Annual Turkey Trot Held at Samuel Staples Elementary School

The 12th Annual Turkey Trot at Samuel Staples Elementary School was held on Monday, Nov. 14.

Students in kindergarten through the second grade trotted on the lower field, and the third, fourth and fifth graders trotted on the upper field to deliver food they have been collecting Continue reading “Annual Turkey Trot Held at Samuel Staples Elementary School”

SSES Students Honor Veterans With Clay and Paper Poppies

Students at Samuel Staples Elementary School are honoring veterans this Veterans Day with two special art installations.

Art teachers Samantha Sabia and Allan Bates organized the project for every student to create a poppy, a symbol of remembrance for veterans.

Approximately Continue reading “SSES Students Honor Veterans With Clay and Paper Poppies”

Annual Trunk or Treat Draws a Crowd

Easton never disappoints. From  princesses to skeleton costumes, enjoy some photos of the annual Trunk or Treat and bonfire at Samuel Staples Elementary School. The annual event on Monday, Oct. 31 was organized by the Easton-Redding Girl Scouts, the Lions Club, and Easton Park & Continue reading “Annual Trunk or Treat Draws a Crowd”

Here a Flower, There a Flower, Everywhere a Sunflower

Come with me
into the field of sunflowers.
Their faces are burnished disks,
their dry spines creak like ship masts,
 
their green leaves,
so heavy and many,
fill all day with the sticky
sugars of the sun.
 
Come with me
to visit the sunflowers … 
 

New ‘Welcome to Easton’ Signs Unveiled

There are barns, cows, pigs, tractors, reservoirs, fish, and trees. Lots of tress. Those are the images that come to mind when Easton elementary and middle school students think of their hometown. They are also the images that will grace two new ‘Welcome to Easton” signs welcoming Continue reading “New ‘Welcome to Easton’ Signs Unveiled”

SSES Launching Educational Farmland Program

Young minds at Samuel Staples Elementary School will have the opportunity to learn more about the importance of farming this fall when a new educational program will begin on the farmland surrounding the school. Students will learn about the process of growing food, and how different Continue reading “SSES Launching Educational Farmland Program”

Samuel Staples Elementary School to Host Kindergarten Orientation on June 7

Samuel Staples Elementary School will host a kindergarten orientation on Tuesday, June 7 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the school located at 515  Morehouse Road. Parents will listen to a presentation given by Principal Kimberly Fox Santora and children will meet the kindergarten staff, Continue reading “Samuel Staples Elementary School to Host Kindergarten Orientation on June 7”

Samuel Staples Elementary School Students Pitch Their Inventions

Fever Meter by Debra Belanger.–Photo by Sophie Camizzi

Fourth graders at Samuel Staples Elementary School showed off their inventions and problem-solving skills during the Connecticut Invention Convention (CIC) event held at the school Feb. 28.

The event was part of a CIC program Continue reading “Samuel Staples Elementary School Students Pitch Their Inventions”

‘All Are Welcome’ at Samuel Staples

Samuel Staples Elementary School’s second-grade teacher, Hannah Haydu, has introduced American Sign Language (ASL) to her classroom to teach students about empathy and compassion for other people.

“We’ve been doing ‘Trait of the Month’ each month and we got to empathy,” said Haydu. Continue reading “‘All Are Welcome’ at Samuel Staples”

Mask Requirement Ends for Public Buildings and Schools Next Week

Masks will no longer be required in Easton’s public buildings beginning Monday, Feb. 28, according to an official announcement posted on the town website. This confirms First Selectman David Bindelglass’s statement last week that Feb. 28 is a “reasonable day to lift the mask mandate Continue reading “Mask Requirement Ends for Public Buildings and Schools Next Week”