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Stamford Public Schools Climate Survey

Parents are invited to participate in the Stamford Public Schools (SPS) School Climate Survey. The survey is anonymous and all questions are optional. Families are asked to complete the survey for each child attending SPS. It should only take about 15 minutes to complete.

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April is Poetry Month!

Roses are red, violets are blue, now that it's April, we have poetry books for you! 

Celebrate Poetry Month with us at the library. Stop in at any library branch and check out a book of poems about your favorite topic. Kids: You can also try to write your own poem and practice your rhyming words. 

 

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Kindergarten Registration Is Open! La Inscripción Escolar Para Kindergarten Está Abierta!

To register, your child must be five years old on or before January 1, 2023. After completing the registration application, documents may be submitted the following ways:
•Uploaded directly into the application.
•Dropped off in a sealed envelope in the lobby of the Government Center in the mailbox by the window labeled: SPS: OFCE (no appointment needed).
•Making an appointment with your child's school.
•Email: ofce@stamfordct.gov

 

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Friends of Ferguson Library Literary Competition 2022 Now Accepting Submissions

Do you know a budding writer? The Stamford Literary Competition celebrates excellence in student writing. The contest is open to Stamford students in grades 3 through 12 in the categories of fiction, nonfiction and poetry. Entries are due February 11. Online submissions only please. Entry form

 

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Parent Leadership Training Institute

Stamford’s Parent Leadership Training Institute (PLTI), in partnership with the Stamford Public Education Foundation, is accepting candidates for Stamford’s 22nd class of PLTI.
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Decorate a Mitten!

We have a basket of mitten shapes in Youth Services at the Main library that you can decorate, practice writing your name, or tell us your Winter Wish for 2022. We will hang them up in the library for the winter season. Stop by when you visit us! 

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Sparkler: Learn Through Play – Stamford Cradle to Career | United Way of Western CT

Get a FREE Developmental Screening App. Stamford is pleased to provide Sparkler, a free developmental screening application, available in English and Spanish, that promotes healthy early childhood development and helps you advocate for your child. With the help of Sparkler, parents and families have access to the Ages and Stages Questionnaire (a developmental screening), developmentally aligned play activities, parent forums, and early childhood coaches.

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Free Covid Vaccine Clinics

Get ready for back to school with vaccines, boosters and a flu shot! Click here for information on free Stamford Covid-19 vaccine clinics.  Covid-19 vaccines are free, do not require ID or insurance, and no appointment needed! All locations have trained nurses to administer vaccines. 

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Books For Summer Reading at the Friends Book Shop

Stop in and check out the Friends Book Shop, the only independent book store in Stamford, for some great summer reads! All books available are very gently used and at modest prices, with the proceeds going to support the library. There are two convenient locations at the Main Library and Harry Bennett branch, or shop online. Click here for more information.

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National Hop-a-Park Day! First Saturday in July

Did you know July 3, 2021 is National Hop-a-Park Day? Stamford has over 700 acres of parks and beaches around the city. What a perfect opportunity to get outside! Click here for a map of all the parks in the city and here for a list of things to do around Stamford. Tag us in your socials to share your adventures! 

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Summer Learning 2021 Is Coming Soon!

Summer Learning starts June 12. Kids and teens can sign up online, or grab a paper reading log, and get into it! In addition to reading and listening, kids can complete fun challenges, set goals for themselves, work on honing skills, or just enjoy a good book.
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June is National Zoo & Aquarium Month

June is a month for celebrating our animal friends! Connecticut has many wonderful ways to learn about nature. Get more information on visiting Beardsley Zoo, the Maritime or Mystic Aquariums or Stamford Museum and Nature Center among others, with park passes here, and more places to go and things to do here.

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Linked Libraries

Great news for Stamford Public School students! The cooperative partnership between Ferguson Library and SPS will allow students access to our huge collection of great kids & teen ebooks and streaming materials all summer long. Browse for your next great book from any of our digital content platforms and borrow from anywhere you are this summer!

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