New Principal Characteristics Survey Closes TODAY!

As you know, after many years of service our principal Reed will be retiring at the end of this school year.  ASD is currently in the process of hiring someone to join our school. Because of the unique nature of Steller students and parents are being given a voice in this process. 

  1. The district also sent out a letter with a link to a survey about principal characteristics.  This survey closes TODAY, April 9th.  You will find the link in the attached PDF. Steller_Community_Letter
  2. Each group of our Steller Community (students, staff, parents/guardians) are being given the opportunity to develop two questions to ask each candidate.
  3. The final principal candidates will answer the same six questions during a candidate webinar on Monday, April 26 from 6 to 7pm. All community members are invited to listen to the webinar.
  4. All community members will be invited to fill out a follow up survey to provide their input regarding the candidates.

    This form is being used to generate possible questions from the parent/guardian body. It will close on Wednesday, April 14th and then principal selection committee of student, teacher and parent/guardian representatives will meet to choose the final six questions to give to candidates. 

 

 

 

 

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

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

Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 973 9149 6736
Passcode: STELLER
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Community Statement from N.H.S.

Community Statement for Steller from The Steller N.H.S. :

Hello everyone, The Steller National Honors Society wanted to put out a statement about our purpose to encourage volunteer opportunities for all students.

For a long time the Steller N.H.S. has needed more volunteers for programs such as the Homework Club which is completely run by students and staff here at Steller. Another program we often need help with is the Mobile Food Bank located in Fairview.

Since the start of N.H.S. here at Steller Secondary we have put it upon ourselves to have a goal of making more great leaders in the Steller community.

The volunteer opportunities hosted by N.H.S. are available for both member and non-member students to participate in. We always welcome an extra helping hand.

If you feel like any of these volunteer opportunities are programs you would like to help with, please feel free to come to meetings no matter the grade (7-12) so you can help make the Anchorage community a better place. 

Meetings on Tuesdays at 2 pm. and the link can be found on the 7th hour page.

Alana P.

 

 

 

 

 

Reminder to Join the Grade 7 Social Club!

 

Thank you to all the students that have registered for the Grade Seven Social Club! We will start our first activity soon. If you haven’t already joined, there is still time! 

Dear Grade Seven Students and Families,

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.
  • Only people with the link can access this page so please don’t share it. 
  • 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.

If you would like to help run this club please let me know at chairstellerparentgroup@gmail.com

Warm regards,

Kirsten Tschofen 

Chair, Steller Parent Group

chairstellerparentgroup@gmail.com

Invitation to Grade Seven Social Club!

 

Dear Grade Seven Students and Families,

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.
  • Only people with the link can access this page so please don’t share it. 
  • 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.

If you would like to help run this club please let me know at chairstellerparentgroup@gmail.com

Warm regards,

Kirsten Tschofen 

Chair, Steller Parent Group

chairstellerparentgroup@gmail.com