Dear Eatonville Community,
Happy Heart’s Month! As I thought about this month I went several directions and landed on “take no heart for granted”.
Attached to this letter is a picture of a little boy named Hudson. Hudson is standing proudly with the EHS football team. The team has totally wrapped their arms around him. Hudson’s journey is the story of waiting for a heart. Sometimes we take our heart for granted because it works just fine but when it doesn't, life turns upside down. Video linked here.
Sometimes we think everything is ok and we miss a heart that is hurting. February is that month that can remind us to look for those hearts. This is when we look for ways to spread kindness. Our elementary schools all have monthly activities around “character traits” that help students to navigate school and life while learning to get along with others. Small acts of kindness can fill the hearts of others in ways we may never know.
Finally we need to think about our own heart health. Our teachers present lessons on staying active and eating healthy. The Power Up program allows kids to accumulate miles in a running program. The students earn “toe tokens” that they wear proudly on a lanyard. The miles are celebrated in different ways depending on the school. Jump Rope for Heart is a WES yearly event. At the middle school level an active lifestyle is promoted by exposing the students to all kinds of activities from which they can choose that can become a lifelong physical activity. Students at the high school have PE requirements and a robust weights program. Students are actively encouraged to be part of the many programs available in and outside of school whether it be sports, cheer and dance.
Please use February as a reminder to take good care of yourself and also to reach out to spread kindness. Pay it forward!
Heart Month Awareness in ESD
Around the District
Family Reading and Math Nights
Congratulations Boys Basketball League Champs
Highly Capable Referrals Open 2/1 - 3/15
Does your child perform at significantly advanced academic levels? Consider referring them for Highly Capable Services by submitting a referral. Referral forms will be available using the link below.
Learning characteristics could include:
- Analytical thinker
- Accelerated learner
- Advanced language speaker
The Highly Capable program referral window will be open The referral window will be open from Feb. 1-March 15, 2023.
Anyone (parents, teachers, community, etc.) can refer a student to be tested for potential qualification for next year's highly capable programs. Students from Kindergarten - 7th grade can be referred. Referred students will be tested in the school building in March and April. Results will be sent home through postal mail to families by the end of the school year.
Second grade students will participate in a Highly Capable Universal Screener the month of January/February and therefore do not need to be referred to be considered for services.
February Breakfast and Lunch Menus
Advisory Committee Meeting, March 1
Are you interested in serving as a parent representative on the Highly Capable Program Advisory Committee for Eatonville School District? The committee aides in developing, monitoring, implementing, and evaluating the district's Highly Capable/Advancement Placement Program plan. The committee ensures compliance with state laws and administrative codes governing the Highly Capable Program, including equitable identification and makes recommendations, as needed. The committee will meet 4 times throughout the school year. The first meeting was held on January 4th.
Our second meeting will be held Wednesday, March 1st, 2023. The meeting will be held in the High School Library from 5pm-6pm. If you are interested in joining the HCP Advisory Committee please contact the Instructional Programs office by phone at (360-641-1040) or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Highly Capable Class Dates
Kindergarten Enrollment Opens Feb 1
Students who are registered by March 1st will receive a Kindergarten Readiness Incentive.
Wear Red Day, February 3rd
⏰All schools will begin at normal time and will release three hours earlier than normal.
🚌Buses will drop students off at their bus stops three hours earlier than normal in the afternoon.
Black History Month
Please click the link for: 21 inspiring quotes to share with your children for Black History Month and beyond.
National School Counseling Week
February 6th - February 10th
- Mrs. MacIlraith, Eatonville Elementary
- Ms. Bjorklund, Weyerhaeuser Elementary
- Ms. Noble-Perry, Columbia Crest
- Mrs. Parks, Eatonville Middle School
- Miss Saari, Eatonville High School
- Mrs. Baker, Eatonville High School
- Mrs. Gladstone, Elementary Mental Health Counselor
- Mrs. Brenda-Waugh-Reimer, Secondary Mental Health Counselor
Upcoming Late Starts
Inclement Weather Information
Eatonville School District #404 will provide equal educational opportunity and treatment for all students in all aspects of the academic and activities program without discrimination based on race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, honorably discharged, veteran or military status, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, marital status, the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability.
The district will provide equal access to school facilities to the Boy Scouts of America and all other designated youth groups listed in Title 36 of the United States Code as a patriotic society. District programs shall be free from sexual harassment. Auxiliary aids and services will be provided upon request to individuals with disabilities.
Address: 200 Lynch St. W., Eatonville, WA 98328; Telephone: 360-879-1000
Title IX Coordinator, Section 504/ADA Coordinator & Civil Rights Compliance Coordinator: Cristin Blaskowitz, Executive Student Services. Email: email@example.com
Interim Superintendent, Lucy Fountain
Location: 200 Lynch Street West, Eatonville, WA, USA
Bodie Turner, Positive Post
Bodie Turner took first place in the Men’s Open Pro Division at the Lancaster Archery Classic Championship in Pennsylvania. This win was after shooting a perfect 660 in the qualifying rounds and keeping his top seed going into the shoot offs after the elimination rounds. Bodie is also the first person to shoot a 660 twice as well is in back-to-back years.