Stonegate Elementary Weekly News

May 18, 2018

"Image is what people think we are; integrity is what we really are." - John C. Maxwell

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Calendar of Events

May Lifeline - Integrity

  • May 21 - 4th grade field trip to the Indiana State Museum
  • May 22 - 3rd grade field trip to the Indianapolis Children's Museum
  • May 22 - 2nd grade Insect Expo 1:00-2:00
  • May 25 - 4th grade Graduation 1:00-2:00
  • May 25 - Last day of school
  • May 25 - InfoSnap Registration Due

Look Who Got Sent to The Principal's Office!

These students were sent to the principal's office by their teacher for doing wonderful things in their classroom:

Dryden Nicholson

Liam Squier

Aiden Rumbaoa

Cash Coyner

Tobias Ayshford

Rachel Rotondaro

Sienna Vanzee

Anabelle Peterson

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Congratulations to Mrs. Katie Delp! SGE's 2017-18 Teacher of the Year!

Mrs. Delp is pictured here with her mom, and daughter at the the ZCS School Board meeting last Monday night. All ZCS Teacher of the Year nominees were recognized at the school board meeting. We were especially proud to call Mrs. Delp our own!

Register BY May 25, 2018!

You should have received an email from Registration@zcs.k12.in.us with information and instructions on registering your child(ren) in Zionsville Community Schools for the 2018-19 school year. We need this registration information completed by Friday, May 25. If your child is returning to Zionsville Community Schools next year and you do not receive this email, please check your spam or junk folder. If you can’t find this email, please let us know. If your child will not be returning to Zionsville schools next year, please notify your school(s) building secretary as soon as possible. For all other residency changes, please contact the Central Office at 317-873-2858.

4th Grade Graduation

Yes, it's that time already! 4th grade parents it is with great pride that we invite you to SGE's 4th Grade Graduation on Friday, May 25th. Please join us at 1:00 for this celebration. Stay, if you can, to line the halls at 2:00 to watch the 4th graders walk the halls of SGE one last time as a class.

Parking will be in the very back parking lot (we have to leave room for buses) and enter door 10 or park in the front and on the street and enter through door 1.

We look forward to seeing you for this memorable occasion!

Lunch on the Last Day of School

**Please note....lunch and lunch schedules could be different on the last day of school. Please pay close attention to teacher's newsletters, e-mails, and Remind texts about plans for the last day of school especially, if you were planning to eat lunch with your child. The schedule could be different due to 4th grade graduation. Thank you!

Please Take Our Optional End-Of-Year Family Survey!


As we begin the process to plan for next year, we would like your feedback on how this school year went for your family and input for next year. The first five fields are required but the last seven fields are optional. We thank you in advance for giving us your honest, yet professional feedback. The survey will be open until the end of business day on Friday, June 1st, 2018. For those of you with multiple children at SGE, it is set up to all for multiple responses. Please click here to access the survey. Thank you!

Textbook Fees Reminder

As the school year comes to a close, please make sure your 2017-2018 fees have been paid in full by the last day of school. Accounts with unpaid fees will be sent to Kinum, a licensed collection agency. Please log into your students PowerSchool account and click on the Balance Tab to determine if you have an outstanding balance. Thank you!

School Supply On-line Orders

Parents - Don't worry about the crowds at the store, or lugging in all the supplies that first week of school. Order your school supplies on-line and have them delivered to your home before school starts. Click on the link starting today and running through the end of this school year to order your child(ren)'s supplies for next school year. http://1stdayschoolsupplies.com/kits.php?sid=38293

High Ability Information

High Ability Spring Identification Deadlines

The Indiana Department of Education requires school districts to identify high ability (gifted) students and provide them with appropriately differentiated curriculum and instruction. In ZCS, we reconsider ability and achievement data of all students each spring to identify any who may need further consideration for high ability differentiation. While the High Ability designation is a state-required label for students, our school district is committed to continuous progress for all students, regardless of designation. Accelerated content is common in our classrooms as are heightened expectations and instructional levels and high-achieving peers. Instructional methods regularly group and regroup students with differentiated materials and goals. Whether or not a child is identified as High Ability, our teachers are committed to regular assessment of skills and knowledge and matching experiences to challenge each child and help him or her make maximum academic growth. We are proud to be a high-performing school district with high expectations for all students.

For students currently in grades 1-3: All students are considered for high ability each year. Our identification team looks at both achievement (NWEA) and ability (OLSAT). Since these vary from year to year with young students, we re-look at every student each spring. Parents will be notified by June 10 if their child has been recommended for differentiation based on the need for accelerated instruction or curriculum. If your child was not identified through our extensive process, parents may appeal the decision. Parents can complete the appeal process by June 15. Forms are located on the High Ability website: https://1.cdn.edl.io/STFd2znmUm9v64tOK0o5GHa56Sylujl5JYhwFChIXdtXGo0P.pdf

For students currently in grades 4-7: All students are considered for high ability each year. Our identification team considers either achievement (NWEA) or ability (OLSAT) when making decisions. Parents will be notified by June 10 if their child has been recommended for differentiation based on the need for accelerated instruction or curriculum. If your child was not identified through our extensive process, parents may appeal the decision. Parents can complete the appeal process by June 15. Forms are located on the High Ability website: https://1.cdn.edl.io/STFd2znmUm9v64tOK0o5GHa56Sylujl5JYhwFChIXdtXGo0P.pdf

Check those Coca-Cola Codes

Dear Parents,

We’re excited to share that our school is part of the Coca-Cola Give program. This opens up Stonegate Elementary to new funding opportunities to help improve learning environments for students. The best part? Donations don’t come out of your own pocket.

When you make Coca-Cola purchases, you simply enter the product codes (found on bottle caps or paper packaging) here: https://us.coca-cola.com/give/schools/ and our school receives a donation.Enter the code yourself or drop off your product codes at the front office and we will enter for you. Codes are found on all Coke products which includes Dasani bottled water. Find the codes on the case packaging or bottle caps.

Sincerely, Stonegate PTO

Zionsville Beautification Day!

When: May 20th from 2pm-5pm

Who: Zionsville Cadette Girl Scout Troop, but everyone is welcome!

Why: Come help the Girl Scouts clean up our town on Zionsville Beautification Day!

Where: Downtown Zionsville

Questions? Interested? Contact debbieforbeck@gmail.com

Meet and Greet Night and Back to School info for the 2018-19 School Year


Meet and Greet Night:

Monday, August 6th, 5:00 – 6:30 pm (PK- Gr. 4)


First Day of School for Students:

Wednesday, August 8th


Back to School Curriculum Night: Thursday, August 23rd:

Kindergarten: 5:30 – 6:00 pm

1st: 6:00 – 6:30 pm

2nd: 6:30 – 7:00 pm

3rd: 7:00 – 7:30 pm

4th: 7:30 – 8:00 pm

BACKGROUND CHECK INFORMATION


We value partnerships with our families and welcome parents and guardians to serve as volunteers in our schools. Each ZCS building offers a wide variety of volunteer opportunities.

Examples include:

  • Field Trip Chaperones
  • Out of Town/Overnight Chaperones
  • Tutors
  • Volunteer Coaches
  • Classroom Helpers (PTO parties/room parents)
  • Library Helpers
  • After Prom Workers
  • Field Day/Jog-A-Thon Volunteers
  • Book Fair Sales/Athletic Ticket Sales

During the school day, all volunteers are expected to sign in at the front office. Prior to the volunteer opportunity, all volunteers must sign a Non-disclosure Acknowledgement Form and have successfully completed a Full Criminal History Background Check. Necessary background check paperwork is available on the ZCS website at the Volunteers/BRAVO link and should be submitted at least 10 days prior to the intended volunteer date. Volunteers must also view the state mandated confidentiality/bullying video, provided on the Volunteer/BRAVO website. The volunteer will pay the fee* for the full background check which will expire after 5 years. The link to apply for the full background check can be accessed on the Volunteers/BRAVO link on the ZCS main webpage. For more information, contact the Volunteer/BRAVO Coordinator.


CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR VISITORS

During the school day, all visitors must enter via the front door and sign-in at the front office. Visitors need to be prepared to present a government issued photo ID which will be scanned against the National Sex Offender Registry. All visitors will be issued a visitor badge/tag to be worn inside the building at all times.

Examples Include:

  • Lunch Guests
  • Classroom Guest Speakers
  • Classroom Special Events (Grandparent Day/Famous Hoosiers/etc.)
  • Parent/Teacher Conferences

We ask that all visitors schedule an appointment to meet with teachers, counselors, administrators and all other staff members so that we may best serve everyone. Visitors other than parents/guardians must be prearranged and organized through the main office.


*ZCS thanks all volunteers for generous support of our youth and schools. Thank you, too, for supporting assurance of student and staff safety by completing and paying for a volunteer background check.

Did You Know?

ZCS, like other public schools, has a no-idling policy for vehicles on campus. The purpose of the policy is to limit vehicle emissions that might be brought into the schools and adversely impact the health of our students and staff. If you are stopped on campus for more than 5 minutes, please remember to turn off your engine. We thank you for abiding by this policy to help reduce the exposure to these emissions.

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