Hudson - Litchfield News | March 2, 2012 - 11
Salute to Business Stonewood School, LLC
Building Strong Foundations for Solid Friendships and Lifelong Skills
As a parent, every choice you make for your children affects their well being and adjustment to the world around them. The business of raising children is by far the most life altering and wonderful experience. At times it also proves to be an overwhelming responsibility and commitment. Contemplating where to send your child to school and or child care is an imperative decision parent’s make everyday to foster the growth and development of their children. The parents of the children that attend Stonewood School
know they have made an essential decision as to where their children will attend childcare. The center is owned by Patty Langlais of Hudson, who also owns and operates Stonewood Family Child Care. Our center boasts a cheerful, warm, and welcoming environment inside and out. Stonewood School opened in August of 2005; the programs offered included care for threes, fours, and kindergarten age children. Over those five years we have matured to meet the needs of all of our growing families. We currently offer programs to care for infants through before and after school aged children. Christine Floyd the director and kindergarten teacher, and seven employees that began the journey at Stonewood School are all still here working here, turn over is not an issue. We have an additional eight full-time employees and three part-time employees at Stonewood. All our employees are on the cutting edge of Early Childhood Education. All providers are certified teachers and diligently work on an annual basis to develop professionally. We have had many families with multiple children use all of
the diverse programs offered. Kim Hamel’s son Nathan now in third grade completed our kindergarten program. Kim’s youngest child Samantha began at Stonewood as a two year old and is now excelling in our kindergarten program. Kim Hamel supports the academic program and curriculum at Stonewood School. The academics and curriculum at Stonewood School incorporates all of the competencies, and rigorous standards set forth by the Hudson School District. The kindergarten program uses Zaner Bloser handwriting program, along with the Scott Foresman reading program the school district uses as well. For an educator, Stonewood School is an extraordinary place
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to work. Patty is 100 percent confident in saying Stonewood’s staff doesn’t leave because they are treated with utmost respect, and the business strives to provide employees with competitive benefits such as health insurance.
Infants through Kindergarten We also offer a
Before and After School Program.
We have a convenient bus stop at the corner of our school for Kindergarten,
as well as school age children. www.stonewoodschool.com
Please contact Christine for availability. 603-594-4195
99 Lowell Road Hudson, NH
PMA is the Place to Be If you are searching for a school with dedicated and excellent
teachers, top-notch administrators, a well-balanced curriculum, and some of the latest educational innovations in technology, then PMA is definitely the place to be. The staff of Presentation of Mary Academy (PMA) prides itself in joining hands with the parents, as an extension of the family unit, to develop students academically, developmentally, socially, and spiritually. Four years ago, the Academy began pursuing a technology goal that would provide cutting-edge technology in all of its 25 classrooms. Each classroom is now equipped with an interactive Starboard, an Elmo camera, and one or more computers and laptops. Each student in the junior high school has access to his/her own net book computer within the classroom. There are two state- of-the-art computer labs, accommodating entire classes, used for instruction, research and other class-related activities. All students from Kindergarten through Grade 8 receive weekly instruction in computer science.
One of the outstanding trademarks of the Academy is its curriculum. Centered on the Catholic values of faith, moral development, and academic excellence, every student from Pre- K to grade 8 progressively learns to integrate and master the core curriculum of reading, writing, and mathematics into all aspects
of academics in a safe, loving and supportive environment. In addition, religion, science, social studies, Spanish (grades 6-8), computer science, physical education, music, and library science are also an integral part of the curriculum. In the fall and spring, the Junior High students participate in six-week enrichment courses, which often awaken natural talents within the students. These mini-courses vary from year to year and can include jewelry making, cooking, stenciling, photography, web design, creative writing, drama, Chinese writing, budget/finances, auto mechanics, and much more. It’s a great way to discover new hobbies and talents, through activities unavailable in every-day classroom life. The Academy also offers many extracurricular activities and sports
programs, such as cross country running, track and field, lacrosse, volleyball, soccer, cheerleading, instructional and CYO basketball, ski club, softball, baseball, chorus, art classes, martial arts, Battle of the Books, and piano lessons. A major project for the school at this time is the addition of a new state-of–the- art athletic field on our campus, which should be ready by late spring 2012 with the laying of the artificial turf. To help raise funds for this huge endeavor, the Academy is hosting its third annual Dinner and Auction to take place at the Nashua Country Club on Saturday, March 24.
The Academy is blessed with an active parent organization that contributes financially toward field trips, provides enrichment programs, and organizes social activities for family fun. PMA also has a devoted group of volunteers, who help during the school day or from home in a variety of ways. Parents are encouraged to participate in their children’s education however they can, according to their schedules.
In the spring of 2010, the PMA Parent Group invested over $130,000.00 into a state of the art playground at the school. As one of our smallest students commented to a teacher, “This new playground is better than Canobie Lake Park. It is so big. We can all play at the same time.” Our extended-day program allows students to arrive as early as 6:30 am and/or to remain until 6:00 pm, to meet the varied needs of parents.
Please consider giving your child the gift of a private Catholic education consisting of solid academics and a respect for self and others, rooted in strong moral and social values. This educational foundation, enhanced through extracurricular activities and enrichment programs, will enable your child to experience success during his/her educational journey and beyond.
PMA is the place to be, PMA helps me to be me.
If you are looking for a quality place for your children to learn, create, and grow call Christine Floyd at Stonewood School, 99 Lowell Road, 594-4195, or visit www.stonewoodschool.com
LLC Building strong foundations for solid friendships and lifelong skills
We are happy to announce that we are currently enrolling to fill select openings at all age levels for September. We provide care for
PRESENTATION OF MARY ACADEMY Performance is the proof of excellence
Selecting your child's school is one of the most important choices you make as a parent. We invite you to consider Presentation of Mary Academy as you make that decision.
THE PMA DIFFERENCE
• A challenging educational program that instills responsibility and respect • A learning community focused on faith and service • Compassionate, qualified educators committed to excellence • Individualized learning opportunities within a safe and nurturing environment • Students consistently scoring in the top 28% or higher in core subjects • 95% of our Junior High Students continuing their education in Catholic High Schools • The PMA Junior High School Program student/teacher ratio of 16 to 1
LIMITED SPACE AVAILABLE! CALL TODAY!
For more information about Presentation of Mary Academy or for a private tour of the school please contact: June Nolet - Director of Admissions x203 Principal - Sr. Maria Rosa, p.m.
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