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Stonewall Tellegraph 3310 Stonewall Tell Road College Park, Georgia 30349 770.306.3500 (Fax: 770.306.3504) A 2012 Georgia Department of Education Distinguished Title 1 School Shannon A. Flounnory, Principal

Tammye Coachman, Asst. Principal

Flounnory@fultonschools.org

Coachmantl@fultonschools.org

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April 8-April 12, 2013

Volume 42 Issue 32

Mother Son Dance

Word of the Day – Vocabulary Builders

April 20, 2013 Monday – Reward Tuesday – Recitation

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Wednesday - Honorable

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Thursday – Integrity Friday – Honesty

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See page 2 Congratulations to Digital Media Contestants form STES See Page 4

CRCT TESTING APRIL 10-17 3rd -5th grade students…

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The PTA Stonewall Tell is hosting With CRCT Testing steadily approaching I wanted to wish all students in Grades 3-5 good luck! I know they will do a wonderful job because they have been preparing for this test for many months now. Dedication, time and confidence in the knowledge that has been imparted unto them are only a few of the things they need. But most importantly is a good night’s sleep and hot healthy breakfast to get their SWT Thinking Caps all warmed up and ready to exceed standards once again. In life we all need to remember that the key to a successful life is to know how to take care of your body. Making sure that you get adequate sleep and maintaining healthy eating habits is only a part of making a successful life. A healthy mind is the key. When you incorporate all of these tasks and the education you have been given, you will see that you get much further in life. A “healthy mind” or more commonly known as Positive thinking; the “I CAN do…” or the “I WILL do…” is a statement we all need to say on a daily basis to remind ourselves of how far we can get in life. No matter what CRCT test or LIFE test that may come our way, the negative thoughts (in an unhealthy mind) will not overrule our positive thoughts in a healthy mind. Happy Testing! Ms. Golden

The Mother & Son Dance “A Purple and Black Affair” (NO DADS ALLOWED) When: Saturday, April 20, 2013 Where: Stonewall Tell Elementary 3310 Stonewall Tell Rd. Atlanta, GA 30349

Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Price: $30 per couple (1 child & 1 adult), $15 for each additional son, and $15 each additional adult female. Attire: Semi-Formal

Ticket price includes dinner, dessert, dancing and entertainment.

Boutonnieres and pictures can also be ordered prior to the dance.

Tickets can be purchased from Ms. Golden at the Front Desk. NO TICKETS WILL BE SOLD AT THE DOOR. If you have any questions please contact Carmen Sneed at 404-245-9474 or email stonewalltellpta@yahoo.com.

LIMITED SPACE ALL SALES ARE FINAL!

It is the policy of Fulton County School Systems not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age or disability, in any employment practice, educational programs or any other program, activity or service. If you wish to make a complaint or request accommodation due to discrimination in any program, activity, or service, contact compliance coordinator, Mr. Ron Wade, 786 Cleveland Ave., SW Atlanta, Georgia 30315 or call (404) 763-4585 TTY 1-800-255-0315.


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From The Desk of Nurse Plott

STES FIELD DAY 2013 May 1 – grades 5, 3, 1 May 2 – grades 4, 2, K Understanding Hay Fever - -Symptoms Courtesy of www.webmd.com/allergies

The symptoms of allergic rhinitis are:        

Prolonged, sometimes violent sneezing Itchy, painful nose, throat, and roof of mouth Stuffy, runny nose Postnasal drip, resulting in coughing Watery, itchy eyes Head and nasal congestion Ear pressure or fullness Fatigue

Talented And GiftedApril Higher Order/Critical Thinking burtontag.weebly.com

This month we will focus on “Creative Training” by creating interesting and unusual drawings… New Direction in Creativity, Figure Drawing Using a simple figure, make interesting and unusual drawings of as many real things as you can. Use your imagination to make this simple shape into something great! Link: http://students.renzullilearning.com/uploads/NDC.Mark1.12.FigureCompletion(a,b).pdf New Direction in Creativity, Figure Arrangement

These symptoms are often seasonal. **The clinic is still in need of sweat pants of all sizes**

Express your creativity by combining two given shapes to construct a variety of meaningful drawings. Then, give each of your drawings a creative title! Link: http://students.renzullilearning.com/uploads/NDC.Mark1.8.FigureArrangement(a,b).pdf Please send any completed creative drawings to the TAG classroom, B125!!!

It is the policy of Fulton County School Systems not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age or disability, in any employment practice, educational programs or any other program, activity or service. If you wish to make a complaint or request accommodation due to discrimination in any program, activity, or service, contact compliance coordinator, Mr. Ron Wade, 786 Cleveland Ave., SW Atlanta, Georgia 30315 or call (404) 763-4585 TTY 1-800-255-0315.


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Counselor’s Corner Robin Elder -School Counselor

The Counseling Department Needs You!!!

Page | 4 Strategic Plan 2017 This is the school system’s roadmap for how Fulton County Schools aims to improve student achievement over the next five years. Three goals serve as the district’s measure for long-term student success, which is that students will graduate on time and be ready for college or the workforce. • Graduation Rate – 90% of Fulton students will graduate on time

We need volunteers to participate in our Stonewall Tell Career Days 2013 which will be held May 9th (Grades 3-5) & 10th (Grades KK-2) from 8am until 12 noon. We want participants to discuss educational background, training and responsibilities related to your occupation. Visual aids, media presentations, handouts and samples are recommended. We want students to understand what they can do now to prepare themselves for a great future. Please come and educate our students with your career. If you are interested in being one of our presenters or need additional information, please contact Ms. Elder at (770) 306-3500 ext. 128 or elderr1@fultonschools.org

Congratulations to the following Stonewall Tell Elementary students for representing Fulton County Schools in the Annual Student Media Festival in a most exemplary manner by earning Superior ratings in district level competition: Jillian Alexander (1st grade) Maria Coles (4th Grade) Blair Kearns (4th Grade) Zoe McCullough (4th Grade) Miles Jackson (4th Grade)

• College Readiness – 85% of Fulton’s seniors will be eligible for admission to a University System of Georgia college or university • Career Readiness – 100% of Fulton's graduates will be work-ready certified “These are big goals, but they are attainable,” said Superintendent Avossa. “Our strategic plan is focused on improving outcomes for all students, and the only way to do this is to set measurable goals and put supports in place to help our students and staff to reach them.” To that end, as part of its “Building Our Future” strategic planning initiative, the school system will focus on five key areas – instruction, people, technology, effective schools and resources – to drive improvement. • Instruction – Students will be engaged in learning that enables them to reach their full potential for college and career readiness • People – Fulton County Schools will attract and retain the most talented and effective employees in K-12 education • Technology – Students, parents, teachers and administrators will have the tools and information they need to accelerate learning • Effective Schools – School leadership will be collaborative and will balance innovation with accountability • Resources – Student needs will be supported with efficient and effective allocation of staff, instructional materials and equipment.

The strategic plan will guide the system’s direction over the next five years and is the result of many conversations with the school board, teachers and school leaders as well as engagement with parents and the community.

Aaron Johnson (5th Grade) The plan is posted at www.fultonschools.org/StrategicPlan2017.

The media projects produced by these students will now proceed to the State competition! It is the policy of Fulton County School Systems not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age or disability, in any employment practice, educational programs or any other program, activity or service. If you wish to make a complaint or request accommodation due to discrimination in any program, activity, or service, contact compliance coordinator, Mr. Ron Wade, 786 Cleveland Ave., SW Atlanta, Georgia 30315 or call (404) 763-4585 TTY 1-800-255-0315.


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What’s Happening? ELA: RF2 d- Middle Sound

Unit- High Opinion of Animals

Math: Measuring and Analyzing Data

Phonics- long /i/ “ild” and “ind”

Science: Animals

Language Arts – Research Skills

Reading- Summarizing

Math – Understanding Place Value Social Studies – Folktales

Reading: Chinatown Banner Days Theme 2 Pg. 250 Details Practice 75-82 Spelling 95-97 Math: Solid Figures Mathematics ScottsForesman V3, Chp. 7 pgs 247- 254 Language: Compound Words Language Harcourt Science: Solid Lesson 2 Liquids Lesson 3 Harcourt p.158 Harcourt p. 170

Third Grade is Fired Up with Heat and Energy as we embark upon our 4th Unit. THEME: Overcoming Challenges to Find the Hero In Us All Reading Novel: The Story of My Life Helen Keller This unit will last to the end of May. Within this unit all subjects will be integrated and there will be a spiral review of all subjects. It will consist of the following skills: The Heroes that we will be integrating for reading and social studies are: Paul revere, Susan B. Anthony, Frederick Douglass, Eleanor Roosevelt, Thurgood Marshall, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Lyndon B. Johnson, Mary McLeod Bethune and Cesar Chavez; Landforms, Longitude and Latitude. Language Arts: reference skills, nouns, possessive nouns, pronouns, plurals, verbs, verb tenses, adverbs, Adjectives, regular and irregular verbs, simple/complex sentences, and figurative language Writing: Informative, Opinion, Narrative, and Short Research Connections Science: rocks, minerals, fossils and soils; Georgia Habitats, Pollution, Heat and Energy Math: Area, algebra, geometry, fractions, word problems, data and measuring CRCT April 10 - 17

Language Arts: Dear Mr. Henshaw Synonyms/Antonyms Narrative Math: CRCT Science: CRCT Testing Review Social Studies: CRCT Prep

Math-----------Measurement Reading--------Extended Text---“Warriors: Navajo Code Talkers.” Language Arts----Grammar Review-Unit 5 Social Studies----America Since 1975 Science----Physical and Chemical Changes Health----Healthy Eating

It is the policy of Fulton County School Systems not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age or disability, in any employment practice, educational programs or any other program, activity or service. If you wish to make a complaint or request accommodation due to discrimination in any program, activity, or service, contact compliance coordinator, Mr. Ron Wade, 786 Cleveland Ave., SW Atlanta, Georgia 30315 or call (404) 763-4585 TTY 1-800-255-0315.


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What’s Happening?

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Quantum ArtSmart Happenings

www.quantumartsmart.weebly.com

Full STeAm Ahead!

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5 are finishing their Symbolic Art History painting unit incorporating Georgia O’Keeffe and Martin Johnson Heade focusing on th communication and symbolism. 4 are writing a Japanese poem called a Haiku while continuing to incorporate the Japanese aesthetic. 自然は美しいです = “nature is beautiful” in Japanese! rd 3 are immersing themselves in the Middle Ages, analyzing that time period in the 400-1400’s, and engineering a 3 Dimensional Medieval castle along with connecting a famous architectural innovation to our present day Black History architect, Paul Revere Williams! (Hint: “Flying Buttresses”) st 1 graders are learning to interpret and create a focal point while exploring the Science/Anatomy of a special bird with solid bones, a Loon. K are studying reptiles and creating patterns on a snake while weaving it in a pattern in the grass. nd 2 graders just completed their “Depth” landscape paintings! Check them out on display in the hall. They are now focusing solely on creating a “cloudscape” incorporating “Nephelococcygia”!

Physical Education

Week of: April 8 – April 12

Station Games Students will participate in various fitness activities and games. FIELD DAY

Music Notes This week in music, students will be working on the following: 5th – Introduction to famous composers Ludwig Von Beethoven and Igor Stravinsky. 4th – Continuing in the Recorder unit. 3rd/2nd – Review of dynamics, form (AB/ABA), and tempo. 1st/K – Continuing with the instruments (and instrument families) of the orchestra.

May 1 – grades 5, 3, 1 May 2 – grades 4, 2, K Please remember to visit www.stonewalltellmusic.weebly.com for more information! It is the policy of Fulton County School Systems not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age or disability, in any employment practice, educational programs or any other program, activity or service. If you wish to make a complaint or request accommodation due to discrimination in any program, activity, or service, contact compliance coordinator, Mr. Ron Wade, 786 Cleveland Ave., SW Atlanta, Georgia 30315 or call (404) 763-4585 TTY 1-800-255-0315.


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Page | 7 ***Parents Please Read***

ATTENTION PARENTS: EARLY MORNING DROP OFF ROUTINE  The morning times and dropping off your student is a very important part of the day. But we need your help to make it run as expeditiously as possible. We have over 200 yards of sidewalk and you do not have to wait until the children are directly in front of the door to drop off. By doing this you are helping with the “Healthy kids, Smart kids” plan we are a part of as well as helping the students to not be tardy to class. Please assist us in making to morning drop off as efficient as possible.

Thanks in advance!

APEC at Stonewall Tell

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Please send a note or letter whenever you change the dismissal process for your student. No phone calls, please!

Please consider using the school bus for student transport to and from the school. We are unable to call students to the front office for early dismissal after 2:00p.m. Safety and security is a concern. School starts promptly at 7:40a.m. Students are marked TARDY when

If you need afterschool care for your child, APEC is available on site.      

7:00 pm pick up S.T.E.M. Curriculum Computer Lab Fitness Classes Certified Staff Snack & Supper Provided

If you are interested, please contact APEC at 404-759-5950. We look forward to hearing from you. Healthy Kids, Smart Kids Stonewall Tell Elementary has adopted the Healthy Kids, Smart Kids Wellness Initiative. We believe that healthier eating habits and consistent exercise have a positive impact on our children’s learning and ultimately their test scores. When sending in classroom snacks, please remember that this is a “Sugar-Free Zone” school. Do not send soft drinks, fruit drinks with processed sugar, candy, cookies, ice cream, cupcakes, cakes, hot fries, TAKIS, or sugary snacks. Also note that birthday parties that include cakes, cookies, wings, ice cream and other treats are prohibited and will not be allowed in the building. Healthier items such as fruit cups, fresh fruit, pretzels, baked chips, 100% juice, fresh vegetables, 100% fruit snacks, granola bars, animal crackers and items with low salt and minimum sugar are allowed. ** Due to nut allergies, please do not send any snacks with peanuts or peanut butter in them.

ALL Volunteers MUST complete a Volunteer Registration Form and the Parent Volunteer Training @ http://media2.fultonschools.org/DistrictCo ntent/Training/ChildAbuseandNeglect/play er.html. Please do not leave your vehicle unattended in the student drop-off zone. This zone is not for parking. Use the visitor parking spaces. Please dial 0 when calling the front desk.

they arrive after the morning bell. There is no GRACE PERIOD.  

Students dismissed before 11:10 a.m. are marked ABSENT for the whole day. Our Dismissal Process The school schedule is 07:40am-2:20p.m. Dismissal starts at 2:20p.m. We have 11 buses to load with 4 buses being loaded at one time.

Car riders are dismissed around 2:45p.m.   

ALWAYS sign in your presence in the building at the front desk. There is not a telephone in any classroom. Please provide your child with an extra set of clothes in case of an accident.

It is the policy of Fulton County School Systems not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age or disability, in any employment practice, educational programs or any other program, activity or service. If you wish to make a complaint or request accommodation due to discrimination in any program, activity, or service, contact compliance coordinator, Mr. Ron Wade, 786 Cleveland Ave., SW Atlanta, Georgia 30315 or call (404) 763-4585 TTY 1-800-255-0315.


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A complete monthly menu can be found on the SWT Homepage and the menu is subject to change. Student Breakfast: $1.05 Student Lunch: $2.20 Student Reduced Breakfast: $0.30

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STES Parental Involvement Policy is Available at the Front Desk for your Review

Student Reduced Lunch: $0.40 Adult Breakfast: $1.55 Adult Lunch: $3.15 Monday Macaroni and Cheese Or Mini Chicken Tacos Tuesday Sweet & Sour Chicken W/Brown Rice Or Mini Burgers, Wednesday Spaghetti Casserole Or Oriental Popcorn Chicken

Important Dates To Remember

10th SGC Meeting 5:00pm in Media Center 10-17th CRCT TESTING Grades 3-5 16th All Pro Dad’s 7:00am

FIRST Saturday of Every Month, the High Museum of Art is FREE to all Fulton County residents!

Scan Here for the Digital Version:

16th APEC Student Program 6:308:30pm (No PTA) 17th Linda Bryant Community Meeting 6:00pm at Cliftondale Elementary 18th Chick Fila Spirit Night 20th Mother/Son Dance 6pm-9pm 26th 5th grade Class Trip to Tennessee Aquarium

Mother/Son Dance

Thursday Rotisserie Chicken Or Turkey Burger Friday

April 20, 2013 Colors: Black and Purple

Shrimp Poppers Or Cheese Pizza Fulton County offers MyPaymentPlus. This is an online service that offers you the convenience and information you need to manage your student’s account. You can prepay on your student’s meal account using a credit/debit card at www.mypaymentsplus.com. It is the policy of Fulton County School Systems not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age or disability, in any employment practice, educational programs or any other program, activity or service. If you wish to make a complaint or request accommodation due to discrimination in any program, activity, or service, contact compliance coordinator, Mr. Ron Wade, 786 Cleveland Ave., SW Atlanta, Georgia 30315 or call (404) 763-4585 TTY 1-800-255-0315.

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