CC and Amber Sabathia's organization, the PitCCh In Foundation, has traditionally given backpacks to second graders in Vallejo. This year, the Sabathia family is providing EVERY student at Steffan Manor Elementary School with a free backpack filled with supplies our students need at school.
On Monday, August 24th, representatives from the PitCCh In Foundation will be at our school to deliver and distribute this amazing gift to each one of our Steffan Scholars. Even if you've been able to provide your child a backpack for this school year, I know there are times when he or she could use a second one. On behalf of our students, we are exceedingly grateful to the Sabathia's for their generosity.
To read more about this fantastic program and how it started, click here: http://www.pitcch.org/programs/signature-programs/youth-backpack-program/
Here's the website: http://www.solanosr2s.ca.gov/ Check it out!
Steffan Manor Parent-Leader of the Year 2014/15
Steffan Manor recognizes Angela Palomino-Croom. Ms. Croom was nominated by teachers to be our representative at the 1st Annual VCUSD Parent-Leader of the Year awards banquet tonight. Ms. Croom is a wonderful representation of all the parents and family members at Steffan Manor that contribute to making it a great school for our kids.
Steffan Manor is a place where literacy happens. Our students are readers, writers, talkers, and listeners. This year, we are focusing on the writing process in every grade.
When a visitor enters enters our school at the beginning of the day, they will be able to walk into any classroom and see every student engaged in the act of writing. In kindergarten, this may look like groups of students tracing letters with a dry-erase marker. In fourth grade, a student may be working on an ongoing fictional work about their superpowers.
On Friday, students pair up and work with on another in literacy. Older students have a younger partner and together they explore the world of reading and writing. Every student has a buddy that they look forward to working with at the end of the week.