Rae C. Stedman Elementary classroom supply lists are now available. https://www.pcsd.us/page/supply-lists-2021-22
PHS graduation parade route starting at 8:15 p.m. Monday, May 24. The in-person indoor ceremony is invitation only but can be viewed online at 7 p.m. here https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/.../petersburg.../evt903c51d6a0 Starting at PHS, the graduation parade will: Follow Dolphin past the elementary school> @5th Turn Right> @Excel Turn Left> @8th, Turn Right> @Haugen Turn Right> @Main St Turn Left> Follow Mitkof Hwy to Scow Bay Loop Road> Follow Mitkof Hwy back to town, up PFI hill>around loop @Sandy Beach Turn Right> @ Fire Station END PARADE!!
The Petersburg School District is working to build consumer awareness about the Emergency Broadband Benefit, a new Federal Communications Commission program. The temporary benefit will help to lower the cost of broadband service for eligible households during the on-going COVID-19 pandemic. The program provides a discount of up to a $50 per month toward broadband service for eligible households and up to a $100 per household discount toward a one-time purchase of a computer, laptop, or tablet if the household contributes more than $10 and less than $50 toward the purchase through a participating broadband provider. There are income eligibility requirements for the program, but families could be eligible if they experienced a substantial loss of income through job loss or furlough since February 2020. Emergency Broadband Benefit enrollment will open on May 12th. Eligible households can enroll through a participating broadband provider or directly with the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) using an online or mail-in application. https://www.getemergencybroadband.org/
In this episode, Fred and Jethro discuss two listener questions: How do I talk to my son when he is afraid I'll take away his phone? Should we jam cellular signals or boost them? https://cybertraps.libsyn.com/how-to-talk-to-my-son-about-cyber-safety-when-he-is-afraid-ill-take-away-his-phone-cybertraps-live-040
Petersburg High School NHS Induction ceremony will be taking place Tuesday, April 27th beginning at 9:15am. We will be streaming live at the following link: https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/petersburg-high-school-petersburg-ak/evtfba2c73694 (No Co$t or account sign-in involved for this event! Just click the link, and then, search for Petersburg High School) Congratulations to these students who work so hard to earn the opportunity to be a member of the National Honor Society.
📰📰EXTRA!! EXTRA!!!📰📰 👀Read allllll about it!!!!👀 🎉🎉##Region 5 Division 2 VIKING Wrestling Results ##🎉🎉 💙🖤CONGRATULATIONS💙🖤 Jonas Baekklund-Region Champ @ 171lbs. DD Toyomura Region Champ Girls 103lbs. Jonas Anderson 4th Place @145lbs Wyatt L 4th place @ 152lbs Devon G 5th place @ 285lbs
Stedman Bulletin for April 26th, 2021 ~Important Dates~ April: 4/28 1st Grade Beachwalk (Eagles Roost) 8:30am 4/29 3rd Grade Beachwalk (Sandy Beach) 9:00am 4/29 4th Grade Beachwalk (Eagles Roost) May: 3rd-7th Teacher Appreciation Week 7th Lunch Lady Superhero Day 14th Kindergarten Beachwalk (Eagles Roost) 8:30am 17th Field Day 18th High School Graduation Walk Through 21st AR Reading Points Due (Grades 2-5) 21st Library Books Due 26th 2nd Grade Picnic (Ballfield) 27th 1st and 5th Grade Picnic (Sandy Beach) 27th Kindergarten and 3rd Grade Picnic (Ballfield) 27th Report Cards Going Home 27th Last Day of School TBD Title I and Family Engagement Annual Planning (Consolidation Vote) After School Clubs 1:45-2:15 After School Recess: Monday-Thursday LAST DAY MAY 26th 2:15-3:00 Homework Busters: Monday-Thursday, Grades 3, 4 and 5 in cafeteria LAST DAY MAY 20th 2:00-2:45 Student Council Thursday’s Grades 3, 4, and 5 in Mr. K’s room LAST DAY MAY 19th ~Swim Schedule~ Week of April 26th 9:15-10:00 Mullen MW Wilkes TTH 10:00-10:45 Johnston MW Pawuk TTH 10:45-11:30 Eddy MW Sullivan TTH 12:15-1:00 Midkiff MW Swanson TTH 1:00-1:45 Brock MW Week of May 3rd 9:15-10:00 Willis TTH 10:00-10:45 Miller MW Potrzuski TTH 10:45-11:30 Vandervest MW Kowalski TTH 12:15-1:00 Warmack MW Martin TTH 1:00-1:45 Curtiss TTH *At this time we are only able to offer Swim/PE 2 days a week to each class! When students do not have a swim week they will have a PE week. MW = Monday & Wednesday TTH = Tuesday & Thursday *At this time we do not have extra suits or towels for use ~PE Schedule~ Week of April 26th 9:15-10:00 Willis TTH 10:00-10:45 Miller MW Potrzuski TTH 10:45-11:30 Vandervest MW Kowalski TTH 12:15-1:00 Warmack MW Martin TTH 1:00-1:45 Curtiss TTH Week of May 3rd 9:15-10:00 Mullen MW Wilkes TTH 10:00-10:45 Johnston MW Pawuk TTH 10:45-11:30 Eddy MW Sullivan TTH 12:15-1:00 Midkiff MW Swanson TTH 1:00-1:45 Brock MW *At this time we are only able to offer Swim/PE 2 days a week to each class! When students do not have a PE week they will have a Swim week. MW = Monday & Wednesday TTH = Tuesday & Thursday Please like Stedman Elementary on Facebook ~Current/Upcoming News~ Petersburg Little League Sign-ups: https://clubs.bluesombrero.com/Default.aspx?tabid=376933 Partners in Education (P.i.E.) Please join us for our next RingCentral meeting Tuesday, April 20th at 6pm. Every classroom is looking for a PiE Representative/Parent volunteer. If you would like to volunteer for this position, please let Cena in the office know. Personal Safety Lessons will be starting lessons on Thursday, April 22nd to all grade levels at Stedman. Grades K-3 will be with our Counselor, Rachel Etcher while grades 4-5 will be with Amanda Greenfield from WAVE. It is the right of the guardians to have your children excused from this event. Please call our front desk if you have questions or concerns. 1-877-526-7656 ext.400 Please see the attached flyer in your email. Teacher Requests for next year Please call or email the office if you would like to request a placement form for next year. These forms will be due by May 7, 2021. Please keep in mind that teachers have not all been hired or placed at this time. Please see the attached form in your email. Teacher appreciation week is May 3rd-7th! We are looking for parents willing and able to donate a food item - please call or email the office email@example.com if you would like to donate something. Our incredible staff deserves appreciation all year long, but this is just a small gesture that helps brighten up that last month of school! ~News From the Lunchroom~ Breakfast The Petersburg School Board has approved our school as a “Universal Breakfast” school. This means we will be serving students breakfast in their classrooms. Some breakfast options they may see are cinnamon roll, cereal, bagel bites, string cheese, sausage, english muffin, yogurt with granola, and pop tarts. Lunch Kindergarteners, 1st and 5th graders will be eating lunch in the cafeteria. Grades 2nd - 4th students will be given a meal that has silverware, napkin, condiments for the main entree, milk, vegetables, and a fruit to eat in the classroom. Students may bring lunch to school if preferred. ~Salad Bar will not be a choice until further notice~ ~A salad entree will be available to 5th grade only ~ Lunch Menu: https://pcsd.us/District/1328-Lunch-Calendar.html Monday 4/26 Teriyaki Chicken and Rice Tuesday 4/27 Beef Taco Wednesday 4/28 Chicken Strips and Macaroni & Cheese Thursday 4/29 Beef Stew Friday 4/30 Biscuits and Gravy USDA has extended the eligibility for Summer Food Service Programs for all children through May 31, 2021. What does this mean for the Petersburg Borough School District? We are able to feed all students free lunch and breakfast! We will still require parents to fill out the school free or reduced-priced applications through schoolcafe.com or through a paper application for Middle and Elementary students. These applications have made it possible for us to offer this free food service to our community. This shows that we are truly in need of these program flexibilities. We ask that if your children are going to participate in our meal program, they let their teacher know when they arrive at school so the Food Service staff has an accurate meal count for the day. If your child is not in school due to virtual learning, quarantine, they are not old enough for school yet or other reasons, you may pick up a meal from the Elementary School Cafeteria via the outside loading dock back door. This service will only be available from 12:15 to 1:00 pm Monday through Friday. We do ask that you email Carlee at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are picking up so we can get a count. ~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: https://sites.google.com/pcsd.us/stedman-elementary-counselor/monthly-newsletter There are free dinners being offered in our loving community and we just want the word to be out. Mondays, 5-6pm: Narrows Inn, across from ferry terminal. Wednesdays, 6pm: First Baptist Church, Gjoa St. All meals are pre-packaged, so people can just grab and go. It is important to talk to your child about sexual abuse and we know it can be hard to know what to say or do. It is never too early or too late to start. Here is a link to a great resource: Committee for Children’s Hot Chocolate Talk https://www.cfchildren.org/resources/child-abuse-prevention/ This is a comprehensive resource for any caregiver wanting to have a cozy chat with a child about safety. Downloadable guides for every age and videos help guide you through connecting and covering basic rules for safety. ~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. Vehicles enter the area following the arrows and drop off students at the painted white rectangles. Students go directly to the playground area, and vehicles immediately 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 Happy Birthday! Birthdays are recognized during morning announcements, and each student also receives a special certificate and a Scholastic Book from the birthday shelf. 4/2 Maddilyn G. 4/5 Liam J. 4/5 Laramie L. 4/5 Andrew A. 4/6 Sean G. 4/10 James N. 4/11 Thomas M. 4/12 Carter G. 4/13 Bay O. 4/14 Camden J. 4/17 Talaya C. 4/19 Braelyn C. 4/20 Adrian F. 4/21 Jacob T. 4/23 Brett F. 4/25 Eleanor H. 4/25 Dozer L. 4/29 Ryder S. 5/1 Sophia C. 5/2 Ms. Curtiss 5/5 Ms. Carol 5/6 Una R. 5/7 Marley E. 5/7 Traezja T. 5/13 Daphne B. 5/14 Bradley J. 5/14 Gillian O. 5/14 Soren E. 5/17 Adriana P. 5/21 Evy L. 5/28 Dylan A. 5/28 Tori M. 5/29 Trygve N. 5/30 Abigail M. 5/30 Sydney P. 5/31 Stellan M. Have a great weekend, Mrs. Conn Stedman Handbook: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1N3uU1WGu6jkxuMjVoyBLkjFrGNV_pgkn1eEDrt3IAe0/edit?usp=sharing (Appendix C will provide you with our masking and social distancing protocols) ~PSD COVID Travel Policy~ Due to growing concern in the community related to travel within the state, an updated travel protocol will be in effect for intrastate travel. This essentially mirrors the current out of state travel protocols for returning to school/work for staff and students per State of Alaska Mandate 10, revised 10.16.20. This travel protocol will be reviewed during each upcoming board meeting as conditions continue to change. Here are the highlights: Staff or Students returning from in-state and out-of-state airline or AMHS travel (lasting longer than 72 hours): 1. PSD staff/students will take a COVID-19 test at the Petersburg Airport upon return from travel (Day 0). Children 10 and under are not required to test, but must follow parent/guardian travel testing protocol. Travelers arriving by AMHS ferry may utilize the State Travel Portal to receive a test at the airport, just as if they had arrived by air. 2. PSD staff/students will practice strict social distancing** until the results of the Day 0 test results are back. 3. Once they have received negative test results, PSD staff/students will continue to practice strict social distancing for the remaining 5 days after their original arrival date. 4. PSD staff/students are recommended, but not required to have a second COVID-19 test at the Petersburg Airport on Day 7+. 5. PSD staff/students may report back to school at PSD on Day 6, with negative test results/boarding pass and if they are symptom-free. 6. Students should attend classes remotely if offered, and parent/student will coordinate with the classroom teacher to determine make-up work. 7. PSD staff/students may quarantine for 14 days after they return from travel without testing. 8. PSD staff/students will self-monitor for symptoms for 14 days after return and promptly report symptoms. 9. PSD staff/students who travel for less than 72 hours are not required to test or quarantine, but should self-monitor for 14 days for any symptoms. ** Strict Social Distancing is defined as: -May be in outdoor spaces but must be 3 feet away from anyone not in your household and must wear a mask. -Curbside shopping or food delivery okay. -Cannot enter restaurants, bars, gyms, community centers, sporting facilities, office buildings, school or daycare facilities. -No group activities like sports, practices, weddings, funerals, etc. The district requires a copy of the traveler's boarding pass and negative test result in order to implement the five-day option. Staff/students are strongly encouraged to take the recommended 2nd test after day 7+, if possible. The only way to reduce the 14-day requirement is with at least one negative test. ~Other Community Information~ COVID-19 Information HUB: https://www.psgcovidinfo.net Resources for Nonprofits, Businesses, and Employees impacted by COVID-19: https://www.ci.petersburg.ak.us/index.asp?SEC=2A5866A9-DA2B-4459-8410-D2F8F7449C89&Type=B_LIST Delay the Smartphone: All parents wanting to delay giving their young child a smartphone device until at least 8th grade: There's a support system available! "Wait Till 8th" is a pledge that empowers parents and joins them together to help decrease the pressures of putting a smartphone in your child's hand. Simply visit Waituntil8th.org, scroll down to "Take Action!" Parents: Ashley Lohr and Molly Taiber are leading this parent community discussion and want to keep a list of names of who takes the pledge. Please message email@example.com for questions or to record your name locally for the pledge. While we encourage everyone to shop locally, we know sometimes that special something is only available online. If you shop Amazon, using this link will donate a small portion of your purchase to Stedman's Partners in Education! Please bookmark this link and share with your friends! https://smile.amazon.com/ch/37-1609354 TECH TIP: Boredom is good for developing brains? There is research that suggests taking extended brain breaks from our entertainment devices (and allowing the mind to wander) can foster creativity, new ideas, and even independence. Take a look at this PBS article for parents (https://www.pbs.org/parents/thrive/boredom-isnt-a-bad-thing-for-kids) or dive in deeper with this TED TALK by the author of Bored and Brilliant (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c73Q8oQmwzo).
☀️☀️🍕🌭Whatcha doing for lunch?? 🥪🥗🧃☀️☀️ It's a great day ☀ to pack up a little picnic and head up to the ⚾️ball field and cheer 📣👏on our mighty Vikings!!! ***Concessions are NOT AVAILABLE*** ++++BRING YOUR OWN SNACKS++++ ##EDITED## Today's games are at 1:00PM & 4:00PM Not able to make it in person, but want be in on the action? You can download the "Game Changer Team Manager App" and stream the games for free!! 🧢⚾️LET'S GO PETERSBURG VIKINGS!!! ⚾️🧢 💙🤍🖤💙🤍🖤💙🤍🖤💙🤍🖤💙🤍🖤💙🤍🖤💙🤍🖤
Happy Earth Day! Mitkof Middle students in grades 6th, 7th and 8th canvased the streets of Petersburg picking up trash and recyclables this afternoon. Below are some of Mr. Brock's 8th graders who cleaned up Haugen and the bike path.
Enjoy your weekend! See you virtually on Monday!
Don't forget, tomorrow we are having a basketball game here at PHS! Come out and support your Vikings!
Basketball practiced is cancelled for today.
Congratulations to Mr. Smith who was named teacher of the year by the Alaska Social Studies Association!
School is cancelled due to inclement weather. We anticipate being able to return to school tomorrow. Please stay warm and safe!
Don't forget spirit week is next week! Monday - Dress like your favorite teacher Tuesday - Dress like a superhero Wednesday - Dress like your favorite book character Thursday - Wear apparel from your favorite college Friday - Wear your school colors
Welcome back to school! We are excited to see our students in person. Please remember to bring your gym clothes with you to school.