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PTA News and Announcements


May 16
7:00 pm

College Panel Night (juniors/junior parents only)

May 16
Lunch waves

Essay & Interview process (juniors only)

May 19
9:00 am

PTA Coffee with Principal
Faculty Dining Room

May 25, 26 & 27 at 7:30 pm and May 27 & 28 at 3:00 pm

Staples Players presents:
Peter and the Starcatcher

SHS Black Box Theatre

June 2
9:30 - 10:30 am

PTA Book Club: Big Little Lies

June 9
6:30 pm

Westport Pops Concert
Levitt Pavilion

Attention Junior Parents!
Junior Prom
We need your help to make this year's Junior Prom a wonderful experience. Specifically, we would love some help setting-up and taking-down and with drink donations. If you would like to help set-up or take-down, please email CJ Shamas at Please click here to donate drinks. Thank you in advance for your help on making the Junior Prom a great event for your children.

Thank you, Junior Class Representatives Liz Greenberg, Jen Gross, Karen Kleine

College Panel Night
The Guidance Department would like to invite all juniors and their parents to College Panel Night on Tuesday, May 16th at 7:00 pm in the Staples High School Auditorium. The representatives who plan to attend are from:

Colgate University, Connecticut College, Elon University, Hobart & William Smith, Michigan State University, Syracuse University, Trinity College, Union College, University of Chicago, University of Connecticut, University of Massachusetts, Washington University, and Yale University.

This is one of our best and most informative evenings. Even if these schools are not on your preliminary list, the information you receive will be extremely helpful to you for the college admission process. Also, on May 16th during all three lunch waves, the students only, are invited to the library (not the College and Career Center as previously advertised) to hear an admissions officer talk about the essay and the interview process.

Annual PTA meeting/Coffee with the Principal (& Superintendent!)
Please join us for our final PTA coffee of the year on Friday May 19, from 9:00 - 10:00 am in the faculty dining room. Superintendent, Dr Colleen Palmer, and our Principal, James D’Amico, will be with us for a general discussion and to answer any questions. As the May coffee is also our annual meeting, we will be voting on the SHS PTA proposed board for 2017-18.

Graduation Tab on Website
There is a graduation tab on the SHS website under PTA. All Graduation and end of the year events and related information and forms are posted here. Check it out!

College & Career Center
Check out the Monthly Announcements in the College & Career Center section on the SHS website. Visit:

Staples Players presents Peter and the Starcatcher
Performances are May 25, 26 & 27 at 7:30 PM and May 27 & 28 at 3:00 PM. All performances are in the Staples High School Black Box Theatre, 70 North Avenue, Westport. Tickets are available online at Tickets will also be sold at the door 30 minutes before showtime, subject to availability. Due to limited seating in the Black Box, advance online purchases are encouraged. For accessible seating, please contact us at

Westport Pops Concert
The Staples Music Department is thrilled to present the Second Annual Westport Pops Concert in the Levitt Pavilion on June 9th, featuring the Symphonic Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra, Jazz Band and Orphenians vocal ensemble. FREE tickets will be available soon. In order to hold a free event of this magnitude, we need your help.

If you can help us by volunteering for the event, please sign up here. If you would like to help by making a donation to the music department to help offset the cost, please click here. Thank you, Westport Pops Co-Chairs Paul Rossi, Karen Kleine

Inklings Annual List of Post-Graduate Plans
Inklings is compiling their annual list of each senior's post-graduate plans to be printed in our issue that will be handed out at Graduation. If you are interested in having your child's name and post-graduation plan listed in the paper, please email us back with your child's name as he or she wants it printed and your child's post-graduate plan to as soon as possible. Additionally, if you are interested in creating a personalized ad/message congratulating your child on their Graduation day, please see our graduation issue ad form and send us the advertisement at Inklings can design an advertisement for you! Thank you! Inklings staff

Volunteer with Westport Public Art Collections
Your children’s school hallways are filled with art by notable American artists, giants of the international art world and important artists who established their homes and studios in the Westport-Weston community. WestPAC volunteers help choose and maintain art, work with ArtSmart volunteers to bring art alive in the classrooms, and support teachers/curriculum with art from the collection upon request. Positions are open and ongoing and there are many ways to help. To volunteer, please fill out this easy Positions are open and ongoing and there are many ways to help. To volunteer please fill out this easy form.

Board of Education
The next Board of Education meeting will be held on May 22nd at 7:30 pm in the SHS Cafeteria. Click here for the meeting agenda. This meeting can also be viewed live on channel 78 or via computer on the district’s website or by clicking here: BOE Meeting Live Stream

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