PTA News and Announcements
November 28th -
Staples PTA Holiday Scholarship Drive for Staples Tuition Grants (STG)
Staples High School Book Fair
Staff Holiday Luncheon
December 16, 17, 18
December 24 - January 2
Please support Staples PTA Holiday Scholarship Drive for Staples Tuition Grants (STG) to raise funds for the Westport Families Scholarship Award. Since 1943, STG has been a Westport community tradition of neighbors helping neighbors, families helping families. Last year they provided $300,000 in grants to 115 deserving Staples graduates. As one recipient said: “Once again, thank you so much for giving me and many other students the opportunity to get financial help because we all have dreams that deserve to be given a chance.” Our annual drive lasts through December 17th, with a soft launch today and an official launch tomorrow on Giving Tuesday, a global celebration of generosity! What a great way to close the gap on tuition for Staples seniors or Alumni! It is also a great way to give a gift to honor your favorite teacher. For more information and for sponsorship levels click HERE. To make your gift click HERE. All donations received by December 17 will be listed on the STG website and Facebook page.
Book Fair - Please Save the Date
Staples High School Book Fair - Wednesday, December 7th, 9am to 9pm
Hosted by Barnes & Noble, Westport. Benefits Staples Wreckers Mini Grants & Numerous PTA programs. Highlights include: The Orphenians performing at 4:00 pm; reading, discussion and book signing with Wally Lamb, best-selling author of “She’s Come Undone” and new novel “I’ll Take You There" at 7:00 pm. Cheesecake Factory pies and cakes ready for holiday ordering, plus an array of holiday gift items for everyone on your list! You may also visit BN.Com/bookfairs to support us online from 12/7/16 to 12/12/16 by entering Book Fair ID #12040465 at checkout.
Please see the attached flyer for more information and consider volunteering an hour of your time by clicking here.
Only One Week Left To Help Give Thanks to the Staples Staff. We Need Your Donations to Support the Staff Appreciation Holiday Luncheon
The PTA will be hosting the Staff Holiday Luncheon on Thursday, December 8th during the 3 lunch waves. This a highly anticipated and appreciated event by all 250+ staff members. We would not be able to make this luncheon a success without your donations and support. Please consider showing your appreciation for the Staples staff by donating food, beverages or money for this event. Click here to signup to donate. If you don't have time to cook and you would prefer to make a monetary donation, please click on this paypal link or drop off a check donation (checks made payable to SHS PTA) to Yuko Moy’s house at 5 Janson Court. Any questions contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you in advance for your donation - Mary Ellen Adipietro, Heather Dane, Lisa Fierro, Rebecca Mace, Yuko Moy
Reflections Art Contest - "What Is Your Story?"
The SHS PTA is proud to host the Reflections Art Contest offering students a wonderful opportunity to highlight and recognize their imagination, creativity and interpretation in the discipline of arts education. This year's theme: What Is Your Story? challenges students to reflect on who they are and how they see the world around them.
Students can submit artwork in 6 categories: Visual Arts, Film Production, Dance Choreography, Photography, Music Competition, Literature. Multiple submissions in one or more category is allowed. Please check the rules, for each category, available from Karen Harman in the media center. Entries will be judged by local professional artists in each field. First place SHS winners in each category will receive recognition and gifts. All winning entries will be submitted to compete at the state level, and state winners advance to the national level. For a Student Entry Form please click here. Questions? Contact Karen Harman at email@example.com.
Submission deadline is by December 16th at 2:15pm.
HOLIDAY SHOPPING ALERT
Looking for gift ideas for your Staples Student?
Click HERE to view some amazing items that your Staples Student will love to receive this holiday season. Great gift ideas for everyone. You can shop online at SHOPASF.COM or visit ASF on Post Road. Start your shopping now!!
Ticket sales for Peter Pan have begun!
Come see Peter Pan at the Bedford Middle School auditorium on Friday, December 2nd, 7:30pm, Saturday, December 3rd, 2pm, Saturday, December 3rd, 7:30pm and Sunday, December 4th, 2pm. Each performance lasts approximately two hours. For tickets go to www.bedfordactinggroup.com. For additional questions about purchasing online tickets, please contact Paige Schwartz at PaigeSchwartz@gmail.com.
Board of Education
The next regular BOE meeting will be held at the SHS Cafeteria on Monday, December 5th at 7:30pm. 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
Community Bulletin Board Information - click here for community info and events!
Order WreckerWear - click here to shop