Christensen Elementary Newsletter

September/October 2019

Communication to families

Christensen Elementary communicates to their families in the following manners:

1. The Christensen Courier is our newsletter that is sent home bi-monthly via email. This is designed to inform parents of upcoming events and important information.

2. The Weekly auto call is intended to notify parents of all early dismissals and No School Days.

3. Our school website can be accessed through christensen.fpschools.org. Our website is updated regularly with important dates, early dismissals and information.

4. Classroom email. You may directly email your students teacher. You can find their email address on our website or call the school office.

5. Pink half sheet papers are sent home regularly to provide a quick look at what's happening at school, early dismissals and no school days. These fit perfectly on your refrigerator.

6. Like us on Facebook at Christensen Elementary School for news and information.

Dates to Remember

Wednesday, Sept.18th & 25th; 2:30pm early dismissal

Friday, Sept. 27th; Family Game Night @ 6pm

Monday - Thursday, Sept. 30th - Oct. 3rd, Student Led Conferences, 12:30pm dism.

Book Fair -Monday, Sept. 30th, 1pm to 7pm

Book Fair - Oct. 1st - 3rd, 1pm to 4pm

Friday, Oct. 4th, Teacher In-Service, No School

Wednesdays, Oct. 9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th are 2:30pm early dismissals

Oct. 24th - Flu Shot Clinic for Students

Friday, Oct. 25th - PTA Trunk or Treat, 6pm to 8pm

Thursday, Oct. 31st - School Picture Day

Music Concert, Tuesday, Nov. 5th @ 6pm

Trunk or Treat - Friday, Oct. 25th @ 6pm in the parking lot

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Breakfast and Lunch Menus

Click on the button below to view breakfast and lunch menus
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Good Attendance Matters

Attending school regularly builds confidence in students. Starting in Kindergarten, missing too much school can cause students to fall behind. Students missing more than 9 days in a school year is considered poor attendance and causes them to fall behind academically.


The WA State Attendance Law and the district attendance policy is as follows:

WA State Attendance law requires the school to schedule a conference with the parent for those students who have accumulated 3 unexcused absences and/or 5 excused absences in a 30 day period.

The district requires parents to provide a doctors' note for any student who accumulates more than 7 excused or unexcused absences.

Drop off and pick up

Arrival time: Students may not be dropped off before 8:45am, there is no adult supervision before then. Once students are dropped off they will be escorted to the gym where they have the option to eat a free breakfast. Our school policy is that any adult who wishes to visit their student or volunteer in any capacity must first complete the 'volunteer application' and be approved.

Pick up: Students may be picked up as early as 3:55pm on normal dismissal days and 2:25pm on early dismissal days in your students classroom. Teachers walk their class to the bus starting at 4:00pm and 2:30pm on early dismissal. You may pick your student up in front of the school after 4:00pm on normal dismissal and after 2:30pm on early dismissal days.

Music Concert

Join us Tuesday, November 5th at 6pm to hear our 2nd & 3rd graders perform in the gym
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Bus Procedures

If you want your student to ride a different bus other than the one he/she regularly rides or get off at a different stop, you must send a note or call the office @ 253-298-3300. Without a note or call from the parent, the student will go home the way they usually go home.

Detailed bus information is now available on line at http://www.fpschools.org/elinkrp/. Guest is the username and password.