Stoneleigh Home-School Connection

5/20/2021

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Dear Stoneleigh Elementary Families,


We are excited to offer socially distanced picture day outside. Strawbridge Studios will be providing a completely digital process for parents with purchased pictures sent directly to the home. Pictures will be taken outside following all COVID-19 safety protocols on Thursday, June 10th and Friday, June 11th. Please see the attachement below titled Stoneleigh Elementary School Fall for specific information on the ordering process.


Wondering what in-person learning will look like in the fall for in-person learners?


We know students will be in the school building 5-days a week. Science continues to dictate county protocol and BCPS will continue to work with the state and county health departments to determine the safest plan for students. The change from the 4-day hybrid to the 5-day in school learning means that we can instruct without the current reliance on technology.


Stoneleigh will continue to follow the guidance of BCPS. Rather than centering on remediation we will focus on what students will need to learn their current grade level content. The teachers at Stoneleigh started last Thursday planning collaboration among themselves and with our students to understand the skills they have and empower them to own their learning. Previous grade level concepts and skills will be addressed within a current grade level learning. Teachers will monitor student learning and provide advanced learning pathways through small group instruction. I do not anticipate that BCPS will continue to work with the current compacted grade level scope and sequence. We will support their growth through meaningful and challenging academic work.


Several events are set to take place as the 2020-2021 school year draws to a close.

  • Dumbarton Middle School 5th Grade Orientation Wednesday, May 27th @7pm.
  • Strawbridge Studios Picture Day Thursday, June 10th and Friday, June 11th.
  • Gold, Blue and Creative, Too! will be held on Friday, June 11th.
  • Fifth grade farewell will be held on Tuesday, June 15th at 7pm. Information will follow from the 5th grade teachers.
  • Last Day of School, The Board of Education has identified Tuesday, June 22nd.


Kindergarten through 5th grade registration for the 2021-2022 school year is up and running. Contact Ms. Tinkler, at 443-809-3600 or btinkler@bcps.org to receive specific details.


If your family will not be returning to Stoneleigh Elementary for the 2021-2022 school year please contact Ms. Testen at 443-809-3600 or ktesten@bcps.org for assistance with the withdraw process.


Wishing everyone well.

Ms. Hollenbeck

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Instructional Schedule

  • Wednesday, May 26th - Regular Wednesday (C - Day)


  • Wednesday, June 2nd - Live Instructional Day (Follow the Monday A - Day schedule)


  • Wednesday, June 9th - Regular Wednesday (C - Day)


  • Wednesday, June 16th - Regular Wednesday (C - Day)

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Welcome to Stoneleigh Elementary - Please Spread The Word

We look forward to having your child attend Stoneleigh Elementary School for the 2021-2022 school year. Prekindergarten and Kindergarten registration is being held by appointment. Appointments will be made for Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays between the hours of 9:00am and 3:00pm. Visitors are not premitted in the buildings at this time. A member of the office staff will meet you at the door to receive and make copies of your documents. Please call the school at 443-809-3600 to schedule your appointment and obtain the necessary documents.


It is important to determine if your child is eligible to begin attending school, first.

  • To be eligible for PreSchool, a child must be three years old on/before September 1.
  • To be eligible for PreKindergarten, a child must be four years old on/before September 1.
  • To be eligible for Kindergarten, a child must be five years old on/before September 1.


See the attachment below titled What Do I Need To Register My Child? for specific information.

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5th Grade Dumbarton Middle School Orientation

Dumbarton Middle School invites all 5th grade parents/guardians and students to join us on Google Meet on Wednesday, May 26th from 7-8pm for 5th Grade Orientation. Come meet some of the DMS faculty and staff and discuss the transition to middle school.


See the attachment below titled 5th Grade Orientation Invite Flyer

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Two Stoneleigh Teams Place In Virtual Destination Imagination Program

Congratulations to the Traveling Stallions who placed 2nd in the Built to Last competition Jay McAvoy, Jake Rosenzweig, Bradshaw Ranson, Akshara Mysore and Eli Nozinski. In addition, the Stoneleigh Stallions: Liam Fordham, Camilla Capen, Claire Shields, Eloise Holman Nall, James Deriu and Wren Smith placed 3rd in The Next Level competition.
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Stoneleigh Elementary Hybrid Field Day!

Introducing the first ever “Stoneleigh Elementary Hybrid Field Day" which we are hoping everyone can participate in virtually or in person. For our virtual learners the “equipment” will be things which everyone may have in their homes. Directions for each of the events for every grade level will be shared by Mr. Berkey and Ms. Maynard as the dates get closer.


Virtual and In-person Field Day will take place during each homeroom's regular weekly scheduled special area (Google Meet) time from June 1st through June 8th.


Parents of virtual students are encouraged to take pictures along the way and share them with Mr. Berkey and Ms. Maynard so that they can go into a grade level book to be shared with everyone.


Information on how to submit pictures will be sent out in the near future. We hope everyone can come “together” for this fun event.

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From BCPS

May FAQ Session


Thank you to all the families that joined the Stoneleigh Elementary PTA and Ms. Hollenbeck for the May PTA meeting which included a FAQ section. During that time, Ms. Hollenbeck answered 10 questions posed by families. The questions and responses are provided below for your reference.