Monday, November 12, 2018

November 12


As we head into this week before Thanksgiving, I would like to share how thankful I am for our Stoneridge community of students, staff, and families. There are so many wonderful things happening at Stoneridge that provide our students with a rich and engaging educational experience, and this happens because of the passion, hard work, support, and commitment of everyone involved in our school. Thank you so much for being partners in your child's education and life. We are so grateful to spend each day with each and every student! Every day is truly a gift!

Also, our thoughts are with everyone in California affected by the fires. This week, we are hopeful for progress and will be keeping a close eye on air quality related to smoke in our area. As in August, we will adjust our schedules as needed to allow for indoor PE and recess related to poor air quality. 

Have a wonderful week!

Current News


2019 GATE Identification

The 2019-2020 school year GATE identification test will be administered at the District Office for students currently in 2nd – 7th grade. The students will take the Otis-Lennon School Ability Test, OLSAT, that tests abstract thinking and reasoning ability. Students must attend one of the testing dates on the OLSAT Parent Permission Form in order to complete the testing by the district. The Parent Permission Forms are now available on our district website @ www.rcsdk8.org under the “Parent” tab. All forms must be returned to the District Office by January 11, 2019 if you would like your student tested. There are no exceptions as materials are ordered based on the number of returned forms. Make sure you check the RCSD website for more information regarding GATE services and testing. Click on the Main Menu and then under Programs – Gifted and Talented Education.

Upcoming Dates & Details
November 15       Make Up Picture Day
November 19-23 No School- Thanksgiving Week
November 28       PTC Meeting 3:30
November 30th   Little Ladies Night! (info coming this week!)

Monday, November 5, 2018

November 5 #bookfair #conferenceweek


Just a reminder that this week we are on a minimum day schedule all week due to parent conferences. School is dismissed at 12:30 for all grades. Teachers are looking forward to sharing your child's progress so far this year!

Just a reminder that we do have a scheduled lunch time for all grades during conference week and hot lunch will be served each day. 
2019 GATE Identification

The 2019-2020 school year GATE identification test will be administered at the District Office for students currently in 2nd – 7th grade. The students will take the Otis-Lennon School Ability Test, OLSAT, that tests abstract thinking and reasoning ability. Students must attend one of the testing dates on the OLSAT Parent Permission Form in order to complete the testing by the district. The Parent Permission Forms are now available on our district website @ www.rcsdk8.org under the “Parent” tab. All forms must be returned to the District Office by January 11, 2019 if you would like your student tested. There are no exceptions as materials are ordered based on the number of returned forms. Make sure you check the RCSD website for more information regarding GATE services and testing. Click on the Main Menu and then under Programs – Gifted and Talented Education.

Upcoming Dates & Details
November 5th-9th Minimum Days for parent conferences (school dismissed at 12:30 grades TK-5)
November 5th-9th BOOK FAIR!  (Nov 5th-8th 12-5PM, Nov 9th 12-3PM)
November 12th No School in honor of Veterans Day
November 19-23 No School- Thanksgiving Week
November 30th Little Ladies Night!

Monday, October 29, 2018

October 29 #jog #breakfast #lunch #GATE



We just hit $35,000!

Thank you so much to our Stoneridge families, friends, and sponsors! At the end of last week, we were at $32,000, and after today we are up to $35,000! Wow! That's $3,000 in just 3 days-- amazing! We celebrated with an AWESOME glow party after hitting the $10,000 mark and we are well on our way to reaching our final $50,000 goal. Kids have earned a spacial bag tag, we'll be having a pizza party, and an extra recess... YAY!!! We are still accepting donations both online and at school. Thank you for helping us STEAM up Stoneridge with new Chromebooks and our amazing science docent program. With just $15,000 more, we can finish out the Chromebooks, Ipads, Science Docent and UKELELES! And a special thank you to teachers who have planned fun incentives for their classes. Thank you for helping us to have fun and raise money for the best kids on the planet! 

Parent Conferences November 5th-9th
Next week, we will be on a minimum day schedule all week long for parent/teacher conferences. Every fall, teachers conference with every family to share student growth and celebrate successes! We look forward to seeing you next week and teachers are excited to share how far your child has come this year. Thank you for being such an important part of your child's education! School will be dismissed at 12:30 each day next week. Students will still have a lunch time at school and hot lunch will be served. 

What's New From Food Services?
Food services has some exciting news -- starting November 5th there will be three choices on the lunch menu, and one will always be a vegetarian option. We are excited to expand the choices from the kitchen. Also, we are exploring the possibility of offering breakfast each day at Stoneridge. We would need about 50 families to participate in order for it to be a go at our school. Please complete this brief form to help us gauge interest in having a breakfast program at Stoneridge. Completing this form does not obligate you to purchase breakfast, but does help us to see if we have sufficient interest in the program. We have also included the menu from Thomas Jefferson where they have just started a breakfast program so you can get an idea about the offerings. 





GATE Update

2019 GATE Identification

The 2019-2020 school year GATE identification test will be administered at the District Office for students currently in 2nd – 7th grade. The students will take the Otis-Lennon School Ability Test, OLSAT, that tests abstract thinking and reasoning ability. Students must attend one of the testing dates on the OLSAT Parent Permission Form in order to complete the testing by the district. The Parent Permission Forms will be made available on November 1, 2018 on our district website @ www.rcsdk8.org under the “Parent” tab. All forms must be returned to the District Office by January 11, 2019 if you would like your student tested. There are no exceptions as materials are ordered based on the number of returned forms. Make sure you check the RCSD website for more information regarding GATE services and testing. Click on the Main Menu and then under Programs – Gifted and Talented Education.

Upcoming Dates & Details
October 31 All school costume parade 10:30
October 31 .Last day for coat donations in office for the Lyon's Coat Drive
November 1st & 2nd No School- RCSD Professional Development Days
November 5th-9th Minimum Days for parent conferences (school dismissed at 12:30 grades TK-5)
November 5th-9th BOOK FAIR!
November 12th No School in honor of Veterans Day
November 19-23 No School- Thanksgiving Week
November 30th Little Ladies Night!


Have a FANTASTIC week!















Sunday, October 7, 2018

October 8th #jogvideos #pictureday #skatenight


Jog Video Showcase
Last week, we announced Riley Abbott as our jog video winner-- congratulations Riley! We also wanted to share all of the videos submitted with you this week. They were all awesome and so creative! Enjoy the videos!

Dates & Details
Every Monday our flag ceremony is at 8:50 in the quad!
October 10 Picture Day
October 10th Skate Night! (on a Wednesday!)  Flyer  Advance signups due Tuesday 10/9
October 17th Monster Dash! Jog-a-thon 2018
October 19 Coffee with the Principal 9 am / Glow Party
October 19 House Rally 1:15
October 31 Costume Parade (or wear orange and black)
November 1-2 No school -- District Professional Development Days

Pick Up & Drop Off Reminders
Just a reminder that students may not be dropped off before 8:35. There is no supervision before that time. Thank you!
Also, thank you for being patient in our pick up and drop off line. It all goes smoothly when we work together. Be sure to abide by all signs around our school, and do not park in red zones or areas marked as no parking zones. Parking in those areas limits traffic flow and blocks the view of drivers turning onto Alexandra. We work hard to be good neighbors to the homeowners around our school.

Have a fantastic week!

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

October 3 #PTC #jog #videowinner

And the winner is.... Riley Abbott!


We had SO many great submissions for the jog-a-thon video contest! Congratulations to Riley for winning with this creative stop motion video! Thank you to Riley, Rhea, Landon, Harper and Ella, Ben, Thalia, Kate, and Vita for entering the contest! We will be posting all of the submissions next week!

Our jog--thon is just around the corner-- October 17th! Be sure to turn in your sponsorships and t-shirt orders. Visit the Stoneridge Shop to sponsor our jog a thon and have your name on the back of our Monster Dash shirt. T- shirt orders are also due this week, and the order form is attached to this email. If each child raises $75, we will raise $48,000 for our school! This will allow us to purchase new Chromebooks, fully fund the Science Docent program, and allocate funding to support STEAM in our school. Thank you for supporting our school!

PTC Meeting today
Our PTC meeting will be at 3:30 today in the staff room, we hope you can join us! First grade will be highlighting their grade level today. Free child care is also available and will be in room 30. We look forward to seeing you all!



Talent Show
The talent show performance is tomorrow night at 6:00 in the multi. It is going to be amazing! We have such talented Timberwolves who are excited to show their stuff!

Have a fantastic week!

Monday, September 24, 2018

September 24 #costavida #walk to school #jogjogjog


Happy Fall, Stoneridge Families!

October is just around the corner and there are SO many fun events coming up in the next few weeks! On Thursday our PTC is hosting our first dine and dash spirit night fundraiser  from 4-8 PM at Costa Vida-- and Mrs. Jones and Mrs. DeLeo are our special guests! Be sure to stop by and say hello, grab a bite, and 20% of the proceeds will be donated to our PTC with the image below. Snap a screenshot with your phone-- it's that easy!



October 1st -- International Walk & Bike to School Day! 



Other Upcoming Dates and Details

October 3rd -- PTC Meeting 3:30-4:30 pm

October 3rd -- School Talent Show Performance 10:10

October 4th -- Talent Show 6 PM

October 10th-- Picture Day & Skate Night

October 17th -- Jog-a-thon! Watch for more info soon!

Have a great week!











Monday, September 17, 2018

September 18 #rockyourschool #jog #monsterdash


You're invited! Please join us for our first ever Evening with the Principal & PTC Night  this Wednesday in the multi! We are hosting two sessions-- one from 5:00-6:15 and the other from 6:30-7:45. Choose the best time for you! The information will be the same at both sessions. Come and learn all about our school, meet the PTC board, and find out about all  of the ways you can get involved in our Stoneridge community. There will be an informational presentation and then time for breakout groups for different events and committees within our school. We look forward to seeing you!

Then... on September 20th we are ready to join  thousands of schools around the globe for #rockyourschool day! Our teachers love to engage our students in learning everyday, but this Thursday they will be cranking it up a notch in a school-wide and world-wide EPIC day of learning! We can't wait for the kids to see what they have planned!

What is the Jog-A-Thon Video Competition?


Our Stoneridge Jog-A-Thon Video Competition challenges our students to make a video to promote Jog-A-Thon! Students can work alone or in teams. They can act it out, make a stop motion video, music video, etc. to create an advertisement about Jog-A-Thon to help Stoneridge reach our $40,000 fundraising goal! Click here to view the jog video competition flyer rules and more!
Stoneridge 2018

Monster Dash Jog A Thon

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Here are our goals for this year's jog-a-thon!

We are hoping to raise $40,000 - If each student raises $75 we will surpass our goal, which will allow us to:
  • Buy 3 Chromebook Carts
  • Buy 10-12 ipads
  • Have 1:3 ratio of devices / children (we are currently at 1 device to 5.4 children - 120 devices for 650 students)
  • Additional funds will be equally divided for each branch of our STEAM program!
This year we will be working toward schoolwide goals and have schoolwide prizes!

You can help! We need parent volunteers! Please sign up on our signup genius. (https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0f4aafa62ba6f85-stoneridge)
We are looking for volunteers for:
Popsicle station
Lap trackers
Parents dressed up in child friendly costumes to pump up the fun!
Volunteer coordinator

Set up, clean up and many, many more opportunities to lend a helping hand!
Click here to view and print the Monster Dash jog flyer

Would you like to be a sponsor? Click here to find out more! or copy/paste:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1vCu9wG8l0TJaCTF_e0mV0-VdTyxJZvVnJGcy_2fHEoY/edit?usp=sharing