Category Archives: Dates to Remember

Join the Quiz Night Planning Team!

Steller Parent Group hasn’t been able to fundraise since January 2020, and our funds are running low.

We want to be able to continue to support all the great programs and opportunities we have in the past, so are planning our first fundraiser/community building event some sometime before the winter holidays.

All grade 7 to 12 students are invited to lead the planning for this awesome night. We need students with a variety of talents:

  • Organizational
  • Talking to adults
  • Decorating/set up
  • Artistic
  • Trivia
  • Quiz Master(s)
  • And so much more! 

Meet in Leigh Ann’s class 12:00 pm Wednesday, October 13.

(Parents are invited to come along and support as well! Please let Kirsten know if you will attend at chairstellerparentgroup@gmail.com)

Back to School Night and All Community Meeting Thursday Sept. 30

Back to School Night and the All Community Meeting will be in session on Sept. 30!

You will want to check in with your student about their Monday class schedule, and who their advisor is, or you can check in ParentConnection.  Find the schedule and each individual teacher’s Zoom Link here. 

During the first part of the night students and parents & guardians will have the chance to meet each of their teachers and advisor to learn about the classes they are taking and ask questions. 

From Maria

The second half of the evening will be a renewal of the All Community Meeting Tradition and will be jointly hosted by the Steller Parent Group and Steller.

The three pillars of our community –

Student, Staff, Parents & Guardians 

– are all invited to join.

Here is a brief outline of the agenda:

  • ACM Ice Breaker

  • Staff Introductions
  • Welcome from Steller Parent Group & How You Can Get Involved in the School
  • OpGroup Introductions
  • Draw for Steller Spirit Wear T-Shirt 

We look forward to reconnecting and making new friends and hope to see you there!

Kirsten Tschofen

Chair, Steller Parent Group

SPG meeting Tuesday, September 14

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 (via Zoom for now), and you can find the agenda by the Sunday before the meeting . This month we will be talking more about how students and adults can get involved in the school, and have two requests for funding to vote on.

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. 

Antoinette will send out the Zoom link by email, and we will post it here and on Facebook, once it has been created. 

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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.  For more information about how you can get involved see here

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Back to School and All Community Meeting Thursday, September 9

UPDATE FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 3, 201

Hello Steller Families!

Time sure flies when you’re having fun! We have already finished up our third week of school! Thank you for your continued support of our school and compliance with the COVID-19 Mitigation plan.

However, due to the rise of COVID-19 cases within our community and the rising concern associated with that, we will be canceling the Back to School and All Community Meeting on September 9th and moving to a new Zoom format for the foreseeable future. This will ensure that we will be doing our part to limit the number of in-person meetings, as well as providing you with pertinent information for the school year. You will be able to find more information on our website.

Thank you for your continued patience and support during these times.

Have a great Labor Day and enjoy the long weekend!

Steller Office

 

During the first part of the night students and parents & guardians will have the chance to meet each of their teachers and advisor to learn about the classes they are taking and ask questions. 

The second half of the evening will be a renewal of the All Community Meeting Tradition and will be jointly hosted by the Steller Parent Group and Steller.

The three pillars of our community –

Student, Staff, Parents & Guardians 

– are all invited to join.

Here is a brief outline of the agenda:

  • Icebreaker Game and Snacks in the Lobby
  • Staff Introductions
  • Welcome from Steller Parent Group & How You Can Get Involved in the School
  • OpGroup Introductions
  • Draw for Steller Spirit Wear T-Shirt and Clean-Up

We look forward to reconnecting and making new friends and hope to see you there!

Kirsten Tschofen

Chair, Steller Parent Group

A Welcome Message from Steller Parent Group

August 23, 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. My name is Kirsten Tschofen and I am the Chair of Steller Parent Group. 

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 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. We are currently recruiting for a Co-Chair, and Treasurer and have a variety of other 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 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

chairstellerparentgroup@gmail.com 

Save the Date:

  • First SPG meeting – Tuesday, September 14, 6:00 to 7:30
  • Back to School Night – Thursday, September 9
    • Meet the teachers 5:00 to 6:30
    • All Community Meeting 6:30 to 7:30pm – learn about the school philosophy and how you can get involved in the school via Steller Parent Group
  • Grade level Social Nights for parents & guardians – TBA

First Week Schedule

Our first day back is August 17th. This day students will get to work with their advisors and select their courses for the first semester. (See .asdk12.org/steller for schedules).  This will be done through a virtual format. The times each grade level will need to check in to meet with their advisors are listed below. You will receive an email from your student’s advisor by August 13th with more detailed information. In the meantime, please plan to be ready during your student’s slotted grade level time. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to call us at 907-742-4950.

8:00-9:00AM 8th Graders

9:00-10:30AM 7th Graders

10:30-11:30AM 12th Graders

11:30AM-12:30PM 11th Graders

12:30-1:00PM Lunch

1:00-2:00PM 10th Graders

2:00-3:00PM 9th graders

Wednesday August 18th – Meeting with Advisors – In Person

8:30AM-2:05PM: Students will meet with Advisors for the day. 

Lunch will be 11:45AM-12:40PM

Thursday August 19th – Meeting with Grade Level Groups – In Person

8:30AM-2:05PM: Teachers will meet with Grade Level Groups for the day. 

Lunch will be 11:45AM-12:40PM

Friday August 20th – First day of class w/ modified schedule – In person

Students will have an opportunity to visit every class.

1st Period – 8:30-9:15AM

2nd Period – 9:20-10:00AM

3rd Period – 10:05- 10:45AM

4th Period – 10:50-11:40AM

LUNCH – 11:40AM-12:40PM

5th Period – 12:40-1:20PM

6th Period – 1:25-2:05PM

7th Period – 2:10-3:30PM – Open for clubs, teacher assistance, conferences with staff

From Steller Office

Bring Your Own Plates and Cutlery to the BBQ!

Steller Parent Group and Steller Staff are happy to invite all Steller Students, Families and Staff to the Great Steller BBQ of 2021.  This is a great opportunity for everyone to come together as a community after so long apart, meet new friends and catch up with old friends. We look forward to seeing you!

Steller Parent Group will supply hamburgers, hot dogs, veggie options, and drinks. What can you bring?

  • Families with names A – K are invited to bring a side dish to share
  • Families with names L to Z bring a dessert to share 
    • Please make sure your dish is well labeled for allergens, pre-cut, preferably individually wrapped, and ready to serve, and labeled so you can bring it home at the end of the night! 
  • To reduce waste we invite you to bring your own plates, cutlery and cups.
  • We will be set up in the parking lot and Steller Field, so bring blankets, chairs, and whatever else you need to be comfortable. 

Registration

Registration is not required, but it certainly helps us plan so that we have enough for everyone.  Please make sure you Register even if you have signed up to volunteer! 

Volunteers Needed! 

Of course, an event like this isn’t possible without many volunteers to help.  There are many positions available to both students and adults. See here to sign up. 

Update Regarding COVID 19

Steller Parent Group is committed to doing everything we can to support the safety and wellbeing of our community in light of COVID 19 and following ASD guidelines:

  1.   Universal masking will be required for all individuals while inside any ASD school or building. Some exceptions will apply. Participants at the BBQ will be asked to remain masked while near food tables and when distance of 6 feet is not being maintained.
  2.   Keep ASD Symptom Free. We must all do our part to minimize viral spread. Please stay home and get tested if you are experiencing ANY symptoms.
  3.   Cleaning and Disinfecting. Hand sanitizer will be readily available and frequent handwashing will be encouraged. All food servers will wear masks, gloves and follow appropriate sanitization practices. Only masked and gloved volunteers will be allowed to touch any food products.
  4.   Keeping students and staff in the learning environment. The District will continue to make COVID-19 vaccine clinics available to eligible students (with parental consent), staff, and community members through a contracted provider. Additionally, following new guidance from the CDC, asymptomatic, properly masked students and fully vaccinated individuals will not be required to quarantine if deemed a close contact.

As things are constantly changing we will provide an update on exact practice for the BBQ closer to the date. If you have questions or concerns please feel free to contact the school. 

Save the Date

Tuesday, September 14  (6:00 to 7:30) – Steller Parent Group Meeting 

Great Steller BBQ: August 12

Steller Parent Group and Steller Staff are happy to invite all Steller Students, Families and Staff to the Great Steller BBQ of 2021.  This is a great opportunity for everyone to come together as a community after so long apart, meet new friends and catch up with old friends. We look forward to seeing you!

Steller Parent Group will supply hamburgers, hot dogs, veggie options, and drinks. What can you bring?

  • Families with names A – K are invited to bring a side dish to share
  • Families with names L to Z bring a dessert to share 
    • Please make sure your dish is well labeled for allergens, pre-cut and ready to serve, and labeled so you can bring it home at the end of the night! 
  • To reduce waste we invite you to bring your own plates, cutlery and cups.
  • We will be set up in the parking lot and Steller Field, so bring blankets, chairs, and whatever else you need to be comfortable. 

Registration

Registration is not required, but it certainly helps us plan so that we have enough for everyone. 

Volunteers Needed! 

Of course, an event like this isn’t possible without many volunteers to help.  There are many positions available to both students and adults. See here to sign up. 

Save the Date

Tuesday, September 14, 2021  (6:00 to 7:30) – Steller Parent Group Meeting 

UPDATE

Steller Parent Group is committed to doing everything we can to support the safety and wellbeing of our community in light of COVID 19.  Here is the messaging from the board as of July 31st:

1.    Universal masking will be required for all individuals while inside any ASD school or building. Some exceptions will apply. Masking while outside is optional.
2.    Keep ASD Symptom Free. We must all do our part to minimize viral spread. Please stay home and get tested if you are experiencing ANY symptoms.
3.    Cleaning and Disinfecting. Regular cleaning of classrooms, buses, and offices will continue. Hand sanitizer will be readily available and frequent handwashing will be encouraged. Enhancements and upgrades have  been made to building HVAC systems to allow for optimal ventilation and air exchange.
4.    Keeping students and staff in the learning environment. The District will continue to make COVID-19 vaccine clinics available to eligible students (with parental consent), staff, and community members through a contracted provider. Additionally, following new guidance from the CDC, asymptomatic, properly masked students and fully vaccinated individuals will not be required to quarantine if deemed a close contact.

As things are constantly changing we will provide an update on exact practice for the BBQ closer to the date. If you have questions or concerns please feel free to contact the school. 

 

Dates to Remember!

As we approach the last day of school don’t forget to return your books and supplies to school. The bin will be placed outside for your convenience – no need to call the office.

There are also some items in the school that were left from last year.  If you think you might have anything still at school collect them asap – everything left will be donated.