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SHS ANNOUNCEMENT

PTA Book Club
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.

Support The PTA With Amazon Smile
If you're an amazon shopper, go to smile.amazon.com and search for PTSA Connecticut Inc Staples High School PTA, in the box where it says “Or pick your own charitable organization.” Please bookmark it for all future shopping. Everything else will operate as normal: all purchases made through https://smile.amazon.com will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to our PTA! Please make sure that you are logged into AmazonSmile (not Amazon.com) when you are making purchases. These dollars and cents really add up, thank you for your support!

New Member of Staples Security Team
SHS is pleased to announce that Ms. Dana Seymour has joined the Staples Security Team.

Ms. Seymour recently retired from the Waterford, CT Police Department as a Patrol Sergeant and shift supervisor. She joins Mr. Tom Bassett, a retired Detective Sergeant from the Milford, CT police department.

We are fortunate to have both of these law enforcement professionals as part of the Staples family. Please welcome Ms. Seymour when you see her (and of course say hi to Mr. Bassett as well)!

Hurricane Maria Relief Week
This 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! 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.

  • 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

Request for Crutches
Any spare crutches to donate? Consider donating them to our Athletic trainer’s office. All donations can be dropped off at the Athletic Office. Thank you.

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 shsyearbook@westportps.org. 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 rjohorey@yahoo.com or Wendy Brown wsbrown@optonline.net

Wreckerwear
Show your school spirit and support the PTA by purchasing Staples Wreckerwear! Click here or just go to shopasf.com 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 an opportunity to meet the local candidates on Oct 24th. click here!


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