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PTA News and Announcements

PTA Book Club
Thank you to everyone who came to the PTA Book Club last week with NYT bestselling author, Jane Green. It was a great discussion, and Jane shared some wonderful insight into the world of publishing as well as her own process as a writer.

We are very excited about the next book club, which will meet from 10-11am on Friday November 3rd in the Staples Library. Suzanne Krauss will join us to discuss her memoir To Vegas and Back "a true story about mothers, daughters and the ultimate power of forgiveness."

The book is available at the Westport Library, Barnes and Noble, and Amazon.

SIP 'N CHAT: Meet, exchange ideas and ask questions with other Special Ed parents. Open to all parents of students receiving Special Education services in Westport schools. Thursday, October 19th, 9:30 - 10:30am Panera Bread (1860 Post Rd East, next to Home Goods).

Picture Retake Day
School pictures have come in and are being distributed to the students by their grade level assistant. Make up day is on Tuesday, October 17th. Students can have their picture re-taken during their free period, during lunch, or at the beginning or end of the day. Photographers will be in front of the auditorium.

College Goal Sunday Financial Aid Assistance
The College Goal Sunday Connecticut program allows participants to receive free, hands-on assistance in completing the FAFSA application and general information about financial aid. This program takes place at a number of sites throughout the state, including at Norwalk Community College on October 22 from 1-4 p.m. Any specific questions may be directed at Ashley Ruszczyk, Associate Director of Financial Aid at NCC (

Hurricane Maria Relief Week
Next week is Hurricane Maria Relief Week. There will be several fundraisers but there are two that involve a fundraising competition between the classes. The first is a sticker sale on Tuesday. Each sticker is $1 and every dollar counts as a point towards the class total. Also from Wednesday to Friday there will be a "Penny Wars" competition. Every penny you spend earns points. Quarters, dimes, or nickels can be donated to steal points from the other classes. So please start collecting loose change around the house this week and over the weekend! Next Wednesday is coming quick and we want to be ready! Thank you and happy collecting!

Staples Musicians Play for a Cause
The Staples HS Music Department is pairing with Luck's Music to raise money to replace Texas public school sheet music libraries lost in Hurricane Harvey.... through our REBUILDING TOGETHER campaign. The President of Luck's Music has pledged $10,000 nationwide as a matching grant! Several fundraising events will be taking place. Visit the Staples Music website for the latest in SHS music.

  • Wednesday October 18th, SHS Fall String Orchestra Kick-off to Rebuilding Together hurricane relief effort! 7:30pm, Saugatuck Elementary School
  • Friday October 20th SHS Fall Parlor Concert, 7:30 pm, Trinity Episcopal Church, 651 Pequot Ave, Southport, CT, 06890
  • Friday October 27th, Staples football half-time will feature a SHS Jazz Ensemble and actual footage of a destroyed Texas school music department on the “jumbotron
  • Friday November 3rd, SHS students will hold a "Chamber-a-thon” where sponsored students will play for 20 minutes and have their music cases open for donations.
  • Saturday November 11th, HS Western Regional Auditions, Brien McMahon HS, Norwalk

Class of 2018 - Yearbook Deadline Reminders
Senior Portraits: portrait deadline November 21. Portrait selection deadline January 8. If you do not have a photo taken by Prestige by the last available appointment, Nov. 21, you WILL NOT be in the senior portrait section of the yearbook. For more information about portraits go to Prestige Portraits.
Senior Ads: deadline October 23. Go to the following link to purchase, upload or create your ad. For technical support call 877-362-7750
Senior Baby Pics: deadline October 23. Please submit a baby or toddler pdf/ jpeg online to Please include the student's name in the email.
Senior Write-Ups: deadline December 4. Write-ups should be submitted here. The Yearbook Staff reserves the right to edit or delete at our discretion.

PTA membership fund needs your support
Staff - click here to join
Parents - click here to join
Questions - contact Ritu Johorey or Wendy Brown

Show your school spirit and support the PTA by purchasing Staples Wreckerwear! Click here or just go to and put “wreckerwear” in the search bar to find an assortment of Staples logowear.

Board of Education
The next regular BOE meeting will be held at the SHS Cafeteria today, Monday, October 23rd 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

Community Bulletin Board Information - For more information on the Election 2017 and 2 opportunities to meet the local candidates on Oct. 16th and Oct 24th. click here!

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