Category Archives: Fundraising & Auction

Steller Parent Group March Meeting

There is lots happening at Steller this month, and Steller Parent Group has a busy agenda for our meeting on Tuesday, March 21 from 6:00 to 7:20. We will meet in Joe’s room. 

Join us to hear updates about our Addams Family Values Community Movie event on Sunday, April 23. Steller is pleased to be co-hosting the Aurora Music Festival this year, and we will need many volunteers to help make this event successful! Finally, it’s that time of year again, and we are looking to recruit for all positions on the SPG board for next year. The great news is that our current board members will be staying on, so you have someone to help you learn the ropes, and share the responsibilities. If you are interested please reach out to our co-chairs Dee Dee or Amy at

You can see all our Meeting Minutes on our website here , and do take a few minutes to read the draft meeting minutes from February here.

Warm regards, 


Addams Family Values Community Event!

You are Invited to the Steller Parent Group Community Event!

April 23rd, 1pm @ Bear Tooth Theatrepub

Tickets for sale starting March 21st.

In addition to being a great opportunity for Steller Families to get together, Steller Parent Group gets a percentage of the box office revenue and we use that money to fund great community events like the Start of the Year BBQ, student intensives, school equipment and more! The theatre has a 400 people capacity and we want to fill the place up, so

  • invite your friends
  • invite your family
  • invite your family’s friends
  • and your friend’s families! 

Ticket sales soon through Bear Tooth Theatrepub ticketbooth


Would you participate in a Silent Auction?

Dear Steller Students, Parents and Guardians,

Steller Parent Group is planning a fun community event on Sunday, April 23, 2023 at Bear Tooth Theatrepub. All members of the Steller Community are invited to attend the matinee showing of Addams Family Values. SPG will receive a portion of the ticket sales.  

The Fundraising Committee is also considering hosting a small online auction of maybe 5-8 big ticket items and/or Advisory Baskets. This would be open to both members of our community, and the general public. 

We would appreciate it if you could take a few minutes to complete our survey, to indicate your interest in donating a big ticket item, or donating for an Advisory Basket. 

Big ticket items would be a minimum value of about $400. We are thinking of things like cabin stays and other tourism related activities, custom artwork, and more. Another popular idea would be to share a special skill – for example if you are a great cook you could offer to cook a dinner party for the first 8 people that bid the minimum (your house or theirs), or perhaps a cookie decorating party or similar. Think opportunities to get to know each other and build community. We’d be thrilled to work with you to work out details if you have a starting idea. 

Advisory Baskets usually involve choosing a theme and collecting the items. We would need one student volunteer per advisory to put the basket together. 

This information will help us decide if this is something our community wants to do, and helps us plan how best to spend our time as volunteers.

And, as always, if you would like to help, we’d love to have you!

Complete Survey

Sarah Bernhardt and Kirsten Tschofen

Moviethon Planning Meeting Monday Night!


The fundraising committee is meeting this Monday, February 13 at 6.00 pm via Zoom. 

All community members – students, staff and parents/guardians are invited to attend, share their ideas, and share their talents!  Many hands makes a light load! 

Join Zoom Meeting

Questions? contact Karen at

Volunteers to Complete District Application

Since July 2022 ASD had had a new application process for anyone who volunteers in ASD Schools. 

“All volunteers (includes chaperones, drivers, and partner organizations) must complete a
volunteer application and sign a liability waiver each school year. This requirement ensures
that the District has the most up-to-date information on those volunteering. The application
and waiver can be found on the website for online submission or printing.” (Read more here) 

The process is not complicated and can be done online or on paper (printed copies are available through the school office). In order to ensure that you can volunteer when you are needed we are asking all parents and guardians to complete the application now.  SPG will have a number of opportunities where we will need volunteers in the next few months:

  • Ice Cream Social on January 15
  • Aurora Music Festival in the spring
  • Passage Mentors
  • Moviethon on March 26

Visit the district website here to complete your application now! 

Steller Fundraising Meeting

Following our very successful fundraiser this fall Cups for Kids, SPG is planning a community oriented fundraiser for the spring. 

Next Fundraising Meeting – January 30th at 6pm via Zoom. 

  • Bear Tooth Theater “Moviethon” on March 26 (matinee).  This will be a collaboration with Bear Tooth where SPG receives a portion of box office sales for a particular movie night.
    • We will discuss what movie to watch, fundraising activity like a raffle or silent auction and other logistics.
  • Pick Click Give 

Parents and guardians, students and staff are all invited to attend this meeting and share their ideas! For questions please contact Karen or Lea at

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

Join the Steller Parent Group!

Open Positions for SPG. Co-treasurer, Secretary, Fundraising Committee, Member at Large

Thank you to Dee Dee Zobian who has moved from her position as Secretary to be a Co-Chair with Amy Dummann! 

This now leaves a vacant position for Secretary! It’s an easy way to join with main time commitment being taking notes during SPG meetings, and attending leadership meetings. Experience with Google Drive is an asset, but we can teach you too!

Thank you to Lea McKenna who has stepped up to lead the Fundraising Committee. She has been joined by XXX to plan our main fundraiser this year – Cups for Kids. 

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?

Support Steller Parent Group While You Shop!


Support Steller While You Shop

Steller Parent Group has teamed up with Fred Meyer and Amazon,  for corporate rewards, and your purchases generate corporate donations from these companies to our school.  Here is how you connect your shopping to the rewards:

Amazon Smile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Steller Secondary Parent Group every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at, you will find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization when you go to from the web browser on your computer or mobile device to do your shopping.

3 Easy Steps

1.  Bookmark and Shop using this link –
2.  Sign in to your Amazon account
3.  Select a charity by searching for ‘steller parent group’

Learn more about how your shopping at supports our school.  

Support Steller Secondary Parent Group (80690) just by linking your rewards card to our group and do your shopping at Fred Meyer with your Rewards Card. The more supporters who link their card to Steller Secondary Parent Group, the more we earn.   Sign up now!  The process is very simple.

3 Easy Steps

1.  Click to sign in or sign up with a Fred Meyer’s account first
2.  Associate your Rewards Card with your account
3.  Click here to enroll in Community Rewards and search for ‘Steller’.

Does this program affect my personal rebates or fuel points?  No, this is a corporate donation and does not affect your personal rewards.
Issues? contact the FredMeyer community reward team at

More info about Fred Meyer Community Rewards

Simply make a purchase at Office Depot or Office Max online or in-store using our school ID at checkout and Steller will receive 5% back in credits

Steller School ID:   70000032

3 Easy Steps

1.  Shop Online –
2.  At the last checkout page, enter “BTS 70000032” in the Additional Order Information section.  Just type it in the comments box.
3.  For a more permanent association with Office Depot, create an account, and have customer service associate Steller School with your account.  They will ask for State, Zip and School Name. This way you can set it and forget it.