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Weekly News Letter 4-10

Posted On: 4/10/2015 3:22 PM
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WEEKLY NEWS LETTER 4/10

I hope everyone had a great week.  Today was ROBOFEST and I want to thank everyone who participated and helped make this such a fantastic event.   I will be sure to have all the results for everybody next week.  It’s getting HOT out!  I hope everyone is getting ready to try and stay cool out there because summer is right around the corner!  Our last major fundraiser for the school will be here next week!   Our Annual Golf Tournament is April 17th.  If you, or anyone you know, is interested in playing in our tournament sign up on our web site now!  You can also swing by and fill out a form if you would like to do it manually.  We are also still looking for a few volunteers for next week so please let us know if you would like to help out!  On to the news…

Yard Sale

It is that time of year again to do some spring cleaning!  Please save your clean, lightly used clothing, toys, furniture, books, etc. for the 3rd Annual Cornerstone Yard Sale to benefit our sister school in Honduras (abroad charity) and the Children’s Home Society (local charity).  Please bring your items the week of April 20-24.  The Yard Sale will be Saturday, April 25 from 7:30 AM – 2:00 PM.  Please bring big items such as furniture on that Friday.  We also need volunteers to come in the week after next to help “price” items.  If you have any questions, email Mrs. Hager at jhager@thecorenerstoneschool.org or Ms. Margarita at mrosello@thecornerstoneschool.org. 

Boys Soccer Player of the Year

Congratulations to Cornerstone Alum Daniel Weir for being named Star Banner’s Boys Soccer Player of the Year!

Girls Soccer Player of the Year

Congratulations to Cornerstone Alum Sophie Putzeys for being named Star Banner’s Girls Soccer Player of the Year!

Spirit Day

Next Friday, April 17th dress up in your favorite Decade for $1.00 to be donated to Children's Home Society!

Introducing a new STEM club.... 

BOYS COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY CLUB!!!

The Cornerstone School will be launching this new STEM club as a pilot program for the last 1.5 months of the school year.  We are doing this in response our popular GIRLS WHO CODE Club that began last September.  Over the past school year Mr. Moe has had several boys ask about a club for them.  This new club is our response to that question.

This club is open to any boy from 5th Grade - 8th Grade.  It is free of charge and it is open to any student (boy/5th-8th Grade) in Marion County.

We will have an informational meeting on Thursday, April 16th, in the Cornerstone STEM Lab.  Parents and students are encouraged to come and discuss the potential for this program.

Because it is a pilot program and because we are quickly approaching the end of the school year, we will host one informational gathering (April 16) and two - three full scale meetings.

JUNIOR ENGINEERS and KINDERGARTEN CLASS

The Junior Engineering Club and Kindergarten Class helped design and make the table markers for our ROBOFEST Robotics Tournament at Marion Technical Institute (April 10, Friday).

Thanks to their design work and efforts each team attending the tournament (from St. Petersburg Beach - Gainesville) received their own team marker that included their team name and competition category.  Mr. Moseley would like to thank all of these students for getting the job done doing their PERSONAL BEST.

Katie Kaufman Photo's

The purchase deadline of April 10th is now past due!  If you would like to purchase the photos please send in the money with your order form or return the pictures on Monday, April 13th.

End of the year program ad

The end of the year is quickly approaching, and Erica is beginning to prepare the End of Year Program Book. This is the program that is handed to every family when they attend the end of year event. If you are interested in purchasing a page to say great things about your child, please let Erica know. A full page is $100.00, ½ page is $50.00, ¼ page is $25.00. You may purchase more than one page if you would like. All photos, text, and money are due by April 17th. You can email Erica the photos or send them in on a disc, please no printed pictures. If you are adding a text whether it be a scripture, quote or a note please e-mail that exactly how you want it worded that way I can copy & paste and not make any typos. Fifth and eighth grade do have priority and there is limited space!  Email Erica at ewichtner@thecornerstoneschool.org.

You do not have to design the page, Erica will do that for you unless you would prefer to do it yourself!

From the Director

Standardized Testing

Dear Parents,

Standardized Testing will take place the week of April 20th, 2015 from 8:30 until approximately 11:30 am. This time includes breaks. I’d like to take this opportunity to remind you that while we consider standardized testing important in that the results serve to inform our curriculum, it is a small part of the overall assessment of your child.

Grade 3-8 students will be taking part in the CTP4 (Comprehensive Testing Program) published by the Educational Records Bureau. The results will be normed nationally against other students of the same age.

If you would like more information on this particular battery of tests, you will find additional information in the section for parents on their website: http://www.erbtest.org/schools/achievement/ctp4

We ask that you support your child during this week by ensuring that they get a good night of sleep and that they have breakfast every day. Current research on the brain, learning, and performance strongly supports a breakfast that consists of more protein than carbohydrate and is low in sugar. We also ask that your child have their water bottle with them every day. They will be encouraged to drink water during testing.

Students need to arrive at school in enough time to get settled in before testing starts. Students who arrive late will not be admitted into the classrooms until testing is over. Additionally, make up testing will only be administered to students with a doctor’s excuse for absence.

Thank you for your support.

Sincerely yours,

Ingrid Wasserfall

Cornerstone Day Camp is Almost Full!

Make sure to register for Cornerstone day camp it is quickly filling up! Here is what is still available:

 

June 22-26                Spanish Navigation          (K-2nd) 2 spaces 

June 29- July 3          American Hero's              (2nd-5th) 4 spaces

 

July 6-10                    British Talent                    (K-2nd) 4 spaces (2nd-5th) 2 spaces

Congratulation's 8th graders! Listed below is where our 8th graders have been accepted!

Belleview AICE -

Delaney Quinton

Corbin Jenkinson

Aurora Amesbury

Kyle Clements

St. Johns -

Lance Smith

Trinity Catholic -

Gunner Moore

Damien Razdan

Forest -

Megan Cain

Vanguard IB-

Aurora Amesbury

Jade Webby

Andy Kraft

Delaney Quinton

Oakhall-

Robert Barish

The Cornerstone Annual Golf Tournament

The Annual Golf Tournament will be held at The Ocala Golf Club on April 17th! It will be held on a Friday afternoon this year.  We will be offering extended aftercare at the school for parents who would like to play in the tournament this year.  Tee time will be at 1:00PM this year and there will be an hour cook-out proceeding the event.  There will be a happy hour sponsored by Cody’s at 6:00 PM. If you have a foursome or are just a single that you would like us to pair up for you, you can get signed up now on our website.  We will have a “hole-in-one” shoot for the car contest, closest to the pin, longest drive, a 50-50 raffle, a regular raffle for fantastic prizes, mulligans, a $5,000.00 putt, a pot of gold, and much, much more.  Tickets will be $100.00 and will include the cook-out.  Unlimited beverages (beer, wine, water, and soda) will be included this year.  If you know you would like to be a sponsor, please call Jamie at 352-351-8840 x116.

 

If anyone would like to volunteer for the event, please let us know. 

 

Quote of the Week:

      “Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.”

                                                                      -Babe Ruth

 

Thanks everyone!  Have a great weekend!

Mr. Jamie

 

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