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NEWS FROM SMS

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WILLY WONKA TICKETS

Tickets for the annual Sedgwick Musical with performances on May 1 - May 4th are now on sale! Tickets can be purchased via the Drama Club blog:  http://ticketpeak.com/sedgwickdrama  

Autism Awareness Month

STUCO is joining forces with Mrs. Croce’s students and Unified Theater leadership to promote Autism Awareness month.  Students will work on teaching awareness and fundraising for team Wildcats. 

Kids Lit Fundraiser

Help us send the Sedgwick Middle School U.S. Champions to the World Finals of the International Kids’ Lit Quiz

An Evening of Music, Books,Ice Cream and Fun!
Saturday, April 26th
4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Sedgwick Gym

Performances by:
Sounds
First String
Sedgwick Jazz Band
Conard Drama

Admission: $5 per person, $15 for family of 4.  Please bring a used book to donate to children in need.

Proceeds will help sponsor SMS’ U.S. Championship team’s appearance in the International Kid’s Lit Quiz World Finals in Cornwall, England!!
 
Come support Sedgwick's team of amazing readers on Saturday, April 26.  Details here:
KidsLitFlyer.pdf


A Day in May - Calling all Sedgwick Male Role Models!

Sedgwick Middle School is enriched by many supportive parents and guardians. We Would like to extend an invitation to the adult males of our school community to volunteer in the building during a day in May.

Sedgwick invites our male partners in education to spend an hour to a full day in May inspiring and engaging with our young male scholars. We recognize the busy schedules of our families and want to designate the entire month of May for fathers,uncles, grandfathers, brothers and mentors to help out at Sedgwick in a variety of ways. It's fast, easy and fun!

 Access the online Day in May Volunteer Form: 
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/14Gw2l8X3mUgSAcljBkg01LmCgS5CVPl21kPGL4Z5daI/viewform
 

 

SBAC Testing Has Begun; Schedule Below

The Smarter Balanced Learning Assessment replaces the CMT other than the science component in grades 5, 8 and 10. All students will be tested beginning on March 31. Testing dates have been changed.  Parents are requested to refrain from scheduling out of school appointments for students during these dates.

Monday A DAY

Tuesday B DAY

Wednesday

Thursday A DAYS

Friday B DAYS

KEY

4/21/2014

4/22/2014

4/23/2014 CA ELA Grades 6, 7, 8

4/24/2014 PT ELA Grades 6, 7, 8

4/25/2014 PT ELA Grades 6, 7, 8

PT: Performance Task

4/28/2014

4/29/2014

4/30/2014 CA MATH Grades 6, 7, 8

5/01/2014 PT MATH Grades 6, 7, 8

5/2/2014 ADDITIONAL TIME Grades, 6, 7, 8

GRADE 6

GRADE 7

GRADE 8

8:00 Advisory

8:00 Advisory

8:00 Advisory

8:05 - 9:17 Period 1 or 5

8:05 - 9:17 Period 1 or 6

8:05 - 9:17 Period 1 or 6

9:20 - 10:32 TESTING

9:20 - 10:32 Period 2 or 7

9:20 - 10:32 Period 2 or 7

10:35-11:47 Period 2 or 7

10:35-11:12 first half Period 3 or 8

10:35 - 11:05 LUNCH

11:15 - 11:45 LUNCH

11:08 - 12:20 TESTING

11:50 -12:20 LUNCH

11:48 - 12:20 second half Period 3 or 8

12:23 – 1:35 Period 4 or 8

12:23 -1:35 Period 4 or 9

12:23 - 1:35 Period 3 or 9

1:38 - 2:50 Period 3 or 9

1:38 - 2:50 TESTING

1:38 - 2:50 Period 5 or 8

Period Rotation

Period Rotation

Period Rotation

A Day: 1, 2, 4, 3

A Day: 1, 2, 3, 4

A Day: 1, 2, 3, 5

B Day: 5, 7, 8, 9

B Day: 6, 7, 8, 9

B Day: 6, 7, 9, 8


Save These Dates 

May is always very busy...mark your calendars for these upcoming dates....

Pops Concert May 19th 7-8:30 pm

Art Show 4:00- 5:30 pm on May 21st

8th Grade Concert 7:00 pm May 21st

STUCO Sponsored 6th grade party on May 23rd

6th Grade Concert at 6:30 pm and PTO SweetFrog fundraiser 6-9 pm on June 2nd

SMS Talent Show-Friday June 13th- get your acts ready!!

8th Grade Graduation Monday June 16th at Conard

 


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NEWS FROM AROUND OUR TOWN

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Hello! West Hartford Event Seeks Participants

The Hello! West Hartford Third Annual Celebration is taking place Monday, April 28 at 5:30 PM. Three Years and 20 Languages Celebrated  Enjoy a fun program of entertainment. Taste desserts and snacks from different cultures.

Click on this link to view the event flyer: http://p2cdn5static.sharpschool.com/UserFiles/Servers/Server_2326273/File/PTO%20Docs/Hello_Celebration_Flyer_2014.pdf
RSVP to join in the fun and host a table celebrating your native land and culture.  Phone: 860-325-0852  or E-mail:  hellowesthartford@gmail.com 

 

Tween and Teen Open Mic Night Share your talent!
Saturday, April 26 Open to tweens & teens ages 10-18

We are looking for tweens and teens ages 10-18 to perform in an open mic event at the Noah Webster Library! If you are a singer, dancer, musician, actor, comedian, magician, poet, etc. and would like to share your talent, please reserve a spot online HERE on the performers list by April 24. Individual and group acts are welcome. This program is happening Saturday, April 26 in the Library Meeting Room, from 3:00 - 4:45 pm.

To sign up online, visit http://www.westhartfordlibrary.org/teen/events. To get more information, contact the teen department at 860-561-6996 or e-mail Teen Librarian Kari Karp at kkarp@westhartford.org. Other upcoming Teen Events can be viewed here: http://www.westhartfordlibrary.org/teen/events.


ONE HOUR OF YOUR TIME CAN FEED 20,000 PEOPLE!

Community Service Project

Come work with the organization Feeding Children Everywhere and spend an afternoon packaging a rice/lentil/vegetable mixture that will become meals for 20,000.  All ages are welcome to join this fun activity that is a great way to tangibly do something to help fight hunger.

Saturday, April 26th from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Event held at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2080 Boulevard, West Hartford
(corner of Boulevard and Ridgewood Rd.)

Each meal costs only $.25 and in an hour each volunteer will pack approximately $40 worth of meals.  No attendance fee is charged, but volunteers are strongly encouraged to raise funds or donate money to fund the meals they pack.
 
To register and/or donate, go to www.FeedingChildrenEverywhere.org and look for the link to “Westminster Hunger Event”. Questions?  Contact Karen Hammond at 4hammonds@comcast.net.

West Hartford’s Community of Concern presents:

Keeping Our Kids Safe On The Roads: The P-A-C-T-S Approach

April 29, 2014           
7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Conard High School auditorium

Tim Hollister, author of Not So Fast: Parenting Your Teen through the Dangers of Driving will introduce you to the PACTS approach for understanding the five biggest dangers for teen drivers:  Passengers, Alcohol and Drugs, Curfews and Night Driving, Texting and Electronic Devices and Seat Belts.  The presentation will also include a large portion of time for questions and answers.  Books will be available for purchase. 
Click here to view the flyer with more details

West Hartford Special Education PTA Meeting

Wednesday, April 30, 2014
7 p.m., Whiting Lane School
Office of Health Care Advocate for the State of Connecticut will discuss "Managing to Get the Most from Your Health Care Insurer.” The advocates are here to help us get reimbursement from our insurance agency for our children. They can teach us the appropriate language to use when dealing with the insurance companies.  If you have any questions about this meeting, please contact Lisa Roland at lawr888@comcast.net.

 

SEPTA Coffee and Conversation

May 2nd 9:30 - 10:30 am at Panera Bread, Bishop's Corner. 

Come meet with other parents whose children receive services through the West Hartford Public Schools.  We meet monthly from Look for the SEPTA sign on the table, usually in the back of the restaurant. 

Contact Kris Atkins at kwherry@comcast for more information or if you have any questions.
 

Summer School Registration is Open

Students can now register online for summer school courses at:  www.whlifelearn.org

There are a lot of good offering for all ages, but especially for incoming freshman!  Review the course options to see how a summer school class can free up your student’s schedule for an additional course or a lunch period!

Dates for 2014 High School Summer School are Semester 1:  June 30 to July 18th and Semester 2:  July 21 to August 7th.  The location will be at Sedgwick this year due to construction at both of the town high school buildings.