Principal's Message, 8-26-22
Greetings Stough Families,
I hope this Friday message finds you well and ready to start the 2022-23 school year! It was great to see so many of you for Meet-the-Teacher today and our kindergarten playdate on Thursday.
For previous Principal's Messages from this month, click here. If you or someone in your family is not receiving the weekly message, please click here for more information about School Messenger and how to enroll. Here are your weekly updates:
1. Next week is a five-day week of school for grades 1-5. Friday, September 2 is an Early Release Day. Dismissal begins two hours earlier (1:45pm) on Early Release Days this year.
2. Each Kindergarten student will attend one full day of school next week for Staggered Entry. The assigned date was included in the mailing that went home a couple weeks ago. On Friday from 10-11am, kindergarten students and families are welcome to drop by for "Meet-the-Teacher." As this is a regular day of school for other grade levels, all families will have to check-in at the front office and receive a visitor's sticker to be admitted to the kindergarten wing.
3. We have received several questions about parents escorting students into the building next week. Please note that due to safety precautions, we will not allow this practice this school year. Students will be met by our staff at all entrances when they arrive. Our staff will be paying close attention for our new students and younger students to ensure that they arrive from the entrance to their assigned classrooms safely. Please help us maintain the safety and security of our school by supporting our efforts to only admit staff and approved volunteers throughout each school day.
4. Here are some links from WCPSS that you may still need as we start school next week:
- School meals (and lunch accounts)
- Stough Bus routes
- Health and Safety Protocols
- WCPSS Traditional School Calendar
- Student Device Program (Chromebooks)
5. PTA Updates:
Join Stough PTA
We hope you will consider joining Stough PTA this year. This is a great way to support our school, get involved and meet other families. Simply joining the PTA helps us provide teacher grants, staff appreciation events and schoolwide activities like our annual Fun Run. Options to join are linked here:
Spirit Wear Sale- 8/22-9/5
Start the year with new Stough gear! Our Spirit Wear sale starts online August 22. Items can be shipped directly to school. SpiritGearDirect.com
Fundraisers- Time to link your VIC card!
Please visit our website for directions on how to link your Harris Teeter VIC card (must be done every year!) You’ll also find instructions on how to support the PTA when shopping from Amazon Smile. Fundraising - STOUGH MAGNET ELEMENTARY PTA (weebly.com)
September 15- Open House and Ice Cream Fundraiser
Two Roosters Ice Cream at Lake Boone is hosting a PTA fundraiser on September 15. Stop by after school or on the way to Open House night! Open House begins at 6:30pm and will include a vote on the 22-23 PTA budget.
We can't wait to see you next week!
Enjoy the weekend,
Chris Cox, Principal