Friday, September 13, 2019

September 13, 2019 - Weekend Update

Stonehedge Weekend Update
September 13, 2019

Positivity Project

  •  The Positivity Project (P2) strength for next week is “Curiosity”  

Happenings Next Week 

  • Tuesday, Sept. 17 – Picture Day - Grades K-2
  • Wed., Sept. 18 - Picture Day – Grades 3-5
  • Wednesday, Sept. 18 - Merry-Go-Round Theater - Grade 5 
  • Wednesday, Sept. 18 – Board of Education Meeting - 7:00 pm - HS Library
  • Thursday, Sept. 19 - CODE Grades K-2 

In the Near Future

  • Monday, Sept. 23 – PTA Welcome Back Meeting – Blue Cafeteria - 6:30 pm
  • Tuesday, September 24 - Talk with the Superintendent - 7 pm - WGHS LGI

Orchestra Reminders

  • 9/16 - 4th & 5th Grade Orchestra Lessons Begin with Mrs. Ta & Mrs. Mercer 
  • 9/24 - 5th Grade Orchestra Rehearsal Begins 8:00-9:00 in the Gold Cafeteria with Mrs. Ta 

Thank you for joining us last night!

Stonehedge’s commitment to providing the highest quality education was clearly apparent last night’s curriculum night.  We are very thankful for the parent and family support.  Educational research shows that when families are engaged in their children’s schools, student achievement improves, absenteeism is reduced, and parents have more confidence in their children’s education.  We take the West Genesee district mission of ensuring that each student attains the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary, not only for lifelong learning, but also for becoming a cooperative, self-directed, productive, caring citizen, very seriously.  We have seen firsthand the positive impact of family engagement on student success and school improvement.  Thank you for staying informed and for being part of our team.

Mrs. Lo Bello had a full class!
Welcome to Mrs. Goodnow's room.
Mrs. Remesz is ready for fifth grade parents.
Time to learn about fifth grade curriculum in Mrs. Hesler's room.
Checking out students work.
Mrs. Personte and Mrs. Spinks are ready to welcome parents to their fourth grade room.
Mrs. Harrison explains fourth grade expectations.

Standing room only in Mrs. Duffy's room.

If you are not already a member, becoming active in the Stonehedge PTA is a great way to increase your involvement in our school.

We are extremely pleased with our students’ behavior and performance during the first full week of school; studiousness, kindness and consideration have been pervasive traits at Stonehedge. As parents and guardians of Stonehedge children, you must be very proud! 

Fifth graders worked collaboratively on their science lesson.


Friday, September 6, 2019

September 6, 2019 - Weekend Update

Stonehedge Weekend Update
September 6, 2019

Happening Next Week 

  • Thursday, Sept. 12 - Open House
               6:00 – 6:25    Kindergarten and First Grade
               6:30 – 7:00    Second and Third Grade
               7:00 – 7:30    Fourth and Fifth Grade

In the Near Future

  • Tuesday-Wednesday, Sept. 17 & 18 – Picture Day
  • Wednesday, Sept. 18 - Merry-Go-Round Theater - Grade 5 
  • Wednesday, Sept. 18 – Board of Education Meeting - 7:00 pm - HS Library
  • Thursday, Sept. 19 - CODE Grades K-2 
  • Monday, Sept. 23 – PTA Welcome Back Meeting – Blue Cafeteria - 6:30 pm


  • Pink Emergency Forms – Please be sure to send in your student’s forms as soon as possible. They were included with your summer student mailing.

It has been a great week at Stonehedge!

4th grade Math class.

Fun at recess.

Mrs. Abbott reviews assembly behavior expectations.

Our Physical Education teachers talked about playground safety.

Our 5th grade garden is blooming.

We had a great first week at Stonehedge. The children have adjusted to their school routines very quickly.  I know that is the result of great classroom instruction and wonderful preparation and support from our Stonehedge families.  Thank you all.

Reconnecting with friends.

Helping each other use Chromebooks in 3rd grade.
Two facts and a fiction in 5th grade library class.

Happy in 3rd grade!

Snack time!

4th graders checking out some good books.

Using our Chromebooks.

Our students have been engaged, considerate, polite and hard working.  …what more could a principal ask for?   Thank you students!

We are looking forward to many more great school weeks ahead.  


Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

A Wonderful Start to the School Year!

The rain broke and the sun shone on our students as they exited the buses with their school supplies and big smiles for the first day of school.  The only tears that I saw were from a three-year-old boy who was terribly disappointed that he is still too young to start school with his siblings.  …he is pretty sure that he is ready for school too! 

Our teachers and staff are happy to have students back at Stonehedge. The day was filled with smiling, happy children reconnecting with schoolmates and getting to know their new teachers.  
Stonehedge Elementary has experienced great success over the years.  Colin Powell said, “There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work and learning.” 
Seeing the preparation, hard work and focus on learning from our faculty, staff and students, I have no doubt that we will continue to meet with success and keep Stonehedge Elementary – “the happiest learning place on Earth!”

A few reminders:

To ensure the safety of all of our students, all of our classrooms need to be peanut free.  Our teachers take a collaborative approach to meeting students and learning their educational needs, therefore, students will rotate to different classrooms throughout the day.  Please continue to send in healthy snacks that are nut-free if your child likes a snack in their classroom.   We have nut-free sections in our cafeteria so your children may bring any foods that they like for lunch.

Arrival, Dismissal:

Our regular school day begins at 9:00 and ends at 3:17.  If your child(ren) eat breakfast at school, they are allowed into the building at 8:50; otherwise students enter the building at 9:00.  If you are picking up your child at the end of the day, please plan to arrive between 3:10 and 3:15. Students are dismissed at 3:17 from the blue cafeteria.  We need your help to keep things running smoothly during drop off.  Drivers should not stop and park a car in the drop off line because this causes a back-up with other cars and buses. Please do not pass another car while they are dropping off students.  Remember to only allow your students to exit from the right side of the car near the curb.  Parking spots are available in front and on both sides of our school if you would like to get out of your car with your child.  Thank you in advance for your support in keeping everyone moving along.

Please Mark Your Calendars:

  • Thursday, September 12, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m., Curriculum Night for Parents
  • Tuesday & Wednesday, September 17 & 18, Picture Days (schedules will be sent home with your student)
  • Monday, September 23, 6:30 p.m. Stonehedge PTA Welcome Meeting (STB Cafeteria) 
  • Tuesday, September 24, 7:00 p.m., Talk with the Superintendent (in the high school large group instruction room) 

I hope that all of our parents and guardians are as happy about the start of the school year as we are. I will continue to post weekly blogs to the district web-site each Friday to help families stay informed about school happenings.  As always, please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. or (315) 487- 4631.