PFO Newsletter for the Week of January 21st
Yearbook Orders - Stamford Symphony Day - General PFO Meeting - Valentine-Grams -
Coding with Kids - Jump Rope for Heart - Pennies for Patients
What's Happening This Week:

Tuesday January 23 -  General PFO Meeting at 8:15 am

Wednesday January 24 -  EARLY RELEASE - School dismissal at 12:30 pm

Thursday January 25 - Fifth Grade Service Learning with SPEF

Friday January 26th - Valentine-Gram Orders Due

Friday January 26th - Pennies for Patients Boxes Due
After School Enrichment: Calling all Coders!

The Stillmeadow PFO is working with Hoop Girls, Chess Wizards, Coding with Kids, Jill Lostaglio Yoga, and the Clay Art Center to offer after school programs at Stillmeadow this winter.

  • We are in urgent need of more Coders on Tuesday afternoons! Coding with Kids is postponed until we reach minimum requirements.
  • Please CLICK HERE for course descriptions, flyers and pricing. Please read all fine print on flyers.
  • Contact the PFO's after school program coordinator, Mondana Nikoukari, with questions.
General PFO Meeting:  Tuesday, January 23 @ 8:15 am.
Presentation: Understanding Your Child's Reading Assessments and How to Support Reading at Home

Please join us for the next General PFO Meeting when Mrs. Grant will present important information about mid-year reading progress reports that will be mailed to parents in early February.

Come learn how to interpret the information provided in these progress reports and how you can support reading at home. 

Mrs. Grant will also provide information about apps and websites that parents can use to help choose "just right" books for their children.   
Send an Exciting Surprise this Valentine's Day with a Valentine-Gram Plushie

Only $3 each!

(cash or check made payable to "Stillmeadow PFO")

Orders are due THIS Friday, January 26th!

Valentine-Grams will be delivered to classrooms on February 14th

Proceeds benefit the Fifth Grade Field Trip Fund

Questions? Contact  Dory Hayes .
Eighth Annual Pennies for Patients!

This week is the start of Stillmeadow's eighth year participating in the Pennies for Patients campaign. 

Over the past seven years we have collected more than $17,000 for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. 

Students have been sent home with collection boxes. Fill it up with any loose change from home. Every penny, nickel, dime, quarter or dollar donated will help save a life.

Students should bring their boxes into their classrooms.  Collections boxes are due THIS FRIDAY, January 26th . Visit our online website here to share with friends and family!

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is the world's largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research and providing education and patient services. It provides a variety of programs and services in support of its mission: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. 

Thank you in advance for supporting this mission with your generous donations
Stillmeadow Family Day at the Stamford Symphony
 
The Stamford Symphony has provided the Stillmeadow PFO with discounted tickets to an upcoming performance. Stillmeadow students, staff and their families are encouraged to purchase these tickets, which are being offered for a fraction of the full retail value. This is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy beautiful, live music with your family and friends while supporting our school community. 

When: Sunday, February 25

Where: Palace Theater  (61 Atlantic Street, Stamford)

Price:  $8 per ticket 

Schedule: 

  • 2:00 pm – MusicKids: Interactive music education program for children to learn about the afternoon’s program and meet one of the symphony musicians.

  • 3:00 pm – Symphony performance featuring the music of Brahms, Copland, Popper, Haydn, Lockington, and Saint-Saëns.

Complete this form and return it with payment by Wednesday, February 14.  

Questions? Contact Kathleen Steinberg
Order Your Stillmeadow 2017-18 Yearbook Today!

There's no reason to wait; all yearbook sales will be by pre-order only. 

Order deadline is April 16. Yearbooks arrive in June.

Yearbooks cost $20 each. Orders online at  ybpay.lifetouch.com (credit card only) or complete and return the form in student home folders. 

Stillmeadow's Yearbook ID Code is 5259618.

Do you have a photo from a classroom or Citizenship award ceremony that you would like to see in the yearbook? Email photos to  stillmeadowpfo@gmail.com  with the subject "Yearbook" and student name(s)and grade.

Questions? Contact Kristen Stops kstops@gmail.com .
Jump Rope for Heart is the Week of February 5th

Are your kids asking about the new keychains on display on their friends' backpacks? Ms/ Paolino has been delivering them to students who have raised money for Jump Rope for Heart, and you have another 2 weeks to raise funds and win your own keychain pals!

Students will participate in Jump Rope for Heart as part of their PE classes during the week of  February 5. Learn more here and in Spanish here .

Funds raised during this fun and educational event support the American Heart Association and help to purchase PE Equipment for Stillmeadow.
Support Stillmeadow When You Shop!
Stillmeadow earns cash whenever you shop Amazon through the Amazon School Rewards Program.

Follow these instructions EVERY TIME you shop on Amazon to earn money for Stillmeadow:


Click on the Fundraiser Button in the Stillmeadow Quick Links section

Click the Shop for Stillmeadow link, which opens the Stillmeadow Fundraising Page on Amazon.com
Shop Lovable Labels using this fundraising URL and 20 percent of your total purchase will be donated to Stillmeadow! 
Enroll your Stop & Shop and ShopRite cards to earn money for Stillmeadow.

Stop & Shop Online Registration :
Click here to enroll. Stop & Shop Bonus Card number is required for enrollment. Designate Stillmeadow (ID #06847) as your school.

ShopRite Online Registration : Click here to enroll. ShopRite Price Plus Club Card is required to register. Designate Stillmeadow (zip code 06902) as your school.

This is a great way to support your child’s school at no additional cost to you.

Ask friends and family to enroll their cards to support our school.
You can earn funds for Stillmeadow by clipping the Box Tops found on hundreds of participating food and grocery products

Attach your Box Tops to one of the many fun collection sheets  or save them in baggies. 

Download the Box Tops Bonus App to earn extra bonus awards with your grocery receipts!
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