Stateside Scoop

Week of March 26th - March 30th

Get excited Patriot families about our first Night of Inquiry, Innovation and Impact!

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Do you have a rising kindergarten student? See below for information about our Dual Language class and an upcoming opportunity to hear all about it!

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Recycled items needed for Night of Inquiry, Innovation and Inquiry

We have an exciting project planned for our kiddos at our Night of Innovation on April 19. For this project, we are collecting recycled soup cans, Jell-O cups, yogurt cups, easy mac-n-cheese cups, etc. during the week of April 9-13. Please send in these clean, recycled items to your child’s classroom teacher and our STES diplomats will collect them daily. Please do not send in glass containers.

Parent survey available!

Below is a link for a parent survey. Please take a few moments to fill it out so we may have the invaluable feedback that we need to make Stateside an even better place to learn and serve for each and every Patriot!

We would love to have all surveys filled out by April 30th. If you are unable to access the link below, please feel free to send your teacher an email and they can send the link directly to you.


Bus changes and alerts available to parents

As many have noticed, we have had a great deal of bus changes both in the morning and afternoon. We send out Remind messages to those parents who have signed up to receive text messages of those changes as soon as we are notified. If you do not need this information now, the information is always available farther down in the Scoop as well and on the STES website.

See click on the below for the instructions on how to sign up for the bus changes. Please note: You only need to sign up for your students primary bus. For example, if there are two routes that are doing to be doubled up, the same message will go to both lists of parents.

Lunch fees and Free and reduced lunch applications

Students receive notices of their lunch balances every few weeks. We need your assistance in making sure those overages are taken care of. Feel free to send in a check or cash with your student. Those monies will be taken to the cafeteria to deposit into their account. You may also pay online. The link is below.

In addition, if you are in need of applying for Free or Reduced lunch, please see the website below to be able to fill out the application. You may also contact the Child Nutrition department at the County Office for assistance.

Only four more days for the Reading Challenge!

Please continue to turn in your Reading Challenge Choice cards for a special prize! We love having visitors to the office each day to celebrate their love for reading!
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Student absences

Just a reminder that we need either a doctors note or a handwritten parent note (to include parent signature, student name, teacher name, dates and reason for absence) in order to be excused. We appreciate your help with this matter.

Jumprope for Heart information - follow up

Jump Rope for Heart wrapped up on 3/20. Please bring any envelopes with donations in to Coach A ASAP. We appreciate everyone's support of this worthy fundraiser.

5th grade DC information

UPDATE: The final DC parent meeting will be Monday, March 26th at 5pm in the media center. Please make every effort to be in attendance if your Patriot is going on the trip or your are a chaperone.

Ms. Dawson sent out an email to all parents who have children attending the trip and / or will be chaperoning. Please return that as soon as you can. She is still missing a handful of documents from parents/students. We will have copies of the form at the meeting on Monday night.


If you have paid to be a chaperone for the trip, you will need to be fingerprinted very soon as it takes a few weeks to process. The list of dates is available in the front office. The sheet that needs to be turned in at the County Office is also available in the front office (it requires Mrs. Bracy's signature so please make sure you have it prior to going to the County Office.)

If you are not fingerprinted prior to the trip, you will not be allowed to attend and no refunds can be provided.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call. Mrs. Kight, Mrs. Dawson or Mrs. Helt will be glad to help you.

Chocolate Fundraising update

There are still a handful of students who have not turned in their chocolate fundraiser money. Please send that in as soon as possible. Any questions, please contact Jacquelyn Whitaker, our financial secretary.

Jelly Drive for the Onslow County Chew Program

Thank you to everyone who donated jars of jelly for the Richlands Area CHEW program this past week. As a Stateside community, we were able to donate 177 jars of jelly to the CHEW program.

Patriots of the Week

Would you like to win a new Jeep Wrangler donated by National Dodge? TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE!!!

See the link below for the details! We have tons of tickets for sale! Any member of the office can help you. And just a reminder...all of the proceeds from this raffle stay on campus!

If you need an additional order form, it is attached below.

Keep downloading the new OCS App - many helpful things can be found here!

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Parent referral link for Ms. Young - counselor

Lunch menus and link to Child Nutrition Department of Onslow County Schools (click here also if you need information about free and reduced lunch)

Remind Message codes for Bus riders...sign up if you would like to receive text messages about bus changes, updates, etc

Follow the link below to the codes available on the website.

Note...if you are signed up for the Parent Remind message thread, this is separate than the bus threads. You will need to sign up for that one separately...based on your bus number.

Onslow County Schools link for bus delays

The Onslow County School app (available in the App Store for IOS and Android) devices also has this link available.

Parent Portal information

If you would like to have access to your Patriots grades and attendance information online, simply print this form off from the link below (it is located in the forms / files section of our website) or acquire one from the office and turn into Shannon Whaley.
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Information about Kinder pre-registration

Math Counts - 8:00-8:45 - Tuesdays and Thursdays

Chess practice - Mondays and Tuesdays- 7:45am

Patriot Voices - practices every F day - 8:30-9:20

STRIDE and GOTR - practices Tuesday and Thursday - 3:30-5:00

Upcoming events.....

This week...

3/26 - C day

  • Final DC parent/student meeting - 5pm - media center
  • Coastal Carolina AVID trip for 4th grade (2 classes)

3/27 - D day

  • Chuck E Cheese night
  • 3rd grade Folk Dance Night (Session 1: 5:30-6:30 pm: Mrs. Fallas, Mrs. Bostic, Mrs. Snyder and Mrs. Samuel’s homerooms and Session 2: 7:00-8:00 pm: Dr. Pleis, Mrs. Jones and Mrs. Jacobsma’s homeroom)

3/28 - E day

  • End of grading

3/29 - F day

3/30 - NO SCHOOL - Good Friday

Next week...

4/2-4/6 - SPRING BREAK!!!!!!

Please continue to check the STES website for school events and other school related news.

Stateside Elementary School

Text 81010 to @stesparent to be added to the Remind text message feature we have at STES