Suffield Public Schools

Suffield PTAC Newsletter - October/November 2015


October Happenings


Picture Day

Picture day was October 1st. The morning ran smoothly and the students all looked camera ready!  Families who ordered pictures will shortly be receiving some fabulous photos!

6th Grade Traditions Halloween Social

6th Grade Traditions Halloween Social will take place at the SMS gym on Friday, October 30th from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. The fee is $10 per student.

PTAC is looking for volunteers to chaperone the evening along with donating food for this event. If you are interested please use this link to sign up:

This is a really fun event with a large turnout and it’s only for 6th graders!! Permission slip - PDF


November Happenings


Election Day Bake Sale

The PTAC will once again hold an election day bake sale on November 3rd at the Middle School.  We are in need of many of bakers!  If you are interested in helping bake goodies for this fundraiser please contact Kris Lambert at


Early December Happenings


Holiday Boutique

Mark your calendars….The Holiday Boutique is scheduled for December 10th  9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. in the SMS gym.  This is a fundraiser for the SMS PTAC and is open to the public.  It is a great event giving you the opportunity to pick up some unique, many handmade, holiday gifts for your special people (or yourself!).  Susi Keane is the chairperson for this event and is looking to expand the Holiday Boutique this year.  If you or someone you know is interested in being a vendor please contact Susi Keane for details at

Please help us spread the word about this years Holiday Boutique!



Other News


PTAC Mini Grants

The SMS PTAC awarded six $500 mini grants to six well deserving Middle School teachers in October. Joy Tierney, Kristen Zavisza, and Shannon Picard’s grant requests were to be able to make a comfortable area within their classrooms for students to sit and read; Lisa DeFord’s request was for stand alone desks; Librarian Dan Spada requested $500 for new books; Carol Sewall speech & language pathologists request was to purchase Wildcat Cards greeting card kit to be used by teachers from Unified Arts, Special Education, and Speech/Language to develop a program that supports student’s vocational, functional, and academic needs through the use of interactive and kinesthetic learning activities. Through creative and craft activities identified special needs students would create greeting cards that would be sold to the school community to help continue to fund the future costs of the program.  Great ideas from great teachers!

PTAC Alternative Donation

Thank you to all those folks who chose to give to the PTAC Alternative Donation drive, your generosity is greatly appreciated!  

Box Tops

Box Tops for Education is underway and this fall it is a Boys vs Girls challenge!  The teams are neck and neck, please keep the Box tops coming, contest ends October 30th. 

School Merchandise

School Merchandise is still available.  If you are interested in purchasing items please contact Kathy Bond at:  To view some of the items available take a look at the PTAC Facebook page.  School merchandise will also be available at the Holiday Boutique!

Chair Volunteers

The PTAC is looking for a person to chair and oversee the Retail Benefits fundraiser program. In addition, we are also looking for a volunteer to chair the 8th grade Sock Hop which takes place in May.  If you are interested in more information and how you can help please contact Pam Hardy at


Suffield Public Schools
350 Mountain Road
Suffield, CT 06078
Phone: 860-668-3800


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