Stowe Updates

October 21, 2022

Educational Excellence with an Environmental Emphasis

Hello Stowe Families

The cold weather is upon us. PLEASE send appropriate clothing with your child to school everyday. This includes jackets, hats, and mittens. Once the snow flies please also have them wear snow pants and boots. Please also label all of your student's outdoor gear so it is easier for them to find in the Lost and Found. The children are outside each day for recess for 20 minutes.

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Happily Haunted Hike - October 28th (5:00-6:00 PM)

Stowe is partnering with the YMCA for a Happily Haunted Hike on October 28th from 5:00-6:00PM. This is a family event - parents must accompany their children if they plan to attend. Students may wear their costumes and "hike" through the trail in our school forest. The trail will have stations with "goodies" along the way. We are hopeful that the weather cooperates and would love to see you there. This event is weather dependent.

Stowe Halloween Parade - 2022

We are excited to announce that Stowe will be having our annual Halloween Parade this year! In order to make the event work, we have to follow the guidelines that are outlined below.

#1 Classrooms will be having a party! Most classroom parties will take place after the parade depending on the grade level.

#2 If you wish to send a treat/snack, you may send items that are unopened (store bought). Classroom teachers will provide safe and sanitary distribution in their classrooms.

#3 All students must follow costume guidelines.

- Costumes must be school appropriate and G-rated.

- Students will be asked to not wear a costume mask for safety reasons so we can easily identify them.

- Costumes must be easy enough to put on by themselves. If they can't do it themselves, they won’t be able to wear it.

- Costumes may not have any blood/gore.

- Students may not have any types of toy weapons as part of their costume.

#4 Students should not wear their costumes to school on October 31st. They will have time before the parade to change and again after classroom parties are done.

#5 Please send items that are appropriate for the weather. If we are able to go outside on this day - we will. A final decision will be made the day before the parade on if it will be held indoors or outside. If the weather does not cooperate, we will have the parade indoors and families are welcome to attend with seating in the gym and cafeteria.

If you do not want your student to participate, we will provide an educational alternative.

Halloween Parade Route

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The Halloween Parade will start at 1:10 on October 31st. Students will exit out onto 101st Ave West, walk 2 blocks and take a right onto Goodhue, walk 2 blocks and take a right on Griak St., and walk towards Stowe Elementary. Families are encouraged to park legally along the parade route. We also want all vehicles to remain parked until all students have passed. The police department will be joining us on this date to help with traffic.

Thank you for making this event safe and fun!

* We will make the decision by noon on 10/31 and publish that to our FaceBook page on whether we will be able to hold the event outdoors. We do have plans to hold the parade indoors on this date if needed and families are still welcome to attend. If indoors ... we will have families enter the building through Door "I" - where buses drop students off in the morning.

Free Tutoring - College of Saint Scholastica

ISD 709 has partnered with the College of Saint Scholastica again this year to provide free tutoring for students in grades K-5. If you are interested ... check out the sign up page here.

Honor Guard ...

1st graders were able to see a flag presentation last week from the Duluth Honor Guard.

Be sure to look for "stars" coming home next week as we get our school display ready for Veteran's Day.

Instagram - Artists

A huge thank you to Ms. Boynton for putting together this amazing page showcasing the artwork of our students! Check it out on Instagram!


5th Graders at Wolf Ridge

Our Stowe 5th graders were able to attend their annual trip to Wolf Ridge at the end of September. A huge thank you to Mr. Lepper, Ms. Graves, Mr. Bell, and all of our volunteers for going with.Also a huge thank you to families for supporting this amazing opportunity for students. We will be doing some fundraising efforts later this school year to help our current 4th graders with the trip for next year. Stay tuned!

HDC Services at Stowe

The Human Development Center provides mental health/counseling services two days per week here at Stowe. This service allows students to have their appointments during the school day so that families do not have to figure out schedules or transportation after school. If you have questions about these services you can ask Ms. Riker for information at the front desk or your child's teacher.

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

Attendance Matters!

School attendance is important for learning! Please make sure that you are contacting the main office if your child will be absent from school.

School Support Notice Letter - Regional Centers of Excellence

Based on MCA scores from the 21-22 school year, ISD 709 has been identified as a school requiring the development of a Comprehensive Needs Assessment and School Improvement Plan. Specific information is included in the letter, the main thing to know at this point is that our wonderful teachers are getting additional support/training this year to keep your children learning.

Music - Spring Concert

Look for more information soon about our Spring Music Concert! We are excited to be able to host a concert this year! Mrs. Kittelson and all of our students have been working very hard.


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.


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!


October 20 & 21 - NO SCHOOL

October 28th - Happily Haunted Hike (5:00-6:00 PM)

October 31st - Halloween Parade! (1:10)

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 - 5th grade graduation (1:00)


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

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Gary/Morgan Park Hockey!

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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!

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.

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GND REC Website