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The Saugatuck Scoop, September 18, 2018

Saugie’s Checklist:

⏰ No School tomorrow September 19th: Yom Kippur

📓 Don’t delay! CLICK HERE to join the SES PTA today!

🎒 CLICK HERE to donate to our Direct Fundraising Appeal!

✅ Back-to-School Night for grades K-2 is September 20th

🍂 Back-to-School Night for grades 3-5 is September 27th

Save the Date:

Wednesday, September 19th

Yom Kippur: No School

Thursday, September 20th, 9:30-10:30am

SpEd Sip 'n Chat @ Panera Bread

Thursday, September 20th, 7:00-9:00pm

Back to School Night, K-2

Thursday, September 27th, 7:00-9:00pm

Back to School Night, 3-5

Monday, October 8th-19th

Clothing and Coat Drive to benefit the Bridgeport Rescue Mission

Friday, October 26th, 6:00-8:00pm

Halloween Boo Bash!

The Saugatuck Spotlight!

This week, we chat with our awesome technology teacher, Mr. Lawrence!

If I wasn’t a teacher I would want to be a . . . A carpenter. I love to build & create things in may spare-time. Over the years I have built lots of cabinets, tables, dressers, and lots more. Like teaching, when I build I can be as creative as I want.

If I could have any Super Power it would be . . . Flying.

If I could only eat one food for the rest of my life it would be . . . Pizza. I consider it a food group.

My favorite character in a book is . . . It's a tie between Ida B, from the book Ida B, and Elijah, from Elijah of Buxton. Elijah has this great expression that he says during the book, "That don't make no sense, that don't make no sense at all."

The funniest thing that’s happened to me recently . . . Not sure if this is considered recently, but one of my first vacations with Mrs. Lawrence (who was Ms. Cooper at the time), we went to Cape Cod and I got locked in a Porta-Potty. The staff at the restaurant hadn't started working yet, so it took a good 10 minutes for them to find the key. It's my favorite personal narrative to share with the students.

✴ Brought to You by the PTA

PTA Membership registration is open!

CLICK HERE now to join! (Registration code is: westport)

Why should you join the PTA?

Because the PTA’s mission is to enrich the educational experience of every child and teacher at SES! Just a few of the events and opportunities that the PTA funds are the Fall Family Fun Fest, Halloween Boo Bash, Book Fair, Sound Tigers event, Rise & Read, Bingo Night and much, much more!

Direct Financial Appeal

Phase one of the playground is complete and the kids (and teachers) love it! This fall we would like to wrap up phase two which includes a basketball hoop, a gaga pit and some spinners. We're reaching out to the SES community for a one-time contribution to “complete” the playground. Any amount is gratefully appreciated, but to make it easy we’ve offered several buckets via our online store. Every dollar raised with this DIRECT FINANCIAL APPEAL will go straight on to the playground. The more we raise, the more we can add. To donate, CLICK HERE. All contributions are tax deductible.

PTA Cultural Arts - Thanks and Deadline Extension!

THANK YOU to all the families who have contributed to Cultural Arts! Without your direct support, we can't provide cultural arts programming for your child. We are extending the contribution deadline to Monday, Oct 1, 2018. If you have not yet sent in your contribution, please do so by Monday, Oct 1, 2018. $20 per student cash or check made out to Westport Cultural Arts. Lost form? No problem! Just send an envelope with your child's name, grade and the contribution. Thanks again for your contribution and support.
Any questions/queries/thoughts or recommendations please contact Micil Ryan (micilryan@gmail.com) or Sarah Ferro (sarah.ferro@nbcuni.com).

✴ The SES Scene

Introducing the RULER program

At our first PTA Meeting we introduced RULER, a program developed by Yale's Center for Emotional Intelligence that is currently being introduced district wide in Westport. The program is designed to support students' emotional intelligence and has a strong family component. If you were unable to attend the meeting, the presentation and a short video will be posted to the SES website later this week. You'll hear more about this exciting program at Back-to-School night! Stay tuned for more information as well as weekly links to helpful information and resources.

A call for shoeboxes!

Dr. Moskovitz has a request from the Science lab. She is in need of a dozen shoeboxes. If you have any extras around your house, please bring them to school. You or your child can drop them off in the main office and mark them for Dr. Kathie Moskovitz. Thank you!

✴ Special Education News

Community Events

CLICK HERE for information on events in the community.

Sip ’n Chat

Thursday September 20th, 9:30am-10:30am @Panera Bread (1860 Post Road East, next to HomeGoods)

Join us to chat, exchange ideas & 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.

Continuing Education: Afterschool Programs

Super fun, super convenient, super affordable programs for kids in grades K-5.

Arts, chess, cooking, fitness + sports (including badminton, basketball, fencing, martial arts, tennis, volleyball), PM/PE + Sports & Homework Clubs, STEM, theater + more! Weekly programs begin soon; register now @ westportcontinuinged.com.

Click for Cont Ed Fall 2018 programs: https://bit.ly/2OcfK0Z

Visit All of Your Westport PTA Council Sites!


Cultural Arts

Special Education

Author Series

PYD Health



A Scoop of Thanks Goes to...

. . . Cheryl Cusa, Powlimi Soni, Jen Berniker, and Stacie Waldman for planning and running the fabulous Fall Family Fun Fest at the brand new SES Playground!

. . . Lauren Zinzi for rocking the logowear sale at the Fall Family Fun Fest!

. . . Courtney Mahon for supplying the much appreciated coffee at the first PTA General Meeting of the year.

. . . Beth Messler, Stelanie Mpazicos, Jen Fenty, and Lindsay Weiner for presenting the roll out of the Yale RULER program at the PTA General Meeting.

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. 👋