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Dear Stenwood Families,
We have had an eventful few days since our snow day last week. On Thursday, we had two great events here. First, our whole school meeting. We love when we can all come together and celebrate our school spirit. We spent a lot of time talking about optimism and goals we have for 2020! Thanks to the PTA who arranged for another fun Children’s Science Center night. Dr. Mitchell and I had a great time watching everyone participate in the stations, we even did some of them ourselves. Thank you to all of you who volunteered to run stations, we would not have been able to have such a successful evening without you.
Finally, last night we enjoyed hearing so many of our 5th and 6th graders sing at the Marshall Pyramid Concert. Ms. Fucile and her chorus did a phenomenal job. We were by far the largest group on stage which is a huge testament to the strength and commitment of our Stenwood music program.
If you have not turned in your intention form, please make sure to read the blurb below.
Erica Riley, Principal
Meredith Mitchell, Assistant Principal
If you have not returned the student intention form, we ask that you do so ASAP. Please take a few minutes to complete the form for each child currently enrolled at Stenwood and have your child return the form to school tomorrow. Having information about your plans for next school year helps us to solidify our numbers; our student number play a major role in the number of teachers assigned to our school. Your quick turn-around is appreciated. If you are uncertain of your plans, please simply write a brief note explaining your uncertain situation. Thank you!LOST AND FOUND
Stenwood Community ~ Are you missing a hat, water bottle, jacket, sweater!? We have an abundance of them in the cafeteria lost and found. Please have your student come down and check the tables.Positivity Project ~ Prudence
This week we are focusing on Prudence. You plan for the future and achieve your goals by making careful everyday choices.
“When you make the right decision, it doesn’t really matter what anyone else thinks.”
Questions you might enjoy talking about:
• What does making good decisions have to do with prudence?
• Is it hard to make decisions in certain situations? If yes, which situations?
• Do you find it becoming harder or easier to make good decisions as you get older?
Keep up to date with all the wonderful things happening at Stenwood on the January Memories gallery! Photos are added throughout the month!Dear Stenwood Parents/Guardians of Rising 7th graders. There are important dates and activities that were shared by Kilmer Middle School and Thoreau Middle School we would like you to be aware of. Please look below for details, make note of these important activities, important dates, and stay tuned for more details in the coming weeks. More information will come to you through flyers in your child’s backpacks- some already have, or from the middle school itself, and we will update you on Hive Happenings as well.
KILMER MIDDLE SCHOOL:
KMS Rising 7th grade Curriculum Night for Parents & Students – Wednesday, January 29th 6:00-7:30 pm (snow date: Tuesday Feb 4th)
Early sessions scheduled from 5:15 – 5:45 to include information about the Advanced Academic Level IV Program & ESOL Services
This evening provides an opportunity for parents and students to learn about required and elective courses and activities at Kilmer Middle School. Kilmer staff and students will be available to answer questions about curriculum and the transition to middle school. The 2020-2021 online course catalog will be available on the Kilmer website after the winter break.
Please let us know if there is a student coming that might need some additional supports/accommodations.
Kilmer School Counselors visit Elementary Schools to assist with *Online Course Request Sign Up*– Feb. 10 – 21. KMS school counselors will visit each elementary school to facilitate the SIS online course request process for sixth grade students attending Kilmer for the 2020-2021 school year. Course selection sheets will be sent home with students after curriculum night, and once returned with a parent signature, students will use their course selection sheet to sign up for their courses through SIS StudentVUE. Kilmer school counselors and elementary school counselors will work together to coordinate a date for this lesson.
Specific day between (Feb 10-21) is TBD. Once we know the date, we will communicate it with families, so please ensure your child is present at school that day and avoid scheduling any appointments that day if possible.
THOREAU MIDDLE SCHOOL:
Thoreau Activity Fair- Wednesday February 5th 10:00 AM-12:00 PM: Rising 7th grade students will visit Thoreau during the school day. This is a fun, activities-based day where students learn about Thoreau ad experience middle school culture. Note: Bus transportation is provided to Thoreau from the elementary school on their assigned day
Rising 7th Grade Curriculum Night & Elective Open House & Local Level IV AAP Information Session-Thursday, February 6, 2020 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM: Note* Detailed invitation to follow (Snow date is February 13, 2020)
Rising 7th Grade Meet & Greet Sessions
These sessions are held as an additional opportunity to meet the school’s administrative team and ask questions in a smaller and more informal setting.
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Thursday, March 19, 2020 7:00 PM- 8:00 PM
Elementary School Visits: Monday, February 10, 2020 – Friday February 28, 2020.
Thoreau counselors will visit elementary schools to talk with students about the transition to 7th grade as well as the online course registration process. Exact date of Visit TBD. Once we know the date, we will communicate it with families, so please ensure your child is present at school that day and avoid scheduling any appointments that day if possible.
Did you know that there is a School Psychologist assigned to EVERY school in FCPS?
FCPS School Psychologists are working hard to make a positive impact on the academic and social-emotional development of all FCPS students through the provision of mental health services that build resiliency, life competencies and good citizenship. Please follow them on Twitter @FCPSpsychs to find out more about how they impact students’ lives every day!GPS Bracelets/Devices
A parent or guardian who wishes for their child to wear a bracelet or device with GPS capabilities, such as an AngelSense, to school must now request principal approval for the device. Parents or guardians should utilize the new Request for Principal's Approval For Student Use Of GPS Bracelet/Device (SS/SE-349). Translated forms are available at the bottom of this webpage. If the device also includes communication features, parents must agree to disable these features during the school day and, if applicable, while on the school bus. A new request needs to be completed before each school year begins.BUY YOUR YEARBOOK TODAY!!!
Yearbooks are sold ONLY online; they can be purchased for $16.25 using a credit card or PayPal account. Yearbooks and order options will be delivered to the school at the end of the school year.
DEADLING IS APRIL 30, 2020 FOR ALL YEARBOOK ORDERS
January 24th is the last day to customize your yearbook with a name stamp on the front of the yearbook!!
Simply go to yearbookforever.com and enter our school name.UPCOMING CALENDAR of EVENTS
Jan 20th / Martin Luther King Day - No School
Jan 23rd / Geography Bee - 9:00 a.m.
Jan 27th & 28th / Student Holidays
Feb 7th / SCA Spirit Day - RED-WHITE-BLUE
Feb 11th / PTA Mtg - 7:00 p.m.
Feb 14th / Valentine Day Parties (Gds K-6) - 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Here are a few ways to stay connected with all the happenings at Stenwood ES