Fairfield Warde High School PTA
755 Melville Avenue
Fairfield, Connecticut
203 255-8354

Warde Headmaster: James J. Coyne
President: Leonora Campbell
Vice President: OPEN
Treasurer: Fernanda Casey
Secretary: 

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LATEST NEWS:


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Daily Bulletin

*Parents are urged to update their contact information on Infinite Campus


*Check out our Warde Community Links page for info such as Athletic Alternate Transportation forms, important websites, etc.

BOARD OF ED NEWS:
We have entered the budget season, Dr. David Title presented his proposed 2015-2016 Superintendent's Budget during last Tuesday, January 13th BoE meeting. The budget request is $160,848,061, this represents an increase over the current year by 3.29%. The 2015-2016 increase is due almost entirely to staff salaries, benefits and utilities.Your voice and knowledge about what is going on is important.
  • Specific proposals in the budget include:

    1. Enhance World Language - grade 6 full-time classes of either French or Spanish.
    2. Acquire updated textbooks for secondary World Language and Algebra II.
    3. Revise Social Studies curriculum, grades K-12.
    4. Implement the new high school schedule.
    5. Fund a graduate follow-up survey and other Student Performance Indicators for the District Improvement Plan.
    6. Eliminate Pay to Participate at the high schools.
    7. Enhance psychological support services to deal with increasing mental health needs of students.
    8. Strengthen the supervision of the alternative high school program.
    9. Enhance special education support to students, families and teachers.
    10. Increase professional development opportunities for all staff.
    11. Continue our investment in technology.
    12. Continue funding for major maintenance projects..
    Further discussion and review by the BOE of the Budget will fall on the following dates:
    •  Tuesday,January 20th 7:30pm discussion, review and comments from the public
    •  Tuesday, January 27th 7:30pm -  discussion, review and comments from the public
    •  Thursday, January 29th 7:30pm the Board of Education will vote and approve the budget


Tuesday, February 24, 2015  Regular Meeting
Tuesday, March 10, 2015 Regular Meeting
Tuesday, April 7, 2015 Regular Meeting
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 Special/ Board Self Evaluation


PTA NEWS:

WARDE PTA is working to find new candidates to fill volunteer positions!! 


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Raising money for PTA programs is as simple as shopping for groceries at Stop & Shop
Have you given us your number THIS YEAR?  **IMPORTANT - All numbers must be re-registered each year, so please email our Stop & Shop chair, Cathy Petrone. Just email your 13 digit Stop & Shop key card number, along with the last name that the Stop & Shop card is registered under to:
Cathy at fiveinparty@aol.com
and she'll do the rest!
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PTA
MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY

What does WARDE PTA offer you!?

Warde PTA offers you the tools and resources to make your child’s academic and social potential a reality. Today’s parents need to be engaged, empowered, informed and responsible in advocating for their children and WARDE PTA wants to partner with you to accomplish this.


The Warde PTA’s Family Engagement Team strives to promote ACTIVE and EFFECTIVE Parenting of Teenagers.  Research shows that parents are the #1 influence on their children’s choices, but they must learn how to effectively harness that influence.  Our series of programs are designed to deliver a unified and cohesive message of active parenting, including teaching specific tools and timely information.  We hope to empower you to deliver defined, clear and consistent messages at the times our children need to hear them the most.

Our Main goals are:
*Communication so you can participate: Weekly email newsletters, our PTA Website, and the Directory given to all Members at the Open House.

*Building a Sense of Community and Pride in being a Warde Family: Organized around teams, it is easy to find others who share your interests using our Organizational Framework posted on this website.

*Informative Programming: Focused on addressing our Parents needs and concerns, programs planned include: the 9th Grade Forum on Underage Drinking, Hands-On Naviance/Family Connection training, and College Panel Presentations.

*Student Support: Making our families lives easier, we offer On-Site SAT Prep courses, club support, National Reflections program, college scholarships, and senior internships.

Fundraising is a very small part of what we do. We raise most of our funds through membership (the only check we ask you to write), our monthly Flea Markets, sales of Spirit Wear, and affiliation programs like Stop & Shop.

Please click here for Membership Information.
We hope you will join us!!