February 7, 2020

Important Dates

Feb. 10: Board of Education Meeting, 7:00 PM at Baker Elementary

Feb. 12: Student Count Day

Feb. 17: WEPA Meeting, 6:30 PM

Feb. 21 & 24: No School - Mid Winter Break

Feb. 29: Daddy/Daughter Dance, 6:00-8:00 PM at the Middle School

Mar. 3: Literacy Night, 6:00-7:00 PM

Mar. 13: Donuts with Dad, 8:00 AM

Mar. 16: Board of Education Meeting, 7:00 PM

Mar. 16 & 18: Parent/Teacher Conferences

Mar. 18: Half Day, 11:45 Dismissal

Principal's Corner

We continue to work hard at Steeby Elementary ensuring all students are getting what they need each and every day. During the month of February, our teachers will conduct Running Records with your child to see the reading growth so far this school year. This information will help to ensure your child is getting the appropriate instruction to master the skills they need moving forward this school year.

Lost and Found

We have a lot of winter gear in our lost and found. If your child is missing snow pants, gloves, hats, and boots please remind them to check the lost and found for these items.

Save the Date

Literacy Night- March 3, 2020

Steeby Elementary will host Literacy Night on March 3 from 6-7pm. The whole family is invited to enjoy reading by our mystery readers, make bookmarks, take home a book from our donated collection, and enjoy a small snack in the cafeteria. More information about Reading Month will come home at a later date.

Your partner in education,

Ms. Christina Johnson

Steeby Elementary Principal

Media Center News

It's been a fun filled January in media class! Check out Information Place for fun, educational websites:

2nd grade: Students wrote about their goals for the new year using Abcya Storymaker. Second graders also created their own snowflakes using Snowflake Creator. We are currently starting our March Madness book bracket and also learning about digital citizenship and how to be safe online.

3rd grade: Students wrote positive words about the New Year using Abcya Word Clouds. Third graders also created their own snowflakes using Snowflake Creator. We are currently starting our March Madness book bracket and also learning about digital citizenship and how to be safe online.

We also learned that one of the books we read for our mock Caldecott won the actual Caldecott. Congratulations to the book The Undefeated by Kwame Alexander!

Niki Barnes

Media Teacher

Physical Education Fun

Steeby P.E. just closed out January with some games of hockey. The students improved their skills a lot over the last 3 weeks. We just finished a short unit on Spikeball as well. It's a great spring/summer/fall game to play with friends and family. You can play with anywhere from 2-6 people and it takes coordination, strategy, and quick thinking. Very fun game, check it out on Youtube. You can also purchase sets for under $50 for years of fun and exercise! Next up will be 4 square with 4 different games set up in the gym!

Kids heart challenge (formerly jump rope for heart) is kicking off Feb. 10 so be ready to help encourage your children to raise donations for a great cause. Students also get bonus prizes along the way as a thank you from the American Heart Association. Information will be coming home soon. Just signing up helps the school. The more students that sign up (even if they don't raise anything) the more AHA donates to us for new P.E. equipment!

Our January students of the month are:

2nd grade-Gabriella Johnston, Ellasyn Silvernail, Greyson Tuffs, Jayce LaPree

3rd grade-Emma Laur, Aubrey Wilson, Sam Daley, Matthew Myers

-Michael Weber

Physical Education Teacher

Supercat Winners

Supercat Winners for the week of 1/13/20

Caedyn Foote; Addison Badour; Lila Linderman; Owen Langkamp; Ava Lewis; Jailah Einig; Jacob Ohlson; Brody Niemczyk; Abby Smith; Eva Perez; Emaliya Moore; Ryan Snyder; Mathew Myers; Katelynne Tyler; Dallyce Parm; Avarie Cronin; Haiden Otis; Jackson Martin; Dakota Hastings; Ailey Schaefer; Abby Ainsworth; Logan Battenfield Classroom Winner: Ms. Hoskins's 3rd grade class

Supercat Winners for the week of 1/21/20

Grace Tappenden; Wyatte Hentschel; Lucian Brands; Serenity Whitworth; Lane Jandernoa; Sam Prelwitz; Dalton Hall; Salinger Simmons; Haylee Cowley; Abby Smith; Jenna Bowerman; Bryson Pols; McKinley Didion; Landon Harris; Ella Steensma; Paris Ortiz; Chloe White; Mackenzie Schwarz; Katie Mulder; Empriss Steen; Knos Haight; Lillian Lakatos Classroom Winner: Mr. Sweet's 3rd grade class

Supercat Winners for the week of 1/27/20

Karlee Hollebeek; Caedyn Foote; Alex McGhee-Holloway; Ella Hewartson; Peyton Beck; Ava Lewis; Kaiden Fuller; Jacob Ohlson; Emma Maass; Conner Ferris; Teigan Flietstra; Lily Straub; Luke Warsen; Romeo Azzarella; Macy Stewart; Zach Cross; Emma Laur; Mia Ellis; Katie Mulder; Audriana Marston; Grace Dietz; Cohen Pierce Classroom Winner: Mrs. Nykerk's 2nd grade class

Supercat Winners for the week of 2/3/20

Wyatt Hentschel; Benton Liszewski-Winkler; Drew Long; Tristan Duran; Donavin Baker; Maxwell Berens; Gabby Guppy; Payton Evans; Corey Little; Annabelle Wilson; Isabella Luke; Sofia Ortega; Elyana Jurkowski; Giana Beckwith; Tyler Lester; Holly Harmon; Jayden Schwab; Emery Dollarhide; Jack Bennett; Natalie Sutherland Classroom Winner: Mrs. Nykerk's 2nd grade class

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Outstanding People in Education Award

Fill out a nomination form (found on the District Web Page) and nominate someone who is excelling in their field and/or making a positive impact in the education of students in Allegan County. You may nominate a Teacher, Aide, Administrator, Secretary, Board of Education Member, Bus Driver, Custodian, Kitchen Staff, Social Worker/Counselor or Volunteer. Up to 3 winners per district will be chosen by the Nominating Committee from the nominations received.

All nominees will be recognized by their local school districts and the Outstanding Person(s) in Education winners will be recognized at the Allegan County School Board Recognition Banquet in May.

Steeby Receives Fund for Recycling

Did you know that Steeby gets funding for the paper that we collect in our Paper Gator? Please start saving your paper at home to send in to the Gator, it will help us to earn money for Steeby!! Anyone in the community can send in paper with students to be placed in classroom recycling bins.

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)

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Parent Resource

Please visit the District web page to take advantage of the parent resources on Parent University . You can find this information located under the Parent/Student drop down menu. You will find many great resources there as well as planned meeting dates, Youtube videos and more.
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Superintendent Search

If you would like to have some input in regards to hiring the new WUS Superintendent please fill out the survey using the following link: