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Weekly Message from the Superintendent

Superintendent's Weekly Message - November 22, 2023

Dear Staff and Families,

With the Thanksgiving Holiday upon us, I’d like to begin this week’s message by thanking our teachers, administrators, staff, students, and families for making Stamford Public Schools a warm and welcoming learning community.   

Special Education Teacher Appreciation Day! 

Saturday, December 2, 2023 is Special Education Teacher Appreciation Day!  Our dedicated special education teachers and staff work hard every day to meet the unique and specific needs of students with disabilities.  We are fortunate to have so many caring and compassionate special education teachers and staff working for Stamford Public Schools.  Please join me in thanking them today and every day!

Thanksgiving Football Game

Cross-town rivals Westhill High School and Stamford High face off tomorrow morning, Thursday, November 23 at 10:00 a.m. in the annual Thanksgiving Day football game.  This year’s game is at Stamford High’s Boyle Stadium.  Tickets are $5 each and can be purchased here.  Whether you cheer for the Vikings or the Black Knights, this is always a fun-filled way to start the Thanksgiving holiday.

Holiday Fair at Stamford High

The 5th Annual Stamford High School Holiday Shopping Fair is this Saturday, November 25 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  This FREE event is open to the entire community.  There will be more than 60 local vendors and artisans, concessions, raffles every 30 minutes, a photo booth, face painting, free craft projects for the kids, music, and more!  Don’t miss this chance to shop local and support Stamford High School! 

Christmas Tree Sale

The Friends of Stamford High (FOSH) annual Christmas Tree sale begins this Friday, November 24 at 9:00 a.m.  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 this Friday-Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. on weekdays when school is in session, and from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on weekends in December.

All School Musical 

A quick reminder that the 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.

Thank you to All-School Musical co-producers Nancy Freedman and Amy Guttmann and their amazing team for all they do to bring this incredible performing arts opportunity to Stamford students.   

Parent-Teacher Conferences 

Please mark your calendars for Parent Teacher Conferences which are coming up on Wednesday, December 13, Thursday, December 14 and Friday, December 15.  Conferences are an opportunity for parents to check in with teachers and staff about their child(ren)’s academic progress.  School principals and classroom teachers will share more information about conferences after Thanksgiving break. 

Kindness Project

Finally, don’t forget that “The Stamford Kindness Project” is in full swing!  This initiative – hosted by the City of Stamford in partnership with the interfaith community, nonprofits, and local businesses – aims to spread kindness and positivity in Stamford and beyond.  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.

I hope you have a restful and relaxing Thanksgiving break with family and friends!

Stay Safe and Healthy!

Dr. Tamu Lucero




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