From Your Principal

September 10, 2021

What a week!

Sometimes it feels like the short weeks are the longest weeks. Hard to believe that we've already been back at school for a month. I've been able to be in classrooms lately, and there is some really amazing learning happening. Kids and teachers are so happy to be back together in the building. Classes have started to get into the Tinker Lab. I love hearing our students excitedly share all of their new knowledge with each other and with me!

One thing that we have noticed with students in all grades, is a lack of stamina for hard work. Some of our students are struggling when they feel that something is boring and are looking for constant stimulation. One way that you can support this, is to create opportunities at home for students to entertain themselves. Try not to allow them to immediately get on a device or play a video game when they feel bored. Possibly require trips in the car to be device-free. Children need boredom for brain development. Imagination is important for all ages and can only be developed when kids are required for finding ways to entertain themselves and when they aren't stimulated by external stimuli.

Below is an article that some of you may find interesting.


Curriculum Night

Last year, as a result of COVID, we were unable to have an in-person Curriculum Night. Instead, teachers made a video of important information that families need to know. We received a lot of positive feedback about the videos from families that appreciated the opportunity to watch the videos at a time that worked with their schedule. We have decided to use this same idea again this year. Please follow this link to all of the videos from teachers at Stott.


Social/Emotional Support

Here are some short videos with expert advice on how to help your child if they are struggling with organization, planning, flexibility, remembering things, and managing their emotions.

Stott is utilizing Second Step for our social-emotional curriculum. Students in K-5 started the first unit, Growth Mindset and Goal Setting this week. More information to come!

Don’t hesitate to contact me if you have social or emotional concerns for your child at school.


Jennie Bleckley


Field Day!

We are so excited to be able to host Field Day this year! Our PE teacher, Ms. Smith, has been hard at work planning all kinds of fun activities for our students. Families are welcome to attend and watch all outdoor events.

Here is the current schedule:

K-1 8:45-11:30

2-5 12:00-2:45

There will be several water stations. A change of clothes might be appropriate for our youngest students who will have Field Day in the morning. Our older students may not need a change of clothes unless they go to SAE or another childcare option after school.

Kindergarten students will not have lunch until after Field Day. This is later than usual for them, so it will be important to send a snack that they can eat during a quick FIeld Day break.


At-Home Symptom Screening Tool

We have unfortunately had many students coming to school who aren't feeling well. Please use this guide to determine if your child is well enough to come to school.
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Peanut Free School

At Stott, we have several students with severe peanut allergies. The allergies are severe enough that simply being in a room with a peanut product can cause an anaphylactic reaction. As such, we are a peanut-free school. Please do not send any snacks or lunches with peanuts or peanut butter. Sunbutter, and almond butter, and other alternatives are fine. Thank you for your support as we work to keep all of our students safe.


Please Consider Joining the Stott PTSA

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Breakfast at Stott

All Stott students are welcome to have breakfast at Stott free of charge. Breakfast starts at 8:00 and we stop serving at 8:20, so that students can make it to class on time for the start of school. If you would like your student to have breakfast at school, please try to have them arrive at school as close to 8:00 as possible. We don't want anyone to be hungry and miss breakfast because they were late. All students arriving for breakfast should enter through the doors by the music room on the southeast corner of the building.

Students not having breakfast will need to wait until 8:15 to enter the building.


Upcoming Important Dates

September 17 - Field Day

October 5 & 6 - Parent-Teacher Conferences

October 7 & 8 - Fall Break (No School)


Updated School Calendar

Please bookmark the calendar below. It will be updated throughout the year.