#SteinhauerProud Community Updates

Newsletter #9

January 22nd, 2020

Good afternoon Steinhauer Families!

Happy Friday and Happy New Year! We have had an awesome start to 2021 at Steinhauer.

Please review the THREE important pieces of information below from Steinhauer and also visit our community flyers.


Please be advised we are going to continue to MAXIMIZE outdoor time for all of our Hybrid students as long as the weather permits. Please make sure your child comes to school with a jacket/hat/gloves etc on days that are cold and windy. If it is above freezing we will go outside to provide exercise and fresh air as part of our daily Hybrid routines. Thank you for your help.

It is a great day to be a wildcat!

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Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day at #SteinhauerProud

This week our students celebrated the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Personally, one of my favorite quotes from Dr. King Jr. on education is,

The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.”

Here is a snapshot of some of the activities that occurred this week:

  • Ms. Lieber’s class watched a video of Dr. King's granddaughter, Yolanda Renee King as she toured his childhood home. As a class, they shared a story called Pies from Nowhere, which introduced us to some "hidden figures" of the civil rights movement and the Montgomery Bus Boycott.

  • Students in Mrs. C's Social Studies class took a trip back in time to find out what it was like to live during the time period when Martin Luther King Jr. was alive. We watched video clips of the movie "Our Friend Martin". Discussion followed about how one deals with discrimination and how we can become stronger from our struggles and turn them into positive outcomes!

  • In Mrs. Underwood’s room, students did a NearPod together and viewed and discussed a variety of photos from the Civil Rights Movement. Mrs. Underwood discussed with the students that she wanted the students to go beyond the "I Have a Dream" speech.

  • In D6, during Proud Period, students watched a video of young children performing the "I have a dream" speech and discussed how the speech took on new meaning coming from our peers. This lesson was then extended into Social Studies, as we continued our unit on the Civil War, and we connected Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s work to the goals of the abolitionists.

  • Mrs. Torchia’s class discussed differences in people and watched the famous, “I Have a Dream,” speech. Discussion topics included doing acts of kindness, celebrating differences, qualities Martin Luther King Jr. possessed that we can try to emulate today. Finally, we discussed our sadness at the loss of life.