Order Forms for The Nutcracker are Due Friday, November 30

Just a reminder that Friday, November 30 is the deadline to order discounted tickets to see The Nutcracker at The Palace Theatre on December 15 & 16.

Tickets purchased through this special offer from Connecticut Ballet are $48 each including all taxes and fees (compared to $58 each at the box office). A portion of every ticket purchased will benefit Stillmeadow.

Complete this form and return it to school by Friday.

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

Don’t Be a Turkey – Sign Up for Bingo!

The Turkey Bingo social event and fundraiser is Friday, November 16!   Here’s what you need to know:
  • Doors open at 6:00 pm
  • Bingo begins at 6:30 pm
  • $10 per person (10 games)
  • Cash prizes for Bingo Winners!
  • Great raffle and silent auction prizes, including gift baskets and teacher experiences
  • Bring your own card markers or purchase a stamper at the event
  • Pizza, popcorn, water, juice and snacks will be available for purchase.
  • To register, download and complete this form as soon as possible.
We also need volunteers to staff this event and donate gift baskets.  To learn more or to volunteer, click here .
For more information, email  Darlene Seitz  or  Lisa Lux

Reminder: Halloween Parade is Wednesday at 9:30 am

Families are invited to attend the Stillmeadow Halloween Parade on Wednesday, October 31 at 9:30 am.
The parade will take place outdoors around the athletic field adjacent to the lower playground. In case of inclement weather, parade will take place indoors. Families are invited to view the parade from the perimeter of the athletic field. Visitors should park in designated parking spots or at the church next door. 

Students should bring their costumes to school on Halloween; they will change into their costumes before the parade.

Fall Picture Day is This Friday – October 19

Fall Picture Day is Friday, October 19.  Photographers will be at Stillmeadow to take individual student portraits and class group photos for the yearbook.

Families may order student portrait packages directly from Lifetouch. Packages start at $20. Portrait packages include a class photo. Add-ons and enhancements are available for an additional charge

There are two (2) ways to order student portrait packages:

    1. Complete the paper order form. Enclose the EXACT payment (cash or check made payable to “Lifetouch” only). The student must bring the completed paper order form with payment to school on picture day.
    2. Order online at https://mylifetouch.com. Online payment by credit card or PayPal only. Stillmeadow’s Picture Day ID is EJ118055Q0. There is no need to return the paper form if photos were ordered online.

Stillmeadow Elementary School receives a portion of the proceeds from each portrait package.

Questions? Contact Lifetouch Customer Service at 203.735.5933.

Shop the Scholastic Book Fair Online Through October 9

There’s still time to support Stillmeadow by purchasing some great new books for your child.   The Scholastic Book Fair will remain online until October 9 .

Remember, every book you purchase earns Scholastic Dollars that will be used to purchase new books for our classrooms and media center.  When you shop online, orders ship FREE to the school.

Thank you to everyone who helped with the Book Fair, especially our co-chairs Theresa Baker and Amanda Cassidy.

Reading Under the Stars Recap

Torrential downpours didn’t stop us! More than 250 students and family members enjoyed an evening dedicated to literacy during Reading Under the Stars on October 2. Students heard stories, engaged in STEAM activities, and shopped the Book Fair.

A giant THANK YOU to the 33 teachers and staff who planned this event and helped promote the wonderful sense of community at our school: Jodi Nathanson, Lauren Vavoulidis, Diane Frattaroli, Randy Bilik, Angela Asaro, Iuliana Roata, Lisa Mackey, Jennifer Butler, Caitlin Kane, Kim Huba, Helen Exias, Dave Bodofski, Amanda Romanello, Heather Evarts, Rita Ricciardella, Marcella DeCarlo, Kim Balch, Ryan Hobe, Katie Pensiero, Diane Malecki, Dawn Papastathis, Pat Callahan, Michelle Kells, Dana Paolino, Christina Kelly, Melissa Hoch, Chelsea Ackerman, Lisa Cammarota, Gina O’Connor, Anne Hoyt, Dan Silva, Kelly Dugan, and Mrs. Gupta.

Stillmeadow Assembly Featured in Stamford Advocate

Stillmeadow students were treated to a Peter Pan performance from the Summer Theatre of New Canaan (STONC) on Tuesday, October 2.  All grade levels attended the performance, which addressed themes related to bullying and making good choices.

Check out the Stamford Advocate story, including a quote from our own Mrs Roata! And try to find your little jumping bean in the STONC’s Facebook video!

Reading Under the Stars is Tomorrow Night

Reading Under the Stars is Tuesday, October 2 from 6 to 7 pm at Stillmeadow. Join Stillmeadow’s teachers and staff for a fun-filled evening of storytelling, make & take reading activities, minute to win it games, sight word bingo and more. Families may also shop the Scholastic Book Fair, which will be open during Reading Under the Stars.

Reading Under the Stars is a FREE event. Advance registration required.

Scholastic Book Fair is Next Week

The Scholastic Book Fair is coming to Stillmeadow
Here’s what you need to know:
      • This annual event is a great way to stock up on new books to read at home with your child. Many titles are $5.99 or less.
      • Students will visit the Book Fair with their classmates during school hours. Click here for a tentative schedule. Your child’s teacher will send home more information about the classroom visit.
      • Parents and other family members can shop the Book Fair during school hours or during Reading Under the Stars (Tuesday, October 2nd, 6:00 – 7:00 pm).
      • *New for 2018* No cash to send in with your child? Our Book Fair has a digital payment option! Set up an account and have funds immediately available for your child to shop the Book Fair. Learn how here.
      • Can’t make it to the Book Fair? Shop the Scholastic Book Fair online from September 26 – October 9. When you shop online, orders ship FREE to the school.
      • Interested in helping with the book fair? We need volunteers to help children select and pay for books, restock shelves, and answer questions. Click here to sign up. You can even see when their class is visiting, to make sure you overlap (or don’t!)

Register to Attend Stillmeadow Fun Run and Family Picnic


The Stillmeadow PFO is hosting a Fun Run/Walk and Family Picnic on Friday, April 27.  Join teachers and staff for a fun evening to benefit Stillmeadow.

  • Admission is $5 per person for ages 5 and up.
  • Children ages 4 and under attend for free.
  • Admission fee covers games and activities including the Run/Walk with Ms. Anker and the Dance Party with Ms. Paolino.
  • Families may bring a picnic or purchase food from one of the local food trucks participating in this event.
  • Fun Run t-shirts, silly string, and color blast powder is available to order at an additional charge.
  • Purchase a Fun Run sign to promote your business, congratulate a student or say thanks to a teacher.
  • Bid on great auction items including teacher experiences and goods/services from local businesses.
  • Proceeds benefit Stillmeadow Elementary School.

Click here to download the registration form. 

Return the form with payment to your child’s teacher by Monday, April 16.

Author Deborah Dolan Hunt to Visit Stillmeadow on January 3

Stillmeadow PFO is pleased to announce an author visit with Deborah Dolan Hunt on Wednesday, January 3, 2018.
Ms. Hunt will present her books Same Inside, Different Outside and The One Eyed Pug during special story time assemblies.
Families may order autographed copies of these books.  Complete and return this form  by Thursday, December 21. Please make checks payable to Stillmeadow PFO.

Reading Program for Incoming Kindergarten Students Begins Monday, August 7

Stillmeadow is offering a summer reading program for children entering kindergarten at the school this fall. The four-day, hour-long drop-off program is facilitated by Jodi Flom Nathanson, Stillmeadow’s Media Specialist.

This is great opportunity for children to meet classmates and familiarize themselves with the media center before school begins in the fall.

There’s still time for you to enroll your child in this program. Upcoming sessions are:

August 7-10 from 9 to 10 am
August 7-10 from 10:15 to 11:15 am

Contact Ms. Nathanson at jnathanson@stamfordct.gov for more information or to enroll.

Every Hero has a Story – a summer reading program for incoming kindergartners

{:en}Stillmeadow’s media specialist, Jodi Flom Nathanson, is leading a summer reading program for students who will be entering kindergarten at the school in the fall.

Parents can choose one of four sessions for this free drop in program:

July 10-13:

  • 9 am to 10 am
  • 10:15 am to 11:15 am

August 7-10

  • 9 am to 10 am
  • 10:15 am to 11:15 am

Click here for the flyer or contact Ms. Nathanson at jnathanson@stamfordct.gov.

Children must be accompanied by an adult for their first visit.{:}{:es}La especialista del centro de medios de Stillmeadow, Jodi Flom Nathanson, dirige un programa de lectura de verano para los estudiantes que estarán entrando al kindergarten en la escuela en el otoño.

Los padres pueden elegir una de cuatro sesiones para este programa gratis:

10-13 de julio:

  • 9 am a 10 am
  • 10:15 am a 11:15 am

7-10 de agosto:

  • 9 am a 10 am
  • 10:15 am a 11:15 am

Haga clic aquí para el panfleto del programa o comuníquese con la Sra. Nathanson en jnathanson@stamfordct.gov.

Los niños deben estar acompañados por un adulto para su primera visita.


{:en}A fun and inspiring STEM Night{:}{:es}Una Noche de STEM divertida e inspiradora{:}

{:en}Around 80 students signed up to present projects in this year’s STEM Night, and even more showed up to learn from their peers last week. Among the projects, students explored the best way to grow grass or pop popcorn, they built volcanoes and batteries made out of fruit, and much more.

And as part of the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math theme, students were treated during the school day to a performance by the Gizmo Guys, whose juggling performances provide fun insight into science and math.

Many thanks to all the parents, students and school staff who participated in this year’s STEM Night and assembly.{:}{:es}Alrededor de 80 estudiantes se inscribieron para presentar proyectos en la Noche de STEM de este año, y aún más se presentaron para aprender de sus compañeros durante este evento. Entre los proyectos, los estudiantes exploraron la mejor manera de cultivar pasto o hacer palomitas de maíz, construyeron volcanes y baterías hechas de frutas, y mucho más.

Y como parte del tema de Ciencia, Tecnología, Ingeniería y Matemáticas, los estudiantes fueron tratados durante el día escolar a una presentación de los Gizmo Guys, cuyas presentaciones de malabares ofrecen una visión divertida de la ciencia y las matemáticas.
Muchas gracias a todos los padres, estudiantes y personal de la escuela que participaron en la Noche y Asamblea de STEM de este año.


{:en}Join us for STEM Night on Friday, May 19{:}{:es}Únase a nosotros para la noche de STEM el viernes, 19 de mayo{:}

{:en}More than 80 of our school’s budding scientists, engineers, programmers and mathematicians are preparing their projects for Stillmeadow’s STEM Night on Friday, May 19. The event opens to the public at 6:30 pm, though participating families should arrive at 6 pm to set up their projects.

Even if your child is not participating this year, please join us to celebrate and learn more about STEM subjects.

We are also looking for donations and volunteers. Click here to sign up.

Still working on your STEM project? Your child doesn’t need to build a perpetual motion machine or a cold fusion reactor to impress the Stillmeadow crowd. Here are some tips and resources to help make this a successful and meaningful experience for you and your child:

Click here to download Steps to a Fun and Successful STEM Project

Can’t get enough STEM? 


Stamford’s STEM Fest is from 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday, May 20, at Mill River Park.{:}{:es}Más de los 80 científicos, ingenieros, programadores y matemáticos de la escuela están preparando sus proyectos para la noche STEM de Stillmeadow el viernes 19 de mayo. El evento se abre al público a las 6:30 pm, aunque las familias participantes deben llegar a las 6 pm para establecer Sus proyectos.

Incluso si su hijo(a) no está participando este año, por favor únase a nosotros para celebrar y aprender más sobre temas de STEM (ciencia, tecnología, ingeniería y matemática).

También estamos buscando donaciones y voluntarios. Haga clic aquí para registrarse.

¿Sigues trabajando en su proyecto STEM? Su hijo no necesita construir una máquina de movimiento perpetuo o un reactor de fusión fría para impresionar a la comunidad de Stillmeadow. Abajo hay algunos consejos y recursos para ayudar a que esta experiencia sea exitosa y significativa para usted y su hijo:

Haga clic aquí para descargar Los pasos de un proyecto de STEM divertido y exitoso

¿No es suficiente STEM para su familia? El Festival de STEM de Stamford es de 10 am a 4 pm el sábado, 20 de mayo, en el Parque Mill River.{:}

{:en}Tips and resources to get ready for STEM Night on Friday, May 19 {:}{:es}Consejos y recursos para prepararse para la Noche de STEM el viernes, 19 de mayo{:}

{:en}Tips and resources to get ready for STEM Night on Friday, May 19

Is your child preparing a project for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) Night on May 19?  If so, here are some tips and resources to help make this a successful and meaningful experience for you and your child:

Click here to download Steps to a Fun and Successful STEM Project

STEM Night is Friday, May 19. You should have received a flyer in your child’s take-home folder with details about how your child can participate.  Or click here to print one out.
All grades are welcome.
Can’t get enough STEM? 
Stamford’s STEM Fest is from 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday, May 20,at Mill River Park.

{:}{:es}¿Está su hijo preparando un proyecto para la Noche de STEM (Ciencia, Tecnología, Ingeniería, Matemáticas) el 19 de mayo? Aquí hay algunos consejos y recursos para ayudar a que esto sea una experiencia exitosa y significativa para usted y su hijo:

Haga clic aquí para descargar Los pasos de un proyecto de STEM divertido y exitoso

La Noche de Stem es el viernes, 19 de mayo. Usted debe haber recibido un panfleto en la carpeta de su hijo con detalles sobre cómo su hijo puede participar. O haga clic aquí para imprimir uno. 
Todos los grados son bienvenidos.

¿No es suficiente STEM para su familia? El Festival de STEM de Stamford es de 10 am a 4 pm el sábado, 20 de mayo, en el Parque Mill River.


{:en}STEM Night is scheduled for Friday, May 19{:}{:es}La Noche de STEM está programado para el viernes, 19 de mayo{:}

{:en}STEM Night will be Friday, May 19. Look for a flyer in take home folders this week to find out how your child can participate with a science project, presentation or another type of project. All grades are welcome.

An information session will be held at the next PFO general meeting.{:}{:es}La Noche de STEM será el viernes, 19 de mayo. Busque un panfleto para este evento en la carpeta de su hijo(a) esta semana para saber cómo su hijo(a) puede participar con un proyecto de ciencia, presentación u otro tipo de proyecto. Todos los grados son bienvenidos.

Una sesión de información se lleva a cabo en la próxima reunión general de la PFO.{:}

{:en}Stillmeadow Multicultural Family Night a great success{:}{:es}La Noche Multicultural de Stillmeadow fue un gran éxito{:}

{:en}The return of Multicultural Family Night proved a great success. More than 200 people turned out for this event that featured food, music, stories and dancing from more than 20 countries!  Special thanks to the families who participated in this event by sharing their cultural traditions with the Stillmeadow community and to those who helped plan this special evening.{:}{:es}El regreso de la Noche Familiar Multicultural se demostró ser un gran éxito. ¡Más de 200 personas tomaron parte en este evento que ofreció comida, música, historias y bailes de más de 20 países! Un agradecimiento especial a las familias que participaron en este evento compartiendo sus tradiciones culturales con la comunidad de Stillmeadow ya quienes ayudaron a planear esta noche especial.{:}

{:en}Reminder: Attend Multicultural Family Night on March 31{:}{:es}Recordatorio: Asiste a la Noche Familiar Multicultural el 31 de marzo{:}

{:en}The Stillmeadow Community will celebrate One Stillmeadow, Many Storiesat Multicultural Family Night on Friday, March 31. More than two dozen Stillmeadow families will share stories from 17 countries around the globe during this event, which also will feature international food, fashion, and games.

All Stillmeadow Families are encouraged to attend this free event to learn more about the rich and diverse cultural traditions within our school community.

Please complete the sign-up form available here and return to your child’s teacher by Wednesday, March 29.{:}{:es}La comunidad de Stillmeadow celebrará “Un Stillmeadow, Muchas Historias” en la Noche Multicultural el viernes 31 de marzo.

Más de dos docenas de familias de Stillmeadow compartirán historias de 17 países alrededor del mundo durante este evento, que también contará con comida internacional, moda y juegos.

Se anima a todas las familias de Stillmeadow a asistir a este evento gratuito para aprender más sobre las ricas y diversas tradiciones culturales dentro de nuestra comunidad escolar.

Por favor complete el formulario de inscripción disponible aquí y regrese al maestro de su hijo para el miércoles, 29 de marzo. Los formularios de inscripción también serán enviados a casa esta semana en las carpetas de los estudiantes.{:}