PFO Newsletter for the Week of November 4th
No School Tuesday - Stillmeadow Day at The Nutcracker - Turkey Bingo - Yearbook Photos Needed - Stamford Toys Discount Card - Box Top Classroom Winners - Mold Task Force Public Meeting - Thanksgiving Food Drive - Classroom Communications Liaisons Wanted - Wear Jeans for Troops - November Calendar
What's Happening This Week:

Tuesday November 6 - NO SCHOOL Election Day

Wednesday November 7 - Wear Jeans for Troops Day (and bring in a $5 donation)

Wednesday November 7 - Stamford Mold Task Force Public Meeting at 6:00 pm

Thursday November 8 - Veterans Day Assemblies K,1,2 at 8:30, Grades 3,4,5 at 9:30
Wednesday, November 7th is 'Wear Jeans for Troops Day'

On Wednesday, November 7th, students and staff are encouraged to wear jeans to school and bring in a $5 donation to support employment training, housing and healthcare for U.S. Military Veterans.

Learn more   here and email jeansfortroops@gigo.org  with questions.
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Don’t be a Turkey – Sign Up for Bingo!

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
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.
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 .
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.
Classroom Communications Liaisons Needed!
 
The PFO shares a lot of information via our e-newsletters and the website , but we understand that it can still be difficult for families to keep up with everything that’s happening at Stillmeadow.

In an effort to make sure all families are receiving important information from the PFO, we are seeking volunteers to be PFO Classroom Communications Liaisons . Here's what the role entails: 
 
  • Work with your child's teacher and the PFO to assemble a list of email addresses and/or mobile phone numbers for the parents in your child's classroom.

  • Forward PFO emails or send text message reminders about upcoming PFO events and activities.
 
Please email stillmeadowpfo@gmail.com if you are interested in being a PFO Classroom Communications Liaison. 
Fall 2018 Box Top Classroom Challenge Winners!

Congratulations to the following classes, who brought in the most boxtops in their grade.

Kindergarten : Ms. Kells

Grade 1:  Ms. Evarts

Grade 2:  Ms. Watson

Grade 3:  Ms. Balch

Grade 4:  Mr. Silva

Grade 5:  Ms. Jimenez

These classes will be treated to a Popsicle Party!

Our next box top classroom challenge will take place in the spring. Start saving up again!
Stamford Mold Task Force Public Meeting Wednesday, Nov. 7th

What: Public meeting to discuss mold testing and remediation in Stamford Public Schools
When: Wednesday, November 7, 2018, at 6:00 p.m.,
Where: 5th floor of the Government Center.

The Task Force will provide an update on the progress of the mold testing and remediation at Westover Elementary School and districtwide. The Task Force will provide an opportunity for members of the community to ask questions.

Here is the Press Release regarding the recent closure of Westover Elementary for mold remediation.
Start Stocking up for the Thanksgiving Food Drive

Wednesday, November 13th - Monday, November 19th

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!
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 11

Monday November 12 - NO SCHOOL - Veteran's Day

Wednesday November 14 - Stillmeadow Food Drive Begins

Friday November 16 - Turkey Bingo at 6:30 pm
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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