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Louise McMinn

November 21, 2022

Dear Stillmeadow Families,       

As we approach the season of the Thanksgiving holiday and our hopes to be thankful and “giving”, we reflect on how we can instill these values and responsibilities in the minds and habits of our children. They are the  future leaders to continue to make these commitments so that food insecurity becomes less prevalent.  In the spirit of giving, I thank all of our families on the success of our Halloween Hop, and our book fair towards our fundraising efforts and sense of belonging focus. The success of these events contributes to  children’s participation in author visits, field trips, and enrichment programs.

We have been very busy as a school community, with grade level learning, field trips and school events that have brought us together. We are soon to end the first trimester of our learning, and report cards will be shared in the parent portal for you to view on December 9. I encourage all families to try to participate in the parent teacher conference for more detail on your child’s progress this first trimester, and how you can help support their success. Please look for conference date opportunities from your child’s teacher in the upcoming weeks.

I gladly share with you the grade level’s newsletter. This information can help support conversations about what is happening at school as well as ways you can help your child, and understand the progression of learning in each grade. Click here for newsletter

Our teachers are working very hard to support authentic learning outside of the classroom with field trips that bring learning to life. Most recently out fifth graders experienced Nature’s Classroom, third graders also went off campus to Stamford’s Whittingham Discovery Center, as habitat hunters in culminating their unit on animal studies. Our second graders went to experience Japanese cuisine at Shiki Hibachi after learning about early Asian Civilizations, and the kindergarten had a visit from “Mother Goose” to culminate the unit on nursery rhymes with live performances by  Lenka Pichlicova Burke.    

We also have practiced numerous safety drills and explained the purpose of each drill so that students are informed and understand the importance of these drills. I’d like to introduce to you our new security guard on staff, Keven Sylvain. His primary responsibility is to ensure the campus is secure and that all visitors are checked in before giving access to classrooms. Additionally, our new parent facilitator began her responsibilities with us this past week. Please welcome Joselyn Ordonez and reach out to her with any needs you may have.

Also please see additional information introducing our parent meetings for our hispanic families. These meetings are scheduled to support family engagement and partner with you in your children’s academic success and sense of belonging at school. Click here for more information

We had zero COVID cases to share last week, and hope that we can keep these numbers from impacting students' ability to attend school. I encourage students to attend school regularly when they are feeling well, as regular attendance is proven to support students' gains in academic and social emotional achievement. Be safe and please be sure to monitor for COVID, and flu symptoms before children return to school.

Also please see Dr. Lucero’s weekly message on our district website.

Wishing you all a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday weekend!

Sincerely,

Mrs. Asaro

 

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Louise McMinn

 

 October 24, 2022

Dear Stillmeadow Families,

I’d like to share a huge sentiment of gratitude for the wonderful school community that made our Halloween Hop such a spectacular event for all of us. It takes lots of coordination, donations, and volunteers to pull off this event. Our trunk or treat displays were a fantastic showing of both spooky and Fall Harvest. The pumpkin patch and decorating, and all of the activities for students provided such joy. Thank you to Kona Ice who always supports Stillmeadow, and all the families who donated candy and baked goods, which will help support some of our field trips. Stay tuned for pictures as we will be sure to post some of these fun-filled memorable moments with you.   It wasn’t too long ago that we came together to celebrate Reading Under the Stars. These special events help us engage as a school community and see how much our children need and enjoy the social time to celebrate and share with you. 

In the spirit of gratitude, I would also like to thank the parent volunteers who worked and planned picture day. This event will provide you with memories of your child through the elementary school years, so I hope many of you will purchase these photos.

We will be having a Halloween Parade on Monday, October 31st, beginning at 1:20 on our lower blacktop.

We ask that parents attending please watch from the field behind the guardrail. We will process in waves until we all end up outside and finish with a culminating surprise. It will be critical that we adhere to the rules of dismissal, ensuring safety. Any parent who wants to take their child must sign out with the classroom teacher. Teachers will have a sign out sheet for you, or you may sign out in the main after alerting the teacher. Any students who do not celebrate Halloween will participate in a movie/activity in the media center and an extra special time, such as art, gym or music.  Please let your child’s teacher know  if you do not want your child to participate in the parade, and or class celebrations. Parents please know that student costumes must allow safety in terms of visibility; no masks that cover the face, and no costume weapons are permitted.  

This week and next our kindergarten students are off to the Ferguson Library on a field trip. I hope this visit provides our students the exposure and knowledge of all that the library offers including book check out, and special events for families.  Parents also know that our school Book Fair begins October 31st through November 4. Please support our school and your child with the opportunity to purchase books.

I am sharing the link to the superintendent's letter for our convenience as well as an additional link shared by the PT Council regarding safe collection of unused prescriptions and drugs.                                                                                                  

Superintendent’s Letter:

https://www.stamfordpublicschools.org/about-us/superintendent-leadership-team/weekly-message-from-the-superintendent

 

From Stamford PT Council:

https://us4.campaign-archive.com/?e=0f2558cadb&u=455db4851195d7085df4c49bc&id=387735516a

 

Fondly,

Mrs. Asaro
 

24 de octubre de 2022

Estimadas familias de Stillmeadow,

Me gustaría compartir un gran sentimiento de gratitud por la maravillosa comunidad escolar que hizo de Halloween Hop un evento tan espectacular para todos nosotros. Se necesita mucha coordinación, donaciones y voluntarios para llevar a cabo este evento. Nuestras exhibiciones de baúles o golosinas fueron una exhibición fantástica tanto de espeluznante como de Fall Harvest. El huerto de calabazas y la decoración, y todas las actividades para los estudiantes brindaron tanta alegría. Gracias a Kona Ice, que siempre apoya a Stillmeadow, ya todas las familias que donaron dulces y productos horneados, que ayudarán a financiar algunas de nuestras excursiones. Estén atentos a las fotos, ya que nos aseguraremos de publicar algunos de estos momentos memorables llenos de diversión con ustedes. No hace mucho tiempo que nos reunimos para celebrar Lectura bajo las estrellas. Estos eventos especiales nos ayudan a involucrarnos como comunidad escolar y ver cuánto necesitan nuestros niños y disfrutan el tiempo social para celebrar y compartir con ustedes.

En un espíritu de gratitud, también me gustaría agradecer a los padres voluntarios que trabajaron y planificaron el día de la fotografía. Este evento le brindará recuerdos de su hijo durante los años de la escuela primaria, así que espero que muchos de ustedes compren estas fotos.

Tendremos un desfile de Halloween el lunes 31 de octubre a partir de la 1:20 en nuestro asfalto inferior.

Les pedimos a los padres que asistan que miren desde el campo detrás de la barandilla. Procesaremos en oleadas hasta que todos terminemos afuera y terminemos con una sorpresa culminante. Será fundamental que cumplamos las reglas de despido, garantizando la seguridad. Cualquier padre que quiera llevar a su hijo debe firmar con el maestro del salón de clases. Los maestros tendrán una hoja de registro de salida para usted, o puede cerrar sesión en la página principal después de alertar al maestro. 

Cualquier estudiante que no celebre Halloween participará en una película/actividad en la biblioteca de la escuela y en un momento especial adicional, como arte, gimnasia o música. Informe al maestro de su hijo si no desea que su hijo participe en el desfile o en las celebraciones de la clase. Padres, por favor sepan que los disfraces de los estudiantes deben permitir seguridad en términos de visibilidad; no se permiten máscaras que cubran la cara ni armas de disfraces.

 

Esta semana y la próxima, nuestros estudiantes de kindergarten irán a la Biblioteca Ferguson en una excursión. Espero que esta visita brinde a nuestros estudiantes la exposición y el conocimiento de todo lo que ofrece la biblioteca, incluido el préstamo de libros y eventos especiales para familias. Los padres también saben que la Feria del Libro de nuestra escuela comienza del 31 de octubre al 4 de noviembre. Por favor, apoye a nuestra escuela ya su hijo con la oportunidad de comprar libros.

Estoy compartiendo el enlace a la carta del superintendente para nuestra conveniencia, así como un enlace adicional compartido por el Consejal de PT sobre la recolección segura de recetas y medicamentos no utilizados.

                                                                                                 

Carta del Superintendente:

https://www.stamfordpublicschools.org/about-us/superintendent-leadership-team/weekly-message-from-the-superintendent

Del Consejal de Stamford:

https://us4.campaign-archive.com/?e=0f2558cadb&u=455db4851195d7085df4c49bc&id=387735516a

Sinceramente 

Señora Asaro