Stono Park Celebrates Black History
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."
Greetings Stono Park Families,
Welcome to February, love and black history is in the air! Stono Park recognizes the contributions of African Americans all month long. We will have trivia, games and learning opportunities throughout the month. We will also spotlight the importance of being an ally to marginalized communities by using current cultural trends as themes for dress down days. Your scholar may participate in any or all of the dress down days, as long as their attire matches the theme! See below for the calendar.
We are happy to share that our scholars made great gains on their Winter iReady assessment in both math and reading! Report cards will be emailed on February 2. If you have any trouble accessing your child’s report card, please reach out to your child’s teacher.
Mrs. Richards and the Stono Park Team!
Upcoming Events at Stono Park Elementary
2/6-Dr. Becky Kennedy Parent Support Group- 8:30am
2/7-Nuturing Parenting Program- 2pm
2/12- Kindergarten Field trip to Library
2/14- Nurturing Parenting Program- 2pm
2/15-Dr. Becky Kennedy Parent Support Group- 2pm
2/16- Black History Program-9am- 3rd-5th, 11:30am-CD-2nd
2/16- Early Release Dismissal 1:30pm
2/19- President's Day- No School
2/21- 1st grade field trip - James Island Park
2/21- 2nd grade Fossil Dig Day
2/21- Nurturing Parenting Program- 2pm
2/22- Dr. Becky Kennedy Parenting Support Group- 2pm
2/27- Dr. Becky Kennedy Parenting Support Group-8:30am
2/28- Nurturing Parenting Program- 2pm
IMPORTANT DATES for School Choice 24-25 School Year
January, 23- School Choice application window opens at noon
January 27 -Virtual Choice Fair -School sessions: 10:00 am, 11:00 am, 12pm
February 7 & 22 - Virtual application assistance night, 5:00-6:30 pm
February 13- In-person application assistance night, 5:00-6:30 pm [North Charleston CAS and West Ashley CAS]
February 23- Online application submission and paper application drop-off window closes at 5pm
April 19- School Choice application decisions will be released.
May 3- Seat acceptance deadline
Child Devlopment application process for the 24-25 School Year
January 23, 2024 - Online and paper application process opens
January 27, 2024 - Choice Fair (more information coming soon)
February 2024 - DIAL 4 screenings begin-you will be prompted to schedule a screening on the online application.
Application Assistance Dates
February 7, 2024 Virtual - 5:00 - 6:30pm
February 22, 2024 Virtual - 5:00 - 6:300pm
February 13, 2024 In-Person - 5:00 - 6:30pm
Cooper River Center for Advanced Studies
1088 East Montague Avenue, North Charleston, 29405
West Ashley Center for Advanced Studies
4066 West Wildcat Blvd. Charleston, 29414
June 7, 2024 (Round 1) Qualification/waitlist notifications will be sent.
August 7, 2024 (Round 2) - Qualification/waitlist notifications will be sent.
Click the photo below to learn the history behind BHM
"Education is for improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and world better than you found it."
Marian Wright Edelman-an American activist for civil rights and children's rights.
Dr. Becky Kennedy Parenting Support Workshops
Parent Support Workshops
We will be doing one workshop a week and if you attend the workshop, you will receive a free copy of Dr. Becky Kennedy's book, Good Inside to reference at home. We will all watch the workshop together; discuss ideas and then try to implement what we learned throughout the week. When we meet the next week, we will discuss what worked or what barriers we came across.
Parent Support Workshops
February 6th at 8:30am
February 15th at 2pm
February 22nd at 2pm
February 27th at 8:30am
Survey for Workshops
Black Artists, Musicians & Authors of Past & Present
Artists Who Move Us
Find the artist whose work speaks to you, and learn more about them!
Got the Music in You?
Learn about the most influential Black musicians.
"Know that you can start late, look different, be uncertain and still succeed."
PTA & Wellness Committee have joined together for this fun schoolwide fundraising event! Look out for information beginning in March on how to raise donations, earn class incentives & details about Stono Park's Fun Run!
If you or a business you know would be interested in helping to sponsor our Stono Park Fun Run T-Shirts- Please email Mary Beth Powell at email@example.com or call 843-763-1507. If you would like paper copies to hand out to any businesses that you think would be willing to sponsor, please let Mrs. Powell or Mrs. Alter know and we will get paper copies to you! Thanks for helping to support Stono Park!
Change to Stono Park Elementary Calendar
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.