Dear Stillmeadow Families,
As we approach the holiday season, I’d like to take this time to wish you a very wonderful holiday season. This time of year tends to have us caught up in the hustle and bustle of preparation before having time with our families and sharing in the meaning of each of the holiday’s intended focuses. I wish you peace and joy on behalf of the staff and administrative team.
Some celebrations I wanted to share with you include the opening of our playgrounds, both the upper and lower, with all play equipment repaired and the rubber matting completed. The work scheduled for the retaining wall on the upper playground will begin soon. Workers have already started preparation with fencing and materials being delivered for the job.
Today, our primary grade students participated in a visit from the author Lizzie Rockwell where they were introduced to her newest book. Students discussed the various emotions we have in a given day and some ways to manage those feelings.
This week we will have early release from school for students. These days are planned to provide parents and teachers conference time, to review your children’s progress thus far at school. Please be sure to take advantage of this opportunity. Contact your child’s teacher if you do not have a conference already arranged.
Your children will have the opportunity to attend our holiday fair at school, beginning December 11-13. Our students are very excited to purchase gifts for the special people in their lives. If you are able to help by volunteering for any time during those days, you are welcome.
Next week our 4th and 5th graders will provide musical performances, both choral and instrumental for our holiday concert. Our students will have the opportunity to see these performances during the day. Please join us on Thursday evening, December 19th at 7:00 pm, if you would like to share in this event.
Finally, Friday, December 20th begins our holiday recess. Students will return to school on Thursday, January 2, as we begin the 2020 year. I hope that you will take some time to discuss new or continued academic and social emotional goals with your children, as we proceed through the remainder of our school year.