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Sunday, September 25, 2022

Sunday, September 25

 

Have you heard? The Jog A Thon is coming THIS Thursday!! If you did not get your shirt yet, we have a few available. Very limited quantities of Jog shirts left to purchase. Youth S, M, & L only. Order Now!!

https://www.stoneridgeshop.com/new-products-1/youth-long-sleeve-dri-fit

Thank you so much for all of your donations for the Stoneridge Jog-A-Thon! We are in the last few days until our super fun event and the students cannot wait to lace up their shoes and jog for our school. So far, we have raised over $40,000 which is amazing. The staff and I are so grateful for your generosity.  Remember that Jog-A-Thon is our ONLY direct fundraiser of the year. Last year’s Step It Up raised over $65,000 so I know we can do the same if not more this year!

 

Our goal is for every student to raise $100. There are tons of prizes that your kids can win including several class and grade level contests. And to sweeten the pot, we’re adding a new GOLDEN TICKET raffle. Any student that donates $150 or more will receive a GOLDEN TICKET that they can enter for a chance to win one of these amazing grand prizes of their choice: 

 

  • Principal for a Day!!

  • Lead the Timberwolf Chant at an assembly

  • Special Guest on Timberwolf TV Episode

  • Bring 3 friends and get to eat at the teacher's outside umbrella table

  • Be a lunch DJ

  • Have lunch with their little buddy 

  • Lead flag salute

  • Take home a stuffed Stoneridge Timberwolf for the week

 

GOLDEN TICKET contest will run through Thursday, 9/29, and winners will be picked at the Friday Assembly on 9/30. Good luck!! The easiest way to donate is to send your child’s pledge link to family and friends to collect donations. Search for the email with the subject line Stoneridge Jog-A-Thon Pledge Page or go to our fundraising homepage at https://app.99pledges.com/fund/StoneridgeJog and search for your child by first name and last initial. You can just send out your child’s link and watch the donations come in! I did it for my daughter and it was really super easy and safe.

 

Thank you again for all of your support. I’m looking forward to seeing all of you on the field for Jog-A-Thon on September 29th!

Lunch Duty Volunteers: We continue to need your help at lunch. We love having your here as much as your child does!! Please sign up here: Lunch Duty Volunteers

Stoneridgeshop.com: Please visit Stoneridgeshop.com or all the information you are looking for. There are things to buy, ways to volunteer and Q and A's about upcoming events. Please check it out!:

Stoneridgeshop.com

Parking Lot Safety: Thank you for all of you for your support in keeping our parking lot safe. Please understand that when we ask you to move forward or not get out of your car, it is because we are just trying to keep the children safe and the traffic moving. If you have any questions, refer to last weeks blog post, or just reach out!

Have a wonderful week!



Sunday, September 18, 2022

Sunday, September 18

Hello Families! It was a great week and I cannot believe the rain today! The theme for the next two weeks is going to be the Jog A Thon. We would love to increase our percentage of participation. Currently, 35% of Stoneridge students have sent out information about the Jog a Thon. We would love to double that number this week. 


Lunch Duty Volunteers: We continue to need your help at lunch. We love having your here as much as your child does!! Please sign up here: Lunch Duty Volunteers

Stoneridgeshop.com: Please visit Stoneridgeshop.com or all the information you are looking for. There are things to buy, ways to volunteer and Q and A's about upcoming events. Please check it out!:

Stoneridgeshop.com


Drop off and Pick Up: Hello Families, our parking lot has some room for improvement. We have had all teachers out front in order to help you understand the rules of drop off and pick up. Please see the following guidelines:

Parking Lot:

We have been experiencing a lot of issues in our parking lot this year so we just wanted to go over a couple of rules for those that are new or maybe just don’t know.

  • Please make sure adults and children are ALWAYS using crosswalks. Often cars are being waved along and if people are darting in and out of cars they can be struck. We have had too many close calls already this year with children as well as adults.

  • If you are driving up, please make sure you continue to pull all the way up so the line does not back up. For pickup, children ARE NOT allowed to get into cars until the car has entered the yellow curb zone. 

  • You cannot park and exit your vehicle AT ANY TIME in the drop off lane. If your child is unable to enter or exit the vehicle without your assistance, you need to find a parking spot and help them exit.

  • Please make sure you are following the arrows on the ground on school property. You are NOT allowed to enter the parking lot and then turn right and pull up in front of the office/front gates. If your child wants to enter through these gates, you need to park your car in a parking space or on the street and then they can walk up using the crosswalks. 

  • Please DO NOT move any cones that are blocking parts of the parking lot. There should be no cars driving in front of the office, which is why there are cones blocking this area. 

  • Gates open at 7:30 in the morning and remain open until 7:40. ALL gates are closed at 7:40am. If your child comes to school ANY time after 7:40, they will need to enter through the office.


Sunday, September 11, 2022

Sunday, September 11

 

Today is September 11th, a day I know I will never forget. It was my first year of teaching and such a tough day to navigate with students. What I remember most was simply waiting. I was on a run, listening to the radio, when the first plane hit and everyone was wondering what the heck happened. Then, another plane hit. And then, we waited. We waited as they put the pieces together and we waited for people to be rescued. It was a long time before we really understood what happened, but on that day, our world changed forever. It is interesting to try to help our own children understand this event as it is simply part of history. But we experienced it and its magnitude, first hand. Although, our children were not alive during this event, they have definitely lived through their fair share of life-changing events. My only advice is to talk about things, write things down and keep a journal. Our kids have experienced a lot! 

Speaking of events, we had quite a week at Stoneridge. The kids were inside for a lot of the week due to extreme heat and poor air quality. Then, on Friday morning, we had an unexpected visitor in front of the school. Through it all, you were wonderful, supportive and understanding. Thank you! I have high hopes for this week, but I know better. I will wait and see what each day brings and adjust accordingly.

Star Nova Session 1- CANCELED: Our first round of Star Nova after school enrichment has been canceled due to low enrollment. Please sign up early to get on the list for future sessions. 

Girls on the Run: We need some volunteers to help lead Girls on the Run. There is a fall program that we would love to be a part of. This is an amazing program that really empowers our female students. It is for students grades 3-5. Please let me know if you are interested!

Jog-A-Thon: It is time..it is coming...the event of the year... The Stoneridge Jog A Thon! Lace up your shoes and start stretching now. We are so excited to bring this event back and we want to do it is a BIG way! Of course, we cannot do this without you. Be on the look out from an email from 99 Pledges to set up your donation page. ALL money comes back to Stoneridge! Every penny!! Please reach out if you can help with some of the organization and preparation. We could really use some extra hands. Thank You!
Please check out our PTC website for information: Jog A Thon

PTC Wants Your Feedback!!! Please fill out this survey to share your opinion about what you would like to see from the PTC:  FALL PTC Survey


PTC Tip of the week Stoneridge has a birthday board!
Display your student(s) name on the birthday board on Alexandra Street side of school.
The board is updated each Thursday. Click here to purchase for the birthday shout out.


Events this week:
Wednesday, 9/14: Dine Out at Chipotle on Douglas from 5-8pm - CODE: CJ34QCL
Friday, 9/16: Coffee with the Principal after morning drop off, around 7:50am. 

Sunday, September 4, 2022

Sunday, September 4

 

More winners this week!! These boys won extra recess with a friend and they were VERY excited about it!! Each week, we put students' PACK passes in a raffle for a prize. Next week, the prize is to sit anywhere you want in the lunchroom! 

We have another big week coming up! 

Monday: No School

Tuesday: Kids are back to school!

Wednesday: Skate Night 5-7pm 

Thursday: The First PTC Meeting of the Year! 2:30-3:30 Childcare Provided! Fingerprinting will be available on-site. This is HUGE! Take advantage!! 

Friday: Picture Day! Look in your child's backpack for info. 

Girls on the Run: We need some volunteers to help lead Girls on the Run. There is a fall program that we would love to be a part of. This is an amazing program that really empowers our female students. It is for students grades 3-5. Please let me know if you are interested!

BIG NEWS! Our digital marquee should be installed Thursday morning! It may interrupt drop off a bit, so beware. We are so excited to add this marquee for communication. You will be amazed with what it can do!! 

PTC Wants Your Feedback!!! Please fill out this survey to share your opinion about what you would like to see from the PTC:  FALL PTC Survey

PTC Tip of the week Stoneridge has a birthday board!
Display your student(s) name on the birthday board on Alexandra Street side of school.
The board is updated each Thursday. Click here to purchase for the birthday shout out.



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SKATE NIGHT - This Thursday, Sept. 8th
5:30pm - 7:30pm
$10 per skater at the door
Wear your Stoneridge spirit wear and come skate with friends and family.



The Stoneridge Elementary School back-to-school sale ends on Wednesday! Save 30% on everything in the store. 
Choose from hundreds of spirit wear designs and garments that are delivered straight to your home.
Don't miss your chance to show school spirit!

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First Meeting this Thursday, Sept. 8th
@ 2:30pm - 3:30pm and childcare provided
Come meet the PTC crew and learn all about upcoming
events, how to get involved, and get fingerprinted to volunteer!
(credit cards/Venmo payments accepted) Even if you can't stay long, 
get fingerprinted & pick up the forms to get in the Roseville District 
system that once cleared, you're set for the whole time your student(s)
are in the district.

Have a Wonderful Day Off!! See you Tuesday.


Sunday, August 28, 2022

Sunday, August 28

 

Happy Sunday Families!! WHAT.A.WEEK. First, we welcomed parents onto our campus to see their student's receive an award for being Proactive. We were as excited as the parents to have you join us for the celebration. If your child is going to receive an award, the teacher will let you know. We have one assembly a month. Next month, we will recognize students who are Accountable! 

Every Friday morning, we begin with a Flag Salute and PACK pass drawing. We draw five names from a bucket of PACK passes. These are the winners of Friday's drawing! They won the opportunity to appear on Stoneridge Instagram and share why they love Stoneridge. They were very excited!



And then, of course, the Thursday evening ice cream social. It was wonderful to see so many of you there! The kids were still talking about it on Friday! I have since recovered😆



PTC News!
Thank you so much Stoneridge for a great Ice Cream Social turn out! We appreciate all the volunteers who helped out behind the scenes and day of! Thank you!  PTC handed out 700+ ice cream sandwiches and popsicles and students threw over 200 cups of chalk at Principal Brooks. WOW! That's a lot of chalk!
Congratulations to the raffle prize winners too! There are three prizes that need to be claimed and you can check your ticket to the ticket on the prize in the front office.

Mark your calendar! Jog-A-Thon is Thursday, September 29th!

The first PTC meeting is Thursday, September 8th. Come meet the crew, get details on what's happening now and what's around the corner. Childcare provided and we'll meet in the multi-purpose room.  This PTC meeting only - FINGERPRINTING is available! This is a great opportunity to stop by, even if you can't stay, to get fingerprinted and pick up a packet to officially be in the Roseville District database to volunteer. Once you're in the system, you are good to volunteer the whole time your student(s) are in the district. Payment accepted; credit card and Venmo.

PTC is excited to partner with each teacher to bring back the PTC parent liaison role.  Please read more about this opportunity and how it provides support to your teachers here. PTC Parent Liaison Role

Stay up to date with all the events here PTC 2022-23 Calendar of Events

See below for our September events:










Sunday, August 21, 2022

Sunday, August 21

 

Hello Families! Before I get to all of the information about the fun evening we have planned this week, I need to share a plea for help! We desperately need Meal Duty Supervisors. It is a paid commitment from 11:30-12:30 each day. You will help in the lunch room and on the playground. You can apply on edjoin.org

A HUGE thank you to all of the parents that have been volunteering. This has absolutely saved the day! Now, it is time to get serious! In the meantime, here is a sign up to help as we continue to look for people to hire. Thank you!!

Lunch Time Help

Ok, now for the fun stuff!! Do you remember this?? Well, Mrs. Brooks is crazy enough to do it again!! We have a very fun Ice Cream Social planned for you, including the opportunity to throw chalk at Mrs. Brooks. 


Ice Cream Social - This Thursday 8/25

Bring the whole family out for popsicles, ice cream, and FUN! Enjoy the night with family, friends, teachers and staff Thursday, August 28th - 5:30-7.

Sponsored by PTC, the event includes Games/Tattoo Stations and Popsicles/Ice Cream. There will be a Raffle for great prizes and an opportunity to “CHALK” Mrs. Brooks! Similar to a Color Run concept, for $5 a cup, students get to throw colored chalk at the Principal and the student’s LOVE it!

Raffle Tickets on sale now and at the event, $5 chalk cups sold at the event, Spirit Wear and New Stoneridge Yard Signs available for purchase too.


Raffle drawing for prizes will be at 6:45pm. You do need to drop 1/2 of the purchased raffle ticket into the bucket of the prize you’re trying to win, however, you do not need to be there to win/pick up prize.

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Exciting News: For each person who starts following us at https://www.facebook.com/stoneridge.ptc.1

and/or Instagram will receive one free raffle ticket. To earn the entry, obviously start following and request to follow PTC on social THEN message PTC and tell us your student's name & grade. The only way to get the raffle ticket is to message PTC so we can deliver the free ticket to your student(s) at school this upcoming week.
Donated prizes range from restaurant gift cards, Lifetime gift cards, Stoneridge Spirit Wear Swag Bags, etc. 

At school's first Rally on Friday - there were already 5 winners of 'chalk'!
Congratulations to Sudha, Josie, Raylan, Eden, Gavin! 

We have a few more spots open for volunteers at the Ice Cream Social: Ice Cream Social Help


Before signing off, there is another job opportunity for you. Well, actually two more. First, we can always use more substitute teachers. If interested, let me know and I can send you in the right direction. Second, see the below letter about a job fair through the district.

Good afternoon Stoneridge community!
We wanted to make you aware of and encourage you to come and check out

some fantastic opportunities we have at Stoneridge and in the district to serve as an Instructional

Assistant for our students.
Stoneridge is a fantastic workplace, and we are looking for individuals to serve as

an IA in our classrooms and with our students! IA positions are flexible, rewarding, and play a key role in supporting our students! 
We will be holding an IA Job Fair on Wednesday, August 31, from 5:30 - 7:30 pm at the District Office, located at 1050 Main Street, Roseville. 
Our team will give a presentation at 5:30 to provide information about the IA job,

locations, hiring, and assist you with completing an application. We will have a supervised

room with activities for those who need to bring their child. Come check it out!





Sunday, August 14, 2022

Welcome Back!!!

 

Welcome Back, Stoneridge! What a great start to the school year! Our teachers have loved getting to know their students and watching their students get to know each other. We have been working hard this week to make sure our students understand the expectations on campus in order to set them up for success. 

We have some exciting events approaching quickly. The Ice Cream Social is August 25th. I have heard some rumbling about chalk throwing- IYKYK😉 We are also bringing back Jog-A-Thon!!!! Yay!!! We will need lots of hands on deck to make these events happen so be sure to reach out to our PTC to see how you can help. The Jog-A-Thon will be September 29th. 

As you saw in Timberwolf TV, there are a couple pages we need returned from your Back to School Packet. Please fill those out and return them to your child's teacher. They are the Annual Family Notice and the blue field trip form. There is also a calendar of events for the year that our PTC worked hard to plan and put together. Pull that out and hang it close to your calendar!

I think that is all I have for today! Have a great week!