PFO Newsletter for the Week of February 24
Literacy Week - Barnes & Noble Book Fair - Chocolate Orders Due Friday - Read-a-Thon - Fun Run & Family Picnic - March Calendar - SBAC Parent Workshop
What's Happening This Week:

Monday, February 25 - Cat in the Hat Day (Wear a Hat)

Tuesday, February 26 - I Can Read with My Eyes Shut Day (Wear a shirt you can read)

Tuesday, February 26 - At-home reading night for Read-a-Thon

Wednesday, February 27 - Read-a-Thon home reading and pledge forms due

Wednesday, February 27 - Green Eggs and Clothes Day (Wear something green)

Thursday, February 28 - Fox in Socks Day (Wear Crazy Socks)

Friday, March 1 - Dress up as your Favorite Story Character

Friday, March 1 -  Gertrude Hawk Chocolates Order Forms Due

Friday, March 1 -  Author/Illustrator Visits in conjunction with Read Across America Day

Saturday, March 2 - Barnes & Noble Book Fair to Benefit Stillmeadow
Stillmeadow Read-a-Thon 2019!
This week Stillmeadow readers will compete against each class on their grade level to see which class can read for the most amount of minutes. All reading will take place in school except...we will have one BONUS night where students have an opportunity to count their minutes from home. Please join in on the fun! Sit down and open a book with your child and read away!
Parents will have an opportunity to sponsor their child’s classroom to support their reading. Any child that donates ten dollars or more will be entered in a raffle to win a $100.00 Barnes & Noble gift card. Donate multiples of ten and you will be entered multiple times.

Please fill out this form with your child on Tuesday night and send back in their folder on Wednesday. Tuesday Feb 26th is the ONLY night where minutes read at home will count for the class total.
Celebrate Literacy Week & Dr. Seuss's Birthday

Stillmeadow will celebrate Literacy Week and Dr. Seuss's Birthday from  Monday, February 25 through Friday, March 1.
Following are the daily themes for Literacy Week. Children are encouraged to join in the fun by dressing up based on each day's theme.

Monday, February 25:  “Cat in the Hat” Day (Wear a Hat)

Tuesday, February 26:  “I Can Read with My Eyes Shut” Day (Wear a Shirt You Can Read)

Wednesday, February 27:  “Green Eggs and Clothes” Day (Wear Something Green)

Thursday, February 28 : "Fox in Socks” Day (Wear Crazy Socks) 

Friday, March 1:  Literacy Day! Dress as your favorite story character (note: does not have to be a Dr. Seuss character)

Questions? Contact  Kathleen Steinberg
Friday is Read Across America Day

On  Friday, March 1 , Stillmeadow Students will dress up as their favorite story characters and experience a fun-filled day of literacy events and activities, book giveaways, and an author visit assembly. For more information click here .

Students will welcome author Laura Dower and illustrator Lizzy Rockwell .
Ms. Dower will visit students in grades 3-5; Ms. Rockwell will visit students in K-2.
Barnes & Noble Book Fair to Benefit Stillmeadow on Saturday, March 2

Stillmeadow will celebrate Read Across America Day on Saturday, March 2 with a book fair at the Barnes & Noble in Stamford Town Center.

Come on out and shop for new "just right books" for your student and Stillmeadow will earn a percentage of the purchase! Simply download and print the book fair voucher and present it to the Barnes & Noble salesperson at checkout.

Be sure to share this voucher with family and friends!
Spring Chocolate Sale - Due Friday!

The Gertrude Hawk Chocolates Sale fundraiser is going on now. The  Spring Catalo g features Easter Basket essentials, gourmet specialties, snack tins, and the popular "Teenie Poppers" and "Smidgens" chocolates.

Many items are $10 or less. All chocolate products are Kosher Star D certified unless otherwise noted.

  • Paper order forms (white and yellow copies) with payment (cash or check only) due this Friday, March 1st.

  • Click here to set up an online sales account. Stillmeadow's online group code is 727398. 

  • Catalog orders and online orders placed by March 1st will be delivered to Stillmeadow during the week of April 8th. A parent or guardian MUST pickup orders delivered to Stillmeadow.

  • Please refer to this document for full details about the program.

This fundraiser supports enrichment programs, field trips, and other resources for our students.

We need your participation to make this fundraiser a success.

Thank you in advance for your support!
SBAC Parent Workshop

Students in grades 3, 4, and 5 will be taking the SBAC test in April and May. 

We will be having an informational parent workshop about these tests - please come learn how you can help your child prepare. 

Choose one workshop to attend - both will take place in the Stillmeadow Media Center : 

  • Friday, March 8, 2018 at 8:15 AM
  • Thursday, March 14, 2018 at 1:00 PM (after 12:30pm Conferences Early Release)

If you have any questions, please email or call Mrs. Jennifer Grant at  or call her at (203) 977-4788. 
Download the March 2019 Stillmeadow Calendar 

In like a Lion, out like a Lamb! The March 2019 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 .
Stillmeadow Fun Run and Family Picnic is Friday, April 26

Save the date for the second annual Stillmeadow Fun Run and Family Picnic on Friday, April 26.

  • $5 per person (ages 5 and up) includes the fun run, games, and activities.
  • Purchase dinner from a food truck or bring a picnic.
  • Order Fun Run T-Shirts, Stillmeadow Water Bottles, silly string, and color blast powder to enhance the fun.
  • Purchase signage to promote a business, congratulate a student, or thank a teacher. 
  • Bid on great silent auction items.

Look for registration forms in student folders. All proceeds benefit Stillmeadow. 
A Look Ahead to the Week of March 3:

Monday, March 4 - Monday After School Enrichment Classes Begin

Tuesday, March 5 - Tuesday After School Enrichment Classes Begin

Thursday, March 7 - Hispanic Parent Meeting at 9:00 am

Friday, March 8 - SBAC Workshop for Parents at 8:15 am in the Media Center
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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