Come meet other incoming kindergarten families!
August 18 & 25
4:30pm – 5:30pm
Louisa Boren STEM K-8 playground.
When: April 1st from 5:30pm – 11:00pm Where: Hall at Fauntleroy 9131 California Ave SW Through fundraising activities, the Louisa Boren STEM K-8 PTA supports both basics (library books, gym equipment, art supplies) and “extras” (Project Based Learning supplies, scholarships …View full post
To celebrate the 100th day of school on February 28th the STEM community will be collecting non-perishable food donations for the West Seattle Food Bank. Donation bins are located by the front office and the PTA will also collect donations at the March …View full post
Come meet other incoming kindergarten families!
August 18 & 25
4:30pm – 5:30pm
Louisa Boren STEM K-8 playground.
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5th Annual Back to School Bash!
WHEN: Friday, September 9, 5:30pm – 8pm
WHERE: Lincoln Park SOUTH END Shelter 1 & picnic tables 1-13. Park on the street (watch out to not park in a restricted ferry line) or in the SOUTH END parking lot. Walk in to the “zip line” playground.
WHAT: Food, friends and fun!
To SARE: Please bring a potluck food to share, plates, and utensils for just your family. STEM PTA will be providing hotdogs, veggie dogs, buns & condiments, water & lemonade. Feel free to bring playthings to share (footballs, chalk, soccer balls, bubbles, jump ropes).
Volunteers would be much appreciated for BBQ duty and cleanup crew.
More info? Want to volunteer? Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rain or shine – thunderstorms cancel.
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Celebrate the end of the 2015-16 school year with crazy dress options from June 20-24:
Monday: OUT OF THIS WORLD DAY. Dress as your favorite space/science fiction character: Androids, Bug Eyed Monsters, Dr. Who, Aliens, Wall-e, Star Wars, Star Trek, astronauts, Guardians of the Galaxy, etc. Who will you come as?
Tuesday: MISMATCH/TACKY DAY. Mix and match weird patterns, plaid, polka-dots, prints or stripes. Will it be a plaid shirt and paisley pants or a polka dress and patterned top? You decide!
Wednesday: CULTURE/OWL DAY. Celebrate your cultural heritage and wear clothing that has something to do with your family traditions. Another option is to wear owl gear, including spirit wear!
Thursday: CRAZY HAT/HAIR DAY. Wear a uniform but pair it with a silly hat or hairdo. Go crazy from the neck up! Today is the All School Field Trip to Lincoln Park!
Friday: FREE DRESS DAY. Wear whatever you want, uniform or not!
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To thank all volunteers for their support, STEM staff will be hosting a Volunteer Appreciation Celebration on Wednesday, June 22nd from 3:40pm – 4:15 pm in the STEM library. Enjoy light refreshments and celebrate a successful school year with fellow owl families! Playground supervision will be provided so that parents and caregivers can enjoy the party kid-free.
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Kick off the start of summer with a bang!
Parents and kids from Mr. Daniels class are offering an afterschool rocket science workshop on June 1 (an early release day) to owls in grades k–6. The workshop, which runs from 1:40–3:30 pm, will teach kids how to build and launch a rocket. What better way to celebrate the end of a successful school year?
Workshop cost is $25/ student and parents are responsible for picking up their attendees at school at 3:30 pm. Register your owl here!
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When it comes to education, our teachers have SNAILED it!
Staff Appreciation Week: May 2-6
Please join us in supporting our teachers by signing up to help with breakfast Monday-Wednesday and lunch Thursday & Friday. If you can help Monday – Friday with setting up the staff lounge or straightening up, please e-mail Robin.
We’ve made plans for a Happy Hour at Circa Friday after-school for the teachers, love notes from students, and massages. We will be giving them coffee cards as gifts for the next time they feel “sluggish.
Thanks to Circa, Deja Parrent, Darcey Pickard, & Nepenthe Massage for your support of teacher appreciation week.
Questions? Can you help? Contact Robin at email@example.com
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In Fall 2016, Seattle Public Schools will expand its partnership with the City’s voter-approved Seattle Preschool Program and STEM has been selected as a site for a Preschool Program classroom for the 2016-2017 school year!
The classroom will be taught by certificated Seattle Public Schools teachers. Families will be able to enroll their 3 and 4 year olds for a full 6-hour school day and this classroom will operate on the same school-day, school year schedule as the other grades in our building. Tuition is subsidized for families with incomes at or below 300 percent of the federal poverty guidelines.
To have your child entered into Round 2 selection, please download and submit an application form by May 27, 2016 to the City of Seattle. Applications submitted after May 27 will be included in future selection rounds. For questions, call: (206) 386-1050
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STEM K-8 PTA
ENRICHMENT PROGRAM COORDINATOR
Job Description. Enrichment Coordinator works with enrichment program instructors, STEM staff, the PTA Board, parents, and students to administer and continually enhance STEM K-8’s before and after school enrichment program. Duties would include, among others:
Time Commitment. The expected time commitment is approximately 5-10 hours per week, on average (though there will be busier and less busy times), for one calendar year, beginning on August 1, 2016. The Enrichment coordinator is also on the PTA Board as an important member of the team and is required to attend meetings of the board every other month. Attendance at PTA meetings is desired.
Pay. Currently budgeted at $7,000 per year payable through the Seattle Public Schools payroll system.
To Apply. Please send an email indicating your interest to Rebecca Garcia firstname.lastname@example.org Please email a letter explaining who you are and why you’re interested.
Additional info: This is a very important role for our community and students and is work intensive. Pay is more of a stipend to offset the huge volunteer commitment this person makes to our community. We hope that anyone that takes it on would do so as much as a labor of love as for the pay. About half the students at STEM participate in the enrichment program. Because it includes scholarships and an extremely wide variety of classes, many kids participate in the STEM enrichment program who otherwise wouldn’t participate in any extracurricular activities at all. The enrichment program coordinator works directly with many of STEM’s teachers, parents, other staff and administration. If it is your goal to get to know the STEM community, this is a great way to do so. In summary, it is a demanding, involved job, but since it impacts many STEM families, it is also very rewarding.
Permanent link to this article: http://stemk8pta.org/2016/04/24/job-opening-enrichment-program-coordinator/
Next school year, the YMCA will be providing Before and After School child care on site at STEM K-8. If you are interested in YMCA child care, please download and complete the YMCA Child Care Interest Form 2016-2017 School Year. Email completed form to Philip Giammarino by May 8. Y staff will then gauge how many families are interested and begin to register students based on space available. A waitlist will be created once all spaces are filled. Families will be notified by May 13 as to whether their child has been registered in the 2016-17 child care program or is on the waitlist.
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Join STEM students and staff this Saturday for an exciting wetlands project just a block north of our school.
Duwamish Alive! is turning an ex-Seattle City Light property back to its original wetlands state. STEM staff Sunny Graves, Whitney Mebane, Craig Rankin and Sarah Waldron were all involved in organizing this grass roots event, and it will ultimately lead to a host of PBL opportunities for our students.
Join us at the Delridge Wetlands and Stewardship Project on April 16th to kick off our 2016 activities – with students from STEM K-8 and Arbor Heights – while we share our plans for creating a children’s vegetable garden, learning landscape and restoring this wetland which is part of the Longfellow Creek Watershed. We will have a short ceremony showcasing the project and breaking ground with shovels and jackhammers!
Join the fun:
· Help paint a mural
· Children’s scavenger hunt with prizes
· Jackhammer the floor in what will become a Children’s garden
· Learn about the wetland and salmon
· Food and Beverages served
Become a Wetland Steward by helping work on the dry land, we will soon be getting our feet wet, taking measurements of water depths, flow rates and discussing with you what the overall plan is to maximize the effectiveness of the wetland. Be sure to sign-up quick to ensure you can show your creative skills and love for our wetland!
Contact Willard at email@example.com to sign-up and/or to learn more about the restoration work planned for the Wetland.
Thank you to our Project Partners for helping support this project for our community:
Delridge Neighborhoods Development Association (DNDA)
Seattle Green Spaces Coalition
Seattle City Light
Duwamish Alive Coalition
Louisa Boren STEM K-8
National Park Service
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Monday, March 21 will be the last day to register for any one of our excellent Spring enrichment classes, many of which begin the last week of March!
All classes but Robotic Engineers still have plenty of space for eager students, from drama to darkroom photography to drumming. Visit the Enrichment page to finish registering your owl(s) before Monday, March 21!
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This spring, there will be not one but two drama programs, robotics, a makey hour for the little ones, sports, sewing, and so much more. Visit our Enrichment Programs page to see a full line-up or heads right to the registration form to start the process!
If you’d like to volunteer for a class or need a scholarship, please contact Linnea Seidelmann at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Got a bookworm? Our school library has a huge selection of eBooks available for the ravenous reader! Students can access these books through a free, downloadable mobile app (Destiny Quest Mobile or Follett BryteWave K-12) or via the Seattle Public Schools libraries catalogue.
How to Access the Library Using Destiny Quest Mobile
How to Access the Library Using Follett BryteWave K-12
How to Access the Library Using the Web
Contact STEM Librarian Mary Bannister with any questions: email@example.com
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PTA’s support basic education in Washington State. The Louisa Boren STEM K-8 PTA supports both basics (library books, gym equipment, art supplies) and “extras” (Project Based Learning supplies, scholarships for before & after school clubs, technology equipment, PTA events like Back to School Bash, and Pi Day). With your support, we can ensure our students will continue to get both the basics AND the extras… that make our school Out of This World!
Thank you to everyone who has already registered – we’re looking forward to a terrific evening of friendship, fun and fundraising on March 26th. For those of you who have yet to purchase your tickets, the time is now! Ticket sales have been extended until noon on Monday, March 21.
If you’re not able to attend the auction, please consider sponsoring a STEM teacher or staff member instead. We love our teachers and want them to be a part of this special evening.
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Registration is still open for two courses!
Amelia’s Aero Club (girls only, grades 5-6) registration has been extended and is now open to 5th grade:
Amelia’s Aero Club @ Boren is an offshoot of the educational initiative of The Museum of Flight designed to inspire and nurture middle school girls’ exploration of educational and career pathways in science, technology, engineering, art, aviation and mathematics (STEA2M). For the 2015-16 school year we will be providing free afterschool programming for Boren K-8 STEM 5-6th grade girls that utilizes hands-on activities and project based learning. In our Winter session, AAC @ Boren K-8 STEM participants will continue to work on projects related to aviation and will start exploring projects in rocketry and aerospace. Register: http://stemk8pta.org/enrichment-program-registration-winter-2016/
Spoon River Anthology with StageStruck (grades 4-6) has been added:
This is a play that is mostly acting with some singing. The cast is all people from a small Illinois town who have died and are “sleeping on the hill”: the local cemetery. Some of the characters include: school teacher, soldier, Russian immigrant, arsonist, blind woman, young actress, alcoholic preacher, inventor, fiddler/farmer, and writer. Each comes alive to tell the story of their life: some had success, some failures, some died young, some lived to be very old, and several of them tell their story together because they were together in life.
Edgar Lee Masters wrote the anthology of free verse poems (monologues) in 1916. In 1963, a playwright put together a group of those monologues, added music from that time in history and produced it as a well-received play. Students will get a chance to hone their language and acting skills and will work as a tight ensemble. We will use student musicians to add to the color and flow of the show. Come be a part of Spoon River with us! Register: http://stemk8pta.org/enrichment-program-registration-winter-2016/
If you have any questions please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
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January 14, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
STEM K – 8 PBL Exhibition
Classrooms will be open for families to see the projects students have been working on.
It’s also a good reminder to renew or initiate your PTA membership if you haven’t had a chance. General membership is free, and a voting membership is only $15. You can
join online, as well as at the PTA membership table on PBL Exhibition night.
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Join Washington State PTA in Olympia for the 2016 Focus Day on Wednesday, February 3, 2016. The Columbia Room, 1st floor of the Legislative Building, has been reserved a place to gather, share information and prepare for the day’s events.
Bring your family and friends to meet with legislators and to rally in the main capitol building’s Rotunda at noon.
An event agenda will be posted in mid-January: https://www.facebook.com/events/714498921984895/
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Registration is open through end-of-day Friday, January 8th so don’t delay. Register online at http://stemk8pta.org/
Please contact email@example.com with any questions or to find out more about parent volunteering and scholarships.
Classes begin January 19.
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What do you have planned for 2016? Have you checked out STEM Enrichment classes? There is something for everyone whether your interest is Aero Club or Zumba, Basketball or Ukulele. Spaces are available in 19 of the 24 Winter Enrichment activities.
Registration is open through January 8 so don’t delay. Register online at http://stemk8pta.org/
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or to find out more about parent volunteering and scholarships. Classes begin January 19.
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Please join us for an Open House on Thursday, February 11th and school tours throughout February. We recognize that there may be conflicts with other school open houses and tours. If you cannot attend the open house please be sure to sign up for a tour. Each will give you an opportunity to see the school, classrooms and speak with our principal. Open houses provide more time in the classroom talking to teachers as they take place after school hours.
Open House: Thursday, Feb 11th
K-5 Open House and Tour 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Middle School Open House and Tour 7:00pm -8:00pm
Tours for prospective K-5 families:
Feb 10th 9:30am -11:00am
Feb 12th 9:30am -11:00am
Feb 17th 9:30am -11:00am
Feb 19th 9:30am -11:00am
Feb 24th 9:30am -11:00am
Feb 26th 9:30am -11:00am
Tours for prospective Middle School families:
Feb 17th 10:15am -11:45am
Feb 26th 10:15am -11:45am
Please RSVP at: http://stemk8pta.org/stem-school-tours/
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Good news, Owls! Winter 2016 Enrichment registration is now open! There are many great before and after school classes to choose from. Participants are selected on a first-come-first-served basis. All programs have a minimum and maximum enrollment, so please consider registering as soon as possible to ensure that programs can run.
For more information about scholarships or becoming a parent volunteer please contact Linnea Seidelmann at email@example.com.
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You can help families in our STEM community, who otherwise may not have much hope of receiving gifts for the holidays. If you have the resources to help a student in our community please pick an ornament off our Giving Garland in the STEM office. Gifts include those that are needed, wanted,and books. Please wrap the gift and attach the ornament tag you took from the garland so we can identify it. Return to the office by December 14. If you want to participate, but can’t get into the office to grab a tag, email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will email you the info.
Thanks so much for your support and caring.
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