Friday, November 20, 2020

Weekend Update November 20th


Happy Thanksgiving

Coming Next Week:

November 22-24: Half-days for students, parent/teacher conferences.
November 25-27: Thanksgiving break
Monday, November 23: K-2 Remote Student Material Pick-up

In the Near Future:

Monday, November 30: 1st Grade Spirit Day 
Wednesday, December 2: BOE Meeting - 7pm - WGHS Library
Tuesday, December 1: Holiday Wreath and Poinsetta Pick Up will be in the front circle at Stonehedge Elementary School between 3:30pm - 5:30pm.

Important Information:

We've had a pick up scheduled for our Grade 2 Remote Families for awhile now, but we now have materials and pictures for Grades K and 1, too!  So, all remote families please come to the Gold Lobby on Monday 11/23 from 12:00-3:00  to pick up literacy supplies (grade 2 only), school pictures, and music kits. 

As a reminder, we are no longer mailing out report cards to all families. Report cards will be available via Schooltool beginning Saturday, December 14.  Click here to access the viewing instructions. Here is a short video that also explains how to access the report cards online. If you need to update your email or phone number on Schooltool, please click this link. If you need a hard copy of your child's report card mailed to your home, call the office.

Positivity Project: Gratitude:

Gratitude means that you are aware of and thankful for good things that happen. Gratitude is the quality of feeling and expressing thankfulness and appreciation. It is an affirmation that there is goodness in other people and the world, and that we have received that goodness. People with the strength of gratitude have a readiness to show appreciation for kindness and also to return kindness. A leading expert, Robert Emmons, calls gratitude a “relationship-strengthening emotion because it requires us to see how we’ve been supported and affirmed by other people.”

From Our PTA:



Around School:

Great art work in Mr. Haining's Art Class!


Rainbow Tree!

Matthew's Grateful Tree!


Sending special thoughts, love and blessings to the Spittler Family as Savannah has finished her chemo treatment for the LAST time! 





Mrs. Goodnow, Mrs. Frontuto and Savannah at her Bell Ringing Ceremony

Congrats to Savannah!



Thursday, November 12, 2020

Weekend Update November 13th


Gratitude really CAN change everything.  As we look to celebrate GRATITUDE as our character trait for the Positivity Project next week, it is important to think of all those things we are grateful for.  I am incredibly grateful for the support the community has shown as we've worked through this unreal pandemic.  I am incredibly grateful for the children who come every do and do their best to learn and follow safety. I am grateful for those families who are making it work remotely. And, I am certainly grateful to the teachers who are working so hard to keep the school running smooth. I must admit this past week I've been especially grateful for the gorgeous weather we've had. What are you grateful for? Do check in with our children and ask what they are grateful for!

Coming Next Week:

Wednesday, November 18: Board of Education Meeting - 7:00 pm - WGHS Library


In the Near Future:

Monday, November 23: Remote students- Grades 2 remote material pick-up
November 22-24: Half-days for students, parent/teacher conferences.
November 25-27: Thanksgiving break

Important Information:

Please remember that instructional setting change requests must be received in writing by Tuesday, November 17th. 

As you know, parent conferences are coming up. Conferences are typically 10-15 minutes long. As we typically meet in person, you may find it helpful to arrange a time and location you can talk or zoom without your youngster nearby.  

The Fine Arts department has assembled general music kits for every student in grade K-6! Remote students in grades K-4 can pick up their music kits on 11/23 from 12:00 - 3:00. 

Remote students in grade 2 can also pick up their literacy supplies for the next couple of units on 11/23 between noon and 3:00 p.m. in the Gold Lobby.

Positivity Project: Gratitude 

Gratitude means that you are aware of and thankful for good things that happen. Gratitude is the quality of feeling and expressing thankfulness and appreciation. It is an affirmation that there is goodness in other people and the world, and that we have received that goodness. People with the strength of gratitude have a readiness to show appreciation for kindness and also to return kindness. A leading expert, Robert Emmons, calls gratitude a “relationship-strengthening emotion because it requires us to see how we’ve been supported and affirmed by other people.”




Around School:

We celebrated 2nd Grade Spirit Day with our BLUE and GOLD.  It's a great day to be a WILDCAT!







Mrs. Goodnow and Bennett TWINNING!




Kindergarten water color master pieces.



Shorts, T-shirts, November???

Mrs. Cunningham's class at recess.  So WARM!
1st Grade Art




Thursday, November 5, 2020

Weekend Update November 6th

Coming Next Week

Next week, we'll celebrate Veteran's Day.  Due to the restrictions with Covid, we won't be able to have our traditional ceremony.  I remember last year that was one of my favorite days.  I hope we'll be able to go back to it next year.  I'd like to sincerely thank all of our nation's veterans, especially those near and dear to Stonehedge.  Thank you for all you do to protect and care for myself and our Stonehedge Community. 


A special memory from Last Year's Veterans Day Celebration 





Monday, November 9 - PTA General Meeting 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm - Zoom
Wednesday, November 11 - Veteran’s Day - No School
Friday, November 13 - 2nd Grade Spirit Day

In the Near Future:

Monday, November 23: Remote students- Grades 2 remote material pick-up
November 22-24: Half-days for students, parent/teacher conferences
November 25-27: Thanksgiving break

Important Information:

Earlier this week, you received a letter regarding a request to potentially change your child’s instructional setting (from remote to in-person, or in-person to remote), please contact the blue office if if you need information regarding the letter.

Positivity Project:

The P2 Strength for next week is:  Bravery. Bravery means that you act with mental, moral, or physical strength even when you know things are difficult or scary. Bravery refers to voluntary (not coerced) action in the face of a dangerous circumstance. This strength involves judgment; the brave person must have an understanding of the risks and consequences involved in acting.




Around School: 

Well, we might not know the results of the Presidential election, but we do know the winner of the Favorite Oreo poll in Mrs. Kolis' 1st Grade Class.  Congratulations to the CHOCOLATE OREOS they are a Stonehedge Favorite (BUT... only by one vote!)


1st Graders Rock!

This is one awesome lunch note!


Patterning in 1st Gr Math


Thankful Attitudes in 1st Grade

Kindergarteners making music for a virtual aquarium

Kindergarten art strokes which will be a whole city soon!


Kindergarteners making Dinosaurs in Art

1st Grade Math Notebook supports skill development.

Will Brynn add or will she subtract her word problem of the day?

Ready for the Turkey Tango!

And, the Turkey Tango might just be a new tradition!








Friday, October 30, 2020

Weekend Update October 30th

Coming Up Next Week:

  • Tuesday, November 3: Election Day
  • Tuesday, November 3: Picture Day for Remote Students and Retakes, 5-8 PM, Gold Lobby
  • Wednesday, November 4 - Board of Education Meeting - 7:00 pm - WGHS Library            

In The Near Future:

  • Monday, November 9: PTA 6:30-7:30 PM (email stonehedgepta@gmail.com for the link)
  • Wednesday, November 11: Veteran’s Day - No School
  • Friday, November 13: 2nd Grade Spirit Day
  • Monday, November 23: Remote students- Grades 2 remote material pick-up
  • November 22-24: Half-days for students, parent/teacher conferences
  • November 25-27: Thanksgiving break

Library for Our Remote Students

The Stonehedge library is ready to check out to our remote students. Go to the remote learning library page https://sites.google.com/westgenesee.org/k-4-remote-library/home to watch Mrs. Chambala’s video instructions for using the online catalog (OPAC) to find books you might like. There is a link to a google form where you can request the books you’d like. The Stonehedge library staff will pull the book and check it out to you. You can pick it up at Stonehedge inside the Gold Side entryway. Books can be returned to the same place when you are finished with them. We are so excited to start this new service.

PTA News

Spirit Wear

The Stonehedge Spirit Wear Sale PTA Fundraiser ends tonight. Go to www.actionprintwear.com and a link to Stonehedge is in the header.  Apparel will be delivered at the end of November.




Pictures

Picture night for remote students and retakes for in-person students is Tuesday, November 3rd, 5-8 pm in the Stonehedge Gold Lobby. 

  • 5:00  pm  last name A-D
  • 5:30  pm  last name E-H
  • 6:00  pm  last name  I-L
  • 6:30  pm  last name M-Q
  • 7:00  pm  last name R-V
  • 7:30  pm  last name W-Z

Online forms for remote students can be found by going to www.mylifetouch.com and enter school code EVTGCN9Z2. You can also search for our school by name. If you have any questions please email: lorynpetrik@gmail.com.  If you are coming for picture retakes, please bring your picture package with you.

Holiday Sale



The Stonehedge PTA would like to invite you to purchase your Holiday wreaths and poinsettias through the PTA.  These wreaths cost $15 each or a heavily decorated wreath for $20.00. Each poinsettia comes in a 6 inch foil wrapped pot.  You can choose red, white, pink, or marble flowers.  The plants are approximately 15 inches tall and 12 inches wide.  The poinsettias cost $10 each. The sale ends Friday, November 6th.  All order forms and payment can be sent into your child’s classroom teacher or the Stonehedge school offices.

Order forms were sent home with in-person students and will be emailed to the parents of students learning remotely.  Adults can pick up their order on Tuesday, December 1st  in the front parent circle at Stonehedge Elementary School between 3:30pm – 5:30pm. 



Positivity Project:

Perspective means that you appreciate when people see things in different ways. You have the ability to understand the world from multiple points of view. Perspective is also referred to as wisdom and is distinct from intelligence. People with this strength are sought out for advice because they see the big picture and can make sense of the world’s complexity. This strength of perspective gives individuals the ability to see to the heart of difficult matters and achieve clarity. Most importantly, they are honest and behave in an ethically consistent manner.



Around School: The week was full of Fall Frenzy!

Wildcat Day!

Choose your Favorite Character Day

College Day



We had a door decorating contest!

Indoor PE Activities

Ghouling!