Stateside Scoop

Week of March 21st-24th (NO SCHOOL ON FRIDAY)

What's going on this week at Stateside???

A lot of green this past week around the halls of was a great sight! Thank you to those who participated in the NEHS fundraiser of Friday by donated $1 to dress in green! Only 4 short school days until Spring Break! Have a great short week Patriot families!

Parents...if you have a STES neighbor/friend who is not receiving this e-newsletter, have them let their teacher know and they can let us know so we can have it fixed in the distribution list. We want to make sure all information is passed to as many parents as possible.

Ms. Bostic's class hard at work

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Proof of Concept Testing for 5th grade - Monday-Thursday

Mrs. McKavitt and Mrs. Mayberry will be giving the 3rd interim POC testing this upcoming week. It is really important to have all students present to avoid any makeup sessions if at all possible. If your student is going to be absent (a planned absence) any days, please let them know as soon a possible so they can let Mrs. Helt know so she can plan for make up sessions. Thank you so much for your support.

Spring and Class picture day - April 7th

Spring pictures and all class pictures will be taken on Thursday, April 7th. All students need to come to school dressed appropriate for pictures as all students will be taken to the multipurpose room for the class picture. Only those students whose parents desire Spring pictures to be taken will be moved to the other side of the Multipurpose room to have their individual pictures taken. Prior to the 7th, please let your teacher know if you would like Spring pictures taken of your student.

Yearbook sales

All students are going to be receiving a yearbook with their name and picture on the cover on/near May 2nd. Similar to the picture packets, if you choice to keep the yearbook, simply send in a check for $17. If you do not choose to keep the yearbook, send it back in with your Patriot. There will be information shared if you would like to order an additional yearbooks or pay online closer to that date.

What have the Patriots been up to this week?

5th grade Tryon Palace Trip - Friday, March 18th

Jump Rope for Heart Update

Each grade level event was a huge success! Students had a great time jumping, hula hooping, and exercising to raise money for the American Heart Association. Instant prizes have been handed out while other prizes will be handed out at a later date. Coach G and the entire staff sends out a huge thank you for your help with this fundraiser for such a worthy cause.

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Coach G keeping our Kinders Active Learners during PE

DC trip update for parents - Sam's Club fundraiser opportunity

Dear 5th Grade Parents,

Our field trip to Washington D.C. is coming up very quickly, and while we have

done an exceptional job in raising money towards our trip fees, we are still in

need of some funds to purchase our TShirts and some other incidentals for our

students. We are working on getting donations from local businesses, but so far

have only been able to meet half of our goal. Sam’s Club has offered to allow us to raise money by pumping gas and washing windows for donations at their gas station! We are currently scheduled for Saturday March 26th from 9am to 4pm. Please sign up using the Sign Up Genius at If we are able to meet our goal previous to this date with local business sponsorships, we will cancel Sam’s Club. Please be sure to enter a phone number when you sign up so you can be called if we do cancel!

If you have any questions, please call Monica Brady at 910-376-9336 or email

Thank you to our local business sponsors:

Watkins Floor Covering Inc *** Target *** Coldwell Banker Sea Coast

Advantage *** National Dodge *** All Breeds Dog Grooming ***

Paper copies of this information will be coming home with all 5th graders attending the trip on Monday.

Updated 2015-2016 School Calendar - reflects changes due to snow/inclement weather days (dated 2/15)

Bus riders - sign up for Remind messages

All students received a memo on Thursday/Friday about how to sign up for Remind messages that we can send out late buses, double runs, and any other bus related concerns. By doing this, we can communicate with individual buses quickly as soon as we find out a change.

As a reminder, the messages only go to cell phones. You can sign up as many phones are you would like and regular text message fees apply.

Follow this link to go to the document on the STES website:

2016-2017 School Calendar released

Flag Team - NO PRACTICE THIS WEEK!!!!!!!

Chess Club - practices Thursday and Friday morning

STRIDE and GOTR - Tuesday and Thursday afterschool

Events for the upcoming week....

Events this week:

3/21 MMM 3-5

3/18-3/24 Proof of Concept Test 3 for 5th grade students

3/22 Chuck E Cheese night

3/22 Tryon Palace trip for 3rd grade

3/23 Diplomats meeting at lunch

3/24 End of grading

3/25 Good Friday - NO SCHOOL


Upcoming events of interest...

4/4 MMM full

4/5 Oration contest

4/6 CiCi's night

4/7 PTO luncheon for staff

4/7 Spring individual and class pictures

4/8 Report cards go home

4/8 NEHS student meeting

4/8 Special Olympics (GO STES!)

4/8 goldfish day

Peter Pan schedule of practices for cast members

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Events Calendar for the Month

Lunch Menu

Remind messages sign up for Bus riders