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PTA eNewsletter October 30th,  2017
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Thank you to the many families who supported J.L. Long Middle School at their annual fundraiser run, SMU is offering a community discussion titled "Changing School Names" on Monday at 6:00 p.m., Common Formative Testing or 6-weeks tests occur this week, Fifth Grade will be at Camp Grady Spruce Tuesday thru Friday, an SBDM Community Meeting is on Thursday at 5:30 p.m. in the auditorium (the renaming of our school will be discussed), Positive Proof photos are on Friday, and Daylight Savings Time Ends this weekend. 
Our School Renaming Committee has been making excellent progress.  They have been eliminating names and plan to debate some remaining names this week.  We are still accepting name submissions this week in case you have a new idea that you have not had a chance to share with us.  Just e-mail it to Ms. Mans at memans@dallasisd.org, Mrs. Temperley at beth.temperley@gmail.com and Mrs. Tisdale at ntizz@hotmail.com
Have a great week!
Thursday, November 16, 2017

Schedule of Events
2:15 p.m.
Kindergarten Guests are Invited to a Program in the Auditorium
3 to 4 p.m. 
All Grade Levels Open House
(Printed invitations will be sent home in this week's Wednesday Envelopes) 
Students will meet their guests on the white top for dismissal at 2:56 p.m. From there, students and guests may visit the student's classroom, the Garden and Chicken Coop for a fun activity, or the Book Fair. It will be an Open House format so guests do not need to be in one of the certain locations previously mentioned at a certain time. 
Please note, the Book Fair and Garden activities will be available until 5 p.m. The classroom visits will end at 4 p.m.
Questions? Tara Engelland tengelland@yahoo.com

Soccer field behind the school
Gates Open @6PM, Movie Starts @ 7PM
Slide show will be shown 30 minutes before showtime!
Admission is FREE!

THIS IS THE LAST WEEK TO PURCHASE SPONSORSHIPS and TICKETS ONLINE!  There are two ways to order, one is to go to:http://www.stonewallgardens.org/movie-night-2017. Or fill out the form that was sent home in Wednesday folders and return to your child's teacher.
*Tickets will also be sold on the White Top on Wednesday, 11/8, before and after school and at YMCA pickup.

PLEASE E-mail pictures and captions for slide show to frostm@hotmail.com by Friday, November 3rd.
Questions about Movie Night, please email stonewall.gardens@yahoo.com.
Help us make Movie Night spectacular and sign up for a shift during the event!
Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Display
We encourage Stonewall Families to come see the beautiful display in our front hallway that is dedicated to the Dia de los Muertos holiday (November 1st and 2nd).  Our Dual Language classes have created a display of sugar skulls, pan de muertos and other artwork for all to see this week.
The display is an example of the school-wide social studies curriculum that promotes the exploration of world cultures and traditions.  Dia de los Muertos is an important celebration to those of Mexican ancestry and is celebrated throughout Mexico and many places in the United States.  
Many thanks to our Dual Language teachers and students for their hard work in bringing a bit of this beautiful holiday to our school!

Tomorrow is the last day to retrieve items from the Lost and Found!  All remaining items will be donated to DISD's Homeless Education Program.  If you are missing something, come check out the Lost and Found just outside the Cafeteria.

Remember that all of your student's items should be labeled clearly with a first and last name!

Reminder to all Volunteers to log any hours worked at home or off campus in the log book in the Front Office this week.  We will log them for you in the Voly system!  
All volunteer time logged when you check in using the computer at the Front Desk will be uploaded for you into Voly as well.


Halloween is an exciting time of year for kids, and to help ensure they have a safe holiday, here are some tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).
October 29th is World Stroke Day
Know how to spot a stroke!  Click here to get the scoop!
Patricia Johnson RN BSN
School Nurse
Stonewall Jackson Elementary School
ph. 972-749-7205
fax  972-749-7201 
Deaf Culture Corner

"Deaf people can do anything except hear" 
 I. King Jordan, 1988
 President, Gallaudet University 
JL Long Logo 2012
The JL Long Open House Committee is excited to let you know that we will be hosting an Open House on Wednesday, November 8th from 6-8pm for all 5th grade families.
Click here for more info! 


Support the JL Long and Woodrow Wilson Peace Pantries
The JL Long & Woodrow Cheerleaders are teaming up to "Fill the Megaphone" and raise money for our Peace Pantries at Long and Woodrow before the Thanksgiving break.
Click here to learn more!
Support the Woodrow Wilson Deaf Ed Academic Bowl Team!
The team will be hosting a give back night at CiCi's Pizza on Thursday, November 9th.
Click here for more details!

Upcoming Dates to Note  
30 - SMU Community Conversations 6p
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