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March Highlights

March Highlights
Rebecca Potash

RowaytonElementary SchoolMarch 24, 2024


Workshop with Graphic Novelist Mat Heagarty


Rocking Socks for World Down Syndrome Awareness Day


African American Women in History Assembly

Pizza and Kahoot is This Thursday!

Kahoot! is an online trivia game the entire family can enjoy from your own home. This year's game will center around our One Book One School event. Dr. Cummings will send out links and instructions on how to join just before game time. You can use any device to play!
Date: March 28th
Time: 6pm, K-2 and 7pm, 3-5
Pizzas kits will go home from school with kids. ​Place your orders ASAP.

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Please Help Us Reach Our Family Participation Goal for the Panorama Survey

Please consider completing the Panorama Survey to provide feedback about school climate, family support, school safety, and communication. Use the link below to access the survey on our website. Then click on Family Panorama Survey. Thank you!


One School, One Book: You are Invited to Share a Wish!

Before we began reading Wishtree, each student in the school was invited to write a wish on a piece of fabric that now hangs from our trees in front of the school. We invite the members of our community to also share their wishes with us! There is a basket of fabric by the main office. If you visit, please write your wish and you can hang it on the tree or we will hang it for you.

Don't forget to keep up with your reading and optional activities. You can find read alouds on our school website under the activities tab.








Important Traffic and Parking Reminders

Please review these important reminders so that we can ensure safety in the parking lots at arrival and dismissal.

Drop Off Start Time: Staff supervision begins at 8:50am. Please do not drop off students unattended before the school doors open.

No Passing: Do not pass cars or enter the opposite lane of traffic.

Exiting from Cars: Students should only exit cars that are in the circle or parked in a spot. Do not dismiss students from cars while in the driveway or other areas of the parking lot.

Parking: Do not park in the driveway, fire lane, or in front of the dumpsters. Do not park in any other areas that are not parking spots or block in other vehicles that are parked.

Speeding: Please drive slowly and carefully as there are many families in the parking lot each morning



Cell Phone and Communication Device Policy

Students are not to use their cell phones or communication devices while at school. This includes smart watches, wireless earbuds, wearable tech, or any device that allows messaging and/or calls. These devices are not allowed in any learning spaces within the school including but not limited to the gym, library, cafeteria, bathrooms, recess areas, and classrooms.

If a student is found to be carrying or using a device during school hours, the device will be confiscated for parent or guardian pick up in the main office. Office hours are 8:00am -4:oopm Monday through Friday when school is in session.


If your student needs to have a device for communication outside of school please follow the following procedure.

1. Turn the device completely off before entering school

2. Secure the device in a backpack before entering school

*The school is not responsible for any lost or stolen devices.


Save the Date for the 2024 Rowayton School Carnival

Save the Date: Rowayton School Carnival 2024

Friday, May 3rd + Saturday May 4th (raindate Sunday May 5th)

Mark your calendars, prepare your special no-rain ceremonies, and get ready for a weekend to remember1

Want to join the committee? We are looking for two more Rowayton School parents to join the lean and mean carnival committee. Email co-chairs Amy Esparza and Liz Slutzky at and with interest.

Interested in volunteering at carnival? We will be sending a Sign Up Genius around to all families with plenty of opportunities to help out. Thanks in advance!

When can I buy my bracelets? Ticket sales will open online in early April and in person the week leading up to carnival.

Get pumped. It’s all for the kids.

Adventures with Elvis

Elvis has left the building! Well...he left the pet store and moved to Rowayton School! Please join us in welcoming Elvis, a very special long haired Guinea Pig. Mrs. Saunders helped bring Elvis to our school and her class is doing an amazing job of welcoming him to our community. They are learning to care for him and including him in daily activities. Mrs. Saunders's class will be bringing him to classes so we can all meet him. Exposure to animals for the purpose of learning is a wonderful experience for our students. Thanks, Mrs. Saunders! Elvis ROCKS! Check out some photos from Elvis's first week at school.


Meeting Kindergarten Friends


Bonding with Mrs. Kruseski's Class


Pets from Mrs. Caputo


So Fresh and So Clean


Assisting with Teacher Teams


Community Building with Mrs. Malkin's Class

Save the Date

March: Color of the Month is Purple

March 18 - 28: Conferences

March 25: Two hour early dismissal

March 28: Pizza and Kahoot

March 29: No School for Good Friday

April 4: Arts Show at 6:00pm