Friday, February 14, 2020

Weekend Update February 14, 2020

ECOS Club Visit
Members of the high school ECOS club paid a visit to Mrs. Colburn's first grade class this week. The first graders were so excited to have guest presenters! They learned about animals and their habitats, and they were even able to dissect a flower. The students, both young and old, really enjoyed it!





P2 Assembly
This weeks P2 assembly focused on the character trait of perseverance.  We were so lucky to have the JazzKats from WGMS come across the parking lot to perform for us.  The JazzKats presented Mrs. McCarthy with a gift and even though she had a tough time opening the gift, she persevered and it turned out to be the gift of music.  Members of the JazzKats spoke about how playing an instrument isn't easy but you have to work hard, and not give up.  We are so lucky to have such musical talent here at West Genesee!







Sledding in PE
Thanks to the snowstorm last week, we were able to get outside and sled in PE this week.  The students had an absolute blast and getting some much needed fresh air was good for everyone!




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Happenings Next Week
Winter Recess - 2/17 - 2/21

When We Return
Monday, February 24 - 2nd Grade Dental Health Presentation - 9:30 am - Blue Cafeteria
Tuesday, February 25 - Crunch Visit 2nd Grade
Thursday, February 27 – 5th Grade Jump Rope Club – 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Friday, February 28 – 4th Grade Book Club – 8:00 am – 9:00 am
Friday, February 28 – PTA Sponsored School Assembly “Ball In The House” 
Saturday, February 29 - Culture Fair - 12pm - 3pm - WGHS

Monday, February 10, 2020

Weekend Update February 7, 2020

PTA Update
The PTA is looking for volunteers to help with the Stonehedge yearbook.  By getting involved this year it is a great opportunity to shadow current volunteers and have knowledge going into next year. If you can do online photo albums, you can do this! Please contact Mrs. Farella at lfarella@westgenesee.org or 315-487-4631 for details. 

First Grade Spirit Day
Thursday was First Grade Spirit Day! All students were encouraged to wear their blue and gold but first graders got to enjoy a popcorn snack in the afternoon.  It's great to see such wildcat pride!





Positivity Project
The Positivity Project (P2) strength for this week is…..Love

Happenings This Week
Tuesday, February 11 - Around the World Strings Presentation for 3rd grade - 1:15
Tuesday, February 11 - “I Wonder” STEAM Research Night - 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm - Library
Tuesday, February 11 - “I Wonder” STEAM Open Art Room - 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm - Library
Wednesday, February 12 - Gertrude Hawk Orders Due
Wednesday, February 12 - Enrichment Registration Deadline
Wednesday, February 12 - Grades 3-5 - Merry Go Round Theatre
Thursday, February 13 - 5th Grade Jump Rope Club - 8:00 am
Thursday, February 13 - Gold CODE Assembly
Friday, February 14th - 4th Grade Book Club - 8:00 am - Library

In The Near Future
February 12 to 17 - No School - Winter Recess


Friday, January 31, 2020

Weekend Update January 31, 2020

Community Oriented Drug Education (CODE) Assembly 
Officer Brand, of the Camillus Police Department, visited Stonehedge-Blue for our third CODE assembly of the year on Thursday.  She spoke on different topics at each grade level.

Kindergarten – The focus for this presentation was on self esteem and how each one of them is special. The importance of reporting certain situations to trusted adults was discussed. 

First Grade – The theme of the assembly was celebrating our differences.  Accepting ourselves as we are, and others as they are, is important.

Second Grade – The theme of the presentation was learning about problem solving skills.  Officer Brand demonstrated a conflict and how to properly resolve it by role playing a situation involving a conflict over a pizza.


Bus Expectations
Reviewing behavioral expectations for while at school and on the bus is never a bad idea.  The students will be getting a refresher on these expectations while in the classroom but it would be helpful if you could also review the bus expectations while at home.  We talk about how it is important to "Be Respectful. Be Responsible. Be Safe."

Be Respectful:

  • Listen to and follow the bus driver’s directions at all times.
  • Greet the driver when getting on the bus.
  • Be kind to everyone around you.
  • Use a level 2 voice.

Be Responsible:

  • When an adult is talking to the children and bus driver, it is important to listen and respond.
  • Sit in your assigned seat at all times (even after others have gotten off the bus).
  • Watch for your stop.
  • Leave the bus with all of your belongings.

Be Safe:

  • Stay seated at all times, until the bus is at your stop.
  • Keep your hands and feet in your seat and out of the aisle.
  • Remember to use your voice level 2, unless the bus driver or adult is talking and then use a level 0 voice
  • Leave food, drink, and electronics in your backpack during your bus ride.
  • Follow directions given by the adults.

Positivity Project
The Positivity Project (P2) strength for next week is…..Forgiveness

Happenings Next Week
Monday, February 3 - PTA Meeting/Founder’s Day Celebration - 6:30 - 8:00pm
Wednesday, February 5 - “I Wonder” STEAM Research Night - 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm - Library
Wednesday, February 5 - Board of Education Meeting - 7:00 pm - WGHS Library
Thursday, February 6 - 1st Grade Spirit Day
Thursday, February 6 - 5th Grade Jump Rope Club - 8:00 am
Friday, February 7 - P2 Assembly 9:30 am - 10:00 am - Blue Gym

In The Near Future
Tuesday, February 11 - “I Wonder” STEAM Research Night - 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm - Library
Tuesday, February 11 - “I Wonder” STEAM Open Art Room - 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm - Library
Wednesday, February 12 - Grades 3-5 -  Merry Go Ground - “Careers”
Wednesday, February 12 - Deadline for Gertrude Hawk Fundraiser
Thursday, February 13 - 5th Grade Jump Rope Club - 8:00 am
Thursday, February 13 - Gold CODE Assembly
Friday, February 14 - 4th Grade Book Club - 8:00 am - 9:00 am


Friday, January 24, 2020

Weekend Update January 24, 2020

Just a reminder... Monday, January 27, 2020, is a Staff Development Day.  Students do not have school. 

Kindergarten Registration
Kindergarten Registration for the 2020-2021 school year has begun and will go until March 31 at the Central Registrar Office located at 300 Sanderson Drive, Camillus, NY 13031.

For information about registering your student, go to the Registration Section of the website.

Prior to coming in to register, you will need to make an appointment by clicking the appropriate link on the Registration web page or by calling the Central Registrar at (315) 487-4683.

When registering, parents should bring: proof of residency (ie. mortgage or property statement or signed lease agreement); proof of immunizations; and proof of age.

A physical examination is also required and a dental certificate is requested for entry into kindergarten. These examinations should be done up to one year prior to the first day of school. Children who enter kindergarten this fall must be five years of age on or before December 1, 2020.

For more information visit our website or email the Central Registrar at centralregistrar@westgenesee.org.

PTA update
Gertrude Hawk orders are due back on 2/12

Since we don't have school on Monday.  The PTA is doing a fundraiser at the Warrior @ Township 5.  1.5 hours for $15 and $5 dollars goes to PTA... It is recommended that you make a reservation!

Around Stonehedge

Kindergarten had the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse today.



And the "Souper" Bowl Bins are out!!!  I wonder who will win our challenge?



Positivity Project
The Positivity Project focus trait for this week is supporting others when they struggle.  Supporting others while they go through tough times is a critical piece of being human. There is a Chinese saying that sums this up: “If you want happiness for an hour, take a nap. If you want happiness for a day, go fishing. If you want happiness for a year, inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime, help somebody.”  We sure do take good care of each other here at Stonehedge. 



Happenings Next Week
Monday, January 27 - No School for students - Teacher Workshops
Tuesday - Friday, January 28-31 - PTA "Souper" Bowl collection boxes in each lobby
Thursday, January 30 – 5th Grade Jump Rope Club – 8:00 am
Thursday January 30 - “I Wonder” STEAM Showcase Information & Research Night 3:30 - 5:00 pm
Thursday, January 30 - “I Wonder” STEAM Showcase Open Art Room Night 3:30 - 5:00 pm
Thursday, January 30 – West Genesee Special Ed PTSA Meeting 6:30 – 8:00 pm – High School Library
Friday, January 31 - 4th Grade Book Club - 8:00 - 9:00 am - Library

In the Near Future
Wednesday, February 5 - “I Wonder” STEAM Research Night - 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm - Library
Wednesday, February 5 - Board of Education Meeting - 7:00 pm - WGHS Library
Thursday, February 6 - 1st Grade Spirit Day

Friday, January 17, 2020

Weekend Update January 17th




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Positivity Project
The Positivity Project (P2) strength for next week is…..Perseverance

Happenings Next Week
Monday, January 20 - No School - Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday
Tuesday, January 21 - PTA Meeting - 6:00 - 7:00 pm - High School Library Classroom. Teachers from grades 2 and 5 will be there to talk about what fun and exciting things are happening in their classrooms!
Tuesday, January 21 - Talk with the Superintendent - 7:00 - 8:00 pm - High School LGI Room 
Tuesday, January 21 - “I Wonder” STEAM Showcase Information & Research Night 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Wednesday, January 22 - Board of Education Meeting - 7:00 pm - High School Library
Friday, January 24 - Proposals due for “I Wonder” STEAM Showcase
Friday, January 24 - PTA “Soup”er Bowl Begins
Friday, January 24 - Merry Go Round Playhouse “Do You See” to Kindergarten

In the Near Future
Monday, January 27 - No School – Teacher Workshop Day
Tuesday, January 28 - PTA - Group pictures for the yearbook
Thursday, January 30 - “I Wonder” STEAM Showcase Information & Research Night 3:30 – 5:00 pm
Thursday, January 30 - Special Education PTSA Meeting – 6:30 – 8:00 pm – High School Library
Friday, January 31 - 4th Grade Book Club – 8:00 – 9:00 am - Library

Friday, January 10, 2020

Weekend Update January 10th

I hope everyone had a great first week back.  It can be difficult for us to get back into the swing of a daily routine.  However, the students and staff of Stonehedge made it look pretty easy!  It has been another great week. Special thank you to our PTA for providing popcorn for our Kindergarten students for Kindergarten Spirit Day.

P2 Assembly
We had an awesome P2 assembly today.  All students are AMAZING audience members.  I am so impressed at how well they listen to the speaker, participate in our song, and maintain self-control.  We focused on the trait of Self-Control.  Mrs. Bailey and Mrs. Prosser's second graders acted out two different skits to review what self-control looks like in both the hallway and in the classroom.  Kudos to the students in those classrooms for your acting skills!







Positivity Project
The Positivity Project (P2) strength for next week is…..Prudence

Happenings Next Week
Tuesday, January 14 - 3rd Grade Spanish Club - 3:30 - 4:30 pm - Room 103
(For students who signed up from Mrs. Hayes and Mrs. Goodnow’s classes)
Wednesday, January 15 - PTA Gertrude Hawk Sale begins

In the Near Future
Monday, January 20 - no school - Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday
Tuesday, January 21 - PTA Meeting - 6:00 - 7:00 pm - High School Library
Classroom.  Teachers from grades 2 and 5 will talk about what is happening in their grades.
Friday, January 24 - Merry-Go-Round Theatre visits Kindergarten
Friday, January 24 - “Soup”er Bowl begins