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Updates for Steller Parent Group Meeting Tuesday, November 9

Thank you to everyone who attended the October SPG meeting, and participated in the vote for the SPG Budget.  All students, staff, parents and guardians are invited to attend SPG meetings, share their voice and participate in our votes.

As always, if you have any questions or comments please don’t hesitate to reach out.

Kirsten

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Steller Parent Group Meeting Tuesday, November 9

Thank you to everyone who attended the October SPG meeting, and participated in the vote for the SPG Budget.  All students, staff, parents and guardians are invited to attend SPG meetings, share their voice and participate in our votes.

As always, if you have any questions or comments please don’t hesitate to reach out.

Kirsten

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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

Steller Parent Group Meeting Notes

Thank you to everyone who attended our first Steller Parent Group meeting of the year. We had an excellent turn out and I hope we can keep up the good rate.

The DRAFT of the meeting minutes are available here 

We are happy to announce New Board Members:

Treasurer: Claudia Liesch

Secretary: Dee Ded Zobian 

We are still looking for a Co-Chair! 

We’d also like to thank the following people:

Finance Committee: Amy Johnson

Fundraising Committee: Claudia Liebsch and Kirsten Tschofen (need 3 more adults and students) 

Requests for Funding for the October meeting are due Wednesday, September 29th.

The agenda for the October meeting will be posted on Sunday, October 10th.  

As always, if you have any questions or comments please don’t hesitate to reach out.

Kirsten

 

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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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

Meet our New Principal!

Join us for the last meeting of the year for Steller Parent Group.  Meet our new principal Maria Hernandez, vote on a request for funding from Seeds of Change to support the Steller Garden, and hear a review of all we have achieved this year. This will also be a chance to recognize Reed for all the work he has done for Steller during his years of service, and to wish him well on his new adventures. 

We would also like you to consider joining the SPG next year.  There are many ways to get involved with a range of time commitments.  We are looking forward to being in person next year and continuing to build a strong community. 

  • Co-chair (partnered with the current chair for easy handover)
  • Treasurer 
  • Advisory liasons
  • Communication
  • Fundraising 

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Kirsten 

 

Steller Parent Group Meeting April 13

 

 Steller Parent Group will be meeting on Tuesday, April 13 at 6:00pm via Zoom. All students, staff and parents are welcome to attend and vote on decisions. 

See here for Minutes from past Meetings.

Our Funding Requests include:

  • Wilderness First Aid and First Aid/CPR certification for Brian’s Outdoor Education Class.
  • iPads and pens to create a full class set to be used in art and intensives.
  • Treats and prizes for volunteers at the Steller Super Sweeper event (tentatively May 1st).

Up Coming Events & Activities Include:

  • Grade 7 Social Club (ongoing) 
  • Steller Reflection Committee – Monday, April 12, and Monday, April 19 6:30 to 8:00 pm
  • Steller Super Sweeper Family Event – Saturday, May 1st 1:00 to 2:00pm (tentatively)

This is your chance to hear from Reed and staff about:

  • Transition to in person school
  • New Principal Hiring Process 
  • Ask your questions

We need a new Treasurer for next year. 

This position requires a few hours of work each month and attendance at the SPG meetings. In years when we run an Auction the work required increases for about 6 weeks. Brandon is happy to support anyone who steps into the position next year, and the books are well organized and ready for an easy handoff. 

Topic: Steller Parent Group
Time: Tuesday, April 13, 2021 6 to 7:30pm

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Steller Parent Group Meeting Tuesday at 6:00pm

Attending Steller Parent Group meetings is a great way to hear about what is happening at school directly from Reed and teachers, ask questions, and have your say in school decisions.  It is also a good way to meet other parents – especially when we aren’t seeing each other in person.  We are a friendly group and happy to see new faces! 

Now is also the time to start thinking about next year’s committee.  Our current treasurer Brandon Brooks will be stepping down, so we will need someone to fill his shoes. If you think you might be interested, or know someone who would be, please reach out.  The more time we have to hand things off the easier it is! 

We will also need a co-chair for next year. Co-chairs are usually two years, and the positions are staggered so that one person always has some experience. If you are interested in joining me for the rest of this year, or next year I’d be happy to talk.

You can always find Meeting Minutes and Agenda’s under the Parents Tab on the Website here. 

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Warm regards,

Kirsten Tschofen 

Chair

 

Steller Parent Group Meeting February 9

All parents/guardians, students and staff are automatically part of the Steller Parent Group and welcome to attend meetings, share ideas and vote on decisions.  This month in addition to regular updates from Reed, staff, and OpGroup we will be discussing a Social Club for grade 7 students, the plan for student recruitment for 2021-22 school year, and a proposal for gifts for Senior students. We are still accepting funding requests as well. 

You can find the Agenda and previous Meeting Minutes on under the “Parents” tab of the website, here.

We look forward to seeing you!

Kirsten Tschofen 

Chair, Steller Parent Group

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