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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.

Fall Picture Day is This Friday – October 19

Fall Picture Day is Friday, October 19.  Photographers will be at Stillmeadow to take individual student portraits and class group photos for the 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 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 https://mylifetouch.com. Online payment by credit card or PayPal only. Stillmeadow’s Picture Day ID is EJ118055Q0. 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.
 

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!

 

Shop the Scholastic Book Fair Online Through October 9

There’s still time to support Stillmeadow by purchasing some great new books for your child.   The Scholastic Book Fair will remain online until October 9 .

Remember, every book you purchase earns Scholastic Dollars that will be used to purchase new books for our classrooms and media center.  When you shop online, orders ship FREE to the school.

Thank you to everyone who helped with the Book Fair, especially our co-chairs Theresa Baker and Amanda Cassidy.

Reading Under the Stars Recap

Torrential downpours didn’t stop us! More than 250 students and family members enjoyed an evening dedicated to literacy during Reading Under the Stars on October 2. Students heard stories, engaged in STEAM activities, and shopped the Book Fair.

A giant THANK YOU to the 33 teachers and staff who planned this event and helped promote the wonderful sense of community at our school: Jodi Nathanson, Lauren Vavoulidis, Diane Frattaroli, Randy Bilik, Angela Asaro, Iuliana Roata, Lisa Mackey, Jennifer Butler, Caitlin Kane, Kim Huba, Helen Exias, Dave Bodofski, Amanda Romanello, Heather Evarts, Rita Ricciardella, Marcella DeCarlo, Kim Balch, Ryan Hobe, Katie Pensiero, Diane Malecki, Dawn Papastathis, Pat Callahan, Michelle Kells, Dana Paolino, Christina Kelly, Melissa Hoch, Chelsea Ackerman, Lisa Cammarota, Gina O’Connor, Anne Hoyt, Dan Silva, Kelly Dugan, and Mrs. Gupta.

Stillmeadow Assembly Featured in Stamford Advocate

Stillmeadow students were treated to a Peter Pan performance from the Summer Theatre of New Canaan (STONC) on Tuesday, October 2.  All grade levels attended the performance, which addressed themes related to bullying and making good choices.

Check out the Stamford Advocate story, including a quote from our own Mrs Roata! And try to find your little jumping bean in the STONC’s Facebook video!

Reading Under the Stars is Tomorrow Night

Reading Under the Stars is Tuesday, October 2 from 6 to 7 pm at Stillmeadow. Join Stillmeadow’s teachers and staff for a fun-filled evening of storytelling, make & take reading activities, minute to win it games, sight word bingo and more. Families may also shop the Scholastic Book Fair, which will be open during Reading Under the Stars.

Reading Under the Stars is a FREE event. Advance registration required.

Mixed Bag Designs Fundraiser – Last Chance to Order

Time is running out to support Stillmeadow through the Mixed Bag Designs Catalog Fundraiser.  If you didn’t turn in your order form, please send it to school on Monday!

Catalog Orders

  • Arrive at Stillmeadow the week of October 29
  • No sales tax
  • Free shipping
  • Make all checks payable to “Stillmeadow PFO”

Online Orders

  • http://www.mixedbagdesigns.com/stillmeadow-school-pfo
  • Fundraiser is #62057
  • Online ordering is available until 12/31/2018
  • Orders placed by October 5th earn Stillmeadow more money.
  • Shipped right away (some have already arrived!)
  • Subject to applicable sales tax
  • Free shipping for orders over $75

We need your participation to make this fundraiser a success!

Contact Susan Suh if you have questions or need more time.

Scholastic Book Fair is Next Week

The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to Stillmeadow
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. Click here for a tentative schedule. Your child’s teacher will send home more 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 2nd, 6:00 – 7:00 pm).
      • *New for 2018* No cash to send in with your child? Our Book Fair has a digital payment option! Set up an account and have funds immediately available for your child to shop the Book Fair. Learn how here.
      • Can’t make it to the Book Fair? Shop the Scholastic Book Fair online from September 26 – October 9. When you shop online, orders ship 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. You can even see when their class is visiting, to make sure you overlap (or don’t!)