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Stonewall Tellegraph 3310 Stonewall Tell Road College Park, Georgia 30349 770.306.3500 (Fax: 770.306.3504) A 2013 Georgia Department of Education Distinguished Title 1 School Shannon A. Flounnory, Principal

Tammye Coachman, Asst. Principal

Flounnory@fultonschools.org

Coachmantl@fultonschools.org

www.stonewalltellelementary.weebly.com

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April15-April 19, 2013

Volume 43 Issue 33

Mother Son Dance

Word of the Day – Vocabulary Builders

April 20, 2013 Monday – Patience Tuesday – Endure

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Wednesday - Withstand

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Thursday – Chance Friday – Maturity

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See page 2 Field Day Volunteers Needed!!! Sign up by April 26

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6th Annual Atlanta STEM Career Fair and Exhibition May 11, 2013 More information on p 4


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The PTA Stonewall Tell is hosting Patience is a skill that is learned throughout life. When in any situation, one must always remember that obstacles are only chances to develop patience. Whether it is at school, work, home or driving down the highway there is a ninety percent chance that there will be an “opportunity” good or bad that will help you develop your patience level. Having this skill will help you to go a long way in life. With patience you may be able to get that promotion you have been wanting or that higher grade on the test you take this week. It is all in the attitude and the effort you put forth to make it happen. In just this week alone I can count ten events that have happened in my life that helped me to gain a higher level of patience than I had before! One way I like to keep up with my growth is by keeping a journal; the same way we track a growth chart on the walls of our homes as our children grow, we can do the same with a patience chart. Any skill we want to work on within ourselves can be measured this way! So go ahead make your “(insert skill here) chart”!

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 Dear Parents and Community Supporters, The Stonewall Tell Elementary School Career Days 2013 will take place on Thursday, May 9, 2013 and Friday, May 10, 2013 from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon. Career Day for Grades 3-5 will take place on Thursday, May 9th and for Grades K-2 on Friday, May 10th. We look forward to your participation in sharing your career with our students. Please be prepared to discuss your educational background, training and responsibilities. Visual aids, media presentations, handouts, samples, etc. are recommended as part of your presentation. We want our students to understand what they can do now to prepare themselves for a great future career. Please return the form as soon as possible to elderr1@fultonschools.org or call me at 770~306~3500 x128 for additional information.

_____YES, I would like to be a presenter at CAREER DAYS 2013. _____ I will be available to present on Thursday, May 9, 2013 (Grades 3-5) _____ I will be available to present on Friday, May 10, 2013 (Grades K-2) _____ I will be available to present on both days.

***Forms available at the front desk***

Name___________________________Address_____ _______________________ My occupation__________________________________ ____________________ Phone Number(s) ____________________________________________ ________ Email address_____________________________________ __________________

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 • 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. The plan is posted at www.fultonschools.org/StrategicPlan2017.

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.

Child’s Name_________________________________Teache r________________


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What’s Happening? ELA: KL4b- ed and s KW1-Opinion Writing Math: Measuring and Analyzing Data Science: Plants

Unit- Money, Money, Money Phonics- /age/and /dge/

Reading: Max Found Two Sticks Banner Days Theme 2Pg. 200

Reading- Story Elements

Math: Solid Figures Mathematics ScottsForesman V3, Chp. 7 pgs 247- 254

Language Arts – Compound words

Language: Possessives

Math – Understanding Place Value

Science: Gas Lesson 4 p. 180

Social Studies – Economics

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

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!

In Japanese:

全力で

(pr: Zenryoku de)

5th are incorporating Math and Geometry into their designs of 3 dimensional “Pop Art” Cakes while learning about the important art movement of the 1950’s,60’s, & 70’s. 4th 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! Ask a 4th grader what “Wabi Sabi” means as it relates to the Japanese philosophy of beauty. 3rd are finishing their Medieval Architectural project by designing a giant crest/shield. 1st graders are finishing their focal point project 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. 2nd graders are beginning a Coral Reef and Ocean Habitat lesson that will incorporate Technology and Digital pictures.

Physical Education

Music Notes

Week of April 15 – April 19 This week in music, students will be working on the following: Volleyball – Students will continue with our volleyball unit. We have been learning the set, bump, spike, underhand serve, and overhand serve. Students will play various lead-up volleyball games during class as well.

Mark your calendars: Field Days are coming! May 1 – grades 5, 3, 1. May 2 – grades 4, 2, K. We Need Volunteers for field Day! (See p 8)

5th – Tubano Drums: how to play the African instrument, as well as authentic African rhythms. 4th – Recorders: finishing on notes B, A, and G and proceeding to our repertoire. 3rd – American Line Dancing: reviewing former lessons on this American tradition, and learning new dances! 2nd – Music in Movies: learning how composers write music for movies, the technology they use, and the impact music has on our favorite films! 1st/K – Ballads: reviewing the term (a song that tells a story), and performing the ballad “The Old Gray Cat is Sleeping.”

Please remember to visit www.stonewalltellmusic.weebly.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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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

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STES

Important Dates To Remember

SWT Homepage and the menu is subject to change. Student Breakfast: $1.05 Student Lunch: $2.20 Student Reduced Breakfast: $0.30 Student Reduced Lunch: $0.40 Adult Breakfast: $1.55

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

Stonewall Tell Cafeteria will NO LONGER ACCEPT CHARGES FOR BREAKFAST OR LUNCH after April 18th. Please ensure your child has money to purchase any meals. You may check your child’s balance at www.mealpayplus.com. Cash, Money Order and Online payments are accepted. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Monday Turkey &Gravy/Brown Rice Or Stuffed Crust Dippers/Sauce Tuesday Beef Taco Soup w/Chips Or Chicken Nugget Bites w/ Rice

CRCT TESTING Grades 3-5 16th All Pro Dad’s 7:00am

Adult Lunch: $3.15

***Please Read***

10-17th

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 Pack 3310 Cub Scout Meeting 6pm 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

Wednesday BBQ Chicken w/Roll Or Tex Mex Nachos w/ Rice Thursday Cheese Stuffed Shells Or Hamburger Friday Grilled Fish &Cheese Biscuit 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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