Tiger Tales

June 2022

Principal's Message

The 2021-2022 school year was a celebration of bringing our students back to school during the pandemic. Our scholars, our families, and our staff successfully transitioned students back to in-person learning and normalcy. Each day, aside from a short two week distance learning period, our school was filled with smiles and great learning experiences.

Highlights of this school year included our school-wide celebrations with Integrity the Tiger, Family BINGO, the carnival, STEAM lab challenges where students used their thinking and creativity to build, kindergarten gingerbread activities, and 4th grade exhibition. We also were able to bring back field trips! Students enjoyed Springbrook classroom lessons and other field trips such as going to the zoo, The Works Museum, Chutes and Ladders, a Twins game and more. In addition, there was family BINGO, our school carnival, Dress Like your Favorite Book Character, and Career Dress Up Day!

I am so proud of all of our scholars, our teachers, and our community for supporting us through a successful school year. We are grateful for our parents and our community for supporting us. We are looking forward to an even stronger 2022-2023!


Veronica Mathison

Stevenson Elementary Principal



Important Dates in June

June 2nd:Stevenson Action Project Day

June 3rd: Kindergarten Field Trip Day

June 6th: Grade 1 Field Trip Day

June 7th: Third Grade Field Trip Day

June 7th: Fourth Grade Exhibition & Celebration

June 8th: Talent Show, RLS PTO Meeting 6:00-7:00 p.m.

June 9th: Last Day of School!

21-22 Stevenson Action Project

As an IB PYP school we believe in giving our scholars opportunities to TAKE ACTION. Our annual action day project this year is focused around the topic of Peace and Justice. Our fourth graders voted on this theme earlier in the school year. Currently our students are taking action each week to help us to become an International Peace Site through an organization called World Citizen Peace. Students are working on showing peace through the following actions.
  • Seek Peace within Yourself and Others
  • Reach out in Service
  • Protect the Environment
  • Respect Diversity
  • Be a Responsible Citizen of the World

To celebrate the actions students have taken we will be creating a Peace Path in front of the school that will include painted rocks done by all of our Stevenson Scholars. All students will get to participate in our Action Day on Thursday, June 2nd during their specialists hour.

Celebrating our 4th Graders

  • 4th Grade Exhibition Celebration
  • 4th Grade Picnic
  • Sweet Treats
  • Pictures with Classroom Teachers

We will miss our 4th graders and wish them all of our best!

4th Grade Exhibition

What is the PYP Exhibition?

In the final year of elementary in an IB World School, students carry out an extended, in-depth project known as the PYP Exhibition. This project involves students working collaboratively in small groups to research real life issues or problems. Students choose their own topics, define guiding research questions, gather and interpret information from a range of sources, take action and present their learning to the school community.

Save The Date!

Fridley Public Schools will be hosting their annual Back to School Resource event on Saturday, August 20th. The event will be at Fridley High School in the main parking lot and will be a drive-thru event from 10:30 am - 12:30 pm. Registration will open online on July 25th. Please look for the registration on the Fridley Public School main website starting on July 25th. This event is for students enrolled with Fridley Public Schools.
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Do you know someone going to kindergarten next year?

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Click Here to join the PTO Meeting!

This (virtual) PTO meeting will be on June 8th from 6:00 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Grade Level Updates!


Kindergarten visited the Springbrook Nature Center and learned about living and nonliving things. They explored different habitats and learned about what living things need to survive!

First Grade!

1st Grade just wrapped up our PYP unit, sharing the planet. We talked all about Kenya and researched the flag, landforms, food and jewelry. We had Ms. Lake come in and share all about the Massai people and the beautiful jewelry they create. We then got to create our own necklaces.

Second Grade!

The second graders have been working hard to finish their year strong! In May, they had a great opportunity to visit The Works Museum. Students were able to do a variety of hands-on activities that used creativity and engineering. They were able to use their knowledge of force and motion, strength, engineering design process, and technology in a variety of different ways.

Third Grade!

Fourth Grade!

The Fourth Graders have worked extremely hard in April! We finished our fractions and decimals unit in math and showed what we know on the MCAs in both reading and math. We finished our engineering unit where we used the engineering design process and our knowledge of magnets to create a maglev system. We are moving onto our culminating project called: Exhibition. During exhibition, students will explore topics, decide on an area to research, interview an expert in that area, and take action on their topic area! They will then present what they learned to their classmates and families!

Nutritional Services Update

Fridley Public Schools will be offering free summer meals to children 18 years of age and under. We are returning to pre-pandemic procedures including all meals must be consumed in the cafeteria. There will be no meal pick up or grab and go meals this summer. Meals will be served Monday-Thursday. We hope that families and students will come and take advantage of the free meals.

Middle School Meal Service

Dates: June 14-August 18.

Meal Service: Monday-Thursday

Breakfast times: 9:00-9:30 am

Lunch times: 11:45-12:30 pm

Location: Middle School Café

All meals must be consumed on site. There are no grab and go meals this school year.

Hayes Meal Service

Dates: June 20-July 28

Meal Service: Monday-Thursday

Breakfast time: 9:00-9:30 am

Lunch Time: 11:45-12:30 pm

Location: Hayes Café

All meals must be consumed on site. There are no grab and go meals this school year.

Tiger Club Childcare-Summer 2022

Fridley Tiger Club Childcare is accepting new enrollments for its Summer 2022 program! Are you looking for a summer program that will keep your kids entertained, challenged, and moving all summer long? Look no further! Tiger Club Summer Program is for children ENTERING grades K-6.

Each year, Tiger Club Summer activities and curriculum are planned around an overarching theme. Join us for It’s a “GO TEAM” Summer as we explore units and lessons on what it means to be part of a team and different ways to be an effective and supportive team member.

Our Tiger Club students will also enjoy trips, events and activities that will challenge the mind and body and have us all cheering each other on! Every day is a new adventure! We offer:

  • Mini-Adventure Mondays
  • Open Swim Tuesdays
  • Fieldtrip Wednesdays
  • Open Swim Thursdays
  • Summer Fun Fridays

Dates: Monday - Friday, June 20 – August 26 (Closed on July 4)

Hours: 6:30 am – 6:00 pm

Schedule Options: Consistent weekly set schedules, Minimum 3 days per week; Minimum 8 weeks registration to join summer program.

  • 5-day / $250 per week
  • 4-day / $200 per week
  • 3-day / $150 per week
    *We accept County Childcare Assistance Program (CCAP)

Will your child be enrolled in Fridley Learning Academy OR participate in Youth Enrichment programs?

Tiger Club staff will escort children to and from FPS Learning Academy (bus provided for elementary age) and Youth Enrichment activities within walking distance from the Fridley Community Center.

Click here for full details about Tiger Club Summer: https://bit.ly/3tvrPFr
To begin the first week of summer, registration deadline is May 27, 2022.

COVID-19 Tests Available

If your student is experiencing covid symptoms and is learning from home, based on those symptoms, you may contact our health office for a test. These tests are done with someone over video and you must be able to drop off at UPS yourself.


Due to resources ( bus drivers) we need to make sure we are using our resources to the most efficient way. for the 2022-23 school year . We will be requiring all students to submit a form if they are eligible for transportation for the 2022-23 school year .

If you need transportation for next year, please fill out this form

Books on Buses

Next year we will have books on the bus for students to take if they would like or to read on the busses. Collection boxes are at each school and the Fridley Community Center if you have books to donate.

R.L. Stevenson Elementary

Stevenson Elementary is an International Baccalaureate World School dedicated to nurturing students to show curiosity, be lifelong learners, and give back to their communities. Our exceptional teachers and support staff provide a welcoming environment where the classroom becomes a learning community!