Special School Events
Meet the Teacher - At this annual event, students and parents may come to school shortly before the school year begins to find out who their teacher is, and to visit the classroom for an introduction to the coming year. The PTA shares information packets, and sponsors car pool sign ups. Parents may purchase items, such as the PTA School Year Calendar, vintage Stone t-shirts, magnets and stickers. You can also check out Stone Student art and poetry cards and Stone Staff Trading Cards. Refreshments are served.
Boosterthon Fun Run - Student get active and raise money for school at the same time with Boosterthon.
Hoops for Hope - Student Council sponsors this annual student vs. faculty basketball game. Cost of admission is one canned food item donation to Harvest Hope.
Lego Robotics.- Stone sends teams to compete at the state level for Lego Robotics.
Science Fair - Each year students at all grade levels learn through science projects. They are coached by their teachers and the school science specialist. Many intermediate level students go on to the district science fair.
Science Fun Day - Students enjoy science activities and displays from molecules to hedgehogs.
Special Friends Luncheon - Kindergarten through fifth grade students are encouraged to invite grandparents, and other "special" friends or relatives to have lunch with them. This coincides with the Fall Book Fair, and the cafeteria staff always make a wonderful meal to share with the students' guests. Guests are also welcome to browse the Book Fair after lunch.
Battle of the Books - Alice Littlejohn, Stone's Media Specialist, began Stone's participation in this annual competition. A Friday Club, Battle of the Books participants read ten books, and do practice "battles" weekly, answering detailed questions about events that take place in those books. If you're in 4th or 5th grade, and are quick witted, and LOVE to read, this would be a great club choice for you.
Kindergarten Graduation - Here's an event to pull at the heart strings, as the kindergarteners say "Goodbye" to their friends and to their kindergarten year. Each class has their own graduation ceremony and performance.
5th Grade Day - Stone's "seniors" get a day to celebrate, with awards, skating or bowling, yearbook signing, and a special fun lunch.
Book Fairs - The Media Center hosts fall and spring book fairs. The PTA and Media Specialist team up to run the fair. Parents, grandparents, and others are welcome to attend. There are usually after school hours and often special activities planned. Proceeds from the book fairs are used to expand the library collection.
100th Day Celebration - First graders celebrate the 100th day of school with math counting activities. They often dress up or bring in 100 of something to illustrate the concept.
Barrier Island Fifth Grade Trip - Fifth graders visit Barrier Island each year, over a three day period. They are engaged in learning activities that make use of their surroundings. And, there's a famous mud pit. The trip is one of the highlights of the fifth grade year at Stone.
Camp Thunderbird Fourth Grade Trip - Fourth graders spend two days at Camp Thunderbird, near Rock Hill, each year. They experience life as early Americans, and participate in physical activities such as a zip line.
Third Grade State Capital Trip - Each year the third grade takes a day-long field trip to Columbia, as part of their study of South Carolina.
PTA Theme Days - From time to time the PTA sponsors $1.00 theme days. Pay a dollar at the door to wear your team hat, a mustache, or sunglasses, depending on the theme of the day.