Stedman Bulletin for January 31st 

Stedman Elementary is in RED which means we are Universally Masking


~Important Dates~


31st-4th Classroom Spelling Bee’s Grades 3rd-5th

2nd 4th/5th Grade tryouts for Million Dreams @2:55 with Mrs. Wilkes

7th-14th Stedman Student Council ~ Valentine Grams For Sale

8th 4th Grade NAEP Assessment (information Provided before)

Sessions I 9:20-11:20

Session II 12:30-2:30 

17th 6:00pm VIrtual Literacy Night: “The Jelly Donut Difference” 

By Maria Dismondy

Virtual Link: Coming 2/11/22

Survey Sign-up: Coming 2/11/22

23rd School & District Spelling Bee 1:00pm

28th OPT OUT School Climate Connectedness Survey (Grades 3rd, 

4th, and 5th)


1st School Climate Connectedness Survey (Grades 3rd, 4th, and 


2nd 8:00-2:45 School Day: Conferences 4:00-8:00pm

3rd 8:00-12:00 School Day: Conferences 2:00-6:00pm

3rd Movie: Alaska Nets

Made in Metlakatla and Southeast Alaska 

10th 8:00-2:45 School Day (Thursday)

11th-18th Spring Break

~2021-2022 School Year~

Preschool Schedule

Tuesday-Friday 8:00-12:00

Kindergarten Schedule

Monday-Thursday 8:00-1:15

Friday 8:00-12:00

1st - 5th Grade Schedule

Monday - Thursday 8:00-2:45

Friday 8:00-12:00

~After School Clubs~

After School Recess

M-Th 3:00-3:45 (Ms. Rocky & Ms. Audra)

Friday 12:00-1:00 (Ms. Rocky, Mr. Brock & Ms. Marifern)

Homework Busters - Ms. Marketa (All Grades) M-Th 3:00-3:45

Students Council - Mr. K/Mrs. Wilkes (Grades: 3-5) THURSDAY 3:00-3:45

4 Square Club - Mrs. Wilkes/Mr. K 

(Grades: 3-5) 

TUESDAY 3:00-3:45

No sign-up required, just show up at the intermediate covered 

area after eating snack in the cafeteria

Lego Club - Mrs. Miller (Grades: 3-5) 

WEDNESDAY 3:00-3:45

Parents must sign their student up, please let the office know

Please like Petersburg School District on Facebook

~Swim Schedule~

Swim: Students need to bring a swimsuit and towel

Week of January 31st

8:45-9:30 Mrs. Martin

9:30-10:15 Mrs. VW and Mrs. Wilkes

10:15-11:00 Mrs. Miller and Mrs. Wilkes

11:45-12:30 Ms. Curtiss + 6 from Mrs. Allison (See Mrs. Allison’s Newsletter)

12:30-1:15 Mrs. Willis

1:15-2:00 Mr. Bryner


~PE Schedule~

PE: Students will need athletic type shoes, no slip-ons or sandals.

Week of January 31st

8:45-9:30 Mrs. Midkiff

9:30-10:15 Mr. Eddy

10:15-11:00 Mr. K

11:45-12:30 Mrs. Eddy + 6 Mrs. Allison (See Mrs. Allison’s Newsletter)

12:30-1:15 Mrs. Mullen

1:15-2:00 Mrs. Brock



Spelling Bee for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades will be conducted the week of January 31st in each Stedman elementary school classroom. The school and district wide Spelling Bee will be February 23rd, plenty of time for a bit more studying.

TRYOUTS Million Dreams song tryouts for 4th and 5th graders. We will be selecting parts for solo’s in this song.  If you are interested, show up Wednesday, February 2nd at 2:55pm for our April Exploratory Showcase!


Valentine Grams ~ Sold By Stedman Elementary Student Council


Student Council Valentine Grams- Come buy a Valentine Gram (lollipop and card) for your valentine. All Valentine Grams will be delivered to homeroom teachers on Monday, February 14th.

To be sold Feb 7-11th for $1 from 2:45-3:00 outside Mr. K and Mrs. Wilkes' door

All proceeds of the fundraiser will be going to help out HIP (Humanity in Progress)


School Climate and Connectedness Survey will be approaching. Students in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade will be completing the survey at school. The survey measures student perceptions of: school safety, expectations for learning, school leadership & student involvement, caring adults, respectful climate, how peers treat each other, connections between school and the community, and observations of student risk behaviors at school and school events. Families are also encouraged to complete the survey. Links for the family survey will be sent out soon for completion or come visit the Stedman Library before or after your child’s conference on March 4th or 5th to fill out the survey.


Yearbook Orders You can now order your student's Stedman Elementary School yearbook! The Remember Me Yearbooks online store will be open through 4/15/2022. Each book costs $10.00.

To order your yearbook, follow these steps:

  1. Go to

  2. Enter your access key: N2QYJNWKM7

  3. Enter your student's details and choose your quantity

  4. Proceed with checkout and place your order

  5. After placing your order, you will receive an email confirmation

~Continuing News~


NAEP Assessment: Rae C. Stedman Elementary School will participate in the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) on February 8th. NAEP is the largest nationally representative and continuing assessment of what students know and can do in various subjects. NAEP is different from our state assessments because it is a common measure of achievement across the country. The assessment is administered by the National Center for Education Statistics, within the U.S. Department of Education. The results are released as The Nation’s Report Card, which provides information about student achievement to educators, parents, policymakers, and the public.

Your child will take a mathematics or reading assessment. More information about NAEP is available at Please note that students in Alaska will not participate in the NAEP survey mentioned on the website. 


~News From the Lunchroom~


The Petersburg School Board has approved our school as a “Universal Breakfast” school. This means we will be serving most students breakfast in their classrooms. Kindergarten students will be served breakfast in the cafeteria for routine and structure. Students in 2nd and 3rd grade will be served breakfast in the cafeteria due to morning interventions in those grade levels. Some breakfast options they may see are cinnamon roll, cereal, bagel bites, string cheese, sausage, english muffin, yogurt with granola, and Pop Tarts.


All students will be eating lunch in the cafeteria Mon-Thur. On Fridays, K-2nd eat in the cafeteria, 3rd will eat in their classroom, 4th and 5th will be provided a lunch at noon to either eat in the cafeteria or take with them on the bus, to swim team, etc. 


Recess/Lunch Schedule

Kindergarten      11:15-11:35    Recess              11:35-11:55   Lunch

1st Grade              10:50-11:10  Recess             11:10-11:30   Lunch

2nd  Grade       11:05-11:25   Recess        11:25-11:45   Lunch

3rd Grade          11:40-12:00 Recess 12:00-12:20 Lunch

4th Grade           11:30-11:50   Recess 11:50-12:10 Lunch

5th Grade             12:20-12:40 Recess 12:40-1:00   Lunch


Want to come have lunch with your child? Please email & or call and leave us a message for whichever day you’d like to come and join. 

Lunch Menu:

Monday 1/31 Alaskan Pollock Fish Sticks

Tuesday 2/1 Beef Nachos

Wednesday 2/2 Tater Tot Casserole

Thursday 2/3 Sloppy Joes

Friday 2/4 Burrito

~News From the Counselor~

Newsletter from our Counselor. Mrs. Etcher works with all grades on social emotional skills, and she would like to share a monthly newsletter with families. The idea is to keep everyone updated on lessons she is teaching each month. Website:

~Safety Information~

Important safety information: When dropping students off at the playground end, please note that there is a designated drop-off area marked by the side of the playground fence and green cones. Vehicles enter the area following the arrows and drop off students between the cones and the fence. Students go directly to the playground area, and vehicles immediately drive through and exit, alleviating congestion and keeping the area safe. If you wish to escort your child or wait and watch your child enter the school, you will need to find a parking spot. Thank you for helping us keep all students safe.

~Happy Birthday to Who?~

We would like to wish the following students a Happy Birthday!  Birthdays are recognized during morning announcements, and each student also receives a special certificate and a Scholastic Book from the birthday shelf.



1/5 Jesse R.  

1/6 Brynnleigh H. 

1/7 Carley L. 

1/7 Alex D.  

1/8 Rory V. 

1/13 Ryder B. 

1/14 Donnie P.

1/14 Nicholas H. 

1/16 Khloe T. 

1/16 Craig M. 

1/18 Parker S. 

1/18 Trigby L. 

1/19 Mrs. VW

1/20 Mrs. Conn

1/20 Nathaniel B. 

1/21 Elliot S. 

1/24 Silas G. 

1/24 Ms. Barb

1/28 Evie W. 

1/30 Atlas S. 

1/30 Ms. Audra 

1/31 Kade N. 

2/2 Tavyn C. 

2/2 Thora H. 

2/5 Kaleb D. 

2/6 Addison F.

2/6 Cedar L. 

2/7 Linda C. 

2/7 Pennie G. 

2/9 Mrs. Cabral

2/14 Helmi V. 

2/14 Emilia M. 

2/16 Kaliyah M. 

2/17 Rosalie S. 

2/23 Mrs. Midkiff

2/24 Ella C. 

2/25 Ms. Marketa  

2/25 Koven S. 

2/28 Mrs. Wittstock

2/28 Gavin O. 

2/28 Izabella H.

See You Soon,

Mrs. Conn

~PSD Mitigation Plan~


Petersburg School District Covid protocols updated January 18, 2022

*Universal Masking K-12 for staff and students*

–ventilation/air purifying units, handwashing and respiratory etiquette, symptom-free policy–

Below you will find information regarding procedures for what to do if you:

  1. Test positive for Covid-19.

  2. Have been exposed to someone with Covid-19 at school.

  3. Are planning to travel on Alaska Airlines or the Alaska Ferry System.

If You Test Positive for COVID-19 

Everyone, regardless of vaccination status:

  • Stay home for 5 full days isolating away from others.  Day 0 is the day of a positive viral test. Day 1 is the first full day after your test specimen was collected. If you have COVID-19 or have symptoms, isolate for at least 5 days.

  • If you have no symptoms after 5 days, you may return to school on day 6. 

  • Continue to wear a mask around others for 5 additional days upon returning to school.

*Individuals must be fever free for a minimum of 24 hours before returning. 


If You Were Exposed to Someone with COVID-19 at school

  • You will be notified via email/ ONE CALL if the exposure was at school.

  • Monitor for symptoms for 10 days after exposure / Stay home if sick.

  • Daily at-home antigen testing before school for 5 consecutive days. Students can come to school as long as they are testing at home.

  • Recommended PCR test on day 5 (Call PMC  to schedule test 907-772-5788).

  • If you have symptoms at any time, quarantine and take an antigen test or schedule a PCR test at PMC.

  • The school must be notified of any positive test results.  Negative test results do not need to be reported and are not tracked.

If you plan to travel or have returned from travel

  • Contact the school office to pick up your free at-home antigen test kits (as supplies are available).

  • Daily at-home antigen testing  before school for 5 consecutive days upon return.  Students can come to school as long as they are testing at home.

  • Recommended PCR test on day 5 after your return (Call PMC  to schedule test 907-772-5788).

  • The school must be notified of any positive test results.  Negative test results do not need to be reported and are not tracked.

**Regardless of vaccination status, If you develop symptoms at any time get a test and stay home.  Symptoms may include:

  • A temperature of 100.4 or greater in the last 72 hours

  • Cough or Sore Throat or Shortness of Breath 

  • Chills, Muscle Pain Runny or Stuffy Nose 

  • Headache, Vomiting, or Diarrhea 

  • New Loss of Taste or Smell 

Any questions regarding this information can be directed to the Petersburg School District Nurse or the School Office  at 1-877-526-7656. Request Home Covid Test Kits Here with this online form.