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Donors Choose Projects

Our Stevens teachers are always going the extra mile for our kids. One way we can help them out is by supporting their Donors Choose projects. If you don’t know, Donors Choose is a crowd funding site specifically to help educators fund classroom projects so they don’t have to use their own money.

As we learn of projects our teachers are posting to Donors Choose, we’ll post them here. Be sure to visit throughout the year to learn about more opportunities.

Ms. Wilson, Kindergarten, is seeking to add Mathematics supplies to enhance her kids problem-solving skills. Check it out here.

Thank you, Stevens Community!

The strike by the Seattle Education Association has been suspended and school will begin on Thursday. The SEA representative assembly has recommended that the members approve the tentative agreement at its General Membership meeting on Sunday.

We have heard from many of our Stevens educators how appreciative they are of the community and parent support during the strike. Thanks to all of you who provided food or encouragement to our educators during this stressful time.

See you on Thursday.

Welcoming Tea: Meet Dr. Fitch

The first day of school is Wednesday, September 7. (Kindergarten starts on Monday, September 12) As is our Stevens tradition, the PTA is hosting a welcoming tea for parents to preview fun events of the year and how the PTA supports our school community.

This year, we welcome our new Principal, Dr. Brian Fitch, who will provide some brief remarks. Please join us to meet him and learn more about his ideas, vision and plans for Stevens.

All are welcome. Join us in the library right after the 7:55 bell. It’s a great way to linger after dropping off your kiddo, and meet other Stevens families.

We’ll do it all over again for families of kindergarten students on Monday, September 12.

We’ll see you then!

Do you support more recess?

As parents, discount we know that our kids need to move so they can settle down to learn. Recess provides our kids opportunities for fitness, social interaction, and time to use all parts of their brain so that they are ready to learn. The amount of recess offered in each Seattle elementary school varies by school, with kids in low income areas tending to have the least.

The Seattle Education Association is bargaining with the Seattle Public School district so all elementary schools can have 45 minutes of recess every day. You can advocate with SEA for more recess by emailing Superintendent Nyland (superintendent@seattleschools.org)  and the school board (schoolboard@seattleschools.org).

 

New Kindergarten Playdate – August 24

The Stevens Elementary PTA is  hosting a series of summer meet-ups for incoming kindergarten students and their families. Each meet-up will be hosted by a current Stevens family who has an incoming kindergartener.  We hope that this will provide an opportunity for the children to meet other kindergarten students and get excited about kindergarten!  We also hope that the host family will be able to provide new families with some insight about what to expect in kindergarten and about life at Stevens.  All four meetups are at the  Stevens Elementary Playground.
July Play Date
Wed. July 22nd 5:30 pm-7:00 pm

August Play Dates
Sat. August 8th 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Mon. August 24th 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Questions?  Contact Jill Kobayashi, viagra Outreach Chair Stevens PTA at jfkobayashi@gmail.com or 425-298-5455