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October 15, 2017

 

Fall 2017 Fundraiser
It will soon be time for our annual wrapping paper (and much more) sale! You can expect to receive the catalog of items via backpack mail during the week of October 16. We hope that you will support this fundraiser to benefit our children and programs at Stratfield!

The deadline for orders will be November 10. Please contact Carlotta Elliott with any questions. Thank you!

 

Scholastic Book Fair
Please mark your calendar and join us for a stompin' good time at the Stratfield Book Fair!

The Book Fair will run:
Tuesday October 24 from 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday October 25 from 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
Thursday October 26 from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

We are looking for volunteers to help out at the fair and support our school. If you are interested in being a part of the book fair, please pick your time slot by signing up here.

Don't forget to reserve your copy of Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Getaway. A specially priced paperback edition will be available for $8.99, compared to the hardcover list price of $13.95 elsewhere. To order your copy, complete a pre-sale form. There is no cost for shipping and each purchase will benefit our school.

 

Stratfield Restaurant Night at Panera Bread
Please join us for dinner on Monday, October 30 from 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at Panera Bread located at 2320 Black Rock Turnpike in Fairfield.

A portion of every dollar spent will be donated back to the Stratfield PTA so please come help us make this event another restaurant night success! The money earned will be used to offset the cost of new equipment for the Pre-K playground.

You must present the attached flyer or show it on a mobile device when you order for Stratfield to receive credit.

 

Upcoming SEPTA Events
EVENT TO BENEFIT FAIRFIELD SEPTA 
Friday, October 20, 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. 
Hosted by Nancy Ross and featuring mini facials from RODAN + FIELDS consultant and wine tasting by ONE hope wines. Email for information or to RSVP.

OCTOBER MEETING 
Wednesday, October 25, 7:30 p.m. at FLHS (Library) Representatives from the Westport-Weston & Fairfield YMCA to speak about the Special Olympics programs they offer. Fairfield Adaptive Rec Director and other local groups to outline activities and opportunities in their programs for students with special needs and how to get involved. Following a short presentation, you are invited to speak with reps directly.

TEEN SOCIAL GROUP
Friday, October 27, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
A place for Middle school and up to meet for supervised socializing and fun! Meet new friends, swim, shoot hoops, play games & the Wii, listen to music and talk with other teens, including peers from Fairfield Prep. For information or to R.S.V.P. contact Dianne.

HALLOWEEN FUN
Saturday, October 28, 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. at the Beanery 

 

School Store Coming Soon
The Stratfield School Store is having a GRAND RE-OPENING on Wednesday, November 6. 
Stay tuned for information on available products, pricing, and a schedule of when your child's class will be visiting the store. Everything will be $1.00 or less, so children should not come to school with more than $1.00 to spend during their visit.

New this year:
The store will only be open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Each grade (K-5) will visit once every other week.

 

Spiritwear Update
Thank you to everyone who has pre-ordered flannel pj pants for kids. You can use this form until October 20 to order yours.

New spiritwear items: Car magnets ($5) will be available to purchase at the book fair and through backpack mail in the coming week. Winter hats ($15) and fleece blankets ($20) have also been ordered. Pictures available soon. Stay tuned for information on how to place an order and for sales at upcoming PTA events.

 

Needed: PTA President-Elect
The Stratfield PTA is in urgent need of a President-Elect to join its dedicated board. This person (or two people) will start their role ASAP, before taking over as president(s) for the 2018-19 school year. Without a volunteer in this vital role, the PTA cannot continue to provide the funding and programming our school community benefits from every year. This includes $15,000 that goes directly to children's programming and curriculum enrichment, Audubon and Mill River environmental programs, Above & Beyond after school classes, family fun events (like Movie Night, Halloween Bingo and the Family Fun Fair), and much, much more. Click here for more information or contact Kristen Lundbye. Our school and our kids need you NOW!

 

Save the Date: Dancing with the Stratfield Stars
Mark your calendars for our 1st Annual parent/child dance on Friday, November 17! The dance will offer two sessions:
Pre-K - Grade 2: 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Grade 3 - Grade 5: 8:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

The event will feature dancing, a photo booth, a raffle and professional DJ entertainment!

We need volunteers to help make the evening a success. Please sign up here and contact Kristen Londono with questions. More information coming soon!

 

Stratfield Directory is Live
The Stratfield Directory is now available on www.stratfieldpta.org to current PTA members. New this year is an option to print the directory easily from home. Log in to your account on the Stratfield PTA website and click on My Account - Directory. At the top of the page you will find buttons for the 2017-2018 Printable Student Directory and the 2017-2018 Printable Staff Directory. PTA members will continue to have access to the online and printable directory throughout the summer until August 15th. If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Ayers.