PTO Newsletter

November 2017

As we all gather with loved ones to celebrate the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, the PTO Board would like to take this opportunity to say how thankful we are for each of YOU- for your support, your feedback, and your helping hands. This amazing school community we share would not be what it is without your contributions!

Please take a moment to read this month's newsletter below:

Event Recap

Fall PTO Meetings

We have been blown away by the increased attendance of both parents and teachers at our monthly PTO meetings! We have enjoyed getting to know many of you outside of the classrooms and truly value your ideas and feedback. Please consider dropping in for all or part of these meetings (held once/month on Monday nights at 7 in the school library) to share ideas, learn the focus of our fundraising for the 2017/18 school year, hear the teachers share what is going on in their classrooms as they look to partner with PTO to plan educational opportunities, and so much more!

For a complete list of this year's meeting dates, agendas, and meeting minutes, please visit our PTO Website:

PTO Spotlight

This month, we are shining a spotlight on our fantastic new Treasurer!

Lisa Toennies- PTO Treasurer

Family including age/grade of SBS students:

Husband Mike

Megan 9th Grade

Colin 4th grade

Sara 3rd grade

Favorite thing about Stone Bank School:

Our three children have all attended Stone Bank School starting with 5K. We have always had positive interactions with teachers and faculty. The teachers all go out of their way to create a positive learning experience. We love the smaller class sizes at Stone Bank as it allows more time for the teachers to interact with students.

Ask me about the following areas within the scope of PTO:

Please ask me how you can get involved with the PTO. The organization helps to promote communication between parents, teachers, and administration. The PTO also sponsors and organizes fundraising and school events. I have seen firsthand how these funds directly benefit the classrooms and students. There are many ways that you can help us continue the strong tradition that we have at Stone Bank

Best way to contact me:

New & Noteworthy

Marcus Movie Tickets

It's that time of year again! Marcus Movie Ticket and Gift Card sales are back by popular demand! Order forms were sent home with students on Monday of this week. This has been a very successful fundraiser for our school because not only are they GREAT holiday gifts for young and old, but Marcus Gift Cards can also be used at participating hotels, resorts, and restaurants including:

Hilton Madison Monona terrace

The Grand Geneva Resort & Spa and Timber Ridge Lodge and Waterpark in Lake Geneva

The Pfister Hotel, The Intercontinental and Hilton City Center Downtown Milwaukee

As well as Hotels in Minneapolis, Chicago, Las Vegas, Houston, Oklahoma City, Los Angeles, and more!!!

The Chophouse, Kil@wat, Millertime Pub & Grill, Mason Street Grill and The Cafe (at the Pfister), The Safehouse, and other locations nationwide!

If you are planning a dinner out or a getaway near or far, why not let Marcus give a portion of the cost back to our school!


For a full list of participating locations, please visit the Marcus website:

Questions? Contact Amy Bobrowitz

SBS Spirit Wear

Our Spirit Wear Store through Mid City Sports is Open for

6 days only!

Order Stone Bank School gear in child and adult sizes now through Tuesday, Nov 21st, and pick it up before Christmas!

Snow Gear/Stadium Bag Sale

In less than one week, 44 bags (& counting!) have already been sold online via our PTO Website! These wipe-able, clear vinyl bags with reinforced handles are perfect for holding your child’s snow gear (pictured here with a 4th grade student’s boots and snowpants) AND are sized to comply with professional sports stadium/arena and concert venue carry-in regulations. These versatile bags can be purchased for $15 each right from our PTO website (click on link below), and will be delivered to classrooms in mid-December. Meteorologists are predicting a wet winter for the upper midwest- order now to be prepared!

Amazon Smile Program- Help SBS while you Holiday Shop!

AmazonSmile is an easy way for us to support Stone Bank School every time we shop at Amazon (at no additional cost to us!). Earning .5% of every eligible purchase you make is as easy as:

  1. Visit and select “Stone Bank School PTO” as your charity
  2. Copy the web address of your own personal AmazonSmile page, and use it to replace your current bookmark on the computer you shop from, or save it to your preferred screen on any smartphone to use it instead of the regular amazon app.
  3. Use your new bookmark to access Amazon when shopping for anything you normally buy! (you can also save items to your cart via the Amazon app if this is easier, but REMEMBER TO CHECKOUT FROM YOUR AMAZON SMILE PAGE!)

.5% may not seem like a lot, but it adds up quickly!

Dates to Remember

These dates and MORE can be found anytime on our PTO Website:


Flavor of the day is Pumpkin Pecan

Marcus Movie Ticket and Gift Card Orders Due

Monday, December 4th

PTO Meeting

Monday, December 11th 7pm

Stone Bank School Library

Topics to be covered include: SBS Bash FUNraiser, Teacher Donation Requests

Culvers Night

Wednesday, December 13th 5-8pm

Flavor of the day will be Heath Chocolate Almond, but it would also be the perfect time for a festive holiday sundae!