Stone Bank School

Reaching Out ~ April 13, 2018

From Mrs. Davies

Dear Stone Bank Families:

I hope you and your families had an enjoyable spring break!

I wanted to share some news with all of you. Last week, I was notified that our school has been identified by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction as a High Achieving School for 2018. Only 24 schools in the state have received this honor. To meet criteria for this award schools must meet the state's test participation, attendance, and drop out goals as measured on the state report card. Additionally, schools of high achievement must have achievement gaps of less than 3 percent between student groups, or show evidence of reducing gaps. High achieving schools must also demonstrate high achievement school-wide across all content areas.

I am incredibly proud of our teachers and their dedication to the students at Stone Bank. Please join me in thanking them for their hard work the next time you visit us!

Mrs. Lynn Davies

Upcoming Spring Concert Dates

Hopefully you've already marked your calendars for the upcoming Spring concerts, but if not here are the dates/times: 5K-5th grade concerts is Thursday, May 17th at 1:15pm. There is only a daytime performance. The Choir/Band Spring concert will be on Thursday, May 24th at 7:00pm directly following the Art Walk. Hope to see you there.

Summer School 2018

The website for Summer School 2018 will be available April 16th. Registration will be completed on-line. Any questions should he directed to the Summer School website Summer school will be held at North Lake School, June 13 - July 13. No school July 2, 3 or 4.

Summer Office Hours

The office will be open Monday thru Thursday from 7:00am-3:00pm. Starting June 15th, the school will be closed on Friday's thru August 24th.

Wrapping Up I Love to Read Month 2018

We had so much fun celebrating books and reading in a variety of ways throughout the month of March! You may have seen this year's video on the Stone Bank website, or our Facebook page. It was based on the book The Good for Nothing Button by Charise Mericle Harper. Mrs. Brannan sent the video to the author and received this reply,

“The video is Fantastic! I’m so honored. I love it! I posted it on my Facebook page. I can see that it was a lot of work. The students did a great job with the acting and someone did some nice work with sound effects and editing. So impressed. Hello to your talented students!"

We also held a month long reading contest and as a school we read for a total of 130,852 minutes in just one month! All those minutes are in addition to what teachers expect students to read in the classroom. Here are this year’s top classrooms and readers:

Top Classrooms 2018:

  1. 6th Grade: 20,184 minutes

  2. Mrs. Johnston’s 5th Grade: 17,693 minutes

  3. Mr. Lindee’s 4th Grade: 12,696 minutes

  4. Mrs. Leonard’s 3rd Grade: 10,293 minutes

  5. Mrs. Sedlachek’s Kindergarten: 9543 minutes

Top Readers 2018:

  1. Kjersti Warwick (8th Grade): 7992 minutes

  2. James Bakar (5th Grade): 5280 minutes

  3. Rachel Wieland (6th Grade): 4500 minutes

  4. Eden Swedberg (3rd Grade): 3892 minutes

  5. Abigail Krahe (7th Grade): 3540 minutes

Thank you to all who participated in activities throughout the month and helped to make it a true celebration of reading.

~Mrs. Brannan & Mr. Jaeger

Wisconsin Geographic Bee

Congratulations to Wade Lindmark who competed in the Wisconsin Geographic Bee on Friday, April 6. Wade did well but he did not make it past the preliminary rounds to the finals. It was a great experience! The questions were incredibly challenging and the participants so impressive to say the least! Wade was excited to see Mrs. Wilson (former Stone Bank School teacher) and her sister, Sandra Mackyol, who were there to assist the Bee.
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Weekly Planner

Monday, April 16

· Scribbler Club 2:30pm

· Art Club 2:30pm

Tuesday, April 17

· 5th grade D.A.R.E Graduation ~ 8:00am-9:00am, Cafeteria

· PTO Culver’s night, Hartland 5:00pm-8:00pm

Wednesday, April 18

· Track Meet at AHS 5:00pm-7:00pm

· WCATY Face to Face, Shorewood Intermediate School 8:15am-2:30pm

Thursday, April 19

· Bagels with Buds, 7:00am. $1.00 for bagel with topping $.50 for juice or hot chocolate

· Policy Meeting 7:00am

· Discovery World field trip, 5th & 8th grade ~ 8:00am-2:00pm

· WCATY Face to Face, UW Madison 7:45am-2:30pm

· Student Council 2:30pm

· Space Night, 5K 6:00pm-7:30pm ~ Commons

Friday, April 20

· Planetarium field trip, 5K ~ 8:15am-10:45am

Monday, April 23

· Scribbler Club 2:30pm

· Art Club 2:30pm

· PTO Meeting 6:30pm

· Budget and Finance Meeting 5:00pm

· Board of Education Meeting 6:00pm

Tuesday, April 24

Wednesday, April 25

· Track Meet at AHS 5:00pm-7:00pm

· Camp Whitcomb 7th grade environmental experience departing at 8:30am

Thursday, April 26

· Camp Whitcomb 7th grade environmental experience, 5:00pm-5:30pm gathering, 6:00pm pot luck for all family members

· Curriculum, Teaching & Testing Meeting 7:00am

· Student Council 2:30pm

Friday, April 27

· Camp Whitcomb 7th grade environmental experience returning to Stone Bank 2:00pm

· Open Enrollment period closes, 4:00pm

· AHS 8th grade placement test, 1st & 2nd hour