Student and Staff Recognition

Superintendent

Contact Information

Patricia A. Ciccone
Superintendent

pciccone@westbrookctschools.org

860-399-6432

Letter from the Superintendent Regarding Health Concerns - 9/26/2018

Dear Westbrook School Community:


You may have heard that our school district has been experiencing a couple cases of Hand, Foot and Mouth disease recently. To date, we have four confirmed cases district• wide and that is certainly not an epidemic. Nonetheless, I want to share some information and the simple measures that can be taken to prevent its origin and its spread. 

The link below will provide steps that we can all take to understand the symptoms of Hand, Foot and Mouth disease, information on its course and how to protect and stop the outbreak.  This information will be found on our Health Department  web page that is created and monitored by our school nurses. As you read through the information on this issue and the power of good personal hygiene and environmental cleaning and disinfecting practices, please know that we are already upgrading our daily cleaning and disinfecting of our school facilities.  As a reminder, per our district policy, students must be fever free for 24 hours and with no open sores, in order to return to school.


https://www.healthychildren.org/Enqlish/health-issues/conditions/infections/Paqes/Hand-Foot-and-Mouth-Disease.aspx


Thank you for your consideration of this non-life threatening health update and please contact your child's primary care provider with any questions or concerns regarding this information. Of course, I am happy to discuss our school district response to this and other health issues at any time.

Patricia A. Ciccone,

Superintendent

News and Anouncements

  • DAISY FAMILY PTO PICNIC POSTPONED DUE TO RAIN!

    Dear Daisy Families & Staff,

    In consultation with our Daisy PTO,  and in light of rainy weather, we have decided to postpone our Family Picnic, which was to be held this evening, to a later date.  There is also rain in the forecast for tomorrow/Thursday, Sept. 13, so we have decided to postpone to a future date.  We will announce that date as soon as possible.

    So sorry, but this traditional, outside picnic is best held in good weather, which we hope to have soon : )

    Thanks for your flexibility and enjoy your day!

    Ruth W. Rose, Principal

    Daisy Ingraham Elementary School
  • DAISY ANNUAL PTO FAMILY PICNIC, WED., SEPT. 12, 5-7 pm

    Daisy Families and Staff,

    Please join us for the Annual Daisy PTO Family Picnic, to be held this Wednesday, Sept. 12, from 5-7 pm, on the Daisy playground, paved area and soccer field.  Rain date is Thursday, Sept. 13.

    The PTO will be grilling hamburgers and hotdogs (available for $1 each).   Water and soft drinks will also be available.  Families are asked to bring a dish or dessert to share.  It is a wonderful event to informally mingle and meet up with new and old friends from school.

    Hope to see you there!

    Ruth W. Rose, Principal

    Daisy Ingraham Elementary School
  • FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS--AUGUST 29, 2018

    We look forward to welcoming our students and families back to school on Wednesday, August 29.

    Please open the attached letter to read a welcome letter from our Principal, Ruth W. Rose.

    Daisy Ingraham Elementary School
  • Summer Meals Program - July 9 - August 2, 2018

    Summer meals will be offered all children and teens 18 and younger  on Mondays through Thursdays from 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM at Daisy Ingraham School.  Please see the attached documents for more information and for the summer meals menu.  

    Westbrook Public Schools
  • Westbrook High School Summer Reading

    It’s that time of year; time to think about summer reading!

    Depending on whether you are enrolled in a college prep or honors/UConn English class for the 2017-2018 school year, you will be responsible for reading either one or two books over the summer and taking high quality notes to be used in a Socratic Seminar. It is crucial you do this assignment well, since your summer reading Socratic seminar(s) will be your first grade for the 2018-2019 school year.

    Enjoy your summer reading, and get off to a great start for the new school year!

    All of the information is available at http://whs.westbrookctschools.org/groups/56257.

    Westbrook High School
  • June Health and Wellness Newsletter

    Over the past year, there has been a focus on health and wellness at Westbrook Public Schools.  Read more about what we have done in the attached newsletter.  Also be sure to visit our Health and Wellness page for up to date information.

    Westbrook Public Schools
  • Summer Reading Books

    Stop by the WHS Library on June 12, 13, or 14 between 9:00am and 12:00am to purchase your summer reading books.

    Westbrook High School
  • Westbrook Middle School Scholar Leader Awards.

    Julia Farnoli and Samuel Freeman will be recognized for having received the Middle School CAS Scholar Leaders Awards.   These awards are based on their scholarship and leadership in the community.  The award honors students whose record of academic achievement and service is truly exemplary, whose personal standards and accomplishments are models for others and who possess high levels of integrity, self-discipline, honesty and courage. The Board will acknowledge these students’ accomplishments with Certificates of Excellence. 

    Westbrook Middle School
  • DAISY FIELD DAY IS FRIDAY, MAY 25!!!

    REMINDER:  FIELD DAY IS FRIDAY, MAY 25!!!

    It's looking to be beautiful weather for a fantastic Field Day!  

    Parents/Guardians---please apply sunscreen to children before they come to school and send them with a water bottle, which will be refilled throughout the day.  Sneakers are a must and students may wear hats if they would like.

    Mr. Percival has assigned colors for each grade level.  If possible, please wear shirts in the following colors:

    Kindergarten---Blue

    Grade 1----------Green

    Grade 2----------Yellow

    Grade 3----------Orange

    Grade 4----------Red

    Let's make it a safe, fun day!!!

     

    Daisy Ingraham Elementary School
  • 2017-18 Halo Award Nominations

    Congratulations to WHS Theatre for the receiving 13 Halo nominations!  The awards ceremony will take place on Tuesday evening, May 29th, at the Palace Theater in Waterbury.  Best of luck to all the nominees!

    BEST PERFORMANCE BY A FEATURED ACTOR IN A PLAY:  Ben Schreck as Edward Markley in Radium Girls

    BEST PERFORMANCE BY A FEATURED ACTRESS IN A PLAY:  Charlotte Barton as Nancy Jane Harlan in Radium Girls

    BEST COMIC FEMALE PERFORMANCE IN A MUSICAL:  Emma Parkhurst as Enid Hoopes in Legally Blonde

    BEST COSTUME DESIGN:  Christine Banks, Kelsey Xenelis, Tirzah Blomquist, Merry Farrell, Victoria Koplas, Kate Wallace & Emma Parkhurst for Legally Blonde

    BEST HAIR AND/OR MAKE-UP DESIGN:  Marilyn Ulanowicz & Gabby Bibisi for Legally Blonde

    BEST SOUND DESIGN AND/OR EXECUTION:  Max Lyman & Gavin LaBrec for Radium Girls/Legally Blonde

    BEST PROPS DESIGN AND/OR MANAGEMENT:  Elnora Amenta for Radium Girls

    BEST PERFORMANCE BY A SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A PLAY:  Merry Farrell as Kathryn Schaub in Radium Girls

    BEST PERFORMANCE BY A COUPLE OR DYNAMIC DUO IN A PLAY:  Finn McGannon & Kelsey Xenelis as Arthur & Diane Roeder in Radium Girls

    BEST PERFORMANCE BY A LEADING ACTOR IN A CONTEMPORARY PLAY:  Finn McGannon as Arthur Roeder in Radium Girls

    BEST PERFORMANCE BY A LEADING ACTRESS IN A CONTEMPORARY PLAY:  Christine Banks as Grace Fryer in Radium Girls

    BEST PERFORMANCE BY A LEADING ACTOR IN A CONTEMPORARY MUSICAL:  Binak Cecunjanin as Emmett Forrest in Legally Blonde

    BEST CONTEMPORARY PLAY:  Westbrook High School's performance of Radium Girls

     

    For the complete list of all nominations go to https://sevenangelstheatre.org/high-school-halo-awards/halos-tuesday-may-29th-nominations/

     

    Westbrook High School

District Events

  • ROOM 203

    WMS NEWSPAPER CLUB

    Westbrook Middle School
  • WMS MATH OLYMPIADS

    WMS MATH OLYMPIADS

    Westbrook Middle School
  • WMS LIBRARY

    WMS HOMEWORK CLUB

    Westbrook Middle School
  • WHS Auditorium

    Large Ensembles Concert

    Westbrook High School
  • WMS CAFETERIA-OUTSIDE

    WMS PTO HARVEST FEST

    Westbrook Middle School
  • ROOM 115

    WMS ART CLUB

    Westbrook Middle School
  • WMS LIBRARY

    WMS HOMEWORK CLUB

    Westbrook Middle School
  • WMS LIBRARY

    WMS AUTHOR PRESENTATION

    Westbrook Middle School
  • ROOM 206

    WMS MATH COUNTS

    Westbrook Middle School
  • ROOM 203

    WMS NEWSPAPER CLUB

    Westbrook Middle School
  • WMS MATH OLYMPIADS

    WMS MATH OLYMPIADS

    Westbrook Middle School
  • WMS LIBRARY

    WMS HOMEWORK CLUB

    Westbrook Middle School
  • ROOM 108

    WMS APPROVED - STUDENT COUNCIL MEETING

    Westbrook Middle School
  • 6th Grade Mystic Seaport Field Trip

    Westbrook Middle School
  • WMS CAFETERIA & GYM

    WMS 5TH 7 6TH GRADE FUN NIGHT

    Westbrook Middle School
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Letter From the Superintendent Regarding the School Shooting in Texas on May 18, 2018

May 18, 2018

Dear Parents/Guardians and Staff,

 Once again, we find ourselves stunned by yet another school shooting; this one at Santa Fe High School in Texas.  In light of this tragic news and the even more tragic realization that our country has experienced 22 school and soft-target shootings since January 1st of this year, it is not surprising that our thoughts are with those who have lost loved ones and those who have been injured  in this latest attack.

 With every such devastating event, we are reminded that the safety/security of our students is our top priority.  In that commitment, I once again want to assure our community that we take safety and security seriously and work daily to practice our schools’ safety procedures.  And, as with each tragic event we have experienced in the past, I hope the resources available on www.westbrookctschools.org will help you and your students to cope with this most recent tragedy.   Please feel free to share the approved resource information with other families and friends as well.  Our school support professionals and I hope that these resources will be helpful to you.

 As always, please contact me via email at pciccone@westbrookctschools.org or phone at 860-399-6432 with any questions or concerns regarding school violence issues and talking with children about it.

 

Immigration Resources: Connecticut Family Preparedness Plan

For your convenience, the State of CT has developed a resource toolkit for individuals and families with immigration concerns. Please read CT's description of the resource tools and go directly to the state website by clicking on the Plan version of your choice or the hyperlink below.

"To assist families who have concerns about immigration enforcement, particularly in regards to to the possibility of the deportation or detainment of guardians and the impact that it could have on their children, the State of Connecticut has developed a useful toolkit that people can utilize.  There is no cost to utilize any of the documents contained in the toolkit, and neither attorneys nor court action are needed.  If you are worried about what will happen to your children if you are detained or deported, you should make a family preparedness plan.  We hope that you never have to use your plan, but having one may help reduce the stress of the unexpected."

Family Preparedness Plan

Plan de preparacion familiar

State of CT link to the Resource Toolkit

For additional information on preparing your family, knowing your rights and finding legal representation, visit http://ctheretostay.org