Stateside Scoop

Week of May 15th-May19th

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The end of the school year is getting near but we have a jam packed few weeks ahead of us Patriot families!

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Come out and support our Musical Cast performing

We Are Monsters

Thursday, May 18th and Friday, May 19th

7:00 pm

$5 Advance Tickets can be purchased by visiting or calling the school at 910-478-2460

Tickets are $6 at the Door

End of Grade Letters needed for all 3rd-5th grade students

Update....keep sending in your letters. We have received many already, but we need still need many. Continue to send them in prior to the 19th.


If you are the parent of a child who will be taking the EOG's, manila envelopes were sent home last week. They contained white envelopes. We would like for your child to have a productive and supportive EOG session. So, we are asking that you, or anyone that you would like, write a letter of encouragement to your child for each day of testing. Please write your child’s name on the outside of each envelope and return them to your child’s teacher by May 19th. Your child’s teacher will then save the notes and place the appropriate one on his/her desk. Our goal is to keep the notes a surprise so that your child has an extra boost of support each day. Thank you for your help.

End of Grade Dates details

EOG's are right around the corner...we wanted to share the dates so you can put them on your calendar.


5/31 - Math EOG (3rd, 4th and 5th grade)

6/1 - ELA EOG (3rd, 4th and 5th grade)

6/5 - RtA test (for select 3rd graders...they will be made aware of ahead of time)

6/6 - Science EOG for 5th grade

6/8 - ELA EOG Retest (for select 3rd graders...they will be made aware of ahead of time)


If your Patriot is going to be absent (a planned absence) for an EOG day, please let the teacher or Mrs. Helt know in advance so plans can be made for make up testing. Much appreciation in advance.


See below for help needed for proctoring.

EOG proctors needed...

Update....we are in need of 8 more for 5/31 only. We are set for the other days. Thank you so much.


The EOG's are right around the corner and Mrs. Helt needs plenty of volunteers to help with proctoring for the test sessions. The dates that she needs help with are May 31st, June 1st and June 6th. You will be needed from about 8:00-12:30. (yes...parents...you can come in when you bring your Patriots) There is a short training that needs to happen prior but Mrs. Helt can give you more details.


If you are available (even if it's for only one day), please fill out the form below and she will be in touch. (Use the scroll bar on the right side to navigate the form.) She sends her thanks in advance.

Parent Survey.....we would love your feedback!

You may still fill this out if you have not done so already! The survey is still open for responses!


Hello Patriot Families!


As part of the continuous improvement process, Onslow County Schools (and Stateside Elementary) would like your feedback!! Please take a moment to complete this parent survey. We value your opinion and thank you in advance for your participation!

Parent Survey: http://eprovesurveys.advanc-ed.org/surveys/#/action/20940/33600

Yankee Candles have arrived!

If you have not had a chance to come in and pick up your Yankee Candles, feel free to come and visit any member of our office staff and they will gladly help you.

Yearbooks Still Available

Yearbooks are still available. They are $20 and are available from Mrs. Merritt in the front office! Come and get them while they last. There will also be tables available at the musical 'We are Monsters' this Thursday and Friday as well as at the 5th grade PBL presentations. Don't miss out. Once they are gone, they are gone for good.

Summer Reading Camp dates

We wanted to share the dates of the Summer Reading Camp that is held through Onslow County Schools for 1st-3rd grade students. The dates are July 10th-August 3rd (Monday through Thursday only). Stateside is one of the sites. There are 7 other locations as well. Paperwork will be sent home for signing up on the last days of school with those students. It is a first come, first serve camp. Spots fill up fast so keep an eye out for the paperwork. Messages will be sent when they are in bookbags and on the way.

Registration requirements for new Patriots

Registration will continue on Tuesdays and Thursdays for the remainder of the school year from 9:30-1:00 at for new Kindergarten students for the 2017-2018 school year. Your child must turn 5 on or before August 31, 2017. If you have any questions or need to come at a different time, please call our data manager Shannon Whaley and schedule an appointment.


We are looking forward to meeting all of our new Patriots!

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What's been going on at STES?

Patriots of the Week

Do you know a Stateside Staff member who deserves to be given the title ' Staff member of the Month'? If so, see the link below.

Stateside PTO Facebook page

Lunch menus and link to Child Nutrition Department of Onslow County Schools (click here also if you need information about free and reduced lunch)

Remind Message codes for Bus riders...sign up if you would like to receive text messages about bus changes, updates, etc

The threads from last year were deleted so you will need to sign up again using these new codes.


See link below for codes.


**** UPDATE...we send notices out to pertinent buses only when we receive them from the bus garage.

Onslow County Schools link for bus delays

The Onslow County School app (available in the App Store for IOS and Android) devices also has this link available.

Parent Portal information

If you would like to have access to your Patriots grades and attendance information online, simply print this form off from the link below or acquire one from the office and turn into Shannon Whaley.
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Upcoming events.....

With only a few weeks left....here are all events. More will be added as we have them planned.


Week of 5/15-5/19

5/15

  • MMM full school
  • $ and order forms due for 5th grade class photo to teachers

5/16

  • just being awesome!

5/17

  • more awesomeness!

5/18

  • We are Monsters performance 7:00
  • snack money is due

5/19

  • We are Monsters performance 7:00
  • lollipop Friday (snack $ is due on Thursdays)


Week of May 22-May 26

5/22

  • MMM 3-5

5/23

  • Kona Ice day - cards with details will be coming home with all students (prices vary from $2 to $6)

5/24

  • Quality Council

5/25

  • 5th grade PBL Project presentations - 5:00-6:30

5/26

  • Field Day / World's Fair


Week of May 29-June 2

5/29

  • NO SCHOOL - Memorial Day

5/30

  • being amazing Patriots as always

5/31

  • Math EOG's for our 3rd-5th graders

6/1

  • ELA EOG's for our 3rd-5th graders

6/2

  • enjoying a Friday learning something cool no doubt!


Week of June 5-June 9th (THE LAST WEEK OF SCHOOL)

6/5

  • RtA test for select students

6/6

  • Science EOG for our 5th grade students
  • 4th grade Honor Roll / Principal's List Awards Ceremony - 2pm
  • 3rd grade Grow and Throw Picnic - 1pm-3pm

6/7

  • CiCi's pizza night
  • PBIS 4th nine week incentive - movie and popcorn for 50 Patriot pay - 3rd-5th grade students - time to be determined
  • 5th grade Honor Roll / Principal's List Awards Ceremony - 1:45pm

6/8

  • PBIS 4th nine week incentive - movie and popcorn for 50 Patriot pay - K-2nd grade students - time to be determined
  • ELA retest for select 3rd grade students
  • 3rd grade Honor Roll / Principal's List Awards Ceremony - 2pm

6/9

  • last day for students
  • Kindergarten graduation - 9am - multipurpose room (The graduation photos they took on May 9th will be available for purchase at this time. You will be able to leave with them in hand and order more if you desire.)
  • report cards will come home with students


Week of June 12-June 16

6/12-6/14

  • Teacher workdays

Please continue to check the STES website for school events, copies of the WAVE schedule and other school related news. Also, paper copies of the monthly event calendar and lunch menus are provided to every Patriot.

Stateside Elementary School

Text 81010 to @stesparent to be added to the Remind text message feature we have at STES