June 17, 2017
Need to Know
Monday - 6/19 - Last Day of School - Wednesday dismissal 1:30PM
Friday -June 23 - Report Cards Mailed Home
This Bulletin provides students, parents/caregivers, and staff members with important happenings. There is information about a number of school activities.
Lead Learner Highlights
Our last day is Monday with 1:30pm dismissal. I want to thank you for the many ways you have supported our school and staff. We have had a wonderful school year, and we appreciate you sharing your amazing children with us. Please see below for the PTO school supply fundraiser, summer reading expectations, next year opportunities for continuing families, and of course pictures. We hope you have a fun-filled summer vacation.
Look Who is Off to 9th Grade!
Take a look at the final pictures of the ART GARDEN!
Thank you to Amy Steinberg and Christina Verner for getting all of the furniture and https://www.blazeandbloom.com mom Jennifer O'Connell for her design expertise!
Thank you to Brian Udell and Kate Sink for planting
and all of the kids who decorated the tiles!!!!!!
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Please give our secretary Karen Walsh your thanks. She is retiring to South Carolina after 15 years. This bench has been dedicated to her by the 2017 PTO
Order your school Supplies Early and support your PTO
Thank you for sharing Mr. Dang
Free Summer Meals for Kids and Teens which will be offered at Faxon Library, starting June 26.
Every Family School Edition
Summer Opportunities - Click below
Below is information about a unique opportunity this June. It is a summer camp for Debate, Model United Nations and Leadership and is appropriate for high school and middle school students of all experience levels from beginner to most competitive. We also have a program for elementary-age students. We encourage you read through some of the testimonials from past campers and their parents. This summer camp is a very special and transformative experience.
CAMP DATES: WEEK 1: JUNE 12-16 WEEK 2: JUNE 19-23 WEEK 3: JUNE 26-30
AGES: 8 to 18
Westfield is the #1 High School Public Policy Forum Debate Team in the World!
Winners of the 2017 International Public Policy Forum Debate Competition
We are excited to announce that this summer, David Kimel, coach of the Yale Debate team which has been #1 in the country each of the 5 years David has coached, will be joining us. David will teach a special class for advanced debaters.
Our instructors and collegiate debaters and MUNers have come from colleges including: Georgetown, Harvard, Yale, N.Y.U., Bates, Wesleyan, Middlebury and UPenn.
Our Distinguished Speakers Program brings in Speakers who are well known in their fields. Check out past speakers here.
Elective choices to help each camper "Find Their Voice"
Within the last two years, campers have gone on to win, among many others, the International Public Policy Forum debate competition, the UPenn National Parliamentary High School debate competition, the McGill Junior Invitational High School Debate Competition, the Yale Osterweis Varsity and Novice Debate Competition and to take 1st and 2nd Varsity and 1st and 2nd Novice Speakers at Osterweis and to win numerous Best Delegate Awards in Model United Nations
Carpools from Southern CT
**Financial Aid and Scholarships Available - Last Year 25% of Campers Received Financial Aid
"Public Act 16-189
We believe that it is vital for all students in West Hartford Public Schools to be able to efficiently and effectively use digital tools that empower them in all phases of the learning process, including research, problem solving, content creation, communication, and collaboration. We also believe that we must be committed at all times to protecting students' privacy and providing them with a powerful and safe educational experience. To that end, the West Hartford Public Schools follow the legal requirements of Public Act 16-189 to promote the safety and security of all students and staff.
In compliance with Connecticut State Law, we update online programs used within the district that house student data. The programs may be used district-wide, in a very small number of classrooms, or with individual students. The list will be updated each time the district enters into a new contract where student data is housed. For more information on the specifics of Public Act 16-189 and updates of vendor agreements, visit www.whps.org/pa189."