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Register for After School Enrichment Classes

Stillmeadow PFO is partnering with Flex Academies to offer after school enrichment classes for Stillmeadow Students this winter.  See below for class schedule, grade requirements, and pricing.

Click here to register

Registration ends on December 17 at 5 pm.

Wednesday Classes
8 Sessions
January 9 to March 6
(No class on January 30)

Chess ($168) – National Chess Education Association – Grades: 3–5
Animal Safari ($197) – Critter Caravan – Grades: K–5
Heads Up Dodgeball ($131) – Overtime Athletics – Grades: K–3
Musical Theater ($209) – Message in Motion – Grades: K–3

Thursday Classes
8 Sessions
January 10 to February 28

Painting Class ($168) – Future Picassos – Grades: K–5
Magic: Secrets & Mystery ($194) – Hobbyquest – Grades: K–2
Slap Shot Floor Hockey ($131) – Overtime Athletics – Grades: 3–5
Dash & Dot Robotics ($209) – MacInspires – Grades: 3–5


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!

Student Picture Retake Day is Friday, November 30 (El día para volver a tomar la foto es el 30 de noviembre)

Lifetouch photographers will be at Stillmeadow on Friday, November 30 for fall student picture retake day.

The following students should participate:

  • Students who were absent on October 19, whether purchasing photos or not.
  • Students who did not purchase a photo package in October but would like to do so now. Order forms will be available in the school office after Thanksgiving. You may also order online at mylifetouch.com.  Stillmeadow’s picture day ID is: EJ118055Q1
  • Students who purchased a photo package in October but did not like the photos. These students must return the original photo package (excluding the class photo) on retake day. Students who do not return the original photo package will NOT be photographed.

Questions about student photos?  Please contact Lifetouch directly at 203-735-5933

Los fotógrafos de Lifetouch estarán en Stillmeadow el viernes 30 de noviembre para  volver a fotografiar a los estudiantes.

Los siguientes estudiantes y miembros del personal deberían participar el 30 de noviembre:

  • Estudiantes que estuvieron ausentes el 19 de octubre, ya sea que vayan a comprar fotos o no.
  • Cualquier estudiante que no esté satisfecho con las fotos tomadas el 19 de octubre. Para volver a tomar las fotos el 30 de noviembre, los estudiantes DEBEN devolver su paquete de fotos original al fotógrafo de Lifetouch. Los estudiantes que no devuelvan el paquete de fotos original NO PODRAN ser fotografiados.
  • Cualquier estudiante que no haya comprado fotos y quisiera hacerlo ahora. Los formularios de pedido estarán disponibles en la oficina de la escuela. También puede ordenar en línea en mylifetouch.com. El número de identificación con foto de Stillmeadow es EJ118055Q1

¿Preguntas sobre fotos de estudiantes? Comuníquese con Lifetouch directamente al 203-735-5933

Final Class Dates for Fall 2018 After School Enrichment

Fall 2018 enrichment classes are coming to an end. Following are the last dates for each class:
Tuesday, November 20: Coding, Cooking, and Tennis.
Monday, November 26: Ceramics and Glass Fusing, Basketball, and Chess
Thursday, November 29*: Golf and Dinosaurs Rock
Wednesday, December 19: Freaky Physics and Sports Spectacular
*extended due to weather-related cancellation on 11/15

Thanksgiving Food Drive – November 14-20

Stillmeadow’s annual Thanksgiving Food Drive begins Wednesday, November 14.  Please consider donating non-perishable food items or grocery store gift cards to help provide for those in need.  Donations may be dropped off in the lobby near the main entrance through Tuesday, November 20.
The following items are needed:
  • Canned Soup, Fruit, Vegetables, Gravy
  • Stuffing Mix
  • Pasta, Tomato Sauce
  • Stuffing
  • Cranberry Sauce
  • Corn Bread Mix
  • Cooking Oil, Salt, Pepper, Cinnamon
  • Pancake Mix, Syrup
  • Instant or Regular Coffee
  • Rice, Instant Mashed Potatoes
  • Grocery store gift cards to purchase turkeys and fresh produce

Winter 2019 After School Enrichment Classes

 

Stillmeadow is offering a new series of after school enrichment classes beginning in January.

Thanks to a grant, many of these classes will be provided free of charge. Additional classes will be available for a fee through the PFO’s enrichment partner, FLEX Academies.

Please see below for important information about our winter enrichment program.

Thank you to Stillmeadow teacher Marcella DeCarlo and parent Mondana Nikoukari for their hard work coordinating these programs for our students!

FREE Classes

  • Led by Stillmeadow staff or community organizations
  • Mondays (January 7 to February 11; no class on January 21)
  • Tuesdays (January 8 to February 12)
  • Students may take ONE class on EITHER Monday OR Tuesday.
  • Parent pickup OR bus transportation home
  • Complete the paper registration form and return to school by Tuesday, November 20.
  • Contact Marcella DeCarlo with any questions


Download Registration Form

Fee-Based Classes

  • Led by FLEX Academies instructors
  • Wednesdays (January 9 to March 6; no class on January 30)
  • Thursdays (January 10 to February 28)
  • Students may take classes on both days
  • Parent pickup ONLY (no bus transportation)
  • Online registration begins December 10
  • Schedule, tuition and registration information available after Thanksgiving
  • Tuition will vary by class. Scholarships available for qualifying students
  •  Contact Mondana Nikoukari with any questions

Yearbook Committee Needs Your Photos

The Yearbook Committee is seeking photos from the following events:

  • Citizenship Awards (September, October)
  • Halloween Hop
  • Classroom Halloween Celebrations
  • Halloween Parade

Email photos to us with the subject line “yearbook.” Please be sure to include the student’s name as well as the student’s grade and teacher.  Only high resolution photos will be accepted.

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

Reminder: Halloween Parade is Wednesday at 9:30 am

Families are invited to attend the Stillmeadow Halloween Parade on Wednesday, October 31 at 9:30 am.
The parade will take place outdoors around the athletic field adjacent to the lower playground. In case of inclement weather, parade will take place indoors. Families are invited to view the parade from the perimeter of the athletic field. Visitors should park in designated parking spots or at the church next door. 

Students should bring their costumes to school on Halloween; they will change into their costumes before the parade.

Mixed Bag Designs Catalog Orders Going Home on Monday

Mixed Bag Designs catalog orders have arrived at Stillmeadow!

Non-food orders of manageable size will be sent home with students on Monday, October 29.

Food items and oversize orders will be available for parent pick-up on Wednesday, October 31 from 7:45 am to 9:15 am.
If you need to make other arrangements for order pickup, please contact Susan Suh .

Show Your Stillmeadow Pride – Order Spirit Wear! 

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Download Order Form

The PFO is launching a new line of spirit wear for Stillmeadow students, staff, and families! The new collection includes t-shirts, polos, hoodies, fleece jackets, and fleece vests in a variety of designs and colors.

Prices for youth and adult sizes are as follows:

  • Short Sleeve T-Shirts: $10
  • Long Sleeve T-Shirts: $15
  • Short Sleeve Polos: $15
  • Long Sleeve Polos: $20
  • Hoodies: $25
  • Fleece Vests: $30 (available in adult sizes only)
  • Fleece Jackets: $35 (available in adult sizes only)

Design, size, and color options are outlined in the order form.

Order forms with payment (cash or check made payable to “Stillmeadow PFO”) are due by Friday, November 2.  Orders will arrive at Stillmeadow after Thanksgiving.

Contact Theresa Baker (tbaker@outlook.com) with questions.