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PTA News and Announcements


Dear SHS Families,

Congratulations to our Wreckers Football Team on their big CIAC semi-final win over Southington! The Wreckers advance to the State Finals to play West Haven this Saturday, 12/9 at 5pm. Please see below for more info.  

There is still time to support our upcoming Faculty and Staff Holiday Luncheon! This is a beloved annual tradition and we’re grateful for all the support. If you still wish to donate, kindly do so here.

Important Upcoming Dates

Friday, December 15th
Saturday, December 16th

Candlelight Concert
Staples Auditorium at 8pm

Saturday, December 16th

Candlelight Concert
Staples Auditorium at 3pm

Monday, December 18th

Reflections Arts Contest Submission Deadline

Friday, December 22nd

Early Dismissal

December 25th - January 1st

Winter Recess



Yearbook HQ

  • Yearbooks Are Available to Order Now! Order your student’s ‘23-24 yearbook here. Don’t forget: the earlier you purchase, the more you save. Questions? Contact the SHS Yearbook team:
  • Senior Baby Pictures: It's time for Senior BABY Pictures for the 2024 yearbook! Photo submissions are due on Friday, 12/15! Please click here for the link + instructions on how to submit your senior’s baby photo. 
  • Senior Yearbook Ads: Senior Ads are live and submissions are due by 12/31! Click here for instructions on how to purchase and design yours today, directly on the Jostens site. Parents can also purchase a 1/16 page ad by filling out this Google Form and sending in a check made out to “SHS Yearbook” for $30. 

PTA Membership and Directory
It’s a scientifically proven(ish) fact that PTA members have 38% more fun at holiday parties. If you’ve already joined, have at it! If not, it’s never too late: sign up here.

The School Counseling Department News

  • SCOIR Parent Workshop - 12/7 at 9:30am at the Westport Library
  • College Planning Night for Junior Families - 1/4 at 6:30pm in the SHS Auditorium
  • USA Gap Year Fair
  • Navigating the College Search Webinar
  • Paying for College Virtual Presentations


Please click here for important Senior Information, including: 

  • Senior Baby Photos for the Yearbook - due by 12/15/23
  • Senior Yearbook Ads - due by 12/31/23
  • Cap & Gown + Diploma Ordering - due by 1/15/24
  • Senior Internship Program


Staff Holiday Luncheon
The Staples High School PTA is proud to celebrate and support our faculty and staff with appreciation events throughout the year, including the upcoming Holiday Staff Appreciation Luncheon. The PTA and parent volunteers work hard to make these events special by offering a selection of delicious lunch offerings. Please consider making a monetary donation to be used for Staff Appreciation events, such as purchasing items for the upcoming Holiday luncheon. All donations are welcome and no donation is too small. Thank you for your generous and ongoing support for our amazing Staples faculty, staff, and administration!

Reflections Arts Contest 2023-24
The theme for this year’s competition is: “I am hopeful because...”  The Reflections Program is the PTA’s cornerstone Arts Program that offers students the opportunity to be recognized on the local, state, and national levels for their unique artistic interpretation of the theme. All entries can be submitted virtually this year. Artists are invited to compete in the categories of Film Production, Music Composition, Visual Arts, Dance Choreography, Literature and Photography. Any student who is interested in participating should contact the Reflections Committee at for specific category guidelines and an entry form. The submission deadline is Mon, 12/18.

SLOBs Update
The next meeting is 12/6; contact with questions. Also: SLOBs winter coat drive continues. Winter coats will be collected in the Staples cafeteria until 12/15. Please consider bringing new or gently used coats, gloves, or snow gear for donation.

SDEIB Updates
Staples DEIB would like to wish all Happy Holidays for the month of December.  December’s meeting will be at Mexicue on Thurs, 12/14 from 5:30-7 PM. All are welcome to join. Click here to learn more.

Cafeteria News
Click here to learn what’s new in the SHS Cafeteria. 

Show your WRECKER PRIDE by coming out to support our teams at this week’s STAPLES SPORTING EVENTS! 

  • Please come out to cheer on #1 Staples Football vs. West Haven in the CIAC state championship finals. The game will be held at Arute Field this Saturday, 12/9 at 5pm, at Arute Field at Central Connecticut State University. Tickets must be purchased in advance here

**If you would like to advertise a school sponsored event, sporting or otherwise, please submit a write-up to by Friday at 5pm. Please send all information as you wish it to be displayed, with any pertinent links. Announcements will be included in the following week’s Tuesday PTA Planner.**

Elena Caggiano & Jodi Harris
SHS PTA Co-Presidents