Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year! It is with great excitement that I begin my fourth year as Principal and my thirteenth year in Addison School District 4. It has been an absolute pleasure to work with the students and staff of Stone School this past year and I look forward to an outstanding year. I recently got married over the summer, so many of you know me as Ms. Ardizzone.
My teaching career began during the 2006-2007 school year as a sixth grade math teacher and I remained in that position for five years. In 2011-2012, I took my first administrative position as Dean of Students. After two years as the Dean of Students, I became an Assistant Principal for one and half years. I moved into my current position as Principal of Stone Elementary School during the 2014-2015 school year in January.
I am very excited and eager to get to know the students and work with them closely. I encourage you to contact me if you have any questions.
Have a great year!
How do I stay informed?
Stone School communicates through several methods. The best places to look for up-to-date information are the Stone Snippets newsletter (every two weeks) or the Stone School website. We also utilize notes home, Stone School email distribution for announcements and reminders, a Twitter account (@StoneSchool4) and new this year a Instagram account (@stoneschool4). If you would like to be added to our email distribution list, please email Cristina Villalobos at firstname.lastname@example.org
We often have questions that are asked by many parents throughout the school year. If you don't see an answer to your question, please feel free to email me at email@example.com with the subject line: Question and I will attempt to answer it for you!
How do I get involved at the school? There are many ways. The first thing I would do is reach out to your child's teacher and ask them if there is something you can do to help them. Depending on the classroom, we have parents come in and read to the class, make copies or prepare materials for the teacher, assist during centers, read with individual students, etc.
We also recommend you join our Stone School PTA! We meet the third Wednesday of every month at 7:00 pm in the library. Any parents are welcome to join us. Our PTA is very involved in many activities including organizing fun family events for our students including our Ornament Night (December), Fun Fair (March), and Field Day (June). We always need volunteers!
Who do I contact if I have a concern about my child's behavior or academics? Please contact the classroom teacher as soon as possible and speak to them about your concerns. They can offer you insights or suggestions for supporting your child. Teachers are available for conferences in person or by phone.
What time is the office open? Our office is open from 8:00 am-4:15 pm every school day. Additionally, if you need to call a child in sick or absent, please use our attendance line: 630/628-4054.
Why is my child being sent home ill? We utilize the health guidelines in our Parent-Student Handbook on pages 16-17. Some common reasons are vomiting, fever, untreated rashes, or other contagious illnesses. For a full list, you can view the handbook here: http://www.asd4.org/files/user/1/file/English.pdf. For some illnesses, we will require a dr. note for students to return to school. All students must also be fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication to return to school.