The Sherman PTA will be hosting a digital safety event for parents/caregivers of children in all Fairfield Public Schools.
Wednesday, September 25
Roger Ludlowe Middle School Auditorium
7 – 9 PM
Would you please spread the word to your PTAs and/or include in your newsletters? The event is open to ALL parents/caregivers, but especially aimed to those with 4th and 5th graders.
On October 2nd, Fairfield CARES is co-hosting an Opioid Round table/panel with many respected community, regional and state level leaders to inform the community on what is being done to address the opioid crisis. All are welcome to attend the event at 7pm at the Fairfield Museum and History Center. Fairfield CARES is offering a NARCAN Training on October 7th. To register, visit: fairfieldcaresfreenarcantraining.eventbrite.com
All are invited to join Team Fairfield CARES at the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Out of the Darkness Walk at Sherwood Island State Park on October 26 – click this link to register: https://afsp.donordrive.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.team&teamID=213659.
A young man, Fairfield resident and Warde alumnus, recently died by suicide.
Tobacco 21 takes effect in CT on October 1st, making it illegal for anyone under the age of 21 to purchase tobacco or vape products.
Fairfield CARES Youth Committee is looking for new members. Info and application form can be found at: https://www.fairfieldct.org/fairfieldcaresnews/?FeedID=2816
The Cultural Arts Expo is a fabulous opportunity to check out world-class performances and teaching artists who specialize in delivering high-quality art programming–from music to dance to theater to storytelling–in educational settings across CT. Arts for Learning Connecticut hosts this annual event as an opportunity to experience a broad sampling of their affiliated artists, performing slices of their programming all day.
We’re so fortunate that Fairfield Woods Middle has graciously offered to host this year’s Expo! Short performances and workshops will take place throughout the school from 8:30am-2:40pm.
This is a fantastic way to sample and determine what might best fit your school’s needs. This program is appropriate for Fairfield elementary and middle school Principals, PTA Presidents, and Cultural Enrichment Coordinators to attend, depending on who is responsible for securing these programs for your school.
This is a FREE event, but please be sure to register at https://www.aflct.org/expo.html
Cultural Arts Expo
Friday, September 27, 2019
8:30am – 2:40pm
Fairfield Woods Middle School
1115 Fairfield Woods Road, Fairfield, CT 06825
Welcome, Fairfield to the 2019-2020 school year!
As Martin Luther King states: “We cannot walk alone.”
The Fairfield PTA Council is here to support the essential and ongoing activities of our town’s individual PTAs. The 17 PTA units in town serve to advocate for its children and support its school to make every child’s potential a reality.
PTAC functions as the bridge to connect our schools’ voices within our school district. We also hope to share best practices across the 17 units as we learn from one another.
This is a sampling of what PTAC does:
- Advocate for our children.
- Fund Awards, Grants and Scholarships to schools, teachers, school groups, activities and events.
- Sponsor and host enrichment programming.
- Facilitate the coordinated activities of school PTAs who wish to partner with other PTAs in town.
- Participate in curriculum review for the school district.
- Identify chronic, persistent and emerging needs of our schools’ communities and deliver programming to meet those needs.
- Partner with local groups.
- Educate and inform through candidate forums, news sharing and event hosting.
- Answer questions.
Communication is the cornerstone of connection. Last year PTAC focused on launching a new website and information platform designed to serve our complex town PTA structure and to represent our diverse voices unified through advocating for our children. As we continue to refine our communication platform, we are also moving to the next phase.
My goal as president of PTAC for the 2019-2020 is to strengthen our support and commitment towards the children, parents, teachers, and administration of Fairfield. To this end, my hope is that together, you and PTAC, will rally around fostering Unity (Inclusion); spearheading Innovation; heightening Wellness; and deepening Engagement/Connection. Breaking down barriers, celebrating differences, advancing tolerance and understanding, thinking creatively and promoting healing reflect universal concerns.
Your direct and active involvement can positively influence and shape your childrens’ experience. Your voice, ideas, and initiative, in collaboration with PTAC, have resulted in a plethora of programs and benefits for our children, teachers, schools, and school groups. Awards, grants, and scholarships, for example, funded by PTAC, have led to enrichment programs like the Martin Luther King event and author visit. Our partnership has facilitated working towards the common goal of enriching and enhancing the multifaceted development of our children.
With your diverse perspectives and backgrounds, and a vibrant PTAC leadership team – who bring a depth and breadth of experience, we can strongly move forward. I’d like to invite you to join us at PTAC. We will succeed if we listen to the many voices advocating for our children across our great town. We will also succeed if we partner and bring ideas and solutions that benefit all. For information, you can contact your school PTA’s president or email me directly at email@example.com.
Thank you for all that you do to make our town, its school district, and its schools so unique.