Archives for Important News

Wild West Book Fair

Yeehaw Pardners!  The Wild West Book Fair is coming to Stone Lake!  It’s time to lasso some good reads and we hope to see y’all there!  We sure could use some volunteers to make the fair a rootin’ tootin’ success, so please sign up to help if you can!

The link to the signup genius:

Book Fair Sign Up

Restaurant Night

There is a restaurant fundraiser scheduled for this Friday, Sept 8th from 1:00 – 10:00 pm at Pinkberry. Flyers are required for this fundraiser. Per the manager, “Please make sure to let customers know to mention the fundraiser prior to being rung up so all appropriate sales count for your school.”  Thank you in advance and hope you all can make it to this fundraiser.

Tye Ross

restaurant night flyer

PTO Secretary Needed

Dear Stone Lake Families,

PTO needs your help.  We are currently looking to fill the Secretary position on our Board.  Our current Secretary had an unexpected emergency which required her to relocate her family to the bay area and resign from her position.  We wish her the very best and already miss her and her family.  

Here is a brief description of the duties:

As secretary, you will attend the monthly meetings, record minutes of general meetings, and distribute them in a timely manner.  Photocopy the minutes from the last general meeting for distribution (and approval) at the upcoming general meeting.  Maintain a complete list of all approved minutes, agendas, treasurers reports, and materials disctribued at any official PTO meeting.  Determine, with executive board approval, the most appropriate methods and frequency of communicating with members.  Manage communications and marketing for the PTO, including but not limited to: PTO newsletters, Email broadcasts, Website, Social media, Bulletin boards, etc.


If interested in volunteering for this position, please plan to join us at the September 12th General PTO Meeting at 6 P.M.  For further information, please contact Jessica Trudell at


Thank you,

Stone Lake Elementary PTO

We Need You-Stone Lake School Site Council Members

Stone Lake Parents and Guardians:

Are you interested in helping to determine the future path for Stone Lake Elementary School?   We currently have three open seats for parents to serve a two year term on our Stone Lake School Site Council (SSC) .  We have two incumbent SSC members that served their two years, but they are seeking to be reelected, and based on our SSC bylaws, they are required to be included in this year’s voting process.

Our School Site Council plays an integral role at our school – serving as a bridge between the classroom and the community.  Our School Site Council is made up of an equal number of parents and staff members (five parents and five staff members) who work together to set our school direction. Our School Site Council is looking for members willing to serve a two year term to support the efforts of the school and share ideas for our continual improvement. The time requirement for a SSC member is to attend approximately six-eight meetings each year.  The meetings usually occur midweek at 5:30 p.m. in our library.  These meetings usually last about an hour or slightly longer and sometimes shorter depending on the agenda.

If you are interested and would like to self-nominate for a seat on our School Site Council, please email me at  I ask that your email include a brief statement introducing yourself and the reasons why you would like to serve on our School Site Council.  The statement that you provide will be used to introduce you to the community for the voting.  The nomination period runs from July 17-28.  We will hold an email vote via our parent email system and Survey Monkey during the week of July 31st.

If you have questions or would like to speak with me about the role of our School Site Council, please feel free to stop by our office, email, or call the school office.



Mark H. Beard

Synergy ParentVue Information

Synergy will be a word that you hear a lot at the start of the year.  Synergy is our new student information system.  However, the most important part of this system is the connectivity it allows parents with their child’s school information.  Parents at Stone Lake have long asked for a system that enables them to access and monitor grades, check on student information, and even have the ability to change student information (e.g., phone numbers, email addresses, etc.).  Well, that system has arrived.  However, it is going to require parents to follow specific steps:

At Back to School Night parents will receive log-in letters that provide a specific log-in key code for each parent.  These letters are specific for each parent, and they will only be given to the parent that they are addressed to.  So it is vital that BOTH parents come to the Back to School Night on the 13th.

Principal’s Welcome Message

Dear Stone Lake Families,

Welcome Stone Lake families!  The 17-18 school year will be starting for our B, C and D-Track families on Thursday, July 13th.  We are looking forward to seeing everybody and starting the 17-18 school year on a positive note.  I have attached this year’s Parent Student Handbook.  This handbook has a lot of information, and it also has many important dates for this school year.  Please read over the handbook carefully.  Below are some quick highlights for the start of the year:

  • Class lists are posted in the office window.  We will have classroom maps posted in front of the school to help guide parents to where they need to go.  On Thursday we ask that students report directly to their classrooms.  AM Kinder will start school at 8:00 and 1st-6th grade students will start school at 8:10.  PM Kinder starts at 11:31.
  • We ask that ALL parents please plan on attending Back to School Night on Thursday evening.  We have set a school goal that 100% of our families will attend this evening event.  We feel it is the most important night of the school year for parents, and with our new Synergy information system providing parents comprehensive access to your child’s academic progress this year, we feel this year’s Back to School Night is more important than ever.  FAQ about Synergy is in the handbook.  Kinder starts at 5:30; Intermediate starts at 6:00 and Primary starts at 6:45.
  • This year Stone Lake teachers will monitor the Four Winds and Lakepoint crosswalk.  We once again ask that ALL parents use this crosswalk or the CDI crosswalk to cross students on Lakepoint.

We can’t wait to start the school year, and welcome everybody back to school on Thursday.  We’re looking forward to having an Awesome 17-18 school year, and we’ll see you on Thursday.

As usual, if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.


Mark Beard, Principal

Free Preschool

The Elk Grove Unified School District is offering free preschool for 3 and 4 year old children.

We are looking for typically developing children with good behaviors, appropriate social skills, and sufficient language to be role models for an inclusive preschool setting.

There are no income requirements or limitations, priority is given to families who live in the Stone Lake attendance area.  Class will begin the week of September 4, 2017.

  • 3 year old class will meet on Tuesday and Thursday, two hours per session
  • 4 year old class will meet on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, three hours per session
  • Class will be offered at Stone Lake Elementary School

For more information, please plan on attending an informational meeting held in Room K-3 at Stone Lake Elementary School:

June 6, 2017 

1:30 – 2:00 p.m.

Additional questions?

Email Kristin Ruff, Teacher ( or

Jennifer Lipsky, Program Specialist (

Ice Cream Social Sign Ups

As we prepare for our Ice Cream Social on Friday, June 9th, we would like to invite our parent community to volunteer to help support this annual Stone Lake event.  The link below will provide you with the areas and times that you can support this Awesome community event.

ICS Volunteer Signups

PTO Meeting Rescheduled

The May General PTO meeting has be rescheduled to Tuesday, May 16th at 6pm in the library.  We would like to have all those interested in being apart of the PTO board next year attend.  If there are any questions, please contact Jessica at  We thank you for your continued support 🙂

Ice Cream Social Presale Tickets

Mark your calendars. Our annual Ice Cream Social is scheduled for Friday, June 9, 2017, from 5:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Presale tickets are now available.



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