Chad Crowson


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Principal's Message


September 26, 2017

Stratford Community,
I hope that this message finds you and your entire family well. I want to update you about a few important upcoming events at Stratford:

Family Supports
First and foremost, please note that our Harvey recovery efforts continue. We are keenly aware that many of our families have been significantly impacted by Hurricane Harvey and its aftermath. Although we have been back to school for a couple of weeks and a sense of normalcy has returned to the campus, we fully understand that this is no ordinary school year. Please continue to reach out when you have needs, and we will do our very best to locate appropriate resources to assist you. Our counseling team and all of our faculty and staff are here for you and your children! Please do not hesitate to contact me directly or reach out to our Community Resources and Wellness Specialist Kristen Suleman at regarding your needs.

As we continue to return to normal daily procedures this week, we will begin marking students who are late to class with a tardy beginning Thursday, September 28. One important change for this school year is that tardies to any class period are treated equally. In the past, tardies to the first period of the day resulted in an automatic Saturday detention. Now, students will receive three warnings per semester for a tardy to any class before being assigned a detention. Please notify your child’s grade level principal if you would like to share any special needs or circumstances.

Back to School Night
Our Fall 2017 Back to School Night is scheduled for Monday, October 2, beginning at 7:00 PM. Please ask your child to fill out the attached schedule to help you make it around the building on Monday night. Blank paper copies will also be available for students. Our first PTSA meeting of the year will precede the Back to school night. Start time is 6:15 PM in the Auditorium. Our PTSA leaders look forward to welcoming you!

Homecoming Week is Oct 2-7
Stratford Homecoming is just around the corner! We encourage all students to get into the spirit of Homecoming by participating in our Dress Up Days as follows:

  • Monday, October 2 – ‘Merica Monday (wear your favorite patriotic gear)
  • Tuesday, October 3 – Team Tuesday (wear your favorite team’s jersey)
  • Wednesday, October 4 – Disney Wednesday (dress as your favorite Disney character)
  • Thursday, October 5 – Throwback Thursday (wear your very best gear from the 60s, 70s, 80s, or 90s)
  • Friday, October 6 – Golden Days (wear your Homecoming t-shirt or school spirit gear)

Homecoming Game and Dance
The Homecoming game is slated for Friday, October 6, as our Spartans take on the Northbrook Raiders at Tully Stadium beginning at 7:00 PM. Cheer on our Spartans and enjoy a special halftime performance presenting the 2017 Homecoming Court. The Homecoming Queen will be crowned during the halftime festivities. Advance purchase tickets are $3 for students and $5 for adults.

The Homecoming dance begins at 8:00 PM on Saturday, October 7 in the Stratford Competition Gym. Students and guests should park in the East Lot and enter through the marked doors. Be sure to arrive early, as students will not be admitted after 9:30 PM. The Middle Gym will have a photo booth, snacks, and coat check area. Tickets for the dance will be sold during Homecoming Week for $20, which includes this year’s Homecoming t-shirt. Students who plan to bring a guest to the dance, who is not a Stratford student, must complete a “Guest Request Form” and have it approved by your grade level principal by Wednesday, October 4. Forms are located in each grade level office, or they can also be downloaded from the school website on the home page under "Save the Date". Please remember that all homecoming dance attire must be school appropriate.

Stratford Runway
Kudos to our Stratford Student Council for transforming our textbook room into the “Stratford Runway”. This special collection of new and lightly-used dresses for girls and suits for guys are available to borrow at no cost. Students looking for a special Homecoming dress or suit can stop by during lunch or after school between now and Friday, October 6 to find one!

It’s a great day in Stratford America! Thank you for sharing your children with us. Please don’t hesitate to reach out if there is anything we can do to better support your student on their road to success.


Chad Crowson