PFO Newsletter for the Week of November 11th
No School Monday - Citizenship Awards - Stillmeadow Day at The Nutcracker - Turkey Bingo - Veteran's Day Assembly - Yearbook Photos Needed - Stamford Toys Discount Card - Thanksgiving Food Drive - Winter After School Enrichment - November Calendar
What's Happening This Week:

Monday November 12 - NO SCHOOL - Veteran's Day

Tuesday November 13 - Citizenship Awards (Grades 1, 3, 4 at 8:30 and K, 2, 5 at 9:30)

Wednesday November 14 - Stillmeadow Food Drive Begins

Friday November 16 - Turkey Bingo at 6:30 pm
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Turkey Bingo is Friday!

The Turkey Bingo social event and fundraiser is Friday, November 16th

Here's what you need to know: 

  • Doors open at 6:00 pm; Games begin at 6:30 pm

  • Location: Stillmeadow Cafeteria

  • Cost: $10 per person

  • Cash Prizes for Bingo Winners!

  • Great Raffle and Silent Auction Prizes, including baskets and teacher experiences

  • Bring your own card markers or we will have stampers for sale

  • Pizza will be sold for $2 per slice or pre-order for the whole family! 

  • There will be popcorn, water, juice and snacks for sale

  • Space is limited to the first 300 who register

Look for a flyer in your student’s home folder containing information about how to purchase tickets, or print it out now by  clicking here.

We are seeking volunteers to staff the event (check-in, running bingo games, selling refreshments, etc.) and donate prize baskets.

To volunteer or donate a basket,  click here .

For more information, email  Darlene Seitz  or  Lisa Lux
After School Enrichment - Winter 2019
 
Stillmeadow is offering a new series of after school enrichment classes beginning in January. Thanks to a grant, many of these classes will be free of charge.  Additional classes will be available for a fee through the PFO’s enrichment partner, FLEX Academies. 

Please see below for important information about the winter enrichment program.Thank you to Stillmeadow teacher Marcella DeCarlo and parent Mondana Nikoukari for their hard work coordinating these programs for our students!
 
Free Enrichment Classes:

  • Led by Stillmeadow staff or local community organizations
  • Mondays from January 7 through February 11 (no class on January 21)
  • Tuesdays from January 8 through February 12
  • Students may take ONE class on EITHER Monday OR Tuesday 
  • Parent/guardian pickup OR bus transportation home
  • Complete the paper registration form and return to school ASAP
  • Registration deadline is November 20
  • Registration is first come, first served
  • Families will be notified via letter of their student’s acceptance into a class
  • Contact Marcella DeCarlo with any questions
 
Fee-Based Enrichment Classes:

  • Led by FLEX Academies instructors
  • Wednesdays from January 9 through March 6 (no class on January 30)
  • Thursdays from January 10 through February 28
  • Students may take classes on both days
  • Parent/guardian pickup ONLY (no bus transportation)
  • Online registration begins December 10
  • Schedule, tuition and registration information available after Thanksgiving
  • Tuition varies by class. Scholarships available for qualifying students
  • Contact Mondana Nikoukari with any questions
Support Stillmeadow When You Attend The Nutcracker
 
Stamford’s own  Connecticut Ballet  is providing Stillmeadow with discounted tickets to performances of The Nutcracker on Saturday, December 15 at 1 pm and Sunday, December 16 at 1 pm.    
 
Tickets purchased through this special offer are $48 each including all taxes and fees (compared to $58 each at the box office). A portion of every ticket sold will benefit Stillmeadow.  

Complete this form and return it with payment to your child’s teacher by Friday, November 30th.

This is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy a holiday tradition with your family and friends while supporting our school community.

Contact Marlene Wilden with questions.
A Note from Mrs. Asaro, Celebrating Veterans Day at Stillmeadow

On Thursday we celebrated our first whole school assembly in honor of Veterans Day.
Mr. Demetrios Frazis, and I coordinated the day's events in the spirit of sharing our honor and gratitude to the Veterans who have served our country, and in so doing, ensured the freedoms that we enjoy every day living in United States of America. Mr. Frazis invited Veterans who reside in Stamford, and surrounding cities in Connecticut, who because of their military service came together, forming long time friendships.

Our assembly began with the pledge and the Star Spangled Banner sung by our fifth grade students accompanied by Mr. Bodofsky on keyboard, and Mr. Farfone on the trumpet. Each grade level showed gratitude with words and letters of thanks, poems, songs and service projects. We then hosted the Veterans with a small continental breakfast reception in the media center. Doughnut Delight donated the coffee to share their gratitude as well. Thank you to the PFO for the croissants and treats. Finally, I would like to thank all of the teachers who supported this event by preparing their students to present, Mrs. Nathanson for the video presentation, Ms. Dugan for the welcome banner and the beautiful wall of honor, suggested by Mrs. Sikorski and Ms. Evarts, where we remembered family members and heroes in history, remembered by our students. 
Thank you to the Veterans who came to be honored.

Anthony DiGiacomo, USMC
Gary Belmonte, USN
Tom Morelli, USAF
Pat Battinelli, USMC
Hank Twardy, USMC
John Lund, USMC
Alan Nielson, US Army
Danny Centeno, US Army
Thanksgiving Food Drive Begins Wednesday

Wednesday, November 13th - Tuesday, November 20th

Food Items Needed:

  • Canned Soup, Fruit, Vegetables
  • Stuffing
  • Pasta, Tomato Sauce
  • Canned Soup, Fruit, Vegetables
  • Stuffing
  • Pasta, Tomato Sauce
  • Cranberry Sauce
  • Cans of Gravy (Turkey, Chicken)
  • Corn Bread Mix
  • Cooking Oil, Salt, Pepper, Cinnamon
  • Pancake Mix, Syrup
  • Instant Or Regular Coffee
  • Rice, Instant Mashed Potatoes
  • Gift card for a Turkey or Fresh Fixins

Please leave donations in the front lobby of the school. Thank you!
Stamford Toys 20% Off Everything Discount Card

Support Stillmeadow AND save money on toys and books this holiday season!

The PFO is selling Stamford Toys Discount Cards that can be presented for 20% off your entire purchase of in-stock toys and books from November 23–30. Legos are included!

Cards are $5 each; proceeds benefit Stillmeadow.

Return this form with payment by Tuesday, November 20th

Stillmeadow PFO will also be hosting a Special Shopping event at Stamford Toys on Monday November 26th from 7 to 9 pm. Enjoy wine, cheese, and conversation while you shop for holiday gifts with your discount card!

Contact Allison Migliozzi ( mrsmigs2002@yahoo.com ) with questions.
Yearbook Committee Needs Event Photos!  

The 2018-19 Yearbook Committee is looking for photos from the following activities:

  • Citizenship Awards
  • Halloween Hop
  • Classroom Halloween Celebrations and Fall Festivals

Email your pictures to  StillmeadowPFO@gmail.com  with the subject "Yearbook." Include your child's name and teacher with the photos. Please send pictures in the highest resolution possible.

Please email a maximum of 3-5 photos per event. Include the student and teacher's name.

The email should be sent to  stillmeadowpfo@gmail.com  with the subject "Yearbook".

Questions about yearbook can be sent to Kristen Stops,  kstops@gmail.com .
Download Our November Calendar

November has arrived, and the PFO has created a printable calendar that includes with the 7-day rotation and reminders about upcoming November events and activities.
Fall Volunteer Opportunities

We need your help to staff or donate items for our Fall 2018 events. Click the links below to review volunteer opportunities and sign up.

Turkey Bingo   (November 16) Volunteers are needed to donate gift baskets for the raffle. Volunteers are also needed to staff this event, including help with check-in and selling raffle tickets, food and spirit wear.

Holiday Fair   (December 11-14) Volunteers are needed to purchase donations (think of inexpensive things your kids would like to buy for you or for each other). We will also need volunteers during the fair to help students pick out items to buy, ring them up and restock merchandise. If you have any items you would like to donate to sell, or if you have any questions, please contact  Dory Hayes .
A Look Ahead to the Week of November 18

Tuesday November 20 - Stillmeadow Food Drive Ends

Tuesday November 20 - After School Enrichment Registration Forms Due  

Tuesday November 20 - Stamford Toys Discount Card Order Forms Due   

Wednesday November 21 - Early Release - 12:30 pm

Thursday November 22 - NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Break

Friday November 23 - NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Break
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
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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