January Newsletter

Principal Dangleis

Happy New Year!

I hope you had a restful vacation filled with fun family moments and the making of new memories. Students came back to school with smiles and stories to tell about their holiday experiences. Teachers and staff came back ready to launch into exciting units of study and engage students in learning. Looking ahead to the new year, in the spirit of continuous improvement, I'd like to invite feedback from parents/guardians on the many topics that impact our students. I will hold my first Principal's Coffee Hour on January 25th from 8:00-9:00 a.m. Feel free to drop by to discuss concerns, ask questions, or offer suggestions. I value your input and collaboration. This will be the first of many more to come and I will offer them at different times to accommodate your schedules as best I can. I hope to see you!

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Art News

Happy New Year! The big news from the Art Room this month is our January 17th visit from artist and author Jarrett J. Krosoczka. He has written and illustrated graphic novels for kids, including the Lunch Lady series and Star Wars: Jedi Academy, as well as many picture books such as Punk Farm, Naptastrophe, and Max For President.

We are so pleased to have him join us for two assemblies here at Stony Hill, as well as Green Meadows! Let’s extend a huge “Thank you!” to the Wilbraham-Hampden Academic Trust (W.H.A.T.) for funding this program through their community grants.

Students in both grades will soon begin our annual unit of study on the art of Asia, in recognition of the Chinese New Year, an ancient holiday celebrated by millions worldwide. This year it is celebrated from Feb. 5-19 and it’s the year of the pig! Most cities in the US hold a Chinese New Year parade and we’ll be doing the same here at Stony Hill School at the end of this unit.

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Upcoming Events

January 7 - 25

FAST Benchmark Screening

January 9
School Improvement Council 3:00

PTO Meeting 7:00 p.m.

January 11

Empathy Assembly

January 17

Artist and author, Jarrett J. Krosoczka

January 21
Martin Luther King Jr. Day
No school

January 25
Principal's Coffee Hour 8 a.m.

Ballet - The Magical Divide 1:30