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Stillmeadow Shoutouts


Stillmeadow Students are Caring, Responsible and Respectful

Mark Twain International School in Romania

View this video to see what the students from Mark Twain International School in Romania did while visiting Stillmeadow. 





Miss Balch's Third Grade Math Fact Wizards!

Miss Balch’s third grade class has spent the last two weeks participating in NumberFit’s Time Table Global Challenge. Each day the third graders practiced their math skills through the 3 M’s: Movement, Math, and Mindfulness. The class competed with students ages 8-14 from around the world.  During the competition students participated both in school and at home.  Miss Balch’s students demonstrated focus, determination, and collaboration. The competition became quite intense with them fighting for first place against Australia and Canada. We are so proud to announce her class played 651 games and ended in FIRST place with 45,955 points! Way to go 3B!

Spring Mini-Concert

Shout Out to Ms. Zoe Harris and Mr. Denis Farfone for organizing our Spring Mini-Concert on March 20.    Thanks to all the classroom teachers that assisted.   Below are the videos for the four grades that participated.


First Grade

Second Grade

Third Grade


International Partnership

In the second year of a global partnership with Mark Twain IB school from Bucharest, Romania, Stillmeadow established an International Book Club program for students in fourth and fifth grade. Stillmeadow teachers, Kim Balch and Caitlyn Van Deusen  and Mark Twain teachers, Daniela Ionescu and Catherina May, designed a series of zoom book discussions using two of Roald Dahl's books - BFG and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Students engaged in book discussions about character traits, author's message, compare and contrast and creative ideas of changing the plot of the story to portray their critical thinking.  In an effort to expand these opportunities to more students at Stillmeadow, assistant principal Iuliana Roata is working collaboratively with ACES International to explore other avenues that will further the global partnership and commitment to cross-border intercultural exchanges and educational programming.


Kindergarten Lesson Shoutout!

Stillmeadow kindergarten students take pride in their learning.  After completing the CKLA Knowledge units of study about plants and farms, kindergarten students created murals documenting what they learned about the parts of a plant and the process of pollination. Students shared what they learned about the importance of farms as a source of food. They identified several farm animals and crops, and contrasted how plants make their own food with how animals get their food by eating plants and other living things. Students enjoyed a virtual trip to Mrs. Costanzo’s Chicken Coop which expanded their learning about farm tools.

Kudos to the kindergarten teachers, Michelle Kells, Pat Callahan, Anne Donovan, Rosemary Savvidis, Carolyn Tschinkel, Bonnie Costanzo and  paraprofessionals, Ellen Melchionno, Melanie Guenette, Marie Uva, Gjyste Martinaj, Erin Vitiello,  Fred Springer, Pam Gordon and Gloria Cherry for their commitment to student learning. 


Out of This World 

Ms. Dolby’s first grade class and Ms. DeBrisco’s fifth grade class have been learning buddies for the school year.  They get together once a month for an engaging activity. This past week they worked on a planet project and were able to create their own planet in Outer Space.  Both Stillmeadow classrooms have been learning about Outer Space through their CKLA and Science units. The kids were very excited to share their knowledge of space with their buddies and were even more excited to create their own planet of choice. Their creativity and dedication was truly “out of this world!” 









September 2022 Citizenship Awards


Stillmeadow Students are Caring, Responsible and Respectful

Every month Stillmeadow utilizes a Bill of Responsibilities that defines expectations for student conduct, including treating others with respect, fairness and courtesy. During the month of February Stillmeadow students in grade 4 practiced and displayed respect and responsibility by helping the cafeteria staff maintain a safe and clean environment for all. 

A big shout out to our fourth grade volunteers: Emma Costello, Taseen Mobarak , Lorin Ekinci, and Yarissa Gonzales for practicing the Stillmeadow Responsibility: I have the responsibility to think about others before I think about myself. This means I will be considerate of others and it is not all about me.






Stillmeadow Thanks Our Book Fair Parent Volunteers

Stillmeadow Elementary School hosted a Scholastic Book Fair from Thursday, March 17 through Friday, March 25. This was the first in-person Book Fair at Stillmeadow since October 2019, which meant it was the very first elementary school Book Fair for Stillmeadow’s 200+ K-1 students. Every K-5 class visited the Book Fair twice, giving students ample time to browse, make wish lists, and purchase their books. The Book Fair generated more than $17,000 in sales. Thanks to the generosity of Stillmeadow Families, 25 classroom teachers shared a combined $1,250 in donations that they used to purchase new books for their classrooms. During the final two days of the fair, 51 teachers and specialists shopped the Book Fair courtesy of the Stillmeadow PFO, purchasing nearly $4,000 in new books for their classrooms.


Thank you to Book Fair Co-Chairs Kathleen Steinberg and Jen Gould and Stillmeadow’s Media and Technology Support Specialist, Jodi Nathanson, for organizing this event. Thanks also to the parent volunteers who helped children choose “just right books” for their home libraries and processed nearly 1,300 sales transactions.


Parent Volunteers: Katie Amanatides, Erica Andreana, Michelle Baskay, Glenis Beco, Teodora Boccuzzi, Amanda Cassidy, Paula Catter, Maria Chavarria, Julia Chen, Mary Coakley-Fields, Efrat Cohen, Kayla Coker, Ann Costello, Rian Drenzek, Angela Frazis,

Christian Gould, Colleen Hiranandani, Auria Jorge, Carolyn Kagan, Danielle Kaplowitz, Dena Kedra, Suzanne Kozlowski, Laura Krzewski, Hai Kwik, Joanne Mangione, Carolina Maya, Lindsay McCarthy, Maura Miranda, Katherine Molina-Powell,

Octavia Natteal, Denise Orsaia, Deborah Pinto, Vanesa Roncolato, Tracy Schock, Kerry Shannon, Elizabeth Staple, Katherine Turelli, Antonia Valassis, Paola Valle, Kelly Wasserman, Abi Williams.



Stillmeadow Fluent Mathematicians

Kudos to Mrs. Cammarota's fourth grade students who celebrated their math accomplishments this week.   Anyone who was at 100% fluency in multiplication facts participated in a math celebration. The kids have been using Reflex and have been given goals to reach throughout the year. These Stillmeadow scholars  celebrated by playing math games and enjoying a well deserved  hot cocoa.