Sept. 20, 2002

Progress Reports were distributed last week
on Friday, September 13th.


I am so sorry!!
We have had some problems with our email list...
hopefully things are back to normal!

Regretfully, there have been some problems with our Stone Parent's Email list configuration. Amidst a very busy set of responsibilities, I have devoted every spare moment to troubleshooting what is wrong with the listserver settings.

Strangely, the other lists that we host here at Stone seem to be functioning just fine, and I thought everything was set work after I (finally) got that first email out last month. Around the start of the second week of September, I tried to send out two other emails that have never bounced back to me, nor did they reach the members of the list. (I keep having to rewrite the newsletter because what was in it is no long "news!")

I am very sorry for not meeting your expectations. All of this is to be blamed on some people who had been trying to relay spam through the school server at the beginning of the school year. My preventative measures have had repercussions on our Stone Parent list.


School Advisory Council holds first meeting
Wed. Sep 18th

Mr. O'Brien (red shirt above), Stone School Advisory Chair,
called our first meeting to order last Wed.

All Parents/Students/Grandparents/Community members are invited to participate.

Future meetings will be held on Wednesdays at 5 PM as well. The next meeting will be October 9th.

Come participate in "the big picture" of your child's middle school education.

Brief Calendar
of Stone Events:

September 13th
Interim Reports
September 16th
Parent/Teacher Conference Night
September 24
School Picture Retakes
October 9th
School Advisory Council Meeting in Front Office @ 5 PM
October 11th
End of First Grading Period
October 18th
Student Holiday/Teacher Inservice Day
October 23rd
Secondary Progress Reports Issued
October 23rd
School Advisory Council Meeting in Front Office @ 5 PM

Previous Issue
of Stone News for Parents

Stone students met at the pole during the national See You At the Pole Day.

This time of prayer for our school and nation is the first meeting of the Go For Christ student club, which will meet in Room 406, 8:30 AM on Thursdays.

Counselor's News
Our counselors are encouraging students to visit two websites to assist in beginnng to plan for their future: Florida Choices contains information on Florida careers, schools and programs of study, financial aid/scholarships, interest and skills assessment, employability skills, and a career and education portfolio just to name a few of eChoices since it is a resource that is actually available to all
Floridians. This is an excellent resource for parents and their children to use as they make career and education plans. currently is offering a scavenger hunt with free movie passes as rewards. This cool site will help you find the job that's right for you, plan your future, check out colleges, check out local youth-friendly employers, find money for school, and much, much more.
Hablemos en Confianza
Talking to kids about the dangers of alcohol and drug abuse is a challenge for any parent, friend, or caring adult. For Hispanic/Latino families, finding materials in Spanish can add to that challenge. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) Center for Substance Abuse Prevention has developed its first bilingual parenting site to fill this gap.
Cafeteria News
We are now offering breakfast free of charge to all students in the cafeteria every morning.  We would like to invite all students to participate in this program.
September 26 - Thursday
Home - Southwest At Stone
October 1 - Tuesday
Home - West Shore At Stone
October 3 - Thursday
Away - Stone At Delaura
October 9 - Wednesday
Away - Stone At Cocoa Beach
October 1 0 - Thursday
Home - Hoover At Stone
October 15 - Tuesday
Away - Stone At Johnson
October 17 - Thursday
Home - Central At Stone
October 22 - Tuesday
Away - Stone At Southwest
October 24 - Thursday
Away - Stone At Westshore
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!

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 any of more than 70,000 schools enrolled in the program. 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.



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