December 4, 2020
HOLIDAY TEACHER APPRECIATION
This holiday season, we are so very grateful for our amazing faculty and staff! Please join the West School PTC as we thank them and wish them a Happy Holiday on Wednesday, December 16th. The celebration includes a festive boxed lunch delivered by Walter Stewart’s as well as a Yeti tumbler for each of them to take home. This year the teacher’s lounge was needed as a classroom so we want to provide an easy way to bring coffee from home! Please help make this occasion special by purchasing a lunch or a Yeti, or making a donation here.
PICTURE RETAKE DAY, Tuesday, December 8th

HOLIDAY TEACHER APPRECIATION LUNCH, Wednesday, December 16th

VIRTUAL HOLIDAY ASSEMBLY/WEBINAR, Wednesday, December 23rd from 9:45AM - 10:10AM
Early Dismissal (12:05pm.)

HOLIDAY VACATION, Thursday, December 24th - Friday, January 1st
No school.

SPIRIT DAY, Friday, January 8th
Wear your green, white or Westy!
MINTED FUNDRAISER
When ordering your holiday cards this year, please consider purchasing them through Minted! You will receive 20% off your order PLUS 15% of the proceeds will go back to West School with the code FUNDRAISE WEST.
AMAZON SMILE
As you begin your holiday shopping, please consider making your Amazon purchases through Amazon Smile for the benefit of West School. Go to smile.amazon.com and select the charity West School Parent Teacher Council. You can shop normally, using your regular Amazon account and Amazon will donate .5% of your purchase to West School!
WEST PTC EXECUTIVE BOARD - CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
The West School PTC Nominating Committee has initiated a search for potential volunteers to serve on the 2021-2022 Executive Board. We welcome nominations from within our parent community, and we encourage you to nominate yourself if you are interested in this important commitment. Please click here to review the PTC Board position descriptions and to submit a nomination. The deadline for submission is Friday, January 8th.
SAVE THE DATE - WEST SCHOOL VIRTUAL VARIETY SHOW
Grab the popcorn, gather the family and snuggle up on the couch, our annual variety show is going virtual for 2021 on Thursday, February 4th! Calling all 3rd and 4th Graders! Don’t miss your chance to be the stars of the show! Registration and more details to follow.
BOE UPDATE
The next BOE virtual meeting is Monday, December 7th at 7:00PM. The meeting agenda and prior meeting minutes are here. Questions? Please contact the West BOE representative Erica Schwedel at edurep@westchoolptc.org.
HOLIDAYS IN SILHOUETTE: A NCM& HS FUNDRAISER - ORDER DEADLINE EXTENDED!
Just in time for the holidays, the New Canaan Museum & Historical Society has partnered with the Silhouette Lady for a truly personalized gift your grandparents won't forget. Using a photograph, the Silhouette Lady will hand cut silhouettes and deliver them for easy pick up to the New Canaan Museum. Best of all, she is donating 25% of all proceeds to the NCM&HS. Just click here to choose the package you would like, mention you are part of the New Canaan Museum & Historical Society and check holiday shopping off your list. To learn more, please follow us on instagram @newcanaanmuseum. Absolute last day to order is December 10th!
DECK THE WALLS AT THE CARRIAGE BARN ARTS CENTER
Catch the holiday spirit at the Carriage Barn Art Center’s 5th Annual holiday exhibit and fundraiser open now through December 12th from 11AM - 4PM. More than forty spectacular, one-of-a-kind wreaths will be available to buy or bid on, along with a selection of small, original artwork priced at $250 or less. From traditionally decorated greens to unconventional materials and themed designs, the wreaths are created and donated by local artists, designers, businesses and organizations. Artwork by many celebrated local artists will include paintings, fine art photography, ceramics and mixed media works in a range of styles. Admission is free, masks are required inside and social distancing will be in effect.