From Your Principal

October 23, 2021

Halloween Parties

It is almost Halloween! Halloween parties will be on the morning of Oct. 29.


Below are details/expectations:


  • Halloween will only be discussed, celebrated, etc during the party (not leading up to or after the party)
  • We will have a parade and a simple party (healthy snack, treat, craft)
  • The parade will start at 8:45 - the weather looks great this year, so we are going to parade around the blacktop behind the school. Parents are welcome to go grab a seat for the parade before student drop-off.
  • Parties will be held in classrooms immediately after the parade and will conclude by 10:00 am
  • We ask that immediate family only attend the parade and festivities. Families members can stay for the party but if it gets too crowded teachers may need to ask families to leave. Stott is not a very large building and crowds are less than ideal with COVID concerns.
  • Families should not come in costume if it covers the face for safety reasons.


Student Costume Expectations:


  • Students should come to school in costume, as there will not be time to change before the parade/parties. All students must change out of their costumes after the party is over.
  • Costumes should limit the amount of blood and gore.
  • No weapons of any kind are allowed as part of the costume
  • Make-up and colored hair should also be kept to a minimum. Any make-up must be washed off after the party.
  • Costumes must be appropriate for school. Inappropriate or demeaning costumes will not be allowed.


For our families that do not celebrate Halloween, we ask that you come to school at 10:00 when parties have concluded. The rest of the day will be a regular school day, with lots of learning happening.

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Cell Phone and Smartwatch Policy

Just a reminder that all electronic devices (except for school-issued devices) including phones and smartwatches must be turned off and placed inside of backpacks during the school day. We appreciate your help reminding students about this rule.

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From Mrs. Watkins in the Library

Hello, Stott Families. Below you will find a link to a letter with our Digital Citizenship Resources for the month. The letter tells you about our Digital Citizenship curriculum for the month and will give you some good discussion points to go over with your child.

Digital Citizenship Family Letter

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Book Fair

Yay! Book fairs are back. We will have our Scholastic Book Fair November 15-19. Look for more information to come from Mrs. Watkins soon. She will be looking for volunteers from Nov 10-19 for set-up, sales, and pack-up. A Sign-Up Genius will be coming out soon.

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Questions About Covid Guidelines?

You're not alone! It is difficult to find a clear answer about specific COVID regulations. I created this document to help clear up some of the confusion. The bottom line is that if you aren't sure what to do, please call the school and we'll help you figure it out.
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Masks

We are asking for your help to make sure that your child has a clean mask to wear to school every day. We are running low on masks at school and have been told that there is a supply issue. We may not be able to get another order. If we run out, and your child comes to school without a mask, we may have to call you to come to school and bring one for them.

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Recognize Your Child's Birthday on our new Electronic Sign

As a fundraiser for PTSA, parents can pay $10 to have their child's birthday recognized on our new electronic marquee. Students' birthdays will be displayed on the day of their birthday from 6 am-6 pm. If the birthday falls on a day when we don't have school, it will be displayed on the last school day before their birthday. For example, if the birthday falls on a Saturday or Sunday, their birthday message will be on the Friday before their birthday. Summer birthdays will be recognized in the last week of school.


At this time, it is too late to add any more birthdays for November, but we are still accepting forms and payments for birthdays happening in December or later. If your child has a birthday coming up that you would like to have displayed on the marquee, please fill out this form and send $10 to school in an envelope with your child's name and what it's for on the outside of the envelope.

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At-Home Symptom Screening Tool

We have unfortunately had many students coming to school who aren't feeling well. Please use this guide to determine if your child is well enough to come to school.
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Please Consider Joining the Stott PTSA

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Upcoming Important Dates

October 29 - Halloween Parties

November 15-30 - PTSA Read-a-Thon

November 16 - Accountability and PTSA meetings

November 19- Report Cards Come Home

November 22-26 - Thanksgiving Break - No School

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Updated School Calendar

Please bookmark the calendar below. It will be updated throughout the year.