The Saugatuck Scoop

brought to you by the SES PTA

Saugie’s Checklist:   

Win a cool prize with the correct guesstimate at Math Night tomorrow night!

💲Kids + Cash = Lost Money… Pre-pay for Book Fair now!

🗓 Don’t forget to join us for Dance Brazil tomorrow and the SEGA Girls Meet & Greet on Friday

❗Reminder: Early dismissals on Wednesday 11/29 - Friday 12/1… schedule those playdates now!

Save the Date:

TODAY, 9:30-10:30am

SPED Sip ‘N Chat @ Panera Bread

Tomorrow, 8:30 & 9:45am

Cultural Arts presents “Viva Brazil”

(Parents are invited!)

Tomorrow, 6:30-7:30pm

Math Night, Grades 3-5

Friday, November 17th, 7:30am

Third Grade Rise & Read

Friday, November 17th

SPIRIT DAY: Career Day

(Dress as your dream job!)

Friday, November 17th, 2:00pm

SEGA Girls Meet & Greet

Wednesday, November 22nd


Thursday, November 23rd &

Friday, November 24th


Thanksgiving Recess

Monday, November 27th -

Friday, December 1st

SES Book Fair

Tuesday, November 28th, 7:30am

“Rise & Shop” @ the Book Fair

Wednesday, November 29th -
Friday, December 1st

Parent/Teacher Conferences

Brought to You by the PTA   

Saddle Up! The SES Book Fair Arrives on November 27th...
... and heads out of town on December 1st.
CLICK HERE to find out when your child’s class is coming to visit). You can pre-pay funds to ensure your child has the opportunity to participate, EVEN if you plan to attend. Pre-pay allows you to purchase books for your child, your child’s teacher and the library in advance, but the deadline is Monday, November 20th so CLICK HERE NOW. (Note: If you have multiple students at SES, please pre-pay separately for EACH child.) Want to volunteer? Questions? Contact Stefanie Buchalter and Leila Shields at

Here are the Book Fair hours for the week:

Monday, November 27th: 11:45-4:00pm

Tuesday, November 28th: 7:30-3:30pm

Wednesday, November 29th: 8:00am-4:00pm

Thursday, November 30th: 8:00am-7:00pm

Friday, December 1st: 8:00am-12:00noon

Who’s Ready for Math Night?

Third, fourth and fifth graders, get ready to play, puzzle and problem-solve because Math Night is tomorrow from 6:30-7:30pm in the SES cafeteria. It is NOT too late to sign up… just CLICK HERE. Make your best guess about how many Legos are in our Guesstimation Jar and you could win a super-cool new SES snack bag! And if you’re coming anyway, please consider volunteering… we just need one more! Questions? Please contact Katherine O'Brien ( 

Ginga Brasileira!

Last reminder to join us for our Cultural Arts Dance Brazil assembly on Thursday, November 16th. Parents and students will love these energetic musicians and dancers with their colorful costumes, rhythmic music and high-energy footwork. Showtimes are 8:30-9:30am for grades 3-5 and 9:45-10:45am for K-2.

Third Grade Rise & Read

Hey third grade families, we’ll see you at Rise & Read on Friday, November 17th at 7:30am. Parents of Ms. Kain’s and Ms. Mack’s classes, please CLICK HERE to bring nut-free snacks and drink donations. There is also an opportunity to volunteer at the snack table that morning, so please join us for Munchkin Distribution. Contact Lavinia Larsson ( with questions.

Cool SES Logowear

Have you bought your coffee tumbler, snack bags and plush seals for the holidays yet? CLICK HERE to get a jump start on your shopping. And check out the newly-updated logowear display next to the cafeteria next time you’re at school!

✴ The SES Scene  

Our SES Community is Incredible!

So far this year, SES has collected....

Thank you to everyone who has contributed already! (Please note, the Caring Council will be accepting marker donations all year.)

Spirit Day on Friday!

This Friday, November 17th is our next Spirit Day: Career Day! Dress for your dream job! Do you want to be a doctor? Artist? Football player? Teacher? We can't wait to see what our students want to be!

SEGA School Students Visit

Thanks to the Change for Change drive last spring, SES is sponsoring the education of two African students at the SEGA School in Tanzania. On Friday, November 17th, SES and the Caring Council will welcome Jaqueline and Esther, two SEGA School student representatives. Saugatuck students in grades 3-5 will participate in a discussion about life in Morogoro, Tanzania and school at SEGA. Parents are welcome to attend the meet and greet with Jaqueline and Esther at 2:00pm. Please RSVP to Ashley Moran ( so that seating can be prepared.


Special Education News

Community Events

CLICK HERE for information on events in the community.

Sip ‘N Chat

TODAY 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.

All Around Town

Community Bulletin Board

CLICK HERE to check out what’s new.

Staples Players presents Disney's Newsies 

Performances are 16th, 17th & 18th at 7:30pm and November 11th, 12th & 18th at 3:00pm. Buy your tickets online now at — or in the lobby, beginning 30 minutes prior to performances, as available.

Visit All of Your Westport PTA Council Sites!

A Scoop of Thanks to... 

Kerri Sorensen, Lee-Ann Kanthan and Rebecca Oren for helping to organize Picture Day (and Picture Retake Day!) and making the days run smoothly!

… Chartwells reps, Deborah VanCoughnett and Ben Leahey for a helpful and informative presentation at our PTA meeting last week.

… Everyone who attended our PTA meeting last week. Thank you for your active participation and compelling questions!

… Our Author Visit committee Mark Gilrain, Melissa Liguouri and Maria Petti for organizing the dynamic presentation by Jarrett J. Krosoczka, all of the book sales and the welcome luncheon!

Everyone who attended our Author Visit… we hope you enjoyed Mr. Krosoczka’s presentation as much as the students did!

All of the parents and students who submitted thank you notes and pictures for our very own cafeteria staff “Lunch Ladies!”

Quote of the Week

“A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.” - Henry Brooks Adams

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