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The Saugatuck Scoop, June 13, 2018

Saugie’s Checklist:

📚 Last call for K-4 Yearbook sales… deadline is Friday!

🍪 Contribute food or drinks to our End-of-the-Year Faculty Appreciation Tea

👕 Check the Lost & Found this week… all items left will be donated next Wednesday!

🍕 Hey fifth grade parents, CLICK HERE to contribute food/drinks to the Moving-Up Ceremony luncheon

Save the Date:

Thursday, June 14th, 9:30am

SPED Sip N’ Chat @ Panera Bread

Friday, June 15th, 1:15-3:30

Fifth Grade Seal-a-bration*

Thursday, June 21st, 12:00

Fifth Grade Moving-Up Ceremony

Luncheon immediately following

Friday, June 22nd


Early Dismissal @12:15

✴ Brought to You by the PTA

2018-2019 PTA Slate

We are thrilled to announce our PTA slate for next year… please CLICK HERE to see the stellar line-up of PTA volunteers we have for next year!

The PTA Nominating Committee is still looking to fill several positions for next year; please let us know if you’re interested in any of the following:

Field Day - Join the planning committee for the most favorite event of the year!

Family Fun Event - Plan our annual “Welcome Back-to-School!” family event

K-4 Yearbook - Work with Coffee Pond on the “business side” of the K-4 Yearbook (they make it VERY easy!)

Halloween Storyteller - Bring a spoooooky storyteller to SES

Spring Faculty Tea

The Annual SES Spring Faculty Tea will be held for our staff on Friday, June 22nd. Let’s help our staff kick-off their summer with some good food and drinks! Simply CLICK HERE to sign up to contribute a dish for the luncheon. Questions? Contact Sheela Bhatia (sheela9@hotmail.com).

Last Call for K-4 Yearbook Sales

We have a *VERY* limited quantity of yearbooks left for $17/each. CLICK HERE to purchase your K-4 yearbook before they sell out. All books will be distributed through your child’s classroom the last week of school. Questions? Contact Kris Jandora (krisjandora@mac.com).

✴ The SES Scene

SES Student Web Page
Now that your children have brought home their portfolios of beautiful artwork for you to enjoy, you can see all that they accomplished this year in the art room! To learn more details about their projects, (or how to recreate one of your own at home this summer!), you can visit our updated SES Art Page. In March, Grades K-1 experimented with primary and secondary color mixing. Grades 2-3 worked on warm and cool colored non-objective art pieces inspired by Kandinsky. Grades 4-5 explored ancient Egypt, and made very cool Egyptian themed bas relief pieces. In April, K-1 students learned about being an author vs. an illustrator and created pictures based on lines from a dinosaur poem. Grades 2-3 created landscapes using perspective. Grades 4-5 created self portraits!


Moving-Up Luncheon Contributions

The Moving Up Ceremony is Thursday June 21st at 12:00

Please CLICK HERE to sign up to contribute drinks and nut-free food to the luncheon.

The Fifth Grade SEALabration: THIS Friday, June 15th from 1:15 - 3:30pm

Students should wear their fifth grade shirt!

PIzza will be served. If your child does not eat pizza, please send an alternative lunch.

You MUST change Dismissal Manager to PICK-UP. Add a note saying “Staying at school for SEALabration.”

Moving Up Ceremony: Thursday, June 21st at 12:00pm in the SES Auditorium.

Three guests per family permitted

Lunch in the courtyard immediately following the (approximately) one-hour ceremony

Bring your camera and tissues (so many tissues!)

Lockerworks Organizers

This organizer is designed to hang inside a locker and helps your child keep his/her books and papers organized. (It’s also a BMS PTA fundraiser, so you can help your child AND help support BMS!) Order now; organizers will be distributed at the sixth grade Orientation in August. There are two ways to order: either print out the attached order form, fill it out and mail it with a check to the address indicated. Or CLICK HERE to pay with a credit card. Questions? Contact the LockerWorks chairs at lorimchurch@aol.com. The deadline to order is August 10th.

Get Your BMS Logowear Now!

The BMS Logowear store is open now for end-of-year orders. The deadline to order is June 17th; merchandise will be ready for pick-up the week of July 2nd. Perfect for camp, fifth grade graduation gifts and gym class at Bedford! CLICK HERE to shop online.

✴ Special Education News

Special Ed Community Events

Click here to view the recent edition of the Special Education Newsletter.

Sip ‘N Chat

Thursday, June 14th from 9:30-10:30am @ Panera Bread (1860 Post Rd East). Chat, exchange ideas and ask questions with other special ed parents. Meet at Panera Bread (next to Home Goods). No need to RSVP.

✴ All Around Town

Community Bulletin Board

CLICK HERE to check out what’s new.

Ice Cream Eating Contest to Benefit Breast Cancer Research

Westport’s 1st Scoops Challenge will raise funds for Cancer Couch Foundation, a charity that raises funds for Metastatic Breast Cancer research. Teams of four will compete to eat as many scoops of ice cream as possible in three minutes. Teams are separated into age categories and can also win for raising the most funds. To be eligible to participate in the Challenge, each team must raise at least $100. Westport will host two Scoops Challenges Events:

For High School Students: June 14th at 5:00pm at Staples High School Courtyard. To register or donate: click here.

For Elementary and Middle School Students: June 15th at 4:00pm at Saugatuck Sweets. To register or donate: click here.

Westport Public Schools Joins Facebook

Please click here to follow and like the new Facebook Page of the Westport Public Schools.

Visit All of Your Westport PTA Council Sites!


Cultural Arts

Special Education

Author Series

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A Scoop of Thanks to...

… our stellar Field Day team, Mackenzie Pretty, Maura Cotter, Hilary Cummings, Mr. M and Amie Peck, for organizing a FANTASTIC Field Day this year!

… Additional Field Day thanks go out to our early morning set-up team - Mike Maurillo, Jimmy Izzo, Tom Pretty, Dan Dodge, Jack DeWitt, Matt Cotter, Adam Vengrow and Rob Peck - for arriving at the crack of dawn and having everything ready to go by 6:15am! And lastly, to ALL of the Field Day parent volunteers who ran stations, hosed down the water slides, helped with lunches, applied tattoos and generally, brought smiles to the kids’ faces all day long!

… Ms. Erica Messina, Ms. Kerri Kohlun and Ms. Amy Laurino for putting on yet another awesome third grade recorder, fourth grade orchestra and fourth & fifth grade chorus concert! And to parent volunteer, Kara Sullivan, thank you for coming in on a regular basis to help tune instruments. Bravo to our incredible Music team and all of our student musicians!

… And one final thank you to all who made Walk-a-Thon donations to the Staples Tuition Grants this year. Pictured below is winner and SES alum, Case Videler alongside several members of our own Caring Council.

In a thank you letter to SES, Case writes, “I will be attending the University of Delaware this fall. Thanks to Staples Tuition Grants and your donation, I am one step closer to being able to fully finance college and continue to work towards my dreams.”

Quote of the Week

“The man (or woman) who can make hard things easy is the educator.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson

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