End of Year Celebration
Jun
21
11:00 am11:00

End of Year Celebration

Lower elementary and primary students take their moment on stage to receive their completion/participation certificate. This year, the event will take place in the neighboring field at 11:00am. Parents are welcome to come snag a seat as early as 10:30am. Food will be provided by a handful of vendors. All festivities will conclude by 1:30pm.

*Toddler and elementary before/after school care program will have a normal schedule. 

 

Donuts for Dads
Jun
16
6:00 am06:00

Donuts for Dads

In celebration of Father's day we invite our dads (guardian, grandfather, uncle, etc.) to enjoy a breakfast with their children. Donuts, fruit, and beverages will be served. Coffee & tea will also be available for adults.

SPRING CLEANING GARAGE SALE
May
6
May 8

SPRING CLEANING GARAGE SALE

Parents and students are invited to bring donations and/or volunteer at our Spring Garage Sale. Students can also sign up to work a lemonade stand. 

Bring donations as early as April 15th! 

FIELD TRIP
Apr
18
10:30 am10:30

FIELD TRIP

We're off to StoryBook Theater in Renton to see A Little Mermaid! Tuesday, April 18th Mrs. Venable and Mrs. Chappell's classes head out at 10:30am with plans of being back no later than 2:00pm. We will be eating lunch at the venue, please pack your child a disposable lunch.

MOONSTONERUBY CLASSES

FIELD TRIP
Apr
13
9:00 am09:00

FIELD TRIP

We're off to StoryBook Theater in Renton to see A Little Mermaid! Wednesday, April 13th Mrs. Bosmans and Ms. Kat's classes head out at 9:00am with intentions of being back no later than 12:30 for lunch. Please have children arrive no later than 8:50am. 

QUARTZ & SAPPHIRE CLASSES

PICTURE DAY
Apr
12
Apr 13

PICTURE DAY

Photographers will be here to capture class photos and individual photos for those who missed it in the fall. 

April 12: Quartz & Sapphire

April 13: Moonstone & Ruby

SPRING BREAK
Mar
27
Mar 31

SPRING BREAK

Stepping Stones closes for Spring Break each year. In lieu of our academic program, a small Spring Break Camp is available to a small number of primary students. Register here! 

Need Help with Your Picky Eater?
Mar
14
7:00 pm19:00

Need Help with Your Picky Eater?

Dr. Iulia Vlad of Common Sense Nutrition plans to visit SSM this month! Her expertise and resources will help parents think through how to curb sugar cravings, brainstorm lunch ideas ans assist with establishing healthy eating habits. She will also discuss how diet impacts student performance. 

Childcare is available! Please email or call the school office to sign your student up! 

OPEN GYM
Mar
11
8:45 am08:45

OPEN GYM

Parents and kids can gather at the Mel Korum YMCA for Open Gym! Enjoy a great time running out some energy while connecting with other families! Parents must be present with students. 

8:45am to 9:30am: Students 4 years old and younger

9:30am - 10:15am: Students 5 years old and older

PAJAMA DAY
Mar
2
6:00 am06:00

PAJAMA DAY

Each year Stepping Stones celebrates Dr. Seuss' birthday by inviting everyone to come to school in their pajamas and bring in their favorite Dr. Seuss books! This day will be filled with related crafts and lots of reading.

WINTER CLEANING
Feb
19
10:00 am10:00

WINTER CLEANING

It might not be spring, but it's definitely time to clean! Friends and family are invited to join in a number of SSM projects Sunday, February 19th from 10am to 12pm. Let us know you can make it by email sguthmil@gmail.com!

PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES
Feb
10
2:00 pm14:00

PARENT-TEACHER CONFERENCES

Parents are encouraged to connect with teachers regarding their students’ progress. Progress reports will be reviewed and discussed. Sign up for your students’ conference in his/her classroom. Sign-ups will open Monday, February 13th. 

PAWS FOR A CAUSE
Feb
1
Mar 1

PAWS FOR A CAUSE

Help raise funds and items for homeless and abandoned animals in Auburn! Monetary donations can go in the jar outside the front office and supplies in the bin. Donations will be accepted through March 1st. This is a great opportunity for students to show compassion and care. Supply suggestions have been emailed to families and posted outside the office.  

CHECK OUT THEIR WISH LIST HERE!

INTEREST MEETING: LOWER ELEMENTARY
Jan
26
7:00 pm19:00

INTEREST MEETING: LOWER ELEMENTARY

For students completing their third year cycle and/or their kindergarten year, it’s most likely time to consider what elementary program he/she will transition to.  For those considering Stepping Stones Lower Elementary program, you’re invited Thursday, January 26th, 2017 at 7:00pm to hear more about what our program offers!

SUPPLY DRIVE
Dec
5
Dec 16

SUPPLY DRIVE

Throughout the month of December, we will be hosting a supply drive to help our local food bank. We are very excited to give back to our community this holiday season and spread love and kindness where ever we can. This month we will have 3 “giving boxes” that everyone is welcome to donate to. The family box, the bathroom box, and the pet box.

THE FAMILY BOX: This box will collect food and snacks for families just like yours. This box is for non-perishable food items and labeled canned foods.

THE BATHROOM BOX: This box will collect average bathroom items for all ages. From shampoo to hairbrushes. Anything you like using in the morning is welcome in this box.

THE PET BOX: This box will collect dry or canned food for pets in need. Also, small toys for pets to play with.

Anything you are willing and able to donate with help. Thank you so much for helping our small Stepping Stones community to reach out and help others. We will end the collection on December 16th.

BOXES ARE LOCATED IN THE SCHOOL AGE ROOM.

SSM CLOSED
Nov
24
Nov 25

SSM CLOSED

Stepping Stones is closed all-day Thursday & Friday for those who celebrate Thanksgiving. Enjoy the long weekend!

FAMILY FEAST
Nov
18
6:00 pm18:00

FAMILY FEAST

It's one of our favorite times of the year! We invite all of our families to join us in a celebration of family, friendship, and community. Dinner will be served, as well as short performances by your children. Please pick up complimentary tickets from the school office. 

Please have students at Calvary Community Church by 5:45pm.

SSM CLOSED
Nov
11
6:00 am06:00

SSM CLOSED

We close this day to honor all of our past, present, and future Veterans. We appreciate each and every one of you!

PAJAMA PARTY
Oct
31
6:00 am06:00

PAJAMA PARTY

Students & teachers get to wear their PJ's to school! We ask that children do not wear any Halloween costumes to school.

PICTURE DAY
Oct
19
Oct 20

PICTURE DAY

Strap on that smile! Students in our Primary and Lower Elementary Programs get their individual pictures taken. In addition to these pictures being used in our yearbook, parents are able to purchase photos.

MARIS FARMS
Oct
7
9:00 am09:00

MARIS FARMS

Stepping Stones heads up to Maris Farms for our first field trip of the year! We are inviting children in Primary, Lower Elementary, and our Before and After School Programs to join. Each child will get to pick out one small pumpkin to take home. What better way to start out the fall season?!

 

PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES
Oct
3
Oct 6

PARENT/TEACHER CONFERENCES

As the school year kicks off, teachers would love to get to know you better or re-connect from the previous school year. You will find a sign-up chart in either your child's class or near the sign in/out table.

Sep
7
9:00 am09:00

First Day of School

The 2016-17 School Year begins Wednesday, September 6th! We so look forward to spending time with your children, as well as getting to know you better.

Sep
6
6:00 pm18:00

Back to School Night

Back to School Night gives you and your student opportunity to "settle in" before the big first day. Parents can complete paperwork, pay tuition, drop off emergency packs and organize cubbies. Students connect with teachers and are invited to enjoy healthy snacks.

First year families are asked to participate in our New Parent Orientation taking place at 6:45pm as part of the Back to School Event. Jody Bosmans, our School Director, will share what you can expect from our teachers and staff, and consequently, what we as a school expect from parents and students. This is a valuable time of connection!

No School — Sumner & Puyallup
May
31
6:00 am06:00

No School — Sumner & Puyallup

Students attending Sumner and Puyallup school districts are invited to be at SSM all day. Children are welcome to bring anything with wheels that does not run electronically (or on gas) to SSM. Please send helmets as well. They are mandatory. We'll most likely ride over to Maple Lawn so release forms are necessary for this day too.