Stonehurst STEAM Magnet Elementary School


May/June Message

Dear Parents,


It is difficult to believe that another school year is drawing to a close.  As you receive this bulletin, students are well into the California Assessment of Student Performance and Practice (CAASPP).  I am so impressed by the perseverance our students are displaying while taking these assessments.  They have been taking their time and pushing through, even when they find the problems difficult.  I am certain that their hard work will pay off.  We need to remember that with each passing year, the target students need to reach to meet the standard increases.  That means students must score as well as they did the prior year, and then some.  It’s not an easy task!


It has been a pleasure to serve the Stonehurst community as principal of our wonderful school this year.  I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support.  We should all be so proud of our students and their accomplishments.  This year our students have taken on stewardships around the school.  Feeding the fish in the aquaponics lab, rethinking and tending to the butterfly garden, the hummingbird haven, the native garden, the propagation tables, the worm bins, and the aquaponics lab all help to build leadership skills and a sense of self-worth.  I would like to thank our parent and community members for their continued support.  From City National Bank donating backpacks, school supplies, books and materials, to all the parents who have volunteered their time in the garden, chaperoning on field trips, and helping out in the classroom, we are so fortunate to have such amazing support! 



Thank you,


William Bertrand