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 email@example.com
Happiness intensive seeks individuals experienced in mindfulness and/or yoga. Danielle and Ashley will be teaching an intensive about happiness. One of the areas we will explore is mindfulness. If you have any experience in teaching mindfulness or leading exercises in mindfulness or yoga, we’d love your expertise. Please contact Ashley if you’re interested in contributing to our intensive: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that the price for the Hunter Education and Introduction to Shotgun Sports Intensive is only $70-$100, instead of the price listed during registration ($400-$600). If students are interested in that Intensive instead of the one they registered for, they can go to the Steller ASD website and re-register today. Also, today is the last day to register for Intensives. If they are having any problems with the website, they can come to see Leigh Anne.
Leigh Anne and Jason are excited to travel with students in December to Peru. Travel scholarship applications are due March 5th and can be picked up and turned into the office. More information can be found by stopping by to talk to Leigh Anne or emailing her at email@example.com. Students who are hoping to join should make sure their passports are good through June 2021 and if not, apply for their passport now. Registration forms can be picked up from Leigh Anne.
We need your help to make the Steller Auction on January 24 a fabulous success.
If you are interested in volunteering during the day for set up, or at the event, please join me for a 15 minute meeting after the regular Parent Group Meeting on Tuesday, December 10.
We will need help with things like transporting Auction Items from school to 49th State Brewing Company during the day, set up, and helping out with check out at the end of the night.
Steller Auction Committee
StartingÂ Monday,Â October 22Â through Thursday, October 25, students will sign up for their top three Intensive choices.Â Advisors are available to help students sign up for their choices.Â Â Please take the time to review the Intensives with your students.Â Payments for Intensives will be online this year in ParentConnections.Â Please continue toÂ follow flash announcements to know when ParentConnection Payments are made available.
Click here to review intensive options:Â 2018 Winter Intensives
There are still lots of spots left on the Iceland Intensive for May 2018. If you are interested, please let Jason know. Registration is still open. You can work this summer to raise money for this great opportunity. Plan now, don’t be left behind.
Another Intensive was added to the Intensive choices: Swimming with Becky! Check out all the the great winter Intensives and be ready with your first three choices on Monday.
December Intensive Choices