Stoneleigh Home-School Connection

Bi-weekly Communication 11-07-19

From Stoneleigh Elementary

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News from the Art Department:

This is a reminder that Original Works Art Fundraiser orders are due NEXT FRIDAY NOVEMBER 8TH. We hope that you will choose to participate in this exciting fundraising opportunity to support the art program here at Stoneleigh! The funds raised will be used to purchase art materials and supplies for the students of Stoneleigh Elementary. Packets have been sent home to your students with the fundraiser information and student artwork. We will accept cash or check. Please make check’s payable to: Stoneleigh Elementary. Your student’s artwork must be returned with the order form and payment. If you have any questions, please contact your child’s art teacher.

Mrs. Pellegrini

Mrs. Kerr

We hope you will choose to participate in this exciting fundraising opportunity!

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Multi-Tiered System of Supports

The Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) is a framework to guide schools including Stoneleigh Elementary to provide a continuum of prevention and intervention services and supports. Decisions regarding the needed services and supports are made:
  • based on data,
  • using practices proven by research to be effective at achieving the identified goals (Evidence-based practices/EBPs),
  • in a manner that ensures equitable and culturally proficient outcomes, and
  • using a multi-disciplinary team process.

Student Support Team (SST)

The Student Support Team is a general education team that addresses complex academic and behavioral issues of individual students. The team promotes school wide prevention and early intervention for all students; develops and implements a continuum of academic and behavioral interventions and supports matched to student needs; and determines the need for additional interventions on the basis of student response and systematic progress monitoring. Student Support Teams are designed to serve as a first level of intervention when difficulties arise.

Exciting Opportunity That Is Being Piloted at Stoneleigh This Year

Our school is home to the Double Robot, a two-wheeled videoconferencing robot that enables a student to learn remotely. The robot was acquired through a telepresence grant for the purposes of providing services to students on Home and Hospital. The robot provides the student an opportunity to feel more connected to peers by giving him/her a physical presence in school.

We are excited to have been chosen to pilot this technology this year. If you would like to receive more information about the robot and the technology that makes this possible, please visit As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.

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We have a finalist in the Maryland “I Voted” Sticker Student Art Competition for Maryland!

Flory Thomas, Stoneleigh Elementary School

If she wins her sticker will be used on voting day 2020 across the state! Her submission is pictured above. We want to get the word out about public voting – you vote by the image.

Use this link to cast your vote:

Let’s help Flory win!

Over 650 students submitted artwork for the competition from all across the state. The Maryland State Board of Elections in partnership with the Fine Arts Office of the Maryland State Department of Education invited student artists in Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade to be inspired by Maryland, voting, or elections in Maryland. A panel of guest artists representing every Maryland region judged the artwork for creativity, technique, craftsmanship and concept. Flory's work was selected as the top 3 artworks in their school division category (elementary, middle and high).

The artwork with the most votes in each school division category will be declared the winner. Three student artists will make history and have THEIR ORIGINAL ARTWORK printed on voting stickers and distributed at voting polling locations all across the state beginning in 2020. Additionally, cash prizes will be awarded to the winning students and their art teacher.

Cast your ballot soon as voting will close on November 15.

Registration for American Education Week Schedule

What is American Education Week?

American Education Week—November 18-22, 2019—will present all Americans with a wonderful opportunity to celebrate public education and honor individuals who are making a difference in ensuring that every child receives a quality education.

  • Monday, November 18th - Kindergarten and 5th grade parents
  • Tuesday, November 19th - 3rd & 4th grade parents
  • Wednesday, November 20th - 1st grade parents
  • Thursday, November 21st - 2nd grade parent

Please complete the information below for each day of visitation per person. Registering with this form allows pre-printing of visitor badges and lessens potential long lines in the front office for registration.

Use the following link for pre-printing of visitor badges. If you are unable to register, you may go directly to the front office to have your photo identification scanned into the Raptor System.

For 5th Grade Parents and Guardians

From Dumbarton Middle School Unable to Offer 5th Grade Parents/Guardians Visit During American Education Week

We apologize for the change, but we are only hosting parents of our current students for American Education Week. Parents of 5th graders are invited to the evening orientation on November 20th. They will be able to see our school then. We received updated guidance from BCPS and due to the number of parents we already have joining us (400 students in each grade level), we are unable to accommodate 5th grade parents. It becomes a safety issue in terms of the number of people we have in the building and identifying them. Thanks for your understanding.

See the attached flyer titled DMS Parent Orientation Invitation 2019-20 for more information about the November 20th parent orientation.