PFO Newsletter for the Week of December 2
Willy Wonka All City Musical - Holiday Fair - Mixed Bag Designs for the Holidays - Family Engagement Night Postponed - December Calendar - Stillmeadow Artists Honored - Reading Assessments Workshop
What's Happening This Week:

Sunday December 2 - Willy Wonka Performance, 3:00 pm

Thursday December 6 - Hispanic Parent Meeting, 9:00 - 10:30 am

Friday December 7 - Willy Wonka Performance, 7:30 pm

Saturday, December 8 - Willy Wonka Performance, 7:30 pm

Note: The Stamford Public Education Foundation (SPEF) Family Engagement Night scheduled for Wednesday, December 5 has been postponed.
2018 Stillmeadow Holiday Fair!

The annual Stillmeadow Holiday Fair is December 12-14.

  • This is an opportunity for Stillmeadow Students to purchase holiday gifts for the special people in their lives
  • Students will shop with their class during school hours
  • The Holiday Fair will be open during Report Card Conferences
  • Wide variety of gifts priced from $1 to $10 each
  • Proceeds benefit Stillmeadow

Contribute to the Holiday Fair

We need YOUR HELP to make this event a success! We are seeking contributions of the following items to be sold at the Holiday Fair:

  • Handmade Crafts
  • Custom Jewelry
  • Ornaments
  • Themed gift baskets for our popular “Pick-a-Prize”

Please contact Dory Hayes if you can contribute items

Volunteer at the Holiday Fair

  • We need parents and family members to staff the Holiday Fair
  • One-hour shifts are available on Tuesday from 2:30 to 5:30 pm and from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday
  • Click here to volunteer
Monthly Meeting for Spanish-speaking Parents is this Thursday

The monthly meeting for Spanish-speaking families hosted by The Exchange Club Parenting Skills Center and Stillmeadow is Thursday, December 6th from 9:00 to 10:30 am in the teacher’s lounge.  

Topics include homework help, cooperation between home and school, alternative discipline techniques, supporting good attendance, report cards, how to talk with your child’s teacher, bullying, self-esteem, and other topics parents suggest according to their interests.

All meetings are in Spanish.

Contact  Vanesa Cadavid with questions
Parent Workshop: Understanding Reading Assessments

Mrs. Grant and Mrs. Roata are hosting a workshop to help parents understand the various reading assessments (DIBELS, TRC, RI) administered to Stillmeadow Students and how to support reading at home. This is your chance to ask questions about reading assessments and learn strategies to encourage reading outside the classroom.

In addition, Mrs. Nathanson will review the various digital resources that are available to your child.

To accommodate as many families as possible, this workshop will be offered twice during the report card conference period:

  • Wednesday, December 12th at 1pm or
  • Thursday, December 13th at 2pm

RSVP to Mrs. Grant using the form in your child's home folder or download a copy here.
Stamford All-School Musical Presents Willy Wonka!

Featuring more than 100 students from 19 area schools,  Willy Wonka  is a delight for the whole family and a chocolate/candy lover's dream come true!

Four performances remain: December 2 & 9 at 3:00 pm and December 7 & 8 at 7:30 pm. All performances take place at Westhill High School. See the poster here .

The Stamford All-School Musical is an after school musical theater program sponsored by the Stamford Public Schools and open to Stamford students or residents in grades 5-12.

To order tickets and for more information visit .
Stillmeadow Artwork Chosen for Mayor's Holiday Cards

Last week, Mayor David Martin and Stamford Public Schools Superintendent Earl Kim announced the winners of the 2018 Holiday Greeting Card Competition.

Mayor Martin chose artwork by Stillmeadow Elementary School First Grader Sam Fields for his holiday card. Artwork by Stillmeadow kindergarten student Janelly Monroy Quijada was selected as one of two runners-up for Superintendent Kim's greeting card. Both Sam and Janelly are students of Ms. Kelly Dugan.

Each year, the superintendent and mayor ask art teachers from Stamford Public Schools to submit student work for consideration. This year's winners were selected from among more than 100 elementary school student submissions.

Congratulations Sam, Janelly and Ms. Dugan!

December 2018 Stillmeadow Calendar Available for Download

The December 2018 Stillmeadow Calendar - which includes the 7-day rotation and reminders about upcoming school events - will be coming home in student folders this week. You may also download and print a copy of the calendar by clicking here .
Shop Mixed Bag Designs for the Holidays!
Looking for a great gift? Forgot to stock up on wrapping paper?

Our Mixed Bag Designs online sale runs through December 31st.

There is something for everyone on your holiday shopping list - from candles and gift wrap to reusable totes, kitchen and office essentials, and more!

Check out the sale section, which has great deals on items that were not available in the catalog (including this pictured blanket for $20!)

Orders ship directly to your door; orders above $75 ship for free.

A Look Ahead to the Week of December 9

Sunday December 9 - Willy Wonka Performance, 3:00 pm

Monday December 10 - Registration Opens: Flex Academies Winter Enrichment

Wednesday December 12 - Holiday Fair 8:00 - 3:00 pm

Wednesday December 12 - EARLY RELEASE for Parent Conferences at 12:30 pm

Wednesday December 12 - Reading Assessment Workshop (for parents) at 1:00 pm

Thursday December 13 - Holiday Fair 8:00 - 3:00 pm

Thursday December 13 - EARLY RELEASE for Parent Conferences at 12:30 pm

Thursday December 13 - Reading Assessment Workshop (for parents) at 2:00 pm

Friday December 14 - Holiday Fair 8:00 - 3:00 pm

Friday December 14 - EARLY RELEASE for Parent Conferences at 12:30 pm

Saturday December 15 - Stillmeadow Day at the Nutcracker - 1pm at Palace Theater
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
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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