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Final Newsletter - Summer Vacation

Hello Stall Brook Families,


I wanted to take a moment to provide some closing remarks as the school year has ended and students are officially on summer vacation.


This year certainly did not look like any other school year. With that being said, I think it’s important to reflect on the progress, growth, and flexibility of our students, staff, and families. When the COVID-19 crisis hit, we banded together to strengthen our home-school connection and educate our students in the best way we could. Our students and you as parents/guardians should feel proud that you all have made it through these unprecedented last few months.


I am extremely grateful to be part of our amazing Stall Brook family. Thank you to all who have volunteered their time to support our school this year (in person and at home)! Thank you to our wonderful PTO for their time and effort in organizing our amazing Stall Brook events. Thank you to the families, who stepped up when this crisis hit and converted homes to classrooms. And last but certainly not least, thank you to our dedicated Stall Brook staff. We are so fortunate to have such amazing educators on our Stall Brook team!


This summer, it is my hope that students will engage in our summer reading and math activities to continue to keep their skills sharp. I especially hope that all families are able to enjoy the summer by spending time together and engaging in fun activities.


A final word to Stall Brook students: Thank you for all of your hard work this year and I am proud of each and every one of you. You have shown perseverance in a very unpredictable situation. It is a true honor to be your principal. Best wishes to our graduating third graders and I am looking forward to seeing everyone in August!



It has been a pleasure working with the Stall Brook community this year. And I look forward to another (hopefully not as eventful) 2020-2021 school year!


Emily Luuri

Stall Brook Elementary School Principal

Newsletter - 6/13/20

Hello Stall Brook Families,


Last week of school, can you believe it? Here are a few things to be aware of for this last week.


Important Information


Virtual Field day: Let the “Virtual Field Day Games” begin! Click this attached document from Ms. Rothschild for all the details!


Here is the link:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/14hauL8optDT-9M_m_Jn2-MZ4CozXH8bWubo0b5Kmhxg/edit


In the document, there are 3 options to view the 20 “Virtual” Field Day Events (slideshow, step-by-step directions with videos, & a YouTube video). Students can choose whichever ones they would like to try out. Each event was designed for one student to be able to do, but feel free to modify the event and change the rules if you want siblings & family members to join in! These are great to keep in mind for activities to do over the summer as well!

You can share virtual field day pictures and videos with Ms. Rothschild. She plans on making a celebratory compilation video at the end of the year! (srothschild@bpsdk12.org)


Technology Drop Off Plan - A collection plan has been developed for those who borrowed IPADS or Chromebooks during this remote learning period.


Technology that was issued for remote learning will be collected on the following days at Bellingham High School:


Thursday, June 18 - 12pm-4pm

Friday, June 19 - 10am-4pm

Monday-Wednesday, June 22-24 - 10am-1pm (as needed)


Drop off procedure:

  • The borrower drives up to the front door overhang at BHS

  • Our team will collect device; power on device, inspect for damage, ensure we have power adapter, sanitize and set aside for appropriate building delivery. We will be prepared with power strips in case the device is not charged.


  • We will have a checklist prepared with the borrower's name including an insurance option (if needed).

  • Users will receive a receipt confirming acceptable return or they will receive a form indicating how much they will be charged to replace the adapter and or/device that is damaged.


If you have borrowed an IPAD/Chromebook and your child participates in the special education ESY program, you are able to continue to use this device for that service.


Picking up student belongings: Thank you all who were able to pick up your child’s belongings. If you were unable, we will be passing them to your student’s next year’s teacher to be obtained in the fall.



3rd Grade Committee Update


Grade 3 Parade/Graduation - Thank you so much to Mrs. Suzanne Walton and all who supported the grade 3 graduation parade. It was wonderful! The students and staff all had a fantastic time! We will definitely miss our third grade class, but it was great being able to see them one last time this year! The Stall Brook staff are excited to see all the amazing things they will do in the future.


Families in Need


Breakfast and Lunch for students: We are happy to announce that all Bellingham children under the age of 18 can access meals at no cost. You will be able to pick up 2 breakfasts and lunches on Mondays, 2 breakfasts and lunches on Wednesdays, and 3 breakfasts and 3 lunches on Friday per child. There is no paperwork or application required. Drive-through service will be available at the side cafeteria entrance of Bellingham Memorial School (130 Blackstone Street) from 11:30 am- 1:00 pm.


Click on the link for more information: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1n6n4RGLdKFp_P59DX0GH7WcCSCuW0fQvOE_mD9S-qTU/edit?usp=sharing

Click here to view an update from our Food Service Director, Liz Bell: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1eJKqJIo9vXbXkjkwGMbL96D4kBmgb6aVJjEcZmhuI2I/edit?usp=sharing


I hope you all have a wonderful (and healthy) week!


Emily Luuri

Stall Brook Elementary School Principal

Bellingham Public Schools

Newsletter - 6/6/20

Hello Stall Brook Families,


Happy June!

Important Information


Virtual Step up day activity- This year, our step-up day activity will look a little different. The Stall Brook team has had many discussions around step-up day activities and ways to introduce students to their next year’s teacher.


For rising students in grades 1-3: On June 15, your student’s new teacher will email you a video introducing themselves. If you have not received a video by the end of the day on 6/15, please let your student’s teacher know.



Rising grade 4 students: Mr. Cutler, the BMS principal, will be sharing a code to access a “Class of 2029” Google classroom page that will contain videos of the 4th grade teachers. Students will learn who their new teacher is on the last day of school (6/18).



Technology Drop Off Plan - A collection plan has been developed for those who borrowed IPADS or Chromebooks during this remote learning period.


Technology that was issued for remote learning will be collected on the following days at Bellingham High School:


Thursday, June 18 - 12pm-4pm

Friday, June 19 - 10am-4pm

Monday-Wednesday, June 22-24 - 10am-1pm (as needed)


Drop off procedure:

  • The borrower drives up to the front door overhang at BHS

  • Our team will collect device; power on device, inspect for damage, ensure we have power adapter, sanitize and set aside for appropriate building delivery. We will be prepared with power strips in case the device is not charged.


  • We will have a checklist prepared with the borrower's name including an insurance option (if needed).

  • Users will receive a receipt confirming acceptable return or they will receive a form indicating how much they will be charged to replace the adapter and or/device that is damaged.


If you have borrowed an IPAD/Chromebook and your child participates in the special education ESY program, you are able to continue to use this device for that service.


Picking up student belongings: Last week, grades 2 and 3 picked up their belongings. This week we have grades 1 and K.


The process will look similar to the packet pick up (with the exception of the location). All cars will enter the main loop (near the front of the building). A staff member will ask your child’s name. Another staff member will bring the belongings to your car. Please stay in your car at all times during pick-up.


At this time, we will be collecting school materials that were sent home over the closure (e.g., books, book bags, ect.). Please bring this with you when you pick up.


Please see the following schedule of days and times to pick up belongings:

Monday, June 8 → Grade 1

9:30-10 - Rigamonti

10-10:30 - Youkilis

10:30-11:00 - Houston


Tuesday, June 9 → Grade K

9:30-10 - Naylor

10-10:30 - Perry

10:30-11:00 - Hohmann/Botte

11:00-11:30 - Polny


Please contact me at ELuuri@BPSDK12.org for the following:

***If you are unable to make this day/time and you need to schedule a different time.

****If you have multiple children that attend Stall Brook and would like to pick up at the same time.


Also, if families do not come to pick up their student’s belongings, these materials will be passed to their next year’s teacher for them to obtain when we return to school.




Title 1 Parent Survey - Please take the Bellingham Public School Title 1 parent survey. The purpose of this survey is to find out how the federally funded Title I School-Wide Program is meeting its goals as described in the 2019-2020 Title I School-Wide Program Plan. We need your responses as part of grant requirements in order to retain our future Title I funding. Your answers will also assist in the evaluation of the current program and the planning of future programs.


PLEASE BASE YOUR ANSWERS ON THE TIME PRIOR TO THE SCHOOL CLOSURE - AUGUST 2019 TO MARCH 2020.


Please respond by Friday, June 12, 2020. Thank you!


Click the link below to take the survey:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScVQrly1VxGXuWYcVtk8AIGWwQN3d1Oc_3VCJ8iyAvapKyr6A/viewform


Title I Parent Survey




3rd Grade Committee Update


Grade 3 Parade/Graduation - As many of you know, every year we send our 3rd grade students off to the Memorial School with a graduation from Stall Brook. Unfortunately, we are not able to have our traditional ceremony. The third grade committee has planned a car parade to help the Stall Brook staff send off our students!


3rd grade parents: Please see this message from the 3rd grade committee:

Third grade parents!

Please join us for the Third Grade “Drive Through” Graduation on Friday, June 12, 2020.

**RAIN DATE Monday, June 15, 2020.

The graduation will take place at Stall Brook Elementary School!

Students will drive by while Teachers and Staff line the school sidewalk to celebrate!!

Each class will have separate time slots to drive by!


10:00-10:30am

Mrs. Athanasopoulos

Mrs. Crawford


10:30-11:00am

Mrs. Hurd

Mrs. Jordan


Please follow the map directions to the student bag pick up areas and how to exit. There will be 2 lines based on last name after the front loop. A volunteer will be at these pick up areas to BRING you the student’s bag. Each volunteer will be masked, gloved and have hand sanitizer available. Feel free to bring your own wipes to wipe the bag off when you receive it, or we will have wipes available.


Please have children remain in their car at all times – THANK YOU!


THIS IS A THIRD GRADE EVENT ONLY! WE CANNOT INVITE THE ENTIRE SCHOOL/GRADES LEVELS AS IT IS A VIOLATION OF THE GATHERING RESTRICTION IMPOSED BY GOVERNOR BAKER.


Playgrounds will be CLOSED during graduation!


Please see the map on how to enter and exit: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1P212kK7vvZWJq-_qRSrJWSY5324hSJcl/view?usp=sharing


Families in Need


Breakfast and Lunch for students: We are happy to announce that all Bellingham children under the age of 18 can access meals at no cost. You will be able to pick up 2 breakfasts and lunches on Mondays, 2 breakfasts and lunches on Wednesdays, and 3 breakfasts and 3 lunches on Friday per child. There is no paperwork or application required. Drive-through service will be available at the side cafeteria entrance of Bellingham Memorial School (130 Blackstone Street) from 11:30 am- 1:00 pm.


Click on the link for more information: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1n6n4RGLdKFp_P59DX0GH7WcCSCuW0fQvOE_mD9S-qTU/edit?usp=sharing

Click here to view an update from our Food Service Director, Liz Bell: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1eJKqJIo9vXbXkjkwGMbL96D4kBmgb6aVJjEcZmhuI2I/edit?usp=sharing


Stall Brook Food Pantry: IMPORTANT: Monday 6/8 will be the last day for backpack pick up for the year. We would like to thank our Stall Brook community for supporting this program and keeping us open over the last few months. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Youkilis at AYoukilis@BPSDK12.org.


***I big THANK YOU to Mrs. Youkilis for all her work over the closure to keep this fantastic program going.



I hope you all have a wonderful (and healthy) week!


Emily Luuri

Stall Brook Elementary School Principal

Bellingham Public Schools

Newsletter - 5/30/20

Hello Stall Brook Families,


Important Information


Technology Drop Off Plan - A collection plan has been developed for those who borrowed IPADS or Chromebooks during this remote learning period.


Technology that was issued for remote learning will be collected on the following days at Bellingham High School:


Thursday, June 18 - 12pm-4pm

Friday, June 19 - 10am-4pm

Monday-Wednesday, June 22-24 - 10am-1pm (as needed)


Drop off procedure:

  • The borrower drives up to the front door overhang at BHS

  • Our team will collect device; power on device, inspect for damage, ensure we have power adapter, sanitize and set aside for appropriate building delivery. We will be prepared with power strips in case the device is not charged.


  • We will have a checklist prepared with the borrower's name including an insurance option (if needed).

  • Users will receive a receipt confirming acceptable return or they will receive a form indicating how much they will be charged to replace the adapter and or/device that is damaged.


If you have borrowed an IPAD/Chromebook and your child participates in the special education ESY program, you are able to continue to use this device for that service.



Field Day Info - And you thought we could have Field Day! See the following video and document for information on this year’s virtual Field Day from our fantastic P.E. teacher, Ms. Rothschild!


Stall Brook’s Virtual Field Day 2020 Promo Video:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1o8xDIhMINYB7tFiQzySTNLboCSjZOPcV/view?usp=drivesdk


Stall Brook’s Virtual Field Day 2020 Info. Sheet

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1SHqLnDrznN8hNHGBbhpyWfV8WGj-Ii7A/view?usp=drivesdk



Last Weeks of School: There has been some confusion with regard to the last day of school. The last day of school for students is June 18th, which means students are expected to continue to complete their tasks assigned by their teachers until this day. The last week of school will be filled with transition activities/goodbye activities, as it is essential for students to understand the school year is ending and they will be going to a new grade next year! Students will also participate in fun activities, like a virtual Field Day! To accommodate these activities, the last day for teachers to assign new work will be June 12th. Please be advised, this plan is consistent across the two elementary schools and was formulated based on the nature of our remote learning plans and activities.


Report Card information: Please click here to view a letter regarding changes to our report card given the remote learning period.


Virtual Step-Up day activity- This year, our Step-Up Day activity will look a little different. The Stall Brook team has had many discussions around Step-Up Day activities and ways to introduce students to their next year’s teacher. For rising students in grades 1-3, on June 15, your student’s current teacher will post a video on the online learning platform from their next year’s teacher introducing themselves. At this time, students will know who their next year’s teacher is and can contact them via email to introduce themselves and share something (e.g., likes, dislikes, something they are looking forward to in their next grade, etc.) with their new teacher.


Rising grade 4 students will also participate in a virtual Step-Up Day activity on June 15th as well. These details will be shared once I receive them from Mr. Cutler, the Bellingham Memorial School principal.


Zoom Math Workshops: Mrs. Morgan will be holding one more math workshop for parents this week. If you have questions that you would like to send in advance, please email Mrs. Morgan at kmorgan@bpsdk12.org. This virtual session will be held on Zoom. Please see the following information for this session:


Number Relationships and math tools: Wednesday, June 3 @ 6:00 pm

Zoom link:

https://zoom.us/j/91395968274?pwd=emluTE5nMUw0VWFnTjY3dzlUaUxjQT09


Picking up student belongings: A plan has been developed for families to get students’ belongings that were left at school before we were unable to return due to the closure. This process will look similar to the packet pick up (with the exception of the location). All cars will enter the main loop (near the front of the building). A staff member will ask your child’s name. Another staff member will bring the belongings to your car. Please stay in your car at all times during pick-up.


At this time, we will be collecting school materials that were sent home over the closure (e.g., books, book bags, etc.). Please bring this with you when you pick up.


Please see the following schedule of days and times to pick up belongings:


Monday, June 1 → Grade 3

9:30-10 - Crawford

10-10:30 - Jordan/Jason

10:30-11:00 - Anthanasopoulos

11:00-11:30 - Hurd


Tuesday, June 2 → Grade 2

9:30-10 - Hafford

10:00-10:30 - O’Reilly

10:30-11:00 - Winslow/Sperrazza

11:00-11:30 - Giordano


Monday, June 8 → Grade 1

9:30-10 - Rigamonti

10-10:30 - Youkilis

10:30-11:00 - Houston


Tuesday, June 9 → Grade K

9:30-10 - Naylor

10-10:30 - Perry

10:30-11:00 - Hohmann/Botte

11:00-11:30 - Polny


Please contact me at ELuuri@BPSDK12.org for the following:

***If you are unable to make this day/time and you need to schedule a different time.

****If you have multiple children that attend Stall Brook and would like to pick up at the same time.


Also, if families do not come to pick up their student’s belongings, these materials will be passed to their next year’s teacher for them to obtain when we return to school.



High School Graduation Parade - On Friday, June 5th, the Bellingham High School seniors will be doing a graduation car parade. Feel free to come out and cheer them on!


The route is as follows:

Start at BHS at 1pm

Take a right onto Blackstone St.

Take a right onto Rt 140

Take a left onto Maple St.

At the end of Maple St. take a right onto rt 126 (Hartford Ave)

Take a left into STALL BROOK ELEMENTARY (Teachers/Families)


Leave STALL BROOK (take right onto 126) towards Walmart

Take a left onto N. Main Street

Continue down N. Main Street towards Bellingham Common.

Bear right onto S. Main Street past the MEMORIAL SCHOOL (Teachers/Families)

Continue down to DIPIETRO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.

Take a left onto Harpin Street to KMA and DIPIETRO

Parade will end at DIPIETRO

SRO and School Admin will pull into DIPIETRO. Student vehicles will disburse by either pulling into DIPIETRO to turn around or continuing to the end of Harpin Street to drive home.


***If you are participating, please remember to use social distancing (6 feet a part) and safety precautions (e.g., masks, ect.).

***In an effort to prevent gatherings of people and to ensure smooth travel through the lot by the seniors, please do not park or gather in the Stall Brook lot.


Title 1 Parent Survey - Please take the Bellingham Public School Title 1 parent survey. The purpose of this survey is to find out how the federally funded Title I School-Wide Program is meeting its goals as described in the 2019-2020 Title I School-Wide Program Plan. We need your responses as part of grant requirements in order to retain our future Title I funding. Your answers will also assist in the evaluation of the current program and the planning of future programs.


PLEASE BASE YOUR ANSWERS ON THE TIME PRIOR TO THE SCHOOL CLOSURE - AUGUST 2019 TO MARCH 2020.


Please respond by Friday, June 12, 2020. Thank you!


Click the link below to take the survey:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScVQrly1VxGXuWYcVtk8AIGWwQN3d1Oc_3VCJ8iyAvapKyr6A/viewform


Title I Parent Survey


3rd Grade Committee Update


Grade 3 Parade/Graduation - As many of you know, every year we send our 3rd grade students off to the Memorial School with a graduation from Stall Brook. Unfortunately, we are not able to have our traditional ceremony. The third grade committee has planned a car parade to help the Stall Brook staff send off our students!


3rd grade parents: Please see this message from the 3rd grade committee:

Third grade parents!

Please join us for the Third Grade “Drive Through” Graduation on Friday, June 12, 2020.

**RAIN DATE Monday, June 15, 2020.

The graduation will take place at Stall Brook Elementary School!

Students will drive by while Teachers and Staff line the school sidewalk to celebrate!!


Each class will have separate time slots to drive by!


10:00-10:30am

Mrs. Athanasopoulos

Mrs. Crawford

10:30-11:00am

Mrs. Hurd

Mrs. Jordan


Please follow the map directions to the student bag pick up areas and how to exit. There will be 2 lines based on last name after the front loop. A volunteer will be at these pick up areas to BRING you the student’s bag. Each volunteer will be masked, gloved and have hand sanitizer available. Feel free to bring your own wipes to wipe the bag off when you receive it, or we will have wipes available.


Please have children remain in their car at all times – THANK YOU!

THIS IS A THIRD GRADE EVENT ONLY! WE CANNOT INVITE THE ENTIRE SCHOOL/GRADES LEVELS AS IT IS A VIOLATION OF THE GATHERING RESTRICTION IMPOSED BY GOVERNOR BAKER.

Playgrounds will be CLOSED during graduation!


Please see the map on how to enter and exit: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1P212kK7vvZWJq-_qRSrJWSY5324hSJcl/view?usp=sharing


Families in Need


Breakfast and Lunch for students: We are happy to announce that all Bellingham children under the age of 18 can access meals at no cost. You will be able to pick up 2 breakfasts and lunches on Mondays, 2 breakfasts and lunches on Wednesdays, and 3 breakfasts and 3 lunches on Friday per child. There is no paperwork or application required. Drive-through service will be available at the side cafeteria entrance of Bellingham Memorial School (130 Blackstone Street) from 11:30 am- 1:00 pm.


Click on the link for more information: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1n6n4RGLdKFp_P59DX0GH7WcCSCuW0fQvOE_mD9S-qTU/edit?usp=sharing


Click here to view an update from our Food Service Director, Liz Bell: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1eJKqJIo9vXbXkjkwGMbL96D4kBmgb6aVJjEcZmhuI2I/edit?usp=sharing


Stall Brook Food Pantry: Students who access our food pantry can pick up their food backpack on Mondays from 11:30-12:30. Numbered back packets will be lined up in the loop. Please find your specific number. Please return the backpack when you pick up for the next week.


Students in need of counseling supports

Students in need of counseling support can sign-up to virtually meet with one of our fantastic school counselors.


To set-up a meeting with Mr. Ulm, please email him at Dulm@bpsdk12.org.

To set-up to talk with Ms. Atwater-Rhodes, please go to this website: https://sites.google.com/bpsdk12.org/atwater-rhodes/home


Keep on, Keeping on...You are doing great!


I hope you all have a wonderful (and healthy) week!


Emily Luuri

Stall Brook Elementary School Principal

Bellingham Public Schools

Newsletter 5/23/2020

Hello Stall Brook Families,


Update on Remote Learning


Given the heavy reliance on technology with this new plan, please email me directly at Eluuri@bpsdk12.org if you do not have a device that can access these online platforms and resources.


Additional Information


Zoom Math Workshops: Mrs. Morgan will be holding math workshops for parents this week and next. Parents and guardians are welcome to attend one or more of the workshops. In some cases, multiple grade levels will be addressed in one workshop. If you have questions that you would like to send in advance, please email Mrs. Morgan at kmorgan@bpsdk12.org. These virtual sessions will be held on Zoom. The links to access these sessions will be shared with families via email at the beginning of the week.


The sessions are as follows:

Fractions, multiplication, and division: Wednesday, May 27 @ 6:00 pm

Addition, subtraction and place value: Wednesday, May 27 @ 7:00 pm

Number Relationships and math tools: Wednesday, June 3 @ 6:00 pm



Medication pick-up - Please see the following message from Mrs. McCarthy, our nurse:


Hello students and families. I hope you are all staying safe at this time and this finds you well. I still need parents to come and pick up all medications from the school. This includes inhalers and EpiPens along with oral medication. If you missed my last date, I am providing this upcoming Friday, 5/29 from 9 AM-12 noon. I will approach your car from the loop to get your name with my mask on my face. I will retrieve your medication and return the med through your car window wearing my mask and newly placed gloves. No one is allowed to get out of the car or enter the school at this time. Some parents pop their trunks or open their back seat window for medication to be gently dropped on your seat. I look forward to assisting you to help with this end of the year routine task.


I would also like to express my gratitude for the Nurses day gift as well as a beautiful video sent to me by Mrs. Crawford's class!


Despite the unconventional end of the school year, I cannot thank all the students and their families enough for welcoming me so warmly to our SB family last Fall! I think of all our kids often and look forward to returning safely whenever that time is determined.

As always, feel free to contact me via email for any concerns.


Stay well,

Jodi McCarthy RN

jmccarthy@bpsdk12.org


Picking up student belongings: A plan has been developed for families to get students’ belongings that were left at school before we were unable to return due to the closure. This process will look similar to the packet pick up (with the exception of the location). All cars will enter the main loop (near the front of the building). A staff member will ask your child’s name. Another staff member will bring the belongings to your car. Please stay in your car at all times during pick-up.


At this time, we will be collecting school materials that were sent home over the closure (e.g., books, book bags, etc.). Please bring this with you when you pick up.


Please see the following schedule of days and times to pick up belongings:


Monday, June 1 → Grade 3

9:30-10 - Crawford

10-10:30 - Jordan/Jason

10:30-11:00 - Anthanasopoulos

11:00-11:30 - Hurd


Tuesday, June 2 → Grade 2

9:30-10 - Hafford

10:00-10:30 - O’Reilly

10:30-11:00 - Winslow/Sperrazza

11:00-11:30 - Giordano


Monday, June 8 → Grade 1

9:30-10 - Rigamonti

10-10:30 - Youkilis

10:30-11:00 - Houston


Tuesday, June 9 → Grade K

9:30-10 - Naylor

10-10:30 - Perry

10:30-11:00 - Hohmann/Botte

11:00-11:30 - Polny


Please contact me at ELuuri@BPSDK12.org for the following:

***If you are unable to make this day/time and you need to schedule a different time.

****If you have multiple children that attend Stall Brook and would like to pick up at the same time.


Also, if families do not come to pick up their student’s belongings, these materials will be passed to their next year’s teacher for them to obtain when we return to school.




High School Graduation Parade - On Friday, June 5th, the Bellingham High School seniors will be doing a graduation car parade. Feel free to come out and cheer them on!


The route is as follows:

Start at BHS at 1pm

Take a right onto Blackstone St.

Take a right onto Rt 140

Take a left onto Maple St.

At the end of Maple St. take a right onto rt 126 (Hartford Ave)

Take a left into STALL BROOK ELEMENTARY (Teachers/Families)


Leave STALL BROOK (take right onto 126) towards Walmart

Take a left onto N. Main Street

Continue down N. Main Street towards Bellingham Common.

Bear right onto S. Main Street past the MEMORIAL SCHOOL (Teachers/Families)

Continue down to DIPIETRO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.

Take a left onto Harpin Street to KMA and DIPIETRO

Parade will end at DIPIETRO

SRO and School Admin will pull into DIPIETRO. Student vehicles will disburse by either pulling into DIPIETRO to turn around or continuing to the end of Harpin Street to drive home.


***If you are participating, please remember to use social distancing (6 feet a part) and safety precautions (e.g., masks, ect.).

***In an effort to prevent gatherings of people and to ensure smooth travel through the lot by the seniors, please do not park or gather in the Stall Brook lot.



Title 1 Parent Survey - Please take the Bellingham Public School Title 1 parent survey. The purpose of this survey is to find out how the federally funded Title I School-Wide Program is meeting its goals as described in the 2019-2020 Title I School-Wide Program Plan. We need your responses as part of grant requirements in order to retain our future Title I funding. Your answers will also assist in the evaluation of the current program and the planning of future programs.


PLEASE BASE YOUR ANSWERS ON THE TIME PRIOR TO THE SCHOOL CLOSURE - AUGUST 2019 TO MARCH 2020.


Please respond by Friday, June 12, 2020. Thank you!


Click the link below to take the survey:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScVQrly1VxGXuWYcVtk8AIGWwQN3d1Oc_3VCJ8iyAvapKyr6A/viewform


Title I Parent Survey




3rd Grade Committee Update


Grade 3 Parade/Graduation - As many of you know, every year we send our 3rd-grade students off to the Memorial School with a graduation from Stall Brook. Unfortunately, we are not able to have our traditional ceremony. The third-grade committee has planned a car parade to help the Stall Brook staff send off our students!


3rd-grade parents: Please see this message from the 3rd-grade committee:


Third-grade parents!

Please join us for the Third Grade “Drive Through” Graduation on Friday, June 12, 2020.

**RAIN DATE Monday, June 15, 2020.


The graduation will take place at Stall Brook Elementary School!

Students will drive by while Teachers and Staff line the school sidewalk to celebrate!!

Each class will have separate time slots to drive by!


10:00-10:30am

Mrs. Athanasopoulos

Mrs. Crawford


10:30-11:00am

Mrs. Hurd

Mrs. Jordan


Please follow the map directions to the student bag pick up areas and how to exit. There will be 2 lines based on last name after the front loop. A volunteer will be at these pick-up areas to BRING you the student’s bag. Each volunteer will be masked, gloved and have hand sanitizer available. Feel free to bring your own wipes to wipe the bag off when you receive it, or we will have wipes available.


Please have children remain in their car at all times – THANK YOU!


THIS IS A THIRD GRADE EVENT ONLY! WE CANNOT INVITE THE ENTIRE SCHOOL/GRADES LEVELS AS IT IS A VIOLATION OF THE GATHERING RESTRICTION IMPOSED BY GOVERNOR BAKER.

Playgrounds will be CLOSED during graduation!


Please see the map on how to enter and exit: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1P212kK7vvZWJq-_qRSrJWSY5324hSJcl/view?usp=sharing



Families in Need


Breakfast and Lunch for students: We are happy to announce that all Bellingham children under the age of 18 can access meals at no cost. You will be able to pick up 2 breakfasts and lunches on Mondays, 2 breakfasts and lunches on Wednesdays, and 3 breakfasts and 3 lunches on Friday per child. There is no paperwork or application required. Drive-through service will be available at the side cafeteria entrance of Bellingham Memorial School (130 Blackstone Street) from 11:30 am- 1:00 pm.


Click on the link for more information: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1n6n4RGLdKFp_P59DX0GH7WcCSCuW0fQvOE_mD9S-qTU/edit?usp=sharing


Click here to view an update from our Food Service Director, Liz Bell: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1eJKqJIo9vXbXkjkwGMbL96D4kBmgb6aVJjEcZmhuI2I/edit?usp=sharing


Stall Brook Food Pantry: Students who access our food pantry can pick up their food backpack on Mondays from 11:30-12:30. Numbered back packets will be lined up in the loop. Please find your specific number. Please return the backpack when you pick up for the next week.



Online Learning Options and Supports

Remote Learning Site: While students are at home, this is a perfect time for them to engage in some of the fabulous learning options that occur online. Mrs. Rafferty has consolidated and organized these and created a remote learning site for you to reference.


Please be advised your child’s teacher will be requiring certain online resources. If you are looking for additional online tools, this is a perfect place to find them.


The remote learning site can be found here: https://sites.google.com/bpsdk12.org/bps-remote-learning-resources/home


Students in need of counseling supports

Students in need of counseling support can sign-up to virtually meet with one of our fantastic school counselors.


To set-up a meeting with Mr. Ulm, please email him at Dulm@bpsdk12.org.

To set-up to talk with Ms. Atwater-Rhodes, please go to this website: https://sites.google.com/bpsdk12.org/atwater-rhodes/home


Keep on, Keeping on...You are doing great!


I hope you all have a wonderful (and healthy) week!


Emily Luuri

Stall Brook Elementary School Principal

Bellingham Public Schools

Newsletter- 5/16/20

Hello Stall Brook Families,


Update on Remote Learning


Given the heavy reliance on technology with this new plan, please email me directly at Eluuri@bpsdk12.org if you do not have a device that can access these online platforms and resources.


Additional Information


This is not how I learned Math! Are you looking for new ideas about how to help your child with his/her math work? Mrs. Morgan, Stall Brook's Math Specialist, is here to help! Next week, she will be offering support sessions for parents. Please complete the brief survey so she can plan sessions based upon your specific needs and questions. These live sessions with Mrs. Morgan will provide information about the current math models, tools, strategies and ideas for supporting your child at home. Once she has collected family responses, she will send out zoom links for the specific areas of interest.

Math Support Survey


Title 1 Parent Survey - Please take the Bellingham Public School Title 1 parent survey. The purpose of this survey is to find out how the federally funded Title I School-Wide Program is meeting its goals as described in the 2019-2020 Title I School-Wide Program Plan. We need your responses as part of grant requirements in order to retain our future Title I funding. Your answers will also assist in the evaluation of the current program and the planning of future programs.


PLEASE BASE YOUR ANSWERS ON THE TIME PRIOR TO THE SCHOOL CLOSURE - AUGUST 2019 TO MARCH 2020.


Please respond by Friday, June 12, 2020. Thank you!


Click the link below to take the survey:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScVQrly1VxGXuWYcVtk8AIGWwQN3d1Oc_3VCJ8iyAvapKyr6A/viewform


Title I Parent Survey


Picking up student belongings: I have gotten many questions regarding our plans for families to pick up student belongings. We are currently working on a plan and will share the details of it within the next few weeks. If there is something that your child needs (e.g., glasses, ect.), please email your student’s teacher. I will work with the teacher to locate the item and schedule a time for you to pick it up.


Families in Need


Breakfast and Lunch for students: We are happy to announce that all Bellingham children under the age of 18 can access meals at no cost. Effective 4/27/2020, you will be able to pick up 2 breakfasts and lunches on Mondays, 2 breakfasts and lunches on Wednesdays, and 3 breakfasts and 3 lunches on Friday per child. There is no paperwork or application required. Drive-through service will be available at the side cafeteria entrance of Bellingham Memorial School (130 Blackstone Street) from 11:30 am- 1:00 pm.


Click on the link for more information: https://docs.google.com/document/d/14F2f15CycIYMXGqh5-4tOENVrS75lhX3RYJ72fI-wcQ/edit?usp=sharing


Stall Brook Food Pantry: Students who access our food pantry can pick up their food backpack on Mondays from 11:30-12:30. Numbered back packets will be lined up in the loop. Please find your specific number. Please return the backpack when you pick up for the next week.



Online Learning Options and Supports


Remote Learning Site: While students are at home, this is a perfect time for them to engage in some of the fabulous learning options that occur online. Mrs. Rafferty has consolidated and organized these and created a remote learning site for you to reference.


Please be advised your child’s teacher will be requiring certain online resources. If you are looking for additional online tools, this is a perfect place to find them.


The remote learning site can be found here: https://sites.google.com/bpsdk12.org/bps-remote-learning-resources/home


Students in need of counseling supports


Students in need of counseling support can sign-up to virtually meet with one of our fantastic school counselors.


To set-up a meeting with Mr. Ulm, please email him at Dulm@bpsdk12.org.

To set-up to talk with Ms. Atwater-Rhodes, please go to this website: https://sites.google.com/bpsdk12.org/atwater-rhodes/home


If you have questions and would like support from one of our support staff, please complete this form: https://forms.gle/kgWPGP3iy9MCpagh8


Keep on, Keeping on...You are doing great!


I hope you all have a wonderful (and healthy) week!


Emily Luuri

Stall Brook Elementary School Principal

Bellingham Public Schools

Newsletter- 5/9/20

Hello Stall Brook Families,


Update on Remote Learning


Given the heavy reliance on technology with this new plan, please email me directly at Eluuri@bpsdk12.org if you do not have a device that can access these online platforms and resources.


Additional Information


Medication Pick up: If your child has medication located in the nurse's office, Mrs. McCarthy will be at the school for you to pick up on Wednesday, 5/13 from 8-11. Please stay in your car. She will come to your car, get your student's name, and deliver the medication.


If this day/time does not work for you, please email her directly at Jmccarthy@BPSDK12.org to schedule a pickup time.


Picking up student belongings: Questions have been raised regarding our plan for families to pick up student's belongings. We are currently working on a plan and will share the details of it within the next few weeks. If there is something that your child needs (e.g., glasses, ect.), please email your student’s teacher. I will work with the teacher to locate the item and schedule a time for you to pick it up.


Report Cards: Given that the school closure will encompass Term 3 in its entirety, we will need to adjust the way we report on student progress when we complete report cards in June. Typically, students would receive ratings indicating their performance level on standards in each of the content areas, their special subjects, and on social responsibility and work habits. Considering the information that would be needed to complete these ratings and our inability to conduct the tasks needed to assess student mastery, we will not be assigning ratings on the standards for Term 3, but rather using them to guide a narrative instead.


For Term 3, we will utilize a narrative format in the comments section located at the end of the report card. This narrative will need to address the following:


  • A summary statement of the engagement seen in the remote learning environment

  • A summary statement of the learning seen during the time fo the closure on the priority standards identified by DESE

  • Recommendations for skills to review/practice over the summer months

  • Placement for the upcoming school year


Parent Presentation: Increasing Engagement in online learning - Thank you all who participated in our parent sessions this week on strategies to increase student engagement with online learning. If you would like to view the presentation, it can be accessed here: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1slBgBdztrR6ToQgwrBNmMTgXEIETuScMPY4_KbiH13I/edit?usp=sharing


If you have questions and would like support from one of our support staff, please complete this form: https://forms.gle/kgWPGP3iy9MCpagh8


Student video for Teacher Appreciation Week - Thank you from all of our staff at Stall Brook for the Teacher Appreciation Video. Being away from our students has been difficult and this video sheds a little light during this time. The Stall Brook educators really appreciated seeing our students!!! Thank you, Mrs. Heather Trudeau and the PTO for organizing this activity!


The video can be viewed here: https://youtu.be/K35HdR8Wiik


Grade 3 Committee Update: (from the 3rd-grade committee) -


Calling all third-grade parents! We need your pictures of your children homeschooling over the last few months to be included in the memory book! Please send your pictures to


http://Plicbooks.com/go/UDjEB BY MONDAY MAY 11! Please do not send any pictures of Google hangouts as they cannot be put into the yearbook. Thanks!



Families in Need


Breakfast and Lunch for students: We are happy to announce that all Bellingham children under the age of 18 can access meals at no cost. Effective 4/27/2020, you will be able to pick up 2 breakfasts and lunches on Mondays, 2 breakfasts and lunches on Wednesdays, and 3 breakfasts and 3 lunches on Friday per child. There is no paperwork or application required. Drive-through service will be available at the side cafeteria entrance of Bellingham Memorial School (130 Blackstone Street) from 11:30 am- 1:00 pm.


Click on the link for more information: https://docs.google.com/document/d/14F2f15CycIYMXGqh5-4tOENVrS75lhX3RYJ72fI-wcQ/edit?usp=sharing


Stall Brook Food Pantry: Students who access our food pantry can pick up their food backpack on Mondays from 11:30-12:30. Numbered back packets will be lined up in the loop. Please find your specific number. Please return the backpack when you pick up for the next week.


Online Learning Options and Supports


Remote Learning Site: While students are at home, this is a perfect time for them to engage in some of the fabulous learning options that occur online. Mrs. Rafferty has consolidated and organized these and created a remote learning site for you to reference.


Please be advised your child’s teacher will be requiring certain online resources. If you are looking for additional online tools, this is a perfect place to find them.


The remote learning site can be found here: https://sites.google.com/bpsdk12.org/bps-remote-learning-resources/home


Students in Need of Counseling Supports

Students in need of counseling support can sign-up to virtually meet with one of our fantastic school counselors.

To set-up a meeting with Mr. Ulm, please email him at Dulm@bpsdk12.org.

To set-up to talk with Ms. Atwater-Rhodes, please go to this website: https://sites.google.com/bpsdk12.org/atwater-rhodes/home


Keep on, Keeping on...You are doing great!


I hope you all have a wonderful (and healthy) week!


Emily Luuri

Stall Brook Elementary School Principal

Bellingham Public Schools

Newsletter - 5/2/20


Hello Stall Brook Families,


We made it to May! You (and your student) are doing a fantastic job! Keep up the great work! Here are a few important things to be aware of:


Update on Remote Learning

(Similar to last week) This week: Teachers will continue to use the online learning platform (e.g., SeeSaw or Google Classroom) to share information and assignments for students. These assignments will be a combination of videos, activities, projects, and time on online learning tools (e.g., Lalilo, i-READY, etc.).


Given the heavy reliance on technology with this new plan, please email me directly at Eluuri@bpsdk12.org if you do not have a device that can access these online platforms and resources.


Additional Information


Feedback Survey on Remote Learning Plans - Thank you to all who completed the remote learning survey! We had 172 replies (out of 270 families)! Click here to view a brief summary of the results and the next steps!


Increasing student engagement: As we continue our online learning, students may start to decline in their engagement. If this occurs, we are here to help. If you are experiencing student refusal or would like support with creating daily schedules or student reinforcement systems, the Stall Brook support staff (administration, counselors, and behavior specialists) will be holding Zoom sessions for each grade. This session will consist of a quick overview of simple strategies to increase student engagement. It will end with a question and answer time.


The Zoom sessions will be held on the following days for each grade:

Grade K - Wednesday (May 6th) from 6-6:45 PM

Grade 1 - Wednesday (May 6th) from 7-7:45 PM

Grade 2 - Thursday (May 7th) from 6-6:45 PM

Grade 3 - Thursday (May 7th) from 7-7:45 PM


****Mark your calendars. The Zoom links will be sent out soon.


If you have a question that is situation-specific and would like support from one of our support staff, please complete this form: https://forms.gle/kgWPGP3iy9MCpagh8



Teacher Appreciation Week: We have AMAZING teachers at Stall Brook and this is the week that we celebrate them. Make sure you send your teacher(s) some extra love this week!

Our fabulous PTO has given some ideas for you to show you appreciation!

*Monday: Virtual Thank you: create your own thank you card for your teacher/ staff member and email it

*Tuesday: Virtual Bouquet: Create a flower or color a flower for your teacher/staff member and email it

*Wednesday/Thursday: write a kind word or sentence about your teacher or favorite staff member and email it.

*Friday: A surprise! More info to come.



Message from our homes to yours: The Stall Brook staff wanted to send a message from our homes to yours! A big THANK YOU to Mrs. Crawford for putting this together!!!!!!


We miss you and are so proud of you!


Click here to view the video: https://video214.com/play/15ind3yS3Yyd16JgFD0rdg/s/dark


Placement letter - Even though this year things look a little different for us, it is that time we begin planning for next year. Please see this letter regarding if you have any input for our consideration when placing your child next year: https://docs.google.com/document/d/18g3rPOI0EfZjFLR2HAIhUqMG1iagr63cbcrRAMXrmCY/edit?usp=sharing



Shamrock Shuffle refund (Grades 1 and 2 only): Please see the following letter from your PTO Vice President, Kate Kiley:


Hello Parents-

Due to the announcement by Governor Baker that school will not be back in session this school year we will be unable to reschedule the 1st and 2nd Grade Shamrock Shuffle. If you had replied that you and your child/children were coming to the dance please respond to the survey link below so we can make amends with your money. If you did not reply that you were coming please disregard this survey. Thank you for your time and please continue to stay safe, stay distant and wash your hands.

Kate Kiley Stall Brook PTO, Vice President



https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1RZF5i4LOebarRgN3co8HkNL9ygcRHfUuaFpM3_FJh4w/edit



Families in Need


Breakfast and Lunch for students: We are happy to announce that all Bellingham children under the age of 18 can access meals at no cost. Effective 4/27/2020, you will be able to pick up 2 breakfasts and lunches on Mondays, 2 breakfasts and lunches on Wednesdays, and 3 breakfasts and 3 lunches on Friday per child. There is no paperwork or application required. Drive-through service will be available at the side cafeteria entrance of Bellingham Memorial School (130 Blackstone Street) from 11:30 am- 1:00 pm.


Click on the link for more information: https://docs.google.com/document/d/14F2f15CycIYMXGqh5-4tOENVrS75lhX3RYJ72fI-wcQ/edit?usp=sharing


Stall Brook Food Pantry: Students who access our food pantry can pick up their food backpack on Mondays from 11:30-12:30. Numbered back packets will be lined up in the loop. Please find your specific number. Please return the backpack when you pick up for the next week.


Families in need of assistance: Food is available at Connected & Inspired (1048 S. Main St. Bellingham). If you are interested in donating food, drop off is on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10-12. Food pickups are available from 1-3.


Online Learning Options and Supports


Remote Learning Site: While students are at home, this is a perfect time for them to engage in some of the fabulous learning options that occur online. Mrs. Rafferty has consolidated and organized these and created a remote learning site for you to reference.


Please be advised your child’s teacher will be requiring certain online resources. If you are looking for additional online tools, this is a perfect place to find them.


The remote learning site can be found here: https://sites.google.com/bpsdk12.org/bps-remote-learning-resources/home


Students in need of counseling supports

Students in need of counseling support can sign-up to virtually meet with one of our fantastic school counselors.


To set-up a meeting with Mr. Ulm, please email him at Dulm@bpsdk12.org.

To set-up to talk with Ms. Atwater-Rhodes, please go to this website: https://sites.google.com/bpsdk12.org/atwater-rhodes/home


Keep on, Keeping on (you are doing great)

We are all in this together! Let’s keep the home-school lines of communication open and continue to do the best we can!


If you have ANY questions or need help please reach out to your classroom teacher, specialist, or myself!


I hope you all have a wonderful (and healthy) week!


Emily Luuri

Stall Brook Elementary School Principal

Bellingham Public Schools

Newsletter- 4/25/20

I hope you all had a wonderful vacation! Here are a few important things to be aware of:



Update on Remote Learning


(Similar to last week) This week: Teachers will continue to use the online learning platform (e.g., SeeSaw or Google Classroom) to share information and assignments for students. These assignments will be a combination of videos, activities, projects, and time on online learning tools (e.g., Lalilo, i-READY, etc.).


Given the heavy reliance on technology with this new plan, please email me directly at Eluuri@bpsdk12.org if you do not have a device that can access these online platforms and resources.


Additional Information



Message from our homes to yours: The Stall Brook staff wanted to send a message from our homes to yours! A big THANK YOU to Mrs. Crawford for putting this together!!!!!!


We miss you and are so proud of you! Click here to view the video: https://video214.com/play/15ind3yS3Yyd16JgFD0rdg/s/dark



Placement letter - Even though this year things look a little different for us, it is that time we begin planning for next year. Please see this letter regarding if you have any input for our consideration when placing your child next year.


https://docs.google.com/document/d/18g3rPOI0EfZjFLR2HAIhUqMG1iagr63cbcrRAMXrmCY/edit?usp=sharing



Shamrock Shuffle refund (Grades 1 and 2 only): Please see the following letter from your PTO Vice President, Kate Kiley:


Hello Parents-

Due to the announcement by Governor Baker that school will not be back in session this school year we will be unable to reschedule the 1st and 2nd Grade Shamrock Shuffle. If you had replied that you and your child/children were coming to the dance please respond to the survey link below so we can make amends with your money. If you did not reply that you were coming please disregard this survey. Thank you for your time and please continue to stay safe, stay distant and wash your hands.

Kate Kiley Stall Brook PTO, Vice President



https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1RZF5i4LOebarRgN3co8HkNL9ygcRHfUuaFpM3_FJh4w/edit



Feedback Survey on Remote Learning Plans - Thank you to all who completed the remote learning survey! We had 172 replies (out of 270 families)! This week, Stall Brook educators will be analyzing this information. The results will be shared with families shortly!



Families in Need


Breakfast and Lunch for students: We are happy to announce that all Bellingham children under the age of 18 can access meals at no cost. Effective 4/27/2020, you will be able to pick up 2 breakfasts and lunches on Mondays, 2 breakfasts and lunches on Wednesdays, and 3 breakfasts and 3 lunches on Friday per child. There is no paperwork or application required. Drive-through service will be available at the side cafeteria entrance of Bellingham Memorial School (130 Blackstone Street) from 11:30 am- 1:00 pm.


Click on the link for more information: https://docs.google.com/document/d/14F2f15CycIYMXGqh5-4tOENVrS75lhX3RYJ72fI-wcQ/edit?usp=sharing


Stall Brook Food Pantry: Students who access our food pantry can pick up their food backpack on Mondays from 11:30-12:30. Numbered back packets will be lined up in the loop. Please find your specific number. Please return the backpack when you pick up for the next week.


Families in need of assistance: Food is available at Connected & Inspired (1048 S. Main St. Bellingham). If you are interested in donating food, drop off is on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10-12. Food pickups are available from 1-3.


Online Learning Options and Supports


Remote Learning Site: While students are at home, this is a perfect time for them to engage in some of the fabulous learning options that occur online. Mrs. Rafferty has consolidated and organized these and created a remote learning site for you to reference.


Please be advised your child’s teacher will be requiring certain online resources. If you are looking for additional online tools, this is a perfect place to find them.


The remote learning site can be found here: https://sites.google.com/bpsdk12.org/bps-remote-learning-resources/home


Students in need of counseling supports


Students in need of counseling support can sign-up to virtually meet with one of our fantastic school counselors.


To set-up a meeting with Mr. Ulm, please email him at Dulm@bpsdk12.org.

To set-up to talk with Ms. Atwater-Rhodes, please go to this website: https://sites.google.com/bpsdk12.org/atwater-rhodes/home



Keep on, Keeping on (you are doing great)


I hope you all enjoyed the days we had off this week. With the announcement of the extension of remote learning to the end of the school year, many are feeling a little anxious about continuing this path. Please know, we are here for you and your child. Please communicate with us about your circumstances so we can meet the needs of all of our students and support families to the extent possible.


If you have ANY questions or need help please reach out to your classroom teacher, specialist, or myself!


I hope you all have a wonderful (and healthy) week!


Emily Luuri

Stall Brook Elementary School Principal

Bellingham Public Schools

Newsletter - 4/18/20

Another week in the books! Here are a few important things to be aware of:


Update on Remote Learning


(Similar to last week) This week: Teachers will continue to use the online learning platform (e.g., SeeSaw or Google Classroom) to share information and assignments for students. This week, all students should receive a weekly view of assignments (due to the days off this week, educators will provide assignments for just two days) to be completed at your student’s pace and time. These assignments will be a combination of videos, activities, and projects. Students will also be assigned time on one or more of the following online tools:

  1. Grades K: Lalilo

  2. Grades 1 and 2: i-Ready (Reading), i-Ready (Math), Lalilio

  3. Grade 3: i-Ready (Reading) and i-Ready (Math)


We want to ensure families are able to access these assignments with a minimal level of stress. Please communicate with your child’s teacher if you are feeling overwhelmed with the activities. You and the teacher can adjust this workload to meet your child’s needs.


Please also share if there are barriers that are prohibiting you/your child from accessing the work (e.g., you are working long hours, someone in the household is sick, etc). Our biggest priority is everyone’s health and safety during this time. We thank you for your open line of communication during this time!


Please note, the tasks assigned can be done at the student’s own pace and at the time they chose. Educators have been asked to create tasks for the whole week, but also provide a suggested breakdown if students would like to engage in some work each day. Students and families can identify when the best time is for them to accomplish tasks.


Given the heavy reliance on technology with this new plan, please email me directly at Eluuri@bpsdk12.org if you do not have a device that can access these online platforms and resources.


Additional Information


Feedback Survey on Remote Learning Plans - Please give us feedback on how our remote learning plan is going for you and your student! This information is imperative to help us shape our learning plan activities as we go forward! Please complete the below survey by Wednesday, 4/22.


If you have more than one student at Stall Brook, please complete one survey for each of your students.


Please click on the online platform your child uses to take the survey:

SeeSaw survey - https://forms.gle/pcKwFzuNFNmtZbjH8

Google Classroom survey - https://forms.gle/ukcVwPrut6aoKVr49



School-issued Gmail Accounts/Usernames - All students in Grades 3-12 will be issued a school Gmail account. All accounts except Grades 11-12 will be restricted to the @bpsdk12.org domain. Grades 3-10 will only be able to send/receive within the school domain. Grades 11-12 will be treated the same as teacher/staff Gmail accounts with the ability to send/receive globally. NOTE: All District Google/Gmail accounts residing in the domain @bpsdk12.org are continually monitored on and off school property. This is in accordance with the CIPA (Children’s Internet Protection Act) of 2000. Additionally, all school-related email accounts are considered public domain.


If teachers are engaging in virtual meetings with students, all students were issued Google usernames and passwords to give them access to these google hangouts. These Google usernames/passwords do not have the email feature turned on. If you have questions about how to access hangouts, please reach out to your child’s teachers. Please note, at this time virtual meetings are not an expectation of our teachers. They are allowed to engage in these only if they choose.



April Break: Due to the current situation, there was some debate over the best thing for students with regard to having an April Break (where students would not engage in schoolwork) or having students continue their remote learning through the week of April 20th through the 24th. On April 9th, the school committee voted on a hybrid model where our students will not be engaging in remote learning on Monday, April 20th, Thursday, April 23rd, and Friday, April 24th. Students will engage in remote learning on April 21st and 22nd. We feel this is the best compromise for continuing the remote learning flow but still providing some reprieve for students (and families) that require it.



Families in Need


Breakfast and Lunch for students: ***Please note, breakfast/lunch will not be available on Monday (4/20) due to the holiday.


We are happy to announce that all Bellingham children under the age of 18 can access meals at no cost. Effective 4/27/2020, you will be able to pick up 2 breakfasts and lunches on Mondays, 2 breakfasts and lunches on Wednesdays, and 3 breakfasts and 3 lunches on Friday per child. There is no paperwork or application required. Drive-through service will be available at the side cafeteria entrance of Bellingham Memorial School (130 Blackstone Street) from 11:30 am- 1:00 pm.


Click on the link for more information: https://docs.google.com/document/d/14F2f15CycIYMXGqh5-4tOENVrS75lhX3RYJ72fI-wcQ/edit?usp=sharing


Stall Brook Food Pantry: Students who access our food pantry can pick up their food backpack on Mondays from 11:30-12:30. Numbered back packets will be lined up in the loop. Please find your specific number. Please return the backpack when you pick up for the next week.


Families in need of assistance: Food is available at Connected & Inspired (1048 S. Main St. Bellingham). If you are interested in donating food, drop off is on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10-12. Food pickups are available from 1-3.


Please see the latest Facebook message (4/17/20) from Carolyn Foster-Denisi regarding this food pantry:


“UPDATE: This week, we served around 100 families at the Bellingham Food Initiative located at Connected & Inspired (1048 S Main St) in Bellingham! Thank you to all who have either volunteered or donated food and money, because this would not be possible otherwise! We need to replenish in all areas for next week, including bread, milk, eggs, sides, soups, canned veggies, juice, pasta & sauce, Pb&j, and everything else that you can think of! You can also donate gift cards or Venmo to Carolyn-Denisi-1 and we can shop for you.

As in previous weeks, if you need to have someone pick up groceries or a donation from you over the weekend, pm me and we can make that happen!”



Online Learning Options and Supports


Remote Learning Site: While students are at home, this is a perfect time for them to engage in some of the fabulous learning options that occur online. Mrs. Rafferty has consolidated and organized these and created a remote learning site for you to reference.


Please be advised your child’s teacher will be requiring certain online resources. If you are looking for additional online tools, this is a perfect place to find them.


The remote learning site can be found here: https://sites.google.com/bpsdk12.org/bps-remote-learning-resources/home


Students in need of counseling supports


Students in need of counseling support can sign-up to virtually meet with one of our fantastic school counselors.


To set-up a meeting with Mr. Ulm, please email him at Dulm@bpsdk12.org.

To set-up to talk with Ms. Atwater-Rhodes, please go to this website: https://sites.google.com/bpsdk12.org/atwater-rhodes/home


Keep on, Keeping on (you are doing great)


I hope you all enjoy the days we have off this week. Take time to recharge and spend quality time with your families. Please remember, if you or your student is having difficulty accessing or completing the assigned tasks, reach out to your child’s teacher. We want to ensure this time is not overwhelming for students (and families) and all are successfully accessing learning to the extent possible!


If you have ANY questions or need help please reach out to your classroom teacher, specialist, or myself!


I hope you all have a wonderful (and healthy) week!


Emily Luuri

Stall Brook Elementary School Principal

Bellingham Public Schools

Newsletter - 4/11/20

Hello Stall Brook Families,


Another successful remote learning week in the books!!! Here are a few important things to be aware of:


Update on Remote Learning


As we continue our slow roll-out, teachers will be adding activities to the online learning platform to be completed in conjunction with the grade dependent online learning tools (e.g., i-READY, Lalilo, etc.). I have provided you with basic information for this week (below). More specific information will be shared by your child’s teacher.


Please note, the tasks assigned can be done at the student’s own pace and at the time they chose. Educators have been asked to create tasks for the whole week, but also provide a suggested breakdown if students would like to engage in some work each day. Students and families can identify when the best time is for them to accomplish tasks.

All in all, we would like students to be engaged in school work of some kind (this can be watching videos, engaging in online resources, or doing activities/projects assigned by their teacher or through self-directed learning) for approximately three hours per day.


This week: Teachers will continue to use the online learning platform (e.g., SeeSaw or Google Classroom) to share information and assignments for students. This week, all students should receive a weekly view of assignments to be completed at your student's pace and time. These assignments will be a combination of videos, activities, and projects. Students will also be assigned time on one or more of the following online tools:

***Grades K: Lalilo

***Grades 1 and 2: i-Ready (Reading), i-Ready (Math), Lalilio

***Grade 3: i-Ready (Reading) and i-Ready (Math)


Your student’s teacher(s) will be reaching out to identify how things are going at home. Please reach out to them with any questions, struggles, or concerns.


Given the heavy reliance on technology with this new plan, please email me directly at Eluuri@bpsdk12.org if you do not have a device that can access these online platforms and resources.


Additional Information


April Break: Due to the current situation, there was some debate over the best thing for students with regard to having an April Break (where students would not engage in schoolwork) or having students continue their remote learning through the week of April 20th through the 24th. On April 9th, the school committee voted on a hybrid model where our students will not be engaging in remote learning on Monday, April 20th, Thursday, April 23rd, and Friday, April 24th. Students will engage in remote learning on April 21st and 22nd. We feel this is the best compromise for continuing the remote learning flow but still providing some reprieve for students (and families) that require it.



Please be patient: During this unprecedented time, I am proud of the remote learning plans all of our educators have created and successfully rolled out to families. Please note, that educators are doing the best they can with managing remote learning and families (just as you all are). Please be patient when contacting teachers. Each educator's plan is slightly different and includes different components. Please refrain from comparing learning plans as each are designed to be the best fit for individual teacher and classroom of students. All educators have developed thorough learning plans that I am monitoring closely. I would like to thank our educators for their hard work in this process and their continued dedication to this new way of teaching that keeps everyone safe and still continues educating our students.



Families in Need


Breakfast and Lunch for students who qualified for free and reduced meals: We are happy to announce that all Bellingham children under the age of 18 can access meals at no cost. Effective immediately, you can pick up 2 breakfasts and lunches on Mondays and 3 breakfasts and lunches on Wednesdays per child. This will allow you to have 5 of each meal to cover the school week. There is no paperwork or application required. Drive-through service will be available at the side cafeteria entrance of Bellingham Memorial School (130 Blackstone Street) from 11:30 am- 1:00 pm.

Click on the link for more information: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ZG2tSmFguXXR0Nc_4RKLRqt9MRW9lhO3OgFKhMKcmIM/edit?usp=sharing


Stall Brook Food Pantry: Students who access our food pantry can pick up their food backpack this week on Monday from 11:30-12:30. Starting next week, our backpack pickup will be on Wednesdays (4/8). Numbered back packets will be lined up in the loop. Please find your specific number. Please return the backpack when you pick up for the next week.


Families in need of assistance: Food is available at Connected & Inspired (1048 S. Main St. Bellingham). If you are interested in donating food, drop off is on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10-12. Food pickups are available from 1-3.



Online Learning Options and Supports


Remote Learning Site: While students are at home, this is a perfect time for them to engage in some of the fabulous learning options that occur online. Mrs. Rafferty has consolidated and organized these and created a remote learning site for your to reference.


Please be advised your child’s teacher will be requiring certain online resources. If you are looking for additional online tools, this is a perfect place to find them.


The remote learning site can be found here: https://sites.google.com/bpsdk12.org/bps-remote-learning-resources/home


Students in need of counseling supports


Students in need of counseling support can sign-up to virtually meet with one of our fantastic school counselors.


To set-up to talk with Mr. Ulm, please email him at Dulm@bpsdk12.org.

To set-up to talk with Ms. Atwater-Rhodes, please go to this website: https://sites.google.com/bpsdk12.org/atwater-rhodes/home


Keep on, Keeping on (you are doing great)


Our remote learning plan is in full swing and I could not be prouder of all of our students, staff, and families. This is a difficult time for many people and we want you to know we are here for you! If you or your student is having difficulty accessing or completing the assigned tasks, please reach out to your child’s teacher. We want to ensure this time is not overwhelming for students (and families) and all are successfully accessing learning to the extent possible!


If you have ANY questions or need help please reach out to your classroom teacher, specialist, or myself!


I hope you all have a wonderful (and healthy) week!


Emily Luuri

Stall Brook Elementary School Principal

Bellingham Public Schools

Newsletter - 4/4/20


Happy April! I hope this newsletter finds everyone well and healthy! Here are a few important things to be aware of:


Update on Remote Learning


Given the extension to return to school on May 4th, we have created an updated remote learning plan. Last week, I began providing you with a basic outline of what students should have accessed during the week. I have provided you with basic information for this week (below). More specific information will be shared by your child’s teacher.


As stated last week, we are focusing our plan on a slow-rollout, where we put pieces in place each week to work up to the completed plan. Here is a recap of the work we did last week:


Last week: All teachers began using an online learning platform (either Google Classroom or SeeSaw, depending on the grade of your child). Last week, teachers became familiar with the platform, set up their classrooms, and assigned some simple activities to engage students/families.


Resources for getting to know these online platforms can be found on our remote learning website: https://sites.google.com/bpsdk12.org/bps-remote-learning-resources/home

(On the top left there are tabs for either SeeSaw or Google Classroom.)


Students were asked to sign up for online resources (if they hadn’t done so already). They were as follows:

1. Grades K: Lalilo

2. Grades 1 and 2: i-Ready (Reading), i-Ready (Math), Lalilio

3. Grade 3: i-Ready (Reading) and i-Ready (Math)


This week we are looking to accomplish the following:

This week: Teachers will be using the online learning platform (either Google Classroom or SeeSaw) to post the weekly assignments which will include a combination of activities to get students/families familiar with the online platform, as well as specific online resources for each grade level (see online resources above).


Going Forward: As stated above, we are focusing on a slow rollout where we add pieces of the remote learning plan until all parts are accessible to students. We are aiming to have this remote learning plan in full swing by April 13th!


The tasks assigned can be done at the student’s own pace and at the time they chose. Educators have been asked to create tasks for the whole week, but also provide a suggested breakdown if students would like to engage in some work each day. Students and families can identify when the best time is for them to accomplish tasks.


All in all, we would like students to be engaged in school work of some kind (this can be watching videos, engaging in online resources, or doing activities/projects assigned by their teacher or through self-directed learning) for approximately three hours per day.


Your student’s teacher(s) will be reaching out to identify how things are going at home. Please reach out to them with any questions!


Given the heavy reliance on technology with this new plan, please email me directly at Eluuri@bpsdk12.org if you do not have access to a device that can access these online platforms and resources.


Video Conferencing


Some educators will be requesting video conferencing with individual or groups of students. During these interactions, educators will read the following brief disclaimer:


“We are now going to begin a remote learning opportunity through the use of video communication. It is important that we continue to respect the privacy and intellectual property rights of our school community – our teachers and our students. By participating in remote learning today, you agree that you may not save, record, share, or post this session or any photos from this session. I also agree that I will not save, record, share or post this session or any photos from this session. The rules in school apply to this remote classroom experience. Students must treat each other with respect during our time together and must obey school rules. If you or your parents do not agree to these rules, please disconnect from this session and contact me to receive an alternative learning packet.”


Please let us know if you have any questions!


Families in Need


Breakfast and Lunch for students who qualified for free and reduced meals: (See updated information below)*****

We are happy to announce that all Bellingham children under the age of 18 can access meals at no cost. Effective immediately, you can pick up 2 breakfasts and lunches on Mondays and 3 breakfasts and lunches on Wednesdays per child. This will allow you to have 5 of each meal to cover the school week. There is no paperwork or application required. Drive-through service will be available at the side cafeteria entrance of Bellingham Memorial School (130 Blackstone Street) from 11:30 am- 1:00 pm.


Click on the link for more information: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ZG2tSmFguXXR0Nc_4RKLRqt9MRW9lhO3OgFKhMKcmIM/edit?usp=sharing


Stall Brook Food Pantry: Students who access our food pantry can pick up their food backpack this week on Monday from 11:30-12:30. Starting next week, our backpack pickup will be on Wednesdays (4/8). Numbered back packets will be lined up in the loop. Please find your specific number. Please return the backpack when you pick up for the next week.


Families in need of assistance: Food is available at Connected & Inspired (1048 S. Main St. Bellingham). If you are interested in donating food, drop off is on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10-12. Food pickups are available from 1-3.


Please see Carolyn Foster-Denisi on the Stall Brook Facebook site from 4/1 with regard to donations:

Some ideas needed for donations: canned tuna(and maybe some squeeze bottles of mayo to mix with the tuna), mac&chz, cereal, spaghettio’s, canned ravioli, soup, Pb&J, pasta & sauce (sauce is really needed with the pasta), pasta sides, bags of apples, bananas, bags of carrots, baby oranges, applesauce. Thank you!!


Online Learning Options and Supports


Remote Learning Site: While students are at home, this is a perfect time for them to engage in some of the fabulous learning options that occur online. Mrs. Rafferty has consolidated and organized these and created a remote learning site for your to reference.


Please be advised your child’s teacher will be requiring certain online resources. If you are looking for additional online tools, this is a perfect place to find them.


The remote learning site can be found here: https://sites.google.com/bpsdk12.org/bps-remote-learning-resources/home


Students in need of Counseling Supports


Students in need of counseling support can sign-up to virtually meet with one of our fantastic school counselors.


To set-up to talk with Mr. Ulm, please email him at Dulm@bpsdk12.org.

To set-up to talk with Ms. Atwater-Rhodes, please go to this website: https://sites.google.com/bpsdk12.org/atwater-rhodes/home


Keep on, Keeping on (you are doing great)


We are starting to get into the swing of things! As always, we are grateful for your support and effort in continuing this journey with us. We are here to support you. Through this time, teachers will be checking in as students continue to engage in the online platform and online resources. If you have ANY questions or need help please reach out to your classroom teacher, specialist, or myself!


I hope you all have a wonderful (and healthy) week!


Emily Luuri

Stall Brook Elementary School Principal

Bellingham Public Schools

Newsletter - 3/28/20

Hello Stall Brook Families,


Another week down! I hope this newsletter finds everyone well and healthy! Here are a few important things to be aware of:


Update on Remote Learning


As stated in Mr. Marano’s email to families, given the extension to return to school for May 4th, we have created an updated remote learning plan. I will provide a basic outline of what students will be accessing this week. More specific information will be shared by your child’s teacher. We are focusing our plan on a slow-rollout, where we will begin to put pieces in place each week to work up to the completed plan. This week we are looking to accomplish the following:


Online Learning Platform: All teachers will be using an online learning platform (either Google Classroom or SeeSaw, depending on the grade of your child). Kindergarten through second grade will be using SeeSaw and third grade will be using Google Classroom.


This week classroom teachers are tasked with becoming familiar with the platform and setting up their classroom. This will include inviting families and possibly assigning fun challenges like posting a picture or a video so all can become familiar with the platforms' features. Please be patient as some teachers have not used these platforms before. If your classroom has already used the platform and everyone is familiar, these teachers may choose to engage in different activities.


Resources for getting to know these online platforms can be found on our remote learning website: https://sites.google.com/bpsdk12.org/bps-remote-learning-resources/home


On the website, there are tabs located on the top left for either SeeSaw or Google Classroom.


Online Resources: In our learning plan, we have identified the required online resources we want students to access. If students haven’t done so already, this week we ask that students sign into:

***Grades K: Lalilo

***Grades 1 and 2: i-Ready (Reading), i-Ready (math), Lalilio

***Grade 3: i-Ready (Reading) and i-Ready (math)

(Please see the section below on “Online Resources” for information on i-Ready login).


***Again, more information will be coming from your child’s teacher this week about how to login to these sites. Our goal is for all students to be on these sites by Friday of this week (4/3).


Going Forward: For those of you who are wondering what the completed plan will look like, it is our hope that teachers will post daily tasks for students to do each day. We anticipate to rollout different parts of the plan, adding to the previous ones, for the next few weeks. We are aiming to have this remote learning plan in full swing by April 13.


The tasks assigned can be done at the student's own pace and at the time they chose. All in all, we would like students to be engaged in school work of some kind (this can be watching videos, engaging in online resources, or doing activities/projects assigned by their teacher or through self-directed learning) for approximately three hours per day.


Given the heavy reliance on technology with this new plan, please email me directly at Eluuri@bpsdk12.org if you do not have access to a device that can access these online platforms and resources.


Friendly Faces! Teachers give well-wishes!


Ms. Rigamonti was so kind as to create a video before we left of many of our teachers giving well wishes and messages to our students. Thank you, Ms. Rigamonti!

Check it out here: https://youtu.be/1Jmly_cnPPI


Families in Need


Breakfast and Lunch for students who qualified for free and reduced meals: We are happy to announce that all families currently qualified for free and reduced meals can pick up 2 breakfasts and lunches on Mondays and 3 breakfasts and lunches on Wednesdays per district student. This will allow you to have 5 of each meal to cover the school week. Drive-through service will be available at the side cafeteria entrance of Bellingham Memorial School (130 Blackstone Street) from 11:30 am- 1:00 pm.


Click on the link for more information: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1PGwoFILAxY0OljdsoYwbnphU47SLc_yPrOowQRnN6vg/edit


Stall Brook Food Pantry: Students who access our food pantry can pick up their food backpack on Mondays from 11:30-12:30 at Stall Brook. Numbered back packets will be lined up in the loop. Please find your specific number. Please return the backpack at the time you pick up for the next week.


Please see this food resource completed by Mrs. Youkilis:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1SMt4wK7FhB5W41YrPw0vpodUb10XFqFC/view?usp=sharing


Families in need of assistance: Please see a message from Carolyn Foster-Denisi on the Stall Brook Facebook site from 3/26:


Update: Thanks to the generosity of our community this week, we were able to serve 115 families this week, 70 Tuesday and 45 today. Our hours for donation intake will remain as 10-12 Tuesday and Thursday, and picking up for families in need will be 1-3 Tuesday and Thursday. I understand(because I also work full time and have kids) that these times may not work for everyone. For that reason, if you have a bag of non-perishables that you want to donate, and you can't drop off at the regular time, I can grab those this weekend to bring them on Tuesday. Pls pm me if that interests you, so that we can make a plan. Thank you so much and have an amazing weekend! Last but not least, thank you to Nadine, Owner of Connected & Inspired, for being so amazing with her space and her efforts!

Connected & Inspired is located at 1048 S Main Street, Bellingham.


Online Learning Options and Supports


Remote Learning Site: While students are at home, this is a perfect time for them to engage in some of the fabulous learning options that occur online. Mrs. Rafferty has consolidated and organized these and created a remote learning site for your to reference.


Please be advised your child’s teacher will be requiring certain online resources (stated above). If you are looking for additional online tools, this is a perfect place to find them.


The remote learning site can be found here: https://sites.google.com/bpsdk12.org/bps-remote-learning-resources/home



Art Activities:

***Stay creative! Go to our Studio Webpage for remote learning projects and resources: https://sites.google.com/bpsdk12.org/stall-brook-art-studio/art-at-home


***Looking for more? Join Ms.DeLuca on a virtual field trip to the de Cordova Museum! https://youtu.be/g2-KJPXvuAA


P.E. Activities: Check out this document created by Ms. Rothschild with fun P.E. activities for students to do during our time away from school.


Click the link to view this document: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1c3dWvDpgG0aTFJ1H5gyTthgOGIcN2X1VK2QKzxOt3nY/edit?usp=sharing


i-READY issues: If you haven't had a chance yet, be sure to also utilize i-Ready, an online tool we use in school. This is for students in grades 1-3. To accesses i-Ready go to https://login.i-ready.com. This requires a login (info below) and a desktop, laptop, tablet, or ipad. Once they log in, they will be able to access math and reading lessons customized to them.



Here is the i-Ready login information:

First and last initial plus lunch code for username. Password for all is bellingham (all lower)


Example: DC1234

bellingham



There have been some issues regarding accessing the i-Ready online platform. Please be advised that i-ready will not work on Internet Explorer (browser). All others should work. If you are experiencing difficulty, update your browser. If you continue to have trouble, feel free to reach out to our IT staff at dconroy@bpsdk12.org .




Please note, when accessing i-Ready android devices to not work.


Students in need of counseling supports


Students in need of counseling support can sign-up to virtually meet with one of our fantastic school counselors.


To set-up to talk with Mr. Ulm, please email him at Dulm@bpsdk12.org.


To set-up to talk with Ms. Atwater-Rhodes, please go to this website: https://sites.google.com/bpsdk12.org/atwater-rhodes/home


Keep on, Keeping on (you are doing great)


We recognize you are all juggling life right now. We are grateful for your support in continuing to ensure academics is a consistent part of your student's life. We are hoping the daily tasks will help provide structure and continue to keep students engaged during this time away from school.


Through this time, teachers will be checking in and you all will be learning the platform and online resources this week. If you have ANY questions or need help please reach out to your classroom teacher, specialist, or myself!


I hope you all have a wonderful (and healthy) week!


Emily Luuri

Stall Brook Elementary School Principal

Bellingham Public Schools

Newsletter- 3/21/20

Hello Stall Brook Families,

I hope this newsletter finds everyone well and healthy! Here are a few important things to be aware of:


Remote Learning Packets

At this point, all students should have their remote learning packet or it is in the mail. Many families opted to pick these up on Tuesday and others communicated with their teacher about printing them via an email. The remaining packets were dropped off in mailboxes or mailed at the end of the week. I am encouraging all students to participate in these activities as well as access the online resources available at this time.


Thank you to our Fabulous Stall Brook Staff

I would like to take a moment to recognize the hard work and dedication of the Stall Brook staff this past week. Staff worked tirelessly to get the remote learning packets ready, as well as volunteered to pass them out. Many families reached out with gratitude to these educators. I personally cannot thank them enough for all they do every day, but especially during this unprecedented time. We are truly in this together and we are very lucky to have these amazing people on our team! #ProudPrincipal


Families in Need


Breakfast and Lunch for students who qualified for free and reduced meals: We are happy to announce that all families currently qualified for free and reduced meals can pick up 1 breakfast and lunch per district student. In order to provide this opportunity as quickly as possible, we are offering this Friday 3/20. However, effective next week it will be every Tuesday and Thursday until further notice. Drive through service will be available at the side cafeteria entrance of Bellingham Memorial School (130 Blackstone Street) from 11:00 am- 1:00 pm.


Click on the link below to view the flyer: https://drive.google.com/file/d/19PqkIJQ9kUZS-KDY0CFuq4ezicNR0bgJ/view?usp=sharing


Stall Brook Food Pantry: Students who access our food pantry can pick up their food backpack on Mondays from 10-11. Numbered back packets will be lined up in the loop. Please find your specific number. Please return the backpack when you pick up for the next week.


Families in need of assistance: Please see a message from Carolyn Foster-Denisi on the Stall Brook Facebook site from 3/17:


Whether or not you receive assistance from the Bellingham School food pantries and nutrition programs, if you are in need of food/ other items due to the current health and employment crisis, and you are residing in Bellingham, please feel free to visit the Bellingham food initiative at Connected &inspired at 1048 S Main st Bellingham and pack a bag of perishables and non-perishables. We as a community are in this together! ❤️ Open for drop offs 10-12 and pick up 1-3 m-f.


And an updated post from 3/20:


UPDATE: We had about 60 families use our food initiative this week, and about 35-40 just today. For that reason, please continue bringing all the donations that you can on this coming Tuesday and Thursday from 10-12. Some immediate needs are milk, 1/2 gallons of milk, pasta and sauce, peanut butter and jelly, and anything else you can think of! You can also drop them off at the addresses listed in a previous post, if you aren't available at those times. Thank you so much for being such an amazing community!


Online Learning Options and Supports

Remote Learning Site: While students are at home, this is a perfect time for them to engage in some of the fabulous learning options that occur online. Mrs. Rafferty has consolidated and organized these and created a remote learning site for you to reference. Please see the following from Mrs. Rafferty sent 3/19:


In an effort to create a centralized resource for families and staff to access additional materials and supports while schools are closed, we have created a Remote Learning Resource site. This site provides a plethora of optional activities that can be used in addition to those being provided by your child’s teacher(s). There is also a section for families with articles, resources, and links related to Covid-19.


Families can access this site from the homepage of our District Website. The site will be updated daily and I hope that you will visit it regularly. You can also click here to access the site. I hope you find this helpful.


IREADY issues: If you haven't had a chance yet, be sure to also utilize iReady, an online tool we use in school. This is for students in grades 1-3.


To accesses iReady go to https://login.i-ready.com. This requires a login (info below) and a desktop, laptop, tablet, or ipad. Once they log in, they will be able to access math and reading lessons customized to them.


Here is the login information:

First and last initial plus lunch code for username.

Password for all is bellingham (all lower)

Example: DC1234

bellingham


There have been some issues regarding accessing the IREADY online platform. Please be advised that IREADY will not work on Internet Explorer (browser). All other browsers should work. If you are experiencing difficulty, update your browser. If you continue to have trouble, feel free to reach out to our IT staff at dconroy@bpsdk12.org .


Please note, when accessing IREADY android devices will not work.


Specialists sites:


P.E. Activities: Looking for some physical activities while at home? Check out this document created by Ms. Rothschild with fun P.E. activities for students to do during our time away from school. Click the link to view this document: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1c3dWvDpgG0aTFJ1H5gyTthgOGIcN2X1VK2QKzxOt3nY/edit?usp=sharing


Art Activities: Check out this menu of art activities to try created by our art teacher, Ms. DeLuca!


Art Menu (English) - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1PrjLMO6jwCnVBkF-85iRvVZ8W66WLzA9/view?usp=sharing

Art Menu (Portuguese) - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1zYlVztPmB6YJ2V1WCX18tVVrTGyPO1Ko/view?usp=sharing


Also, check out Ms. DeLuca’s art site for some additional ideas: https://sites.google.com/bpsdk12.org/stall-brook-art-studio/art-at-home


Specialist Facebook Groups: Check out our specialists' Facebook page for fun ideas and creative activities to continue to keep students engaged. This page can be viewed on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/1784799725095307/ or they can search "StallBrookSpecials" on Facebook.


Students in need of counseling supports

Please see the message (below) from our adjustment counselor, Mr. Ulm:


Hello Stall Brook Families!


I am reaching out today knowing that this is a crazy time for all of us. I want you to know that, although we are doing our best to practice "social distancing", there are still options available for us to stay connected. I have created a safe and secure video server using a service called doxy.me for people that feel the need to check in with a counselor. If you would like to set something up for your child (or yourself if you need some tips or ideas) I am happy to work with you and create a time to do a quick 5 - 10 minute "check in" session.


Please feel free to email me with any questions or to set up a time to chat. My email is Dulm@bpsdk12.org. A lot of packets and resources went home about how to keep your student academically engaged, this offers them a way to stay emotionally engaged as well and I am here to help.


Good luck everyone and I hope you and your family stay safe!


David Ulm

School Adjustment Counselor

Stall Brook Elementary


Our wonderful school psychologist, Ms. Atwater-Rhodes is also available at https://sites.google.com/bpsdk12.org/atwater-rhodes/home


World Down Syndrome Day

Please see the below message from Ms. Glassman, one of our ABA teachers:


Today is March 21st, the 21st day of the third month, which is when the world celebrates World Down Syndrome Day because of the third copy of the 21st chromosome that individuals with Down Syndrome have.


In an effort to come together while still practicing social distancing, Stall Brook and BECP staff and students sent in pictures of themselves wearing crazy or mismatched socks.


We would like to invite everyone to celebrate with us today by wearing crazy or mis-matched socks! We also wanted to share this link to John's Crazy Socks. John's Crazy Socks is a business owned and run by a young man with Down Syndrome. This business employs adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities and also donates 5% of their earnings to the Special Olympics (another excellent organization!). John's Crazy Socks has many products that are great all year long, not just now!


Take a look at the collage of everyone and their silly socks! https://drive.google.com/file/d/1JPr93cq2goyVKimGKUNlaZdFc_Z-mAz_/view?usp=sharing



Keep on, Keeping on (you are doing great)

I hope you all are engaging in the packets and online work. It is recommended to have a schedule and set goals daily/weekly to ensure everyone continues to keep a routine to the extent possible.


Teachers will be reaching out periodically to check in. If you have ANY questions or need help please reach out to your classroom teacher, specialist, or myself!


I hope you all have a wonderful (and healthy) week!


Emily Luuri

Stall Brook Elementary School Principal

Bellingham Public Schools

Newsletter - 3/14/20


COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update:


Please click the link below to view the letter regarding Stall Brook’s next steps.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ATzThjJpo8c4sWmHRROglP0iEnDoU88-ueadLbCXNUw/edit?usp=sharing


Please note the following important information from this letter:


Stall Brook Plan to Support the Maintenance of Learned Skill

**The teachers and specialists have created “stay at home packets” that students are recommended to work on during the next two weeks while they are away from school. Students SHOULD NOT be completing this in a couple of days as this is to keep their skills fresh and at the forefront of their minds during the time they are not physically in school.


**Packets will be available for students to pick up on Tuesday, March 17 from 8-12. Families are encouraged to drive in the loop and wait. A staff member will come out to your car to gather the name of your child and their teacher. Another staff member will bring the packet out to the car. Please do not exit your vehicle at this time.


***If you are unable to get to the school on Tuesday, March 17 from 8-12, please email your teacher and they can send the packet electronically.



Here’s the weekly update:


PBIS:


PBIS Poster Contest: On Friday March 6, we held a school-wide PBIS assembly to discuss the upcoming PBIS poster contest! Given the circumstances, the poster contest dates will be extended! This is a great time to work on these at home!


Please see the following for information and rules.

***Positive Poster contest is for those who would like to participate. The overall winner’s poster will be made into a large banner and displayed in the glass case as you walk into Stall Brook. A winner from each grade will be chosen and their posters will be displayed around the school.

***Please see the following short video, created by Mrs. Rigamonti, explaining the contest:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1o7S3uUAXT65a59JLOqqcwmChfM9MOjqO/view

***Here is a document with just the rules:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1gMmK2eACElLlzlG8KuLrOr7NbO1x0pClGdpUmWXjXQY/edit?usp=sharing

***Please note, "Freaky Friday" where kids dress up as teachers and teachers dress up as kids will be rescheduled.


Don’t forget our behavior promises! It is very important that students are hearing these at home and at school!


***Be Safe

***Be Kind

***Be Responsible

***Be Brave

***Be Honest


PTO:


Our next PTO meeting is on Wednesday (4/1) at 7-8 pm in the Stall Brook library! We would love you to come and participate!


Read-A-Thon: The Read-A-Thon has begun! Remember to write down your child’s minutes read and return your reading log on Mondays. Any questions please email Kate Kiley at katesparrow2000@yahoo.com. Happy reading!

For information on the Read-A-Thon: click here

https://drive.google.com/file/d/12-7I5vvI4lL1uUU54S4Ey7dg8cUMWH_M/view?usp=sharing

For the reading log: click here

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1SH57I1y0uASyXameD8GZE2CyL-trJHFG9R9NqJCHhqo/edit?usp=sharing


Shamrock Shuffle: It is our hope that we can reschedule the Shamrock Shuffle. Once we have more information on when we can reschedule, we will share it. If you have already purchased tickets and we are unable to reschedule, the PTO will be providing reimbursement.


As always, thank you for supporting your PTO!



Other:


Bingo For Books: The Title I Bingo for Books event for grades kindergarten and grade 1 is canceled.


Grade 2 concert- The second-grade concert previously scheduled on March 20, will be postponed. Once we identify the reschedule date, the information will be shared.


Kindergarten Carnival: Kindergarten Carnival will be postponed. The date will be determined and information will be shared.


BEF Event: The Bellingham Educational Foundation (BEF) event has been canceled.


Important Dates:


3/20 – Reports cards issues (term 2)


Have a SUPER week!


Sincerely,


Emily Luuri

Stall Brook Elementary School Principal

Newsletter - 3/7/20

Here’s the weekly update:


PBIS:


The classroom that will get the SUPER Stallion Trophy for earning the highest number of tickets last week was…Mrs. Rigamonti’s class! Great job to all of our students! Keep on being safe, kind, responsible, brave, and honest!


Our horses are moving and all classes are earning chips for whole classroom positive behavior.


The counts are as follows:

Grade K: 7 chips

Grade 1: 42 chips

Grade 2: 90 chips

Grade 3: 15 chips

Total School: 954 chips

***In order to earn our next whole-school spirit day, students must earn 1,000 chips!



Friday’s PBIS assembly update: On Friday, March 6, we held a school-wide PBIS assembly to discuss the upcoming PBIS poster contest! Please see the following for information and rules.

***Positive Poster contest is for those who would like to participate. Students are to make posters that are due on March 17! The overall winner’s poster will be made into a large banner and displayed in the glass case as you walk into Stall Brook. A winner from each grade will be chosen and their posters will be displayed around the school.

***Please see the following short video, created by Mrs. Rigamonti, explaining the contest:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1o7S3uUAXT65a59JLOqqcwmChfM9MOjqO/view

***Here is a document with just the rules:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1gMmK2eACElLlzlG8KuLrOr7NbO1x0pClGdpUmWXjXQY/edit?usp=sharing

***Also discussed at this assembly: We have almost made it to 1,000 chips and thus we will have an all-school spirit day coming up! We fully anticipate students earning 1,000 chips by Friday, March 13. This school-wide spirit day (On March 13) will be “Freaky Friday”, where kids dress up as teachers and teachers dress up as kids. Let’s have fun with this and please be respectful!


PBIS Staff Member of the Week: Congratulations to Ms. Baker for being our PBIS staff member of the week. Ms. Baker was chosen for helping a staff member in need! Thank you, Ms. Baker!


Don’t forget our behavior promises! It is very important that students are hearing these at home and at school!

***Be Safe

***Be Kind

***Be Responsible

***Be Brave

***Be Honest


Teaching and Learning:


Here is the update for this week:


Grade K:

Thank you to all the families who came to the Educational Fair! We hope you enjoy playing math games with your families! We are excited to begin the Read-a-Thon for the month of March! Students will have weekly logs coming home for them to write down the books they read. In Science, we are in our animal unit about animals and plants and what they need to survive. In Math, students are working on making groups that equal 10. We are also working on measurement and comparing lengths. In Fundations, we are working on sounding out words and tapping them out. Keep up the great work Kindergarten!


Grade 1:

Congratulations to all of the first graders for an amazing Educational Fair. The projects were so creative and we are so proud of their hard work. In Fundations, we are continuing the glued sounds: ang, ing, ong, ung, ank, ink, onk, and unk. In Writing, we are still working on non-fiction stories with a focus of writing about an object. In Math, we are telling time to the hour and ½ hour and discussing how 2:30 can be verbalized as “half-past 2”. Please help your child identify the value of all US coins (quarter, dimes, nickels, and pennies) and know their comparative value. For example: a dime is greater than a nickel. This week we are also wrapping up our animal unit discussing body parts, structure and its function.


Grade 2:

We had such a successful Ed Fair on Thursday! Thank you to everyone who was able to make it. All of the students' landform projects were creative and beautiful! Look out for a study guide in the next couple of weeks, as we will be giving a landform test by the end of the month. We have been working on our vowel teams of ai and ay in FUNdations. In math, we have started working with coins. Practice coins and amounts with your child at home for extra practice!


Grade 3:

It was wonderful to see so many families at the Educational Fair! The projects that the students made were fantastic...each Each project was unique and carefully thought about. Thank you for your continued support of your child’s education. We hit our 100 chip goal this week and will now celebrate with an extra grade level recess.


PTO:


Our next PTO meeting is on Wednesday (4/1) at 7-8 pm in the Stall Brook library! We would love you to come and participate!


Ed Fair Baskets: Thank you all who donated to the baskets! And a big THANK YOU to Heather Trudeau for organizing the raffle baskets!


Read-A-Thon: The Read-A-Thon has begun! Remember to write down your child’s minutes read and return your reading log on Mondays. Any questions please email Kate Kiley at katesparrow2000@yahoo.com. Happy reading!


For information on the Read-A-Thon: click here


For the reading log: click here



Shamrock Shuffle: On Friday, March 13th, Stall Brook will hold their Shamrock Shuffle dance from 6:30-8:30 PM for first and second grade students in the Stall Brook Cafeteria.

This dance is for first and second grade students only.


Click here to view the flyer for this event: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1p9AlzyJ3qJa3VTdEFSMmZ2MUg2MTFvUjk3NXhteERzQVpz/view?usp=sharing


Jump-A-Thon: Third grade students will be participating in a jump-a-thon on the morning of April 3. Each class will go into the gym and jump for up to 15 minutes. Students will be asked to get pledges from friends and family (either per minute or a flat rate pledge). All proceeds will go toward the third grade memory night. Pledge sheets will be coming home this week. Please return them by March 27. Thank you so much for your participation!!


As always, thank you for supporting your PTO!


Third-Grade Committee Update:


Third Grade Activities:


Paint Night Fundraiser: We will be holding a Paint Night Fundraiser at ARTWORKS STUDIO on March, 12th from 6:30 PM- 9:00 PM. Check out this fun activity! This night is open to all parents (not just parents of third grade students!).

Click the following link to view the flyer:

https://campscui.active.com/orgs/ArtworksStudio0#/selectSessions/2780210


Nurse’s Corner:

Please view the attached letter from our nurse, Mrs. McCarthy, regarding mandated screenings and her new handwashing initiative.



Other:

Ed Fair: Ed Fair was a success! Thank you to all who attended!


Bingo For Books: Please join us for the Title I bingo for books night for grades kindergarten and one on Thursday, March 26th from 6-7:30 PM for at the Bellingham High School cafeteria.



Click here to view the flyer for this night:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1p6yV1OkbgfADBFyiwvNgsPm2vQgWv4TG/view


Please register at:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeVgUrqLWRvX13tDGzCEzy2tDLrf8F3dbx2FAhw1zCFe4Robw/viewform


Kindergarten Carnival: On Friday, March 20th, Stall Brook will hold their traditional Kindergarten Carnival from 6:30 - 7:30 PM in the Stall Brook Cafeteria. This carnival is for kindergarten students only. Please arrange daycare for siblings.


1. Please click on the link below to see how you can volunteer and help make this night the best!


https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0B4FA5AD2AA7FD0-kindergarten1


2. Please see the attached flyer for details for the event.



Acceptable Use Policy: I would like to remind you to review the District's Acceptable Use Policy with your children. It is important that you and your children understand the District policies and procedures regarding the use of technology. For example, all District-owned Google accounts are monitored 24x7x365, regardless of the location or device that is being used. If any misuse takes place, it will be reported to me as the Principal. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.


The Acceptable Use Policy can be viewed here:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1najT2x4BZWzL2LdNzb4arrek8RcbPtuK/view?usp=sharing


BEF Event: The Bellingham Educational Foundation (BEF) is having a Spinning Through Time: Dance Through the Decades event on March, 27 from 7 -11 PM at the Coachman’s Lodge. Reserve your tickets at https://www.belledfound.org .


Click the link below to view the flyer for this event:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Z__ponxQ8b9fCZQM4tV1UzuQpdcgcgL_/view?usp=sharing


Backpack: Please click here to view the BPS backpack for information on the following:

*BAYFL Annual Dodgeball Tournament

*BEF Spring Event

*BYBI Baseball Flyer

*Camp Intervention

*Girl Scout Flyer

*Operation Graduation 2020

*Student Ski and Snowboard Program

*Teen Depression Workshop

*Uno Winter Wonderland Brunch

*YMCA BASE session 4

*YMCA – Healthy Weight and your child



Important Dates:


3/12 – Term 2 ends

3/12 – Early Release (at 11:30)

3/13 – Shamrock Shuffle (Grades 1 and 2 at 6:30-8:30 PM)

3/20 – Grade 2 concert (at 9:30)

3/20 – Kindergarten Carnival (Kindergarten only; 6:30 – 8:30 PM)

3/20 – Reports cards issues (term 2)

3/26 – Bingo for Books (kindergarten and grade one; 6:00-7:30 at Bellingham High School Cafeteria).


Have a SUPER week!


Sincerely,


Emily Luuri

Stall Brook Elementary School Principal

Newsletter 2/29/20

Here’s the weekly update:


PBIS:


The classroom that will get the SUPER Stallion Trophy for earning the highest number of tickets last week was…Mrs. Perry’s class! Great job to all of our students! Keep on being safe, kind, responsible, brave, and honest!


Our horses are moving and all classes are earning chips for whole classroom positive behavior.


The counts are as follows:

Grade K: 84 chips

Grade 1: 23 chips

Grade 2: 76 chips

Grade 3: 98 chips

Total School: 881 chips


***In order to earn our next whole-school spirit day, students must earn 1,000 chips!


PBIS Staff Member of the Week: Congratulations to Mrs. Youkilis for being our PBIS staff member of the week. Mrs. Youkilis was chosen for her hard work with the food pantry and for requesting funding from the PTO for umbrellas for the teachers! Thank you, Mrs. Youkilis!


Don’t forget our behavior promises! It is very important that students are hearing these at home and at school!

***Be Safe

***Be Kind

***Be Responsible

***Be Brave

***Be Honest


Teaching and Learning:


Here is the update for this week:


Grade K:

Kindergarten had a great first week back after vacation! In Science, we have begun our new unit about animals and plants and what they need to survive. Students have continued to read books and practice their sight words in small groups. In Fundations, we continue to learn about how to write upper-case letters and how to tap out words to write and to read. In Math, we are working on measuring length with non-standard units of measurements like unifix cubes and craft sticks. We are excited to show our families our math learning at the Educational Fair on March 5th at 6:30 pm! We will be providing math take-home materials, so you can play games at home with your child. We hope to see you all there!


Grade 1:

For the next two weeks in Fundations, we will be focusing on 8 new glued sounds. They are: ang, ing, ong, ung, ank, ink, onk, and unk. In Math we are adding and subtracting on a number line in multiples of tens. We are also finishing congruent shapes and working on adding multiple addends. Monday we will be working on our Educational Fair projects in class. If you haven’t sent in your supplies already, please do so on Monday. The Educational Fair is on Thursday- March 5th.


Grade 2:

Second grade earned another 100 chips right before break. To celebrate this accomplishment, we got to use the big blue blocks on Friday to create and build. It was so much fun! We have been working very hard on more landform projects to show off to you at the Ed Fair. We hope to see you there on Thursday, 3/5. The landform project and write up is due Tuesday 3/3! We can’t wait to see what has been created!


Grade 3:

Third graders are excited about building their geometry towns in class to show you at the Ed Fair. We look forward to seeing their projects that they are working on at home! The Ed Fair is this Thursday, March 5th. We have started unit 4 in Bridges, which focuses on measurement.


PTO:


Our next PTO meeting is on Tuesday, 3/3 from 7-8 pm in the Stall Brook library! This change is due to the all town chorus concert grades 4-7 at BMS. Sorry for the short notice!


Read-A-Thon: The Read-a-Thon will be kicking off Monday, March 2nd. Please keep an eye out for the welcome letter and logs. Remember to write down your child’s minutes read and return your reading log on Mondays. Any questions please email Kate Kiley at katesparrow2000@yahoo.com. Happy reading!


For information on the Read-A-Thon: click here


For the reading log: click here



Shamrock Shuffle: On Friday, March 13th, Stall Brook will hold their Shamrock Shuffle dance from 6:30-8:30 PM for first and second grade students in the Stall Brook Cafeteria.


This dance is for first and second grade students only.


Click here to view the flyer for this event.


Jump-A-Thon: Third grade students will be participating in a jump-a-thon on the morning of April 3. Each class will go into the gym and jump for up to 15 minutes. Students will be asked to get pledges from friends and family (either per minute or a flat rate pledge). All proceeds will go toward the third grade memory night. Pledge sheets will be coming home this week. Please return them by March 27. Thank you so much for your participation!!


Ed Fair Baskets: Every year during the Ed Fair event, PTO raffles of themed baskets. Every class is charged with donating items to a particular basket theme. This year, click here to view the themes for each class.


Click here to view the sign up genius for these baskets.


The date for Ed Fair is March 5th from 6:30-7:15 PM for grade K and 1 and 7:15-8:00 PM for grades 2 and 3. Thank you to Heather Trudeau for organizing the raffle baskets!


Continuous opportunities for raising funds for Stall Brook PTO:

-Minty Green Bin will take any fabric, clothes, sheets, blankets and textiles (Picture)

-Planet Aid Bins takes the above and there is a bin for books as well (Picture)

-Amazon Smile links your regular or Prime account to benefit Stall Brook School PTO and a percentage of your purchases will come back to us! (Picture)


As always, thank you for supporting your PTO!


Third-Grade Committee Update:


Paint Night Fundraiser: We will be holding a Paint Night Fundraiser at ARTWORKS STUDIO on March, 12th from 6:30 PM- 9:00 PM. Check out this fun activity! This night is open to all parents (not just parents of third grade students!).

Click the link below for more information and to sign-up:

https://campscui.active.com/orgs/ArtworksStudio0#/selectSessions/2780210



Food Service Update:


We will be celebrating National Breakfast Week from March 2 – March 6th!


What is National School Breakfast Week?

It’s a weeklong celebration of the National School Breakfast Program, permanently established in 1975 by an act of Congress. Schools across the country celebrate with special menu items, events and student activities. NSBW is the perfect time to bring attention to your breakfast program and set a goal to increase participation.


Studies show that children who eat school breakfast are more likely to:

*Reach higher levels of achievement in reading and math

*Score higher on standardized tests

*Have better concentration and memory

*Be more alert and maintain a healthy weight


The National School Breakfast Program also serves more than 14 million children every school day—that’s a crowd of cosmic proportions!


Capitalize on NSBW with our tools and resources, including social media tips to help you promote your program to parents and students!


Click here to view the activity sheet.


Nurse’s Corner:

Please view the attached letter from our nurse, Mrs. McCarthy, regarding mandated screenings and her new handwashing initiative.


Other:


Acceptable Use Policy: I would like to remind you to review the District's Acceptable Use Policy with your children. It is important that you and your children understand the District policies and procedures regarding the use of technology. For example, all District-owned Google accounts are monitored 24x7x365, regardless of the location or device that is being used. If any misuse takes place, it will be reported to me as the Principal. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.


The Acceptable Use Policy can be viewed here:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1najT2x4BZWzL2LdNzb4arrek8RcbPtuK/view?usp=sharing


Book Fair: It’s that time of year for the Stall Brook book fair! Students will shop during their scheduled library times starting on Friday, February 28th to Wednesday, March 4th. The book fair will be open for families to shop on Thursday from 6-8 PM (Ed Fair is this night).

Please sign up to volunteer to support the book fair:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050f4aaaaa28a1fb6-book


BEF Event: The Bellingham Educational Foundation (BEF) is having a Spinning Through Time: Dance Through the Decades event on March, 27 from 7 -11 PM at the Coachman’s Lodge. Reserve your tickets at https://www.belledfound.org .


Click here to view the flyer:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Z__ponxQ8b9fCZQM4tV1UzuQpdcgcgL_/view?usp=sharing


Ed Fair: We are very excited to have your children celebrate and showcase their learning at our annual Ed Fair event. It will be on March 5th at the Stall Brook Elementary School from 6:30-7:15 PM (grades K and 1) and 7:15-8 PM (grades 2 and 3). Students have been working hard in different curriculum areas and their work will be on display during this family event. All family members are welcome to attend this night.


Backpack: Please click here to view the BPS backpack for information on the following:

*BAYFL Annual Dodgeball Tournament

*BEF Spring Event

*BYBI Baseball Flyer

*Camp Intervention

*Girl Scout Flyer

*Operation Graduation 2020

*Student Ski and Snowboard Program

*Teen Depression Workshop

*Uno Winter Wonderland Brunch

*YMCA BASE session 4

*YMCA – Healthy Weight and your child



Important Dates:

2/28 – 3/5 - Book Fair


3/5 – Ed Fair (6:30- 7:15 PM for grades K and 1; 7:15-8 PM for grades 2 and 3)

3/12 – Term 2 ends

3/12 – Early Release (at 11:30)

3/13 – Shamrock Shuffle (Grades 1 and 2 at 6:30-8:30 PM)

3/20 – Grade 2 concert (at 9:30)

3/20 – Kindergarten Carnival (Kindergarten only; 6:30 – 8:30 PM)

3/20 – Reports cards issues (term 2)

3/26 – Bingo for Books (kindergarten and grade one; 6:00-7:30 at Bellingham High School Cafeteria).


Have a SUPER week!


Sincerely,

Emily Luuri

Stall Brook Elementary School Principal

Newsletter - 2/15/20

We hope you have a wonderful February Break!



Here’s the weekly update:

PBIS:


The classroom that will get the SUPER Stallion Trophy for earning the highest number of tickets last week was…Mrs. Hohmann and Ms. Botte’s class! Great job to all of our students! Keep on being safe, kind, responsible, brave, and honest!


Our horses are moving and all classes are earning chips for whole classroom positive behavior.


The counts are as follows:

Grade K: 59 chips

Grade 1: 95 chips

Grade 2: 29 chips

Grade 3: 73 chips

Total School: 756 chips


***In order to earn our next whole-school spirit day, students must earn 1,000 chips!


Congratulations to Mrs. Perry for being our PBIS staff member of the week. Mrs. Perry was chosen for allowing another teacher to borrow her flexible seating chairs! Thank you, Mrs. Perry!


Don’t forget our behavior promises! It is very important that students are hearing these at home and at school!


***Be Safe

***Be Kind

***Be Responsible

***Be Brave

***Be Honest


Teaching and Learning:


Here is the update for this week:


Grade K:

Kindergarten had a wonderful fun week with the 100th day of school and Valentine's Day! We did fun activities and made awesome choices! We showed kindness towards others and made Valentine cards for friends and family! We hope all families have a safe and fun vacation!


Grade 1:

We have been very busy celebrating the 100th Day, discussing President’s Day and Valentine’s Day. Thank you to all of the students who brought in their shoeboxes for our Educational Project. If you forgot to bring in a covered/decorated shoebox, please bring it in after vacation. Our next due date is February 28th. We are asking for children to discuss ideas and create a plan over vacation. By the 28th, we would like supplies for their diorama. Have a great vacation!


Grade 2:

Second grade has made it to another 100 chips! We will plan a special grade-level prize for working hard on those behavior promises. In science, we have been working on researching a landform or body of water and creating murals. We also wrote up or typed up what we have researched. You’ll be able to see the beautiful murals and write-ups during the Ed Fair. It’s been a lot of fun! We hope everyone enjoys the break and we will see you back on Monday 2/24!


Grade 3:

Third graders have been sharing their random acts of kindness on a poster displayed in the hallway. We encourage students to continue to spread kindness in various ways. After our last Number Corner assessment, the data shows that our students are struggling with basic facts, especially in multiplication. We encourage students to keep practicing their facts at home. Have a wonderful break!


PTO:


Our next PTO meeting is on Wednesday (3/4) at 7-8 pm in the Stall Brook library! We would love you to come and participate!


Shamrock Shuffle: FIRST AND SECOND GRADE PARENTS:
Just a gentle reminder that Shamrock Shuffle RSVP’s are due back by February 24th with payment. Thank you! Below is invite in case your copy never made it into the house. Please note this is for FIRST AND SECOND GRADERS ONLY.

Click here to view the flyer for this event:


Jump-A-Thon: Third grade students will be participating in a jump-a-thon on the morning of April 3. Each class will go into the gym and jump for up to 15 minutes. Students will be asked to get pledges from friends and family (either per minute or a flat rate pledge). All proceeds will go toward the third grade memory night. Pledge sheets will be coming home this week. Please return them by March 27. Thank you so much for your participation!!


Ed Fair Baskets: Every year during the Ed Fair event, PTO raffles of themed baskets. Every class is charged with donating items to a particular basket theme. This year, click here to view the themes for each class.


Click here to view the sign-up genius for these baskets: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0C44A5AF28A7F85-edfair


The date for Ed Fair is March 5th from 6:30-8. Thank you to Heather Trudeau for organizing the raffle baskets!


Dough Raiser at UNOs: The PTO will be hosting a “Dough Raiser” President’s Day, Monday, February 17th at UNOs. These tickets are good all day long. UNOs opens at 11:30 am and closes at 12:30 am. Tickets may be used for dine-in, take-out, any menu, and also alcohol. You may print them to share, share on social media, however you would like. The day of we will have extras for those who have forgotten to bring them, all people need to do is ask the host at the front desk for the doughraiser tickets.


Click this link to view the tickets for this fundraiser:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1p9AlzyJ3qJbFpsMWhmN0g4dGNpeU1Wamx4STV0aHVhdjg4/view?usp=sharing


Continuous opportunities for raising funds for Stall Brook PTO:

-Minty Green Bin will take any fabric, clothes, sheets, blankets and textiles (picture)

-Planet Aid Bins takes the above and there is a bin for books as well (picture)

-Amazon Smile links your regular or Prime account to benefit Stall Brook School PTO and a percentage of your purchases will come back to us! (picture)

As always, thank you for supporting your PTO!



Third-Grade Committee Update:


Bracelet Fundraiser: Check out the flyer here:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1bbdnxc8LTJlzKIDezrBt0Ws1mpRlkrt1/view?usp=sharing


Get one while they last! $6 each! A very limited number left! Will be in in March! Cash, Check or Venmo.

*Venmo (note: bracelet/ child’s name, teachers name and phone number ) - Stall Brook Elementary PTO

****ALL orders, please email Julie Worthington, julieworthington18@gmail.com when you order with your child’s name, teachers name and phone number.****


Third Grade Activities:

Please see the attached for information on activities. This packet will give you specific information, due dates and information we need back from you. A hardcopy packet went home 12/13/19 in your child’s backpack. Please contact the Memory Book committee at StallBrook2029@gmail.com or contact any of the following committee members include - Jen Vitiello, Melissa Milligan, Julie Worthington, Meg Dupius, Katrina Carozza and Lynne Gomes.


Due dates to be aware of:

  1. Parent Contact information due Friday December 20, 2019
  2. Photo Release due by January 20, 2020
  3. Memory Book Ad Space due February 28, 2020
  4. Memory Book Pictures due MARCH2, 2020


Other:

Update from the Stall Brook Food Pantry:


Souper Bowl- The annual Stall Brook Souper Bowl made a big touchdown on January 31st. We collected a total of 260 food items for the food pantry. We sent 40 cans to the Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry in Bellingham and kept the rest. We would like to thank the Bellingham's Food Services for donating the necklaces and to our Stall Brook community for their continued support.


Valentine's Care Packages - As a February service project, the staff of both the Bellingham Early Childhood Program and our Stall Brook Elementary School came together and donated self-care items to the Stall Brook Food Pantry. Shampoo/conditioner, toothpaste/toothbrushes, body wash, bubble bath, chapstick, dental floss, mouth wash, hair accessories, hairbrushes, and Bandaids were collected and will be going home on Valentine's Day for our Backpack Program. Thank you, staff!


Ed Fair: We are very excited to have your children celebrate and showcase their learning at our annual Ed Fair event. It will be on March 5th at Stall Brook Elementary School from 6:30-8:00 pm. Students have been working hard in different curriculum areas and their work will be on display during this family event. All family members are welcome to attend this night.


Important Dates:


2/17-21 – Winter vacation (no school)


3/5 – Ed Fair (6:30- 8 PM)


Have a SUPER week!


Sincerely,


Emily Luuri

Stall Brook Elementary School Principal

Newsletter - 2/8/20

Here’s the weekly update:


PBIS:


The classroom that will get the SUPER Stallion Trophy for earning the highest number of tickets last week was…Mrs. Hafford’s class! Great job to all of our students! Keep on being safe, kind, responsible, brave, and honest!


Our horses are moving and all classes are earning chips for whole classroom positive behavior.


The counts are as follows:

Grade K: 17 chips

Grade 1: 68 chips

Grade 2: 97 chips

Grade 3: 57 chips

Total School: 639 chips


***In order to earn our next whole-school spirit day, students must earn 1,000 chips!


Congratulations to Ms. DeLuca for being our PBIS staff member of the week. Ms. DeLuca was chosen for creating a special geometry project for the third grade and for creating PATHs posters that incorporate aspects from PATHs at all grades for our specialists! Thank you, Ms. DeLuca!


Don’t forget our behavior promises! It is very important that students are hearing these at home and at school!

***Be Safe

***Be Kind

***Be Responsible

***Be Brave

***Be Honest


Teaching and Learning:


Here is the update for this week:


Grade K:

Kindergarten was excited to earn a Sports Team Day for our grade level reward on Friday! We earned 100 red chips for following our behavior promises! In Fundations, we continue to learn how to tap out CVC (consonant vowel consonant) words such as “sad, cat, and rug”. Our Science unit, Forces & Motion, continues to have students complete hands-on activities to learn and explore these concepts. We explored Simple Machines this week. In Bridges, we are working on rote counting to 40 and using objects to count to 20. We are also learning to write addition equations to 10 including story problems. We are excited for our 100th day of school on Wednesday!


Grade 1:

We have a very busy week coming up. On Monday it is our 100th day of school. We will be doing various activities with the number 100. Ask your child about their favorite memory in first grade so far. On Friday (February 14), we will be passing out Valentines to our classmates. This activity is optional. Throughout the course of the week, we will be discussing President’s Day, with an emphasis on George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. On Friday, February 7th, the first-grade team sent home information about the upcoming Educational Fair. Please contact your child’s teacher if you have any questions.


Grade 2:

Second grade is starting a unit on Earth’s systems and how they change with weathering and erosion. This week our Ed Fair project information went home. Children are very excited to create a landform of their choice! We can’t wait to see the creative ways they come up with to make the landform, using various type of materials. In math, we are wrapping up our measuring unit. Monday is our 100th day of school! This year is flying by!


Grade 3:

The third graders have been busy finishing up with many things before the break. We have completed Unit 4 in Fundations, which focused on adding suffixes to base words. We are also wrapping up Unit 3 in Bridges math, which was a continuation of using addition and subtraction strategies. We are looking forward to exchanging friendship/Valentine’s cards next Friday.


PTO:


Our next PTO meeting is on Wednesday (3/4) at 7-8 pm in the Stall Brook library! We would love you to come and participate!


Ed Fair Baskets: Every year during the Ed Fair event, PTO raffles of themed baskets. Every class is charged with donating items to a particular basket theme. This year, click here to view the themes for each class.


The date for Ed Fair is March 5th from 6:30-8. Thank you to Heather Trudeau for organizing the raffle baskets!


Dough Raiser at UNOs: The PTO will be hosting a “Dough Raiser” President’s Day, Monday, February 17th at UNOs. These tickets are good all day long. UNOs opens at 11:30 am and closes at 12:30 am. Tickets may be used for dine-in, take-out, any menu, and also alcohol. You may print them to share, share on social media, however, you would like. The day of we will have extras for those who have forgotten to bring them, all people need to do is ask the host at the front desk for the doughraiser tickets. Click here for the flyer.



Continuous opportunities for raising funds for Stall Brook PTO:

-Minty Green Bin will take any fabric, clothes, sheets, blankets, and textiles (picture)

-Planet Aid Bins takes the above and there is a bin for books as well (picture)

-Amazon Smile links your regular or Prime account to benefit Stall Brook School PTO and a percentage of your purchases will come back to us! (picture)


As always, thank you for supporting your PTO!


Third-Grade Committee Update:

Third Grade Activities:


Please see the attached for information on activities. This packet will give you specific information, due dates and information we need back from you. A hardcopy packet went home 12/13/19 in your child’s backpack. Please contact the Memory Book committee at StallBrook2029@gmail.com or contact any of the following committee members include - Jen Vitiello, Melissa Milligan, Julie Worthington, Meg Dupius, Katrina Carozza and Lynne Gomes.


Due dates to be aware of:

  1. Parent Contact information due Friday, December 20, 2019
  2. Photo Release due by January 20, 2020
  3. Memory Book Ad Space due February 28, 2020
  4. Memory Book Pictures due MARCH 2, 2020

Other:


Bingo Night: Bingo night was a success and raised $1,444! A big THANK YOU to Mrs. Walton for all her hard work in organizing this event. Thank you to all who volunteered and who came out to support our Third-grade committee! Stall Brook is so lucky to have so many fantastic people supporting us!


Ed Fair: We are very excited to have your children celebrate and showcase their learning at our annual Ed Fair event. It will be on March 5th at Stall Brook Elementary School from 6:30-8:00 pm. Students have been working hard in different curriculum areas and their work will be on display during this family event. All family members are welcome to attend this night.


Important Dates:


2/17-21 – Winter vacation (no school)


3/5 – Ed Fair (6:30- 8 PM)


Have a SUPER week!


Sincerely,

Emily Luuri

Stall Brook Elementary School Principal

Newsletter- 2/1/20

Here’s the weekly update:


Highlighting Stall Brook


Kindergarten information night: On Thursday, January 30th, Stall Brook hosted their annual K information night, where the families of incoming kindergarteners learned about all the fantastic things Stall Brook has to offer.


As part of this night, we debuted a video showing a day in the life of a kindergartener! This video was created by one of our fantastic special education teachers, Ms. Berard. It can be viewed here:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1GtteU4I6g1XPq82CPtis_0QuJjXK7Vpt/view?usp=sharing


PBIS:


The classroom that will get the SUPER Stallion Trophy for earning the highest number of tickets last week was…Ms. Winslow and Mrs. Sperrazza’s class! Great job to all of our students! Keep on being safe, kind, responsible, brave, and honest!


Our horses are moving and all classes are earning chips for whole classroom positive behavior.


The counts are as follows:

Grade K: 7 chips

Grade 1: 53 chips

Grade 2: 77 chips

Grade 3: 44 chips

Total School: 581 chips


***In order to earn our next whole-school spirit day, students must earn 1,000 chips!


Congratulations to Ms. Botte for being our PBIS staff member of the week. Ms. Botte was chosen for going above and beyond to help staff and students in need. Thank you, Ms. Botte!


Don’t forget our behavior promises! It is very important that students are hearing these at home and at school!


***Be Safe

***Be Kind

***Be Responsible

***Be Brave

***Be Honest


Teaching and Learning:


Here is the update for this week:


Grade K:

Kindergarten continues to work hard! In Reading, we have been learning how to tap out CVC (consonant vowel consonant) words. Students have continued to learn about Forces & Motion in Science specifically about magnets and gravity. Students have been doing hands-on activities to learn these concepts. In Paths, Kindergarten is learning about feelings and how to identify them. In Fundations, we are starting Unit 2 which focuses on uppercase letters. In Bridges, we are working on number order and number trees. In Paths, we are working on making good choices when faced with a problem. We enjoyed Cozy Winter Day with Len Cabral!

Grade 1:

In Fundations, we are continuing with adding the suffix -s to the base word to make it plural. In addition, we are discussing noun- verb agreement. (She hops and/or They hop.) In Math, we are comparing cube towers and relating it back for subtraction equations. Also, we are using the equal sign to balance equations. (3+3+1 = 4+3) In Studios, we are finishing animal adaptations. In writing, we are still working on nonfiction with the emphasis on opening and closing sentences.

Grade 2:

Can you believe that we are a month into the year 2020?! Second grade has been learning about the seven continents and 5 oceans and where they are on a map using directional terms. In FUNdations, we have been working on controlled-r words: “ar” as in car and “or” as in horn. Friday was our cozy winter day and it was a success! We listened to a great storyteller, Len Cabral. We loved being comfy in our PJs!

Grade 3:

Third grade hit their 100 chip goal! As a reward, the classes will earn a day of free seats at lunch. Be on the lookout for information regarding our Educational Fair project. Although this is an at home project about geometry, we are confident that it will be a manageable family oriented activity. We will be completing additional projects in school as well, including an art project with Ms. DeLuca. In February, third grade will be talking about random acts of kindness and posting any examples on a bulletin board. Please encourage your child to share with us any acts of kindness demonstrated outside of school.


PTO:


Our next PTO meeting is on Wednesday (2/5) at 7-8 pm in the Stall Brook library! We would love you to come and participate!


Co-treasurer: PTO is opening up nominations a co-treasurer for the remainder of the school year at the next meeting on 2/5/2020 Will be responsible for deposits, paying invoices as well as present comprehensive monthly statements each month at PTO meetings. This person will work alongside the PTO President this year and will be functioning independently as treasurer next school year.


Third-Grade Committee Update:


We are only two weeks away from the Stall Brook Bingo Night! Friday, February 7th in the Stall Brook Cafeteria! Doors open at 6:00 pm and bingo starts at 6:30 pm.


You can view the flyer at: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1p9AlzyJ3qJNzM5b2gteGhCd0htZGZjdmgtNkI4c2paeVY0/view?usp=sharing


Details:

$3 for 1 card pack

$5 for 2 card pack

**each “pack” includes all 6-8 plays of bingo for the night**

There will be raffles, pizza, snacks and drinks for sale!

It is a CASH ONLY night!!


We need your help:

As part of the fundraiser, we will be selling pizza and asking for donations for snacks and dessert! Please take a look at what we need to be donated to make the Bingo night a success! Since the fundraiser will benefit our 3rd grade students we are opening the below (link) Sign Up Genius to the 3rd grade parents only! Please consider donating! If you have any questions please contact Suzanne Walton at suzannewalton@live.com.

Here is the sign-up genius:


https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/20f0d4ca9ad2da1fb6-bingo


We hope to see you all there!


Third Grade Activities:


https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1p9AlzyJ3qJSjdIUldjaWNJcGMzenBsY0kxcWY1UFMwX2Nj/view?usp=sharing


Please see the attached for information on activities. This packet will give you specific information, due dates and information we need back from you. A hardcopy packet went home 12/13/19 in your child’s backpack. Please contact the Memory Book committee at StallBrook2029@gmail.com or contact any of the following committee members include - Jen Vitiello, Melissa Milligan, Julie Worthington, Meg Dupius, Katrina Carozza and Lynne Gomes.


Due dates to be aware of:

  1. Parent Contact information due Friday, December 20, 2019
  2. Photo Release due by January 20, 2020
  3. Memory Book Ad Space due February 28, 2020
  4. Memory Book Pictures due March 2, 2020


Other:

Len Cabral event: Students participated in an assembly where they had the opportunity to listen to stories presented by Len Cabral, internationally acclaimed storyteller on Friday (1/31). Students and staff loved the presentations! A big THANK YOU to Mrs. Youkilis for organizing and bringing this event to our school through the Bellingham Cultural Grant!


For more information on Len Cabral:

According to Len Cabral’s website, “Len Cabral is an internationally acclaimed storyteller who has been enchanting audiences with his storytelling performances at schools, libraries, museums and festivals since 1976.” If you would like more information on Len, his website is: http://www.lencabral.com/ .


Cozy Winter Day: Cozy Winter Day was a success! Many students wore pajamas and slippers. Students were observed engaging in all kinds of fun “cozy winter” activities!


Important Dates:


2/7 – Stall Brook Bingo Night (Open to all students, doors open at 6; Bingo is from 6:30-8:30 pm)

2/17-21 – Winter vacation (no school)


Have a SUPER week!


Sincerely,

Emily Luuri

Stall Brook Elementary School Principal

Newsletter - 1/25/20

Here’s the weekly update:


Highlighting Stall Brook

Stall Brook Article in Bellingham Bulletin (January Edition): Check out the wonderful article written about Stall Brook in the January Edition of the Bellingham Bulletin. We are so grateful we got the opportunity to highlight some of the amazing things that happen at Stall Brook! Check it out!


How do access it? Click here and scroll down to the “In the January 2020 Print Edition”. Here you can view the print edition of the bulletin. Take a look at page 6 (entitled “Stall Brook Highlighted for School Committee”)!


PBIS:


The classroom that will get the SUPER Stallion Trophy for earning the highest number of tickets last week was…Mrs. Giordano and Mrs. Nicol’s class! Great job to all of our students! Keep on being safe, kind, responsible, brave, and honest!


Our horses are moving and all classes are earning chips for whole classroom positive behavior.

The counts are as follows:

Grade K: 69 chips

Grade 1: 41 chips

Grade 2: 61 chips

Grade 3: 25 chips

Total School: 496 chips


***In order to earn our next whole-school spirit day, students must earn 1,000 chips!


Congratulations to Mrs. Sperrazza for being our PBIS staff member of the week. Mrs. Sperrazza was chosen for being a team player and always helping out. Thank you, Mrs. Sperrazza!


Don’t forget our behavior promises! It is very important that students are hearing these at home and at school!

***Be Safe

***Be Kind

***Be Responsible

***Be Brave

***Be Honest


Teaching and Learning:


Here is the update for this week:


Grade K:

Kindergarten has been doing a great job following the behavior promises! This week students learned about the Chinese New Year! Students have also continued to learn about Forces & Motion in Science specifically about magnets and gravity. Students have been doing hands-on activities to learn these concepts. In Paths, Kindergarten is learning about feelings and how to identify them. In Fundations, we are finishing introducing all the letters in Unit 1 and moving on to Unit 2 which focuses on uppercase letters. In Bridges, we have begun Unit 4, which will include counting forward and backward from 0-50, solving addition and subtraction problems, computing with pennies and nickels, and measuring using non-standard units of measure (ie: cubes, paper clips, etc.). Students continue to practice their sight words and read books in small groups. We are excited about Cozy Winter Day next Friday!


Grade 1:

In Fundations, we are adding the suffix -s to the base word to make it plural. In Math, we are finding different combinations of 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10. We are finding nonfiction text features in books and identifying facts in our reading and writing. In Studios, we are continuing to learn about animals in the Winter with a focus on animal adaptations. We are finishing our I-Ready assessments.


Grade 2:

This week second grade has been measuring all sorts of things! We are using inches, feet, and yards to measuring objects and distances. We are looking at objects and comparing the measurements: Are they shorter or longer than an inch, yard, or foot? We are also hard at work on our mid-year iReady assessments in reading and math. We can’t wait to see the results on their growth so far :)


Grade 3:

Can you believe on Monday we will be halfway through third grade? As we move into MCAS season (March-May), we will start discussing MCAS and strategies to help ease anxiety about the test and give students confidence about their ability to succeed. We are all looking forward to a nice relaxing day next Friday on Cozy Winter Day. Next week will be our last week of ReadBowl. We hope to see a strong finish with the most minutes read next week!


Nurses Corner:

Cold and flu season is upon us!

Please keep your child at home until:

*His/Her fever has been gone for 24 hours without medication

*He/She has not had any vomiting or diarrhea during the last 24 hours

*If given antibiotics, he/she has taken the antibiotic for at least 24 hours

*His/her appetite and energy level have returned to normal

Thank you for your efforts in keeping your children and our Stall Brook family healthy!


PTO:

Our next PTO meeting is on Wednesday (2/5) at 7-8 pm in the Stall Brook library! We would love you to come and participate!


Co-treasurer: PTO is opening up nominations a co-treasurer for the remainder of the school year at the next meeting on 2/5/2020 Will be responsible for deposits, paying invoices as well as present comprehensive monthly statements each month at PTO meetings. This person will work alongside the PTO President this year and will be functioning independently as treasurer next school year.


Third-Grade Committee Update:

We are only two weeks away from the Stall Brook Bingo Night! Friday, February 7th in the Stall Brook Cafeteria! Doors open at 6:00 pm and bingo starts at 6:30 pm.

You can view the flyer at: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1p9AlzyJ3qJNzM5b2gteGhCd0htZGZjdmgtNkI4c2paeVY0/view?usp=sharing


$3 for 1 card pack

$5 for 2 card pack

**each “pack” includes all 6-8 plays of bingo for the night**


There will be raffles, pizza, snacks and drinks for sale!

It is a CASH ONLY night!!


We need your help:

As part of the fundraiser, we will be selling pizza and asking for donations for snacks and dessert! Please take a look at what we need to be donated to make the Bingo night a success! Since the fundraiser will benefit our 3rd-grade students we are opening the below (link) Sign Up Genius to the 3rd-grade parents only! Please consider donating! If you have any questions please contact Suzanne Walton at suzannewalton@live.com.


Here is the sign-up genius:

https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/20f0d4ca9ad2da1fb6-bingo


We hope to see you all there!


Third Grade Activities:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1p9AlzyJ3qJSjdIUldjaWNJcGMzenBsY0kxcWY1UFMwX2Nj/view?usp=sharing

Please see the attached for information on activities. This packet will give you specific information, due dates, and information we need back from you. A hardcopy packet went home 12/13/19 in your child’s backpack. Please contact the Memory Book committee at StallBrook2029@gmail.com or contact any of the following committee members include - Jen Vitiello, Melissa Milligan, Julie Worthington, Meg Dupius, Katrina Carozza and Lynne Gomes.


Due dates to be aware of:

  1. Parent Contact information due Friday, December 20, 2019
  2. Photo Release due by January 20, 2020
  3. Memory Book Ad Space due February 28, 2020
  4. Memory Book Pictures due March 2, 2020


Other:


Len Cabral event: We are excited to announce that Len Cabral is coming to Stall Brook. According to Len Cabral’s website, “Len Cabral is an internationally acclaimed storyteller who has been enchanting audiences with his storytelling performances at schools, libraries, museums and festivals since 1976.” If you would like more information on Len, his website is: http://www.lencabral.com/ .


Students will participate in this assembly on January 31st!


A big THANK YOU to Mrs. Youkilis for organizing and bringing this event to our school through the Bellingham Cultural Grant!


Cozy Winter Day: Stall Brook School will also be participating in the school-wide event of Cozy Winter Day on January 31st. This is an annual celebration where students wear pajamas and comfy clothes and spend quality time with their classmates! Students may wear pajamas and/or comfortable “hang out” clothes to school. Students may bring slippers to wear at school but must wear appropriate footwear to and from school. Students may also bring one favorite stuffed animal to school on Friday. Other activities may be identified by your child’s classroom teacher. We will be holding indoor recess this day to allow for additional activities to take place.



Important Dates:


1/30 – Incoming Kindergarten Information Night (6:30-7:30)

1/31 – Cozy Winter Day


2/7 – Stall Brook Bingo Night (Open to all students, doors open at 6; Bingo is from 6:30-8:30 pm)

2/17-21 – Winter vacation (no school)


Have a SUPER week!


Sincerely,

Emily Luuri

Stall Brook Elementary School Principal

Newsletter - 1/18/20

Here’s the weekly update:


PBIS:


Due to the short weeks, our PBIS chips and tickets will be counted next Friday!


Congratulations to Mrs. Andrews for being our PBIS staff member of the week. Mrs. Andrews was chosen for finishing a very special quilt for Mr. Picard. Thank you, Mrs. Andrews!


Don’t forget our behavior promises! It is very important that students are hearing these at home and at school!

***Be Safe

***Be Kind

***Be Responsible

***Be Brave

***Be Honest


Teaching and Learning:


Here is the update for this week:


Grade K:

Kindergarten has been learning about Martin Luther King and his importance to our country this week. Children have been writing about how we can make a positive change in our world. We also have been learning about Forces & Motion in Science specifically about pull, force, and gravity. Students have been doing hands-on activities to learn these concepts. In Paths, Kindergarten is learning about the importance of including others. In Math, students are working on doubling and addition equations. We are also working on the terms “least” and “most”. Students continue to practice their sight words and read books in small groups. We hope all families enjoy the long weekend!


Grade 1:

We are starting a new unit in Fundations. We will be learning about adding the suffix -s to a base word to make it mean more than one (plural). In Math, we are continuing to work on “10 and more” and counting dimes and nickels. In writing, we are working on non-fiction writing. We will be discussing Martin Luther King Jr. and continuing to discuss feelings in PATHS. We are still taking our I-Ready testing.


Grade 2:

Second grade has wrapped up our Unit 7 FUNdations on "y" as a vowel, making the "e" and "i" sound. In math, we are measuring using inches, feet, and yards. We enjoy measuring objects around our classrooms! Most importantly, this week we have been working hard on publishing a writing piece! We have been typing up a narrative on a like or dislike to print. Typing is a very important skill to learn. Any practice your child can do at home will help!


Grade 3:

Students have been looking for every opportunity to read in the classroom to log minutes for the ReadBowl. Today we submitted our Week 2 results and even with the short week, students increased their read time from last week. As students complete the i-ready assessment, teachers and specialists will be analyzing the data to look at areas that need more focus in both math and reading.


Nurses Corner:


The CDC recommends getting the flu shot and it is not too late to get your child or yourself vaccinated! We have had the flu in our school and this along with good hygiene/frequent handwashing is the best way to prevent the spread of this virus and other viruses/common colds. Please take a minute or two to help teach our young ones how to use a tissue and wash their hands after they are done. It sounds so simple but many do not know yet how to perform this task. Demonstrating good hand washing at home and showing your child how to use soap and rub their hands together underwater for 20 seconds is recommended. For many of those who have already been sick or are still battling symptoms, I wish you rest, hydration and recovery soon!


We are so busy and it has been a rough winter with illness but it could be so much worse without the above known effective practices. I will be demonstrating proper handwashing in the classrooms soon and this may motivate the children to get a jump start by starting at home. If your child is sick, please keep them home from school. Returning to school too soon may slow the recovery process and expose other children unnecessarily to illness.


Please keep your child at home until:

*His/Her fever has been gone for 24 hours without medication

*He/She has not had any vomiting or diarrhea during the last 24 hours

*If given antibiotics, he/she has taken the antibiotic for at least 24 hours

*His/her appetite and energy level have returned to normal

Thank you for your efforts in keeping your children and our Stall Brook family healthy!


PTO:


Our next PTO meeting is on Wednesday (2/5) at 7-8 pm in the Stall Brook library! We would love you to come and participate!

Third-Grade Committee Update:

Third Grade Families:


Please see the attached for information on activities. This packet will give you specific information, due dates and information we need back from you. A hardcopy packet went home 12/13/19 in your child’s backpack. Please contact the Memory Book committee at StallBrook2029@gmail.com or contact any of the following committee members include - Jen Vitiello, Melissa Milligan, Julie Worthington, Meg Dupius, Katrina Carozza and Lynne Gomes.

Due dates to be aware of:

  1. Parent Contact information due Friday December 20, 2019
  2. Photo Release due by January 20, 2020
  3. Memory Book Ad Space due February 28, 2020
  4. Memory Book Pictures due MARCH2, 2020


B I N G O - Check out the flyer for this event!

February 7, 2020 at Stall Brook Cafeteria

Doors open at 6:00 pm

Bingo starts at 6:30pm

$3 for 1 card pack

$5 for 2 card pack

**each “pack” includes all 6-8 plays of bingo for the night**

Raffles, Pizza, Snacks and Drinks for sale!

CASH ONLY night!!


Other:


Cozy Winter Day: Stall Brook School will be participating in the school-wide event of Cozy Winter Day on January 31st. This is an annual celebration where students wear pajamas and comfy clothes and spend quality time with their classmates! Students may wear pajamas and/or comfortable “hang out” clothes to school. Students may bring slippers to wear at school but must wear appropriate footwear to and from school. Students may also bring one favorite stuffed animal to school on Friday. Other activities may be identified by your child’s classroom teacher. We will be holding indoor recess this day to allow for additional activities to take place.


Highlighting Stall Brook

3rd Grade Service Project: The third grade participated in this community service project where students collected supplies for the local Milford Humane Society. So many items were donated that it filled Mrs. Athanasopoulos SUV! Great job to our 3rd graders for helping our community!


Important Dates:


1/20 – No school

1/30 – Incoming Kindergarten Information Night n(6:30-7:30)

1/31 – Cozy Winter Day


Have a SUPER week!


Sincerely,

Emily Luuri

Stall Brook Elementary School Principal

Newsletter - 1/11/20

Here’s the weekly update:

PBIS:


The classroom that will get the SUPER Stallion Trophy for earning the highest number of tickets last week was…Mrs. Youkilis’ class! Great job to all of our students! Keep on being safe, kind, responsible, brave, and honest!


Our horses are moving and all classes are earning chips for whole classroom positive behavior.


The counts are as follows:

Grade K: 29 chips

Grade 1: 9 chips

Grade 2: 31 chips

Grade 3: 99 chips

Total School: 368 chips


***In order to earn our next whole-school spirit day, students must earn 1,000 chips!


Congratulations to Mr. Scarboro for being our PBIS staff member of the week. Mr. Scarboro was chosen for his dedication to his students. Thank you, Mr. Scarboro!


Don’t forget our behavior promises! It is very important that students are hearing these at home and at school!


***Be Safe

***Be Kind

***Be Responsible

***Be Brave

***Be Honest

Teaching and Learning:


Here is the update for this week:


Grade K:

Kindergarten had a fun full week back at school. We have begun our next science unit about Push and Pull Forces. We will be using engineering design, books, and hands-on learning to explore these concepts. In Paths, we are learning about sharing and caring with others. In Fundations, we have introduced all lowercase letters and will begin working on both first and last names. We encourage families to have your child practice writing their first and last names at home. In Math, we are working on counting forward and backward to 20, from any given number. We have also begun creating addition and subtraction equations using stories. Kindergarten has been working hard!


Grade 1:

We are finishing our glued sound unit in Fundations which focused on the “am” and “an” chunk. In Math, we are working on tens and more. For example, 17 is a ten and seven more. In writing, we are working on facts and opinions. This is the perfect introduction to our non-fiction unit. We are continuing to work on animals in winter. This week will be studying animals that migrate. We are also starting our I-Ready testing this week.


Grade 2:

Second graders earned their next spirit today! We surprised them today by watching the animated Disney movie The Jungle Book. They had a lot of laughs. We have started measuring objects in math. We are using objects other than a ruler to practice measuring first, such as tiles, string, and "Teacher feet." In spelling, we are continuing with practicing words ending in "y" with the "e" and "i" sound. Please remember to be practicing these words at home with your child!


Grade 3:

In writing, third grade has been learning about writing through the topic of service dogs. The students have great background knowledge of this topic because of their experience with Dakota, our school therapy dog. Classes are or will be taking mid-year i-ready assessments within the next few weeks. Students are excited to be participating in the nationwide reading contest - “ReadBowl”. This was the first week of the contest.


Nurses Corner:


The CDC recommends getting the flu shot and it is not too late to get your child or yourself vaccinated! We have had the flu in our school and this along with good hygiene/frequent handwashing is the best way to prevent the spread of this virus and other viruses/common colds. Please take a minute or two to help teach our young ones how to use a tissue and wash their hands after they are done. It sounds so simple but many do not know yet how to perform this task. Demonstrating good hand washing at home and showing your child how to use soap and rub their hands together underwater for 20 seconds is recommended. For many of those who have already been sick or are still battling symptoms, I wish you rest, hydration and recovery soon!


We are so busy and it has been a rough winter with illness but it could be so much worse without the above known effective practices. I will be demonstrating proper handwashing in the classrooms soon and this may motivate the children to get a jump start by starting at home. If your child is sick, please keep them home from school. Returning to school too soon may slow the recovery process and expose other children unnecessarily to illness.


Please keep your child at home until:

*His/Her fever has been gone for 24 hours without medication

*He/She has not had any vomiting or diarrhea during the last 24 hours

*If given antibiotics, he/she has taken the antibiotic for at least 24 hours

*His/her appetite and energy level have returned to normal


Thank you for your efforts in keeping your children and our Stall Brook family healthy!



PTO:


Well-Wishes: Mrs. Felicia Edwards, who has served as our PTO co-president, is stepping down in her position as she and her family are moving. We thank Mrs. Edwards for all of her time and dedication over the last few years. She will be greatly missed! Mrs. Eileen Haley continues to hold the role of president (no longer co-president) through this transition.


Our next PTO meeting is on Wednesday (2/5) at 7-8 pm in the Stall Brook library! We would love you to come and participate!


Third-Grade Committee Update:

Third Grade Families:


Please see the attached for information on activities. This packet will give you specific information, due dates and information we need back from you. A hardcopy packet went home 12/13/19 in your child’s backpack. Please contact the Memory Book committee at StallBrook2029@gmail.com or contact any of the following committee members include - Jen Vitiello, Melissa Milligan, Julie Worthington, Meg Dupius, Katrina Carozza and Lynne Gomes.

Due dates to be aware of:

  1. Parent Contact information due Friday December 20, 2019
  2. Photo Release due by January 20, 2020
  3. Memory Book Ad Space due February 28, 2020
  4. Memory Book Pictures due MARCH2, 2020


B I N G O

February 7, 2020 at Stall Brook Cafeteria

Doors open at 6:00 pm

Bingo starts at 6:30pm

$3 for 1 card pack

$5 for 2 card pack

**each “pack” includes all 6-8 plays of bingo for the night**

Raffles, Pizza, Snacks and Drinks for sale!

CASH ONLY night!!


Other:


Cozy Winter Day: Stall Brook School will be participating in the school-wide event of Cozy Winter Day on January 31st. This is an annual celebration where students wear pajamas and comfy clothes and spend quality time with their classmates! Students may wear pajamas and/or comfortable “hang out” clothes to school. Students may bring slippers to wear at school but must wear appropriate footwear to and from school. Students may also bring one favorite stuffed animal to school on Friday. Other activities may be identified by your child’s classroom teacher. We will be holding indoor recess this day to allow for additional activities to take place.


Bronze Award: Over the past few weeks, a number of people have inquired about the large banner in the cafeteria that says “Bronze Award”. The Healthier US School Challenge: Smarter Lunchrooms (HUSSC: SL) Bronze Award recognizes schools that have demonstrated a commitment to excellence in both nutrition and physical education, and actively work to promote a healthier school environment for children. We received this award through the hard work completed by our wellness committee in applying for this recognition.

This award is a wonderful accomplishment for our school, food service department, students, and the state of Massachusetts! We now have a banner located in our cafeteria that signifies our receipt of this prestigious award.

Important Dates:


1/17 – No school

1/20 – No school

1/30 – Incoming Kindergarten Information Night n(6:30-7:30)

1/31 – Cozy Winter Day


Have a SUPER week!


Sincerely,

Emily Luuri

Stall Brook Elementary School Principal

1/4/20 - Newsletter

We hope you all had a wonderful vacation! The students had a successful transition back! Stall Brook is looking forward to a wonderful 2020!


Teaching and Learning:


Here is the update for this week:


Grade K:

We are happy to welcome everyone back from break! We enjoyed hearing about students' breaks and looking forward to 2020. On Friday, Kindergarten students earned a board game day for getting 100 chips as a grade level. We are so proud of their safe, kind, honest, brave, and responsible choices!


Grade 1:

We started our new unit with the glued sounds “am” and “an”. In Number Corner, we are learning about missing addends to help solve story problems. In addition, the children are identifying and adding the value of dimes and pennies. In Math, we are continuing to find different combinations for addition and subtraction facts within 10. In Writing, we will be starting a non-fiction unit, which will tie into our animal unit. We are learning about animals that hibernate.


Grade 2:

Hello 2020! It was a fast week, but second grade got underway! We reviewed routines and our behavior promises. We were lucky enough to have the YMCA back into each 2nd-grade classroom to construct a robot using batteries. It was a lot of fun watching everyone build their robot and make it go! They were brought home with visuals if they want to continue to work on their robots. Second grade has earned another spirit day, so be on the lookout for what we vote on. We can't wait to start a full week with everyone and get back into the swing of things!


Grade 3:

Happy New Year to all of our third-grade families! We are starting Unit 3 in Bridges, which will continue the strategies of adding and subtracting multi-digit numbers. It is very important that by this point of the year students have mastered their addition and subtraction facts through 20. This skill was taught in first and second grade and has been reviewed in third grade. It is necessary to know these facts to successfully implement the strategies we are working on.



Backpack: Please click here to view the BPS backpack for information on the following:

*Student Ski and Snowboard Program

*Teen Depression Workshop



Please view the previous newsletter (12/29/19) for additional upcoming events and information.


Have a SUPER week!


Sincerely,


Emily Luuri

Stall Brook Elementary School Principal

12/29/19 - Newsletter

I hope you all are having a wonderful break and get to spend time with family and friends. Happy celebrations to those of you who celebrate a holiday this week! I am looking forward to seeing everyone in 2020 (on Thursday, January 2nd!).


Here’s the weekly update:


PBIS:


The classroom that will get the SUPER Stallion Trophy for earning the highest number of tickets last week was…Mrs. O’Reilly class! Great job to all of our students! Keep on being safe, kind, responsible, brave, and honest!


Our horses are moving and all classes are earning chips for whole classroom positive behavior.


The counts are as follows:

Grade K: 12 chips

Grade 1: 66 chips

Grade 2: 5 chips

Grade 3: 79 chips

Total School: 262 chips


***In order to earn our next whole-school spirit day, students must earn 1,000 chips!


Congratulations to Mrs. Crawford for being our PBIS staff member of the week. Mrs. Crawford was chosen for hosting a wonderful holiday party for the Stall Brook staff. Thank you, Mrs. Crawford!


Don’t forget our behavior promises (even over break)! It is very important that students are hearing these at home and at school!


***Be Safe

***Be Kind

***Be Responsible

***Be Brave

***Be Honest


Teaching and Learning:


Here is the update for this week:


Grade K:

Kindergarten had a blast creating holiday crafts on Thursday! We hope all families get to enjoy these crafts during the holidays. In Fundations, we learned the letters “x” and “y” and reviewed all letters for correct letter formation. We are working on retelling of stories using read alouds. In Math, students are learning to compose and decompose numbers. We have begun adding and subtracting 1 to and from numbers to ten. We hope all families have a wonderful vacation and we will see you in the new year!"


Grade 1:

We finished our unit on bonus letters and the glued sound “all”. We will be starting a new unit with glued sounds “am” and “an”. In Number Corner, we will be learning about missing addends to help solve story problems. In addition, the children will be identifying and adding the value of dimes and pennies. In Math, we are continuing to find different combinations for addition facts to 10. We are reinforcing “retelling” stories by stopping frequently and asking questions to check for understanding during our Making Meaning time, as well as guided reading.


Grade 2:

Second grade has been working on some fun holiday/wintery writings this week. We wrapped up unit 6 in FUNdations on silent “e.” We also wrapped up our unit 3 math on problem solving and strategies to solve problems, such as using a number line. We hope everyone has a nice and restful vacation. Be ready to gear up for 2020!


Grade 3:

We are so proud of the third graders for doing such a great job in the holiday concert! We are also very pleased to share that we collected several items to donate to the Humane Society. Mrs. A delivered these items on Thursday. Thank you to all who donated! We wish all of our third-grade families a wonderful, restful, holiday break!


PTO:


Our next PTO meeting is on Wednesday (1/8) at 7-8 pm in the Stall Brook library! We would love you to come and participate!


Third-Grade Committee Update


From the Third-Grade Committee:


Third Grade Families:

Please see the attached for information on activities. This packet will give you specific information, due dates and information we need back from you. A hardcopy packet went home 12/13/19 in your child’s backpack. Please contact the Memory Book committee at StallBrook2029@gmail.com or contact any of the following committee members include - Jen Vitiello, Melissa Milligan, Julie Worthington, Meg Dupius, Katrina Carozza and Lynne Gomes.


Due dates to be aware of:

  1. Parent Contact information due Friday, December 20, 2019
  2. Photo Release due by January 20, 2020
  3. Memory Book Ad Space due February 28, 2020
  4. Memory Book Pictures due MARCH 2, 2020


B - I - N - G – O Event:

FEBRUARY 7, 2020 @ Stall Brook Elementary Cafeteria

Doors open at 6:00 pm – BINGO starts promptly at 6:30 pm!

Fundraising event for the 3rd Grade Activities Committee!


Other:


Snow Gear: When we have snow on the ground, students are allowed to play in the snow during recess time. In order for students to play in the snow, they MUST have all five items: Snow pants, jacket, hat/hood, gloves/mittens, and boots. If possible, please pack them in a large, reusable shopping bag as we have found this is easiest for students to transport these items back and forth.


Important Dates:


12/23-1/1 – Winter Vacation (Classes start again on 1/2)


1/2 – All students and staff return to school

1/17 – No school

1/20 – No school

1/30 – Incoming Kindergarten Information Night n(6:30-7:30)

1/31 – Cozy Winter Day


Have a SUPER week!


Sincerely,

Emily Luuri

Stall Brook Elementary School Principal

12/15/19 - Newsletter

Here’s the weekly update:


PBIS:


The classroom that will get the SUPER Stallion Trophy for earning the highest number of tickets last week was…Mrs. Polny’s class! Great job to all of our students! Keep on being safe, kind, responsible, brave, and honest!


Our horses are moving and all classes are earning chips for whole classroom positive behavior.


The counts are as follows:

Grade K: 3 chips

Grade 1: 46 chips

Grade 2: 83 chips

Grade 3: 69 chips

Total School: 200 chips


***In order to earn our next whole-school spirit day, students must earn 1,000 chips!


Update on Fancy Day: Fancy Day was a success! Many students (and staff) dressed up in fancy clothes! Students ate on table cloths and listened to classical music at lunch! Two students from each class were chosen as the fanciest!


A BIG thank you to Ms. Rigamonti for all her hard work in planning and executing fancy day! We are so lucky to have your dedication to our PBIS program!


Congratulations to Mrs. Braman for being our PBIS staff member of the week. Mrs. Braman was chosen as the “most fancy” on Fancy Day! Great job Ms. Braman!


Don’t forget our behavior promises! It is very important that students are hearing these at home and at school!


***Be Safe

***Be Kind

***Be Responsible

***Be Brave

***Be Honest


Teaching and Learning:


Here is the update for this week:


Grade K:

Kindergarten has been learning all about Winter Holidays and traditions. We will be learning about the holidays of Diwali, Las Posadas, Kwanzaa, Hanukkah, and Christmas. Students have enjoyed sharing their family traditions. In Paths, we have been learning how to “Turtle” which is a strategy students can use to help students be calm and take some time to themselves. In Fundations, we learned the letters l, h, and k. In Bridges, we are learning how to add and subtract. Reminder to all families to put their child’s name on all snow gear. Reusable bags are also best for keeping all gear safe and helps students carry it easier. Thank you for your continued support!


Grade 1:

In Phonics, we are completing bonus letters (f, l, and s) and the glued sound “all”. In Number Corner, we are reinforcing 3D shapes and vocabulary words, such as base, vertices, and faces. We learned new games in Math to reinforce strategies of “doubles, doubles + 1, and doubles -1” to solve problems. In addition, we are finding different combinations for addition facts to ten. We have introduced “retelling” stories in Making Meaning. Grade 1 has earned 100 orange chips. We will be celebrating by watching a holiday movie next Thursday.


Grade 2:

Second grade looked so fancy on Friday for our whole school spirit day! It was a lot of fun sitting at lunch with table cloths and listening to classical music! When we’re not being fancy, we have been working hard on problem-solving. We created our own word problems and are solving each other! This coming week, we will be testing students on their word problem skills and using different strategies to solve them, such as using a number line, base ten blocks, or equations.


Grade 3:

Everyone looked wonderful in their fancy clothes on Friday! Students have been spending a little extra time preparing to impress you at the winter concert on Tuesday, 12/17 at 9:30. We hope to see you there! Please send in any donations for the Humane Society this week. No donation is too small! The last day to donate is 12/19. Third grade is busy wrapping up our unit on multiplication strategies in Bridges before the break. We will revisit this concept throughout the year.


PTO:


Our next PTO meeting is on Wednesday (1/8) at 7-8 pm in the Stall Brook library! We would love you to come and participate!



Third-Grade Committee Update


From the Third-Grade Committee:

Third Grade Families,


Please click here to see information on activities. This packet will give you specific information, due dates and information we need back from you. A hardcopy packet went home 12/13/19 in your child’s backpack. Please contact the Memory Book committee at StallBrook2029@gmail.com or contact any of the following committee members include - Jen Vitiello, Melissa Milligan, Julie Worthington, Meg Dupius, Katrina Carozza and Lynne Gomes.


Due dates to be aware of:

  1. Parent Contact information due Friday, December 20, 2019
  2. Photo Release due by January 20, 2020
  3. Memory Book Ad Space due February 28, 2020
  4. Memory Book Pictures due MARCH 2, 2020


B - I - N - G – O Event:

FEBRUARY 7, 2020 @ Stall Brook Elementary Cafeteria

Doors open at 6:00 pm – BINGO starts promptly at 6:30 pm!

Fundraising event for the 3rd Grade Activities Committee!


Other:


Paperless: Many of you are already aware, we are doing our best effort to go paperless. Please be advised, notices and flyers will be sent to families electronically through email or through this weekly newsletter. If you have questions about events/flyers, feel free to reach out to your child’s teacher.


Snow Gear: Now that we have snow on the ground, students are allowed to play in the snow during recess time. In order for students to play in the snow, they MUST have all five items: Snow pants, jacket, hat/hood, gloves/mittens, and boots. If possible, please pack them in a large, reusable shopping bag as we have found this is easiest for students to transport these items back and forth.


Concerts: This year each grade will have one parent concert. Our first concert of the year will be for our third-grade students on December 17 at 9:30 AM.


Important Dates:


12/17 – Grade 3 parent concert at 9:30

12/20 – Early Release (at 11:30)

12/23-1/1 – Winter Vacation (Classes start again on 1/2)


Have a SUPER week!


Sincerely,

Emily Luuri

Stall Brook Elementary School Principal

12/8/19 - Newsletter

Here’s the weekly update:

PBIS:


The classroom that will get the SUPER Stallion Trophy for earning the highest number of tickets last week was…Mrs. Crawford/Mrs. Nicol’s class! Great job to all of our students! Keep on being safe, kind, responsible, brave, and honest!


Our horses are moving and all classes are earning chips for whole classroom positive behavior.


***Our whole school chip count has made it to 1,000!!!!! Our next school-wide spirit day will be…FANCY day! Please click here to see the attached letter to parents about Fancy Day from our PBIS coordinator, Ms. Rigamonti.



The counts are as follows:

Grade K: 87 chips

Grade 1: 16 chips

Grade 2: 75 chips

Grade 3: 51 chips

Total School: 129 chips


***In order to earn our next whole-school spirit day, students must earn 1,000 chips!


Congratulations to Mrs. Polny for being our PBIS staff member of the week. Mrs. Polny was nominated for supporting our PTO and helping with the SCRIPTS cards! Thank you, Mrs. Polny!


Don’t forget our behavior promises! It is very important that students are hearing these at home and at school!

***Be Safe

***Be Kind

***Be Responsible

***Be Brave

***Be Honest


Teaching and Learning:


Here is the update for this week:


Grade K:

Kindergarten enjoyed the Holiday Shop this week! We are learning about all the winter holidays and students are enjoying learning about the different cultures' traditions. We are making connections between the different culture traditions. We are also writing about our snow day activities. Reminder to all families to have students practice putting on their snow gear as this will help all students be independent and get more time for fun activities during the winter. We are excited for Fancy day next Friday!


Grade 1:

We have started a new unit in Phonics. We learned that f,l, and s are bonus letters. In math we finished Unit 2, which focused on counting by 5’s and 10’s, identifying pennies and nickels, and using strategies, such as counting on or finding doubles to solve problems. In PATHS we will be learning about different feelings and emotions. We are starting our next unit for studios. It will be on structure, function, and processing with a focus on animal's attributes and survival during the winter.


Grade 2:

Second grade is busy at work writing narratives with details, including sound words and adjectives. We just wrapped up our unit in FUNdations on suffixes. In math, we are using the strategy of a number line to add and subtract two 2-digit numbers. This strategy really helps kids to break apart numbers to add and subtract easily. Ask your child to show you how it’s done!


Grade 3:

The third grade is ready for our service project this month. We are collecting items for the Milford Humane Society as part of the civics standards in third grade. Any donation is helpful and we are excited to see those boxes fill up. Fancy Day will be celebrated school-wide on Friday, December 13 as a reward for reaching our latest chip goal. In writing, we are working on adding elaborative details to our narrative pieces. This helps students understand the importance of adding a variety of descriptive words and phrases to enhance their writing.


PTO:


Annual Holiday Shop: The annual holiday shop was a success! Thank you to all who volunteered your time to help this memorial activity happen for our students! A special thank you to Leanne Marino for organizing, as well as Felicia Edwards, and Eileen Haley. These events do not happen without parents donating their time and we all are extremely grateful for you!


Our next PTO meeting is on Wednesday (1/8) at 7-8 pm in the Stall Brook library! We would love you to come and participate!


Third-Grade Committee Update: The third-grade committee is in need of greater participation from parents. If you are a third-grade parent, please complete this survey to identify the best day/time for the third-grade committee to hold their meetings:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Y5XM9TN


Other:


Snow Gear: Now that we have snow on the ground, students are allowed to play in the snow during recess time. In order for students to play in the snow, they MUST have all five items: Snow pants, jacket, hat/hood, gloves/mittens, and boots. If possible, please pack them in a large, reusable shopping bag as we have found this is easiest for students to transport these items back and forth.


Concerts: This year each grade will have one parent concert. Our first concert of the year will be for our third-grade students on December 17 at 9:30 AM.


Report Cards Online: As referenced in a previous newsletter, report cards are available on-line this year through SchoolBrains. Hard copy report cards will not be sent home. If you need support in accessing your student's SchoolBrains account, please contact Jeff Maxwell at JMaxwell@bpsdk12.org.


Important Dates:


12/17 – Grade 3 parent concert at 9:30

12/20 – Early Release (at 11:30)

12/23-1/1 – Winter Vacation (Classes start again on 1/2)


Have a SUPER week!


Sincerely,


Emily Luuri

Stall Brook Elementary School Principal

12/1/19 - Newsletter

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and break! I can't believe it is already December!

Here’s the weekly update:


PBIS:


The classroom that will get the SUPER Stallion Trophy for earning the highest number of tickets last week was…Mrs. Jordan/Mrs. Jason’s class! Great job to all of our students! Keep on being safe, kind, responsible, brave, and honest!


Our horses are moving and all classes are earning chips for whole classroom positive behavior.


***Our whole school chip count has made it to 1,000!!!!! We will be sharing what the next school-wide spirit day will be shortly!


The counts are as follows:

Grade K: 73 chips

Grade 1: 87 chips

Grade 2: 58 chips

Grade 3: 37 chips

Total School: 55 chips


Congratulations to Mrs. Hurd for being our PBIS staff member of the week. Mrs. Hurd was nominated for sharing her math slides and helping all students be their best! Thank you, Mrs. Hurd!


Don’t forget our behavior promises! It is very important that students are hearing these at home and at school!


***Be Safe

***Be Kind

***Be Responsible

***Be Brave

***Be Honest


Teaching and Learning:


Here is the update for this week (please note, given the short week, some updates are the same as last):


Grade K:

First, thank you to all families who joined us for parent-teacher conferences! In Paths this week, we learned about our feelings and what strategies we can used In Fundations, we worked on the letters “p” and “j” which are worm line letters. In Math, students are working on counting by 2’s and even drew their own bikes! We continue to learn about different family traditions as many holidays are coming up. Kindergarten has been working hard!


Grade 1:

We are wrapping up our digraph unit next week. Please review the sounds of ch, th, sh, and ck. In Math, we are still practicing our double facts and will be discussing multiples of 5. In addition, we will be creating a quilt representing whole, halves (½), and quarter squares (¼). Finally, we will be connecting our financial literacy unit to the Pilgrims and discussing their needs and wants back in 1620.


Grade 2:

We had a fun time on Wednesday hanging out with our stuffed animals! This short week we still worked hard and got a lot accomplished! We did fun writing activities that had to do with Thanksgiving. In math, we have been measuring objects around the room and estimating their lengths. We have also been telling time and keeping track of how many minutes have passed. Continue working on telling time with your child as extra practice! We use digital and analog clocks and practice with minutes on the 15’s.


Grade 3:

The third grade team would like to thank all of our parents and families for coming in for conferences. We enjoyed discussing our students’ progress with you. Game day was a fun treat for the students on Friday. Term 1 will be ending next week and report cards will be issued electronically in a few weeks. We wish all of our families a wonderful Thanksgiving break. Ask your child what they have learned about the Wampanoag tribe!


PTO:


Annual Holiday Shop: The PTO will be running the Holiday Shop again this year where children can come in during their set times with the classes during the school day to shop for gifts for their friends, families, teachers and or pets. Gifts typically run $1 to $10 with a large variety at the lower price range. As you can imagine this is a big task and we are asking for a co-chair to help run the event. The event will run December 2nd through December 5th. Thursday, December 5th, the Holiday Shop will be open to students and parents from 6-7:30 PM.


We are in need of volunteers to help with the holiday shop! We are asking for parents to sign up and help children to pick out gifts for their loved ones for the holiday season! It is a great opportunity to see them excited for the season. As always, we thank you in advance for your time!!


https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0f48aea828a1f58-holiday


Please contact PTO Secretary, Leanne Marino, with any questions leanne.desisto@gmail.com. Thank you for your continued support.


Our next PTO meeting is on Wednesday (12/4) at 7-8 pm in the Stall Brook library! We would love you to come and participate!


Other:


Concerts: This year each grade will have one parent concert. Our first concert of the year will be for our third grade students on December 17 at 9:30 AM.


Stall Brook’s Art Studio Page: Ms. DeLuca is super excited to share with you on what young artists are learning and making in the art room! Please check out our website: https://sites.google.com/bpsdk12.org/stall-brook-art-studio/home to learn more about Ms. DeLuca and the projects we have been working on.


Mrs. Morgan’s Math Page: Check out this website created by Mrs. Morgan, Stall Brook math specialist. It can be viewed here: https://sites.google.com/s/1Mxmge28WDdwH5xnHhJnSPPeB2AkupIDx/p/1780wG-PSCaTmh1GZYCu0npzKlKaz4hbi/edit


Report Cards Online: As referenced in a previous newsletter, report cards will be available on-line this year through SchoolBrains. Hard copy report cards will not be sent home. If you need support in accessing your student's SchoolBrains account, please contact Jeff Maxwell at JMaxwell@bpsdk12.org.

Important Dates:

12/3-6 – Holiday Shop

12/17 – Grade 3 parent concert at 9:30

12/20 – Early Release (at 11:30)

12/23-1/1 – Winter Vacation (Classes start again on 1/2)


Have a SUPER week!


Sincerely,


Emily Luuri

Stall Brook Elementary School Principal

11/24/19 - Newsletter

Here’s the weekly update:

PBIS:


Due to the short week, we will be counting chips and tickets next week.


Thus, the chips remain at:

Grade K: 32 chips

Grade 1: 52 chips

Grade 2: 36 chips

Grade 3: 16 chips

Total School: 436 chips


All grades are working towards earning another 100 chips and 500 as a school!


Congratulations to Ms. Paterson for being our PBIS staff member of the week. Ms. Paterson was nominated for always being consistent and patient with students! Thank you, Ms. Paterson!


Don’t forget our behavior promises! It is very important that students are hearing these at home and at school!


***Be Safe

***Be Kind

***Be Responsible

***Be Brave

***Be Honest

Teaching and Learning:


Here is the update for this week

:

Grade K:

First, thank you to all the families who joined us for parent-teacher conferences! In Paths this week, we learned about our feelings and what strategies we can use In Fundations, we worked on the letters “p” and “j” which are worm line letters. In Math, students are working on counting by 2’s and even drew their own bikes! We continue to learn about different family traditions as many holidays are coming up. Kindergarten has been working hard!


Grade 1:

We are wrapping up our digraph unit next week. Please review the sounds of ch, th, sh, and ck. In Math, we are still practicing our double facts and will be discussing multiples of 5. In addition, we will be creating a quilt representing whole, halves (½), and quarter squares (¼). Finally, we will be connecting our financial literacy unit to the Pilgrims and discussing their needs and wants back in 1620.


Grade 2:

Second graders had an absolute blast building bridges this week! The YMCA partnered with us to create stations where kids explored, planned, designed, and tested bridges with many different types of materials. It was engaging and interactive. We’d like to thank all the families who were able to make it in or have a phone conversation for conferences. We really appreciate it! Our students’ progress is important to us and to share with you all! Pajama day was a great way to end the week!


Grade 3:

The third grade team would like to thank all of our parents and families for coming in for conferences. We enjoyed discussing our students’ progress with you. Game day was a fun treat for the students on Friday. Term 1 will be ending next week and report cards will be issued electronically in a few weeks. We wish all of our families a wonderful Thanksgiving break. Ask your child what they have learned about the Wampanoag tribe!


PTO:


Book Fair: The Book Fair was a success! Thank you to all the people who volunteered their time to make this event happen! A special thank you to our PTO presidents, Felicia Edwards and Eileen Haley. These two were at our school all day for multiple days to make this event run smoothly.


Annual Holiday Shop: The PTO will be running the Holiday Shop again this year where children can come in during their set times with the classes during the school day to shop for gifts for their friends, families, teachers and or pets. Gifts typically run $1 to $10 with a large variety at the lower price range. As you can imagine this is a big task and we are asking for a co-chair to help run the event. The event will run December 2nd through December 5th. Thursday, December 5th, the Holiday Shop will be open to students and parents from 6-7:30 PM.


We are in need of volunteers to help with the holiday shop! We are asking for parents to sign up and help children to pick out gifts for their loved ones for the holiday season! It is a great opportunity to see them excited about the season. As always, we thank you in advance for your time!!


https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0f48aea828a1f58-holiday


Please contact PTO Secretary, Leanne Marino, with any questions leanne.desisto@gmail.com. Thank you for your continued support.


Our next PTO meeting is on Wednesday (12/4) at 7-8 pm in the Stall Brook library! We would love you to come and participate!


Other:


Concerts: This year each grade will have one parent concert. Our first concert of the year will be for our third grade students on December 17 at 9:30 AM.


Stall Brook’s Art Studio Page: Ms. DeLuca is super excited to share with you on what young artists are learning and making in the art room! Please check out our website: https://sites.google.com/bpsdk12.org/stall-brook-art-studio/home to learn more about Ms. DeLuca and the projects we have been working on.


Mrs. Morgan’s Math Page: Check out this website created by Mrs. Morgan, Stall Brook math specialist. It can be viewed here: https://sites.google.com/s/1Mxmge28WDdwH5xnHhJnSPPeB2AkupIDx/p/1780wG-PSCaTmh1GZYCu0npzKlKaz4hbi/edit


Report Cards Online: As referenced in a previous newsletter, report cards will be available on-line this year through SchoolBrains. Hard copy report cards will not be sent home. If you need support in accessing your student's SchoolBrains account, please contact Jeff Maxwell at JMaxwell@bpsdk12.org.


Important Dates:


11/26 – Term 1 ends

11/27 – Early Release (At 11:00)

11/28 – No School (Thanksgiving)

11/29 – No School


12/3-6 – Holiday Shop

12/17 – Grade 3 parent concert at 9:30

12/20 – Early Release (at 11:30)

12/23-1/1 – Winter Vacation (Classes start again on 1/2)


Have a SUPER week!


Sincerely,

Emily Luuri

Stall Brook Elementary School Principal

11/17/19 - Newsletter

Here’s the weekly update:


PBIS:


The classroom that will get the SUPER Stallion Trophy for earning the highest number of tickets last week was…Mrs. Houston/Ms. Berard’s class! Great job to all of our students! Keep on being safe, kind, responsible, brave, and honest!


Our horses are moving and all classes are earning chips for whole classroom positive behavior.


The counts are as follows:

Grade K: 32 chips

Grade 1: 52 chips

Grade 2: 36 chips

Grade 3: 16 chips

Total School: 436 chips


All grades are working towards earning another 100 chips and 500 as a school!


Congratulations to Mr. Ulm for being our PBIS staff member of the week. Mr. Ulm was nominated for bringing the therapy dog program to Stall Brook! Thank you, Mr. Ulm.


Don’t forget our behavior promises! It is very important that students are hearing these at home and at school!

***Be Safe

***Be Kind

***Be Responsible

***Be Brave

***Be Honest


Teaching and Learning:


Here is the update for this week:


Grade K:

Kindergarten worked hard this week! In Math, students learned about patterns and created class quilts that are shared in the hallway along with our disguised turkeys! Be sure to check those out during conferences next week. For social studies, we are learning about Thanksgiving and shared family traditions around the holiday. In writing, we are writing about things we like about ourselves and things we are interested in. A reminder to all families: Please make sure that your child has appropriate clothing for outdoor recess. We will continue to play outside unless the temperatures are severely low. (temperatures in the 20’s). Your child should wear a warm jacket, gloves, and a hat.


Grade 1:

In Phonics, we are continuing to reinforce and apply the digraphs: th, ch, sh, wh, ck. Ask your child if they can think of some words with these sounds. We are wrapping up our November reading assessments and will modify our reading groups to meet their needs. In Math, we are learning double facts and reinforcing strategies to solve problems. We are looking forward to seeing you next week at conferences to discuss your child’s growth this year.


Grade 2:

Second grade is wrapping up on Unit 2 in math. We worked hard learning about measuring with objects, writing and counting numbers up to 3-digits using base-ten blocks, and adding two 2-digit numbers on a number line. We are also wrapping up our FUNdations unit on suffixes. Our grade level spirit day will be this Friday 11/22! The kids have voted on PJ day. Congrats 2nd grades for earning those yellow chips!


Grade 3:

In third grade this week, our Fundations focus is on suffixes. Students are learning the rules about adding suffixes to change the meanings of words and identifying the base words when reading words with suffixes. Multiplication strategies continue to be the focus of our math and Number Corner lessons. We have earned 100 chips again and third grade will celebrate with a Game Day on Friday 11/22.


PTO:


Book Fair: This year the Stall Brook PTO will be hosting the Fall Book Fair beginning November 15th, 2019 to November 20th. Your child will have an opportunity to shop during their library time. In addition, the Book Fair will be open from 6-8 PM for families to shop on November 21st located in the Stall Brook library.


Annual Holiday Shop: The PTO will be running the Holiday Shop again this year where children can come in during their set times with the classes during the school day to shop for gifts for their friends, families, teachers and or pets. Gifts typically run $1 to $10 with a large variety at the lower price range. As you can imagine this is a big task and we are asking for a co-chair to help run the event. The event will run December 2nd through December 5th. Thursday, December 5th, the Holiday Shop will be open to students and parents from 6-7:30 PM.


We are in need of volunteers to help with the holiday shop! We are asking for parents to sign up and help children to pick out gifts for their loved ones for the holiday season! It is a great opportunity to see them excited for the season. As always, we thank you in advance for your time!!


https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0f48aea828a1f58-holiday


Please contact PTO Secretary, Leanne Marino, with any questions leanne.desisto@gmail.com. Thank you for your continued support.


Pie Pick Up: For those of you who ordered pies, the pick-up date will be November 20th from 3-6 at Stall Brook School.


Our next PTO meeting is on Wednesday (12/4) at 7-8 pm in the Stall Brook library! We would love you to come and participate!


Other:


Mrs. Morgan’s Math Page: Check out this website created by Mrs. Morgan, Stall Brook math specialist. It can be viewed here: https://sites.google.com/s/1Mxmge28WDdwH5xnHhJnSPPeB2AkupIDx/p/1780wG-PSCaTmh1GZYCu0npzKlKaz4hbi/edit


Coffee hour with building literacy and math specialist: Thank you all who participated in this event!


Report Cards Online: As referenced in a previous newsletter, report cards will be available on-line this year through SchoolBrains. Hard copy report cards will not be sent home. If you need support in accessing your student's SchoolBrains account, please contact Jeff Maxwell at JMaxwell@bpsdk12.org.


Bellingham Public School District – Tiered Focused Monitoring Review: During the week of December 9, 2019, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s Office of Public School Monitoring (PSM) will conduct a Tiered Focused Monitoring Review of Bellingham Public Schools. The Office of Public School Monitoring visits each district and charter school every three years to monitor compliance with federal and state special education and civil rights regulations. Areas of review related to special education include licensure, professional development, parent engagement, and Individualized Education Program (IEP) implementation. Areas of review related to civil rights include curriculum review, parent and student engagement, and equal access to school programs for all students. In addition to the onsite visit, parent outreach is an important part of the review process.


Prior to the onsite visit, the chairperson from the Office of Public School Monitoring will send an online survey to all parents of students with disabilities receiving services. The survey focuses on key areas of their child’s special education program. Survey results will contribute to the activities of the onsite review and the development of the final report.


During the onsite review, the Office of Public School Monitoring will interview the chairperson(s) of the district’s Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC). Other onsite activities may include interviews of district staff and administrators and onsite observations.

After the conclusion of the review, the public will be able to access the report at http://www.doe.mass.edu/psm/tfm/reports.


Parents and other individuals may call Julie Evans, Public School Monitoring Chairperson, at (781) 338-3754 to request additional information, or contact Rachel Lawrence, the district coordinator, at 508-883-1706.


Important Dates:


These are the current important dates:

11/20 – Parent-Teacher Conferences (Evening)

11/21- Early Release (at 11:30)

11/21 – Parent-Teacher conferences

11/22 – Early Release (At 11:30)

11/26 – Term 1 ends

11/27 – Early Release (At 11:00)

11/28 – No School (Thanksgiving)

11/29 – No School


Have a SUPER week!


Sincerely,

Emily Luuri

Stall Brook Elementary School Principal

11/10/19 - Newsletter

Here’s the weekly update:


PBIS:


The classroom that will get the SUPER Stallion Trophy for earning the highest number of tickets last week was…Mrs. Hafford’s class! Great job to all of our students! Keep on being safe, kind, responsible, brave, and honest!


Our horses are moving and all classes are earning chips for whole classroom positive behavior. The counts are as follows:


Grade K: 22 chips

Grade 1: 27 chips

Grade 2: 23 chips

Grade 3: 4 chips

Total School: 376 chips


All grades are working towards earning another 100 chips and 500 as a school!


Congratulations to Ms. Atwater-Rhodes for being our PBIS staff member of the week. Mrs. Ms. Atwater-Rhodes was nominated for helping a student before school. Thank you, Ms. Atwater-Rhodes for always putting our students first!


Don’t forget our behavior promises! It is very important that students are hearing these at home and at school!

***Be Safe

***Be Kind

***Be Responsible

***Be Brave

***Be Honest


Teaching and Learning:


Here is the update for this week:


Grade K:

Kindergarten enjoyed learning about veterans and singing to veterans at our Friday assembly! We wrote thank you notes to veterans for Veterans Day as well. In Paths this week, we learned how to make friends and how to play with friends. In Writing, students wrote about themselves and what they like most about themselves. In Math, students are counting up to 10 objects to find out "how many", recognizing the number of 6 or fewer objects in a collection, and decomposing numbers less than or equal to 10. Keep up the great work Kindergarten!


Grade 1:

We are continuing our digraph unit in Phonics. Our trick words for this unit are: as, has, to, into, me, he, she, we, be, for and or. We are wrapping up our November assessments in all curriculum areas and will be sharing the results at conferences. In PATHS we are learning how to increase our self-control and we are encouraging a reflective approach (stop and think) for effective problem-solving. They have learned “How to Turtle”. Ask your child about the three steps and hopefully, they will use it at home too.


Grade 2:

Second graders are working on adding two 2-digit numbers on a number line in math. In FUNdations, we continue to practice our suffixes: s, es, ed, ing, er, est. This week we worked on Veterans Day activities and wrote letters to the Veterans. On Friday, we had an assembly with all of Stall Brook to hear from real Veterans and present our written letters to them. We listened to a book called “Courage” to learn about all different types of courageous people, including Veterans. We sang two beautiful songs too.


Grade 3:

Third graders are talking about using descriptive words to describe nouns. In math, we have launched a unit that develops students' strategies in multiplication, using repeated addition, loops and groups, arrays, and skip counting.


PTO:


Book Fair: This year the Stall Brook PTO will be hosting the Fall Book Fair and we need your help to set up, help the kids pick out the books in their price range and break down. This is a great opportunity to meet your children’s classmates and help all children in the school. You can sign up to help in any classroom, it doesn’t just have to be your child’s. Please sign up in the link below, time slots are as short as 45 minutes to as long as you can offer. Thank you again for supporting our school!

https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/30e0f48afa62daaf49-november


Annual Holiday Shop: The PTO will be running the Holiday Shop again this year where children can come in during their set times with the classes during the school day to shop for gifts for their friends, families, teachers and or pets. Gifts typically run $1 to $10 with a large variety at the lower price range. As you can imagine this is a big task and we are asking for a co-chair to help run the event. The event will run December 2nd through December 5th. Thursday, December 5th, the Holiday Shop will be open to students and parents from 6-7:30 PM.

Please contact PTO Secretary Leanne Marino if you are interested or have any questions in regards to how you can help at leanne.desisto@gmail.com. Thank you for your continued support.


Pie Pick Up: For those of you who ordered pies, the pick-up date will be November 20th from 3-6 at Stall Brook School.


Our next PTO meeting is on Wednesday (12/4) at 7-8 pm in the Stall Brook library! We would love you to come and participate!


Other:


Veteran’s Day Assembly: On Friday, we held our Veteran’s Day Assembly. It was fantastic. All the students were safe, kind, and responsible.


Students performed songs, read the story “Courage,” and presented letters/donations to our veterans!


A big thanks to:

*Ms. DeLuca for working with students to create the artwork displayed.

*Ms. Braman for teaching the songs performed.

*Ms. Weidler for organizing the reading of the book.

*Mrs. Burchill for helping with the scheduling and the execution of the event


***Thank you to Ms. Fafard for helping to organize this fantastic event at our school.


Coffee hour with building literacy and math specialist: Find out how you can support your child at home with the current programs being used. This event will be held on November 15th from 9-10 AM in the Stall Brook cafeteria. We hope to see you there!


Report Cards Online: As referenced in a previous newsletter, report cards will be available on-line this year through SchoolBrains. Hard copy report cards will not be sent home. If you need support in accessing your student's SchoolBrains account, please contact Jeff Maxwell at JMaxwell@bpsdk12.org.


Bellingham Public School District – Tiered Focused Monitoring Review: During the week of December 9, 2019, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s Office of Public School Monitoring (PSM) will conduct a Tiered Focused Monitoring Review of Bellingham Public Schools. The Office of Public School Monitoring visits each district and charter school every three years to monitor compliance with federal and state special education and civil rights regulations. Areas of review related to special education include licensure, professional development, parent engagement, and Individualized Education Program (IEP) implementation. Areas of review related to civil rights include curriculum review, parent and student engagement, and equal access to school programs for all students. In addition to the onsite visit, parent outreach is an important part of the review process.


Prior to the onsite visit, the chairperson from the Office of Public School Monitoring will send an online survey to all parents of students with disabilities receiving services. The survey focuses on key areas of their child’s special education program. Survey results will contribute to the activities of the onsite review and the development of the final report.


During the onsite review, the Office of Public School Monitoring will interview the chairperson(s) of the district’s Special Education Parent Advisory Council (SEPAC). Other onsite activities may include interviews of district staff and administrators and onsite observations.

After the conclusion of the review, the public will be able to access the report at http://www.doe.mass.edu/psm/tfm/reports.


Parents and other individuals may call Julie Evans, Public School Monitoring Chairperson, at (781) 338-3754 to request additional information, or contact Rachel Lawrence, the district coordinator, at 508-883-1706.


Master Plan Open House: The Town of Bellingham & MAPC invite you to a Master Plan Open House at the Bellingham Public Library. This is a great opportunity to reflect on the last decade in Bellingham and what next decade should look like. At this event we seek to hear from residents and town stakeholders key ideas to form the Bellingham Master Plan. Your input is needed!


https://www.bellinghamma.org/sites/bellinghamma/files/uploads/flyers_bellingham_master_plan_open_house.pdf


Important Dates:


These are the current important dates:


11/11 – No School (Veteran’s Day)

11/20 – Parent-Teacher Conferences (Evening)

11/21- Early Release (at 11:30)

11/21 – Parent-Teacher conferences

11/22 – Early Release (At 11:30)

11/26 – Term 1 ends

11/27 – Early Release (At 11:00)

11/28 – No School (Thanksgiving)

11/29 – No School


Have a SUPER week!


Sincerely,

Emily Luuri

Stall Brook Elementary School Principal

11/3/19 - Newsletter

Here’s the weekly update:


PBIS:


The classroom that will get the SUPER Stallion Trophy for earning the highest number of tickets last week was…Mrs. Perry’s class! Great job to all of our students! Keep on being safe, kind, responsible, brave, and honest!


Our horses are moving and all classes are earning chips for whole classroom positive behavior.


The counts are as follows:

Grade K: 18 chips

Grade 1: 11 chips

Grade 2: 90 chips

Grade 3: 81 chips

Total School: 300 chips


All grades are working towards earning another 100 chips!


Grades K and 1 achieved their 100 chips last week. Grade K chose to have an extra recess next week! Grade 1 has not decided yet- so stay tuned!


Our whole school spirit day occurred yesterday. All classes had a blast watching the movie “Inside Out”.


Congratulations to Mrs. Crawford for being our PBIS staff member of the week. Mrs. Crawford was nominated for all the extra things she does around the building! We are so lucky to have such a team player on the Stall Brook team! Thank you, Mrs. Crawford!


Don’t forget our behavior promises! It is very important that students are hearing these at home and at school!


***Be Safe

***Be Kind

***Be Responsible

***Be Brave

***Be Honest


Teaching and Learning:


Here is the update for this week:


Grade K:

Kindergarten is excited that we earned another grade level spirit day! Next week, in Fundations we are learning the letters "e" and "r"! In writing, students are working on adding details to their pictures. We are also starting a new month in Number Corner and introducing 2-D and 3-D shapes. In math, students are working on writing numbers 1-10. Keep up the great work Kindergarten!


Grade 1:

We are beginning a new unit in Phonics. Our focus is digraphs (ch, sh, wh, th, ck). A digraph is two letters put together to make a new sound. We are starting our November assessments in all curriculum areas. We will share those results with you at conferences. We are wrapping up our beginning unit on Financial Literacy. In November we will be focusing on Veteran’s Day and Thanksgiving.


Grade 2:

What a fun filled week!! Second grade had so much fun with adjective day. The second grade teachers dressed as emojis. Ask your child what their teacher was! Friday was our whole school celebration for reaching 500 tokens for following our behavior promises. We watched “Inside Out.” Academics were still a main focus as well. We have been measuring objects in math using cubes and other objects. We started a new FUNdations unit with suffixes. There were a lot of students in red this Friday to support Veterans. Remember to wear red next Friday as well!


Grade 3:

Third grade enjoyed celebrating Adjective Day this week, talking about using descriptive words to describe nouns. It was fun seeing all of the students’ creativity with their costumes. On Adjective Day, students explored a Mystery Science about the importance of our skull and did an extension activity. In math, we have launched Unit, which develops students' strategies in multiplication, using repeated addition, loops and groups, arrays, and skip counting.


PTO:


Book Fair: This year the Stall Brook PTO will be hosting the Fall Book Fair and we need your help to set up, help the kids pick out the books in their price range and break down. This is a great opportunity to meet your children’s classmates and help all children in the school. You can sign up to help in any classroom, it doesn’t just have to be your child’s. Please sign up in the link below, time slots are as short as 45 minutes to as long as you can offer. Thank you again for supporting our school!


https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/30e0f48afa62daaf49-november




Annual Holiday Shop: The PTO will be running the Holiday Shop again this year where children can come in during their set times with the classes during the school day to shop for gifts for their friends, families, teachers and or pets. Gifts typically run $1 to $10 with a large variety at the lower price range. As you can imagine this is a big task and we are asking for a co-chair to help run the event. The event will run December 3rd through December 7th. Please contact PTO Secretary Leanne Marino if you are interested or have any questions in regards to how you can help at leanne.desisto@gmail.com. Thank you for your continued support


Our next PTO meeting is on Wednesday (11/6) at 7-8 pm in the Stall Brook library! We would love you to come and participate!


Other:


Veteran’s Day Celebration: Don’t forget to wear red on Friday. This Friday we will hold a monetary collection for a local veteran’s organization!


Stall Brook will be holding an assembly to honor our Veterans on November 8th. Prior to this event, students will engage in some Veteran’s Day age-appropriate information-sharing and activities. We have partnered with Lori Fafard, a former BPS educator and administrator, to support the R. E. D. Campaign, where we are encouraging staff and students to wear red on Friday, November 8th in support of our veterans. There will also be a change collection where all money raised will go to a local veterans organization.


High School Student Council Food Drive: This year for the Thanksgiving Day food drive, the high school student council will be doing a Soup drive/fundraiser. The fundraiser will run from now until November 17th. Information on this event can be viewed here.


Master Plan Open House: The Town of Bellingham & MAPC invite you to a Master Plan Open House at the Bellingham Public Library. This is a great opportunity to reflect on the last decade in Bellingham and what next decade should look like. At this event we seek to hear from residents and town stakeholders key ideas to form the Bellingham Master Plan. Your input is needed!

https://www.bellinghamma.org/sites/bellinghamma/files/uploads/flyers_bellingham_master_plan_open_house.pdf


Important Dates:


These are the current important dates:


11/8 – Veteran’s Day assembly

11/11 – No School (Veteran’s Day)

11/20 – Parent-Teacher Conferences (Evening)

11/21- Early Release (at 11:30)

11/21 – Parent-Teacher conferences

11/22 – Early Release (At 11:30)

11/26 – Term 1 ends

11/27 – Early Release (At 11:00)

11/28 – No School (Thanksgiving)

11/29 – No School


Have a SUPER week!


Sincerely,


Emily Luuri

Stall Brook Elementary School Principal

10/27/19 - Newsletter

THANK YOU to our wonderful PTO members and volunteers for putting on a fantastic Pumpkin Stroll! Students (and families) had a blast!


Here’s the weekly update:


PBIS:


The classroom that will get the SUPER Stallion Trophy for earning the highest number of tickets last week was…Mrs. Athanasopoulos’s class! Great job to all of our students! Keep on being safe, kind, responsible, brave, and honest!


Our horses are moving and all classes are earning chips for whole classroom positive behavior.


The counts are as follows:

Grade K: 99 chips

Grade 1: 98 chips

Grade 2: 76 chips

Grade 3: 62 chips

Total School: 235 chips


All grades are working towards earning another 100 chips!


Our whole school spirit day activity for earning 500 chips will be… a movie day! The movie “Inside Out” has been chosen for Friday, November 1st!


Congratulations to Mrs. Morgan for being our PBIS staff member of the week. Mrs. Morgan was nominated for always being willing to help classrooms, especially in her area of expertise (math)! She has been nominated by multiple people for helping with Bridges, intervention, assessments, and everything in between! Great job Mrs. Morgan!


Don’t forget our behavior promises! It is very important that students are hearing these at home and at school!

***Be Safe

***Be Kind

***Be Responsible

***Be Brave

***Be Honest


Teaching and Learning:


Here is the update for this week:


Grade K:

This week in Kindergarten, we did Pumpkin Science in our classrooms in honor of the Pumpkin Stroll. Students worked on measuring, estimating, and counting. In Fundations, next week we are learning the letters d and s. We are also working on rhyming. In Bridges, we are excited to continue to work with our new math tool of the number rack. We are also continuing to practice writing numbers 1-10. In writing, we are learning to recognize color words. We are VERY close to earning our next grade level spirit day and are excited to celebrate our students' hard work!


Grade 1:

We are wrapping up our Phonics unit with short vowel words. Please practice the trick words for this unit: a, the, and, is, his and of. This week we will discuss adjectives as they prepare for Thursday’s Adjective Day. What will your child wear to school on Thursday? Will they be sporty, sleepy, colorful, etc. ? We started fact families in Math. In addition, we are looking at graphs and answering questions that answer “how many more” and “how many fewer”. Please continue to ask your child those questions so that they can be more confident with the math language. Also, just a reminder that every Monday homework logs are due. Please make sure that they are completed and signed by an adult.


Grade 2:

Grade 2 is wrapping up their final unit on glued sounds. These past two weeks have been glued sounds with a long vowel: ild, ind, olt, ost, old. During reading, we are looking out for connections in read alouds that we can make to ourselves, in other books, and to the world. In math, we are working on estimating amounts and working on place value: hundreds, tens, and ones. Practice with your child on writing 2 and 3 digit numbers!


Grade 3:

This week in third grade, students enjoyed the extra recess that was earned by collecting 100 chips for following behavior promises. We continued to learn about the Wampanoag tribe and their way of life. Students have also started an online project in technology classes learning about other Native American tribes. Next week, we will be assessing what the students have learned in Number Corner this month. There were many areas of focus, such as attributes of polygons (lines of symmetry, right angles, parallel lines), measuring milliliters and liters, and using a number line. Students are excited to celebrate Adjective Day on October 31st!


PTO:


Dean Banking Update: Please return the packets by 11/1. The PTO hopes to have this program up and running by 11/8.


Material Prep: We are looking for volunteers that are interested in helping with material prep for our school. This involves coming into the school, copying, cutting, laminating, etc. for staff.


Our next PTO meeting is on Wednesday (11/6) at 7-8 pm in the Stall Brook library! We would love you to come and participate!


Other:


Veteran’s Day Celebration: Don’t forget to wear red on Friday. This Friday we will hold a monetary collection for a local veteran’s organization!


Stall Brook will be holding an assembly to honor our Veterans on November 8th. Prior to this event, students will engage in some Veteran’s Day age-appropriate information-sharing and activities. We have partnered with Lori Fafard, a former BPS educator and administrator, to support the R. E. D. Campaign, where we are encouraging staff and students to wear red on Friday, November 1st and Friday, November 8th in support of our veterans. There will also be a change collection where all money raised will go to a local veterans organization.


Adjective Day: Stall Brook School will be participating in Adjective Day again this year on October 31st. Students are encouraged to dress up as an adjective. Please avoid sending costumes or props that involve masks, weapons, or anything considered harmful.


High School Student Council Food Drive: This year for the Thanksgiving Day food drive, the high school student council will be doing a Soup drive/fundraiser. The fundraiser will run from now until November 17th. Information on this event can be viewed here.


Master Plan Open House: The Town of Bellingham & MAPC invite you to a Master Plan Open House at the Bellingham Public Library. This is a great opportunity to reflect on the last decade in Bellingham and what the next decade should look like. At this event, we seek to hear from residents and town stakeholders key ideas to form the Bellingham Master Plan. Your input is needed!

https://www.bellinghamma.org/sites/bellinghamma/files/uploads/flyers_bellingham_master_plan_open_house.pdf


Important Dates:


These are the current important dates:


10/31 – Adjective Day

10/31 – Early Release (@ 11:30)


11/1 - Whole school Movie Day (PBIS prize)

11/8 – Whole school Veteran's Day assembly

11/11 – No School (Veteran’s Day)

11/20 – Parent-Teacher conferences (Evening)

11/21- Early Release (at 11:30)

11/21 – Parent-Teacher conferences

11/22 – Early Release (At 11:30)

11/26 – Term 1 ends

11/27 – Early Release (At 11:00)

11/28 – No School (Thanksgiving)

11/29 – No School


Have a SUPER week!


Sincerely,


Emily Luuri

Stall Brook Elementary School Principal

10/20/19 - Newsletter


Thank you to all who came out to the Harlem Wizard’s game last night! We all had a blast!



Here’s the weekly update:


PBIS:


The classroom that will get the SUPER Stallion Trophy for earning the highest number of tickets last week was…Mrs. Polny’s class! Great job to all of our students! Keep on being safe, kind, responsible, brave, and honest!


Our horses are moving and all classes are earning chips for whole classroom positive behavior.


The counts are as follows:

Grade K: 84 chips

Grade 1: 72 chips

Grade 2: 52 chips

Grade 3: 35 chips

Total School: 143 chips


All grades are working towards earning another 100 chips!


Our whole school spirit day activity for earning 500 chips will be… a movie day! The movie “Inside Out” has been chosen! More details on this to come.


Grade 3 has chosen an extra recess for earning their 100 chips!


Congratulations to Mrs. Hafford for being our PBIS staff member of the week. Mrs. Hafford was nominated for using creative strategies to help students! Great job Mrs. Hafford!


Don’t forget our behavior promises! It is very important that students are hearing these at home and at school!


***Be Safe

***Be Kind

***Be Responsible

***Be Brave

***Be Honest


Teaching and Learning:


Here is the update for this week:


Grade K:

Kindergarten is learning about pumpkins next week! In Fundations, students will be practicing and learning the letters “a” and “g”. In math, we are working on making combinations of 5. Next week in Making Meaning, we will be making connections. In Paths, we are talking about our emotions. We will be teaching the students strategies to help navigate through different emotions. In Writing, we are writing in response to text with realistic and detailed illustrations.


Grade 1:

This week we have begun our short vowel unit in Fundations. Students are segmenting and blending words together and are using this strategy in their reading and writing. In writing, students are continuing “Getting Ideas” onto paper. This week they wrote about an animal that they loved. In Math, we are working with dominos and comparing numbers using symbols such as: <,>,=. We are continuing with our Financial Literacy Unit and learning about needs and wants, as well as saving and spending. In PATHS, we are continuing with teamwork and being a good listener.


Grade 2:

We are finishing our first Unit in math this week! We have learned many strategies to add and subtract numbers up to 20. Ask your child about a bead string, number line, and number rack! We use these tools during math all the time! In writing, we are writing stories with who, what, when, where, and why and adding details into our stories! In reading, we are starting to make connections with our reading: text to text, text to self, and text to world. It feels like we are getting in a consistent routine


Grade 3:

This week, all classes are wrapping up Chapter 1 in Bridges, and will be assessing the students’ ability to apply the addition and subtraction strategies they learned throughout the chapter. Chapter 2 will introduce multiplication strategies. Classes have all started their use of the Empowering Writers program for Writing and will be learning how to identify the parts of writing pieces and the different genres of writing.


From The Nurse, Mrs. McCarthy:


Vision and Hearing Tests: Vision and hearing tests will be taking place starting the end of October through December. This is a basic screening tests that all children will take, it is not a diagnostic. Students will either pass or be asked to repeat the test at a later date. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health requires students to have this screening performed annually. It is important to discover any possible difficulties that could impact the child’s ability to learn in school.


Body Mass Index (BMI) screenings: Grade 1 students will also be screened for BMI at the time of the hearing and vision tests. The school nurse will make sure your child’s privacy is protected at all times and measurements are strictly confidential.


Keeping Students Home From School Policy:

Please see our handbook for our Keep Students Home From School policy:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1CfrDYb3OlnQD2OBXrXb1nPsQ5CggpAW-/view


“If you child has a fever (a temperature of 100 degrees or above), vomiting and/or diarrhea, please keep them home until they are symptom free for 24 hours without medication.” (p. 60).

Thank you in everyone’s effort to follow this rule to keep all students as healthy as possible!


If you have any questions, please reach out to the Stall Brook school nurse, Mrs. McCarthy at Jmccarthy@bpsdk12.org


PTO:


Pumpkin Stroll: The Pumpkin Stroll will be held on Friday, October 25th, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm at the Stall Brook School.


Show off your creative pumpkin carving skills and send along a carved pumpkin(s) to be a part of the stroll! This year there will be mystery judges awarding prizes for the best pumpkin in each of the following categories: 1. Most Adorable 2. Most Creative 3. Most Scary 4. Most Traditional

We provide lighting for the pumpkins – so no candles, please.


This year we are trying something new, instead of asking for baked goods or snacks to be donated to our snack table, we are focusing on our own Food Pantry. This year we are asking for non-perishable food or monetary donations that will go directly to Stall Brook’s Food Pantry. For EACH food item or EACH $1 donated your child will receive a raffle ticket to win a Ride to School with Bellingham’s Police Department or Bellingham’s Fire Department.


A FREE snack table will be available with fresh scooped ice cream, fresh scooped lemon ice, popcorn, water and juice boxes (Donations to Stall Brook PTO welcomed).


Pumpkin drop off is from 3-5 pm on Friday, October 25th at the front door. Don’t forget to label your pumpkins so you can bring them home after the stroll (at 8 pm) or pick them up in front of the school on Saturday.


*** Please note…this is an open house stroll and we will not be assigning grade times. Due to space limitations, you may be asked to wait to enter the school for the stroll. Please consider staggering your arrival time throughout the evening.***


We are looking for volunteers to bring in their carved pumpkins as well as assist in set-up, manning the food pantry table, manning the snack/drink station and break-down. The event will run "open house" style from 6:30-8:00 pm. If you are interested, sign up here!



Any questions please contact Kate Kiley(katesparrow2000@yahoo.com). We hope you are able to join us for this “spooktacular” evening!


Dean Banking Update: Welcome packets will be ready for pick up next week (Tuesday). Please return them by 11/1. The PTO hopes to have this program up and running by 11/8.


Material Prep: We are looking for volunteers that are interested in helping with material prep for our school. This involves coming into the school, copying, cutting, laminating, etc. for staff.


Information from the 3rd-grade committee:


Family Bingo Night: Family Bingo Night will occur on Friday. February 7, 2020. Please save the date!


Third Grade Fundraising Committees: The third-grade fundraising committees are forming! If you are not on Facebook and would like to join, please contact Suzanne Walton (suzannewaton@live.com), Mary Cunningham (billnmaryc@gmail.com), or Felicia Edwards (felicialedwards@yahoo.com).


Our next PTO meeting is on Wednesday (11/6) at 7-8 pm in the Stall Brook library! We would love you to come and participate!


Other:


Title 1 Movie Night (kids)/Information Night (Parents): Our Title 1 Movie Night has been canceled due to low participation.


Master Plan Open House: The Town of Bellingham & MAPC invite you to a Master Plan Open House at the Bellingham Public Library. This is a great opportunity to reflect on the last decade in Bellingham and what next decade should look like. At this event we seek to hear from residents and town stakeholders key ideas to form the Bellingham Master Plan. Your input is needed!

https://www.bellinghamma.org/sites/bellinghamma/files/uploads/flyers_bellingham_master_plan_open_house.pdf


Veteran’s Day Celebration: Stall Brook will be holding an assembly to honor our Veterans on November 8th. Prior to this event, students will engage in some Veteran’s Day age-appropriate information-sharing and activities. We have partnered with Lori Fafard, a former BPS educator and administrator, to support the R. E. D. Campaign, where we are encouraging staff and students to wear red on Friday, November 1st and Friday, November 8th in support of our veterans. There will also be a change collection where all money raised will go to a local veterans organization.



Adjective Day: Stall Brook School will be participating in Adjective Day again this year on October 31st. Students are encouraged to dress up as an adjective. Please avoid sending costumes or props that involve masks, weapons, or anything considered harmful.



Important Dates:


These are the current important dates:


10/25 – Pumpkin Stroll

10/31 – Adjective Day

10/31 – Early Release (@ 11:30)


11/11 – No School (Veteran’s Day)

11/20 – Parent-Teacher Conferences (Evening)

11/21- Early Release (at 11:30)

11/21 – Parent-Teacher conferences

11/22 – Early Release (At 11:30)

11/26 – Term 1 ends

11/27 – Early Release (At 11:00)

11/28 – No School (Thanksgiving)

11/29 – No School


Have a SUPER week!


Sincerely,


Emily Luuri

Stall Brook Elementary School Principal

10/13/19 - Newsletter

Here’s the weekly update for this week!

PBIS:


Due to the short weeks and all the excitement with earning spirit days, we did not appoint a class this week for the SUPER Stallion Trophy. Instead, the tickets will all be counted this Friday to identify a winning class!


I am excited to announce, as a school, we have made it to 500 chips! And earned our first whole-school spirit day! The PBIS team is working hard to plan the event associated with this and I will inform you once plans have been finalized! Great job to our students for being Safe, Kind, Responsible, Brave, and Honest!


As you know, last week grades K, 1, and 2 earned grade-specific activities for reaching 100 chips. On Thursday, kindergarten had a rockin’ dance party in the amphitheater! Grades 1 and 2 have chosen to have extra recess and due to the weather last week will cash in on their prize this week!


I am also excited to announce, grade 3 earned their 100 chips this week! They will also participate In earning an activity (TBD).


Congratulations to Mrs. Hohmann for being our PBIS staff member of the week. Mrs. Hohmann was nominated by a colleague for sharing information and books! Mrs. Hohmann thank you for your contributions to our Stall Brook Team!


This week, we will be focusing on improving our behavior at dismissal. All students will participate in a mock dismissal, where we will practice being safe, kind, and responsible, brave, and honest!


Don’t forget our behavior promises! It is very important that students are hearing these at home and at school!

***Be Safe

***Be Kind

***Be Responsible

***Be Brave

***Be Honest


Teaching and Learning:


Here is the update for this week:


Grade K:

Kindergarten had a fun dance party on Thursday to celebrate our earning of 100 chips. We are currently in the lead going into next week as well. Students are making great choices! This week, students are working on rhyming and the letters "a" and "g" for Fundations. During Making Meaning, students are making connections with books such as "When Sophie Gets Angry, Really Really Angry" by Molly Bang. In Math, students are building ten and identifying if a number is more or less than another number within ten.


Grade 1:

Our first graders will be beginning Unit 2 in Fundations. We will be learning C-V-C (short vowel words) and learn how to “tap” them out. In Writing, we are starting our next unit. We are continuing to focus on “Getting Ideas” onto paper, as well as working on conventions within their writing. We are learning strategies for addition and subtraction in our new Math unit. In Financial Literacy we are exploring money and identifying what we can do with money. (ex: saving or spending) In PATHS, we are discussing teamwork and ways to be a good listener, as well as giving compliments to one another.


Grade 2:

We are finishing our first Unit in math this week! We have learned many strategies to add and subtract numbers up to 20. Ask your child about a bead string, number line, and number rack! We use these tools during math all the time! In writing, we are writing stories with who, what, when, where, and why and adding details into our stories! In reading, we are starting to make connections with our reading: text to text, text to self, and text to world. It feels like we are getting in a consistent routine


Grade 3:

This week, students continued to learn and practice different strategies to add and subtract larger numbers. We are breaking numbers apart, using number lines, and using friendly numbers to help. (For example, to add 28 + 35, students may think about this as (20+8) + (30+5). They would then add 20 + 30 = 50, and 8 + 5 = 13. From here they can more easily add 50 + 13 to get 63.) We know that sometimes you will see your students solving problems in a way that is unfamiliar to you. The benefit of these strategies is that it helps the students have a better understanding of what numbers mean and how to manipulate them. We are using these strategies to attack word problems. The third-grade team attended a workshop for Empowering Writers on Friday and will soon begin to implement this program during writing.


PTO:


Pumpkin Stroll: The Pumpkin Stroll will be held on Friday, October 25th, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm at the Stall Brook School.


Show off your creative pumpkin carving skills and send along a carved pumpkin(s) to be a part of the stroll! This year there will be mystery judges awarding prizes for the best pumpkin in each of the following categories: 1. Most Adorable 2. Most Creative 3. Most Scary 4. Most Traditional


We provide lighting for the pumpkins – so no candles, please.


This year we are trying something new, instead of asking for baked goods or snacks to be donated to our snack table, we are focusing on our own Food Pantry. This year we are asking for non-perishable food or monetary donations that will go directly to Stall Brook’s Food Pantry. For EACH food item or EACH $1 donated your child will receive a raffle ticket to win a Ride to School with Bellingham’s Police Department or Bellingham’s Fire Department.


A FREE snack table will be available with fresh scooped ice cream, freshly scooped lemon ice, popcorn, water and juice boxes (Donations to Stall Brook PTO welcomed).


Pumpkin drop off is from 3-5 pm on Friday, October 25th at the front door. Don’t forget to label your pumpkins so you can bring them home after the stroll (at 8 pm) or pick them up in front of the school on Saturday.


*** Please note…this is an open house stroll and we will not be assigning grade times. Due to space limitations, you may be asked to wait to enter the school for the stroll. Please consider staggering your arrival time throughout the evening.***


We are looking for volunteers to bring in their carved pumpkins as well as assist in set-up, manning the food pantry table, manning the snack/drink station and break-down. The event will run "open house" style from 6:30-8:00 pm. If you are interested, sign up here:

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0f48afa62daaf49-2018


Any questions please contact Kate Kiley(katesparrow2000@yahoo.com). We hope you are able to join us for this “spooktacular” evening!


School Directory: The school directory was posted on Facebook, but a few edits have been identified. The most updated document will be posted soon!


Dean Banking Update: There has been a delay in the start of this program this year. We are waiting on the bank to send us the participation packets. Once we receive the packets, they will be sent home. The PTO expects this to be within the next couple of weeks!


Walk-to-School: PTO has decided this event will be canceled for the month of October due to the EEE concern.


Material Prep: We are looking for volunteers that are interested in helping with material prep for our school. This involves coming into the school, copying, cutting, laminating, etc. for staff.


BOKS: BOKS is a before-school exercise program that we had last year at Stall Brook. We are looking for volunteers (can be 1 or more days per week) to get this program going again. Equipment and lessons will be provided!


Pies: Pie forms are due back by 10/15. They will arrive on November 20th (parent-teacher conference night) and be available for pick up from 3-6.


Information from the 3rd-grade committee:


Family Photo Fundraiser: Don’t miss out! Only 10 spots left for the 3rd-grade fundraiser- FAMILY PHOTO sessions on Sunday, October 20, 2019, with Megan Dupuis - Perspectives Photography!

Pictures take place at Bellingham Town Common. Or rain location is at Perspectives Photography studio. 89 Main Street, Suite 213, Medway.


Sign up with the link below!

https://perspectives-photography.com/stallbrook/


Family Bingo Night: Family Bingo Night will occur on Friday. February 7, 2020. Please save the date!


Third Grade Fundraising Committees: The third-grade fundraising committees are forming! If you are not on Facebook and would like to join, please contact Suzanne Walton (suzannewaton@live.com), Mary Cunningham (billnmaryc@gmail.com), or Felicia Edwards (felicialedwards@yahoo.com).


Third Grade Facebook Site: The third-grade committee has a Facebook page titled “Stall Brook Elementary Class of 2029.” Information will be shared through this site for the third-grade events.


Our next PTO meeting is on Wednesday (11/6) at 7-8 pm in the Stall Brook library! We would love you to come and participate!


Other:


Harlem Wizards: The Harlem Wizards will be coming to Bellingham on Friday, October, 18th. The game will be held at the Bellingham High School starting at 7 pm (doors open at 6 pm). This game is so much fun for students and families! Mr. Ulm and Mrs. Crawford will be joining me on this team! Come cheer us on!


Click here to view the flyer!


More information can be found on the Bellingham Education Foundation’s website: www.belledfound.org


Title 1 Movie Night (kids)/Information Night (Parents): Our Title 1 Movie Night will be held on Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019 from 6-7:30 pm at Stall Brook School. Children can enjoy a Movie, while parents learning about information and strategies to support your child in literacy and math!


To view the flyer and to register for this event click here!


Veteran’s Day Celebration: Stall Brook will be holding an assembly to honor our Veterans on November 8th. Prior to this event, students will engage in some Veteran’s Day age-appropriate information-sharing and activities. We have partnered with Lori Fafard, a former BPS educator and administrator, to support the R. E. D. Campaign, where we are encouraging staff and students to wear red on Friday, November 1st and Friday, November 8th in support of our veterans. There will also be a change collection where all money raised will go to a local veterans organization.



Adjective Day: Stall Brook School will be participating in Adjective Day again this year on October 31st. Students are encouraged to dress up as an adjective. Please avoid sending costumes or props that involve masks, weapons, or anything considered harmful.


Important Dates:


These are the current important dates:


10/14 – No School

10/23 – Title 1 Movie Night from 6-7:30

10/25 – Pumpkin Stroll

10/31 – Adjective Day

10/31 – Early Release (@ 11:30)


Have a SUPER week!


Sincerely,


Emily Luuri

Stall Brook Elementary School Principal

10/6/19 - Newsletter


We had another SUPER week at Stall Brook!


Here’s the weekly update:


PBIS:


The classroom that will get the SUPER Stallion Trophy for earning the highest number of tickets last week was… Mrs. Naylor and Ms. Berard’s class! Great job to all of our students! Keep on being safe, kind, responsible, brave, and honest!


Our horses are moving and all classes are earning chips for whole classroom positive behavior.


The counts are as follows:

Grade K: EARNED A SPIRIT DAY…and have 34 chips towards their next one!

Grade 1: EARNED A SPIRIT DAY… and have 23 chips towards their next one!

Grade 2: EARNED A SPIRIT DAY… and have 16 chips towards their next one!

Grade 3: 95 (Almost there!)

Total School: 468 (We are so close to a whole school spirit day!)


As you know, once a class gets to 100, they earn a spirit day! And when the whole school (School Total) gets to 500, there will be a whole school celebration/spirit day! I am excited to announce kindergarten, grade 1, and grade 2, have earned spirit days. Information on these will be released soon!


Congratulations to Ms. Winslow for being our PBIS staff member of the week. Ms. Winslow was nominated for helping her colleagues improve their materials for the new math program! Ms. Winslow thank you for your contributions to our Stall Brook Team!


Don’t forget our behavior promises! It is very important that students are hearing these at home and at school!


***Be Safe

***Be Kind

***Be Responsible

***Be Brave

***Be Honest


Teaching and Learning:


Here is the update for this week:


Grade K:

We are so excited that we earned a spirit day! We will discuss what that will be with students next week. Kindergarten has been working hard on our letters and learning the sounds they make, such as the letters "c" and "i". We have been using those learned sounds in our writing. Students have also been working on repeating patterns and making combinations to 5 in math. We are working hard and proud of the progress students have been making!


Grade 1:

Our first graders have started our Financial Literacy unit. In Writing, children are continuing getting their thoughts and ideas onto paper. A lot of emphasis has been on capitalization with the word “I”. In Math, we are finishing up with our first unit “Numbers All Around Us”. Children have established classroom standards around exploring and communicating about numbers. In addition, they worked a lot with combinations of making ten through models, number racks and ten frames. We are also finishing up with all of the letters in Fundations. Children have been working hard identifying the sounds, as well as the proper formation and size of the letters.


Grade 2:

Second grade has been working on glued sounds in FUNdations: ank, ink, onk, unk, ang, ing, ong, ung. In writing, we have are writing stories using who, what, when, where, and why. In math, we are using tools to help us problem solve, such as a number rack, bead string, or number line. We are learning many games to help us with our adding and subtracting as well, such as "Make the Sum" and "What's the Difference?" In reading, we are continuing those routines to read to self, work on writing and word work, and using ipads to listen to reading. Our routines are well underway!


Grade 3:

Wow! October already! Third graders have started a new month in Number Corner. Our calendar grid is exploring attributes of geometric shapes and each day we discuss liquid volume, using milliliters and liters as units of measurement while we add water to our containers each day. In PATHS, our Social Emotional Learning program, students discussed the “golden rule” and examples of how to apply the golden rule to everyday situations, both at home and at school.


PTO:


A PTO meeting was held on Wednesday (10/2). The following items were discussed:


Ice Cream Social: This event raised over $1,400 for our PTO including raffles and ice cream. Thank you all who attended and supported Stall Brook!


Dean Banking Update: There has been a delay in the start of this program this year. We are waiting on the bank to send us the participation packets. Once we receive the packets, they will be sent home. The PTO expects this to be within the next couple of weeks!


Food Pantry: Our first food drive for the year will be Thursday, October 10th!


School Directory: The school directory will be posted on the Stall Brook Facebook page soon!


Walk-to-School: PTO has decided this event will be canceled for the month of October due to the EEE concern.


Material Prep: We are looking for volunteers that are interested in helping with material prep for our school. This involves coming into the school, copying, cutting, laminating, etc. for staff.


BOKS: BOKS is a before school exercise program that we had last year at Stall Brook. We are looking for volunteers (can be 1 or more days per week) to get this program going again. Equipment and lessons will be provided!


Pies: Pie forms are due back by 10/15. They will arrive on November 20th (parent-teacher conference night) and be available for pick up from 3-6.


PTO Fundraising Committees: If you would like to be a part of the fundraising committees, please contact the following PTO members for more information:

*Suzanne Walton at suzannewalton@live.com

*Felicia Edwards at felicialedwards@yahoo.com

*Mary Cunningham at billnmaryc@gmail.com


Information from the 3rd grade committee:

Family Photo Fundraiser: Check out this awesome opportunity to get your family photos taken! Family Photo sessions will be with the fabulous Megan Dupuis from Perspectives Photography!

*Sunday October 20, 2019 - 15 minute family sessions with two packages to choose from - 8AM to 4PM at the Town Common!!! Sign up here.


SIGN UP SOON -slots are filling up quickly!


All proceeds go towards the third grade committee fundraising fund.


Third Grade Facebook Site: The third grade committee has a Facebook page titled “Stall Brook Elementary Class of 2029.” Information will be shared through this site for the third grade events.


Our next PTO meeting is on Wednesday (11/6) at 7-8 pm in the Stall Brook library! We would love you to come and participate!


Other:


Adjective Day: Stall Brook School will be participating in Adjective Day again this year on October 31st. Students are encouraged to dress up as an adjective. Please avoid sending costumes or props that involve masks, weapons, or anything considered harmful.


Therapy Dog: Stall Brook is excited to announce we will be partnering again this year with a therapy dog organization. Pet-Partners will be supplying Stall Brook with one of their therapy dogs. The therapy dog and handler will be visiting the school this week for the first time and about one time per week for the remainder of the year. Parents should expect permission slips to go home this week to read/work with the dog. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Ulm at Dulm@BPSDK12.org.


Beginning of the year forms: Many students are missing their beginning of the year forms. These are completed online (Family ID). If you did not receive a link to complete these forms from FamilyID, please complete this Google Form and we will re-send it. This information is essential and must be completed ASAP. Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter!


Parent Portal: This year all families will have access to their child’s report card online through our parent portal. All Parent Portal information emails were sent out last Monday. If you have not received this email, please contact the school.


Title 1 Movie Night (kids)/Information Night (Parents): Our Title 1 Movie Night will be held on Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019 from 6-7:30 pm at Stall Brook School. Children can enjoy a Movie, while parents learning about information and strategies to support your child in literacy and math! Click here to view the flyer for this event!


Important Dates:


These are the current important dates:


10/11 – No School (Professional Development day for teachers)

10/14 – No School

10/23 – Title 1 Movie Night from 6-7:30

10/25 – Pumpkin Stroll

10/31 – Adjective Day

10/31 – Early Release (@ 11:30)


Have a SUPER week!


Sincerely,


Emily Luuri

Stall Brook Elementary School Principal

9/29/19 - Newsletter

We had a SUPER week at Stall Brook!


Our Ice Cream Social was a blast! Thank you to all the families that attended. And a special thank you to our PTO, staff, and families that volunteered their time to make this wonderful event happen!


Here’s the weekly update:


PBIS:


The classroom that will get the SUPER Stallion Trophy for earning the highest number of tickets last week was… Mrs. Jordan and Mrs. Jason’s class! Great job to all of our students! Keep on being safe, kind, responsible, brave, and honest!


Our horses are moving and all classes are earning chips for whole classroom positive behavior. The counts are as follows:


Grade K: 98

Grade 1: 83

Grade 2: 87

Grade 3: 72

Total School: 340


Who will be our first class to earn a spirit day?!? We may have one (or more!) classes reach that 100 this week!


As you know, once a class gets to 100, they earn a spirit day! And when the whole school (School Total) gets to 500, there will be a whole school celebration/spirit day!


Congratulations to Ms. Berard for being our PBIS staff member of the week. Ms. Berard was nominated for helping out her colleagues with technology assistance! Ms. Berard is always willing to help and this is greatly appreciated by all the staff! Thank you Ms. Berard for being a role-model team player!


Don’t forget our behavior promises! It is very important that students are hearing these at home and at school!


***Be Safe

***Be Kind

***Be Responsible

***Be Brave

***Be Honest


Teaching and Learning:


Here is the update for this week:


Grade K:

Kindergarten has continued to work on writing their letters such as “m” and “n“. Students have been scientists observing the changing of the seasons into fall through tree observations. In Math, students have been working on counting and identifying numbers on the ten frame and learning how to play games together during work stations. We are excited that we are currently in the lead for our red chips! Keep up the hard work Kindergarten!


Grade 1:

First graders are still working on the letter-sound combination in Fundations. A lot of emphases has been placed on correct letter formation and sizing. In reading, we are continuing building routines for our STUDIOS. We have been doing narrative writing, making sure that the pictures are matching the words. In PATHS, we are still discussing rules and we will begin to learn about compliments. Math has us using our new NUMBER RACK, which the children built themselves and working on combinations to make 10.


Grade 2:

In second grade, we are making number racks and bead strings to use as a strategy to help us add and subtract numbers to 20. We are working on glued sounds, an, am, and all in FUNdations. For reading, we are continuing to build our stamina by adding a minute each day to read to self. In writing, we are practicing what it looks like sounds like and writing stories with who, what, when, where, and why!


Grade 3:

This week in third grade, students continued to explore addition and subtraction strategies to improve their fact fluency. Multiplication concepts have also been introduced during Number Corner activities. Some of the third grade team attended a Fundations workshop to learn about the components of our new word study program. Students are beginning their study of the Native American tribe, the Wampanoags, in Social Studies.


PTO:


The Walk to School days will begin again in October. We will hold 3 Walk to School events on October 2nd, October 9th, and October 16th. This event begins at Saint Brendan’s Parish about 7:30 AM. Students then walk through neighborhood streets to school (about 2 miles). All students must be accompanied by an adult. We hope you will join us for these events!


Our next PTO meeting is on Wednesday (10/2) at 7-8 pm in the Stall Brook library! We would love you to come and participate!


Other:


Beginning of the year forms: Many students are missing their beginning of the year forms. These are completed online (Family ID). If you did not receive a link to complete these forms from FamilyID, please complete this Google Form and we will re-send it. This information is essential and must be completed ASAP. Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter!



Picture Day: Our Picture Day will be Thursday, October 3rd. Please send your child in with their form on this day.


Parent Portal: This year all families will have access to their child’s report card online through our parent portal. An email with your user name and directions to log in will be coming on Monday! Keep an eye out for this email!


ALICE TRAINING: This week on 9/26, the Stall Brook staff participated in a training to enhance our safety procedures in school. Through this training, we learned about ways to improve our current lockdown procedures. As many of you know, we hold practice lockdown drills 1-2 times per year and these are essential to ensure all staff and students know what to do in an emergency where a lockdown is needed. This practice drill will be occurring within the next few weeks for us. Thus, over the next week, our educators will be teaching students (in an age-appropriate fashion) some of these enhanced safety vocabulary and procedures to be used, words such as barricading and scattering. Your child's teacher will be letting you know when these have been taught if you would like to have a follow-up conversation at home.


Title 1 Movie Night (kids)/Information Night (Parents): Our Title 1 Movie Night will be held on Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019 from 6-7:30 pm at Stall Brook School. Children can enjoy a Movie, while parents learning about information and strategies to support your child in literacy and math! Here is the flyer!



Important Dates:


These are the current important dates:


10/2 – PTO meeting at 7 PM in the library

10/2 – Walk-to-School event (Starts at Saint Brendan’s at 7:30)

10/3 - Picture Day (order forms will be coming home in the next couple of weeks)

10/9 - Walk-to-School event (Starts at Saint Brendan’s at 7:30)

10/11 – No School (Professional Development day for teachers)

10/14 – No School

10/16 - Walk-to-School event (Starts at Saint Brendan’s at 7:30)

10/23 – Title 1 Movie Night from 6-7:30

10/25 – Pumpkin Stroll


Have a SUPER week!


Sincerely,

Emily Luuri

Stall Brook Elementary School Principal

9/22/19- Newsletter


Thank you to our first, second, and third grade parents who attended our Meet the Teacher Night! We love strengthening our home-school connection and having you involved at Stall Brook!


Here’s the weekly update:


PBIS:


The classroom that will get the SUPER Stallion Trophy for earning the highest number of tickets last week was… Mrs. Houston and Ms. Berard’s class! Great job to all of our students! Keep on being safe, kind, responsible, brave, and honest!


Our horses are moving and all classes are earning chips for whole classroom positive behavior. The counts are as follows:


Grade K: 59

Grade 1: 61

Grade 2: 65

Grade 3: 50

Total School: 235


Who will be our first class to earn a spirit day?!?


As you know, once a class gets to 100, they earn a spirit day! And when the whole school (School Total) gets to 500, there will be a whole school celebration/spirit day! Grade 2 remains in the lead, but everyone else is catching up!


Congratulations to Ms. Coffey for being our PBIS staff member of the week. Ms. Coffey was nominated for always being helpful and supportive in Mrs. Youkilis’ class. Thank you, Ms. Coffey, for being a great SB team player!



Don’t forget our behavior promises! It is very important that students are hearing these at home and at school!


***Be Safe

***Be Kind

***Be Responsible

***Be Brave

***Be Honest


Teaching and Learning:


Here is the update for this week:


Grade K:

Kindergarteners are working hard! We have been learning in our literacy centers and doing activities with the letters in our names. We have learned to write the letters b and t. In math, we are working on our work stations of pattern blocks, geo-boards, and starting to learn more games! We are learning how to write our numbers 1-5 with fun songs! Kindergarten is also playing kindly and learning how to be responsible on the playground.


Grade 1:

First graders continue to work on the letter-sound combination in Fundations. A lot of emphases has been placed on correct letter formation and sizing. In reading, we are continuing building routines for our STUDIOS. We have been doing narrative writing, making sure that the pictures are matching the words. In PATHS, we are discussing rules and we will begin to learn about compliments. In math, we are using our new NUMBER RACK, which the children built themselves, and working on combinations to make 10.


Grade 2:

The second grade has been practicing writing letters to you all! In math, we are practicing our fluency with numbers up to 20 by creating number racks and using them. In Fundations, we are in unit 1, which works on the review of digraphs (sh th wh) and blends (pl bl). During reading, we are learning the routines of our Daily 5 (read to self, read to someone, listening to reading, word work, and work on writing).


Grade 3:

This week in third grade, our classes finished the i-Ready assessments on their Chromebooks. We will be analyzing this baseline data and sharing the results with families in November. In math, students have completed the pre-assessments and started Unit 1, which will focus on subtraction and addition facts to 20. In writing, we are reviewing the components of a complete sentence.


PTO:


The Ice Cream Social is fast approaching (This FRIDAY)! This event will be held on September 27th from 6:30-8 (Grades K and 1 from 6:30-7:15; Grades 2 and 3 from 7:15-8). Come get some ice cream, hang out with friends, and be a part of our SB community!


The Walk to School days will begin again in October. We will hold 3 Walk to School events on October 2nd, October 9th, and October 16th. This event begins at Saint Brendan’s Parish about 7:30 AM. Students then walk through neighborhood streets to school (about 2 miles). All students must be accompanied by an adult. We hope you will join us for these events!


Our next PTO meeting is on Wednesday (10/2) at 7-8 pm in the Stall Brook library! We would love you to come and participate!


Other:


Early Release on Thursday: This Thursday will be an early release day for the students at 11:30. Please plan accordingly.


Title 1 Movie Night (kids)/Information Night (Parents): Our Title 1 Movie Night will be held on Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019 from 6-7:30 pm at Stall Brook School. Children can enjoy a Movie, while parents learning about information and strategies to support your child in literacy and math!


The flyer for the night can be viewed here.


***We are missing many FamilyID online registrations. ALL STUDENTS MUST HAVE THESE FORMS COMPLETED. If you have not received an email with the FamilyID link, please contact the office. It is imperative that these forms be completed as soon as possible.


Parent Portal (Coming soon): This year all families will have access to their child’s report card online through our parent portal. More information on this to come!


Important Dates:


These are the current important dates:


9/26 – Early Release at 11:30

9/27 – Ice Cream Social at 6:30


10/2 – PTO meeting at 7 PM in the library

10/2 – Walk-to-School event (Starts at Saint Brendan’s at 7:30)

10/3 - Picture Day (order forms will be coming home in the next couple of weeks)

10/9 - Walk-to-School event (Starts at Saint Brendan’s at 7:30)

10/11 – No School (Professional Development day for teachers)

10/14 – No School

10/16 - Walk-to-School event (Starts at Saint Brendan’s at 7:30)

10/23 - Title 1 Movie Night

10/25 – Pumpkin Stroll


Have a SUPER week!


Sincerely,


Emily Luuri

Stall Brook Elementary School Principal

9/15/19 - Newsletter


Another SUPER week is in the books at Stall Brook! Here’s an update:


PBIS:


And the numbers are in for our tickets and chips. You can tell everyone is using what they learned last week in our PBIS lessons! Students are earning tickets and chips a rapid rate! Make sure you ask your student if they/their class earned a ticket/chip and what it was for!


Our first classroom to earn the SUPER Stallion Trophy for the highest number of tickets last week was…Mrs. Athanasopoulos’s class! Great job to all of our students! Keep on being safe, kind, responsible, brave, and honest!


Our horses are moving and all classes are earning chips for whole classroom positive behavior.


The counts are as follows:

***Grade K: 29 Chips

***Grade 1: 31 Chips

***Grade 2: 45 Chips

***Grade 3: 24 Chips

School Total: 129 Chips


Check out our bulletin board with our horses!


As you know, once a class gets to 100 chips, they earn a spirit day! And when the whole school (School Total) gets to 500, there will be a whole school celebration/spirit day!


Congratulations to Ms. Atwater-Rhodes for being our PBIS staff member of the week. Mrs. A-R is frequently seen helping students and staff. She is a true team-player! This week she was nominated after going above and beyond to help another teacher during an assessment. Thank you Ms. A-R!


Don’t forget our behavior promises! It is very important that students are hearing these at home and at school!


***Be Safe

***Be Kind

***Be Responsible

***Be Brave

***Be Honest


Teaching and Learning:


Here is the update for the month of September from our grade level teams! (Please be advised, this section will be updated the first week of every month).


Grade K:

Kindergarten has just begun and students are doing a great job! Students have taken a tour of the school, begun working with their teachers on fun activities, and have made so many new friends! We are learning important classroom routines and behavior expectations that we will use all year long!


We are practicing how to be responsible with pencils, markers, crayons, scissors, and glue. We are practicing writing and exploring with our own names. We are reading stories about being kind, safe, and responsible in PATHS.


Grade 1:

Our first graders are doing a nice job learning the rules, routines and expectations. We are implementing our 5 behavior promises (Be safe, kind, responsible, brave and honest) into our daily schedule. We are also starting to introduce our curriculum. We are looking forward to seeing you at Meet the Teacher Night on September 19th.


Grade 2:

2nd grade is underway! We are learning about each other with various activities and sharing out. We are also learning about our classroom and school rules using the behavior promises. We’ve learned how to earn tickets and chips by being responsible students, following our behavior promises. We are practicing routines in our classroom such as how to act as a community of learners in math centers. We are reviewing 1st grade Fundation words. In writing, we have been working on complete sentences and get to know you activities. PATHS kid of the day has started as well!


Grade 3:

Third grade has started the school year with lots of team building activities, working together to establish relationships, classroom routines, and expectations. Students are getting acquainted to their chromebooks, as we will be 1:1 this year. Our new Bridges and Number Corner math programs are also being introduced to the students. In Reading, we will start with our community building unit in Making Meaning, using read alouds to prompt discussions and establish dialogue protocols.


PTO:


The Ice Cream Social is fast approaching (Just 2 weeks away!). This event will be held on September 27th from 6:30-8 (Grades K and 1 from 6:30-7:15; Grades 2 and 3 from 7:15-8). Come get some ice cream, hang out with friends, and be a part of our SB community!


The Walk to School days will begin again in October. We will hold 3 Walk to School events on October 2nd, October 9th, and October 16th. This event begins at Saint Brendan’s Parish about 7:30 AM. Students then walk through neighborhood streets to school (about 2 miles). All students must be accompanied by an adult. We hope you will join us for these events!


Our next PTO meeting is on Wednesday (10/2) at 7-8 pm in the Stall Brook library! We would love you to come and participate!


Message from the Nurse, Mrs. McCarthy


HANDWASH, HANDWASH, HANDWASH. As I stated last week, the flu and colds are “rapidly approaching.” Now I can officially say, they are here! Please make sure everyone is engaging in proper handwashing as this is the best way to limit the spread of germs. Here is an article from the Mayo Clinic on proper handwashing for adults and children.


Also, please see our handbook for our policy on keeping students home.


“If your child has a fever (a temperature of 100 degrees or above), vomiting and/or diarrhea, please keep them home until they are symptom free for 24 hours without medication.” (p. 60).


Thank you for everyone’s effort to follow this rule and keeping all students as healthy as possible!


Other:


***We are missing many FamilyID online registrations. ALL STUDENTS MUST HAVE THESE FORMS COMPLETED. If you have not received an email with the FamilyID link, please contact the office. It is imperative that these forms be completed as soon as possible.


Meet the Teacher Night for grades 1-3 is THIS week on Thursday (9/19)! Grades 1 and 2 will be from 6-7 and grade 3 from 7-8. When you arrive please go to the amphitheater for a short presentation and then you will be dismissed to the classrooms for some information from your child’s classroom teacher! We look forward to seeing you on Thursday!


Important Dates:


These are the current important dates:

9/19 – Meet the Teacher Night for grades 1-3 (Grades 1 and 2 from 6-7; Grade 3 from 7-8)

9/26 – Early Release at 11:30

9/27 – Ice Cream Social at 6:30


10/2 – PTO meeting at 7 PM in the library

10/2 – Walk-to-School event (Starts at Saint Brendan’s at 7:30)

10/3 - Picture Day (order forms will be coming home in the next couple of weeks)

10/9 - Walk-to-School event (Starts at Saint Brendan’s at 7:30)

10/11 – No School (Professional Development day for teachers)

10/14 – No School

10/16 - Walk-to-School event (Starts at Saint Brendan’s at 7:30)

10/18 - Wizard's game

10/25 – Pumpkin Stroll


Have a SUPER week!


Sincerely,


Emily Luuri

Stall Brook Elementary School Principal

9/8/19 - Newsletter


What a SUPER week we had at Stall Brook! Our kindergarten students started on Tuesday and rocked their first week! Everyone is getting into the swing of things and we are off to a successful start to the 2019-2020 school year!


PBIS:

Don’t forget our behavior promises! It is very important that students are hearing these at home and at school!


***Be Safe

***Be Kind

***Be Responsible

***Be Brave

***Be Honest


This week all grades were taught PBIS lessons on being safe, kind, responsible, brave, and honest in all areas of the school. A big thank you to our PBIS team members and other educators who took time out of their schedules to teach these lessons!


This week students hit the ground running with regard to earning chips and tickets for their behavior! Official counting for the Stall Brook trophy will begin next week! Who will be our first classroom to earn the trophy?!?


Congratulations to Ms. Glassman for being our PBIS staff member of the week. She went above and beyond this summer to design and create a sensory path for our all students to access! Thank you, Ms. Glassman!


Here is some information on tickets and chips (directly from last week’s newsletter):

Each week students earn tickets for their safe, kind, responsible, brave, or honest behavior. At the end of the week, all the tickets are counted and the classroom with the most earns the SUPER Stallion Trophy for the week! It is wonderful to hear the classroom roar when their class earns the trophy for that week!


Classrooms also earn chips if the whole class is engaging in a preferred behavior (e.g., every student brings in their sneakers for P.E. or every student completes their homework).


Teaching and Learning:

Here is the update for the month of September from our grade level teams!


Grade K:

Kindergarten has just begun and students are doing a great job! Students have taken a tour of the school, begun working with their teachers on fun activities, and have made so many new friends! We are learning important classroom routines and behavior expectations that we will use all year long!

We are practicing how to be responsible with pencils, markers, crayons, scissors, and glue. We are practicing writing and exploring with our own names. We are reading stories about being kind, safe, and responsible in PATHS.


Grade 1:

Our first graders are doing a nice job learning the rules, routines and expectations. We are implementing our 5 behavior promises (Be safe, kind, responsible, brave and honest) into our daily schedule. We are also starting to introduce our curriculum. We are looking forward to seeing you at Meet the Teacher Night on September 19th.


Grade 2:

2nd grade is underway! We are learning about each other with various activities and sharing out. We are also learning about our classroom and school rules using the behavior promises. We’ve learned how to earn tickets and chips by being responsible students, following our behavior promises. We are practicing routines in our classroom such as how to act as a community of learners in math centers. We are reviewing 1st grade Fundation words. In writing, we have been working on complete sentences and get to know you activities. PATHS kid of the day has started as well!


Grade 3:

Third grade has started the school year with lots of team building activities, working together to establish relationships, classroom routines, and expectations. Students are getting acquainted to their chromebooks, as we will be 1:1 this year. Our new Bridges and Number Corner math programs are also being introduced to the students. In Reading, we will start with our community building unit in Making Meaning, using read alouds to prompt discussions and establish dialogue protocols.


PTO:


A PTO meeting was held on September 4th. A vision for the year was discussed as well as the many amazing events the PTO organizes and executes for our students and staff.


The Walk to School days will begin again in October. We will hold 3 Walk to School events on October 2nd, October 9th, and October 16th. This event begins at Saint Brendan’s Parish about 7:30 AM. Students then walk through neighborhood streets to school (about 2 miles). All students must be accompanied by an adult. We hope you will join us for these events!


Also, the Ice Cream Social will be held on September 27th from 6:30-8 (Grades K and 1 from 6:30-7:15; Grades 2 and 3 from 7:15-8). This is a fun night for students and parents!


Our next PTO meeting is on Wednesday (10/2) at 7-8 pm in the Stall Brook library! We would love you to come and participate!


Message from the Nurse, Mrs. McCarthy

As flu season is rapidly approaching, please make sure everyone is engaging in proper handwashing as this is the best way to limit the spread of germs. Here is an article from the Mayo Clinic on proper handwashing for adults and children.


Mrs. McCarthy is available during school hours (8:30-3:00) for parents/guardians to drop off medications.


Also, if your child is in a class that is an allergen-free classroom, you would have been notified via a letter explaining what is allowed and what is not for students to bring for snack. Please note, there are no restrictions for lunch as we have allergen-free tables. Thank you for helping to keep Stall Brook safe for all students!


Other:


This week we had our first fire drill on Tuesday. Everyone did a wonderful job! I was especially proud of our kindergarteners going with the flow the first day they were in school!


(From last week’s newsletter, BUT still important!)

Here is some important beginning of the year school information:

Beginning of the year forms: We collect student information in two ways.


***FamilyID: FamilyID is our electronic data collection system for student information. You will be receiving an email invitation from FamilyID with a link to complete the required back-to-school forms. If you have an existing login from last year, some information will prepopulate, but there are other fields that need to be completed.


***Student registration card: This is also necessary to be completed with your child’s emergency contacts and who is authorized to pick your child up in the event of an emergency only. These are also used if our information system is unavailable.


Arrival Procedures/Drop-off:

**Please do not arrive at live drop off prior to 8:30. Please be advised, if you are parked in this lane prior to 8:30, you will be asked to park in a lot and walk your child in.

**Students are to stay in their car until 8:35, when staff members walk out of the building to support arrival.

**If you partake in the live drop-off, parents must remain in their car at all times. Students are responsible for opening their own doors (teachers will no longer be opening the door for them). If your child cannot exit the car independently, you must park in the lot and walk them in.




Important Dates:


These are the current important dates:


9/19 – Meet the Teacher Night for grades 1-3 (Grades 1 and 2 from 6-7; Grade 3 from 7-8)

9/26 – Early Release at 11:30

9/27 – Ice Cream Social at 6:30


10/2 – Walk-to-School event (Starts at Saint Brendan’s at 7:30)

10/3 - Picture Day (order forms will be coming home in the next couple of weeks)

10/9 - Walk-to-School event (Starts at Saint Brendan’s at 7:30)

10/11 – No School (Professional Development day for teachers)

10/14 – No School

10/16 - Walk-to-School event (Starts at Saint Brendan’s at 7:30)

10/25 – Pumpkin Stroll


Have a SUPER week!


Sincerely,

Emily Luuri

Stall Brook Elementary School Principal

9/1/19 - Newsletter

Welcome Back!


I cannot believe we are already into September! Stall Brook had a FANTASTIC start to the school year! We hope your students went home excited and ready for another SUPER year (I know we are!). We are also looking forward to our newest editions, the kindergarteners, that will start on Tuesday!


My newsletter will look a little different from last year. This newsletter will explain the different sections that you can expect! It also provides some information about the first few days of school and upcoming weeks!


PBIS:


The PBIS section will describe updates for our Positive Behavioral Intervention Support Program. At Stall Brook, we emphasize our behavior promises of being safe, kind, responsible, brave, and honest in all areas of the school (and we hope at home as well!).


Each week students earn tickets for their safe, kind, responsible, brave, or honest behavior. At the end of the week, all the tickets are counted and the classroom with the most earns the SUPER Stallion Trophy for the week! It is wonderful to hear the classroom roar when their class earns the trophy for that week!


Classrooms also earn chips if the whole class is engaging in a preferred behavior (e.g., every student brings in their sneakers for P.E. or every student completes their homework). This section will report when a grade or the school has earned a spirit day and what the spirit day will entail.


This week, students will engage in direct teaching of behavioral expectations in each area of the school (e.g., classrooms, hallways, cafeteria, etc.). Each grade will participate on the following days:

9/3 – PBIS roll out (Grade 3)

9/4 – PBIS roll out (Grade 1)

9/5 – PBIS roll out (Grade 2)

9/6 – PBIS roll out (Grade K)


Teaching and Learning:


This section will contain a description of what students are learning about and activities going on that month in each grade. This section will be updated at the beginning of every month to reflect that month’s description.


In the first few days of school, classrooms were focused on establishing routines and procedures. It is imperative student know and understand the expectations of the classroom and school. Educators worked to develop a sense of community by getting to know their students and rapport building activities. And of course, a few academics were sprinkled in there to get back into the swing of things!


PTO:


This section will provide information and events from our WONDERFUL PTO. The Stall Brook PTO organize and executes many of the fun events students engage in throughout the year. Some of these events include: Ice Cream Social, Pumpkin Stroll, Holiday Shop, Snowflake Ball, among many others. We need your help to continue to provide these experiences for our students!


There is a PTO meeting on Wednesday (9/4) at 7-8 pm in the Stall Brook library! We would love you to come and participate!


Message from the Nurse:


This section will contain any information Mrs. McCarthy, our nurse.


Mrs. McCarthy is available during school hours (8:30-3:00) for parents/guardians to drop off medications.


Also, if your child is in a class that is an allergen-free classroom, you would have been notified (grades 1-3)/will be notified (grade K) via a letter explaining what is allowed and what is not for students to bring for snack. Please note, there are no restrictions for lunch as we have allergen-free tables. Thank you for helping to keep Stall Brook safe for all students!


Other:


Any other information I need to share will be under this section!


Here is some important beginning of the year school information:


Beginning of the year forms: We collect student information in two ways.

· FamilyID: FamilyID is our electronic data collection system for student information. You

will be receiving an email invitation from FamilyID with a link to complete the required

back-to-school forms. If you have an existing login from last year, some information will

prepopulate, but there are other fields that need to be completed.


· Student registration card: This is also necessary to be completed with your child’s

emergency contacts and who is authorized to pick your child up in the event of an

emergency only. These are also used if our information system is unavailable.


Handbook: If you would like a hardcopy of the student handbook, please contact the office. It can be viewed online at: https://docs.google.com/document/d/10F6KeV1HtB83eYO_GyszSoXrkLaHMnkgBmiWBqRf-_8/edit?usp=sharing


Arrival Procedures/Drop-off:

*Please do not arrive at live drop off prior to 8:30. Please be advised, if you are parked in this lane prior to 8:30, you will be asked to park in a lot and walk your child in.


*Students are to stay in their car until 8:35, when staff members walk out of the building to support arrival.


*If you partake in the live drop-off, parents must remain in their car at all times. Students are responsible for opening their own doors (teachers will no longer be opening the door for them). If your child cannot exit the car independently, you must park in the lot and walk them in.


Important Dates:


This section will contain the dates of upcoming important events within the next few weeks for planning purposes.


These are the current important dates:

9/2 – No School

9/3 – Kindergarten’s first day

9/3 – PBIS roll out (grade 3)

9/4 – Kindergarten whole school assembly

9/4 – PBIS roll out (Grade 1)

9/4 – PreK orientation

9/4 – PTO meeting at 7 in the library (Please come!)

9/5 – PBIS roll out (Grade 2)

9/6 – PBIS roll out (Grade K)

9/19 – Meet the Teacher Night for grades 1-3 (Grades 1 and 2 from 6-7; Grade 3 from 7-8)

9/26 – Early Release at 11:30

9/27 – Ice Cream Social at 6:30 (Let me know if you want to scoop! It’s so fun!)


Have a SUPER week!


Sincerely,



Emily Luuri

Stall Brook Elementary School Principal

Final Newsletter - Summer Vacation

Can you believe that it is already summer vacation? I feel like this year flew by.



This year, it was my pleasure to learn and grow beside our Stall Brook students, staff, and families. I would like to take a moment to thank you all for a wonderful 2018-2019 school year.

This year many of you have spent your time volunteering and supporting the Stall Brook activities that students enjoy. Our PTO has worked long hours organizing these events and all of the Stall Brook members are extremely grateful. I would be remiss if I did not thank all of the volunteers who have given their time this year to our classrooms and to our many Stall Brook activities. Your volunteerism has contributed to building a positive culture and the formation of many memories for both adults and students.


I would also like to recognize our dedicated staff. This year we truly worked together as a TEAM keeping the best interest of our students in mind. The Stall Brook community is extremely fortunate to have such amazing educators.


The summer is a great time to have fun. It is my hope that students spend time with families and engaging in summer activities. It is also my hope that students continue to keep their skills sharp with our summer reading and math activities.


A final word to Stall Brook students: Thank you for all of your hard work this year and I am proud of each and every one of you. It is a true honor to be your principal. Best wishes to our graduating third graders and I am looking forward to seeing everyone else when we go back in August!



I hope you all have a restful and fun summer! And I am looking forward to a successful 2019-2020 school year!



Emily Luuri

Stall Brook Elementary School Principal

6/8/19 - Newsletter

PBIS Update

Congratulations to Mrs. Athanasopoulos' class for earning the SUPER Stallion Trophy this week!


Field Day

A big thank you to all who gave up their time to volunteer at our field day! It was a huge success because of your help! Also, a very big thank you to Ms. Rothschild and Ms. Winslow for all of the hard work (and long hours) they put into planning and setting up this day! The students, staff, and volunteers had a blast!



Activities at Stall Brook:


Grade 3 Step-Up day

On 6/10, grade 3 students will be traveling to BMS as part of their transition to 4th grade.


From Liz Bell, Food Service Director:

If you owe money for meals, we kindly ask that all accounts be paid in full by

June 13th. If you have prepaid for your child's meals, any money remaining will automatically be rolled over into their account for the upcoming school year! Thanks for an AWESOME year…we look forward to serving you nutritious & delicious meals in August!


Bellingham Public Schools Title I Parent Survey 2018-2019

Please take this survey! The purpose is to find out how the federally funded Title I School-Wide Program is meeting its goals as described in the 2018-2019 Title I School-Wide Program Plan. Your answers will assist in the evaluation of the current program and the planning of future programs. Please respond by Friday, June 7, 2019. Thank you!



https://forms.gle/QFcKov8HiGK7rvUZA


New SchoolBrains Parent Portal – Coming Soon!

We are excited to announce Stall Brook parents will have access to a parent portal for SchoolBrains, our school information system. This will be used for the collection of beginning of the year information, as well as grades. More information will be coming soon!




Virtual Backpack Information/Activities


Don't forget to check out our virtual backpack!


Information on:

-Triathalon Flyer

-Vacation Bible Camp

-Mini Meets

-Bellingham Falcon's Football and Cheer registration

-Camp Invention

-Spring Flower Bulb Sale

-Bellingham Area Youth Lacrosse Organization

-Summer Reading Skills Program

-Blackhawk Hoop Camp

-2019 Bellingham Summer Camp Information

-Summer Reading Kickoff Flyer



Important upcoming events and dates:

6/10 – Grade 1 field trip Tide Pools (Rooms 5 and 7)

6/10 – Grade 3 step-up day

6/11 – K last day (full day)

6/11 – Grade 2 field trip to (ecotarium)

6/14 – Last day of school (early release 11:00).




Have a SUPER week!


Emily Luuri

Stall Brook Elementary School Principal

Bellingham Public Schools

6/1/19 - Newsletter

PBIS Update

Congratulations to Mrs. Houston's class for earning the SUPER Stallion Trophy this week!



Activities at Stall Brook:


Field Day

Tuesday, June 4th is our field day! All participants are encouraged to wear the following colors:

*Kindergarten = Red

*Grade 1 - Orange

*Grade 2 - Yello

*Grade 3 - Green

*Teachers - Blue

*Volunteer - Purple


Here is the previous information shared about field day:

Ms. Rothschild will be holding a fun-filled Field Day & needs your help to make this possible!!! We are looking for volunteers to run the carnival and relay stations! Your help is greatly appreciated! “Field Day Volunteer Forms” will be going home TODAY with students!


Volunteer sign-up for stations will be ONLINE using “SignUpGenius” and can be accessed 2 ways, by either clicking the direct link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0A4AACA92EA4F85-field1 or going to https://www.signupgenius.com/ and typing in Ms. Rothschild’s email srothschild@bpsdk12.org

Volunteering for the entire day is preferred! You can sign-up to run the same station for both sessions or different stations. You can also sign-up to spend one session at the carnival & the other at the relays.


If you would like more information on Field Day, here is a document with the details.


Sunscreen

Please be advised, on field day students are outside most of the day. You are highly encouraged to apply sunscreen and/or bug spray to your child before they leave for school. Students are allowed to bring their own sunscreen (not bug spray) to school to apply throughout the day. Please note, if you choose to send in sunscreen, students must apply the sunscreen on themselves (teacher cannot apply). Children will also not be able to share sunscreen. Don’t forget to write your child’s name on the bottle and send it in a zip lock bag in case of spills!


Title One Summer Reading/Math Kick-Off Event

Make sure to save the date: We will be holding a reading/math summer kick-off event for grade K-6 families on Wednesday, June 5th at the Memorial School. Click here for the flyer. and registration sign-up!


Bellingham Public Schools Title I Parent Survey 2018-2019

Please take this survey! The purpose is to find out how the federally funded Title I School-Wide Program is meeting its goals as described in the 2018-2019 Title I School-Wide Program Plan. Your answers will assist in the evaluation of the current program and the planning of future programs. Please respond by Friday, June 7, 2019. Thank you!



https://forms.gle/QFcKov8HiGK7rvUZA


New SchoolBrains Parent Portal – Coming Soon!

We are excited to announce Stall Brook parents will have access to a parent portal for SchoolBrains, our school information system. This will be used for the collection of beginning of the year information, as well as grades. More information will be coming soon!



Fire Fighter Brad

Fire Fighter Brad will be coming to Stall Brook on 5/28, 5/31, and 6/7 to discuss fire safety with our students. Each grade receives a different fire safety program. They are the following:

Kindergarten – Community helper

Grade 1 and 2 – Crawl low under smoke

Grade 3 – Bike Helmet safety


Grade Kindergarten through 2 Step-up Day

During the school day on 6/6, our kindergarten through second grade students will be participating in a step-up day. This is where they will get the opportunity to spend some time in their 2019-2020 classrooms!


Grade 3 Step-Up day

On 6/10, grade 3 students will be traveling to BMS as part of their transition to 4th grade. More information to follow.



Virtual Backpack Information/Activities


Don't forget to check out our virtual backpack!


Information on:

-Bellingham Area Youth Lacrosse Organization

-Summer Reading Skills Program

-Mother's day- Spring Flower Bulb Sale

-Blackhawk Hoop Camp

-2019 Bellingham Summer Camp Information

-Camp Invention

-Bellingham Falcons Football and Cheer

-Summer Reading Kickoff Flyer



Important upcoming events and dates:

6/4 – field day

6/5 - field day rain date

6/5 - Senior walk through

6/5 - title 1 parent evening 5 at BMS

6/6 - K-2 step up day

6/6 – Special Olympics

6/7 – K concert 9:30

6/7 – Grade 3 memory night

6/7 – Special Olympics rain date

6/10 – grade 1 field trip Tide Pools (Rooms 5 and 7)

6/10 – Grade 3 step-up day

6/11 – K last day (full day)

6/11 – Grade 2 field trip to (ecotarium)

6/14 – Last day of school (early release 11:00).




Have a SUPER week!


Emily Luuri

Stall Brook Elementary School Principal

Bellingham Public Schools

5/25/19 - Newsletter

PBIS Update

Congratulations to Mrs. Youkilis' class for earning the SUPER Stallion Trophy this week!



Activities at Stall Brook:


Bellingham Public Schools Title I Parent Survey 2018-2019

Please take this survey! The purpose is to find out how the federally funded Title I School-Wide Program is meeting its goals as described in the 2018-2019 Title I School-Wide Program Plan. Your answers will assist in the evaluation of the current program and the planning of future programs. Please respond by Friday, June 7, 2019. Thank you!

https://forms.gle/QFcKov8HiGK7rvUZA


New SchoolBrains Parent Portal – Coming Soon!

We are excited to announce Stall Brook parents will have access to a parent portal for SchoolBrains, our school information system. This will be used for the collection of beginning of the year information, as well as grades. More information will be coming soon!


Ed Fair

We are very excited to have your children celebrate and showcase their learning at our annual Ed Fair event. It will be on May 30th at the Stall Brook Elementary School. Students have been working really hard in different curriculum areas and their work will be on display during this family event. All family members are welcome to attend this night.


The following are the grades/times:

K and 1 = 6:30-7:00

2 and 3 = 7:15-7:45


Please join us to celebrate our learning!



Title One Summer Reading/Math Kick-Off Event

Make sure to save the date: We will be holding a reading/math summer kick-off event for grade K-6 families on Wednesday, June 5th at the Memorial School. Click here for the flyer. and registration sign-up!


Field Day

On Tuesday June 4th 2019 Ms. Rothschild will be holding a fun-filled Field Day & needs your help to make this possible!!! We are looking for volunteers to run the carnival and relay stations! Your help is greatly appreciated! “Field Day Volunteer Forms” will be going home TODAY with students!


Volunteer sign-up for stations will be ONLINE using “SignUpGenius” and can be accessed 2 ways, by either clicking the direct link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0A4AACA92EA4F85-field1 or going to https://www.signupgenius.com/ and typing in Ms. Rothschild’s email srothschild@bpsdk12.org

Volunteering for the entire day is preferred! You can sign-up to run the same station for both sessions or different stations. You can also sign-up to spend one session at the carnival & the other at the relays.


If you would like more information on Field Day, here is a document with the details.



Fire Fighter Brad

Fire Fighter Brad will be coming to Stall Brook on 5/28, 5/31, and 6/7 to discuss fire safety with our students. Each grade receives a different fire safety program. They are the following:

Kindergarten – Community helper

Grade 1 and 2 – Crawl low under smoke

Grade 3 – Bike Helmet safety


Grade Kindergarten through 2 Step-up Day

During the school day on 6/6, our kindergarten through second grade students will be participating in a step-up day. This is where they will get the opportunity to spend some time in their 2019-2020 classrooms!


Grade 3 Step-Up day

On 6/10, grade 3 students will be traveling to BMS as part of their transition to 4th grade. More information to follow.



Virtual Backpack Information/Activities


Don't forget to check out our virtual backpack!


Information on:

-Bellingham Area Youth Lacrosse Organization

-Summer Reading Skills Program

-Mother's day- Spring Flower Bulb Sale

-Blackhawk Hoop Camp

-2019 Bellingham Summer Camp Information

-Camp Invention

-3rd grade spellathon

-Bellingham Falcons Football and Cheer

-Summer Reading Kickoff Flyer



Important upcoming events and dates:

5/27 - No School

5/29 - PTO meeting at 7 in the library

5/30 - Ed Fair (6:30-8)

5/31 – BHS band visit


6/4 – field day

6/5 - field day rain date

6/5 - Senior walk through

6/5 - title 1 parent evening 6 at BMS

6/6 - K-2 step up day

6/6 – Special Olympics

6/7 – K concert 9:30

6/7 – Grade 3 memory night

6/7 – Special Olympics rain date

6/10 – grade 1 field trip Tide Pools (Rooms 5 and 7)

6/10 – Grade 3 step-up day

6/11 – K last day (full day)

6/11 – Grade 2 field trip to (ecotarium)

6/14 – Last day of school (early release 11:00).




Have a SUPER week!


Emily Luuri

Stall Brook Elementary School Principal

Bellingham Public Schools

5/18/19 - Family Newsletter

PBIS Update

Congratulations to Mrs. Naylor's class for earning the SUPER Stallion Trophy this week!



Activities at Stall Brook:


Ed Fair

Hello Stall Brook Families,

We are very excited to have your children celebrate and showcase their learning at our annual Ed Fair event. It will be on May 30th at the Stall Brook Elementary School. Students have been working really hard in different curriculum areas and their work will be on display during this family event. All family members are welcome to attend this night.

The following are the grades/times:

K and 1 = 6:30-7:00

2 and 3 = 7:15-7:45

Please join us to celebrate our learning!


Memorial Parade

Please see the attached message from Kerry Cowell regarding the Bellingham Annual Memorial Parade:


Please join us on Sunday, May 19th, to march in Bellingham's annual Memorial Day parade to represent Stall Brook School. Marchers can meet us in the middle school parking lot between 12:15-12:30... Look for the Stall Brook banner & wear any Stall Brook attire! The parade begins at 1:00pm and ends at the town common around 2:00pm. *In honor of this particular holiday, the parade committee requests that candy not be distributed to the crowd.* Thank you so much! This is truly a unique parade that honors our fallen heroes and is something that instills a sense of pride in our community. If you have any questions, you can email me-cowell.kerry7@gmail.com.


Walk to School

Our LAST walk to school event for the year will be on Wednesday, 5/22! This is an event where parents and students walk from the St. Brendan's church (starting at 7:45) on a route ending at Stall Brook. Please note, all students must be accompanied by an adult. We hope you can join us!


Title One Summer Reading/Math Kick-Off Event

Make sure to save the date: We will be holding a reading/math summer kick-off event for grade K-6 families on Wednesday, June 5th at the Memorial School. Click here for the flyer. and registration sign-up!


Field Day

On Tuesday June 4th 2019 Ms. Rothschild will be holding a fun-filled Field Day & needs your help to make this possible!!! We are looking for volunteers to run the carnival and relay stations! Your help is greatly appreciated! “Field Day Volunteer Forms” will be going home TODAY with students!


Volunteer sign-up for stations will be ONLINE using “SignUpGenius” and can be accessed 2 ways, by either clicking the direct link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0A4AACA92EA4F85-field1 or going to https://www.signupgenius.com/ and typing in Ms. Rothschild’s email srothschild@bpsdk12.org

Volunteering for the entire day is preferred! You can sign-up to run the same station for both sessions or different stations. You can also sign-up to spend one session at the carnival & the other at the relays.


If you would like more information on Field Day, here is a document with the details.



BMS CornHole Tournament

Bellingham Middle School PTO is holding a cornhole tournament fundraiser on 5/18/19 from 4:30-7:30. This fundraiser looks like a blast and supports a fellow Bellingham school! Here is the website for more information.



3rd Grade Spellathon

As part of the Bellingham 300, the third grade students at Stall Brook Elementary School will participate in a Spellathon community service project. Students will raise money which will be donated to bring The Wall That Heals (Vietnam Veterans Memorial Replica & Mobile Education Center) to Bellingham, MA. The Wall That Heals contains more than 58,000 names of veteran’s that passed in the Vietnam War and is a three-quarter scale replica of the Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial in Washington, DC.


For those who want to participate in the 3rd grade, the spellathon will be held on May 20th. Money raised will be collected from May 20th to the 24th. The prize for the class that raises the most money will be a nature hike behind the school.



Fire Fighter Brad

Fire Fighter Brad will be coming to Stall Brook on 5/28, 5/31, and 6/7 to discuss fire safety with our students. Each grade receives a different fire safety program. They are the following:

Kindergarten – Community helper

Grade 1 and 2 – Crawl low under smoke

Grade 3 – Bike Helmet safety


Grade Kindergarten through 2 Step-up Day

During the school day on 6/6, our kindergarten through second grade students will be participating in a step-up day. This is where they will get the opportunity to spend some time in their 2019-2020 classrooms!


Grade 3 Step-Up day

On 6/10, grade 3 students will be traveling to BMS as part of their transition to 4th grade. More information to follow.



Virtual Backpack Information/Activities


Don't forget to check out our virtual backpack!


Information on:

-Bellingham Area Youth Lacrosse Organization

-Summer Reading Skills Program

-Mother's day- Spring Flower Bulb Sale

-Blackhawk Hoop Camp

-2019 Bellingham Summer Camp Information

-Camp Invention

-3rd grade spellathon

-Bellingham Falcons Football and Cheer

-Summer Reading Kickoff Flyer



Important upcoming events and dates:

5/22 - Walk to School

5/24 - Grade 3 Concert (at 9:30)

5/27 - No School

5/30 - Ed Fair (6:30-8)

5/31 – BHS band visit


6/4 – field day

6/5 - field day rain date

6/5 - Senior walk through

6/5 - title 1 parent evening 6 at BMS

6/6 - K-2 step up day

6/6 – Special Olympics

6/7 – K concert 9:30

6/7 – Grade 3 memory night

6/7 – Special Olympics rain date

6/10 – grade 1 field trip Tide Pools (Rooms 5 and 7)

6/10 – Grade 3 step-up day

6/11 – K last day (full day)

6/11 – Grade 2 field trip to (ecotarium)

6/14 – Last day of school (early release 11:00).




Have a SUPER week!


Emily Luuri

Stall Brook Elementary School Principal

Bellingham Public Schools

5/11/19 - Family Newsletter

PBIS Update

Congratulations to Mrs. Rigamonti's class for earning the SUPER Stallion Trophy this week!



Activities at Stall Brook:


Field Day

On Tuesday June 4th 2019 Ms. Rothschild will be holding a fun-filled Field Day & needs your help to make this possible!!! We are looking for volunteers to run the carnival and relay stations! Your help is greatly appreciated! “Field Day Volunteer Forms” will be going home TODAY with students!


Volunteer sign-up for stations will be ONLINE using “SignUpGenius” and can be accessed 2 ways, by either clicking the direct link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60B0A4AACA92EA4F85-field1 or going to https://www.signupgenius.com/ and typing in Ms. Rothschild’s email srothschild@bpsdk12.org

Volunteering for the entire day is preferred! You can sign-up to run the same station for both sessions or different stations. You can also sign-up to spend one session at the carnival & the other at the relays.


If you would like more information on Field Day, here is a document with the details.



Walk to School

We have two more Walk to School dates (5/15 and 5/22). This is an event where parents and students walk from the St. Brendan's church (starting at 7:45) on a route ending at Stall Brook. Please note, all students must be accompanied by an adult. We hope you can join us!



BMS CornHole Tournament

Bellingham Middle School PTO is holding a cornhole tournament fundraiser on 5/18/19 from 4:30-7:30. This fundraiser looks like a blast and supports a fellow Bellingham school! Here is the website for more information.



3rd Grade Spellathon

As part of the Bellingham 300, the third grade students at Stall Brook Elementary School will participate in a Spellathon community service project. Students will raise money which will be donated to bring The Wall That Heals (Vietnam Veterans Memorial Replica & Mobile Education Center) to Bellingham, MA. The Wall That Heals contains more than 58,000 names of veteran’s that passed in the Vietnam War and is a three-quarter scale replica of the Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial in Washington, DC.


For those who want to participate in the 3rd grade, the spellathon will be held on May 20th. Money raised will be collected from May 20th to the 24th. The prize for the class that raises the most money will be a nature hike behind the school.



Title One Summer Reading/Math Kick-Off Event

Make sure to save the date: We will be holding a reading/math summer kick-off event for grade K-6 families on Wednesday, June 5th at the Memorial School. Click here for the flyer. Registration sign-ups will be sent soon!


Fire Fighter Brad

Fire Fighter Brad will be coming to Stall Brook on 5/28, 5/31, and 6/7 to discuss fire safety with our students. Each grade receives a different fire safety program. They are the following:

Kindergarten – Community helper

Grade 1 and 2 – Crawl low under smoke

Grade 3 – Bike Helmet safety


Grade Kindergarten through 2 Step-up Day

During the school day on 6/6, our kindergarten through second grade students will be participating in a step-up day. This is where they will get the opportunity to spend some time in their 2019-2020 classrooms!


Grade 3 Step-Up day

On 6/10, grade 3 students will be traveling to BMS as part of their transition to 4th grade. More information to follow.



Virtual Backpack Information/Activities


Don't forget to check out our virtual backpack!


Information on:

-Bellingham Area Youth Lacrosse Organization

-Summer Reading Skills Program

-Mother's day- Spring Flower Bulb Sale

-Blackhawk Hoop Camp

-2019 Bellingham Summer Camp Information

-Camp Invention

-3rd grade spellathon



Important upcoming events and dates:

5/13 - Grade 1 field trip to the Tide Pools (Rooms 6 and 8)

5/15 - Walk to School

5/17 - Grade 3 field trip to Boston

5/22 - Walk to School

5/24 - Grade 3 Concert (at 9:30)

5/27 - No School

5/30 - Ed Fair (6:30-8)

5/31 – BHS band visit


6/4 – field day

6/5 - field day rain date

6/5 - Senior walk through

6/5 - title 1 parent evening 6 at BMS

6/6 - K-2 step up day

6/6 – Special Olympics

6/7 – K concert 9:30

6/7 – Grade 3 memory night

6/7 – Special Olympics rain date

6/10 – grade 1 field trip Tide Pools (Rooms 5 and 7)

6/10 – Grade 3 step-up day

6/11 – K last day (full day)

6/11 – Grade 2 field trip to (ecotarium)

6/14 – Last day of school (early release 11:00).




Have a SUPER week!


Emily Luuri

Stall Brook Elementary School Principal

Bellingham Public Schools

5/4/19 - Family Newsletter

PBIS Update

Congratulations to Mrs. Polny's class for earning the SUPER Stallion Trophy this week!


Spirit day

Our last surprise spirit day (5/3) was a success! All classes were able to get outside and beautify our entrance with chalk!



Activities at Stall Brook:


MCAS Update

This week our third grade students begin their Math MCAS testing (2 sessions). They did a great job on the ELA portion! We are looking forward to them continuing their hard work on the math sessions!


Walk to School

Our spring Walk to School dates are 5/8, 5/15, and 5/22. This is an event where parents and students walk from the St. Brendan's church (starting at 7:45) on a route ending at Stall Brook. Please note, all students must be accompanied by an adult. We hope you can join us!


Math Program for Next Year

As you know, this year we piloted two new math programs, Bridges and Ready Math. After much deliberation, data collection, and analysis, the program that was chosen for next year is BRIDGES! We are very excited for all of our classrooms to work with the Bridges program in the 2019-2020 school year!


Therapy Dogs

This week Stall Brook will begin a pilot program where students have the opportunity to read to therapy dogs. For the remainder of this year, selected students, for which parental permission was obtained, will be participating with the hope this can be expanded to a larger population next year!


Title One Summer Reading/Math Kick-Off Event

Make sure to save the date: We will be holding a reading/math summer kick-off event for grade K-6 families on Wednesday, June 5th at the Memorial School. Click here for the flyer. Registration sign-ups will be sent soon!


Fire Fighter Brad

Fire Fighter Brad will be coming to Stall Brook on 5/28, 5/31, and 6/7 to discuss fire safety with our students. Each grade receives a different fire safety program. They are the following:

Kindergarten – Community helper

Grade 1 and 2 – Crawl low under smoke

Grade 3 – Bike Helmet safety


Grade Kindergarten through 2 Step-up Day

During the school day on 6/6, our kindergarten through second grade students will be participating in a step-up day. This is where they will get the opportunity to spend some time in their 2019-2020 classrooms!


Grade 3 Step-Up day


On 6/10, grade 3 students will be traveling to BMS as part of their transition to 4th grade. More information to follow.



Virtual Backpack Information/Activities


Don't forget to check out our virtual backpack!


Information on:

-Bellingham Area Youth Lacrosse Organization

-Summer Reading Skills Program

-Mother's day- Spring Flower Bulb Sale

-YMCA Spring Session II**** (NEW SESSION)

-Blackhawk Hoop Camp

-2019 Bellingham Summer Camp Information



Important upcoming events and dates:

5/8 - Walk to School

5/10 - Early Release (at 11:30)

5/13 - Grade 1 field trip to the Tide Pools (Rooms 6 and 8)

5/15 - Walk to School

5/17 - Grade 3 field trip to Boston

5/22 - Walk to School

5/24 - Grade 3 Concert (at 9:30)

5/27 - No School

5/30 - Ed Fair (6:30-8)

5/31 – BHS band visit

6/4 – field day

6/5 field day rain date

6/5 Senior walk through

6/5 title 1 parent evening 6 at BMS

6/6 K-2 step up day

6/6 – Special Olympics

6/7 – K concert 9:30

6/7 – Grade 3 memory night

6/7 – Special Olympics rain date

6/10 – grade 1 field trip Tide Pools (Rooms 5 and 7)

6/10 – Grade 3 step-up day

6/11 – K last day (full day)

6/11 – Grade 2 field trip to (ecotarium)

6/14 – Last day of school (early release 11:00).


Have a SUPER week!


Emily Luuri

Stall Brook Elementary School Principal

Bellingham Public Schools

4/27/19 - Family Newsletter

PBIS Update

Congratulations to Mrs. Athanasopoulos' class for earning the SUPER Stallion Trophy this week!


Spirit day

We earned another spirit day on Friday, 5/3 (weather permitting). The activities for this day will be a surprise to students!



Activities at Stall Brook:


PTO Fundraisers

Don't forget about this fantastic fundraisers! Make sure to tell your family and friends!

  • AC Moore- Present this flyer on Thursday, 5/2 at your time of purchase and Stall Brook gets 10%!



Title One Summer Reading/Math Kick-Off Event

Make sure to save the date: We will be holding a reading/math summer kick-off event for grade K-6 families on Wednesday, June 5th at the Memorial School. Click here for the flyer. Registration sign-ups will be sent soon!



Virtual Backpack Information/Activities


Don't forget to check out our virtual backpack!


Information on:

-Bellingham Area Youth Lacrosse Organization

-Summer Reading Skills Program

-Mother's day- Spring Flower Bulb Sale

-YMCA Spring Session II**** (NEW SESSION)

-Blackhawk Hoop Camp

-2019 Bellingham Summer Camp Information



Important upcoming events and dates:


5/1 - PTO meeting in SB library (at 7)

5/10 - Early Release (at 11:30)

5/13 - Grade 1 field trip

5/17 - Grade 3 field trip

5/24 - Grade 3 Concert (at 9:30)

5/30 - Ed Fair (6:30-8)


Have a SUPER week!


Emily Luuri

Stall Brook Elementary School Principal

Bellingham Public Schools

4/13/19 - Family Newsletter

PBIS Update

Congratulations to Mrs. Giordano class for earning the SUPER Stallion Trophy this week!



Activities at Stall Brook:


PTO Fundraisers

Our PTO has involved us in three fantastic fundraisers! Make sure to tell your family and friends!

  • UNOs - Present this flyer to your server on Wednesday 4/24 and 20% of your check will be donated to Stall Brook!
  • Urban Air - On Thursday, 4/25 from 4:00-8:00 20% of the proceeds will be donated to Stall Brook Elementary School! Here is the flyer!
  • AC Moore- Present this flyer on Thursday, 5/2 at your time of purchase and Stall Brook gets 10%!



2019 Read-a-Thon

Thank you to Ms. Weidler and the PTO for putting on a successful read-a-thon!



Virtual Backpack Information/Activities


Don't forget to check out our virtual backpack!


Information on:

-Bellingham Area Youth Lacrosse Organization

-Summer Reading Skills Program

-BAYFC Dodgeball

-Mother's day- Spring Flower Bulb Sale

-YMCA Spring Session II**** (NEW SESSION)



Important upcoming events and dates:


4/15-19 - April Vacation


5/10 - Early Release (at 11:30)

5/13 - Grade 1 field trip

5/17 - Grade 3 field trip

5/24 - Grade 3 Concert (at 9:30)

5/30 - Ed Fair (6:30-8)


Have a SUPER week!


Emily Luuri

Stall Brook Elementary School Principal

Bellingham Public Schools

4/6/19 - Family Newsletter

PBIS Update

Congratulations to Mrs. Jordan and Mrs. Jason's class for earning the SUPER Stallion Trophy this week!




Activities at Stall Brook:


PTO Fundraisers

Our PTO has involved us in three fantastic fundraisers! Make sure to tell your family and friends!


  • Dairy Queen - on Wednesday, April 10th, a percentage of any and all sales at Bellingham's Dairy Queen will be returned to Stall Brook Elementary School to help fund our upcoming field trips. No flyer to bring, just mention you are there for the Stall Brook Fundraiser!
  • Pajama Day - On April 11th, students are encouraged to wear Pajamas to school and donate a dollar!
  • UNOs - Present this flyer to your server on Wednesday 4/24 and 20% of your check will be donated to Stall Brook!
  • Urban Air - On Thursday, 4/25 from 4:00-8:00 20% of the proceeds will be donated to Stall Brook Elementary School! Here is the flyer!
  • AC Moore- Present this flyer on Thursday, 5/2 at your time of purchase and Stall Brook gets 10%!




Placement Letter to Families

Please see the attached placement letter that also was distributed via email.


2019 Read-a-Thon

The 2019 Read-a-Thon is on! This is a PTO sponsored event to celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday month! We hope to add some fun (and motivation) to your students reading and raise funds for the school! Look for the Read-a-Thon packet coming home. The sponsor sheets were due by March 4th and money collected by sponsors should be submitted before Friday, April 12th.


The PTO thanks you for all your support in this event!



Virtual Backpack Information/Activities


Don't forget to check out our virtual backpack!


Information on:

-Bellingham Area Youth Lacrosse Organization

-Summer Reading Skills Program

-BAYFC Dodgeball

-Mother's day- Spring Flower Bulb Sale

-YMCA Spring Session II



Important upcoming events and dates:


*4/12- Grade 1 parent concert (at 9:30)


Have a SUPER week!


Emily Luuri

Stall Brook Elementary School Principal

Bellingham Public Schools

3/30/19 - Family Newsletter

PBIS Update

Congratulations to Mrs. Athanasopoulos class for earning the SUPER Stallion Trophy this week!


Kindergarten Carnival

Kindergarten Carnival was a huge success! A special thank you to Mrs. Youkilis and all who volunteered to make this night special for our kindergarteners and their families. It was a blast!



Activities at Stall Brook:


World Autism Awareness Day

Please see this flyer from our ABA program staff regarding World Autism Awareness Day!


Bingo for Books

The Bellingham Public School's Title 1 Program invites all grade two and three families to participate in our Bingo for Books night on Thursday, April 4th, 2019 from 6:00-7:30 pm (doors open at 5:45) at the Bellingham High School cafeteria. Admission is free! Students and families can win books and raffle prizes! Register below by Monday, April 1st! We hope many of you can attend!


To register, click here


Placement Letter to Families

Please see the attached placement letter that also was distributed via email.


2019 Read-a-Thon

The 2019 Read-a-Thon is on! This is a PTO sponsored event to celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday month! We hope to add some fun (and motivation) to your students reading and raise funds for the school! Look for the Read-a-Thon packet coming home. The sponsor sheets were due by March 4th and money collected by sponsors should be submitted before Friday, April 12th.


The PTO thanks you for all your support in this event!




Virtual Backpack Information/Activities


Don't forget to check out our virtual backpack!


Information on:

-Bellingham Area Youth Lacrosse Organization

-Providence Hockey Club: Mite Development Program

-Summer Reading Skills Program

-BAYFC Dodgeball

-SEPAC Spring Cleaning Fundraiser



Important upcoming events and dates:


*4/4 - Bingo for Books - Grades 2 and 3 (6:00-7:30 at BHS cafe)

*4/12- Grade 1 parent concert (at 9:30)


Have a SUPER week!


Emily Luuri

Stall Brook Elementary School Interim Principal

Bellingham Public Schools

3/23/19 - Family Newsletter

PBIS Update

Congratulations to Mrs. Hohmann and Ms. Botte's class for earning the SUPER Stallion Trophy this week!



Activities at Stall Brook:


Kindergarten Carnival

The Kindergarten Carnival is scheduled for Friday, March 29th from 6:30-7:30 at Stall Brook. It is an exciting evening of carnival games, face painting, and food. The Carnival is an annual event for our kindergarteners and their parents. Please, no older/younger siblings as this event is intended to be a special night for our kindergarteners, so please make arrangements for childcare. Admission is $8 per family at the door.


Kindergarten Carnival Update: Please check your child's communication folder for a Kindergarten Carnival sign up invitation. In order to get an approximation on numbers, we are asking parents to complete the registration form by Wednesday, March 27th. Admission will be collected at the door. PLEASE VISIT THE SIGNUP LINK BELOW TO HELP VOLUNTEER. THIS EVENT NEEDS THE SUPPORT OF KINDERGARTEN PARENTS TO BE SUCCESSFUL. Please contact Amy Youkilis at ayoukilis@bpsdk12.org with any questions. Thank you.


Click here to sign up to volunteer.


Bingo for Books

The Bellingham Public School's Title 1 Program invites all grade two and three families to participate in our Bingo for Books night on Thursday, April 4th, 2019 from 6:00-7:30 pm (doors open at 5:45) at the Bellingham High School cafeteria. Admission is free! Students and families can win books and raffle prizes! Register below by Monday, April 1st! We hope many of you can attend!


To register, click here


Placement Letter to Families

Please see the attached placement letter that also was distributed via email.


2019 Read-a-Thon

The 2019 Read-a-Thon is on! This is a PTO sponsored event to celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday month! We hope to add some fun (and motivation) to your students reading and raise funds for the school! Look for the Read-a-Thon packet coming home. The sponsor sheets were due by March 4th and money collected by sponsors should be submitted before Friday, April 12th.


The PTO thanks you for all your support in this event!




Virtual Backpack Information/Activities


Don't forget to check out our virtual backpack!


Information on:

-Bellingham Area Youth Lacrosse Organization

-Providence Hockey Club: Mite Development Program

-Summer Reading Skills Program

-BAYFC Dodgeball

-SEPAC Spring Cleaning Fundraiser



Important upcoming events and dates:


*3/29 - Kindergarten Carnival (6:30-7:30)


*4/4 - Bingo for Books - Grades 2 and 3 (6:00-7:30 at BHS cafe)

*4/12- Grade 1 parent concert (at 9:30)


Have a SUPER week!


Emily Luuri

Stall Brook Elementary School Interim Principal

Bellingham Public Schools

3/16/19 - Family Newsletter

*If you have not done so already, please take this parent survey to gather your feedback on our PBIS progress. Last chance! It will be closed Sunday night!


PBIS Update

Congratulations to Mrs. Houston's class for earning the SUPER Stallion Trophy this week!



Activities at Stall Brook:


Kindergarten Carnival

The Kindergarten Carnival is scheduled for Friday, March 29th from 6:30-7:30 at Stall Brook. It is an exciting evening of carnival games, face painting, and food. The Carnival is an annual event for our kindergarteners and their parents. Please, no older/younger siblings as this event is intended to be a special night for our kindergarteners, so please make arrangements for childcare. Admission is $8 per family at the door. A sign-up notice will be distributed the week of March 18th. To put on this amazing event, we need parent volunteers the night of the carnival for set-up and clean-up only. During the evening National Honor Society Students run the carnival games so parents are able to enjoy the evening with their child. Parents, we need your help to make this happen. There will be a quick Carnival Committee meeting on Friday, March 15th at 4:00 at Stall Brook to discuss the evening's events. Please contact Amy Youkilis at ayoukilis@bpsdk12.org with any questions.


Bingo for Books

The Bellingham Public School's Title 1 Program invites all grade two and three families to participate in our Bingo for Books night on Thursday, April 4th, 2019 from 6:00-7:30 pm (doors open at 5:45) at the Bellingham High School cafeteria. Admission is free! Students and families can win books and raffle prizes! Register below by Monday, April 1st! We hope many of you can attend!


To register, click here



2019 Read-a-Thon

The 2019 Read-a-Thon is on! This is a PTO sponsored event to celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday month! We hope to add some fun (and motivation) to your students reading and raise funds for the school! Look for the Read-a-Thon packet coming home. The sponsor sheets were due by March 4th and money collected by sponsors should be submitted before Friday, April 12th.


The PTO thanks you for all your support in this event!


World Down's Syndrome Awareness Day

We would like to invite everyone to participate in World Down Syndrome Awareness Day on Thursday, March 21st by wearing down syndrome colors (blue and yellow) or mismatched socks to show support! World Down Syndrome Day is celebrated every year on March 21st (3/21) because individuals with Down syndrome have a third copy of their 21st chromosome. Help us celebrate our friends and classmates this week!



Virtual Backpack Information/Activities


Don't forget to check out our virtual backpack!


Information on:

-Bellingham Area Youth Lacrosse Organization

-Providence Hockey Club: Mite Development Program

-Summer Reading Skills Program

-BAYFC Dodgeball

-SEPAC Spring Cleaning Fundraiser



Important upcoming events and dates:


*3/20 - Early Release (at 11:30)

*3/29 - Kindergarten Carnival (6:30-7:30)


*4/4 - Bingo for Books - Grades 2 and 3 (6:00-7:30 at BHS cafe)

*4/12- Grade 1 parent concert (at 9:30)


Have a SUPER week!


Emily Luuri

Stall Brook Elementary School Interim Principal

Bellingham Public Schools

3/9/19- Family Newsletter

Added 3/11/19:


Spirit day

We earned another spirit day! On Friday, 3/15, we will be celebrating St. Patricks day by wearing green!


Kindergarten Carnival

The Kindergarten Carnival is scheduled for Friday, March 29th from 6:30-7:30 at Stall Brook. It is an exciting evening of carnival games, face painting, and food. The Carnival is an annual event for our kindergarteners and their parents. Please, no older/younger siblings as this event is intended to be a special night for our kindergarteners, so please make arrangements for childcare. Admission is $8 per family at the door. A sign-up notice will be distributed the week of March 18th. To put on this amazing event, we need parent volunteers the night of the carnival for set-up and clean-up only. During the evening National Honor Society Students run the carnival games so parents are able to enjoy the evening with their child. Parents, we need your help to make this happen. There will be a quick Carnival Committee meeting on Friday, March 15th at 4:00 at Stall Brook to discuss the evening's events. Please contact Amy Youkilis at ayoukilis@bpsdk12.org with any questions.



*If you have not done so already, please take this parent survey to gather your feedback on our PBIS progress.


PBIS Update

Congratulations to Mrs. Rigamonti and Mrs. Andrew's class for earning the SUPER Stallion Trophy this week!


Box Top Update

Congratulations Mrs. Hafford's class! They brought in the most Box Tops (394)! Thank you everyone! The PTO collected over 2400 in the month of February!



Activities at Stall Brook:


Report Card Date Change

Please note a change in when report cards will be sent home. Reports cards will go on home Friday, March 15th!


2019 Read-a-Thon

The 2019 Read-a-Thon is on! This is a PTO sponsored event to celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday month! We hope to add some fun (and motivation) to your students reading and raise funds for the school! Look for the Read-a-Thon packet coming home. The sponsor sheets were due by March 4th and money collected by sponsors should be submitted before Friday, April 12th.


The PTO thanks you for all your support in this event!


Bingo for Books

The Bellingham Public School's Title 1 Program invites all kindergarten and grade one families to participate in our Bingo for Books night on Thursday, March 14th, 2019 from 6:00-7:30 pm (doors open at 5:45) at the Bellingham High School cafeteria. Admission is free! Students and families can win books and raffle prizes! Register below by Monday, March 11th! We hope many of you can attend!


To register, click here.


Please note, Bingo for Books for grades 2 and 3 will be held on April 4th. More information on this night is coming shortly!


Parent Pick-Up Dismissal Parking

Parents who are picking up their children during parent pick up must park in the upper lot to keep our students and parents safe. Please do not park on the side of the street going down the hill or along the grass across from the cafeteria. There have been many close-call accidents with cars and buses. Thank you for your attention to this matter!



Virtual Backpack Information/Activities


Don't forget to check out our virtual backpack!


Information on:

-Bellingham Area Youth Lacrosse Organization

-Providence Hockey Club: Mite Development Program

-Summer Reading Skills Program

-YMCA BASE spring program

-Bellingham Youth Baseball

-BHS Red Sox Ticket Order Flyer



Important upcoming events and dates:


*3/14 - Bingo for Books (Kindergarten and grade one)

*3/15 - 3rd-grade dance (6:30-8)

*3/15 - Report cards issued

*3/20 - Early Release (at 11:30)

*3/29 - Kindergarten Carnival (6:30-7:30)


Have a SUPER week!


Emily Luuri

Stall Brook Elementary School Interim Principal

Bellingham Public Schools

3/2/19 Family Newsletter

PBIS Update


Congratulations to Mrs. Jordan and Mrs. Jason's class for earning the SUPER Stallion Trophy this week!


Activities at Stall Brook:


Report Card Date Change

Please note a change in when report cards will be sent home. Reports cards will go on home Friday, March 15th!


2019 Read-a-Thon

The 2019 Read-a-Thon is on! This is a PTO sponsored event to celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday month! We hope to add some fun (and motivation) to your students reading and raise funds for the school! Look for the Read-a-Thon packet coming home. The sponsor sheets are due by March 4th and money collected by sponsors should be submitted before Friday, April 12th.


The PTO thanks you for all your support in this event!


Bingo for Books

The Bellingham Public School's Title 1 Program invites all kindergarten and grade one families to participate in our Bingo for Books night on Thursday, March 14th, 2019 from 6:00-7:30 pm (doors open at 5:45) at the Bellingham High School cafeteria. Admission is free! Students and families can win books and raffle prizes! Register below by Monday, March 11th! We hope many of you can attend!


To register, click here.


Please note, Bingo for Books for grades 2 and 3 will be held on April 4th. More information on this night is coming shortly!


Parent Pick-Up Dismissal Parking

Parents who are picking up their children during parent pick up must park in the upper lot to keep our students and parents safe. Please do not park on the side of the street going down the hill or along the grass across from the cafeteria. There have been many close-call accidents with cars and buses. Thank you for your attention to this matter!



Virtual Backpack Information/Activities


Don't forget to check out our virtual backpack!


Information on:

-Bellingham Area Youth Lacrosse Organization

-Providence Hockey Club: Mite Development Program

-Summer Reading Skills Program

-YMCA BASE spring program

-Bellingham Youth Baseball

-BHS Red Sox Ticket Order Flyer



Important upcoming events and dates:


*3/6 - PTO meeting (7:00 in the library)

*3/8- Term 2 ends

*3/8 - Grade 2 concert for parents (9:30)

*3/14 - Bingo for Books (Kindergarten and grade one)

*3/15 - 3rd-grade dance

*3/15 - Report cards issued

*3/20 - Early Release (at 11:30)

*3/29 - Kindergarten Carnival (6:30-7:30)


Have a SUPER week!


Emily Luuri

Stall Brook Elementary School Interim Principal

Bellingham Public Schools

2/16/19 Family Newsletter

PBIS Update


We earned 500 red cards and another spirit day! On Tuesday, 2/26, we will be having Tie Tuesday! Students are encouraged to wear a neck tie or bow! Great job everyone, keep up the great work!


Congratulations to Mrs. Polny's class for earning the SUPER Stallion Trophy this week!


Results from Spirit Week/Penny Wars

The Penny war results are in! The winning class was Mrs. Jordan and Mrs. Jason with 18,880 points!


These are the additional winners of the spirit week donations:

Kindergarten - Mrs. Naylor

1st grade - Mrs. Crawford

2nd grade - Mrs. Giordano


These classes have won their teacher a $10 gift certificate to the spring book fair!


Thank you to all who participated!


Activities at Stall Brook:


Box Tops

Our winter BoxTops for Education collection contest will be taking place through February 26th. Collection sheets will be going home this week, but BoxTops can be sent to school on any collection sheets, in baggies, etc- but PLEASE LABEL with the teacher's name so we can give credit for the contest. All BoxTops received since the last contest will count toward this one as well. We earned almost $900 in October! Any questions can be directed to Jaclyn Higgins jnhiggins100@gmail.com



Extra Clothes - From the Nurse

It would be greatly appreciated if parents/guardians would supply an extra change of clothing for their student to be kept in their backpack. We are often in need of a change of clothing during the school day for various reasons and there is a very limited supply of extra clothing in the Health Office. In addition, we are in need of donations of clothing if you could send something in to add to our supply. We are in dire need of boys and girls new underwear, socks, and pants of all sizes. We are grateful for any donations. Thank you!



IMPORTANT - Reminder About Drop-Off Procedures

During arrival procedures, we are still having difficulties where buses and cars are backed up onto Hartford Ave. Please review the following to help aid these issues:

-Please try to arrive as close to 8:35-8:40, as possible. Cars are backing up far before this time.

-When dropping off near the cafeteria, please pull all the way to the yellow Planet Aid bin before letting your child out of the car.

-While dropping off your student, parents are to stay in the car AT ALL TIMES. Please do not get out.

-To use the live drop-off system, students must be able to open and close the car door independently. The teachers on duty cannot open every car door, thus each student must be able to do this themselves. If they cannot, please park and walk your child in.

-After dropping off your child, you MUST continue to drive around the back drive-way (around the entire lot). Please do not make a U-turn after you drop your child off.

-Please exit out of the upper driveway (not the Stall Brook main entrance).


Please be advised, the last few buses will be doubling up next to each other to try to create more room. Please make sure space is left for the buses to get through to this position.




Flu Season

Please be advised, we have received word that several students in our building have been diagnosed with the flu.


The most common symptoms of flu are fever, cough, and sore throat. Symptoms can also include body aches, headache, chills, runny nose and feeling very tired. Some people, especially young children, also have diarrhea and vomiting. Symptoms last from a few days to up to a week or more.


For more detailed information, please go to https://www.mass.gov/service-details/flu-information-for-the-general-public.


Per district policy, PLEASE keep your child home if they have a fever (100.degrees or more), diarrhea or vomiting, for 24 hours after the fever, diarrhea or vomiting is gone WITHOUT medication. Please use your best judgment when sending your student to school with a bad cough or a runny nose.



Virtual Backpack Information/Activities


Don't forget to check out our virtual backpack!


Information on:

-Bellingham Area Youth Lacrosse Organization

-Providence Hockey Club: Mite Development Program

-Summer Reading Skills Program

-YMCA BASE spring program

-Bellingham Youth Baseball

-BHS Red Sox Ticket Order Flyer



Important upcoming events and dates:

*2/18-22 (No School/School Vacation)


*3/6 - PTO meeting (7:00 in the library)

*3/8- Term 2 ends

*3/8 - Grade 2 concert for parents (9:30)



I hope you all have a fantastic vacation week!


Emily Luuri

Stall Brook Elementary School Interim Principal

Bellingham Public Schools

2/9/19 Family Newsletter

PBIS Update

Congratulations to Mrs. Hafford's class for earning the SUPER Stallion Trophy this week!


Snowflake Ball

Thank you to our PTO for putting on a fantastic Snowflake Ball Event! Students AND parents had a blast.


Activities at Stall Brook:


Box Tops

Our winter BoxTops for Education collection contest will be taking place through February 26th. Collection sheets will be going home this week, but BoxTops can be sent to school on any collection sheets, in baggies, etc- but PLEASE LABEL with the teacher's name so we can give credit for the contest. All BoxTops received since the last contest will count toward this one as well. We earned almost $900 in October! Any questions can be directed to Jaclyn Higgins jnhiggins100@gmail.com



Extra Clothes - From the Nurse

It would be greatly appreciated if parents/guardians would supply an extra change of clothing for their student to be kept in their backpack. We are often in need of a change of clothing during the school day for various reasons and there is a very limited supply of extra clothing in the Health Office. In addition, we are in need of donations of clothing if you could send something in to add to our supply. We are in dire need of boys and girls new underwear, socks, and pants of all sizes. We are grateful for any donations. Thank you!



IMPORTANT - Reminder About Drop-Off Procedures

During arrival procedures, we are still having difficulties where buses and cars are backed up onto Hartford Ave. Please review the following to help aid these issues:

-Please try to arrive as close to 8:35-8:40, as possible. Cars are backing up far before this time.

-When dropping off near the cafeteria, please pull all the way to the yellow Planet Aid bin before letting your child out of the car.

-While dropping off your student, parents are to stay in the car AT ALL TIMES. Please do not get out.

-To use the live drop-off system, students must be able to open and close the car door independently. The teachers on duty cannot open every car door, thus each student must be able to do this themselves. If they cannot, please park and walk your child in.

-After dropping off your child, you MUST continue to drive around the back drive-way (around the entire lot). Please do not make a U-turn after you drop your child off.

-Please exit out of the upper driveway (not the Stall Brook main entrance).


Please be advised, the last few buses will be doubling up next to each other to try to create more room. Please make sure space is left for the buses to get through to this position.




Flu Season

Please be advised, we have received word that several students in our building have been diagnosed with the flu.


The most common symptoms of flu are fever, cough, and sore throat. Symptoms can also include body aches, headache, chills, runny nose and feeling very tired. Some people, especially young children, also have diarrhea and vomiting. Symptoms last from a few days to up to a week or more.


For more detailed information, please go to https://www.mass.gov/service-details/flu-information-for-the-general-public.


Per district policy, PLEASE keep your child home if they have a fever (100.degrees or more), diarrhea or vomiting, for 24 hours after the fever, diarrhea or vomiting is gone WITHOUT medication. Please use your best judgment when sending your student to school with a bad cough or a runny nose.



Virtual Backpack Information/Activities


Don't forget to check out our virtual backpack!


Information on:

-Bellingham Area Youth Lacrosse Organization

-Providence Hockey Club: Mite Development Program

-Summer Reading Skills Program

-YMCA BASE program

-Bellingham Youth Baseball



Important upcoming events and dates:


*2/11- Kindergarten registration opens

*2/15 - Early release (dismissal at 11:30)

*2/18-22 (No School/School Vacation)


*3/6 - PTO meeting (7:00 in library)

*3/8- Term 2 ends

*3/8 - Grade 2 concert for parents (9:30)



Have a SUPER week!


Emily Luuri

Stall Brook Elementary School Interim Principal

Bellingham Public Schools

2/2/19 - Family Newsletter

PBIS Update

Congratulations to Mrs. Giordano class for earning the SUPER Stallion Trophy this week!


Activities at Stall Brook:


Spirit Week

Next week (2/4-2/8) will be STALL BROOK SPIRIT WEEK- get your spirit on with the following day's themes:

*Monday - Hat Day (donate a penny/pennies)

*Tuesday - Crazy Socks over pants/under shorts/skirts Day (donate a nickel/nickels)

*Wednesday - Mis-Match Day (donate a dime/dimes)

*Thursday- Stall Brook Day, wear your Stall Brook gear or blue and white (donate a quarter/quarters)

*Friday - Hollywood Day, dress like you're on the red carpet or like you are a movie star! (donate a dollar/dollars)

The PTO will also be taking donations daily in the K through 2nd Class Rooms for those who can donate. 3rd Graders will donate their money during lunch in the cafeteria during Penny Wars.


SPIRIT WEEK DRESS/PARTICIPATION IS ENCOURAGED FOR ALL, donations are encouraged for those who can/choose to. Monies raised by K-2 will help fund spring field trips.

We hope everyone has fun with this!

Any questions email: katesparrow2000@yahoo.com



Penny Wars

The 3rd Grade Committee, in conjunction with the PTO, INTRODUCE SPIRIT WEEK with a special event for the 3rd Graders as they wrap up their last 90 days at Stall Brook called PeNnY WaRs! ALL students (grades K through 3) are encouraged to participate in the week-long spirit days and, if they are able, to donate change. K through 2 will donate their change in the mornings in their classrooms, 3rd Graders will strategically place their monies during lunch according to the penny war rules listed on the flyer. A parent volunteer will be available during 3rd grade lunches to assist as needed. Here is hoping for a FUN FILLED week! Please address any questions to Kate Kiley at katesparrow2000@yahoo.com. Click here to view the flyer.


Box Tops

Our winter BoxTops for Education collection contest will be taking place through February 26th. Collection sheets will be going home this week, but BoxTops can be sent to school on any collection sheets, in baggies, etc- but PLEASE LABEL with the teacher's name so we can give credit for the contest. All BoxTops received since the last contest will count toward this one as well. We earned almost $900 in October! Any questions can be directed to Jaclyn Higgins jnhiggins100@gmail.com



Snowflake Ball

The Snowflake Ball will be held on Friday, February 8th, from 6:30-8:30 in the Stall Brook cafeteria for all 1st and 2nd grade students. This is not a drop off event. All students must be accompanied by an adult. The cost of this event is $5 per person ($10 for every student/adult duo). Please reserve your spot by sending in cash or check, along with the bottom portion of the flyer by February 1st. No tickets will be sold at the door. If you have any questions please email Felicia at feliciaLedwards@yahoo.com. Click here to view the flyer.




IMPORTANT - Reminder About Drop-Off Procedures

During arrival procedures, we are still having difficulties where buses and cars are backed up onto Hartford Ave. Please review the following to help aid these issues:

-Please try to arrive as close to 8:35-8:40, as possible. Cars are backing up far before this time.

-When dropping off near the cafeteria, please pull all the way to the yellow Planet Aid bin before letting your child out of the car.

-While dropping off your student, parents are to stay in the car AT ALL TIMES. Please do not get out.

-To use the live drop-off system, students must be able to open and close the car door independently. The teachers on duty cannot open every car door, thus each student must be able to do this themselves. If they cannot, please park and walk your child in.

-After dropping off your child, you MUST continue to drive around the back drive-way (around the entire lot). Please do not make a U-turn after you drop your child off.

-Please exit out of the upper driveway (not the Stall Brook main entrance).


Please be advised, the last few buses will be doubling up next to each other to try to create more room. Please make sure space is left for the buses to get through to this position.




Flu Season

Please be advised, we have received word that several students in our building have been diagnosed with the flu.


The most common symptoms of flu are fever, cough, and sore throat. Symptoms can also include body aches, headache, chills, runny nose and feeling very tired. Some people, especially young children, also have diarrhea and vomiting. Symptoms last from a few days to up to a week or more.


For more detailed information, please go to https://www.mass.gov/service-details/flu-information-for-the-general-public.


Per district policy, PLEASE keep your child home if they have a fever (100.degrees or more), diarrhea or vomiting, for 24 hours after the fever, diarrhea or vomiting is gone WITHOUT medication. Please use your best judgment when sending your student to school with a bad cough or a runny nose.



Virtual Backpack Information/Activities


Don't forget to check out our virtual backpack!


Information on:

-Bellingham Area Youth Lacrosse Organization

-Providence Hockey Club: Mite Development Program

-Summer Reading Skills Program

-YMCA BASE program

-Valentine's Candy Sale

-Bellingham Youth Baseball



Important upcoming events and dates:


*2/1 - Cozy Winder Day

*2/6 - PTO meeting (7 PM)

*2/8 - Snowflake Ball (Grades 1 and 2)

*2/11- Kindergarten registration opens

*2/15 - Early release (dismissal at 11:30)



Have a SUPER week!


Emily Luuri

Stall Brook Elementary School Interim Principal

Bellingham Public Schools

1/26/19 - Family Newsletter


PBIS Update

Congratulations to Mrs. Hurd's class for earning the SUPER Stallion Trophy this week!


Activities at Stall Brook:


Cozy Winter Day

Stall Brook School will be participating in the school-wide event of Cozy Winter Day on Friday, February 1st. This is an annual celebration where students wear pajamas and comfy clothes and spend quality time with their classmates! Students may wear pajamas and/or comfortable “hang out” clothes to school. Students may bring slippers to wear at school but must wear appropriate footwear to and from school. Students may also bring one favorite stuffed animal to school on Friday. Other activities may be identified by your child’s classroom teacher. We will be holding indoor recess this day to allow for additional activities to take place.


Box Tops

Our winter BoxTops for Education collection contest will be taking place through February 26th. Collection sheets will be going home this week, but BoxTops can be sent to school on any collection sheets, in baggies, etc- but PLEASE LABEL with the teacher's name so we can give credit for the contest. All BoxTops received since the last contest will count toward this one as well. We earned almost $900 in October! Any questions can be directed to Jaclyn Higgins jnhiggins100@gmail.com



Food Drive

The Bellingham School Nutrition Department will be hosting its annual soup/food drive to help stock our local food pantry, Loaves and Fishes, and help our community families in need on Friday, February 1st.


For each soup or canned/dry food donation your student brings, we will provide a colorful beaded necklace that our wonderful volunteers will give as they collect while entering the school! All lunch options will be available (cheesy breadsticks, hot dog or tuna salad fun lunch) that includes a cup of warm tomato soup, salad bar, milk and brownie for your child to purchase.

We have a district goal of collecting 3000 cans…please help us make a difference!



Snowflake Ball

The Snowflake Ball will be held on Friday, February 8th, from 6:30-8:30 in the Stall Brook cafeteria for all 1st and 2nd grade students. This is not a drop off event. All students must be accompanied by an adult. The cost of this event is $5 per person ($10 for every student/adult duo). Please reserve your spot by sending in cash or check, along with the bottom portion of the flyer by February 1st. No tickets will be sold at the door. If you have any questions please email Felicia at feliciaLedwards@yahoo.com. Click here to view the flyer.



Penny Wars

The 3rd Grade Committee, in conjunction with the PTO, INTRODUCE SPIRIT WEEK with a special event for the 3rd Graders as they wrap up their last 90 days at Stall Brook called PeNnY WaRs! ALL students (grades K through 3) are encouraged to participate in the week-long spirit days and, if they are able, to donate change. K through 2 will donate their change in the mornings in their classrooms, 3rd Graders will strategically place their monies during lunch according to the penny war rules listed on the flyer. A parent volunteer will be available during 3rd grade lunches to assist as needed. Here is hoping for a FUN FILLED week! Please address any questions to Kate Kiley at katesparrow2000@yahoo.com. Click here to view the flyer.





IMPORTANT - Reminder About Drop-Off Procedures

During arrival procedures, we are still having difficulties where buses and cars are backed up onto Hartford Ave. Please review the following to help aid these issues:

-Please try to arrive as close to 8:35-8:40, as possible. Cars are backing up far before this time.

-When dropping off near the cafeteria, please pull all the way to the yellow Planet Aid bin before letting your child out of the car.

-While dropping off your student, parents are to stay in the car AT ALL TIMES. Please do not get out.

-To use the live drop-off system, students must be able to open and close the car door independently. The teachers on duty cannot open every car door, thus each student must be able to do this themselves. If they cannot, please park and walk your child in.

-After dropping off your child, you MUST continue to drive around the back drive-way (around the entire lot). Please do not make a U-turn after you drop your child off.

-Please exit out of the upper driveway (not the Stall Brook main entrance).


Please be advised, the last few buses will be doubling up next to each other to try to create more room. Please make sure space is left for the buses to get through to this position.




Flu Season

Please be advised, we have received word that several students in our building have been diagnosed with the flu.


The most common symptoms of flu are fever, cough, and sore throat. Symptoms can also include body aches, headache, chills, runny nose and feeling very tired. Some people, especially young children, also have diarrhea and vomiting. Symptoms last from a few days to up to a week or more.


For more detailed information, please go to https://www.mass.gov/service-details/flu-information-for-the-general-public.


Per district policy, PLEASE keep your child home if they have a fever (100.degrees or more), diarrhea or vomiting, for 24 hours after the fever, diarrhea or vomiting is gone WITHOUT medication. Please use your best judgment when sending your student to school with a bad cough or a runny nose.



Virtual Backpack Information/Activities


Don't forget to check out our virtual backpack!


Information on:

-Bellingham Area Youth Lacrosse Organization

-Providence Hockey Club: Mite Development Program

-Summer Reading Skills Program

-YMCA BASE program

-Valentine's Candy Sale

-Bellingham Youth Baseball



Important upcoming events and dates:

*1/30 - Early Release (11:30 AM)

*1/31 - Kindergarten Information Evening


*2/1 - Cozy Winder Day

*2/6 - PTO meeting (7 PM)

*2/8 - Snowflake Ball (Grades 1 and 2)

*2/11- Kindergarten registration opens

*2/15 - Early release (dismissal at 11:30)



Have a SUPER week!


Emily Luuri

Stall Brook Elementary School Interim Principal

Bellingham Public Schools

1/19/19 - Family Newsletter


PBIS Update

Congratulations to Mrs. Hohmann and Ms. Botte's class for earning the SUPER Stallion Trophy this week!


IMPORTANT - Reminder About Drop-Off Procedures

During arrival procedures, we are still having difficulties where buses and cars are backed up onto Hartford Ave. Please review the following to help aid these issues:

-Please try to arrive as close to 8:35-8:40, as possible. Cars are backing up far before this time.

-When dropping off near the cafeteria, please pull all the way to the yellow Planet Aid bin before letting your child out of the car.

-While dropping off your student, parents are to stay in the car AT ALL TIMES. Please do not get out.

-To use the live drop-off system, students must be able to open and close the car door independently. The teachers on duty cannot open every car door, thus each student must be able to do this themselves. If they cannot, please park and walk your child in.

-After dropping off your child, you MUST continue to drive around the back drive-way (around the entire lot). Please do not make a U-turn after you drop your child off.

-Please exit out of the upper driveway (not the Stall Brook main entrance).


Please be advised, the last few buses will be doubling up next to each other to try to create more room. Please make sure space is left for the buses to get through to this position.



Flu Season

Please be advised, we have received word that several students in our building have been diagnosed with the flu.


The most common symptoms of flu are fever, cough, and sore throat. Symptoms can also include body aches, headache, chills, runny nose and feeling very tired. Some people, especially young children, also have diarrhea and vomiting. Symptoms last from a few days to up to a week or more.


For more detailed information, please go to https://www.mass.gov/service-details/flu-information-for-the-general-public.


Per district policy, PLEASE keep your child home if they have a fever (100.degrees or more), diarrhea or vomiting, for 24 hours after the fever, diarrhea or vomiting is gone WITHOUT medication. Please use your best judgment when sending your student to school with a bad cough or a runny nose.



Activities at Stall Brook:


Penny Wars

The 3rd Grade Committee, in conjunction with the PTO, INTRODUCE SPIRIT WEEK with a special event for the 3rd Graders as they wrap up their last 90 days at Stall Brook called PeNnY WaRs! ALL students (grades K through 3) are encouraged to participate in the week-long spirit days and, if they are able, to donate change. K through 2 will donate their change in the mornings in their classrooms, 3rd Graders will strategically place their monies during lunch according to the penny war rules listed on the flyer. A parent volunteer will be available during 3rd grade lunches to assist as needed. Here is hoping for a FUN FILLED week! Please address any questions to Kate Kiley at katesparrow2000@yahoo.com. Click here to view the flyer.



Snowflake Ball

The Snowflake Ball will be held on Friday, February 8th, from 6:30-8:30 in the Stall Brook cafeteria for all 1st and 2nd grade students. This is not a drop off event. All students must be accomplanied by an adult. The cost of this even is $5 per person ($10 for every student/adult duo). Please reserve your spot by sending in cash or check, along with the bottom portion of the flyer by February 1st. No tickets will be sold at the door. If oyu have any questions please email Felicia at feliciaLedwards@yahoo.com. Click here to view the flyer.



Virtual Backpack Information/Activities


Don't forget to check out our virtual backpack!


Information on:

-Bellingham Area Youth Lacrosse Organization

-Providence Hockey Club: Mite Development Program

-Summer Reading Skills Program

-YMCA BASE program

-Valentine's Candy Sale

-Bellingham Youth Baseball



Important upcoming events and dates:

*1/21- No School

*1/30 - Early Release (11:30 AM)

*1/31 - Kindergarten Information Evening


*2/1 - Cozy Winder Day

*2/6 - PTO meeting (7 PM)



Have a SUPER week!


Emily Luuri

Stall Brook Elementary School Interim Principal

Bellingham Public Schools

1/12/19 - Family Newsletter


PBIS Update

We earned 400 red cards and another spirit day! On Monday, 1/14, we will be having Musical Monday! Students are encouraged to wear something musical (e.g., dress like a rock star, wear a shirt from a band/something musical, etc.). During lunch will be playing music! Great job everyone, keep up the great work!


Congratulations to Mrs. Perry and Ms. Berard's class for earning the SUPER Stallion Trophy this week!


Flu Season

Please be advised, we have received word that several students in our building have been diagnosed with the flu.


The most common symptoms of flu are fever, cough, and sore throat. Symptoms can also include body aches, headache, chills, runny nose and feeling very tired. Some people, especially young children, also have diarrhea and vomiting. Symptoms last from a few days to up to a week or more.


For more detailed information, please go to https://www.mass.gov/service-details/flu-information-for-the-general-public.


Per district policy, PLEASE keep your child home if they have a fever (100.degrees or more), diarrhea or vomiting, for 24 hours after the fever, diarrhea or vomiting is gone WITHOUT medication. Please use your best judgment when sending your student to school with a bad cough or a runny nose.



Activities at Stall Brook:

Thank you to the PTO for holding a very fun BINGO night on Friday. Students and families had a blast. Thank you for all you do.



Virtual Backpack Information/Activities


Don't forget to check out our virtual backpack!


Information on:

-Bellingham Area Youth Lacrosse Organization

-Providence Hockey Club: Mite Development Program

-Summer Reading Skills Program

-YMCA BASE program

-Valentine's Candy Sale



Important upcoming events and dates:

*1/18 - No School

*1/21- No School

*1/30 - Early Release (11:30 AM)

*1/31 - Kindergarten Information Evening


*2/1 - Cozy Winder Day

*2/6 - PTO meeting (7 PM)



Have a SUPER week!


Emily Luuri

Stall Brook Elementary School Interim Principal

Bellingham Public Schools

1/5/19- Family Newsletter

Happy New Year! I hope you all had a wonderful break!


PBIS Update

We earned 400 red cards and another spirit day! On Monday, 1/14, we will be having Musical Monday! Students are encouraged to wear something musical (e.g., dress like a rock star, wear a shirt from a band/something musical, etc.). During lunch will be playing music! Great job everyone, keep up the great work!


Due to a short week, we will be counting our tickets next Friday to identify a winning classroom!


Flu Season

Please be advised, we have received word that several students in our building have been diagnosed with the flu.


The most common symptoms of flu are fever, cough, and sore throat. Symptoms can also include body aches, headache, chills, runny nose and feeling very tired. Some people, especially young children, also have diarrhea and vomiting. Symptoms last from a few days to up to a week or more.


For more detailed information, please go to https://www.mass.gov/service-details/flu-information-for-the-general-public.


Per district policy, PLEASE keep your child home if they have a fever (100.degrees or more), diarrhea or vomiting, for 24 hours after the fever, diarrhea or vomiting is gone WITHOUT medication. Please use your best judgment when sending your student to school with a bad cough or a runny nose.



Activities at Stall Brook:


BINGO

The Third Grade Committee in conjunction with the Stall Brook PTO will be hosting BINGO Night on January 11th. All monies raised will help fund the 2018-2019 year-end events for third grade students. Each year, a dance and Memory Night are held in June for the third grade class, these include a "yearbook" showcasing students' time at Stall Brook. RVSP is not necessary but encouraged. Click here for the flyer!



Providence Bruins Game

The PTO has asked I share a flyer regarding an upcoming Providence Bruins game on January 13th, 2019 (See flyer below).


Virtual Backpack Information/Activities


Don't forget to check out our virtual backpack!


Information on:

-Bellingham Area Youth Lacrosse Organization

-Providence Hockey Club: Mite Development Program

-Summer Reading Skills Program

-YMCA BASE program*** - This program includes lots of fun activities running from January 7-14th and includes Mixed Media Art, Floor Hockey, and Science Kitchen!



Important upcoming events and dates:


*1/9 - PTO meeting (7-8 in the library)

*1/11 - BINGO Fundraiser

*1/18 - No School

*1/21- No School

*1/30 - Early Release (11:30 AM)

*1/31 - Kindergarten Information Evening


*2/1 - Cozy Winder Day

*2/6 - PTO meeting (7 PM)



Have a SUPER week!


Emily Luuri

Stall Brook Elementary School Interim Principal

Bellingham Public Schools

12/22/18 - Family Newsletter


PBIS Update

Congratulations to Ms. Winslow and Mrs. Nicol's class for earning the SUPER Stallion Trophy this week!


Flu Season

Please be advised, we have received word that several students in our building have been diagnosed with the flu.


The most common symptoms of flu are fever, cough, and sore throat. Symptoms can also include body aches, headache, chills, runny nose and feeling very tired. Some people, especially young children, also have diarrhea and vomiting. Symptoms last from a few days to up to a week or more.


For more detailed information, please go to https://www.mass.gov/service-details/flu-information-for-the-general-public.


Per district policy, PLEASE keep your child home if they have a fever (100.degrees or more), diarrhea or vomiting, for 24 hours after the fever, diarrhea or vomiting is gone WITHOUT medication. Please use your best judgment when sending your student to school with a bad cough or a runny nose.



Activities at Stall Brook:


BINGO

The Third Grade Committee in conjunction with the Stall Brook PTO will be hosting BINGO Night on January 11th. All monies raised will help fund the 2018-2019 year-end events for third grade students. Each year, a dance and Memory Night are held in June for the third grade class, these include a "yearbook" showcasing students' time at Stall Brook. RVSP is not necessary but encouraged. Click here for the flyer!



Providence Bruins Game

The PTO has asked I share a flyer regarding an upcoming Providence Bruins game on January 13th, 2019 (See flyer below).


Virtual Backpack Information/Activities


Don't forget to check out our virtual backpack!


Information on:

-Bellingham Area Youth Lacrosse Organization

-Providence Hockey Club: Mite Development Program

-Summer Reading Skills Program

-YMCA BASE program



Important upcoming events and dates:

*12/24-1/1 - No School (winter break)


*1/2 - Return to school

*1/9 - PTO meeting (7-8 in the library)

*1/11 - BINGO Fundraiser

*1/18 - No School

*1/21- No School

*1/30 - Early Release (11:30 AM)

*1/31 - Kindergarten Information Evening


*2/1 - Cozy Winder Day

*2/6 - PTO meeting (7 PM)



I hope you all have a wonderful break! See you in the NEW YEAR!


Have a SUPER week!


Emily Luuri

Stall Brook Elementary School Interim Principal

Bellingham Public Schools

12/15/18 - Family Newsletter

PBIS Update

Congratulations to Mrs. Naylor's class for earning the SUPER Stallion Trophy this week!


Flu Season

Please be advised, we have received word that several students in our building have been diagnosed with the flu.


The most common symptoms of flu are fever, cough, and sore throat. Symptoms can also include body aches, headache, chills, runny nose and feeling very tired. Some people, especially young children, also have diarrhea and vomiting. Symptoms last from a few days to up to a week or more.


For more detailed information, please go to https://www.mass.gov/service-details/flu-information-for-the-general-public.


Per district policy, PLEASE keep your child home if they have a fever (100.degrees or more), diarrhea or vomiting, for 24 hours after the fever, diarrhea or vomiting is gone WITHOUT medication. Please use your best judgment when sending your student to school with a bad cough or a runny nose.


Activities at Stall Brook:


Holiday concerts

Our holiday concerts are coming up! This is an opportunity for parents and guardians to come in to view this wonderful event.


Here are the dates and times for this week:

December 20th at 1 – Grade 2 Holiday Concert

December 20th at 2 – Grade 3 Holiday Concert



3rd Grade Fundraiser – Paint Night

Please join the Stall Brook Elementary PTO as they raise funds for their 3rd grade, end of year activities and Memory Books. On Wednesday, December 19, we will be painting the Winter White Button Tree at Art Works Studio in Bellingham. Only $40/person!


We need at least 10 people to sign up by Monday or the event will be rescheduled (which we really hope to avoid!) Hors d'oeurves and munchies will be provided as well! You can bring any food and beverages with you


Please sign up ASAP for this awesome fundraiser! More details provided under the link.


https://campscui.active.com/orgs/ArtworksStudio0#/selectSessions/2548607



Providence Bruins Game

The PTO has asked I share a flyer regarding an upcoming Providence Bruins game on January 13th, 2019 (See flyer below).


Virtual Backpack Information/Activities


Don't forget to check out our virtual backpack!


Information on:

-SEPAC Holiday Gathering

-Bellingham Area Youth Lacrosse Organization

-Providence Hockey Club: Mite Development Program

-BHS OP Grade Vendor and Craft Fair



Important upcoming events and dates:

*12/20 - Grade 2 Holiday Concert (at 1)

*12/20 - Grade 3 Holiday Concert (at 2)

*12/21 - Early release ( at 11:30)

*12/24-1/1 - No School (winter break)



Have a SUPER week!


Emily Luuri

Stall Brook Elementary School Interim Principal

Bellingham Public Schools

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12/8/18 - Family Newsletter

PBIS Update

Congratulations to Mrs. Hafford's class for earning the SUPER Stallion Trophy this week!


Activities at Stall Brook:


Holiday concerts

Our holiday concerts are coming up! This is an opportunity for parents and guardians to come in to view this wonderful event.


Here are the dates and times for each grade:

December 13th at 1 – Kindergarten Holiday Concert

December 13th at 2 – Grade 1 Holiday Concert

December 20th at 1 – Grade 2 Holiday Concert

December 20th at 2 – Grade 3 Holiday Concert


Teacher Appreciation Breakfast

The PTO has asked me to share the following regarding a teacher appreciation breakfast:


The PTO will be hosting a breakfast for all our amazing teachers to show them how much we appreciate them on Wednesday, 12/12. Please help make this breakfast a success by donating breakfast items and other goods to the school office on Tuesday, 12/11 via this sign-up genius link. Thank you!


https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F0D4CA9AD2DA1FB6-holiday2



3rd Grade Fundraiser – Paint Night

Please join the Stall Brook Elementary PTO as they raise funds for their 3rd grade, end of year activities and Memory Books. On Wednesday, December 19, we will be painting the Winter White Button Tree at Art Works Studio in Bellingham. Only $40/person!

We need at least 10 people to sign up by Monday or the event will be rescheduled (which we really hope to avoid!) Hors d'oeurves and munchies will be provided as well! You can bring any food and beverages with you

Please sign up ASAP for this awesome fundraiser! More details provided under the link.

https://campscui.active.com/orgs/ArtworksStudio0#/selectSessions/2548607


Virtual Backpack Information/Activities

Don't forget to check out our virtual backpack!

Information on:

-SEPAC Holiday Gathering

-Bellingham Area Youth Lacrosse Organization

-Providence Hockey Club: Mite Development Program

-BHS OP Grade Vendor and Craft Fair


Important upcoming events and dates:

*12/12 -Early release (at 11:30)

*12/13 - K Holiday Concert (at 1)

*12/13 - Grade 1 Holiday Concert (at 2)

*12/14 - Report Cards Issued

*12/20 - Grade 2 Holiday Concert (at 1)

*12/20 - Grade 3 Holiday Concert (at 2)

*12/21 - Early release ( at 11:30)


Have a SUPER week!


Emily Luuri

Stall Brook Elementary School Interim Principal

Bellingham Public Schools

12/1/18 - Family Newsletter


*Please note this very important message: Morning Drop Off Change

As many of you know, during morning drop off cars and buses back up onto Hartford Ave. This is a safety issue for our students and their families. I have been working closely with the Bellingham Police, town representatives, and the bus company to rectify this dangerous issue.


Until we can come up with a more permanent solution, I ask that when dropping off your students near the cafeteria please move the line up by stopping at the large yellow dumpster. I am also asking that families make sure they are in the drop-off line and NOT behind the buses entering the loop.


Please note, these changes will not alleviate all of the problem, but I am hoping it should make a small difference until we can provide a permanent solution.


Thank you for your cooperation in this matter as we all want the safest arrival to school for our students.


PBIS Update

Congratulations to Mrs. Rigamonti and Mrs. Andrews' class for earning the SUPER Stallion Trophy this week!



Activities at Stall Brook:


Holiday Shop

The Holiday Shop will be December 3rd - 7th this year. This is a chance for students to shop for gifts for their friends and family during a scheduled time at school. Prices range from $1-$10. Volunteers will help the children shop and wrap gifts to take home. More information on this will follow!



Virtual Backpack Information/Activities

Don't forget to check out our virtual backpack!


Information on:

-Breakfast with Santa

-Bellingham Area Youth Lacrosse Organization

-Providence Hockey Club: Mite Development Program

-BHS OP Grade Vendor and Craft Fair



Important upcoming events and dates:


*12/4-6 - Holiday shop

*12/12 -Early release (at 11:30)

*12/13 - K Holiday Concert (at 1)

*12/13 - Grade 1 Holiday Concert (at 2)

*12/14 - Report Cards Issued

*12/20 - Grade 2 Holiday Concert (at 1)

*12/20 - Grade 3 Holiday Concert (at 2)

12/21 - Early release ( at 11:30)



Have a SUPER week!



Emily Luuri

Stall Brook Elementary School Interim Principal

Bellingham Public Schools

11/24/18 - Family Newsletter

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!



Activities at Stall Brook:


Holiday Shop

The Holiday Shop will be December 3rd - 7th this year. This is a chance for students to shop for gifts for their friends and family during a scheduled time at school. Prices range from $1-$10. Volunteers will help the children shop and wrap gifts to take home. More information on this will follow!



Virtual Backpack Information/Activities

Don't forget to check out our virtual backpack!


Information on:

-Breakfast with Santa

-Bellingham Area Youth Lacrosse Organization

-Annual BHS Powder Puff Football

-Providence Hockey Club: Mite Development Program

-BHS OP Grade Vendor and Craft Fair



Important upcoming events and dates:

*11/28 (Parent/Teacher Conferences 6-8 PM)

*11/29 (Parent/Teacher Conferences 12-3 and 6-8 PM)

*11/29 - Early Release (at 11:30 AM)

*11/29 - Term 1 ends

*11/30 - Early Release (at 11:30 AM)


*12/4-6 - Holiday shop

*12/12 -Early release (at 11:30)

*12/13 - K Holiday Concert (at 1)

*12/13 - Grade 1 Holiday Concert (at 2)

*12/14 - Report Cards Issued

*12/20 - Grade 2 Holiday Concert (at 1)

*12/20 - Grade 3 Holiday Concert (at 2)

12/21 - Early release ( at 11:30)



Have a SUPER week!



Emily Luuri

Stall Brook Elementary School Interim Principal

Bellingham Public Schools

11/17/18 - Family Newsletter

PBIS Update

Congratulations to Hurd's class for earning the SUPER Stallion Trophy this week!



Activities at Stall Brook:


Holiday Shop

The Holiday Shop will be December 3rd - 7th this year. This is a chance for students to shop for gifts for their friends and family during a scheduled time at school. Prices range from $1-$10. Volunteers will help the children shop and wrap gifts to take home. More information on this will follow!



Virtual Backpack Information/Activities

Don't forget to check out our virtual backpack!


Information on:

-Breakfast with Santa

-Bellingham Area Youth Lacrosse Organization

-Annual BHS Powder Puff Football

-Providence Hockey Club: Mite Development Program

-BHS OP Grade Vendor and Craft Fair



Important upcoming events and dates:

*11/21 - Early Release (at 11:00 AM)

*11/22 - No School (Thanksgiving)

*11/23 - No School

*11/28 (Parent/Teacher Conferences 6-8 PM)

*11/29 (Parent/Teacher Conferences 12-3 and 6-8 PM)

*11/29 - Early Release (at 11:30 AM)

*11/29 - Term 1 ends

*11/30 - Early Release (at 11:30 AM)


*12/4-6 - Holiday shop

*12/12 -Early release (at 11:30)

*12/13 - K Holiday Concert (at 1)

*12/13 - Grade 1 Holiday Concert (at 2)

*12/14 - Report Cards Issued

*12/20 - Grade 2 Holiday Concert (at 1)

*12/20 - Grade 3 Holiday Concert (at 2)

12/21 - Early release ( at 11:30)



Have a SUPER week!



Emily Luuri

Stall Brook Elementary School Interim Principal

Bellingham Public Schools

11/10/18- Family Newsletter

PBIS Update

Congratulations to Mrs. Athanasopoulos' class for earning the SUPER Stallion Trophy this week!


Veteran's Day Celebration

A big THANK YOU to Mr. Cutler, fellow Bellingham principal and veteran, for coming in to read to our students on November 9th. The children loved it! Also, thank you to all who have served!



This week, Stall Brook has the following activities:


Pie & Cookie Dough Pick Up

Don’t forget! If you ordered pies or cookie dough, please pick them up on November 15th from 3 to 6 in the Stall Brook amphitheater.


Book Fair

The Book Fair will also be open on November 15th from 3 to 6 in the Stall Brook library.


Food Drive

Stall Brook will be participating in a food drive on Friday, November 16th. The focus of this collection will be pasta, small bags of rice, and low sugar cereals. All food is donated to the Loaves and Fishes food pantry. This organization feeds many families in our community!



Additional Happenings at Stall Brook:


Holiday Shop

The Holiday Shop will be December 3rd - 7th this year. This is a chance for students to shop for gifts for their friends and family during a scheduled time at school. Prices range from $1-$10. Volunteers will help the children shop and wrap gifts to take home. More information on this will follow!



Important upcoming events and dates:

*11/12 - No School (Veteran's Day)

*11/21 - Early Release (at 11:00 AM)

*11/22 - No School (Thanksgiving)

*11/23 - No School

*11/28 (Parent/Teacher Conferences 6-8 PM)

*11/29 (Parent/Teacher Conferences 12-3 and 6-8 PM)

*11/29 - Early Release (at 11:30 AM)

*11/29 - Term 1 ends

*11/30 - Early Release (at 11:30 AM)


*12/4-6 - Holiday shop

*12/12 -Early release (at 11:30)

*12/13 - K Holiday Concert (at 1)

*12/13 - Grade 1 Holiday Concert (at 2)

*12/14 - Report Cards Issued

*12/20 - Grade 2 Holiday Concert (at 1)

*12/20 - Grade 3 Holiday Concert (at 2)

12/21 - Early release ( at 11:30)



Have a SUPER week!



Emily Luuri

Stall Brook Elementary School Interim Principal

Bellingham Public Schools

11/3/18 - Family Newsletter

PBIS Update

We did it! We made it to 200 SUPER Red Cards! We will be having a spirit day to celebrate coming up Friday, November 9th! The results are in from our survey. This spirit day will be: wear your favorite color day! Thank you to all that participated.


Also, congratulations to Mrs. Giordano's class for earning the SUPER Stallion Trophy this week!


Update on Stall Brook Water Filtration Fund

The filtration system was installed on Friday! And should be up and ready to use on Monday!


This week, Stall Brook has the following activities:

Title One Night

A Title One parent information night will be held on Monday, November 5th, from 6:30-8:00 pm at the DiPietro Elementary School. This event will provide general information about the Title One programs at Stall Brook and DiPietro. You will be able to choose two breakout sessions to help you focus in on new strategies for supporting your child's learning within the home. Childcare will be provided for this event. We hope to see many of you there!


Here is the Flyer!


Veteran's Day Celebration

On November 9th, Stall Brook School will be engaging in a Veteran's Day celebration, where students will learn about Veteran's Day and have the opportunity to have a book read to them by a veteran. Thank you to our active military and veteran families within our Stall Brook community!


Destination Imagination

Destination Imagination Registration for grades 2 through 12 begins November 6th at 3:00 pm. There will be an information night on November 6th at 6:15 in the BMS cafeteria. Come to test your creativity and imagination on some exciting STEM challenges!



Important upcoming events and dates:

*11/5 - Title 1 night

*11/7 - PTO Meeting (7 in the library)

*11/12 - No School (Veteran's Day)

*11/21 - Early Release (at 11:00 AM)

*11/22 - No School (Thanksgiving)

*11/23 - No School

*11/28 (Parent/Teacher Conferences 6-8 PM)

*11/29 (Parent/Teacher Conferences 12-3 and 6-8 PM)

*11/29 - Early Release (at 11:30 AM)

*11/30 - Early Release (at 11:30 AM)



Have a SUPER week!



Emily Luuri

Stall Brook Elementary School Interim Principal

Bellingham Public Schools

Week of 10/21/18- Family Newsletter


PBIS Update

We did it! We made it to 200 SUPER Red Cards! We will be having a spirit day to celebrate coming up Wednesday, November 7th! We would LOVE your input on what kind of day to have. Please complete this brief survey to give your thoughts!


Also, congratulations to Mrs. Youkillis and Mrs. Andrew's class for earning the SUPER Stallion Trophy this week!


Patriot’s Raffle

And the winner is...Deb & Jeff May raffle ticket #46!


Congratulations to the winners & GO PATRIOTS!


Stall Brook Water Filtration Fund

We did it! Stall Brook has raised the necessary funds for the water filtration system. Thank you to everyone who donated and a HUGE thank you to our PTO for all their hard work in reaching this goal!


This week, Stall Brook has the following activities:


Adjective Day

Stall Brook School will be participating in Adjective Day again this year on Oct. 31st. Students are encouraged to dress up as an adjective. Please be avoid sending costumes or props that involve weapons, violence, guns, etc.



Third Grade Committee Fundraiser

Thinking about an updated family portrait? Want to get a jump start on those holiday cards? Don't worry- we have a solution!! Mini Photo Sessions...presented by Perspectives Photography and the Third Grade Committee!


Details:

Saturday, November 3rd

Bellingham Town Common

15-minute sessions available per family (sign-ups will be via Sign-Up Genius Link coming soon)

2 session options to choose from:

1. $75 for 5 digital images

2. $100 for ALL digital images (typically 10-15 images)


Additional details, including how to pay, will be included in the link.

A portion of fees will be donated to the Third Grade Committee to help support upcoming activities.


Open to all, you don't have to have a 3rd grader to participate!


https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0b4fa9aa2fa0ff2-3rdgrade1




Additional happenings at Stall Brook:


Title One Night

A Title One parent information night will be held on Monday, November 5th, from 6:30-8:00 pm at the DiPietro Elementary School. This event will provide general information about the Title One programs at Stall Brook and DiPietro. You will be able to choose two breakout sessions to help you focus in on new strategies for supporting your child's learning within the home. Childcare will be provided for this event. We hope to see many of you there!


Here is the Flyer!


Veteran's Day Celebration

On November 9th, Stall Brook School will be engaging in a Veteran's Day celebration, where students will learn about Veteran's Day and have the opportunity to have a book read to them by a veteran. Thank you to our active military and veteran families within our Stall Brook community!


Destination Imagination

Destination Imagination Registration for grades 2 through 12 begins November 6th at 3:00 pm. There will be an information night on November 6th at 6:15 in the BMS cafeteria. Come to test your creativity and imagination on some exciting STEM challenges!



Important upcoming events and dates:

*10/31 – Adjective Day

*10/31 - Half Day for students


*11/5 - Title 1 night

*11/7 - PTO Meeting (7 in the library)

*11/12 - No School (Veteran's Day)

*11/21 - Early Release (at 11:00 AM)

*11/22 - No School (Thanksgiving)

*11/23 - No School

*11/28 (Parent/Teacher Conferences 6-8 PM)

*11/29 (Parent/Teacher Conferences 12-3 and 6-8 PM)

*11/29 - Early Release (at 11:30 AM)

*11/30 - Early Release (at 11:30 AM)



Have a SUPER week!



Emily Luuri

Stall Brook Elementary School Interim Principal

Bellingham Public Schools

Week of 10/14/18 - Family NewsLetter

Harlem Wizard's Game

Thank you to all who came out to the Harlem Wizard's game. It was a blast!


PBIS Update

Congratulations to Mrs. O'Reilly and Mrs. Nicol's class for earning the SUPER Stallion Trophy this week!


This week, Stall Brook has the following activities:


Pumpkin Stroll

This event will be held on Friday, October 26th 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm at the Stall Brook School. Show off your creative pumpkin carving skills and send along a carved pumpkin(s) to be a part of the stroll! This year there will be mystery judges awarding prizes for the best pumpkin in each of the following categories: Most Adorable Most Creative Most Scary Most Traditional We provide lighting for the pumpkins – no candles, please.


We also are asking for nut free snacks and beverage donations. Ghoulish baked goods (homemade or store-bought), chips, bottled water, and juice boxes are some suggestions. To sign up for pumpkins, food or to volunteer, please use the sign-up genius link that will be posted on our Facebook page and emailed as well.


Pumpkin and food donations drop off is from 3-5pm on Friday, October 26th at the front door. Don’t forget to label your pumpkins so you can bring them home after the stroll (at 8 pm) or pick them up in the front of the school on Saturday.


*** Please note...this is an open house stroll and we will not be assigning grade times. Due to space limitations, you may be asked to wait to enter the school for the stroll. Please consider staggering your arrival time throughout the evening.***


We need volunteers to bring in their carved pumpkins, baked goods, and drinks, as well as assist in set-up, handing out snacks at the baked goods table and break-down. The Event will run "open house: style from 6:30-8 pm. If you are interested in helping out, click here to sign up!


Any questions please contact Kate Kiley(katesparrow2000@yahoo.com)


We hope you are able to join us for this “spooktacular” evening!


Adjective Day

Stall Brook School will be participating in Adjective Day again this year on Oct. 31st. Students are encouraged to dress up as an adjective.


Patriot’s Raffle

The raffle will be drawn on Monday, October 22nd about 9:15 AM. It will be posted to facebook live for all to watch! Thank you all that supported this fundraiser!


The winner will receive:

*TWO (2) Tickets to the Sunday, November 4, 2018, 8:20 pm game

*TWO (2) VIP Tickets to Pregame Experience at the Cross Pavilion & Business Center from 5:45pm-7: 45 pm

*One (1) $40 General Parking Pass



Additional happenings at Stall Brook:


BOKS Program

BOKS is coming back to Stall Brook! BOKS is a before school physical activity program that prepares children for a day of learning and is an important step in helping children gain an appreciation of the benefits of exercise and healthy choices that will last a lifetime. Classes are 40 minutes long and filled with team-oriented games and provide plenty of opportunity for play, since the program focuses on fun!


We'd like to start up in early November, on WEDNESDAYS one morning from 7:40-8:30 (students can buy breakfast if they choose). You will need to be able to get them to school by 7:40. If you are interested in having your child participate, please contact Jaclyn Higgins via email jnhiggins100@gmail.com or send a note to school. Please include your child’s name and teacher. There is NO CHARGE for BOKS, but we do ask that you make a reasonable commitment to the full 8 weeks.


You can also visit the BOKS website at www.bokskids.org for more program details.


Third Grade Committee Fundraiser

Thinking about an updated family portrait? Want to get a jump start on those holiday cards? Don't worry- we have a solution!! Mini Photo Sessions...presented by Perspectives Photography and the Third Grade Committee!


Details:

Saturday, November 3rd

Bellingham Town Common

15 minute sessions available per family (sign ups will be via Sign-Up Genius Link coming soon)

2 session options to choose from:

1. $75 for 5 digital images

2. $100 for ALL digital images (typically 10-15 images)


Additional details, including how to pay, will be included in the link.

A portion of fees will be donated to the Third Grade Committee to help support upcoming activities.


Open to all, you don't have to have a 3rd grader to participate!


https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0b4fa9aa2fa0ff2-3rdgrade1



Water Bottle Sale to Benefit the Stall Brook Water Filtration Fund

Only 10 water bottles are left at $12 per bottle! To order, complete an order form.


Order forms will be picked up each Friday at the Stall Brook Office. Water Bottles will be distributed to your child and go home in their backpacks each Monday. If you have any questions please contact Suzanne Walton at suzannewalton@live.com.



Important upcoming events and dates:

*10/26 – Pumpkin Stroll

*10/31 – Adjective Day

*10/31 - Half Day for students


*11/5 - Title 1 night

*11/7 - PTO Meeting (7 in the library)

*11/12 - No School (Veteran's Day)

*11/21 - Early Release (at 11:00 AM)

*11/22 - No School (Thanksgiving)

*11/23 - No School

*11/28 (Parent/Teacher Conferences 6-8 PM)

*11/29 (Parent/Teacher Conferences 12-3 and 6-8 PM)

*11/29 - Early Release (at 11:30 AM)

*11/30 - Early Release (at 11:30 AM)



Have a SUPER week!



Emily Luuri

Stall Brook Elementary School Interim Principal

Bellingham Public Schools

Week of 10/7/18- Family News Letter

PBIS Update

Congratulations to Mrs. Crawford's class for earning the SUPER Stallion Trophy this week!


Pumpkin Stroll

This event will be held on Friday, October 26th 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm at the Stall Brook School. Show off your creative pumpkin carving skills and send along a carved pumpkin(s) to be a part of the stroll! This year there will be mystery judges awarding prizes for the best pumpkin in each of the following categories: Most Adorable Most Creative Most Scary Most Traditional We provide lighting for the pumpkins – no candles, please.


We also are asking for nut free snacks and beverage donations. Ghoulish baked goods (homemade or store-bought), chips, bottled water, and juice boxes are some suggestions. To sign up for pumpkins, food or to volunteer, please use the sign-up genius link that will be posted on our Facebook page and emailed as well.


Pumpkin and food donations drop off is from 3-5pm on Friday, October 26th at the front door. Don’t forget to label your pumpkins so you can bring them home after the stroll (at 8 pm) or pick them up in the front of the school on Saturday.


*** Please note...this is an open house stroll and we will not be assigning grade times. Due to space limitations, you may be asked to wait to enter the school for the stroll. Please consider staggering your arrival time throughout the evening.***


We need volunteers to bring in their carved pumpkins, baked goods, and drinks, as well as assist in set-up, handing out snacks at the baked goods table and break-down. The Event will run "open house: style from 6:30-8 pm. If you are interested in helping out, click here to sign up!



Any questions please contact Kate Kiley(katesparrow2000@yahoo.com)


We hope you are able to join us for this “spooktacular” evening!



BOKS Program

BOKS is coming back to Stall Brook! BOKS is a before school physical activity program that prepares children for a day of learning and is an important step in helping children gain an appreciation of the benefits of exercise and healthy choices that will last a lifetime. Classes are 40 minutes long and filled with team-oriented games and provide plenty of opportunity for play, since the program focuses on fun!


We'd like to start up in early November, on WEDNESDAYS one morning from 7:40-8:30 (students can buy breakfast if they choose). You will need to be able to get them to school by 7:40. If you are interested in having your child participate, please contact Jaclyn Higgins via email jnhiggins100@gmail.com or send a note to school. Please include your child’s name and teacher. There is NO CHARGE for BOKS, but we do ask that you make a reasonable commitment to the full 8 weeks.


You can also visit the BOKS website at www.bokskids.org for more program details.


Third Grade Committee Fundraiser

Thinking about an updated family portrait? Want to get a jump start on those holiday cards? Don't worry- we have a solution!! Mini Photo Sessions...presented by Perspectives Photography and the Third Grade Committee!

Details:

Saturday, November 3rd

Bellingham Town Common

15 minute sessions available per family (sign ups will be via Sign-Up Genius Link coming soon)

2 session options to choose from:

1. $75 for 5 digital images

2. $100 for ALL digital images (typically 10-15 images)

Additional details, including how to pay, will be included in the link.

A portion of fees will be donated to the Third Grade Committee to help support upcoming activities.

Open to all, you don't have to have a 3rd grader to participate!

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0b4fa9aa2fa0ff2-3rdgrade1


Adjective Day

Stall Brook School will be participating in Adjective Day again this year on Oct. 31st. Students are encouraged to dress up as an adjective.


Patriot’s Raffle

Our PTO is raffling off Patriot tickets to benefit the Stall Brook Water Filtration Fund. Each ticket is $25 and the raffle is open to all! Here is the flyer!


The winner will receive:

*TWO (2) Tickets to the Sunday, November 4, 2018, 8:20 pm game

*TWO (2) VIP Tickets to Pregame Experience at the Cross Pavilion & Business Center from 5:45pm-7: 45 pm

*One (1) $40 General Parking Pass


To purchase a ticket:

Please send CASH or CHECK made payable to Stall Brook PTO with the order form below by FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2018.

Raffle tickets will be distributed to your child and go home in their backpacks.

RAFFLE will be drawn on Facebook MONDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2018

If you have any questions, please contact Suzanne Walton (suzannewalton@live.com) or

Chrissy Hall (chrissyhall412@yahoo.com).



Harlem Wizards are coming to BPS!

The Harlem Wizards will be visiting Stall Brook students on October 15th and providing a short demonstration. They will be returning to BPS on October 20th from 6:30-8:30 to play BPS staff in a basketball game that supports our Bellingham Educational Foundation (BEF).


For more information on Tickets


For more information on the Harlem Wizards


Water Bottle Sale to Benefit the Stall Brook Water Filtration Fund

Bellingham water bottles will begin to be sold at Stall Brook. To order, complete an order form.


Order forms will be picked up each Friday at the Stall Brook Office. Water Bottles will be distributed to your child and go home in their backpacks each Monday. If you have any questions please contact Suzanne Walton at suzannewalton@live.com.



Flu Clinic

The Town of Bellingham will be having their Family Flu Clinic on Monday, October 15th, 2018 between the hours of 4pm-7pm at the Town Hall in the Arcand Room. Please bring your insurance information. No one will be turned away!




Important upcoming events and dates:

*10/17 - Walk to school (meet at 7:45 AM at Saint Brendan’s Parish)

*1-/19 – Grade 3 field trip

*10/20 – Harlem Globe Trotters game AT BHS

*10/26 – Pumpkin Stroll

*10/31 – Adjective Day

*10/31 - Half Day for students




Have a SUPER week!



Emily Luuri

Stall Brook Elementary School Interim Principal

Bellingham Public Schools

Week of 9/30/18 - Family Newsletter


Thank you so much to our PTO for all your hard work with facilitating our picture day on Thursday! Also, thank you to our PTO for putting together a successful food drive this week!


PBIS Update

Congratulations to Mrs. Polny's class for earning the SUPER Stallion Trophy this week!


Patriot’s Raffle

Our PTO is raffling off Patriot tickets to benefit the Stall Brook Water Filtration Fund. Each ticket is $25 and the raffle is open to all! Here is the flyer!

The winner will receive:

*TWO (2) Tickets to the Sunday, November 4, 2018, 8:20 pm game

*TWO (2) VIP Tickets to Pregame Experience at the Cross Pavilion & Business Center from 5:45pm-7: 45 pm

*One (1) $40 General Parking Pass

To purchase a ticket:

Please send CASH or CHECK made payable to Stall Brook PTO with the order form below by FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19, 2018.

Raffle tickets will be distributed to your child and go home in their backpacks.

RAFFLE will be drawn on Facebook MONDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2018

If you have any questions, please contact Suzanne Walton (suzannewalton@live.com) or

Chrissy Hall (chrissyhall412@yahoo.com).


Harlem Wizards are coming to BPS!

The Harlem Wizards will be visiting Stall Brook students on October 15th and providing a short demonstration. They will be returning to BPS on October 20th from 6:30-8:30 to play BPS staff in a basketball game that supports our Bellingham Educational Foundation (BEF).


For more information on Tickets


For more information on the Harlem Wizards


Water Bottle Sale to Benefit the Stall Brook Water Filtration Fund

Bellingham water bottles will begin to be sold at Stall Brook. To order, complete an order form.


Order forms will be picked up each Friday at the Stall Brook Office. Water Bottles will be distributed to your child and go home in their backpacks each Monday. If you have any questions please contact Suzanne Walton at suzannewalton@live.com.



Flu Clinic

The Town of Bellingham will be having their Family Flu Clinic on Monday, October 15th, 2018 between the hours of 4pm-7pm at the Town Hall in the Arcand Room. Please bring your insurance information. No one will be turned away!


Important upcoming events and dates:

*10/8 – No school

*10/10 - Walk to school (meet at 7:45 AM at Saint Brendan’s Parish)

*10/12 – Kindergarten field trip

*10/17 - Walk to school (meet at 7:45 AM at Saint Brendan’s Parish)

*1-/19 – Grade 3 field trip

*10/20 – Harlem Globe Trotters game AT BHS

*10/26 – Pumpkin Stroll

*10/31 – Adjective Day

*10/31 - Half Day for students


Have a SUPER week!


Emily Luuri

Stall Brook Elementary School Interim Principal

Bellingham Public Schools

Week of 9/23/18 - Family Newsletter

Weekly Update

Despite the rainy days, we had a great week at Stall Brook!

Congratulations to Mrs. Athanasopoulos’ class for earning the SUPER Stallion Trophy this week!

Thank you so much to our PTO for putting on another fantastic Ice Cream Social. Your hard work and efforts are much appreciated by our students, staff, and families. It was an absolute blast!


Reminders and Upcoming Events:


Picture Day and Dean Banking

The first banking day was on Friday, September 28th!

Picture day is scheduled for October 4th. You can order online at any time (prior to picture day) with your picture ID number, which can be found on your picture day form. If you would prefer to complete the paper form instead of registering online, you may send the form to school with your payment on picture day.

If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to our wonderful PTO co-presidents, Mary Cunningham (billnmaryc@gmail.com) or Felicia Edwards (feliciaLedwards@yahoo.com)


Harlem Wizards are coming to BPS!

The Harlem Wizards will be visiting Stall Brook students on October 15th and providing a short demonstration. They will be returning to BPS on October 20th from 6:30-8:30 to play BPS staff in a basketball game that supports our Bellingham Educational Foundation (BEF).

For more information on Tickets


For more information on the Harlem Wizards


Water Bottle Sale to Benefit the Stall Brook Water Filtration Fund

Bellingham water bottles will begin to be sold at Stall Brook. To order, complete an order form.

Order forms will be picked up each Friday at the Stall Brook Office. Water Bottles will be distributed to your child and go home in their backpacks each Monday. If you have any questions please contact Suzanne Walton at suzannewalton@live.com.


Stall Brook Food Drive

The Stall Brook Food Drive is just ONE week away! Here is information on suggested items by grade.


From the Nutrition Office

Please see the BPS nutrition update.


Flu Clinic

The Town of Bellingham will be having their Family Flu Clinic on Monday, October 15th, 2018 between the hours of 4pm-7pm at the Town Hall in the Arcand Room. Please bring your insurance information. No one will be turned away!


Important upcoming events and dates:

*10/3 – Walk to school (meet at 7:45 AM at Saint Brendan’s Parish)

*10/3 – PTO meeting (7 pm in Stall Brook Library)

*10/4 – Picture Day

*10/5 – No school

*10/8 – No school

*10/10 - Walk to school (meet at 7:45 AM at Saint Brendan’s Parish)

*10/12 – Kindergarten field trip

*10/17 - Walk to school (meet at 7:45 AM at Saint Brendan’s Parish)

*1-/19 – Grade 3 field trip

*10/20 – Harlem Globe Trotters game AT BHS

*10/26 – Pumpkin Stroll

*10/31 – Adjective Day


Have a SUPER week!


Emily Luuri

Stall Brook Elementary School Interim Principal

Bellingham Public Schools

Week of 9/16/18 - Family Newsletter

Weekly Update:

Stall Brook had another SUPER week! Classrooms continued their academic and behavioral instruction and assessment. The staff had a wonderful professional development session with Anne Beninghof, where we learned some active learning and engagement strategies to use in our classrooms!


Thank you to everyone who attended our Meet the Teacher Night. It was a great night to share information about our school and to make connections with families.


Also exciting this week, our PBIS program was in full swing and lots of positive behaviors were recognized with tickets all over the school! Our first winner of the PBIS SUPER Stallion Trophy was Ms. Rigamonti and Mrs. Andrews class!



A few reminders:

Mandatory Paperwork for the Beginning of the Year

It is essential that you have completed the mandatory paperwork for the beginning of the school year.


To complete these mandatory forms please go to:

https://www.familyid.com/organizations/search?utf8=%E2%9C%93&query=Bellingham&query_state=MA&button


You will need to set up an account by going to “Login” in the upper right corner of the screen.

--> then go to “If you don’t have an account, sign up” (in blue)

-->then create an account.


After creating an account,

--> then scroll down until you see “Stall Brook Elementary School”

--> click on “Stall Brook Elementary 2018-2019 School Year Forms”

--> Register and complete the forms!



PTO update- Picture Day and Dean Banking

Picture Day forms and Dean Banking applications went home last week. The first banking day will be on Friday, September 28th!

Picture day is scheduled for October 4th. You can order online at any time (prior to picture day) with your picture ID number, which can be found on your picture day form. If you would prefer to complete the paper form instead of registering online, you may send the form to school with your payment on picture day.

If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to our wonderful PTO co-presidents, Mary Cunningham (billnmaryc@gmail.com) or Felicia Edwards (feliciaLedwards@yahoo.com)



Important upcoming events and dates:

*9/28 – Ice cream social (6:30-8)

*10/3 – Walk to school (meet at 7:45 AM at Saint Brendan’s Parish)

*10/3 – PTO meeting (7 pm in Stall Brook Library)

*10/4 – Picture Day

*10/5 – No school

*10/8 – No school

*10/10 - Walk to school (meet at 7:45 AM at Saint Brendan’s Parish)

*10/17 - Walk to school (meet at 7:45 AM at Saint Brendan’s Parish)

*10/20 – Harlem Globe Trotters game AT BHS




We are all looking forward to our Ice Cream Social coming up on Friday from 6:30-8. We hope to see many of you there!




Have a SUPER week!



Emily Luuri

Stall Brook Elementary School Interim Principal

Bellingham Public Schools

Week of 9/9/18 - Family NewsLetter

Hello Stall Brook Families!


Weekly Update:

What a great week we had at Stall Brook! This week classrooms began to get in the swing of things with our Reading and (new) math curriculums, as well as the start of our I-Ready testing! This week students engaged in our PBIS rollout where they talked about being safe, kind, responsible, brave, and honest in all areas of the school! The lessons occurred in different places around the school (e.g., cafeteria, hallway, recess, etc.) and students were taught positive expectations for their behavior.


Mandatory Paperwork for the Beginning of the Year

It is essential that you have completed the mandatory paperwork for the beginning of the school year.


To complete these mandatory forms please go to:

https://www.familyid.com/organizations/search?utf8=%E2%9C%93&query=Bellingham&query_state=MA&button


You will need to set up an account by going to “Login” in the upper right corner of the screen.

--> then go to “If you don’t have an account, sign up” (in blue)

-->then create an account.


After creating an account,

--> then scroll down until you see “Stall Brook Elementary School”

--> click on “Stall Brook Elementary 2018-2019 School Year Forms”

--> Register and complete the forms!


For any family who still needs computer access or more help completing the beginning of year forms, we will have IT representatives in the computer labs at each building’s Meet the Teacher Nights, on September 20th, 2018 from 6-8!


PTO update- Picture Day and Dean Banking

Picture Day forms and Dean Banking applications will be coming home this week. If you would like your child to participate in the banking program at school, please fill out the application and send it back to school no later than September 21st. This will allow enough time for the bank to process the application and get an account set up. The first banking day will be on Friday, September 28th!

Picture day is scheduled for October 4th. You can order online at any time (prior to picture day) with your picture ID number, which can be found on your picture day form. If you would prefer to complete the paper form instead of registering online, you may send the form to school with your payment on picture day.

If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to our wonderful PTO co-presidents, Mary Cunningham (billnmaryc@gmail.com) or Felicia Edwards (feliciaLedwards@yahoo.com)


Important upcoming events and dates:

*9/18 – Early Release, students are dismissed at 11:30

*9/20 – Meet the Teacher Night (grades K and 1 from 6-7; grades 2 and 3 from 7-8)

*9/28 – Ice cream social (6:30-8)

*10/3 – PTO meeting (7 pm in Stall Brook Library)

*10/4 – Picture Day

*10/5 – No school

*10/8 – No school


Have a SUPER week!


Emily Luuri

Stall Brook Elementary School Interim Principal

Bellingham Public Schools

Math Resources

As many of you know, this year we are piloting two new math programs (Bridges and Ready Math). Here is a resource with some Q & As! Please note, there is a section regarding homework expectations.


You can access this page here.

Meet the Teacher Night! This Thursday


Please join us

Thursday, September 20

for

Stall Brook Elementary School’s

Meet the Teacher Night!

6:00 – 7:00 Kindergarten and Grade 1

7:00 – 8:00 Grade 2 and Grade 3


This is a great opportunity to meet your child’s teacher, learn more about what is going on at our school, and to have some time to chat with other families in our community. Parents will also learn about our new Social Emotional Learning curriculum, Title I Math and Literacy support, and what you can do at home as partners in your child’s education.


Please note there are separate start times for the evening:

* Parents and guardians of K-1 students will meet in the cafeteria at 6:00 p.m.

* Parents and guardians of students in grades 2-3 will meet at 7:00 p.m.


We look forward to seeing you on Thursday evening!


Please contact eluuri@bpsdk12.org if you have any questions about the evening.



Please note, this is an adult-only event, as teachers will want your undivided attention while in classrooms. Thank you!




Click Here to See the Flyer!