October 7, 2022
Educational Excellence with an Environmental Emphasis
It's Fall Ya'll
Happy October and welcome to fall. We hope that you get a chance to get outside this weekend and enjoy the fall colors.
Jessica Cook, Principal
Walk to School Day - October 12th
Picture Day is Coming - October 19th
Order forms went home with students last week. Be sure to ask your child's teacher for another one if you have any questions.
School Name: Stowe Elementary School
Picture Day Date: Wednesday, October 19
Picture Day ID: EVTCB3D3V
October 10th - Indigenous Peoples' Day
Indigenous Peoples Day is an important day worth recognition and thoughtful reflection. It is a day to celebrate the impact, sovereignty and resilience of Indigenous peoples and to be intentional about expanding our cultural competence and historical knowledge.
Did you know:
--The Indigenous people here today are ancestral survivors of genocide, stolen land, forced assimilation and US government led cultural extinction.
-Native American religion and spirituality was illegal and banned by the US Government until 1978
-Minnesota is home to 11 Tribal Nations made up of 7 Anishinaabe (Chippewa, Ojibwe) and 4 Dakota (Sioux) Tribes.
-Archeologists and historians believe Indigenous people have lived in Minnesota since the glaciers receded 13,000 years ago
Next week our Stowe students will be learning about Native Culture in their classrooms. Some the activities include: history, wild rice, beadwork, dreamcatchers, basket making, simulated canoes (birchbark), and a variety of other learning opportunities.
School Climate Survey - Students
Happily Haunted Hike ...
More information to come soon about this family event on 10/28/22 from 5:00-6:00PM.
Volunteers - Stowe Library ...
OUR PTA NEEDS YOU
IMPORTANT DATES 2022-2023
October 11 & 13th - Fall Conferences
October 12 - Walk to School Day
October 19th - Picture Day
October 20 & 21 - NO SCHOOL
October 28th - Happily Haunted Hike (More details to come)
October 31st - Halloween Parade! 1:00
November 7th - NO SCHOOL
November 11th - Veterans Day Assembly (More details to come)
November 23rd - Picture Retakes
November 24 & 25 - NO SCHOOL
December 23 - January 2 - NO SCHOOL
January 16th - NO SCHOOL
January 23rd - NO SCHOOL - Semester End
February 7 & 9 - Spring Conferences
February 20-24 - NO SCHOOL
April 10-14 - NO SCHOOL
May 29th - NO SCHOOL
June 8th - LAST DAY OF SCHOOL
COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES - Most Recently Added will be at the top of the list
Gary/Morgan Park Hockey!
GND REC PROGRAMMING!
GND Rec programming is back this year with 4 days of fun a week, meeting from 2:15-4:30 Monday-Thursday. This free programming is for ages 5-15. We focus on outdoor education, sports, and art. Our dedicated YMCA staff serves kids a free 5-component meal, we spend time exploring the Stowe School Forest, and doing activities. The fun ends at 4:30 with pick-up at the Rec.
Visit either the GND Rec Facebook page OR the YMCA Website to find links to sign-up for programming. *September links will go live at noon on Sept 6*. There are a limited number of spaces, and they are first-come, first serve for sign-ups. In the following months, links will go live at noon on the 30th of each month, and Feb. 27.
3) New this year: Registration will close at midnight on Saturday for the following week's programming. This gives teachers time to plan who is staying after for the week.
We hope to see you soon!
Gary New Duluth Rec Center
The Gary New Duluth Recreation Center has teamed up with the city of Duluth to rally and organize the community needs of kids, families and seniors. They've recently partnered with the YMCA to create a space with a strong sense of place and purpose for children. Their focus is on P.L.A.Y.: Promoting Lifetime Activities for Youth.