Stone Bank School

Reaching Out ~ January 5, 2018

Open Enrollment 2018-2019

Wisconsin inter-district public school open enrollment program allows parents to apply for their children to attend school districts other than the one in which they live. Applications may be submitted up to three nonresident school districts. The open enrollment application period for the 2018-2019 school year is from February 5, 2018 - April 30, 2018. The application period closes at 4:00pm on April 30, 2018. Late applications will not be accepted for any reason. Please see the attached open enrollment brochure.

Please Be On Time

The start time for Stone Bank School is 7:30am. This is also the tardy bell. Any student arriving after this time will be marked tardy. The attendance office has noticed several students continuing to arrive late. In accordance with the Wisconsin State Law, Section 118.15, all students are required to attend school regularly on a consistent and timely basis. If a student is absent from school without an acceptable excuse for part or all of five or more days per semester, a petition may then be filed through the juvenile system.

Kapco Kids2Kids Toy Drive

Kapco and the Stone Bank School Student Council want to thank staff, families and the whole community for donating over 100 toys and gifts that will be distributed to those in need this holiday season.

The Kapco snowman and "sleigh" visited our school to collect our donations. The snowman visited the primary students at their lunch tables. Take a look at the pictures of your donations and the 5th grade students posing with the Kapco Snowman mascot.

PTO ~ Save the Date

The PTO is hard at work in planning our largest fundraiser of the year. This year’s event will be SBS Bash: A night of Music, Trivia and 'FUNraising'. It will be held on Saturday, February 10, 2018 at Ironwood Golf Course. As a part of this new fundraising initiative we are focusing on auctioning off experience based and/or consumable auction items. Further information will be forth coming. Please see the attached document for further details.

Project Linus 2018

Stone Bank School's participation in Project Linus will take place in the coming months. An exact date has yet to be determined. Whether or not your student is interested in helping participate in the making of blankets, your donation of polar fleece is very much appreciated. Please consider purchasing and bringing in your polar fleece to the school office any time. Each blanket is made with 2 ~ 1 and 1/2 yard sections of fleece. Students will be asked to donated 1 and 1/2 yards of polar fleece to the blanket project.

Attention 8th Grade Families

This is a friendly reminder that the orientation session for freshmen students entering Arrowhead High School in fall of 2018 for students from Stone Bank School is on Tuesday, January 23rd from 7:30pm-8:00pm. If you cannot make that date or time please attend earlier that evening or on Wednesday, January 24th between 6:30pm-8:00pm. I strongly suggest that all 8th graders and their parents attend. Please see the attached for further information.

Also, on January 18th at 9:30am the school counselors from Arrowhead will be coming to Stone Bank School to meet with the 8th graders and pass out all information that they will need to register for high school classes in the weeks that follow. You are welcome to attend, but are not required to, this is more for the kids at this time.

As we go through this process of helping your child get registered for high school, please feel free to call me or email me with any questions.

**Please remember, if you are open-enrolled into Stone Bank School, you HAVE TO apply for open-enrollment into Arrowhead High School. It DOES NOT automatically do this for you, as we are considered separate districts.

Kerry Zdrojewski- Stone Bank School Counselor


December Writers of the Month

Ms. Bolinski's favorite part of Fischer Luterbach's essay:

Fischer’s paper explored the dangers of a culture that over rewards its children. By searching through reliable sources and selecting excellent quotes for support, Fischer was able to create a compelling argument for how rewards without achievement can lead to long term consequences for today’s youth. Solid work, Fischer!

Ms. Bolinski's favorite part of Riley Mailison's essay:

Riley’s paper had clear organization and valuable details. She chose a topic she is interested in and really dug through a lot of research to present a well-rounded guide to how to become a nurse and important things to consider when journeying down that career path. Nice work, Riley!

Ms. Bolinski's favorite part of James Norcross' essay:

James’ paper revealed fascinating details about his father. Through clear and efficient research, James was able to find unique details and memories about his dad through the lens of others. James used impeccable interviewing skills to achieve this! Way to go, James!

Weekly Planner

Monday, January 8

· Mad Science 2:30pm

· Art Club 2:30pm

· Scribbler Club 2:30pm

· PTO Meeting 7:00pm

Tuesday, January 9

Wednesday, January 10

· Math Club 2:30pm, 4th-8th grade

· Coding Club 2:30pm

Thursday, January 11

· CTT Meeting 7:00am

· Student Council 2:30pm

Friday, January 12

· 2nd Quarter Middle School Incentive ~ Sunburst Ski Hill, 8:30am-2:15pm

· 7th & 8th grade Middle School dance at Stone Bank 7:00pm-9:00pm

Monday, January 15

· Personnel Meeting 7:00am

· Art Club 2:30pm

· Scribbler Club 2:30pm

· Board of Education Meeting 6:00pm

Tuesday, January 16

Wednesday, January 17

· Book Club 2:30pm

· Math Club 2:30pm, 4th-8th grade

Thursday, January 18

· Bagels with Buds, 7:00am ~ $1.00 for a bagel with topping, $.50 for juice or hot chocolate

· AHS Counselors meet with 8th grade class at Stone Bank School 9:30am

· Student Council 2:30pm

Friday, January 19