Community Connection

At Stono Park

Upcoming Events at Stono Park Elementary

5/2-5/6- Teacher Appreciation Week

5/2- CD Field Trip to Children's Museum

5/3- Art Show 4pm-6pm

5/6- Field Trip to Bee City- 2nd Grade

5/10- Free Fresh Produce Event

5/20- 1st Grade Field Trip to Charlestown Landing

5/20 - Kona Ice

5/23- All Library Books Due

5/23- CD-2nd grades Field Day

5/24- Career on Wheels

5/26- Career Day- 3rd-5th Grade

5/27- 3rd-5th grade Field Day

5/30- Memorial Day- No School

6/1- Half Day of School

6/2- Half Day of School- Last Day of School

Reminder that all Library Books are due back by May 23rd!

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Volunteers Still Needed for Teacher Appreciation Week!

We still need parent & grandparent volunteers to help cover classes during teacher appreciation week! Check out the Volunteer Signs Ups below and if you have any questions or concerns please reach out to Traci Alter at If you don't know how to use the sign up link - you can always speak directly with Traci Alter to sign up!
Teacher Appreciation Week - Lunch Coverage Volunteers

Please help make our teachers feel appreciated! We need 3 volunteers for each classroom on Thursday, May 5th to cover classroom lunches so that our teachers can have a lunch break!

Teacher Appreciation Week- Class Coverage Volunteers

Please help to make our teacher feel appreciated! We need 3 volunteers for each classroom on Wednesday, May 4th to give teachers a relaxing break.

CD- 2nd Grade Volunteers for Field Day

CD, Kindergarten, 1st Grade & 2nd Grade Parents/Grandparents Volunteers Needed for Field Day on May 23rd between 9am-12pm to run Field Day Stations.

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Family Guide to MAP Growth

Measures of Academic Performance

SC Ready Family Guide Brochure

The South Carolina College- and Career-Ready Assessment (SC READY) is a statewide assessment in English language arts (ELA) and mathematics. All students in grades 3–8.

SC Ready Family Guide Spanish Brochure

The South Carolina College- and Career-Ready Assessment (SC READY) is a statewide assessment in English language arts (ELA) and mathematics. All students in grades 3–8.

Nurse's Note

Warm weather is here. Please restock your first aid kit with band-aids, hydrocortisone cream for rashes and insect bites, creams for scrapes, cuts and burns, lotion, chap-stick, insect repellant spray and sunscreen. Because we still have illness spreading with quite a bit of vomiting, strep throat, sinus and ear infections, please make sure that you have a working thermometer and are checking your child's temperature and symptoms before school.. Seasonal allergies are still very severe, as our pollen levels remain high. If you have not spoken to your doctor about allergy prevention medicine , please do so. Allergies that are not under control, make you feel chronically ill with sneezing, cough, irritated throat and eyes and a runny nose.

This is a great time to make your well child check up with your doctor to monitor your child's health and catch up on any needed vaccines. Getting to know your child when they are well, will help the doctor care for problems when they are ill. If your student will be starting 5K, they need several required immunizations. Letters went home in March and April to all that needed vaccines. These are usually given at the 4 year check up. If you are behind, this is the time to catch up. Take this time to address any concerns like chronic stomach aches or headaches. Now is also the time to get doctor orders and refills on needed medicine to be ready for summer school and the new year in August. As a new school year approaches, the pediatric doctors get very busy. Go ahead now and beat the rush. It is best to have your child's medicine ready to go on the first day of school. Remember that a doctor's order is required for any medicine to be given at school. The doctor completes the form, the parent signs and then delivers the order and the medicine to the clinic. Most of our area doctors have the forms. They can also be found on the CCSD website under the nurse section. Let us know if you need a form.

Have a safe and happy summer.

Nurse Wendy

Vision to Learn

Vision to Learn will fix or replace your glasses within one year of receiving them.

Click on the above link if you lose or break your glasses.

School Attendance Matters!

The Importance of School Attendance

The Importance of School Attendance

As early as elementary school, students who miss just two school days each month are more likely to fall behind in reading, writing and math, even if the absences are excused. While some challenges to a child’s attendance are unavoidable, it’s important to understand the impact of each absence.

A student is chronically absent if he or she misses only two days of school per month (18 days per year). Even one year of chronic absence can cause a child to fall behind academically and decrease a child’s chances of graduating from high school, which can have long-term consequences on their financial independence, physical well-being and mental health.

Parents can prepare their children for a lifetime of success by making regular school attendance a priority and understanding the reasons for their child’s absences.

Parent Portal

Starting this week, every parent/family in Charleston County School District will have access to an online system known as Parent Portal, which will make it easier to monitor students’ grades, attendance, and provide feedback to the district through surveys. With this access, we request all parents log into the system to complete a language survey. Additionally, in the near future, you will receive an email from Parent Portal with information about completing the school climate survey so that your school will be able to receive vital information about serving the needs of you and your child. This week, on Tuesday, March 1, 2022, you will receive an email from PowerSchool’s Parent Portal ( that will include login and registration instructions to set up your account. Once you sign in, you will be able to take the language survey to confirm which language you want to receive communication from the district. If you do not receive an email from Parent Portal by Wednesday, March 2, 2022, please contact the district at You can also use this email address for additional questions you might have after viewing the page on the website. Please see this link for more details:
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Social-Emotional Learning: What Is SEL and Why SEL Matters

Social-Emotional Learning: What Is SEL and Why SEL Matters

What is SEL?

What is SEL? Social-emotional learning (SEL) is the process of developing the self-awareness, self-control, and interpersonal skills that are vital for school, work, and life success. The creators of Second Step show what social-emotional skills are and the important role they play throughout our lives.

Learn more at Social-Emotional Learning Curriculum | Committee for Children (

Teach your Child Essential Mental Health Skills

The elementary-age videos feature hedgehog characters in imaginative stories to teach key skills in a way that kids will enjoy watching and remember longer. Each video comes with Skill Sheets that summarize and reinforce key ideas.

SC Assistance to Help Homeowners

South Carolina has nearly $145 million to help homeowners with COVID woes. Questions? You can email; or call 803-702-5222 or 833-405-3080, from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. weekdays or visit:

NEW Program to Support Families with Internet!

To support families with internet service during COVID-19, the FCC has a new

program called Emergency Broadband Benefit. Households with students who receive free or reduced-price school meals, including ALL students in CEP schools, qualify for the program. There are three ways to apply:

  1. Apply online at
  2. Contact the local broadband provider to learn about their application process (find participating broadband providers here)
  3. Call 833-511-0311 for a mail-in application.

Mortgage and Housing Assistance: Help for homeowners and renters during the coronavirus national emergency

Cha-Ching Family Resources (Discovery Education)

Get the entire family involved in creating a strong financial future. Designed for family fun, these activities are informal learning opportunities to provide the tools and knowledge for kids to grow up to be money smart. For more information visit:

Attendance Matters!

As long as your child is healthy, please encourage showing up to class when school is in session. Every day of school is an important opportunity for students to learn as well as connect to peers and their teachers. If your child is absent please make sure an excuse is sent in within 3 days of the student returning back to school. Thank you for partnering with us to help your child learn, thrive and succeed.

Supporting Early Literacy at Home: A Parent's Guide

“Supporting Early Literacy at Home: A Parent's Guide” is a series of online, self-paced learning modules designed to provide information for parents and caregivers so that they can support their children’s early literacy development.

Click Here for your Family Reading Guide

Family Guide to help support your student with reading.

Check out the Bridges Family Support Page

This resource shows you how math looks in a Bridges in Mathematics classroom and how students learn concepts and strategies. Learn ways you can foster your student's math thinking.

Did you Know?

The Charleston County Public Library loans SC Aquarium passes, Children Museum passes, State Park Passes. All CCSD Students have a library card number so visit Charleston County Public Library ( Look up the Park Pass you are interested in Classic Category and type in the pass you want to loan out and put the pass on hold.

The Charleston County Public Library also has Free Virtual Tutoring with student's library Card. Visit Student Center | Charleston County Public Library ( to take advantage of this free resource.

Reading with your Children

Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Resources for Home

Social Emotional Learning Books to take out at the Library

Rent & Utility Assistance

Food Assistance

How can I support you?

My goal is to provide an easy way for you to find community resources, tips & tricks for academic support at home and upcoming events at the school or in our community.

Traci Alter - Parent Advocate

Feel free to reach out for any resources, support or referral for services.