Stone Bank School

Reaching Out ~ October 5, 2018

From Mrs. Davies

Dear Stone Bank Families:

The school year is now in full swing. Our students have been busy at work. Recently, we completed the MAP Assessment (Measure of Academic Progress). Results are now available on Skyward. Not sure what the results mean? MAP assessments and grading will be the topic of our next Coffee and Conversation on October 16th at 5:30pm. Please join us!

Following the Coffee and Conversation is our monthly PTO meeting in the library at 6:30pm. All of the current PTO board members are in their last year of office. We are looking for a new team of ambitious parents to take over. Since 2015, our PTO has raised and given back nearly $70,000 to our school. Items like our playground equipment, alternative classroom seating, and our book room would not be possible without the help of our PTO. If you think you might be interested in getting involved, please attend an upcoming meeting to learn more.

Have a good weekend,


Fall Conferences

This year Fall conferences are being held on Wednesday, October 24th from 3:30pm-7:30pm and Thursday, November 1st from 3:30pm-7:30pm. Please note: no classes will be held for students Thursday and Friday, October 25th and 26th. For the 5K-5th grade, please see the attached for further instruction on scheduling your conference. Middle school parents do not need to sign up. It is on a first come basis.

A Message from the office

For the safety of our students and teachers, at the end of the day for students not riding the bus and parents/grandparents, etc. that are picking up their child/children, at the side doors, we ask that they don't enter the building. If they need to come in for some reason, then they should be coming through the secured main front doors only.

Stone Bank School Spiritwear

Start your Christmas shopping early! Stone Bank School Spirit wear is being offered by Mid City Sports in Hartland. Deadline to order is Tuesday, November 18th. Don't wait until it's too late.

Scholatic Book Fair

The Fall Book Fair Is Coming Oct 22-24, 2018

The 2018 Fall Scholastic Book Fair will be held Monday October 22nd through Wednesday October 24th. We will have extended hours during parent teacher conferences on Wednesday Oct 24th!

The Book Fair is a great opportunity for children to come to the library, explore and purchase books at a discounted price from Scholastic.

We will also be participating in the All for Books Coin Challenge this year. All for Books helps raise funds for teachers to purchase much needed books for their classrooms. In addition, Scholastic matches every donation in the coin challenge to give books to children in need.

Please watch for notes home in the near future on the All for Books Coin Challenge. The class that raises the most money during the coin challenge, each child will get a free book valued at $7.00 or less.

The coin challenge will be October 15th-19th more info to follow soon!

As always, in order to have the book fair be open and run smoothly we need volunteers: Please take some time and volunteer. It is fun and easy. The sign up link is below:

Culvers Night Out

Please stop by Culver's in Hartland on Tuesday, October 9th from 5:00pm-8:00pm to support the 8th grade musical! PTO is donating the earnings from this night to offset the cost of the performance Mary Poppins, Jr. We hope to see you there!

Author Chris Rylander to Speak at Stone Bank School

In coordination with Books and Company, Mr. Zastrow has arranged to have author Chris Rylander speak at Stone Bank School on Tuesday, October 9th for the 5th, 6th, and 7th grade students. The event will be held from 1:30pm - 2:30pm. Any students interested in ordering a copy of the book ahead of time, The Legend of Greg: An Epic Series of Failures, will receive their copy at the event and it will be signed by the author. See attached order form for additional information about the book.

Stone Bank School to Celebrate Unity Day

What is Unity Day? It’s a day everyone can come together—in schools, communities, and online—and send one large ORANGE message of support, hope, and unity to show that we are together against bullying and united for kindness, acceptance and inclusion.

What are your true colors when it comes to bullying? If you care about safe and supportive schools and communities, make your color ORANGE on Unity Day. Wear ORANGE to school on Wednesday, Oct. 24th. It can be an orange T-shirt, hat, wristband, socks, or even shoelaces.

We encourage staff and students who do not have an orange t-shirt to wear, or are looking for one, to buy a PACER exclusive 2018 UNITY DAY shirt available for $12.00 at They do have youth sizes. Order soon to ensure it arrives before Oct. 25th!

Student Council will also have the students sign an ORANGE banner on that day. The banner will be a pledge that we are a school that believes...“Together Against Bullying — United for Kindness, Acceptance, and Inclusion!”

You can find all of this information and much more by visiting

Questions? Please contact Mrs. Zdrojewski, School Counselor:

Arrowhead High School Broadway Company

The Broadway Company, Arrowhead High School theater troupe, will present 7 performances of the musical, Beauty and the Beast. The performance is in the Arrowhead High School Theater on October 11, 13, 18 ,18 ,29 at 7pm and a Saturday and Sunday matinee performance at 1pm on October 13 and 14. Tickets are on sale now with limited seating. In addition to the wonderful performances, a free community event is being held before the 1pm performance on Saturday, October 13th. Please see attached for additional information.

PBIS ~ The Stone Bank Way

We kicked off our school year with our first PBIS assembly on Friday, Sept. 21st. During our assembly we were reminded of how to follow the Stone Bank Way everyday here at school. We had some amazing middle school students that provided our entertainment by performing skits about lunchroom expectations, tattling vs. reporting, and proper hallway behaviors. We also had a three point basketball contest with three teams that consisted of one teacher and one student. Ms. Bolinski and George Scholzen won the competition with George making one basket and Ms. Bolinski sinking two of her three shots!! We pulled names from our raffle that each student can enter when they earn PBIS tickets or Shout Outs. We had 8 winners win McDonald's gift cards! Lastly, we ended our celebration with ICEE's outside! It was a great afternoon.

We wanted to send a VERY BIG THANK YOU to Mr. Nate Zastrow and First Bank Financial Centre in Oconomowoc for donating the funds for us to purchase gift cards for our PBIS Raffles. Without First Bank's generosity this raffle would not be possible. We are very appreciate for such amazing support year after year. THANKS!!!

Parents United Opportunities

Parents United is a non-profit consortium of 27 special education departments that have joined to provide an educational community service. The mission of the group is to present timely and relevant information in a neutral forum for parents and professionals who work with children. The lectures and presentations offered each school year provide links, knowledge and networking to the community for the ultimate benefit of our students. Please visit our website for a calendar of our day/night programs.

Halloween Party hosted by the Stone Bank Cadette Girls Scouts

Come and join your friends for a fun night filled with music, crafts, games and a haunted house! See the attached flyer for additional information.

Zachariah's Acres

Our life skills group enjoyed their first community outing at Zachariah’s Acres! Zachariah’s Acres is a place where kids with special needs and their families can enjoy nature and experience the outdoors. They offer a wide range of activities to do on their 44 acres of land. Our students were able to socialize and enjoy the company of students from Richmond, Lake County and North Lake.

We started our day eating lunch in their accessible tree house surrounded by breath taking scenery. From there we took a tractor ride down to a pond where the students got to learn about the fish they have and go fishing. Fish were abundant, and they even have a “Perch Plunge” to release the fish back into the pond. After that we went on a scavenger hunt to find different types of leaves and used those leaves as paint brushes to decorate a bag. Next on our adventure was a stop by the chickens where everyone had the change to feed and observe the chickens. We ended our day by trying some homemade apple chips…yum! The students had a blast enjoying the beauty of Wisconsin Nature and being out in the great fall weather.

Weekly Planner

Monday, October 8

· 6th grade band rehearsal at Lake Country 9:00am-10:30am

· Scribbler Club 2:30pm

Tuesday, October 9

· Author Visit Chris Rylander 1:30pm-2:30pm, 5th-7th grade

· 8th grade field trip to Waukesha County Expo Center/Culvers ~ 10:15am-2:20pm

· Culver’s Night in Hartland fundraiser 5:00pm-8:00pm, proceeds to offset 8th grade musical costs ~ Mary Poppins, Jr.

Wednesday, October 10

· Picture retake day, 8:00am

· 7th/8th grade band rehearsal at Lake Country 9:00am-10:30am

· Student Council 2:30pm-4:00pm

· Tinker Dynamics 2:30pm, Stem Lab

Thursday, October 11

· Breast cancer awareness month, wear pink

· Morning Lockdown Drill

Friday, October 12

· 8th grade field trip to Arrowhead High School, North Campus ~ 10:30am-1:45pm

· 5K field trip to Stone Bank Fire Station 8:00am-10:30pm

· Marching Band night at AHS, 4:15pm-8:30pm

Monday, October 15

· Scribbler Club 2:30pm

· Work Session 6:30pm

· PTO coin challenge, bring in your Pennies

Tuesday, October 16

· 6th grade band rehearsal at Lake Country 9:00am-10:30am

· Community Outing, Life Skills

· Coffee & Conversation with parents/Superintendent/Curriculum Coach, 5:30pm

· PTO meeting 6:30pm, Library

· PTO coin challenge, bring in your Nickels

Wednesday, October 17

· Student Council 2:30pm-4:00pm

· Tinker Dynamics 2:30pm, Stem Lab

· PTO coin challenge, bring in your Dimes

Thursday, October 18

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

· 7th/8th grade band rehearsal at Lake Country 9:00am-10:30am

· Breast cancer awareness month, wear pink

· AHA, Leadership Camp ~ Indian Mound Campground

· PTO coin challenge, bring in your Quarters

Friday, October 19

· AHA, Leadership Camp ~Indian Mound Campground

· Cadette Girl Scouts Halloween Party, Grades 5K-5th grade 6:30pm-8:30pm