December 7, 2018
Dec. 12 Half Day - 11:45 Dismissal
Dec. 24-Jan. 1 Winter Break
Jan. 2 School Resumes
Jan. 14 Board of Education meeting, 7:00 pm at the High School
Jan 21 WEPA meeting, 6:30 pm at Steeby
Jan 25 Family Movie Night, 6:30 pm at Pine Street Elementary Gym
Jan. 30 Half Day - 11:45 Dismissal
It's hard to believe that the calendar has flipped to December already!! Along with the hustle and bustle of the holiday season be sure to remind your child they are a unique and special individual. Spend time with them over the holiday break. Go sledding, ice skating, to a movie, or have family movie night, play outside with them, build a snowman/snow fort, read a book to/with them. They are only this young once.
Steeby has recently began a program to recognize one student per week in each class for outstanding achievement in academics or character traits! We are calling this Steeby Stellar Students! Our hopes are to be able to have each child receive one of these awards at least once during the rest of the school year!
Just a reminder that Steeby’s school day start and end times are 8:45am and 3:45pm. Thank you for you cooperation and understanding in having your children here on time every day to learn!
Students are showing great gains in their writing skills! This is one of Steeby’s School Improvement goals for the 18-19 school year. Students have three on demand pre and post-assessments throughout the school year; one being an Informational, another being a Personal Narrative, and the other an Opinion. During the post-assessments students are to apply the skills they’ve learned to help teachers determine the amount of growth they have made. With the first writing completed students have shown some very good gains in their sentence structure, grammar, penmanship, and ideas! Steeby has four additional School Improvement goals in the areas of Math, Reading, Science and Social Studies.
Below I’ve listed some topics of conversation you may have, or questions you may ask your child about their day at school. This will generate more discussion than the typical “How was school today?” question. These ideas come from the Home & School Connection.
1. “Let’s see what you brought home.”
2. “Show me what you have for homework.”
3. “Describe a book you enjoyed today.”
4. “Tell me what you learned that you’d like to know more about.”
5. “What’s the coolest thing that happened today? What wasn’t so cool?”
6. “Pretend you’re the teacher. How would you describe the day?”
7. “What made you laugh?”
8. “How were you kind or helpful today? Was anyone kind or helpful to you?”
I wish you and yours a special holiday break!!
Your Partner in Education,
Congratulations to Mrs. Nykerk's 2nd grade classroom for bringing in the largest number of items. WEPA will thank them by providing the class with an ice cream party!
Winter Weather Gear Reminders
We are requesting that parents label their students winter gear with their first and last name if possible. This makes it much easier for us to find the owner of items that are placed in lost and found.
Media Center Corner
The week of December 3rd we are celebrating the Hour of Code and going to hourofcode.com to practice coding in a fun game format. Students love learning how to problem solve and code.
Have a great holiday break and remember to read, read, read!
Baker & Steeby Elementary
Physical Education News
In the cafeteria we are playing a newer sport called Spikeball. Look it up youtube, it's an excellent way to get sweaty while having a great time.
We will finish out the December by playing some holiday games!
Our winners for Physical Education students of the month are:
2nd grade-Rylee Dewitt and Luke Warsen 3rd grade-Gracelynn Jorden and Jordan Compagnari 4th grade-Kaleigh Marquard and Eli Weaver.
Mia Ellis; Madelyn Bartling; Sophia Johnston; Romeo Azzarella; Ellie Desposito; Henry Lyons; Isabella Walker; Draydon Clewell; Briella Luscomb; Carter Bultje; Ari Haughton; Elliot Dollarhide; Peyton Prenatt; Morgan Bausick; Evelyn Zwiers; Aeden Steketee; Kaylin Shorter; Jaxon Keena; Haley Cummiford; Dorian Thurston; Iridessa Clodfelter; Parker Schaendorf; NevAeh Cline; Noah King; Madelyn Bouma; Nolan Farrish; Jenna Hendricks; Quilan Sheffer; Ashlynn Miklusicak; Laila Lewis Classroom Winner: Mrs. Green's 4th grade class
Supercat Winners for the week of 11-12-18
Paris Ortiz; Zoie Peacock; Dominic Weaver; Jessalyn Foster; Eliza Bollone; Luke Warsen; Masdison Schultz; Christopher Nieves-Perez; Reid Kerkemeyer; Katelynne Tyler; Bryton Greco; Jaedyn Loy; Brayden Bigelow; Kyra Hooks; Rick Brackney; Gracelynn Jorden; Austin bridges; Vincent Schmuker; Breonna Bush; Nick Taylor; Summer Lewis; Aaiden Dozeman; Nathan Cazala; Trenton Hawke; Athena Ramirez; Jaina Gless; Finn Mitchell; Ayva Mulder; Colten DeBoer; Aydrian Gill Classroom Winner: Mrs. Green's 4th grade class
Supercat Winners for the week of 11-19-18
Konner Hendricks; Trinity Miller; Macy Stewart; Madison Hart; Edison Smit; Adalynn Mogg; Brayden Taylor; Avery Rohde; Chloe White; Mackenzie Schwarz; Lydia Katsma; Lauren Genther; Rhegan Ustishen; Arianna Longstreet; Mackenzie Cutler; Jenna Dudley; Lennon Nesbiot; Zoey Schafer; Evelyn Soto; Destyne Brooks; Marissa Ainsworth; Karis Lail; Connor Bush; Noah King; Jake Reeder; Douglas Dockter; Jenna Hendricks; Noah Rouse; Gage Channells; Logan Hurley Classroom Winner: Mrs. Warsen's 4th grade class
Supercat Winners for the week of 12-3-18
Asher Hall; Peyten Bultman; Devante Miller; Owen Hite; Landon Harris; Hayden Jackson; Cristopher Nieves-Perez; Madelynn Thurston; Coltin DeKoning; Santiago Sal; Lucas Joslyn; Keagan VanTil; Hayden MacFadyen; Jillian Senneker; Chase Wallace; Jayden Harnish; Tucker Farmer; Giovanny Arias; Tyler Huttenga; Carter Peacock; Kaylin Anastor; Violette Cooper; Nolan Beattie; Reese Senneker; Grant Dunkle; Aiden Gruscinski; Marissa Hilton; Annalyse Rock; Blake Gardner; Kohen LaDere Classroom Winner: Ms. Hoskins's 4th grade class