The Saugatuck Scoop
… brought to you by the SES PTA
❗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:
BOE “Teaching & Learning” committee meeting @ Staples HS, Rm. 1025c
Thursday, December 14th, 9:30-10:30am
SpEd Sip ‘N Chat @ Panera
Thursday, December 14th, 7:00-8:30pm
Fifth Grade Orchestra and
Monday, December 18th, 7:30pm
Board of Education Meeting @
Friday, December 22nd*
*this is a FULL DAY of school!
SES Spirit Day: PAJAMA DAY!
Monday, December 25th -
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!)
FRIDAY, MARCH 16th
HOOPS & HEELS:
✴ 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
✴ All Around Town
Community Bulletin Board
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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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