The Stanbridge Bulldogs Basketball Team is beginning its 2013-2014 season and Coach Kelley is starting practices this week. Parents and guardians of all players must complete the permission form and waiver packet posted on Files & Forms page. Practices are scheduled for Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:45 to 5:15 p.m., and Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (with some exceptions for holidays and school breaks). Practices will be held at SportsHouse in Redwood City and transportation to/from Stanbridge will be provided by the school on weekdays.
Full details of the practice schedule, including a list of blackout dates, a map to SportsHouse and more, have been posted on the Bulldogs Athletics page. Click over for more details.
Just a reminder that the first quarter ends this Friday, October 25 and Fall Parent-Teacher Conferences are scheduled for the following Monday and Tuesday, October 28 & 29. If you would like to meet with your student's teacher(s), you must complete our online conference request form by this Thursday, Oct. 24.
CONFERENCE SCHEDULING IS NOW CLOSED.
THE CONFERENCE SIGN-UP FORM IS OFFLINE.
Please note that, this year, high school conferences can be scheduled for either Monday or Tuesday, but all K-8 conferences will be held on Monday, October 28 only. Please submit your schedule requests accordingly. Conference schedules are completed on a first-come, first served basis, so please submit your request promptly.
Conference scheduling is done exclusively through online registration. Conferences will not be scheduled by phone or outside email and there are no drop-in appointments on conference days.
Friday, October 18, is a professional development day for teachers; students have the day off.
High school parents and guardians, please ensure your student returns the permission forms and waivers for next Tuesday's Day of Service. Also, permission forms for next Friday's Halloween Dance need to be returned to the main office by Wednesday. You can find all of the necessary forms online--just click over to the Files & Forms page.
This Monday, October 14, is Columbus Day and Stanbridge will be closed for the holiday. Classes resume on Tuesday morning. Also, Junior High students will be departing on Tuesday for their overnight experiential trip to Westminster Woods. Details on the trip can be found on the Files & Forms page. Enjoy the long weekend!
An updated version of the Stanbridge Family Directory has been posted on the Files & Forms page. Current Stanbridge families can access the document with their Parent Portal login. Updates to the directory will be published throughout the year as necessary. If you need to update your contact information, or would like to request a change/correction, please email our webmaster.
SAFE (Student Advisors for Education) is a student community that strives to educate, mentor, and support students, parents and teachers regarding the challenges and strengths of students with learning and attention differences. This unique group of teens is passionate about learning differently, pursuing their fullest potential and spreading awareness of their capacity for academic and life success.
The Parents Education Network (PEN) will be holding their September SAFE meetings in the Bay Area on Saturday, Sept. 28. Meetings will be held in San Francisco and San Carlos; full details are available on our Lectures & Workshops page, along with links for registration.
Stanbridge parents and guardians are encouraged to join us for Back to School Night tonight, September 17, at 6:00 p.m. Upon arrival, please pick up a BTS Night packet in Hayden Hall on your way to the Multipurpose room. High School packets will be labeled with students' names; families in Junior High and Elementary are asked to pick up a packet from their student's division.
Following a general presentation in the Multipurpose room, High School and Junior High parents will follow their student's schedule, with each class period lasting for 15 minutes. For Junior High and High School parents, the evening will end at 8:00 p.m.
Lower Elementary parents will go to Sara's classroom, Middle Elementary parents will go to Kim's classroom, Upper Elementary parents will go to their student's classroom: Jessica, Jerrod or Al's classrooms. The elementary classroom presentations should conclude by 7:30 p.m.
Please note, this evening is for parents only. If you are unable to attend, please contact your student's teacher(s) for any handouts.
Bi-annual, school-wide assessments continue this week and next for students in the following divisions:
Please help students do their best by ensuring they get a good nights rest before assessment days, a healthy breakfast in the morning, and arrive to school on time. A small treat will be provided to your student for doing their best! If you have any questions about the assessments, please contact Resource Specialist Diane Chau.
From Amy Bergstrom, SPA President:
One week down and only 34 to go! Hope all the students had an easy transition back into the school routine, and the parents/guardians too!
Thanks to all who came to the SPA meeting last Monday. It’s always great to have such a wonderful turnout. I hope you’ll continue to join us the first Wednesday of every month at 8:30 a.m., for our meetings! They are typically short and sweet, but very informative.
We are still looking for a Junior High parent to be the Parent Representative for that division. Please let me know if you are interested or if you have any questions about what it entails; your participation will be greatly appreciated. There are also many, many other opportunities to volunteer as well, please be sure to check you SPA volunteer list that was included in the first day of school packet.
Please remember to mark your calendar for the Stanbridge Gala on November 16th.We're celebrating 30 years and would love for you to join us! We are in great need of auction items for this event. If you have something you'd like to donate, or know of a friend or business who would like to donate a gift or service, please contact me. Some ideas that people love are vacation homes, sporting event tickets, sports memorabilia, wine, new electronics, gift cards, etc. This is shaping-up to be a spectacular event, and we hope you'll be able to attend!
Finally, an annoucement for high school families. To kick of the 2013-2014 school year, all Stanbridge High School and Fifth-Year students and their parents/guardians are invited to a Back-to-School Potluck Party at home of the O'Farrell family. Please check your email for an Evite with all the details. Contact Anna Zara if you have questions.
Thanks for taking minute to read this, have a wonderful LONG weekend!
Updated curriculum for all 2012-2013 classes has been posted to the Programs section of our website. Separated by grade division, the online guide includes course descriptions, texts and supplemental materials being used, and key goals for the class. To find the course descriptions for your student, go to the Programs section above and then into the Academics subhead. From their, select the appropriate division and subject area (or just click here).
Stanbridge Graduation is an event not to be missed! Because the San Mateo Performing Arts Center is being renovated, this year's graduation ceremony and reception will be held at Open Door in San Mateo, 4150 Piccadilly Lane, located between 41st and 42nd Avenues. Click here for map and directions.
On Friday, June 8th students are asked to arrive at Stanbridge at the regular time of 8:25 a.m. Students in grades K-8 are required to dress in their formal uniform, white polo with the Stanbridge logo and khaki or navy trousers or skirts. Students and their teachers will be transported by private buses to Open Door that morning. Students sit with their teachers and classmates during the ceremony.
The graduation begins promptly at 10:00 a.m. and families of students in all grades are invited to attend, along with family friends and Stanbridge alumni.
During the graduation ceremony, additional awards are presented to students in grades K-12. Following the graduation ceremony, a reception will be held in the lobby area of Open Door.
This ceremony is the culmination of many years of hard work on the part of our students. Please join us as we celebrate their successes!
A reminder that this Tuesday afternoon, June 5, the elementary and junior high divisions will be holding their year-end Class Awards at 12:45 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room. Divisional parties will follow the awards ceremony and all parents and guardians are invited to attend.
The high school division will be holding their Class Awards and divisional party on Wednesday afternoon, June 6, also at 12:45 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room. We hope you can join us for these festive, year-end events!
The updated Junior High Weekly is now online. Access this week's edition through our Parent Portal.
On Friday, May 25th, High School Teacher and Transition Coordinator Melissa Myers spoke with eighth-grade families who will be sending their child to Stanbridge's ninth grade next year. Melissa talked about the high school curriculum, staff, schedules and different graduation tracks, as well as many other topics of interest to incoming freshman parents.
The minutes from that meeting have now been posted to the SPA Spot page. Stanbridge families can access the page through our website's Parent Portal.
Stanbridge Academy is a caring, inclusive K-12 school for students with mild to moderate learning differences and social communication disorders. We use an individualized, whole student approach so that students thrive and develop their academic, social, and emotional capabilities to their fullest potential.
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