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SES PTA Kindergarten Playdates


June 16, 2021

The Saugatuck Scoop
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Saugie’s Checklist:

Save the Date . . .

Wednesday, June 16th

Rainbow Day! See below for info

Thursday, June 17th

5th Grade Moving Up Day (rain date June 18th)

Monday, June 21st

Last Day of School - dismissal 11:20am

Brought to You by the PTA . . .
Spring Faculty Luncheon
The Annual SES Spring Faculty Luncheon will be held for our staff on Monday, June 21st. Let’s help our amazing staff kick-off their summer with some good food and drinks! Simply CLICK HERE to sign up to contribute to the luncheon. Questions? Contact Jaclyn Carbino (jaclyncarbino@gmail.com).

Extra K-4 Yearbooks for Sale
If you forgot to place your order for a K-4 Yearbook, you’re in luck… we have a limited quantity of extra yearbooks to sell. These copies are available on a first come/first serve basis for $17 each. All books will be distributed through your child’s classroom the last week of school. Questions? Contact Katherine O’Brien (kjobrien72@mac.com).

Follow these steps to order your book: 
First: Are you SURE you didn’t already order one? Check your email for a confirmation from “lifeguards@coffeepond.com.” If you did not order one, then… 
Second:  CLICK HERE to purchase your K-4 yearbook before they sell out.

5th Grade Yearbook
The Fifth Grade Yearbook Committee has been hard at work all year long creating a one-of-a-kind yearbook for our fifth graders so they (and we) can always remember this extra special year. We know there will never be another year, or yearbook, like this one! 
Each book is $45. Questions? Contact saugatuckyearbook@gmail.com
CLICK HERE to place your order.

The SES Scene . . .
Chromebook Returns
Starting the week of June 14, 2021 your child’s classroom teacher will be collecting your child’s school assigned Chromebook, Chromebook charger, and Chromebook case. 

  • Any student participating in the summer ESY program is asked to keep their device through the end of the program. Their ESY teacher will collect their school assigned Chromebook, Chromebook charger, and Chromebook case at the end of the program. 
  • Distance learning students are asked to drop off their Chromebooks, Chromebook chargers, and Chromebook cases to their child’s home school no later than June 22. These will need to be clearly labeled with the student’s name and grade.

If any component is not returned, an accountability will be assessed. 

  • $230 for a Chromebook
  • $30 for the Chromebook charger
  • $25 for the Chromebook case 

Rainbow day today!
Today is our annual “Rainbow Day!” - wear your field day T-shirt OR grade level colors (see below)

  • K - white
  • 1 - yellow
  • 2 - red
  • 3 - orange
  • 4 - green
  • 5 - blue

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I) . . .
Pride Month
We continue celebrating Pride with these selections:
Harvey Milk - Give Them Hope

Why pronouns matter
Harvey Milk

 - Diverse Books Need Us - Westport Library

We are committed to making DE&I a priority in our district that supports the entire Saugatuck Elementary School community. If you want to help or have questions, thoughts, or ideas, we would love to hear from you. Your SES DE&I reps - Sarah Ferro and Jane Smith can be reached at ses.dei2020@gmail.com.

Health & Safety . . .
We encourage you to review the below important health and safety information for families:

IMPORTANT:  If you are awaiting test results, please make sure your child quarantines and stays home from school until you have received a NEGATIVE test result.

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A Scoop of Thanks to . . .
. . . Katherine Whee for her dedication to the Scoop all year.  
. . . Jane Smith for organizing the “You Be You” festivities and Julie Fitzpatrick for the joyful signs!
. . . Jill Curran and Katherine O’Brien for your hard work on the school yearbook.
. . . the amazing 5th Grade Yearbook Team: Julie Oh, Jen Berniker, Julie Endich, Sirlene Minnich and Nataliya Lalor for creating a one-of-a-kind yearbook for our Fifth Graders and Cris Dam for designing an original cover.
. . . all the parents who donated towards the Fifth Grade class gift and to Ali Dodwell, Erin Loranger, Rita Harrison, Sarin Cheung and Lauren MacNeil for organizing and executing the gift... a dogwood tree planted in the front of the school.
. . . our Fifth Grade Seal-a-bration team: Cheryl Cusa, MaryAnne Brennan and Courtney McMahon for organizing a super fun party for our fifth graders!
. . . our Fifth Grade Moving-Up committee: Sara Scully, Sarin Cheung and Cory Tebbutt, for all of your hard work preparing for tomorrow’s ceremony! And a shout out to Anna Zhu for taking photographs at the ceremony and Nikki Glekas for donating decorations.
. . . Trudie Gubitz, Jaclyn Carbino, and Julie Fitzpatrick for planning Monday’s Spring Faculty Luncheon to show our amazing staff how much we appreciate them!
. . . and finally, thanks to all of you for reading the Scoop this year! 

The Final Funny . . .
Q: What do you call a dog enjoying his summer vacation on the beach?
A:  A hot dog!

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