Tiger Tales

June Edition

Principal's Corner

Stevenson Families,

We will remember the 2020-2021 school year as a celebration of persevering during a historic pandemic! Our scholars, our families, and our staff successfully transitioned between hybrid learning, distance learning, and full-in person models with an explosion of technology learning! Just imagine what the future will bring with the skills students have learned as well as the adults!

The pandemic did not stop us from having rich learning experiences including field trips and hands-on learning. All scholars participated in Springbrook Nature Center experiences outdoors or online! During our school-wide online learning winter months, students and families participated in a STEM challenge submitting their creations and reflections through videos! Throughout online learning, students picked up monthly learning materials to enhance their learning.

I am so proud of all of our scholars, our teachers, and our community for supporting us through a rollercoaster of a year! We are grateful for our parents and our community for supporting us. Well done, Stevenson Friends! You did it. You persevered during a year filled with challenges and came out stronger than ever!


Veronica Mathison

Stevenson Principal



June Dates!

  • June 4th Virtual Talent Show!
  • June 7th All IN PERSON LEARNERS Chromebooks should be at school
  • June 9th 4th Grade PYP Exhibition Projects will be posted for viewing online
  • June 10th Chromebook Drop off for Distance Learners 12:30-3:50 and 4:30-6:00 pm
  • June 10th LAST DAY OF SCHOOL

Material Drop-off Day for Distance Learners!

Thursday, June 10th from 12:30-3:50 pm and 4:30-6:00 pm all students who are distance learning will drop off devices (Chromebooks with bag and cord), hotspots (if you received one), and library books with your classroom teacher. Teachers will be stationed outside at the south end of the parking lot near the media center. There will be tables with signs showing you where to go. Kids are encouraged to come! It's a great opportunity to wrap up the year

  • See your teacher!
  • Get a cold treat!
  • Get your materials back to school!

If your child is an in-person learner, please have their devices (Chromebooks with bag and cord), hotspots (if you received one), and library books back to school by Friday, June 4th for them to be collected and checked in. Thank you so much for your help.

Future Kindergarten Meet and Greet

Future Stevenson scholars met Integrity the Tiger, teachers, office staff, and the principal. It was such a fun event with a sweet treat, playtime, and a goodie bag. If you have a future kindergartener, call Stevenson today for a tour at 763-502-5302.

Celebrating our 4th Graders

Both online classes and in-person classes will be celebrating their last year at Stevenson!

  • Thanks to our PTO, ALL 4th graders will receive a free yearbook! Thank you!
  • Have a class picnic. June 4th for Distance Learners & June 10th for in-person learners.
  • Enjoy a sweet treat.
  • Receive a Stevenson certificate.
  • Have a picture taken with their classroom teacher!

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

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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. On Wednesday, June 9th, 4th grade teachers will be sharing out a google site link for 4th grade families to view the hard work of our fourth grade scholars.

First Graders Having Fun with Springbrook Nature Center!

Biking in PE!

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Enjoy a clip from our school broadcast!

5 24 2021

Does your child turn 5 before September 1st, 2021?

Register them for kindergarten!

  • You can Register Online or at the Enrollment Office (6085 7th Street)
  • Immunizations/Proof of Address/Preschool Screening/Birth Certificate all need to be turned in to the Enrollment Office
  • Questions? Call 763 502 5081 for Lori at the Enrollment Center

If your child is currently attending Fridley Public Schools PreK Program you are already registered!

Parent Portal in Campus

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We have an important announcement we want to share with you. Beginning the 2021-2022 school year, all parents/guardians will need to have a Parent Portal account in Campus. The Parent Portal provides secure access to your child/children’s information such as class assignments, attendance, calendar, and grades. You can also use Parent Portal to pay for meals, fees, or school supplies.

There are many advantages of signing up for and using your Parent Portal account. It is convenient and easy to use, and gives you instant access to important information:

Nutritional Services: Manage your child/children’s meal accounts

· Make online payments using checking, savings and/or credit/debit card to pay for your student’s meals.

· Families can also set up automatic payments to pay for meals.

· Check current balances and see any purchases made on your child’s account.

Meal Benefits Application: Annual renewal is now easier

· Apply for Meal Benefits Application in Parent Portal

· Parents/Guardians must apply each year to qualify for free and reduced priced meals.

· By applying, you also help the district receive additional funding to support classroom learning.

Activities & Athletics & School Store: Now includes shopping for school supplies

· Sign up and pay for Activities and Athletics fees for your child

· View and shop for your child/children’s school supplies

Transportation: Access important updates and information

· Access your child/children’s transportation information on the Parent Portal.

The district will be sending parents/guardians additional information soon on how to sign up for or reactivate Parent Portal accounts.

Transportation for 2021-2022 School Year

As our school year is coming to an end, the Transportation Department is already planning for bus transportation routing for the 2021-22 school year. As we prepare for a new school year, we want to share the following reminders with families:

· Any 2020-2021 transportation requests for home, alternate address, or daycare will be honored and maintained during the 2021-22 school year.

· If you did not request transportation this school year and wish to have transportation for your child for the 2021-2022 school year, please submit a Click here to complete the Transportation Request Form.

· You can also submit the Transportation Request Form if you want to switch your child’s transportation from a daycare/alternate address to your home.

· All Kindergarten families are required to submit a form if they need transportation.

o To and from Home Transportation Link: Transportation Request Form

o To and from Daycare/alt address (within the Fridley School District boundaries),

· In addition, if your child/children have switched daycare, or your child/children need a stop at an alternate address (within the Fridley School District boundaries), please complete the Transportation Request Other Than Home Form. You may include all siblings who will be riding a bus in the "Comments" section of the form.

· In late summer you will receive a message that the transportation information is set for the first day of school. Once you receive this notification, please log into your Parent/Student portal to access your information.

· If you move, change phone number or email please let us know so we can update your new contact information.

The Transportation Department is available all summer so please call or email us if you have questions, or any changes in your transportation needs.

Thank-you and have a great summer.


Phone: 763-502-5151 | Email: transportation@fridley.k12.mn.us

Congratulations to our June Star Staff!

Each of the Star Staff were nominated by their colleagues for showing they CARE through their dedication, problem-solving, and excellent instruction!


Yearbooks for sale anytime for $12.83 (after May 4th, $4.99 shipping fee is added).

Go to www.treering.com/validate and enter this code 101565282458936 to order.

Tiger Club 2021 Summer Program

Are you looking for a summer program that will keep your kids entertained, challenged and moving all summer long? We are currently enrolling new students to join our Tiger Club Childcare Summer 2021 program! (For children ENTERING grades K-6)

This year’s Summer 2021 theme is: It’s a Global Getaway Summer! We provide lesson plans of summer theme “getaway” units, where students will learn and explore: Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Australia/Oceania, Europe, South America/Central America! In addition, Tiger Club provides daily activities for students, surrounding art, literacy, math and science, as well as daily gym/playground time, creative and guided group activities, weekly open swim, plus much more!

COVID-19 Response:

Tiger Club will continue to follow all CDC and Minnesota Departments of Health and Education COVID-19 guidance for Childcare providers.

  • Children and staff will be placed in consistent groups (or pods)
  • Masking, social distancing, cleaning and health screening procedures in place
  • Field trips will be limited to outdoor locations and on-site presenters
  • All Aquatics and Transportation department prevention guidance met

Summer 2021 Tiger Club information:

  • Days & Dates: Monday through Friday; June 21 - August 27
  • Hours of operation: 6:30 a.m to 5:30 p.m.
  • Registration fee: $25 per child, required at time of registration. (Non-Refundable)
  • Schedule Options & Tuition Rates: Consistent weekly set schedules, Registration is for entire summer, No vacation credits. *We accept County Childcare Assistance Program (CCAP)
    • 5-day / Monday-Friday / $230 per week
    • 4-day / Monday-Thursday / $184 per week
    • 3-day / Tuesday-Thursday / $138 per week
  • Tuition Includes: All daily activities & meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Snack)
  • Escorting to/from Summer Activities: Tiger Club staff will escort children to and from FPS Learning Academy (bus provided for elementary age) and Fridley Youth Enrichment activities within walking distance from the Fridley Community Center that are scheduled during their time with us. It is parent/guardian responsibility to communicate enrollments in these programs with Tiger Club so that coordination or care and safety measures can be in place.
  • Registration: New registration is required every summer regardless of school year attendance.
    Families can register online at: https://fridley.ce.eleyo.com
    To begin the first week of summer, registration deadline is May 28, 2021
    Classroom schedules, menus, and special events calendar will be available as summer start approaches
For information or questions regarding Tiger Club Summer contact:
Jordan Wright (Tiger Club Secretary) at 763-502-5107 or jordan.wright@fridley.k12.mn.us

Our last day of Distance Academy meal pick up will be:

Fridley High School:

Date: June 1

Time: 4:30-6:00 pm

Location: Door #15

Will receive 7 days of breakfast and lunch and 5 days of snack

Fridley Middle School:

Date: June 2

Time: 10:15-11:45 am

Location: Main entrance

Will receive 6 days of breakfast and lunch and 3 days of snack

Fridley Public Schools Summer Meals

Fridley Public Schools will be offering free summer meals to children ages 1-18. We will be offering 1 day meal bags Monday-Thursday. On Thursday we will also be distributing 3 days’ worth of cold weekend meals when you pick up the hot meal at both locations.

Fridley Middle School, 6100 West Moore Lake Drive

Dates: June 14 – August 19

Pick Up Time: 11:00 am – 11:45 am

Pick Up Location: Main Entrance

Stevenson Elementary School, 6080 East River Road

Dates: June 21 – July 29

Pick Up Time: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Pick Up Location: Main Entrance

More information-Call Renee at 763 502 5022

COVID-19 Resources for Students and Families

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) recommends that all school-age youth returning to school youth sports, or extracurricular activities, and their families, to get tested every two weeks through the end of the school year. Students involved in any extracurricular activities or sports should get tested every week.

Testing, plus wearing masks and taking other precautions like social distancing and staying home (quarantining) when needed, are some of the best tools we have to limit the spread of COVID-19. By getting tested regularly until the end of the school year, we can help limit the spread of COVID-19 and keep schools open and sports operating.

Anyone could have COVID-19 and not know it. Getting tested regularly is the best way to know you are still healthy. If you don't have symptoms and have not been close to someone with COVID-19, you do not need to stay home while you wait for your test results.

· CDC Post-Travel Recommendations

· COVID-19 Prevention Measures

· COVID-19 Close Contacts and Tracing

· COVID-19: If you are feeling sick

COVID-19 Testing for Students and Families

While it is not a requirement, regular testing complements other safety measures already in place, such as masking and social distancing.

Getting tested every two weeks from now until the end of the school year can help keep schools open and sports operating, and ensure we are limiting the spread of COVID-19.

· COVID-19 Test at Home

· Order an at-home test at no cost

· Find testing location for in-person options

Student COVID-19 Testing Update

At Governor Walz’s direction, the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) is working with school districts to make it easier for students to send off their saliva test kits. Students will now be able to send their Vault-at-Home tests back to the lab through their schools.

How this works:

  • Students or families order tests through the Vault-at-Home program (remember tests are free to Minnesota residents).
  • Students complete their test at home.
  • Students seal their sample tube and place it in the biohazard bag. The biohazard bag then gets sealed in the shipping bag that came with the test. The shipping label sticker is attached to the bag.
  • Students bring their sealed shipping bag with the shipping label to school on designated onsite testing day.

To help students comply with MDH’s bi-weekly testing guidance and use at-home tests as a screening tool:

  • Students should test on the same schedule as staff (see dates below)
  • Students will need to have a Vault-at-Home kit on hand at home to complete and bring to school on staff testing day. Click here to order one.
  • Once students receive notice that their sample is being processed at the lab, they can order another Vault-at-Home kit for the next screening day.

Saliva Test Drop-Off Dates

Any student who has taken a saliva test can drop off the test kit at any of our schools’ main office on the following dates:

· June 7, 2021

Students Connecting with Ms. Mathison

Virtual Office with Read Alouds

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School Hours for In-Person Students

  • 9:20 Doors Open
  • 9:35 School Starts
  • 4:00 Dismissal Begins

*Parent drop-off and pick-up are in the turnaround area.

Stevenson Family Site

Staff Contacts, Classroom Sites, Resources

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!