Stoy School

Principal's Bulletin

May 11, 2016

2016 Field Day - Update

Due to weather concerns, the 2016 Field Day scheduled for Friday, May 13, 2016 has been postponed until Friday, May 20, 2016.

Welcome To Preschool Night

Stoy Elementary School

206 Briarwood Ave.

Haddonfield, NJ

May 18, 2016

Please join our wonderful Preschool teachers to learn more about our program and the ways in which we connect learning through play.

Please note: Though we love working with your children, this is your night to hear information and ask questions about the Preschool program. Therefore, we respectfully request that children not attend.

Growing Readers, Writers, and Mathematicians: Getting Ready for Kindergarten

Wednesday May 25, 2016 7:00-8:30 PM

Clyde S. Jennings Elementary School

100 East Cedar Avenue, Oaklyn

Please join us for this awareness session designed for parents and presented by our Haddon Township teachers. We’ll be talking about reading, writing, math, and the personal/social development of young students. Lots of good books will be shared, as will some fun activities for parents and kids to do together during the summer.

CHARACTER COUNTS! Everywhere, All The Time....

Each fall our character education program is reintroduced to each elementary school student. Since 2003, CHARACTER COUNTS! has been used by the Haddon Township School District as a means of enhancing our students’ abilities to make appropriate choices, both in and out of school. Based on the CHARACTER COUNTS Coalition model, we offer our students, teachers, parents, and administrators a common language that can be used when discussing good character. This common language is centered on the coalition’s framework, which we believe is the essence of good character, and is based on the “Six Pillars of Character”

  • TRUSTWORTHINESS — integrity, honesty, promise-keeping, loyalty
  • RESPECT — courtesy, autonomy, dignity, diversity, Golden Rule
  • RESPONSIBILITY — duty, accountability, pursuit of excellence
  • FAIRNESS — openness, consistency, impartiality
  • CARING — kindness, compassion, empathy
  • CITIZENSHIP — lawfulness, common good, environment

Though we will have a monthly focus, CHARACTER COUNTS! is not an “add-on” program for our schools that diverts attention from our academic curriculum. It is not another “thing” on the proverbial plates of the students’ and teachers’ already full days. Rather, character education is the plate itself, on which all other school activities can be started. CHARACTER COUNTS! presents itself in “teachable moments” throughout each school day and is constantly defined, modeled, and promoted throughout the year. So, as the school year gets underway, please have those conversations with your children regarding the Six Pillars of Character and how they pertain to their lives in and out of school.

For the month of May, we will focus on All Pillars of CHARACTER COUNTS!

Upcoming Events

  • May 12, 2016 - Fitness Club

  • May 12, 2016 - Father Daughter Dance @ RMS, 6:30pm--8:00pm

  • May 13, 2016 - Field Day, grades 3rd, 4th & 5th, HTHS Track, 9:00am-12:00pm

  • May 13, 2016 - 12:30 DISMISSAL

  • May 16, 2016 - Yearbook order deadline

  • May 17, 2016 - PTA meeting, 7:00pm

  • May 18, 2016 - Welcome to Preschool Night - Stoy School, 7:00pm-8:00pm

  • May 19, 2016 - fitness club

  • May 19, 2016 - BOE meeting, Media center, 7:00pm

  • May 25, 2016 - Getting Ready for Kindergarten Night @ Jennings; 7:00pm-8:30pm

  • May 30, 2016 - No School

  • May 31, 2016 - Elementary Spring Concert

School Calendar for 2016-2017

The following 2016-2017 calendar was approved at the February School Board meeting for the upcoming school year. It can be downloaded from the Haddon Township School District website.
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Parking Reminder

Just a reminder.... Please respect local police department ordinances with regard to stopping and parking around our school. Parents/guardians may not stop and wait, or park on Patton Avenue or Briarwood Avenue along the yellow curbs. The same holds true for neighboring streets along yellow curbs and in any areas where “no parking” is posted. Parents stopping and parking in these areas can create a dangerous situation for students and may be ticketed by officers of the Haddon Township Police Department who are monitoring this situation on a regular basis during any of the pick-up and drop-off times occurring throughout the day.

Additionally, please be respectful and considerate of our residential neighbors and take care not to block their driveways or pedestrian crosswalks even if only for a few minutes. People not adhering to the local traffic laws create a real danger for students traveling to and from school. Please keep in mind that we are all responsible for the safety of our students.

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Stoy School Website

We use our Stoy School website ( as a form of communication and information sharing with you. Digital versions of the Parent and Student Handbook, the Acceptable Use Policy, Curriculum guides, calendars, the Stoy School Wednesday Information Folder and the like can all be found here. We encourage you to visit our website often to see what is happening at Stoy. If, however, you do not have access to the Internet, please feel free to contact the office and request copies of all that is posted.