Brigadoon Tiger Pride 2022-23

March 20-24 Edition # 23

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Marching through March

Hello Brigadoon Tigers,

TODAY, March 20th is class picture day!!

March is now in full swing, many thanks to all of you that have been approved to volunteer or have volunteer paperwork in process. It is so lovely having our families as part of our team again. If you would like to volunteer and need more information please call our main office.

I appreciate your supporting us and our students' safety by talking at home about how to keep their hands, feet, and bodies to themselves. Reminding children that we all have a "personal space bubble" is helpful ;) Also, as we reteach and review our PBIS expectations of Be Kind, Be Safe, Be Productive, talk with your child about the use of appropriate and kind language on campus. Everyone deserves to feel safe and welcomed on our campus!

Family Advisory! Everyone is Welcome - We are hosting them on campus with a live zoom option to accommodate and engage more families so we hope to see you all there! Your voice and input is important to us!

Dates: April 13th, May 11th, and June 8th.

Zoom Meeting ID: 943 0679 2628

Time: 6 - 7 pm


The Choice Lottery will take place on April 19, 2023, at 5:30 pm.


Kindergarten Registration for the 2023 - 24 school year is open and online at

You will need:

Current Immunization Records

Birth Certificate

Address verification (copy of bill that would be attached to address, ie water/ electric or a purchase contract or rental agreement, etc.)

School Attendance: Each day, every day, On time!! Let us know how we can help!

Ways to Support your Child in being ready for school each morning on time:

  • Develop a regular bedtime and morning routine.
  • Help your child lay out clothes and pack backpacks the night before.
  • Avoid missing school unless a child is truly sick, or is COVID-19 positive, and seek help if a chronic illness is a challenge.
  • If your child seems anxious about going to school, talk to teachers, school counselors, or other families for advice on how to make her feel comfortable and excited about learning.
  • Reach out to a family member, a neighbor, or another parent if you are having trouble getting your student to school.
  • Arrange medical appointments when school is not in session.
  • Avoid extended vacations when school is in session.
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From Our Counselor:

It continues to be a joy having every K-5 classroom come for a lesson with me every other week! Scholars have worked very hard learning about the Zones of Regulation (feelings and self-regulation/calming strategies). Next, we will be learning about problem solving/conflict resolution strategies. We will talk about the difference between small problems and BIG problems and scholars will learn and practice 9 different ways to solve small problems with their peers.

Additionally, please see below for different community resources & an event you might be interested in:

Community Resources:

School Wide SEL

Second Step is our schoolwide social/emotional learning curriculum. Teachers use this curriculum on a weekly basis to help kids learn and develop key skills for academic and social/emotional success. So far, our scholars have completed the following units: Skills for Learning (September), Bullying Prevention (October), Empathy (December-January). Now, they are on the Emotion Management unit (February-March), which is a great addition to the Zones of Regulation unit scholars recently completed with Miss Natalie, our school counselor!

Here are the topics being covered for the month of March:

Kindergarten: Managing Anger, Managing Disappointment, Handling Being Knocked Down

1st grade: Managing Worry, review

2nd grade: Managing Anger, Finishing Tasks, review

3rd grade: Managing Anger, Managing Hurt Feelings, review

4th grade: Avoiding Jumping to Conclusions, Handling Put-Downs, review

5th grade: Resisting Revenge, Handling Put-Downs, Avoiding Assumptions

Natalie Sword, MA, NCC

School Counselor

Brigadoon Elementary


Office: (253) 945-2405

March is National Reading Month

Federal Way Public Schools are challenging PreK-12th grade scholars to read daily at home. This Reading Marathon Challenge requires documenting at least seven days in a row of reading during the month of March. Scholars should track reading on the provided reading log, and turn the completed log in by April 1, 2023. Reading Logs that are turned in by the due date will receive a prize that will be distributed by their school.

Daily reading requirements for elementary are :

  • PreK-5th grade = 30 minutes
  • 6 - 8th grade = 45 minutes
  • 9 - 12th grade = 60 minutes

For more information check out

• click on Reading Log to access a downloadable copy.

Payment Portal - Sign up now

Book fines, Field trips and any recorder purchases may be done online starting next week.

We are very proud of the numbers of families who have signed up and are using our "Pay Online System". We will be sharing more information in our next newsletter as we move from a 'station' based software to a web based software for all transactions for scholars at school.

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March Scholar of the Month Character Traits

Respect: you accept somebody for who they are, even when they're different from you

Integrity: being honest and does the right thing even when no one is watching

Two scholars from each class who have demonstrated growth in one of these traits will be recognized at our next virtual Scholar of the Month assembly on Wednesday, March 22nd at 9:00 am. We hope to see you there!

Here is the Zoom link:

Kids Heart Challenge

Kids Heart Challenge has officially kicked off, and we are so excited to Be the Torch that will light the torch of hope in the fight against heart disease and stroke! We are encouraging ALL our families to sign up and learn the lifesaving skill of Hands-Only CPR. Thank you for all your HEART work supporting our school and the American Heart Association!

Next Steps:

  1. Join our team and Take the challenge to Move More or Be Kind and receive a FREE Be the Torch Wristband! Register at or use the Kids Heart Challenge App!
  2. If you already registered, THANK YOU! Start FINN’S MISSION in your HQ, where you can learn Hands-Only CPR as a family, how to spot a stroke F.A.S.T. When you complete Finn’s Mission, you’ll earn an XL Finn’s Keychain!
  3. Check out our Virtual Envelope to learn more!

School Goal: 50 Students Registered $2,250

Donations Due: Friday, March 31st

Special School Incentives:

  • Student raising $100 get to silly string the principal/vice principal!
  • Once 50 kids from Brigadoon sign up online, Mr. Bauer will wear crazy hair and clothes for a day!
  • When our school raises $2,250 online, we will have a special dress up day!
  • When you raise $50 you will earn a Be The Torch wristband, 4 Heart Heroes, and a Mystery Gift!!

Calling all Grade 5 Scholars

Attention all 5th graders: Don’t miss out on the fun, exciting Saturday Scholar Community! The Saturday Scholar experience is unlike any school you will ever attend!

Wonder what it’s like to move from elementary to middle school? Wait no further!! Registration forms have been emailed to all of our 5th grade parents and scholars.

You can brush up on some academic supports AND take advantage of some fun elective courses; things like Basketball, Soccer, Recording Studio, Mindfulness, Lego Robotics, Intro to Band, Personal Finance, Babysitting Certification, American Sign Language, and Samoan Dance!

Register today for this five Saturday morning event! Students who attend at least 3 of the 4 Saturdays will be eligible to attend a field trip to the movies!

  • Dates: April 15, 22, 29, May 6 and culminating May 13
  • Location: Federal Way High School
  • Time: 9:00-12:00 p.m.
  • Transportation is provided as well as breakfast and lunch provided.

Registration dates are through March 10, 2023.

Sign up using the QRI code above:

BATTLE of the BOOKS INFO for Grade 3, 4, 5


STEM Exploration Night is the largest all district event of the year. This year the event will be in person on Wednesday, April 12, 2023, from 6 - 8pm at Federal Way HIgh School.

This event traditionally draws close to 3,000 scholars and their families.

Watch for more information in the coming weeks about this event.

Brigadoon's scholars have really enjoyed this event in the past and look forward to it coming this April.

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Quick Office Contacts

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