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

2018 Reflections Winners

Congratulations to out PTA Reflections winners for 2018:

Charley Brogan  – Award of Merit for Primary Visual Arts
Russell Hicks – Award of Excellence for Primary Visual Arts
Emerson Gaten – Award of Merit for Primary Literature
Ava Hairston – Award of Excellence for Primary Literature
Piper Holland – Award of Excellence for Film Production
Alicia DeMartine – Award of Merit for Intermediate Literature
Mariana Gaten – Award of Excellence for intermediate Literature

Read for the Record 2018

October 25th, Stonehouse participated in this year’s Read for the Record, brought to you by Jumpstart. Read more about the event from their website: https://www.jstart.org/event/read-for-the-record-2018/

Check out some photos of older and younger classes getting together to enjoy literacy!


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.