Week 6


Thank you, families!

We wanted to take a moment to say THANK YOU for everyone who attended and assisted with the Back-To-School Picnic last week! It was such a blast to see our students spending time with friends, family, and loved ones and enjoying all of the wonderful activities. Thank you also to everyone who provided a special dish for our potluck - it was an excellent representation of the beautiful diversity we have at ABC Stewart!

1st Year Festival!

Several first year students shared about the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival. Cynthia Lin, Claire Chen, and Veronica Kao told stories and performed a play to inform their classmates about this holiday in the Chinese culture. Edward Meir and Jolie Lin also performed in the play.

The Mid-Autumn Festival dates back over 3,000 years. This year, the festival was held on September 10th. On this day, the Chinese people believe that the moon is at its brightest and fullest. The full moon symbolizes reunion and celebration. People gather with friends and family to thank and harmonize the harvest and pray for good fortune. The Mid-Autumn festival is also based on the legend of Chang'e, the moon goddess in Chinese mythology.

They also brought in mooncakes for the other students to try. Mooncakes are a rich pasty typically filled with sweet-bean, egg yolk or lotus-seed paste. The cakes are eaten at this festival.

Another symbol of the Mid-Autumn festival is a lantern. Lanterns of all sizes and shapes are carried and displayed. This symbol is to light people's path to prosperity and good fortune.

The students had the opportunity to make their own mooncakes by using playdough and presses.

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Spirit Wear!

Are you ready to rep our ABC Stewart colors and show off your school pride??

We have new spirit wear available for purchase! Your student will be sent home today with an order form with all apparel options including youth & adult sizes, multiple design choices, and different clothing items.

All spirit wear orders will be due NO LATER THAN - Friday, September 23rd, 2022.

Order forms can be turned in to homeroom teachers or in the main office.

Questions? Email meredithblackerby@abcstewart.com

Picture Day!

Next Friday, September 23rd, is school picture day. All students and classrooms will have their pictures taken. It is very important that your child arrives at school on time Friday, September 23rd.

Some suggestions for picture day:

DO wear solid colored clothes, if possible.

DO brush your hair.
DO wear wrinkle-resistant outfits.
DO NOT wear solid white.
DO NOT wear plaids or bold patterns if you can avoid them.
DO NOT wear big hair ribbons or heavy jewelry.
DO wear your best smile!

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Pioneer Day!

ABC-Stewart runs on a 3 year history curriculum. This year is American History, and that means this year it's...


Think Little House on the Prairie.

We're looking for parent volunteers that share a skill set with the early pioneers. Candle dip on the weekends? A champion stick n hoop-er? Maybe you have an old Conestoga wagon sitting in your backyard. Or maybe you know a guy. Let us know.

We're also looking for volunteers to help on September 30th. This could entail manning a station or activity, helping the students to and from activities, setting up and tearing down of stations, etc.

If this is something that you can help with, please reply by September 13th to


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Kids' Fun Run!

Interested in signing your student up for the Mill Race Fun Run? Click here!

Remind App

This year we will be using the Remind App at ABC Stewart to send out important information directly to your phone or smart device! Download the Remind App here and follow the directions below to sign up!

All School:

  • Text @allabc to #81010

Stewart Elementary:

  • Text @abcelem to #81010


  • Text @prescabc to #81010
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Please email martinyoder@abcstewart.com for further information.

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Upcoming Events

  • September 19-22 - 1st-3rd Grade Basketball Camp
  • Friday, September 23rd - All School Picture Day - Please send your student(s) to school dressed in their picture day attire!
  • Friday, September 23rd - SPIRIT WEAR ORDER FORMS DUE
  • September 26-29 - 4th-6th Grade Basketball Camp
  • Friday, September 30th - Pioneer Day
  • Friday, October 7th - Elementary Talent Show
  • October 10th - 14th - Fall Break, No School
  • Friday, October 28th - Trunk-Or-Treat
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