Stoney Creek News

Growing Kind Hearts & Minds While Inspiring Personal Success

From the Principal

Hello Families,

It really is Fall and we are thrilled that we occasionally still get to see the sun! Your Student needs to dress appropriately for the weather. But that also means that their sweatshirts should be labeled so when they take them off we can return them!


Our staff had professional learning on Friday afternoon and we are intentionally talking about Trauma and how it affects behavior. We are learning to effectively deal with students who may be experiencing big feelings or small feelings within our classrooms, hallways, and playground areas. We know that through our work on a daily basis with our students, we can help them academically as well as build a foundation for their social and emotional learning. It is our hope to bring this information to all parents in the near future as well. We have some great partners who are working with our students and staff to bring awareness to mental health issues and especially the emotional regulation that we all need to function. We were able to invite staff from Greenridge, Pine Island, Mill Creek, and the High School to begin looking at our district focus as well.


Halloween is coming soon and we will hold our annual parade at 9:00 a.m. on October 31. Please dress your student in their costume before coming to school. Spectators will be entering through the gym doors and waiting for the parade to begin. Then those who have completed their background checks will be allowed to go to the classrooms once the entire parade has ended. This is for the safety of all students and we appreciate your cooperation.


Remember our partnership with the KDL and all they have to offer our students. We encourage you to take your student(s) to the library for extra books and to join the reading incentives. The best support we can give our youngest readers is more exposure to books. So please spend time visiting our local library.


Educationally yours,


Tiffany Jackson, Principal

tjackson@cppschools.com

Halloween Parties

Halloween parties are scheduled for Thursday, October 31, 2019 from 9-10:45 a.m. at Stoney Creek. Please remember to dress in costumes that are non-violent, safe, and appropriate. Weapons such as guns, swords, knives, etc. will not be allowed at school.


We would like to welcome all that would like to attend the fun events of the Halloween morning. Doors will open at 8:15 like normal. All families/friends will be asked to enter the school through the gym doors on the side of the building beginning at 8:15 a.m.


Once you arrive in the gym you will be able to check in by

1. Going to the table for those that have already told their student's teacher they will be attending the parade and party and have filled out the Volunteer Application and have been approved.

OR

2. Going to the table for those that have NOT told their child's teacher they will be attending and/or have NOT filled out the Volunteer Application.


Please fill out the VOLUNTEER APPLICATION and bring into the school office if you have not already.


The party will begin with a parade in the gym and the party will move into classrooms. The only people that will be permitted into the classrooms are those that have turned in their Volunteer Application and have been approved from that background check.



Because the fun begins shortly after school starts, we are asking all students to arrive wearing their Halloween Costumes that day and bring a change of clothes for the afternoon.


We are excited to welcome you to this event!

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WatchDOGS 2019-2020

Watch D.O.G.S. has officially launched and we are excited to announce that we have many days already filled. Please go to this link to schedule your day(s). Please add your email so the computer will send you a reminder for your special day. Please remember that you will need to have a Volunteer Application on file for this school year. Forms are available on the school web page or in the office.

Building Healthy Communities Update: Stocking Your Pantry on a Budget

Healthy eating begins at the grocery store. We are all looking for ways to save money but still buy healthy food. Below are some tips to save money and stock your pantry with nutritious foods:

  • Buy fruits and vegetables that are local or in season; they tend to be less expensive.
  • If fresh is still too expensive, buy frozen or canned fruits and vegetables.
  • Eggs are a great source of protein and can be fixed in a variety of ways.
  • The large cartons of plain yogurt are usually less expensive than the small ones. You can add fruit or even jelly to add some sweetness.
  • Buy items when they’re on sale. Don’t buy things on sale that you’re not likely to use.
  • Plan weekly meals and healthy snacks. Invite your child(ren) to provide input.
  • Stock up on whole grain breads, tortillas, pasta, and rice (you can freeze these!).
  • Canned beans and lentils and canned tomato products can be added to your soups.
  • Oatmeal (not instant) and whole grain cereals are a great way to start the day.

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Upcoming Events

OCTOBER

21-25 School Bus Driver Appreciation Week

23 Chuck E Cheese Fundraiser Night

26 PTO Halloween Carnival

31 Halloween Parties


NOVEMBER

19 PTO Meeting

21 Title 1 Baking Night

26 Talks with Tiffany 10 a.m.

26 First Grade Friendsgiving

27-29 No School - Thanksgiving Break


DECEMBER

7 PTO Pancake Breakfast

19 Classroom Holiday Parties

19 Half Day of School - Dismissal at 12:05 p.m.

20 Half Day of School - Dismissal at 12:05 p.m.

23-January 3, 2020 - NO SCHOOL - Winter Break


January

6 Back to School