Stateside Scoop

Week of September 19th-23rd

Charleston Wraps fundraiser

Thanks to all families who have already started raising funds for the Charleston Wraps fundraiser. We are looking forward to a huge success with this new venture.

We are offering a family plan for the limo ride. 25 items sold for the first child and 5 additional items for each additional child will qualify them for the limo ride.

Any questions, please ask.

Would you like to help with the first PTO sponsored Staff luncheon?

The first PTO sponsored Staff luncheon will be on October 7th. The theme is 'Fall Favorites'! The PTO sent out a Sign-up genius to all parents who submitted emails addresses at Open House. If you are interested in helping out, please feel free to send them a message at the STES Facebook page. The link is at the bottom of this newsletter.

5th grade parents - DC Trip parent informational meeting - 9/27 - 5:30 in cafeteria


As we begin planning our annual DC Field Trip it is important to communicate the basics of our contract, what you can expect and pricing. We’d also like to be available to answer any of your questions or concerns. To facilitate this process we are holding an informational meeting for parents on September 27th at 5:30pm in our multi-purpose room.

At this time you will receive all the necessary information for making a decision about you and your child’s participation, we will take questions, and there will be an opportunity to sign-up to take part in our fundraising committee. We will have the multi-purpose room available to you starting at 5:15 that evening.

Thanks and look forward to seeing you,

Huge thank you from Mrs. Helt...

Thank you so much to the volunteers who helped out last week as proctors for the Beginning of Grade Assessment for our 3rd graders. It was immensely appreciated.

STES Patriots - Let's pay it forward for students in Louisiana

We have extended the donation drive until this Friday.....September 23rd.

Let's show our Patriot Pride and live up to our Vision Statement of "IMPACTING OUR WORLD" by helping other schools and kids in need! STES is "adopting" the Livingston Parish (Louisiana) Public Schools, a system hit hard by recent flooding. Some of the schools were a total loss!

Our own Ms. Bostic (3rd grade teacher) has friends in that area, and they have relayed stories of the devastation and the need for supplies to rebuild and get BACK TO SCHOOL!

Please bring items to Mrs. Craig in the Art Room, and, when we've accumulated lots of supplies, we will get it to the teachers and kids in need!!


  • School supplies (paper, pencils, scissors, dry erase markers, construction paper, glue, staplers, folders, paper clips, etc.), Art Supplies (paint, paintbrushes, drawing paper, etc.), Books for the Library
  • Health and Hygiene items (soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, lotion, wash cloths, towels, feminine products, band-aids, etc.)
  • Cleaning Supplies (paper towels, window cleaner, all-purpose cleaner (no bleach), sponges, scrub brushes, kitchen gloves, disinfectant spray, etc.)

Any questions, contact Mrs. W. Craig or Ms. M. Bostic at STES

A great donation from Caroline in Mrs. Michael's class for the schools in Louisiana

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Thursday September 22nd- Early Release Professional Development Day

The students instructional day will end at 12:20pm. All students will need to be picked up at that time. Buses will run as normally scheduled but will arrive at your house approximately 3 hours earlier.

Boys and Girls Club is open on Early Release Days for current members.

If your Patriot needs to go home a different way then normal, please let their teacher know so we can make adjustments.

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Literacy Night and Book Fair

Calling all Bookaneers! Come and seize the best books around at our Fall Book Fair and Literacy Night on October 17th, from 5:00-7:00. We’d love for you to come join our crew and share in some of our reading treasures! We’ll be dressed like the best pirate Bookaneer crew around, so feel free to come as our reading mates. We look forward to seeing you there!

Upcoming events....

This week....


  • MMM- 3rd-5th grade


  • Flag team practice


  • no school events


  • ERPD day- dismissal at 12:20
  • NO flag team practice


  • no school events

Next week...


  • MMM K-2


  • K-3 assessment window closes
  • Flag team practices
  • 5:30 - 5th grade DC trip and technology meeting for parents
  • 6:00 - 4th grade AVID night and technology meeting for parents


  • Flag team practice
  • Progress reports go home

Other important dates

  • 10/3 - Charleston Wraps fundraiser ends!

STES Annual Fall Festival

Friday, Oct. 14th, 5:30-8pm

132 Stateside Boulevard

Jacksonville, NC

More details to come as the date approaches!

STES Literacy Night and Book Fair

Monday, Oct. 17th, 5-7pm

132 Stateside Boulevard

Jacksonville, NC

Arrgggg mateys! There be Pirates running around Stateside tonight! The Bookfair and Literacy Night had a Pirate theme this year! More details to come.......

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

The threads from last year were deleted so you will need to sign up again using these new codes.

See link below for codes.

Lunch menus and link to Child Nutrition Department of Onslow County Schools


Flag team - practice will be every Tuesday and Thursday until 4:30 unless notified otherwise by the coaches

Chess team - information will coming home soon about those procedures for team selection.

STES Wave calendar (also available on the website)

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Stateside PTO Facebook page

Please continue to check the STES website for school events. Also, paper copies of the monthly event calendar and lunch menus are provided to every Patriot and posted to the website.

Stateside Elementary School

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