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The Saugatuck Scoop, May 22nd 2019

Saugie’s Checklist:

👟The Walkathon is in full swing!

The SES Memorial Day Ceremony is a do NOT miss event … Tuesday, May 28th

⛹Field Day is next Friday, May 31st!

Save the Date:

Monday, May 20th - Friday, May 24th

SES Walkathon

Thursday, May 23rd

Mini Kindergarten for registered incoming Kindergarteners

Monday, May 27th

Memorial Day: NO SCHOOL

Tuesday, May 28th

SES Memorial Day Ceremony,

8:30am, turf field behind school

Friday, May 31st

FIELD DAY! (rain date June 7th)

Wednesday, June 5th

“Moving up to BMS” Parent Discussion

9:00am at SES

Walkathon After School Fun!

Only 3 days left of the SES Walkathon! Join us tomorrow after school from 2:45-3:15pm to walk around the track with your child and the SES staff. There will be music, giveaways and a special visit from Saugie the Seal! Please note this is not a drop off event. Be sure to update dismissal manager by 1:15pm if you are picking up your child to walk.

Check out the attached flyer for "Walks Around Westport" for easy one mile walks you can take as a family around town. Don't forget to track your miles walked at home to add to your child's punch card. Punch cards with donation information will be sent home with your child on May 28th. Happy Walking SES!

Memorial Day Ceremony

Join us on Tuesday, May 28th at 8:30-9:00am on the turf field outside (weather permitting) for one of SES’ most special events--an exciting patriotic music celebration. If there is inclement weather, the ceremony will be held in the auditorium.

Wednesday, June 5th at 9:00 am: “Moving Up to BMS” Parent Discussion

All SES fifth grade parents are invited to casually chat, listen and learn all about Bedford. Get the inside scoop from experienced Bedford parents at 9:00 am at SES.

Celebration Seats

What's a long-lasting and simple way to commemorate your family's time at SES, honor your student, or give thanks to a teacher? With a Celebration Seat, of course! An engraved plate--to be added to a seat in the SES auditorium--costs $25, and proceeds go right back into the school to benefit SES programs and enrichments. ORDER your CELEBRATION SEAT here! The deadline for ordering is May 30th.

Join Us Next Year!

The PTA Nominating Committee is still looking to fill several positions for next school year. Please let Cheryl Cusa cpetrino@gmail.com know if you’re interested in any of the following:

PTA Membership/School Directory

  • Cultural Arts Representative
  • Teacher Conference Meals Coordinator
  • Tools for School Representative
  • Nominating Committee
  • Music Department Liaison
  • Halloween Storyteller Coordinator
  • Field Day Chair

Lost and Found

Please be sure to check out the Lost and Found! There are many items that need to be reunited with their owners (snow pants, jackets, lunchboxes . . . you name it!) Anything not collected by Friday, May 31st will be donated to the Bridgeport Rescue Mission.

✴ The SES Scene

RULER Program News

The Westport Art Center’s ‘My Best Self’ art class is being offered on an ‘A La Carte’ basis. If your child would like to explore the world of arts and emotions and would like to commit to one class or the whole series please call or CLICK HERE to sign up! Classes are every Thursday from 4:30-5:30pm.

Special Education News

SpED Sip ‘N Chat

Meet, ask questions/advice, and exchange ideas and tips with other Special Ed parents. Open to all parents of students receiving Special Education services in Westport schools. Connect with others on Wednesday, June 12th, 2019, 9:30 - 10:30 am at Panera Bread (1860 Post Rd East, next to Home Goods). No need to RSVP.

The Saugatuck Spotlight!

This week, we shine the SES spotlight on fantastic first grade teacher, Lynn Hauser!

If I wasn’t a teacher I would want to be a . . . marine biologist. My favorite animal is a sea otter, so I would LOVE to work at a zoo or aquarium taking care of them!

If I could have any Superpower it would be . . . to fly because you could travel anywhere and see everything.

If I could only eat one food for the rest of my life it would be . . . French fries.

My favorite place to visit is . . . Hawaii. It smells so good...like orchids.

If I could visit anywhere it would be . . . Switzerland. One of my best friends lives there with her family and it looks absolutely beautiful.

My favorite book is . . . Marley and Me (one of my favorites, there are too many to fit!)

All Around Town

Community Bulletin Board

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Visit All of Your Westport PTA Council Sites!


Cultural Arts

Special Education

Author Series

PYD Health



A Scoop of Thanks to . . .

. . Museum Night coordinators Felise Cooper, Sara Scully, and Sharon Yuan for organizing the beautiful displays of ArtSmart projects as well as organizing a really fun night for families to enjoy. A big shout out to ALL of our ArtSmart volunteers for your hard work all year long!

Contact The Scoop:

If you’d like your announcement or event to be included in a future edition of the Scoop, complete THIS FORM by Friday at 5:00pm to request submission in the following week’s Scoop. (Flyers or attachments need to be approved by Principal Beth Messler (emessler@westportps.org) and PTA Co-Presidents Amie Peck (amiepta@gmail.com) and Sarin Cheung (sarinpta@gmail.com). Contact the Scoop (saugatuck.scoop@gmail.com) with any questions or just to say hello. 👋