What's Happening

 October was a busy month for us at Stewart School. We had perfectly dressed smiling faces for picture day. A big “THANK YOU” to our Photography Committee, who kept the day running smoothly. If you are not satisfied with your photo(s) don’t worry, there is a picture retake scheduled for November 8th. The Photo committee will be there to make sure we have smiles all around. Fifth Grade had their PTA sponsored trip to the Metropolitan Opera, where they watched “La Boheme.” On Unity Day, we were dressed in orange to show our support. Stewart School has parent-teacher conferences coming up, and you should be receiving reminders home from your teachers. Last but not least, please keep clipping and scanning those box tops to earn money towards programs for Stewart School! 

With the start of November, we begin the Holiday Season. As always, we will be giving back this season. Stewart School will collect Halloween Candy to be sent to our troops. The final day to send candy in will be November 8th. We will also be doing a collection for Toys for Tots between November 1st and November 14th. 


PARP “Pick a Reading Partner”

  • PARP begins November 11 – 22
  • This year's theme is “Reading Takes You Places.” 
  • There will be arts in education, Hight School Language student visits to read This is Me: A Story of Who We Are and Where We Came From by Jamie Lee Curtis, plus selfie challenges at the Garden City Library and more!
  • November 26th at 6:30PM is Primary Literacy night at the Middle School. Be on the lookout for an email with a link to sign up for a fun night of reading and games!

Teachers College Reading Workshop

  • November 18th - 7PM for grades K-5 Knowledge Café Reading Workshop at Stewart School Cafeteria
  • November 26th 9:30AM – 1:30PM Parent Workshop at Columbia University, New York City – “Families Make a World of Difference to Kids as Readers and Writers” You can request tickets by November 15 using this link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090c48a5aa2aa2fe3-teachers2

Please feel free to contact me at stewart@gardencitypta.org if you have a question or a concern. 

Zeynep Vitale

Stewart PTA Director 

Important Dates

November 3: Daylight Savings Time Ends “Fall Back” 

November 4: 

  • Reflections “Look Within” Submission Deadline
  • Parent/Teacher Conferences 7PM-9PM

November 5: No Classes, 9AM-12PM Parent/Teacher Conferences

November 6: Board of Education Work Session 8:15PM

November 7: Parent/Teacher Conferences 7PM-9PM

November 8: Picture Retake Day

November 11: Veterans Day School Closed

November 11: PARP begins

November 18: 7PM K-5 Knowledge Café at Stewart School

November 19: 10AM SEPTA General Membership Meeting & Empowering Parents Workshop, Part 2 at Locust School

November 19: Board of Education Meeting 8:15PM

November 23: 9AM-1PM PTA Fall Sportswear Sale Pick up at Middle School

November 26:  PARP Event - Primary Literacy Night 6:30PM at GCMS

November 26: 

  • Stewart 3rd Grade Thanksgiving Show 9:15 and 10:30 AM
  • Teachers College Parent Workshop, Columbia University NYC

November 27: Early Dismissal

November 28 & 29: School Closed Thanksgiving Recess

About Stewart School PTA

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Zeynep Vitale, Stewart PTA Director stewart@gardencitypta.org

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