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Stepping Stones - Cornerstone's Weekly News - 9-22-17
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Friday, September 22, 2017

Dear Parents and Families,

Cornerstone celebrated the loveliest International Day of Peace! Please enjoy the picture highlights of our special day! Click here for the highlights.


Notes and Reminders

Drop Off and Pick Up

Please review and adhere to these drop-off and pick-up guidelines. We have been concerned about safety and also efficiency in the carline. We need everyone’s help to keep things running smoothly and safely. Thank you.

At drop off, if parking and walking in with your child, please don't park in the car line, park in a space or park further down our sidewalk, in front of the last orange cone, near the street. 

Please don't turn around in the handicap spaces. Use the back of the lot to turn around. If you don't have a handicap pass, please don't park in the handicap spaces. We have regular visitors who require those spaces.

Please be aware of others waiting in the carline. Please keep the carline moving. Texting in the carline is dangerous. All adult eyes should be focused on the happenings in the line and around each car; should a child do something unexpected, we want to make sure our collective awareness will keep every child at Cornerstone safe. If you are connecting with another parent, please pull ahead of the orange cones and park. If having a conversation with your child before they head into school, please pull forward as the car line moves or park ahead of the orange cones and have your child walk up the sidewalk.

Please inform anyone new dropping off or picking up your children about the carline and how it works. Many grandparents, aunts, uncles, or family friends have gotten trapped trying to back out of a space once the carline has blocked them in. Please remind anyone picking up, even if they're on the list or have picked up in the past, they need a photo ID to Pick Up.


Parent Partnership Event

Our first Parent Partnership Event is Monday September 25 from 5:30 to 7:00.

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 who have RSVP’d.

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, as well, if you have RSVP’d.

The deadline for RSVPs was announced as Friday and we sent a reminder Friday morning on NotifyMe. If you have not RSVP’d and you would still like to attend, please let us know how many children will come to childcare on Monday and please feel free to bring your own meal that follows our no sugar and no nut policy. Thank 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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