Summer Updates for Families

Message from Principal Brooks

Relaxation & Rejuvenation = Revived :~)

The summer has created a time to relax and travel. In fact, twelve staff members attended an AVID Summer Institute, in Orlando. AVID Institute provided tailored Communities of Practice focused on Leading Change for Educational Equity, Building Relational Capacity, Developing educator and student agency, and Creating Engaging and Rigorous Classrooms. We spent our mornings in different conference and met educators from all over the world, then in the afternoon, we came together to work on Toquam's Articulation Plan. The evening was the most restful as we floated in the Lazy River bumping into each other, laughing and bonding with our colleagues.

Happy summer! πŸ‰

Parent Updates:

  1. August 9, we hope to email you your child's homeroom and teacher.
  2. We will use Remind to communicate with our families, please sign up.
  3. August & September, we encourage students to wear SPIRIT wear &/or school colors (Red)
  4. Kindergarten parents, please label clothes, bookbag with your child's name, telephone number & Bus #.
  5. Parents please update your contact information by calling the school at 203-977-4556
  6. Kindergarten parents must be at the bus stop in the afternoon to receive your child.

Parent Drop Off & Pick Up:

We want to be good neighbors with the residents on Ridgewood Avenue, please remain in your vehicles while in the drop off circle. Parents please place car seats on the driver side so we could get your child in the car and keep the line moving. Let's be kind and considerate!!!

Stamford Police Department will continue to have different departments on our campus during these times.

Toquam Tiger Academy - After school Program for 1st - 5th Graders

This is the 4th year of our Federal 21st Century afterschool grant and we are in the planning stages of Tiger Academy 2022-23. We are excited to offer this Monday - Thursday after school program for 30 weeks! Please use the registration link below if you are interested in having your 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th grade in the lottery for a seat. Kindergarten students are not eligible. Tentative start date is October 12th.

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What's Happening in Our Building 🏫

Parent Resources for Summer πŸ‘©β€πŸ‘¦

Calendar Heads-Up πŸ—“

School is Back In- Mark Your Calendar

August 26: Kindergarten Orientation, more information is forthcoming

August 29: First Day of School πŸ“†

September 5: No School

September 26 & 27: No School

September 28: Early Release

September 29: Open House

October 6: Tiger Academy Starts for grades 1-5

November 1: Picture Day

A Principal's Life (in Summer!) 😎

FYI- Child Tax Break

Do not miss the Child Tax Break which will end in two weeks. Families who qualify will receive $250 for up to three children.

"'Everything good, everything magical happens between the months of June and August." - Jenny Han