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Today: 10/6/15
3:30 PM Volunteer Meeting
5:00 PM School Site Council meeting / ELAC
6:00 PM SES Tutoring Fair


Steffan Manor

815 Cedar St.

Vallejo, CA. 94591

(707) 556-8640

Parent/Student Handbook

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Early Arrivals:

We do not have supervision for students until 8:15.  It is not safe for students to be on campus unsupervised! There is no outside supervision until 8:15 when students are taken outside to visit with friends before forming lines at 8:25.

School Hours:

Kindergarten: 8:30 - 12:30 every day until Nov 30

Grades 1-5: 8:30 - 3:00, and 8:30 - 1:30 on Wednesdays

Back to School

Back to School is on Thursday, September 17th from 5:30 to 7:00.  We'll start the evening in the multipurpose room, then families will transition to classrooms from 6:00 to 6:25.  Teachers will repeat their presentations from 6:30 to 6:55 for those families who have more than one Steffan Scholar.  The Book Fair will be open from 5:00 to 7:30 pm. during Back to School night.

See you there!

Book Fair

Come one!  Come all!  September 14 through 18 is the Steffan Manor Book Fair presented by the Steffan Manor PTO.  See you PTO page for more information.  Are you available to assist?  Contact our fantastic PTO President, Angela Croom.

This is going to be fun!

No School on Labor Day

There's no school on Monday, September 7th as our nation pauses to recognize our laborers.  

Short research project:

  • Who is a "laborer"?
  • Who started Labor Day?
  • Why did that person come up with the idea?
  • When was the first Labor Day held?

Parent/Community Meetings

Our very active Parent Teacher Organization has their first meeting of the year on Tuesday, September 8th at 3:30 in the Library.  Immediately following, we'll have our first School Site Council meeting at 4:30 in the Library.  See you there!

Traffic Safety

If your child must cross the street to meet, please ask him/her to walk to the corner where crossing is much safer and protected.  Please do not motion for your child to cross in the middle of the street.  It is dangerous!  Several students had close calls this week.

Do you know about Safe Routes to School?

Here's the website: http://www.solanosr2s.ca.gov/ Check it out!

An Amazing Gift! Backpack to Each Student from CC Sabathia's PitCCh In Foundation

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/

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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.

Literacy Buddies

       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.

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There's an App for That!

Do you know about the new VCUSD app??  Download it from your app store and get started!  Be sure to set Steffan Manor as your location.


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Reading Progress

If you are the parent of a 2nd-5th grader, have you logged on to Renaissance Place Home Connect to view the reading progress of your child?  Stop by and visit your child's teacher if you have questions.

Steffan Manor's Plan for Student Achievement 

In 2013-2014, Steffan Manor students read more than 120,000,000 words!  In 2014-2015, our students read 87,711,056 words. How many words will we read this year?  I think we can read over 150,000,000 if we put our minds to it!