Parent Academy: Raising Cybersmart Middle Schoolers

Parent Academy: Raising Cybersmart Middle Schoolers – Register Today!

RAISING CYBERSMART MIDDLE SCHOOLERS
How to reduce your child’s online risks

This workshop will explore online safety and responsibility for middle school children. Parents will learn about cyberbullying myths and realities, inappropriate content, and how to promote a positive digital reputation for their child.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17, 2019 – 6:00PM
JAMES BLAIR MIDDLE SCHOOL MEDIA CENTER
101 LONGHILL ROAD
WILLIAMSBURG, VA 23185

Seating is limited. Register online at https://wjccschools.org/parentacademy or contact Dr. Felicia Highland at (757) 603-6541

Book Fair March 21-28

SES Relay for Life Info

Apex Skip-Its visit Stonehouse

Stonehouse was privileged to have the Apex Skip-Its perform for our 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students. They traveled all the way from North Carolina to share some of their amazing routines and tricks. They made strong connections to our PE program and jump roping, as well as promoting effort, hard work, and determination. Even some students and teachers got in on the action. Thank you to Mrs. Heath and Mrs. Bruce for organizing the performance.

  

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!

WJCC Reflections Winners

The following Stonehouse students were recognized at the PTA Reflections Contest at the division level on Thursday night at Jamestown High School.  At the primary level, Ava Hairston won Award of Excellence in Literature, Russell Hicks won Honorable Mention in Visual Arts, and Piper Holland won Outstanding Interpretation in Film Production.  Piper’s piece placed in the regional competition as well and will now move on to the state level competition!  That’s a pretty incredible achievement for a kindergartner; way to go Piper!  At the Intermediate level, Mariana Gaten received Award of Excellence in Literature.  Congratulations to all of the students who competed in the Reflections contest and best of luck to Piper!  You all make us so proud!

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.

    

Author, Kirby Larson, Visits Stonehouse

December 5, 2018: Stonehouse students in grades 3 – 5 were amazed by Newbery Honor author, Kirby Larson.   This Seattle native shared inspiring personal accounts of the writing revision process and her research of American history.

Safe Routes to School Needs Volunteers