Meet the Stamford Public Schools Board of Education Candidates on Wednesday, October 25

Three of nine seats on the Stamford Public Schools Board of Education are up for at-large election on November 7, 2017.  Anyone interested in learning more about the BOE candidates is encouraged to attend the 2017 Angela Lorenti Memorial Board of Education Candidates Forum on Wednesday, October 25 from 7 to 9 pm at the Stamford Government Center. Candidates running for the Board of Education will be stating their positions and responding to questions at this event, which is hosted by the Parent Teacher Council of Stamford.

School Picture Day is Friday, October 20

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 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.

Great American Smoke-Out Poster Contest – Submissions Due October 27

Stillmeadow students have the opportunity to illustrate why Smoking Stinks during the Great American Smoke-Out Poster Contest!
Here’s how it works:

1. Create an original poster that shows why you think smoking is harmful.

2. Make sure your poster is on 11×17 paper. Be sure your name, school and grade is printed neatly on the front of the poster.

3. Turn in your poster to the school nurse’s office by Friday, October 27.

Prizes will be awarded. Contest winners will be notified and invited to an Awards Ceremony at the Stamford Government Center.

Contest is open to all Stamford Public Elementary School students.

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.

Box Tops for Education Classroom Challenge is October 10-20

It’s time for the Box Tops for Education Classroom Challenge! Send in the Box Tops you have collected over the last few months to raise money for Stillmeadow and help your classroom win a prize!
The classroom from each grade that turns in the most Box Tops between October 10 and October 20 will win a special prize!
Box Tops collection sheets will be sent home this week. Submit your Box Top using the collection sheet and send extra Box Tops in a plastic baggie. Be sure to include your child’s name and teacher’s name on the collection sheets and baggies in order to receive credit towards the competition.
You can earn funds for Stillmeadow from items you buy every day.  Scan your grocery receipts to earn even more with the Box Top bonus app !
Contact Mary Beth Woods with questions.

Stillmeadow Wins Spirit Award at MarcUS for Change 5K

Stillmeadow School Spirit was on display at the MarcUS for Change 5K in Mill River Park on Sunday, October 1.
So many members of the Stillmeadow community turned out for the fun run/walk that Stillmeadow won the Spirit Award for having the highest participation of any public school in Stamford!
The Stamford Public Education Foundation presented Stillmeadow with a trophy and will present Mrs. Asaro with a check for $500 at an event at Stillmeadow later this month.
Congratulations to all participants and thank you Kristen Stops for rallying Stillmeadow families to sign up for this fun day!

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!

RULER Workshop at PFO General Meeting – September 26 @ 7 pm

Please join us for the first general PFO Meeting of the 2017-18 school year, when Principal Angela Asaro will conduct a parent workshop about the Yale RULER Program for social-emotional learning.  Schools around the country are implementing the RULER Program to help students and staff recognize, understand, label, express, and regulate emotions to improve learning.

During the General PFO Meeting, Mrs. Asaro will discuss how RULER is used at Stillmeadow and how parents can support this program at home.

Additional Meeting Topics:

  • PFO 2017-18 Budget
  • Upcoming Events and Fundraisers
  • Volunteer Opportunities

Help Stillmeadow Win $500 at the MarcUS for Change Family 5K Run/Walk on October 1

Join us for the MarcUS for Change 5K Walk and Run on Sunday, October 1 at 9:00 am in Mill River Park. This family fun run/walk benefits the Stamford Public Education Foundation (SPEF).

The Stamford Public School with the most participants will win $500!

Students participate for FREE. Click here to register.

Following the fun run/walk, stay for additional family events including:
• Obstacle Course by Chelsea Piers
• Mayor’s Multicultural Council Children’s Parade & International Dance
• Community Resource Fair
• Kids Activity Zone
• Food Trucks

Register Now for Family Photo Days at Fort Stamford Park

Click here to schedule your photo session.

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

Here’s what you need to know:

  • 15-minute family photos sessions will be available from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm on Saturday, October 14 and Sunday, October 15.
  • Photo sessions will take place at Fort Stamford Park, 862 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.

Contact Theresa Baker with questions.

Open House Kickstart Fundraiser Raises More Than $1,500!

Thanks to everyone who participated in our Open House Kickstart Fundraiser! Thanks to your generosity, we raised more than $1,500 for Stillmeadow! This money will be used to fund enrichment activities and supplies for our school.
Missed the Kickstart Fundraiser but still want to contribute to Stillmeadow? Download this form and return it to school with your donation.

Reading Under the Stars is Tuesday, October 3

Join Stillmeadow’s teachers and staff for a fun-filled
evening of reading activities!

  • Storytelling in the Courtyard
  • Make & Take Reading Activities
  • Minute to Win It Games
  • Sight Word Bingo
  • Scholastic Book Fair

This is a FREE event. Advance registration required.

Complete and return this form to your child’s teacher by Tuesday, September 26. 

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 $1,800 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.

Coding with Kids Classes Postponed

The Coding with Kids classes have been postponed in an effort to reach minimum enrollment requirements.

Coding with Kids will now begin on Tuesday, September 19.

Click here for information about Coding with Kids – Little Coders for Grades K-2.

Click here for information about Coding with Kids –  for Grades 3-5

Contact the PFO’s after school program coordinator, Mondana Nikoukari, with questions.

Win a VIP Parking Spot at Stillmeadow

Tired of looking for parking at Stillmeadow? Make a Direct Donation to Stillmeadow during Open House to be entered into a drawing for a VIP parking spot near the main entrance.

$10 donation = 1 raffle ticket

$50 donation = 6 raffle tickets

100% of your donation will help fund classroom supplies, technology, and enrichment activities at our school.

Direct donations can be made via cash, check (made payable to Stillmeadow PFO), or credit card. A receipt for tax purposes will be provided for donations of $50 or more.

Click here to download the Direct Donation form.