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Weekly News Letter 2-10-17

The Weekly News!


 I hope everyone had a great week!  Class trips are next week so the school will be a bit lighter.  Also, Happy Valentine’s Day!

2016-2017 Enrollment 

Enrollment will be sent home on Monday, February 13th and are due back by Monday, February 27th.  Your Enrollment Fee of $350 (per child) will automatically be billed to your FACTS account on Monday with a due day of the 27th.  Your enrollment will not be considered complete until everything is returned and your enrollment fee is paid. 

March Lunches

Lunches are due by Wednesday, February 15th. No late submissions will be accepted.

Middle School Field Trips

7th & 8th Grade will be gone Tuesday, February 14th through Friday, February 17th.  Their trip is scheduled in Williamsburg, VA and the kids will be accompanied by Ms. Ingrid, Ms. Doyle, Ms. Sieg and Mr. Peterson.

6th Grade will be gone Wednesday, February 15th through Friday, February 17th.  Their trip is scheduled in St. Petersburg, FL and the kids will be accompanied by Ms. Clark, Ms. Yadira and Mr. John.


Cornerstone Yearbook 2016-2017



If you are interested in an ad or a sponsorship, all information and money must be turned in by February 28, 2017!


BUSINESS OWNERS:  If you or someone you know owns or operates a business, the Cornerstone yearbook is a spectacular place to advertise and show support for the school at the same time!

PARENTS, GRANDPARENTS, FRIENDS, and FAMILY:  Yearbook advertisements are not just good for businesses!  They are also a great way to show your support for your child and the school.  In the past, parents have bought ad space and designed it with pictures, words of love and wisdom, and more.  Yearbook ads are also a special way of recognizing your graduating 8th or 5th grader!

The rates are as follows:

Full page - $200.00      Half Page - $110.00     Quarter Page - $ 60.00     Business Card - $ 35.00

Make checks payable to Cornerstone School and in the Memo area of the check, please designate “yearbook ad.”  Submit your check with your ad to the Business Office.





Families may now sponsor any page in the yearbook.  To do so, email Mrs. Giles and specify which page you would like to sponsor.  (i.e. – the chili cookoff page, the 7th grade candid page, etc.) Sponsorships are available on a first come, first served basis.  If there is a specific page you want to sponsor, EMAIL MRS. GILES FIRST and submit your payment to the business office in order to secure your page.

EXAMPLE:  A sponsorship will read:  This page sponsored by the Smith Family or This page sponsored by Mr. and Mrs. Jones and will be located at the bottom of the page.

The cost of sponsoring a page is $100.00.


Thank you in advance for your support in making this the best yearbook ever! If you have any questions, email Mrs. Giles at

Katie Kauffman Photography



We are collecting used eye glasses for the Lions Club!  Please bring them in and drop them off in the office if you have any you would like to donate! 


ROBOFEST is coming!!!  The Cornerstone School third annual ROBOFEST TOURNAMENT will be held on March 31 at Marion Tech Institute


Monday (Feb 13) - Teams and students will practice from 3:15 - 4:45

Wednesday and Thursday team meetings are cancelled this coming week (Feb 15, 16)  due to Middle School field trips.


Arts Under the Stars will be splitting its annual auction into two separate events this year.  The talent show portion of the event will now be keeping the name “Arts Under the Stars and will be held on Thursday, March 9, 2017 at the Cornerstone School.

We are collecting white icicle lights for Arts Under the Stars.  If you have any from the holidays we would love to borrow them!  We will label your lights as they come in and they will be returned shortly after!


We are accepting T-Shirt orders for Arts Under the Stars.  If you would like to purchase a commemorative tie dye shirt please let us know by next Tuesday.  We will be placing the order on Valentine’s Day.  Kid’s shirts are $10.00.  Adult shirts will be $15.00.  A custom V neck shirt will be $20.00 (if desired).  We are accepting cash or check.


BOOTS AND BLING will now be an “adults only” event and will be held at Golden Ocala on April 7th, 2017. 

Cocktail hour & Silent Auction will start at 6:00 PM and will run until 7pm

Dinner 7pm-8pm 

Live Auction 8pm 


We will once again be raffling off a special trip to the vacation of your choice this year.  Raffle tickets will be $100.00 and we will be selling only a 100 of them to give everyone a great shot at winning. These trips retail between $5,000-$10,000.  The three trips you will have to choose from are as follows:

1.) Puntacana Resort and Caribbean Paradise Trip in the Dominican Republic

This trip is a Caribbean escape. The trip includes a 4 night stay at the Puntacana Resort and Club which is ideally located in the Playa Blanca area of the impressive 15,000-acre Puntacana Resort with shuttle service throughout the club and resort area. This trip includes airfare for 2.  Golf fans can experience the top destination for golf in the Caribbean and Latin America.

2.)Become a Sonoma Valley Winemaker!

This is a 3 night stay at the Fairmont, Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa.  The trip includes daily breakfast for 2, an intimate blending seminar for 2 at the Imagery Estate Winery in Sonoma, a tour and tasting for 2 at Chateau St. Jean, Sonoma, a tour and tasting for 2 at the Benziger Family winery, Sonoma, as well as roundtrip tickets for two to San Francisco or Oakland, CA.

3.)Lake Tahoe Weekend Getaway

This is a 3 night stay at the Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, Spa, and Casino.  Lake Tahoe has an astonishing array of skiing, dining, and nightlife choices.  Also includes round trip airfare for two.

Stay tuned as we will be rolling out important information about both of these events in the weeks to come.    

Costa Rica

The Cornerstone School and the Costa Rican Resource are proud to announce

“The Cornerstone School Costa Rican Adventure”

The Cornerstone School and Costa Rican Resource (CRR) have partnered together to provide an educational opportunity to visit Cost Rica.  This trip is structured to provide an educational (and fun) opportunity for our Cornerstone students and families.  The adventure will be led by the professional staff of CRR ( and our very own Spanish language instructor, Ms. Diaz.


  • Departure date is tentatively set for May 31, 2017


  • San Jose, Costa Rica (and the surrounding area)


  • An 8-Day educational adventure tour in Costa Rica
  • The trip will be a homestay format (we will stay in the homes of Costa Rican families).  This is the best way to experience Costa Rican culture and practice our Spanish speaking skills.


  • Estimated cost is $2,400.00 (due to airline fare fluctuation we cannot give a specific price)
  • All participants will need to get a passport.

For more information, questions, and specific details (daily itinerary) please contact Ms. Yadira at

Bring a Teddy Bear Day!


Quote of the Week:

       “Don’t let yesterday take up too much of today”

–Will Rogers


Mr. Jamie


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