March 12, 2003

Previous Issue
of Stone News for Parents

Stone hosts BEST school meeting for parents March 18th 6 PM

Brief Calendar
of Stone Events:

March 10th
Start 4th Nine Wks.
Home Stretch:
Maintain the Good;
Improve the Low Grades!
March 11-12th FCAT Test
Science and National Standardized Testing
March 13th
FCAT Block Party for all students that didn't miss an FCAT test
March 14th
Dolphin Team Field Trip
March 18th
Report Cards Issued
Palm Bay Registration begins for 8th grade students
March 18th - 6:00 PM
BEST meeting at Stone Media Center (story at left)
March 19th
Panther Team Field Trip
March 24th
Seventh Grade Registration
March 24 - 28
Book Fair - Media Center
March 25th
PBHS Distributes Registration Forms
March 26th - 5:00 PM
School Advisory Council meets
March 27th
PBHS Picks Up Registration Forms
March 28th
Explorer Team Field Trip
March 31st - April 4
Spring Break

Box Tops for Education
The Box Tops for Education Clip program allows you to earn cash for your school every time you buy groceries. The Clip program has three easy steps...

Clip Box Tops Coupons
from Participating Products

Save Box Tops coupons from hundreds of General Mills products throughout the grocery store. You'll find Box Tops on many of your favorite brands that you use every day.
Send Your Box Tops Coupons to School
Turn in your Box Tops coupons to your child's homeroom teacher. Your school will collect submitted Box Tops and send them to General Mills.
Your School Gets a Check
General Mills will send your school a check worth 10¢ for each Box Tops coupon redeemed—each school can earn a maximum of $20,000 annually.for more information:
Cell Phone, Toner and Inkjet Cartridge Recycling

Stone is currently collecting used cell phones, toner and inkjet cartridges from local business and homes. Please save any of these and send them in to Mr. Shupe. We have the opportunity to sell them back to remanufacturing companies for between .50-$20.00. The money will be used for software purchases at the school. And it is good for the earth!

At Stone MS and in Brevard Public Schools in general, we have outstanding reputation throughout Florida for quality science programs. Students at every grade level participate in a strong core science curriculum that emphasizes state and national standards, hands-on experiences, critical thinking, and quality content. Our student scientists consistently win state, national, and international recognition for their work.

Brevard Schools Foundation has teamed up with the Brevard School Board to establish BEST: Building Excellence in Science and Technology program. South Brevard's BEST intends to examine what it will take to stay competive in science education for the West Melbourne School/Stone M.S./Palm Bay H.S. Feeder chain.

We would very much like parents and community members come join us at 6 PM in the Stone Media Center on March 18th.

At this brief meeting, the District Superintendent, Dr. DiPatri will explain the urgent plan to support science education at Stone and in South Brevard. Teachers, select students and alumni will celebrate science and technology education achievements with you- and share a vision of the future for Science and Technology in South Brevard.

We hope to inspire you with the potential of young minds and rally community support to provide hands-on learning science grants to cover costs associated with field trips, guest speakers and consumable supplies.

This program will help where help is needed most – directly in the classroom. That’s why 100% of the money raised will go to help in the areas listed above. The Brevard Schools Foundation uses none of the money contributed to the BEST program for administrative costs, and ensures that our students and teachers will receive the full benefit of this program.

Please help us train our future scientists, health care professionals and astronauts. Attend this meeting and learn more about science and technology education at Stone and in Brevard. With your help, we’re building today for our children’s tomorrow.

Stone Parent's Center News:
We had a great fund drive for Pasta for Pennies, students collected $1184.34 this year!

Mrs. Cochran's homeroom took first place with $204.40 winning the spaghetti lunch for the class from the Olive Garden and Mrs. Coleman was second with $207.67, winning the cake dessert. They have pooled resources and both classes will enjoy a lunch and dessert. Mrs. Hyppolite's homeroom took third with $ 109.40 and has already enjoyed their donuts.

March Parent Center Opportunities:
March 24 - 28 • Book Fair in the Media Center. If you are interested in volunteering to help with the book fair please contact Geri Riley at 723-0741.
March 26, 11:00 AM Compact & Parenting Program Review
You are all invited to share your views and comments. This will be held in the Media Center Parenting Office. If this time is not convenient please contact Ms. Geri Riley to arrange another time.
March and April Classes are making Belonging Boxes
for foster kids using decorated and filled shoe boxes.
If you have empty shoe boxes at home please send them to the Parent Center to be used for this great project.
April 14 & 15 Vision and Hearing Testing will be conducted in the Media Center - we need additional parent volunteers for this.
Stone Finishes the Technology Fundraiser 

We met the goal and then some-
We ordered a 2200 Lumen SVGA LCD Projector
and some extra memory for computer upgrades!

Thank-you to all of you who helped sell the Cowanders- we appreciate your support!

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