Newsletter Communication for September 24, 2021
Our Starside Mission:
Through a collaborative learning community we will build a foundation upon which all students can develop essential academic and life skills.
Conferences September 29th and 30th
By now you should have received your confirmation reminder stating your conference day and time. If not, please reach out to your child's teacher.
During conferences everyone will enter through the front office of the school. Please remember masks are required to be worn in the school building. If you are not comfortable with that please let us know and we can schedule a virtual zoom conference with you. If you forget your mask we always have extras on hand as well. Again, thank you for your time and commitment to your child's school success. See you soon!
TITLE ONE ANNUAL PARENT MEETING:
You are invited to an informational meeting about the Title One program, funding, and how it assists children who attend our school.
TIER services are pull-out/small group lessons delivered by our reading and math specialists.
Parents of students who are receiving TIER services were notified by letter.
If you would like to hear more about our TIER programs, please join us at Starside Elementary on Wednesday, September 29th from 7:00-7:20 PM.
Save the Date
- Friday, 9/24 - PTA Walk-A-Thon Kickoff (W-A-T paperwork goes home)
- Wednesday, 9/29 - Half Day K-8; Dismissal @ 12:10 PM; P-T Conferences 4:40 - 8:10 PM
- Thursday, 9/30 - No School for Students, P-T Conferences 10 AM-8 P
- Friday, 10/1 - No School, District Closed
- Friday 10/8 - Walk-A-Thon
- Thursday, 10/14 - End of Quarter 1
- Friday, 10/15 - No School for Students, Teacher PD/WorkDay
- Monday, 10/18 - No School for Students, Teacher PD
- Tuesday, 10/19 - Begin Quarter 2
Making a Difference Award Nomination Link
Tara Brown, BSN, RN, AE-C
· Water Bottle: Please remember to send a water bottle each day
· Extra Clothes: Please send an extra change of clothes with ALL students (5th graders spill too) to keep in their locker/ backpack.
· Extra Mask: Please send an extra mask or two in your child’s backpack each day.
As Always, please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.
Tara Brown, BSN, RN, AE-C
Music with Mrs. Pradhan
Dear 4th and 5th Grade Students and Family,
It's not too late to join Choir! The attached choir handbook includes information that you will need during the school year. Please read the entire handbook as important dates and policies are included. If you are interested, please read the handbook, and sign up to join!
Starside Music Teacher
October Spirit Days!
October is filled with activities for Kindness Week (Anti-Bully) and Red Ribbon Week. This year we will have Spirit Days every Wednesday during the month of October. Students will get a BINGO card with activities to encourage participation throughout the month. We will also celebrate in different ways at school throughout October.
Starside School Counselor
Dear Starside Parents/Guardians,
Starside would like to continue the tradition of recognizing students for their community service efforts. Community service hours should be tallied from April 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022. Attached you will find a form for tracking service hours. All service hours are due no later than Monday, April 4th this school year.
Students who achieve between 10 and 25 hours will be recognized with a Starside Community Service certificate. Students who earn 26 hours will receive a bronze pin and certificate from the President’s Volunteer Service Award organization. Students who achieve 50 hours will receive a silver pin, and the gold pin is awarded for 75 hours.
The definition of service under the President’s Volunteer Service Award program includes any activity that has a significant impact on meeting the needs of the community. Services that are paid for or carried out for a family member do not count towards service hours. Some examples of services include helping with community organizations, school-based programs, scouting service or any effort to help others.
Students are responsible for keeping track of ALL of their community service hours including hours completed at Starside such as Comet Guard. If you have any questions, please feel free to call me at Starside at 667-6270 ext. 2196 or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your support.
Starside School Counselor
Parent Teacher Conference Meal Donations
Food items donated need to be brought to Starside no later than 3:30 pm on Wednesday, September 29th. These items should be placed on the table in the inner vestibule (middle doors) of the entryway. Please do not go past the entryway unless you have permission from the front office. Please label your donation "Parent/Teacher Conference Meal."
To volunteer or donate, please see the link below!
Walk a Thon
Starside Walk-A-Thon electronic donations are welcome! Scan the QR code or visit our website at www.starsidepta232.org via PayPal. Click Events, Walk-A-Thon and Donate. Make sure to click “Please list student name, teacher, grade”. Share with your family, friends, and neighbors!
Join our Facebook and Instagram pages at Starside PTA and starside232, respectively, to stay up to date on information and events.
- Casey's Rewards - download their app and earn points
- BoxTops - download the app and scan your store receipts
- smile.amazon.com - choose Starside PTA as your favorite charity
SE Community Information
De Soto High School
USD 232 Parents As Teachers
Continuing Construction News
The construction of the roundabout at the intersection of Lexington Avenue and 91st Street is complete! They are now adding landscaping along the outside, so please continue to be alert and cautious of pedestrians as you traverse this area!
K-10 near Lexington Avenue has been reduced to one lane of traffic in each direction. The Eastbound K-10 on-ramp will remain closed for the duration of the construction project through November.
Contacts: Front Office
Virtual Tour of Starside with Principal Hicks
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Details on school dates - late start dates and holidays, etc.
Skyward Family Access instructions to check grades, SE Messages, fees, enrollment, and more.
Parent App providing up-to-the-minute bus information including estimated bus arrival time, opt-in district messaging regarding delays or issues and customizable alerts.
Details on Starside procedures regarding arrival and dismissal, attendance notification, birthdays, snacks, special events, transportation changes, and everything Starside!