From the Principal

Dear Steele Families,

I hope you all enjoyed the five day fall break! I have heard many stories from students of exciting travels, local adventures and good old stay at home family fun! It’s good to have everyone back at school rested and ready to learn!

This will be a night of fun and fundraising that you will not want to miss! The funds raised through our PTA auction are increasingly more important to our school. Your generous giving allows us to continue to provide valuable resources and classroom supports for our students and teachers. A major obstacle we are facing is fewer and fewer people are choosing a career in education. How is this impacting our school right now? In the past, we have secured anywhere from 10-18 Teacher Residents to work as Second Educators while they earn their certification in Elementary Education. This year we were only able to secure 4 Teacher Residents. In order to provide support in all classrooms, we have had to be very resourceful by hosting Student Teachers from the University of Northern Colorado at no cost to our school and hiring additional Para-Professionals. This year the cost of our Second Educators will be between $330,000 and $360,000. We do need your help to provide Second Educator/Para support for students and teachers. If you can’t come to the event, you can still bid on items and donate using the Handbid app! Thank you for participating in our PTA Masquerade Fundraiser. We are grateful for your investment in our school.

Join us on Wednesday, October 31 for our Halloween Parade! The parade will begin at approximately 8:20 am with our classes parading through the school first and then out the south double doors and around the track twice before returning to the classroom for their Halloween Parties.