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Weekly News Letter 8-26

Posted On: 8/26/2016 4:01 PM

WEEKLY NEWS LETTER 8/26 

I hope everyone had a great summer!  WELCOME BACK!  This is your weekly newsletter that will feature the pertinent information you will need throughout the school year!    We have had an outstanding first week of school and we all are excited for the upcoming year.  So what’s going on?  Well, let me tell you…

Back to School Bash

Tonight, Friday, August 26th at 5:30PM

The back gate and front gate will be open today at 5:30 PM.  Be sure to check in with Erica or Annie to get your name badge.  Head to your youngest child’s classroom.  Dinner will be served after a “welcome back” activity with your child. 

Ice pops

NJHS will once again be selling ice pops for .50 cents each and every Friday.  Our first day of sales will be September 9th, 2016 (grades K-8th only). 

Cornerstone One Call Now Text Messaging Service

Throughout the year we will be sending out important text notifications to you as a parent for immediate information and attention.  This includes weather alerts, emergencies, last minute date changes, and event reminders.  This is strictly for your benefit and will only be used for the aforementioned purposes

In order to receive this information, you will need to TEXT the word ALERT to 22300.  Please take a moment to do this, to ensure that urgent communication comes your way and doesn’t get lost in the myriad of emails received daily.

NO LEFT TURNS

During car line please do not make a left turn out of the school as it holds up traffic.  Please make a right and loop around the back.

CORNERSTONE LEADS THE WAY 5K

Our race this year is right around the corner and will be held on Saturday, September 24th, 2016 at Baseline Trailhead Park (The Greenway). The race will start at 8:00AM and the "Fun Walk" will start at 8:05AM.  We are very excited this year as we are now part of the Big Hammock Race Series!  This is the same series that has the Ocala Turkey Trot, Reindeer Run, and St. Paddy's Day Run!  Our race is "leading the way" as the first race of the upcoming season.  The cost is $25.00 in advance and $30.00 on race day.  The cost will include a dry fit shirt (Must be registered by September 9th to guarantee shirt size), race medal (first 300 finishers), Goody Bags, and more.  Get signed up here! 

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Big Hammock Race Series please visit BigHammockRaceSeries.com.  As a member, you will become eligible to win prizes, score more medals, and earn points that will count towards other races throughout the year.  

If you are interested in sponsoring our race and having your name or business featured at this event, please contact Jamie at 352-351-8840 Ex-116.

SOCIAL MEDIA

Please be sure to get involved with our social media.  Throughout the year I will be posting pictures on Facebook and Instagram. On Twitter, I will be sharing interesting articles as well as re-tweeting for many of our sponsors.  The Cornerstone School not only has its own Facebook page, but it also has an event page for each of our fundraisers as well. 

The annual Cornerstone Robotics Season is about to get started.

We will have programs for all ages and scheduled for many days of the week

 

  • FIRST LEGO LEAGUE - Grades 4 - 8
    • We will have our first ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING on Thursday, Sept. 8 from 3:15 - 4:00 in the STEM Lab.  Throughout the season we will be meeting on Mondays and/or Thursdays from 3:15 - 4:45.  Of course we will have snacks

 

  • JUNIOR FIRST LEGO LEAGUE - Grades K - 2
  • JUNIOR FIRST LEGO LEAGUE - 3RD GRADE
    • We will have our first ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING on Wednesday, Sept. 28, from 3:15 - 4:00. All of our meetings will be on Wednesdays and/or Fridays.  We will need plenty of parent volunteers   Of course we will have snacks.

 

  • FIRST TECHNICAL CHALLENGE - Grades 7 and 8
    • We will have our first ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING on Tuesday, Sept. 6, from 3:15 - 4:00.  We will determine our permanent meeting time and place AFTER the organizational meeting.

Looking to Carpool??

A Cornerstone family of a 2nd grade boy and a 3 year old girl are interested in carpooling.  The family lives on the Southwest side of town in Heath Brook.  Please contact shilpa_oberoi@yahoo.com if you are interested.

After School Activities

SO WHAT ARE YOU DOING AFTER SCHOOL?

The Cornerstone School AFTER-SCHOOL program is rolling!

So many things to do, so many choices for all ages for the entire school year.

  • Fencing
  • Cooking Class
  • Art Club
  • Robotics
  • Jr. First Lego League
  • Sr. First Lego League
  • Dance
  • Martial Arts
  • Girl Scouts
  • Girls Who Code

To learn more please come to the BACK to SCHOOL BASH tonight (5:30PM) and get a full schedule of programs.  In many of the classes enrollment is limited so don't wait.

Quote of the Week:

 “I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.                          

                                                                                          -Jimmy Dean

 I hope everyone has a great weekend!

Mr. Jamie

 

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