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March 4 - March 8, 2013

Volume 37 Issue 27

Word of the Day – Vocabulary Builders

Congrats to Mrs. Sinon

Monday – Personal

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Tuesday - Condition Wednesday - Ethics Thursday – Excuse Friday – Weird

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SPRING FORWARD

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IMPORTANT UPDATE: March 14th Linda Bryant Community Meeting @Stonewall Tell ES at 6:00PM


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Golden Encouragement You are “Somebody” At Stonewall Tell ES; every morning we have a student recite the Stonewall Tell pledge where we declare "I am somebody". This pledge helps to build the spirits of their young impressionable minds by reminding them that they are someone to be proud of. But unless we as parents and community members reinforce this outside of the school, the message could easily get confused if what they are being told does not match. Our children look to us to help brighten their future, to encourage them along the way so we must remember even when they appear to be ignoring us they are really observing how we act. With the writing assessments coming up for our 3rd and 5th graders we need to constantly encourage them that they are the intelligent "somebody" that they have always been. These tests not only help to prove that but they give them the ability to show creativity in their writing! An identity of their own; separate from the other students showcasing what they can do because they truly are "somebody". Ms. Golden

SPRING FORWARD! Day Light Savings Time is almost here… March 10, 2013 at 2:00am

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

How You Can Help Prevent Eyestrain Courtesy of www.webmd.com

You can help your child prevent eyestrain, as well as neck and back pain, by taking these steps: Place the screen between 20 to 28 inches away from your child's eyes. Align the top of the screen at eye level so that children look down at the screen while they work. Use low-watt bulbs in lighting fixtures as well as drapes or blinds to reduce glare from windows. Choose a comfortable, supportive chair positioned so that the child's feet are flat on the floor.

Talented And GiftedMarch Critical Thinking

Encourage children to move around and change positions while working. Suggest that they limit leisure screen time to two hours or less a day. This includes watching TV, playing video games, and using mobile phones. Teach kids to rest their eyes. Every 20 minutes, tell them to look at least 20 feet away for 20 seconds. Also remind children to blink regularly to prevent dry, irritated eyes. Take notice if children are squinting, frowning at the screen, or rubbing their eyes, says Hoenig. These are all signs of eyestrain. Make sure their prescription wear is up to date. Glasses may be needed for some people with computer vision syndrome. A single or bifocal lens, or tinted lens material, may help increase contrast perception and filter out glare and reflective light to reduce symptoms of eye strain.

March is Save Your Vision

burtontag.weebly.com This month we will focus on Personal Analogies…last month we focused on Direct Analogies…after reading about personal analogies, what is the difference between a direct analogy and a personal analogy? Personal Analogies allow a student the chance to identify with a topic or object in the first person. Personal analogies allow students feel like they are the topic or object…the student has a connection to whatever the topic or object is…a personal analogy provides a flash of inspiration and allows the student to feel as though he or she is at the center of the topic or object. This helps them develop more creative ideas to solve problems. Allow your child to answer the following personal analogies…Please send responses to Mrs. Burton~ TAG Room B125…or via email burtonL2@fultonschools.org   

How are you like an airplane?

As a tiger, what do you see? How do you feel? Of what are you afraid? 

Month!

How are you like a tiger?

How are you like a butterfly? If you could talk what would you say? 

How are you like a library?

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 How to Manage Anger

Constantly blowing your stack not only alienates others, it can contribute to health problems, including headaches, stomach upset and heart attack. To take control: Count to 10 & take 3 or 4 deep breaths. Ask yourself: “Will this really matter a year from now?” Walk it off. Go for a short stroll. Find a place where you can think out loud and take a second look at how you are reacting to a situation. Distract yourself. Example: In a traffic jam, play soothing music instead of pounding the horn. At work, dive into a task to turn negative energy positive. Keep a log. Monitor hostile thoughts to discover how frequently your temperature rises. This will help sort out the real causes of your anger, which are often things beyond control. ASK for help. Don’t be afraid to try counseling, meditation, lifestyle changes or other kinds of ongoing psychological help. Your health may depend on it.

CONGRATULATIONS!! Lisa Sinon, P.E. Specialist at Stonewall Tell Elementary, was just awarded a grant with Fuel Up to Play 60 and the Southeast United Dairy Industry Association in the amount of $3,400! This is the 3rd time that she has received this grant! Monies will be used to purchase healthy snacks during CRCT testing, fitness and health materials for our students.

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.


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What’s Happening? Unit- High Opinion of Animals

ELA: Recognizing and producing Rhyming words Math: Addition and Subtraction Science: Living and Non Living

Phonics- long /o/ as in o-e Reading- Fiction vs. Nonfiction Language Arts – Commas in a Series Math – Using Making a Ten with Problem Solving Social Studies - Folktales

Reading: Hedgehog Bakes A Cake -Just for You Theme 2 Pg. 226 Math: Build Arrays (problem solving) Language: Writing- Opinion (persuasive) Science: MOTION: Lesson 2

Language Arts: Our World of Water –Titles Opinion (Persuasive) Math: Geometry (lines and 2D figures) Science: Ecosystems -Changes in the Environment Social Studies: Westward Expansion Abolitionists and Suffrage *Test*

Third Grade has a Happy Home with Georgia Habitats as we rd embark upon our 3 Unit. Reading Novel: Mr. Popper’s Penguins Within this unit all subjects will be integrated. It will consist of the following skills: The Heroes that we will be integrating for reading and social studies are: 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.

Math--------------------------------Volume and Measurement Reading-----------------------------Extended Text, “The Phantom tollbooth.” Language Arts---------------------Sentence Fragments/Run-on Sentences and Comma Splices Social Studies----------------------World War ll and The Cold War Science-----------------------------Physical and Chemical Changes Health------------------------------How Exercise Helps Your Body Systems

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? Quantum ArtSmart Happenings

www.quantumartsmart.weebly.com

Full STeAm Ahead!

In Japanese:

全力で

(pr: Zenryoku de)

5th are working on their Symbolic Art History painting unit incorporating Georgia O’Keeffe and Martin Johnson Heade. 4th are starting their Japanese Unit where they will be analyzing the Japanese aesthetic, creating Origami ,learning to speak a little Japanese, Sumi-e painting with a bamboo brush, and writing a Haiku. How does “Wabi-Sabi” relate to our students’ life personally? 自然は美しいです = “nature is beautiful” in Japanese! 3rd are immersing themselves in the Middle Ages, analyzing that time period in the 400-1400’s, and creating a 3 Dimensional Medieval castle along with connecting famous art to our present day while also connecting this to the famous African American architect, Paul Revere Williams! 1st graders are delving into Art History, learning about the Pop Art Movement, and “analyzing, comparing, connecting” while utilizing Depth of

Knowledge 3 and 4. K is starting their Pop Art Unit incorporating Math concepts of Symmetry and Pattern as well as analyzing color concepts and printmaking.

2nd graders are integrating Science into their unit on Landscape painting. They will be articulating and painting the science of “Nephelococcygia”as well as mastering the element of “Depth/Space”.

Physical Education

Music Notes

Week of: March 4 – March 8 Gymnastics – Weight Transfer We will finish with our “gymnastics” unit. This week students will continue using the gymnastic apparatus; such as, the balance beam, spring board, whittles set, and vault box! Make sure your child wears comfortable clothing for P.E. – Also, please wear sneakers to P.E. We will not allow the students on the equipment if they come to class with boots on – for safety reasons. We will continue with our state mandated fitness testing this week for students in grades 4 & 5. We will obtain the students’ sit and reach scores for flexibility. All information will be obtained confidentially. Click the following link for more information about the Georgia Law regarding mandated FITNESSGRAM testing. http://www.georgiashape.org/georgiacode-ocga-20-2-777-shape-act.html. Please contact Mrs. Sinon if you have any questions about the fitness testing.

5th/4th – Students will continue learning about the evolution of African American music, this week covering Rhythm & Blues, Rock ‘n Roll, Soul, and Motown. 3rd/2nd – Students will transition into the new area of identifying the treble clef, and learn how to adapt solfege syllables to the lines and spaces of the staff. 1st/K – Students will learn the families of unpitched percussion instruments, and will be able to play instruments from each family with proper technique 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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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

they arrive after the morning bell.

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 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.

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

Important Dates To Remember

Homepage and the menu is subject to change.

**Please turn in all Title 1 Parent Surveys to Ms. F. Martin by February 28**

Student Breakfast: $1.05

March 5 School Governance Council Meeting 5pm

Student Lunch: $2.20 Student Reduced Breakfast: $0.30

March 5 5th Grd. Writing Assessment

Student Reduced Lunch: $0.40 Adult Breakfast: $1.55

March 8 & 22 STYLE Mtng

Adult Lunch: $3.15

March 8 & 22 ATLAS Mtng

Monday Macaroni and Cheese Or Mini Chicken Tacos Tuesday

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

Sweet &Sour Chicken Or Mini Burgers

School

Wednesday

Media Festival

Spaghetti Casserole Or Oriental Popcorn Chicken

March 15

Thursday

STES

Rotisserie Chicken Or Turkey Burger

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

Friday 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.

Sunday, March 10, 2013 at 2:00 AM clocks are turned forward 1 hour March 12 All Pro Dads 7:00am March 12 STES Family Fitness Night 5:30pm March 12 PTA/CRCT Parent Workshop 6:30pm March 13 School Wide STEAM Extravaganza 8:30am-1:00pm

March 14 Linda Bryant Community Meeting @STES at 6PM March 15 TEACHER WORK DAY/ NO STUDENTS

Scan Here for the Digital Version:

March 18 Spring Photos March 18-29 3rd Grade Writing Skills Assessment Window

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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