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January 22, 2020

The Saugatuck Scoop

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Saugie’s Checklist:

  • CLICK HERE to buy tickets to the Ice Skating Party at Longshore on Jan 26th!
  • Get Ready for the SOUPer Bowl can drive!
  • Eyes down for Bingo Night on Feb 7th!
  • Reminder - next BOE Meeting is on Jan 27th

Save the Date . . .

Thursday, January 23rd 5th Grade Band and 4th Grade Orchestra Concert, 7pm
Friday, January 24th 2nd Grade Rise and Read, SES Library, 7:30am
Sunday, January 26th Ice Skating Party, Longshore 5-7pm
Monday, January 27th BOE Meeting, Staples High School cafeteria 7:30pm
Monday, January 27th - Friday, January 31st SOUPer Bowl
Monday, February 3rd Spirit Day! Wear blue and white!
Monday, February 3rd BOE Meeting, Staples High School cafeteria 7:30pm
Friday, February 7th Bingo Night, 6-8pm 
Thursday, February 13th 3rd Grade Rise and Read, SES Library 7:30am


Brought to You by the PTA . . .
Ice Skating Party!
Join us on Sunday, January 26th, from 5pm to 7pm for the annual SES Ice Skating Party at the Westport PAL Rink at Longshore! Tickets are $13 per person in advance and $15 at the door - CLICK HERE now to buy! Skate rentals are included with the price of the ticket but skaters should bring their own bike or ski helmets. Please note: This is not a drop off event. Contact megan.brownstein@gmail.com with any questions. 

Calling All Spring Volunteers!
Want to get involved at school but not sure how, when or where? There are so many great opportunities to volunteer at SES. You can get involved with your child’s class, or do your volunteer work from the comfort of home. Nominating Committee, Art Show, Author Visit, Walk-a-thon… we have something for everyone! CLICK HERE and take a minute to fill out our VOLUNTEER SURVEY and we can help you find what’s right for you.

Rise and Read - 2nd Grade
We are excited to see second graders in the library this Friday, January 24th at 7:30am for Rise and Read! Please consider donating breakfast if your child is in Ms. Siclari or Ms. Roffe's classrooms - CLICK HERE to sign-up. And to support the school community in reducing waste, we encourage all children attending to bring their reusable water bottles with them.   

One Book, Two Schools
Next week we launch our annual school wide reading event, One Book, Two Schools. This highly anticipated event brings our entire community together around a common read-aloud. Clues will be revealed this week and students and families can begin to guess what our mystery title will be for 2020! On Monday, January 27th, we will share the title of this year’s book. The youngest child in each family will bring home a copy of the book, a generous gift from our PTA. Stay tuned for more details!

Caring Council SOUPer Bowl
Are you ready for some football? The SES 4th Annual SOUPer Bowl will kick-off on January 27th! Start organizing your pantry, stock up on soup and canned goods and be on the lookout next week for more information on this school-wide initiative to benefit the CT Food Bank. Questions? Email christy.charise@nm.com

Bingo Night
There’ll be a full house at SES for Bingo Night on Friday, February 7th! Join us for family fun in the auditorium from 6pm to 8pm. CLICK HERE to volunteer! Questions? Contact MaryAnne Brennan at maryanneb30@yahoo.com 

Kindergarten Recess Sign Up
Attention K parents! We’ve updated the link to the recess volunteer sign up. CLICK HERE to pick a shift and enjoy seeing your little one have fun on the playground with their friends. Questions? Contact Cristen Chittenden at cristenjo@gmail.com 

The SES Scene . . .
Wear Your Support of Little Mermaid Jr 
To order your STC shirt, please CLICK HERE and complete the Google form. Send a check of $20 made payable to STC with your child's name in the memo line to the STC box in the main office. All orders and payments are due by this Friday, January 24th. 

Sustainable Saugie Says . . .
Even with a town-wide ban on plastic bags, there is still a ton of pesky plastic films and bags that come into our homes whether we want them or not: like the wrap around bulk paper towels and toilet paper, dry cleaner bags, newspaper bags, bread bags, zip-locks, case wrap, and produce bags. 
Luckily these plastics ARE recyclable! Gather yours and drop them at our local plastic bag recycling centers when you buy groceries: Stop & Shop has bag bins in the side entrance where bottles and cans are also deposited, and Whole Foods will take them from you at the cash register and recycle them in the back.  
CLICK HERE for more information and a recycle center locator. That's a wrap folks!

Special Education News . . .
SpEd Sip N’ Chat
Meet, ask questions, and exchange ideas and tips with other Special Ed parents. Open to all parents of students receiving Special Education services in Westport schools. Next meeting is Wednesday, February 12th, 9:30am to 10:30am, at Westport Library. An evening meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, February 26th at 7:30pm. No need to RSVP. If you have any questions please contact SpED PTA representative, Kate Frascella at katefrascella@gmail.com  

All Around Town . . .
TEAM Westport
Diversity and Inclusivity in the Westport Schools 7pm to 8:30pm, Tuesday, February 11th, Westport Public Library - Room 210. Please join us for a conversation facilitated by members of TEAM Westport to discuss thoughts and ideas regarding practices of diversity and inclusivity in our Westport schools.

Save the Date - Feb 4th and Feb 5th - How to Raise an Adult - a Parent Event! 
The PTA Health, Wellness Advisory Committee and Westport Together are sponsoring an engaging parent/community book topic discussion: “How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success” by Julie Lythcott-Haims. February 4th 9:30am to 11am, and February 5th 7pm to 8:30pm at the Westport Library. For questions, please contact PTA Council Co-Chairs for the Health, Wellness Advisory Committee: Allison Keisman akeisman@customerfinders.com and Adrienne Tober atober123@gmail.com

Community Bulletin Board . . .
CLICK HERE to check out what’s new.

Visit All of Your Westport PTA Council Sites!
Cultural Arts
Special Education
Author Series
PYD Health and Wellness

A Scoop of Thanks To . . .
. . . our Cultural Arts team members Sarah Ferro and Mana Ravel for bringing Charlotte’s Web to SES!

The Final Funny . . . 
Why do bees have sticky hair?
Because they use honey combs!

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 Sarin Cheung (sarinpta@gmail.com) and Michelle Barman (michellesespta@gmail.com). Contact the Scoop (saugatuck.scoop@gmail.com) with any questions or just to say hello.