October 2013 Archives

Participating in Winter sports?

There will be a coaches meeting held at Stone Bridge Middle School for all winter athletes, on Tuesday, November 5, 2013 from 3:00pm - 3:45pm. The coaches will discuss try-out dates, equipment that may be required, and other pertinent information.

If your child is unable to make the meeting, please contact Mrs. Hampson in the main office, (609) 259-7292, ext. #5801. All hand-outs will be given to your child during the next school day.

Parent/Guardians are responsible for transportation from the meeting.

November A/B Calendar

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Stone Bridge Middle School's debate team was successful at their 1st tournament on Saturday, October 19th.   Sam Porozok, Ashna Singh, and Georgia Borkowski placed 12th;  Brenna Stampe, Kassi Galvano, and RJ Franzen placed 6th;  Joey Accardi, Arya Singh, and Brian Krewson placed 5th;  Calvin Madia, Evan Heddy, and Caroline Reynolds placed 4th; and Deven Kinney, Rishi Shukla and Jai Gill placed 1st.   Deven Kinney was also the top speaker for Stone Bridge and Caroline Reynolds was the top speaker for the tournament.  The entire team won a 2nd place trophy for winning 75% of their debates and walked away with 1st place as the school award having the most team wins. The team hosts the next tournament at Stone Bridge on Saturday, December 7th. Congratulations to the team and their coaches, Mrs. Burek and Mrs. Hoffman!debate.JPGdebate2.JPG

Coding/Computer Programming Club Starts!

SBMS is so very excited to introduce the 1st ever SBMS Coding/Computer Programming Club. Coding is a valuable skill that teaches vital problem-solving, creativity, and communication skills, and also teaches students about themselves. See below for more details.

There is space still available, so stop by the main office for a permission slip!

What is the Computer Programming Club?

The Computer Programming Club is an after school activity, that will meet for 90 minutes once a week. The club will be using the Scratch computing environment for all club activities.

 What is Scratch?

Scratch is a programming language and on-line community where students can create their own interactive stories, games, and animations -- and share their creations with others around the world. In the process of designing and programming Scratch projects, young people learn to think creatively, reason systematically, and work collaboratively. Scratch is totally free of charge. Scratch was created and is maintained by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab and is supported by the Harvard School of Education. Want more information about Scratch? Please visit this link - http://scratch.mit.edu/parents/.

 What Are the Requirements to Join The Club?

Any Stone Bridge student may join the club. No prior experience with computer programming is necessary.

Students will be required to have a Scratch account. Accounts will be setup by the club facilitator.

 Does Scratch Maintain Any Private Information About My Child?

The Scratch team does everything it can to maintain your child's privacy. For a detailed explanation of their privacy policies, please visit the link in the "What is Scratch" section of this document. When club accounts are established, no private information will be given, not even your child's name. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate ask.

 Club moderator: Mr. Alan Yorinks email to: yorinka@ufrsd.net

PTA Book Fair - Oct. 22 - 24

Dear Parents and Families,

The Fall Scholastic Book Fair will take place on Octboer 22nd, 23rd & 24th. Please feel free to stop by anytime! We look forward to seeing you there! All proceeds benefit the PTA!

All students will be visiting our Book Fair with their classes and will have the opportunity to purchase books at that time. Students can bring cash or checks made payable to UFRPTA. Please note that we will open late on THURSDAY. Adults are welcome to use a variety of credit cards. 

You may order books from the Book Fair online!! For ONLINE ORDERING go to http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/sbms or www.ufrpta.org and look for the heading "Upcoming Events" and click on "Stone Bridge Middle School Scholastic Book Fair. Online ordering is available from Oct. 16tth through Nov. 5th.


  • Tuesday, Oct. 22nd  - 8:00 - 3:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 23rd - 8:00 - 3:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, Oct. 24th - 8:00 - 4:30 p.m.

If you have any questions, please contact Kelly Baldwin at kedster2@aol.com. 

SUN Kick-Off Celebration - INVITE

Dear SBMS Parents,

We are excited to invite you to attend our annual SUN (Stand UNited Against Bullying) Celebration on Monday, October 21st at 9:00 a.m. We have a wonderful speaker coming to talk with our kids. Below is an invitation written by Ms. Taylor's LA class. A special thanks goes to our PTA for sponsoring this important event! Please join us!


Mr. G.



Dear Parents and Community Members,

       Stand UNited, or SUN, is Stone Bridge Middle School's anti-bullying program. We think it is an important and special part of our school. SUN helps our students and staff learn how to help each other. We learn that anyone can help someone who is being bullied by standing up.  In our classroom meetings, we talk about following the Redbird 4: respect, responsibility, integrity, and empathy. We know that schools without a program like ours can have much more serious bullying issues.  Our SUN program helps students to feel safe at school.

       One thing that makes SUN really special is that it involves our whole community.  When SBMS students see SUN Spots in local businesses, they know it is a safe place where bullying is not allowed.  This year, we want to invite you to come to our SUN Kickoff Celebration! On Monday, October 21st, at 9 am, Tom Thelen will be the guest speaker for our students and staff.  We hope you can join us in the SBMS Auditorium as we kick off a great year of SUN education.


Ms. Taylor's Language Arts Class


A new and improved yearbook is coming to SBMS this year. With double the amount of pages, we are confident that our students and parents will appreciate this lasting memory even more than they have in the past. 

One new element....you can order a yearbook online. Please take a quick look at the flyer below. If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Burchacki (burchak@ufrsd.net) or Mrs. Wilke (wilkej@ufrsd.net).

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This week, we promote a Week of Respect. Although we hope that every week is filled with respect for self and each other, this week highlights the importance of our individuality and uniqueness. Below is one of the ways we are promoting the Week of Respect with our kids!

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