Steller Parent Group FAQ’s

About

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.

Members

All parents and guardians of Steller students are automatically members 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. Students are always welcome to attend.  All members can bring a proposal, a funding request, or communicate ideas or concerns.

Meetings

Steller Parent Group meets in Ken’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.

Finance Committee 

All members of the Steller Community (staff, students, families) are welcome to make requests for funding to the SPG.  Completed forms must be emailed to chairstellerparentgroup@gmail.com TWO weeks before the next SPG meeting.  They will then be reviewed by the Finance Committee (SPG chair, principal, member at large, student) and then if approved brought to a vote at the next meeting. 

E-mail

All communication intended for the officers of the Steller Parent Group can be sent to: stellerparentgroup@gmail.com. For a list of current officers and their addresses, see page 3 of this FAQ document.

Mailbox (closed until further notice)

The school office maintains a physical mailbox for the parent group.  Once school is open 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.

Directory

Steller Parent Group is currently investigating new options for a school directory.  We will update you once a decision has been made. 

Website

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 (steller.asdk12.org).  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:  webmaster@stellerschool712.org

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 ‘volunteer run’ 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  webmaster@stellerschool712.org

Bulletin Board

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.  Check it out once the school is open again. 

We are on Facebook

We encourage you to join the Steller Parent Group on Facebook at:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/stellerparentgroup

There is a public Facebook Page as well: https://www.facebook.com/steller

Bylaws

The bylaws of the Steller Parent Group is part of the larger Steller Community Bylaws and can be found here:  https://bit.ly/2PxTCho

Donations

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.

Officers (2020-2021)

Chairperson 1: Kirsten Tschofen (ChairStellerParentGroup@gmail.com)

Co-chairperson 1: Vacant Position

Treasurer:  Brandon Brooks (stellerpg@gmail.com

Co-Treasurer:  Vacant Position

Secretary:  Angie Southwould  (a_southwould@hotmail.com)

Standing Committees (2020-2021)

Opgroup Liason: Jonathan Halpern

Advisory Liaisons: Multiple Positions

Communications: Multiple Positions

Finance Committee: Vacant Position

Fundraising Committee: Multiple Positions 

Updated October 13, 2020 by Kirsten