Parents Resources from National PTA

National PTA has posted to their website the Parents’ Guides to Student Success, developed by teachers, parents and education experts in response to the Common Core State Standards.  Guides are grade specific and outline what students should be learning in English, language arts/literacy and mathematics.  You can access the guides at:

Tutu’s Pantry Schedule

Each week the volunteers at Tutu’s Pantry ask a specific grade to help provide supplies for the Pantry Closet. The food is then given to students and families in need.

We encourage families who are able to participate to bring nonperishable items such as the examples below. Please only donate what you can.

  • hearty canned soups (such as Progresso or Chunky)
  • canned entrees (Ravioli, Spaghetti-Os and Chili)
  • single serve snacks (such as granola bars, fruit snacks or pudding cups)
  • boxed Macaroni and Cheese

How Your Donations Help

    • 35 Weeks of backpacks during the school year
    • Project 2nd Serving for eligible students
    • Winter Wishes Gift Card Program and Holiday Food Boxes
    • The opportunity for ALL students and their families to participate in Stevens community events

Below is the schedule:

2018 Food Donation Schedule by Grade

Week Grade Level
Sept 10-14 4th & 1st
Sept 17-21 5th & 2nd
Sept 24-28 3rd & K
Oct 1-5 4th & 1st
Oct 8-11 5th & 2nd
Oct 15-19 3rd & K
Oct 22-26 4th & 1st
Oct 29 – Nov 2 5th & 2nd
Nov 5-9** All Grade Food Drive!
Nov 13-16** All Grade Food Drive!
Nov 19-23 Conferences/Thanksgiving
Nov 26-30** All Grade Food Drive!
Dec 3-6** All Grade Food Drive!
Dec 10-14 3rd & K
Dec 17-20 4th & 1st
 Dec 18-Jan 2  Winter Break

Sept 21, Friday 1st Tutu’s backpack fill

** Nov 5 – Dec 6 All School Holiday Food Drive!

Dec 6, Thurs……………..School food drive competition ends; grade with most food gets to watch Tree Sale Drop Dec 7!

Dec 19, 20, 21 …………… Winter Wishes food box and gift distribution

2019 Food Donation Schedule by Grade

Week Grade Level
Jan 7-11 5th & 2nd
Jan 14-18 3rd & K
Jan 22-25 4th & 1st
Jan 28 – Feb 1 5th & 2nd
Feb 4-8 3rd & K
Feb 11-15 4th & 1st
Feb 18-22 Mid-Winter Break
Feb 25 – March 1 5th & 2nd
March 4-8 3rd & K
March 11-15 4th & 1st
March 18-22 5th & 2nd
March 25-29 3rd & K
April 1-5 4th & 1st
April 8-12 Spring Break
April 15-19 5th & 2nd
April 22-26 3rd & K
Apr 29 – May 3 4th & 1st
May 6-10 5th & 2nd
May 13-17 3rd & K
May 20-24 4th & 1st
May 28 – 31 5th & 2nd
June 3-7 3rd & K
June 10-14 4th & 1s
June 17-20 Last Week of School

June 14, Fri Last day for Tutu’s backpack


PTA Meetings

Join us for 2018-19 General PTA Meetings:

September 25

November 13

January 22

March 26

May 21


All meetings are 6:30 – 8 pm in the Stevens library. Free child care is available for kids K-5. Spanish and Amharic language assistance is provided.

Stevens Auction Updates

Our artists, our city, our community. Celebrate and fundraise for the artists, leaders and innovators of our future. Come as you are for an evening filled with music, food and cocktails all in support of our school!

Tickets for the auction are available until March 5. Catalogues are available at the front office so you can plan your bidding ahead of time!


And new this year – you can “Buy it Now” for select auction items and pre-sales of teacher experiences.

The auction is one of our major fundraisers to support programs for our kiddos – and it’s a whole lot of fun!

To get tickets or learn more, go here!




Help for New Kinder Registration

Do you have a child entering kindergarten next year?

Consider attending one of SPS’s Kindergarten Admissions nights.There are five across the district, the closest one for Stevens students is Thursday evening, January 7th from 5:30-7 pm at Beacon Hill International School.

The goal is to help families through  the often confusing process of completing the SPS admissions packet early so you can focus on helping your future scholar to be excited and ready for school in the Fall.  At each event kids and adults can visit a K classroom, get answers to admissions questions (with interpreter support if needed.)  There will be resource tables, fun art activities for children, and a giveaway book.

For more information, contact:

Mary Fickes
Early Learning Coordinator