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Back to School 2018-19

Upper School

Important Dates

Grade 9 Laptop and New Upper School Student Laptop Orientation 2018
Rising grade 9 students and new Upper School students receive laptop training to get accustomed to their new devices. Please sign up here. Questions? Please contact Mr. Jason Rosenberg, Upper School Educational Technologist.

US Fall Sports Tryouts start August 20, 4:00 pm-6:00 pm

First Day of School & First Academic Orientation, Monday, August 27

Upper School Pictures, 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. Contact Jamie Golembiewski .

Silver Strings Suzuki Studio has limited openings for the 2018-2019 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. More info to come in August.

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 near the Athletic Center
301.657.4322 ext. 371

Summer Gator Gallery Hours

  • Tuesdays from 9:00 am -2:00 pm:
    • June 26
    • July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
    • August 14, 21
  • Thursday, August 23
  • Monday August 27

The Gator Gallery will resume normal Tuesday and Thursday operations August 28.

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

Land's End
1.800.469.2222
School code: 900118159

Flynn & O'Hara Uniforms
Loehmann’s Plaza
5210 Randolph Road, Rockville, MD 20852

Athletics

Health Forms - all athletes must complete a health form by July 31.

Register for Gator Strong Summer:  A functional training and athletic conditioning program to improve overall fitness, strength, agility, and quickness; and with an emphasis on injury prevention quality movement patterns.

SUMMER VOLLEYBALL: Information: please contact AD Jason McGhee or Coach Maureen Carter
SUMMER BASKETBALL: Information: please contact AD Jason McGhee or Coach Jasmine MacDonald
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 20-24, 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.

Summer Hours

The Upper School Office will close at the end of business on Friday, July 27, and will reopen on Monday,  August 13. If you need assistance, please email usoffice@stoneridgeschool.org, which will be checked periodically.

Contacts

Malcolm McCluskey, Head of Upper School, ext. 341
Stephany Fontanone, Upper School Dean of Students, ext. 384
Michelle Cofino, Upper School Registrar, ext. 405
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).

View MBS Direct's flyer. MBS Direct's virtual bookstore opens July 2 with free shipping from July 23-30.

Book list for 2018-19.

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

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

Senior Portraits

Senior portraits will be available on campus in late August – dates to be determined.

Sign-ups for a session will be announced this summer.

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 Victor O'Neill Studios and you will be able to view all of your pictures in an online gallery. Portrait sessions are optional. 

Share Your Summer Fun & Great News

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.

Parents

Volunteer
We love parent volunteers! Check out all the ways you can become involved and meet other parents and embrace Goal IV.

Parent Summer reading list.

June Freshman Parent meeting notes.

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 – coming soon.
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.
EN535 Journalism II and III 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 Precalculus with Diff Calculus Students are to complete the attached packet
MA430 Introduction to Calculus Students are to complete the attached packet
MA520 AP Statistic 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

 

History

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

 

 

World Languages

Course # Course Title Assignment
FL120 French II Please refer to the attached document
FL130 French III Please refer to the attached document
FL140 French IV Please refer to the attached document
FL160 AP French Language Please refer to the attached document
FL170 Honors French Seminar Please refer to the attached document
FL220 Spanish II Please refer to the attached document
FL236 Spanish for Heritage Speakers 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

 

Science

Course # Course Title Assignment
SC260 AP Chemistry Students are to complete the attached packet
SC250 Honors Chemistry 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

 

Art History

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

 

Middle School

Middle School Summer Work

Grade 5

Grade 6

Grade 7

Grade 8

Summer assignment for students entering Algebra

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

IXL.com for math and language arts summer practice
Current 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.

New families who wish to utilize IXL can contact Mr. Rick Alfonso, Middle School Educational Technologist, to receive assistance with new user log in credentials. Alternatively, grade level summer skills supplemental packets are above and can be printed and completed in lieu of, or along with, the IXL practice materials.

** Please be aware that, on occasion, the skill numbers are adjusted by IXL.com during the summer. As your daughter begins to work on the practice skills, she may find that the sub sets no longer align with the sub sets on the summer assignment page. If this should occur, she may refer to the skill description title as a reference to complete each grouping of practice skills.

Locker Information

Although optional, students may choose to decorate, organize and create the perfect locker space that fits their personality and needs. To help facilitate this, below are the locker dimensions, by grade level, as well as other noteworthy details:

Grade 5: 10”W x 16”D x 32”H - These lockers are made of composite material and are not compatible with magnets.

Grade 6-8: 14”W x. 16”D x 32”H - These lockers are metal and are compatible with magnets.

  • Lockers contain ample space and students are required to keep all books, binders, laptops, supplies  and personal items in their lockers at all times.
  • While decorating and accessorizing is encouraged as a fun way to personalize each locker, students should remain aware that organizing with purpose will be helpful during a busy middle school day. 
  • Locks will be distributed on orientation day. 

Study Skills Workshop

  • Study Skills Workshop 2018 for students entering Grades 5 & 6
  • August 19, 20, 21, 22, 23 (4:00-5:30 pm) and September 9, 16, 23 (1:00-2:30 pm)
  • Mrs. Maryann Will, Middle School Learning Specialist, will conduct the classes.
  • Learn more and register.

School Supplies

School Supplies

Grade 5 Supply List
Grade 6 Supply List
Grade 7 Supply List
Grade 8 Supply List
 


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 by the Athletic Center
301.657.4322 ext. 371

Summer Gator Gallery Hours

  • Tuesdays from 9:00 am -2:00 pm:
    • June 26
    • July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
    • August 14, 21
  • Thursday, August 23
  • Monday August 27

The Gator Gallery will resumes normal Tuesday and Thursday operations August 28

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.

Important Dates

New Parent Reception for Middle School parents, Wednesday, August 22, 6:30-8:30 pm, Head of School's Residence. RSVP here.

Afterschool Campus registration opens, Friday, August 24 at 9:00 am.

First Day of School, Monday, August 27, 12:15 pm dismissal for Middle School

MS Sport tryouts, Tuesday, September 4

Musical Auditions for The Addams Family, September 10, 11, & 12, 3:30-5:30 pm, Sophie Center.
 

Middle School Junior Chorus Auditions
September 11, 13, and 14, 3:15-4:00 pm, Chapel  

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 2018-2019 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.

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.

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 opens July 2 with free shipping from July 23- 30.

Book list for the 2018-19 school year.

Note: Grade 5 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?

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

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

Middle School Handbook

2017-2018 Parent Handbook


Volunteer

We love parent volunteers! Check out all the ways you can become involved and meet other parents and embrace Goal IV.

Share Your Summer Fun & Great News

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.

Volunteer

We love parent volunteers! Check out all the ways you can become involved and meet other parents and embrace Goal IV.

Lower School

Lower School Summer Work

Dear Lower School Parents,

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

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

Thank you,
The LS Learning Strategists Team

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

Links within the letters

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, 2018

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 2017-18 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
  • Grades 2-4 Password: 123456 
  • Grades K-1 Password: picture of a turtle

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

Summer Fun and Great News

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 15 and reopen on August 13, 2018. If you need assistance, please email lsoffice@stoneridgeschool.org.

Important Dates

New Parent Reception for Lower School parents, Tuesday, August 21, 6:30-8:30 pm, Head of School's Residence. RSVP here.

Friday, August 24 at 9:00 am - Afterschool CampUs registration will open

Monday, August 27 - First Day of School – 11:45 am dismissal for Lower School

Tuesday, August 28 - Full Day of School

Friday, September 7 - LS Photo Day 

LS Junior Chorus Vocal Workshops
September 7, 10 and 12, 3:00-4:00 pm, Chapel

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 2018-2019 (Kindergarten- Grade 4) will be provided for each student. We will NOT be using Schoolkidz this year. 

Uniform Information for Kindergarten to Grade 4

Lower School Uniform Requirements - visit our uniform web page.

Where to buy

Gator Gallery (in-store or online)
School Store located by the Athletic Center
301.657.4322 ext. 371

Summer Gator Gallery Hours

  • Tuesdays from 9:00 am -2:00 pm:
    • June 26
    • July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
    • August 14, 21
  • Thursday, August 23
  • Monday August 27

The Gator Gallery will resume normal Tuesday and Thursday operations August 28.

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.

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