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PTA eNewsletter October 9th,  2017
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PTA President

PTA Vice President

PTA Treasurer

Stonewall Gardens

Dad's Club President

SBDM Chair
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Stonewall Jackson Families:
By now, you should have been offered the opportunity to attend a parent conference with your child's teacher.  Teachers are offering parent conferences throughout the week and most teachers are holding them on Wednesday evening by appointment.  You will also receive your child's report card.  If you have not registered for Parent Portal and logged onto Parent Portal, we are asking that you do so to monitor your child's attendance and academics in between progress reports and report cards.  On Thursday, at 5:00 p.m., the Woodrow Wilson High School Homecoming Parade will begin at Woodrow Wilson High School then wind through the Lakewood shopping area and back to the high school.  Our hope is to have the highest family involvement compared to any elementary schools in our feeder pattern.  Please come show everyone how much spirit we have at Stonewall Jackson!  Friday is Fair Day, so your child will come home with a complimentary fair ticket.  There is no school on Friday.  We hope to see you at the Woodrow Wilson Homecoming Game at Franklin Field at 7:30 p.m. on Friday night!
Friday is Elementary School Fair Day - there is NO SCHOOL!
Thank you all for joining us on a gorgeous Saturday for some fun!  A HUGE thank you to all of our fabulous volunteers for helping us plan, set up and clean up after the big event.  We couldn't have done it without you!
Don't forget to send us pictures of your kids for the Spotlight and Yearbook!  
Spotlight Editor:  Melissa Fitzgerald (spotlight@stonewalljacksonpta.org)
Yearbook:  Arlene Kirkland (arlene.kirkland@att.net)
Click here for a reminder on how to upload photos directly to the Yearbook website!
Carnival Candids will be sent home this week in Wednesday Envelopes!
Any tents and tables that were loaned to us for Carnival can be picked up from the back of the Auditorium.  Thank you!
Many thanks to our generous sponsors for their support of our Carnival this year!  Let's support our local businesses in return for their generosity!

Stonewall Jackson Families:
Attached is a revised version of the DISD Board Approved Resolution regarding our school's name change.  The timeline has been updated, allowing more time for us to decide on a new name.  Names are being accepted through October 15th, but prefer they be submitted as soon as possible, so they can be researched prior to our School Renaming Committee meetings.  
Please read the attached Board Policy.  If you would like to submit a name for the renaming committee to consider, please include the potential name, all required information listed on the CW (EXHIBIT) form and e-mail the information to the following three people by Sunday, October 15th.
Melanie Mans, Principal (memans@dallasisd.org)
Beth Temperley, SBDM Chair (beth.temperley@gmail.com)
Nicole Tisdale, PTA President (ntizz@hotmail.com


Logging hours just got crazy simple!

All you need to do is sign in when you come to volunteer and we'll log your hours for you!!!  Volunteering from home?  NO PROBLEM!  Simply log your hours worked in the log book then next time you are in the Office and we'll get those hours in the system!  

Click HERE for the full scoop on how logging volunteer hours is a SNAP!
Calling All Artists!
Yearbook Cover Design Contest
Get creative and make a work of art that shows your love for Stonewall Jackson Elementary.
Entries should be don in marker, crayon or map pencils on a white sheet of 8.5"x11" paper.
Please put your name and class section on the back of your drawing and place in the Yearbook Box in
 the Front Office.
DUE DATE:  Friday, October 13th
Questions?  Please contact Arlene Kirkland at 
Woodrow Wilson Homecoming Parade
October 12th at 5:00 pm
Join in the Fun!
The Homecoming Parade is this Thursday!!
There are two options for you to enjoy this fantastic and fun evening:
1.  Be a part of the Parade!
Please contact our Parade Coordinators, Rebekah Kay (rebekah_david2003@yahoo.com) or Dee Moore (deeanddaddie@gmail.com) if you and/or a group of students (sports teams, clubs, social groups) would like to have a float. 
2.  Come and watch the fun!
Come cheer on the Wildcats and all of the fun community members who are in the parade.  Downtown Lakewood will be turned into Downtown Woodrow on the night of the parade.  Click HERE to learn about all of the fun in store!

Pink Out Day
Thursday, October 19th

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, students will be allowed to wear a pink shirt to school with a uniform bottom.
This exciting program is trying to get kids more educated on food by challenging them to make their own snack, by themselves, for 21 straight days.  All snack recipes were created by culinary high school students in Dallas ISD and 13 other North Texas school districts.
The deadline to sign up for the program is TODAY!!!
      Community Give-Back Events

Monday, October 23rd
4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
1900 Abrams Pkwy.
Dallas, TX 75214

Unleavened will be donating 10% of proceeds to Stonewall.  Includes takeout orders!  Just mention Stonewall when you place your order.
Thursday, October 26th
21st Annual J.L. Long 5K and 1 mile Fun Run!
Come support our feeder pattern at this family friendly event!  All proceeds benefit the J.L. Long PTA.
The WWHS Athletic Boosters invite you to tailgate before the Homecoming Game on Friday, October 13 across from Franklin Field.  Click HERE for more info!



Upcoming Dates to Note  
11- Parent Teacher Conferences       
12 - WWHS Homecoming Parade  
13 - Fair Day-NO SCHOOL
14 - Woodrow Fest (6-11p; Pour House)
17 - Stonewall Gardens Board Meeting 6p
19 - PTA Meeting 6pm, Box Tops Due
20 - Staff Development Day - NO SCHOOL
23- Stonewall Night at Unleavened
24 - 3rd Grade Project Runway Performance/General PTA Meeting 6p
26 - J.L. Long Run
31 - 5th Grade Departs for Camp Grady Spruce
3 - Positive Proof Photos & PTA Work Room Day
7  - School Tour 930a
9 - PTA Meeting & MOM's Auction Party
10 - Picture Retakes, Movie Night, Box Tops Due
13 -  Book Fair starts & Kendra Scott Event
14 - 4th grade Wax Museum
16- Grandparent's Day   
20-24 Thanksgiving Break - NO SCHOOL    
28 - Dual Language Parent Training-Auditorium 6pm
30 - Ribbon Cutting/New Wing Dedication 2:15p