Category Archives: Fundraising & Auction

2021-2022 Steller Parent Group Budget Passed

October 25, 2021

Dear Steller Community,

At the start of the 2021 school year SPG established a Finance Committee that includes:

  • SPG Chair, SPG Treasurer, SPG Treasurer Elect, Member at Large, and a Teacher. 

The Committee presented the budget at the Steller Parent Group meeting on October 14, and shared it to the wider community by email October 18 (Vote for Steller Parent Group Budget 2021-2022).  All members of the community were invited to vote on the Draft Budget, which contained the provision that we will revisit the Budget in January or February in light of new budget needs (particularly Travel Intensives) and fundraising plans. 

A total of 44 people voted, with 38 votes for and 6 against thereby passing the budget as presented. We would like to thank everyone who participated in the process, and for the feedback we have received. 

Since the SPG Meeting a group of students as well as one parent have stepped forward to help plan fundraising activities, and we have received a few suggestions from the community as well. 

We are working hard to figure out how to meet our fundraising needs and especially support Travel Intensives, which we believe are at the heart of Steller values, while respecting the fact that many in our community feel overextended and time constrained in their own personal lives. It is our hope to plan a few smaller, easier events so that time commitments might be more reasonable for volunteers, and so that the financial ask of our community is not burdensome as well. 

We hope to share our plans with you shortly and welcome anyone who would like to join us. Particularly if you have experience with running auctions, which we would still like to consider as a possibility. 

As always, if you have any questions or concerns please feel free to reach out at chairstellerparentgroup@gmail.com 

Warm regards,

Kirsten

Vote for Steller Parent Group Budget Now!

Budget

In 2021 the Steller Finance Committee (Chair, Treasurer, Member at large) created a DRAFT BUDGET.

In a typical year most money raised through Parent Group goes to four areas:

  • SPG Operational expenses
  • Steller Parent Group expenses (Welcome BBQ, Staff Appreciation etc)
  • School expenses ( Souper Steller, Ice Cream Social, Steller Olympics etc.)
  • Grants:
    • Steller Travel Intensives 
    • Intensives 
    • Program Support (Band trips, art supplies etc)
    • Passages & Special Projects

The DRAFT budget for 2021-2022 was presented at the SPG meeting on October 14.  You can read the Meeting Minutes Here.

The letter accompanying the DRAFT budget for 2021-2022 explains more about the circumstances for the budget. Please read it carefully. 

All members of the community are invited to review the attached Budget, and then vote “Yay” to
accept the budget as presented *with the provision we will revisit it in January or February* in
light of new budget needs and fundraising plans. Or “nay”. If you vote nay you will be provided
an opportunity to make suggestions – given the funds we currently have on hand. The vote
closes at 10 pm on Wednesday, October 20. The budget will be passed with a simple majority of
total votes.

Steller Parent Group is a charitable 501(c)3 organization to which contributions are tax-deductible. To learn more about how to support SPG please see here

Warm regards, 

Kirsten Tschofen

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)

Join an SPG Committee!

 

Thank you to everyone – students & adults –  who have used the Sign Up Genius to indicate their interest in volunteering this year. We are excited at how many people have already stepped up!

We are still looking to fill a few committees. Indicating interest in these three groups doesn’t mean you are committing to a leadership position, and you can chose to only help out for one event or activity. 

We especially need a few people – students and adults – with ideas for the Fundraising Committee so that we can create our budget this year.  If we don’t raise any funds we will be limited in how much support we can offer for things like intensives and events and activities. If you are interested please email chairstellerparentgroup@gmail.com. 

Regards,

Kirsten

Parent Group Meeting this Tuesday 2/11

Please join us for the Steller Parent group Tuesday February 11th  6:00-7:30 in Ken’s room. This month’s agenda includes a report from the the Jan 24th Steller Auction, updates and upcoming events, request for support for the Steller Band trip to Cordova, and opportunities to volunteer to keep Souper Steller running this semester, and host a parent social. Find out how you can help support the Steller community and keep up-to-date on upcoming events and news from staff and students. Email mayokiely@msn.com if you would like to add an agenda item or are unable to attend but are interested in volunteering. All are welcome! 

Dear Steller Community,

We would like to thank everyone who has already purchased a ticket to the Steller Auction on Friday, January 24 at 49th State Brewing Company, and remind those of you who haven’t that there is still time.

There are three steps:

  1. Go to the website at https://www.auctria.com/auction/steller and register your name and credit card.

  2. Buy a Ticket!

  3. Invite your friends and family to this fun event!

The Steller Auction is the single fundraiser for the school and all money raised supports Steller Secondary’s unique educational approach and commitment to foster the creation of independent, courageous people capable of dealing with the shifting complexities of the modern world. We all see how powerful this approach is in the growth of our own students.

We have planned an exciting night to help build community and raise money for the school.

Buffet style appetizers and desserts are included, and each ticket comes with one drink ticket for soda, beer or wine. Cash bar is also available.

5:30 Check in starts.  Silent Auction begins.

6:30 Fund-a-need for Intensives and Passages & Live Auction A

7:00 Fund-a-need for General Funds (ie Souper Steller, Band and other) & Live Auction B

7:30 Live Auction C

8:15 Check out starts

9:30 Event ends!

Please go to the Steller Parents Group Facebook page for previews of just some of the items that will be in the silent and live auctions!

We would also like to extend our thanks to all the members of the community that have generously donated to the auction. Without your generosity this event wouldn’t be possible.

Steller Auction Committee

stellerauctionchair@gmail.com