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Weekly Message from the Superintendent

Superintendent's Weekly Message - December 1, 2023

Dear Staff and Families,

The next Café con la Super is Monday, December 11 at 6:30 p.m. in the Government Center Cafeteria.  Representatives from the district's food services vendor, Chartwells, and community partner Filling in the Blanks will discuss food security and nutrition.  This event will include a sampling of Chartwells menu offerings.  Translation in English is available for non-Spanish speakers.

Early Kindergarten Admission Assessment

Children who turn 5 years old on or after September 2, 2024 must successfully complete an early admission assessment to begin kindergarten in Fall 2024.  Assessment appointments are available monthly at APPLES.  Due to high demand, we are already booking into February 2024 and beyond.  Please click here for more information or to sign up.

Calendar Committee

The SPS Calendar Committee, composed of SPS staff, parents, union representatives and community members, met three times this fall to provide feedback about the 2024-2025 and 2025-2026 calendars.  Thank you to Andy George and Kathleen Steinberg for supporting the committee in developing, distributing, and analyzing the community and staff surveys.  Please click here to see the survey results.  Draft calendars will be presented during the BOE Labor Committee Meeting in January 2024.

The last month of the year is a busy time in Stamford Public Schools, with many community events on the calendar.  Please be sure to check out some of these opportunities to support our school community.  

All School Musical

The Stamford All-School Musical – Legally Blonde The Musical – opens Saturday, December 2.  This year’s cast and crew features 57 SPS students representing AITE, Dolan, Rippowam, Scofield, Stamford High, Strawberry Hill, Turn of River, and Westhill High.  Click here for more information and to purchase tickets.

Christmas Tree Sale

The Friends of Stamford High (FOSH) annual Christmas Tree is going on now.  This is one of Stamford High’s biggest fundraisers and is run entirely by parent, student, and teacher/staff volunteers.  Please stop by to select from a wide variety of evergreen wreaths and fresh-cut trees for sale.  The tree lot is open from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. on weekdays and from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on weekends in December. 

AgriScience Program Open House and Holiday Shop

The Stamford AgriScience Program at Westhill High School is hosting its annual Open House and Holiday Shop on Saturday, December 2 and Saturday, December 9 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the AgriScience Building on the Westhill High School campus.  This is a wonderful opportunity for the community to experience the AgriScience program and to show your support through the purchase of wreaths, poinsettias and other seasonal plants and gifts.

Holidays in Harmony Series 

SPS student musicians will be performing during Holidays in Harmony at the Stamford Town Center Mall.  Please mark your calendar to support our students during the following performances: 

  • December 6 at 6:00 p.m.   – Roxbury Elementary Grade 4 Chorus
  • December 7 at 6:00 p.m.   – Stamford High School Jazz Band, Concert Band, Choir, and Orchestra
  • December 12 at 6:00 p.m. – Westhill High School Concert Band and Orchestra
  • December 13 at 6:00 p.m. – Westhill High School Jazz Band and Choir
  • December 18 at 5:00 p.m. – Stark Elementary Grade 5 Chorus
  • December 18 at 5:30 p.m. – Westover Elementary Grade 4 Chorus

Kindness Project 

Finally, don’t forget that “The Stamford Kindness Project” is in full swing!  The goal is for the community to perform 100,000 acts of kindness by the end of the year.  Please click here for more information.

Stay Safe and Healthy!

Dr. Tamu Lucero





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