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Always remember…
If you have thoughts, concerns and or just want to talk, please don’t hesitate to make an appointment, stop Dr. Berns to talk when you see him on campus, telephone call or email him a message.
W:        916.375.0960 ext. 3702
C:         916.390.3712

This Week March 11th-March 15th  
12        Boys Basketball vs. Elkhorn at Riverbank at 4:30 PM
13        College Gear Day (Dress up in your favorite college gear)
14        Boys Basketball vs. Westmore Oaks at Riverbank at 4:30 PM
15        PTO Movie Night 6–7:30 pm Ralph Breaks the Internet

Stonegate Student Showing Artwork at the Crocker Art Museum
Congratulations to fifth Grader, Johnny Liu who will be showing his artwork at the Crocker Art Museum!

Youth Art Month February 28-March 31 A state-wide program presented by the California Art Education Association, Youth Art Month celebrates exceptional arts education programs in this exhibition of student artwork. The Crocker Art Museum is proud to serve again as a venue for Sacramento-area schools and art organizations.

PTO Movie Night 6–7:30 PM Ralph Breaks the Internet

Come join us Friday, March 15th at 6 PM in the Marquez MPR for PTO Family Movie Night! The movie is Ralph Breaks the Internet!

WUSD Board Briefs
In an effort to keep our community up-to-date and informed of actions taken by the WUSD Board of Trustees, we will be sharing Board Briefs on a regular basis. Board Briefs are a short summary of key actions taken on WUSD Board of Education agenda items. We hope you find this information helpful:

Before and After School Care
The Washington Unified School District Board of Trustees have been committed to and investigating options for expanding before and after school child care services for our families for the 2019-2020 school year. At the February 28, 2019 regularly scheduled meeting, the Board of Trustees approved expansion of before and after school care for our schools through YMCA and Champions. The District's ASES Program will also continue to provide after school care at the current five locations.

We are currently meeting with both YMCA and Champions on the process needed for our families to sign up for services based on their needs of next school year. Please be on the lookout for more information and how to sign up in the very near future.

Teaching and Learning
The District is in receipt of a grant to provide additional support to our academic progress. The Board of Trustees approved the continued services and work of standards aligned instruction through Rigorous Curriculum Design (ICLE) and continued training and services from Julie Webb for Guided Reading instruction. Our teachers and administration have been working hard in these areas to address the academic needs of our students. We are grateful for these one-time additional resources to support our students.

There will be a lot of summer work on our facilities. The Bryte campus will be completed with the modernization of classrooms for a BioMedical CTE (Career Technical Education) pathway. In addition, the Middle College High School will be relocating to the completed Bryte campus for the next school year. The Fallbrook campus will be under construction starting this summer for a modernization of the entire school for Westmore Oaks School to relocate for the 2020-2021 school year.

For more information on other discussions and actions of the Board of Trustees, please visit our website to connect to our Board Agenda Online web page.

Order Your Yearbook $20
Order online at beginning March 1st, no online orders after March 25th. Cash and checks will be accepted, make checks payable to Stonegate Elementary. Please turn in cash or checks to your classroom teacher or the office.

Know your Preschool, Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten Dates
Please take note of the 2019-2020 age requirements for the three programs.

A child needs to turn 3 or 4 years old by September 1, 2019 to qualify for Preschool.

A child needs to have their 5th birthday fall on or between September 2, 2019 and December 2, 2019 to qualify for Transitional Kindergarten. 

A child is eligible for Kindergarten if his/her 5th birthday falls on or before September 1st, 2019.

2019-2020 School Calendar
Please take a moment to review the calendar for the upcoming school year: click here to view
8th Graders Start Learning about River City HS
Checkout the new RCHS website at 

Interested in arts, media, and entertainment? Go to

SBAC/CAASPP Testing is coming in April for Grades 3-8/Upcoming CA Assessments
A PARENT GUIDE TO UNDERSTANDING the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments
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Lost and Found
Please check out the lost in found to collect your child’s lost items in the Marquez MPR. All items will be donated at the end of each trimester.

If your student is absent from school and you have not called the school to report the absence, our automatic dialer will call about the absence. Our system will also call if one class period has been missed as well as the whole day. Please send a note with your student, or call 916 375-0960 extension 3701 to excuse the absence, or email Penny Monroy at, or fax 916 372-6057. After three days, the absence will be considered unexcused.

Pillar of Lion Character for March
Courage - An inner strength that stands up for beliefs and convictions, even when others don’t agree with you.

Want to get involved? One option is to volunteer with our PTO! Please go to the following website for more information
Many businesses offer discounts and/or donations when customers mention Stonegate when they make a purchase. Business partners include:
If you have questions or would like a Nugget Scrip card, please email

Thank you to the Stonegate PTO for providing the rewards incentives for the PTO Paw Pride Rewards Closet!

Food for Thought
TENTATIVE Master Calendar of Events 2018-19
WUSD Calendar
Click here to view

12        Boys Basketball vs. Elkhorn at Riverbank at 4:30 PM
13        College Gear Day (Dress up in your favorite college gear)
14        Boys Basketball vs. Westmore Oaks at Riverbank at 4:30 PM
15        PTO Movie Night 6–7:30 pm Ralph Breaks the Internet
21        School Site Council 5-6 pm
21        PTO General Mtg - 6:30 pm School Library
21        Preschool Family Literacy Event 3-4 PM
21        Middle School 3rd Quarter Ends
22        Band concert assembly 1st-5th
26        Spring Picture Day
29        Parent Principal Coffee 8:15 am
29        School Spirit Day – Twin Day

1-5       6th Grade Sly Park
3          College Gear Day
8-12     Book Fair
10        Open House (Minimum Day 1:10 PM Release Grades 1-8) 6 – 7 pm
11        K-5 Open House classroom visits 8-9 am
11        School Site Council 5 - 6 pm
12        Jog-a-Thon
15-19   Spring Break – No School
22        SBAC/CAASPP (Grades 3-8) Through May 3
26        Middle School 4th Progress Report Ends
26        Parent Principal Coffee 8:15 am
26        School Spirit Day – Disney Day
1          College Gear Day
3          Volunteer Thank You Breakfast
6-10     Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week Teacher Appreciation (Luncheon May 7)
11        Bike Rodeo
15        Family Art Night 5:30-6:30 pm
16       PTO General Mtg - 6:30 pm School Library
17        School Site Council 5 - 6 pm
27        Memorial Day – No School
29        Science Fair
31        PTO Field Day
31        8TH Grade to Six Flags
31        School Spirit Day – Surfin Safari
3-4       School Spirit Day – Class Colors
3          RCHS Grad Walk 10:30 AM
4-5       Minimum Day (School Out at 1:10 PM Grades 1-8)
4          Middle School 2nd Semester Ends
4          Kindergarten Promotion 8:30 – 9:30 am
4          TK Promotion Ceremony 8:30 – 9:30 am
5          College Gear Day
5          School Spirit Day – Hawaiian/Vacation gear
5          8th Grade Promotion 10 – 11 am (doors open 9:15 am)
5          C Quad picnic after promotion (11 am – 12:30 am)
5          Last Day of School


Minimum Day Schedule
TK/Extended K 8 am – 11:40 am
1st–3rd                                    8:10 am – 1:10 pm
4th-8th                                    8 am – 1:10 pm

First Wednesday of the Month/College Day
In an effort to promote a college and career environment in Washington Unified School District we will be continuing the tradition of College Gear Day. On the first Wednesday of each month your student may wear their favorite college gear or college colors to school. Teachers and school staff will also wear their college gear and talk to students about their college and career choices. We are excited to have our Washington Unified students and our WUSD staff show their enthusiasm for their favorite college starting this next Wednesday, October 3, 2018!

Future College Gear Day Dates - Mark your calendars!
November 7 - December 5 - January 9 - February 6 - March 6 - April 3 - May 1 - June 5

PTO meetings are the third Thursday of every other month, beginning in September.
Children are welcome!