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Visit Stevens – School Tours

Will your kids be attending Stevens? Come learn more about our school community at these upcoming tours. On the tour, website like this you will meet Principal Kelley Archer, stomach tour the school and have time to ask questions.

9 a.m. to 10 a.m., Thursday, January 7

9 a.m. to 10 a.m., January 20

 

Gather inside the front entrance off 18th Ave. E., near the office.

1242 18th Ave. E.

Seattle, WA 98112

Holiday Concert Music Practice Page

Hey all – Mr. Key has produced a great online area for all our kiddos to practice their music for the Holiday Concert at the Tree Sale and Pancake Breakfast. You can find all the songs here.

Update – District Student Assignment Plan

You may have seen emails and posts about the District’s newly proposed “Student Assignment Plan.”  Last Friday, the District staff submitted an edited version of this plan to the School Board.  News of the newly edited plan has forced parents to guess about its possible effects on programs such as HCC, Special Education, ELL and more. Some of what is being posted online on blogs, etc., is misinformation.

However, District staff have created confusion with their sudden, recent rewrite of the proposed Student Assignment Plan, which is scheduled for a School Board vote on Wednesday, November 4.

The new plan lacks the specifics of the previous plan. The District suggests these program details have been removed because they change frequently, and will appear in unspecified other documents. What’s missing? Clear language about:

  • Pathways for the Highly Capable Cohort
  • Special Education
  • English Language Learners
  • International Schools
  • Montessori programs
  • K-8 schools and
  • Neighborhood school assignments

Additionally, the language around Grandfathering and Wait Lists is confusing and potentially limits the access our families have to Stevens, especially with our much constricted boundaries.

There has not been community engagement around these changes.

Both in terms of substance and process, the proposal undermines the District’s goals of transparency, accountability and stability. The Stevens PTA recommends that parents and concerned community members email School Board members at schoolboard@seattleschools.org, asking them to delay their vote until the proper time has been taken to vet the plan with stakeholders. Feel free to use any of this message’s content in composing your own email.

2017 Holiday tree sale, pancake breakfast and concert

It is hard to believe, but the Stevens Elementary annual Holiday Tree Sale and Pancake Breakfast are right around the corner.  These days are a lot of fun, and are great ways to support the students and families of Stevens Elementary. 

Save the date – the Tree Sale is December 8th and 9th and the pancake breakfast and kids concert are on the morning of December 9th.  

We’re still looking for people to help with these tasks:

  • Set up the pop-up tree lot
  • Serve breakfast
  • Cashier and help folks select their trees
  • Clean up

To volunteer, click on this link to visit the Sign-up Genius event page. Contact Boyd Pickrell with any questions.

 

 

 

Fall Social

Kick off the year with costumes, games and dancing! New to Stevens? The Fall Social is a great way to meet people and participate in a Stevens community event. Plus, watching the kids dance is just THE BEST!

Please bring the following for our potluck food table:

Kindergarten, 1st & 5th Grades: Finger foods
3rd Grade: Fruit
2nd and 4th Grades: Dessert

Interested in Volunteering? We STILL NEED volunteers to help make this party a success. Short and easy shifts that are fun and stress free! Please sign up via sign up genius.

Looking forward to seeing you all!

Socially Yours,

Organizing Team