News

Reminder: Open School Night is This Thursday Night

Parents and guardians are strongly encouraged to attend Open School Night, as teachers will share important information about grade-level curriculum and classroom policies.
Please note the times for each grade level:
  • 5:30 pm: Reading Teachers, ESL (TESOL) Teachers and Specialists
  • 6:00 pm: Kindergarten and Third Grade
  • 6:45 pm: First Grade and Second Grade
  • 7:30 pm: Fourth Grade and Fifth Grade
Special Education Teachers will be available 30 minutes before the grade level presentations in their assigned classrooms. Please contact your child’s Special Education teacher to confirm your visit.
Click here to read Principal Asaro’s letter regarding Open School Night.

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.

Mixed Bag Designs Fundraiser Starts Today!

Shop for Bags & Totes, Home Accessories, Kitchen Gadgets, Food, and More!

Stillmeadow's Mixed Bag Designs Fundraiser begins today. All students will receive a fundraising packet in their home folders this week.

The Mixed Bag Designs fall gift catalog includes holiday and teacher gift ideas, as well as kitchen essentials, eco-friendly totes, and edible treats. Students earn prizes based on the number of items sold

  • Catalog order forms with payment (cash or check made payable to "Stillmeadow PFO") are due by Friday, September 28.
  • Catalog orders ship to Stillmeadow for free and arrive in late October.
  • Students earn prizes based on number of items sold.
  • Orders may be placed via the online store through December 31.
  • Online purchases payable by credit card and ship direct to designated address.
  • Online orders subject to applicable sales tax and shipping charges.
  • Stillmeadow's online fundraiser is #62057.

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.

Earn Money for Stillmeadow With Your Stop & Shop Bonus Card

Did you know that you can earn money for Stillmeadow every time you use your Stop & Shop Bonus Card through the A+ Rewards Program? This is a great way to support Stillmeadow at no additional cost to you.
The program is already underway for 2018-19, so enroll your Stop & Shop Bonus Card today to start earning!  Here’s how:
    • Sign in to your Stop & Shop account (or register for an account) to link your Stop & Shop Bonus Card to Stillmeadow. (Stillmeadow’s ID is 06847)
    • Once enrolled, Stillmeadow will earn money from your qualified purchases during the program period.
    • If you need assistance, call Customer Care at 877-366-2668.

Anyone who previously enrolled in the program is automatically re-enrolled for this year.

Please ask your friends and family to enroll their cards to support our school!

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.

New Arrival and Dismissal Procedures

Principal Asaro recently announced numerous changes to arrival and dismissal procedures. These changes are designed to ensure the safety of all students.  Please familiarize yourself with these new procedures.
Arrival:
  • Effective Wednesday, September 12, parents should say goodbye to their children at the cafeteria doors.
  • Parents should not park in the spots directly across from the cafeteria doors, as this disrupts traffic flow and creates safety issues for pedestrians.
  • If you are dropping off your child from the car line, please follow the rolling line of cars around the back parking lot.
  • Drive slowly and watch for pedestrians.
  • All visitors must exit the building by 8:10 am unless attending a meeting or school function.
Dismissal: 
  • The building will be closed to visitors from 2:15 to 3:00 pm daily.
  • Parents who do not want to wait in the car line should meet their children at the cafeteria doors.
  • Anyone exiting their car to pick up their child must utilize a parking spot. Children cannot be picked up in active traffic lanes.
  • Please do not park in the spots directly across from the cafeteria doors, as this disrupts traffic flow and creates safety issues for pedestrians.
  • If no parking is available at Stillmeadow, you must park at the church next door.
  • If you are picking up your child in the car line, please follow the rolling line of cars around the back parking lot.
  • Drive slowly and watch for pedestrians.

Parent Welcome Coffee is Friday at 8:15 am

Principal Asaro and the Stillmeadow PFO are hosting a welcome coffee for Stillmeadow Parents tomorrow – Friday, September 7 – at 8:15 am.  This is a great way to meet other parents and hear about the events and activities planned for the 2018-19 school year. This event takes place in the Stillmeadow Courtyard.  You must check-in at the main office before proceeding to the courtyard.

Alert: Early Release on Thursday, September 6

Stamford Public Schools has announced that all schools will follow the early release schedule for tomorrow – Thursday, September 6, 2018.
Stillmeadow Elementary will release students at 12:30 pm.
The early release is due to excessive heat, which is particularly challenging for students and staff in buildings without air conditioning.
Parents should be prepared to pick up their children at Stillmeadow or at their designated bus stop based on the 12:30 release time.
Please spread the word!

Register Now for After-School Enrichment Classes

Stillmeadow is partnering with Flex Academies to offer a comprehensive after-school enrichment program for Stillmeadow Students.

Here's what you need to know:

  • The Fall 2018 schedule has something for every child, including art, chess, coding, cooking, science, sewing and sports classes.
  • Families must register online at flexacademiesstillmeadow.jumbula.comOnline payment by credit card only.
  • Registration begins Tuesday, September 4 and concludes Wednesday, September 12.
  • Refer to the Flex Academies website for important program information, including:
    • Course descriptions
    • Registration tips
    • Answers to FAQs (refund policy, scholarships, weather-related cancellations, etc)
  • Classes begin the week of September 24 and conclude the week of December 17. See website for exact dates
  • Registration questions should be directed to Flex Academies: info@flexacademies.com or 203-408-3900

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.

Earn Money for Stillmeadow at Stop & Shop and ShopRite

Did you know that you can use your Stop & Shop Bonus Card and your ShopRite Price Plus Club Card to earn cash for Stillmeadow Elementary School?

This is a great way to support your child’s school at no additional cost to you. And friends and family can also enroll their cards to support our school.

Last year, these programs raised more than $1,200 for Stillmeadow!
Follow the instructions below to enroll your cards and start earning for Stillmeadow.

Note: If you supported Stillmeadow through this program in the past, you DO NOT need to re-enroll this year.

Stop & Shop Online Registration: Click here to enroll. Stop&Shop Bonus Card number is required for enrollment. Designate Stillmeadow (ID #06847) as your school.

ShopRite Online Registration: Click here to enroll. ShopRite Price Plus Club Card is required to register. Designate Stillmeadow (zip code 06902) as your school.

Need help or have questions? Please contact Hai Kwik.

Kindergarten Orientation is Tomorrow – Wednesday, August 29

Orientation for incoming Stillmeadow Elementary School kindergarten students and their parents is tomorrow – Wednesday, August 29 from 8:10 to 10:10 am.
If your child is a bus rider, you may take the bus to and from orientation with them. School buses will pick up at the time and location outlined in your transportation letter.
During orientation, children will meet their classroom teachers, participate in a kindergarten related activity, and attend Gym, Music, or Art with a teacher specialist. Parents will spend time in the classroom with their child and hear presentations from the classroom teacher and school administrators.
Please review the schedule with your child prior to attending orientation:
8:10: Students and parents report to the classroom.
8:45: Students participate in gym, art or music (see below). Parents remain in the classroom for a brief presentation from the classroom teacher.
      • Mrs. Boucher’s class: Music with Mr. Bodofsky
      • Miss Pensiero’s class: Gym with Ms. Anker
      • Mrs. Callahan’s class: Gym with Miss Paolino
      • Mrs. Kells’ class: Music with Mr. Farfone
      • Miss Rigakos’ class: Art with Miss Dugan/Miss Austin
9:30: Parents report to the Media Center for a presentation by school administrators. Children return to their classroom for a classroom activity with their teacher.
10:00: Parents return to the classroom.
10:10: Dismissal.
We look forward to meeting you and welcoming your child to Stillmeadow!

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.

Donations and Volunteers Needed for Staff Welcome Luncheon

The Stillmeadow PFO is coordinating a Welcome Luncheon for Stillmeadow Staff on Monday, August 27 and we need your help to make it happen!

We are seeking donations of beverages, baked goods and fresh fruit. We also need volunteers who can spare an hour to help us set up and clean up.

Please click here to sign up.

Thanks for supporting Stillmeadow!

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.