Friday, September 18, 2020

 

Smooth-Pick-Up-Lines

We want to send out a big THANK YOU to everyone who has worked with us to make the Stonehedge student arrival and dismissal times efficient and more importantly, safe.


The help that we have received from parents has made a huge difference!







We have been able to load and release the busses before the lot becomes congested 





 







Car pick-ups have maintained a safe steady flow


Seven Days of Successes            

Our first full week of school was supremely successful.  Students and staff were actively engaged in classroom activities throughout the building with a focus on building relationships and getting familiar with new procedures and expectations. Our students' behavior and productivity has been outstanding.  Thank you!

Students are not letting spaced out desks or mask wearing impede their learning





Teachers of Music, Art, Library/Media and Physical Education bring the learning to the children





Children have had no trouble enjoying recess while maintaning social distance



Virtual Curriculum Night 

We appreciate all of the families who Zoomed-in and participated in our Curriculum Night.  If you were unable to attend or still have any questions about curriculum or the structure of our school day, feel free to contact me or your child’s teacher any time. 

  


Please Join Our PTA

If you have been an active member in our PTA, you know that it is a great group of parents who play a vital role in our school’s successes. Through their fundraising and volunteering, PTA members provide resources for our classes and social events for our students and families.  If you haven’t been involved, we encourage you to join.  Our first PTA meeting of the year will be held via Zoom this week.  Please use the link below if you would like to attend the PTA meeting, right from your own home!

Every Member Making A Positive Difference At Stonehedge

Stonehedge PTA’s Welcome Back Zoom Meeting: 

Monday, September 21- 6:30 - 8:00 pm 

https://us04web.zoom.us/j/79053371868pwd=VC8zRTY3MXltN0ZVU2dYWkJ1dG95UT09


Picture Day 

Tuesday, September 22 - Picture Day for Grades K-1 and Mrs. Jackson's, Mrs. Lizzi's and Mrs. Prosser's 2nd grades.                                          
Wednesday, September 23 - Picture Day for Mrs. Bailey's, Mrs. Bednarski's, Mrs. Goodnow's, Mrs. Touron's and Mrs. Schweitzer's 2nd and Grades 3-4.                                     

Positivity Project  

Next week’s Positivity Project Strength is Curiosity. Please talk to your children about the value of staying curious, asking questions and figuring things out through observation.  

Canadian Author, Arnold Edinborogh observed, “Curiosity is the very basis of education”.


Brent

Friday, September 11, 2020


Thank you for a great opening to the 2020-2021 School year! 








 
























A Few Adjustments to Student Drop-off and Pick-up 

We cannot thank our parents, staff and students enough for all of the patients, care and cooperation that we received with our morning student drop-off and afternoon pick-up. Over all, the first two days went extremely well.  Still, we know that we can make our drop-off and pick-up more efficient with your help. 

 

Starting Monday, September 14th, we will have all 1st grade students who do not have a sibling in kindergarten dropped off at the parent traffic circle in front of our main entrances (marked in green on the map). All 2nd grade students in Mrs. Goodnow’s, Mrs. Touron’s, Mrs. Bednarski’s, Mrs. Bailey’s and Mrs. Schweitzer’s classes who do not have a sibling in kindergarten or 1st grade will be dropped-off and picked-up at the entrance behind the two-story Gold side of our school (marked in blue on the map).

Also starting on Monday, September 14th, we will stagger our dismissal time so that we can have our students dismissed more quickly to their waiting parents and still avoid any congestion in our hallways. This change will also alleviate traffic congestion on Vanida and Sanderson Drive. Parents with pick-up numbers 1-75 should arrive at 2:30.   Parents with numbers 76-150 should arrive no earlier than 2:40.  Parents with pick-up numbers 151-225 should arrive no earlier than 2:50.  Every parent with a pick-up number higher than 225 should arrive no earlier than 3:00.   Arriving early will cause traffic congestion and slow down our process.  We understand that there will be time that parents run a little late.  Please don’t worry. We will have your child waiting for you when you arrive.  

Please watch your US Mail for a letter explaining these changes.


Welcome New Staff

We are happy to welcome wonderful new staff members to Stonehedge. Mrs. D’Angelo is working with the Fourth-grade team, Ms. Doughier and Mr. Hainging are teaching Art on a cart, Mr. Prenoveau is a great addition to our Physical Education teachers and Mrs. Pudney and Mrs. Scialdone have joined the Blue team.  We are very fortunate to have these wonderful educators join the Stonehedge family.

Curriculum Night

Virtual Curriculum Night will be held next Thursday, September 17th . Your child's teacher will send you a Zoom link. K & 1 will take place from 6:00 - 6:25, 2 & 3 will take place from 6:30 - 6:55, and 4th grade will take place from 7:00 - 7:25. This will be a time for you to meet your child's teacher and learn about the program he or she will experience this year. 


Have a wonderful weekend!
Brent