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

PTO Popcorn Fridays
The Steele PTO is sponsoring Popcorn Fridays!

• October 3rd
• November 7th
• December 5th
• January 9th
• February 6th
• March 6th
• April 17th
• May 1st

The pre-pay option is $4.00 per student. Please make your check payable to Steele PTO and put your children's names in the memo. We are always looking for extra help, please contact Alicia Wilson (517)525-0972 or by email @ aliciawilson@hotmail.com to volunteer!

Back to School Supply Lists
We are looking forward to the 2014-2015 school year! Grade level supply lists are available here:

Kindergarten
First Grade
Second Grade
Third Grade
Fourth Grade
Fifth Grade

SmartBoards in the Classrooms
Steele Elementary was able to purchase additional SmartBoards this spring as a result of the very generous donation of $3000 from the Mason Public Schools Foundation. This most recent purchase of SmartBoards will contribute to our school-wide implementation plan for increased interactive technology. In addition to MPSF funds, the district Technology Department and building combined funds so that all K-5 classrooms currently have a SmartBoard.

Reading Connection
Looking for Tips for Reading Success? Please click HERE for the Reading Connection!

Nutrition Nuggets
Click HERE for ideas about Food and Fitness for a Healthy Child!

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!

Home & School Connection Newsletter
Additional resources for families, working together for school success! Click here for the most recent edition.

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).

http://www.pompuzzle.com/ArithmeTick
http://www.lickitysplitlearning.com/free-online-math-fact-game.html
http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/math.htm
http://www.arcademicskillbuilders.com/
http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/thats_a_fact/english_K_3.html
http://www.aplusmath.com/Games/index.html
http://www.toonuniversity.com/aol/aol_math_k2.asp

Steele PTO Begins Scrip Program
We’re pleased to share some exciting news about a new fundraising program for Steele PTO. It’s called “scrip”, and it’s the fundraising program that works while you shop. No more catalog sales, selling products to grandparents, neighbors and co-workers.

Many popular retailers participate in our scrip program including Walmart, The Gap, Speedway, Panera, Applebee’s, and many, many others including Meijer!

Please click here for an order sheet.

Contact Kerri with any questions:

Kerri Petee
517-243-1245
Kerripetee@yahoo.com

PTO Information - Three for Me
Steele's PTO is working to increase family involvement and find more volunteers!  For more information on the Three for Me program, please click here.  For the benefits of the Three for Me program, please click here.  You may also email Ingrid with specific questions: 3formesteele@gmail.com.

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: www.TumbleBookLibrary.com. Please contact Mrs. Wills at Steele's Library for the username and password.

A Message from Food Services:
You may notice that our menu looks a little different this month. With some of the new regulations that have recently been given to the school food service industry, along with many other time and money saving factors, we have made some changes to accommodate these issues in our elementary buildings.

Some items to be aware of are:

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: http://bulldogsagainstbullying.weebly.com The website will also be updated periodically with additional information about the Mason Public Schools Bullying Task Force.

Breakfast
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
here

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.

Student / Parent Compact

Parent Involvement Policy

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