Stone Bank School

Reaching Out ~ November 17, 2017

From Mrs. Davies:

Dear Stone Bank Families:

It has been a busy fall here at Stone Bank! You may have heard we have a new face on our teaching staff! Please help me welcome, Mr. Josiah Jones. Mr. Jones was recently hired to be our 4th grade replacement teacher following Mrs. Witter's resignation. Mr. Jones is a recent graduate of UW-Whitewater. He completed his student teaching at Rolling Hills Elementary in Mukwonago in January of 2017. After his student teaching he was invited to remain on staff in a long-term substitute position until the end of the 16-17 school year. In August, he returned to Rolling Hills at the request of a 5th grade teacher who was going on maternity leave. Mr. Jones' time at Mukwonago prepared him to hit the ground running at Stone Bank. We are so pleased he is part of our learning community.

I can hardly believe Thanksgiving is next week! Many of you will begin your holiday shopping soon. If you are an Amazon shopper, please consider using Amazon Smile in support of Stone Bank's PTO. Here is a link with directions for using Amazon Smile

Our PTO is a group of amazing parents that work hard to support our teachers and students. In the next few weeks you will receive an invite for their major fundraiser. One of the purposes of this fundraiser will be to help us purchase books for our new "book room". Some of you may wonder why on earth we need more books!

Last school year we implemented a new reading program called Readers' Workshop. The workshop model is very different than the reading programs we adults experienced growing up. You probably remember having a reading "textbook". From within that "textbook" your teacher taught you the necessary strategies to become a proficient reader. The workshop model does not use textbooks. Instead the teachers teach reading strategies using real books, at each child's "just right" reading band. In order to provide the richest reading experience we need to have lots and lots of books! The book room will help us accomplish this. How is this different than our library? The book room will house multiple copies of specific books that are shelved by the genre (mystery, historical fiction, etc.), and by the reading level bands. Students will then be able to go to the book room to choose books at their "just right" reading level within their current genre of study. Book room books will generally be used in class as part of instruction.

Could we stock the book room without the PTO's help? Yes, however it would take us a couple of years to allocate the funds to supply enough books for all of our students. We are so thankful for the support our SBS families and PTO. Your support is greatly appreciated and allows us to provide a rich learning experience for your children. I hope to see you at some of the upcoming PTO events!

Have fantastic Thanksgiving!

Mrs. Davies

First Quarter Honor Roll

Stone Bank School is pleased to announce the 1st Quarter honor roll for 2017-2018

Stone Bank School Spirit Wear

Start your Christmas shopping early!

Stone Bank Spirit Wear Quick Sale!

Must Order by Nov 21st

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You will be notified via email when your order is ready for pickup and you will be responsible to pick up your items at Mid City Sports in Hartland.

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Kapco's Kids2Kids Christmas Toy Drive

Kapco’s Kids2Kids Christmas Toy Drive: Student Council is sponsoring a toy drive beginning on November 27 and running until December 14th. Whether you can spare a little or a lot, you can feel good knowing that you are brightening the lives of southeastern Wisconsin families and young people with your toy donation during the holidays. Put a smile on a child by donating a new, unwrapped toy. Watch for more information! The Kids2Kids toy collection bins can be found at the front office.

PTO Newsletter

PTO has many exciting events going on and coming up. Please take a moment to read the newsletter.

Winter Concert

Remember to save the dates for the children's winter concerts. There will be two performance for the 5k-4th graders at 1:15pm and 6:30pm on Thursday, December 7th. It will be located in the gym. Fifth grade singers, 5th-9th grade bands, and the middle school choir is on Thursday, December 14th at 7:00pm.

A message from the Office

If your child will be leaving for an appointment or has alternate transportation for getting home, please have your student bring in a note signed and dated by a parent/guardian indicating what day and what time they will be leaving or how they will be getting home first thing in the morning. If an e-mail was sent to the child's teachers, please be sure to include the office on that e-mail.

Culver's Night Out ~ Wednesday, November 22nd

Bring your family and neighbors and join your Stone Bank School friends for dinner and frozen custard. Culver's Flyer.

21st Annual Stone Bank Community Tree Lightening

This year the Stone Bank Tree Lightening will be on Saturday, December 9th at 6:30pm. Santa will be there from 5:30pm-6:30pm. The community tree is located North of Kuhtz's behind the parking lot. There will be hot chocolate and candy canes for everyone to enjoy. Come and enjoy an evening out while we enter the holiday season.

Holiday Train

The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train is due to arrive in downtown Hartland on Sunday, December 3rd at approximately 5:45pm and their next stop will be in Downtown Oconomowoc at approximately 6:55pm.

The19th annual CP Holiday Train will return to Wisconsin this December, with stops scheduled for 13 cities across the state, including a new stop in Oconomowoc.

The 14-car train is decorated with hundreds of thousands of lights for its entire journey. Each stop lasts about half an hour and includes a live concert with Terri Clark, Dallas Smith and Kelly Prescott.

There are no rides available, but the train is free to see. Visitors are encouraged to bring non-perishable food donations. Since 1999, the train has raised more than $13 million (Canadian) and 4 million pounds of food for local food banks

Thank you

Thank you for supporting Bagels w/Buds in October. We sent $135 to Susan G Komen Foundation for breast cancer research.

Thank you to the Stone Bank Staff and students for making our Veterans Day program a successful one this year. Theus Diorio, Abigail Krahe, Lily Puetzer, Braylon Reading, and Evan Riemenschneider for leading the school in the Pledge of Allegiance. And a special thanks to Lexi Baugh, Ashlyn Melton, Maiyah Travers for leading us in 'The Star Spangled Banner' and to Jack Rankin for performing 'God Bless the U.S.A.'. We were honored to hear about Captain Andrew Oury's experiences at The Air Force Academy, flight training and his service in Japan. We wish him well as he heads to Washington D.C. for his next assignment.

One Warm Coat Drive

The student council would like to thank all those who donated coats to our drive this year. Over 35 coats were delivered to Hope Center in Waukesha. That equals thirty-some children and adults who will stay warmer this winter because of your donations
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Weekly Planner

Monday, November 20

· Mad Science 2:30pm

· Scribbler Club 2:30pm

· Art Club 2:30pm

· Board of Education Meeting 6:00pm

Tuesday, November 21

· 3rd grade Feast, commons ~ 12:30pm-1:30pm

Wednesday, November 22

· No School

· PTO Culver’s Night Hartland, 5:00pm-8:00pm

Thursday, November 23


Friday, November 24

· No School

Monday, November 27

· Mad Science 2:30pm

· Scribbler Club 2:30pm

· Art Club 2:30pm

Tuesday, November 28

· Book Club 2:30pm

Wednesday, November 29

· Math Club 2:30pm 4th-8th grade

Thursday, November 30

· Policy Meeting 7:00am

· Student Council 2:30pm-4:00pm

Friday, December 1