May
18
2015

“Heron and the Salmon Girl” coming to STEM!

Join us as the Seattle Opera bring “Heron and the Salmon Girl” to STEM
Wednesday, 5/20, from 2:30-3:15 PM in the cafeteria!

Seattle Opera has created a trilogy of operas created especially for our youngest opera fans. The Our Earth trilogy explores stories of a Pacific Northwest river including marine life, freshwater ecosystems and forests. In the first opera, Heron and The Salmon Girl, the salmon fail to return to the sea one spring. Animals such as Orca, Heron, Turtle and a grumpy fisherman embark on a journey upriver to find the missing fish.

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May
18
2015

Teacher Walk-Out 5/19

As you likely know, Seattle Education Association voted to walk-out for one day, May 19th, to protest the state legislature’s failure to fund 1351 and the McCleary decision. Parents, students, and community members are welcome at their march and rally in downtown Seattle. School will not be in session on 5/19/15.
Find out more at http://www.seattlewea.org/

In addition there are other events being planned at both WS High School and Chief Sealth starting at 8am.

Additional information:
* The City of Seattle is providing free childcare on May 19 at community centers
* SPS’s FAQ: http://www.seattleschools.org
* The Seattle Education Association is planning rallies and a march through downtown to which parents and students are invited.

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May
06
2015

Bell Times: Online Survey Extended Until May 10th

We asked, primer-clipart-school-bell-clip-art_430610they listened! An online survey at belltimes.www.seattleschools.org  is now available until May 10 for all parents, students and staff to collect input on possible bell time changes for schools.  The District would like your input because a change in the start and end time for a school day has the potential to affect the entire community. It is recommended that even those who completed previous surveys send their input online to ensure your feedback is considered.

 

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May
05
2015

No School May 19th, Last Day of School June 16th!

Teacher walk out, no school May 19

The Seattle Education Association (SEA) voted to join in a statewide action against the legislature to protest the lack of education funding in our state. The SEA is the organization of professionals and union that represents teachers in our district. This protest involves a one-day walkout.

SEA has selected May 19 as the day for their one-day walkout. Therefore, there will be no school for students on May 19 as teachers will not be at work on that day. SEA chose the day to provide the district two weeks of notice to work on arrangements in an effort to minimize disruption for students and parents to the greatest extent possible.
The district has been working to determine how to handle activities and events scheduled for May 19 that would be difficult to reschedule. For example, tests scheduled for that day will be rescheduled. However, previously scheduled interscholastic competitions will take place on May 19, after regular school hours.

While there is no school for students on May 19, the school day will have to be made up, just as we would make up a snow day or other unforeseen calendar change. The make-up day will be added to the end of the school year. This means Monday, June 15 will become a full school day and our last day of school will now be June 16. A revised school year calendar will be shared with families.

It is important for families to know that this SEA action is not directed at Seattle Public School families or community, but is a statement to the state legislature about the current lack of adequate state funding for basic education.

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Apr
28
2015

Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week – May 4-8, 2015

Please help us celebrate and honor our teachers and staff by bringing a breakfast item to the Staff Lounge Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday, or lunch items Thursday or Friday.

  • Mon/Tues/Weds: Breakfast in the Staff Lounge (8:45am)
  • Thursday Lunch: Potluck items in the Staff Lounge (12:15pm)
  • Friday Lunch: Multi-cultural Lunch- bring something from your family’s heritage! Staff lounge (12:15pm)

Sign up here: http://www.signupgenius.com/index.cfm?go=s.signup&useFullSite=true&URLID=10C0E44ACA72CA7F94-2015

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Apr
27
2015

Garden Party was a Success!

Thank you to everyone who came out to help during the Spring Garden Party. We cleaned up the parking lot and playground, installed the final curb stops, put in a new Sensory Garden with Mr. Daniels class, put down weed barrier and mulch AND weeded weeded and weeded!

Extra thanks to Craig Rankin, Ro Gluck, Kent Daniels, Robin Graham, and The Garden Club for showing up and making it happen!

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Apr
09
2015

FREE Dress and Pictures

Free Dress tomorrow for ALL STEM KIDS!

There will also be spring pictures for those who want them- forms available in the office if they did not make it home in backpacks (or online at http://www.yuenluistudio.com/school-pictures/). Pictures are purely optional.

Happy Spring Break, everyone!

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Apr
08
2015

Internet and Online Safety Seminar

Join us for a special seminar with Seattle Police Detective, Stephanie Thomas, a high-risk victims specialist.

 When: April 30th, 6:00-7:30pm. Free childcare available.

Where: STEM/AH Library

Who: Parents/Guardians of any child who uses the Internet

Learn how to support, protect and educate yourself and your child on the following subjects:

  • Cyberbullying
  • Social networking
  • Online posting
  • Sexting
  • Reality of teens as targets
  • Internet & cell phone safety tips

****Children may attend, but the subject matter is geared towards parents and sensitive topics will be discussed. We would not recommend this seminar for children under 12.  There will be free childcare available in the Arbor Heights YMCA room that evening.

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Apr
06
2015

Auction Extra: Rockin’ Items for You and Your Owls

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Did you miss the recent auction or forget to sign up for a particular item before the volunteers whisked it away? Here’s your chance to get three great items or sign up for four different experiences! Learn more at  http://k5stempta.org/rockin-items-for-you-and-your-owls/

For questions, please contact: auction@k5stempta.org

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Apr
02
2015

Awesome Auction Video!

Check out this amazing video that was shown at the Rock N Roll Up Auction. Many thanks to Helen Green for putting it together. Go Owls!

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Mar
23
2015

Volunteers Needed!

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Volunteers still needed for the auction – any and all help would be welcome!

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4ba8ab29aa8-rock

 

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Mar
22
2015

Enrichment Class Registration Ends Monday 3/23

Registration for Spring 2015 Enrichment Class Registration Ends Tomorrow 3/23!

Please visit http://k5stempta.org/enrichment-programs-preview/ for more information and to register online. If you require a paper registration form you can download and print one from our Web site, or pick one up in the office. Return paper forms to the PTA Enrichment Program mailbox with your payment.

Thanks!

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Mar
17
2015

Pi Day Festivities!

 

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Mar
17
2015

Operations and BTA Levy Meeting on March 31st

STEM NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT!

Seattle Public Schools is hosting a community meeting Tuesday, March 31, 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Fairmount Park Elementary (School lunchroom) 3800 SW Findlay Street to share information about the next Operations Levy and our Buildings, Technology, Academics/Athletics IV (BTA IV) Capital Levy on the February 2016 Seattle ballot. Staff members will present information, ask for comments and answer questions.

  • The Operations Levy renews every three years, represents nearly 25% of the district’s annual general fund budget and supports basic educational programs not fully funded by the state.
  • The Buildings, Technology and Academics IV (BTA IV) Capital Levy renews every six years and funds hundreds of small renovations and major maintenance projects, as well as technology, academic and athletic initiatives at our school buildings.

Information on the priorities and levy projections can be found here.

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Mar
13
2015

Spring Enrichment Registration is Now Open!

Registration for Spring 2015 Enrichment Classes is now open!

Please visit http://k5stempta.org/enrichment-programs-preview/ for more information and to register online.  If you require a paper registration form you can download and print one from our Web site, or pick one up in the office. Return paper forms to the PTA Enrichment Program mailbox with your payment.

If you need a scholarship, or are able to be a parent volunteer for a class, please contact afterschool@k5stempta.org.

All programs have minimum and maximum enrollment numbers, so please consider registering within a within a week to ensure programs can run and your child has a spot in your desired class. Registration ends March 23rd.

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Mar
12
2015

Spring Enrichment!

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We are proud to offer several new classes, including another Sing Out Seattle performance, Art Glass, G.B. Bots (Girls Build Robots) as well as standard favorites for this Spring session of Enrichment Classes. Registration will be open from March 13th-23rd, with most classes starting the week of April 2nd. Please make sure to check start days/times!

Questions? Email Linnea at afterschool@k5stempta.org.

 

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Feb
23
2015

Lion Dancers visit STEM!

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The Franklin High School Lion Dancers delighted our kids today at their Monday morning assembly to celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year and the Year of the Goat! The performers did an amazing job engaging their audience, often waggling a long feathery tongue or batting their huge eyelashes at their young admirers. Fun was had all around and what a great way to start the week!  Watch the video here.

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