October 16, 2020
Auction LIVE on Monday
Starting Monday, October 19th the Fall Online Auction will be LIVE. It will close on Thursday, October 22nd. Don’t miss the opportunity to bid on over 35 unique items and experiences with 100% of proceeds going to West. From local art to travel, this auction is a great way to give back and get a head start on your holiday shopping! Please show your support for our wonderful school and the much anticipated Outdoor Learning Center by bidding early and often! Look out for the auction link on Monday to start bidding. Here are just some of the fantastic items:
Tiny Tent Sleepovers "Spa Facial Party" for 6
Private Glass House Tour for 10
HELP WANTED
Do you have a background in graphic design? Are you interested in managing a social media page for West School? The PTC is looking for parents who can help us in these two areas! Please send a message to presidents@westschoolptc.org if you would like to get involved.
FALL GARDENS AT WEST UPDATE
The fall fairies visited West last week! Check out the photos below to see how the outdoor spaces at school got festive! Thank you to our wonderful garden committee Celina Allibhai, Lauren Bock and Anca Jordan. It’s not too late to contribute as we want to raise more funds for flower bulbs and other spring plantings. Please click here to contribute.
FALL ONLINE AUCTION, Monday, October 19th - Thursday, October 22nd

SPIRIT DAY, Friday, October 23rd
Wear your green, white or Westy!

VIRTUAL PERFORMING ARTIST, Monday, October 26th
Magician Randy Shine

PROFESSIONAL LEARNING DAY, Tuesday, November 3rd
No School.

SPIRIT DAY, Friday, November 6th
Wear your green, white or Westy!
WEST MEMORY BOOK COVER ART
Attention all 4th Graders!! The West School Memory Book needs you to design its cover! First and second place winners each receive a free Memory Book! All submissions must be returned to your teacher by Friday, November 13th. See flyer for additional details. Any questions, please contact the Memory Book team at memorybooks@westschoolptc.org. Be Creative and Have Fun!
WEST MEMORY BOOK PORTRAITS
For any students who missed Picture Day, parents may submit their own portrait-style photo for the yearbook by emailing memorybooks@westschoolptc.org and include your child's name and teacher. Please submit by Friday, November 13th.
SPIRIT WEAR
A BIG WHALE-OF-A-THANK YOU to ALL who supported West School through your SPIRIT WEAR purchases this fall! Feeling like you missed out? It's not too late! We are reopening our online store for a limited time, so you can stock up on remaining inventory for the cooler days ahead. Click here to shop online or contact spirit@westschoolptc.org to schedule a private shopping appointment.
JOIN THE PTC
The new online directory is now available! Please click here to link to our directory website, Membership Toolkit. Register and pay your $30 membership fee to gain access to the site. Your support funds our programming and events, which cost over $250 per child each year. Please contact Martha Harper at directory@westschoolptc.org with any questions. Paper copies of the directory will be available for an additional $5 fee. Only PTC members will gain access to the online directory.
WEST SCHOOL VOLUNTEER HUB
Though visitors are not permitted in the building this year, there are still many ways to support our school and volunteer! You can design layouts for the memory book, create our first virtual science fair and more! We hope all parents will find an opportunity to get involved. Click here for our volunteer interest form.
BOE UPDATE
The next BOE virtual meeting is Monday, October 19th 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.
SPREAD THE SPOOK WITH YWL
The Young Women's League of New Canaan is on a mission to spread the spook all over town with our latest fundraiser, Boofest! and make this a Halloween to remember! Spread the spook to friends and neighbors by purchasing one of our "Boo" packages that includes creepy mailbox decorations and an optional Halloween-themed goodie basket provided by Groove. Our Boo Squad does all the work and will be delivering and decorating "boo" recipients' homes throughout October, so buy your kit now at ywlnewcanaan.org/boofest! Proceeds will benefit Food Bank of Lower Fairfield County and Waveny LifeCare Network.
NEW CANAAN BIKE RODEO AND CUB SCOUT RECRUITING EVENT
Cub Scout Pack 45 is hosting a New Canaan Bike Rodeo and Cub Scout recruiting event on Saturday, October 17th from 10AM - 12PM in the parking lot at the New Canaan train station. All K-5th grade boys and girls are invited to join us for a free bike and helmet check, learn proper hand signals and test your riding skills on our obstacle course. Older kids and parents are welcome to both attend and participate. Contact Cubmaster Danielle McKee at (203) 979-3023 if you have any questions.
ROTARY CLUB LOBSTERFEST
New Canaan Rotary Club's 35th Annual Lobsterfest will be “contactless” this year. Proceeds from Lobsterfest are the New Canaan Rotary Club's major annual fundraiser for grants to support many local non-profits. Drive through pick up on Friday October 16th and Saturday, October 17th from 4:30pm to 8pm at Waveny Pool Pavilion. Your order will be placed in your car or trunk by Rotarians and the wonderful guys from SLOBs. Order in advance online only at https://www.newcanaanrotarylobsterfest.org. Orders placed by September 30th will save 10% off the $45 ticket price. All dinners will be prepared and packed by professional caterers from New Canaan's Fjord Fish Market (steamed lobster or the new grilled salmon option!) and Walter Stewart's Market (fried chicken). Wine and beer specially selected by Stewart’s Wine & Spirits is available for purchase. A limited number of home deliveries are available for orders of 8 or more. NEW: Buy Gift Cards to give a dinner to friends, co-workers, clients or say THANKS to a local First Responder. If you cannot attend but would like to make a donation, you can do so on our website.
SCOUT ME IN - PACK 45 OPEN HOUSE AND COURT OF HONOR!
Attention Scouts from last year and K-5th grade boys and girls who want to learn more about Scouting: Cub Scout Pack 45 is hosting an Open House and Pack Meeting Court of Honor on Wednesday, October 21st at 7PM in the St. Aloysius School gym. Learn everything you need to know about Cub Scouts while we recognize last year’s Scouts by presenting them with their rank patches and celebrate being selected as a Pope Paul VI National Catholic Unit Excellence Award winner. Contact Cubmaster Danielle McKee at (203) 979-3023 if you have any questions.
NEW CANAAN TRAVEL BASEBALL
Register now for the 2021 New Canaan Travel ‘Select’ Baseball Program. The New Canaan Travel Program is for selected players aged 7 to 12 who are interested in engaging in a higher level of competitive play. Tryouts will take place at BVSA located at 4 Largo Drive in Stamford on Sunday, Novermber 1st and Sunday, November 8th. Players must be registered in advance to tryout. CLICK HERE to visit New Canaan Baseball's website for more information and to register now!