Wildcat News

October 2019

October Early Release Days

October 2019

October 16, 2019 Early Release at 2:35 pm

October 23, 2019 Early Release at 2:35 pm

October 30, 2019 Early Release at 2:35 pm

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Nutrition Services Week!

This week is Nutrition Services Week,

thank you to Miss. Melannie and Miss. Morrision in our

Central Avenue Kitchen for always taking great care of our students during breakfast and lunch times.

We would also like to acknowledge all the great

Nutrition staff in our District.

We appreciate all you do!

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National Anti-Bullying Month

October is National Anti-Bullying month, and we will be having a poster contest again, similar to what we have done that past couple of years. We will start it this week, and announce the winners on World Kindness Day, which is November 13th. Please see below for more information:

  • Poster/poem contest: starting this week, students can submit a poster or poem/writing about kindness and respect. A small amount of poster paper and some information to give to students will be put in teacher boxes tomorrow. Any posters depicting violence or fighting will not be accepted. The purpose is more on Kindness and how we should treat others, rather than bullying itself.

  • Unity Day: Wednesday, October 23rd is Unity Day, which is a national day to promote awareness around the topic of bullying. For more info visit https://www.pacer.org/bullying/nbpm/unity-day.asp. To recognize this day we will encourage everyone (including staff!) to wear the color orange, and teachers will receive talking points to discuss with their classrooms during your community circle time.


We have been practicing our “Wildcats C.A.R.E” motto with all our students and staff. C.A.R.E stands for: Cooperation, Accountability, Respect and Effort. Please help your student practice C.A.R.E at home by having them demonstrating C.A.R.E.
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Individual pictures will be taken for all students

Thursday October 24,

Picture envelopes and pre-pay information will be sent home with students this week. Please take the time to read the information and to select your picture package option. Make checks payable to QSP Photography.

Orders may also be placed ahead of time online at


using the online code: CENT3

Please remember these important picture day requirements. Thank you!!

Ø Each student will need their own picture envelope on picture day. All students will be photographed even though they are not buying a package.

Ø QSP Photography & Central Avenue do not have change. Please send the correct amount in each of your children’s envelopes.

Ø Portraits will be combined into the same envelope even if a student turns in multiple order envelopes. Please order direct from QSP if this is a foreseeable issue. If you call QSP 1-877-697-6996 they will arrange shipping directly to your address.

Ø We have scheduled pictures for younger than school-age children, and students that are

absent on picture day for December 5th, which is our retake day.

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Come join us have lots of fun with our Wildcat Friends and Families!


Friday, Oct. 25th, 6-7:30pm

4505 104th Street East

Tacoma, WA

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

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End of Day Student Transportation Changes

Just a reminder to please call the school before 3:30 pm and on early release days please call before 1:30 pm when your child's end of day schedule needs to be changed.

This allows us time to notify your child's teacher and your child of the change for a smooth end of day transition.

Please call our office at 253-298-3200 to report end of day changes.

Attendance Matters

You have always known that good attendance contributes to successful students, but this year we have some very important new procedures, which need to be followed:
1. Good attendance is to miss 9 or fewer days per year (average one per month).
2. After 7 absences, we will require third party documentations (doctor notes, dentist
appt, court hearing, etc.) to excuse the absence. Please get in the habit of getting a
note for any appointments, even before you hit that threshold.
3. We will contact you for a conference if your child has 3 unexcused absences, or 5
absences in a month (excused or unexcused.)
4. Chronic absenteeism is more than 18 days in a school year.
I want to encourage all our Wildcats to be at school ON TIME, EVERY DAY, ALL DAY!

**Please contact the attendance line at 253-298-3200, if your student is going to be late or absent from school.

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Volunteer Approval is Necessary– Prior to attending any school event as a chaperone, participant, or helper, all adults must have a new approved volunteer clearance on file in our office. There will be no exceptions to this requirement. You must register online at www.fpschools.org. If you have a problem with the registration process, please call Ms. Lynn at 253-298-3205. We appreciate your cooperation with our extra efforts to assure that our students are safe and supervised appropriately.

Below are examples of activities which do and do not require volunteer approval for parent participation. Please call our office if you have questions.


 Field Trip

 Classroom visits during school

 Field Day

 Lunch with Student in classrooms

 Assist with in Classroom Projects

Not Required

 Back-to-School and Family Barbecues

 Promotions

 Concerts

 Conferences

 Wildcat CARE Assemblies


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