Support Stillmeadow When You Dine at Chipotle Riverside on January 7

 The Chipotle Restaurant on the Post Road in Riverside is hosting a fundraiser for Stillmeadow on Monday, January 7 from 4 to 8 pm. 

To participate, simply present  this flyer  when you order, and Chipotle will donate 33% of your total purchase to our school!

Chipotle is located at 1233 E Putnam Ave in Riverside in the Riverside Commons shopping plaza, off exit 5 on I-95. 

Chipotle offers a variety of burritos, tacos and salads, including a kid’s menu as well as vegetarian and gluten-free options. Check out the Chipotle menu  here.  Be sure to share the flyer with friends and family!

Order Forms for The Nutcracker are Due Friday, November 30

Just a reminder that Friday, November 30 is the deadline to order discounted tickets to see The Nutcracker at The Palace Theatre on December 15 & 16.

Tickets purchased through this special offer from Connecticut Ballet are $48 each including all taxes and fees (compared to $58 each at the box office). A portion of every ticket purchased will benefit Stillmeadow.

Complete this form and return it to school by Friday.

This is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy a holiday tradition with your family and friends while supporting our school community.

Stamford Toys Sip & Shop Event is Tonight from 7 to 9 pm

Just a reminder that the Stamford Toys Sip & Shop Event for Stillmeadow Parents is tonight from 7 to 9 pm. Enjoy wine, cheese, and conversation while you shop for holiday gifts with your Stamford Toys Discount Card.

Present your discount card for 20 percent off all in-stock toys and books now through November 30.

Stamford Toys is located at 970 High Ridge Road (behind FedEx). Food and drinks provided by the Stillmeadow PFO.

Discount cards will be available at the door for $5 each.

See you tonight!

Don’t Be a Turkey – Sign Up for Bingo!

The Turkey Bingo social event and fundraiser is Friday, November 16!   Here’s what you need to know:
  • Doors open at 6:00 pm
  • Bingo begins at 6:30 pm
  • $10 per person (10 games)
  • Cash prizes for Bingo Winners!
  • Great raffle and silent auction prizes, including gift baskets and teacher experiences
  • Bring your own card markers or purchase a stamper at the event
  • Pizza, popcorn, water, juice and snacks will be available for purchase.
  • To register, download and complete this form as soon as possible.
We also need volunteers to staff this event and donate gift baskets.  To learn more or to volunteer, click here .
For more information, email  Darlene Seitz  or  Lisa Lux

Shop the Scholastic Book Fair Online Through October 9

There’s still time to support Stillmeadow by purchasing some great new books for your child.   The Scholastic Book Fair will remain online until October 9 .

Remember, every book you purchase earns Scholastic Dollars that will be used to purchase new books for our classrooms and media center.  When you shop online, orders ship FREE to the school.

Thank you to everyone who helped with the Book Fair, especially our co-chairs Theresa Baker and Amanda Cassidy.

Reading Under the Stars is Tomorrow Night

Reading Under the Stars is Tuesday, October 2 from 6 to 7 pm at Stillmeadow. Join Stillmeadow’s teachers and staff for a fun-filled evening of storytelling, make & take reading activities, minute to win it games, sight word bingo and more. Families may also shop the Scholastic Book Fair, which will be open during Reading Under the Stars.

Reading Under the Stars is a FREE event. Advance registration required.

Scholastic Book Fair is Next Week

The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to Stillmeadow
Here’s what you need to know:
      • This annual event is a great way to stock up on new books to read at home with your child. Many titles are $5.99 or less.
      • Students will visit the Book Fair with their classmates during school hours. Click here for a tentative schedule. Your child’s teacher will send home more information about the classroom visit.
      • Parents and other family members can shop the Book Fair during school hours or during Reading Under the Stars (Tuesday, October 2nd, 6:00 – 7:00 pm).
      • *New for 2018* No cash to send in with your child? Our Book Fair has a digital payment option! Set up an account and have funds immediately available for your child to shop the Book Fair. Learn how here.
      • Can’t make it to the Book Fair? Shop the Scholastic Book Fair online from September 26 – October 9. When you shop online, orders ship FREE to the school.
      • Interested in helping with the book fair? We need volunteers to help children select and pay for books, restock shelves, and answer questions. Click here to sign up. You can even see when their class is visiting, to make sure you overlap (or don’t!)

Family Photo Day Registration Opens at 9:00 am Thursday

The Stillmeadow PFO has teamed up with Kim Jaeckel Family Photography to offer Stillmeadow families a convenient and economical way to get professional family photos just in time for the holiday season.

  • Booking opens at 9:00 am on Thursday, September 20.
  • Click here to book your session. (Note: link goes live at 9 am on Thursday, September 20.)
  • 15-minute family photos sessions will be available from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm on Saturday, October 13th.
  • Photo sessions will take place at Fort Stamford Park on Westover Road.
  • The session fee is $40, payable online by credit card, or by sending a check (payable to Stillmeadow PFO) to school after you register.
  • The entire session fee will be donated to Stillmeadow!
  • Proofs will be available via an online portal approximately seven days after your photo shoot.
  • Prints, digital downloads, and photo gifts starting as low as $10 may be ordered directly from Kim Jaeckel Family Photography.

Contact Theresa Baker with questions.

Fall Mum Orders Due Monday, September 17; Volunteers Needed for Order Pick Up on September 26

Time is running out to support Stillmeadow by purchasing Fall Mums. Download the order form and return it to school with your payment by Monday, September 17.

Volunteer Opportunity: We need parent volunteers to help unload mums and assist families during order pick up on Wednesday, September 26. Click here to sign up!

Thank you for supporting our school.

Register to Attend Stillmeadow Fun Run and Family Picnic

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The Stillmeadow PFO is hosting a Fun Run/Walk and Family Picnic on Friday, April 27.  Join teachers and staff for a fun evening to benefit Stillmeadow.

  • Admission is $5 per person for ages 5 and up.
  • Children ages 4 and under attend for free.
  • Admission fee covers games and activities including the Run/Walk with Ms. Anker and the Dance Party with Ms. Paolino.
  • Families may bring a picnic or purchase food from one of the local food trucks participating in this event.
  • Fun Run t-shirts, silly string, and color blast powder is available to order at an additional charge.
  • Purchase a Fun Run sign to promote your business, congratulate a student or say thanks to a teacher.
  • Bid on great auction items including teacher experiences and goods/services from local businesses.
  • Proceeds benefit Stillmeadow Elementary School.

Click here to download the registration form. 

Return the form with payment to your child’s teacher by Monday, April 16.

Last Chance to Reserve Sound Tigers Tickets

Time is running out to reserve tickets for Stillmeadow Family Day at the Bridgeport Sound Tigers game on Sunday, March 11 at 3 pm.
In addition to watching the Sound Tigers take on the Springfield Thunderbirds, you can cheer on the Stillmeadow Chorus which will perform during intermission!
Tickets are $20 each. A portion of each ticket will benefit enrichment programs at Stillmeadow.
Complete and return this form to school with your payment by Monday, March 5.
Questions? Contact Danielle Palmer .

Stillmeadow Holiday Fair is December 13-15

The Annual Stillmeadow Holiday Fair is next Wednesday through Friday December 13-15!
This is an opportunity for Stillmeadow Students to purchase holiday gifts for the special people in their lives. Students will shop with their class during school hours. All items cost $10 or less.  Proceeds will benefit  Stillmeadow.
Families may shop the fair during Report Card Conferences (1:00 to 3:30 pm).
Click here to check when your child’s class will be visiting the fair.
We need parents and family members to staff this event.  One-hour shifts are available for set up on Tuesday (2:30-5:30 pm) and to staff the fair Wednesday to Friday from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm.
Click here to volunteer.
Please contact Dory Hayes (doryhayes@yahoo.com) with any questions

Sign Up Now for Turkey Bingo

The Turkey Bingo social event and fundraiser is Friday, November 17.  Look for the sign up form in your student’s home folder or print it out by clicking here.
Here’s what you need to know:
  • Doors open at 6:00 pm; Games begin at 6:30 pm
  • Cost: $10 per person
  • Cash Prizes for Bingo Winners!
  • Bring your own card markers or purchase a stamper
  • Pizza available for $2 per slice or pre-order a whole pie
  • Popcorn, water, juice and snacks will be available for purchase
  • Space is limited to 300
Volunteers are needed to staff the event and donate prize baskets. To volunteer or donate a basket, click here.

{:en}School Picture Day is Friday, October 20{:}{:es}Dia de Fotos De la Escuela es Viernes, 20 de Octubre{:}

{:en}Stillmeadow’s Fall Picture Day is coming up soon!  Here’s what you need to know:

    • Fall Picture Day is Friday, October 20.
    • Lifetouch photographers will be at Stillmeadow to take individual student portraits and classroom group photos. These photos will be used in the 2017-18 Stillmeadow Elementary School Yearbook.
    • Families may order student portrait packages directly from Lifetouch. Packages start at $20. Portrait packages include a class photo. Add-ons and enhancements are available for an additional charge.
    • There are two (2) ways to order student portrait packages:
        1. Complete the enclosed paper order form. Enclose the EXACT payment (cash or check made payable to “Lifetouch” only). The student must bring the completed paper order form with payment to school on picture day.
        2. Order online at https://mylifetouch.com. Online payment by credit card or PayPal only. Stillmeadow’s Picture Day ID is EJ117046Q0. There is no need to return the paper form if photos were ordered online.

Stillmeadow Elementary School receives a portion of the proceeds from each portrait package.

Questions? Contact Lifetouch Customer Service at 203.735.5933.
 {:}{:es}¡El Día de las fotos de Otoño de Stillmeadow se acerca pronto! Esto es lo que necesita saber:

    • El Dia de las fotos de Otoño es el Viernes 20 de Octubre.
    • Los fotógrafos de Lifetouch estarán en Stillmeadow para tomar retratos individuales de los estudiantes y fotos del grupo del aula. Estas fotos se usarán en el Yearbook de la Escuela Primaria Stilleadow 2017-18.
    • Las familias pueden solicitar paquetes de retrato estudiantil directamente de Lifetouch. Los paquetes comienzan desde $ 20. Los paquetes de retrato incluyen una foto de clase. Los complementos y mejoras están disponibles por un cargo adicional.
    • Hay dos (2) maneras de ordenar paquetes de retrato estudiantil:
      1. Complete el formulario de pedido de papel adjunto. Incluya el pago EXACTO (efectivo o cheque pagadero a “Lifetouch” solamente). El estudiante debe traer el formulario de pedido de papel completado con pago a la escuela el día de la foto.
      2. Haga su pedido por la computadora en https://mylifetouch.com. Pago por computadora con tarjeta de crédito o PayPal solamente. El ID del día de la foto de Stillmeadow es EJ117046Q0. No hay necesidad de devolver el formulario de papel si las fotos se ordenaron por computadora.

La Escuela Primaria Stillmeadow recibe una porción de los ingresos de cada paquete de retrato.

¿Preguntas? Póngase en contacto con el servicio de atención al cliente Lifetouch al 203.735.5933.{:}

Family Photo Fundraiser is October 14-15: Get your Holiday Cards Done Early!

There’s still time to support Stillmeadow and get professional family photos to share with family and friends during the holiday season.
  • Click here to book your family photo session with Kim Jaeckel Photography.
  • 15-minute family photos sessions are available from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm next Saturday, October 14 and Sunday, October 15.
  • Photo sessions will take place at Fort Stamford Park on Westover Road.
  • The session fee is $40, payable online by credit card or Paypal, or by sending a check (payable to Stillmeadow PFO) to school after you register.
  • The entire session fee will be donated to Stillmeadow!
  • Proofs will be available via an online portal approximately seven days after your photo shoot. Prints, digital downloads, and photo gifts starting as low as $10 may be ordered directly from Kim Jaeckel Family Photography.
Weekend Volunteer Opportunity: the weather forecast is 70 and sunny – enjoy some time outside with a book while helping our school! Bring your kids!
Contact Theresa Baker with questions.

Scholastic Book Fair is October 3-6

The Scholastic Book Fair will be at Stillmeadow from Tuesday, October 3 through Friday, October 6. Here’s what you need to know:
  • This annual event is a great way to stock up on new books to read at home with your child. Many titles are $5.99 or less.
  • Students will visit the Book Fair with their classmates during school hours. Your child’s teacher will send home information about the classroom visit.
  • Parents and other family members can shop the Book Fair during school hours or during Reading Under the Stars (Tuesday, October 3).
  • Can’t make it to the Book Fair? Shop the Scholastic Book Fair online from October 2-22. Orders placed online will ship for free to the school.
  • Interested in helping with the book fair? We need volunteers to help children select and pay for books, restock shelves, and answer questions. Click here to sign up.
  • Stillmeadow receives 50 percent of the total profits from our Book Fair in the form of Scholastic Dollars that will be used to purchase books for the media center and classrooms. Last year, Stillmeadow earned more than $7,600 in Scholastic Dollars!
See you at the Book Fair!

{:en}Get your Yankees tickets by Friday!{:}{:es}¡Iremos juntos a Yankee Stadium es el 25 de junio!{:}

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Money is due by Friday, June 9, to take part in the Stilmeadow’s day at Yankee Stadium.

We will be heading to see the New York Yankees play the Texas Rangers on Old Timers’ Day, which is Sunday, June 25.

Tickets typically cost $60, but Stillmeadow families and friends will be able to pay just $30!

Please make checks payable to Stillmeadow PFO. If you have questions, please contact Danielle Palmer at Dapalmer724@gmail.com or 203-918-9500.

{:}{:es}La comunidad de Stillmeadow se dirigirá a ver a los Yankees de Nueva York cuando juegan con los Rangers de Tejas en el Día de los Viejos Jugadores, que es el domingo, 25 de junio.

Los boletos cuestan generalmente $60, ¡pero las familias y los amigos de Stillmeadow podrán pagar solamente $ 30!

Por favor, haga cheques a nombre de Stillmeadow PFO. El dinero se debe entregar antes del viernes, 9 de junio. Si tiene preguntas, por favor, póngase en contacto con Danielle Palmer en Dapalmer724@gmail.com o 203-918-9500.

{:}

{:en}Stillmeadow Day at Yankee Stadium is June 25!{:}{:es}¡Iremos juntos a Yankee Stadium es el 25 de junio!{:}

{:en}The Stillmeadow community will be heading to see the New York Yankees play the Texas Rangers on Old Timers’ Day, which is Sunday, June 25th.

Tickets typically cost $60, but Stillmeadow families and friends will be able to pay just $30!

Please make checks payable to Stillmeadow PFO. Money is due by Friday, June 9. If you have questions, please Contact Danielle Palmer at Dapalmer724@gmail.com or 203-918-9500.{:}{:es}La comunidad de Stillmeadow se dirigirá a ver a los Yankees de Nueva York cuando juegan con los Rangers de Tejas en el Día de los Viejos Jugadores, que es el domingo, 25 de junio.

Los boletos cuestan generalmente $60, ¡pero las familias y los amigos de Stillmeadow podrán pagar solamente $ 30!

Por favor, haga cheques a nombre de Stillmeadow PFO. El dinero se debe entregar antes del viernes, 9 de junio. Si tiene preguntas, por favor, póngase en contacto con Danielle Palmer en Dapalmer724@gmail.com o 203-918-9500.{:}

{:en}Stillmeadow Plant Sale is May 11-12 – Shoppers and volunteers needed!!!{:}{:es}La venta de plantas de Stillmeadow es 11-12 de mayo. ¡Compre o ayude!{:}

{:en}The annual Stillmeadow Plant Sale is Thursday, May 11, and Friday, May 12, in the courtyard. Students and families can shop the sale from 8 am to 3 pm daily. Advanced  orders may be picked up on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday.

This year’s sale features an extensive variety of annuals for summer flower gardens, as well as tomatoes, basil and parsley for vegetable and herb gardens. Plants in 4-inch pots are $4 each, while multi-plant flats are $16 and 10-inch hanging baskets are $20.

We also need volunteers to help staff the sale. Volunteers are especially needed to help unload and set up on Wednesday, May 10, from 11 am to 1 pm and to staff the sale between 10 am and 2 pm on Friday, May 12.

If you can spare a couple of hours to help with this event, please click here to sign up.
If you have questions about the sale, please contact Maura Miranda.

Remember, plants make great gifts for Mother’s Day and Teacher Appreciation Week!{:}{:es}La venta anual de plantas de Stillmeadow está programada para el jueves 11 de mayo y el viernes 12 de mayo en el patio de la escuela. Estudiantes y familias pueden comprar en la venta de 8 am a 3 pm estos días.

La venta de este año cuenta con una amplia variedad de plantas anuales para jardines de flores de verano, así como tomates, albahaca y perejil para jardines de vegetales y hierbas. Las plantas en macetas de 4 pulgadas son de $4 cada una, mientras que las bandejas de varias plantas son de $16 y las cestas colgantes de 10 pulgadas son $20.

Se necesitan voluntarios para ayudar con la instalación y las ventas durante este evento. Si puede dar un par de horas para ayudar con este evento, por favor haga clic aquí para registrarse. 

Si tiene alguna pregunta sobre la venta, póngase en contacto con Maura Miranda.

¡Recuerde, las plantas pueden ser regalos excelentes para el Día de la Madre y la Semana del Agradecimiento a los Maestros!{:}

{:en}Stillmeadow Plant Sale is May 11-12 – Volunteers needed!{:}{:es}La venta de plantas de Stillmeadow es 11-12 de mayo. ¡Se necesitan voluntarios!{:}

{:en}The annual Stillmeadow Plant Sale is scheduled for Thursday, May 11, and Friday, May 12, in the courtyard. Students and families can shop the sale from 8 am to 3 pm daily.

This year’s sale features an extensive variety of annuals for summer flower gardens, as well as tomatoes, basil and parsley for vegetable and herb gardens. Plants in 4-inch pots are $4 each, while multi-plant flats are $16 and 10-inch hanging baskets are $20.

Volunteers are needed to set up and staff the plant sale. If you can spare a couple of hours to help with this event, please click here to sign up.

If you have questions about the sale, please contact Maura Miranda.

Remember, plants make great gifts for Mother’s Day and Teacher Appreciation Week!{:}{:es}La venta anual de plantas de Stillmeadow está programada para el jueves 11 de mayo y el viernes 12 de mayo en el patio de la escuela. Estudiantes y familias pueden comprar en la venta de 8 am a 3 pm estos días.

La venta de este año cuenta con una amplia variedad de plantas anuales para jardines de flores de verano, así como tomates, albahaca y perejil para jardines de vegetales y hierbas. Las plantas en macetas de 4 pulgadas son de $4 cada una, mientras que las bandejas de varias plantas son de $16 y las cestas colgantes de 10 pulgadas son $20.

Se necesitan voluntarios para ayudar con la instalación y las ventas durante este evento. Si puede dar un par de horas para ayudar con este evento, por favor haga clic aquí para registrarse. 

Si tiene alguna pregunta sobre la venta, póngase en contacto con Maura Miranda.

¡Recuerde, las plantas pueden ser regalos excelentes para el Día de la Madre y la Semana del Agradecimiento a los Maestros!{:}