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Stepping Stones - Cornerstone's Weekly News - 9-15-17
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Sunday, September 17, 2017
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Dear Parents and Families,

As always, please enjoy the picture highlights! We have had another wonderful week – though it sure didn’t feel like Fall!




Notes and Reminders

Parent Partnership Event

You will notice on the calendar that our first Parent Partnership Event is fast-approaching on September 25 from 5:30 to 7:00. Just prior to this event we will host a parent meeting at 5:00 to discuss the ‘State of the School’. I will report on the Head of School search process as well as report on all aspects of program evaluation, including a discussion about standardized test scores (MCAs). Childcare will be provided for this meeting, which will begin at 5:00 sharp and end at 5:30, when the Parent Event begins. This Parent Partnership Event is extra special in that it is the beginning of an important connection to your child’s classroom environment, to your child’s teacher and to each other! You will hear about your children’s work in the context of the Planes of Development and the systems and expectations in the classroom environments. It is the perfect time to ask questions of the Guides and of each other as well. Dinner and childcare is provided for all. Please plan to attend.

Please RSVP to Adam by Friday, September 22, so that we are able to plan for food and childcare.


Attendance: every year, as a young school, we seek to keep improving aspects of our program. This year we must improve our accountability towards consistent attendance for all children. I learned last week that it is “Attendance Awareness Month” this month and wanted to share that with you. If you would like to read more about the affects of inconsistent attendance, there are many things you can access on the Internet. This is one link:

Coming even ten minutes late a day adds up to missing hours of school, on top of making a child feel disconnected to what’s happening in their classroom communities. Excused absences have just as negative an affect as unexcused ones, one article reports.  Please make every effort to schedule your child’s appointments outside of school hours, as well as plan family trips and other time together during scheduled days off. We will remain supportive of each family’s situation and, at the same time, it is important to share this information with you.


From Our Parents

Cornerstone collects Box Tops for Education! We hope you've been collecting Box Tops for Education over the summer!  Box Tops can be found on cereal boxes and various other products.  Each one is worth 10 cents. Remember to trim them the best you can and make sure none are expired. Please bring them to school and put them in the marked bin in the lobby.  They will be submitted the last week in October.  Contact Connie Gottfried ( with questions.




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