This week's SPA Spot is now online in the Parent Portal section of our website. This week's edition includes Thank You's to our cookie bakers and Family Giving Tree volunteers, along with important upcoming events in the New Year. Happy Holidays!
Photos of this past weekend's volunteer service project at the Family Giving Tree Warehouse have been posted in our website's online photo galleries. The pictures can be accessed through the Parent Portal's Media Room.
The recent issue of The Student Bridge--the Stanbridge Academy student magazine--has been posted online. You can access and download a pdf copy of the Fall/Winter 2011 issue on our Student Bridge page, located in the Parent Portal.
Photos of this year's Bulldogs basketball team have been added to our online photo galleries and a video of the team shooting hoops during a pre-game warmup has been posted in our video gallery. Both galleries can be accessed through our Parent Portal's Media Room.
Attention parents of students who use SamTrans:
SamTrans is phasing out paper monthly passes. The December 2011 pass is the last paper pass being sold. Starting with the January 2012 Monthly Pass, it will be available only on the Clipper card. Youth and Senior Monthly Pass customers who need to obtain a Youth or Senior Clipper card must fill out an application and bring it with proof-of-age to any of the sign-up event locations or to the SamTrans office in San Carlos Clipper cards will be mailed to youth customers within 21 business days; Senior cards will be issued at the time of visit.
More details, along with a downloadable application, dates of sign-up events and other information at the SamTrans website.
Today (Monday, Dec. 12) is the deadline for gift donations for this year's Family Giving Tree program. Donations must be received at Stanbridge by 3:10 p.m. this afternoon. Details available in this week's SPA Spot, along with the link to the Family Giving Tree's official website.
This week's Weekly Bridge is now online in the Parent Portal section of our website. This issue includes notes about tonight's high school dance and this weekend's basketball games, along with information about next week's holiday activities and some upcoming additions to the website.
This week's SPA Spot is now online in the Parent Portal section of our website. This week's edition includes information about extending the Family Giving Tree deadline and good news regarding the Cookie Gift Boxes for teachers and staff.
On Tuesday, December 6th, high school students visited the Santa Clara Superior Courthouse and argued a mock trial before a real federal judge. Students participated as attorneys, witnesses and jurors. Photos from the courtroom along with a video clip of the trial can now be found in our online Media Room.
A few notes as we prepare for the weekend...
HIGH SCHOOL DANCE
The high school holiday dance is Friday night, 7:30 to 10:00 p.m. in Hayden Hall. The permission form is available on our Forms page and must be returned by Friday morning. This is a free dance for Stanbridge high school students and it will have a holiday theme. The dance will include a professional DJ with great music, free food and drinks and lots of seasonal decorations. Students are allowed to invite two friends from outside of Stanbridge (guest information must be included on the permission form). This dance is exclusively for high school students; students cannot invite junior high students to the dance. A group of teachers and parents will be on hand as chaperones.
GIVING TREE GIFTS DUE; VOLUNTEERS STILL NEEDED FOR SATURDAY
All gifts for this year's Family Giving Tree are due under the tree by end-of-school on Friday and will be brought to the Family Giving Tree warehouse on Saturday, December 10th by a small group of Junior High and High School volunteers. On that same day the students will volunteer their time for three hours from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in support of this wonderful organization’s efforts. More information on both the Family Giving Tree program and an online volunteer sign-up form can be found in this week's SPA Spot.
BULLDOGS BACK ON THE COURT
The Stanbridge Bulldogs basketball team has two games coming up this weekend. On Friday afternoon, the Bulldogs will play Charles Armstrong; tip time is 3:00 p.m. at Nothing But Hoops. On Saturday morning, Dec. 10th, the Bulldogs will take on STAR Academy with tip time at 9:00 a.m. at First String Athletics. More details, including maps and directions, on our Bulldogs Basketball page. Go Dawgs!
DON'T FORGET THAT HOLIDAY COOKIES FOR STAFF ARE DUE NEXT WEEK
We're still looking for help in baking cookies for the annual staff cookie boxes. There are two ways you can help: On Wednesday, Dec. 14th, drop off four-dozen homemade or bakery-bought cookies (no pre-packaged, please) by 3:00 p.m. to the front office. Make sure that they're not too fragile to be stacked in a box. Better yet... Join some fellow parent bakers for a festive evening of food, drinks, and cookie box assembly the night of December 14th, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Online RSVPs and details on the cookie party available in this week's SPA Spot.
SPEAKING OF COOKIES...
The weekly Friday bake sale is tomorrow. Items cost $1 each and proceeds go to the student activities fund. As always, we invite you to visit our Video Gallery for a clip of James Warren singing "The Bake Sale Song."
The December deadline for Scholastic Book Orders is Wednesday, December 7th. Remember, Stanbridge receives a free book for our library each time someone orders online using our school code. For details, instructions and a link to the Scholastic website, visit our Book Orders page.
Photographs of the paper snowmen (and snow women) created by Stanbridge elementary students have been posted to our online Student Art Gallery. The artwork is on display in Hayden Hall and more will be added throughout the week, so check back for updates!
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