Superintendent's Spotlight

March 17 2022

Dr. Susan Compton

Superintendent of Schools

Seymour Public Schools

Seymour, CT

Spring Is Right Around The Corner!

Spring is coming and with it brings new life and new beginnings. It has been a difficult couple of years to say the least. In the waning days of COVID-19 we are looking forward to Spring to begin our return to normalcy. One of the overlooked side effects of COVID-19 is the impact it has had on our social interactions with one another. Studies have shown that being kind to others is not only good for the people we are nice to, but ourselves as well. Acts of kindness boost serotonin levels and make us feel good. We will be focusing on this in the coming spring season and challenge you to do the same! We are one small community but the impact we can have can be immense.

What's Happening In Our Schools?

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Bungay Elementary Valentine's for Veterans

We would like to extend a special thank you to all of our teachers and students for their amazing job on making Valentine Day cards for our Veteran’s. We would also like to thank our Connecticut State Representative Nicole Klarides-Ditria for stopping by our school to collect the cards, meet with some students and take a picture.

Chatfield Lo-Presti Winter Themed Door Decorations

In February, CLS staff and students decorated their classroom and office doors with the winter theme. Here is a link to enjoy our CLS Winter Door Decorations a link to the full slideshow is here.
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Seymour Middle School Holds Pep Rally!

Seymour Middle School held a winter pep rally March 11. Lots of awards followed by student-staff knock out game!
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Seymour High Student Council Makes Fleece Blankets and Holds Carnation Sale

Student Council members made fleece blankets as part of the Connecticut Association of Student Council's statewide service projects. They made 25 blankets that we will deliver to Yale New Haven Hospital. They had a generous donation from the Yankee Quilter in Seymour, CT to purchase the fleece as well as had a carnation sale for Valentine's Day. Beautiful flowers from Dragonflies Florist in Seymour, CT. It was a good fundraiser netting Student Council $75.
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Upcoming Events

SHS Future Dates and Events

●Parent-Teacher Conference Continue on March 16, 2022

●HOPE Club The HOPE Club is running a supply drive for the Seymour CARES animal shelter from now until March 22nd. They are currently in need of Purina or Blue Buffalo dog and cat food, treats, toys, beds, and leashes. They can also use supplies like laundry and dish detergent, garbage bags, and disinfecting wipes. A bin will be placed outside the Main Office for donation items or you can drop items off in room 229.

●Class of 2022 Class dues are $150.00 This total will cover:

● Cap and Gown Purchase ($35.00)

● Senior Picnic Admission($50.00)

● Senior Banquet Admission ($65.00) Dues can be paid in cash or a check (written out to Seymour High School) to either Mr. McCasland or Ms. Brown.

●Senior Picnic: Friday, June 3 at Holiday Hill

● Students will be transported by bus to Holiday Hill and back to SHS.

● Buses will leave SHS at approximately 8:00 AM and return to SHS at approximately 4:00 PM ● Specific times will be finalized as we get closer to the event.

● The cost of the Picnic is covered by Class Dues Senior Banquet: Date and Location to be Determined

● Yearbooks will be distributed at the Banquet.

● The cost of the Banquet is covered by Class Dues Junior-Senior Prom - 2022: Saturday, May 7th.

● Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville, CT. 6:30 - 11:00 PM

● More information about cost and sign up to come soon.

●We have two early dismissal days remaining in March. 3/16 and 3/23

●Performing Arts Show - March 25 @ 7:00 P.M.

●The end of the third quarter is April 1, 2022

SMS Future Dates and Events

March 8- Parent Council Meeting

March 11, 2022- Winter sports pep rally

March 25, 2022- PBIS Celebration

CLS Future Dates and Events

March is Women’s History Month

At CLS throughout March we will celebrate Women’s History Month each day through morning announcements, with students then watching video biographies of each person, in addition to follow-up activities with their teachers as well. At the conclusion of each week in Cheetah Tracks, the CLS principal’s newsletter, the links to each video will be shared so that parents and their children can have an additional opportunity to watch and discuss the significant figures in Women’s History.

The CLS Winter Reading Challenge Update

The CLS Winter Reading Challenge ran until February 28, with the final tally number totaling over 11,000 books read! That meant we far surpassed our original target of 2,700 books!

Students who participate through the end of February 2022 will earn a FREE ticket to the Bridgeport Islanders game on Saturday, March 19. Members of the Grade 4 and Grade 5 CLS chorus will also be singing a song during intermission that night! We should have a fantastic CLS presence at the game!

The CLS Winter Reading Olympics!

The Winter Olympics may have wrapped up, but we have the CLS Winter Reading Olympics continuing until the last day of winter!

Since we were in the middle of the CLS Winter Reading Challenge, we wanted to encourage all students to read different genres – thus the CLS Winter Reading Olympics were born!

There is a PS – Grade 2 Winter Reading Olympics and a Grades 3 – 5 Winter Olympics and also a Grades 3 – 5 Olympic Reading Challenge. The Winter Reading Olympics runs through the last day of Winter, Friday, March 18, 2022. If students choose to participate, they can earn a bronze, silver, or gold certificate!

March CLS PTA Meeting – Wednesday, March 2, 2022 @ 6:30 p.m.

The March CLS PTA Meeting was held in-person on Wednesday, March 2, at 6:30 p.m. in the CLS Library.

Read Across America Day and Pajamas Day – Friday, March 4, 2022

On Friday, March 4, CLS teachers will be guest readers in classrooms throughout the school! It’s a fun day for kids to have a potential future or perhaps a teacher from their past read aloud to their class!

We will also have Pajamas/Sweatpants Day on Friday. When we held our Pajamas Day in December, we had several students on quarantine, so we wanted to have another one so all students could participate!

D.E.A.R. – Tuesday, March 15, 2022

All CLS students should have an independent reading book with them throughout the day in preparation when we Drop Everything And Read! No matter when or where our students and staff are, regardless of subject or Unified Arts class, everyone will read for 15 minutes. We will surprise the students with the time, so they will need to have an independent reading book with them throughout the day since you never know when it will be time to Drop Everything And Read!

Rock Your Socks Day – Monday, March 21, 2022

Every year, on March 21, people all around the world come together to celebrate World Down Syndrome Day by wearing brightly colored, mismatched socks. March 21 is symbolic because people with Down syndrome have 3 copies of their 21st chromosome. Socks were chosen because the karyotype of DS chromosomes actually looks like mismatched socks!

CLS PTA Scholastic Spring Book Fair – March 22 – 24, 2022

The CLS PTA will hold its annual Spring Book Fair on March 22, 23, and 24, 2022. In addition to being open during the day, there will be evening hours on Wednesday, March 23, from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Mad Math Minutes – Thursday, March 24, 2022

The Mad Math Minutes day for March will be on Thursday, March 24th. Similar to DEAR time, at some point during the day students across the school will spend 10 minutes practicing their fact fluency.

BES Future Dates and Events

02/24/22 Adventure Auction Winners Announced

02/25/22 Bungay Read-a-thon Begins today

02/25/22 Gray & Gold Day to raise funds for Conquer Brain Tumors Inc.

02/28/22 PTA Patio Flower Urn Sale starts today

02/28/22 Busy Reading with Bungay Bees Spirit Week “Bee Happy” Dress up as a bee!

03/01/22 Busy Reading with Bungay Bees Spirit Week “Bee Caring” Wear Blue and Gold!

03/02/22 Parent Teacher Conferences 2:00-4:00pm

03/02/22 Early Dismissal at 1:30pm

03/02/22 Busy Reading with Bungay Bees Spirit Week “Bee a Book Character” Dress up as a book character!

03/03/22 Busy Reading with Bungay Bees Spirit Week “Bee Unique” Be Yourself!

03/04/22 Busy Reading with Bungay Bees Spirit Week “Bee what you want to bee” Dress up as what you want to be when you are older!

03/09/22 Parent Teacher Conferences 6:00-8:00pm

03/09/22 Early Dismissal at 1:30pm

03/16/22 Parent Teacher Conferences 2:00-4:00pm

03/16/22 Early Dismissal at 1:30pm

03/17/22 Bungay Spirit Day Wear green for St. Patrick’s day”

03/18/22 Bungay Spirit Day “Wear your school colors Blue and Yellow”

03/23/22 Early Dismissal at 1:30pm