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Join the STEM Pride March June 26

Make sure to mark your calendar for Louisa Boren STEM’s 3rd Annual Pride March on Sunday, June 26 from 2-4 PM in the Morgan Junction. STEM parent, woman & queer-owned Youngstown Coffee is partnering with us again. Last year it was super fun and the music was bumpin’–don’t miss it!

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Join the STEM Bike Train Wednesday, May 18!

It’s May, and that means it’s time for the annual Bike to School Day.  Louisa Boren STEM K-8 students, parents, and staff are invited to join a BIKE TRAIN.  It’s free and fun!

Meet at Greg Davis Park (2600 SW Brandon St) between 8:00 and 8:15 a.m. on Wednesday, May 18 and we’ll bike to school together along a neighborhood greenway and the Longfellow Creek path. Bring a helmet, a bike lock, and your big smiles for this event.

  • You can bike to Greg Davis Park or drive and park.  Everyone is welcome.
  • Grade K-2 students – please have a parent or other adult join in the bike train with student.  If parent or adult is not available but student wants to participate, please contact Marlo Laubach at  poppymuffin72@gmail.com and we can likely find another adult to pair student with.
  • Grade 3-8 students – parents are welcome but not required if student is confident on a bike.
  • Please note the bike train is only in the morning.  Families should make their own plans for afternoon transportation.
  •  If there is more than a light drizzle on Wednesday, May 18, the RAIN DATE is Thursday, May 19.

Pedal On Owls!!



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Eat at Panda Express Burien May 19 to benefit STEM

WHEN: Thursday, May 19, 2022, 10:00 AM until 9:30 PM

WHERE: Panda Express, 15842 1st Ave S, Burien, WA 98148

HOW:
-Order online at PandaExpress.com and enter code 336677
-Bring  the flyer below on your phone or on paper to the restaurant

WHY: 20% of sales will be donated to STEM!
[embeddoc url=”https://stemk8pta.org/files/2022/05/Panda-Exp-flyer-English-Espanol.pdf” download=”all” viewer=”google”]

 

 



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SHARE YOUR SKILL / VIRTUAL CAREER DAY

STEM is hosting a school-wide virtual skill/career day on Feb 14th, 2022 which is NAAPID (National African American Parent Involvement Day). If you are interested and available that day (exact time to be determined) to share some information about your career and/or a skill you have- please fill out the form below. In particular- if you are a person of color/member of the LGBTQ+ community/an immigrant, we would love for our scholars to hear from you. However, it is open to everyone. If you have any questions- reach out to Danielle, school counselor, at dnblechert@seattleschools.org

Sign up here:

https://bit.ly/3GrZkwx



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COVID Vaccine Clinics & Information

THIS WEEKENDS OPTIONS:

★ COVID Vaccine Clinic at Louisa Boren STEM K-8

1st Dose: Saturday, November 20, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. TOMORROW!

2nd Dose: December 11, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

More appointment times have been added. Accepting walk-ins as well!
Medical provider: Safeway/Albertsons Pharmacy, Registration and consent required: https://bit.ly/32jUhyX

 

★ West Seattle COVID-19 Pop-Up Clinic
Only Pediatric Pfizer available for this clinic , ages 5 to 11 years old  Fact Sheet: https://www.fda.gov/media/153717/download

WHERE:
Neighborhood House High Point (6400 Sylvan Way SW Seattle, WA 98126)

DOSE 1
Saturday November 20th TOMORROW!
5PM-630PM (for both doses!)
SIGN UP HERE FOR DOSE 1: https://prepmod.doh.wa.gov//appointment/en/reg/4012174969

DOSE 2
Saturday December 11th
5PM-630PM (for both doses!)
AND…SIGN UP HERE for DOSE 2: https://prepmod.doh.wa.gov//appointment/en/reg/7946704129

 

★ SPS COVID Vaccine Clinics for students https://www.seattleschools.org/news/vaccine-clinic/


INFORMATION & VIDEOS

Information for Parents:
Infographic on “Why Should my 5-11 year old received the COVID 19 vaccine?” https://bit.ly/30BZ9i2

COVID-19 Vaccine Checklist for Kids Age 5 and Up (tips on talking to your kid about the vaccine from the American Academy of Pediatrics, also links to resources)
https://bit.ly/3HNHRzI

The Science Behind COVID-19 Vaccines: Parent FAQs (from the American Academy of Pediatrics)
https://bit.ly/3CwW9Rh

General CDC info on the COVID-19 vaccine in children and teens (recommendations, answers to frequently asked questions)
https://bit.ly/3nuYUhM

Videos on the Science Behind the COVID-19 Vaccine

For parents
COVID-19 and Kids: How mRNA Vaccines work. https://youtu.be/YOlrNlvEiMw
(from the American Academy of Pediatrics – Kids may also like this one)

Video For Kids
How mRNA vaccines work https://www.chop.edu/video/how-mrna-vaccines-work
Really cool images and clear descriptions of the vaccine’s effect on the immune system.

Video For Younger Kids:
A kid’s guide to COVID-19. How vaccines work. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p7fDNWwWyBE
A kid friendly animations with description from a pediatrician at Boston Children’s Hospital.

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Upcoming Middle School Spirit Days

Mark your calendars! Here are the Middle School Spirit Days for the rest of the 2021/2022 school year:
  • Wed Nov 17- Be Nice Day: Green is the color of kindness
  • Wed Dec 15- Fancy Schmancy Day/Ugly Sweater Day
  • Wed Jan 26- Decades Day (Back to the Future)
  • Wed Feb 16- Pajama Day
  • Wed Mar 30- Crazy Sock/hat Day
  • Wed Apr 27- Create a Character day: D&D, Drag, Superhero
  • Wed may 25- Twinsday
  • Wed Jun 15- Beach Day
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Attend the PTA’s Book Club in November

Everyone is welcome to attend the November STEM K8 PTA Meeting on Thursday, November 18 from 6:30 – 8:00 PM and join an important discussion on Obie is Man Enough by Schuyler Bailar. This discussion will be lead by LB STEM K8 family members Becky Barton and Shawna Murphy.

Published in 2021, Obie is Man Enough is a coming-of-age story about transgender tween Obie, who didn’t think being himself would cause such a splash. He leaves his swim coach, his pool and his best friends in order to find where he truly belongs. Included are topics of gender, bullying and ignorance, and this book is a great read for parents with their upper-elementary and middle school children.

Pick up your copy right away so you can join the discussion on November 18 with fellow PTA members. Here are several suggestions of where to find a copy of this book:

  • Locally- and Black-owned bookstore Estelita’s Library, online at estelitaslibrary.com or visit them at 241 Martin Luther King Jr Way S, Seattle
  • Paper Boat Booksellers online at paperboatbooksellers.com or their store at 6040 California Ave SW, Seattle
  • Seattle Public Library, in person or online using the Libby app and connecting to your public library card

Join the November PTA Meeting: register as a PTA member to receive the link to meet virtually. STEM K8 PTA has underwritten ALL membership costs this year, so there is no cost to join online now: https://stemk8pta.org/about-the-pta/membership/

The STEM K8 PTA annually hosts a learning event during the November PTA meeting to honor Trans Awareness Week.

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Back 2 School Bash this Friday

All families are invited to the Back 2 School Bash hosted by the PTA. Join us this Friday, Sept. 10 from 5-7 PM at Lincoln Park Shelter #5 near the North play area and wading pool. The PTA will provide individually-wrapped snacks. Masks required. We are excited to kick off the school year with you!

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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.

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Auction is fast approaching!

Dear STEM Friends,

Our annual Auction is October 9th! We are likely all feeling the strain of the pandemic; this fun event is a time for us to gather and celebrate our community that we haven’t seen since March. Your support of this event goes directly back to your students: funds raised at the auction pay for remote learning resources, teacher support, supplies for your students, and much more.

The best parts:

You don’t need a babysitter! Anyone can join in from the STEM community – there are NO tickets and it’s free to register. Anyone who cares about our kids – grandparents, aunts, uncles can be in on the fun so please send this information to your friends and family who care about your student.

Please join us by doing the following:

  1. Sign up! There is no cost to register; this is not a ticketed event: https://louisaborenstemk8.schoolauction.net/cartoons
  2. Like wine? Buy our STEM K-8 wine and we will deliver it to your door. After signing up using the link above, you can buy 2 bottles for $30.
  3. Mark your calendar for October 9th at 7 PM for the Live Virtual Auction. After you sign up, you’ll receive auction communications, including our YouTube link to participate in the live event.
  4. Consider ordering dinner to enjoy during the auction: choose from STEM Sponsor Circa (who is donating 10% back of Auction night sales) or Anju!

Circa order form (complete by October 6): https://forms.gle/S8iPX9Dk7dFL8ihi8
Anju order form:  http://www.toasttab.com/anjuseattle/v3

Our goal is to raise $60,000.

For your kid, for our students, for the teachers – for today, tomorrow, and all the amazing that is still to come. We look forward to celebrating with you – the first step is to sign up:  https://louisaborenstemk8.schoolauction.net/cartoons

Sincerely,
The Auction Team