Stateside Scoop

Happy Spring Break Patriot families!!!

We hope everyone is enjoying their break with their families! Spend time in the sunshine, relaxing, and making memories. We will see everyone on the 17th.

Honor Roll / Principal's List Ceremony dates and times

We are looking forward to celebrating the academic accomplishments of our Patriots next week. Below are the dates and times of the awards ceremonies:

5th grade - Monday, April 17th at 2:15

4th grade - Wednesday, April 19th at 2:15

3rd grade - Thursday, April 20th at 2:15

April is Month of the Military Child

We are very lucky to have our very own full time MFLC on campus each day. If you have not had the chance to meet Ms. Carrie Cacchione, she is a wealth of knowledge and resources for our military families. She has put together a mini spirit week for ALL of our Patriots to participate in this week to honor the military child! We are looking forward to seeing all of our Patriots, staff and even parents participate in the spirit days!

The week of April 17th is Purple Up Week in honor of the Military Child. We will be celebrating with a 4 day Spirit week and activities focused on military children.

Tuesday - wear red, white, and blue

Wednesday - wear any type of camouflage

Thursday - support any branch of service (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, National Guard)

Friday - everyone wear purple

EOG proctors needed...

The EOG's are right around the corner and Mrs. Helt needs plenty of volunteers to help with proctoring for the test sessions. The dates that she needs help with are May 31st, June 1st and June 6th. You will be needed from about 8:00-12:30. ( can come in when you bring your Patriots) There is a short training that needs to happen prior but Mrs. Helt can give you more details.

If you are available (even if it's for only one day), please fill out the form below and she will be in touch. (Use the scroll bar on the right side to navigate the form.) She sends her thanks in advance.

2nd grade Renaissance Night - Thursday, April 27th

A message to our 2nd grade parents....

We would like to invite you to our Second Grade Renaissance Night April 27th from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. For our third nine weeks IMPACT project, your child learned about the Medieval era. They created armor in Makerspace, and we have been working on creative narrative writing to go along with their project. Students will need to arrive in the lobby at 5:30 p.m. to prepare for their night. There will be student created plays performed, as well as monologues and creative writing presented. We are looking forward to this exciting event!

The Second Grade Team

(and yes...the date on the monthly calendar was an earlier date. We wanted to provide more time for preparation for the event. Thank you for your flexibility to prepare for this amazing night.)

It's not too late to order your yearbook!!!

Pre-orders are going on now. No deadline to order, but we have 400 pre-ordered, so first come first serve! They are $20 each. You many pay cash or check (made out to Strawbridge) You can order online as well!

Order online below. The online order code is 110241

4th grade parents - information about the Washington DC trip for your rising 5th grader

Each year the 5th grade finishes their tenure at the School of National Pride with a 2-day field trip to Washington D.C. Our dates for the 2017-2018 field trip are tentatively set for late April. The trip includes a tour of the Capitol, the National Archives to see the founding documents, a tour of the National Mall, the White House exterior and two of the Smithsonian Museums. The cost of the trip is around $330 per student and $360 per chaperone. The deposit for the field trip is $125. This will be due around Dec. 1st and a final payment will be due 60-days before the trip. The price of the trip includes transportation, overnight stay, tour guides, hotel security and meals. Stateside will participate in fundraising to help with the cost of the trip in the fall. We wanted to put the dates on your calendar so families can plan accordingly!

We will hold a parent information meeting on SEPTEMBER 16, 2017 at 6:00pm in the Learning Center. We encourage at least one parent for each 5th grader to attend!


Dave Marriott


Drumroll please.....

Stateside Elementary School Peanut butter count......498 jars

Richlands Elementary School Jelly count....526 jars

Both schools did a fantastic job with bringing in items to help the CHEW program with this worthy cause. Thank you to everyone who participated! Way to go were great competitors!

Did you happen to miss Kindergarten registration last week?

Registration will continue on Tuesdays and Thursdays for the remainder of the school year from 9:30-1:00 at Stateside. Your child must turn 5 on or before August 31, 2017. If you have any questions or need to come at a different time, please call our data manager Shannon Whaley and schedule an appointment.

We are looking forward to meeting all of our new Patriots!

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What's been happening at Stateside?

Pumpkin' Chunkin' Time at Stateside!

and the team with the farthest chunk was.....

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Some of our 5th graders traveled to Washington DC on April 5th and 6th and literally took it by STORM! We braved rainy weather, had a magnificent time and made many memories for years to come! See below for just a snapshot of our trip!

Do you know a Stateside Staff member who deserves to be given the title ' Staff member of the Month'? If so, see the link below.

STRIDE and GOTR - Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:30-5:00

Chess Team - Mondays and Tuesdays 7:45-8:25 in the cafeteria

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

Robotics - Wednesdays 3:30-5:30

Stateside PTO Facebook page

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

The threads from last year were deleted so you will need to sign up again using these new codes.

See link below for codes.

**** UPDATE...we send notices out to pertinent buses only when we receive them from the bus garage.

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 or acquire one from the office and turn into Shannon Whaley.
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Upcoming events.....

This week


  • 5th grade HR / PL ceremony 2:15 (invites were sent in report cards)
  • MMM - K-2


  • Chick Fil A night
  • wear red, white and blue for Purple Up week


  • 4th grade HR / PL ceremony 2:15 (invites were sent in report cards)
  • wear any type of camouflage


  • 3rd grade HR / PL ceremony 2:15 (invites were sent in report cards)
  • support any branch of service (Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, National Guard) for Purple Up Week


  • 2nd grade fieldtrip to Ayden - Simple Creamery
  • Kinder fieldtrip to Equine Country
  • Wear purple for Purple Up week

Next week

4/24-4/28 End of Year Benchmarks for 3rd-4th in ELA and Math, 5th in ELA and Science


  • MMM - full school


  • Chuck E Cheese night
  • K-2 dance - 3:30-4:30 - permission slips will be coming home on 4/17 - permission slips and $ are due on 4/21


  • Chess tournament for 4th/5th grade Chess Team
  • Quality Council


  • Chess tournament for 2nd/3rd grade Chess Team
  • 1st grade fieldtrip to Mike's Farm for select classes
  • Renaissance Night for 2nd grade students (see notes above and email from classroom teachers) - 6:00-7:00 (students need to arrive at 5:30


  • 3rd grade fieldtrip to Cape Fear Museum

4/29 (Saturday)

  • Robot Royale (more details to come)

Please continue to check the STES website for school events, copies of the WAVE schedule and other school related news. Also, paper copies of the monthly event calendar and lunch menus are provided to every Patriot.

Stateside Elementary School

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