Grades 3-5 CFA Testing begins on Monday, Derby Dress up day will be on Thursday, the Kinder field trip is on Friday, and grades 3-5 STAAR Prep is on Saturday from 9-11 for select students.
Have a great week!
See What's Coming Soon!
We Have Posted All Confirmed Event
Dates at SJE Through June!
Please mark your calendars.
Dates are listed by month at the
end of this newsletter and on the PTA Website, too!
Countdown to Auction
Get excited, Stonewall...it's almost DERBY DAY!!! Don't forget - this Thursday, April 6th is Derby Day. What is Derby Day? It's the students' chance to get in on this year's Derby Auction theme by dressing in their Kentucky Derby ﬁnest! The Auction Chairs will be videoing some of the students for a short video that will be shown at the Auction. Not sure what to wear?
hink bright spring colors! Easter dresses, seersucker suits, gingham shirts with shorts or pants, bowties
and, of course, top it of with a hat! Don't have a hat? You can get creative with a paper plate, paper bowl and some silk ﬂowers or bows! Or wear your favorite headband or baseball cap. Just have fun with it!
In other big news: Ticket sales start TODAY!
Please use this link to go in and purchase your tickets: HERE!.
This is for General Admission and includes food and open bar. We will be opening up VIP, once we know how many spots we have available. Please watch for communication related to that.
You can also e-mail email@example.com, if you are interested, and we will update you.
A communication containing information related to all things Auction will be in the Wednesday Envelopes this week, along with a ticket order form. PLEASE make sure you read (and keep) this packet, as it will be very useful.
Finally, if your child made a hat, please make sure it is turned into the office NO LATER than Tuesday afternoon.
WIN RESERVED VIP PARKING FOR YOUR GRANDPARENT OR SPECIAL FRIEND!
What would make Grandparents and Special Friends Day
at Stonewall each fall even more perfect?
How about VIP reserved parking!
New this year, grandparents and special friends who support auction by making a $25 donation will be entered into a raffle to win 1 of 2 VIP parking spaces for the 2017 Grandparent/Special Friends Day.
Simply have your child print out the attached letter, complete the greeting and signature and mail or hand-deliver to their grandparents and special friends. It's a great way to support SJE and create special memories across the generations.
No School on Friday, April 14 and Monday, April 17
(these are inclement weather days)
Includes eat in orders, to-go orders and alcohol. Just mention SJE at checkout!
SMU Soccer Set To Host Free Kids Clinic
April 20 DALLAS (SMU)
The SMU men's and women's soccer teams will host a free youth clinic for kids in kindergarten to eighth grade, Thursday, April 20 at Westcott Field. Registration will open at 5:30 p.m. and the clinic will run from
6:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.
The clinic will be led by the SMU men and women's coaches, as well as the student-athletes and will focus on soccer basics.
Check-in will begin at 5:30 p.m. at Westcott Field.
Participants should wear athletic apparel and tennis shoes/cleats.
It's been a few months now, but many of you participated in a survey last fall for a 5-Year Strategic Plan for Stonewall. Thank you for your time in responding!
We wanted to provide an update for you on the 5-Year Strategic Planning process, which began after Woodrow developed its own 5-Year Strategic Plan, and DISD encouraged other schools in the Woodrow feeder pattern to do the same.
Looking to build on what makes Stonewall great, we began our process with research last fall. In addition to the survey, we also interviewed parents of SJE students, SJE administrators and teachers and DISD administrators - and conducted an analysis of best-in-class elementary schools in our district, state and community. Based on our findings, we identified 5 Pillars as our best means of achieving our strategic priorities:
Building students' capacity for social-emotional-cultural learning
We also developed initiatives that map to each of these goals. For instance, we're working to broaden the use of classroom clickers as part of our pillar to utilize technology, and we're working to enhance teacher mentoring opportunities as part of our pillar to support teachers.
To reduce the chaos factor, reduce the food lines and improve the parking situation, the 2017 Games will feature a split day format as shared above.
SINGLE GRADE COMPETITIONS
Our new split day format will also allow for competition at the single grade level, rather than combining grades as we did in the past. So 2nd grade boys will only compete against other 2nd grade boys, and so on. 32 teams per grade per gender. Due to capacity and time limitations, we'll be limiting the number of teams for each grade/gender to 32. For example, only 32 teams of 3rd grade girls will be permitted to register, and sign up will be on a first come, first serve basis.
We want to have as many Stonewall teams as we can. Also if your student needs help assembling a team, please email me and I can assist you in finding 3 other grade level teammates.
We are having a contest for 'Kid's Garden Hacks'! This is our theme this year at Earth Day. How cool would it be for your child to showcase their crazy good hack at Fair Park for up to 150K people?! They also get to be on YouTube for all their friends to see.
We are asking for submissions by either picture or video and we will feature them on Social Media over the next several weeks.
A committee will vote on the best hacks to be presented at Earth Day!
The Woodrow Wilson High School Performing Arts Department Presents the
2017 Spring Musical
Fun for the whole family, don't miss this sixty-year neighborhood tradition.
Get your tickets now!
April 20 @ 7:30pm
April 21 @ 7:30pm
April 22 @ 7:30pm
April 23 @ 2:30pmDoors open 30 minutes prior to Showtime
TICKETS: On Sale Now. General Admission Tickets: $10 in Advance, $12 at the door; Reserved Tickets: $15 in advance, $18 at the door. All Advance Ticket Sales will end on April 19th. General Admission tickets only may be purchased at Veritex Community Bank at 2101 Abrams Rd and Lakewood Tom Thumb at 7331 Gaston Ave; and Reserved and/or General Admission tickets can be ordered using PayPal with a credit card or PayPal account online HERE!.
TICKET PICKUP: All online ticket orders are held for pickup at the Ticket Office on the date of the performance. Ticket Office will open 1 hour prior to Showtime. Theater Doors will open 30 minutes prior to Showtime. 2