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Saugie’s Checklist:

🙏 It’s Administrative Professionals Day today… if you’re in school today, stop in and say thanks to Ms. Cerulo and Ms. Dominici!

🎥 Come “Sing” with us! CLICK HERE to buy your advance tickets!

💺 Buy your Field Day t-shirt now! #supercooldesign

🎨 Museum Night needs you!

🚗 PTA VIP Parking Spot Winner for May is…

Save the Date:

Yesterday -

Friday, April 28th

SBAC testing for
fourth & fifth graders


Administrative Professionals Day

Friday, April 28th @ 6:30pm

Movie Night: SING!

Monday, May 1st

Principal’s Day

Monday, May 1st -

Friday, May 5th

Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week

Tuesday, May 2nd -

Friday, May 5th

Third grade SBAC testing

Wednesday, May 10th

School Nurses Day

Monday, May 15th -

Friday, May 19th

SES Walk-a-Thon
benefits The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp

Friday, May 19th @ 6:00pm

Museum Night

Tuesday, May 30th @ 8:30am

(Rain date May 31st @ 8:30am)

Memorial Day Ceremony

Friday, June 2nd

Field Day

Movie Night Presents: “SING!”

Join us THIS FRIDAY to watch “Sing” with friends at SES Spring Movie Night! Doors open at 6:30pm; movie starts promptly at 7:00. Tickets are $6 in advance/$7 at the door so CLICK HERE to buy now! Deadline for advance sales is Thursday at NOON. Children ages four and under are free. All children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information or to volunteer, please contact Sara Deren (

Field Day T-Shirts!

Monday, May 1st is your LAST CHANCE to buy Field Day t-shirts. There will be no second order, so visit our FIELD DAY WEBSITE to order your tees now. Fifth graders do NOT need to purchase a Field Day shirt; they will wear their special fifth grade tee! While you’re there, order your child’s lunch for that day AND sign up for a volunteer shift! Questions? Email Carolina Stubbs (

Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week

Next week, join us in celebrating and saying thank you to the fantastic staff at SES. Our Teacher & Staff Appreciation committee has a week full of fun and delicious surprises to show our gratitude. You will also be hearing from your Room Parents about how you can show your thanks for your children's classroom teachers. New this year, say "thank you" to our Specials teachers by donating $5 gift cards for classroom supplies. Submit a gift card from Barnes & Noble, Amazon, Target or Staples to the main office by May 4th. Please indicate on the envelope the Specials subject you would like to recognize: Art, Music, World Language, P.E., Literacy/Math/Workshop, ESOL, Science, Technology or Special Education. Thanks for your generosity!

ArtSmart & Museum Night Update

Museum Night is Friday, May 19th and there are still plenty of volunteer opportunities. Set up, take a 30-minute shift at the Accordion Art station or Yarn Weaving or simply volunteer to donate snacks or drinks. CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP. Also, if you are an ArtSmart class coordinator, space requests are due THIS Friday; assignments and guidelines for hanging will be announced Friday, May 5th. Artwork installation must be completed between May 15th through May 18th during school hours - deadline is Wednesday, May 18th at 3:00pm. Each class is responsible for the installation of their own project.

Fifth Grade Yearbook

Have you ordered your fifth grader’s yearbook yet? Order before Friday, May 5th and the cost is only $35. After May 5th, the price goes up to $40, so just place your order today, before you forget. Because you know you will.CLICK HERE TO PLACE YOUR ORDER NOW! Questions? Contact Jodi Harris (

Celebration Seats

A Celebration Seat is an engraved brass plate that is attached to an armrest of an SES Auditorium seat. Plates can be engraved with a name, date or special message (see below for example) and make a great gift for ANY student (not just for graduates… it’s really fun for a student to sit in their seat while they’re still attending SES!) or even a favorite teacher. Cost for the engraved plate is $25, proceeds benefit the SES PTA grant program. Once installed, you will receive an email confirming your donation and the location of your plate. See the attached flyer for more details and samples of past engravings. ORDER YOUR CELEBRATION SEAT NOW! Questions? Please contact Melissa Liguori (

Mayhem Poets: A Cultural Arts Program

Did you hear the raucous laughter and shared joy coming from the SES auditorium last Friday? Cultural Arts brought the remarkable Mayhem Poets to celebrate poetry month! This trio made our children laugh and left them with a deeper appreciation for words and poetic devices. Cultural Arts programming would not be possible without your donations so thank you so much for your support! Contact Micil Ryan ( or Ri Bickel ( if you have any questions.

👉 Don’t forget…

PTA VIP Parking Spot Winner!

Congratulations to Joshua & Melissa Fass! You will be parking in style for the entire month of May! Aren’t you glad you joined the PTA?

A Scoop of Thanks to...

… our Bingo Night chairs Jennifer Rebello, Laury Balatsos and Rachel Francis as well as committee members Stephanie Ehrmann, Kate Tarrant, Marc Rowley, Sarah Ferro, Rebecca Oren, Michelle Barman and the SLOBs (Staples Service League of Boys) for planning and executing this year’s super fun Bingo Night!

… our incredible staff Bingo callers including Mrs. Messler, Mr. Lawrence, Dr. Sobelman, Mr. Betts, Ms. Rodriguez, Ms. Keyes, Ms. Locke and Ms. Gerner! And thank you to everyone who attended for making the night so much fun!

… SES psychologists Stelanie Mpazicos and Jennifer Fenty, as well as wellness reps Katie Gervasio and Rebecca Oren for orchestrating last week’s PYD “Common Language” discussion.

… our Cultural Arts team Ri Bickel and Micil Ryan for bringing the wildly entertaining Mayhem Poets to SES!

… all of the fourth grade parents who contributed food and drink to Monday’s Rise & Read… and all who attended!

… Melissa Liguori, Mark Gilrain and Maria Petti for bringing the incredibly-entertaining Peter Brown to SES yesterday, organizing the signed books initiative and throwing him a fantastic welcome luncheon! We hope those who attended enjoyed it as much as the students did! (Also, thank you for our library robot mascots… they are super cool!)

Quote of the Week:

“Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity.” - Aristotle

🌟 Special Education News 🌟

Community Events:

CLICK HERE for information on events in the community.

Next Sip-n-Chat:

May 11th, 9:30-10:30am @ Panera Bread (1860 Post Rd East)

Meet, exchange ideas and ask questions… open to all parents of students receiving Special Education services in Westport schools. (Next date: 6/7)

Local Summer Programs

The special education PTA has put together a list of local summer programs.


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👉 Other Community News…

Community Bulletin Board:

CLICK HERE to check out what’s new.

Visit All of Your Westport PTA Council Sites!

Contact The Scoop:

If you’d like your announcement or event to be included in a future edition of the Scoop, complete THIS FORM by Friday at 5:00pm to request submission in the following week’s Scoop. (Flyers or attachments need to be approved by Principal Beth Messler ( and PTA Co-Presidents, Caroline Evans ( and Jodi Harris ( Once approved, email it to Contact the Scoop ( with any questions… or just to let us know that you’re actually reading all the way to very end. 👏

File attachments:
Celebration Seats.pdf

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