STEAM Newsletter

October 2021

From the Office...

Hello STEAM Families,

In just three weeks, we are closing out the first quarter of school, and we are full STEAM ahead. We know things look different this year, but we have been so impressed with the resiliency of students, staff, and families. We cannot thank everyone enough for helping to ensure our students flourish as individuals of character!

In a few weeks, we will have Parent Teacher Conferences on October 27 and 28. These will be held either in person or through Zoom. Your child's teacher will be sending more information in the next few weeks.

Finally, take a few moments to review the October Newsletter. As always, let us know if you have any questions or concerns. Thank you for sharing your children with us!

Dr. Roxanne Pearson - Principal

Dr. TJ Winkelmann - Assistant Principal

October - Responsibility

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As you know, we are utilizing Seesaw for many reasons this year. We will use it to communicate and share different things happening in the classroom.

Feel free to watch the following video for more information on Seesaw. Reach out to your child's teacher for more information!

What is Seesaw? Introduction For Families

Book Fair

The Scholastic Book Fair is coming! The dates are October 22nd - November 4th and we will be open late during conferences for parents to be able to stop in during their visits. Mrs. Ryberg will put out a sign-up for volunteers closer to the start date. Don't forget to go through Keep-N-Track to be approved as a school volunteer before signing up to help.

THIS is the link to our homepage for the book fair.

PTA Meeting

Thursday, Oct. 7th, 4:30-5:30pm

106 South Hillcrest Road

Belton, MO

Feel free to join us in the library or on Zoom for the October PTA meeting.

Digital Citizenship Focus: Social Media

The attached website is a great resource for students, families, and teachers to learn about Digital Citizenship. This month, we have include a link to the Social Media portion of the website. Feel free to browse the various questions families have posed surrounding the topic of Social Media.

Late Arrivals in the Morning

If you arrive late to drop off your student at STEAM, you will need to exit your vehicle with your child and sign them into the building. This is to ensure we have accurate attendance records each day. Please do not send your student to the door by themselves.
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The weather is slowly getting colder as it is officially Fall. This is just a friendly reminder to dress appropriately as we go outside for recess and breaks throughout the day. We also encourage you to label all jackets with your child's name.

Transportation Changes

Please make sure all transportation changes are submitted to the office by 3:30pm each day.

October Calendar


7 - PTA Meeting - 4:30pm - Library or Zoom - You choose!

15 - No School - Teacher Work Day

22 - Last day of 1st Quarter

22 - November 4 - Book Fair

27 - Evening Parent Teacher Conferences

28 - No School - Parent Teacher Conferences

29 - No School


1 - No School - Staff PD Day

Our Mission

The mission of Wilckens STEAM Academy at Hillcrest, a leader of STEAM innovation, is to ensure that all students flourish as individuals of character and advocates of their own learning through the school community distinguished by

  • a culture of independence and collaboration

  • a global outlook based on a foundation of character

  • a focus on problem solving and critical thinking

  • real world experiences with integration throughout all subjects.

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