Stedman Bulletin for November 7th, 2022


~Important Dates~


5th School Picture Make-up Session (See Below)

17th Conference Slips and Report Cards Sent Home

17th 4th/5th Grade Puberty/Hygiene Talk 

(A Separate Email will Be Sent)

21st Parent/Teacher conferences 4:00-8:00

22nd EARLY RELEASE AT 12:30 

22nd Parent/Teacher conferences 2:00-6:00

23rd-25th NO SCHOOL Thanksgiving Break


1st Elementary School Concert 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade

Wright Auditorium @7:00pm      


16th Classroom Spelling Bee Packet Go Home (3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade)

30th Classroom Spelling Bee’s (See Classroom Newsletters for Dates)


24th School/District Spelling Bee @9:00am   

Please like Petersburg School District on Facebook

  ~School Dismissal~

Monday - Thursday

1:15 Kindergarten 

2:45 1st - 5th Grade


12:30 K - 5th Grade


~Stedman Clubs~


After School Activity Snack

1st-5th Grade Monday-Thursday 2:45-3:00


After School Recess

1st-5th Grade Monday-Thursday 3:00-3:45

Friday 12:30-1:15


Homework Busters

2nd-5th Grade Monday-Thursday 3:00-3:45


Chess Club

2nd-5th Grade Monday 3:00-3:45


4-Square Club

3rd-5th Grade Tuesday 3:00-3:45 


Spanish Club

2nd-5th Grade Wednesday 3:00-3:45

Spanish Club is open to students that can be consistent with attendance to build on skills that we learn. LIMIT of 14 - space still available

Disclaimer: This is for beginners, Ms. Rachel is just learning Spanish and thought it would be fun to learn with some students. 


Lego Club

3rd-5th Grade Wednesday 3:00-3:45


Student Council

3rd-5th Grade Thursday 3:00-3:45


~Swim Schedule~

Swim: Students need to bring a swimsuit and towel

Week of November 7th

8:45-9:30 Mrs. Pawuk

9:30-10:15 Mrs. Midkiff

10:15-11:00 Mr. K

11:45-12:30 Mrs. Hofacre

12:30-1:15 Mrs. Willis

1:15-2:00 Mrs. Brock


~PE Schedule~

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


Week of November 7th

8:45-9:30 Mrs. Miller

9:30-10:15 Mrs. Martin

10:15-11:00 Mrs. VW

11:45-12:30 Ms. Curtiss

12:30-1:15 Mrs. Mullen 

1:15-2:00 Mr. Bryner



School Picture Make-up/Retake Session Saturday, November 5th

Seaprints Studio at the Sons of Norway Hall, by appointment. Call Tanya at 907.518.0712 to schedule a time!


WELCOME ~ Please join me in welcoming Laura Holder, RN, to our PSD team!  She will be serving as a part time nurse in our schools!  Laura and her family recently moved to Petersburg from Wrangell where she lived for 10 years.  Laura has been a registered nurse for 13 years in a variety of specialties across many states.  She is a graduate of UNC Chapel Hill.  Prior to laying roots in Petersburg, Laura and her husband Jim took time for an adventure. She worked as a travel nurse and they lived in an RV with their two school-aged children, Dakota and Maria, and their great dane Moose.  Laura is a full time nurse with the Petersburg Medical Center home health department, and is excited to be sharing her time with the Petersburg school community.  Laura will be holding regular office hours in our schools on Monday afternoons and all day Wednesdays and Thursdays.  Laura’s email contact is or you can reach her through any school office.  


~Continuing News~

Stedman Partners in Education (PiE) is a team of parents, teachers, administrators and community members working together to support the students and staff of Stedman Elementary school through fundraisers and volunteerism. Please join us for our next meeting on Thursday, November 10th 4pm in the Stedman Library.

We have royal blue Stedman gear for sale! A variety of sizes in youth tees and hoodies, plus some adult-size hoodies. Stop by the office and pick one up during the week!

~News From Stedman Elementary Library~

Mrs. Lenhard, our Stedman librarian, is seeing all grade levels twice a week, once for library skills and once for technology skills. We have learned about book care, parts of a book, the online library catalog Destiny, and how to locate a book by its call number.  In technology class, we have practiced using the Epic online reading platform (grades 1-5) and worked on typing skills (grades 3-5).   Students can generally have the same number of books as their grade level checked out at one time, and books can be kept for up to 2 weeks.  Once a student is finished with a book, be sure to return it so the next person can check it out.  Happy reading!  Stedman Library Website:


~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. 

Stedman Counseling Website:


~News From the Lunchroom~


The Petersburg School Board has approved our school as a “Universal Breakfast” school. However, specific times are assigned for this opportunity. Please feed your students a breakfast or snack before leaving the house in the morning. Here are breakfast times, breakfast is free!: 

Preschool 8:00-8:20

Kindergarten 8:00-8:30

1st Grade 9:30-9:45

2nd Grade 9:45-10:00

3rd Grade 10:15-10:30

4th Grade 10:00-10:15

5th Grade 10:00-10:15


All students will be eating lunch in the cafeteria Monday-Friday. 


Recess/Lunch Schedule M-Th


10:20-10:40 Recess 11:30-11:50 Lunch


10:40-11:00 Recess 11:00-11:30 Lunch

1st Grade     

11:00-11:20 Recess 11:20-11:45 Lunch        

2nd  Grade  

11:30-11:50 Recess 11:50-12:15 Lunch   

3rd Grade

11:50-12:10 Recess 12:10-12:35 Lunch

4th Grade

12:30-12:50 Recess 12:50-1:15 Lunch

5th Grade

12:30-12:50 Recess 12:50-1:15 Lunch


Recess/Lunch Schedule (Friday Only)


10:20-10:40 Recess 11:30-11:50 Lunch


10:40-11:00 Recess 11:00-11:30 Lunch

1st Grade     

11:00-11:20 Recess 11:20-11:45 Lunch        

2nd  Grade  

11:30-11:50 Recess 11:50-12:15 Lunch   

3rd Grade

11:30-11:55 Recess 11:55-12:15 Lunch  

4th Grade

11:50-12:05 Recess 12:05-12:25 Lunch

5th Grade

11:50-12:10 Recess 12:10-12:25 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 11/7 Hamburger

Tuesday 11/8 Bean and Cheese Burrito

Wednesday 11/9 Chicken Nuggets w/ Mac & Cheese

Thursday 11/10 Pizza

Friday 11/11 Fish Sticks


~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 either the cafeteria for breakfast or one of the two front entrances. 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. 


3rd Ethan E. 

5th Sven R. 

9th Mr. Jesse B. 

10th Thea H. 

11th Jamari T. 

13th Abby K. 

14th Sawyer C. 

17th Declan O. 

19th Ms. Carlee      

22nd Savina P.

25th Nadia S. 

26th Luke G. 

30th Lily H. 

See You Soon,

Mrs. Conn


IMPORTANT:  COVID notification process for students and families 22-23

COVID contact tracing is no longer being conducted at school.  If you are interested in knowing the active Covid case count within each school, please check this link on the pcsd website: It will be updated anytime there are new cases reported at the school.  One Call notifications will only be made if there is a significant spike in Covid cases or if staffing is limited.

Please do not send your child to school if they are sick or exhibiting symptoms.  At-home antigen test kits are available to all students and families upon request in each school office.  The District COVID mitigation plan is attached to this bulletin and is also available on the website link above.