Sign up for Creating Lasting Family Connections — FREE communications workshops!
FREE Parenting Workshop: Given by INSPIRE and the FLHS PTA
Creating Lasting Family Connections (CLFC)
A panel of college presidents was recently asked how high schools could better prepare students for college. The unanimous answer: send us emotionally healthy young people.
To that end, we have structured workshops that take place as a 90 min session, once a week, over 5 weeks — for Parents/Guardians only.
WHEN/WHERE: Choose ONE session at 6:30-8pm @ FLHS Room 277, Library Lecture Hall — open to both Warde and Ludlowe families.
Session #1– 5 Tuesdays -Jan 23, Jan 30, Feb 6, Feb13, Feb 20, OR
Session #2 – 5 Wednesdays – Mar 7, Mar 14, Mar 21, Mar 28, Apr 4,
Pick the session you’d like to attend and email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot — for FREE!
WHAT IS CLFC: Participants in our Creating Lasting Family Connections workshop will experience a focused exploration of interpersonal communication skills, expression of feelings and self-awareness. Guided by a trained facilitator, parents will learn effective strategies to strengthen family relationships–especially with teens. They are also provided the opportunity to practice these skills in a comfortable and confidential group setting.
WHY: Research shows that clear and consistent messages from parents to be one of the most influential factors as teens make decisions about alcohol and drug use. Studies also show small communities (such as parents of same age children, same school district, same neighborhood, etc.) that gather to discuss common challenges are more connected and productive. Effective communications can reduce stress in families.
Thank you for attending FLHS’s recent Freshman Forum on the dangers of alcohol and substance abuse. Click on these topics to find more valuable information:
1. Freshman Forum 2017 Community & School Resouces
2. Homework for Parents
3. Power of Parents – Alcohol
4. Power of Parents – Marijuana
5. Marijuana Facts for Teens
6. Parents’ Legal Liability for Illegal Serving & Party Hosting
7. FREE Family Communications Workshops for FLHS families!!!
Discounted SAT & ACT Prep for FLHS Families
AlphaPrep is a Connecticut based, full-service prep firm providing an outstanding, individualized approach to SAT & ACT test preparation. For the past decade, AlphaPrep has sponsored the Fairfield Warde & Ludlowe PTAs on behalf of all Fairfield high school families. Our PTAs have negotiated the lowest rates possible to allow all Fairfield high schoolers the benefits of an internationally recognized college test prep program. A portion of all tuition fees is donated back to the Warde & Ludlowe PTAs. Everything you need to know about AlphaPrep is here at their site alphaprep.com (NOT, alphaprep.net!) You may call them at 1-888-84-ALPHA and email them at email@example.com.
For your convenience, here is a listing of the remaining classes for this school year — but there is MUCH more info on Alphaprep’s site, so you should go there to check it out! Classes are held at Ludlowe or Warde. Take note of location so your student doesn’t go to the wrong building on their first day of class.
Class for February ACT
December 14 – February 8; Thursdays, 3:00 – 5:00 pm @FWHS
Classes for March SAT & “Connecticut SAT Day”
January 13 – March 3; Saturdays, 11:00 am – 1:15 pm @FLHS
January 16 – March 6; Tuesdays, 5:30 – 7:30 pm @FLHS
January 22 – March 19; Mondays, 3:00 – 5:00 pm @FLHS
Class for April ACT
February 14 – April 4; Wednesdays, 3:00 – 5:00 pm @FLHS
Class for May SAT
March 13 – May 1; Tuesdays, 5:30 – 7:45 pm @FWHS
Class for June SAT
April 4 – May 30; Wednesdays, 5:30 – 7:45 pm @FLHS
Class for June ACT
April 17 – June 5; Tuesdays, 3:00 – 5:00 pm @FLHS
Full practice SAT and ACT exams are offered throughout the year for a minimal charge. Visit their website at www.alphaprep.com for more information. Need-Based Scholarships may be available – please contact your student’s guidance counselor and they will contact AlphaPrep.
Need to buy a 2017-18 PTA membership?
Congrats, Steve Baker on being elected FLHS PTA President for 2017-18! Email Steve at firstname.lastname@example.org
Are You Getting the Falcon Flash?
If not, you’re probably not in our PTA database. Fix that by going HERE now. And please buy your PTA membership when you get there. Thank you for supporting our PTA. 🙂
email email@example.com with questions.
I Lost My PTA Password & I Can’t Get In!
Click HERE and a new password will be sent to you. When you get there, type in your email address and click the words, “Forgot Your password?”. Still have issues? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Is Paper the Only “Route” for You?
Click below for “paper” solutions to your most pressing needs.
CLICK HERE TO LINK TO AMAZON to HELP FLHS PTA…
… a very small portion of anything you spend goes right to our PTA. Doesn’t sound like much but if we all use it, we can raise 1000’s of dollars a year — just by shopping! So go shop now, and bookmark it. Happy Shopping
Think about volunteering for one of our open Positions! It will be one of the
best things you do to help your child succeed in high school —
Executive Board 2017-18
Oversees efforts to raise money throughout the year
Hosts authors, speakers, family communications workshops, etc.
all aimed at helping highschoolers & their parents
Contact our wonderful 2017-18 VPs of Volunteers with your questions.
Come to our meetings! Our PTA meets Thursday (and a couple of Wednesday*) evenings in the
FLHS Library Lecture Hall, rm 277. Meeting dates for this year:
10/12/17, 11/9/17, 12/6/17*,
1/11/18, 2/8/18, 3/7/18*, 4/5/18, 5/10/18, 6/7/18
On your smartphone, text the message @flhspta to the number 81010
You’ll get meeting reminders on your phone.
How Do I Add the FLHS PTA Web Site
to My Phone’s Home Screen?
1. Go to your smart phone and type flhs pta (or flhspta, or Fairfield Ludlowe PTA, etc.) into your web browser window (Safari on an iPhone)
2. It should land you on a results page like this, click the result on top (that’s us!)
3. Now you’re looking at the mobile version of our FLHS PTA site — flhspta.org. Click that little box with an arrow shooting out of it (keep looking, it’s there)…
4. …and you’ll see some options pop up. Click to Add to Home Screen
5. Then click the word in blue, Add, below
6. Congrats. That blue tile below is the FLHS PTA site and you just added it to your phone (you’re really good at this).
Hope you find this helpful and save yourself both time and paper. If you have questions, do not hesitate to let us know at email@example.com
need your help with this year. Or just click here
FLHS PTA’s First 2016 Parent Program of the Year —
S4: Work Smarter, Not Harder with Evidence-Based Study Skills
Help your teen start the new school year right straight out of the gate with the tools to becoming a smart learner. The PTAs of Fairfield Ludlowe High School & Fairfield Warde High School jointly invite you to a free Phttp://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0444aaaf2da7f94-openarent Workshop presented by Michelle Sagalyn, founder and president of Successful Study Skills 4 Students,
Where: Fairfield Ludlowe High School, in the Lecture Hall at the back of the FLHS Library
When: Thursday, September 22nd at 7 pm
Find out how you can effectively support your child’s educational experience. You will leave this 90-minute interactive and informative presentation with specific ways students can organize their calendars, projects, tests and daily study habits. Discover why more than 3,000 students have participated in S4’s evidence-based workshops in Connecticut and New York. Check out S4’s website at http://www.successfulstudyskills4students.com/
2016-17 school year
THANK YOU, 2016 PTA VOLUNTEERS
Many thanks to our PTA volunteers who helped prepare the
2016 Summer Mailing & Freshmen Preview folders on Aug. 16th & 17th.
For the summer mailing that arrives to 10th, 11th & 12th grade homes next week,
our volunteers collated roughly 12,000 flyers & forms,
and stuffed & sealed them into 1,200 envelopes
(that’s 10 pieces per mailer).
For Freshmen/New student Preview Day on Aug. 24th, PTA volunteers collated
roughly 7,220 pieces and put them into 380 folders
(that’s 18 pieces per folder).
It was really amazing and we owe a lot of thanks to the parents who made it happen.
Monday, August 22nd at 6:00 PM in the FLHS cafeteria.
Please contact the Athletic Director’s office if you have questions.
- Friday, Aug. 19 – 5:00 to 8:00 Taft Field; Saturday, Aug. 20 – 8:00 to 11:00 Taft Field; Monday, Aug. 22 – Wednesday, Aug 24 – 5:00 to 8:00 Taft Field; Thursday, Aug 25 – Full Pads with schedule to be sent by Coach Camera
- Thursday, Aug 25 – 9:00 to 11:00 meet at Taft Field in bleachers; Thursday, Aug 25 – 3:00 to 5:00 Sturges Park; Friday, Aug 26 – 11:00 to 2:00 Taft Field; Saturday, Aug 27 – 9:00 to 12:00 Sturges Park
- Thursday, Aug 25 – 9:00 to 11:00 at RLMS field and 4:00 to 6:30 at Taft Field; Friday, Aug 26 – 8:00 to 11:00 at RLMS; Saturday, Aug 27 – (11th & 12th grades) – 10:00 to 12:30 RLMS ; (9th & 10th grades) – 12:30 to 3:00 RLMS
- Thursday, Aug 25 – 7:45 to 10:30 at Taft Field and 2:00 to 4:00 at Taft Field; Friday, Aug 26 – 7:45 to 10:30 at Taft Field and 2:00 to 4:00 at Taft Field;Saturday, Aug 27 – 9:00 to 12:00 Taft Field and 4:00 to 5:30 Taft Field
- Thursday, Aug 25 – 3:30 to 5:30 and 7:00 to 8:30 Main Gym; Friday, Aug 26 – 3:30 to 6:30 Main Gym; Saturday, Aug 27 – 9:00 to 11:30 and 12:30 to 2:30 Main Gym
- Thursday, Aug 25 – 2:30 to 4:30 on Stadium Track; Friday, Aug 26 – 2:30 to 4:30 on Stadium Track; Saturday, Aug 27 – OFF
- Monday, Aug 29 – 3:00 to 5:15 at Westport YMCA*; Tuesday, Aug. 30 – 3:00 to 5:15 at Westport YMCA*; Wednesday, Aug 31 – 3:00 to 5:15 at Westport YMCA*
2016-17 school year
Fairfield Warde & Ludlowe High School PTA Parent Book Group Discussion RsvP here
No More Pencils, No More Books…well, maybe just one book
(and you thought Summer Reading was only for the kids).
Take some time out this summer to read “The Gift of Failure” by Jessica Lahey who is an educator, writer, and speaker. She writes the bi-weekly New York Times column, “The Parent-Teacher Conference,” is a correspondent at the Atlantic, and a regular commentator on Vermont Public Radio. She and has appeared as a parenting and education expert on The Today Show, Fox and Friends, MSNBC, the BBC, NPR, and many others.
SAVE THE DATE 2016-17 school year
Don’t miss these important insights into your child’s year.
Meet FLHS Headmaster Greg Hatzis as he hosts a series of grade-specific talks
on how to meet your child’s needs as they experience their coming year at FLHS.
There will be 4 Coffees. Look for your child’s grade below and Save The Date.
Freshmen, 9th: Thursday, Sept. 29, 9:15 AM, Falcon’s Nest
Junior, 11th: Thursday, Oct. 20, 9:15 AM, Falcon’s Nest
Sophomore, 10th: Thursday, Nov. 17, 9:15 AM, Falcon’s Nest
Senior, 12th: Thursday, Jan. 26, 9:15 AM, Falcon’s Nest
ABOUT THE FLHS PTA
The Fairfield Ludlowe High School PTA is dedicated to enhancing the educational experience of all FLHS students, strengthening the connection between school and home, fostering collaboration with teachers, and advocating on behalf of education, families, and staff. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or regular mail us at:
Fairfield Ludlowe High School
Attn: FLHS PTA
785 Unquowa Road
Fairfield, CT 06824