PrincipalFrom the Principal…..

On behalf of the Grace E. Stewart staff, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the 2022-23 School Year.  As always, August brings the “back to school” buzz of energy as we prepare for our students to return.  Our team has been busy getting everything ready for our kids to arrive. Before long, we will be in the rhythm of the school year and the hallways will be bustling with 430+ kiddos.  It’s going to be a fantastic year!

 Our goal is to create a safe, predictable environment where students can think deeply, problem-solve and master learning.  We will provide physical and emotional safety, a culture of belonging, and integrated supports. We’ve got the best team in town and I know our kids will build resiliency skills and strengthen their growth mindset.   

 Welcome New Families
To our new families, we welcome you to our Stewart Team.  Please contact the office staff or your teacher if you have any questions, 785-309-4450.  We want you and your child to feel at home and comfortable with all things Stewart.

 New Staff
Please join us in welcoming some new faces to our team: Chelbie Riedel, Roving Teacher, Morgan Soldan, Kindergarten Teacher, Ashley Hutfles, Art Teacher, Hailey Delisle, 3rd Grade Teacher, Bethany Rich, 3rd Grade Teacher, Kesa Augustine, Kindergarten Teacher, Jaden Reynolds, Gifted Teacher, Lindsay Radiel, 2nd Grade Teacher, Rayleen Castro, 5th Grade Teacher, Mei Kirchhoff, 5th Grade Teacher, Tyler Kuder, Orchestra Teacher, Angela McClain, Lunch Clerk, and Sarah Fancher, Para.

 Get Involved!  Join PTA
I encourage you to be active in our PTA.  Our Stewart PTA provides students with many things including free Stewart PRIDE T-shirts, funds for classroom needs, school improvement projects, water bottle filling stations, additional Chromebooks, beautiful trees on the playground, technology subscriptions and so much more.  April Augustine is president for 2022-2023.  Join the team and get involved!

The Roach and Wayne Street circle drives are open for AM drop off.  For breakfast kids, Kindergarteners and 1st Graders, please use the main doors in the Roach Circle Drive. For 2nd and 3rd Graders, please drop off at the entrance just north of the main doors in the Roach Circle Drive.  For 4th and 5th Graders, please use the Wayne Circle Drive at the North Entrance.  If you have multiple students at multiple grades, please drop off towards the North end of the Roach Circle Drive and the kids can use the sidewalk to get to their doors. 

NOTE: If the Roach Drive at the Main Entrance is backed up with cars, PLEASE pull up to the North end of the Roach Circle Drive and have your child use the sidewalk to get to their door.  DO NOT BLOCK the Circle Drive waiting for a front row space.  The Roach Circle Drive is most congested at 8:15-8:25 AM. 


**Please carefully review the Dismissal Practices included in this newsletter to help us create a safe and efficient routine for our PM procedures.

 Again, thank you for being part of what makes Stewart a caring and creative community.

 For Kids,

DeAnna Carpenter, Grace E. Stewart Principal

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