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The Saugatuck Scoop

Final Scoop!

We did it! As of tomorrow afternoon at 12:15 (early dismissal!), we are done with the 2016-17 school year. Thank you all for reading the Scoop start to finish every week, as we know you were 😏 and have a fantastic summer!

Saugie’s Checklist:

🍪 It’s not too late to contribute food or drinks to our End-of-the-Year Faculty Appreciation Tea!

🎨 Check out the SES Art webpage to see the final projects for the year!

♽ Upon completion of above items, put this checklist in nearest trash receptacle because IT. IS. SUMMER!!

Save the Date:

TODAY @ 12:00pm

Fifth Grade Moving-Up Ceremony
and Lunch (NEW! Don’t forget to change Dismissal Manager if you plan to take your child home after the lunch!)

Thursday, June 22nd

Spring Faculty Tea

Thursday, June 22nd


Early Dismissal @ 12:15

End-of-the-Year Faculty Appreciation Tea

It’s your last chance to show our teachers and staff how much they’re appreciated! The PTA is hosting a luncheon tomorrow afternoon for our faculty and it’s not too late to sign-up to contribute. This year’s theme is “Internationally Yours: Around the World in 80 Minutes” and dishes inspired by your favorite international food are requested. Appetizers, salads, sandwiches, entrees, desserts or drinks are appreciated! CLICK HERE for more info, suggestions, & to sign up. Drop contributions in the SES Library tomorrow morning before 11:45am. Questions? Contact Sheela Bhatia (

K-4 Yearbooks

… are going home today; check your child’s backpack! IMPORTANT! If your child does not bring home a yearbook and you would like to order one, you can purchase one by CLICKING HERE. We have a very limited supply and once these last copies are sold out, the store will shut down and we will not be able to fulfill any other orders. If you think you ordered a yearbook but one did not come home with your child, please find the emailed receipt from “" and forward it to Denise Michalowski ( If you do not have a receipt, then your order did not go through.

SES Art Webpage

The portfolios are making their way home and you can finally enjoy all the wonderful artwork your student artists have completed throughout the year! During May, grades K-1 painted beautiful still lifes of sunflowers in the style of Vincent van Gogh. Grades 2-3 created selfies by drawing their own portraits on transparent acetate and overlaying them in original settings they painted. Finally, grades 4-5 made whimsical thumbprint pieces in the style of Ed Emberley. In June, classes worked on extra projects - including those highlighted from other grade levels (extra bonus work you'll see in their art folders!). To learn more about lesson plans and see final examples of student artwork, please visit our updated SES Art Page.

PTA Slate for the 2017-18 School Year

We are so pleased to officially announce our incredible team of PTA leaders for next year. CLICK HERE to see the full slate for next year.

Lost & Found: Last Call!

The Lost & Found rack is overflowing with sweatshirts, jackets, hats, etc…. take a look today and CLAIM YOUR STUFF! All lost & found items have been moved to the front entrance of the school for your convenience. All items remaining at the end of tomorrow’s school day will be donated!

👉 Don’t forget…

A Scoop of Thanks to...

… Abby Boston, Aliza Cohen and Karlin Gray for organizing another successful (and fun!) Barnes & Noble shopping day!

...Special thanks to Ms. Rodriguez, Mrs. Locke and Mr. Lawrence for their awesome performances as Rock, Paper and Scissors, Principal Messler as the narrator and to EVERYONE who came out and shopped to support the library!

… our Fifth Grade Seal-a-bration team, Chrysanthe Stamoulas, Dani Lueker, Judy Marshall and Melissa Cahn. Our fifth graders had a BLAST!

… our Fifth Grade Moving-Up committee - Amie Peck, Chrysanthe Stamoulas and Kara Sullivan and all of their volunteers - for all of your hard work in preparing for today’s moving-up celebration!

… Diya Wadhwani, Jen Greely and Sheela Bhatia for organizing tomorrow’s End-of-the-Year Faculty Appreciation Tea and helping us show our teachers and staff how much we love them!

Quote of the Week:

“Summertime is always the best of what might be.” - Charlie Bowden

🌟 Special Education News 🌟

Community Events:

CLICK HERE for information on events in the community.

Local Summer Programs

The special education PTA has put together a list of local summer programs.

👉 Other Community News…

Community Bulletin Board:

CLICK HERE to check out what’s new.

Visit All of Your Westport PTA Council Sites!

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 ( and PTA Co-Presidents, Caroline Evans ( and Jodi Harris ( Once approved, email it to Contact the Scoop ( with any questions… or just to let us know that you’re actually reading all the way to very end. 👏

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