News & Updates

December 2021 News


Happy Holidays! We have a few updates to share from the West Woods PTA for December.

Drive Through Winter Wonderland and Scavenger Hunt

December 18th

5:00 - 6:30 PM

Drive through the West Woods neighborhood for winter light viewing and a fun scavenger hunt with bingo card! We will post and send a link to the map and scavenger bingo card later this week. All West Woods students are welcome to join the scavenger hunt for free! Please register by 12/16 at wwpta.rocks/winterhunt. Once students have completed their scavenger hunt bingo card, please stop by West Woods School to pick up their prize! Show the love this holiday season! The Children's Center of Hamden is in need of socks for children this Winter season. Please consider donating new socks (all sizes needed!) by bringing them to the last stop on 12/18.

FROM MR. PAGE – Spread the Joy Spirit Day

December 23rd

Students can wear winter or holiday festive colors OR represent West Woods in their school gear. Please have students wear sneakers! For 10 minutes, students and staff will move and groove in a winter wonderland in the West Woods gymnasium as they go through our annual Holiday Hustle Couse! Class schedule and more information attached.

Amazon Smile

Support the West Woods PTA this holiday season through Amazon Smile! Designate West Woods PTA as your charity of choice. Amazon Smile will give 0.5% of eligible purchases to our PTA. Sign up with our direct link: http://smile.amazon.com/ch/06-0994032. Once you sign-up, navigate to smile.amazon.com and then shop as you normally would.

FROM MR. LEVY– Substitute Recess and Lunch Aides Needed

Would you or someone you know be interested in serving as a substitute recess and lunch aide! If so, please contact Mr. Levy at dlevy@hamden.org to find out more about this important role at WWS.

Donations Needed for Church St. School

The Church St. School nurse is in desperate need for gently used leggings, socks and sweatpants, especially for grades K-3, but all sizes are welcome. If you have gently used LEGGINGS and SWEATPANTS and SOCKS that no longer fit your child, please consider donating them to the health office at Church Street School. You may email the Church St. School PTA president to coordinate a drop off of items: hamdenCSSCAFE@gmail.com

The West Woods PTA wishes you and your family a joyous, safe and wonderful holiday season!

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!

Calling All Room Parents!!

What is a Room Parent?

A Room Parent is a PTA volunteer who helps out in their child's class (Don't Forget the Art Room and the Media Center need love too!) by supporting the teacher to make 2021/2022 THE BEST YEAR EVER! Room Parents help with classroom events and facilitate communication between the teacher and the other parents in the class.


What does a Room Parent do throughout the year?

  • Assist in Communication between Parents, Teachers, and the WW PTA
  • Help with Planning and Recruiting Volunteers and Supplies for Classroom Parties and Projects
  • Coordinate Holiday Teacher Gift from the class (Group-Funded)
  • Assist PTA during Teacher Appreciation Week Activities
  • Grade 5 ONLY: Assist in Grade 6 Promotion Activities
  • Grade 6 ONLY: Will also serve as the Grade 6 Activities Chairperson


If you are interested in becoming a Room Parent this year, YAY!


HOW DO I SIGN UP?
Online: wwpta.rocks/roomparent
Email: roomparents@westwoodspta.org

New Officers

News Posted by WW PTA on May 19, 2021

Congratulations to our new officers for the 2021-2022 school year:

  • Amy Apuzzo, President

  • Wendy Weeks, Secretary

Join the PTA

News Posted by WW PTA on September 15, 2020

Want to get more involved? Join the PTA! Families play a critical role as partners in supporting children at home and in school. As a start to this partnership, we hope you will join the West Woods PTA. The PTA's main purpose is to combine the expertise of parents, teachers and staff within our community to enhance the educational experience of our children. Learn more and sign up at: wwpta.rocks/join.

Library Fundraiser

News Posted by WW PTA on May 24, 2021

Please see this message from Ms. Sendroff:

Did you know that in a typical school year - our school library circulates over 19,000 books to students and teachers? Please consider supporting our well-loved school library media center with a monetary donation to help us improve our nonfiction offerings.

Today our Titlewish campaign launches! All funds that are raised will go directly to our library and Follett will match 10% of all funds that are raised. https://www.titlewish.com/1093892

Questions? Please contact our library media specialist, Susan Martinez Sendroff by email smartinezsendroff@hamden.org.


Teacher Appreciation Week

News Posted by WW PTA on April 29, 2021


West Woods School celebrates Teacher Appreciation Week

May 3-7, 2021

Every year we embrace the opportunity to shine the spotlight on the Faculty and Staff at West Woods School. This year we have all had to work through obstacles, therefore this is our big chance to show teachers and staff our support and to say thank you for making this the best year possible for our children! Our Entire School Community has thought outside the box and gone above and beyond to maintain West Woods School a great place to Learn and Grow! Here are a few ideas, and we need your help!

Students and families can help make it a great week by:

  • Come decorate the front of the school on Sunday, May 2nd at 3pm. We have chalk, chalk markers, signs, and posters to make the entry into our school very festive!

  • On Tuesday, May 4th, we can all write a special letter of appreciation, poem, or note to teachers, PPS team members, tutors, paraprofessionals, lunch and recess aides, custodians, nurse, and school secretary. How to deliver them? You could E-mail them directly or there will be a special mailbox in the main lobby and students can deliver cards and notes.

  • Send a parent email to a member of the staff who made a difference in your child’s life. All staff emails can be found on the school website. Most emails are the person’s first initial followed by their last name @hamden.org. (Example: dlevy@hamden.org)

  • On Thursday, May 6th, our children can bring in a school supply (Expo Markers, Post it Notes, Clorox Wipes, Tissues, Paper Towels, Crayons, Glue Sticks) to show our continued support!

  • The PTA ordered extra Flowers (from the Mother's Day Plant Sale) to give to each Teacher & Staff to show our Gratitude! Teachers can pick out their flowers on Friday!

  • Donate a $20 gift card to any local store or restaurant for the teacher raffle on Friday! Send in an actual gift card to Mr. Levy, Principal by Wednesday, May 5th. You may also donate by sending an e-gift card to the email address teacher@westwoodspta.org.

  • Let's have our children dress up like our teachers and staff on Friday, May 7th to show them our Appreciation!

Literacy Night

News Posted by WW PTA on April 2, 2021


Save the Date for our WWS Virtual Literacy Night: April 28th, 6:00-7:30 PM. Check out the flyer at wwpta.rocks/literacy.

To join the zoom meeting, click here and enter passcode 088109.

Call for Nominations

News Posted by WW PTA on March 30, 2021


Hello! I hope you are all doing well.


I am writing today because the PTA is seeking individuals for the roles of President and Secretary for the 2021-22 school year.


Typically these positions are two year terms. This year both our President, Jess Wallace-Moyer, and Secretary, Stefanie Summerer, moved/are moving out of the district.


The West Woods PTA has a strong history of providing enrichment opportunities for students and our teachers. While this year has been difficult, we know things are getting better. We are looking for people who are ready to step in today to begin to learn the ropes so they are ready to lead by July 1. Both positions would be a one year term, with the possibility of continuing for an additional 2 year term in 2022.


I have been an active member of our PTA and the Board of Directors since 2012. Sadly this is my last year at West Woods but I am committed to helping the new executive board find success. No one is President alone. A great board of directors and countless volunteers make our PTA great and I have no doubt that will continue.


Finally, both of these roles must be filled in order for our PTA to remain in compliance. I urge you to consider applying. The PTA Board of Directors is here to help you learn the role.

Please fill out this form or email nominations@westwoodspta.org if you have any questions.


Thank you and I look forward to working with our next President and Secretary!


Jen Schmitz

Nominations Committee Chair

Mother's Day Plant Sale

News Posted by WW PTA on March 29, 2021


Please submit your order for the Mother's Day Plant Sale by April 11 at wwpta.rocks/plantSale. We are only selling full flats, hanging baskets & pots. Orders will be available for pickup between 2 and 4 pm on Friday, May 7.

We will also be selling additional flowers, including individual packs of annuals, vegetables and herbs and hanging baskets on Friday, May 7 from 2:30 to 5:00 pm and Saturday, May 8 from 9 am to 12 pm.

Online orders must be placed by April 11.

Proceeds from the Plant Sale will benefit 6th Grade activities.

6th Grade T-Shirts

News Posted by WW PTA on March 29, 2021

The 6th graders have voted on their T-shirt design and the order with the manufacturer has been placed. Please visit the PTA store to pay for your t-shirt at wwpta.rocks/6thGrade

Yearbook Orders

News Posted by WW PTA on March 25, 2021

Order your yearbook today! Visitwwpta.rocks/yearbook for the ordering link. Please place orders by April 12 to ensure your child's copy is reserved.

Picture Day Retakes

News Posted by WW PTA on March 22, 2021

Retakes will be available on April 12 & 13. See wwpta.rocks/yearbook for sign-up links.

6th Grade Panera Fundraiser

News Posted by WW PTA on March 20, 2021

April 14 from 4pm - 8pm. Order online at http://panerabread.com/ and enter code PRFUND at checkout. You can also bring this flyer or show a digital version to the cashier when ordering at the cafe to ensure the 6th grade gets a portion of the proceeds.

In-person & Online Book Fair

News Posted by WW PTA on March 20, 2021

The fall book fair begins Tuesday, March 23 and ends Wednesday, March 31. Make sure to sign your child up with an e-wallet, so they are able to purchase books!

Visit http://wwpta.rocks/bookFair for e-wallet instructions and the schedule for when your child's class will visit the book fair.

Online Book Fair

News Posted by WW PTA on October 19, 2020

The virtual fall book fair begins today and ends November 1. Visit https://wwpta.rocks/books to shop.

Lyman Orchard Pie Sales

News Posted by WW PTA on October 17, 2020

The PTA is offering Lyman Orchards pies for this fall’s fundraiser. Orders are due by October 23 and pies will be available for pickup on November 17 at West Woods School. Visit https://wwpta.rocks/pies to sign-up today.

Lyman Orchard Pie sales.pdf

Drive-Through Trick-or-Treat Scavenger Hunt

News Posted by WW PTA on October 8, 2020

Join the PTA for a socially distant Halloween celebration on October 31 from 2-4pm. Families can sign-up to have their yard be a stop on our scavenger hunt at http://wwpta.rocks/boo by October 16. Then students can be driven along the Trick-or-Treat Scavenger Hunt Trail to fill out their Scavenger Hunt Bingo card. Once your card is full, stop by West Woods School to pick up a goodie bag from the PTA. Sign-up to be a student trick-or-treater at http://wwpta.rocks/boo by October 22 so we can prepare enough goodie bags for everyone! Also find details on how to enter our costume contest & decorated yard contest at http://wwpta.rocks/boo.

Drive-thru Trick or Treat Flyer.pdf

Room Parent/Guardian Sign-up

News Posted by WW PTA on October 6, 2020

West Woods PTA is seeking a Room Parent/Guardian for each teacher, including the Art Room and Media Center. Please complete the form at https://wwpta.rocks/roomParent on or before October 20, 2020. Room Parents/Guardians will be chosen by lottery at the October PTA meeting - October 21 at 7pm. See the Calendar for the virtual meeting link.

West Woods Masks for Sale

News Posted by WW PTA on October 5, 2020

West Woods masks are available for sale in our Memberhub store for $5.

Join the PTA

News Posted by WW PTA on September 15, 2020

This year we are using the Memberhub store to register families & teachers to the PTA. Check out our new storefront.

Yearbook Shipment Delayed

News Posted by WW PTA on June 24, 2020

Due to COVID-19, Lifetouch has experienced delays in printing & delivering our yearbooks. As soon as we have a shipment date, we will email families with distribution information.

Little Mermaid Jr Performance Officially Canceled

News Posted by WW PTA on June 24, 2020

As we continue to prioritize the health of our community, we have come to the unfortunate decision to cancel our performance of The Little Mermaid Jr. We had hoped to reschedule the performance during the summer, but current state guidelines made it impossible to stage a production with an audience. Please visit the Theater page for more information.

Virtual Field Day

News Posted by WW PTA on June 5, 2020

Today is the day! Check your specials classroom for the slides to keep score & print your certificate. Instructions for parents can be found here.

Last Chance for Yearbook Orders

News Posted by WW PTA on May 11, 2020

We have a very limited number of yearbooks available for order through our PTA Store. Order soon before they are gone!

Teacher Appreciation Week

News Posted by WW PTA on May 6, 2020

Due to stay-at-home rules this year, we had to get creative for Teacher Appreciation Week. In place of our normal luncheon, on Sunday, we delivered lawn signs & goodies to all of our teachers & staff. Check out this video to look for some familiar faces!

Teacher Appreciation Week

News Posted by WW PTA on May 3, 2020

Every year we embrace the opportunity to shine the spotlight on the faculty and staff at West Woods School. It is our chance to say thank you for making our school a great place to learn. We have a few ideas, and we need your help.


Students and families can help make it a great week by doing any or all of the following:


♥ Sending a picture with a flower to your child’s teacher on Monday.

♥ Sending a video to your teacher on Tuesday telling them why you miss them or what you love about them.

♥ Sending a picture or video to your specials teachers on Wednesday.

♥ Describe your teacher using every letter of their name on Thursday.

♥ Cheering for your teacher on Friday if/when they win a gift card in our drawing.


If you would like to contribute a small gift card to our drawing, please email the e-code to teacher@westwoodspta.org by Thursday.


Let's make it a great week in the woods!

Teacher Appreciation Week.pdf
Gift Card Drawing-Teacher Appreciation 2020.pdf

Sixth Grade Yearbook Pictures Needed

News Posted by WW PTA on Apr 7, 2020

Mrs. Coogan needs your help to finish the 6th grade section of the yearbook. Check out the 6th grade page for more details.

Kid's Corner

News Posted by WW PTA on Mar 26, 2020

With a week of learning from home behind us, the West Woods PTA has added a new Kid's Corner to our website at https://wwpta.rocks/kids. We'll be adding links to resources for online learning and online experiences to add a little variety into your kid's days. Check it out & send us suggestions to add!

Billboard Contest

News Posted by WW PTA on Mar 25, 2020

The Town of Hamden Youth Services Bureau and Hamden Public Schools with support from Outfront Media and the Alliance for Prevention and Wellness, is sponsoring a Billboard Design Contest. This contest is in support of the Hamden Youth Network’s prevention efforts.

Entries must be submitted by a Hamden resident youth; follow required design specifications; and have an official entry form completed.

Entries must be submitted by 10 am on Monday, March 30, 2020.

Download the form at wwpta.rocks/contest.

After School Activities - Canceled

News Posted by WW PTA on Mar 12, 2020

As of today March 12, 2020, all after school activities at West Woods School have been cancelled until further notice. Right at School child care will continue.

As a result, all rehearsals going forward are canceled until further notice. We are still hoping to reschedule the show at some point, so please encourage your children to keep practicing their songs and lines at home! Once we have a new show date, we will schedule enough rehearsals ahead of time to make sure the kids are ready, but it would be great if they can continue practicing so that we don't have to start from scratch.

Nominating Committee

News Posted by WW PTA on Mar 11, 2020

The West Woods PTA is seeking candidates for the positions of:

  1. President

  2. Vice President

  3. Treasurer

  4. Vice Treasurer

  5. Secretary

All positions are a two-year commitment. Please fill out the online form to indicate which positions you are interested in and why you believe you would be a good candidate. Deadline for nominations is April 24, 2020.

If you have any questions or descriptions of the positions, visit wwpta.rocks/bylaws or email the Nominating Committee chair, Jennifer Schmitz, at secretary@westwoodspta.org.

Thank you!

The Little Mermaid Jr Performances - Postponed

News Posted by WW PTA on Mar 11, 2020

Unfortunately we received notification yesterday that all large events at town-owned venues are cancelled due to COVID-19, which includes our play at Hamden Middle School. This is very disappointing, but we are making every effort to reschedule it. We will send an update as soon we have more information. Please be aware that the COVID-19 situation could last a long time, and there is a chance we will be unable to reschedule.

Ticket Sales

We are hoping to apply all show tickets that have been purchased to the new show dates. Once we have a new date, we will work with purchasers to adjust tickets if needed. If the show is ultimately cancelled, ticket purchases will be refunded. We will provide more details on this as soon as we receive guidance from the ticketing site’s customer service.

Playbill

The Playbill has already been ordered, so even if the show is canceled, we will distribute the Playbill to every family in the school & to our sponsors.

This is a fast-moving situation that is constantly changing, so please be aware that there may be additional changes. Please contact theater@westwoodspta.org with any questions.

Math & Literacy Night - Canceled

News Posted by WW PTA on Mar 10, 2020

Good morning:

In keeping with the Mayor’s directive in response to the Corona virus setting limitations on large group events, assemblies, and meetings at Town facilities with close to or more than 100 expected participants, we are unfortunately cancelling tonight’s Math and Literacy Fun Night at West Woods School.

Additional updates will be shared regarding the School District’s response to this changing situation as guidance becomes available through State, Town, and Health Department sources.

Respectfully,

Dan Levy

Yearbook Orders

News Posted by WW PTA on Mar 4, 2020

Attention West Woods School Families! It is time to order the annual yearbook. Pre-order online or by order form by April 1, 2020 to take advantage of the special pre-order price of $22. After April 1, the price will go up to $25 per yearbook.

Students will receive the yearbook during the last weeks of school. It is a perfect way to remember an awesome year in the woods.

Order soon as supplies are limited. Once they are gone, they are gone. Order your copy online today!

Math & Literacy Family Night

News Posted by WW PTA on February 27, 2020

Join us for Math & Literacy Family Night on Tuesday, March 10 from 6:00pm to 7:30 pm. The West Woods PTA is sponsoring a fun night of high energy math & reading activities provided by Math & Movement.

Space is limited, so reserve your spot at tinyurl.com/WWSfamilynight by March 5.

For questions with the sign-up process, please contact our Math Specialist, Mrs. Pietrosimone, at RPietrosimone@hamden.org.

For all other questions, please contact our Literacy Specialist, Mrs. Blanchard, at AnnBlanchard@hamden.org.

Creating Kindness through Animals PACK Assembly

News Posted by WW PTA on February 27, 2020

At today's PACK assembly, students learned about kindness and community by looking to the animal kingdom for examples. Special thanks to Animal Embassy for sharing their anti-bullying programs aimed at grades K-2 and 3-6. These assemblies were paid for by the West Woods PTA as part of this year's school-wide intensive: kindness.

Glow Night

News Posted by WW PTA on Febryary 18, 2020

Glow to Support West Woods Tuesday, March 3 from 6-8pm! Sky Zone is different after dark. Lasers, music and blacklight transform the whole park into a crazy jumping dance club. Flips are limited to Foam Zone during Glow. All jumpers must Glow to jump. (Wear light or neon colors.)

  • $20 per jumper for 2 hours

  • $25 Super Pack (includes Glow Shirt & Sky Socks)

Purchase tickets in advance!

West Woods Glow F.N. 03032020.pdf

February Tree Shop

News Posted by WW PTA on February 6, 2020

The tree shop will be open on Tuesday, February 11 at 2pm. Items will be $10 or less. Check out the flyer for more details.

Buddy Bench in memory of Mrs. Barone

News Posted by WW PTA on December 9, 2019

We are collecting donations to dedicate a Buddy Bench at the West Woods playground in memory of Mrs. Barone who taught 3rd grade at West Woods School. Checks can be made out to WW PTA. See wwpta.rocks/bench for more information.

Holiday Tree Shop

News Posted by WW PTA on December 7, 2019

The tree shop will be open on Friday, December 13 at 1:30pm. Items will be $20 or less. Check out the flyer for more details.

Tree Shop Flyer December 13th.pdf

November Tree Shop

News Posted by WW PTA on November 16, 2019

The tree shop will be open on Friday, November 20 at 10am. Items range from $3 - $15. Check out the flyer for more details.

After School Activities for November Conferences

News Posted by WW PTA on November 13, 2019

Registration is open for the After School Programs during the November Conferences!

We have programs available on the half days on:

  • Friday, November 22nd

  • Tuesday, November 26

Please note: Pick up for these programs is in the cafeteria at 3:30pm.

Registration and payment are due no later than: Monday, November 18th. Please keep in mind that these programs fill up fast and space is limited!

Questions can be sent to: Amber Castiline at afterschool@westwoodspta.org

Trunk or Treat

News Posted by WW PTA on October 22, 2019

Trunk or Treat is this weekend! There is still time to preregister. The flyers can be found at http://wwpta.rocks/boo. Also, if you would like to help assemble the prize baskets or to help the day of the event, please email Jessica Wallace-Moyher at programs@westwoodspta.org.

Tree Shop

News Posted by WW PTA on October 22, 2019

The tree shop will be open on Friday, October 25 at 10am. Items range from $3 - $15. Check out the flyer for more details.

_Tree Shop Flyer October 25, 2019.pdf

Fall Book Fair

News Posted by WW PTA on October 16, 2019

It's Book Fair Time!

Here are all the times of the March 2019 Scholastic Book Fair:

  • Wednesday, October 16th 9:00am - 12:30pm & 1:00pm-3:30pm

  • Thursday, October 17th 8:30am - 1:30pm

  • Friday, October 18th 9:00am - 12:00pm & 1:00pm-4:00pm

Remember you can use E-Wallet instead of sending cash with your children! E-Wallet allows you to add money to an electronic wallet and not have to send money with your child to shop at the school Book Fair. Why do I like it? Because there is less chance of losing your change! Plus you can print the E-Wallet and if your child loses that, we can still look up their name in the high tech register!

How to Register for E-Wallet:

  1. Go to the West Woods School page on scholastic.com.

  2. Scroll to bottom of page and click "Get Started" next to the E-wallet icon.

  3. Click go to E-Wallet at bottom of the page. You can either sign in or register for an account.

Class Shopping Times are posted on our book fair page at wwpta.rocks/books.

Picture Day

News Posted by WW PTA on September 20, 2019

Picture day is Tuesday, October 8. To order pictures online visit Lifetouch.

Spirit Week & Weekend Challenge!

News Posted by WW PTA on September 20, 2019

Show your school spirit this week as we lead up to the Kindness Fun Run!

On Monday, we will be doing TWO prize drawings! Every donation received thus far is an entry into the daily drawing. However, donations received online this weekend will count as TWO entries into the drawing on Monday. Sign up for the Kindness Fun Run & track our progress on the Kindness Fun Run page.

Double Box Tops!

News Posted by WW PTA on September 16, 2019

National Box Tops Week starts today! This week only, get double Box Tops for your school with every valid receipt scan using the Box Tops app. Get the app at btfe.com

Fall After School Activities

News Posted by WW PTA on September 13, 2019

Check out the new line up of after school activities offered this session. New classes!

See the flyer for more info.

Please note: Pick up for these programs is in the cafeteria at 4:45pm.

Registration and payment are due no later than: Wednesday, September 18th. Please keep in mind that these programs fill up fast and space is limited!

Questions can be sent to: Amber Castiline at afterschool@westwoodspta.org

Kindness Fun Run

News Posted by WW PTA on September 13, 2019

Our Kindness Fun Run kicked off today with an exciting Pep Rally and we are thrilled about this year’s event! We’ve heard your feedback and plan to focus on kindness and teamwork this year. Additionally, by using the Crowd Rise website, at least 92% of all donations will benefit our students! We expect this to be a fun, low-stress event.

Mr. Page is helping with our Fun Run program this year which will last about two weeks. Our Fun Run includes EVERY student in a fun, fitness event that focuses on kindness while helping our school raise much-needed funds.

This year, our entire school is raising funds for Curriculum Enrichment Programs & Field Trips. Our goal is to raise $12,000 and we need YOUR help!

Here’s how you can support West Woods:

  • Register your student on Crowd Rise. Learn how to set-up your child’s account on westwoodspta.org! Once your child has received their first donation, they will be entered to win during our daily prize drawing.

  • Reach out to sponsors. With CrowdRise.com’s share features, reaching out to sponsors is easier than ever. The easiest way to get pledges is to simply click the Facebook or Twitter share button on your student’s pledge page.. You can also use the Share button to get a link that can be emailed to friends and family.

  • Collect cash donations as well. If you have friends & family that would rather not donate online, you can definitely send in cash & check donations using this pledge sheet. Pledge forms received at school will qualify for the daily prize drawing the next morning.

  • Ask your child about the Kindness Challenge for the day! This year the PTA has adopted Kindness as our theme for all evens. Starting on Monday, the kids will be given a Kindness Challenge each day during the morning announcements. We’ll post the day’s challenge on facebook as well so you can ask if they were able to meet our challenge!

  • Come to the Fun Run on September 27th! All students are included in the Fun Run, regardless of financial participation. Students will be running in waves for 20 minutes, and we would love for you to come out and cheer! We are determined to have the run outside this year, so if it rains, we’ll reschedule to October 1.

Thank you for supporting our school. We hope to see you at the Fun Run!

Slides from Presentation of the New West Woods School

News Posted by WW PTA on June 27, 2019

If you weren't able to attend the meeting, the Board of Education has given us permission to post slides of the new school design online.

Please feel free to contact Mr. Levy at dlevy@hamden.org or (203) 407-2050 if you have any questions about this presentation.

Presentation of the New West Woods School

News Posted by WW PTA on June 17, 2019

Please join us for a presentation of the initial design for the new West Woods School on Thursday June 27th at 7:00 PM in the WWS gymnasium. Architects from Silver Petrucelli will share an overview of the design plans for the school and will be able to address questions. They can also speak to important aspects of the project including an overview of the anticipated timeline of construction.

Please feel free to contact Mr. Levy at dlevy@hamden.org or (203) 407-2050 if you have any questions about this presentation. We hope that you will be able to join us for this exciting presentation!

Field Day - Volunteers Needed

News Posted by WW PTA on June 1, 2019

Field Day is June 10, 2019!

Mr. Page has planned an amazing day of fun for our children. Please help make it even better by volunteering to assist with all the fun. Please sign up here.


End of Year Picnic

News Posted by WW PTA on May 27, 2019

June 5 from 4:30pm - 7:30pm at Paradise Country Club

Join us for an afternoon of swimming, tennis, paddle boats, fishing, basketball, and playgrounds. Bring your own picnic dinner, or enjoy the snack bar.

Cost $10 per family. See the flyer for more details.

Father's Day Tree Shop

News Posted by WW PTA on May 27, 2019

May 29 @ 10am

Gifts for dads, uncles, grandfathers, and more! Item range between $3 and $15. See flyer for details.

Tree Shop Flyer May 29, 2019.pdf

Mother's Day Plant Sale

News Posted by WW PTA on May 3, 2019
  • Thursday May 9th-8:30-11:00 am

  • Thursday May 9th- 1:30-4:00 pm

  • Friday May 10th- 9:00 am-4:00 pm

  • Saturday May 11th- 10:00 am-2:00 pm

Volunteers needed!

See flyer for details.

West Wood's PTA Mother's Day Plant Sale.pdf

Mother's Day Tree Shop

News Posted by WW PTA on Apr 23, 2019

April 30 @ 9:30am

Gifts for moms, aunts, grandmas, and that special someone. Items include gorgeous jewelry, picture frames, mugs, key chains, motivational signs, and much more! Items range between $3.00 and $15.00. See flyer for details.

Tree Shop Flyer April 30.pdf

Volleyball Game

News Posted by WW PTA on Apr 22, 2019

Please sign up to volunteer to help with the upcoming Teacher Volleyball Game Bake Sale! Lets support our teachers who are supporting us!

West Woods staff will be playing the Dunbar Hill staff in a volleyball game on Friday, April 26th to benefit both schools!

We will be having a bake sale table for concessions. Please consider making/bring in an item to sell at the Bake Sale and/or volunteering to help man the table! We will need volunteers anytime between 5:30 - 8:00 p.m. Please sign up!

Yearbook Orders

News Posted by WW PTA on Apr 4, 2019

It's time to order your yearbook for 2018-2019! Order soon as supplies are limited. Once they are gone, they are gone. Click here to order online today!

Tree Shop

News Posted by WW PTA on Mar 25, 2019

The tree shop will be open April 1 - no joke!

Tree Shop Flyer April 1.pdf

Adult Night Out

News Posted by WW PTA on Mar 23, 2019

Join us for Adult Night Out at Counter Weight Brewing Co. Another year in the woods is coming to end. Let’s get together — without the kids! This will be a private event, but friends are welcome.

  • Tickets are $15 each in advance, $20 at the door. Tickets include admission and light fare. Feel free to bring food.

  • Beer tickets will be for sale for $5 each (up to 2 per person, cash please).

  • We will also have drawings and prizes.

RSVP for pre sale tickets by April 8. Check out the flyer here.

Spring After School Activities

News Posted by WW PTA on Mar 21, 2019

Check out the new line up of after school activities offered this session. New classes!

See the flyer for more info.

Please note: Pick up for these programs is in the cafeteria at 4:45pm.

Registration and payment are due no later than: Friday, March 29th. Please keep in mind that these programs fill up fast and space is limited!

Questions can be sent to: Amber Castiline at afterschool@westwoodspta.org

Escape the Woods

News Posted by WW PTA on Mar 21, 2019

Math and Literacy night has a fun new twist this year. Check out the flyer and register your child.

Spring Book Fair

News Posted by WW PTA on Mar 19, 2019

It's Book Fair Time!

Here are all the times of the March 2019 Scholastic Book Fair:

  • Wednesday, March 20th from 10am - 3pm

  • Thursday, March 21st from 8:30 - 12:00pm and 5:30 - 7:30pm

  • Friday, March 22nd from 8:30am - 12:00pm and 1:00pm - 3:00pm

There is something exciting that started this year - it's E-Wallet! E-Wallet allows you to add money to an electronic wallet and not have to send money with your child to shop at the school Book Fair. Why do I like it? Because there is less chance of losing your change! Plus you can print the E-Wallet and if your child loses that, we can still look up their name in the high tech register!

How to Register for E-Wallet:

  1. Go to the West Woods School page on scholastic.com.

  2. Scroll to bottom of page and click "Get Started" next to the E-wallet icon.

  3. Click go to E-Wallet at bottom of the page. You can either sign in or register for an account.

Class Shopping Times

Wednesday, March 20th

  • 10am -10:30am Mollin, Virginelli

  • 10:30am - 11am. Devoe, Peretta

  • 11am - 11:30am. King, Slattery

  • 11:30am - 12pm. Oneto

  • 12:30pm - 1pm. Mafale, Blake

  • 1pm - 1:30pm. Essenter

  • 2pm - 2:30pm. Curcio

Thursday, March 21st

  • 9:30am - 10am. Pollack, Clark

  • 10am - 10:30am. Goodrich, Longyear

  • 10:30am - 11am. Errico, Bell

  • 11am - 11:30am. Grabarz, Reardon

If you'd like to volunteer to help the children shop, please sign up here!

Parent Teacher Conference Registration

News Posted by WW PTA on Mar 6, 2019

Registration is open for parent teacher conferences.

Donor's Choose Boost

News Posted by WW PTA on Feb 21, 2019

Good News…on Thursday, February 28, donations of any amount to classroom projects will receive a 50% boost from the DonorsChoose.org Community. (For example, a $40 donation will automatically become a $60 donation, and so on.).

Please consider donating to Mrs. Blanchard’s project. We are so close to getting this project fully funded, but our deadline is approaching quickly. All donations must be made by March 19th!

Thank you again for helping us give our students high quality books so they can continue to cultivate a passion for reading!

Glow Zone

News Posted by WW PTA on Feb 06, 2019

Come support West Woods at GLOW Night February 21 6pm-8pm!

25% of proceeds will be donated to our school. Pre-purchase your tickets at http://bit.ly/WWGlowNight.

No black or dark colored shirts allowed. Students can either wear their own neon/light colored shirt that will glow or purchase the super pack which comes with a glow shirt and sky zone socks.

Friends are welcome — you do not need to be a West Woods student to attend. 5 & Up!

Please see the flyer for details.

Stage Crew Registration Open

News Posted by WW PTA on Jan 29, 2019

Registration for Stage Crew is open until February 15. Please see the flyer for details.

Cuddle Up with a Book

News Posted by WW PTA on Jan 25, 2019

Students are invited to bring their favorite book and wear their warm pajamas on February 14 to celebrate the life of beloved West Woods teacher, Donna Festa. Please see the flyer for more details.

Cuddle Up With a book.pdf

Media Center Donor's Choose

News Posted by WW PTA on Jan 17, 2019

As part of the Reader's Workshop program, our students participate in book clubs which require the media center to have multiple copies of the same books. Our students are avid readers and the media center can barely keep up with the high demand that their reading volume dictates. Ms. Blanchard, WW Literacy Specialist, has launched a Donors Choose project to support the continued growth of our 6th grade multiple copy library. You donations are tax deductible! Please consider supporting the West Woods Reader's Workshop program by clicking this link. The campaign expires March 19.

Winter Tree Shop

News Posted by WW PTA on Jan 17, 2019

It is almost time for the West Woods School Holiday Tree Shop - Wednesday, January 30, 2019!

All items $7.00 or less! Brain Games, themed supplies and fun surprises! Including new West Woods Cinch Bags ($7.00) and West Woods Car Magnets ($4.00)!

Tree Shop Flyer January 30, 2019.pdf

Box Tops Contest

News Posted by WW PTA on Jan 17, 2019

January 14th- February 14th

Clip those box tops and send them in! Top three classes with the highest total of box tops turned in will receive Scholastic Book Fair Dollars for Classroom Books!

  • $50.00 - 1st place

  • $25.00 - 2nd place

  • $25.00 - 3rd place

Please affix your box tops to this sheet.

Winter After School Programs

News Posted by WW PTA on Jan 17, 2019

Check out the new line up of after school activities offered this sessions. New classes!

See the flyer for more info.

Please note: Pick up for these programs is in the cafeteria at 4:45pm.

Registration and payment are due no later than: Friday, January 18th. Please keep in mind that these programs fill up fast and space is limited!

Questions can be sent to: Amber Castiline at afterschool@westwoodspta.org

Holiday Tree Shop

News Posted by WW PTA on Dec 5, 2018

It is almost time for the West Woods School Holiday Tree Shop - Friday, December 14, 2018!

Holiday Tree Shop Flyer December 14th.pdf

Media Center Donor's Choose

News Posted by WW PTA on Nov 20, 2018

The PTA recently funded almost $1000 in books for the multiple copies section of the media center to support Reader's Workshop in grades 3-6. However, our students are avid readers and the media center can barely keep up with the high demand that their reading volume dictates. Ms. Blanchard, WW Literacy Specialist, has launched a Donors Choose project to support the continued growth of our 6th grade library. You tax deductible donation of up to $50 will be doubled by using the code LIFTOFF at checkout! Please consider supporting the West Woods Reader's Workshop program by clicking this link.

Shutterfly Affiliate

News Posted by WW PTA on Nov 20, 2018

Does your holiday shopping include personalized calendars, photo books, or stationary? Shutterfly will donate 8% of your order to WW PTA when you shop at:

http://westwoodspta.shutterflystorefront.com/

All Shutterfly coupons and promos are available.

WW_Shutterfly_Holiday_Flyer.pdf

QU Hockey Night - Friday 12/7

News Posted by WW PTA on Nov 12, 2018

Tickets are now on sale for hockey night.

Tree Shop - Thursday November 15

News Posted by WW PTA on Nov 08, 2018

You can now order Tree Shop gift certificates. Please see the flyer for more details.

November Conference - After School Programs

News Posted by WW PTA on Nov 06, 2018

Registration is open for the After School Programs during the November Conferences!

We have programs available on the half days on:

  • Friday, November 16th

  • Monday, November 19th

  • Tuesday, November 20

Please note: Pick up for these programs is in the cafeteria at 3:30pm.

Registration and payment are due no later than: Monday, November 12th. Please keep in mind that these programs fill up fast and space is limited!

Questions can be sent to: Amber Castiline at afterschool@westwoodspta.org

Shop at Amazon Smile

News Posted by WW PTA on Nov 06, 2018

Don't forget to shop through Amazon Smile this holiday season! Designate West Woods PTA as your charity of choice. Amazon Smile will give 0.5% of eligible purchases to our PTA. Sign up with our direct link:

http://smile.amazon.com/ch/06-0994032

Once you sign-up, navigate to smile.amazon.com and then shop as you normally would.