Nov
21
2014

School Directory

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Are you missing from the School Directory?  Our final distribution of the Directory will be before winter break so we can all stay connected during those two weeks without school.

You can fill out the online form here.   Forms due by Dec.  5th to make it into the Directory.

Thank you for your help and support in this!

Permanent link to this article: http://k5stempta.org/2014/11/21/school-directory/

Nov
17
2014

Direct Give Dollars at WORK!

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Goal #1 for our Direct Give was to improve our Literacy programs at K-5 STEM. Our wonderful librarian, Mary Bannister, has been hard at work finding great resources for both the library and classrooms. Every classroom library gets a boost and every child has access to new materials. Thank you all for your generous support of STEM and the PTA!

This is what the Guided Reading book room looked like before Direct Give

This is what the Guided Reading book room looked like before Direct Give dollars were used to purchase books.

This is what the Guided Reading book room looks like today, in progress.

This is what the Guided Reading book room looks like today!

Permanent link to this article: http://k5stempta.org/2014/11/17/direct-give-dollars-at-work/

Nov
14
2014

Volunteer for our 2nd Annual Book Fair Blizzard!

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Thursday, December 11th 4:00pm – 8:00pm

Friday, December 12th 8:30am – 11:30am

 

We need lots of volunteers to help make our Book Fair a big success!

Sign me up to help at the Book Fair Blizzard!

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Permanent link to this article: http://k5stempta.org/2014/11/14/volunteer-for-our-2nd-annual-book-fair-blizzard/

Nov
14
2014

Washington State PTA Sets Legislative Agenda

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WPTA_JPEGThe Washington State Parent Teacher Association held its 36th Annual Legislative Assembly this past weekend in Vancouver, Washington. Delegates met there to set a new platform of legislative priorities for the 2015 -2016 legislative session in support of the organizational vision of “Making every child’s potential a reality.”
WSPTA’s priorities for the 2015 and 2016 legislative sessions:

1. Funding McCleary

2. Create Positive School Climates Through Social Emotional Learning

3. Increasing Capital Funding

4. Increased Access to Higher Education

5. Breakfast After the Bell

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K-5 STEM PTA is seeking a volunteer to fill an advocacy position. This key position is open to a motivated, engaged volunteer interested in representing STEM during Legislative voting sessions and providing key information about State decisions that will impact our school. Contact Wendy at president@k5stempta.org if you are  interested in learning more.

Permanent link to this article: http://k5stempta.org/2014/11/14/washington-state-pta-sets-legislative-agenda/

Nov
12
2014

Volunteers Needed for Classroom Libraries!

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K-5 STEM Librarian Mary Bannister needs your help to sort and level lots of new books for classroom libraries!

Please email mebannister@seattleschools.org for more information.

Permanent link to this article: http://k5stempta.org/2014/11/12/9553/

Nov
11
2014

November 13th PTA Meeting Agenda

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Please join us for our November PTA meeting! We’ll meet from 6:30-8:00pm on Thursday November 13, 2014 in the Boren Library. Childcare will be provided – follow the signs to check kids in for childcare.

I.  CALL TO ORDER

II.  PRINCIPAL UPDATE

III.  EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE REPORTS

  • President (Wendy Warborg)
    • Direct Give results (with Mrs. Bannister)
    • Calendar changes
  • Vice President (Rebecca Garcia)
    • Volunteer openings
    • Acknowledgments
  • Treasurer (Anne Higuera)
    • 990 filing
    • Budget update
  • Secretary (Lisa Dawson)
    • Membership update
  • BLT (Kathleen Voss, Mercedes Diggs)
    • Holidays and school celebrations

IV.  COMMITTEE & COORDINATOR REPORTS

1. Grants & Corporate Sponsorship (Heidi Alessi, Chair)
2. Auction (Lisa Dawson)
3. Library (Helen Green, Coordinator)

  • Book Fair 12/10-12

4. PTA Website (Michelle Johnson and Leah LaCivita)
5. Communications (Robin Graham)
6. Before & After School Enrichment (Linnea Seidelmann)

V.  NEW BUSINESS, QUESTIONS, COMMENTS

  • WinterFest volunteers needed (12/11)

VI.  ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • Next PTA meeting on 12/4 

VII.  ADJOURNMENT

Permanent link to this article: http://k5stempta.org/2014/11/11/november-13th-pta-meeting-agenda/

Nov
11
2014

Positive Discipline Parenting Series

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parents_image“Where did we ever get the crazy idea that in order to make children do better, first we have to make them feel worse? Children do better when they feel better.”
-Dr. Jane Nelsen

Positive Discipline is a program designed to teach young people to become responsible, respectful, and resourceful members of their communities. Based on the best selling Positive Discipline books by Dr. Jane Nelsen, it teaches important social and life skills in a manner that is deeply respectful and encouraging for both children and adults (and teachers and parents!).

Intro Class: Tuesday, November 18th, 6:30-7:30pm, Boren Library

Enjoy the intro? Sign up for the full, FREE course (space limited to 30 people)

Free Course: Wednesdays (7 weeks), 6-8pm, starting January 7th, Boren Library
*Please note that the last class with be on Thursday, February 19th)

Free Childcare!

Instructor: Anita Garcia Morales

Please contact: Wendy Warborg at president@k5stempta.org to get your name on the list!

Permanent link to this article: http://k5stempta.org/2014/11/11/positive-discipline-parenting-series/

Nov
10
2014

Picture Retakes This Friday

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For students who missed the first picture day or if you want a retake, Yuen Lui will be back at school on Friday, November 14th.  Please send in the first package of photos if you are requesting a retake.

Permanent link to this article: http://k5stempta.org/2014/11/10/picture-retakes-this-friday/

Nov
08
2014

Get your Chinook Book here!

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What is Chinook Book?

Chinook Book is a print book and mobile app (for iPhone and Android phones) and is filled with valuable coupons for saving at local, sustainable businesses that help grow the sustainable local economy in Seattle and the Puget Sound.

How do I help?

We’re asking each family to peruse the display copy in the main office or online at http://chinookbook.net/whats-inside/seattle-puget-sound/

The books are sold for $20, the apps are sold for $15, and the combo packs are sold for $30, and we keep 50% of each sale! By reaching our goal of 1 book per family we will raise $3,900.00

● Announce the sale at your work place. Ask people to download the free app so they can see the coupons.

● E-mail your family, friends and neighbors about your school and the Chinook Book fundraiser. Talk about it on Facebook, Twitter or other social networking sites.

Our fundraiser begins Saturday, November 8 and ends Friday, December 5.

Books, Apps and Combos may be purchased online here.

Order Envelopes may also be returned to your child’s teacher or the main office. Please make checks payable to: K5 STEM PTA. Books will be sent home with students.

What’s it Worth? Will We Really Save Money?

Here is just an example of some of the coupons:

  • Two free Metro bus passes/$5;
  • One free Take-and-Bake PCC Pizza (BOGO);
  • Uwajimaya 20%;
  • Bartell Drugs 20%;
  • Elliott Bay Brewery (BOGO);
  • Thriftway 20%;
  • Grocery Outlet 15%;
  • Super Supplements 20%;
  • Skymania (BOGO);
  • Trampoline Nation (BOGO);
  • Pharmaca 20%;
  • Goodwill 20%;
  • Value Village 30%;
  • Curious Kidstuff 25%;
  • 2 for 1 Admission to StoryBook Theater, SAM, The Burke, The Museum of Flight, Century Ballroom Dance Classes,
  • and 400+ more!

Thanks for your participation and support.  Let’s make this a successful fundraiser!

Permanent link to this article: http://k5stempta.org/2014/11/08/get-your-chinook-book-here/

Oct
28
2014

How does the PTA use your donation?

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Are you curious about what the PTA did with the donations from last year?  Take a look at these slides:

 Please remember this is a public school and the funds from the district and state are not great.  We need help from every family to provide the best experience possible – please consider your son, daughter, niece, nephew, grandson, granddaughter, neighbor, friend and donate anything you can.  We won’t ask again when this drive is over (well, until the Auction and next year).

Permanent link to this article: http://k5stempta.org/2014/10/28/how-does-the-pta-use-your-donation/

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