Steele Elementary School                            
Newsletter / Staff Directory / Principal's Message / Calendar

Susan Sulzman - Principal
531 Steele St . Mason, MI 48854
Ph: 517.676.6510. fax: 517.676.0295

News & Notes
Welcome to the Steele Elementary School website. The News & Notes section highlights our upcoming events. In addition to this information, please visit our website links to the left for calendar events and other information.welcome

Class Supply Lists for 2015-2016

Steele Kindergarten Supply List
Steele 1st Grade Supply List
Steele 2nd Grade Supply List
Steele 3rd Grade Supply List
Steele 4th Grade Supply List
Steele 5th Grade Supply List

Ingham ISD Summer Camp Information
The Capital Area Career Center is pleased to offer a variety of 2015 summer camp options for students currently in grades 5-9 (going into grades 6-10). For more information please click here.

End of Day Procedures
Thank you for following our improved End of Day procedures.  Classroom interruptions have been greatly reduced!
To review, changes in a student’s end of the day routine should be placed in writing and sent with the child to school.  It can be sent on the day of the change or in advance.  Without a note, students will be expected to follow the normal routine.  Should a last minute change occur, please contact the school before noon so a note can be placed in the teacher’s mailbox and picked up during their lunch break.

Classroom Party Volunteers
We welcome all family members who have agreed to volunteer and help classroom teachers during our holiday parties! Thanks so much! In an effort to reduce the number of people in classrooms (for safety reasons), we ask that only the parents who have agreed – in advance – to volunteer during the party, attend our holiday parties. Thank you for your cooperation as we try to make classroom celebrations as enjoyable as possible for students and staff!

Family Learning Connection
Have you ever wondered what your child should be learning now? What you can do at home to help? What questions to ask the teacher if you notice a change in progress or interest in school? The Family Learning Connection was developed to help you strengthen your child’s learning at every age and provide a roadmap of support for families. This roadmap provides key checkpoints aligned to the resources and tools needed to navigate your child’s educational journey. In four simple steps, you can gather ideas for supporting your child in the areas of behavior, math and reading. Checkout the tools and tips at

Breakfast in the Classroom
We have adjusted our breakfast procedure, students who previously had breakfast in the cafeteria will eat breakfast in their classrooms. Students will go to the cafeteria as they enter the building at 8:30 to receive their breakfast bag and a milk/juice and then go directly to the gym (or other designated waiting area) until the first bell rings. The cost for breakfast is $1.50. Students should not arrive to school before 8:30. They will be eating breakfast in the classroom after the morning bell rings instead of eating early in the cafeteria.

Vision & Hearing Screening
The Ingham County Health Department conducts annual vision screening for Kindergarten, 1st, 3rd and 5th grade students and hearing screening for Kindergarten, 1st & 3rd grade students. These will take place at Steele Elementary as follows:

• Hearing – February 3, 2015
• Vision – February 26, 2015

Contact the school office if you do NOT want your child screened.

Steele PTO email
The PTO has created an email account for sharing Steele Elementary school and PTO activity details. Never miss event again! Send a request to join the group via the following email address: Please note: contact information will not be shared.

New School Hours
Full Day – 8:40 am – 3:46 pm
Half Day – 8:40 am – 11:55 am

Elementary Food Service Meal Prices
Breakfast $1.50 Full Pay .30 cents Reduced
Lunch $2.40 Full Pay .40 cents Reduced

Lunch Account Balance
Please check your child’s food service account balance and make sure you are not starting the school year with a negative balance. Please call the Information Technology office at 676-6516 to obtain a password to access your student’s account online or call Food Services department at 676-6529

Box Tops for Education
Our PTO is getting ready to submit box tops. Don't miss out! Hand in your trimmed box tops before February 25th. Thank you!

Websites for Math Fact Fluency
These websites were chosen based on second grade expectations, but can often be manipulated for older or younger students and have online interactive games to play. You may have to set the games up for level of difficulty or range of numbers for your child. Please keep in mind to start at a level they can be successful at and build slowly from that point. Addition facts add up to 20 at the most, including teen numbers (ex. 17+2= 19) and subtraction numbers can have numbers up to 20 in the problem (ex. 17-3=14).

Clip Those Labels!
Steele PTO now collects Labels for Education. These are found on Campbell's, Swanson, Glad and many other products. The PTO continues to collect BoxTops for Education. Collection containers are located outside the office door. Please be sure to include your child's name on the envelope.

Free e-books for Kids!
Our Library now subscribes to Tumble Book Library e-books for e-kids. Tumble Book Library is an online collection of animated, talking picture books which teach your children the joys of reading in a format they'll love. Access the Tumble Book Library collection from home online anytime by logging on to: Please contact Mrs. Bercaw at Steele's Library for the username and password.

Bulldogs Against Bullying District Website
The Mason Public Schools has developed an anti-bullying website to be an informational resource about bullying for parents, teachers, and students. The website is: The website will also be updated periodically with additional information about the Mason Public Schools Bullying Task Force.

Breakfast is available from 8:25-8:40 a.m. The cost is $1.25. Students eligible for free lunch will receive breakfast at no cost. Students eligible for reduced price lunch will be charged $.30

Student Handbooks
Please click here for a copy of the Mason Elementary handbook.

Pupil Transportation Handbooks
For a copy of the district's Pupil Transportation Handbook, please click here.  If you have any questions regarding the content of this handbook, contact the Transportation Department at 676-6496.

Safety Information
For our Steele Safety Information Letter, please click

School Hours
School hours are from 8:40 a.m. - 3:46 p.m.  (Students should not arrive before 8:30 a.m.)  If your student will be absent, you may call our attendance hotline at 676-6510 and press option 3, to record an absence before 8:00 a.m.  This system is in place during non-school hours.

To View The Completed Safety Drills For Steele Elementary Click Here

Student / Parent Compact

Parent Involvement Policy

Steele Elementary School. 531 Steele St . Mason, MI 48854
Ph: 517.676.6510. FAX: 517.676.0295