Crime Prevention Talk by SPD

Terrie Johnston, Seattle Police Department’s Crime Prevention Coordinator for the East Precinct, wants to talk with you! She is meeting with families in the PTA’s Central District – that includes Stevens – on Monday, March 21 from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm at the Douglass Truth Library. (2300 E Yesler Way, Seattle, WA 98122)

Terrie plans to address:

  • Physical safety to, from and at school
  • Car prowl prevention
  • Workplace safety
  • Share the many police resources available to help keep our children, teachers and staff safe at school.

Please come! If you have additional issues you’d like addressed, please notify Nancy Jensen so we can make sure your topics are addressed on March 21.

School levy vote, February 9

Seattle Schools have two critical levies up for renewal. The Stevens PTA Board of Directors has voted to endorse a yes vote for each levy.
The Operations Levy pays for 25% of the day-to-day school operations including funding for teachers, unhealthy instructional assistants, arts, classroom supplies and textbooks.
The Capital Levy pays for school building and classroom improvements and repairs like earthquake proofing, additional science labs, updated technology and capacity building for the growing student population in our schools and much more.
Stevens students benefit directly from these levies and the PTA Board urges families to vote yes.
Ballots are due on Tuesday, February 9. If you are mailing in your ballot, it must postmarked by the 9th. If you are dropping off your ballot at the county,  you must do so no later than 8 p.m.
In these busy times, make a plan on when and where you will fill out and return your ballot so that you can be sure your vote counts.

PTA after school enrichment survey

The programs committee for the PTA  is seeking information about your experiences with the after school enrichment program. Your feedback will help us meet the needs of your kiddos and family.

We’d appreciate it if you could take this brief survey monkey to let us know how we’re doing.

Thank you.


La reunion de la asociacion de padres y maestros, 19 de Enero

Por favor venga a la reunion de la asociacion de padres y maestros que se llevara a cabo este Martes 19 de Enero de 6:00- 8:00pm en la biblioteca de nuestra escuela. (por favor tome nota del cambio de horario).

-Interpretacion y cuidado de niños de edad elemental disponible.

Taller: padres bien informados–Ninos seguros en la escuela primaria

  • Niños habladores ( una bendicion ó maldicion?)
  • Seguridad del sexso opuesto en el bano
  • Ensenarle al nino acerca de la seguridad de su cuerpo
  • Que herramientas de seguridad trabajan
  • Las preguntas que cada padre debe de hacer antes de ir a jugar o a dormer en casa de un amigo/a
  • Alertas y signos de advertencia
  • Consejos de prevencion
  • Mitos de confucion

Este taller se llevara a cabo en nuestra escuela ( Stevens Elementary) y le enseñará a familias consejos fáciles y herramientas para hablar con sus hijos sin ocasionar miedo a ellos o incluso a usted. Si usted está incómodo o no está seguro de cómo abordar los temas de abuso sexual, recipe secuestro y prevención de la seguridad con sus niños – o siente como su hijo no le está escuchando –  podemos ayudar!. Los padres aprenderán pasos estratégicos sobre cómo ser proactivos y crear un plan de seguridad que trabaje para su familia. Cubrimos todos los temas esenciales y herramientas necesarias para que con confianza pueda hablar con sus niños sobre sí mismos, help proteger sin asustar a ellos (o usted). Cada formato de taller contiene tácticas atractivas y consejos fáciles y agradables a los padres.

Savvy Parents, Safe Kids Handouts

If you missed the Savvy Parents, Safe Kids presentation at the January PTA meeting, it’s not too late. You can access their handouts here: Savvy Parents Presentation

The presentation covered a variety of information to help keep your kids safe, including topics like:

  • Talkative kids (blessing or a curse?)
  • Teaching your child about body safety
  • “Help! My Mommy is lost!”
  • What safety tools work (and which ones don’t) with younger kids?
  • The “Fab 5″ questions every parent should be asking before a play-date or sleepover
  • Introduction to online safety
  • Red Flags and warning signs
  • Prevention tips
  • Conversation starters for safety
  • Myth busting