June 3, 2022


June 8 Bounce Party, 11:30 - 1:30 at Steeby Elementary

August 17 Steeby Elementary Open House, 5:00-6:00 PM

August 22 Student First Day, Half Day, Releasing at 11:45 AM

Hearing/Vision Testing 8/30 - 9/1

September 2 & 5 No School (Labor Day weekend)

September 20 Picture Day

Principal's Corner

Dear Steeby Families,

It has been a pleasure having your children at Steeby Elementary. Thank you for trusting us with their care and education. We all wish our Steeby families a wonderful summer. Don't forget to be active, read, and have lots of fun. See you in August.

Yours in education,

Christina Johnson


Physical Education Fun

Steeby families,

Our half mile run was a big success with many students giving their best effort. We passed out 40 medals and the rankings of all the times for each student are posted by the gym doors. Your student will likely know what place they were if you ask.

During class, we are finishing up a football unit and then playing fun games the last couple weeks of PE.

We are wrapping up another great year in PE with Field Day! Field Day is Tuesday, May 31 and the 3rd grade group is going from 9:00-11:15 while the 2nd grade group is going from 1:00-3:15.

As always, stay active this summer. Encourage the kids to get out and play and find something fun to do outside.Go to the park and throw a frisbee or football. Play soccer or go for walks/runs. Many memorable experiences are had being active outside!

-Michael Weber

Physical Education Teacher

Wayland Union Schools

Baker/Steeby Elementary

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Media Moments

May was a busy month in media class! Students created some fun poems in media class! First we created poems for a special adult in our lives- using the Theme Poem Creator. Students also created an acrostic poem about spring using the Acrostic Poem Creator. Both poem creators can be found on Information Place. Students also did a research activity using the online encyclopedia called Pebble Go. Second graders learned interesting facts about frogs. Third graders learned interesting facts about the Memorial Day holiday. The Pebble Go website can also be found on Information Place: Students are currently taking a media class survey to share their favorite activities, websites and book ideas with me. Speaking of books.... Please encourage your child to read over the summer! The Henika Library is a great place to check out books over the summer. Here is a link to their website: Happy Reading! Have a great summer!

Niki Barnes

Media Teacher

Baker & Steeby Elementary

Supercat Winners

For the Week of 5/9/22

Kayden Carpenter; Vincent Catlin; Emmalynn Lubbers; Waylon Stokes; Olivia Baron; RaeLynn Johnson; Abbie Phinney; Rollan Weber; McKenzie Fisher; Michael Sowle; Dallas Avery; Lana Ross; Abbie Desposito; Peyton Kibbey; Isaiah Hudson; Talia Baughman; Trinity Greene; Rhyleigh Kerkemeyer Classroom Winner: Mrs. Kupres's 2nd grade class

For the Week of 5/16/22

Lily Marston-Heney; Julius Rewa; Faith Converse; Grason Schiefla; Isla LaPree; Carlee Truax; April LaLone; Alexandra Longstreet; Ben Anguiano; Wyatt Pool; Maddie Harmon; Mackayla Holly; Grayson Tolliver; Owen Kole; Hana Bajric; Avery Overbeck; Annalise Molina-Gonzalez; Zandyn Romero; Elias Reil; Annika Haynes; Olivia Fulk Classroom Winner: Mrs. Fortier's 2nd grade class

For the Week of 5/23/22

Layne Boogaard; Milan Ortiz; Jase Nesbit; Wesley Kroll; Emerlee Rickert; Elijah Dietz; Emerson Khodl; Ava Lester; Jeremiah Kidder; Nate Madole; Kaden Meuser; Kalyssa Scott; David Deming; Audriana Kowalczyk; Annalise Molina-Gonzalez; Jackson Brazeau; Sadie Jenne Classroom Winner: Mrs. VanLuyn's 3rd grade class

For the Week of 5/31/22

Harper Valk; Rowe Schaefer; Elliette MacIntosh; Frankie Wells; Raiiya Carpenter; Vontrell Murray; Cohen Door; Brekken Haveman; Bentlie Wolters; Mia Berens; Kristian Johnson-Meacham; Levi Button; Grayson Tolliver; Avery Overbeck; Abbi Page; Kiersten Marquard; Israel Ramirez; Kayen Smith; Isabella Mis; Alayna Gum; Jameson West Classroom Winner: Mrs. Jurkowski's 3rd grade class

Supercat Ticket Estimate Winner

At the end of every school year we have the students guess how many supercat tickets had been turned in to the office. Our total this year was 41, 836 tickets. Our closest estimators were:

Layne Boogaard, Mrs. Fortier's 2nd grade class with a guess of 41,822

Makalynn Cross, Mrs. Jurkowski's 3rd grade class with a guess of 41,582

Both students will receive a gift card from McDonalds.

Community Education

Youth Beginning Birding

June 7, 9, 14 and 16

Students entering 3rd - 5th grades: 9:00-10:00 AM

Students entering 6th - 9th grades: 10:00-11:00 AM

Steeby Elementary Media Center


Intro to Technology Camp

August 1 - 4

Ages 8 - 11

1:00-2:30 PM

Steeby Elementary Computer Lab


Build A Robot

July 13

Ages 6 - 9 (5 year olds with adult helper)

1:00-2:00 PM

Steeby Elementary Cafeteria


Jr. Chef Camp and Competition

June 13 - 16

Grades: 3rd - 6th (entering Fall, 2022)

10:00-11:30 AM (Thursday 10:00-12:00)

Wayland Union Middle School Lifeskills Room


Generation Pound

July 13 - August 10

Ages 6 - 12

9:00-9:45 AM

Grassy area by side entry of Wayland Union High School Fine Arts Center


Register for all classes online through RevTrek,

Call 269.792.9153 with any questions.

Paper Gator Recycling

Did you know that Steeby Paper Gator gets funding for the paper that we collect for our school? Please start saving your paper at home and bring it in to the Gator, it will help us to earn money for Steeby!! Anyone in the community can deposit the items listed below in the Paper Gator. The Paper Gator is located behind Steeby in the wooden fenced in area. The Paper Gator will be the green dumpster.

Here is a list of what we CAN take in the Paper Gator:

-Junk Mail
-Phone Books
-Office/School paper
-Hard and soft cover books
-Paperboard (Grocery Item boxes, NOT cardboard)
-Standard staples & paperclips are ok
-Shredded paper (preferred in CLEAR plastic bags)

Summer Camp Opportunities

Below is a link for the Ebersole Center (located on 2nd Street, Wayland) and some opportunities for summer camps.

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