Stony Hill School Weekly News

January 23, 2021

Dear Families,

Starting this week, I will create newsletters to share the weekly updates with you. I will still send this newsletter through Blackboard Connect email but will also post the links on our Stony Hill School website. I hope you find this a pleasant and organized way to stay informed.

Grade 2 Hybrid Schedule Change Reminder

Just a reminder to Grade 2 families that the hybrid schedule change will begin on Monday, January 25th. Here is the new Grade 2 Hybrid Schedule for your reference. Mr. Albano will be the remote hybrid teacher for the following teachers: Mrs. Bartolomei, Mrs. Kibbe, and Green Meadows teachers. Mrs. Feeney will be the remote hybrid teacher for: Mrs. Young, Mrs. Pszeniczny, Ms. Lantaigne, Ms. Paris, and Mrs. Bielanski. On Monday, the new schedule and Zoom links will be available on the K-5 Remote Learning Site . I believe the students will benefit greatly from this full-day instruction as it allows more time for student support and more closely mirrors a typical school day.

Art and Music Mid-year Switch

Stony Hill students and staff will be saying, "Thank you and see you next year!" to our Art teacher, Mrs. Max, as she heads off to Soule Rd. School. Friday, January 29th, will be her last day with us. Then, on February 1st, we happily welcome Mr. Burgess, our new Music teacher. Music class will be held in the cafeteria so that students can make as much joyful noise as they wish!

Every Stony Hill Teacher Deserves This (IMHO)

The Pioneer Valley Excellence in Teaching Awards program recognizes and honors local educators from public and private school districts in the greater Pioneer Valley. Beginning in 2003, over 1,800 educators have been honored for their commitment and education.

The Hampden-Wilbraham Regional School District is currently accepting HWRSD nominations. Each year, Hampden-Wilbraham Regional School District is eligible to award 3 professional teacher, and 1 beginning teacher award. All nominations will be reviewed by a district selection committee composed of administrators and past award recipients. Please consider submitting a nomination form for an HWRSD educator. All nomination documents must be completed in full and sent to: Andrea Noonan at by February 1, 2021.

The Nomination Form and list of Past Recipients are linked below.

Sock Drive

Thank you so much for your incredible generosity! In just one week we have collected 750 pairs of socks! It has been wonderful to watch the children come to the lobby and proudly add their contributions to the drop boxes. Each day, two students come to count up the day's collection. It's truly heartwarming to see this outpouring of empathy.

Access Hybrid Remote If Absent

Grade 2 parents, if your child is absent due to a need to quarantine, please have him/her attend the Hybrid Remote class session. A student who is home due to illness may access this remote learning as well, but only if s/he is feeling well enough to do so. Grade 3 parents, the same holds true for your children but they would just log into the synchronous Zoom session with their classroom teacher.