2019 PTA Walkathon

2019 PTA Walkathon is happening on April 26, 2019. Donations can be made through the link below. After you enter an amount, please write an optional note that includes your students’ names and teachers in the note.

Donate to 2019 PTA Walkathon HERE!

 

SES Relay for Life Info

SES Teacher of the Year – Mrs. Lipscomb

Congratulations to Julie Lipscomb, the Stonehouse Teacher of the Year for 2019. She will be moving on to be considered for WJCC Teacher of the Year later this semester. Below is her nomination from Stonehouse:

Julie Lipscomb ~

Julie is exceptionally skilled and dedicated. For years, she has served as the Stonehouse social studies coordinator. She works with Stonehouse teachers to ensure our students receive hands-on learning opportunities that bring history to life. She brings in speakers and organizes field trips. She participates in professional development experiences like the Colonial Williamsburg teacher institute and shares what she has learned. Though she is already very knowledgeable about what she teachers, Julie is constantly trying to find even more ways to engage her students. She even plans artifact lessons and archeological “digs” within her classroom.

Julie serves as Stonehouse’s SHIP coordinator. Her strong leadership and organizational skills come in handy with the many duties that go along with being coordinator. From SHIP club applications to 5K forms – Julie handles a lot of paperwork. She ensures sponsors and instructors have what they need and buses are arranged. She communicates with parents and family members. Our SHIP club season goes smoothly because Julie is at the helm.  On top of all that she already does, Julie has also taken on lead clinical faculty this year. She works with Stonehouse teachers, William and Mary faculty, and student teachers to help future teachers to prepare for the field. Having served as a cooperating teacher and mentor teacher in the past, Julie is well suited for this new position.  In all that Julie does, she is always willing to help others and share resources. Part of what makes Stonehouse Elementary great is having co-workers like Julie!

Referrals for Gifted Students Due Feb. 1

The Williamsburg-James City County Program for Gifted Students provides services for formally identified gifted students in grades K-12.

The screening for rising 5th grade students will begin in February.  Referrals of current 4th graders can be made by a parent, teacher, or staff member.  Referred students will be screened for eligibility for gifted content specific courses (5th gr. language arts and/or mathematics).  Referrals are for those students who have not been tested within 1 year. All referral forms are due February 1, 2019.

If you are interested in learning more about this program, would like to discuss your child and the assessment process, or would like to receive a referral form, please contact David Poon, Gifted Resource Teacher by phone at 566-4300, or by email at norman.poon@wjccschools.org.

SCA Delivers Winter Gear and Books to FISH

Thank you to everyone who donated to the Winter Gear and Book drive. SCA Officers delivered the collected items to FISH today. They were very grateful for our help.

    

Safe Routes to School Needs Volunteers

VA PTA Reflections Contest

Relay for Life 2018

After weather postponed it back in May, Relay for Life finally kicked off on September 28-29th. Thank you to all of team members and participants. What a great event for a great cause.

   

Sea Star Charts

All our classrooms work hard to demonstrate our school rules S.T.A.R.S. (Safety, Tolerance, Attitude, Respect, Strive). As they show these qualities they check off stars on their classroom charts in order to earn a classroom reward. We’ve had a number of classes already fill their first chart. Check out Ms. Jessie’s class as they completed their first chart!

 

Fall Screening for Gifted Students

The Williamsburg-James City County Program for Gifted Students provides services for formally identified gifted students in grades K-12.

Referrals for fall screening for K-4 students, not previously screened or new students, will be accepted through October 15th. Referrals can be made by a parent, teacher, or staff member. 5th grade high performing students that are new to the division can also be screened.

If you are interested in learning more about the program or would like to discuss the assessment process contact David Poon, Gifted Resource Teacher, by phone at 566-4300, or by email at: norman.poon@wjccschools.org

If you would like to a referral form, you may download it from: https://wjccschools.org/departments/student-services/gifted-education/

All referrals for fall must be received by October 15th.