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September 14, 2010 Sponsored by Story PTA Story Elementary School Judith Coffman, Principal Adam Rupert, Asst. Principal 1550 Edelweiss School: 972-727-0570.

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1 September 14, 2010 Sponsored by Story PTA Story Elementary School Judith Coffman, Principal Adam Rupert, Asst. Principal 1550 Edelweiss School: Fax: Absentee Hotline: School Website: Sept 16 Sept 17 Sept 21 Oct 1 Oct 11 Join Scouting Night - Cub Scout Pack 308 Meeting 7 PM Girl Scouts – Recruitment Night 7 PM PTA Meeting - Meet the Staff & Bully Program 7 PM End of Six Weeks Staff Development/Student Holiday Peer Helper? Parents of 4 th, 5 th and 6 th graders: Applications were included in last Tuesday’s folder for Peer Helper positions. This is an amazing program that benefits our students with special needs as well as our Peer Helpers. If your child is interested in applying, you’ll need to complete the Parent Permission and Student Application forms and return them to the folders outside Room 131 (Ms. French’s room) by Wednesday, September 15 for consideration. Contact Carol French at if you have questions. Empowering our Students Against Bullying Tuesday, September 21, :30 p.m. in the Cafeteria Please join the PTA, and Mrs. Gilbert, the school counselor, for a very informative meeting. Childcare will not be provided. Together we will discuss: What bullying is… How parents can help… What your school is doing to help…. What your kids are learning… Girl Scout Recruitment Night! Join Girl Scouts! Grades K-12! Recruitment Night will be held at Fist United Methodist Church, 601 S. Greenville, on Friday, September 17 at 7 PM. Contact Lara Carey (469) or Caroline Ritzer (214) with any questions. Join the Cub Scouts! Recruitment night for boys first through fifth grade attending Story Elementary will be held on September 16, at 7 PM in the Story Elementary Cafeteria. For more information please call Bryan Norwine at or or call The Collin County Scouting Service Center at ACO donation items to be collected for September are Toothpaste & Toothbrushes Beat the heat!! There will be an ice cream social at the September PTA meeting!

2 Box Top News! Three weeks down and three to go!!! You guys did AWESOME this week! We received almost 1,000 Box Tops and Labels this week! Please remember to check the date on your Box Tops. I received some this week that had already expired. We can’t count those because we won’t receive any money for them. So sad!!!!! Also, please remember to place the Box Tops/Labels in a baggie or envelope with your teacher’s name so your class will get credit for all your hard work! Here are the current top ten classes: 1 st place – Cook – 2366 th place – Branch nd place – Nichols – 2327 th place – Wicks rd place – Byrd – 1888 th place – Mitchel th place – Abraham – 1849 th place – Olsson th place – Leiker – th place – Kraus - 88 As you can see – this is one close race! Hurry and turn in your Box Tops and Labels so you can win that free recess!! Good luck and may the best class win!!! Cheryll Tallent Box Top Coordinator Principal’s Corner Monday morning we had our first High Five group of students on announcements! I was so pleased to see how many students and parents were able to attend. It is Story’s goal to ensure that students have a positive learning environment in which good character traits are taught and recognized. Each week students are commended for exhibiting good character traits such as: Respect Friendship Courage Determination Leadership Kindness Generosity Tenacity Cooperation Patience Compassion Enthusiasm Creativity Obedience Imagination Thoughtfulness Responsibility Politeness Effort Focus Initiative Positive Attitude Each Friday, one student will be selected from their homeroom who has exhibited “above and beyond” one or more of these character traits that week. Students who are selected will place their hand print on our “High Five” wall. They will receive a certificate, a pencil, and an invitation to Monday morning announcements. Students will also have a group picture posted on the Story website and their names listed in the Storyteller. Thank you for TEAMing with us! Judith Coffman, Principal What do YOU need PUBlicized? Hello folks and welcome back! As many of our kids are still trying to learn about themselves and the world around them, the PTA PUBlicity chair is actively trying to get all of our readers to start using the Story PTA website! There’s an activity calendar, back issues of the Storyteller for reminders, other stuff about the school, and it’s easily found through (select Story, then click “Parents”, then “PTA”). We would like to get all of you out there to start utilizing the website as we begin our push away from paper. Lastly, if you have anything you would like posted or PUBlicized to the school’s website (not your kids’ sport’s schedules), let me know at It’s just another way for me, a Story parent, to spread your word “to infinity and Mahalo nui loa, Curtis Burlbaw Publicity Chair High Five Club September Kindergarten Faith Hendrix, Anthony Doman, Ashlee Vo, Addyson Silva First Grade Adam Baldwin, Carol Crawford, Bentley Lewis, Kalyn Smothermon Second Grade Andrew Garcia, Jillian Tiner, Lauren Claytor, Sarah Cobb Third Grade Ashley Taroni, Sarah Ahmadi, Kathryn Elsing, Angel Juarez Fourth Grade Veronica Tucker, Kerryann Ptacek, Austin Rudeen, Adriana Alia, Will Burlbaw, Savannah Nicholson, Ashley Puterbaugh Fifth Grade Cameron Fleck, Steven Mansell, Jakob Benner, Donovan Parham Sixth Grade Samuel Benavidez, Sabrina Smith, JT Qualls, Sydney Davis

3 Dear Parents, We have several students attending Story Elementary with severe peanut and food allergies. For these students, any exposure to peanuts/tree nuts or their food allergen can be very serious. This means that even touching a doorknob that has residue on it from nuts (example: peanut butter) can cause a severe reaction. For the safety of our students, we are designating “No Peanuts Allowed” placemats on multiple tables in the cafeteria for these children to sit. The students sitting around these students will be asked to not have any peanut products in their lunches. We also ask that you take into consideration the foods that you send from home for your child’s lunch or snack. If there is a student with peanut allergies in your child’s classroom you should have received a letter requesting that your child refrain from bringing snacks into the classroom that contain peanuts/peanut products. In addition, we will not allow sharing of snacks or lunches. If your child consumes peanut products for breakfast, please have them wash their face and hands before coming to school. Room moms will need to check with the teacher and nurse in regards to planning treats for the classroom. By taking these simple precautions, we can help ensure that our students stay safe from their food allergies. Thank you, Anna Mize RN, BSN Story Elementary School Nurse , Ext. 206 “Art to Go” Volunteers Needed! Hi Story parents! “Art to Go” is starting its inaugural season at Story this year. This program is a wonderful way to introduce kids to the world of art and how it relates to everything around them. There is art in math, history, science and in all the books that they read. This program cannot work without parent volunteers. You do not need to know anything about art. We will give you the training and all of the information that you need to present in your child’s class. All we ask for is a willing and positive spirit and 45 minutes of your time once a month from October to April. Your kid will think you are a ROCK STAR when you come to class… and so will the other kids( they love the Art to go volunteers). This is a volunteer job that can be done by a corporate parent, a stay-at-home parent, or a grandparent. If interested please contact me, Mindye Piepenburg. Art to Go Coordinator or The following teachers are desperate for an “Art to Go” Abraham Duck Kraus Ahearn Espy Langlais Branch Gable Morrison Cook Hogan Nichols Currie Jarboe Wright DeVault Jessie Story PTA Needs You! Story PTA is still looking for some enthusiastic volunteers to serve on the PTA board for the school year. There are still a few board positions open for this school year. The open positions are: Reflections Teacher & Student Scholarships If you would like to find out more about the responsibilities of these positions please visit the PTA website(link can be found on the Story Elementary page) and search PTA positions.


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