IMPORTANT DATES
** Monday, May 24: 5th Grade to Balarat!

** Tuesday, May 25: Restaurant Night (Oblios)

** Wednesday, May 26, 10am: 5th Grade Continuation

** Thursday, May 27, 9:30am: ECE Continuation

** Thursday, May 27, 12:30pm: Kinder English Continuation

** Thursday, May 27, 2pm: Kinder Immersion Continuation

** Friday, May 28: Last Day of School! (Dismissal at 1pm)

(The Stedman Calendar can always be viewed HERE)
Note From Mr. Atkins
Families,

Thank you so much for all the birthday love! I was grateful to be surrounded by so many incredible people here.

As we enter our last week of school for the year, we have a lot of things going on. Please be sure to read through this entire newsletter to get information and resources that you may need!

BLACK EXCELLENCE

I want to thank all of our families who participated in our Black Excellence Sessions. It was empowering sharing space with you as we discussed our greatest hopes for our black students. I am holding on to your passions and wishes as I transition into planning for the 21-22 school year. The next steps will consist of creating a Black Excellence Planning Committee consisting of students, staff, and parents and focusing on these major components: identity, social intelligence, curriculum, and emotional awareness. Stay tuned!

CONTINUATIONS

A reminder that continuations will take place the this week with 5th Graders going first on Wednesday, May 26th at 10am. (5th Graders will be finished after the ceremony. They do not need to return to school, though they are welcome to if desired.)

Kindergarten & ECE families will celebrate their continuations here on Thursday, May 27th (ECE in the morning, Kinder in the afternoon).

Because we were unable to get the tent up in time (that massive tent has been a massive undertaking! We hope to have the equipment to pull the stakes out of the ground soon), all continuations will take place in our playground area, and seating will be limited. DPS health and safety protocols will be in place (all guests must remain masked). Because of the required adaptations this year, we also must say that these ceremonies are weather-permitting. Because there will be no shade structures, please bring sunscreen, water, and hats if needed!

TECHNOLOGY

For those returning next year, we will be sending some resource sheets home at the end of the year, and some reading challenges that students can participate in. Students returning can keep their devices over the summer and continue to have access to some of their educational apps. If you are not returning next year, we ask that your child's Chromebook and charger be returned on or before the last day of school.

BEFORE/AFTER CARE

As mentioned last week, we have an exciting change in our before/after care for this upcoming school year. See below for information, registration will open July 12.

One week left! Keep scrolling down for resources and important information.

Sincerely,

Michael Atkins
Nota del Sr. Atkins

Familias

¡Muchas gracias por todo el amor de cumpleaños! Estaba agradecido de estar rodeado de tanta gente increíble aquí.

Al entrar en nuestra última semana de clases del año, tenemos muchas cosas en marcha. ¡Asegúrese de leer todo este boletín para obtener la información y los recursos que pueda necesitar!

EXCELENCIA NEGRA

Quiero agradecer a todas nuestras familias que participaron en nuestras Sesiones de Excelencia Negra. Fue enriquecedor compartir espacio con ustedes mientras discutíamos nuestras mayores esperanzas para nuestros estudiantes negros. Me aferro a sus pasiones y deseos mientras hago la transición a la planificación para el año escolar 21-22. Los próximos pasos consistirán en la creación de un Comité de Planificación de Excelencia Afroamericana compuesto por estudiantes, personal y padres y que se centrará en estos componentes principales: identidad, inteligencia social, plan de estudios y conciencia emocional.

CONTINUACIONES

Un recordatorio de que las continuaciones se llevarán a cabo esta semana y los estudiantes de 5º grado irán primero el miércoles 26 de mayo a las 10 am. (Los estudiantes de quinto grado terminarán después de la ceremonia. No necesitan regresar a la escuela, aunque son bienvenidos si lo desean).

Las familias de Kindergarten y ECE celebrarán sus continuaciones aquí el jueves 27 de mayo (ECE por la mañana, Kinder por la tarde).

Debido a que no pudimos levantar la carpa a tiempo (¡esa carpa enorme ha sido una empresa enorme! Esperamos tener el equipo para sacar las estacas del suelo pronto), todas las continuaciones se llevarán a cabo en nuestro área de juegos y asientos. será limitado. Se implementarán protocolos de salud y seguridad de DPS (todos los invitados deben permanecer enmascarados). Debido a las adaptaciones requeridas este año, también debemos decir que estas ceremonias están permitidas por el clima. Debido a que no habrá estructuras de sombra, por favor traiga protector solar, agua y sombreros si es necesario.

TECNOLOGÍA

Para aquellos que regresen el próximo año, enviaremos algunas hojas de recursos a casa al final del año y algunos desafíos de lectura en los que los estudiantes pueden participar. Los estudiantes que regresen pueden quedarse con sus dispositivos durante el verano y continuar teniendo acceso a algunos de sus programas educativos. aplicaciones. Si no regresa el año que viene, le pedimos que devuelva la Chromebook y el cargador de su hijo el último día de clases o antes.

ANTES / DESPUÉS DEL CUIDADO

Como se mencionó la semana pasada, tenemos un cambio emocionante en nuestro cuidado antes y después para este próximo año escolar. Consulte a continuación para obtener información, el registro se abrirá el 12 de julio.

¡Queda una semana! Siga desplazándose hacia abajo para obtener recursos e información importante.

Atentamente,

Michael Atkins
Field Day Fun!

Our Kindergarteners and 1st Graders got their Field Day last week (hooray for good weather!) and had a blast! Thanks to all the volunteers for helping us and to PTA for supplying t-shirts and paletas for the students! For a LOT more photos, view the album HERE!

Nuestros estudiantes de kindergarten y 1er grado tuvieron su día de campo esta semana (¡hurra por el buen clima!) ¡Y se divirtieron mucho! ¡Gracias a todos los voluntarios por ayudarnos ya la PTA por proporcionar camisetas y paletas para los estudiantes! ¡Para MUCHAS fotos más, vea el álbum AQUÍ!
LOST & FOUND

Families - if your child has a lost item in our Lost & Found, please let us know! We will put a table out on the last day of school with any remaining items for pickup.

Familias: si su hijo tiene un artículo perdido en Lost & Found, ¡háganoslo saber! Pondremos una mesa el último día de clases con cualquier artículo restante para recoger.
4th/5th Grade Girls

Special thanks to community members Cynthia Martin and Dr. Athena Baca-Chieza for spending time with our 4th & 5th Grade Girls last week working on their Inner Vision boards. It's My V was a great time learning about our value and vision and much more!

Un agradecimiento especial a los miembros de la comunidad Cynthia Martin y la Dra. Athena Baca-Chieza por pasar tiempo con nuestras niñas de 4º y 5º grado esta semana trabajando en sus pizarras de Visión Interior. "It's My V" fue un gran momento para aprender sobre nuestro valor y visión, ¡y mucho más!
Restaurant Night
Healthy Food for Denver Kids
Click on the image above or HERE to complete the survey!
** INCLUSION CORNER **

As we all engage in the journey towards greater inclusion and equity, we will be providing resources each week here in "Inclusion Corner". We hope you find these useful as we continue to learn and grow together.

A medida que todos participamos en el viaje hacia una mayor inclusión y equidad, estaremos brindando recursos cada semana aquí en el "Rincón de la inclusión". Esperamos que los encuentre útiles a medida que continuamos aprendiendo y creciendo juntos.

Before/After School Care Next Year

Hello Stedman Families! We at Extended Learning and Community School (ELCS) are excited to offer our Discover Link program for ECE – 5th grade students starting the 21-22 school year. This program provides DPS students a safe, enriching place to continue their studies, explore new skills and make friends during out-of-school time. Registration for the program starts 7/12. To learn more, please visit our website!

¡Hola familias de Stedman! En la Escuela Comunitaria y de Aprendizaje Extendido (ELCS) nos complace ofrecer nuestro programa Discover Link para estudiantes de ECE - 5to grado que comienzan el año escolar 21-22. Este programa proporciona a los estudiantes de DPS un lugar seguro y enriquecedor para continuar sus estudios, explorar nuevas habilidades y hacer amigos durante el tiempo fuera de la escuela. La inscripción para el programa comienza el 7/12. Para obtener más información, visite nuestro sitio web.
 
Our Mission: Creating opportunities for school communities to engage and inspire Denver youth and families

Vision: Our vision is to provide high-quality programming, every day at every site. We will support social, emotional and academic learning, increase family participation and community engagement, and expand middle school programming.
Helpful Information for Next Year

As we welcome new families next year, we have shared the following information which we thought you might need as well. School will start a week later this Fall, our first day will be August 23rd.

Summer Passport Fun!

Park Hill Neighbors for Equity in Education (PHNEE.org) is sponsoring a Free, COVID-safe, Unplugged Activity for kids and families during June 2021. Pick up a PHNEE Summer Passport in the school office between May 24 and 28. Walk, bike, skateboard, scoot or drive to the locations shown on the Passport and explore key landmarks in our neighborhood. At schools and libraries, complete the task identified on the map and check it off. At businesses, show your passport and receive a prize. Visit every school, stop by at least one library and 3 businesses and be entered in a drawing for one of the Grand Prizes! Let’s get to know the richness of all that Greater Park Hill has to offer! For more information, go to phnee.org or call 720-515-8681.


La asociación de Vecinos de Park Hill por la equidad en la educación (PHNEE.org) está patrocinando una actividad gratis, con protocolos de seguridad para el COVID y desconectada para niños y familias durante junio de 2021. Recoja un pasaporte de verano PHNEE en la oficina de la escuela entre el 24 y el 28 de mayo. Camine, monte en bicicleta, patine, ande en patineta, o maneje hasta los lugares que se muestran en el pasaporte y explore los puntos de referencia clave en nuestro vecindario. En escuelas y bibliotecas, complete la tarea identificada en el mapa y márquela. En las empresas, muestre su pasaporte y reciba un premio. ¡Visite cada escuela, al menos una biblioteca y por lo menos 3 negocios y su pasaporte se inscribirá en un sorteo para un Gran Premio! ¡Conozcamos la riqueza de todo lo que Greater Park Hill tiene para ofrecer! Para obtener más información, visite phnee.org o llame al 720-515-8681.
Parent Survey from DPS
Please help us by completing the DPS End of Year Family Survey HERE. This won't take much of your time and is a helpful tool in the District's planning (as well as ours).
Please Return Library Books
We are excited to have our Library open once again this Fall, but we need your help! If you were here last year and your child checked out books prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, please look around your house for these books and send them back to your child's teacher so we can check these in and add them back to our collections. Any books that we can't find will have to be replaced, which means fewer new books added later. We have received many exciting new books that we can't wait for our students to enjoy, and we look forward to adding even more!

Reminder: Please return any Stedman Library books to the school!

Estamos emocionados de tener nuestra biblioteca abierta una vez más este otoño, ¡pero necesitamos su ayuda! Si estuvo aquí el año pasado y su hijo sacó libros antes de la pandemia de COVID-19, busque estos libros en su casa y envíelos al maestro de su hijo para que podamos registrarlos y agregarlos a nuestras colecciones. Cualquier libro que no podamos encontrar tendrá que ser reemplazado, lo que significa que se agregarán menos libros nuevos más adelante. Hemos recibido muchos libros nuevos y emocionantes que no podemos esperar a que nuestros estudiantes disfruten, ¡y esperamos agregar aún más!

Recordatorio: ¡Por favor devuelva cualquier libro de la Biblioteca Stedman a la escuela!
Virtual Library

Did you know that your student has access to tens of thousands of books and audiobooks online? This is an incredible tool that your student and family can use to read as many books as you could possibly want. Don't miss out on this resource! (You can also add the Denver Public Library to your profile to access even more titles)

To learn how to use this app, please watch the video below. (English & Spanish options below)

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¿Sabía que su estudiante tiene acceso a decenas de miles de libros y audiolibros en línea? Esta es una herramienta increíble que su estudiante y su familia pueden usar para leer todos los libros que desee. ¡No se pierda este recurso! (También puede agregar la Biblioteca Pública de Denver a su perfil para acceder a más títulos)

Para aprender a usar esta aplicación, vea el video a continuación. (Opciones en inglés y español a continuación)
Summer Opportunities:
Museo de las Americas

Kids love our summer camp! One of our parents reported that after attending Museo Summer Arts + Culture Camp, her son was noticeably more confident in groups and proudly sang and danced in the final performance for familias. Stories like this warm our heart. <3
 
We have a few more spots available for you & the kids in your community. Summer Arts & Culture Camp is for kids aged 4-11, and Lxs Jovenes Leadership Lab is for youth 12-16, and is perfect for teens who are passionate about social justice and/or art.
 
Scholarships are going fast! Partial and full financial aid are available, simply email education@museo.org or call 303.571.4401 ext. 13.
 
We're excited to have kids back IN PERSON this year, and are confident that our safety measures will keep your kiddos safe.
 
Visit Museo.org/events for more info and to register
 
Please let your Communities know about this excellent opportunity for families. For more information, contact Program Director Leah Zavaleta at education@museo.org or 303.571.4401 ext. 13

Free Spanish Classes
Museo has partnered with local libraries to offer Spanish language classes, facilitated by one of our wonderful maestras, Caterina, of Mundo Mistico. Her classes are all being offered online, each is an hour long, twice a month, and each month the language is taught through the arts and culture of a different Latin American country.
 
Click on your library system to find out date, time and details!
 
**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 pta.stedman@gmail.com if you have any questions or want to jump in! We'll provide updates here in the newsletter as well.
LONGMONT DAIRY CAPS

  • 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.
AMAZON SMILE

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!

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!

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!!

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¿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: https://www.kingsoopers.com/account/communityrewards/

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!

FREE MEAL DELIVERY IN DENVER

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! https://www.coloradofoodcluster.com/sign-up-english





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.

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!): www.covidcheckcolorado.org.
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.
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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.

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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 appointment@clothestokidsdenver.org 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.
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: alison_larson@dpsk12.org. We have access to some food and transportation resources that may be helpful during these stressful times.