Parents' Newsletter November 21st, 2018

Message from the Head of School



Dear Parents,


In this season of gratitude, I want to extend my warmest wishes to you and your family for a restful and enjoyable break this week. I hope you are able to connect with family and friends near and far.

I also wish to say thank you for sharing your child with us at Westover. The faith and trust you put into our community are immense and we are grateful to partner with you in preparing your daughter for a fulfilling future.

We will have two opportunities to connect between our two holidays breaks. I hope to see you at our Parent Receptions prior to the Candlelight Service of Lessons and Carols on Saturday, December 15 and Sunday, December 16. More information will be available soon but I do hope to see you and celebrate this festive season with you.

Warmest wishes,
Julie Faulstich
Head of School


Fall Term Grades Posted


Dear Parents,


We would like to call your attention to the following information.

The Fall Term Grades and Comments have been posted in the Parent Portal. You can find them on the left hand side under "Personal Reports". If you do not see your student's information or have trouble logging into the portal, please consult Mary Albl at

If you have any questions about grades and comments, please consult Shelby Farnham, Registrar, in the Academic Office at 203.577.4507 or

Message from the Director of Diversity and Inclusion


Dear Parents,


We are excited to add an option to our uniform that forwards our goals of inclusivity at Westover. This option has been student-driven, selected by Spectrum, and is in keeping with the spirit of the current uniform. Spectrum is Westover's LGBTQ+ awareness club. Any student is welcome to purchase the pant option for this years traditions.


You may order (bright white option only):

This option from Old Navy
This option from JCPenney


You should have plenty of time to place your order to ensure that they will be here for Candlelight on December 14th. This will be the first time this school year that the uniforms will be worn. There is an opportunity available for assistance with ordering or purchasing. If you have any questions about this, please contact Mrs. Collier Dickenman, Director of Financial Aid/Admission Associate.

Mary Taylor
Director of Diversity and Inclusion

Candlelight Service of Lessons and Carols



A Westover School Holiday tradition, The Candlelight Service of Lessons and Carols will be held in the Chapel on Saturday, December 15th, at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, December 16th at 3:30 p.m., followed by refreshments and entertainment in Red Hall.

Additional information will be available after Thanksgiving break. Reservations will be made online this year. If you cannot attend in person, we will be broadcasting the sessions via our Livestream.

Tip Off Classic Basketball Tournament Information


The Varsity Basketball team will be hitting the courts for the 4th Annual Westover Tip Off Classic starting Friday, November 30th and concluding Saturday, Dec.1st. The season kick-off tournament was started by former coach Marty Pelosi, who retired last year after 12 seasons at the helm. This year, four teams will be vying for the title. Chase Collegiate, Forman School, Greens Farms Academy and Westover. Westover will be donating to the local food bank, so please bring a canned good as admission.

The tournament schedule is as follows:
Friday Nov. 30th
4:15 pm-5:45pm: Chase vs Forman
6:00 pm-7:30 pm: Westover vs GFA
Saturday Dec. 1st
11:00 am-12:30 pm: GFA VS Chase
12:45 pm-2:15 pm: GFA VS Forman
3:00 pm-4:30 pm: Westover vs Chase
4:45 pm-6:15 pm: Forman vs. Westover

-Tiz Mulligan
Athletic Director

2019 Spring College Tour Information and Registration


Experience first-hand what college life is all about, and have an exciting and educational time with classmates and friends! During the 2019 Spring Break, visit nine colleges and universities in five days! For more tour information and to register, click here.
Contact Director of College Counseling, Corky Beaulieu with any additional questions.


From the Director of Drama, Marla Truini



Professionally produced DVD's of Westover's "Much Ado About Nothing" are available for sale at $35 each. Please contact Marla Truini at to order your copy today! 


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Phone: (203) 758-2423
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