Stony Hill School Newsletter

September, 2021

We're Off to a Great Start!

I am so happy to report that we have had a fantastic school opening at Stony Hill School! The cheerful greetings, laughter, and displays of friendship remind us all how much we have missed having a school full of precious children who want to learn, connect, and have fun. Our staff has been diligently working to lay the foundation of structure, expectations and routines - all things that our children were craving after many months of various school experiences. We have been checking in on students' physical and social-emotional well being every day. These first weeks are all about building a classroom community and helping students identify their hopes and dreams for this year. Together, with student input, we will establish the rules that must be in place in order for all students to reach their own goals. While we can't have whole-school assemblies yet, we have creative plans for recording class presentations of our character traits and sharing those recordings so that all classes can view and participate in the learning activities. In my next newsletter, I will give more details on the character traits we teach at Stony Hill School so that you can bridge a home-school connection by reinforcing those traits with your child. Thank you, as always, for your partnership.

Enjoy this video that gives some insight into how happy we are to welcome our students back.

The NOISE of School

Virtual Open House

Our Fall Open House will be held on 9/22/21. This is an opportunity for parents/guardians to hear about the curriculum and other important classroom expectations. On Tuesday, a Google Open House Slideshow will be sent to families through the Plus Portal that will include each Teacher's Zoom link and staff-created videos and slides. Here is the Zoom schedule:

5:30 Welcome Presentation by Mrs. Dangleis

5:45 Presentation by Grade 2 Teachers

6:00 Presentation by Grade 3 Teachers

6:15 Presentation by Related Arts Team

6:30 Presentation by Student Services Team

Picture Day October 21, 2021

The flyer will be sent home in the coming weeks.

Strings and Friends

If your 3rd grader is interested in learning to play the violin, viola, cello, or bass, please be sure to return the permission slip going home next week.

Make Your Own Mental Health Toolbox

Tuesday, Sep. 21st, 6pm

This is an online event.

HWRSD is not affiliated with this event but it was shared with me and I thought it might be of interest to some families. Here is the link to the website and below is registration information.

Caregivers and kids come make your own mental health toolbox with Madison Bull. Pathways for Parents CFCE presents a child and caregiver-friendly Zoom session to define and discuss anxiety and coping skills, breathing techniques, mindfulness activities, and other tools families can use to help with various worries to help navigate parenting a child with anxiety. This program is geared for kids ages 4-8 and their caregivers. Register Here!