Stoneleigh Home-School Connection

Communication 4-20-2020

From Stoneleigh Elementary

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We Want To Wish The Following Students A Happy Birthday This Week!


Your name will be announced on WSES and your birthday pencil is waiting for you when the school closure is over and we all return to Stoneleigh Elementary. We hope you are able to enjoy your special day at home loved by family and friends even if it was from afar.


  • 04/20 - Alice L., Eva S. and Matthew C.
  • 04/21 - Ryan B., Hadley K. and Mohamed K.
  • 04/22 - Nelson M.H., Maxwell M. and Teigan N.
  • 04/23 - Olivia W., Olivia P. and Tylan S.
  • 04/24 - Ryan S.C.P., Weston R. and Nada E.
  • 04/25 - Lily S., Griffin D., Abkem T. and Justin S.
  • 04/26 - Isa G. and Micah E.
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Strawbridge Spring Pictures From March 5th

Wondering how you were going to get to view and/or purchase the spring pictures of your Stoneleigh student?


Stoneleigh Elementary in collaboration with Strawbridge Studios has created a private method to purchase your child's speculation package through their online system. Instructions on how to view and/or purchase will be emailed to each family independently. Within the body of the email will be a student unique code required during the process.


Emails will be going out throughout the week of April 20th - April 24th. If your family has not received the email containing the required student unique code by Monday, April 27th please contact Ms. Testen at ktesten@bcps.org.

Reading Strategies With Ms. Edwards (Reading Specialist): Notice and Note Strategy 2

Notice and Note reading strategy 2
Earth Day

BCPS Family “Earth Day 50” Bingo

Did you know April 22, 2020 is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day? It originally started in 1970 and was the brainchild of a US Senator as a way for protecting the environment. Groups that had been fighting individually against polluting industries, poor water quality, oil spills, raw sewage, toxic dumps, pesticides, air pollution, the loss of habitat and the extinction of wildlife now were able to unite on Earth Day around these shared common values.


Even though BCPS is at home, this is our opportunity to unite to positively impact our local environment.


On the following pages are 25 options that you can complete. Most you can complete independently, and some are meant to be completed with a sibling or even your entire family! Share your completed actions with your classmates during your next Google Meet.


If possible, post any of your completed Earth Day final products or actions to Facebook, Instagram or Tweet to @BCPSOutdoorSci and use the hashtag #BCPSEarthDay50 to share with us! We want to see how BCPS is positively impacting our planet!

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Let's Have Some Fun

Results Guess Who These Babies Are?

Apologies to Elizabeth P. from Ms. Workman's homeroom who correctly identified Ms. Fenlason's baby picture from the week of March 30th. Your certificate for submitting the correct answer is coming in the mail.


Correct matches to the pictures (below) from the week of April 13th include:

1. Ms. Hollenbeck (Principal)

2. Ms. Schindler (3rd Grade)

3. Ms. Hughes (Kindergarten)

4. Ms. Testen (Front Office Secretary)

5. Ms. McGraw (Reading Specialist)

6. Ms. Workman (Kindergarten)

7. Ms. Morris (4th Grade)

8. Ms. Myers (1st Grade)

Final Week - Guess Who These Babies Are?

Ready for the final week? Take a look. Can figure out who they are? Invite your family to help out. Send your guesses to STES0905@bcps.org by Saturday, April 25, 2020 at 5:00PM. Participation and correct answers will receive an award. Different pictures will be released next week.


The hint for this week is that the eight pictures include: Ms. Howard, Mr. Miller, Ms. Pelligrini, Ms. Valentine, Ms. Klair, Ms. Ortiz, Ms. Sturkey, and Mr. Zimmerman.

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Result - Trivia Question For The Week (4/13)

The iron token in Monopoly was replaced by a cat shaped token.


The correct answer was submitted by:
  • Patrick G. from Mr. Zimmerman's homeroom
  • Reagan R. from Ms. Donelan's homeroom
  • Ms. Workman's Homeroom
  • Ms. Edward's Homeroom
  • Ms. Brune's Homeroom
  • Ms. Ghatta's Homeroom
  • Ms. Donelan's Homeroom
  • Ms. Hickey's Homeroom
  • Ms. Hornberger's Homeroom
  • Ms. Valentine's Homeroom


Your certificates for submitting the correct answer are coming in the mail.

Trivia Question For The Week (4/20)

  • Which is taller? The Eiffel Tower or The Statue of Liberty?

Send your guesses to STES0905@bcps.org by Saturday, April 25, 2020 at 5:00PM. Participation and correct answers will receive an award.

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Help Wanted - WSES

Ms. Hollenbeck would like to create a weekly WSES Announcement. But, she needs the help of Stoneleigh Students. With parent permission send a video to STES0905@bcps.org of:


  • you and/or your family introducing the weekly announcement,
  • you and/or your family saying the Pledge of Allegiance,
  • you and/or your family saying the Stoneleigh Pledge,
  • weekly weather,
  • sports information,
  • weekly trivia suggestion,
  • joke of the week submission,
  • reporter on location topic and video,
  • you and/or your family signing off of the weekly announcement.


What other ideas would you like to see on the weekly WSES announcement? Send all your ideas to STES0905@bcps.org.

From BCPS

Logging in to Chrome with a BCPS Google Account (Parents and Students) video resource

The video below was created to support parents and students with the process of logging in to Chrome with a BCPS Google account. Although this video specifically targets parents, the reminders and information provided are useful when supporting students and teachers. There are important reminders shared in the video about the importance of Linking Data during the setup process in order to activate the sync, as well as information about Paused Google accounts. These two underlying issues seem to be causing the majority of the difficulty when families, students, and even teachers claim that they are logged in with their BCPS account but that they are still unable to access resources.
Remote Learning - Signing in to Chrome with a BCPS Google Account (Students and Parents)

Looking for an elementary appropriate video to explain COVID-19? Use Brainpop for an informative 4 minute explanation

It can be scary to hear about a disease outbreak, but learning the facts can help ease your mind. A new coronavirus—a type of virus named for its crown-like shape—emerged in Wuhan, China in 2019, and then spread to people around the world. While the most severe cases often dominate the headlines, they’re not the whole story. Most coronavirus cases have been mild, and healthy bodies can fight off the infection on their own. Find out more about how viruses work, and the best ways to prevent them from infecting more people. Viruses can’t spread without our help, so click play to learn how not to help them!