PFO Newsletter for the Week of November 18th
Food Drive - Early Release Wednesday - No School Thursday or Friday - Stillmeadow Day at The Nutcracker - Stamford Toys Discount Card -
Mixed Bag Designs for the Holidays - Fall Enrichment Classes Final Dates
What's Happening This Week:

Tuesday November 20 - Stillmeadow Food Drive Ends

Tuesday November 20 - Last Day of Coding, Cooking and Tennis Classes

Tuesday November 20 - Winter 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
Last Call for Thanksgiving Food Drive

Please help Stillmeadow provide for our families in need this Thanksgiving. Drop off donations in the lobby near the main entrance by Tuesday, November 20.

Food Items Needed:

  • Canned Soup, Fruit, Vegetables
  • Stuffing
  • Pasta, Tomato Sauce
  • Cranberry Sauce
  • Cans of Gravy (Turkey, Chicken)
  • Corn Bread Mix
  • Cooking Oil
  • Spices (Salt, Pepper, Cinnamon,etc.)
  • Pancake Mix, Syrup
  • Coffee (Instant or Regular)
  • Rice, Instant Mashed Potatoes
  • Grocery store gift cards (to purchase meat and produce)
Fall After School Enrichment - Final Class Dates

Fall Enrichment classes are coming to an end! Following are the last dates for each class:

Tuesday, November 20: Last day of C oding, Cooking, and Tennis

Monday, November 26 : Last day of Ceramics and Glass Fusing, Basketball, and Chess

Thursday, November 29* : Last day of Golf and Dinosaurs Rock

Wednesday, December 19 : Last day of Freaky Physics and Sports Spectacular

*extended due to weather-related cancellation on 11/15
Turkey Bingo is Fun for All!

Special thanks to Darlene Seitz and Lisa Lux for co-chairing this event!

More than 150 members of the Stillmeadow Community enjoyed Turkey Bingo on Friday night. The event which included 10 games of bingo, raffles, and a silent auction for unique teacher experiences raised nearly $3,000 for Stillmeadow.

Thank you to the teachers, faculty and parents who donated their time, energy and money to this fun evening. Special thanks to Miss DeCarlo and Miss Evarts, who called and tracked bingo numbers and conducted the gift basket raffles.

Thanks also to the many generous businesses and families that provided prizes for the raffle, including:
Lifetouch Fall Picture Retake Day is Friday, November 30

Student Po rtrait Packages from Fall Picture Day on October 19 were sent home in student backpacks last week.

Fall Photo Retake Day is Friday, November 30. Photo retake day is for:

  • Students who were absent on October 19, whether purchasing photos or not.

  • Students who did not purchase a photo package in October but would like to do so now. Order forms will be available in the school office after Thanksgiving. You may also order online at Stillmeadow’s picture day ID is: EJ118055Q1

  • Students who purchased a photo package in October but did not like the photos. These students must return the original photo package (excluding the class photo) on retake day. Students who do not return the original photo package will NOT be photographed.

Questions about student photos? Please contact Lifetouch directly at  800-736-4753
Support Stillmeadow When You Attend The Nutcracker
Order Forms Due Friday, November 30
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, Nov 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.
Enjoy 20 Percent Off Your ENTIRE Purchase at Stamford Toys November 23 30

Special discount includes LEGO toys!

The PFO is selling Stamford Toys Discount Cards that can be presented for 20 percent off your entire purchase of in-stock toys and books - including LEGO items - from November 23–30.

Cards are $5 each; proceeds benefit Stillmeadow.

Return this form with payment by Tuesday, November 20th

Contact Allison Migliozzi ( ) with questions.
Holiday Fair Volunteer Opportunities

We need parent help with the Holiday Fair! Click the link below to review volunteer opportunities and sign up.

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 .
Skip the Mall: 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.
Stamford All-School Musical Presents Willy Wonka!

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

There will be five performances: December 1, 7 & 8 at 7:30 pm and December 2 & 9 at 3:00 pm. All performances take place at Westhill High School. See the poster here .

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

To order tickets and for more information visit .
A Look Ahead to the Week of November 25

Monday November 26 - Last day of Ceramics, Basketball and Chess Wizards

Monday, November 26 - Stamford Toys Shopping Event (7 to 9 pm)

Tuesday November 27 - PFO Family Meeting & Conversation (8 am)

Wednesday November 28 - Early Release at 12:30 pm

Thursday November 29 - Last day of Golf and Dinosaurs Rocks Classes

Friday November 30 - Lifetouch Fall Picture Retake Day

Friday November 30 - Deadline to order Nutcracker Tickets
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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