Stonegate Elementary Weekly News

April 27, 2018

The difference between want and need is self-control.

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Calendar of Events

April Lifeline - Self-Control

  • May 2, 3 - Scholastic Book Fair on the stage 7:45a-2:45p
  • May 4 - Scholastic Book Fair on the stage 7:15a-10:00am
  • May 4 - Morning with Mom
  • May 4 - Kindergarten field trip to Holliday Park
  • May 11- 3rd grade field trip Zionsville Walking Tour
  • May 16 - 3rd grade shark dissection
  • May 17 - 2nd grade field tip to Eagle Creek Park
  • May 18 - Field Day
  • May 21 - 4th grade field trip to the Indiana State Museum
  • May 22 - 3rd grade field trip to the Indianapolis Children's Museum
  • May 25 - 4th grade Graduation
  • May 25 - Last day of school

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:

Kasey Layton

Allie Trout

Macy Beier

Quinn Einterz

Nathan Milam

Latimer Payne

John Garlick

Dawson Stevens

SGE Spotlight: Preschool and Kindergarten

Preschool:

The preschool received a PTO grant this month. We are using these funds to purchase live caterpillars and to observe the life cycle of the butterfly. We will also be purchasing milkweed and butterfly bushes to create a butterfly habitat around the gazebo. The children will be participating in this project. We appreciate the PTO for allowing us this opportunity.


KIndergarten:

Plants, chicks, and butterflies oh, my! We have begun exploring life cycles in kindergarten and will continue to do so throughout the rest of the year. Students will further their exploration through books and hands on activities such as planting seeds, taking care of chick eggs, and observing caterpillars turning into beautiful butterflies. We can’t wait to journal and record our observations.

It has been a fun-filled year and we are looking forward to our earthworm presentation day on May 3rd and our last field trip to Holliday Park on May 4th. We hope to see many things in nature we’ve been learning about!

AND…As always, we will wrap up kindergarten with “Kamp Kindergarten”!!

Morning with Mom

Date: Friday, May 4

Time: 7:15 a.m - 7:50 a.m.

Place: Stonegate Gym

Cost: $2/person


Scholastic Book Fair is Coming Soon

Scholastic Book Fair will take place on the SGE stage from May 2-4. It will be open Wednesday and Thursday from 7:45-2:45, and Friday from 7:45-10:00. Shopping can also be done online at scholastic.com/fair from April 26-May 9. Volunteers are also needed. Please go to sge.ivolunteer.com to sign up for a shift or two. Thank you!

Teacher Appreciation Week

Teacher Appreciation Week is coming soon - May 7-11! We know how much you appreciate their hard work and how much love they show their students. If you are wanting to show your child's teacher some appreciation there are two links to help you get "the perfect idea" for him/her.

  • PTO has a suggested way to show your appreciation throughout the entire week of Teacher Appreciation week. Click on the following link for additional information: ta appreciation
  • If you are having trouble coming up with an original idea, click on this link: Staff Favorites List
  • If you'd like to sign up for a special treat day for teachers, please sign-up using this link: sge.ivolunteer.com

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!

Get Moving for Heart!

Have you joined the SCARE SQUAD yet?!

Registering for your school's event is quick and easy-- just follow this link: http://bit.ly/stonegatejump

We hope you are really enjoying the fun activities we're doing in school right now, and that you feel great about helping kids with special hearts! Keep up the great work and remember that exercise can reduce the risk of heart disease and high blood pressure.

Please check out this short video with your student at home about our friend, Finn, who you can help: https://youtu.be/xyubaiVhLas

This email is to let you know there is still plenty of time to participate and help heart kiddos like Finn! ANY student that registers online or using our free mobile app (search for: jump/hoops in your app store) will receive a glow in the dark wristband. Your family can also take a heart healthy challenge!

Once your student starts collecting donations they will receive monsters from the Scare Squad and a backpack clip for them to hang on. Every monster has a very important message to share about heart health so be sure to ask your student what they learned from their new lifesaver friends! (AND the wristband and all the monsters COME TO LIFE!) Check it out here: https://youtu.be/yk9eqMvGCx0

Thank you for staying active and eating healthy! Every single dollar you raise will help kids and families build healthier lives. I'm so proud of our school community for making such a big difference!

Thank you for being a Heart Hero!

ZRUN INFO - SATURDAY, APRIL 28, 9:00AM, AT ZMS

ZCS Families:

If you are looking for a fun, family, fitness activity for April, ZMS is having their annual ZRun event at the end of this month. If interested, please keep reading for event details and the link to register.

About the event:

5K run/walk on Zionsville Rail Trail and city streets, or a 1-Mile Family-Dog walk through Mulberry Fields Park. This event is sponsored by the Zionsville Middle School PTO. The funds secured during this event support Zionsville Middle School PTO sponsored programs throughout the year including educational grants, teacher and student appreciation events, and special projects.

Entry Fees:

* Pre-Registration Individual Fees for the 5K or 1-Mile are $20.
* A Group/Family may sign up for the discounted fee of $20 each for the first two entries and $15 for each additional entry.
Shirts are guaranteed for pre-registration by March 20 only, but there are many still available at this time!
Event day pricing is $25/ person; Group/Family are $25 each for first two and $20 for each additional entry.
Special Note: Race Day shirts will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis - Shirts and/or correct size shirt are not guaranteed on the day of the event.

Event Schedule:

7:45 AM to 9:00AM: Registration
9:00 AM: 5k run/walk
9:05 AM: 1-Mile Family-Dog walk
10:00 AM: Awards

https://secure.getmeregistered.com/get_information.php?event_id=128854

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

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

Textbook Fees Reminder

As the school year comes to an end, please make sure that your textbook rental fees are paid. Textbook rental fees that are not paid in full by the end of the school year will be sent to a licensed collection agency. Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter.

2018 ZCS Jog-a-Thon

Planning for our 8th Annual Jog-A-Thon is underway! Our 2018 Jog-A-Thon will take place on Wednesday, September 27th at each of Zionsville's five elementary schools. The planning committee is accepting bids for the production of more than 3,000 Jog-A-Thon T-shirts. If interested, please email Kristie Goehausen at eaglejogathon@gmail.com with notation that you would like the opportunity to bid. Upon receipt of your email, we will forward you a Request For Proposal. All emails of intent are due no later than April 6th.

Heather Vergara heathervergara@me.com 312/848-9009

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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

ZCS Openings

ZCS Food Service positions now available at several of the ZCS cafeterias. Click here to apply directly and call 317-733-4804 with any questions!

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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