West Hartford SEPTO March Newsletter

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Shop at Amazon.com and triple your donation to Wolcott!

Amazon is tripling the donation amount to 1.5% when customers make their first eligible purchase from March 12 – 31.

Go to smile.amazon.com/ch/81-4171107 and Amazon donates to Wolcott Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization Inc.

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Another special guest at the March PTO Meeting – Officer Irene Klein

Klein.pngYou may have seen Officer Klein’s police vehicle on the school grounds this year. Did you know that she serves as our Community Relations Officer from the West Hartford Police Department? Officer Klein will be a frequent visitor in our building as she provides safety education lessons in classrooms in the fall and spring to students in grades K-5. She has been in our building several times already this year, familiarizing herself with our school, students, staff and the families of the Wolcott community. Her warm and friendly personality make her the perfect fit for our school!

Guest speaker Susan Rubman, PhD, CBSM at PTO Meeting on 3/15

rubman.jpgThe March 15th PTO Meeting will include guest speaker Susan Rubman, PhD, CBSM. Dr. Rubman will speak to the PTO Community for about 20 minutes on some of the research that is prompting West Hartford to look into school start times. She will also be able to clarify questions regarding sleep research questions. Dr. Rubman is the Director of Sleep Medicine Program for the Hospital of Central Connecticut and is an Assistant Clinical Professor for the Department of Psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine. For more information on the Rethinking School Start Time Committee visit http://www.whps.org/page.cfm?p=4745.

February SEPTO News

SEPTO logoFriday, February 2
Coffee & Conversation
Come join some members of SEPTO for a casual get together to meet other people in town. Sit down, grab a cup of coffee or a bite to eat and mingle with other parents, caregivers or family members of children with disabilities. It’s a great time and can be very beneficial.
LOCATION: Panera, Bishops Corner

Friday, February 28
The Effects of Screen Time with Nicole Feeney
Does screen time effect your child? How or what does it do? Find out more with with Nicole Feeney, M.Ed, Assistive Technology Specialist at Oakhill’s New England Assistive Technology Center (NEAT)
LOCATION: King Philip Middle School, Media Center

Ongoing
Membership Drive & Book Club
Your 2017-2018 membership dues of $15 earn you a great deal this year: a paperback copy of Ross Greene’s Raising Human Beings. The book will be discussed at our April meeting, as West Hartford Schools personnel share their training in Greene’s Collaborative and Proactive Solutions model. Please visit www.whsepto.org/membership.html to join or to renew your membership.

January PTC Council News

Below is a summary from our Parent Teacher Council (PTC) Committee chairs after the January 22nd meeting.

Rethinking School Start Time Committee: Here is the link to the Rethinking School Start Times website: http://www.whps.org/page.cfm?p=4745. In addition, here is the email address to raise questions to Anne McKernan and the committee: rsst@whps.org.

Parent Leadership Programs: Brochure for the Bridge programs that Sara Barczak discussed. PLTI and PEP brochure_2018

W. Hartford Teen Center: Brochure for the Feb. 17th dinner at Chipotle to support the West Hartford Teen Center. Chipotle Flyer

Support the hall conard girls varsity hockey team

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DJ Skate Fundraiser – Jan 26

DJ Skate is being held at Veterans Memorial Skating Rink on Friday, January 26 from 7-8:30 pm. It is a public skating session, disco lighting, and a DJ playing music. A portion of the proceeds go the the Girls Hockey Team. At the event they will have games for the kids to play including a hockey shooting game and a bake sale.

Clothing Drive Fundraiser – Jan 26-28

Clean out those closets! The Hall Conard Girls Varsity Hockey Team is collecting clothing to raise money to fund their season events including off ice training and end of season banquet. Items we take include: clothing, shoes, bedding/towels, accessories, electrical items, kitchen items (nothing larger than a microwave please), toys & games, knick knacks, and sporting goods. To sign up to donate visit: Hall Conard Girls Varsity Hockey