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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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Bookmobile Month Celebration Coming Up

Calling all Bookmobile fans! Starting April 1, come visit us at any of its scheduled stops around Stamford to get your free bookmarks and help us make a banner to show your love for the Ferguson Library's traveling branch. We'll have canvas and art supplies onboard through the end of the month so you can share your Bookmobile stories with words, art, stickers and more. Visit here or here for stop times and locations.

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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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Hats and Mittens for Inspirica Families

To support Inspirica families and help them stay warm this winter, the Ferguson Library is currently collecting new and/or clean, gently-used gloves, mittens, scarves and hats for children and adults. You can help us by dropping off your donations at any branch of the library. Donations will be accepted until Friday, January 28.

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Applications Now Being Accepted for Youth Leadership Internships

Are you a Stamford public high school student interested in a one-year paid internship? Are you committed to the vision of a more positive school environment? Then you are a great fit for the Stamford Cradle to Career Youth Leadership. Here you can earn money, gain valuable experience and make a difference. No academic requirements or skills needed. Simply click here to apply before January 10.

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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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Stamford Public Schools Survey

The Stamford Public Schools has contracted with CMSi to conduct a Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment Audit for Preschool through Grade 12. Parent feedback is an important part of the audit process. Please take a moment to complete the survey.
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Online Catalog Offers New Features

Choosing your next read doesn't need to be daunting. The Ferguson Library's online catalog now offers new features that make it easier to find a book you'll enjoy.

Just click on a favorite title, select "details," and you will find other books by the same author, suggested readings, a brief biography and professional and reader reviews. If the book is part of a series, you can also learn what else is available about your favorite character.

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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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Grab and Go lunches at South End

The South End Branch, in partnership with Community Action Agency of Western Connecticut, is offering free meals for kids this summer every Wednesday through August 25. For kids up to age 18. Just drop by the South End Branch at 34 Woodland Avenue. No registration needed.

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Free CT Museum Admission for Kids

From now until September 6, kids under 18 and one accompanying adult can visit participating CT museums free of charge through the Connecticut Summer at the Museum program.
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