Stone Bank School

Reaching Out ~ January 8, 2016

From the Principal

Happy New Year! I hope everyone enjoyed the break! It's hard to believe 2016 is here.

You may have noticed posters around the building promoting "The Stone Bank Way". The Stone Bank Way is part of a process called PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention Supports). PBIS is really not a program, but a way of life at our school. The intent of PBIS is to teach and model expected behaviors at school in a proactive manner, all of these behaviors fall under our three expectations of: "Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Be Ready". Research has shown that schools who engage in PBIS have significantly less behavior referrals than those who do not.

After the break, our teachers shared a video with their classes to teach students about the appropriate voice levels for different situations at school. These levels range from a zero (complete silence) to a 4 (playground voice). Instead of asking students to be quiet, teachers now ask the students for a "zero" voice level. Ask your children to explain each level to you! Here's a link to the video that our students and staff viewed.

Attention 8th Grade Families

This is a friendly reminder that the orientation session for freshmen students entering Arrowhead High School in fall of 2016 for students from Stone Bank School is on Tuesday, January 19th from 7:30pm-8:00pm. If you cannot make that date or time please attend earlier that evening or on Wednesday, January 20th between 6:30pm-8:00pm. I strongly suggest that all 8th graders and their parents attend. Please see the attached for further information.

Also, on January 13th at 9:30AM the school counselors from Arrowhead will be coming to Stone Bank School to meet with the 8th graders and pass out all information that they will need to register for high school classes in the weeks that follow. You are welcome to attend, but are not required to, this is more for the kids at this time.

As we go through this process of helping your child get registered for high school, please feel free to call me or email me with any questions.

Kerry Zdrojewski- Stone Bank School Counselor


Open Enrollment

Wisconsin inter-district public school open enrollment program allow parents to apply for their children to attend school districts other than the one in which they live. Applications may be submitted up to three nonresident school districts. The open enrollment application period for the 2016-2017 school year is from February 1, 2016 - April 29, 2016. The application period closes at 4:00pm on April 29, 2016. Late applications will not be accepted for any reason. Parents may apply on line at

Parent Night 4K and New 5K Round-up

Stone Bank School will be holding an informational meeting on March 1st, 2016 at 6:00pm in the Library. Additional information in upcoming weeks, mark your calendar.

Stone Bank School Board of Education

Incumbents Heather Smith and Kurt Prange have filed appropriate paperwork to announce their candidacy for the available seats on the Stone Bank School Board of Education. Both candidates are finishing a three year term and are seeking re-election. The election will be held on Tuesday, April 5, 2016.

Project Linus 2016

Stone Bank School's participation in Project Linus will take place after school on March 2nd right afterschool until 4:00pm. Whether or not your student is interested in helping to participate in the making of the blankets, your donation of polar fleece is very much appreciated. Please consider purchasing and bringing in your polar fleece to the school office any time. Each blanket is made with 2 - 1 and 1/2 yard sections of fleece. Students will be asked to donate 1 and 1/2 yards of polar fleece to the blanket project.

e~Funds, Online Payments

We have had numerous families sign up and use our new pay on-line system through Skyward. For those of you who haven't created an account, please take a moment to sign your child(ren) up. Please visit the web site listed on the front page of the Stone Bank website as e~Funds Link. Follow the directions under "Register Here" you will need to obtain an "other id" for each child which is located in Skyward under the student info tab before you begin to register.

  • once you have registered, please only enter your credit card and hit the submit button once. If you do submit more than one time, your credit card will be charged twice.

PTO Information

  • Save the Date: PTO Chili Cook Off Saturday January 30th from 5-7pm. ​More Info to follow soon.
  • If your received a letter regarding the SaveAround Book, we are still waiting on the return of the SaveAround or payment of $20.00. Please send the book or the payment in ASAP

Thank You

I wanted to send a thank you to everyone who helped contribute items toward our trip!
The soaps turned out to be very special to the workers! The tooth brushes and shirts were luxury items! It's amazing how simple things to us, are such treasures to them. I felt very blessed that Stone Bank School came along side of us and loved the children and workers of Peru by donating so many items to help with crafts and hygiene.

We were at a Christian orphanage sponsored by the organization we took our trip with. (Vision Trust International) We also visited learning centers which are places that you can sponsor a child and they receive food, help with school and medicine. These kids are very poor and don't eat often. It was neat to see how we can sponsor a child, then have a opportunity to see how the money and the kids are doing first hand. They loved their gifts :)
I can't say enough thank's to all who supported and prayed for us! Thank you Stone Bank families! If you want more information about our trip, or want to know more about what we did feel free to call, email or I will go out for coffee! I love to share the work Jesus did through your help!

Thank you ,
Scharff family

Weekly Planner

Monday, January 11

Tuesday, January 12

Wednesday, January 13

· AHS Counselors meet with 8th grade class at Stone Bank School, 9:30am

Thursday, January 14

· Curriculum, Technology and Testing Meeting 7:15am

· WCATY face to face UW Madison

· PTO Meeting 6:30pm

Friday, January 15

Monday, January 18

· Board of Education Meeting 6:00pm

Tuesday, January 19

· Freshman Orientation at Arrowhead High School 7:30pm-8:00pm

Wednesday, January 20

· Freshman Orientation at Arrowhead High School 7:30pm-8:00pm alternate date

Thursday, January 21

· Policy Meeting 7:15am

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

Friday, January 22

· End of Quarter

· No School