TalkingPoints App Connects Teachers to Families

STEM K8 has started using the Talking Points app this year for teachers to be able to communicate easily with parents and caregivers. Download the app for free and see all messages from your student’s teachers in one place. Learn how to use the app at their website: https://talkingpts.org/families/

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Open Houses Coming Up

Louisa Boren STEM K8 teachers and staff are hosting online Open Houses for Elementary and Middle School parents and caregivers. Thursday, September 30 from 6:00-7:30 PM is the online open house for elementary students. On Thursday, October 7 from 6:00-7:30 PM, parents and caregivers of middle school students can attend the virtual event. For each …

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Meet Our New School Social Worker, Dana Fink

Hello STEM Community, My name is Dana Fink (she/her pronouns) and I am very excited to join Boren STEM this year as your school social worker.  I have been a school social worker for 8 years both here in West Seattle and in my former home of Philadelphia, PA.  Prior to working in schools I …

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COVID-19 Dashboard and Testing at STEM

Seattle Public Schools’ Business Intelligence and Health Services teams partnered to design a public-facing dashboard showing confirmed COVID-19 cases at Seattle Public Schools. The dashboard is refreshed weekly on Mondays. To view information specific to Louisa Boren STEM K-8, click to Page 2 as shown in the image below. Identifying Close Contacts Seattle Public Schools …

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Help make our school equitable and safe

New members are needed for the STEM Community Team (formerly PBIS Team). Parents, students and community are vitally important voices on this team! Below is a description; if you are interested in joining, email Danielle, STEM school counselor, at dnblechert@seattleschools.org or call/text at 425-243-7836. The Community Team works to make STEM a more welcoming, equitable …

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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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PTA Meeting Thursday

Everyone is invited to attend PTA Meetings, held the second Thursday evening of each month. For now, meetings will be held via Zoom. Due to “zoombombing” last year, the Zoom link is only shared to registered PTA members or those who request to join the meeting by emailing PTA Vice Pres. Kate Moore at vp@stemk8pta.org. …

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School forms that must be completed

Please complete these school forms at your earliest opportunity. Several forms are required from all students, including Emergency Information and FERPA. Go to https://www.seattleschools.org/news/start-of-school-forms/, download each form in your preferred language, complete it, save and then email to borenk8stem@seattleschools.org. If you would like printed forms, please contact the STEM K8 office at 206-252-8450. Even though breakfast …

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Student Devices for 2021-22

Students will be distributed devices (grade-appropriate laptop or ipad) starting the first week of school. Seattle Public Schools is asking for a $25 usage fee, but this fee does not apply to students eligible for free and reduced lunch. Payment can be made by check, made out to Seattle Public Schools and write “device fee” …

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Updates from the School

Make sure you are getting updates from the school. Louisa Boren STEM K8 is adding Talking Points, a text and app-based communication tool that supports translated two-way communication and using  phones.  Look for updates here on the PTA website, and also social media: Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. The SPS website at www.seattleschools.org offers translated, updated …

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