Welcome back STEM Families !

A message from our PTO President

Over the summer the PTO Executive Board met to come up with a very exciting calendar for the 2013-2014 school year! Some of the activities like the School Dance, Field Day, STEM Expo and Ice Cream Social are familiar to you all yet we plan to expand those activities and reach new heights in the coming school year. To do all this we need to grow our membership and volunteer participation.

We had the opportunity to meet many families at the Family Picnic and Meet/Greet Session on August 22nd from 12-3pm. At this event, the PTO continued the sale of donated used uniform tops and bottom as well as STEM logo items such as water bottles and lanyards. AF STEM 2012-2013 Yearbooks were also for sale at 1⁄2 price – only $10! In an effort to increase PTO membership, those families who completed the membership form received a free Sno-cone for each family member present at the event. And as always, there was plenty of music!

Membership and volunteers are key to keeping the PTO running strong. Please support your child’s school by becoming a member of the PTO for just $5/family. Consider donating an hour or two of your time to assist with an event from prep to cleanup, coordinating a fundraiser or counting Box Tops. We hope you and your families will come and enjoy yourselves at the many PTO/School functions. Let us know if you can help by contacting us at afstempto@gmail.com. Please let us know which activity you’d like to be involved in, the times you are available and a way for us to contact you.
Thanks in advance for your support. We look forward to an exciting school year!

Daniel L. Durant Jr.
President, Annie Fisher STEM PTO

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2013-2014 Meet and Greet

Can you believe it is August already? Ms. Brady has scheduled a Meet and Greet for August 22nd and the PTO needs your help to assist parents in becoming involved in our school. Sign up for Volunteer Opportunities at the Meet and Greet A new page will open up to our volunteer schedule on signupschedule.com

A Message from Ms. Brady

Good Evening Families – This is Principal Melony Brady at Annie Fisher STEM Magnet School. I want to remind you that we will hold our Annual Family Meet and Greet and PTO Picnic on Thursday, August 22, 2013 at 12:00 PM. Families are asked to pack their own picnic basket and bring a blanket to sit on.

Please RSVP by Friday, August 16, 2013 via email to bradm002@hartfordschools.org.

Also, transportation information will be available to families after August 19th, you should begin to receive information from the transportation vendors at this time. If you are a suburban family and you registered your child after August 1st, please contact the school at 860-695-3500 and ask to speak with Ms. Velic. She will assist you with your transportation needs. This only applies to those newly accepted suburban families that registered after August 1st.
Also a reminder that the first day of school is Tuesday, August 27th. Students are expected to be in their designated classrooms by 8:15 AM. Please be advised that students will not be admitted into the school after 8:15 AM unless escorted by a parent/guardian. Parents must sign their child in at the Main Office.
If you have any questions or need assistance please feel free to contact the school.
Ms. Brady

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Summer Reading

“Children who don’t read during the summer can lose up to three months of reading progress and that loss has a cumulative, long-term effect.”
Ms. Andrea (School Librarian) has provided us with information about the Summer Reading Programs, as well as resources for locating good books. Visit Ms. Andrea’s Page.
We also have a Summer Reading Blog to share your favorite books or ideas to encourage learning throughout the summer! There are links to the programs on this page as well.
Check them out!

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Yearbooks are HERE! Did you get one?

If you missed out pre-ordering a yearbook, we have a limited number of yearbooks available for sale in the library on a first-come-first-serve basis. Yearbooks are $20 each. They will be available at the Meet and Greet.

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Soaring Into Our Future

A special thank you to Jamie Maheu for this BEAUTIFUL send off for our 8th grade students who are transitioning into high school!

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