Stillwater Elementary S chool
"Home of the Soaring Hawks"
November Edition 3.9
"Passport to Learning"
~Oh, The Places We Will Go ~
Important Dates


  • November 9 - Popcorn Wednesday
  • November 11 - NO SCHOOL
  • 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
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

Volunteers NEEDED!
We are still needing volunteers for the Upcoming Book Fair! 

Please contact Mrs. Harvold if you are interested.  Thanks so much! 

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
Veteran's Day Assembly
All Girl Scouts and Cub Scouts are encouraged to come to school in uniform on Monday, Nov. 14th, as we celebrate Veteran's Day.  A few Scouts will be participating in the assembly; however, we would like all of our Scouts to have the opportunity to show reverence for this occasion.  We will be taking a group picture of all our Stillwater Scouts prior to the assembly.
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!

This group of students were asked what they did in the classroom to receive lunch with the principal and here were some of their answers:
  • Joey - He has been working on the letter A and the sound that it makes!
  • Khloe - Working on writing and finger spaces because that helps keep the words not be so close together.
  • Augie - Reading a lot more - especially Pokemon books - those are his favorites.
  • Mazzi - Writing words left to right because that is how we read.
  • Reagan - Learning to write letters - especially the letter R - Ryan, Reagan, Red, Run, & Recess were fun R words that this group came up with.