lori abrahams

TGIF (Take Graciousness Into Friendships)

My Weekly Friday Message 9/13//2019

Dear Stellar Families,


Our first full 5 day week has come to a close. And what a week it was! We had our first Monday morning meeting, a fire drill, a recycling assembly (ask your student where the used pizza box goes.) (Answer should be compost)  and incredible learning each and every day. The school year is officially off to an amazing start.


Reminder: Next week is parent/teacher conference week. All students will be dismissed at 12:30 everyday. Please add that to your plan. After school care is available until 5:00 each day.  We will watch your student for you while you are in your conference for no charge  Check with Brenda to find out more about all of that


Student Council NewsOur first Spirit Day is Wed. September 25. It is going to be a "Wear your PJ's to school day."  We will do a count that morning to see which class has the largest percentage of participation. Bring your slippers for an extra point. Regular shoes still need to be worn while outside.


The student council is sponsoring our traditional Thanksgiving Feast on Friday, November 22 at 11:00.. It is going to be a potluck meal shared by our community. Each classroom will be asked to contribute either a side dish, a beverage or a salad/vegetable. The turkeys will be provided by our Board and volunteers will be asked to cook them and bring them ready to carve. (or already carved if you are so inclined.) All will be encouraged to contribute a dessert for our bake sale fundraiser.


Field Trip Coordinator: You heard from our newly minted field trip coordinator, Mindy Rubin,  this week. She has taken on the mammoth task of keeping all the paperwork and information for field trips organized to keep us on track.  We are so very grateful for her dedication.


School Portraits: I forwarded the order form from Remember When Photography to you on Monday. Picture day is Monday, September 23. The pdf of the order form is attached below.


Anna's questionnaire: This was sent to you on Tuesday. Please take 3 - 5 minutes to fill it out. Thanks in advance. Here is the link one more time just in case.


For your calendar: There is a private schools fair on TH Oct, 24 from 11:30 - 1:30 in Palo Alto. Stellar will be participating. If you would like to help me at our table, please let me know. If you would like to attend to see what options your child has post Stellar, please RSVP via the link noted on the attached flyer. Note: most of the schools represented are on the Peninsula.


Stellar Wear: Soon, you will receive an order form to request your Stellar garb. We are going to offer polo shirts, long & short sleeve T's as well as hoodies. Keep a sharp lookout for that email!


Random Feel Good News:  Everyday, at the end of the day in Room 113, they have a quiet moment to reflect on what they are grateful for. After the first day, the students have already embraced the practice and look forward to sharing their joy.


Warmest regards,



LoriAnn Abrahams

Proud Head of School

Stellar Academy for Dyslexics

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