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PTA News and Announcements

2017-2018 End of Year Activities Calendar

Thank You to our Retiring Staples Staff

Rita Appel

Teacher - 18 years

Sydney Brown

Paraprofessional - 17 years

Mari Carroll

Secretary - 23 years

Dianne Cark

Secretary - 33 years

Adele Cutrali-Valovich

Teacher - 35 years

Linda McClary

Teacher - 34 years

Francine Sinay

Teacher - 16 years

Margaret (Jeanne) Stevens

Teacher - 17 years


GPA Changes - Further Information and resources
On Friday, June 8th, James D’Amico sent the following message via Connect Ed:-

Following the June 4 Parent Information Session, we have received much constructive feedback regarding the proposed changes to how we weight grade point average. The leadership team at the high school has been actively using this feedback in our thinking, and you will note that in the presentation to the Board of Education on June 11, modifications have already been made to our plans. We acknowledge the concerns that have been presented about the timeline of change, and agree that changes would come only for future Staples students, not our current grades 9, 10, or 11 students.

If you have not offered any feedback yet, and would like to, please follow this link to the Google Form we are using to collect your questions. Within this form, you will find links to a revised slide presentation, my cover memo for Monday's Board of Education discussion, and a link to our website where you will be able to view Monday's Parent Information Session - James D’Amico, Principal

Attention Staples Shoppers
Looking for a meaningful Graduation Gift? Or would you like to thank your child for ALL their efforts this school year? For some great ideas, click here to view a new STAPLES pride logowear offering: Help your kids support Staples and Westport by proudly wearing our logowear all summer and everywhere they go!

** Check out Alumni shirts offered for our class of 2018 seniors....and the sweatshirt blanket is great for dorm rooms or watching chilly fall sporting events. Don't miss the new beach towel !!

All items are ordered online and available for pick-up at ASF in Westport, behind the Border Grill.

Senior Parents - Graduation Celebration

  • It is imperative that we receive a waiver signed by both the student and a parent in order for your graduate to enter the party. No child will be allowed to enter without the waiver. Many students have already submitted their waivers – if your child has not yet done so, please print out the waiver here, complete it and either place it in the bin at the front desk at school or scan and email to shs_pta@westportps.org.
  • In an effort to reduce the crowds at the check-in entrance to the party, we will be doing Pre Check-In at the PTA tables outside of Baccalaureate. Please instruct your child to stop at the PTA table before the Baccalaureate ceremony to claim their wristband for admittance to the party.
  • Graduation and end of the year events and related information and forms are posted here. Check it out!

2018 Yearbook Pick Up
Seniors & underclassmen who have not picked up their yearbook can pick them up IMMEDIATELY following the June 21 grad rehearsal, 8:30 - 10:00 am, in front of the cafeteria. There will be some books for sale for $95 on a first-come, first-served basis.

If you do not pick up your book at this time you will have to wait until the next school year to do so. The YBK office is closed over the summer.

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Thank You!
Thank you to all parents and staff for your support of the PTA this year. Your effort and participation helped make this school year a success. Special thanks also to our fantastic executive board, board and parent volunteers who have generously given their time and effort this year. You all helped make Staples the great place it is.

Have a great summer!

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