Endeavour Family Bulletin

October 1, 2021

Inspiring learners and inspiring leaders today and tomorrow

Principal's Message

The 2021-2022 school year is well under way! I am so proud of how our students have settled back into the routine of full-day in person learning! This year has been an unprecedented year as we faced the challenges incurred by the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, there have been many changes, but what has not changed is our commitment to nurturing, supporting, and educating every student.


I look forward to forming collegial partnerships with you as we work together to ensure that every child becomes a life-long learner and reaches their academic potential through enriching curriculum, engaging hands-on activities, and inspiring teachers and staff.

Our staff works diligently every day to provide rigorous relevant curricula for our students in a safe learning environment. As such, we are working meticulously to ensure that the school is safe for the return of our students, teachers, and staff. Our goal is to provide service that reflects a culture of learning, caring, respect, and quality.


It is my heartfelt privilege to serve as the Principal. I sincerely believe that a school environment that is collaborative draws on the strength of all stakeholders and fosters a positive school climate that makes a difference in the lives of our students. I look forward to meeting and working with you to continue the tradition of excellence. If we can be of assistance please do not hesitate to contact us. We are here for you.


Best,

Lynne Peters

Picture Day

Picture day is Friday, October 8th. Here is an online link to order your school photos:

https://myproimages.com/kids-photography-2111/code/END2021


Picture day will be for individual photos only and all students will be photographed. We will be creating a class composite for each classroom that uses the student and teacher individual photos. Those will be available for purchase at a later date. There will be no group photos taken at this time.


Pictures will be taken outside in an undercover area, per district guidance.

SEL Information from Mr. Noble

Hello Endeavour Parents,

I can’t believe that we have just finished our first month of school! I’m excited to be back as Endeavour’s Elementary Support Specialist/School Counselor this year and want to do my best to support students so they can be successful in school. If you would like to contact me, please check out my page on the school website. There is a form for parents to get in contact with me and a form for students if they need to talk to me.


In addition, I have the wonderful opportunity to go to each classroom to teach students some Social Emotional Learning (SEL) every week. For Kindergarten to 4th grade, I am using the Second Step curriculum and the 5th graders will be using the Owning Up curriculum.

This month I focused on what to do if we see a student alone at school, the brain and how it deals with big emotions, and how to calm it down using Mindful breathing. In kindergarten, we focus on learning how to listen, and the steps involved.


As we know, SEL does not work if we just focus on it in the classroom or at school. These skills should also be implemented in family and community to show to our students that what they are learning about is important to their learning and prepares them to be successful in life! I’ve also attached a resource that has 7 helpful tips to help students cope. Let’s have a great year, Endeavour Eagles!!

PTA News

Our PTA is hard at work to plan fun family events and support the students of Endeavour. There is a link below to their first newsletter of the year. Included is information about MOD Pizza Night, spiritwear, extracurricular opportunities for students, and upcoming dates. Please consider joining the PTA and supporting their work on behalf of students. Contact any Board member for information on volunteer opportunities.

Welcome to Our New Teachers

Each month we will spotlight new staff members!

Music Teacher Mallory Hanson

For the 2021-2022 school year, Endeavour Elementary will be joined by Mallory Hanson as our new music teacher. She grew up in Marysville, and started teaching in Spokane after graduating from CWU. She began substitute teaching in 2015 to get a feel for the district, and after teaching in 43 different schools in varying subjects, she accepted her own position at one of the elementary schools in a music classroom. In 2020 all of our lives changed, and for Mallory these changes brought her back to the area to be closer to family. Mallory loves to sing and plays many instruments, but her main focus is the bassoon and other woodwinds. She lives in Seattle with her partner, fluffy dog, and sneaky cat, bakes weekly sourdough bread, and will be getting married next July! Mallory is excited to join the Eagle family and hopes to help build community through her goals of preparing your students for a lifetime of music.

4th Grade Teacher Kirsten Denny

Kirsten Denny could not be any more excited to be at Endeavour. She is originally from Bothell, Washington and is so happy to be back home after six years of teaching at an International Baccalaureate School in Austin, Texas. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, reading, cooking, watching the Mariners or Seahawks, being with loved ones, and hunting for the best tacos around. On a Saturday or Sunday you can find her walking Greenlake, perusing the Ballard Market, or enjoying the French toast at Portage Bay Café. She went to Washington State University (Go Cougs!) and graduated in 2014 after completing her student teaching on a military base in Grafenwoher, Germany. She is so excited to learn and grow along with her 4th Graders!

COVID Communication

e are sharing reminders about school response plans when a student or staff member tests positive for COVID. Since schools reflect what is happening in our community, we will continue to see COVID cases in our schools.

What happens when a student or staff member tests positive for COVID?

When a student or staff member tests positive for COVID, the school immediately identifies close contacts. They notify only those close contacts. In some cases, it could be just a few students, or it might be an entire class or more. Each situation is different.

Students who were close contacts will be asked to quarantine for 14 days since last contact with the person who tested positive. With students old enough to receive the vaccination, vaccinated students may return to school if they are not experiencing any symptoms. In both cases, it is recommended the student is tested for COVID-19 three to five days after exposure.

The school shares close contact information with Snohomish Health District who follows up with those families so they can quarantine appropriately, if needed. If you are not contacted by the school or health district, you do not need to quarantine as your child was not identified as a close contact.

How you can help

You can reassure your child that this may happen from time to time and that we have measures to help reduce the spread at school. You can also be mindful about how you participate in conversations about the situation. Students’ health information is private and protected by federal laws. Please avoid speculating about the situation, just as you would for your own family member. You can help prevent the spread of the virus by wearing masks, washing your hands and avoiding social gatherings.

Also, please keep in mind that some younger students are still learning to wear their masks and wash their hands correctly. You can help them by sharing these brief demonstration videos from our school nurses, available in English and Spanish. It might be helpful to remind your child that some students are still learning the new routines and that staff are there to help.

Mukilteo School District Discrimination Policy

The information below will appear at the bottom of every newsletter.


Mukilteo School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Civil Rights Coordinator and Title IX Coordinator Bruce Hobert (425-356-1319), hobertbl@mukilteo.wednet.edu, Section 504 Coordinator Lisa Pitsch (425-356-1277), pitschla@mukilteo.wednet.edu, and the ADA/Access Coordinator Karen Mooseker (425-356-1330), moosekerkw@mukilteo.wednet.edu. Address: 9401 Sharon Drive in Everett, WA. Inquiries regarding ADA/Access issues at Sno-Isle TECH Skills Center should be directed to Mike Gallagher, Interim Director (425-348-2220), gallagherms@mukilteo.wednet.edu. Address: 9001 Airport Road in Everett, WA 98204.