Stateside Scoop

Week of January 3rd - January 5th

Brrr....it's cold outside Patriot families!

Please be mindful of the cold temperatures as you dress your Patriots for arrival and dismissal at school.

Weather update..... Onslow County Schools will be on a FOUR HOUR EARLY RELEASE WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 3, 2018.

The Onslow County School System has received information from the National Weather Service that there is the possibility of sleet and freezing rain accumulating in the late afternoon Wednesday through Wednesday evening. The Onslow County Learning Center will dismiss at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, January 3, 2018, and all other Onslow County Public Schools will be on a four-hour early release schedule for all students. Classes will be cancelled at the Onslow County Early College High School. All after school activities will also be cancelled Wednesday, January 3, 2018. The media, staff, and public will be informed if any further decisions are necessary. Stay tuned to local news channels, social media, or visit www.onslow.k12.nc.us for additional announcements.

No lunch for students on Wednesday, January 3rd

Due to time constraints for tomorrow, lunch WILL NOT be served on campus. Breakfast will still be available for students.
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5th grade DC information

The initial check containing all monies turned into STES has been submitted. Keep an eye out for more information as it becomes available.


If you have paid to be a chaperone for the trip, you will need to be fingerprinted very soon as it takes a few weeks to process. The list of dates is available in the front office. The sheet that needs to be turned in at the County Office is also available in the front office (it requires Mrs. Bracy's signature so please make sure you have it prior to going to the County Office.)


If you are not fingerprinted prior to the trip, you will not be allowed to attend and no refunds can be provided.


If you have any questions, please feel free to call.

We need your assistance with late arrivals in the morning

If you arrive in the car line to drop off your student after the bell has rung (at 8:30), it is very important that you walk your child into the office and sign them in as tardy. We appreciate your help with this.

Huge thank you for the participation with the Santa Shop!

Our Patriots had such a great time shopping for their families at the Santa Shop. Special thanks go out to your support as we were able to use a portion of the proceeds to benefit the Angel Tree this holiday season.

Would you like to win a new Jeep Wrangler donated by National Dodge? TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE!!!

See the link below for the details! We have tons of tickets for sale! Any member of the office can help you. And just a reminder...all of the proceeds from this raffle stay on campus!


If you need an additional order form, it is attached below.

Keep downloading the new OCS App - many helpful things can be found here!

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Parent referral link for Ms. Young - counselor

Lunch menus and link to Child Nutrition Department of Onslow County Schools (click here also if you need information about free and reduced lunch)

Remind Message codes for Bus riders...sign up if you would like to receive text messages about bus changes, updates, etc

Follow the link below to the codes available on the website.


Note...if you are signed up for the Parent Remind message thread, this is separate than the bus threads. You will need to sign up for that one separately...based on your bus number.

Onslow County Schools link for bus delays

The Onslow County School app (available in the App Store for IOS and Android) devices also has this link available.

Parent Portal information

If you would like to have access to your Patriots grades and attendance information online, simply print this form off from the link below (it is located in the forms / files section of our website) or acquire one from the office and turn into Shannon Whaley.
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Science Olympiad - Practices on select Mondays (3:30-4:45) and Saturdays (9-11:30) - please see calendar of events sent home with team members

Odyssey of the Mind - practices on Mondays and Wednesdays starting 11/6 - 3:30-4:45

Chess pracitce - Mondays- 7:45am

Upcoming events.....

This week...

1/3 - E day

  • Back to school for all Patriots

1/4 - F day

1/5 - A day


Next week...

K-3rd grade benchmarks will begin January 8th and continue until January 31st


1/8 - B day

  • online benchmark tests for 3rd-5th grade students
  • Academic Derby match

1/9- C day

  • online benchmark tests for 3rd-5th grade students

1/10- D day

  • online benchmark tests for 3rd-5th grade students

1/11- E day

  • online benchmark tests for 3rd-5th grade students

1/12- F day

  • online benchmark tests for 3rd-5th grade students

Please continue to check the STES website for school events and other school related news.

Stateside Elementary School

Text 81010 to @stesparent to be added to the Remind text message feature we have at STES