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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

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May 20-May24, 2013

Volume 48 Issue 38

Word of the Day – Vocabulary Builders

Monday – Concentrate Tuesday – Study

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Wednesday – Read

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Thursday – Vacation Friday – Memerable

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Last Day of School Thursday, May 23, 2013 Int’l Media Festival Contestants from STES See page 7

See page 4


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Page | 2 Award’s Day Criteria

OUTSTANDING ACADEMIC AWARD:

This is it STES 5th graders! You did it; now is the time to move on up the ladder closer to adulthood. As you prepare for the next grade do not forget all that you have been taught here at Stonewall Tell. Remember, you set the standard that others will follow. Remember that you are the cream of the crop and have a duty to help others exceed standards as you have done here. Continue to study hard and be encouraged! Do not let anyone tell you that you CAN’T because if you believe in yourself then, YES YOU CAN. You can make the best grades possible, you can help others, and you can be a good example to all who are around you. So I say to all of you today as you get ready to move on, never forget where you came from and all that you have been taught. Only add to what you have learned so that you may continue to be the successful person we both know you are.

Congratulations STES Class of 2013! Ms. Golden

KK 4 S’s and 2 N’s in core academic areas (no U’s) All S’s in specials Grade 1 4 S’s and 2 N’s in core academic areas (no U’s) AND at least an 80% average in math, reading & language arts All S’s in specials (conduct grades are exempt for this award) Grades 2 – 5 At least 4 core academic classes with a 90%-100% average AND can have no more than 2 core academic classes with an 80%-89% average. All A’s and 1 B in specials (art, music, P.E., chorus)

HONOR ROLL: Grades 2 – 5 All core academic classes with an 80% - 100% average (at least one of these core academic classes has to have a 90%-100% average)

MOST IMPROVED: One boy and one girl who have demonstrated significant improvements in academics, conduct or both.

OUTSTANDING CITIZENSHIP: One boy and one girl. (a role model for others to follow) He/She should exemplify a kind and caring spirit, set good examples for others to follow.

GOOD CITIZENSHIP: All S’s in conduct, including special areas.

ATTENDANCE AWARDS:

Perfect Attendance: NO absences and NO tardies for the second semester.

PRINCIPAL’S LIST: The Perfect Report Card. Had 90%-100% average in core areas, all A’s in special areas, and all S’s in conduct for the spring semester.

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

ATTENTION PARENTS OF 5th GRADE STUDENTS

Parents, please pick up your child’s medication in the clinic by the last day of school. Any medications that remain after per Student Health Services guidelines.

Georgia Law requires that children entering 6th grade show proof of two doses of measles, 2 mumps, 1 rubella and are required to have two doses of varicella vaccine (chicken pox) or laboratory proof of immunity. To prevent any delay in registering your child for middle school, please see your physician or visit one of the local health departments as soon as possible to have your child properly immunized.

Talented And GiftedMay-July Higher Order/Critical Thinking burtontag.weebly.com Over the next three months, we encourage you to explore museums, national parks, historic sites, new adventures, camps, cooking, new books (visit a library), and anything that is full of enrichment to your child’s educational journey. Here are some cool enriching websites for the long, hot summer days… http://kids.niehs.nih.gov/games/riddles/i ndex.htm

For any further questions or concerns please contact Nurse Plott at 770.306.3500 ext. 133

http://students.renzullilearning.com/uplo ads/NDC.Mark1.19.CartoonCaptions(a,b).p df

**The clinic is still in need of sweat pants of all sizes**

http://students.renzullilearning.com/uplo ads/NDC.MarkA.8.WhatDoYouSee(a,b).pdf

http://students.renzullilearning.com/uplo ads/NDC.MarkA.1.ThinkingAboutThings(a, b).pdf

http://wordsmith.org/awad/index.html http://www.nps.gov/nr/travel/geo-flor/gfintro.htm http://www.morethanmath.org/triangles.htm http://www.learner.org/interactives/historymap /index.html http://www.edheads.org/activities/odd_machin e/frame_loader.htm http://www.epa.gov/recyclecity/gameintro.htm

http://4kids.org/

Have an enjoyable summer!!! J

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 Awards Day Information

Stonewall Tell Elementary presents guest speaker, Raven Magwood for our 4th Grade Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, May 22, 2013. Raven is an author of The 7 Practices of Exceptional Student Athletes, a motivational speaker who travels around the country speaking to youth, giving them the tools to achieve success. As a former national gymnastics champion, high school valedictorian, and college graduate at 19 years old, she uses her story to teach students what it takes to succeed in life. She will have her books on sale after the awards ceremony for $14.95.

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.

Apply at: https://www.applitrack.com/fultonsc hools/onlineapp/default.aspx

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.


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What’s Happening? Awards Day TuesdayMay 21

Third Grade is Fired Up with Heat and Energy as we embark upon our 4th Unit. 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

Unit- Money, Money, Money

Math: Area, algebra, geometry, fractions, word problems, data and measuring

Phonics- Review of long/short vowels Reading- Review of Reading Strategies/Fluency

Language Arts: Dear Mr. Henshaw4th Grade Review Math: 4th Grade Review

Language Arts – Review of Grammar skills Math – Understanding Place Value/Review

Science: Putting it all together

Review

Social Studies: Year in Review

Revolutionary War Play

Social Studies – Economics

Reading: Pumpkin Fiesta Just For You

Math--------------Measurement and Data

Theme 3 Pg. 394

Reading-----------Extended Text, “Navajo Code Talkers.”

Math: Add and Subtract 3 digit-numbers

Language---------Negatives and Double Negatives

With /without regrouping

Social Studies-----How Constitution protects a citizen’s rights

Language: Review

Science-----------Electricity/Magnetism

Social Studies: Lesson 4 p. 150

Health------------Growth and Development

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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5th are finishing their 3 dimensional “Pop Art” Cakes while learning about the important art movement of the 1950’s,60’s, & 70’s. 4th are creating Japanese Sumi-e ink paintings. An exquisitely gifted 4th grader in Ms. Hinchen’s class has created several Sumi –e’s that are truly amazing! Congratulations to Corey Dixon ! Corey even had the initiative to translate his name on Google Translate and signed his work in Japanese! 3rd are creating an Amazon Rainforest where we will research and investigate the rainforest and incorporate digital photography after taking a virtual fieldtrip to Brazil. 1st graders are designing a Math/Robot unit using challenging Geometric shapes including polygons. K are creating a Geometric shape robot integrating Math and geometric shapes including polygons. 2nd graders are painting a Coral Reef and Ocean Habitat that will incorporate Technology and Digital pictures. Why are coral reefs important and what scientific jobs can you pursue if you want to study coral reefs? Check out www.coralrestoration.org for more exciting info and stop by Ms. Levine’s room if you’d like to touch some real Staghorn coral!

Last Week of School!

During the last week of school, it will be "teachers' choice"! Students will participate in activities that the Physical Education Teachers enjoyed this school year.

As we prepare for our last week of school, students will review major concepts learned in music this past year. Dynamics, notes of the staff, tempo, form (AB/ABA), instrument playing techniques, steady beat, and high/low will all be assessed one final time before we let out for the summer. Ms. Rowland, Ms. Boland, and Ms. Sandhage would like to wish everyone a very safe and fun summer! Please remember to visit www.stonewalltellmusic.weebly.com

www.mrssinonswebsite.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*** From Front Office Staff

APEC at Stonewall Tell 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 404-7595950. We look forward to hearing from you.

If you have an address change to report, please do this ASAP so that when the summer mailings go out they will reach you. •

• Notices are being sent home regarding any medicine that is in the clinic for your child. Please make contact with the clinic to claim those medications.

International Media Festival Contestants from Stonewall Tell

• 5th Grade Parents – Your student’s records are automatically sent to the Middle School that is designated by the address we have on file. If your child will not be attending his/her home middle school, please notify us so that the record remains with us until the new school sends a request for the record.

Maria Coles

• Be proactive…check the cafeteria for charges, the media center for checked out or overdue library books, and the teachers for missing or damaged text books. The final report card will be held until these accounts are clear. For those students who received free or reduced meals, the charges incurred prior to qualifying are due in full.

Blair Kearns Aaron Johnson Miles Jackson Jillian Alexander A McCullough

• The report cards are being issued the last day of school. If your child will not be in attendance rd on May 23 , please send a self addressed and stamped envelope to the teacher so that he/she may mail it to you. Otherwise, the report cards will be available for pick-up in the front office.

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.

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

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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Important Dates To Remember

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

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 & Cheese or Mini Chicken Tacos w/ Rice Tuesday Mini Burgers Sack Lunch Wednesday

FIRST Saturday of Every Month, the High Museum of Art is FREE to all Fulton County residents! Scan here for the digital edition:

Thursday Turkey Burger Sack Lunch Friday

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.

May 21st Awards Day KK 12:30 May 22nd Awards Day 4th 8:30am May 22nd Awards Day 1st 12:30

Oriental Popcorn Chicken Sack Lunch

NO SCHOOL

May 21st Awards Day 3rd 8:30am

May 23rd LAST DAY OF SCHOOL

May 23rd Awards Day 5th 8:30am May 23rd Awards Day 2nd 12:30

School will resume no later than 7:40 am Monday, August 12, 2013

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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