The Viking View - Families

February 1st

From the desk of Principal Williams


First, thank you to all of you that completed the Youth Truth Survey! We had 59% of our families participate! That is amazing. This information will give us valuable information to determine the needs of our school.

We are approaching the 100th day of school and it makes me think of how far we've come during this school year. I am proud of you at home navigating this world we are living in. We appreciate you and are committed to the success of your students here at Steele Lane. Thank you for partnering with us!

We have an assembly this week at 8:15 am. The scholars of the month will be announced. The link will be given to your student via their teacher so they can join.

With much gratitude,

Mrs. Williams

Reading at home tips

5 Things You Can Do At Home to Promote Reading:

  1. Read every day! Start a reading routine and stick to it!
  2. Reread favorites: Most children love to read their favorite stories more than once. That's OK! Rereading books allows students the opportunity to practice a book they know, which is great for fluency.
  3. Demonstrate the joys of reading: Children will mimic the adults around them.
  4. Find the words in everyday things: Take the time to show your student reading and writing in everyday life (grocery lists, notes to the teacher, maps, recipes, etc)
  5. Talk, talk, talk. You can build a student's vocabulary through rich conversations. Talk to your students. Use big words and define them (e.g. "Wow! That is enormous! Enormous means really big!")

Scholars of the Week

We are so proud of our Scholars of the Week! Thank you for showing us what it looks like to be a student who shows great effort, problem-solving and is kind to other students and staff.

Daniela Molina, Esmeralda Molina, Dorian Aguilar Rosales, Mateo Rodriguez,Diego Pedroza Manoatl, Jorge Labra Medina,Jacob Alvarez, Elisa Navarrette ,Ajay Santiago Velencia, Lupita Perez Reyna, Salvador Jimenez, Axel Valencia,Jose Martinez,Marilyn Martinez Parra,Vincent Miranda, Jimena Cortez,Marcus Saman,Ethan Pintor,Romero Garcia, Anna Zarate,Neyra Santos Solorio, Donte O’Cop, Irving Castillo, Kevin Hernandez, Astryd Camarena, Manuel Navarrete, Jordan Tinkelenberg, Briana Williams

Kindness Month!

Starting today is Kindness month! Please see the pictures below to see how you can participate. Your teacher can support you as well.

Counselor Appreciation Week!!!

Please help us celebrate our school counselor Mr. Osegura! He will host a celebration Zoom for any students or families that would like to come and say hi! Click here to participate in the Zoom celebration. The Zoom will be open from 1:30-3pm on February 4th.

If you or your student would like you can also send him an email to to let him know how much he means to you.

We need students enrolling at Steele Lane!

Thank you for those of you that have contacted our school about registering for Kindergarten or Kinder Academy. This is helpful for our planning for next year! Please continue to help us spread the word about Kindergarten registration. If you have or know someone who lives in our attendance area and has students that are kindergarten age please encourage them to register. This will help our school know more about how many students will be attending so we can staff our school appropriately. Here is the link with all of the information for registration. We look forward to adding your students to the Steele Lane Family!

Materials to pick-up

Some of the teachers may reach out to you to pick-up materials. Please park in the yellow loading area in front of the school and walk in the gate. Use hand sanitizer upon entry. One of our yard duty or office staff will be inside the main hallway to retrieve and place your materials on a table for you to gather. We are making this change for pick up to minimalize contacts and help stop the spread of COVID 19. If there is not a staff member at the door please call the mainline at 707 890-3945 so we can support you. You can come to pick up materials during office hours between 8 and 2:30 pm. We appreciate your flexibility and understanding with the update.

When you are on campus

As we welcome families/students to campus for our various material distribution, we'd like to remind you of a few health and safety protocols.

1. Please stay home if you or your student:

  • exhibit COVID-19 symptoms (i.e. fever of 100.4°F or higher, cough, shortness of breath, new loss of taste or smell, etc.)
  • tested positive for COVID-19, and are within the 10-day isolation period
  • have had close contact (longer than 15 minutes) with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19 within the past 14 days
  • live or cohabitate with a person who exhibits COVID-19 symptoms or has tested positive for COVID-19
  • traveled outside of the state (specifically to high-risk areas) within the past 14 days

2. While on campus, please respect social distancing of 6 feet and wear a mask at all times. We recommend sanitizing your hands prior to and after the event.

Nominate one of our Steele Lane Teachers!

Nominate a special public school or public charter school teacher in your life with the form below. Each month we’ll review the submissions and choose one teacher to honor, based on the number of individual nominations they receive as well as the quality of teaching described in the nominations (details about amazing teaching strategies, stories about how the teacher went above and beyond, etc.) The lucky teacher will receive a plaque in recognition of this award and $500 school supply gift card!

All you need to do is tell us who you think is the Teacher of the Month, right here...

Thank you Dutch Bros

Dutch Bros Santa Rosa did a drive thought fundraiser for us earlier in the year. All of the prizes for Scholars of the Week and the Scholars of the Month have been purchased with that money! Thank You Dutch Bros!