Stonegate Elementary Weekly News

April 13, 2018

If you learn self-control, you can master anything.

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Calendar of Events

April Lifeline - Self-Control

  • April 14 - Math Pentathlon Tournament at Ben Davis HS
  • April 16-May 4: ISTEP+ Multiple Choice window for grades 3 and 4
  • April 19 - 1st grade field trip to Holliday Park
  • May 4 - Morning with Mom
  • May 4 - Kindergarten field trip to Holliday Park
  • May 11- 3rd grade field trip Zionsville Walking Tour
  • May 16 - 3rd grade shark dissection
  • May 17 - 2nd grade field tip to Eagle Creek Park
  • May 18 - Field Day
  • May 21 - 4th grade field trip to the Indiana State Museum
  • May 22 - 3rd grade field trip to the Indianapolis Children's Museum
  • May 25 - 4th grade Graduation
  • May 25 - Last day of school

Look Who Got Sent to The Principal's Office!

These students were sent to the principal's office by their teacher for being kind and a great role model:

Aubrey Myers and Rhya Lyon

Please Take Our Optional End-Of-Year Family Survey!

As we begin the process to plan for next year, we would like your feedback on how this school year went for your family and input for next year. The first five fields are required but the last seven fields are optional. We thank you in advance for giving us your honest, yet professional feedback. The survey will be open until the end of business day on Friday, June 1st, 2018. For those of you with multiple children at SGE, it is set up to all for multiple responses. Please click here to access the survey. Thank you!

Textbook Fees Reminder

As the school year comes to an end, please make sure that your textbook rental fees are paid. Textbook rental fees that are not paid in full by the end of the school year will be sent to a licensed collection agency. Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter.

Stonegate Spiritwear On Sale Now!

Our Stonegate Spiritwear store is now open. It will close on April 15th, so shop online at:
http://stonegate.185promostore.com/


We have to meet a minimum of 24 on the stadium chair and 36 for the towels so spread the word. If you have friends outside of Stonegate Elementary, they can order and pay online. When the online form asks for a “teacher name”, tell your friends to enter your last name. This will make it easier when everything gets delivered to school.

Morning with Mom

Date: Friday, May 4

Time: 7:15 a.m - 7:50 a.m.

Place: Stonegate Gym

Cost: $2/person


  • Payment can be made with cash or check (made payable to Stonegate PTO).
  • RSVP forms will be sent home in children's folders. RSVPs will be due by Friday, April 27th
  • To volunteer for this event, click on the following link: http://sge.ivolunteer.com/mommorning_2018

Get Moving for HEART!

We will be kicking off our Jump Rope for Heart event soon and you can get a head start by registering online and sending emails NOW!

1. Go to www.heart.org/jump <http://www.heart.org/jump>

2. Search for Stonegate Elementary

3. Select our school and join team.

Be sure to check out some of the items in your HeadQuarters - we don't want you to miss out on sending Ecards and Emails and check out your My Virtual World where you can unlock cool games and earn points. These are fun ways to challenge yourself and others to be heart healthy and ask friends and family for a donation to save lives.

This year, all of your monsters will come to life! Make sure to take a few seconds to download the FREE Mobile app for iPhone <https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/jump-hoops/id548389448?mt=8> or Android <https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.aha_jump.android.communicator&hl=en> by searching for Jump/Hoops and see your monsters come to life, take selfies with your monsters and fundraise on the go.

Why participate in Jump Rope for Heart and collect donations for the American Heart Association (AHA)?

*In 2016, they funded 95 new research awards broadly related to pediatrics or congenital heart defects totally more than $13.5 million. This was part of $163 million funded in all aspects of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.

*American Heart Association advocates for federal and state governments to improve physical education and nutrition wellness in schools.

*AHA provides lifesaving CPR courses for students so they can properly react during emergency situations.

*They have partnered with the NFL to create programs such as NFL PLAY 60 that inspires kids to get the daily recommended 60 minutes of physical activity at school and at home. Stonegate Elementary will be an NFL Play 60 school next year!

*AHA and U.S. Games have partnered to offer schools incentive awards for physical education equipment to help students stay active and healthy at school. The more money we raise to support the American Heart Association, the more certificates we earn from U.S. Games. It's a win-win!

Thank you so much for supporting our school and the American Heart Association. You are making a big difference in the fight against heart disease and stroke.

Mrs. Torrance, Wellness Teacher

ZRun Info - Saturday, April 28, 9:00AM, at ZMS

ZCS Families:

If you are looking for a fun, family, fitness activity for April, ZMS is having their annual ZRun event at the end of this month. If interested, please keep reading for event details and the link to register.

About the event:

5K run/walk on Zionsville Rail Trail and city streets, or a 1-Mile Family-Dog walk through Mulberry Fields Park. This event is sponsored by the Zionsville Middle School PTO. The funds secured during this event support Zionsville Middle School PTO sponsored programs throughout the year including educational grants, teacher and student appreciation events, and special projects.

Entry Fees:

* Pre-Registration Individual Fees for the 5K or 1-Mile are $20.
* A Group/Family may sign up for the discounted fee of $20 each for the first two entries and $15 for each additional entry.
Shirts are guaranteed for pre-registration by March 20 only, but there are many still available at this time!
Event day pricing is $25/ person; Group/Family are $25 each for first two and $20 for each additional entry.
Special Note: Race Day shirts will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis - Shirts and/or correct size shirt are not guaranteed on the day of the event.

Event Schedule:

7:45 AM to 9:00AM: Registration
9:00 AM: 5k run/walk
9:05 AM: 1-Mile Family-Dog walk
10:00 AM: Awards

https://secure.getmeregistered.com/get_information.php?event_id=128854

Check those Coca-Cola Codes

Dear Parents,

We’re excited to share that our school is part of the Coca-Cola Give program. This opens up Stonegate Elementary to new funding opportunities to help improve learning environments for students. The best part? Donations don’t come out of your own pocket.

When you make Coca-Cola purchases, you simply enter the product codes (found on bottle caps or paper packaging) here: https://us.coca-cola.com/give/schools/ and our school receives a donation.Enter the code yourself or drop off your product codes at the front office and we will enter for you. Codes are found on all Coke products which includes Dasani bottled water. Find the codes on the case packaging or bottle caps.

Sincerely, Stonegate PTO

School Supply On-line Orders

Parents - Don't worry about the crowds at the store, or lugging in all the supplies that first week of school. Order your school supplies on-line and have them delivered to your home before school starts. Click on the link starting today and running through the end of this school year to order your child(ren)'s supplies for next school year. http://1stdayschoolsupplies.com/kits.php?sid=38293

2018 ZCS Jog-a-Thon

Planning for our 8th Annual Jog-A-Thon is underway! Our 2018 Jog-A-Thon will take place on Wednesday, September 27th at each of Zionsville's five elementary schools. The planning committee is accepting bids for the production of more than 3,000 Jog-A-Thon T-shirts. If interested, please email Kristie Goehausen at eaglejogathon@gmail.com with notation that you would like the opportunity to bid. Upon receipt of your email, we will forward you a Request For Proposal. All emails of intent are due no later than April 6th.

Heather Vergara heathervergara@me.com 312/848-9009

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ZCS Openings

ZCS Food Service positions now available at several of the ZCS cafeterias. Click here to apply directly and call 317-733-4804 with any questions!

BACKGROUND CHECK INFORMATION


We value partnerships with our families and welcome parents and guardians to serve as volunteers in our schools. Each ZCS building offers a wide variety of volunteer opportunities.

Examples include:

  • Field Trip Chaperones
  • Out of Town/Overnight Chaperones
  • Tutors
  • Volunteer Coaches
  • Classroom Helpers (PTO parties/room parents)
  • Library Helpers
  • After Prom Workers
  • Field Day/Jog-A-Thon Volunteers
  • Book Fair Sales/Athletic Ticket Sales

During the school day, all volunteers are expected to sign in at the front office. Prior to the volunteer opportunity, all volunteers must sign a Non-disclosure Acknowledgement Form and have successfully completed a Full Criminal History Background Check. Necessary background check paperwork is available on the ZCS website at the Volunteers/BRAVO link and should be submitted at least 10 days prior to the intended volunteer date. Volunteers must also view the state mandated confidentiality/bullying video, provided on the Volunteer/BRAVO website. The volunteer will pay the fee* for the full background check which will expire after 5 years. The link to apply for the full background check can be accessed on the Volunteers/BRAVO link on the ZCS main webpage. For more information, contact the Volunteer/BRAVO Coordinator.


CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS FOR VISITORS

During the school day, all visitors must enter via the front door and sign-in at the front office. Visitors need to be prepared to present a government issued photo ID which will be scanned against the National Sex Offender Registry. All visitors will be issued a visitor badge/tag to be worn inside the building at all times.

Examples Include:

  • Lunch Guests
  • Classroom Guest Speakers
  • Classroom Special Events (Grandparent Day/Famous Hoosiers/etc.)
  • Parent/Teacher Conferences

We ask that all visitors schedule an appointment to meet with teachers, counselors, administrators and all other staff members so that we may best serve everyone. Visitors other than parents/guardians must be prearranged and organized through the main office.


*ZCS thanks all volunteers for generous support of our youth and schools. Thank you, too, for supporting assurance of student and staff safety by completing and paying for a volunteer background check.

Did You Know?

ZCS, like other public schools, has a no-idling policy for vehicles on campus. The purpose of the policy is to limit vehicle emissions that might be brought into the schools and adversely impact the health of our students and staff. If you are stopped on campus for more than 5 minutes, please remember to turn off your engine. We thank you for abiding by this policy to help reduce the exposure to these emissions.

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