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Superintendent’s Message to Parents and Community

Have you seen the latest message from our EGUSD Superintendent? Please take a moment to read his thoughts. I think that you, like me, will come away impressed with his vision for EGUSD.

Here is the link:

http://www.egusd.net/discover_eGUSD/Superintendent/current.cfm

 

 

 

Watch D.O.G.S.

Attention Dads and Father-Figures of Stone Lake!

Are you ready to become a Stone Lake Watch D.O.G.? Please read below for some brief information about the program including a video that you can watch from the WATCH D.O.G.S. website:  www.fathers.com/watchdogs and learn how the program works from dads across the nation.  After viewing the presentation and watching the video please go to:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c48adae2ba2f58-dayofservice to sign up to become part of our WATCH D.O.G.S. program at Stone Lake.  You will need to order a t-shirt for yourself to wear a part of your WATCH D.O.G. uniform on the day that you come in to participate.  You may also order a t-shirt for your child as well.  The t-shirts are $12 each and can be made payable to Stone Lake PTO.  If you need an order form, please email Mrs. Freeman, the Vice-Principal, at: dfreeman@egusd.net.

Dreena Freeman

Vice-Principal

Stone Lake Elementary

916-683-4096 Phone

916-683-4098 Fax

Watch D.O.G.S. Presentation

Watch-DOGS-T-shirt-order-form

Mr. Beard’s GATE Presentation

February 4, 2015, Mr. Beard gave a GATE presentation to Stone Lake Parents.  Here is his PowerPoint.

Gifted and Talented Education

Course Selection Night

This Post is for Parents who have a 6th grader attending Toby Johnson Middle School for 7th grade. Please click on the link to find out about your February “Course Selection Night.”

Parent Information Nights Flyer Spring 2015-2016

PTO Fundraiser for Stone Lake

Stone Lake PTO has started a fundraiser benefiting Stone Lake Elementary School. This fundraiser runs from February 3-February 17.

Please look at the flyer below for details.  Thank you!

BagsScarfsJewelryFundraiser

Watch D.O.G.S.

Attention Dads and Father-Figures of Stone Lake!

Are you ready to become a Stone Lake Watch D.O.G.? Please read below for some brief information about the program including a video that you can watch from the WATCH D.O.G.S. website:  www.fathers.com/watchdogs and learn how the program works from dads across the nation.  After viewing the presentation and watching the video please go to:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c48adae2ba2f58-dayofservice to sign up to become part of our WATCH D.O.G.S. program at Stone Lake.  You will need to order a t-shirt for yourself to wear a part of your WATCH D.O.G. uniform on the day that you come in to participate.  You may also order a t-shirt for your child as well.  The t-shirts are $12 each and can be made payable to Stone Lake PTO.  If you need an order form, please email Mrs. Freeman, the Vice-Principal, at:  dfreeman@egusd.net.

Dreena Freeman

Vice-Principal

Stone Lake Elementary

916-683-4096 Phone

916-683-4098 Fax

Watch D.O.G.S. Presentation

Watch-DOGS-T-shirt-order-form

PTO March Newsletter

Here is an online copy of our Stone Lake PTO March Newsletter.

Newsletter – March 2014

Thank you for supporting PTO :)

 

Mr. Beard’s LCAP Message to the Stone Lake Community

Dear Stone Lake Families,

Please read this information carefully.  The state of California is on the dawn of a new way to fund schools.  Part of this plan means that the school district and each school must develop a Local Control and Accountability Plan.  Part of developing this plan for our school is to get parents to let us know what we can do to make Stone Lake better.  Below I have included some information about the LCAP and the 8 State Priority Areas that each school must focus on.  I ask that after reading this information that you log on to Survey Monkey, and you let me know based on these 8 State Priority Areas, what you feel Stone Lake can do to better serve your children.

 

What is the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP)?

The LCAP is a critical part of the new Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF).  Each school district must engage parents, educators, employees and the community to establish these plans. The plans will describe the school district’s overall vision for students, annual goals and specific actions the district will take to achieve the vision and goals. The LCAPs must focus on eight areas identified as state priorities. The plans will also demonstrate how the district’s budget will help achieve the goals, and assess each year how well the strategies in the plan were able to improve outcomes.

 

What are the eight state priority areas that must be addressed in the plans?

There are eight areas for which school districts, with parent and community input, must establish goals and actions. This must be done both district-wide and for each school. The areas are:

1. Providing all students access to fully credentialed teachers, instructional materials that align with state standards, and safe facilities.

2. Implementation of California’s academic standards, including the Common Core State Standards in English language arts and math, Next Generation Science Standards, English language development, history social science, visual and performing arts, health education and physical education standards.

3. Parent involvement and participation, so the local community is engaged in the decision-making process and the educational programs of students.

4. Improving student achievement and outcomes along multiple measures, including test scores, English proficiency and college and career preparedness.

5. Supporting student engagement, including whether students attend school or are chronically absent.

6. Highlighting school climate and connectedness through a variety of factors, such as suspension and expulsion rates and other locally identified means.

7. Ensuring all students have access to classes that prepare them for college and careers, regardless of what school they attend or where they live.

8. Measuring other important student outcomes related to required areas of study, including physical education and the arts.

 

In closing, here is the link to our Survey Monkey:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ZM3V7YL

 

It’s only one question, and we hope that you take the opportunity to give us some feedback.  As always, please feel free to call me, stop by, or email me with your questions and suggestions.

Respectfully,

Mark H. Beard, Principal

916-683-4096

mhbeard@egusd.net

EGUSD Board of Education seeks Finance Committee members

The Elk Grove Unified Board of Education (EGUSD) would like to invite interested applicants to serve in one of three open positions on the Board’s advisory Finance Committee.

“We welcome community involvement in our District and appreciate the dedication of those individuals who take an opportunity to serve in this area of public education,” said EGUSD Board President Priscilla S. Cox.

The function of the Finance Committee is to serve in an advisory capacity to the Elk Grove Unified School District Board of Trustees on matters pertaining to District finances. The Committee provides community input that is shared with the Board of Education. It is comprised of community members appointed by each Board member and the Superintendent and three community members appointed by the entire Board of Education. Finance Committee Members serve two-year terms.

The Committee is assisted by non-voting district staff members including the Associate Superintendent of Finance and School Support, Director of Fiscal Services and other staff as needed. Student representatives from the District’s high schools provide feedback on financial impact at their school sites.

The functions of the Finance Committee are to:

  • review the annual budget and interim financial reports and comment when deemed necessary;
  • provide opinions on current fiscal strategies for the district;
  • identify potential fiscal problems and refer them to the Board of Education for analysis;
  • provide an annual written report of the committee’s activities to the Board;
  • provide any oral presentations to the BOE at the Board’s request or at the committee’s initiative; and
  • serve as an ad hoc resource or provide specific research or study as requested by the Board.

Applicants must live within the District’s 320 square mile boundary and be 18-years-old or over.

To apply, please fill out the EGUSD Finance Committee Application by clicking here. Applications are due to Arlene Hein, Board Secretary, no later than 5 p.m. on March 5, 2014.  They can be emailed to ahein@egusd.net or mailed or delivered to:

Arlene Hein
Robert L. Trigg Education Center
9510 Elk Grove-Florin Road
Elk Grove, CA 95624

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