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.
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
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.https://css709tutor.setmore.com/
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
HDC Services at Stowe
Volunteers - Stowe Library ...
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.
OUR PTA NEEDS YOU
IMPORTANT DATES 2022-2023
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)
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.