From The Crow's Nest

Stoneleigh Stallions Staff News 12-14-2015

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Field Trip Chaperone Selection - Change

Please do not offer chaperoning opportunities for fieldtrips on a first come first serve basis. Unexpectedly, parents have sent in paperwork to chaperone, but have not submitted the necessary volunteer paperwork and are waiting until the last possible moment to turn in said paperwork. Reviewing the application and checking it against the two county/federal databases takes time and we cannot guarantee the process is able to be completed immediately or quickly.

For future chaperoning opportunities, please indicate that names will be drawn. Only those parents who have their volunteer application and certificate on-file in the office at least 1 week prior to the due date of the permission slip and money will be considered. Please do not select chaperones prior to this 1 week date.

Remember that teachers need to double check the parent volunteer trained spreadsheet before accepting any parent as a chaperone. The spreadsheet is found on the shared drive.

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Stoneleigh Named 2016-17 Passport School

We were informed on Friday, December 11th that Stoneleigh, as part of a feeding pattern, has been selected for participation in the Passport program starting next year. We will join the other 25 elementary schools currently in the program to expand the program to 40 elementary schools. The formal announcement will come in January. The Passport program is a blended program which includes a weekly lesson from an elementary Spanish teacher and the digital elementary Spanish curriculum provided by Middlebury Interactive Languages.

Domain 2 - Highly Effective Looks Like...

Focus on Domain 2b - Establishing a Culture for Learning: Student pride in work


  • encourage each other to take risks and continually ask questions.
  • provide each other with assistance in understanding a concept.

  • peer-edit writing, providing constructive feedback.

  • encourage each other to continually deepen their understanding.

  • reflect on their own work and consider how they might improve it.

  • use blogs or wikis to keep a digital notebook of their work, editing and refining it throughout the year.

Leadership Core Meeting

Monday, Dec. 14th, 3:30-4:30pm

Conference Room

We will begin at 3:35.

2nd grade team PD/planning mtg.

Tuesday, Dec. 15th, 8:30am-3:30pm

Conference Room

***Change from the original dates presented in August.

Instrumental Music Concernt

Tuesday, Dec. 15th, 9:30-10:30am


Instrumental Music Concert

Tuesday, Dec. 15th, 1:30-2:30pm


Instrumental Music Concert

Tuesday, Dec. 15th, 7-8:30pm


Stoneleigh Spirit Day

Wednesday, Dec. 16th, 8:30am-3:30pm

Stoneleigh Elementary School, Baltimore, MD, United States

Baltimore, MD

5th grade team PD/planning mtg.

Thursday, Dec. 17th, 8:30am-3:30pm

Conference Room

****Changed from the original date presented in August.

As part of the monthly Leadership Development, each elementary school has been assigned to a STAT Cohort. During the November, STAT Cohort 3 meeting, which Stoneleigh is assigned, met at Bedford Elementary. Jen Dingle and I had the pleasure of getting in several classrooms. One of which was a 5th grade classroom where students were participating in an activity - Philosophical Chairs. I was so impressed by the students, I asked Christina Connelly if we could visit as a group to watch the 5th graders in action. The class is expecting us at 1:00PM. We will decide on transportation in the morning.

Sports Day To Show Off Your Favority Sports Team Wear

Friday, Dec. 18th, 8:30am-3:30pm

Stoneleigh Elementary School, Baltimore, MD, United States

Baltimore, MD

Faculty Meeting

Monday, Dec. 21st, 3:30-4:30pm


*Meeting will begin at 3:35 PM and go until 4:35 PM in order to allow those with dismissal duties and last buses to gather themselves and be prepared for the meeting

Special Area Team PD/Planning Mtg.

Tuesday, Dec. 22nd, 12:15-3:30pm

Conference Room

Stoneleigh Spirit Day

Wednesday, Dec. 23rd, 8:30am-3:30pm

Stoneleigh Elementary School, Baltimore, MD, United States

Baltimore, MD

1st Grade Field Trip

Wednesday, Dec. 23rd, 9:30am-2pm

501 East Pratt Street

Baltimore, MD

The Sound of Science Assemblies

Wednesday, Dec. 23rd, 10am


10-11 AM - Performance 1 for grades K and 1

1-2 PM - Performance 2 for grades 2 and 3

2-3 PM - Performance 3 for grades 4 and 5

Winter Break

Wednesday, Dec. 23rd, 3:30pm to Monday, Jan. 4th 2016 at 8:30am

Baltimore County Public Schools, Baltimore County, MD, United States