Stall Brook Elementary School

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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!