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13 days ago

Proud Teachers of SPE

Eight staff members celebrated our nomination by attending the awards ceremony in Denver last week. 

Congratulations Mrs. Weeks!

Mrs. Weeks was nominated by her peers for Educational Leadership at SPE. She is inspiring other teachers and students everyday. 


Strawberry Park Elementary School Celebrated as a Finalist for Excellence in STEM Education Award
PRESS RELEASE

(October 4, 2017) – Strawberry Park Elementary School was celebrated as a finalist for The Succeeds Prize for Transformational Impact in an Elementary School for Excellence in STEM Education at an awards ceremony on Tuesday. The Succeeds Prize, the state’s most prestigious awards and recognition event, honors the transformational impact of Colorado’s public schools and educators. Strawberry Park was awarded a $5,000 cash prize for being a finalist and teacher, Katie Weeks, received $1,000 for Educational Leadership.

“As a finalist for this award, Strawberry Park was recognized for the high-quality learning experiences it offers,” said Brad Meeks, Superintendent of Steamboat Springs School District. “As a school district, we strive to set the standard for education regionally, nationally, and globally. This prestigious recognition of Strawberry Parks’ approach to STEM education is helping us do just that.”  

The Succeeds Prize is a collaborative effort between 9NEWS and Colorado Succeeds, a non-partisan business coalition focused on education issues. The Succeeds Prize finalists were selected by a prestigious group of education, government, and business leaders.

“As a finalist for The Succeeds Prize, we became part of a community made up of the best STEM programs in the state,” said Strawberry Park Elementary School Principal, Tracy Stoddard. “We will continue growing and advancing our great STEM program by tapping into the wonderful expertise of our fellow Succeeds Prize finalists.”

As part of The Succeeds Prize, Strawberry Park’s successful STEM practices and techniques will be shared with educators statewide to positively impact Colorado’s nearly 900,000 public school students.



Join the Steamboat Sneak!

Saturday, October 14th

The Steamboat Sneak is a benefit for Soda Creek & Strawberry Park Elementary Schools. All money raised supports the Parent Involvement Committee and Challenge Fund which provides funding for teacher programs, classroom equipment, field trips, and educational opportunities our classrooms!  The Steamboat Sneak is in its 8th year. It has successfully helped raise over $55,000 for our local elementary schools.  Register at www.steamboatsneak.com

5K STARTS AT 10am

FUN RUN STARTS  AT 10:05am

All ages welcome!

Hike and Bike to School 2017 

Every Friday Morning

Everyone can participate, including bus riders!

Your student can be dropped off by the bus at the high school where community service officers and volunteers will be present to safely manage street crossings. 

Additional information and permission slips  are available on the school website.

Safe Routes to School Parent Survey Link: http://www.saferoutesdata.org/surveyformparent.cfm?key=8811274 
Have an opinion? Let us know, take the survey!




New To SPE?

5 months ago

New to Steamboat and looking to meet other parents or students over the summer?
Contact The New Families Ambassador-   Dianne Bertini   at  Dianne@thesteamboatgroup.com
970-367-6488 call or text

SPE Mission/Vision

12 months ago

A mission statement describes in simple terms, but with carefully chosen, powerful words, the purpose of an organization. It can also describe what the organization intends to accomplish. Strawberry Park Elementary’s new adopted mission is Engaged Learners, Demonstrating Character. To support students in fulfilling the mission, teachers will focus on different character traits each trimester. 

During 2nd trimester, we will explore and learn about honesty. Honest people are trustworthy, dependable, and respected by others. An honest person tells the truth, regardless of the consequences. As America's first President, George Washington said in his Farewell Address, "honesty is always the best policy."



A message from Superintendent Brad Meeks - Steamboat Springs School District
On July 18, the Steamboat Springs School District Board of Education directed the school district administration to proceed with pursuing a 7-year $12.9 million bond to fund three critical infrastructure projects and an ongoing mill levy with a set mill levy amount that will generate $1 million in the first fiscal year. The ongoing mill levy will create a permanent source of funds for capital renewal needs of the district. Steamboat Springs School District voters will have a chance to consider these projects in November.

If funded, the bond will address necessary roof replacements in five facilities as well as the installation of a comprehensive heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system in Steamboat Springs Middle School. Investments will also be made to restore Gardner Field to a state-of-the-art “classroom” as well as a central gathering point in our community. The ongoing mill levy funding would allow us to promptly address maintenance projects, particularly those that affect health, safety, and equitable environments for students and staff.

For more than a year, the Community Committee for Education (CC4E) has brought the community together, raised awareness of the issues and challenges faced by the school district, and prompted meaningful discussion. While many thoughtful solutions have been raised, the decision to pursue these specific projects and ongoing funding was driven by four core values: safety, student success, transparency, and longevity.

If funded, these investments compared to last year’s school tax based on $500,000 of market value, will increase residential property owners taxes an estimated additional $3.25 a month / $39 a year per $500,000 market value of residential property; and for $500,000 of market value of a commercial property an estimated additional $36 a month / $434 a year.

In the coming weeks and months, you will be able to access factual information about the bond and mill levy issues on our website.
November 7, 2017 Ballot Measures - Bond & Mill Levy
At Monday night's school board meeting, the Steamboat Springs School District Board of Education unanimously approved the ballot language regarding the $12.9 million bond projects and a mill levy that will generate $1 million in the first fiscal year dedicated to ongoing capital renewal needs of the district. Steamboat Springs School District voters will have a chance to consider these projects in November.

If funded, the bond will address necessary roof replacements in five facilities as well as the installation of a comprehensive heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system in Steamboat Springs Middle School. Investments will also be made to restore Gardner Field for continued use as a classroom as well as a central gathering point in our community. The ongoing mill levy funding would allow the district to address maintenance projects.

If funded, these investments compared to last year’s school tax based on $500,000 of market value, will increase residential property owners taxes an estimated additional $3.25 a month/$39 a year per $500,000 market value of residential property; and for $500,000 of market value of a commercial property an estimated additional $36 a month/$434 a year.

These initial projects are considered Phase I. Later this fall, the district will begin to assemble various sub-committees to address future needs of the district. These sub-committees will address program improvements and enrollment growth under Phases II & III to develop longer term solutions for our facilities.

Since the board took action on the ballot language on August 28, 2017, the requirements of the Fair Campaign Practices Act (FCPA) are now in place.

Click Here to be directed to the Bond 2017 page.

Challenge Fund / SPE PTIC

5 months ago

Thank You Students!


THANK YOU to all the students who earned money during the Spring Cleanup and donated it to the school. KIDS, you donated over $7,000 to the Challenge Fund. WAY TO GO!

Have a wonderful summer and we look forward to seeing you at the next event, The Steamboat Sneak- FUN RUN.


Thank you to Casey Quillen who is now the PTIC President.   
 
Please let her know if you would like to help at the ice cream social or if you have a middle school student who would like community service hours.    

Casey Quillen can be reached at strawberryparkpic@gmail.com

Don't forget these easy ways to help support our school:

● Box Tops - each class has a collection box. The class with the most box tops will win a pizza party!

● Don't forget to register your City Market card. Register it once and SPE benefits!https://www.citymarket.com/topic/city-market-community-rewards

● Oliver's Labels - Order labels to mark all of your child's belongings and 20% goes to SPE.http://www.oliverslabels.com/SPEPIC

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