Sep
22
2014

Spirit Wear Day – A Primer for New Owls!

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Friday, September 26th is Spirit Wear Day!

STEM Spirit Wear Day Policy

Students can wear shirts (including any t-shirts, sweat shirts, hoodies, in long or short sleeves):

• Ordered from ZOME (spirit wear site)

• With any owl on it (shirt in any color)

• Plain (no graphics or logos) blue shirts

• Plain (no graphics or logos) green shirts

With any uniform bottoms (any bottom that is part of the uniform code – no jeans, PJ pants etc)

As always, students should follow SPS dress code (“dress appropriately for school in

ways that will not cause safety or health problems, or disruptions”).

Spirit wear days are optional, please dress in uniform if you choose not to participate.

The uniform closet welcomes donations of sprit wear. Donations can be dropped off in the main office or PTA room.

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2014-2015 Sprit wear days:

Friday, September 26

Friday, October 31 (no costumes please)

Friday, November 21

Friday, December 19

Thursday, January 29 (no school on Friday)

Friday, February 27

Friday, March 27

Friday, April 24

Friday, May 29

Thursday, June 15 (last day of school)

STEM staff will determine any other spirit days during the year (pj day, crazy hair day, etc….)

 

Permanent link to this article: http://k5stempta.org/2014/09/22/spirit-wear-day-a-primer-for-new-owls/

Sep
22
2014

Early Release Afternoon of Games

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EARLY RELEASE is GAME DAY for K-5 STEM!

SEPTEMBER 24
2:00PM – 4:00PM

Train your brain with games!
Come down to Uptown Espresso & Gameporium to spend your afternoon learning great new games! Game Valets will get you completely set up to play. This is an Exclusive Event for K-5 STEM families! Tell the barista the secret code phrase “Hoot Owl Hoot” to get a free small Italian Soda and mini-cookie.

Uptown Espresso & Gameporium
3845 Delridge Way SW
Seattle, WA 98106

Uptown Espresso Gameporium

Permanent link to this article: http://k5stempta.org/2014/09/22/early-release-afternoon-of-games/

Sep
16
2014

Lands’ End Offers Free Logos from Sept. 19-21

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Order a new shirt, jacket, or sweater from Lands’ End between September 19-21 and get a free owl logo!

Click on the Lands’ End logo below to start shopping.  The K-5 STEM preferred school number is 900152018. Use this number to find the STEM logo.

Lands' End free logo sale Sept 19-21

 

 

Permanent link to this article: http://k5stempta.org/2014/09/16/lands-end-offers-free-logos-from-sept-19-21/

Sep
12
2014

Before/After School Activities – Registration Now Open

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This Fall we have 20 offerings for Before / After School Enrichment Activities.   Whatever your student is interested in, we are sure you can find something for them – including sewing, tennis, unicycles, robots, iPad animation and Mary Poppins musical performance.

View complete schedule here.

Register here.

Permanent link to this article: http://k5stempta.org/2014/09/12/beforeafter-school-activities-registration-now-open/

Sep
12
2014

Parking Lot Beautification Party

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JOIN US FOR A PARKING LOT PARTY!

 WHAT: Boren parking lot safety updates and site beautification! Projects include painting, unearthing a hidden sidewalk, adding new signage, and beautifying the grounds. We’ve got the supplies & tools – we just need your help to make it happen!

WHEN: September 20th from 8am-12pm - drop in any time! Rain cancels the event – rain date is September 27th.

WHO: You! Any STEM, Arbor Heights, Delridge Community member – anyone with a few hours they want to spend helping. Kids are welcome (but keep in mind there will be wet paint and we will be working right next to Delridge.)

WHERE: Boren parking lot (5950 Delridge Way) please park on Delridge because we will be painting in the parking lot.

Please note that Boren will be closed so there will be no access to the school bathrooms.

 

Permanent link to this article: http://k5stempta.org/2014/09/12/parking-lot-beautification-party/

Sep
10
2014

First PTA Meeting of the Year is Thursday, September 11

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Please join us for the first PTA meeting of the year! We’ll meet from 6:30-8:00pm on Thursday September 11, 2014 in the Boren Library. Childcare will be provided – follow the signs to check kids in for childcare.

September Meeting Agenda

I.  CALL TO ORDER
II.  PRINCIPAL UPDATE
III.  EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE REPORTS

  • President (Wendy Warborg)
    • Events update: Grade-level sponsorships
      • Kindergarten: 2015 summer playdates and Welcome/Open House
      • 1st: Day of the Dead
      • 2nd: Lunar New Year
      • 3rd: Science Fair
      • 4th: 5th grade promotion breakfast
      • 5th: January potluck and art walk
    • Coffee chats with Ben Ostrom on 3rd Fridays
  • Vice President (Rebecca Garcia)
    • Volunteers openings
  • Treasurer (Anne Higuera)
    • 990EZ filing and CPA budget item approval
    • Playground budget item approval
  • Secretary (Wendy for Lisa Dawson)
    • Reminder: PTA membership needs to be renewed annually.
  • BLT (Kathleen Voss, Mercedes Diggs)
    • BLT overview 

IV.  COMMITTEE & COORDINATOR REPORTS

  • Development / Fundraising (Heidi Alessi, Chair)
  • Library (Helen Green, Coordinator)
    • Need volunteers
  • PTA Website (Debbie Atkinson & Helen Green)
  • Communications (Robin Graham)
  • Before & After School Enrichment (Linnea Seidelmann)
    • Fall program registration opens 9/12 at noon

V.  NEW BUSINESS, QUESTIONS, COMMENTS

  • Playground and parking lot improvements (Robin Graham)

VI.  ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • Next PTA meeting on 10/2 (tentative Curriculum Night)
  • STEM Parent Social on 10/11 (Robin Graham)

VII.  ADJOURNMENT

Permanent link to this article: http://k5stempta.org/2014/09/10/first-pta-meeting-of-the-year-is-thursday-september-11/

Sep
07
2014

Introducing K-5 STEM Counselor, Renée B. Davis

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Dear Families at K-5 STEM @ Boren,

I am excited to be part of the K-5 STEM community to support and guide our students through their elementary school years! A little about myself, I grew up in the Philadelphia area and have been living in Seattle since 2005. I earned my Masters in Counseling at Seattle University, and I am a National Certified Counselor. I also earned a Graduate Specialization in Art Therapy at Antioch University, and I enjoy bringing a creative approach to the counseling and therapeutic process.

I have been working in the field of education since 2004 and as a counselor since 2011. I strive to meet the needs of our students through support of academic achievement and positive social/emotional development.

I am dedicated to the mission of advocacy, social justice, and equity for each and every student. I strongly believe in the importance of family-school-community collaboration, where student success and well-being is enhanced through connection with families and community resources. I am excited to work with you to further support our students during this enriching time in their lives.

My hours are Tuesday afternoons, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.

Please feel free to contact me by phone: (206) 252-8459, or via email: rbdavis1@seattleschools.org.

I look forward to meeting and working with you.

Renée B. Davis
Counselor

You should have received Renée’s pamphlet in your First Day of School packet (in Kid Mail). You can also pick up a copy in the school office.

Permanent link to this article: http://k5stempta.org/2014/09/07/introducing-k-5-stem-counselor-renee-b-davis/

Sep
02
2014

Many Offerings for Before/After School Activities This Fall

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This Fall we have 20 offerings for Before / After School Enrichment Activities.   Whatever your student is interested in, we are sure you can find something for them – including sewing, tennis, unicycles, robots, iPad animation and Mary Poppins musical performance.

Online registration will begin at 12:00 pm on Friday, September 12th.  You can preview the list and schedule here and click on the individual links for pricing and more details.  

 

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Permanent link to this article: http://k5stempta.org/2014/09/02/many-offerings-for-beforeafter-school-activities-this-fall/

Sep
01
2014

Introduction to Terms at K-5 STEM

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STEM_logo_color-video2-e1396407569794This at-a-glance introduction to the terms and acronyms at K-5 STEM may be helpful to both new and returning families.

Included, are many links to more information about curricula, district policies and more.

Click to view/download pdf:

STEM Intro to Terms

Permanent link to this article: http://k5stempta.org/2014/09/01/introduction-to-terms-at-k-5-stem/

Sep
01
2014

1st Day of School Welcome Coffee

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coffee cupThe K-5 STEM PTA and Principal Ostrom will be hosting a 1st Day Coffee for parents on Sept 3rd, from 9:30-10:30am. Weather permitting, we will be in the first courtyard across from the gyms/near cafeteria and small playground. PTA will provide coffee, cups, napkins, sugar/creamer & tissue… If people would like to bring breakfast treats to share it would be appreciated!

FYI- the Arbor Heights parents will be in the same space from 8:30-9:30am, so there may be some overlap. Both Ben Ostrom and AH principal, Christy Collins, will be available during this time.

Permanent link to this article: http://k5stempta.org/2014/09/01/1st-day-of-school-welcome-coffee/

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