Stoneleigh Home-School Connection

Communication 5-18-2020

From Stoneleigh Elementary

WSES News with Family and Friends - Episode 3

WSES News Episode 3

Stoneleigh Elementary 5th Grade Student Spotlight

We are looking to spotlight our 5th grade students through the Stoneleigh Elementary School Website and the weekly Home-School Connection.


We want to highlight some of your achievements throughout this school year, even during this time of social distancing. Please take a few minutes to send us a picture and answer the four questions below so you can be a part of our "5th Grade Student Spotlight".


  • First and last name
  • How are you spending your time during quarantine?
  • What is your favorite Stoneleigh Elementary memory?
  • What are your plans for your 6th grade year?


Submit your picture and the answers to the four questions above to STES0905@bcps.org.

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We Want To Wish The Following Students A Happy Birthday This Week And During The Summer!

Your name will be announced on WSES and your birthday pencil is waiting for you when the school closure is over and we all return to Stoneleigh Elementary. We hope you are able to enjoy your special day at home loved by family and friends even if it was from afar.


  • 05/18 - Barrett T., Andrew T. and Avery U.
  • 05/19 - Wade S.
  • 05/20 - Amelia A., Eloise H.N., Caroline F. and Miracle N.
  • 05/21 - Elaina G.
  • 05/22 - Reid V., James R. and Lucille H.N.
  • 05/23 - John E., Justin J. and Lillian B.
  • 05/25 - Mason R. and Eli W.

    We want to take this week to begin wishing students a happy birthday whose birthdays occur during summer break.


    • 06/23 - Valeria B.R., Devon Mc., Nolan G. and Brayden W.
    • 06/25 - Celia S.
    • 06/26 - Zariah C.
    • 06/27 - John F. and Tessa H.
    • 06/28 - Eli H.
    • 06/30 - Yushal N. and Giovanni T.

    From The Stoneleigh Library

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    Maryland Black Eyed Susan Book Award - Vote NOW!

    It's time to vote for the Maryland Black Eyed Susan Book Award!


    This award is voted on by students in Maryland. You can read more about it by clicking here.


    If you are voting in the Picture Book category, please read at least 8 of the nominated titles.


    If you are voting in the Grades 4-6 category or Graphic Novels Grades 4-6 you only need to read 3 of the nominated books. Voting closes May 25th, 2020.


    If you are ready to vote, click below: https://www.maslmd.org/online-voting-link

    Reading Strategies With Ms. Edwards (Reading Specialist): Notice and Note Strategy 6

    Notice and Note Reading Strategy 6

    From The Stoneleigh Physical Education Department

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    Stoneleigh Elementary Virtual Field Day!

    Mr. Berkey and Ms. Maynard are excited to hold the first ever “Stoneleigh Elementary Virtual Field Day!” Hopefully everyone can participate together, even though we will be apart.


    All of the events use “equipment” that we hope everyone has readily available in their homes. Attached below are directions for each of the events for every grade level, plus a score card if you want to keep track of scores. See below:


    • KG and 1st Grade Virtual Field Day Events
    • KG and 1st Grade Virtual Field Day Score Card
    • 2nd - 5th Grade Virtual Field Day Events
    • 2nd - 5th Grade Virtual Field Day Score Card


    Each grade level Field Day will take place on the weekly regularly scheduled special area Google Meet times will be used for participation.


      • Monday, June 1st kindergarten from 1-1:30pm
      • Monday, June 1st 1st grade from 1:45 – 2:15pm
      • Tuesday, June 2nd 2nd grade from 9-10am
      • Wednesday, June 3rd 3rd grade from 9-10am
      • Thursday, June 4th 4th grade from 9-10am
      • Friday, June 5th 5th grade from 9-10am

      Mr. Berkey and Mrs. Maynard will facilitate the Field Days through the Google Meet. We are communicating this information two weeks early hoping that everyone can locate the materials that will be needed, and if you want you can practice the events. Families are encouraged to practice and participate!


      We realize boys and girls will not be able to see their classmates competing, so we are encouraging parents to take a few pictures along the way and share them with Mr. Berkey and Ms. Maynard so that they can go into a grade level book to be shared with everyone.


      Information on how to submit pictures will be sent out in the near future. We hope everyone can come “together” for this fun event.

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      Result - Trivia Question For The Week (5/11)

      The kart-racing game in Wreck-It Ralph is called 'Sugar Rush'.


      The correct answer was submitted by:
      • Madeline P. from Ms. Engle's homeroom
      • Elizabeth P. from Ms. Workman's homeroom
      • Evan G. and Finn B. from Ms. Thompson's homeroom
      • Saren W. from Ms. Gingerich's homeroom
      • Beatrice A. from Ms. Ciattei's homeroom
      • Ms. Donelan's Homeroom
      • Ms. Hughes' Homeroom
      • Ms. Valentine's Homeroom
      • Ms. Brune's Homeroom
      • Ms. Edwards' Homeroom

      Your certificates for submitting the correct answer are coming in the mail.

      Trivia Question For The Week (5/18)

      • Ascorbic Acid is another name for which Vitamin?

      Send your guesses to STES0905@bcps.org by Saturday, May 23, 2020 at 5:00PM. Participation and correct answers will receive an award.

      From The Stoneleigh Visual Arts Department

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      Attention all Stoneleigh Elementary Artists!

      We are excited to share with you that the SHOW WILL GO ON… VIRTUALLY! We want your art!

      In your class art Schoology course, you will find a bright green folder titled “SES VIRTUAL ART SHOW: WE WANT YOUR ART!” under the welcome page.


      Inside this folder is a media album. Students should upload a photo of a finished artwork (of their choice) that they would like to share for our Stoneleigh Virtual Art Show!


      It can be a piece of art created during the school year that is now home. OR it can be a piece of art created from the remote learning art lessons. OR it can be ANY artwork made by the student.


      In the caption of your uploaded photo, please include your first name and last initial as well as a title and description of materials used to make your artwork. A teacher example will be placed first in the media album for you to see. Deadline for submissions of student artwork to this media album is Sunday May 31st at 11:59pm.


      During our special area google meets the week of June 8th-12th, we will share the finished slideshow of student artwork for our SES Virtual Art Show. We are excited for this great way to present and celebrate our art achievements from this school year.


      We look forward to seeing what you’ve created!

      Needed From 5th Grade Parents

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      5th Grade Farewell Slideshow Pictures Needed

      Ms. Baker has started creating the 5th grade student slideshow for the farewell on Tuesday, June 16th at 7pm.


      So far, she has received photos from:


      • almost half of the students in Mr. Imirie, Mr. Miller, and Mr. Tollerton's homerooms,
      • 5 students in Ms. Bradley's homeroom,
      • a few students in Ms. Sturkey's homeroom.


      In order to complete the task Ms. Baker is asking parents to upload no more than 10 photos to the Dropbox account below. Each photo must include your child, and must be taken at a school event, preferably a 5th grade school event. However, feel free to use photos from prior years as well. Rename the photos when uploading with your child’s first and last name. This will ensure that each child is represented in the slideshow, equally.


      Please contact Bakermakers@me.com with any questions.

      The Dropbox account is https://www.dropbox.com/request/9Gc1Mrqqj2JQGqg3gpUM?oref=e

      From BCPS