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Weekly Update 3/9/24
Jessica Slocum

Dear Springdale Families, 

Thank you to all the families who came out for our annual SBAC presentation.   If you missed it, here is a link to the State Website with information and a practice test.   All students in grades 3-5 participate in these exams that are held in April and May. 

Parent-Teacher Conferences are March 18-March 22.   You can sign up online for an in-person or phone conference.  Please create an account at  https://springdale.schoolappointments.com.   We look forward to seeing you at conferences!

The i-Ready For Families Report will be accessible to parents beginning Friday, March 1, 2024. They will locate the report in their child's i-Ready dashboard which they can access through their child's clever account. You will find the For Families Report Access Code here

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1nrCqgzs1ZqLi6iduhTuCffQfuxSz4poN/view

Friday, March 15th is Wacky Hair Day. Children can come to school with their hair styled in a silly, wacky, or creative manner. We suggest colorful hair accessories, temporary hair dye, or other fun hair accessories! 

Have a joyful weekend

Gloria Manna

Weekly Update 12/23/23
Jessica Slocum

December 23, 2023

 

Dear Springdale Families,

It was so nice to see so many parents in the building this week.   So many of you came out for crafts and special events, to read to the class, and to share about the Holiday traditions your family celebrates and it made the school feel full of love and laughter.   These truly are the moments that make memories for students.  We are very grateful for your ongoing supports.  Special Thanks to the PTO for treating the staff to pizza on Wednesday.   As I’m sure you can imagine, the teachers were very appreciative.   We hope your children enjoyed the school store and that you have a JOY-filled New Year break with your families and loved ones.   We look forward to seeing you in 2024!   Happy New Year!

Fondly,

Gloria Manna

 

Weekly Update 12/2/23
Jessica Slocum

December 2, 2023


Dear Springdale Families,

Connecticut recently passed legislation changing the Kindergarten entrance requirement for the 2024-2025 school year.   Children must be five years old by September 2nd to register for kindergarten.   However, parents who wish to register children who are not yet five but are turning five before January 1 may request an early kindergarten assessment appointment by completing this form.  https://forms.gle/kKmXB15d9UzTMjNK6   Please share this information with friends and family who have children turning 5 next year.  

Springdale will celebrate our diversity this month with our annual Share The Light Campaign.   Students will learn about various Holidays that are celebrated by our students.   If you would like to visit your child’s classroom and teach the children about a special holiday you celebrate, please complete this form by Monday, December 4, 2023.   Share The Light Sign Up

Report Card Conferences are December 11-15.   Online scheduling is now open.  We hope to see everyone this year!   Directions to schedule appointments are below. 

Have a joyful weekend,

Gloria Manna

 

School Appointments - Parent Instructions

1.   Go to our school appointments web site: . https://springdale.schoolappointments.com/admin/

2.   Register for an account by clicking the "REGISTER" menu tab and filling in the on-line form.  Choose a user id and password for yourself and then click the "Register Now" button.

3.   Add your children into the system by clicking the "Add a Student" button.  Click "Insert New" button to add more children.

4.   Click the "date" icon beside each child's name to schedule appointments.

5.   Select the staff you wish to book appointments with. Use the "Ctrl" or "Command" key to select multiple staff to view at the same time.

6.   Select if you would like an in-person or phone conference.   We are no longer holding virtual conferences. 

7.   Then click the "View Calendars" button. 

8.   Click on available time slots to book your appointments to make your bookings.

 To Delete Appointments:

  1. Click “View Appointments” from the HOME page.

  2. You will then see the list of appointments that you have booked. To delete any of the appointments, click the red “x” icon beside the appointment.

Weekly Update 11/25/23
Jessica Slocum

Dear Springdale Families,

I hope you had a joyful Thanksgiving and are enjoying this long weekend with family and friends.    We wrapped up our Gratitude Campaign with a Gallery Walk so students and teachers can read all of the gratitude notes shared on bulletin boards throughout the building. It is a heartwarming tradition here at Springdale.  I know the kids learn a lot from each other and it also helps them to build friendships that I hope will last them throughout their time in the Stamford Public Schools.   Our Turkey Trot was cut short on Wednesday due to the weather.   Instead of trotting outside as we normally do, each class walked around the building to get some exercise and get ready for a big meal tomorrow.   It wasn’t as good as our traditional trot, but we are grateful that we had the opportunity to do a little something to prepare for the Holiday.   

Report Card Conferences are December 11-December 15.    Our online appointment system will be ready for you to start scheduling your conferences on Friday, December 1st and will continue until Friday, December 8th.  To ensure teacher availability, please book your appointment during this window of time.  If you need a translator, please be sure to click that option.    The directions for booking your appointments are below.   

Have a wonderful rest of your weekend.   All my best,

Gloria Manna

 

School Appointments - Parent Instructions

1.   Go to our school appointments web site: . https://springdale.schoolappointments.com/admin/

2.   Register for an account by clicking the "REGISTER" menu tab and filling in the on-line form.  Choose a user id and password for yourself and then click the "Register Now" button.

3.   Add your children into the system by clicking the "Add a Student" button.  Click "Insert New" button to add more children.

4.   Click the "date" icon beside each child's name to schedule appointments.

5.   Select the staff you wish to book appointments with. Use the "Ctrl" or "Command" key to select multiple staff to view at the same time.

6.   Select if you would like an in-person or phone conference.   We are no longer holding virtual conferences.

7.   Then click the "View Calendars" button. 

8.   Click on available time slots to book your appointments to make your bookings.

 

To Delete Appointments:

1.  Click “View Appointments” from the HOME page.

2.    You will then see the list of appointments that you have booked. To delete any of the appointments, click the red “x” icon beside the appointment.

Weekly Update 11/20/23
Jessica Slocum

November 18, 2023

Dear Springdale Families,

We had such a joyful week here at Springdale.   Thank you for all of the food and candy donations.   We collected three donation bins of food for the local food pantry and several pounds of leftover Halloween candy for our servicemen stationed in Jordan.   The students have been sharing messages of gratitude with friends and teachers and they are glowing with pride when they do! There are many health benefits to practicing gratitude and positive thinking.   Expressing gratitude is like giving a gift, the person doing the expressing actually gains more joy and satisfaction than the person receiving the gratitude.   Focusing on what we are grateful for rather than everything that is wrong helps us to better cope with all of the problems and negative circumstances we face on a day to day basis.   Research shows that when we resist complaining and speaking negatively about our world, we are significantly more likely to report better mental health.  Brain scans show that grateful people have more activity in their medial prefrontal cortex, which is the area of the brain responsible for learning and decision making.    I know this campaign improves the happiness of our school community and I hope you see a difference at home too.    You have amazing children and it is truly a pleasure to work with them each and every day. 

 

Our Turkey Trot is Wednesday, November 22.   You are invited to cheer your children on from the stands at the little league field as they trot their way around the parking lot to get ready for Thanksgiving.   You will be unable to access the parking lot once the trot begins so please prepare to park on Mead Street, Minivale Road, or Bouton Street  and walk to the field. 

 

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your friends and loved ones.