The Saugatuck Scoop

brought to you by the SES PTA

Saugie’s Checklist:   

❗DATE CORRECTION: School Reopens on Tuesday, January 2nd (not January 3rd as was reported in last week’s Scoop… apologies for the error!) 

📣 We’ve got spirit, yes we do! It’s PAJAMA Spirit Day on Friday, December 22nd

📨 Don’t forget to mail your holiday card to SES for our teachers’ lounge

🗓 Mark Your Calendars for Hoops & Heels: The SES Spring Benefit on Friday, March 16th!

Save the Date:

TONIGHT, 7:30pm

BOE “Teaching & Learning” committee meeting @ Staples HS, Rm. 1025c
(more details below)

Thursday, December 14th, 9:30-10:30am

SpEd Sip ‘N Chat @ Panera

Thursday, December 14th, 7:00-8:30pm

Fifth Grade Orchestra and
Fourth/Fifth Grade Chorus Conc

Monday, December 18th, 7:30pm

Board of Education Meeting @
Staples HS cafeteria

Friday, December 22nd*

*this is a FULL DAY of school!


Monday, December 25th -
Monday, January 1st


Tuesday, January 2nd*

please note the corrected date!


Friday, January 12th, 7:30am

Fifth Grade Rise & Read

Sunday, January 28th

SES Ice Skating Party @ Longshore

(stay tuned for more details!)


The SES Spring Benefit
(sooo many more details to come!)

Brought to You by the PTA   

Save the Date for Hopes & Heels!

We are psyched to announce the name and theme for our big SES Spring Benefit: Hoops & Heels! No, you don’t have to love basketball. Yes, there will be a big screen TV showing the March Madness game(s). No, you don’t have to wear heels. Yes, you do have to come on Friday, March 16th prepared for FUN! The first big SES party in six years, Hoops & Heels will have it all: fantastic food and drink, fabulous auction items and yes, a ton of bad basketball puns! So huddle up with your friends (oh no, they’re starting already?) and make your plans to attend now. Want in on the planning process? Contact the committee at

It’s the Most Wonderful Time... to Decorate the Staff Lounge

Help us bring holiday cheer to the staff lounge… send us your holiday card! You can send it in with your child, drop it in the PTA basket in the main office or mail to SES at 170 Riverside Avenue, Attn: PTA.

Logowear for the Holidays

Last chance to order for pre-holiday delivery! Wrap up some cool SES gear for the holidays or stuff those stockings with plush Saugies! Click here to shop all of our cool SES logowear.

✴ The SES Scene  

SES Artists at Work

Do you ever wonder what your child is doing in Art class? You can see some of the fall projects for yourself by visiting our updated SES Art Page. Grades K-1 drew pictures using both geometric and freeform shapes. Grades 2-3 made magnified leaf drawings in the style of Georgia O'Keeffe. Lastly, grades 4-5 created their own Expressionist art modeled after Edvard Munch. So much talent in our school!

Special Education News

Sip ‘N Chat

Thursday, December 14th from 9:30-10:30am @ Panera Bread (1860 Post Rd East). Meet, exchange ideas and ask questions with other Special Ed parents. Open to all parents of students receiving Special Education services in Westport schools. Next Sip ‘N Chat will be Wednesday, January 17th.

The Nutcracker Ballet

Ballet Etudes Company invites all members of the SpEd community to attend a unique performance of The Nutcracker Ballet on Saturday, 12/16 at 11am. This performance is shortened to 45 minutes with no intermission and immediately after the curtain, there will be an opportunity to meet some of the costumed performers. Admission is free but seats are limited; RSVP to

Community Events

CLICK HERE for information on events in the community.

Board of Education Update

The Board of Education has created several new specialized committees, including a Finance committee, a Policy committee and a “Teaching and Learning” committee. These committees were created to take a deeper look at certain areas related to our schools and will then report their findings back to the BOE. The public is welcome to attend their meetings, although they are not designed for public comment. The Teaching & Learning committee will be meeting tonight at 7:30pm at Staples High School, room 1025c; the agenda is attached. If you have additional questions, please contact us (

All Around Town

Community Bulletin Board

CLICK HERE to check out what’s new.

Visit All of Your Westport PTA Council Sites!

A Scoop of Thanks to... 

… our ‘Tis the Season organizers, Adrienne Durkin, Samantha Kempster and Christine Phillips for working on behalf of our Westport neighbors in need. And a big thanks to EVERYONE who donated!

… to the parents from Ms. Driscoll’s and Ms. Roffe’s classes who donated food and drink for last week’s Rise & Read… and to all of the families who attended!

Quote of the Week

“One kind word can warm three winter months.” - Japanese Proverb

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