"Stephens is My Happy Place"
Sept. 19: Fall Individual Pictures
Sept. 21: Dine 2 Donate at MOO-YAH
Sept. 22: $1 Hat Day (Every $1 helps our 5th graders go to camp!)
Week of Sept. 25: Water bottle orders expected
Sept. 29: Student Early Release @ noon
Sept. 28: Dine 2 Donate at Chuy's
Sept. 29: Big Kahuna Kick Off
Oct. 2: Extra House Shirt Deadline (see below)
Oct. 3: Night Out @ Beth Marie's
If your child needs a new House shirt for the year, PTA, in partnership with Groggy Dog, has opened up a store. The store will stay open until October 2. Shirts are $10 unless 2XL-4XL, which will be $12.
AND thanks to PTA, all new to Stephens students will receive a House shirt free of cost.
Early Release on September 29
Denton ISD will provide engagement for students on the upcoming early release day, September 29, 2023, from 12:00 pm until 3:00 pm for elementary children. The Extended School Day program will coordinate with each campus to provide engaging activities for students while teachers are participating in Professional Learning Communities. In addition, Denton ISD transportation will be provided at both the early release time (12:00pm) and the regular release time (3:00 pm) for all eligible elementary bus students.
Parents must sign up each month to participate. If your student currently attends ESD, you do not need to sign up.
If you have any questions regarding this, please contact the Extended School Day office at 940-369-0080.
Participation in this opportunity will require completion of the form below. All forms must be submitted no later than September 24, 2023 to participate.
September continues our exploration of zones of regulation and self-management. Looking to connect our zones, feelings, choices, and behaviors as parts of ourselves that we ultimately have control over. First, we need to be able to recognize those feelings, learn what’s happening to our bodies during that feeling, and what we might need next.
Self-management being our ability to control our emotions, behaviors, and thoughts in new and challenging situations.
This week, grades 3-5 will look at the first prevention intervention lesson: Emotional Wellness. Information about this and other district wide lessons can be found at: https://sites.google.com/g.dentonisd.org/prevention-and-intervention/home#h.bay7ule2bjdz
Pk-2 will continue to explore self-management and zones of regulation.
Please follow the link below to share your feedback and help shape our year at Stephens.
I’d like to extend my heartfelt gratitude for your contribution at our Fall Book Fair. Your support in purchasing books and other items helped us raise money for our library, which will benefit all of our students.
Thanks to your generosity, we exceeded our goal by selling over 700 books, and we can now purchase new books and educational resources that will enhance the learning experience of our students. Your support towards our school community is highly appreciated!
Once again, thank you for your contribution, and we hope that you continue to support our library in the future. Please know that your support makes a significant difference in the lives of our students.
Stephens Elementary Librarian
Play Therapy Opportunity for 5-9 year olds
Junior Drill Team Clinic Sept. 23
The Ryan High School Strutters are hosting their annual Fall Junior Drill Team Clinic on Saturday, September 23rd 9am-12pm. Registration to guarantee a t-shirt ends September 11th!
SMU Junior Cheerleader
2023 SMU JUNIOR CHEERLEADERS
SMU Athletics is currently planning the 2nd Annual 2023 SMU Junior Cheerleaders College Visit
for K-6 grade students.
Participants will have the opportunity to step foot on a COLLEGE CAMPUS to perform during halftime of an SMU NCAA football game vs North Texas University on
Friday, November 10, 2023. Kick-off TBA.
The program will feature the following phenomenal opportunities:
EDUCATIONAL WORKBOOK WITH ELEMENTARY CURRICULUM
Participation will provide physical exercise, develop coordination, and build self-esteem
in a fun and exciting educational environment.
If you have a cheer or dance program at your school, please provide the contact information to your Coach.
If you do not have a cheer or dance program at your school, please provide this information to your students and parents so they will have an opportunity to participate in a cheer program (see attached flyer).
If you are interested in having your students visit SMU, participate in this EXCITING event, and become part of the SMU family, contact email@example.com for more information and details.
School Meal Assistance + Adding Funds to Your Child's Lunch Account
If you would like to apply for school meal assistance (lunch/breakfast at a free or reduced price), please use the link below. You will be able to complete an application here. Please note that families must reapply each school year, and the sooner this is completed, the faster your child will have this in place for the start of the year.
It will prompt you to sign up for a SchoolCafe account first (or sign in if you already have an account from last year), then you may click on the benefits link within. This is also the place to add funds to your child's breakfast/lunch account if they will be eating in the cafeteria this school year.
For questions, please refer to the Denton ISD Child Nutrition website below or call (940) 369-0230.
STOPIt Bully Reporting
The district has adopted Stopit as their new reporting app. With STOPit, you have the power to protect yourself and others from harmful, inappropriate, or unsafe behavior. Use the STOPit mobile app to anonymously report incidents to your school. Reporting is completely anonymous. You can include text, images or video. It only takes a few seconds. Report incidents such as:
- Cyberbullying or cyber abuse
- Violence, threats, or weapons possession
- Alcohol or drug-related issues
- Ethics violations such as cheating or plagiarism
To get started you can download the app from either the Google Play or Apple App store. The access code is Stephens
Opened in 2008, our school is named after Olive Stephens, who served the town of Shady Shores as mayor for nearly four decades. We believe that ensuring high levels of success for all students requires a collaborative effort between staff, parents, students, and community members. We are thankful for the continued support of all of our stakeholders as we "build a community of learners for life!"