The Viking View - Families

January 25th

Family Survey -Please Take the time to complete this

We currently have 35% of our families completing our Survey. Steele Lane Voices are important for our school community. We want to hear what you have to say.

Please take the survey before it closes by clicking this link:

Scholars of the Week

We are so proud of our Scholars of the Week! Thank you for leading the way and being an example for your peers. Also, thank you to all the families at home supporting your students day in and day out.

Andrew GudinoIsabell Cabalsi,Selena “Anastasia” Solis,Amara Yip Van Cleve,Emily Castro, Amiyah Samano- DeLeon, Erick Santacruz, Lazarus Pintor,Isabella Brunais,Jacob Miranda,Julian Lopez,Uriel Caballero-Gutierrez,Azria Tovar,Andres Elizarraraz Razo, Kamrin Karcher,Ernesto Ambriz Rojo,Francisco Rosas,Dulce Sandoval,Hector Crespo Solorio,Rishi Patel, Juan Carlos Diaz Bernal,Jayden Leon, Ana Lopez Santana,Gabriel Pintor and Jaqueline De La Cruz,Xiomara Cisneros & Alejandro Elizarraraz Razo

Student Work Below

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From Ms. Gillespie's 6th Graders

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From the School Counselor

Dear Steele Lane Families,

This week we’ll focus on another Tool, the Quiet/Safe Place Tool. When life gets stressful, each of us needs a place to feel safe—a place with some space between ourselves and what is happening around us. The Quiet/Safe Place, whether a real location or a place in the imagination, offers your child awareness that a Quiet/Safe Place is available.

This Tool is about learning to focus on a memory of our safe places, which triggers our body to relax. We ask children to locate both an actual physical place that feels good to them, and to create one in their imaginations that can be visited again and again. This memory serves as a comfort to reduce stress.

Here are some suggestions:

· Talk about your own Quiet/Safe Place, and ask your child about theirs.

· During times of stress, suggest that your child use the Quiet/Safe Place Tool.

· Go over a memory that your child can access easily when they are feeling stressed.

· If it has not been established yet, find a place at home that is a Quiet/Safe Place for your child to go to when they are feeling stressed.

By practicing this Tool at home, you are helping your child develop resiliency and healthy ways to cope with stress.


Eduardo Oseguera

Elementary School Counselor, MS, PPS

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!