing. If you missed the autumn art activity, you can still participate and submit to the same Padlet.  Looking forward to seeing your family’s creations! 

Family Winter Art Challenge - Wonder in Winter

Brought to You by the PTA . . .
DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION (DE&I)
We continue the celebration of Black History Month by sharing these award winning selections, Black History in Two MinutesHair Love (Oscar winning short film) and a curated list for diverse books.

PTA Seeking Nominating Committee Members
We are seeking a few Nominating Committee members for next year’s PTA!  Each year, the Nominating Committee plays a pivotal role in recruiting candidates for various PTA leadership and volunteer positions for the next school year. The nominating process takes place from now until April/May. We are seeking committee members to collaborate and suggest great volunteers for various PTA roles. We need your help to keep the PTA vibrant, dynamic and strong! If you are interested in joining the committee, please email Sarin Cheung at sarinpta@gmail.com

Join the PTA!
It’s not too late to join the PTA! CLICK HERE to join. (Registration code is: westport) Questions? Contact ses_pta_membership@westportps.org.

*We want to make sure that every family has the opportunity to join the PTA. Please contact Carmela Cerulo or Ms. Messler if you are in need of financial assistance.  All requests are confidential.

Special Education News . . . 
SpEd Sip 'N Chat
February Sip ‘N Chat - the easiest way to connect with other SpEd parents. This month we will only be conducting the afternoon session. 

Afternoon: Thursday, February 25th at 1:30 pm

All SpEd Sip N Chats will use the following Zoom link:

https://westportps-org.zoom.us/j/4789316133?pwd=RUZ1RXhVamFQclZNSkU3Tjg2cXlRZz09

Meeting ID: 478 931 6133
Passcode: SpEd

Do you miss the morning and evening editions? Let us know what you prefer, we are here for you. Please reach out to our SpEd representative Jane Smith with ANY questions! pertillarj@hotmail.com

All Around Town . . .
Staples Players Radio Theatre presents Little Women. Gather the whole family and enjoy Louisa May Alcott's enduring and endearing best-seller FREE via livestream at www.wwptfm.org on Sunday, February 28, at 6 pm. 

Westport Continuing Education
In-person after school programs will be announced in March. For information on our summer programs, sign up for our email list to get the most recent information. You can join the Westport Continuing Education mailing list here.

Westport Continuing Education (WCE), a division of Westport Public Schools, provides high quality educational and enrichment programs for adults, teens, and kids. 

Health & Safety . . .
We encourage you to review the below important health and safety information for families:

IMPORTANT:  If you are awaiting test results, please make sure your child quarantines and stays home from school until you have received a NEGATIVE test result.

Community Bulletin Board
CLICK HERE to check out what’s new.

Visit All of Your Westport PTA Council Sites!
ArtSmart
Cultural Arts
Special Education
Author Series
PYD Health and Wellness
Workshop

A Scoop of Thanks to . . .
. . . Mana Ravel for taking a day out of her February vacation to help Amy and Michelle organize the PTA closet!

The Final Funny . . .
Q: Why do sharks swim in saltwater?
A:  Because pepper water makes them sneeze!


Contact The Scoop:
If you’d like your announcement or event to be included in a future edition of the Scoop, complete THIS FORM by Friday at 5:00pm to request submission in the following week’s Scoop. (Flyers or attachments need to be approved by Principal Beth Messler (emessler@westportps.org) and PTA Co-Presidents Michelle Barman (michellesespta@gmail.com) and Amy Herrera (herrerasespta@gmail.com). Contact the Scoop (saugatuck.scoop@gmail.com) with any questions or just to say hello.