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Happy November!

Happy November!
Rebecca Potash


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Attendance Matters

Attendance Matters

Good attendance gives your child the best chance to be successful at school. We understand that sometimes children are sick and cannot be at school, but it is important for them to attend each day they are able. Students are considered chronically absent by the State of Connecticut when they have missed 10% of the current days of school. The total includes both excused and unexcused absences. Students with even more absences are considered dangerously absent.

In order to support our community with attendance, we will be sending letters to families of students that are currently considered chronically absent each month. Please contact the office if you have any questions or if there is anything we can do to support you in ensuring that your child is at school. You can always contact our school nurse if you have any questions about your child's health. Please note that if your child is absent for reasons other than illness, the absences will likely be recorded as unexcused. Teachers may only provide school work for students who absent due to quarantine or other special circumstances.

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The PTA Fall Fundraiser is Almost Here

Join the fun on Friday, November 17th for our martian invasion and SILENT DISCO fundraiser. Back by popular demand, the silent disco allows you to change between three DJ's. The color of your headphones let's you know who to dance and sing along with!

Visit the PTA website for details and to buy tickets.

Picture Re-Take Day is November 9

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Check the Lost and Found

Check the Lost and Found

As the weather gets cooler, please remind your child to check the Lost and Found in the cafeteria. There are many sweatshirts, coats, hats, and gloves we are hoping to reunite with their owners!

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A Message from Our PTA

A Message from Our PTA




Our fall fundraiser, the Silent Disco, is around the corner on Friday, November 17th! As part of the silent auction, each grade puts together a themed basket that will be displayed and auctioned off at the event. The baskets consist of a combination of donated and purchased items (ideas below), so we need your help!

1. We need 1 person from each class (4 per grade) to send a note to your class asking for cash donations for the grade basket, COLLECT THE FUNDS and pass them along to your grade purchaser. The total donated for the baskets usually ends up being around $300 but we don't need to cap this.
2. We need a representative from each grade to PURCHASE/GATHER ITEMS for the baskets.
3. We need a representative from each grade to CREATE THE BASKET.

Here is a list of the grade basket themes and some ideas of things you could include (This is not a comprehensive list by any means).

Kindergarten: NERF BASKET: All things NERF!
1st grade: PEACE and PAMPERING: massage, mani/pedi, Core Pilates, Yoga Class, cozy pajamas, Salt Cave
2nd grade: ROWAYTON THEME: Seaside Delights items, Hair cut, barber, RCA, hats, t shirts, car decals, Sails/Seafood/Rowayton Pizza gift cards, etc.
4th grade: YETI: Yeti backpack and/or cooler, Yeti cups/tumblers, hats, coozies, etc

Middle School Open House Opportunities

Ponus Ridge STEAM Academy

Monday, Nov. 6 from 6 to 7 p.m.

21 Hunters Lane


Roton Middle School

Wednesday, Nov. 15 from 6 to 7 p.m.

201 Highland Avenue


West Rocks Middle School

Wednesday, Nov. 29 from 6 to 7 p.m.

81 West Rocks Road

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Author Visit from Darren Sardelli on December 1

The Rowayton PTA has arranged for children's book author Darren Sardelli to host an assembly at Rowayton Elemetary on December 1. Darren Sardelli is an award winning author famous for his humorous and inspirational poetry. Darren has offered to bring hard copies of two of his most popular books when he visits. If you are interested in getting a copy of these books, please complete the order form and return it to the main office by November 17. Order forms were shared through ParentSquare last week.

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Save the Date

November: Orange Wellness Month

November 7: No School for Students

November 8: Conferences Begin

November 9: 90 minute Early Release for Conferences

November 10: No School

November 16: Conference Night 6pm - 8pm