Stateside Scoop

Week of March 20th-24th

Don't forget Patriot families...we have an Early Release Day on Thursday. Please let your childs' teacher know if there are any changes to their dismissal arrangements.

Late students and absence notes

If your student comes to school later than the 8:30 tardy bell, they need to be brought in and signed in using our computerized system. If they have been seen by a doctor, dentist or other medical professional, a note will need to be provided in order to be excused.

Yankee Candle Fundraiser

Our Yankee Candle fundraiser kicked off on Monday, March 13th. The fundraiser will end on Friday, March 31st. Orders can be made via the catalog or online. All orders that are turned in by the deadline are guaranteed delivery in time for Mothers Day and they make a great gift!

Please make all checks payable to Stateside. This is the last official fund raiser for the school this year and we greatly appreciate your participation.

Jump Rope for Heart Information

The students came home with information for Jump Rope for Heart last week. Below is the link to the STES website for more information. Please contact Coach G for more details and questions.

Yearbook pre-sales are underway!!!

Pre-orders are going on now. No deadline to order, but we have 400 pre-ordered, so first come first serve! They are $20 each. You many pay cash or check (made out to Strawbridge) You can order online as well!

Order online below. The online order code is 1120241

5th grade parents - DC update

Final payments are due to Capitol Tours ASAP. If you have yet to turn in your Emergency Medical form to your childs' teacher, please do so.


Stateside Elementary is collecting jars of peanut butter for the CHEW CHALLENGE March 27 – March 31. Did you know that 5000 children in Onslow County have been identified as critically in need of food? The Chew program is designed to help children and families with this need. Onslow County Schools and United Way are partners and are currently helping over 400 children receive food assistance on a weekly basis.

What is the CHEW CHALLENGE? It is a challenge to collect 30 items of food.

Stateside Elementary is accepting the CHEW CHALLENGE by collecting jars of peanut butter March 27 – March 31. We would like to encourage each classroom to collect 30 jars of peanut butter by March 31st. The peanut butter will be collected each morning from the homerooms and moved to the lobby so the students can see our collection grow.

Will you take the CHEW CHALLENGE and help take a bite out of childhood hunger?

Kindergarten registration

Do you have a new Patriot ready to join the family? Early registration is right around the corner.

Registration dates are April 4th and 5th from 9:30-1:00 at Stateside. Your child must turn 5 on or before August 31, 2017. If you have any questions, please call our data manager Shannon Whaley.

If you cannot make it during early registration, we will have summer registration hours as well. Those will be posted at a later time.

We are looking forward to meeting all of our new Patriots!

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Patriots of the Week

What's been going on this week at Stateside?

Buster the Bus visits Stateside

Many musical performances this past week

Mystery Skyping with another Onslow County School - Each class chose a NC landmark and they asked each other yes/no questions to try and guess the structure! They had a great time!

Having fraction fun with chocolate bars in Ms. Frew's class

A group of tidy Leprechauns left a message for our own Stateside Leprechaun, Mr. Ray!

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Do you know a Stateside Staff member who deserves to be given the title ' Staff member of the Month'? If so, see the link below.

STRIDE and GOTR - Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:30-5:00

Chess Team - Mondays and Tuesdays 7:45-8:25 in the cafeteria

Math Counts - Wednesdays and Thursday - 8:00-8:45

Robotics - Wednesdays 3:30-5:30

Stateside PTO Facebook page

Lunch menus and link to Child Nutrition Department of Onslow County Schools (click here also if you need information about free and reduced lunch)

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.

**** UPDATE...we send notices out to pertinent buses only when we receive them from the bus garage.

Parent Portal information

If you would like to have access to your Patriots grades and attendance information online, simply print this form off from the link below or acquire one from the office and turn into Shannon Whaley.
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Upcoming events.....

This week


  • MMM K-2


  • Chick Fil A night
  • AVID trip for select classes
  • DARE graduation for all 5th grade classes 2:00 in multipurpose room


  • Quality Council


  • Early Release for students - students dismissed at 12:20


  • Oration contest - 9-10:30

Next week

3/27-3/31 - NC Check In Math test for 5th grade students - 3rd and final session

3/27-3/31 - CHEW Challenge Week


  • MMM - full school


  • Chuck E Cheese night


  • end of grading


  • AVID Trip for select classes
  • Wax Museum 6:30-7:30


  • deadline for Yankee Candle orders

Please continue to check the STES website for school events, copies of the WAVE schedule and other school related news. 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