Stonybrook School News

Winter 2016

Dear Stonybrook Families,

The new year is a time for reflection and renewal. As I reflect upon the first half of the school year, I feel incredibly lucky to spend my days viewing the world through the eyes of your children. It is my hope that we at Stonybrook School are able to instill in our students a love of learning that they take with them as they grow. I hope that we can, together, teach them to be caring, compassionate and productive citizens who change the world, making it a better place because of their contributions.


In December, our students brought home their Trimester 1 Report Card. I hope you not only reviewed your child's progress, but together, identified goals to "stretch" them as learners. If you have any questions about your child's progress throughout the year, please contact your child's teacher(s).


Finally, thank you for helping make these first months of school so rewarding. I am filled with gratitude for your support and partnership. "It takes a village."


As always, my door remains open~

Jodi Mulholland

Chef Day!

All students will be able to sample healthy, delicious foods when a Maschio's corporate chef visits the Stonybrook School cafeteria on Tuesday, January 26th.

The flyer is on the Stonybrook Website under "School Notices"

http://stonybrook.kinnelonpublicschools.org/pages/Stonybrook_School/School_Notices/NEW__x21__Chef_Day_Poster_pdf

2015-2016 Yearbook Cover-The results are in and the winner is...

Thanks to Mrs. Gillen-Ruth & the Student Council for leading this! Click on the link to view the results and the voting analysis.


http://stonybrook.kinnelonpublicschools.org/pages/Stonybrook_School/News/2015-2016_Stonybrook_Yearbrook
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"Get on the Bus"

Kinnelon Conserves and Pequannock Valley Rotary co-sponsored a contest, "Greening Kinnelon Challenge," which was part of the Kinnelon Earth Day Fair 2015. Kinnelon resident Mrs. Elizabeth Koch was awarded second place for her idea to reduce carbon air pollution and conserve resources by encouraging borough-wide school bus ridership (NorthJersey.com). The Stonybrook Student Council will be helping Mrs. Koch bring her idea to life at our school!

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Music to Our Ears!

The Choir and Band Concert was fabulous! The students, along with Mrs. Sulling (Choir) and Mr. Tedesco (Band), worked hard to preparing for this first performance!
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Stonybrook School on TV!

Mrs. Creeden and her class will be featured on the award winning NJTV program, Classroom Close-up NJ! The program is a co-production of the NJEA and NJTV (with additional funding by PSE&G). The program features innovative programs going on in public school classrooms. Each half hour program shows how caring school professionals inspire and motivate students. Each week, the excitement of learning comes alive as teachers, education support professionals, children and parents work together for success.

The crew arrived on December 11th and they spent the day in Mrs. Creeden's class. Our student mentors were eager to talk about their experiences working with the students in this wonderful class. This episode will air in March and April. More info to follow!

Student Art Exhibit

We hope you visited the Kinnelon Public Library to view our students' awesome art exhibit! The exhibit extended through December and featured the fine artwork of the Kiel and Stonybrook School students. Congratulations to all of the K-5 students, Mrs. Santagato and Mrs. Scully for a job well done! Thanks to the Kinnelon Public Library for supporting our schools!

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Counseling Corner

Mrs. Tenga's service learning club, "Stonybrook Helpers" collected items and assembled care packages for soldiers overseas. Thank you for helping us help the brave men and women who keep our country safe every day!


More Counseling News! The Stonybrook Helpers donated 50 handmade blankets to Project Linus! Project Linus "provides love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need through the gifts of new, handmade blankets and afghans, lovingly created by volunteer organizations." For more information on Project Linus, visit:

Hour of Code!

Code.org's Hour of Code is a worldwide initiative to expose students at a young age to computer science rather than just using a program. This district wide initiative was led by Mrs. Madeline Travaille, District Science Supervisor. Stonybrook Library Media Specialist, Mrs. Bosch led the initiative last year and was excited to work with Mrs. Travaille to plan this exciting "kick-off" event!