Stone Bank School

Reaching Out ~ November 2, 2018

From Mrs. Davies

Dear Stone Bank Families:


Thank you for joining us during our recent Parent/Teacher Conferences. If you weren't able to attend one of the evening sessions, please don't hesitate to contact your child's teacher if you have questions or concerns.


Report cards will be available on Skyward by the end of the day on Wednesday, November 7th. If you have questions or concerns about your child's grades, please contact the teacher directly. If you are unable to resolve your concerns with the teacher, you are welcome to contact me or Mrs. Wartzenluft.


On November 27th from 7:30am-8:30am, Mrs. Wartzenluft and I will hold a Coffee and Conversation session in the cafeteria. The topic of this session will be learning, grading and assessment. Below is are links to three article that will frame our discussion. I hope you can join us.


https://www.edutopia.org/discussion/our-grading-system-fair

https://www.edutopia.org/article/do-no-zero-policies-help-or-hurt-students

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4041495/

Cheerleading and Boys Basketball Registration

Hello SB Families!

I wanted to reach out to you all about our cheer program! Our cheer program focuses on providing girls in 4th-8th grade with the opportunity to work together and have lots of fun while being a laid back, low commitment sport (I know how busy you all are- I am very flexible). We practice just a few times a week right after school (2:30pm-4pm) and cheer at roughly 5 boys basketball games. Our big showcase is our halftime dance routines! We do not do any lifting or flying!


I would love to see your daughter come join us! Cheer registration is due Monday, November 5th. If you have ANY questions, please feel free to email me at r.roberts@stonebank.k12.wi.us


Happy Cheering,

Rachel Roberts

5th Grade Teacher

SB Cheer Coach


In addition to Cheerleading, Boys Basketball grades 5-8 is also due on Monday November, 5th. All registration forms can be found on the Stone Bank School website.

Fall Scholastic Book Fair Results

Thank you to our staff, parents, volunteers and students in making our fall book fair a HUGE success.

A special thank you to Jenny Oman for organizing this event.

Your coin donations and book fair purchases made the following impact:


  • The All For Books Classroom Coin Challenge raised $1,400! Our teachers will use this money to purchase books for their classroom and Scholastic will match that donation to donate books to the Kids in Need Foundation.
  • The top raising class for the coin challenge was Mr. Jones’ class with $367!!!
  • $800 will be given in Scholastic Dollars to our library to purchase books.
  • The remaining $400 will be added to the PTO fundraising efforts to be used for future Stone Bank School requests.


We look forward to seeing you at our Spring Book Fair in Spring 2019!

One Warm Coat Drive

Do you have any extra coats at your house that are too small or that you don’t like?

We are asking you and your families to donate gently used or new winter coats to our local One Warm Coat Drive! There are many in Waukesha and Milwaukee County who do not have access to warm, winter outdoor wear. Please check your home for winter coats that are not going to be used this year and bring them to the front office between November 5th and November 16th. We welcome hats and mittens too. Let’s help get unused coats to kids who need them before the snow flies.


This is a link where individuals can donate $ if they don't have coats, mittens or hats to donate, but want to participate.

https://www.onewarmcoat.org/coat-drive-details/?e=a0Z0y00000LEtyk

Thank You

We would like to send out a sincere thank you to all of you who donated finances and resources to support our production of Mary Poppins, Jr. This production has been a lot of work, and your help made it just a bit easier for us! Please consider joining us for one of the shows on November 7 & 8 at 7pm. Thank you again for all that you have done to help!

Sincerely,

The 8th Grade Performers and Directors of the Musical


Thank you to all who joined us for Bagels with Buds in October or donated to the Breast Cancer awareness fund. We sent a donation of $75.00 to the American Cancer Society.

Pilgrim Wax Museum

Third graders in Mrs. Johnston's and Ms. Drew’s classrooms have been busy learning and preparing for Thanksgiving in a different way. Over the next few weeks, these students will be integrating their Social Studies into all other areas of the curriculum. Applying the knowledge they will gain through their Social Studies unit, the students will create their own retelling of history through a Wax Museum.


The children are collecting information from books, articles, and websites on the first Thanksgiving story. After being placed into cooperative groups, they need to work together to write a script for their topic as well as create a backdrop for their presentation. On Monday, November 19th and Tuesday, November 20th, we will be performing our retelling of the first Thanksgiving for K-5 classrooms. There will be a special parent presentation on Tuesday, November 20th at 12:15 pm. We are ending the unit of study with a Thanksgiving feast for our students and parents. The children are enjoying this learning experience and have had the opportunity to practice a lifelong skill - working as a team!!

Weekly Planner

Monday, November 5

· Scribbler 2:30pm


Tuesday, November 6

· Mary Poppins Jr. dress rehearsal 5K-7th grade 1:00pm

· Board of Education/Parent Forum 6:30pm ~ STEM Lab


Wednesday, November 7

· Report Cards posted to Skyward

· Tinker Dynamics 2:30pm

· Student Council 2:30pm

· Special Board Meeting 5:30pm

· Evening Performance, Mary Poppins Jr. 7:00pm


Thursday, November 8

· Evening Performance, Mary Poppins Jr. 7:00pm


Friday, November 9

· 7th & 8th grade dance at North Lake, 7:00pm-9:00pm


Monday, November 12 Veterans Day Observed

· Scribbler 2:30pm

· Work Session 6:30pm


Tuesday, November 13

· Community Outing

· 5K Scarecrow Program 1:30pm - Commons


Wednesday, November 14

· Student Council 2:30pm

· Tinker Dynamics 2:30pm

· Personnel Meeting 4:00pm


Thursday, November 15

· Bagels with Buds 7:00am, $1.00 for a bagel with topping; $.50 for juice or hot chocolate


Friday, November 16