We Need You: Teacher Appreciation Week

Teacher Appreciation Week is May 7-11, and the PFO is planning numerous events for Stillmeadow’s exceptional teachers and staff.
We need families to donate items for the breakfast and lunch buffets and coffee cart. Please click here to review what is needed and sign up to make a donation.
Volunteers are also needed to help staff events on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday.  Please click here to learn more and sign up.
Let’s show the Stillmeadow Teachers how much we value their hard work and dedication!

Last Day of School for 2017-18 School Year is Monday, June 25

At a special Board of Education (BOE) Meeting on Monday, April 9, Stamford Public Schools (SPS) and the BOE finalized the end-of-year dates for the 2017-18 school year.

The last day of school for students will be Monday, June 25.  The last three days of school (June 21, 22 and 25) will be early release days for students.


Register to Attend Stillmeadow Fun Run and Family Picnic


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.

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.

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 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)