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The Saugatuck Scoop, October 11, 2017

… brought to you by the SES PTA


Saugie’s Checklist:

🎃 Boo Bash tickets are going fast… and we need volunteers!

👻 Parents are invited to come hear our spooky Halloween Storyteller on 10/31

📚 Lunch Ladies author Jarrett J. Krosoczka is coming to SES on 11/13!

🎉 Save the Date: Friday, March 16th for the SES Spring Benefit!


Save the Date

Friday, October 13th

NO SCHOOL - Staff Development

Thursday, October 19th, 9:30-10:30am

SPED Sip ‘N Chat @ Panera Bread

Friday, October 27th, 6:00-8:00pm

SES Halloween Boo Bash

Tuesday, October 31st, 7:30am

Kindergarten Rise & Read

Tuesday, October 31st

9:00am: Grades 3-5

10:00am: Grades K-2

Halloween Storyteller

(Parents are invited to join!)

Tuesday, November 7th

NO SCHOOL - Election Day

Visit our bake sale @ SES and vote!

Friday, November 10th, 9:15am

SES PTA Meeting in the SES cafeteria

Monday, November 13th

Author Visit: Jarrett J. Krosoczka

Thursday, November 16th, 8:30 & 9:45am

Cultural Arts presents “Viva Brazil”


✴ Brought to You by the PTA

Halloween Boo Bash!

Tickets are almost sold out!! If you haven’t already, hurry and buy your Boo Bash wristbands and “Luck of the Draw” tickets online today! Order your tickets here! EVERYONE must have a wristband to enter, including students, adults, volunteers and children ages one and under. Wristbands will be distributed in backpacks the week of the party. Please be sure to sign up for your choice of volunteer and donation spots online here. This event is not possible without our amazing volunteers! Questions? Visit www.seshalloween.com.


Halloween Storyteller

Zelda the Witch will be flying back by broom on October 31st to celebrate Halloween with her favorite students at SES. A program of silly poems, a scary (but not too scary) story, and perhaps a dance move or two. A wickedly good time shall be had by all...or else! Parents are welcome to attend either of the following performances by veteran storyteller (and SES alum parent) Susan Jacobson: 9:00am for grades 3-5 and 10:00am for grades K-2.


Look Who’s Coming to SES…

Author Visit News! We are pleased to announce that all students at SES will have the opportunity to see acclaimed children’s author/illustrator/graphic novelist Jarrett J. Krosoczka. Mr. Krosoczka will visit the students for three auditorium sessions between 9:00-2:45 (parents welcome) on Monday, November 13. Autographed copies of selected titles will be available for ordering in advance of his visit in the coming weeks - including some from his super-popular Lunch Ladies series, Star Wars Jedi Academy series and other assorted titles. Any questions, contact Mark Gilrain (markgilrain@gmail.com).


Save the Date for the SES Spring Benefit

Exciting news! On Friday, March 16th, SES will host its first big, spring fundraiser in six years… a super fun party/auction! So many exciting details to come but save the date NOW! Is party planning right up your alley? Please contact the committee at sesbenefit@gmail.com to help make this the best party ever!


Coffee Please!

Caffeinated, decaf, flavored, regular, coffee, tea, hot chocolate… all Keurig pod donations are welcome for the teachers’ lounge! Please drop off in the front office. Any questions please contact Lauren MacNeill (winstonlb@optonline.net) or Cheryl Cusa (cpetrino@yahoo.com).


✴ The SES Scene

Got Lunch?

CLICK HERE to access the interactive menu! In addition, please see the attached “Cafeteria Newsletter” for more information about the changes happening at lunchtime.


Caring Council Marker Drive

Send in those markers! The Caring Council Marker Drive is happening now!

Dear SES Parents, Caring Council is launching their first drive of the year. We are asking students and parents to bring in dried up markers that would otherwise be thrown in the trash. Students will be donating in their classes, but it would helpful for parents to donate dried up markers from home too. We are hoping to donate more than 1,200 markers. The markers can be any marker that is dried up, it doesn’t have to be a Crayola marker. Also this drive will be going on all year, so make sure to donate! From Caring Council Representatives, Lucy Fischer, Hannah Salpeter, Isabella Martenson



Tools for Schools

Did you know that all eight schools in the district have a Tools for Schools (TFS) Team made up of at least one administrator, teacher, school nurse, head custodian and parent who meet at least twice per year at each school (in the fall and spring) to do a walkthrough of the building to check for any potential Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) issues such as moisture incursion, odors, mold growth, cleanliness issues, evidence of pests, air flow (ventilation) issues, thermal comfort issues, etc.? See the attached “Tools for Schools” flyer for more information.

✴ Special Education News

Community Events

CLICK HERE for information on events in the community.


Sip ‘N Chat

Thursday, October 19th 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, November 15th.


✴ All Around Town

Community Bulletin Board

CLICK HERE to check out what’s new.


ELECTION 2017: Get to Know Your Local Candidates & Vote!

Monday, October 16th: Meet your RTM Candidates, 6-7pm @ Westport Town Hall, followed by Candidate Debate, 7-9pm (P&Z, BOE, Zoning Board of Appeals, Board of Assessment Appeals). To the see the candidates scheduled for the October 16th debate, click here.

Tuesday, October 24th: Candidate Debate, 7-9pm @ Westport Town Hall (Board of Selectman, BOF). To see the candidates scheduled for Oct. 24 debate, click here.

Tuesday, Nov. 7th: Election Day- Please vote!


Election Links:

To find your polling place, click here.

To find your RTM District, click here.

Not registered to vote? Click here for information on voter registration. Deadline to register to vote in the coming election is October 31st.


Visit All of Your Westport PTA Council Sites!


A Scoop of Thanks to...

… the parents from Mrs. Lawrence and Ms. Sherman’s classes who volunteered at and contributed food and drink for last week’s second grade Rise & Read.


Quote of the Week

“What is the most important thing one learns in school? Self-esteem, support and friendship.” - Terry Tempest Williams



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 Jodi Harris (jodiharris.pta@gmail.com) and Amie Peck (amiepta@gmail.com). Contact the Scoop (saugatuck.scoop@gmail.com) with any questions or just to say hello. 👋


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