Stoy School

Principal's Bulletin

November 18, 2015

Welcome Miss McClintock

It is my pleasure to inform you that the Haddon Township Board of Education appointed Miss Siobhan McClintock as our students’ new music teacher in 1st through 4th grades, replacing Mrs. Smith upon her resignation in October.

Miss McClintock is a graduate of Rowan University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in music, music education and instruments. She is a Haddon Township graduate. Prior to coming to Haddon Township, Miss McClintock taught for the Catholic Partnership Schools for grades K-8, as well as being the band/orchestra director, district wide, at three schools in this partnership.

Miss McClintock will begin her tenure in Haddon Township on Monday, November 16, 2015. You will have the opportunity to meet her at our winter concert.

Please join me in welcoming Miss McClintock to the Haddon Township School District. I am confident that the transition will be smooth.

Upcoming Calendar

  • Wednesday, November 23, 2015 - 12:30pm Dismissal

  • Thursday, November 24, 2015 - No School

  • Friday, November 25, 2015 - No School

  • Friday, December 18, 2015 - Winter Concert

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 November, we will continue our focus on RESPECT.

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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 are creating 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 the students assigned to safety posts and for other children traveling to and from school. Please keep in mind that we are all responsible for the safety of our students.

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.