May 2019 Newsletter
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Emphasizing our "Care for the World" and in celebration of Arbor Day, Stony Brook students received a beautiful Sugar Maple Sapling at our All School Meeting.
Physical Education -  Mr. Kirk     
During the month of May, as the weather improves, we will turn our attention to outdoor and team strategy games, building on the skills that we have been working on throughout the year such as dribbling, kicking, throwing, jumping, offensive and defensive strategies, and teamwork.
Weather permitting, we will go outside for P.E. classes for the rest of the year. Please make sure your child has appropriate clothing to be outdoors and, as always, appropriate footwear. Sneakers are ideal. Boots, Crocs and flip flops are not appropriate for P.E. Happy Spring!
**Please be on the lookout for info about field day (June 18), and volunteer sign ups. These should be coming home in backpacks soon. If you would like to download a copy of the volunteer sign up form, please click here .
Hello Families! Your children have been working so hard this school year, growing in leaps and bounds with their Literacy Skills....gearing up for the final push! One of the best ways to support at home is reading to your kiddos. A truly magical time that helps extend their vocabulary, thinking skills, and ability to connect and communicate. Please stay tuned for an upcoming webinar series on how to actively read with your child and some fun tips to keep them connected over the SUMMER. Enjoy the weather!
-Ms. Bunce Reading Specialist
Staff, students, parents, and even dogs enjoyed their walk to school.
Library News
from Ms. Bucci and Mrs. Whitney
Volunteers needed!! We are very busy in the library teaching classes, helping students to find books and strengthening research skills. We would like to have some volunteer help to assist us in putting books away and straightening shelves. If you can give an hour of your time (any day of the week) to help us with these aspects of the library, please email Ms. Bucci at buccie@nausetschools.org . We look forward to hearing from you!
We understand that students periodically forget their library books. Please know that they can return them any day of the week.
May 2019      
K-2 students have had a wonderful time with after school Architecture! They used geometry terms and nonstandard units of measurement to build a shelter large enough to contain three students. They learned how to use a program of customer needs to design a floor plan, an elevation, and a section of a residence. Best of all, we talked about the meaning of “cradle to cradle” design: the idea that we should use sustainable building practices and think about where the building materials will go when the structure is no longer needed. This helped us make a connection to our school motto: “Care for Yourself, Care for Others, Care for the World.” I think these lessons have encouraged students to do all three. I hope you all enjoy the spring weather, and talk about the different kinds of buildings you see when you are out and about. Happy belated Earth Day!
Stony Brook Elementary School
384 Underpass Road
Brewster, MA 02631
508-896-4545