Stowe Updates

October 7, 2022

Educational Excellence with an Environmental Emphasis

It's Fall Ya'll

Families -

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

jessica.cook@isd709.org

218.336.8845 x1134

Walk to School Day - October 12th

Stowe will once again be participating in National Walk to School day on Wednesday, October 12th. Please look for additional information about this event heading your way over the weekend. Buses will be dropping off students at Birch Park (222 W Heard St) on this date and students/staff will walk as a large group over to the school. Families are welcome to drop their children off at this same site starting at 7:25. The walk will start promptly at 7:33 and families are welcome to walk with! There will be staff at Stowe for those who are not walking in the event. Please keep pets home for the event.

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

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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

The Stowe Elementary School Climate Survey is an anonymous survey used to identify school climate issues within our school. The survey for elementary students includes 11 questions and should take no more than ten minutes to complete and is anonymous. The data collected from the survey will be used to identify student perceptions of school climate issues within our school. School staff use the results to inform our efforts at improving our school climate. Our desire is to involve parents in their children’s education. If you do not want your child to participate in this important activity, please sign and return this form to the school by October 11th.

Happily Haunted Hike ...

Do you know a business that would like to sponsor a station as as part of our event?

More information to come soon about this family event on 10/28/22 from 5:00-6:00PM.

Volunteers - Stowe Library ...

The Stowe School Library is looking for volunteers who can spend an extra couple of hours a week working in our beautiful library. It can be during or after school hours. Please reach out to Mr. Schilling at 218-336-8700 x1042 or brian.schilling@isd709.org.

OUR PTA NEEDS YOU

Looking for officers to help with PTA. Some of the big events at our site cannot happen without the support of our amazing parents! The PTA helps to coordinate and support our Peacemaker assemblies, Bookfair, End of Year carnival, etc. If you are interested in helping with PTA please reach out to Karyn Pederson.

karyn.pederson@isd709.org

218-213-2698


Social Media ...

If you want to catch up on the latest happenings check out our School website and Facebook page for updates. We are excited to share details of all the exciting things happening at Stowe!

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

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COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES - Most Recently Added will be at the top of the list

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Gitchi Gummi Soccer Registration ...

Gary/Morgan Park Hockey!

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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.

https://www.facebook.com/gndcommunity


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!

Ms. B"

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.

GND REC Facebook

GND REC Website