Stillwater Elementary S chool
"Home of the Soaring Hawks"
November Edition 3.11
"Passport to Learning"
~Oh, The Places We Will Go ~
We, at Stillwater, hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving Break!
Important Dates
  • 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
Today is the last day of our "in-house" book fair. We are open until 7:30 pm so drop by the library and say hi.
We ar
e at 98% of our goal and if we sell those last 53
books today, we earn 55% of our sales! It is so exciting!  
Thank you to everyone who has supported this event and a special thank you to Jessica Coon and the amazing team of volunteers we've had this year! You are all fabulous and the book fair doesn't happen without you. Thank you.
If you can't make it in today, don't worry. The online book fair will continue until Friday at midnight. Happy Reading and Conference day!
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...

December 12-15 -
Otis Spunkmeyer orders will arrive at Stillwater for pick up!
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 Mr. Hughes, our Music teacher
What do you like to do in your free time? - Play the Eupheimium 
What is your favorite color? - Blue
Do you have any pets? - One Cat named Lily 
What is your favorite food?  - Pizza
What is your Starbucks order? - Chai Tea Latte 
What is your favorite place to travel and why? - California because he has many friends that live there. 
What is your favorite book & movie? - MOVIE = "Lilo & Stitch" and BOOK = "Jack Reacher".