Mrs. McDaniel's Memo

January 15th

Specialty Fair

It was great seeing all the parents today at the specialty fair. The students were so excited to share their research. They all worked very hard on sharing their knowledge and are now truly specialist.

Spring State Wide Testing Dates

Below are date windows for our spring state wide testing. Please know that we will not be testing on all of these days, but these are the ranges for when testing may be occurring. I will let you know more specific dates/times when I get them. I ask that you do your best to refrain from scheduling appointments for you children during these times. If you absolutely must, please schedule an afternoon appointment as testing usually (but not always) occurs in the morning.

Indiana Statewide Testing of Educational Progress Plus (ISTEP+ ) Grades 3

ISTEP+ Part 1 – Paper/pencil* and Online

(Applied Skills)

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February 29 - March 11

ISTEP+ Part 2 – Online

(Multiple-Choice & Technology-Enhanced Items)

Window Begins- Window Ends

April 18- May 6

Indiana Reading And Evaluation Determination-3 (IREAD-3)

Window Begins -Window Ends

March 14- March 18

Country Kindness Concert

A Little Bit of Country Concert : Celebrating the Power of KINDNESS!

We all have a story. We all Belong. We are exactly the way we are supposed to be...

6:30 - 7:00 pm MEET/GREET/Autographs with Hobbs sisters

7:00 - 9:00 pm CONCERT

Video messages ~Our Stonegate students express what they have learned about kindness

Special Performance ~A Zionsville Community School leader will surprise you with their hidden talents!

CONCERT ~The Hobbs Sisters

The Hobbs Sisters bring a killer combination of big voices, twin sister harmonies and high energy performance to the stage. From their harmony-driven original songs to their unique interpretations of popular country covers, The Hobbs Sisters have created a sound that is all their own. Please visit:

STONEGATE students, staff & their families are invited to attend this FREE concert!

Please WEAR your "Cool to be KIND" t shirts to the event! T shirt order forms ($10) will be sent home with students before event.

REGISTRATION is REQUIRED for this FREE CONCERT: Copy and paste this LINK into your browser.

Questions: Lisa Cox, Guidance Counselor, Stonegate Elementary 317.873.8050 X19992


We continue to work through chapter 6. I predict a unit test happening the last week of February.

Students also need to continue working on their multiplication facts. Don't forget that we will be doing our multiplication fluency quizzes every Tuesday/Thursday. Once everyone completes the 12's we will have an ice cream party.



Along with our NWEA testing and our field trip to BME, we had a day to focus on Martin Luther King Jr. We watched video clips of his speech and thought about what our dreams for the world. You can see our Dream Clouds hanging in the hallway.

Writing- We worked on finishing up our preposition poems. Next week we will begin our animal stories that we will get published in a hardback book.

Dates to Remember


Monday the 18th- No School - MLK Day

Thursday the 21st- Zionsville History at 2:00


Friday the 12th - Valentine's Day party @ 2:00

Monday the 15th- No school for President's Day

Tuesday the 16th- No school for students- Staff Development Day

Saturday the 20th- Hobbs Sisters Kindness Concert at ZWMS @ 6:30

Thursday the 25th- Zionsville History

Wish List

Our classroom is in need of glue sticks, pencils and hand sanitizer. If you could donate some I would much appreciate it.

Winter Weather

Each child is expected to be suitably dressed for outdoor and alternate school activities. As the weather turns colder, each child needs a winter coat, hat, and gloves. Snow pants and boots are required when there is snow on the ground. All children play outside except on rainy, icy, or very cold days (wind chill below the 10-20 degree range). Inside recess will be held on those exceptional days.

Classroom Help

Please consider signing up to help out in the classroom after the new year. I am looking for gym teachers and volunteers to make my weekly copies . Please click the link and sign up today before all the good slots are taken.