REMINDER: System-Wide PTAC Meeting Tuesday, May 15th at 6pm

It's hard to believe, but the final System-Wide PTAC meeting of the 2017-2018 school year is already upon us...It's scheduled to start at 6pm tomorrow (Tuesday, May 15th) in the BOE conference room of 100 South Turnpike Rd.  Agenda items include: Second-Step Program Updates, Reading Levels and Summer Reading, Wallingford Town - Project STEM, Parent Choice Award Plans, and our monthly "Around-the-Table" updates by school.

Interested parents are always welcome, but if you are unable to attend, please feel free to follow PTAC happenings through our website, social media or email.  Here's a link with info. on how to connect: http://www.wallingfordswptac.com/2017/01/ptacs-gone-social.html

FYI: Girls' Science Investigations April 14: The Chemical World

This is taking place at Yale in New Haven, but sharing to Wallingford families as we've learned there may still be registration slots available for the free session this Saturday.  Info. below.


It is a free program for girls in sixth, seventh, and eighth grade who are interested in learning more about science. All sessions run from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm (with lunch and snacks provided to the students) in Sloane Physics Lab, 217 Prospect Street, New Haven, CT 06511.




 
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Girls' Science Investigations: The Chemical World

SATURDAY, APRIL 14 - 9AM-2PM
SLOANE PHYSICS LABORATORY, 217 PROSPECT STREET
OPEN TO MIDDLE SCHOOL GIRLS
Did you know that you can write with fire? Or that a chemical reaction can release the energy in an ordinary Gummi Bear, creating an explosion? Chemical reactions are all around us, even within your own body. In this session, we’ll explore the nature of chemical reactions and how scientists use chemicals in our everyday lives. Snacks and lunch will be served.

The mission of Girls’ Science Investigations (GSI) is to motivate, empower, and interest girls in developing the skills they need to pursue careers in science. This series occurs four times per year, each with its own theme.

Registration required at http://gsi.yale.edu


REMINDER: Public hearing on 2018-2019 Town Budget is Monday, April 9th at 6pm

All town departments including the Board of Education will be in attendance to answer 2018-2019 budget questions at the upcoming Special Town Council Meeting.  If you do have questions, it is a good opportunity to take advantage of.


Here is a link to the posted agenda:
April 9th Town Budget Meeting Agenda


Here is a link to Dr. Menzo's latest message on the Board of Education budget portion:
BOE Budget Update - 04-03-2018