Join the Box Tops for Education Classroom Challenge

Box tops must be submitted by October 26th to be included in the classroom competition.

Did you know that you can earn funds for Stillmeadow by clipping Box Tops from items you buy every day?  The Box Tops for Education Classroom Challenge is October 15-26.  Submit your Box Tops using a collection sheet and send extra Box Tops in a plastic baggie. Be sure to include your child’s name and teacher’s name on all sheets and/or baggies in order to receive credit towards the competition.

The classroom from each grade that turns in the most Box Tops during this period will win a special prize!

Contact MaryBeth Woods with questions.

Halloween Hop is October 26: Sign Up Today!

A “spooktacular” costume party is coming to Stillmeadow on Friday, October 26 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.  The cost is $5 per person and advance registration is required.

Complete and return the registration form to your child’s teacher as soon as possible!

  • Stillmeadow families only.
  • Register early – this event sells out!
  • Tickets will NOT be sold at the door.
  • Children MUST BE accompanied by an adult.
  • No scary masks or toy weapons.

Volunteer Opportunity: Decorate, Run a Game, Help with Crafts, and More!

 

After School Enrichment Registration Deadline is This Friday – September 14

Time is running out to sign up for the many after-school enrichment activities taking place at Stillmeadow this fall. The schedule has something for every child, including art, chess, coding, cooking, science, sewing and sports classes.

  • Register at https://flexacademiesstillmeadow.jumbula.com (Note: if you experience technical difficulties with online registration, try another browser or contact Karen below.)
  • The registration deadline is Friday, September 14 at 5 pm.
  • Registration is low for some classes. Please register ASAP. Classes will be cancelled if we cannot meet minimum enrollment requirements.
  • Classes begin the week of September 24 and conclude the week of December 17. See website for exact dates.
  • Refer to the website for important program information, including: class schedules and descriptions, registration tips, and answers to frequently asked questions.
  • Scholarships are available for qualifying students.
  • Families that cannot register online or pay by credit card should contact Vanessa Cadavid in the Stillmeadow Main Office for assistance.

Questions? Contact Karen Izzi: info@flexacademies.com or 203-679-9223.

Reminder: Stillmeadow Day at Yankee Stadium is Sunday, Sept 16

This Friday, September 7 is your last chance to purchase tickets for Stillmeadow Day at Yankee Stadium.  Reach out to Danielle Palmer if you’re interested in signing up for what is sure to be a fun-filled day at the ballpark.
What: Stillmeadow Family Day at Yankee Stadium
When: Sunday, September 16 at 1:05 pm
Who: New York Yankees vs. Toronto Blue Jays
Where: Yankee Stadium | One East 161st Street | Bronx, NY
Tickets (Sections 207-208) are $30.00 each (Regular Box Office Price: $60).  This is not a fundraiser. The ticket price is the discounted ticket price set by the Yankees.

Sign Up for the Stillmeadow Directory

The PFO offers an online student directory to make it easier for families to communicate about play dates, school projects, and other activities. Sign up today:

https://stillmeadowpfo.membershiptoolkit.com/

  • YOU control the information included for your family and can update your information anytime.
  • Search the directory by name (parent, student, teacher) or grade.
  • Directory is secure, password-protected, and available only to current Stillmeadow families.
  • Download and print the directory.
  • Download the mobile app for on-the-go access.

IMPORTANT:  Families that were listed in the directory last year must update their child’s information for the 2018-19 school year.  Once you have confirmed your child’s information (grade and teacher), your listing will be re-activated and you will have full access to the directory.

Tickets Available for Stillmeadow Day at Yankee Stadium on September 16

There are a limited number of tickets still available to see the Yankees take on the Toronto Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium on Sunday, September 16.  Game time is 1:05 pm.

Tickets, which are priced at $30 each are located in Sections 207-208.

Please contact Danielle Palmer if you’re interested in attending this Stillmeadow group outing!

Support a Stillmeadow Classroom via DonorsChoose

Stillmeadow Teachers regularly post projects on DonorsChoose.org.  Third grade teacher Ms. Decarlo is currently seeking funding to purchase additional technology for her classroom.
Please consider supporting Ms. Decarlo and her students by donating to this project.
Also, bookmark this link and check back regularly to see which Stillmeadow Teachers have projects on DonorsChoose.

Stillmeadow Fun Run and Family Picnic is April 27

Get Ready for a Great Party!  The Stillmeadow PFO is hosting an all-school Fun Run and Family Picnic on Friday, April 27 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.
  • Admission is $5 per person and includes the Fun Run, games/activities, and photo booth.
  • Pack a picnic or purchase food from one of the local food trucks participating in this event.
  • Bid on great auction items including teacher experiences and goods/services from local businesses.
  • Fun Run t-shirts, silly string, and color blast powder will be available for pre-order.
  • Purchase a personalized Fun Run sign to congratulate a student or say thanks to a teacher.
  • All proceeds benefit Stillmeadow Elementary School.
Look for registration forms in student home folders the week of March 25.

Attend Multicultural Night on March 26 – Free Event for Stillmeadow Families

Please join us for Multicultural Night on Monday,March 26 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm , when more than two dozen families will share their cultural and ethnic traditions through food, fashion, music, and other activities.
This is a free event open to all Stillmeadow Families. Advance registration required.
Complete and return this form to your child’s teacher no later than Friday, March 23.
We hope you will be able to join us for this inspiring evening that celebrates Stillmeadow’s ethnic and cultural diversity!

Information for Everyone Attending Sound Tigers Game on March 11

Thank you to everyone who signed up for Stillmeadow Family Day at the Bridgeport Sound Tigers Game on Sunday, March 11.
Here’s what you need to know:
  • Game time is 3 pm. The arena opens to ticketed guests at 2 pm.
  • Tickets may be picked up from the Will Call Window at the Webster Bank Arena Box Office on Sunday afternoon.
  • You must show ID to pick up your tickets.
  • Webster Bank Arena is located at 600 Main Street, Bridgeport, CT 06604. For directions to Webster Bank Arena, click here.
  • Questions should be directed to Danielle Palmer.
Enjoy the game!

Reading Olympics Recap

Thanks to everyone who supported reading at home by encouraging your children to participate in the Stillmeadow Reading Olympics.
More than 200 Stillmeadow Students completed an Olympics Reading Challenge between Monday, February 26 and Wednesday, February 28. Students received medals on Friday, March 2 and will be recognized on a Reading Olympics bulletin board.
Congratulations to the following classes with the highest participation rates in the Reading Olympics:
• Mrs. Bronson (Third Grade): 78%
• Mrs. Papastathis (First Grade): 67%
• Mrs. Exias (Second Grade): 65%
• Ms. Balch (Third Grade): 65%
• Mrs. Cammarota (Fourth Grade): 62%
Thanks also to the many families who supported continued literacy enrichment programming at Stillmeadow through a classroom donation. We raised nearly $2,500 that will be used to fund special events such as the recent author visit from Kara LaReau.

Stillmeadow Reading Olympics Begins Today

The Stillmeadow Reading Olympics begins today and concludes on Wednesday, February 28.
The Reading Olympics – which is taking place in conjunction with Literacy Week – is an opportunity for you to support reading at home, which research shows improves academic outcomes. The goal is to have every student complete an at-home reading challenge during the Reading Olympics.

Reading Olympics information was sent home in student folders last week. Here’s what you need to do to help your child be a Reading Olympics Champion:

  • Plan for and attain an Olympic Reading Goal using the challenge sheet and reading log available here.
  • Return the completed reading log to school on Thursday, March 1.
  • Consider sponsoring your child’s classroom with a donation that will help us provide continued literacy enrichment activities for your child and their classmates. Complete and return this sponsorship form to school by Thursday, March 1.
Students who complete a reading challenge will earn a Reading Olympics medal. All children who participate will have their name displayed on a Reading Olympics Bulletin Board at Stillmeadow. The classroom in each grade with the most participation will have honorable mention on the Reading Olympics bulletin board.
Good luck and happy reading!

Celebrate Literacy Week & Dr. Seuss’s Birthday

Stillmeadow will celebrate Literacy Week and Dr. Seuss’s Birthday from  Monday, February 26 through Friday, March 2.
Following are the daily themes for Literacy Week.
Children are encouraged to join in the fun by dressing up based on each day’s theme.
Monday, February 26: “Cat in the Hat” Day (Wear a Hat)
Tuesday, February 27: “I Can Read with My Eyes Shut” Day (Wear a Shirt You Can Read)
Wednesday, February 28: “Green Eggs and Clothes” Day (Wear Something Green)
Thursday, March 1 : “Fox in Socks” Day (Wear Crazy Socks)
Friday, March 2: Literacy Day! Dress as your favorite story character (note: does not have to be a Dr. Seuss character)

Participate in Stillmeadow’s 2nd Annual Multicultural Night

Stillmeadow is a vibrant, ethnically- and culturally-diverse community.  Multicultural Night is a wonderful way to share your cultural pride with Stillmeadow’s students, families, and staff.

Last year, more than 200 people attended Multicultural Night which featured food, music, games and traditional clothing from more than 20 countries!

If you are interested in participating, print out and complete this form and return it to school by Friday, February 23.

 

Gertrude Hawk Chocolates Sale Begins Today

It’s time for Stillmeadow’s annual Gertrude Hawk Chocolates Fundraiser. Proceeds from this fundraiser will support enrichment programs, field trips, and other activities for Stillmeadow students.

We need your participation to make this fundraiser a success! Download information and instructions here.

Paper order forms (with payment) are due by Friday, February 23. 

  • Return the top two copies of the order form. Keep the catalog and the bottom (color) copy.
  • Payment by cash or check (payable to Stillmeadow PFO) only. The amount submitted should match the Grand Total Amount on the order form.

Prefer to sell online?

  • Set up an online sales account (follow instructions on the back of the enclosed brochure).
  • Stillmeadow’s online group code is 727398.
  • Online orders payable by credit card only.
  • Online orders may be placed through Sunday, March 25. Online orders placed after February 23 must ship directly to the recipient (standard shipping fees apply).

Orders Ship Free to Stillmeadow – Pickup in Mid-March

  • Orders submitted on paper forms will be shipped to Stillmeadow.
  • Online orders placed by Friday, February 23 may also be shipped for free to Stillmeadow.
  • A parent or guardian MUST pick up orders shipped to Stillmeadow. You will be notified in advance of the pickup dates and times.

Earn Prizes! 

  • Every student who sells at least one item will receive a prize.
  • Prize levels are based on total sales (paper form + online). Make sure the student’s name matches exactly on both the paper form and the online account.

Questions?

 

 

{:en}Stillmeadow Family Day at the Stamford Symphony{:}{:es}Día Familiar de Stillmeadow en la Sinfónica de Stamford{:}

{:en}The Stamford Symphony has provided the Stillmeadow PFO with discounted tickets to an upcoming performance. Stillmeadow students, staff and their families are encouraged to purchase these tickets, which are being offered for a fraction of the full retail value. This is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy beautiful, live music with your family and friends while supporting our school community.

When:             Sunday, February 25

Where:            Palace Theater (61 Atlantic Street, Stamford)

Price:              $8 per ticket 

Schedule:       2:00 pmMusicKids: Interactive music education program for children to learn about the afternoon’s program and meet one of the symphony musicians.

3:00 pm – Symphony performance featuring the music of Brahms, Copland, Popper, Haydn, Lockington, and Saint-Saëns.

Complete this form and return it to school with payment by Wednesday, February 14. 

Contact Kathleen Steinberg (KAF_1570@hotmail.com) with any questions.{:}{:es}La Stamford Symphony ha proporcionado al PFO de Stillmeadow entradas con descuento para un próximo concierto. Los estudiantes, el personal y sus familias pueden comprar estos boletos a una fracción del valor minorista real. Esta es una oportunidad maravillosa para disfrutar de la música en vivo con su familia y amigos a la vez que apoya a nuestra comunidad escolar.

Cuándo:        Domingo, 25 de febrero

Dónde:          Teatro del Palacio (61 Atlantic Street, Stamford)

Precio:          $ 8 por boleto

Horario:        2:00 pm – MusicKids: programa interactivo de educación musical para que los niños aprendan sobre el programa de la tarde y conozcan a uno de los músicos.

3:00 pm – Actuación sinfónica con la música de Brahms, Copland, Popper, Haydn, Lockington y Saint-Saëns.

Complete este formulario y devuélvalo a la escuela con el pago antes del miércoles, 14 de febrero. Póngase en contacto con Kathleen Steinberg (917.751.4580 or KAF_1570@hotmail.com) si tiene alguna pregunta.{:}

After School Enrichment Classes – Winter 2018

The Stillmeadow PFO is working with Hoop Girls, Chess Wizards, Coding with Kids, Jill Lostaglio Yoga, and Clay Art Center to offer after school enrichment programs at Stillmeadow this winter.

Here’s what you need to know:

  • All classes begin in January and end by April 18.
  • Registration is open now.
  • Registration for Chess Wizards and Coding with Kids is online only.
  • Register for Clay Classes, Yoga and Hoop Girls via forms going home in student folders.
  • Registration is first come, first served.
  • Click here for detailed course descriptions.
  • Limited scholarships are available for some classes.
  • Direct questions to Mondana Nikouri at mnikoukari@gmail.com.
Hoop Girls: Hoop Dance/Fitness for Grades K-5

Girls in grades K-5 will have a whirl of a time in the gym, learning Hooping Tricks and Dance moves and playing hula hoop games.

When: Mondays from 2:40 to 3:40 pm beginning January 22 and ending March 12. (No class on February 19)

Grades: K-5 Girls.  A minimum of 8 students is required to conduct this class.

Price: $99 for entire session. If family of 2 or more, email Ms. Betty for discounted family rate at bodywisebybetty@me.com

Coding with Kids: Little Coders for Grades K-2

When: Tuesdays from 2:45 to 3:45 pm beginning January 16 and ending March 27. (No class on February 20)

Grades: K-2.  A minimum of 6 students is required to conduct this class. Maximum enrollment is 16.

Price: $199 for entire 10-week session

Register: Registration is online only.  Click here to register.

Coding with Kids: Game Development for Grades 3-5

When: Tuesdays from 2:45 to 3:45 pm beginning January 16 and ending March 27. (No class on February 20)

Grades: 3-5.  A minimum of 6 students is required to conduct this class. Maximum enrollment is 16.

Price: $199 for entire 10-week session

Register: Registration is online only.  Click here to register.

Chess Wizards for Grades K-5

When: Wednesdays from 2:50 to 3:50 pm beginning January 16 and ending on April 18. (No classes on January 24, March 14, March 28, and April 11.)

Grades: K-5.  A minimum of 10 students is required.  Maximum enrollment is 14.

Price: $15 per class or $150 for entire 10-week session

Cancellation Policy: Chess Wizards reserves the right to cancel activities if registration falls below our required minimum of 10 students per class.

Refund Policy: No refunds will be issued after 2nd class

Register: Registration is online only.  Click here to register.

Yoga Classes for Grades K-2

When: Thursdays from 2:50 to 3:50 pm beginning January 4 and ending on March 29. (No classes on February 15, March 8, and March 15)

Grades: K-2.  A minimum of 6 students is required to conduct this class.  Maximum enrollment is 12.

Price: $100 for entire 10-week session

Clay Classes for Grades K-2 (UPDATED – K-2 Class if FULL)

When: Thursdays from 2:50 to 3:50 pm beginning January 18 and ending on April 5. (No classes on February 15 and March 15)

Grades: K-2

Price: $150 for the 10-week session

Clay Classes for Grades 3-5

When: Wednesdays from 2:50 to 3:50 pm beginning January 17 and ending on April 11. (No classes on January 24, March 14, and March 28).

Grades: 3-5.

Price: $150 for the 10-week session

Registration: Click here to download the flyer and registration form.  Return form with payment in your child’s home folder.