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12.22.16 | This is your news from Stedman this week!
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Upcoming Important Dates

Be sure to mark your calendars with these upcoming events:

  • * December 22 - January 6: No School for Winter Break *
  • Monday, January 9: First day back!
  • Tuesday, January 10 at 6pm: Open House for Interested Parents
  • Friday, January 13: K-5 Field Trip to the Denver Art Museum
  • Monday, January 16: NO SCHOOL (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day)
  • Thursday, February 2 at 6pm: PTA & PAC Meetings

Fechas Importantes
Asegúrese de marcar sus calendarios con estos próximos eventos:
  • * 22 de diciembre hasta de 6 de enero: No hay clases para las vacaciones de invierno *
  • Lunes, 9 de enero: Primer día de vuelta!
  • Martes, 10 de enero a 18:00: puertas abiertas para padres interesados
  • Viernes, 13 de enero: Denver Art Museum para K-5
  • Lunes, 16 de enero: No hay clases (dia de Martin Luther King, Jr.)
  • Jueves, 2 de febrero a 18:00: Las reuniones de PTA y PAC
Dear Stedman Community,
Our staff would like to wish you all the best that this season has to offer. As kids enjoy a break from learning, we hope you find this article helpful for keeping their brains active and ready for school again in January!

Happy Holidays!
Dr. Melissa Peterson

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KEEP SKILLS SHARP DURING WINTER BREAK

Help your child stay at the top of his learning game during the holiday vacation - no flashcards involved!

Winter break means a well-deserved reprieve from homework and daily obligations. But before you know it, the holidays will be over and it will be back to the bus stop. To prepare for a smooth re-entry and a successful second semester, don't let school skills like reading, writing, and math slide completely during winter vacation. Try these family-friendly activities to keep skills sharp:
  • Read for pleasure. Whether your child is in the mood for holiday stories like The Night Before Christmas or the newest installment from his favorite series, winter break provides the perfect opportunity to stash schoolbooks and read for fun. Encourage relatives to give books as holiday gifts or gather in front of the fire (big kids too!) to take turns reading from classic tales.
  • Cook up an easy lesson. Invite your child into the kitchen to help you whip up a special dish — from Christmas cookies to potato pancakes. All of those half-tablespoon and quarter-cup measurements are great practice with fractions.
     
  • Write thank-you notes. Penning notes of appreciation to gift-givers teaches gratitude and helps polish writing and spelling skills. Not sure what to say? Check out our thank-you note template for wording. One final tip: a mug of hot cocoa can make this task feel more festive!
     
  • Make the most of car rides. Turn the drive to or from a holiday get-together into an opportunity to practice letters and numbers. You can look for license plates from different states, try to find the alphabet on the license plates, or count the number of red (or white or green) cars you see.
     
  • Maintain reasonable bedtimes. With no school to get up for in the morning, it can be tempting to let kids become night owls. A few days before school starts up again, ease back into the regular bedtime schedule so your child can start the year bright-eyed.
     
  • Ask for grocery list assistance. Have your child help choose what to buy, decide how much you need, check your supplies to see what you've already got, write or draw pictures on the list, and sort coupons.
     
  • Let kids help with online shopping. Need a last-minute gift for Grandma or Uncle Joe? Log onto your favorite shopping sites and let your child help you select presents. This helps children work on their computer and research skills.
     
  • Have a family game night. Chances are many of your family's favorite board and card games reinforce skills such as counting, reading, and drawing. Gather the group to play games you usually don't have time for on school nights.
In This Newsletter:
THANKS!
Winter Extravaganza Pictures
AmazonSmile
Community Lunch
Open House in January
School Choice

HUGE THANKS
Our Stedman Family was so blessed this month with the outpouring of love from several community organizations. Whether it was through gifts, financial assistance, volunteering, meals, or other kind acts, we were overwhelmed with the love for our kids and their families. A special thanks to the following:

* Norris Design Firm
* Struggle of Love Foundation
* Montview Blvd Presbyterian Church
* Waste Connections
* Stedman PTA

GRACIAS ENORME
Nuestra familia de Stedman fue muy afortunada de este mes con la efusión de amor de varias organizaciones de la comunidad. Ya fuera a través de regalos, asistencia financiera, voluntario, u otros actos amables, nos quedamos abrumados con el amor a los niños y sus familias. Un agradecimiento especial a lo siguiente:
* Norris Design Firm
* Struggle of Love Foundation
* Montview Blvd Presbyterian Church
* Waste Connections
* Stedman PTA
Some fun from ECE holiday celebrations!







2ND
STEDMAN OPEN HOUSE

Tuesday, January 10th at 5pm

Are you an ECE parent considering your options for Kindergarten?

Do you have friends or neighbors currently looking at school options in Denver?


Please join us on Tuesday, January 10th at 5pm here at Stedman for a discussion about the school and why we believe it is a great choice for our neighborhood youth! Principal Peterson and current Stedman parents will be answering questions about the school, and a representative from DPS will be available to answer questions about the benefits of the Dual Language education. 

Invite your neighbors and friends to learn more about our terrific school and the Dual Language option! We are enrolling all students interested in the Dual Language program for next year's ECE, Kindergarten, or 1st grade.

Childcare will be provided.

STEDMAN OPEN HOUSE
¿Es usted un padre ECE considerando sus opciones para la guardería?

¿Tiene amigos o vecinos mirando opciones de escuelas en Denver?

Por favor, únase a nosotros el Martes, 10 de enero a las 5pm aquí en Stedman para una discusión sobre la escuela y por eso creemos que es una gran elección para nuestra juventud barrio! Principal Peterson y los padres actuales Stedman estará respondiendo preguntas sobre la escuela, y un representante de DPS estarán disponibles para contestar preguntas sobre los beneficios de la educación de lenguaje dual.

Invite a sus vecinos y amigos para aprender más acerca de nuestro fantástico escuela y la opción de idioma dual! Estamos inscribiendo a todos los estudiantes interesados en el programa de lenguaje dual para la ECE del próximo año, Kinder o 1er grado.

Habrá cuidado de niños.
SCHOOL CHOICE

Round 1 of School Choice begins Thursday, January 5th. If you have a Parent Portal account, please submit your application online starting January 5th. If you need a Parent Portal account, there is still time. You will need your student's ID number, which can be requested from the front office. Please click HERE to get started. If you have questions or trouble logging in, cal720-423-3163. For those without access to a computer, paper applications will be available at the front office.   

Applying for ECE4? 
Please submit a paper application so we can double check that you have all of the necessary documentation. There is paperwork that School Choice requires for tuition calculation and missing paperwork will cause tuition to be miscalculated.

The deadline for ALL applications is Thursday, January 31st by 4pm. Please plan accordingly as there are absolutely no exceptions.


Ronda 1 de la Opción de Escuela comienza el jueves, 5 de enero. Si usted tiene una cuenta en el Portal de Padres, por favor enviar su solicitud en línea a partir del 5 enero. Si necesita una cuenta en el Portal de Padres, todavía hay tiempo. Necesitará el número de identificación de su estudiante, que puede ser solicitada a la oficina principal. Por favor haga clic aquí para empezar. Si tiene preguntas o problemas para iniciar sesión, póngase en contacto con 720-423-3163. Para aquellos que no tienen acceso a un ordenador, las aplicaciones de papel estarán disponibles en la oficina principal.   

La solicitud de ECE4?
Por favor, envíe una solicitud de papel para que podamos duplicar compruebe que dispone de toda la documentación necesaria. Existe documentación que la opción escolar requiere para el cálculo de la matrícula y la documentación faltante hará que la matrícula que se calculó mal.

La fecha límite para todas las aplicaciones es el jueves, 31 de enero por 16:00. Por favor, planificar en consecuencia ya que hay absolutamente ninguna excepción.
Last Week's 
Newsletter
If you did not receive last week's newsletter, please click HERE to access it!
Si usted no ha recibido el primer boletín, por favor haga clic aquí para acceder a ella!
Winter Extravaganza
What a wonderful time we had at the 3rd and 4th graders' performance this Tuesday evening! Enjoy the full album of photos here if you'd like to download one of your child's performance!
ALBUM

Lo pasamos de maravilla que tenían en el rendimiento de 3º y 4º grados este martes por la noche! Disfrutar del álbum lleno de fotos aquí si desea descargar uno de desempeño de su hijo!
ÁLBUM



Our 1st and 2nd graders had a great time during the community lunch at the Dahlia Campus for Health! This place has a wide array of services for our neighborhood, please call them if you need anything! 
303-504-7900

Nuestra 1º y 2º grado tuvieron un gran momento durante el almuerzo comunitario en el Dahlia Campus para la Salud! Este lugar tiene una amplia gama de servicios para nuestro barrio, por favor llame si necesita cualquier cosa! 303-504-7900
Do you shop on Amazon? An EASY way to help support our kids and teachers at Stedman is to link your AmazonSmile account to our charity, The Stedman Knights PTA. Click on the above image to be directed to our organizations link. Every purchase you make through smile.amazon.com sends a small portion of the purchase to our school! The money raised goes to supporting our students and the important work being done at Stedman!
https://smile.amazon.com/ch/90-1039550

Remind your family and friends to link to our school as well!

¿Tienda en Amazon? Una manera fácil de ayudar a mantener a nuestros niños y maestros en Stedman es vincular su cuenta AmazonSmile de nuestra caridad, “Stedman Knights PTA.” Haga clic en la imagen de arriba para dirigirse a nuestras organizaciones enlace. Cada compra que hagas a través smile.amazon.com envía una pequeña porción de la compra a nuestra escuela! El dinero recaudado se destina a apoyar a nuestros estudiantes y la importante labor que se realiza en Stedman!
https://smile.amazon.com/ch/90-1039550

Recordar su familia y amigos para enlazar a nuestra escuela, también!
P.T.A.
Meetings will be held the 1st Thursday of each month at 6pm in the Parent Room. Childcare is provided. We hope to see you!  Email questions to: pta.stedman@gmail.com or talk to a PTA member!
Las sesiones será  el primer jueves de cada mes a 6 p.m. en el Salón de Padres. Guarderia sera provista. Esperamos verte! Por favor, escribe preguntas por correo electrónico a: pta.stedman@gmail.com o hablar con un miembro de la PTA!

WAYS TO SUPPORT STEDMAN
We have several ways that you can help support Stedman throughout the year both financially and with your time, here are just a few of the ways:
  • Volunteer in a classroom
  • Help assemble Blue Bags (Thursdays)
  • Help coordinate a Field Trip
  • Donate Supplies
  • Shop with your Stedman King Soopers Card
  • Turn in your Longmont Dairy Milkcaps
  • Link your AmazonSmile purhcases
  • Attend Restaurant Nights
  • Turn in receipts from Northfield
  • Turn in your Box Tops
  • Sell Butterbraids (November)
  • Attend Stedman Events
Contact pta.stedman@gmail.com if you have any questions!

APOYA SU ESCUELA STEDMAN

Hay varias maneras que pueda apoyar la comunidad escolar de Stedman a lo largo del año, tanto económicamente como con su tiempo. Aquí son sólo algunas de las maneras:

  • Ser voluntario en un salón de clases
  • Ayudar a ensamblar las bolsas azules de los jueves
  • Ayudar a coordinar un viaje de estudios
  • Donar suministros
  • Ir de compras con su Tarjeta Soopers Rey Stedman
  • Donar sus Milkcaps lácteos Longmont
  • Enlace sus compras de AmazonSmile
  • Asistir Noches de Restaurante
  • Donar sus Box Tops
  • Vender Butterbraids (noviembre)
  • Asistir los Eventos Stedman

Póngase en contacto con pta.stedman@gmail.com si tiene alguna pregunta!


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