Friday, May 24, 2019

May 24 - Weekend Update



Stonehedge Weekend Update 
May 24, 2019



Next Week

  • Monday, May 27 - Memorial Day - No School 
  • Tuesday - Thursday, May 28-30 - Science Performance Testing 4th Grade 
  • Tuesday, May 28th - 3rd grade Instrument Assembly 
  • Thursday, May 30 - 5th Grade to WG Middle School - 9:20-10:45
  • Thursday, May 30 - 5th Grade Parent Information Night - WGMS - 6:30PM

In The Near Future

  • Monday, June 3 - Grade 4 Science Written Test
  • Tuesday, June 4 - CODE Celebration - Grades 3-5 
  • Tuesday, June 4 - Kindergarten Readiness Night - 6:00 - 6:45
  • Tues. & Wed., June 4 & 5 - 3rd Grade Instrument Tryouts
  • Wednesday, June 5 - Board of Education Meeting - 7:00 - WG High School Library

In the Not-so-Near Future (but getting closer!)

  • Tuesday, June 11 - Water Carnival - Grades K-2
  • Wednesday, June 12 – Water Carnival - Grades 3-5
  • Wednesday, June 19 - Board of Education Meeting - 7:00 - WG High School Library
  • Monday & Tuesday, June 24, 25 - ½ Day for Students - Dismiss at 11:30
  • Monday, June 24 - 5th Grade Moving Up Ceremony - 1:00 - WGMS


Field Trips/Class Picnics

  • Tuesday, May 28 - LeMoyne College (Corduroy) - Grade 2 
  • Friday, May 31 - LeMoyne College (Corduroy) - Kindergarten 
  • Thursday, June 6 - 5th Grade Shove Park (rain date 6/7)
  • Thursday, June 6 - 3rd Grade to Beaver Lake - Kermes/Collier/Goodnow/Hayes
  • Friday, June 7 - 3rd Grade to Beaver Lake - Castaldo/Kehoskie/LoBello
  • Monday, June 10 - Fort Stanwix – Duffy/Gesser
  • Friday, June 14 - 5th Grade to Ultimate Goal 
  • Monday, June 17 - Fort Stanwix – Stitzinger/Lilienthal
  • Tuesday, June 18 – Salt Museum – Mrs. Personte
  • Wednesday, June 19 - 3rd Grade to Splash Pad - Castaldo/Kermes/LoBello
  • Thursday, June 20 - 5th Grade Picnic
  • Friday, June 21 - 4th Grade Picnic
  • Friday, June 21 - 3rd Grade to Splash Pad - Kehoskie/Collier/Goodnow/Hayes
  • Friday, June 21 - Grade 1 Fun Day - Blue Playground 
  • Friday, June 21 - Kindergarten Fun Day - Blue Playground 



Today was a great celebration of athletic spirit and unity.  The West Genesee Physical Education Department, Special Education Department, Music Department…and I think every other department, came together to host the first ever West Genesee Select Athlete Competition at the High School.  Thank you to everyone who gave of their time, talent and energy to make this event a spectacular success for our students.















Stonehedge athletes returned to a rousing celebratory “Congratulations!” from the Stonehedge community as they paraded through the hallways and displayed the ribbons and medals that they earned at today’s competition.













Our wonderful PTA has brought “The Magic of Science” to our 3rd, 4th and 5th grade classes. In this fun, funny and thought-provoking assembly, Mr. Dennis showed our students how they can explore the science around them every day. The demonstrations included: an amazing demonstration of the power of static electricity, a memorable lesson in density, the properties of matter and how we can be fooled by optical illusions.  The Stonehedge PTA does so much for our students and school, we can’t thank them enough.










I hope that everyone enjoys the long weekend.  While you are having fun with family and friends, please take a moment to remind our students that Memorial Day is an American Holiday that was started here in Central New York after the Civil War.  It was enacted to remember the service and sacrifice of men and women who served in our armed forces, both Union and Confederate. Originally  known as Decoration Day, the holiday was changed to Memorial Day after WWI and evolved to honor all American military personnel. The day can serve as a reminder that even at the end of the Civil War, there is much more that unites the American people than divides us. 

- Brent





Friday, May 17, 2019

May 17 - Weekend Update




Stonehedge Weekend Update
       May 17, 2019



Next Week


  • Tuesday, May 21 - District Budget Vote - WGHS Auditorium Lobby - 6am - 9pm
  • Wednesday, May 22 - Board of Education Meeting - High School Library - 7:00 pm
  • Wednesday, May 22 - Grades 3, 4 and 5 - Assembly - The Magic of Science
  • Friday, May 24 - District Special Olympics - High School
  • Friday, May 24 - 4th Grade Book Club - 8:00 - Library


In The Near Future


  • Monday, May 27 - Memorial Day - No School
  • Tuesday - Thursday, May 28-30 - Science Performance Testing 4th Grade 
  • Thursday, May 30 - 5th Grade to WG Middle School - 9:20-10:45
  • Thursday, May 30 - 5th Grade Parent Information Night - WGMS - 6:30PM


In the Not-so-Near Future (but getting closer!)


  • Tuesday & Wednesday, June 11 & 12 - Water Carnival
  • Monday & Tuesday, June 24, 25 - ½ Day for Students - Dismiss at 11:30
  • Monday, June 24 - 5th Grade Moving Up Ceremony - 1:00 - WGMS


Field Trips


  • Monday, May 20 - Fort Stanwix – Harrison/Gucciardi/Personte
  • Tuesday, May 21 - Salt Museum – Mrs. Gesser
  • Friday, May 24 – WG District Special Olympics - Grades 3-5 Attending
  • Friday, May 31 - LeMoyne College (Corduroy) - Kindergarten - 9:30 - 11:45
  • Thursday, June 6 - 5th Grade Shove Park (rain date 6/7)
  • Thursday, June 6 - 3rd Grade to Beaver Lake - Kermes/Collier/Goodnow/Hayes
  • Friday, June 7 - 3rd Grade to Beaver Lake - Castaldo/Kehoskie/LoBello
  • Monday, June 10 - Fort Stanwix – Duffy/Gesser
  • Friday, June 14 - 5th Grade to Ultimate Goal
  • Monday, June 17 - Fort Stanwix – Stitzinger/Lilienthal
  • Tuesday, June 18 – Salt Museum – Mrs. Personte
  • Wednesday, June 19 - 3rd Grade to Splash Pad - Castaldo/Kermes/LoBello
  • Friday, June 21 - 3rd Grade to Splash Pad - Kehoskie/Collier/Goodnow/Hayes
  • Friday, June 21 - Grade 1 Fun Day - Blue Playground - 9:30 - 11:00
  • Friday, June 21 - Kindergarten Fun Day - Blue Playground - 11:00 - 1:00


It was a Musical Monday at Stonehedge Elementary School


The Stonehedge Elementary School Band, Orchestra and Chorus performed at school for students and staff on Monday morning.  The children performed again Monday evening at West Genesee High School for family and friends.  We greatly appreciate the community’s support for our music program which was very evident by the packed auditorium.  Congratulations for a wonderful performance goes out to our students, and teachers, Kathryn Ta, Christine Astafan, Kyle Muldoon and Marcia DeMartini.  Special thanks to Mrs. Davis for her accompaniment on the piano. 


Mr. Muldoon led the Band.



Mrs. DeMartini directed the Chorus students.

Orchestra was conducted by Mrs. Ta.




School Seedling Project


Our Student Council selected to start a School Seedling Project this year.  Each fifth grade class took a little time out to prepare the ground to plant seedlings and learn more about nature in the process.  The plantings include Red Stem Dogwood, Silky Dogwood and Northern White Cedar. 


The Student Council presented the plans to begin the project.


All fifth grade classes took turns digging, spading, hoeing, raking and edging to get the plot ready.



Mrs. Henderson helped the students in the planning and implementation of the seedling garden.


Mr. Henderson guided  and helped the students with the preparation and planting.

Red Stem Dogwood

They measured for spacing, dug holes, planted the seedlings and then watered them.
Silky Dogwood



Northern White Cedar

We appreciate all the help from teachers and volunteers!


- Brent