** Friday, March 5: Asynchronous Day (No Live Instruction)

** Tuesday, March 9, 4-9pm: Restaurant Night (Esters!)

** Wednesday, March 10, 6pm: PTA Meeting

** March 26: ECE Only: No School for ECE

** March 27-April 5: No School (Spring Break)

(The Stedman Calendar can always be viewed HERE)
Note From Mr. Atkins
Our community is grieving this week, and I am grateful for the way we came together to support the Young Family. Qualil was a young man FULL of light and joy. He was rarely seen without a smile on his face. We will miss him tremendously in our halls, classrooms, and hearts, and I know many of us will be grieving this loss for quite some time.

We appreciate your respect of the family this week as they've requested privacy and space to heal and process. Ali Larson and I met with the family today and delivered over $13,000 in support from our community and neighbors, and hundreds of dollars in gift cards. They expressed deep gratitude for the love and support from all of us.

At this time, the Young Family is not quite ready to have visitors or to see members of their Stedman Family. Stedman was a very special place to them, a place where they built community and friendships, and they feel they are not ready to see us knowing it will bring up a lot of memories, grief, and emotions they are already overwhelmed with. We know many of you wish to bring meals and support, but Qualil's mother has asked to have everything go through Ali Larson for the time being. She can deliver notes or treats on our/your behalf, so please coordinate with her for the time being ( or text 303-242-6414).

We spoke with the family about creating a memorial for Qualil here at Stedman, and we will be working on that in the coming weeks. The family does not want to hold a funeral, but instead will be holding a celebration of life at some point in the future. They've asked that the Stedman Community be involved and hope we can focus the day on happy memories about Qualil and not on our grief.

We are very grateful for all you've done to support each other and this family through this tragedy. Thank you for continuing to respect the family during their grief and as they come to recognize a new normal.

I am thankful for the Stedman community and all it becomes - we are like a family and when one is grieving, we all grieve. Our small school has built a tight network, even in a pandemic, and it is amazing to know we have been able to love the Young family so well.

Lona, Qualil's mother, wanted to make sure you know how grateful she is for everything we've done, and she hopes you can honor Qualil by loving and laughing with your children and holding them a little tighter tonight.

Please remember that tomorrow is an Asynchronous Day. Be sure to sign up for a Parent-Teacher conference with your child's teacher in the next few weeks.

In love,

Michael Atkins
Nota del Sr. Atkins

Nuestra comunidad está de duelo esta semana y estoy agradecido por la forma en que nos unimos para apoyar a la Familia Joven. Qualil era un joven LLENO de luz y alegría. Rara vez se le veía sin una sonrisa en su rostro. Lo extrañaremos muchísimo en nuestros pasillos, aulas y corazones, y sé que muchos de nosotros estarán de duelo por esta pérdida durante bastante tiempo.

Agradecemos su respeto a la familia esta semana, ya que han solicitado privacidad y espacio para sanar y procesar. Ali Larson y yo nos reunimos con la familia hoy y entregamos más de $ 13,000 en apoyo de nuestra comunidad y vecinos, y cientos de dólares en tarjetas de regalo. Expresaron una profunda gratitud por el amor y el apoyo de todos nosotros.

En este momento, la Familia Joven no está lista para recibir visitas o ver a miembros de su Familia Stedman. Stedman fue un lugar muy especial para ellos, un lugar donde construyeron una comunidad y amistades, y sienten que no están listos para vernos sabiendo que les traerá muchos recuerdos, dolor y emociones que ya están abrumados. Sabemos que muchos de ustedes desean traer comida y apoyo, pero la madre de Qualil ha pedido que todo se realice a través de Ali Larson por el momento. Ella puede entregar notas o golosinas en nuestro / su nombre, así que coordine con ella por el momento ( o envíe un mensaje de texto al 303-242-6414).

Hablamos con la familia sobre la creación de un monumento para Qualil aquí en Stedman, y trabajaremos en eso en las próximas semanas. La familia no quiere realizar un funeral, sino que celebrará la vida en algún momento en el futuro. Han pedido que la comunidad de Stedman participe y esperan que podamos centrar el día en recuerdos felices sobre Qualil y no en nuestro dolor.

Estamos muy agradecidos por todo lo que han hecho para apoyarse unos a otros y a esta familia a través de esta tragedia. Gracias por seguir respetando a la familia durante su duelo y por reconocer una nueva normalidad.

Estoy agradecido por la comunidad de Stedman y todo en lo que se convierte: somos como una familia y cuando uno está de duelo, todos lloramos. Nuestra pequeña escuela ha construido una red estrecha, incluso en una pandemia, y es sorprendente saber que hemos podido amar tan bien a la familia Young.

Lona, la madre de Qualil, quería asegurarse de que sepas lo agradecida que está por todo lo que hemos hecho, y espera que puedas honrar a Qualil amando y riendo con tus hijos y abrazándolos un poco más esta noche.

Recuerde que mañana es un día asincrónico. Asegúrese de inscribirse para una conferencia de padres y maestros con el maestro de su hijo en las próximas semanas.

Con amor,

Michael Atkins

Families - Report cards are going home with students today (in-person) and remote learners will receive their report cards in the mail (they should likely arrive next week). Please keep an eye out!

We are celebrating Macarius and Emma, two of our students in our 3rd Grade English Classroom, for their 100% scores on recent District interim math tests!! They've put in hard work with Mrs. Romero and Mrs. Trexler, and it's paid off. Great job you two!!
We apologize for the delay, but this video is still just as good a week later! Enjoy the video from Black History Month made by the Stedman Community (special thanks to Ms. Deb and Ms. Dom!).

Sign Up for Colorado Food Cluster Meal Deliveries:

Colorado Food Cluster (CFC) provides free meals to youth ages 6-18 in the Denver Metro Area (within 20 miles of downtown). Each student will receive a weekly delivery of 7 dinners and 14 snacks, including fruit and milk, until June 30, 2021.

Regístrese para las entregas de comidas del grupo de alimentos de Colorado:

Colorado Food Cluster (CFC) ofrece comidas gratuitas a jóvenes de 6 a 18 años en el área metropolitana de Denver (dentro de las 20 millas del centro de la ciudad). Cada alumno recibirá una entrega semanal de 7 cenas y 14 snacks, entre fruta y leche, hasta el 30 de junio de 2021.

¡Complete este formulario para inscribirse!

Are you curious about the COVID-19 Vaccine? We want our community to be educated and knowledgable about the vaccine and how it can help us get back to "normal" as quickly as possible. Please reach out if you have any questions!
COVID-19 Testing Now Free for All Community Members
Through the end of the year, COVIDCheck Colorado is now offering free testing to anyone in Colorado. This means that leaders, educators and staff can go with household members and invite other community members to test and help slow the spread of COVID.

Sign up here for FREE testing (anyone in the community!):
Clothes To Kids of Denver (CTKD) provides FREE clothing to children and youth who are in need or in crisis. To shop, students must live in Metro Denver, be age 3 - 21 and be enrolled in school (remote or in-person) or working toward a GED.

Our wardrobe includes 5 outfits, 1 coat, 1 pair of shoes, 1 bra (optional) and 5 pairs each of new underwear and new socks. Students are invited to select clothing in a welcoming, store-like setting or can order a wardrobe for contactless curbside pick-up.
We are very excited to have in person shoppers in our store and are taking extra precautions to protect the health and safety of our visitors, volunteers and staff.
Take a look at our COVID-19 Safety Procedures to learn more.

For families who would prefer a contactless option, we are continuing to offer wardrobes via Curbside Service. This option enables parents and caregivers to request a wardrobe for any student in need, and our staff will shop on their behalf.

Families wishing to shop in person or request a wardrobe for pick-up should call us at 720-379-4630 or email us at for an appointment. Up-to-date phone hours are on the Shop With Us page of our website.
No Referral Required! No matter how families choose to shop, we have temporarily loosened our referral requirements and are providing wardrobes to anyone who says the young people in their households are in need of our services, no questions asked.

Hours of Operation:
Tuesdays - Fridays 9:00 - 4:00
Saturdays 9:00 - 3:00
Sundays & Mondays Closed
Donations Accepted:
Fridays & Saturdays 9:00 - 3:00

We are now accepting clothing and shoe donations on Fridays and Saturdays only between 9:00 and 3:00. We are in need of the basic wardrobe staples (shorts, pants, tops, shoes, etc.). We still cannot accept "extras" at this time.

Donating is Easy!
Gather your clean and ready-to-wear items. Check our updated Donation Guidelines for ideas. Please sort items by category (girls, boys, young women, young men and shoes) to save time at drop-off.
·    When you arrive, pull into our loading zone and wait in your car until any staff members or other donors are at a safe distance.
·    Empty your donations into one of our rolling bins located outside of our door.
·    Please do not leave donations inside of plastic bags. Place your donations in our bins and take your bags with you to reuse.
Leading Edge is our before/after care provider and will be operating as normal as school resumes in-person learning on January 11th. If you are interested in registering, please check out the flyers below or email CCAP IS ACCEPTED.

Leading Edge es nuestro proveedor de cuidado antes y después y estará abierto nuevamente cuando la escuela reanude el aprendizaje en persona el 11 de enero. Si está interesado en inscribirse, por favor echa un vistazo a los volantes por debajo o por correo electrónico SE ACEPTA CCAP.
**PTA Corner**

While this year is unlike any other, there are still ways for us to continue supporting our students.

Please continue reading your emails from PTA and reach out to if you have any questions or want to jump in! We'll provide updates here in the newsletter as well.

  • If you order from Longmont Dairy, save all your milk caps! Send them to our front office and we are able to turn them in for a donation.

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 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!

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 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!

Recordar su familia y amigos para enlazar a nuestra escuela, también!
King Soopers

Did you know that you can link your King Soopers account to Stedman and help us raise money without spending any extra dollars? It's so easy!

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

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!!


¿Sabía que puede vincular su cuenta de King Soopers a Stedman y ayudarnos a recaudar dinero sin gastar dólares adicionales? ¡Es tan fácil!

Cómo utilizar el programa de recompensas de la comunidad de King Soopers / City Market:

Paso 1: vaya al sitio web:

Paso 2: inicie sesión en su cuenta (o cree una nueva cuenta con su correo electrónico y número de tarjeta King Soopers)

Paso 3: Busque la PTA de Stedman Knights (NPO # - XK374)

Paso 4: seleccione Inscribirse

¡Felicidades, se inscribió con éxito en el programa Community Rewards y el 5% de sus compras apoyarán a la escuela primaria Stedman!


Join us for our next virtual PTA meeting on Wednesday, March 10th at 6pm. We keep these limited to one hour and would love to see your face!

Wednesday, March 10 @ 6pm

Stedman Spirit Gear

Our new store for Stedman Spirit Gear is finally up! If you are interested in purchasing a new item, please visit this site. Orders will be handled individually and a portion of all sales will be donated back to the school by the vendor.

Emergency Financial Assistance
Knowing the COVID-19 pandemic continues to negatively impact the lives of Denver families, DHS is now offering emergency/disaster assistance payments up to $4,000 to qualifying residents.
These payments can be used for a variety of reasons – to cover rent or pay the mortgage, to pay for mental or medical care, to pay for home or auto repairs, to pay for food or school supplies, and more. To qualify, one must be:
  • TANF Broad-Based Eligibility Criteria for Disaster Aid: Denver resident
  • Household is determined to be ineligible for public assistance programs;
  • Annual household income is under $75,000;
  • Eligible child in the household (according to state rules and regulations);
  • Lawfully present in the country; and
  • Has a need for services directly relating COVID-19-related emergency
The program is open until funds are exhausted. To apply, go to and apply for Colorado Works/TANF. Please note that because this is a unique and temporary program, the “Am I eligible?” feature will not distinguish between this program and the regular Colorado Works/TANF programs. We encourage anyone with questions to call 720-944-4DHS (4347) to speak with a customer services representative.
Family Supports

If your family is in need of additional support, please be sure to reach out to our Family Liaison, Ali Larson, via text or email: We have access to some food and transportation resources that may be helpful during these stressful times.