Category Archives: General Announcements

Individual Yearbook Photos Due December 20

Hey Steller! 

Sadly, there will be no school-run picture day before we need student portraits for the yearbook, so we are requesting students take their own from the safety of their homes. The picture above has guidelines to help you get the best picture – remember portraits need to be in portrait mode (vertical)! 

If families have photos of their middle school Steller students practicing safe social distancing with masks on, please send them in to yearbook for the Steller introduction page!

If you or your Steller student is participating in a out of school activity, such as a sport or outdoor recreating, please submit a photo of them doing that activity as well. 

All photo submissions need to be sent to opgsml@gmail.com and include your first and last name, grade, and advisory. Please put “Portrait” “Mask” or “Activity” in your subject line. These photos will only be used for the Yearbook and must be received by December 20 to be included. 

Thanks for reading,

Alana P. Yearbook director. 

See here for a flyer from Fitzgerald Photography.

Launch of Updated SPG Website & NEW Flash Subscription List

We are pleased to launch a new updated website by and for Steller families.  The intent of this site is to complement the District website. 

Visitors to our site will be able to find information for prospective students and what makes Steller special.

The blog feed is where you can find up to date information relevant to our community:

  • Updates on Steller Parent Group Activities
  • OpGroup Advisory information
  • Important dates to remember 
  • School announcements
  • Information relevant to the Steller community like external events and activities, or performances. 
  • We are especially happy to celebrate student accomplishments! 

Don’t miss out on this important information! Sign up the the NEW Steller Flash Subscription list and get new posts sent right to your email! 

Under the PARENTS menu you will find:

  • FAQ about Steller Parent Group
  • SPG Meeting Dates, Agendas and Minutes
  • Volunteer opportunities and Sign Up Genius
  • Documents for Requests for Funding

In the RIGHT SIDEBAR your will find:

  • A NEW Subscribe button to receive Steller Flash Updates right to your inbox (anything that gets posted here).  We are creating a NEW list, so please make sure you visit the site and subscribe, even if you have in the past.
  • A link to send requests to post in Steller Flash 
  • A PayPal button to donate to Steller Parent Group
  • The OpGroup Instagram feed 

Under the STUDENT SHOWCASE menu your will find:

  • Student work submitted by Steller staff and students themselves.  
  • We are looking forward to posting art, videos, music, poetry, photography, and so much more.  Please send your submission via the Flash link on the right sidebar.

NEW Steller Student Directory

On Friday November 13 we will be launching our Steller Online Student Directory at steller.ptboard.com. The directory will be accessible from the Steller Parent Group Website or directly from steller.ptboard.org and is available to all students attending Steller Secondary. 

Adding your students to the directory is easy. Please also make sure your student has their grade and advisory included so people can search you more easily. We hope this will help students and families keep in contact with each other, especially during this time of social distancing and online learning.  

 Here is how to add yourself to the Directory:

  1. Go to steller.ptboard.com
  2. Create an account using the access code CGYJAU
  3. Log in and add information for each student that attends Steller
  4. Make sure you check “include in directory” box
  5. SPG will confirm your data and approve your entry
  6. Download the ptboard app

You can update your information anytime by logging in.  Please remove yourself if you leave the school.  Students will be rolled over to the next grade in May of each year. 

*Once you enter your information it will be visible to anyone with access to the directory.  We cannot guarantee this will only be members of the school community. 

*Steller Directory is solely for the personal use of students and their families – don’t share the code! The website and directory are not to be used in order to advertise goods, services or events unless approved by SPG.  This includes generating customer mailing or email lists. 

We are so excited to be able to offer this Student Directory to Steller families and look forward to it launching next week!

Kirsten Tschofen

Chair

Find out what’s happening and have your say!

All parents/guardians, students and staff are automatically a part of the Steller Parent Group. The mission of SPG is to promote parent and guardian involvement in school activities, to solicit, address, and make recommendations regarding issues and policy facing the Steller Community, to support fundraising activities and to facilitate the disbursement of funds.

Even though we aren’t in school in person there is still lots of activity at Steller.  Join us Tuesday, November 10 at 6:00 pm to hear reports from Reed, Staff and OpGroup. 

Steller Parent Group has been busy too and have lots to share about:

  • Approval of 2020-2021 Budget
  • The launch of the updated SPG Website
  • NEW Steller Flash subscription list
  • New Student Directory 
  • Two fundraising requests to be voted on:
    • Touchless hand sanitiser pumps ($320)
    • Student snack program for 3rd quarter ($1600)
  • Giving Tuesday Fundraising Campaign

Look for the Zoom link from Tami or email chairstellerparentgroup@gmail.com 

Warm regards,

Kirsten Tschofen (Chair) 

November Steller Parent Group Meeting

All parents and guardians, students, and staff are automatically part of the Steller Parent Group. 

Find out what is happening, have your say on how money is spent, and see how you can help by joining us this Tuesday.  If you would like the link to the Zoom meeting please email chairstellerparentgroup@gmail.com.

November 2020 SPG Agenda

October 2020 Steller Parent Group Meeting Minutes (Meeting minutes are also archived on the website under the Parents tab). 

Warm regards,

Kirsten

School Picture Flyer

Hello Steller Students, Parents and Staff,

Since we are postponing in-person pictures until we return to the building, Steller school has agreed to partner with our picture companies and help them advertise opportunities for families who may want to schedule individual picture appointments so they have school photos to share with family and friends over the holidays.

We are forwarding you this flyer from Fitzgerald photography.

Have a Great Weekend!

Thank you.

Tami