September 23, 2022
Educational Excellence with an Environmental Emphasis
We had such a great time at the Fruit, Flower, & Vegetable show today! Below you can see some of our amazing and creative creations. Thank you for contributing to this fun event at our school. We are so grateful to be able to open our doors to families again!
Today marks the end of the third week of school and we are settling into classroom routines. Communication is key and at Stowe we believe that partnerships with families are the most important way to help students learn. As crazy as it might seem ... you can look for information coming home in the next few weeks about fall conferences. But for now ... enjoy the fall weekend.
Jessica Cook, Principal
Pick up and Drop Off ...
The safety of your child is important to us! We require a "hand to hand" exchange at the elementary level. This means that you must come into the building to drop off your child or come into the building to pick them up. Thank you for understanding and for for helping with this. A sign in/out sheet is in the main office.
Picture Day is Coming Soon!!!!
October 19th and we will send out order forms from LifeTouch Photography when they arrive.
Volunteers - Stowe Library ...
5th grade Forestry Day!
Human Development Center (HDC) - School-Based Mental Health Services
Pet Policy ...
We love our pets and we know that you do too, but please do not bring pets to the school grounds. It is a liability that we just cant afford to take with animals around the children. Thank you for understanding and for enjoying time with your pets off of school property while students are present.
Throughout the year both teachers and students will learn more about these techniques when we complete our required fire and lock down drills. More information will be sent out in our next newsletter about this program. Any questions that you have can be directly to Ms. Cook in the main office.
OUR PTA NEEDS YOU
Family Experience Survey ...
The Desired Daily Experience will ask families, when they engage with the school or when they come to school, what is the Desired Daily Experience? What does that look like? What does it sound like? What does it feel like? This information will be used to build our operational plans moving forward.
If you are a family member of a student, please fill out our Desired Daily Experience survey here: https://bit.ly/Duluth-Family-Survey
Draft Families Desired Daily Experiences:
- I have a voice in my child’s education, am connected to the school/district, and am informed through consistent multiple communication methods.
- I have a sense of belonging within the school community with meaningful relationships with staff, ensuring safety and trust in the quality of education.
- I feel welcomed and a sense of community at school including with other parents, teachers, and administration.
- My child is welcomed, seen, heard, safe, engaged and happy while at school.
- My child has pathways to success and opportunities beyond high school.
- My child’s school provides an interesting, meaningful, and engaging academic learning environment/experiences that are equitable, diverse, and inclusive.
- My child is supported with comprehensive resources that support their mental health, social emotional learning that allows for their growth.
- My child has class sizes that allow for differentiation and individualized attention to meet their learning needs.
- My child has equitable access to before, during, and after school activities where everyone can participate and experience success without barriers.
- When my child makes a mistake at school they are treated fairly.
IMPORTANT DATES 2022-2023
September 28-30th - 5th Grade to Wolf Ridge
October 11 & 13th - Fall Conferences
October 12 - Walk to School Day
October 19th - Picture Day
October 21 & 22 - 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
WINTER BASKETBALL LEAGUE - RBA Duluth
Check out registration information for Winter Basketball leagues through RBA.
Leagues start on November 1st.
Champion Force Athletics - Cheerleading!
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!
Girls on the run club
Duluth Parks and Rec Events ...
The City of Duluth Parks and Recreation Division is excited to share our fall program brochure. The brochure is full of recreation activities for all ages, located in parks, community centers, and trails throughout the City.
These program offerings range from activities for youth to 55+ programs, community events, mobile recreation, introductory outdoor experiences, and more! Fall programs take place September – December; you can find the digital program brochure here: https://duluthmn.gov/media/13942/web-version_final-parks-brochure-fall-2022.pdf
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.