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👕 Shop for Logo Wear!

      📨 Please add SES to your holiday card list!

Save the Date:

Thursday, December 12th, 9:30am

SpEd Sip ‘N Chat

Panera Bread (1860 Post Rd East)

Monday, December 24th 2018 -  Tuesday, January 1st 2019

NO SCHOOL, Winter Recess

Wednesday, January 2, 2019


SES Logo Wear for Sale!
Just in time for the holidays, get into the SES spirit with our new Saugatuck logo wear. We have many new items, including our new Limited Edition ‘Love’ Tee, Saugatuck performance hoodie, cozy camo soft pajama pants and much more! Ditch the plastic bottles and zip lock bags and go plastic free with our new SES water bottle and snack bags.  CLICK HERE to purchase easily online (The sale is live online for 2 weeks only). Items will be delivered to your child at school in the coming weeks.

Help us brighten the staff room with holiday greetings!

It is a December tradition to decorate the SES staff lounge with holiday cards. Please save us a copy of *yours* and send it in as soon as possible via classroom folder marked “SES PTA: holiday cards.”

✴ Board of Education Update and Announcements


The Board of Education (BOE) and Community Advisory Committee (CAC) voted to present the following options to the BOE on Monday, December 3 as the recommendations for the 2019-2020 school year:

Option I/II a

All Elementary schools become K-6 with the addition of flex space and or portables until

such time that the CMS is reopened or new space is found for either.

Option VIII b

Find a rental location to house a 6th Grade Academy and keep all elementary schools


Option VIII c

Find a rental location to house CMS.

As a Committee, we rejected

Option IV

All 6th, 7th, and 8th-grade students attend BMS with a 9-period schedule from 8 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Option IV includes 1300 students plus staff in one middle school.  The recommendation to reject Option IV was based on parent feedback, loss of instructional time, safety and security concerns, social and emotional concerns, lack of space and negative teacher feedback.

The BoE will vote on Monday, December 10. Staples High School Cafeteria, 7:30pm

Let your opinions be known! Teachers, we want to hear from YOU!

Community Advisory Board:

Board of Education:

Dr. Palmer:

Board of Finance:

Important Dates

✴ The SES Scene

RULER Program News

CLICK HERE to link directly to the RULER website.

Special Education News

SpED Sip ‘N Chat

Meet, ask questions/advice, and exchange ideas and tips with other Special Ed parents. Open to all parents of students receiving Special Education services in Westport schools. Connect with others on tomorrow Thursday, December 12th, 9:30 - 10:30am at Panera Bread (1860 Post Rd East, next to Home Goods).

The Saugatuck Spotlight!

This week, we shine the spotlight on

All Around Town

Community Bulletin Board

CLICK HERE to check out what’s new.

The Pianist of Willesden Lane at the Westport Country Playhouse

On December 16th at 3PM, come to the Westport Country Playhouse for a performance of The Pianist of Willesden Lane, an exquisite musical exploring the Kindertransport from Vienna to England in 1938 told with sensitivity through music, that will be followed by an age-appropriate discussion with our community’s Holocaust survivors. This exchange will help us educate our children about the Holocaust in a sensitive and safe way, while teaching the importance of standing up against bigotry and hatred, and the transformative power of hope.


Please click here for details and information needed to secure discounted tickets.  The recommended age for viewing is 10+.

Visit All of Your Westport PTA Council Sites!


Cultural Arts

Special Education

Author Series

PYD Health



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