Get Ready to Rock!
Smile! Wednesday is Picture Day!
It’s that time of year again! Picture Day will be Wednesday, September 27. Your picture packets went home with your child. We will be using Coffee Pond again this year. Feel free to go online and put your order in prior to picture day so you are ready to go. We are also doing sibling pictures the same day as picture day. If you would like your children to have sibling pictures taken, reach out to Alex Murphy. Email her with your children’s names and classroom teachers please! email@example.com
Get Ready to Rock!
Calling all Rockstars! Friday, September 29 is worldwide Rock Your School Day.
Join us in the front of the school at arrival for a performance by our own teachers, Mr. Kiernan and Miss Londono. At 2:45, all families are welcome to a concert on the blacktop performed by some of our talented parents. Teachers around the world will be building excitement for learning by delivering out of the box and engaging lessons to their students! Students can show how much they ROCK their learning by dressing like their favorite rockstar. Come ROCK with us! Be sure to get a picture by the Rock Your School lawn sign and tag us on instagram @rowaytonelem
Walk A Thon is Almost Here!
The Walk-A-Thon is less than two weeks away! Join us Friday, October 6th in the afternoon on our school field! A flyer has been sent home with details. This is one of the biggest PTA fundraisers for the school. Grades will compete for raising the most money -- and get fun prizes along the way!
Week 1 - The grade that raises the most wins Popcorn and Extra Recess
Week 2 - The grade that raises the most gets to be a Walk-on DJs (pick walkathon songs)
Week 3 - The grade that raises the most gets a PJ/Stuffy party
Overall Grade Winner - Class Pizza Party
WHAT HAPPENS AT THE WALK-A-THON?
Your children will walk a mile on the Rowayton school field on Friday, October 6th at 2pm. Fun music and t-shirts will be provided. Come cheer your children on!
HOW DO MY CHILDREN RAISE MONEY?
Teach your children about fundraising and communication with family and friends, in addition to raising money for the PTA! To help reach your child's goal in a fun and enriching manner, we have included https://app.99pledges.com/fund/rowayton2023 for them to send to family and friends.
WHERE DOES THE MONEY GO?
The PTA supports initiatives like teacher classroom wish lists, enrichment programs, field trips, and helping families in need throughout the year, just to name a few!
Spread the Word to Support Our Cozy Corners
Our own Mrs. Bria (school counselor) has created a Donor's Choose grant to gain materials and tools for each of our classrooms in support of our students' emotion regulation skills. Please consider donating. Use the code LIFTOFF. If you donate in the next few days your donation will be matched up to $50. WOur staff and students appreciate your support.
Mrs. Bria's Project: School-Wide Cozy Corners for Self-Regulation
Our elementary school would like the opportunity to create a safe space in our classrooms where students are able to self-regulate, reflect, and refocus. These spaces will provide accessible tools to help students cope with big feelings and calm their bodies. This will help students transition back to learning as quickly as possible.
Feelings posters and calming visuals, as well as different types of fidgets and sensory tools will be available in every room to assist students as they self-regulate. Our hope is that students will be able to independently go to a safe space in their classroom, set a timer, choose and use a coping strategy, and then get back on track. Please help us in cultivating a positive learning environment for ALL of our students!
September is National Library Card Sign Up Month!
Did you know that September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month? All Rowayton students can register for a library card at our neighborhood library, Rowayton Library. Library card applications are being sent home with students, but you can also stop by the library or register online to get your child's library card. Rowayton Library hosts a number of activities and events throughout the year for children of all ages. Click here to see the schedule of activities.
Check Out the Rowayton Register on Instagram!
The Rowayton Register is a video summary of events that occurred at school this week and reminders for the upcoming week. We know that we have many busy families and we hope the Rowayton Register will help keep you informed when you're on the go. Remember that more details can always be found in the weekly Sunday Smore, on our website, or on the Rowayton PTA website. We look forward to growing and showing you our communication skills as we develop this piece!
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Upcoming District Events for Families
“En El Tiempo De Las Mariposas – In the Time of the Butterflies”
Friday, Sept. 29 at 6 p.m.
Brien McMahon High School, 300 Highland Ave. in Norwalk
The Family Center is inviting all middle school and high school students and their families to an exciting and FREE LIVE performance of “En El Tiempo De Las Mariposas – In the Time of the Butterflies”, presented by Repertorio productions. The event will be on Friday, Sept. 29, 2023 at Brien McMahon High School. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
To join them and receive your FREE tickets, click here to reserve your tickets. As a bonus, the first 60 students at the event get a FREE “En El Tiempo De Las Mariposas – In the Time of the Butterflies” book!
Middle School Showcase
Wednesday, Oct. 11 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Norwalk High School, 23 Calvin Murphy Drive in Norwalk
The second annual Middle School Showcase will be held at Norwalk High School. Each of our five middle schools will have booths set up in the gymnasium to share their amazing programs, and representatives from each school will be available to speak with our current fifth graders and their families.
Hispanic Heritage Festival
Thursday, Oct. 19 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Brien McMahon High School, 300 Highland Avenue in Norwalk
We will celebrate our second annual Hispanic Heritage Festival at the end of National Hispanic Heritage Month. We look forward to another great event and can’t wait to see what our students have to present!
Safety Drills for September
During the month of September, we practice and review two types of safety drills: Fire Evacuation and Lock Down. We successfully practiced our Fire Evacuation Drill the first week of school. On September 29, teachers will review what actions we take if we were to have a Lock Down. We do not actively simulate this situation. Teachers will have conversations about reporting to safe locations in various settings of the school, and staying quiet. If you do not want your child to participate in this conversation, please let your child's teacher know by September 28. We will continue to review or practice one safety drill each month. Our staff and Safety Committee are commended for their attention to these procedures and protocols.
From the Rowayton PTA
Yearbook Committee is looking for volunteers. Please email Elisa Dolan at firstname.lastname@example.org!
PTA Memberships are STRONGLY encouraged, giving you access to school emails, the school app, merchandise, and more! Please sign up today!
Know a small business who might want to purchase a Corporate Sponsorship? Please reach out to Kevin Benitez at email@example.com.
SAVE THE DATE for our FALL FUNDRAISER on Friday, November 17th at 7:00PM at Shore and Country Club. Back by popular demand, our silent disco theme is extraterrestrial this year...so start shopping for costumes! If you would like to contribute to our silent auction, please contact Samantha Page at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Save the Date
September 25: No School for Yom Kippur
September 27: Picture Day
September 29: Rock Your School Day
October 1: Start of Pink Wellness Month
October 4: Walk or Bike to School Day
October 6: Walkathon!
October 9 & 10: No School