Pledge Drive 2021

Another great way to help out our school is to make a pledge!  Visit our pledge site at https://pledgestar.com/louisaboren/ and find an activity you can participate in.  Our pledge drive runs until March 12th.

Permanent link to this article: https://stemk8pta.org/2021/02/23/pledge-drive-2021/

STEM Fundraiser with Mod Pizza!

This Sunday, 2/28, West Seattle MOD Pizza at 2800 SW Barton St, Seattle 98126 is donating 20% back on every order from 10:30am to 10pm.  You can get more information on the fundraising site MOD Pizza fundraiser.  Make sure you read over all the instructions and RSVP if you can so we can reach our goal.  Hope to see you (at a safe distance) there!

Permanent link to this article: https://stemk8pta.org/2021/02/22/stem-mod-pizza-fundraiser/

Direct Giving 2021

Dear STEM Owls & Friends,

It’s been a hard year for our Owls. They haven’t gotten to see their friends, to build together, play together, learn together. Perhaps their family has been sick. Perhaps they themselves have been sick. Lives have been lost to injustice around the country, and the world. We at the PTA hear you, see you, feel this with you. But a new day is dawning. It’s the 100th day of school. The littlest Owls, learning to count, have collected their buttons, their stickers, their paperclips and googly eyes. Let’s join them, collecting steps, poetry, code, or anything that brings us hope. Let’s count our joys along with our sadness, our triumphs along with our losses. Let’s plan for the future. 

It’s hard to ask for money right now. But we aren’t asking for this year. Our budget for this year was donated last year. This year, all the funds we raise will be spent next year, in the 2021-2022 school year. When our Owls can get back to learning to count, and code, and dream, and fly. 

Our goal is $35,000

We chose to Direct Give so that each dollar you donate goes directly to the school. Each donation is tax deductible, and many employers will match donations, increasing your gift to our school and community.

To Donate:

You can submit a payment online HERE

There is an option for recurring payments.

Checks can be made out to: Louisa Boren STEM K-8 PTA 

Return the donation form during outdoor library or mail to: 5950 Delridge Way Seattle, WA 98106

Thank you for supporting Louisa Boren STEM K-8 and all the owls in our tree. 

Permanent link to this article: https://stemk8pta.org/2021/02/22/direct-giving-2021/

Save Our School’s Transportation!

SPS is proposing cutting transportation to option schools in order to bridge the funding gap for 2021-2022.  Please fill out the petition https://www.change.org/LouisaBorenSTEMK-8BusPetition to save our buses.  You can also read the letter our school sent to the school board here

You can also email the school board and directors at their emails:

Update: Director Lisa Rivera-Smith sent out a letter giving more details about the discussions around the budget cuts.  You can view her letter here

Permanent link to this article: https://stemk8pta.org/2021/01/28/save-our-schools-transportation/

SPS Open Enrollment Time

It’s that time of year when we start choosing what school our students will attend.  The current timeline for dates is as follows:

  • Online registration for new students for 2021-22 school year begins: Jan. 4, 2021
  • Open Enrollment for School Choice: Feb. 1 – 19, 2021
  • Open Enrollment results available online in April
  • School Choice Window Closes: May 31, 2020

If you would like to read more about what makes Boren K-8 great you can read over our brochure.

You can also get more information about our Middle School program with this document

We are also hosting some virtual tours and open house that you can view on our Tour Page

You can also watch our STEM Enrollment Video for a message from our principal and action shots of our students working hard.

Permanent link to this article: https://stemk8pta.org/2021/01/14/sps-open-enrollment-time/

Meet SPS CFO and Chief of HR

 

STEM Families,

Happy New Year and welcome to 2021!! Denise Juneau, the Seattle Public Schools Superintendent, asked her Senior Staff to visit with PTAs and meet with families to discuss SPS strategic plan goals, provide updates on remote learning, and next steps on the outdoor education pilots as well as return to in-person learning. Ms. JoLynn Berge, Chief Financial Officer and Ms. Clover Codd, Chief of Human Resources will attend our next PTA meeting on Thursday, January 14, 2021 and they will have additional time to field questions from attendees. This is an AMAZING opportunity to meet and interact with senior staff from SPS! There are so many important issues in our schools right now (e.g., race and equity issues, abuse of allegations, budget cuts, etc.) and engagement from parents and caregivers is key. When we engage SPS senior staff and ask the tough questions, SPS gains an understanding of what is important to us, our schools, and communities and can take that information back to the larger organization to inform the decision-making process. I encourage everyone who is able to log into the PTA meeting to engage and be heard! If you cannot make the meeting or want the PTA to ask a question on your behalf please email president@stemk8pta.org.

All the best,

Don Knutson
PTA President
2020-2021

Permanent link to this article: https://stemk8pta.org/2021/01/07/meet-sps-cfo-and-chief-of-hr/

Giving Tree 2020

Permanent link to this article: https://stemk8pta.org/2020/11/23/giving-tree-2020/

Follett Book Fair Nov 10-30th

 

Our First STEM e-BOOK Fair! https://efairs.follettbookfairs.com/guest/home?classCode=RK9LW

Thank you to STEM PTA for hosting our first ever STEM e-Book Fair November 10th – 30th!

Over the last few years, we were seeking a book fair vendor that offered a more diverse variety of books to better represent our students and families. We had planned to offer an in-building Follett Book Fair last spring, but then COVID happened. Special thanks to Angela Wallis for stepping in as our e-Book Fair chairperson.

This is an opportunity to get books to our students to READ! READ! READ! READ! READ!

Direct Link to STEM’s e-Book Fair   https://efairs.follettbookfairs.com/guest/home?classCode=RK9LW

How to Shop the e-Book Fair Video: https://players.brightcove.net/1464976798001/default_default/index.html?videoId=6183300179001

Love those book fair flyers from your childhood, check this out!: STEM Book Fair K-8_Flyer.

Permanent link to this article: https://stemk8pta.org/2020/11/10/follett-book-fair-nov-10-30th/

Global Reading Challenge

Global Reading Challenge Titles will be announced on November 1st.

They will be available at STEM Outdoor Library as soon as we have received, quarantined and processed them.

4th and 5th grade students have priority from Nov. 1st until the end of February. After that, all STEM Scholars may check out this year’s titles.

Permanent link to this article: https://stemk8pta.org/2020/10/26/global-reading-challenge/

More information about last Friday’s auction

Hello STEM Friends,

Thank you all so much for your generosity and giving – in time, treasure, and talent during the MacGyver Auction on Friday.

We are just over $40,000, which is shy of our goal – so if you haven’t donated you still can.

There are a few (FEW!) items still open and the link for making a tax-free donation is still OPEN!

You can access all of the videos on our YouTube Channel.

The individual movie links are here and are a great reminder of why we need these funds, and why Louisa Boren STEM K-8 is such an amazing community.

We are all in this Together.

Mrs. B and READ READ READ!

We <3 our Teachers!

Band Intro ABC

PICK UP!

If you won an item we are working on getting it ready for pick up:

Wednesday, October 14th 5-8

Or

Saturday, October 17th 10-2

If you are unable to make these times, please try to find a friend & respond to the email that you will get with details about your arrangements.

Thank you again, and please consider giving if you haven’t already. Every dollar supports your student, even as we are remote learning. We need your support. We are all in this Together.

Permanent link to this article: https://stemk8pta.org/2020/10/12/more-information-about-last-fridays-auction/

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