Rowayton Elementary School

February 26, 2023

Fourth and Fifth Grade Concert

Special thanks to our families for joining us in this celebration of music and song. We are so grateful for Miss Violone's and Mr. Kiernan's commitment to instructing and preparing our students. Congratulations to all for a magnificent performance!
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The Deadline to Submit Your Recipe is February 28!


1. Upload your recipes here. Just login using the below credentials:

· Username: Rowayton2023

· Password: boiling785

2. Email: or send in your recipe to school envelope labeled “Rowatyon Elementary Cookbook”.

Please include: Recipe Title, Name & Grade, Category (Appetizer, entree etc.), Ingredients & Cooking Directions

*Ideally one recipe per family

Purchase: The cookbook is pre-order only for $15.00 (each) or 2 for 25.00. Please send your order requests to where we can review your purchase and payment options

Black Heritage and History Festival

Rowayton Elementary will be participating the Black Heritage and History Festival this Tuesday evening at Brien McMahon High School. Some of our Rowayton musicians will be performing a tribute to jazz music on the stage. We will also have a table displaying the various projects students have completed during Black History Month. We hope to see you there!
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Guest Readers and Dress Up Day on Thursday

Rowayton will celebrate Read Across America Day on March 2. Read Across America celebrates the birthday of the beloved author, Dr. Seuss. The National Education Association has dedicated the entire month of March to reading. We aim to encourage reading and educate students about the many benefits of reading. We welcome parents, families, and community members to join us on March 2 to read to our students. If you are interested in reading to a class, please contact your child's teacher to schedule a visit.

Some classes have planned a dress up theme for that day. If your class does not have a dress up theme, we invite you to dress as your favorite book character or author on Thursday.

March Color of the Month

The Color of the Month for March will be Blue! Blue represents loyalty, tranquility, and sensitivity. Throughout the month, students will learn about these emotions. Students will receive a calendar wit ideas for incorporating these themes into body, heart, and mind activities. We ask families to join us by considering activities, crafts, or healthy snacks that can be used to promote wellness as we celebrate March! Chartwells will be supporting our wellness initiative by serving blue and purple colored foods at lunch.
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Save the Date for Movie Night

The Fifth Grade will be hosting a Movie Night for the school on March 10 in the gym. Get ready to wear your most comfortable jammies and watch a classic movie on the big screen. Snacks will be available for purchase. All proceeds will support the Fifth Grade class.

School Quality Review

You may have received a link to a family survey that will contribute to our upcoming School Quality Review. An additional email was sent containing information for families in regards to this process that will take place in early March. Please contact the school if you have any questions. We appreciate your continued support.

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Save the Date for 2023 Carnival!

Save the Date: Rowayton School Carnival 2023

Friday, May 5th + Saturday May 6th (raindate Sunday May 7)

Mark your calendars, prepare your special no-rain ceremonies, and get ready for a weekend to remember! We have moved the Rowayton School carnival up one week and away from Mother’s Day and wanted to give everyone ample time to get it in the books.

Want to join the committee?

We are looking for two more Rowayton School parents to join the lean and mean carnival committee. Email co-chairs Amy Esparza and Michelle Noe at and with interest.

Interested in volunteering at carnival?

We will be sending a Sign Up Genius around to all families in March with plenty of opportunities to help out. Thanks in advance!

Have a local business? Want to be sponsor?

We are finalizing our event sponsors. If you are interested in supporting this community event email Ally Sylvestri

When can I buy my bracelets?

Ticket sales will open online in early April and in person the week leading up to carnival.

Get pumped. It’s all for the kids.

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Attendance Letters

Good attendance gives your child the best chance to be successful at school. We understand that sometimes children are sick and cannot be at school, but it is important for them to attend each day they are able. Students are considered chronically absent by the State of Connecticut when they have missed 10% of the current days of school. The total includes both excused and unexcused absences. This means that students with 18 or more absences at the end of the school year will be recorded as chronically absent. Please keep this in mind as there are still five months of school this year.

In order to support our community with attendance, we will be sending letters to families of students that are currently considered chronically absent at the end of each month. Please contact the office if you have any questions or if there is anything we can do to support you in ensuring that your child is at school.

Please note that if your child is absent for reasons other than illness, the absences will likely be recorded as unexcused. Teachers may only provide school work for students who absent due to quarantine.

Save the Date!

Important Upcoming Dates

February 28: Black History Celebration at BMHS

March 2: Read Across America Day

March 10: Movie Night

March 14: Conferences Begin

March 18: Early Dismissal for Conferences