Category Archives: General Announcements

NHS Food Drive

Hello everyone, 

The Steller community has done a steller job collecting food. As a school we have collect about four big tubs of food ( for reference these tubs are about the size of a large trash can). Listed down below are the updated numbers of points  by 1st hour class as of 4/28/21.

  • Troy: 6350
  • Rosa & Ashley: 1750
  • Ken: 0
  • Simone: 5,916
  • Leigh Anne: 5,350
  • Marla: 8,900
  • Bob: 400
  • Jason: 0
  • Brian: 62,250
  • Becky: 22,750
  • Mike: 0 
  • Philip: 18,350

As of 4/28/21 Brians first hour class is taking the lead. There is still plenty of time to catch up. We will continue collecting food till 5/7/21. 

Alana P

 
 

Grade 7 Zoom Party May 4

The first two Grade 7 Social Club Zoom Party have been a great success! Thank you to everyone who joined – I hope you had a good time. We are going to host a third party on Tuesday, May 4th at 3pm.  We would love to get as many grade 7 students as possible and have even more fun.

Join Zoom Meeting

https://zoom.us/j/97391496736?pwd=NVlNbkc4N3Q5REZSMUxqcXFWTmcxZz09

Meeting ID: 973 9149 6736

Passcode: STELLER

The goal of the Social Club is to provide an opportunity for grade seven students to get to know each other and have some fun. Everyone in grade seven is invited to participate, but it is not mandatory.

How it works:

    1. We will post a new Creative Challenge and a Discussion Prompt every Monday on a platform called Padlet.
    2. You can post as much as you want, and respond to your friends, whenever you want. Padlet lets you post comments, photos, video and even links. The Challenges and Prompts are meant to be a bit silly, so get creative and have fun!
    3. We will also host Live Zoom sessions where we will play some games, have some breakout rooms, and get to know each other.

Participating is easy:

  1. Complete the Registration Form Here (both student and guardian).
  2. When you receive an email from Padlet scroll down and click on “Take Me to Padlet”. You don’t have to create an account! 
  3. Pick up a Steller Jay Mascot at the school office. We will use our Mascots in many of our Creative Challenges so please take care of it.  If you can’t pick up your Mascot please contact me at the email below to make arrangements.
  • Students can join any time.
  • Steller Parent Group will be moderating posts. 
  • If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to reach out to me.

Warm regards,

Kirsten Tschofen 

Chair, Steller Parent Group

chairstellerparentgroup@gmail.com

Virtual Discussion for Teens: The Power of Connection

Last December Volunteers of America hosted a town hall event titled Wellbeing During Covid: Underage Alcohol Use and Prevention Strategies. We deemed the event a success after receiving positive feedback from the attendees and suggestions on what other types of virtual events would be beneficial to our community.

We’ve gathered some ideas regarding events needed for our community and are excited to announce that on April 28th, 2021 from 6:00pm – 7:30pm we will be hosting a virtual conversation titled Let’s Talk About It: The Power of Connection. This conversation will be teen focused and include teen led breakout groups focusing on healthy conversations regarding peer pressure, self-advocacy, and sober activities.

In preparation, we have collaborated with teen housing and treatment facilities such as the Covenant House Alaska, ARCH, and The Pathway Home to make this event accessible to teen clients in their care. Although this event is teen focused, we’d love for you to be in attendance or pass this information along to those who should be there (parents, teens, and community leaders).

To register for this event, visit voaak.org/letstalk and scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the registration box. ***Please note*** that any youth who pre-registers for the event will automatically be entered into a drawing to win a brand new IPAD!

Lonnie Ridgeway | Coalition Director | Public Health & Prevention
VOA Alaska | lridgeway@voaak.org | (907) 265-1904

Thanks for sharing Jessica! 

Volunteers Needed to Help Plan Super Sweeper (clean up) Day!

Steller Super Sweeper event is planned for Saturday, May 8 from 11 to 2pm.

If you are interested in helping plan things like:

  • communication
  • set up & take down
  • donation collection
  • registration

please join the committee.  We will have our first meeting on Thursday, April 22 at 3pm. Please email chairstellerparentgroup@gmail.com if you plan to attend.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://zoom.us/j/97391496736?pwd=NVlNbkc4N3Q5REZSMUxqcXFWTmcxZz09

Meeting ID: 973 9149 6736
Passcode: STELLER

 

 

Steller Spirit Wear Now on Sale!

 

Steller Wear shirts are now ready to be ordered! 

For those of you eager to get your Steller Wear, the deadline for a Spring order is  April 30th and orders will need to be picked up from Dooley’s Athletic in Anchorage. You will receive an email when they are ready.

For those of you that want to wait, there will also be a fall order put together that will be brought to the school.  The deadline for that order will be sometime in September and more information will come out at the beginning of school. 

To place an order, go to: https://stellerschoolstore.itemorder.com/sale and make your purchase directly through the website. 

There are lots of different styles and colors to choose from but here are a few examples:

 

Link to Access Student Photos Online

Good afternoon! Thank you for having us at the school today. It was so great to see all of the kids and staff members.

Below is the link parents can visit to view and purchase school pictures from today. The 7 Digit ASD student ID number will need to be entered in order to access the photos.  If anyone missed pictures or would like a retake please have them contact Fitzgerald Photography directly to set up an appointment. 

Online order link: https://www.photoreflect.com/store/Photos.aspx?e=10708721

Questions?  Contact Fitzgerald Photography at:

(907)726-1562

alicia@fitzgeraldphotos.com

Grade 7 Zoom Party April 23

The first Grade 7 Social Club Zoom Party was a great success! Thank you to everyone who joined – I hope you had a good time. We are going to host a second party on Friday, April 23 at 3pm.  We would love to get as many grade 7 students as possible and have even more fun.

The goal of the Social Club is to provide an opportunity for grade seven students to get to know each other and have some fun. Everyone in grade seven is invited to participate, but it is not mandatory.

How it works:

    1. We will post a new Creative Challenge and a Discussion Prompt every Monday on a platform called Padlet.
    2. You can post as much as you want, and respond to your friends, whenever you want. Padlet lets you post comments, photos, video and even links. The Challenges and Prompts are meant to be a bit silly, so get creative and have fun!
    3. We will also host Live Zoom sessions where we will play some games, have some breakout rooms, and get to know each other.

Participating is easy:

  1. Complete the Registration Form Here (both student and guardian).
  2. When you receive an email from Padlet scroll down and click on “Take Me to Padlet”. You don’t have to create an account! 
  3. Pick up a Steller Jay Mascot at the school office. We will use our Mascots in many of our Creative Challenges so please take care of it.  If you can’t pick up your Mascot please contact me at the email below to make arrangements.
  1.  
  • Students can join any time.
  • Steller Parent Group will be moderating posts. 
  • If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to reach out to me.

Warm regards,

Kirsten Tschofen 

Chair, Steller Parent Group

chairstellerparentgroup@gmail.com

Reminder: Steller Reflection Committee Monday, April 19.

Thank you to everyone who joined us Monday night for the Steller Reflection Committee Discussion. One thing that came through very clearly is how much we love our school and are willing to work to help it become even better. 

On Monday, April 19 from 6:30 to 7:30 we will meet again next week to talk about:

  •  What we can do to help “onboard” new students into the Steller way, and help students and their families feel part of the community (with a particular focus on grade 7, 8 and 9).

  • Identify topics of interest we want to take up in the fall.

If you have ideas and questions you would like our community to consider taking up next year to help Steller grow and  become even better, or you just want to be part of the discussion, join us on Monday and help us brainstorm. Students and their families from all grades, and who are new, or have been here forever, are encouraged to join. 

Topic: Steller Reflection Committee

Time: Monday, April 19, 6:30 pm

Join Zoom Meeting

https://zoom.us/j/97391496736?pwd=NVlNbkc4N3Q5REZSMUxqcXFWTmcxZz09

Meeting ID: 973 9149 6736

Passcode: STELLER

One tap mobile +16699009128

Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/ad29bE9kHX

 

Warm regards,

Kirsten