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5.6.20 | 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:

  • Thursday, March 12, 6pm: Talent Show
  • Friday, March 13: ECE ONLY: NO SCHOOL
  • Thursday, March 19: NO SCHOOL
  • Friday, March 27, 12:45pm: Early Release
  • Monday, March 30 - Monday, April 6: Spring Break
  • Tuesday, April 7th, 5pm: VAC Meeting
  • Wednesday, April 8th, 6pm: PTA Meeting
  • April 14 & 15 - Spring Performance (K&1)
  • Tuesday, April 21, 5:15pm: Family Literacy Night
  • Saturday, April 25, 12-3pm: Bones 'n Tones (Spring Carnival!)
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In This Newsletter:
Talent Show
CMAS Schedules
Lights on After School
No School March 19
Book Fair Contest
Health News
Donations
Date Reminders
Basketball Playoffs
King Soopers Rewards
Shopping4Students
Community Opportunities
Sponsors
CMAS Schedules

CMAS Testing is quickly approaching! This is our time to shine! 

Our students have been hard at work preparing to show what they know.  Due to a few minor complications, our CMAS Schedule is unique to each classroom.  Please locate your child’s class and note their testing dates.

It is extremely important that students are present on all testing days and on time to school.  We begin testing as soon as breakfast is over. Thank you for supporting our students so that they can do their best work on the assessments.



Lights on After School Reminders 

Dear Families,

The week of March 9th is the last week of this Lights on After School session. As noted on the forms, clubs will not meet Thursday, 3/12 due to the talent show that evening.

The only exception: Hero Sports Club cannot meet on Wednesday, March 11, but WILL be holding make-up dates on March 16 & 18 for days missed during the session.

The last session for the year of LOAS will start Monday 4/13 and run through May 21. Look for the registration forms in the March 19th Thursday Folders. So far there are NO days off in the last session.

No School
March 19

 

From DPS:
It is our priority to keep you informed about events that impact our schools and students. This letter is to let you know that, due to the large number of expected teacher absences for the Colorado Education Association (CEA) “Educator Day of Action” on Thursday, March 19, we have made the decision to change the district calendar for this one day. 

There will be no school for students on Thursday, March 19. All schools will be closed to students, including preschools. School will resume as normal on Friday, March 20. Charter schools may not be closed on March 19, and we ask that our charter school families please check with their individual schools.

Please know that we understand that this unexpected change is inconvenient for families, and this decision was made due to the large number of teacher absences expected. We would not be able to provide academic programs even if we were to call in as many substitute teachers as possible. Please understand that we took the time to explore all resources and options before making this decision.



Chance to Win Book Fair! 

Dear Families,

Stedman is in a District contest to win a free book fair!  The contest is sponsored by DPS Library Services, whose staff helped us get the library open and added hundreds of new, culturally relevant books to the collection. (woohoo!)

To win, Stedman has to have the greatest increase in use of Overdrive, the electronic system for checking out books.  We've already come far, with only 9 books being checked out in the Fall jumping to over 600 just two months into the new year! (!!!) Thank you to all families who are already using this valuable resource!

We would LOVE to win the contest, but need even more participation. Please go to the DPS website to access Overdrive and download the wonderful books available for kids AND adults.  Let's Read!!!

Here's how:
You'll need to sign in with your child's ID number, the same one they use for IStation.  If you need the ID number, please contact your classroom teacher, Amanda (our librarian), or me, and we'll make sure you get it!  

On your computer, go to this link:
http://lion.dpsk12.org

Select school: Stedman

Sign in with:

DPS Student Username: 
6-digit student ID #
DPS Student Password: 
8-digit birthdate

Start checking out books!

(Overdrive will soon become "Sora".  You can go to the App store, download the Sora app to your mobile phone and sign in the same way.)

Thank you,
Anne Ginnold
anne_ginnold@dpsk12.org


Coronavirus Information from DPS

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Important Notice to Parents

Denver Public Schools (DPS) is actively communicating with the Denver Department of Public Health and Environment (DDPHE) and with the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE) about the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). As of yesterday, there are two confirmed cases in Colorado.

We are still taking this health threat very seriously, continuing to monitor schools for outbreaks, and regularly disinfecting schools during and after school hours. When there are respiratory or gastrointestinal outbreaks, DPS school nurses and school leaders will use the existing illness outbreak processes to track illnesses, notify health department officials, disinfect schools, and notify staff and parents. We are also advising parents do not send your child to school if they may be sick. Keeping your sick child home will be a great benefit for the health and wellness of all students and staff.

What You Need to Know

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a type of virus that causes diseases of varying severities, ranging from the common cold to more serious respiratory disease.

How is it spread?

  • Through coughing and sneezing
  • Close personal contact, such as touching or shaking hands
  • Touching an object or surface with the virus on it, then touching your mouth, nose, or eyes before washing your hands
  • Because Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is new, we are learning more each day about the transmission patterns and incubation periods.

What are the symptoms?

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Difficulty Breathing
  • Severe Illness

What can I do?

  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water or alcohol-based hand rub
  • Help your young students to wash their hands well
  • Do not drop off your sick child at school
  • Stay home when you’re sick
  • Cover your nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing
  • Avoid close contact with anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms

The outbreak of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is changing rapidly. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and CDPHE are providing updated information:

CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html 

CDPHE: https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdphe/2019-novel-coronavirus 

If you have general questions about 2019-nCoV please call CO-Help at 303-389-1687 or 1-877-462-2911 or email COHELP@RMPDC.org. Answers are available in English, Spanish, Mandarin, and more.


Donations Needed


If you're interested in donating hand soap or hand sanitizer, please drop it off in the office!


Keep it up!

 

PTA has some HUGE goals for next year. We were able to raise more money than ever last year, and we're hoping to beat that with online fundraiser - which is now LIVE. Things we're hoping to raise money for:

* Supporting staff needs (paras, art)
* Art and Science enrichment
* Field Trips
* Much, much more!

We raise the most money by simple shares on social media and in friend networks. Please be sure to spread the word FAR and WIDE so we can give our kids what they need to thrive at Stedman

 
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!!
Thank you to Nestman Orthodontics for supporting our school! If you're in need of orthodontic work, please check them out!

Nestman Orthodontics
2206 Kearney St.

Denver, CO  80207
Phone:  720-735-9800
www.nestmanortho.com
Do You Know Any Sponsors?

If you know anyone interested in supporting our amazing kids and teachers while also advertising their business, have them contact pta.stedman@gmail.com - we'd love to advertise their business here in the newsletter and/or on our website!






PLAYOFF WIN!
 
Stedman won their first round playoff game on Tuesday but unfortunately lost to Lowry last night in the semi-finals. We're so proud of these kids and their hard work!

Go Knights!


Reminder
 
NO SCHOOL DATES:
ECE ONLY: Fri. March 13
Thursday, March 19

SPRING BREAK
Monday, March 30-Monday, April 6
Students return on Tuesday, April 7


EASY WAY TO SUPPORT STEDMAN!!
 
Link your King Soopers Reward # and earn money for Stedman! Shop as normal, and 5% of your purchases will come back to our wonderful school.

ASK ALL YOUR FAMILY MEMBERS TO DO THE SAME! Any City Market brand stores work!

How To Use the King Soopers/ City Market Community Rewards Program:

Step 1: Go to website - https://www.kingsoopers.com/account/communityrewards/

Step 2: Sign in to your account (or create a new account with your email and King Soopers card #)

Step 3: Search for Stedman Knights PTA (NPO # -- XK374)

Step 4: Select Enroll

Congrats, you have successfully enrolled in the Community Rewards program and 5% of your purchases will support Stedman Elementary!!



Fundraising Competition with Northfield

Earn 3x Points 
Receipts dated and submitted February 1 - March 31

FITNESS, HEALTH & BEAUTY: The Bar Method, Bath & Body Works, Cacique, Eyebrow Threading and Design, Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa, JC Nail Spa, Lilu Star Indoor Playground, Phenix Salon Suites (including all salon services located inside) Pigtails & Crewcuts, Sephora inside JCPenney, Ulta Beauty, Venture Martial Arts and Victoria’s Secret. Join YogaSix during their pre-sale going on now at yogasix.com/stapleton.

DINING & ENTERTAINMENT: Bar Louie, Bonchon, Brothers Bar & Grill, Cold Stone Creamery, Dog Haus Biergarten, Frutix, Harkins Theatres, HuHot Mongolian Grill, Improv Comedy Club & Dinner Theatre, Islamorada Fish Company Restaurant, Jim ’N Nick’s Bar-B-Q, La Sandía Tequila Cantina, Marco’s Pizza, Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt, Rocket Fizz, Subway, Texas de Brazil, Whimsy Paint & Si

***
STEDMAN WON 2ND PLACE AND $2000 last year!! Thank you for your support! The new round of Shopping4Students has begun!


SAVE YOUR RECEIPTS FOR THE NEW ROUND OF COMPETITION! RECEIPTS COUNT BETWEEN
MAY 16, 2019-MAY 15, 2020!

 
Here's how it works:
  • When you shop at the Shops of Northfield (except for Target and a few restaurants), keep your receipt!
  • Write 2973 on the top, and text a picture of the receipt to 970-470-2973 (our Stedman Parent Stacy Lindholm who collects them)
  • That's it!!
Save your receipts now through May 15, 2020, ask your neighbors for theirs too :) If you can't text them in, drop them off at the box in the office!

Thanks for Shopping4Students!
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