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Weekly Newsletter 4/27

Posted On: 4/27/2017 2:29 PM
The Weekly News!


I hope everyone had a great week! 

EOY Program/Magazine

We have extended the due date by one week!

Limited spots available!

The end of the year is quickly approaching, we are 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 May 5th. 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 she can copy & paste and not make any typos.

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

EOY Schedule Changes!

Wednesday, May 24th is a regular full day 

Thursday, May 25th is Early Release with no Aftercare.  The End of the Year Program will be held that evening at MTI (1614 SE Fort King Street, Ocala, FL 34471, Ocala, FL 34471).  The Program will start at 5:30pm.

Friday, May 26th is Early Release with no Aftercare.  The TRIBES Square-off will be held that morning from 9:00-12:00. Students must be dropped off at the school at regular time and they will walk over with their TRIBE. (Hurricane Make Up Day)

Earth Day

Thanks again to NJHS and middle school for helping to clean up Ocala in honor of Earth Day last weekend!

Volunteers Needed!

The Square off will be held on Friday, May 26th from 8-12. This event takes a lot of support from parents to pull off such a fun day for the kids!  This year we will be encouraging our parents and volunteers to join in the fun and participate with their kids. If you are able to help with this event please email Mrs. Erica (

Summer Camp

You can now register for the Cornerstone School Summer Camp.  The themes this year are as follows: 


  1. Robots and Rockets (June 5-9)

    Come join us for our Robots and Rockets Academy!  We will be exploring different types of rockets such as water rockets, air rockets, solid rockets, WeDo kits, EV3 robots and more!  The week will culminate in a 1000 foot rocket launch extravaganza.  

  2. Creative Chemistry (June 12-16)

    Put on your lab coat and get ready for some chemistry… dry ice experiments and exploring density are some of the activities you will be involved in this week!  The week will cap off with a homemade fireworks trail that you won’t want to miss.  

  3. Construction Junction (June 19-23)
    It's time to build!  What are we building?  Forts, Spaghetti Towers, Cardboard Boats and PVC Kayaks, and Marshmallow shooters are some of the items will be tackling this week.  Bring your hard hats as we prepare to roll up our sleeves!  
  4. Hit the Trail (June 26-30)

    It's time to get outside and explore nature!  We will be going on nature walks as well as exploring the world around us.   This week we will be looking at bugs and plants!  Leaf presses, Knot tying, Geo-coaching, Shelter building, and a Recycling Challenge are some of the other items we will be looking at this week.  

  5. Funky Food (July 10-14)

    Let's use science to create some funky food!  Which chemical ingredients are involved in baking? What can we substitute to make new creations?  We will be harvesting our vegetables from our planted garden this week.  Bring your chef's hat and apron as we explore the world of FOOD!  

  6. Body Wars (July 17-21)

Learn the science of exercise (heart rate, blood pressure, and muscles), dental care, physical care, first aid and more.  We will be working with Paper Mache bones and even have a visit with a real doctor!   

Get signed up here


Junior Engineers

It was was was Kitchen Khemistry! The April 26 Junior Engineering Club meeting was all about chemistry...polymers...viscosity...ect    Thanks to Mr. Peterson and his leadership (Mr. Moe was out of town with the 8th Grade class) a good time was had by all.

So what's next (May 3)?    Clue:  What is NASCAR?


 Project Lead the Way in Tallahassee!!

The Eight Grade STEM Class had a great time in Tallahassee showing their stuff.

As guests of the Project Lead the Way Program for "STEM Day at The Capitol", The Cornerstone School eighth grade did a fabulous job promoting STEM education in the state of Florida.  Our students met many people associated with out state government, including Representative Stan McClain and Representative Dennis Baxley.  

The students promoted on our school's newest STEM program, "Enabling the Future".  Many of the visitors were impressed with how our students were using 3D printing and CAD design software to produce upper limb prosthetic devices for children.

The eighth grade class was seated in the gallery when they were recognized by Rep. McClain from the floor of the House of Representatives. 

These are the types of things that can happen when you are a STEM School.  



Quote of the Week:

“Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible'!

                                                              -Audrey Hepburn


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