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Parents' Newsletter January 10th, 2019

Glimpse of the Week

 

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Happy New Year! What a joy it is to have the girls return from break and fill the building up once again. 2019 is off to a quick start with full day conference on women and girls coming into their own authority. Rachel Simmons was the keynote speaker for the Connecticut Association of Independent Schools (CAIS) public portion of the day, which she followed by leading extensive student session, and finished the day with parent piece on supporting and guiding your daughters. What a wonderful celebration of women and girls! If you missed the session, you can watch here.


One of our most meaningful traditions at Westover occurs this Sunday in the Fuller Athletic Center (FAC). Put on by the junior class as a fundraiser to benefit organization in our local community, the Dorcas Fair will run from 2:15 p.m. till 4:15 p.m. This long standing tradition gives many students their first insight into philanthropy and the power of giving back to a community. Please come join in the fun and invite friends and family as the fair is open to the public.   


Finally, a week from Friday, on January 18th at 6:30 p.m. we will have the opening reception for Mohamad Hafez's exhibition in the Schumacher Gallery. Please mark your calendars as this is not a show to miss! He worked this fall in collaboration with our students in a visual arts class to produce the primary piece in the show.

From the Academic Office

 

Students taking an AP class will receive the 2018-19 Bulletin for AP Students and Parents in their mailboxes on Friday. AP exams will be administered May 6-10 and May 13-17. The cost of each exam is $94, which will be charged to student accounts at the conclusion of the testing period.
Please contact Shelby Neal if you have any questions.

Dorcas Fair this Sunday, January 13th

 

The junior class is inviting you to the Dorcas Fair which is completely put together by the junior class to raise money for charities that our class chooses. It will be his Sunday the 13th 2019, 2:15 pm-4:15 pm. We look forward to seeing you there!

 

Dorcas shirts for sale!
Short sleeve shirts with nice quality fabric, and designs related to our surprise Dorcas fair theme. If you'd like to purchase one and help support, please email one of the three Dorcas heads, Katarina Sauter, Marianella Salinas, Julia Mariano or Dorcas Advisor, Maggie Nunez with the size you would like. Thank you in advance for all your support for Dorcas!

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Message from the Senior Class Dean

 

Dear Parents,


Happy New Year from the senior class! We are getting ready for the annual senior fundraising event. This year, we have decided to host a semi-formal along with the Junior class and the theme is 'Masquerade'. To help raise money for the event, we would like to conduct a bake sale and a raffle.


We would be grateful if you could contribute to our event. We welcome contributions in either of the following forms:

  • Money (for direct donation)
  • Baked good (please specify if there are nuts or gluten in your baked good)
  • Raffle item


Please fill out this Google form to contribute to our senior event. Any questions please contact Senior Class Dean, Tammara Gary.

 

Thanks in advance!

From the Financial Aid Office

 

Greetings from the Westover School Financial Aid Office:

This is an important reminder that Schools and Student Services (SSS) opened in October for families planning to apply for financial aid in 2019-2020. The deadline for application submission is set for February 1, 2019. The SSS code for Westover School is 8152.

We understand the sacrifice and commitment made by families and guardians, in order to make an independent school education possible, and we want to assure you that we do everything possible to support your individual needs. Your commitment to completing the application process in a timely (or early) manner is appreciated. We are dedicated to partnering with you to provide awards when need is demonstrated in order to make an education at Westover School more affordable.

Please be aware there are new tax regulations, laws and schedules, based on the changes made by the federal government. It is important you understand them fully. For some direction, please refer to the resources provided on SSS or discuss these changes with your personal tax advisor.

If you need more detailed information on the application process you can visit our website. Of course, I am more than happy to meet with you in person or via email or phone at tcollierdickenman@westoverschool.org or at 203.577.4503.

We value you, as members of the Westover School community and look forward to working with you throughout the re-enrollment process.

Sincerely,

Treda C.Collier Dickenman
Director of Financial Aid/Admission Associate

Westover School
1237 Whittemore Road, Middlebury, CT 06762-0847

 

Phone: (203) 758-2423 
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