Myrtle H. Stevens School

Husky Highlights

**Save the Date - Fundraiser Update**

On Tuesday, February 15th the delicious and generous D'Angelo (1345 Silas Deane Hwy.) is donating back 20% of Takeout, Delivery & Pick up orders to support a great cause -- Myrtle H Stevens PTO!

On behalf of Myrtle H Stevens PTO you’re invited to join us and eat out, not only in support of the organization, but to show one of your Wethersfield restaurants some love too!

We ask that you RSVP here: (even if you’re not completely sure) so D'Angelo knows roughly how many orders to expect & so you have access to all the event details.

We hope you can make it, and please feel free to forward this invitation to your friends and family. Thanks in advance for your support!

Myrtle H Stevens PTO

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Art To Remember

Students have been working hard creating works of art for the "Art to Remember" fundraiser. We are very excited to bring this back to Steven's Elementary School. Families will be able to purchase custom printed keepsakes with their child's very own artwork on it. Student work will be submitted in the beginning of March and your personalized order form will go home with your child. Orders will be due in mid-March and will arrive in time for Mother's Day. This year our theme is "Birds" and we can't wait to share them with you! Proceeds from these purchases will be used to enhance our art program.

COVID-19 Update

Last week Dr. Zito sent a communication out to district families outlining the legislative action that is taking place within the state. As stated in his communication, " In the event that the state legislature votes to extend mandatory masking through February 28, 2022, (in accordance with Governor Lamont’s request) all school districts will be required to comply with such legislative action." Keeping this in mind, Stevens staff have been meeting with myself to discuss changes we are making as the pandemic evolves. The elimination of contact tracing in January allows us to remove some of the mitigation strategies we have had in place. Over the next week we will be working to adjust schedules and prepare to make the following changes.

1. We will move away from cohorts at recess since this was not part of the executive order but an additional mitigation strategy we put in place to assist with contact tracing. Students will now be able to play with friends from other classes.

2. Since students no longer need to remain 3 to 6 feet away from one another, parents and students will have the choice to wear or not wear a mask at recess.

3. We will begin allowing students to sing inside the building with masks on.

As stated above, we will begin making changes later this week and plan to ease into each of these items.

Note: Please speak to your child about your families decision to mask or unmask at recess over the next couple of days. Staff will not be responsible for managing mask wearing at recess. This is a personal choice and we will be teaching our students to respect individuals decisions as it pertains to masking or unmasking. We will remind students that we respect ourselves, we respect each other, and we respect our school. Reinforcing this message at home would be appreciated.

100th Day Fun!

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PBIS Monthly Theme

The theme for the month of February is empathy. We will be collecting items for the CT Humane Society as part of this month's theme. Please see the attached flyer with items you may have around the house or want to pick up to help animals who haven't found their forever home yet.

CT Humane Society

Project Graduation Fundraiser