Category Archives: Parent Group

Grade 7 Zoom Party April 23

The first Grade 7 Social Club Zoom Party was a great success! Thank you to everyone who joined – I hope you had a good time. We are going to host a second party on Friday, April 23 at 3pm.  We would love to get as many grade 7 students as possible and have even more fun.

The goal of the Social Club is to provide an opportunity for grade seven students to get to know each other and have some fun. Everyone in grade seven is invited to participate, but it is not mandatory.

How it works:

    1. We will post a new Creative Challenge and a Discussion Prompt every Monday on a platform called Padlet.
    2. You can post as much as you want, and respond to your friends, whenever you want. Padlet lets you post comments, photos, video and even links. The Challenges and Prompts are meant to be a bit silly, so get creative and have fun!
    3. We will also host Live Zoom sessions where we will play some games, have some breakout rooms, and get to know each other.

Participating is easy:

  1. Complete the Registration Form Here (both student and guardian).
  2. When you receive an email from Padlet scroll down and click on “Take Me to Padlet”. You don’t have to create an account! 
  3. Pick up a Steller Jay Mascot at the school office. We will use our Mascots in many of our Creative Challenges so please take care of it.  If you can’t pick up your Mascot please contact me at the email below to make arrangements.
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  • Students can join any time.
  • Steller Parent Group will be moderating posts. 
  • If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to reach out to me.

Warm regards,

Kirsten Tschofen 

Chair, Steller Parent Group

chairstellerparentgroup@gmail.com

Join the Steller Reflection Committee Monday, April 19.

Thank you to everyone who joined us Monday night for the Steller Reflection Committee Discussion. One thing that came through very clearly is how much we love our school and are willing to work to help it become even better. 

On Monday, April 19 from 6:30 to 7:30 we will meet again next week to talk about:

  •  What we can do to help “onboard” new students into the Steller way, and help students and their families feel part of the community (with a particular focus on grade 7, 8 and 9).

  • Identify topics of interest we want to take up in the fall.

If you have ideas and questions you would like our community to consider taking up next year to help Steller grow and  become even better, or you just want to be part of the discussion, join us on Monday and help us brainstorm. Students and their families from all grades, and who are new, or have been here forever, are encouraged to join. 

Topic: Steller Reflection Committee

Time: Monday, April 19, 6:30 pm

Join Zoom Meeting

https://zoom.us/j/97391496736?pwd=NVlNbkc4N3Q5REZSMUxqcXFWTmcxZz09

Meeting ID: 973 9149 6736

Passcode: STELLER

One tap mobile +16699009128

Find your local number: https://zoom.us/u/ad29bE9kHX

 

Warm regards,

Kirsten 

New Food Distribution Site for Steller Students

Good Morning Everyone!

Bean’s Cafe/ the Community Luchbox has teamed up with the POWER Center at Alaska Behavioral Health. The flyer attached is to let you know there is a New Food Distribution Site with prepared lunch @ 1:45 pm and Pantry boxes designed to feed a family of four, no questions asked. Steller students and their families are welcome to drop by. 

Steller Nutrition Committee

Invitation to join the Steller Reflection Committee

The Steller Reflection Committee has been created to allow staff, students and parents the opportunity to reflect on where we have been, and what we appreciate about Steller. 

We will meet two times, each for 90 minutes via Zoom.  The first meeting is on Monday, April 12 from 6:30 to 8:00pm and the second meeting is on Monday, April 19 6:30 to 8:00pm.

As always, we want to hear the voices of each of our pillars and invite anyone interested to please join us and help make the discussion richer. 

Contact Kirsten at chairstellerparentgroup@gmail.com if you would like to attend, or have questions. 

Warm regards,

Kirsten

Grade 7 Zoom Party NEW DATE April 9

 

Dear Grade Seven Students,

Join us for a live Zoom Party on a NEW DATE: Friday, April 9, at 3pm

We will have ice breakers, games and even some prizes. We will also talk about what kind of activity YOU want to do to get to know each other. 

Join Zoom Meeting

https://zoom.us/j/97391496736?pwd=NVlNbkc4N3Q5REZSMUxqcXFWTmcxZz09

Meeting ID: 973 9149 6736

Passcode: STELLER

Steller Parent Group is excited to invite you to join the Grade Seven Social Club! The goal of the Social Club is to provide an opportunity for grade seven students to get to know each other and have some fun. Everyone in grade seven is invited to participate, but it is not mandatory.

How it works:

  1. We will post a new Creative Challenge and a Discussion Prompt every Monday on a platform called Padlet.
  2. You can post as much as you want, and respond to your friends, whenever you want. Padlet lets you post comments, photos, video and even links. The Challenges and Prompts are meant to be a bit silly, so get creative and have fun!
  3. We will also host Live Zoom sessions where we will play some games, have some breakout rooms, and get to know each other.  

Participating is easy:

  1. Complete the Registration Form Here (both student and guardian).
  2. When you receive an email from Padlet scroll down and click on “Take Me to Padlet”. You don’t have to create an account! 
  3. Pick up a Steller Jay Mascot at the school office. We will use our Mascots in many of our Creative Challenges so please take care of it.  If you can’t pick up your Mascot please contact me at the email below to make arrangements.
  • Students can join any time.
  • Steller Parent Group will be moderating posts. 
  • If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to reach out to me.

Warm regards,

Kirsten Tschofen 

Chair, Steller Parent Group

chairstellerparentgroup@gmail.com

What Lessons Have We Learned?

At tonights Parent Group meeting a parent brought up a very good question.

As we start the final quarter of this unique and challenging year, and start looking forward to next year, now is a good time for our community to consider what we have learned, what might we want to continue doing next year, and what changes might we want to work on. 

One idea that has been mentioned was to continue with having Wednesday as an asynchronous day, with the possibility of allowing passage time, or perhaps modifying our intensives to be spread out over the term. I am sure there are many great ideas out there that merit consideration. 

It was proposed that a committee of staff, students and parents might want to convene and identify ways to get input from our community.  This moment presents a powerful opportunity for our community to come together, and provide direction for our school, and to me is at the heart of the Steller Philosophy. 

If you or your student would be interested in joining this committee please let me know at chairstellerparentgroup@gmail.com

Kirsten

Student Meals Now Available!

The Steller Parent Group Student Nutrition Committee is pleased to share with our families that The Community Lunchbox will be distributing food, prepared meals and shelf stable boxes (for a family of four) to anyone in need, no questions asked from the Power Center starting this week.

Steller students and their families are welcome to make their way to the parking lot of the Power Centre at 704 W. 26th Ave starting at 1:45 on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Many families are experiencing food insecurity during these unprecedented times, and we encourage our community members to share this information widely so that no child goes hungry. 

If your family is struggling support is available.  We encourage you to reach out to our counselor Marriane at pedersen_marianne@asdk12.org 

 

Follow Steller Facebook Page and Help Promote our School

Did you know that Steller has a Facebook Page? We use this page to promote Steller to the public, and prospective students, and to share information that may be relevant to our extended community like alumni. If you are on Facebook we encourage you to:

  • Like  and Follow our Page
  • Like and comment on our posts
  • Share our Page with your friends

We share content highlighting student accomplishments, select information from ASD, and other community events.  When you interact with our page it helps the Facebook algorithm find us more easily. 

Thanks for your support! 

REMINDER: To join our Information Night on Zoom use this link