PFO Newsletter for the Week of December 16
After School Enrichment Registration - Winter Concert - Stillmeadow Directory - 2018 Holiday Fair - Amazon Shopping - Citizenship Awards - SPS Magnet Lottery -Chipotle Fundraiser - Hour of Code - Sound Tigers Game
What's Happening This Week:

Sunday December 16 - Stillmeadow Day at The Nutcracker (1 pm)

Monday December 17 - After School Enrichment Registration Ends (5 pm)

Tuesday, December 18 - Citizenship Awards: K, 3rd, 4th at 8:30; 1st, 2nd, 5th at 9:30 am

Wednesday, December 19 - Winter Concert Assembly: K, 1st, 2nd grade at 9:00 am

Thursday, December 20 - Winter Concert Assembly: 3rd, 4th, 5th grade at 9:00 am

Thursday, December 20 - Winter Concert (7 pm)

Friday, December 21 - All School Sing Along at 8:30 am
After School Enrichment Registration Closes Tomorrow!

Time is running out to sign up for the many after-school enrichment activities taking place at Stillmeadow this winter. The new schedule   offers something for every grade level and interest for less than $27 per week per class.


  • Registration deadline is TOMORROW, December 17 at 5 pm.

  • Enrollment is low for some classes. Classes will be cancelled if we cannot meet minimum enrollment requirements. Please register ASAP!

  • Scholarships are available for qualifying students. Call Flex Academies to have your child considered for a need-based scholarship.

  • Refer to the website for detailed class descriptions, registration tips, and answers to frequently asked questions (refund policy, scholarships, weather-related cancellations, etc.)
Wednesday Classes
8 Sessions
January 9 to March 6
(No class on January 30)

Chess ($168)
National Chess Education Association
Grades: 3–5

Animal Safari ($197)
Critter Caravan
Grades: K–5

Heads Up Dodgeball ($131)
Overtime Athletics
Grades: K–3

Musical Theater ($164)
Message in Motion
Grades: K–3
Thursday Classes
8 Sessions
January 10 to February 28

Painting Class ($168)
Future Picassos
Grades: K–5

Magic: Secrets & Mystery ($168)
Hobbyquest
Grades: K–2

Slap Shot Floor Hockey ($131)
Overtime Athletics
Grades: 3–5

Dash & Dot Robotics ($209)
MacInspires
Grades: 3–5
Q uestions? Contact Flex Academies at info@flexacademies.com or (240) 654-0877
2018 Holiday Fair Success!
 
A Giant Thank You to Dory Hayes and Theresa Baker for putting together such a great Holiday Fair this year.

Thank you also to all the helpers who donated gifts, packaged gifts, decorated, set up, checked out, cleaned up and more.

The Holiday Fair brought many smiles to kids' faces, and gave them the chance to give something nice to loved ones this holiday season. They also got a little extra math practice adding up their purchases! None of this would be possible without all our fantastic parent volunteers.

Happy Holidays!
Winter Concert Schedule

Stillmeadow's fourth grade chorus and fifth grade band are gearing up for their Winter Concerts this week.

Here is the schedule:

  • Wednesday, December 19, at 9 am for grades K-2
  • Thursday, December 20, at 9 am for grades 3-5
  • Thursday, December 20, at 7 pm for friends and family

Musicians should report to the cafeteria 30 minutes before each performance for tuning and staging.
Save the Date: Dine at Chipotle on January 9th
 
The Chipotle Restaurant on the Post Road in Riverside is hosting a fundraiser for Stillmeadow on  Monday, January 7th from 4 to 8 pm. 

To participate, simply present  this flyer  when you order, and Chipotle will donate 33% of your total purchase to our school!

Chipotle is located at 1233 E Putnam Ave in Riverside in the Riverside Commons shopping plaza, off exit 5 on I-95. Chipotle offers a variety of burritos, tacos and salads, including a kid's menu as well as vegetarian and gluten-free options. Check out the Chipotle menu  here
 
Be sure to share the flyer with friends and family!
Hour of Code - Coming in January

Stillmeadow students will participate in the Hour of Code throughout the month of January.  They will be joining millions of students in receiving this one-hour tutorial in computer science and computer programming as part of a global movement by the Computer Science Education Week and Code.org.

After the introduction in the media center, children will participate in followup activities in their classrooms. The goal is to inspire students to continue to be interested in learning more about coding and computer science beyond the Hour of Code.

The school is looking for volunteers for this program. If you have some experience with coding (or even if you don't and still want to help out) please contact Jodi Flom Nathanson at  JNathanson@StamfordCT.gov .
Stillmeadow Family Day at the Sound Tigers is Sunday, February 10
 
Save the date and join us for a fun afternoon of AHL Hockey when the Bridgeport Sound Tigers take on the Utica Comets on Sunday, February 10 at 3 pm.

Tickets for our annual Stillmeadow Family Day will go on sale after the holiday break. Tickets are $20 each. A portion of each ticket sold will benefit Stillmeadow.

Questions? Contact  Danielle Palmer .
Stillmeadow Student Directory
Set up Winter Break play dates!

We maintain an  online student directory to make it easier for families to communicate about play dates, school projects, and more!


  • Search the directory by name (parent, student, teacher) or grade
  • Directory is secure, password-protected, and available only to current Stillmeadow families
  • YOU control the information included for your family and can update your information anytime
  • Download and print the directory
  • Download the mobile app for on-the-go access

For more information, email  Susan Suh
Support Stillmeadow with your Holiday Shopping!
 
Stillmeadow earns cash whenever you shop Amazon through the Amazon School Rewards Program.

Follow these instructions every time   you shop on Amazon:


Click on the  Fundraising Button   in the Stillmeadow Quick Links section

Click the  Shop for Stillmeadow  link, which opens the Stillmeadow Fundraising Page on Amazon.com

Stillmeadow earns a percentage of all purchases made through this link.

In order to receive the credit, you must click through the Stillmeadow link each time - you may bookmark  this link , but it will not work if you bookmark the Amazon website.
Holiday Break is Next Week

Reminder there is NO SCHOOL from Monday, December 24th through Tuesday, January 1st. School resumes on Wednesday, January 2, 2019.

Wishing everyone a relaxing and enjoyable Holiday Break! See you in 2019!
Support Stillmeadow at Amazon & Grocery Stores !
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
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.

Parents who enrolled their cards previously do not need to re-register .

Ask friends and family to enroll their cards to support our school!
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