It's hard to believe November is here! Nearly 85% of our families attended conferences, working collaboratively with their children and teachers to set growth goals. We will continue to work together to support each and every one of our students in meeting both social-emotional and academic goals.
Please join me for our first "Best Place to Learn" parent engagement virtual event. This is an opportunity to give shout-outs of apprecation and share ideas to strengthen experiences at Stevenson!
- Best Place to Learn Parent Engagement 6:00 - 6:30 pm, Nov.8th
- Join the event online with this link: https://meet.google.com/kkp-bosr-bgd
As the temperatures have cooled, please remember to send warm clothes with your children for outdoor recess. Students go outside daily if the wind chill temperature is above 0. If you are in need of warm clothing, please call our office at 763-502-5304 and our school social worker will get students what they need. We have a ton of donated hats and mittens as well as many winter coats.
Your partnership is valued and appreciated!
Stevenson Elementary Principal
Welcome Back Ms. Cindy!
Our school will be hosting the Minnesota School Sealant Program, where your child has the opportunity to receive FREE or reduced-cost preventive dental services at school. Open the link for more details.
District Treat Policy
Please see policy below-
Fridley Public School District Policy 533 Student Wellness prohibits parents and families from bringing birthday or celebratory treats such as cupcakes, cookies, cake, chips, and juice into the school. Instead, to celebrate special events, parents often send non-food items, such as stickers, pencils and erasers that their child can share with his or her classmates.
It's getting colder!
Primary Years Programme News
This (virtual) PTO meeting will be on November 8th from 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. following our 6:00 pm Best Place to Learn Parent Engagement
Grade Level Updates!
Wow, the kindergarteners have had a busy month with wrapping up the “Who We Are” unit of PYP. We have learned about what it means to be kind and caring, went to the gym to try new things as risk-takers, and learned about each other’s families. It was a month of celebrations with Indigenous People’s Day and Unity Day. We are excited to jump into our next planner all about how people help in our community.
1st Grade did Pumpkin days last week. We got to carve pumpkins and count the seeds!
The 3rd graders have been busy here at Stevenson! Classes have taken turns participating in a variety of stations/activities in our new Stevenson STEAM lab. They also received their very own dictionaries, courtesy of the Rotary Club, which were presented to them by Dr. Heil. She challenged the scholars to find a variety of facts that were hidden within the dictionaries. The 3rd graders have also finished their first stories as writers within each of their classrooms. Classes celebrated with a publishing celebration!
Fourth Grade is working extremely hard! We recently finished our first unit in math and are moving onto multi-digit multiplication. We also recently finished our first unit of inquiry where we explored our rights, roles and responsibilities in our community. This last week we went on a field trip to Springbrook Nature Center and learned about how water travels around the earth through the water cycle! We are going to be taking a deeper dive into the water cycle in our next unit of inquiry!
Delivery Date is December 21! Just in time for Winter Break!
Remember, we fundraise for field trips! Without PTO fundraisers each family would have to make a contribution for their children for each field trip.
The Fridley Transportation Department would like to share a Few reminders with you.
· Please ensure that your child is dressed appropriately for the weather.
- · Your child is required to be at the scheduled stop 5 minutes prior to bus pick-up time.
- · If the bus is more than 10 minutes late, your child should go home and call the assigned bus company (see below).
- · Information about late busses is communicated through our messenger program, so please make sure that your contact information is accurate on the Parent Portal.
- If school buildings are closed due to severe weather, the district will communicate by email and phone, and on the district website, local news channels and district social media.
Our Bus Contractors:
· Route #’s 1 – 10: Voigt’s Bus Company 763-571-1241 (then select #2)
· Route #’s 20 – 35: First Student (Champlin location) 763-421-5785
· R & D Transportation (Vans) 763-767-1804 (then select #1)
· Halo Transportation (Vans) 763-432-6806
Thank you and stay safe.
Fridley Transportation Department
Nutritional Services Updates and Changes
If you have not completed the 2021-22 Application for Educational Benefits, please complete as soon as possible. The application must be completed to potentially receive P-EBT benefits this year. By completing the application it helps our schools receive additional funding for support staff, reading interventionists, and the Get Ready Program.
Breakfast and lunch continue to free for all students this school year, due to additional funding from the USDA. Your student must take a reimbursable meal, including ½ cup fruit or vegetable to receive the free meals. If your student just wants a carton of milk, that is not free and your student must have lunch money in their account. Menus are posted on the Nutritional Services page of the district web site. Please note that menus are subject to change and we are experiencing issues with purchasing food for our planned meals. We are doing our best to minimize menu changes.
If you have any questions about Nutritional Services, please contact Kathy Backstrom at 763-502-5021 or Renee Arbogast at 763-502-5022.