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LIONS TALES: September 20, 2021

  • Back to School Nights this week!  (K-2 on 9/21 and 3-5 on 9/22)
  • First General PTA Meeting next Monday, September 27 9:10am at Wakeman Town Farm.  All are welcome!
  • Come to the Back to School Party!  Tuesday, September 28 at the LLS Playground
  • The next Spirit Day is Friday, October 1.  Wear your LLS year or red and white!
  • Please read HERE for the PTA policy on vaccinated volunteers
  • Compete Printable September PTA Calendar linked HERE
  • LLS arrival and dismissal procedures linked HERE
  • September lunch menu linked HERE
  • Need help with FASTLANE?  Please see the email HERE from Mrs. Ambrosio.

HAPPENING AT LLS…

JOIN THE PTA 
When you join the PTA you receive access to MobileArq, our school directory, which is how you can access class lists and contact information. By signing up, you are also joining the LLS PTA. Your membership fee of $30 helps the PTA enhance our children’s school experience, and also supports our amazing teachers and staff. This annual membership drive is a big fundraiser for the PTA, and we count on families like yours to help us fund student enrichments, specialized programming, and teacher support.  To sign up, click here. If you have any questions, please reach out to  lls_pta_membership@westportps.org.

Note: PTA membership does NOT obligate you to volunteer!

OUR FIRST GENERAL PTA MEETING
Please join us for our first PTA meeting of the school year, September 27th at Wakeman Town Farm.  More information HERE.

SAVE THE DATE: BACK TO SCHOOL PARTY on Tuesday, September 28th 4:30-6:00pm 
Please join us on the LLS playground for entertainment, light refreshments, and fun!  Note that this is not a drop-off event.  Rain date is Thursday, September 30th. See flyer HERE

JOIN THE RUNNING CLUB
The LLS Running Club meets every Friday at 8:10am at the Long Lots Fields. Please click HERE to learn more and sign up.  After signing up please complete the registration form and bring it on your the first day. 

ROARRRRING ACCOLADES go out to…

…..Our Picture Day Committee: Melissa Post and Gillian Libby  for managing another successful school picture day! Keeping our kids looking great in their photos! 

…... Our Running Club: Johnny Cusato and Sarah Caputo for kicking off a successful first run of the season!

SpEd PTA 
Do you have a child with an IEP or 504? Want to stay on top of everything SpEd related in Westport?  Did you know that Westport has a PTA committee just dedicated to all things SpEd.  Join the SpEd PTA email list by emailing WestportSpedPTA@westportps.org and asking to join. (This list is confidential.  No one will share your information with anyone else, including other members of the list.)

DISTRICT NEWS...

BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING:  September 20, 2021 at 7pm in the Staples Cafeteria 

TO VIEW MEETING: live streaming HERE/ Optimum Government Access Channel 78 / Frontier Channel 6021

Full Agenda: HERE

As always, your attention and feedback is important and you are encouraged to address any comments, concerns, or suggestions to the Administration and Board of Education. Please send your emails to:

IN THE COMMUNITY...

WAKEMAN TOWN FARM CLASSES FOR KIDS 
It's not too late to sign up for Fall programming at WTF! Our Creative Nature: Parent plus Preschooler class still has spots open for youngsters to spend time outdoors sampling what is ripe on the vines, seeing whether there are eggs in our nesting boxes, and visiting with our favorite furry and feathered farm friends. Our Jr. Farm Apprentice program is also open for 11-14 year olds to rotate through various aspects of farm life, from animal care, visits, and feeding through maintenance of our vegetable beds and farming. To view upcoming classes, visit: https://www.wakemantownfarm.org/jr-farm-club

2021-2022 WESTPORT SCHOOLS CALENDAR
Featuring student artwork!  The calendar is available to ORDER online via PayPal at tinyurl.com/WSCalendar-Art. Delivery by mail ($23) or pick-up ($20). In-person purchasing opportunities will be limited...ORDER your copy today! Also available for sale at ASF, Colonial Drug, and the Westport Library.

The 13-month full-color calendar (portable 8-1/2” x 11” size) covers a full school year. Each month features a wonderful work of art by a Westport Public School student and includes key district event dates, with room for your own notes, on high quality paper. Proceeds benefit Westport Public Art Collections, which supports the display, conservation, and educational uses of original works of fine art in every school and municipal building across town. Be sure to order your copy today!

UPCOMING WESTPORT LIBRARY PROGRAMS
Click HERE  for more information

WESTPORT CONTINUING EDUCATION
Safe and convenient options offered for kids in grades K–8. For more info, view the schedule here or sign up for their mailing list.

AND FINALLY…

As always, we want to make sure that LLS PTA reflects every parent, student, and staff member in our community so please always feel free to reach out to us with any questions, concerns, or ideas in person or at lls_pta@westportps.org. We welcome it all. 

Have a wonderful week and remember to pick up your new logo-wear from Nice Threads if you haven’t already!

Elsa and Paula 
LLS PTA Co-Presidents