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PTA News and Announcements

Attention Senior Parents!
All senior parents have received an email requesting a suggested contribution of $65 to help support a number of senior events. You can make your contribution by clicking here or please make checks payable to SHS-PTA and send to: SHS-PTA GEMS, 70 North Avenue, Westport, CT 06880. Thank you for your support!!

PTA Book Club
Our next meeting will be on Friday, April 27th from 10:00 - 11:00 am in the library. We will be reading Refugee by Alan Gratz, a gripping novel told in three perspectives. Each perspective represents a different child refugee fleeing from oppression at different points in time: Nazi Germany, Castro's Cuba in the 1990's, and modern day Syria. This book is so relevant to current issues in today's world; is it a quick read with many layers to discuss.

And, if you want to plan ahead, we will be having our final book club of the year June 1 from 11-12. Book TBD!

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, April 19th, 9:30 - 10:30 am Panera Bread (1860 Post Rd East, next to Home Goods).

District-Wide Spring Coffee - Join the SPED PTA for a discussion with professionals, parents and individuals with special needs on working with your children and your school to present your child’s disability to classmates and the community. Wednesday, April 25th, 9:30 - 11:00 am, Westport Library. Please rsvp to

College Admission Testing
There will be a College Admission Testing Presentation with Charlie O’Hearn, CEO and Founder of Summit Educational Group, on Wednesday, April 18th, at 7:00pm in the Auditorium. Charlie will offer expert, in-depth information and guidance geared toward sophomore and junior families regarding the SAT and ACT, differences between the tests and how to decide where to focus, and considerations on timing of taking the tests.

Board of Education
The next regular BOE meeting will be held on Monday, April 23rd, at 7:30 pm, in the Staples Cafeteria. Click here for the current meeting agenda. The meeting can also be viewed live on channel 78 or via computer on the district’s website or by clicking here.

Community Bulletin Board Information - click here