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Weekly Message from the Superintendent

Superintendent's Weekly Message - June 14, 2024

Dear Staff and Families,

Congratulations to our graduates at AITE, Stamford High School, Westhill High School, and SPS Anchor.  We are so proud of each and every one of you who worked hard to accomplish this milestone.

Graduates – please take a moment to thank family and friends for all of their support and guidance.  Also, take a moment to celebrate this once in a lifetime accomplishment, you truly deserve it!

Summer School

Summer School begins on Monday, July 1.  If your child is enrolled in summer school, please click here for information about this year’s program.  Contact Mary Enright, Coordinator of Summer School, and Extended Day Programs, at menright@stamfordct.gov.

Summer Meals

Summer meals will be available again this year for all students 18 years of age or younger.  Students may pick up meals at the following locations:

  • SPS Summer School Sites: Rippowam, Rogers, Stillmeadow, Strawberry Hill, and Westhill.
  • Stamford Parks & Rec Summer Camp Sites: Cloonan, Davenport, Newfield, and Roxbury
  • Community Sites: Cloonan, Rippowam and Rogers

Filling in the Blanks Weekend Meals

It is not too late to sign up for the Filling in the Blanks weekend meal program.  If your student is in need of free weekend meals, please register by clicking here.

The Filling in the Blanks Mobile Food Pantry will be in the Cloonan Middle School rear parking lot tomorrow beginning at 8:30 a.m.  If you are in need of this service, please plan to attend between 8:30 and 10:30 a.m.

Summer Family Field trips

Summer is a great time to explore the many cultural and recreational activities throughout Stamford, such as Mill River Park, the Stamford Museum and Nature Center, Stamford Veterans Memorial Park, Stamford Trolley and Mianus River State Park.  Check out the City of Stamford’s Tourism and Cultural Activities Guide for information on all our city has to offer!

Summer Reading

Reading during the summer not only provides a great break from screen time, but it can also help reduce “summer slide” when students lose some of the learning, they achieved in the previous school year. Take time now to create a summer reading goal as a family and build regular reading time into your summer routine.

The Ferguson Library’s Summer Learning Club is a wonderful way to ensure your child is reading regularly this summer.  There’s a Kids Summer Learning Club for children up to grade 5 and a Teen Summer Learning Club for students entering grades 6 through 12.  Visit any library location to pick up a paper tracking log or register online.  Everyone who joins the Summer Learning Program will receive a FREE Stamford tote bag and 6 raffle tickets.

The Ferguson Library offers MANY fun activities all summer at its locations throughout Stamford.  Click here for the full events calendar.

SPS at the Stamford Downtown Farmer’s Market

SPS will return to the Stamford Downtown Farmer’s Market beginning Saturday, June 22.  The market is located in Veterans Memorial Park (130 Atlantic Street) and is open on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. through October 26.  We will host story time at 10:15 a.m. each week.  I’ll kick things off by reading my favorite children’s book on June 22.  The full schedule of guest readers will be shared soon.

Enjoy the summer vacation, you deserve it!

Stay Safe and Healthy!

Dr. Tamu Lucero

Superintendent

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