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Upcoming Events at Stono Park Elementary

1/11 - 4th Grade Field Trip to the Gaillard

1/11 - CD & K Learning Celebration Weather Fashion Show

1/13- Class Picture Day

1/16- No School - Martin Luther King Jr. Day

1/17- No School Teacher Workday

1/20- PBIS Celebration- Grow & Glow Party

1/25- 2nd Grade Field Trip to Dock Street Theatre

2/1- First Day of Black History Month

2/3- Early Release Day - Dismissal at 1:30pm

2/6- 3rd Grade Field Trip to Aquarium

2/7-2/10- 2nd Grade- Charleston Stage Workshop - Very Hungry Caterpillar

2/13- CD & K Field Trip to the Gaillard

2/17- Early Release Day Dismissal at 1:30pm

2/20- No School- President's Day

2/22- Black History Performance & PTA Mtg at 6pm

2/24-The Singing Scientist Assembly - In School Performance

2/27- PTA Donut Fundraiser Starts

2/28 -5th Grade Field Trip to the Gaillard

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Save the Date Stono Park

Family Literacy & Science Night

Wednesday, March 8th


Look out for clues for the super fun theme we have planned! You do NOT want to miss this event!

Dr. Becky Kennedy Good Inside Podcast

Are you not able to attend the Parent Development Workshops but still want some great parenting information. Check out the Dr. Becky Kennedy Podcast Here!

January's Character Trait is Collaboration.

  • The Book of the Month for January is The Teacher's March by Richard Wallace and Sandra Neil Wallace. It correlates to our character skill which is COLLABORATION.
The Teachers March- read aloud
Check out the Bridges Family Support Page

This resource shows you how math looks in a Bridges in Mathematics classroom and how students learn concepts and strategies. Learn ways you can foster your student's math thinking.

CCSD Literacy Support Page for Families

“Supporting Early Literacy at Home: A Parent's Guide” is a series of online, self-paced learning modules designed to provide information for parents and caregivers so that they can support their children’s early literacy development.

Learn More about Conscious Discipline

Stono Park Staff was recently trained in Conscious Discipline which will be implemented into our school this year. If you would like to learn more about it- Click on this link to learn how you can implement these practices into your home.

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Stono Park Elementary School Day- 8:30am - 3:30pm

Students can enter the building starting at 8:05am but are considered tardy after 8:30am. If your student has more than 5 unexcused tardies a conference is held to problem solve getting to school on time. (If bus is tardy then the tardy is excused)

We begin dismissal at 3:25pm. If your student is a car rider please ensure that you are in our car rider line by 3:40pm.

We also offer Kaleidoscope After School Program for our Stono Park Scholars from 3:30pm-6pm daily. Kaleidoscope is open on teacher work days, early release days and 1/2 days of school. You also have the option to register your child for Kaleidoscope and not use them every day if you don't need the service but would still be available to your student on days you might need a late pick up or on those early release/teacher work days!

If your child is absent please make sure an excuse is sent in within 3 days of the student returning back to school. A student is considered Truant if they have missed 3 consecutive days of school without a doctor's excuse or 5 unexcused absences total. Once a student has 3 unexcused absences then a Truancy Warning Letter is sent home. Once a student has 5 unexcused absences a Truancy Conference has to occur with the caregiver.

Nurse's Note

Please help us keep our school healthy. Assess your child each morning and evening. Do they have fever? Any number close to 100 degrees or higher means that they are sick and contagious. Are they coughing, having a severely runny nose, worsening sore throat, headache, earache, asthma symptoms or stomach upset and vomiting? These are all signs to stay home and see a doctor. This allows your child to get the proper diagnosis and treatment for a faster recovery. Germs and illness spread quickly in families and in school. If you have a flu or covid diagnosis, please let us know, so that we can properly clean the building and track outbreak numbers for DHEC. Remember to bring your doctor note when you return.

Make sure to schedule your child's well child check up and get any vaccines needed. If you are catching up on vaccines, please make your appointment now. Flu season runs through April. Get your flu shot, if you have not done so. Restock your first aid kit and any over the counter or prescriptions that you will need.

Happy New Year!

Nurse Wendy

Healthy Hannah's Healthy Choice Heroes

Healthy Hannah is a cyber super hero who helps her friends make healthy choices by teaching them about nutrition and physical activity while taking them on adventures This micro-series consists of twenty 2 to 3-minute episodes intended for ages K-6.

Mental Health Resources

Check out the resources below. Stono Park also has Mynd Space on Campus if you would like more information, please reach out to our guidance counselor, Crystal Rivers at

Teach your Child Essential Mental Health Skills

The elementary-age videos feature hedgehog characters in imaginative stories to teach key skills in a way that kids will enjoy watching and remember longer. Each video comes with Skill Sheets that summarize and reinforce key ideas.

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Did you Know?

The Charleston County Public Library loans SC Aquarium passes, Children Museum passes, State Park Passes. All CCSD Students have a library card number so visit Charleston County Public Library ( Look up the Park Pass you are interested in Classic Category and type in the pass you want to loan out and put the pass on hold.

The Charleston County Public Library also has Free Virtual Tutoring with student's library Card. Visit Student Center | Charleston County Public Library ( to take advantage of this free resource.

Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Resources for Home

Program to Support Families with Internet!

To support families with internet service during COVID-19, the FCC has a new

program called Emergency Broadband Benefit. Households with students who receive free or reduced-price school meals, including ALL students in CEP schools, qualify for the program. There are three ways to apply:

  1. Apply online at
  2. Contact the local broadband provider to learn about their application process (find participating broadband providers here)
  3. Call 833-511-0311 for a mail-in application.

Mortgage and Housing Assistance: Help for homeowners and renters during the coronavirus national emergency

SC Assistance to Help Homeowners

South Carolina has nearly $145 million to help homeowners with COVID woes. Questions? You can email; or call 803-702-5222 or 833-405-3080, from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. weekdays or visit:

Rent & Utility Assistance

Food Assistance

How can I support you?

My goal is to provide an easy way for you to find community resources, tips & tricks for academic support at home and upcoming events at the school or in our community.

Traci Alter - Parent Advocate

Feel free to reach out for any resources, support or referral for services.