Thank you 9th grade parents…

..for attending this year’s FRESHMAN FORUM ON UNDERAGE DRINKING AND OTHER RISKY BEHAVIORS.

We hope that you took away some new insights that are helpful to you and your family. Thank you also for completing the exit surveys and taking the time to add your comments and suggestions. Your feedback is very appreciated.

Click on the topics below to find more valuable information:

1.  Homework for Parents
2.  Fairfield Ludlowe High School Resources
3.  Power of Parents – Alcohol
4.  Power of Parents – Marijuana
5.  Marijuana Facts for Teens
7.  Parents’ Legal Liability for Illegal Serving & Party Hosting
8.  CARES Group Info for Those Struggling

The Freshmen Forum was made possible in part through the funding and efforts of the Fairfield Ludlowe PTA and our 8-person committee of parent/guardian volunteers.


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)

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2. It should land you on a results page like this, click the result on top (that’s us!)

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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)…

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4. …and you’ll see some options pop up. Click to Add to Home Screen

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5. Then click the word in blue, Add, below

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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).

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Hope you find this helpful and save yourself both time and paper.  If you have questions, do not hesitate to let us know at flhsptapresident@gmail.com


Volunteers Wanted!

Click on Events/Volunteer above to learn about all the things we
need your help with this year.  Or just click here.


SAVE THE DATE

Headmaster’s Coffees!
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 2 more Coffees this school year.
Look for your child’s grade below
and Save The Date.
Sophomore, 10th:  Thursday, Nov. 17, 9:15 AM, Falcon’s Nest
Senior, 12th:  Thursday, Jan. 26, 9:15 AM, Falcon’s Nest
Freshmen, 9th:  Thursday, Sept. 29, 9:15 AM, Falcon’s Nest
Junior, 11th:  Thursday, Oct. 20, 9:15 AM, Falcon’s Nest


Next PTA MEETING Is…

Dec. 8, 2016
Don’t miss another PTA meeting. On your smartphone, go to your message app and
text the message @flhspta to the number 81010  You’ll get meeting reminders on your phone.

Our PTA meets Thursday evenings at 7 PM (except where noted) in the FLHS Library Lecture Hall.
Meeting dates for 2016-17:

9/8/16, 10/13/16, 11/3/16, 12/8/16, 1/5/17 (starts 6:15 PM),
2/9/17, 3/16/17, 4/6/17, 5/11/17, 6/8/17


Fairfield Board of Ed. Hosts Town Hall-type Meeting, Oct. 24

The Board of Education is organizing another town hall meeting to take place at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 24 in the lecture hall at Fairfield Warde High School.  At the meeting, the public will be able to raise issues to the board. The town hall format aims to offer more back-and-forth than the 3-minute public comment section allows for at the BoE’s regular  meetings.

The board hosted its first town hall-style forum in February 2015. Two more town halls last year addressed specific topics — the District Improvement Plan and the Redistricting Committee Report. During those town halls, board members responded directly to community members’ direct questions and concerns for several hours.

This month’s meeting will mark the first town hall in 2016.


FLHS PTA’s First 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/


THANK YOU, 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.
They are:

Dorene Herron
Jennifer Jacobsen Tapsall
Abbey Flink
Mary Mayer
Jane Corbett
Liz Moyse
Christine Vitale
Amy de Lannoy
Samantha Pawlina
Jim Accomando
Upper grades families, look for your mailings to arrive the week of Aug. 22nd.
 Freshmen and New Student families — see you at the school for Preview Day, Wednesday, Aug. 24.
 Estimated day for class schedules to go live for all grades is Thursday, Aug. 25th (tentative).

FALL TRYOUT SCHEDULE
All athletes interested in playing on a fall sports team (except football) will meet on
Monday, August 22nd at 6:00 PM in the FLHS cafeteria
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Please contact the Athletic Director’s office if you have questions.
Football:
  • 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
Girls’ Soccer:
  • 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
Boys’ Soccer:
  • 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
Field Hockey: 
  • 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
Girls’ Volleyball: 
  • 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
Cross Country:
  • 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
Girls’ Swimming & Diving:
  • 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*
*Athletes must provide their own transportation both ways to Westport YMCA on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and shuttle to YMCA will start on first day of school Thursday, Sept. 1
For Fairfield Ludlowe Athletic Information, be sure to follow:
On Facebook: Fairfield Ludlowe Athletics
On Twitter/Instagram: @ludlowesports

Fairfield Warde & Ludlowe High School PTA Parent Book Group Discussion RsvP here

No More Pencils, No More Books…well, maybe just one book
(a
nd 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.

We will gather for our book discussion in the Memorial Room of the Fairfield Main Library on Monday, August 29th, 2016 7:00pm-8:45pm. Coffee and dessert will be provided, but feel free to bring your own treat to share with others. Bring your book and any notes or comments you’d like to discuss. To help us plan for the evening, please RsvP by clicking here. This is a great way to connect with other parents of kids middle school on up through college. Questions? Contact Laura Lawlor.

SAVE THE DATE

Headmaster’s Coffees!
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 PTAfalcon small

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 flhsptapresident@gmail.com, or regular mail us at:

Fairfield Ludlowe High School
Attn:  FLHS PTA
785 Unquowa Road
Fairfield, CT  06824


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This should have it your inbox this afternoon! Take the survey and have a great weekend!

Dear Parents and Guardians,

You may have noticed an email earlier this week from "reghelp" with a link to your Infinite Campus portal where you will find an invitation to participate in the School Climate Survey in the "Inbox". We cannot stress enough how important the results of this survey will mean to us. Please take a few minutes to complete it.

If you did not see or receive the email, simply click here:
“ 2016 Climate Survey-FLHS-Parent/Guardians” Once you log in, click on the "Inbox." You will see a link called 2016-Climate Survey-Parent.

You may see other invitations if you have children at multiple schools as this is a district-wide initiative. All FLHS students will be taking the survey in their English classes on Dec. 12 and 13.
The last survey in 2014 provided some very helpful feedback and we have worked hard to address many of the concerns brought up by students, parents and staff over the last two years. This survey will help us measure our progress as well as identify other areas we need to address.

I encourage all parents to participate. We know there are always areas to improve upon, but we also want to celebrate where our staff and students shine. You can help us highlight all of that with your participation!

The survey takes 5-10 minutes to complete, and most questions use a Likert scale for response choices (Strongly agree, agree,disagree,strongly disagree). The survey window will close on December 21.

For those who would like to take the survey in Spanish or
Portuguese, please go to your Infinite Campus Portal and click on the Inbox for those options.

Thank you for providing your valuable input.

Greg Hatzis,
Headmaster
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Individual Houses

Warner House
House Office: (203) 255-7223
Counseling Office: (203) 255-7225

Webster House
House Office: (203) 255-7236
Counseling Office: (203) 255-7238

Wright House
House Office: (203) 255-7240
Counseling Office: (203) 255-7242

School Info.

Fairfield Ludlowe High School
785 Unquowa Road
Fairfield, CT 06824
Phone: (203) 255-7201
Fax:(203) 255-7213

Headmaster
Greg C. Hatzis