Family programs are designed to provide rich and engaging activities for the families of Steele.
The Advocacy/Legislative leads gather information and provide parents with resources and contacts to help advocate for the students in our community.
Coordinate after school enrichment programs offered at Steele Elementary. Enrichment opportunities taught by parent volunteers or community orgnanizations offer 4-6 week after-school sessions for Steele students. The coordinator will be the liaison between the organization and the school to complete appropriate paperwork, schedule classroom space, and assist with promotion of the activity in the Stallion, website, and monthly calendar.
Coordinators: Tracey Brummett / Shaleen Destefano / Laura Mauck / Becky Wiggins / Annelyn Aficial
Steele’s budding young artists display their projects and celebrate their accomplishments with the Steele community. Art Night is an evening that honors creativity and self-expression. The coordinator with partner with Art Teacher Ms. Unger to plan and produce the school's bi-annual Art Night which usually takes place in February. The next Art Night will be in February, 2013.
Clean out those bookshelves! Establish an event to have kids get "new" books. Kids will bring in books they have already read and swap them for a new one. Or the child can bring in books to donate to a school or organization in need.
Help celebrate Earth Day on April 22nd by organizing the classrooms to clean up the grounds of Steele Elementary. Coordinator will partner with Andy Nowak to create a schedule of activities for the day to engage Steele students, secure donated ice cream/popscicles, and communicate the event to the school community before/after the event.
Join Steele Families 3-4 times a year for a fun community-building, family activity - fun for everyone! Coordinators will establish the events and promote them to the Steele community.
New to Steele? Or have you been part of Steele but still have questions that are not related to the classroom. The Welcome/Hospitality Committee can help you find the answers. The coordinator will send out email communications with updates that may be helpful for new parents as they get acclimated to the school. In addition to organizing coffee talks with Principal Gene Boyer, the coordinator will assist the PTA with hospitality requests for events and meetings.
Kindergarten Play Dates
Kindergarten playdates are a great way to get you and your child familiar with the Steele school and parent community before school starts. Scheduled over the summer at Steele Elementary on the Southwest playground (looking at the school's front entrance it is the playground on your right). Bring your future Kindergartners and any siblings, a picnic if you’d like, and meet other Steele kids and families. The school is closed which means no bathrooms however, Starbucks is only a block away and you can use their facilities.
Keep up with your kids and attend some of our parent education nights. Tied to the School Improvement Plan, parent enrichment offers evening presentations that will help you support your student’s efforts. The coordinators will oversee programs, seminars, guest speakers and other activities focused on parents. Examples include Love and Logic parenting classes and Red Cross certification course.
PEGASUS is an advocacy group dedicated to providing resources and tools to the care-givers and teachers of children whose needs are not always met, and always have a lot to discuss, everyone welcome.
The day before school starts. Come join your friends, enjoy a scavenger hunt to find your teacher, reward yourself with a refreshing popsicle. Teachers will meet students at their designated meeting spots outside of the school. This is the location that students will line up at every day of the school year at 8:10 AM and be dismissed from at 3:00 PM (weather permitting).
Explore the skys or study the wonders of nature, Steele’s enthusiastic scientists will enjoy understanding more about the world around us. At Science Night students will present their science projects and celebrate their accomplishments with the Steele community. The coordinator with partner with Science Teacher Mr. Sodano to plan and produce the school's Science Night which will occur in the winter months.
Coordinator: Beth Ferguson
8:30 a.m. First Thursday of each month, Wash Perk at 853 S. Emerson / corner of Ohio in West Wash Park
This is a light-hearted meeting designed to get our school community together. It's a relaxing way to spend some time with all the wonderful people we pass by while scurrying to and from school. There is no agenda, other than to get to know each other. Wash Perk is a great locally owned business that supports Steele Elementary and the surrounding community. The coordinator will be responsible for making announcements in the Steele Stallion.