Stillwater Elementary S chool
"Home of the Soaring Hawks"
November Edition 3.10
"Passport to Learning"
~Oh, The Places We Will Go ~
Turkey Bingo, Book Fair, Reflections Gala, Oh My!- We hope you can join us for a super FUN night!
Pre Ordering meals is so easy - you can do it online or via check.  All of the information you need can be found by clicking HERE
We need all orders submitted by tomorrow, 11/15!  You won't want to miss this fun family event at Stillwater!
Important Dates


  • November 14- Veteran's Day Assembly 9:40 am
  • November 15-22 - Book Fair
  • November 16- Picture Retake Day
  • November 18 - Turkey Bingo/Raffle & Reflections Gala
  • November 18-23 - Conference 1/2 Days 12:30 release
  • November 24-25 - NO SCHOOL  - Thanksgiving Break
  • December 2 - Early Release 2 pm
  • December 6 - 2/3 Grade Music Performance
  • December 7 - Popcorn Wednesday
  • December 9 - Early Release 2 pm
  • December 12-16 - Talent Show Sign Ups
  • December 16 - Early Release 2 pm
  • December 19 - January 2 - Winter Break - NO SCHOOL
  • January 4 - Popcorn Wednesday
  • January 6 - Open Gym Basketball Night 6-8 pm
  • January 11 & 12 - Talent Show Auditions
  • January 13 - NO SCHOOL
  • January 16 - NO SCHOOL
  • January 20 - Student Council Movie Night
  • January 25 - Talent Show
  • January 27 - Early Release 2 pm
Stillwater Book Fair
The 2016 Stillwater Book Fair is here!
Beef-up your home library. Find some great holiday gifts. Decorate your room with posters. Enter to win a raffle prize. Donate an item to your favorite classroom teacher.  The Scholastic flyer (not used to place orders) will be sent home this week, so you can preview this year's selection.  Student wish-lists will be coming home next week.

We have three great ways to participate and promote reading:
  • Come into the Book Fair in the Library between November 15th and November 22nd.
  • Volunteer to help at the book fair! Sign up at clicking HERE
  • Shop online, November 7th - 26th...There are no Shipping & Handling costs, and online purchases will be delivered to SW before winter break.
  • Don't FORGET - The book fair will be open during the Turkey Bingo and Reflections Gala on  Friday, November 18th starting at 5:30 pm.  
Book Fair Hours:
TUESDAY, 11/15 - 9 am -5:30 pm
WEDNESDAY, 11/16 - 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
THURSDAY, 11/17 - 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
FRIDAY, 11/18 - 8:30 am - 8:30 pm
MONDAY, 11/21 - 8:30 am - 7:30 pm
TUESDAY, 11/24 - 8:30 am - 7:30 pm

Camp Fundraiser
Hello fourth & fifth grade families, 

We are excited to begin our fundraiser today with Otis Spunkmeyer ! Profits from the fundraiser will benefit your student's individual camp fund. Our goal is for every family to participate, and remember that every order helps your student.  Packets were sent home with your student today with all the information, but can also be found below. 

Friday, November 4th through Friday, November 18th.

All money must be collected when order is placed.  Please return all money in the envelope with the order forms by Friday, November 18th. 

Cash or check/Money Orders payable to Stillwater Elementary 

Fundraising orders will be delivered after Thanksgiving.  You will be notified of the exact delivery day and time.

Online Ordering:
In addition to cookie dough orders, there is an option to have non-frozen items delivered to your door.  Direct shoppers to
and use our code below.  You can also register and send emails out providing shoppers with a handy link.  Plus, each item sold during the sale dates counts for prizes too!  Great for out of town supporters.  
Our school code is STIL25

If you have any questions please contact Casey Mckelheer at 

Highly Capable Services and Program for the Academically Talented
The Riverview School District will be accepting nominations for assessing students for Highly Capable Services, including the Grade 2-5 Program for the Academically Talented (PAT) for the 2017-2018 school year.  All first grade students will be screened in January to determine their eligibility, so no first-graders or Kindergarteners need to be nominated. Parents can opt out of the Highly Capable screening for their children by completing the opt-out form which will be given to you at conferences or sent home with your 1st grade child. All parents who wish to nominate their 2 nd - 12 th  grade children may pick up a nomination form in the school office starting November 21 st  to be turned in by December 16 th . No late nominations or outside/private testing will be accepted. Those elementary students who meet the criteria on the screener, given during the day at their home s chool, will be invited to take the full Cognitive Abilities Test in February 2017 at Carnation Elementary.
The goal for Highly Capable Services is to support and provide appropriate academic challenges to students with extraordinary ability in English/Language Arts, or Math.
December 16th -  ALL Highly Capable Nomination Forms Due in the  HiCap Office at Carnation elementary.

Round 1 - January CogAT screener given during the school day

Those who meet our criteria will move on to take the full CogAT test

Round 2 - Late February CogAT test (9:00 AM - 12:00 on a Saturday)
*If a child is ill or unable to attend a testing session, a parent must contact the  HiCap Office to schedule a make-up test. No outside tests accepted.
Important Links

5th Grade Families!
FYI for your calendars...
The 4th & 5th graders have the opportunity to sell Otis Spunkmeyer products starting next week to help offset the cost of Outdoor Camp.   This is a great way to offset the cost for camp which this year is 
$195 per student. 
Below is the timeline and we will do our best to keep you updated as we know more...

By November 18 -
All Otis Spunkmeyer orders are due!

By January 6 - The amount due for camp will be added to your 5th graders e-funds account taking into account any earnings from the fundraiser.  The AWESOME news is that you can make payments towards the total over the next 4 months if you choose.    If you have questions about this, please call Karie in the front office at 425-844-4681.
Jan 12 : Baby Pictures Due for Yearbook
May 9-12 : Camp Waskowitz
Meet Mrs. Hund, our new 1st grade teacher
What do you like to do in your free time? - Sing and be with my family
What is your favorite color? - Yellow
Do you have any pets? - Two dogs - Pele & Ella
What is your favorite food?  - Caesar Salad
What is your Starbucks order? - Extra Hot Latte, No Foam, with whip cream 
What is your favorite place to travel and why? - Scotland since her grandparents were from that  country.
What is your favorite book & movie? - MOVIE = "Sound of Music" and BOOK = "Coming Home".     
Planned Absence Requests
As the holiday season fast approaches, please remember to complete a PLANNED ABSENCE REQUEST  i f you know that your student will be absent.  
Growth Mindset & Accepting Challenges! This is the Stillwater Way!

  • Tiffany earned Lunch with the Principal because she is turning in her best work - when I asked her what that looked like, she said, " My handwriting is good, I am doing a good job, and I look at my work and fix it to make it even better."
  • Braden earned Lunch with the Principal by being an attentive listener which to him meant focusing on the teacher and listening to her even when other students might be talking around him.