Steele Notes

August 26, 2021


The Back To School Night scheduled for this evening has been postponed until Tuesday 08/31. This new night will be virtual. More details and webex links will be coming.

A Note from the Office

Free and Reduced Lunch Benefits

  • Please apply for Free and Reduced Lunch benefits by clicking on this LINK or by picking up an application in the office.
  • There are additional funds available to families who qualify for FRL in a one-time monetary distribution, please sign up to take advantage of this special benefit.

Lifetouch Picture Day

  • Picture Day will be Tuesday September 7th. Individual and class photos will be taken.
  • Steele Elementary's Picture Day ID is below and order forms are going home in the next few days. You may order your prints online ahead of time.

School Name: Steele Elementary School

Picture Day Date: Tuesday, September 7

Picture Day ID: EVTDT4XPW

A Note from the PTA

Thank you to everyone who made it out for our first PTA meetings this past Tuesday!

It was great to meet many new people and see lots of faces!! We appreciate the ideas and discussion. Our next meeting is September 14 at 8:10AM.

Want to be a member but you haven’t had time to sign up yet? Here is an on-line link to a membership form You can also pay your dues with Venmo @ Steele PTA or take a picture of the QR code below

Announcing the Buddy Family Program:

The Buddy Family Program connects new families with a host 'Buddy Family' in an effort to help welcome new families to the Steele community. We encourage you to sign up! If you are a family new to Steele, returning to Steele or just feel the Buddy Program would help you, we will match you with a host Steele family to welcome you and help you transition into Steele. Or if you are a family who is established at Steele, you can help welcome a new family to the Steele community with friendly advice on what to expect as parents and students in the school and the wider community.

It’s easy and a great way to meet more of your fellow Steele Star families! We will start with a kick-off event where you can meet and after that, it's up to you! You can sign up using this link: Steele PTA Buddy Family Program Sign-Up Form

Save the date for the following events:

Pictures in the Park October 2. Sign Up Genius and more information to come.

Walk to School October 6.

Want to help the PTA?

We are looking for a PTA member to run our Walk to School event on October 6. Running the event includes some communication and providing a snack booth on the playground the day of the event.

We are also looking for an Enrichment Coordinator to assist with fall enrichment this year.

If you are interested in either position, please contact a member of the PTA or the Volunteer Coordinator, Megan Harris, at

A change in weather is just around the corner. Here are some fun activities for the start of Fall to do with your child.

A Note from the Counselor

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt, used in this week’s 5th grade Random Acts of Kindness discussion

Hello Families!

Our classroom teachers have been launching their Random Acts of Kindness (RAK) lessons with the topic of Respect during August and continuing into September. For those who are unfamiliar with it, RAK is a social emotional curriculum used by D11 to “make kindness the norm” in our schools. Teachers involve students in hands-on projects and lead engaging conversations around a new topic related to Kindness every six weeks or so. With RAK, the whole school (students and staff) focuses on one topic together and we practice the skills on the playground, in the classroom, and with our friends and families.

This week, students are learning about respect for self, others, home and school. Students are learning that when we take care of ourselves, we have more to give. When we learn about others and respect them, we can grow more empathy and let others know they matter to us. When we show respect for our home and school, the people in them and their physical spaces, we make a better environment for everyone. We hope your children talk about the RAK topics with you at home all year long!

Please reach out if I can help support you or your family this year at Steele!


Anna Donovan

School Counselor