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PTA News and Announcements


Please Join the PTA - we need your support!
Parents - click here to join.

Upcoming Events (see Events & Fundraising for more info):
Book Fair at Barnes and Noble - Dec. 2nd
Staff Holiday Lunch - Dec.10th
Candlelight Concert - Dec. 18th and Dec. 19th

Staples Tuition Grants:
SENIOR PARENTS - Do you need the perfect thank you gift for the teacher, counselor or staff member who wrote the thoughtful recommendation letter for your child’s college application? PLEASE consider making a contribution to STAPLES TUITION GRANTS in their name. A handwritten thank you note will be sent to your honoree(s) letting them know of your generous contribution and can include whatever details you provide. In addition, all honorees are listed in the STG program available at the Awards Night in June.Your fully tax-deductible donation will help Staples Tuition Grants provide financial aid to SHS graduates with significant, demonstrated financial need, assisting in their college tuition bills. Please send your check and any information you wish to include to STG, PO Box 5159, Westport, CT 06881-5159 or visit our website at and click the Donate tab on the left side of screen.

Reflections Art Contest:
The SHS PTA is proud to host the Reflections Art Contest, based on the theme: “Let Your Imagination Fly”. Students can submit artwork in 6 categories (click on category for rules): Visual Arts, Dance Choreography, Photography, Music Competition, Film Production, Literature. Multiple submissions in one or more category is allowed. Students may submit an original work, work done previously or their own classwork, as long as it falls within the theme of "Let your Imagination Fly." Submission deadline is by January 7, 2016 at 2:15pm. CLICK HERE for Student Entry Form. Submission deadline is by . Questions? Contact Lorain Granberg, or Rachel Barnett

Cap/Gown and Diploma:
To help us order the correct size graduation cap/gown and diploma, please complete the online order form and click submit. If your child does not have a middle name, please type N/A in the middle name box. When submitting your child’s name online, please be aware of all capital letters and spaces when typing. The way in which the name is submitted is how it will appear on the diploma. If you have already completed the online order form through the ConnectEd message, or have gone online already, please DO NOT submit again. Mail your check or money order for $46.00 payable to: Staples Class of 2016 by January 5, 2016.

TO ORDER ONLINE GO TO OUR WEBSITE: under Special Announcements

Senior parents - note upcoming due dates for the yearbook:
Senior Portraits: portrait deadline Nov 17/ photo choice deadline January 8
Senior Write-Ups: deadline Dec. 7
See for more information.

Online registration for winter sports will be available October 1. Make sure you have an updated physical on file with the nurse. No paper forms will be accepted. Register here. Winter season start dates are as follows:
Girls Basketball and Wrestling begin Monday, November 30th.
Boys Basketball, Boys and Girls Ice Hockey, Boys Swimming, Gymnastics, Boys and Girls Indoor Track and Field, Boys and Girls Skiing begin Saturday, December 5th.

FUNDRAISING: See the Events & Fundraising page for a complete listing of all SHS events

Staff Holiday Luncheon
The PTA will be hosting the Staff Holiday Luncheon on Thursday, December 10th during the 3 lunch waves. This a highly anticipated and appreciated event by all 250+ staff members. Parents are encouraged to volunteer by either donating food, beverages or money. For specific details and to sign up to contribute, please click here.

If you'd prefer to make a monetary donation, please click on this paypal link or drop your donation off at Ellen Spear's house at 12 Salem Lane. There will be a collection box on her front porch.

If you have any questions, please contact Thank you in advance for your donation.

Mary Ellen Adipietro, Lisa Fierro, Jill Haymes, Yuko Moy, Ellen Spear

NEW LOGO WEAR items added this year! Don't miss out on the new beach inspired sweatshirt, girls athletic shorts, & Soffe shorts just to name a few. Go to

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