Stateside Scoop

Week of April 11th-April 15th

What's going on this week at Stateside???

Tons going on this week! See below for a lot of information!

Honor Roll / Principal's List Ceromonies

3rd Grade- Wednesday, April 13th at 2:15

4th Grade- Monday, April 18th at 2:15

5th Grade- Thursday, April 14th at 2:15

Invitations will go home in report cards on Monday. Ceremonies take between 20-30 minutes. Picture opportunities are available during and after. Students may be checked out directly from the ceremony.

What awesome things happened this past week at STES???

Composing numbers in Mrs. Hipples' class

Special Olympics - Friday 4/8

Career Week at Stateside Elementary School

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The School Guidance Counselor and Literacy Coach are organizing a Career Week . Whether you are a nurse, mechanic, astronaut, custodian or business owner- we need you! We are looking for a variety of people interested in spending some time talking to our students about their career. Many of our students are unaware of the career opportunities available to them and this is a fantastic way to provide them with first-hand knowledge of potential career paths. This is also a great way for you to get involved in STES and make an impact on the students’ future. If you are not interested but know someone who is, please give them our contact information. Thank you in advance for your involvement! If you have any questions or would like to get further information, please contact Nicole Loya or Jennifer Neal at (910) 478-3460 or email at or

Mrs. Powers' Science students calculating weight in space and measuring the length of their jump on Earth compared to the moon

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Look at our First Graders learning "The Dewey"!

Dewey Decimal is a way for books that are about the same subject to be grouped together. Learning the Dewey Decimal System helps children navigate the nonfiction section of most any library collection. This helps them to have the ability the ability to think about how things are organized and how to classify information. Students become independent users of the library when they learn how to find nonfiction books on their own.

Survey Help needed from parents...just a few minutes of your time!!!

BrightBytes Survey - We need your input parents!!

Hello Parents & Guardians,

We are partnering with BrightBytes, an educational research organization, in order to learn more about our students’ school and home technology use for learning. For that reason, we are reaching out to ask you to take part in a short questionnaire (approximately 5 minutes). Your participation is essential in helping us form a more complete picture of technology use for learning in your students’ lives. Please know that all of your responses will remain anonymous to protect your privacy. The last day to take the survey will be May 1st. Thank you for taking time to complete this and support Stateside Elementary School.

Annual Climate Survey - We would love to hear from each of you (only one survey needed per family)

Please take a quick second to fill out the following parent survey to help us gain information on how we can help better serve our Patriots at Stateside Elementary School.

It is super quick.

5th grade Mandatory DC parent meeting - April 4/13

5th grade parents.....

All students who are going on the D.C. trip received a yellow flyer about a mandatory D.C. trip meeting to be held Wednesday 4/13 in the STES cafeteria at 6pm. All parents, school staff attending the trip, Mrs. Helt and Mr. Strope must be in attendance.

You will receive all emergency contact numbers, an updated itinerary, as well as information about the departure on 4/21 and arrival on 4/22.

Every student who is going on the trip must have a parent present at the meeting. Children are welcome to come.

If you have any further questions please contact Mr. Marriott at

Join us for April 15th - PURPLE UP DAY!!!!!

The month of April provides an opportunity to recognize and honor the service of our youngest heroes, military children. Established by former Secretary of Defense Caspar Weinberger in 1986, the designation of April as the Month of the Military Child acknowledges the significant role military youth play in our communities. They are resilient and take pride

Wearing the color purple is a visible way to show support and thank military youth for their strength and sacrifices. Why purple? Purple is the color that symbolizes all branches of the military, as it is a combination of Army green, Marine Red, and Coast Guard, Air Force, and Navy blue. The goal of “Purple Up!” is for military youth to actually SEE the support in their school, youth groups, and the community!

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Picture Day - update

The photographers said that all proofs, class photos (for those who paid) and 5th grade group shot (for those who paid).

Please return any proofs that are not wanted. If you choose to keep any, please follow the directions included on the envelope for payment instructions. All students were photographed unless a parent specifically told the teacher they did not have a desire for Spring pictures.

Sibling photo packets will be given to the oldest sibling in the family. Same rules apply for those packets. Keep what you would you like and send in payment...return what you do not wish to keep.

Once they are in your hands, will will send out a date of when we would like all monies and proofs back.

And no worries if you missed ordering a class photo or group photo. We tend to get extras. Your teaches will send out emails on a first come first serve sale basis.

5th grade Middle School Orientation

Permission slips have been sent home with all 5th grade students. Each 5th grade student will be traveling to the school they are districted to on May 6th. There is no cost for this trip. Permission slips are due April 15th. No signed permission slip, no trip. If you are unsure of which middle school you are zoned for, please contact Mrs. Shannon Whaley and she will assist you.

Yankee Candle Fundraiser - ONLY ONE WEEK LEFT

The PTO is sponsoring the Yankee Candle fundraiser which started last Monday. If your child needs an order form packet, please see the front office. The fundraiser ends the 15th. If you have any questions, feel free to contact the office and we can assist you. Deliveries are scheduled to be before Mother's Day.

Click on the link below to visit the Yankee Candle Fundraiser website.

Yearbook sales

All students are going to be receiving a yearbook with their name and picture on the cover on/near May 2nd. Similar to the picture packets, if you choice to keep the yearbook, simply send in a check for $17. If you do not choose to keep the yearbook, send it back in with your Patriot. There will be information shared if you would like to order an additional yearbooks or pay online closer to that date.

AVID night at STES - for our 4th-5th grade parents and students

We will be having an AVID night at STES on April 18th from 6-7. The flyer below was sent home with students last week. Hopefully it is on your fridge as well. :)
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Literacy Night update

Literacy Night will be held on May 9th. There will be many different activities going on around the building to include snacks for sale and raffle basket drawings. We will pass along more information as we fine tune our plans. We are very excited to have this event this year. Can't wait to see the halls buzzing with families excited about Literacy!

A message from the PTO

Happy first day of spring break! While you are cleaning out those closets, please remember that the Richlands United Methodist Church excepts donations in their drop box on the side of the thrift shop. This church supports our CHEW backpack program so let's do our part and support them! Wishing you all a safe holiday!

Updated 2015-2016 School Calendar - reflects changes due to snow/inclement weather days (dated 2/15)

2016-2017 School Calendar released


Chess Club - practices Thursday and Friday morning

STRIDE and GOTR - Tuesday and Thursday afterschool

Events for the upcoming week....

Events this week...

4/11 AVID night at NHS

4/11-4/28 USA TestPrep Benchmark window for 3-5 students

4/11 MMM 3-5

4/11 Report cards go home

4/13 3rd grade HR/PL awards ceremony 2:15

4/13 Mandatory DC meeting for parents (students are welcome)

4/14 PTO teacher luncheon

4/14 5th grade HR/PL awards ceremony 2:15

4/14 Night at the Museum 6-7 (check emails sent by your childs teacher for details)

4/15 2nd grade fieldtrip to Ayden Farm

4/15 popcorn day

Upcoming events of interest...

4/18 MMM k-2

4/18 4th grade HR/PL awards ceremony 2:15

4/19 Chick Fil A night

4/20 ERPD Day - dismissal at 12:20

4/21-4/22 DC Trip for 5th graders

4/21 4th grade Symphony Trip

4/22 Kinder trip to Pine Knoll Shores

4/22 Earth Day

4/18 AVID night at STES 6-7

Peter Pan schedule of practices for cast members

Stateside Facebook page

Stateside PTO Facebook page

Do you want to place a vote for Staff Member of the Month??

Events Calendar for the Month

paper copies were sent home mid week last week

Lunch Menu

paper copies will be sent home on Monday

Remind messages sign up for Bus riders