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The Saugatuck Scoop, January 16th 2019

📚 Second Grade Rise and Read is next week!

⛸ Ice Skating Party Tickets Available Now! CLICK HERE to purchase today!

🏒 Get Your Sound Tigers Tickets today! CLICK HERE to purchase now!

👕 Last call for Lost and Found!

Save the Date:

Wednesday, January 16th, 9:30 - 10:30 am

SpED Sip ‘N Chat at Panera Bread

Monday, January 21st

NO SCHOOL, Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Tuesday, January 22nd, 7:30pm

Board of Education Meeting, SHS Cafeteria

Wednesday, January 23rd, 7:30am

2nd Grade Rise & Read, LMC

Sunday, January 27th, 5 - 7pm

Ice Skating Party at Longshore Rink

Monday, January 28th - Friday, February 1st


Sunday, February 10th, 3pm

Sound Tigers Game

Second Grade Rise & Read

We are looking forward to welcoming the Second Grade to the library on Wednesday, January 23rd for Rise & Read! We are asking parents in Mrs. Siclari and Mrs. Lawrence’s classes to sign up for a food or drink contribution to the event. Your contributions are much appreciated! CLICK HERE to sign up! Happy Reading!

SES Ice Skating Party!

Join us for the annual SES Ice Skating Party at the Westport PAL Rink at Longshore on Sunday January 27th. The ticket cost is $13 per person in advance and $15 at the door. CLICK HERE to purchase. Skate rentals are included with the price of the ticket but attendees should bring their own helmets. Please note: This is not a drop off event and the party will be held rain or shine.

Caring Council Soup Drive

Are you ready for some football? SES’s 3rd annual SOUPer Bowl will kick off on January 28th! Start organizing your pantry, stock up on soup and canned goods and be on the lookout next week for more information about this school wide initiative to benefit the Connecticut Food Bank.

Sound Tigers Game

Tickets are on sale now for the Sound Tigers vs. Utica Comets game on Sunday, February 10th at 3pm. Only $21/per ticket (regular price is $31!) Get a group of friends and make plans to go together and have the best day ever! The Fourth and Fifth Grade Chorus will sing the National Anthem and, if we sell enough tickets, all SES family members will have the opportunity to hold the giant American flag while they sing! CLICK HERE to purchase tickets!

Final Call for Lost and Found!

The Lost and Found is overflowing with items! Anything not picked up by January 25th will be donated to the Bridgeport Rescue Mission. The Lost and Found is located in the cafeteria and items can be picked up there.

Art Show Volunteers Needed!

The highly acclaimed SES Art Show is coming up in March (March 11 - 29th) and we need volunteers to help with hanging all of the wonderful artwork created by our students on March 6, 2019. To sign up or if you have questions, please contact Trudie Gubitz (Trudie.gubitz@gmail.com) or Jen Greely (jzgreely@gmail.com).

✴ 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 today Wednesday, January 16th, 2019, 9:30 - 10:30am at Panera Bread (1860 Post Rd East, next to Home Goods).

The Saugatuck Spotlight!

This week, we shine the spotlight on fabulous Fifth Grade teacher Peter von Euler!

If I wasn’t a teacher . . . I would want to have been a baseball player who, after a long and successful career with the Baltimore Orioles, retired to become a writer.

My first concert was . . . The Eagles (Hotel California Tour) - Capital Center, Landover, Maryland, March 21, 1977.

My favorite place to visit . . . is Keene Valley, New York.

A little known fact about me . . . is that I've climbed all 46 of the High Peaks in the Adirondacks.

The funniest thing that’s happened to me recently . . . was that I accidentally flipped my canoe in front of about 50 people at Sherwood Island … a little embarrassing.

All Around Town

Dr. Ruth Potee: Adolescent Brain Development, January 17th Westport Positive Youth Development is excited to welcome back one of the foremost experts in adolescent brain development and addiction. This was one of the most highly rated programs in the history of Westport PYD!! What's driving your kid's behavior? What risks should you be concerned about? How can you help them and yourselves live healthier, safer lives. Students welcome (high school students encouraged)! January 17th, 7pm-8:30pm. Space is limited. CLICK HERE to sign up.

WestPAC Info and Recruitment Brunch!

Join us for light bites, coffee, mimosas and art: Wednesday, January 23rd from 10am to 12pm, 43 High Point Road, Westport.

Hear about the activities of the Westport Public Art Collections Committee. This fabulous team is seeking members to help maintain our multi-million-dollar collection of fine art, which includes work by Picasso, Miro, Christo, Matisse, and countless others, which enrich our schools and our community.

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A Scoop of Thanks to . . .

. . . Kathryn Cochran for designing the terrific new SES logowear and facilitating the sales of it! Thank you, Kathryn!

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