Stenwood Hive Happenings

Hive Happenings Newsletter

Dear Stenwood Families,

This Thanksgiving we are SO grateful for our amazing students, staff, and community.  We know this has been a challenging year for all, but we continue to be inspired by the acts of kindness and giving we see within our community.  We have been talking a lot about gratitude with the Positivity Project. If you or your child has some down time this week, sending a thank you note to their teacher would fill their buckets. There is not much new information to share since our last newsletter, but we do hope today to convey our most sincere gratitude for each and every one of you.  Of special note in today’s Hive Happenings is information regarding food accessibility during the holiday weekend - please see the first section bulleted below.  

Also in today’s newsletter: 

  • Thanksgiving Week Food Resources (*NEW*)
  • Monday Enrichment Schedule
  • Reminder:  Referral Window for AAP Level IV Screening Consideration Ends 12/1 (Grades 2-6) 
  • Yearbook Information and Fall Picture Day (*Sign Up TODAY - No Walk Up Appointments*)

We hope you and your child get some rest and relaxation during Thanksgiving break.  We are encouraging our staff to do the same and focus on their own self-care and care of their families this weekend.  We hope to see everyone back at Morning Meeting on Monday, November 30th, recharged and refreshed.

Have a happy and safe Thanksgiving.




Erica Riley, Principal 
Twitter @esriley1


Meredith Mitchell, Assistant Principal
Twitter @MereMitchellAP

Thanksgiving Week Food Resources

All school sites and bus routes will serve additional meals on Tuesday, November 24, as there will be no meal service between November 25 – 27, 2020.  Stenwood’s distribution time is 12:13 - 12:23pm.

Gran and Go Thanksgiving Food

Additional school site Information available here.

Monday Enrichment Schedule

Sessions can be found in the All Students course in Schoology.  Once there, click  the Collaborate Ultra tab to locate the live sessions.  

Monday Enrichment Schedule

Click here to view the schedule!

Reminder: Referral Window for AAP Level IV Full-Time Services Screening Consideration Ends 12/1

Tuesday, December 1 is the close of the window (Sept 8-Dec 1) for parents to submit a referral form for their student to be screened for full-time Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) Level IV. The parent referral form, submitted to the school, is one pathway to have a student screened for AAP Level IV. Parents should not wait for an announcement of the second grade screening pool if they want to make sure their student is screened for AAP Level IV in the coming cycle. Parents of students in grades 2-7 will need to submit the referral form via email to Mrs. Riley ( and Mrs. Herendeen ( by December 1, 2020.


Referrals will not be accepted after December 1. For more information about AAP Level IV or the screening process, please visit

Optional documents that may also be submitted via email (PDF, JPG, PNG files work best) include:

  • Parent/Guardian Questionnaire – include specific examples of behaviors at home
  • 1-4 pages, single-sided of work samples showing critical & creative thinking and/or advanced academic potential

Yearbook Information and Fall Picture Day Opportunity

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Upload photos to Yearbook Snap.  Access Code: stenwood.


Victor O'Neill Studios

Also… Mark your calendars and SIGN UP TODAY!!! Stenwood will be offering ONE MORE optional, socially distanced picture day opportunity on Monday, November 30th from 8am - 3pm.  


Photos will take place in the cafeteria, one child at a time.  Please wait in your car in the Stenwood front parking lot until your scheduled appointment time.  Students ONLY will enter the building and will wear their mask until in place for their picture.  A parent or guardian must complete a health screening form before children enter the building. 

Click HERE to create an account and sign up for a portrait time for each Stenwood child in your household.  Use this link to order your portraits!

*There will be NO walk up appointments, so please

make sure you sign up!*

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