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PTA News and Announcements


October 18

Picture retake day

October 18

7:30 pm

Fall String Orchestra Concert (Grades 9&10)

Saugatuck Elementary School

October 19

7:30 pm

Fall Parlor Concert Choruses

Saugatuck Congregational Church

October 26

7:30 pm

Conversation with Superintendent

Bedford Middle School Auditorium

Conversation with the Superintendent

On Wednesday, October 26, at 7:30 p.m. in the Bedford Middle School Auditorium, Dr. Palmer will provide a 30-minute helicopter view of the current work of the district, our major initiatives for 2016-17, and emerging trends in education that we may wish to explore for our strategic plan. Subsequently, the program will be opened up for Q & A about the district work and global goals. We welcome your participation in this event.

Winter Sports Registration

Winter sports registration is open. Please check the Staples Athletics website for meeting and try out information for this upcoming season.

Special Ed Get-Together

Sip-n-Chat: Meet and exchange ideas/ask questions with other special ed parents*.

Wednesday, Oct 26th, 9:30-10:30am,

Panera Bread, 1860 Post Rd East, Westport (next to Home Goods)

*Open to all parents of students receiving Special Education services in Westport Schools.

From the College & Career Center

Admissions Counselor Patrick White from Bridgton Academy will be in Westport area on October 17-19 to discuss the benefits of a PG year for young men. They offer baseball, basketball, golf, hockey, football, lacrosse and soccer. Email: or call (617)833-5368.

2016 Fire Service College Fair: October 22, 2016, 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at the Connecticut Fire Academy, 34 Perimeter Road, Windsor Locks, CT.

Learn about college, training and career options in the Fire, Emergency Medical Services, Emergency Management and Public Safety Communications career paths. Fire Science & Technology, Emergency Management, United States Armed Forces, Paramedicine, CFA Recruit Firefighter Program, Career FD Representatives. Contact: Program Coordinator Ian Tenney

Rotary Youth Exchange Program

The Rotary Clubs of Westport are now accepting applications for the 2017-18 academic year for the Rotary Youth Exchange Program. Interested students must complete an application found at The deadline is October 28, 2016. Additionally, Westport Rotary Club is looking for families interested in hosting a 17 year old Italian Exchange Student, attending Staples High School this school year. Families needed from mid-December till mid-March and mid-March till June 2017. For more information, contact local Rotarians Goldie James 203-984-0793, or Fides Østbye at 203-858-6694,, or check out websites and https//

Board of Education

The next regular BOE meeting will be held at the SHS Cafeteria on Monday, October 24th at 7:30 pm. Click here for the current 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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