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The Saugatuck Scoop, May 9, 2018

Saugie’s Checklist:

👟 See you at the track… next week is the Annual SES Walk-a-thon!

🗓 Mark your calendars for Museum Night on Friday, May 18th

🇺🇸 The SES Memorial Day Ceremony is a do NOT miss event… Tuesday, May 29th

📚 Cynthia Lord is our Spring Visiting Author… click here to order books.

Save the Date:

Monday, May 7th -

Friday, May 11th

Staff Appreciation Week

Monday, May 7th-
Wednesday, May 9th, 7:30pm

RTM Votes on Town and School Budgets, Westport Town Hall

Monday, May 14th -

Friday, May 18th

SES Walk-a-Thon

Friday, May 18th, 6:00-8:00pm

Art Smart Museum Night

Friday, May 25th, 7:30am

Fourth Grade Rise & Read

Friday, May 25th, 9:00am

“Moving Up to BMS” Parent Discussion

in the SES library courtyard (in the case of rain, the group will meet in the cafeteria)

Monday, May 28th

NO SCHOOL - Memorial Day

Tuesday, May 29th, 8:30am

Memorial Day Ceremony at SES

(Rain or shine)

Wednesday, May 30th

Author Visit: Cynthia Lord

Friday, June 1st

(Rain date: June 8th)


Monday, June 4th

Barnes & Noble Shopping Day

Tuesday, June 5th, 8:30 & 9:45am

Cultural Arts presents, “Story Pirates”

(stay tuned for more details)

Friday, June 15th

Fifth Grade Seal-a-bration*

Thursday, June 21st

Fifth Grade Moving-Up Ceremony*

*more details to come for all fifth grade activities

Friday, June 22nd


✴ Brought to You by the PTA

New Playground Update

Exciting updates on the playground project! We have formally selected a company: Kompan. You know them if you've visited Ballard Park in Ridgefield or enjoyed the pieces closest to the water at Compo Beach. Their patented elements feature the highest quality materials and promote cooperative play. Because of your generosity at Hoops & Heels, we are able to deliver a sensory-engaging, physically/mentally challenging, top quality playground. Questions? Thoughts? Contact Jodi and Amie by replying to this Scoop.

Annual SES Walk-a-Thon

Surely you read our email blast yesterday and already know that next week is our Annual Walk-a-Thon. This year, we’re raising money to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of Staples Tuition Grants (for more information about STG, click here) and help send a SES graduate to college! Walk-a-thon needs many volunteers; please CLICK HERE to sign up for short 30-minute recess shifts all of next week. We also invite you to join in for the Walk-a-thon kick-off (schedule is below). See you at the track!

  • 8:45-9:05am - Grades K-2 walk
  • 9:15-9:45am - Whole school ceremony on the field
  • 9:45-10:10am - Grades 3-5 walk

Field Day is Coming

Now that you ordered your kid’s t-shirt (PHEW!), the next items on the Field Day agenda are to order your child’s lunch (or choose the “My child will be bringing lunch” option) and sign up to volunteer. Field Day requires a lot of help… please take a shift or two. Questions? Email Mackenzie Pretty (mackenzie.pretty@gmail.com).

Art Smart Museum Night- Carnival of Fun

You’ve heard all about those Art Smart projects all year… well now it’s time to see the results! Museum Night will be held on Friday, May 18th from 6:00-8:00pm and this year’s theme is "Carnival of Fun.” There will be amazing art and interactive activities for all ages! We need volunteers to help us make the night a true success, so please CLICK HERE to take a shift or two.

Fourth Grade Rise & Read

Hey fourth grade families, it’s your turn! Join us in the library on Friday, May 25th at 7:30am for your Rise & Read. A “New Books Scavenger Hunt” will keep you busy in between eating your breakfast snacks. We’re asking Ms. Santella’s and Ms. Shea's classes to contribute nut-free food and drink donations. Please CLICK HERE to sign up. See you in the library! Contact Lavinia Larsson (ldlarsson2002@yahoo.co.uk) if you have any questions. Rise and Read is not a drop off event...any fourth grader participating in the Scavenger Hunt MUST have an adult with him/her!

Visiting Author: Cynthia Lord

Have your ordered your Cynthia Lord books yet? She’ll be speaking at SES on Wednesday, May 30th and will spend the day discussing some of her most popular works - including “Hot Rod Hamster,” “half a chance,” “touch blue” and the “Shelter Pet Squad” series. Order your books now by CLICKING HERE - deadline is Monday, May 21st.

PTA Reimbursements & CCRFs

SES PTA's treasurers have begun winding down the year and need your receipts. If you spent money on a PTA event and wish to be reimbursed, please submit your original receipt(s) and this reimbursement form NO LATER THAN JUNE 1st. Leave your form and receipts in the PTA mailbox, marked: “Attention: Libby Liu.”

✴ The SES Scene

Memorial Day Celebration

If you have not yet attended an Annual SES Memorial Day Celebration, you are missing out. It’s one of our most special traditions. Join us on Tuesday, May 29th at 8:30am (rain or shine) to hear a very special grade-by-grade patriotic medley of songs!

✴ Special Education News

Special Ed Community Events

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

Sip ‘N Chat

Wednesday, May 16th 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). The next meeting date is 6/14, no need to RSVP.

✴ All Around Town

Community Bulletin Board

CLICK HERE to check out what’s new.

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

PYD Health



A Scoop of Thanks to...

… our fabulous Bingo Night coordinators, Michelle Barman, Laury Balatsos and Courtney McCrea for running a fantastic event! A big shout out to Mr. Lawrence, Mr. von Euler and Ms. Rodriguez for their stellar Bingo calling! Finally, a special thanks to Ms. Gerner, Ms. Lawrence and Ms. Bloom for bringing their kids to participate in our community event!

Quote of the Week

“Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.” - Anthony J. D’Angelo

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