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SUMMER INFORMATION 2017

Please click on the tab of your child's school: Upper, Middle, or Lower.

Upper School

Important Dates

Summer Letter from Head of School: This important letter was sent home the week of July 18.

Grade 9 Laptop and New Upper School Student Laptop Orientation 2017
Rising grade 9 students and new Upper School students receive laptop training to get accustomed to their new devices. Please sign up here. If you cannot make these dates, please email Mr. Jason Rosenberg at jrosenberg@stoneridgeschool.org.

New Parent Reception for Upper School Parents, Wednesday, August 23, 6:30-8:30 pm, Head of School Residence. RSVP here.

US Fall Sports Tryouts: August 21-23 4:00 pm-6:00 pm

First Day of School, Monday, August 28

First Academic Orientation, Monday, August 28

Upper School Pictures, Wednesday, August 30

Fall Play Auditions, TBD

After School Private Lesson Program
Stone Ridge offers half-hour, weekly lessons after school here on campus. Lessons are offered on piano, guitar, woodwinds, brass and voice. Group guitar classes are also available in weekly 45-minute classes. More detailed information will be sent out in August. Contact Jamie Golembiewski .

Silver Strings Suzuki Studio has limited openings for the 2017-2018 academic year. If you are considering enrolling your child in the studio program (ages 5 and up) please contact Elizabeth Cunha soon to inquire about scheduling availability.

Student Parking: Third and Fourth Academic students will need to register their car for on campus parking. Read the letter and fill out the form.

Upper School Uniform Requirements

Upper School Uniform Requirements - visit our uniform web page.

Where to buy

Gator Gallery (in-store or online)
School Store located at Stone Ridge on the 400 level
301.657.4322 ext. 371

The Gator Gallery will be open the following dates during the summer:

  • June 21, June 28, July 12, July 19, July 26, August 9, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
  • August 21, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • August 22, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • August 23, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

The Gator Gallery will resumes normal Tuesday and Thursday operations August 29.

The Gator Gallery is available 24/7 through our online ordering system.

Land's End
1.800.469.2222
School code: 900118159

FlynnO'Hara Uniforms
Loehmann’s Plaza
5210 Randolph Road, Rockville, MD 20852

Athletics

Health Forms - all athletes must complete a health form by July 31, and the consent for the Concussion ImPACT testing.

Gator Strong Summer program, June 1-July 31. Learn more and register.

SUMMER VOLLEYBALL: Information: please contact AD Jason McGhee or Coach Maureen Carter (preferred)
SUMMER BASKETBALL: Information: please contact AD Jason McGhee or Coach Andy Luther (preferred)
FIELD HOCKEY: For pick up field hockey games or summer workout plans contact Coach Gloria Nantulya
SOCCER: For pick up soccer games or summer workout plan contact Coach Kati Jo Spisak
CROSS COUNTRY: For summer running workout plans contact Coach Peter Rook
TENNIS: For summer tennis lesson or camp recommendations please contact Coach Bob Finney or Coach Larry Zebrak.

US Fall Sports Tryouts: August 21-23 4:00 pm-6:00 pm

Health Forms!!

Health Forms - visit www.stoneridgeschool.org/health to access the appropriate health forms. Health Forms are due to Alana Pitcher, RN by July 31.

Concussion Testing - Please read the ImPACT Letter and fill out the online ImPACT Consent Form (Immediate Post-concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing) by August 18.

Summer Hours

The Upper School Office will be closed July 31 through August 11, and will reopen on Monday, August 14. If you need assistance, please email usoffice@stoneridgeschool.org, which will be checked periodically.

Contacts

Cindy Sabik, Head of Upper School
Malcolm McCluskey, Assistant Head of Upper School, ext. 341
Stephany Fontanone, Upper School Dean of Students, ext. 384
Brenda Wendel, Upper School Office Manager, ext. 385

Book Buying

Students may purchase textbooks through MBS Direct at http://bookstore.mbsdirect.net/stoneridge.htm, or from another source (ex: amazon textbooks).

MBS Direct's virtual bookstore will open July 3.

Book list for 2017-2018 (updated July 27).

Students will be mailed a list of their courses in early July.

If you have questions, please contact the Assistant Head of Upper School Malcolm McCluskey.

Senior Portraits

Senior portraits will be available on campus the following days:

Tuesday, August 15, 3:30-6:30 pm
Wednesday, August 23, 3:30-6:30 pm

To sign up for a session please visit www.freedspirit.com. Click on the calendar and register with your contact information. Select "Stone Ridge Senior Portraits" and sign up for your preferred date & time.

Portraits will be taken in the Large Parlor in Hamilton House and outside. Dress for senior portraits is "nice dress" as defined in our handbook. There is no charge for the portrait session. Pictures taken will be available for purchase directly from Freed Photography and you will be able to view all of your pictures in an online gallery.

Portrait sessions are optional. However, if you do not schedule a senior portrait session with Freed Photography, you will need to have your picture taken at school on August 30, in uniform.

Here is the Freed Photography flyer.

Share Your Summer Fun & Great News

#SRSummer - Keep SR Social Media and website news active over the summer! Use the hashtag!

  • Send any photos of your child in SR gear on vacation, playing at the pool, having a picnic, etc. Include first name, graduation year, and location.
  • Send information about accomplishments over the summer. Did you go to a cool camp, win a competition, make an all-star team, perform in a summer play? Include name, graduation year and accomplishment.
  • Email to E-Communications Manager Patty Lynch.

Summer Assignments

English

Course #
Course Title Assignment
EN100 Intro to Literature and Composition
Please refer to the attached document.
EN200 British Literature Please refer to the attached document.
Link to example of Commonplace books.
EN231 Honors British Literature Please refer to the attached document.
EN300 American Literature Please refer to the attached document.
EN360 AP English Language
Please refer to the attached document.
EN400's
4th Academic English Electives Please refer to the attached document.
EN460 AP English Literature
Please refer to the attached document.
EN530 Journalism Please refer to the attached document.

Math

Course #
Course Title Assignment
MA100 Algebra I Students are to complete the attached packet
MA120 Geometry Students are to complete the attached packet
MA135 Geometry with Analysis Students are to complete the attached packet
MA200
Algebra II
Students are to complete the attached packet
MA220
Algebra II with Analysis Students are to complete the attached packet
MA250
Honors Algebra II with Precalculus Students are to complete the attached packet
MA320 Precalculus Students are to complete the attached packet
MA340 Honors Precalculus with Analysis
Students are to complete the attached packet
MA355
Honors Precalulus with Diff Calculus
Students are to complete the attached packet
MA430 Introduction to Calculus Students are to complete the attached packet
MA540 AP Calculus AB Students are to complete the attached packet
MA550 AP Calculus BC
Students are to complete the attached packet

Science

Course #
Course Title Assignment
SC260 AP Chemistry Students are to complete the attached packet
SC305 Honors Biology Students are to complete the attached packet
SC560 AP Environmental Students are to complete the attached packet
SC570 AP Physics Students are to complete the attached packet
SC450 Honors Molecular Biology Students are to complete the attached packet

World Languages

Course #
Course Title Assignment
FL120 French II Please refer to the attached document.
FL130 French III
Please refer to the attached document.
FL160 AP French Language
Please refer to the attached document.
FL170
Honors French Literature Please refer to the attached document.
FL220 Spanish II Please refer to the attached document.
FL230 Spanish III Please refer to the attached document.
FL240 Spanish IV
Please refer to the attached document.
FL260 AP Spanish Language Please refer to the attached document.
FL270 AP Spanish Literature Please refer to the attached document.
FL340 AP Latin Please refer to the attached document.

History

Course #
Course Title Assignments
HS530 AP US History Please refer to the attached document.

Art History

Course #
Course Title Assignment
 FA510 AP Art History
Please refer to the attached document.

Middle School

Middle School Summer Work

Grade 5 Summer Assignments and Are You Ready Math worksheet

Grade 6 Summer Assignments

Grade 7 Summer Assignments

Grade 8 Summer Assignments

All Grades Typing Practice suggestions

Summer Supplemental reading lists
Grade 5 Summer Reading List
Grade 6 Summer Reading List
Grade 7 Summer Reading List
Grade 8 Summer Reading List

Accessing IXL.com for math and language arts practice over the summer.
Students who have been using IXL.com during this past year will log on the same way she has in the past. Anyone can use a computer to access ixl.com and have the math and language arts modules available.

If you are new to SR this year or haven’t used IXL.com, the instructions are as follows:

  1. Go to ixl.com
  2. username: firstinitiallastname2digityearyougraduate - example: ralfonso19@stoneridge (please be careful, there is no “school” at the end of that username)
  3. password: 123456 (the same for all students, at first. Please, change your password after you have logged in.)
  4. If this information does not allow you access to ixl.com, please email Rick Alfonso at ralfonso@stoneridgeschool.org
  5. You can now browse both the math and language arts sections and click on activities you’d like to practice.
  6. You can also click on the ‘Help Center’ link at the bottom of most ixl.com pages.

Locker Information

The Grade 5 lockers are made of a plastic composite material without metal, therefore the students cannot use magnets. Students may purchase a magnetic strip that will hold magnets. Regular tape and command strips for hooks may be used. The locker dimensions for Grade 5 are: 10"W x 16"D x 13"H.

The Grade 6-8 lockers are made of metal so you may use magnets. The dimensions for Grades 6-8 are: 14"W x 16"D x 32"H.

Please do not purchase materials to decorate the outside of the locker door, with the exception on and around a student's birthday.

Please do not purchase anything for your locker that would deface the interior or exterior surface.

Study Skills Workshop

  • Study Skills Workshop 2017 for students entering Grades 5 & 6
  • August 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 (4:00-5:30 pm) and September 10, 17, 24 (1:00-2:30 pm)
  • Mrs. Maryann Will, Middle School Learning Specialist, will conduct the classes.
  • Visit www.stoneridgeschool.org/studyskills to learn more. The workshop is full.

School Supplies

School Supplies

The Middle School is excited to offer the optional service of SchoolKidz Supply Kits for the purchasing of grade-level supplies. Ordering is now open through June 23. Information and ordering instructions can be found here. Your daughter’s school supplies box would be delivered to your daughter’s advisor on the first day of school.

If you choose to purchase supplies on your own please refer to these lists:
Grade 5 Supply List
Grade 6 Supply List
Grade 7 Supply List
Grade 8 Supply List

Please free to contact the Middle School Office with any questions.

Martie Bollo
Administrative Assistant to the Head of Middle School
mbollo@stoneridgeschool.org
301.657.4322 ext. 309


PE & Athletics Supply List for Grades 5-8


We strongly suggest that all Middle School students have a library card to your local library.

School Uniforms

Middle School Uniform Requirements - visit our uniform web page.

Where to buy

Gator Gallery (in-store or online)
School Store located at Stone Ridge on the 400 level
301.657.4322 ext. 371

The Gator Gallery will be open the following dates during the summer:

  • June 21, June 28, July 12, July 19, July 26, August 9, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
  • August 21, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • August 22, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • August 23, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

The Gator Gallery will resumes normal Tuesday and Thursday operations August 29

The Gator Gallery is available 24/7 through our online ordering system.

Land's End
1.800.469.2222
School code: 900118159

FlynnO'Hara Uniforms
Loehmann’s Plaza
5210 Randolph Road, Rockville, MD 20852

Health Forms!!

Health Forms - Please visit www.stoneridgeschool.org/health to access the appropriate health forms. Health Forms are due to Alana Pitcher, RN by July 31.

Athletics

In early September, Grades 6-8 students will take a non-invasive test for concussions on the computer measuring memory, reaction time, processing speed, and impulse control through a series of tasks.

MS Sport tryouts, Tuesday, September 5

Important Dates

New Parent Reception for Lower and Middle School parents, Thursday, August 24, 6:30-8:30 pm, Head of School's Residence. RSVP here.

Afterschool Campus registration begins August 25

First Day of School, Monday, August 28, 12:15 pm dismissal for Middle School

MS Sport tryouts, Tuesday, September 5

RidgeSound Auditions (a cappella group), TBA

Musical Auditions, September 6 and 7, 3:30-5:00, and callbacks will be September 8, 3:30-5:00.

Junior Chorus Auditions
, TBA in July

After School Private Lesson Program
Stone Ridge offers half-hour, weekly lessons after school here on campus. Lessons are offered on piano, guitar, woodwinds, brass and voice. Group guitar classes are also available in weekly 45-minute classes. More detailed information will be sent out in August. Questions, please contact Jamie Golembiewski.

Silver Strings Suzuki Studio has limited openings for the 2017-2018 academic year. If you are considering enrolling your child in the studio program (ages 5 and up) please contact Elizabeth Cunha soon to inquire about scheduling availability.

Book Buying

The students may purchase textbooks through MBS Direct at http://bookstore.mbsdirect.net/stoneridge.htm, or from another source (ex: amazon textbooks).

MBS Direct's virtual bookstore will open July 3.

Book list for the 2017-2018 school year.
Note: Grade 5 and 6 English Workbook:
Strategies to Achieve Reading Success (STARS) - This workbook must be ordered (new condition only) from the publisher.
Publisher: Curriculum Associates, www.curriculumassociates.com or 1-800-225-0248,
ISBN: 978-0-7609-6368-5. Please use the exact ISBN number to ensure the correct edition is ordered.

Technology

Middle School Laptop Training Sessions

All Grade 5 and new Grade 6-8 students will receive laptop training to get accustomed to their new devices. Please sign up for one training session. Please note both student and parent/guardian must attend the session. The parent and child session is the first half an hour and the second hour is for students.

Questions?

Ms. Urvi Shah                        
Director of Educational Technology and Innovation
ushah@stoneridgeschool.org

Mr. Rick Alfonso
Middle School Educational Technologist
ralfonso@stoneridgeschool.org

Middle School Handbook

2017-2018 Parent Handbook


Share Your Summer Fun & Great News

#SRSummer - Keep SR Social Media and website news active over the summer!

  • Send any photos of your child in SR gear on vacation, playing at the pool, having a picnic, etc. Include first name, graduation year, and location.
  • Send information about accomplishments over the summer. Did you go to a cool camp, win a competition, make an all-star team, perform in a summer play? Include name, graduation year and accomplishment.
  • Email to E-Communications Manager Patty Lynch.

Summer Hours

The MS summer office hours:

  • June 8-June 16, 9:00 am- 3:00 pm
  • June 19- August 11, MS office closed
  • August 14- August 25, 9:00 am- 3:00 pm

If you need assistance, please email msoffice@stoneridgeschool.org. This email will be monitored periodically over the summer.

Lower School

Lower School Summer Work

Dear Lower School Parents,

Please read the summer work letter that applies to your family:

Letter for current SR parents rising Grades 1-4 students
Letter for new parents rising Grades 1-4 students
Letter for all parents of Kindergarten students
Letter for Little Hearts Parents regarding backpacks

Thank you,
The LS Learning Strategists Team

Nancy Wiegand, Early Childhood Program Little Hearts
Beth Montanaro, Primary Grades
Nicole Christenson, Intermediate Grades

Summer Reading Grades 1-4

Summer Math Work

For new and current students:
Please note login for new students will be available  after June 15, 2017

Summer Math Login Directions - IXL

For returning students, the login process should be a familiar one as IXL was used throughout the school year.

To access IXL:

  • Web-based: Go to www.IXL.com/signin/stoneridge
  • or iPad App: Search for "IXL" in the App Store
  • Enter your child's username and password
  • Username: first initial last name high school graduation year@stoneridge (example: for a rising Grade 4 student named Jane Doe, her username would be jdoe25@stoneridge)
  • Password: 123456
  • Click on Math at the top of the page and navigate to the appropriate grade level.
  • Select a skill to practice.

    For current SR students Only
    Summer Math Login Directions - Dreambox

    For returning students, the login process should be a familiar one as Dreambox was used throughout the 2015-2016 school year.

    To access Dreambox:

    • Web-based: Go to https://play.dreambox.com/login/9vsc/stonersotsh
    • or iPad App: Search for "DreamBox Math" in the App Store. When prompted in the app for the school  Code, use: 9vsc/stonersotsh
    • Enter your child's username and password
    • Username: first initial last name high school graduation year (example: for a rising Grade 4 student named Jane Doe, her username would be jdoe25
    • Password: 123456

    If you are having log in issue, please contact
    Robert Zeman at rzeman@stoneridgeschool.org
    Urvi Shah at ushah@stoneridgeschool.org

    Summer Fun & Great News

    #SRSummer - Keep SR Social Media and website news active over the summer!

    • Send any photos of your child in SR gear on vacation, playing at the pool, having a picnic, etc. Include first name, graduation year, and location.
    • Send information about accomplishments over the summer. Did you go to a cool camp, win a competition, make an all-star team, perform in a summer play? Include name, graduation year and accomplishment.
    • Email to E-Communications Manager Patty Lynch.

    Important Forms to Submit

    Health Forms - visit www.stoneridgeschool.org/health to access the appropriate health forms. Health Forms are due to Alana Pitcher, RN by July 31.

    Summer Hours

    The Lower School Office will close June 16 and reopen on August 14, 2017. If you need assistance, please email lsoffice@stoneridgeschool.org. This email will be monitored periodically over the summer.

    Important Dates

    New Parent Reception for Lower and Middle School parents, Thursday, August 24, 6:30-8:30 pm, Head of School's Residence. RSVP here.

    Friday, August 25 - Afterschool CampUs registration will begin

    Monday, August 28 - First Day of School – 11:45 am dismissal for Lower School

    Tuesday, August 29 - Full Day of School

    Friday, September 8 - LS Photo Day

    Junior Chorus Auditions - TBA

    After School Private Lesson Program
    Stone Ridge offers half-hour, weekly lessons after school here on campus. Lessons are offered on piano, guitar, woodwinds, brass and voice. Group guitar classes are also available in weekly 45-minute classes. More detailed information will be sent out in August. Questions, please contact Jamie Golembiewski.

    Silver Strings Suzuki Studio has limited openings for the 2017-2018 academic year. If you are considering enrolling your child in the studio program (ages 5 and up) please contact Elizabeth Cunha soon to inquire about scheduling availability. (An adult must attend lessons with students under 11)

    School Supplies

    Each Preschool, Pre-Kindergarten, and Kindergarten child will receive a Little Hearts Stone Ridge backpack. You do not need to buy a backpack for your child. It is required to bring this backpack to and from school each day.

    School Supplies for the School Year 2017-2018 (Kindergarten- Grade 4) will be provided for each student. We will NOT be using Schoolkidz this year. We will be sending a letter home with all of the information needed for each grade over the summer.

    Uniform Information for Kindergarten - Grade 4

    Lower School Uniform Requirements - visit our uniform web page.

    Where to buy

    Gator Gallery (in-store or online)
    School Store located at Stone Ridge on the 400 level
    301.657.4322 ext. 371

    The Gator Gallery will be open the following dates during the summer:

    • June 21, June 28, July 12, July 19, July 26, August 9, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
    • August 21, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
    • August 22, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
    • August 23, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

    The Gator Gallery will resume normal Tuesday and Thursday operations August 29.

    The Gator Gallery is available 24/7 through our online ordering system.

    Land's End
    1.800.469.2222
    School code: 900118159

    FlynnO'Hara Uniforms
    Loehmann’s Plaza
    5210 Randolph Road, Rockville, MD 20852

    Summer EdTech & innovation

    Stone Ridge = Innovation

    Laptops and Screen Time
    Summer is a great time of year to play outside, get lost in a book, pick up a hobby, and learn something interesting! We highly recommend that your daughters spend no more than 1-2 hours (less is better!) on any device including their school owned laptops, cell phones, and television. We also recommend that students should not take their school owned devices on trips or camps. Consider trying out Common Sense Media's newest challenge: Device Free Dinner.

    STEAM and STEM summer camps and programs

    • TechShop and the Make Movement Course provided by Stone Ridge (grades 10-12)
    • Check with SR Summer campus

    Tech-tidbit to Ponder...

    What age should my child have a cell phone?
    We recommend and believe that a child below Grade 9 does not need a smartphone. If you do need your child to text or call you, we recommend purchasing them a flip phone.

    Family Technology Contracts
    Are you looking for some guidelines on managing technology at home?

    Check out Common Sense Media’s
    Family Media Agreement
    Customizeable Device Contract

    Follow our blogs and check out our resources:
    Stone Ridge EdTech Resources

    Educational Technology Blogs:
    Lower School written by Mrs. Julia Ewart
    Middle School written by Mr. Rick Alfonso
    Upper School written by Mr. Jason Rosenberg