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Happy December!

There are many things to highlight from the PTA this month…

  • There were several submissions made by students for the Reflections Committee.  Thank you for your support at home! 

  • A handful of parents were able to attend the TC Parent Workshop.  It was an informative and inspirational day.  Hopefully the information can be shared at a future PTA meeting.

  • Knowledge Café had a great turnout!  Ideas were shared by administrators and staff members on how to help our children love to read and what their experience is like in Reading Workshop during school.  Richard Allington’s writing on teaching reading was recommended to parents. He is a researcher and Professor of Literacy Studies at the University of Tennessee.   Here is an article you may find interesting that he co-authored: http://www.ascd.org/publications/educational-leadership/mar12/vol69/num06/Every-Child,-Every-Day.aspx 

  • Family Fun Bingo Night had a great turnout.  Mrs. Connolly did an amazing job as MC and we are so grateful to her for spending her Friday evening with us!  We are looking forward to the next Bingo Night after the holidays…


  • The students in the school traveled thousands of miles in their reading throughout the two weeks of PARP!  You can see each class’s journey on the PARP display in the entrance of the school.


  • Mrs. Compton, our school librarian, is truly appreciative of all of the volunteers who have been coming in on Fridays to re-shelve books and organize them.  There are a few slots left in May and June on the Sign Up Genius if you would like to sign up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/409094fafa92fa7fb6-stratford.  If those dates don’t work for you and you would like to be a substitute for someone who can’t make it, please let Alison Volpe know or contact stratford@gardencitypta.org

Box Tops Submission:

December 15th is the deadline for Box Tops submissions.  The class who brings in the most Box Tops on each grade wins a free homework pass!  If you aren’t using the box tops form (see below) to submit what you have cut out, please label what your child hands in with his/her teacher’s name and grade. 


Chess Club:

January 6th, Chess Club begins!  It will take place every Monday and Wednesday during recess.  Be on the lookout for the Sign Up Genius to volunteer to help out.  You sign up for an hour time slot which includes 2 classes (2/3 then 4/5).  Your child will be able to come every time you volunteer but that would be only once a week maximum to allow other students time to play.  There are 5 volunteer spots for each session but that doesn’t mean we can’t have more!  If a slot is filled, parents can reach out to Kristina O’Leary or contact stratford@gardencitypta.org

Wishing you a wonderful holiday season with your families!


Amy Mueller


Stratford School PTA Director

Important Dates

December 3rd , 8:15 PM, Garden City High School: Board of Education Work Session on Safety and Security

December 19th, 7:00 PM: Stratford Winter Concert at the High School

December 23rd - January 1st:  Holiday Recess

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