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Welcome Message from Steller Parent Group

June 1, 2021

Dear Steller Families,

On behalf of the Steller Parent Group I want to extend a warm welcome to all new and returning Steller families.

The Steller Parent Group is an integral part of the Steller Community.  We meet on the second Tuesday of every month from 6:00pm to 7:30pm.  Every member of the Steller Community is welcome to attend, ask questions and share their ideas.  We would love to see you at our first meeting on Tuesday, September 14 at 6:00pm. We hope to have both an in person option and Zoom.

Steller Parent Group is one of the three Pillars of our school – Staff – Students –  Parents/Guardians. The purpose of the SPG is to enrich the lives of Steller students through the financial support and leadership of active parents and guardians. We strive to promote parent and guardian involvement in school activities. Traditionally we host events during the school year, raise funds to support school initiatives through the Steller Auction, and coordinate volunteers. Through all the uncertainty of the last year the central mission of SPG has remained the same, and I believe it must take on even more importance in the effort to create a strong learning community in light of this last year.

All of this takes the hard work and dedication of our community members and we want to invite you to get involved by taking on a formal position in the board, or simply actively attending our meetings. Participating in the SPG has many benefits, including the opportunity to make connections with other parents and staff, and the opportunity to effectively make positive change. We all want the very best education and experience for our children, and when we work together we can make it happen. 

If you are interested in the Treasurer position, or learning more about how to get involved please let me know, and as always, we welcome your thoughts and ideas about how Steller Parent Group can serve you. 

Warm regards,

Kirsten Tschofen

Chair, Steller Parent Group


Dates to look out for:

  • First SPG meeting – Tuesday, September 14, 6:00 to 7:30
  • Grade level Social Nights for parents & guardians – TBA


A Final Word from Reed

Parent Group,

Through the years I have really appreciated the individuals in Parent Group that have shown up and made things happen. It is truly a leg of the three-legged stool that Steller is supported.  I have always enjoyed coming to the meetings and interacting with this group, and have, many times, learned perspective.  Thank you all for being supportive and making my work more enjoyable.  It was the pinnacle of my career and I am fortunate to have been a member of this team.  Thank you for your time and persistence; all our Steller students are worth it.


Thank you for your dedication and service Reed! We will miss you. 

Steller Parent Group

Steller Garden in the Summer!

Are you looking for other day camp options for your child(ren) this summer? The Anchorage-based nonprofit Alaska Seeds of Change is looking to hold an interactive summer gardening program to teach youth about how to start, grow, and maintain fresh and local Alaskan produce. A special focus this year will be developing leadership skills.

Workshops will be every Tuesday and Thursday 12:00 to 1:30 starting May 25.

Everyone is invited to join. For anyone interested, they can reach us via email at volunteer@akseedsofchange.com or sign up online at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4fa9a62fa0fdc16-steller

We also accept walk ins, but signing up helps us prepare. 

The garden is next to the parking lot and the fields on the southeast corner of the lot. 

See you there, 

Seeds Team

Steller Band Students Win at the Command Performance


Steller Band Students Won the Command Performance

Xavier L on bassoon and Griffin L on French horn won the Command Performance Awards for 2021 Alaska State Solo/Ensemble Festival.  Earning the honor is one of the most difficult tasks for high school musicians in state. 

” I can’t find a way to express my feeling now for Xavier and Griffin”, said Mr. Toba, the band director.  “Despite the fact we are under the pandemic, these highly motivated students did much more than they were expected.  I am very, very proud of the boys.”

Because of the COVID, there will be no actual Command Performance, but Xavier and Griffin will receive certificates and pins.  

Well done to both of you Xavier and Griffin! And thank you to Mr Toba for your dedication to our students. 


Link to Steller Graduation Ceremony Tuesday, May 18 at 3:00pm

Steller Secondary graduation will be held at the Steller field on May 18th, from 3pm to 7pm.

  • Steller graduates can invite eight guests, but only four chairs will be provided, so extra guests should bring their own. 
  •  Everyone is required to wear masks.

We will also be hosting a live Zoom Webinar of the event, so the rest of the Steller community, friends, and family can join and watch.

Join us: https://asdk12.zoom.us/j/98840549359?pwd=cmRXMkNWaG5tTG51ZWJxeHl2MUlRdz09

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