Category Archives: Dates to Remember

SPG’s fundraiser, Cups for Kids, was a great success!


Cups for Kids has raised $14,192.93! 

We are at 47% of our annual goal!

If you haven’t had a chance to donate, there’s still time! Click DONATE on the right.

If donating isn’t in your family’s budget this year, here are other ways to support Steller…

  • Join the Fundraising Committee.  Be part of the team that plans and executes SPG fundraisers so we can support our Steller students. 
  • Come to Steller Parent Group’s monthly meetings.  As Maria says “ It’s crucial that your voice is heard as we make decisions for the future of Steller.” Agendas include:
    • budgeting – vote on how to spend the donated funds
    • approving funding requests
    • planning events
    • reports from the Principle, Staff, and OP Group
    • getting to know the inner workings at Steller, as well as each other
      • Every second Tuesday of the month, 6-7:30pm
      • The next meeting is December 13th (via Zoom)
      • This year will be a mix of in-person and Zoom meetings 
  • Join the Finance Committee.  Review funding requests and make recommendations.
  • Join the SPG Board.
    • No previous experience with Steller or other school boards necessary
    • Always open positions, like Member at Large and Co-officers
  • Volunteer for fun events, like:
    • Organize the Spring or Fall teacher appreciation luncheon
    • Help at All Community Meetings
    • Chaperone dances
    • Provide website help
    • Or let us know your specialty and we’ll match you to a volunteer job 
  • Sign up for Amazon Smile, Fred Meyer, and Office Depot awards. For easy instructions, click here and scroll to the bottom.

For more info or to help in any of these ways, email stellerparentgroup@gmail.com

Steller Parent Group Meeting

Come one, come all!

Please come to SPG’s monthly meeting

3 pillars of Steller:

  1. Students
  2. Staff
  3. Parents & Guardians

Active participation by all three in the running of the school is at the heart of the Steller Philosophy. 

Join us for the November Steller Parent Group meeting, and find out what’s happening at school, share your ideas, and get to know fellow families and staff. 

We meet the second Tuesday of the month, and you can find the agenda by the Sunday before the meeting . This month we will be voting on funding requests and discussing our biggest fundraiser of the year (Cups for Kids).

Thank you to all the students and adults that have already signed up to volunteer for specific positions, or to be general helpers.  

Click here to volunteer for Cups for Kids!

Thank you!

SPG

SPG news: All State Band and SPG Meeting

Steller Band Sends Two Students to All-State 

Steller Band students, Sarah Duot-Kelley on flute and Bjorn van der Goore on bass clarinet, have been selected to participate with the 2022 Alaska All-State Band.  

Bjorn is a junior and earned a regular chair. This is his 2nd year in a row with All-State Band. Sarah is a senior and this will be her first time.  

“I am delighted to see these highly accomplished students go through such a competitive audition process,” said Mr. Toba, band director. “Participation for All-State is the pinnacle for high school musicians in Alaska.  I am so proud of our All-Staters.”

The All-State Gala Concert will be held on Saturday, November 19, 2022, at West High School, starting at 6 p.m.  Admission will be $10 for adults and $5 for students.  The public is invited.

 

SPG Meeting: Tuesday, November 8th

Come one, come all!

Click here for the Agenda

 

Steller Parent Group is excited to launch our Cups for Kids Fundraiser!

Click here to have your donation over and done! 🙂

Parent volunteers are needed to make this fundraiser a success.  Help make coffee, collect donations, and much more.  Click here to VOLUNTEER.

More info:

SPG is hoping to meet our fundraising goal for 2022-2023 of $30,000.  (Currently our draft budget has expenses of $17,000.)

In order to allocate more funding to intensives, additional student programs, and to make travel intensives accessible for all families, regardless of ability to pay, SPG needs more than $17,000 to increase our budget.  Help us make these exciting programs a reality!

Thank you, Steller Community, for your continued support of our amazing students!

P.S. don’t forget that many companies match donations.  Does yours?

Back to School Night and All Community Meeting

On behalf of Steller Parent Group and Steller Staff we would like to invite all members of the Steller Community (Students, Parents & Guardians, Staff) to join our first All Community Meeting and Back to School Night of 2022.

We are excited to be bringing back this Steller tradition after the last few years of on-line learning. 

Agenda will be as follows:

Welcome and staff introduction.

Welcome and introduction from SPG:

  • What does Steller Parent Group do?
  • Fundraising needs
  • How you can get involved – we are looking for co-chairs for all positions! If you are interested please stop by the lounge and have a chat or contact Amy at chairstellerparentgroup@gmail.com 

Meet each of your student’s teachers in their classroom! 

Light refreshments will be served as well. 

Save the date:

SPG General Meeting Tuesday, September 13, 2022 6:00 to 7:30

  • Principal Report
  • Staff Report
  • OpGroup Report
  • Steller Treasurer Report
  • Steller Chair Report
  • Volunteer Sign Up

 

SPG meeting Tuesday, September 13

 

Join us for the first Steller Parent Group meeting of the year, and find out what’s happening at school, share your ideas, and get to know fellow parents & guardians and staff. 

We meet the second Tuesday of the month (in person and via Zoom for now), and you can find the agenda by the Sunday before the meeting . This month we will be talking more about  fundraising and how students and adults can get involved in the school.

The Three Pillars of the school are by default all members of SPG – Students, Staff, Parents & Guardians, and active participation in the running of the school is at the heart of the Steller Philosophy. 

Thank you to all the students and adults that have already signed up to volunteer for specific positions, or to be general helpers.  Many hands make light work, and helps develop a sense of community.  We will have an updated list of ways to get involved soon. For more information about how you can get involved see here .

 

Welcome Message from Steller Parent Group

August 25, 2022

Dear Steller Families,

Steller Parent Group wants 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 in person and on Zoom.  Every member of the Steller Community – Staff, Students and Parents/Guardians are automatically part of SPG and welcome to attend, ask questions and share their ideas.  We would love to see you at our first meeting on Tuesday, September 13 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. 

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. We are currently recruiting for a variety of positions. 

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 experiences for our children, and when we work together we can make it happen. 

If you are interested in learning more about SPG positions please let us know, and as always, we welcome your thoughts and ideas about how Steller Parent Group can serve you. 

Warm regards,

Kirsten Tschofen

Communication, Steller Parent Group

chairstellerparentgroup@gmail.com 

Save the Date:

  • Meet the Teachers/All Community Meeting – Thursday, September 8, 6:00 to 7:30
  • First SPG meeting – Tuesday, September 13, 6:00 to 7:30