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Wednesday, April 19th

NEW: Parent Book Club

Monday, March 20th-27th

Community Outreach - Food Drive
Monday, March 20th-April 3rdSpring Logo Wear On Sale
March 21st-24thBook Fair! Volunteers Needed
March 22nd-24thParent Teacher Conferences - Early Dismissal 1:00pm
Friday, March 31st

BINGO Night @ CES

Volunteers Needed


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CES PARENTS BOOK CLUB
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Wednesday, April 19th - 9:30-10:30am & 6:30- 7:30pm at CES Library

Janna Sirowich is starting a book club for CES parents. The first book to be discussed in depth is Mindsets for Parents: Strategies to Encourage Growth Mindsets in Kids, by Mary Cay Ricci and Margaret Lee. This topic fits within our Guiding Principle of “Learning Always” and was previously discussed at the February PTA meeting.

The Book Club will meet on April 19th. She will hold two discussions from 9:30-10:30 AM and 6:30-7:30 PM in the CES library. Space will be limited to 20 parents each session but we need a minimum of ten per session.


SPRING LOGO WEAR SALE

Monday, March 20- April 3rd
Stock up on new CES Logo Wear for the warmer weather, or get that next size up for growing kids. Lots of great shorts, tees, and items to choose from! Look for flyer coming home next week for online ordering & visit the office to look at sizing-samples.



SPRING FOOD DRIVE
March 20th-27th
Help CES in our annual effort to benefit Homes with Hope's Gillespie Center Food Pantry. The Food Pantry provides groceries for those who have a place to cook, but lack food. We hope you can help our neighbors in need. Collection bags are located in all classrooms.



BOOK FAIR
March 21-24 in the CES Library

Volunteer Needed - Sign up for Book Fair shifts. Help students find books from their wish lists, count their money, and keep the Book Fair organized. We CAN'T run this event without VOLUNTEERS!
Get ready for some Happy Camper Fun! This fun-filled week includes an author visit, dress-up fun & daily prizes. More info to come - stay tuned!


AND DON'T FORGET-

Community Events:

*Sip-n-Chat:

Thursday, March 9th, 9:30-10:30am (Panera Bread, 1860 Post Road East)Meet, exchange ideas and ask questions with other Special Ed parents. Open to all parents of students receiving Special Education services in Westport schools.


FREE Westport Softball clinic for Girls!
Saturday, March 11th, at Staples Field House
All girls K-7th grade are invited to have fun with their friends & special guests Staples softball varsity players.


Foundations of Reading: Pre-Literacy Skills for Beginning Readers

Wednesday, March 15th, 7:00-8:30pm Westport Library

Dr. Margie Gillis, President of Literacy How and a leading expert on reading, will discuss such basics as talking with your child, beginning reading & writing activities, as well as red flags that may suggest your child may need extra help.


Staples Players presents Urinetown, The Musical.

Performances are March 17, 18, 24 & 25 at 7:30pm and March 19 at 3:00pm. 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.


WESTPORT PYD presents screening of "Screenagers - Growing Up in the Digital Age"

Tuesday, March 21st, 7-9pm, Bedford Middle School

This event is FREE & open to parents & their middle/high school children.


MINDS IN MOTION 2017 Is Back For Pre-K--8 Students!

Saturday, March 25th, 12-4pm, Bedford Middle School

Minds in Motion Westport is an afternoon of fun, fast-paced, hands-on workshops, geared to high-ability and motivated learners. Workshop topics this year range from Robotics, Animal Adaptations, Computer Programming, Drumming, Game Invention & much more! For parents and educators, there's a Keynote Address on Creativity and Taking "Beautiful Risks" in the Classroom, and also a choice of four workshops, all free of charge. WORKSHOPS FILL UP FAST SO REGISTER TODAY! Click here for more information and registration. Click here to volunteer your time to help with this


*FRESH AIR FUND - HOST A CHILD FOR A WEEK THIS SUMMER

The Fresh Air Fund will celebrate its 141st summer of serving New York City children! Fresh Air children experience simple joys like running barefoot through the grass, gazing at star-filled skies, and creating memories that last a lifetime. Through the eyes of Fresh Air children, families often rediscover the beauty of their own communities.

The Fresh Air Fund, an independent, not-for-profit agency, has provided free, enriching summer experiences to more than 1.8 million New York City children from low-income communities since 1877. To learn more about Fresh Air Fund, visit www.freshair.org.

February 20th to 23rd from 10am to 2pmNEWS FROM YOUR BOARD OF EDUCATION
JOIN THE CONVERSATION!

The Board of Education is meeting twice a month. Hear what the new Superintendent is talking about.

Get informed: attend a meeting or watch it on channel 78 or streamed from the website. Meeting agendas here

Get involved: public feedback is welcomed by each of the Boards.

Email the entire BOE or individual members here.
Email Board of Finance or the RTM

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