Stedman Bulletin for November 21st, 2022


~Important Dates~


21st Lockdown Lesson Taught (No Drill, Just Lesson)

Parent Information Letter Attached

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

22nd Evacuation Lesson Taught (No Drill, Just Lesson)

Parent Information Letter Attached

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     

15th No After School Clubs

16th No After School Clubs

19th-30th     NO SCHOOL Winter Break


2nd NO SCHOOL New Year's Day observed

3rd NO SCHOOL Teacher Inservice

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

30th Classroom Spelling Bees (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 ~ Canceled until further notice ~

3rd-5th Grade Tuesday 3:00-3:45 


Spanish Club

2nd-5th Grade Wednesday 3:00-3:45 ~ Canceled on November 16th

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 21st

8:45-9:30 Mrs. Pawuk

9:30-10:15 Mrs. Midkiff

10:15-11:00 Mr. K

11:45-12:30 Mrs. Hofacre (Joining Ms. Curtiss in PE both days)

12:30-1:15 Mrs. Willis (Swim ONLY Monday)

1:15-2:00 Mrs. Brock (Swim ONLY Monday)


~PE Schedule~

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


Week of November 21st

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



ALICE Lessons (See Attached Letter in Email) The ALICE lessons, Lockdown, and Evacuation will be taught on November 21st and 22nd with NO drill following. The Lockdown and Evacuation, ALICE lessons, will be taught again during the week of January 9th with a DRILL on Friday, January 13th. 


The lost & found at Stedman Elementary is becoming overwhelming, there are layers upon layers of items waiting to be claimed. We are asking parents to please stop by during parent/teacher conferences and dig through, anything not claimed by November 22 will be donated.


Mitkof Dance Studio presents “Lost in a Dream” Dance recital at the Wright Auditorium Saturday December 10 at 6:30 and Sunday December 11 at 2:30. Doors open 30 minutes prior to showtime, $10 tickets available for sale at Lee’s Clothing starting November 28th.


~Continuing News~

Our swim teacher has noticed a concerning amount of warts on elementary students, so we have asked our school nurse to provide this webmd resource on how to handle pediatric warts.

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, January 12th 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.  During the last month we've read books together, practiced using the online catalog Destiny, and located books by call number.  In technology class we have enjoyed the online reading platform Epic (1st-2nd); reviewed the online drawing platform Wixie (2nd-3rd); practiced fiction and nonfiction shelf location using an online app (3rd-5th); worked on typing skills (3rd-5th); and made  tour videos in iMovie (5th).  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!  


~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 11/21 Soup and Sandwich

Tuesday 11/22 Macaroni and Cheese

Wednesday 11/23 No School

Thursday 11/24 Happy Thanksgiving

Friday 11/25 No School


~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.