Uniform Swap at the Back to School Bash – This Saturday



Saturday, August 23rd

(at The Back to School Bash, 4pm – 7pm)

Have your kids outgrown last year’s uniforms?  Want to exchange these gently used items or donate them to the uniform closet?  Bring them to the Back to School Bash on Saturday, August 23rd at 4:00 pm.

 This is a perfect opportunity for you to exchange or donate your outgrown uniforms.  If you don’t have any items to exchange, gently used items may be available for a cash donation.

Please only bring in gently used items that have been washed and are in good condition with no holes and no stains.

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Shop with your Target REDcard – Earn Money for our School!


TargetK-5 STEM is now registered with Target in their Take Charge of Education program. 1% of purchases by Target REDcard members will come back to our school.

If you already have a REDcard, visit or call 1-800-316-6142 to designate K-5 STEM.

If you would like to apply for a REDcard, learn more at or stop in a Target store to apply. The REDcard saves you 5% on Target purchases every day. So you can save money and benefit our school in the process!

Grandparents, friends and neighbors are all welcome to participate in the program. The more people we involve, the harder the program works for our school.

Our ID number is: 153701


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2014-15 School Supplies

Pencils CC

It has been decided by school staff that they will be ordering school supplies for our students in bulk so there will not be a school supply list.

Please bring cash or a check for $35 per STEM student (made out to K-5 STEM) to Open House on August 28 (4:00 – 6:30 pm) or in an envelope on the first day of school. Write your child’s name & grade on the envelope.

Students also should bring a backpack to transport lunch (if bringing a lunch), homework and information between school and home.
[Added 8/25/2014]  School staff also request your student brings a pencil box, one box of tissues, one pump bottle of hand sanitizer, and one container of disinfecting wipes.
Throughout the year teachers might ask families to donate specific items for their classrooms (more tissues in January!) and be prepared to budget approximately $10 a month for field trips.



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3rd Grade Back-to-School Picnic!

 Owl Picnic

Calling all incoming STEM 3rd graders!
3rd grade Back to School Potluck

Who: Incoming STEM 3rd graders and their families
When: Tuesday, August 26th – 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Where: Fairmount Park (NE corner of park by the swings)
5400 Fauntleroy Way SW, 98136
Why: This co-hort had so much fun meeting up last year, we thought why not do it again this year. Provides a chance for students and families to get to know one another prior to the first day. Our teachers have been invited as well.
What is provided: A few families have offered to bring tables and I will bring paper plates and utensils.
What should you bring: Bring a dish to share, your own beverages, chairs or blanket, and excitement to kick-off the 2014/15 school year with a great 3rd grade co-hort.

Contact Susie Jarrett with questions.

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Kindergarten Playdates, Open House All Grades


Kindergarten Playdates

Come meet some new friends at the Kindergarten Playdates:

  • Monday, August 18th and 25th
  • 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • STEM Playground (5950 Delridge Way)

Meet Your New Teacher

Class lists will be posted at the school in the main hallway at 4:00 pm on Thursday, August 28th.  

  • 1st – 5th grades are welcome to come see their classroom and meet their teacher from 4:00 – 5:00 on August 28th.
  • Kindergarten families can meet their teachers and see their classrooms from 5:00 – 6:30 pm on August 28th.  

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bbq time

WHEN: Saturday, August 23rd from 4 pm – 7 pm

WHERE: Lincoln Park NORTH END Shelter 5 & picnic tables 60-84

Park on the street (watch the ferry signs) or in the long parking lot (first parking lot off Fauntleroy) and walk in.

WHAT: Food, friends and fun!

Please bring a potluck food to share, drinks, plates, and utensils for just your family.

STEM PTA will be providing hotdogs, veggie dogs, buns & condiments.


Feel free to bring playthings to share (footballs, chalk, soccer balls, bubbles, jump ropes, etc.) The wading pool is also right by the site.

Volunteers would be much appreciated for BBQ duty and cleanup crew (7-8 pm).

Uniform Swap: Please bring gently used, clean uniform / spirit wear clothing for a uniform swap. Anything extra will go to the uniform closet. The uniform closet needs 4-5th grade sizes (sizes 10-16) so if you have a donation (of any size!) please bring it.

More info?   Want to volunteer?


owl chef


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Uniform Sale and Free Logos at Lands’ End

Lands’ End is having a sale through Tuesday on Uniforms and mark your calendar for free logos starting July 28th.

30% off Reg Price Kids & Uniform

Savings reflected at checkout when you enter

Promotion Code: SAVE30
PIN: 1614
Save 30% on regularly priced Kids and School Uniform merchandise online or by phone only (excludes Buy More and Save pricing, monogramming, embroidery, gift boxing, gift cards, shipping, taxes, duties and excluded items as marked). Discount will be applied at checkout. This offer has no cash value and is not redeemable for cash. Excludes Lands’ End Business Outfitters purchases. Promotional savings may be deducted from returns. Offer valid from 12:00 a.m. Central, July 18, 2014 through 11:59 p.m. Central, July 22, 2014.Not valid on previous purchases or when combined with any other promotional offers or employee discounts.




SAVE THE DATE:  7/28/2014 – 8/4/2014

free logo july28




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Summer Food Service Program Locations

lunchThe Washington State Summer Food Service Program, or Summer Meals, provides free meals and snacks to all children and teens (18 years and younger) during the summer months. No proof of income, address or citizenship is ever required.  More information here

Following is a list of the locations near K-5 STEM and Arbor Heights:

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1st Graders Take Off!

The K-5 STEM 1st Graders would like to share a video that shows you how Project Based Learning can be lots of fun!

We look forward to many more learning opportunities next year!



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Dr. McKinney in Bike Accident

Dr. McKinney was in a bad bicycle accident Monday and is in the hospital after emergency surgery. The PTA will be sending flowers – but we invite you to stop by the PTA room over the next few days to sign a “get better soon!” and goodbye note.
- PTA Exec

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