Steller Parent Group Bylaws
Steller Parent Group Bylaws 2020-2021 were amended in October of 2020, and should be reviewed again in 2023 unless there are major changes before then.
The purpose of Steller Parent Group is to enrich the lives of Steller students through the financial support and leadership from all active parents. The Steller Parent Group is part of the larger Steller Community Body which is made up of Students, Staff and Parents/Guardians, Alumni and the Principal. The mission of SPG is to promote parent and guardian involvement in school activities, to solicit, address, and make recommendations regarding issues and policy facing the Steller Community, and to support fundraising activities and facilitate the disbursement of (those) funds.
SPG is made up of the three pillars of our school: Students, Staff, Parents & Guardians, and every one is automatically a member of the Steller Parent Group. Donations are not required for membership. Your participation, your voice, and your vote are all essential to the health and effectiveness of this community group. All members can bring a proposal, a funding request, or communicate ideas or concerns.
Steller Parent Group meets in Joe’s room or via Zoom on the second Tuesday of each month for an hour and a half from 6:00pm to 7:30pm. Watch for e-mail announcements via The Flash or watch our Facebook group for any updates to our schedule. You are highly encouraged to come join in the discussion and participate in helping shape our school. Click HERE for the meeting schedule.
Steller Parent Group is a charitable organization to which contributions are tax-deductible. 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.)
- Steller Travel 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. All community members were invited to provide feedback and vote yay or nay to approve the budget between October 18 and 20, 2021. The budget was voted on and adopted at the following SPG meeting..
The DRAFT budget for 2020-2021 was presented at the SPG meeting, and to Steller Staff, on October 13. All community members are invited to provide feedback by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. The budget will be voted on and adopted at the SPG meeting on November 10.
Budget Approved: 2020 SPG Proposed Budget
All members of the Steller Community (Students, Staff, Parents & Guardians) are welcome to make requests for funding to the SPG. Completed forms must be emailed to email@example.com TWO weeks before the next SPG meeting. They will then be reviewed by the Finance Committee (SPG Chair, Treasurer, Student, Principal, Member at Large) and then brought to a vote at the next meeting.
All communication intended for the officers of the Steller Parent Group can be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org. For a list of current officers and their addresses, see below.
The school office maintains a physical mailbox for the parent group. You are welcome to drop donation checks, letters, or any other matters pertaining to the group in this mailbox. Mail is generally picked up by the Treasurer every other week.
Steller Parent Group is currently investigating new options for a school directory. We will update you once a decision has been made.
Steller Parent Group is responsible for and maintains the following website: www.stellerschool712.org This site is separate from the official website maintained by ASD staff (www.asdk12.org/steller). We maintain our own website to allow greater parent access, flexibility of content, and greater ease of updating information. Need to add or change something to our website or post an update to The Flash news feed? E-mail the webmaster at: email@example.com
The Flash (Daily News Feed)
Get news and post news using The Flash. Parents and staff both submit news and school information to be delivered via this email news feed. To subscribe, visit our website stellerschool712.org and enter your email address where it says SUBSCRIBE. You will get a confirmation e-mail. To post school related news, email your article to firstname.lastname@example.org
We have a dedicated bulletin board space on the wall right next to the Library. There you will find things like: Meeting Minutes, Financial Reports, and Fundraising Goals.
We are on Facebook
We encourage all current members of the Steller Community to join the Steller Parent Group on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/stellerparentgroup
There is a public Facebook Page for Alumni and public information as well: https://www.facebook.com/steller
The bylaws of the Steller Parent Group is part of the larger Steller Community Bylaws and can be found here: 2021- 2022 SPG Bylaws
Steller Parent Group is a 501(c)(3) Non-profit organization and we accept donations to help fund school programs and support our students in many ways. Checks can be made out to Steller Parent Group and dropped off in the school office. Credit card donations can be made on our website (stellerschool712.org). Your donations are tax deductible.
Chairperson 1: Amy Dummann ChairStellerParentGroup@gmail.com)
Chairperson 2: Dee Dee Zobian
Treasurer: Claudia Liebsch (email@example.com)
Co-Treasurer: Vacant Position
Secretary: Sarah Bernhardt (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Standing Committees (2022-23)
Staff Appreciation: Vacant Position
Advisory Liaisons: Multiple Positions
Communications: Kirsten Tschofen email@example.com
Finance Committee: Chair, Treasurer, Staff , member at large (open position)
Fundraising Committee: Lea McKenna and Karen Mouton firstname.lastname@example.org
Updated October 2022 by Kirsten Tschofen