Totem Falls Raven Review

Thursday, April 1, 2021

Important Dates

April

1: Book Fair ends at midnight tonight!

1: Yearbook ordering deadline (school ID #93540)

5-9: Spring Break, NO SCHOOL

12: School resumes

16: Distribution for remote students, 1-2:30 pm

A NOTE FROM DR. CHURCH

Dear Totem Falls Families,


I hope the sun is helping you, as it is me, in feeling optimistic and a bit more energized! With spring break next week, it is a good time to reflect on how far we have come this year and prepare for the last few weeks of school. I am looking forward to spending time with both my children, which is a treat.


I would like to take this opportunity to reinforce Dr. Kultgen’s message this week regarding the tragedy in Atlanta. Unfortunately, violence and intolerance continue to be a theme we wrestle with as a nation. Totem Falls has been such a welcoming community in my transition. I have appreciated this more than you know. Inclusivity and a warm, welcoming spirit are important values for us to instill in our children and to model in our community. As Dr. Kultgen shared with school district staff, “We stand with our Asian American families, staff, and students.” At Totem Falls, we seek to find the best in each other, celebrate our differences, and support consistent growth in academic and social skill development. It is a privilege to lead this amazing community.


Have a wonderful break.

-Craig

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Have a fantastic Spring Break!

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Have a fantastic Spring Break!

Next Distribution

The next distribution will be Friday, April 16, from 1:00 - 2:30 pm


  • If you can't make it at the above time, tables will be set out until 3:30 for self-serve as well as during school days between 9 and 3:30.
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Library News

LAST CHANCE TO SHOP THE BOOK FAIR...SALE ENDS TODAY!
Our SPRING ONLINE BOOK FAIR ends TODAY, Thursday, APRIL 1ST. Purchases can be made online through our TF SPRING ONLINE BOOK FAIR and books will be mailed straight to your home. Use our TF Book Fair link to create a Scholastic account or use your previous Scholastic account to shop so our TF Library gets 25% of the sales. THANK YOU for supporting our TF library fundraiser to help our library purchase new library books for our kids.

BOOK FAIR SCAVENGER HUNT WINNERS...


Congratulations to all our Book Fair Scavenger Hunt Winners: Aspen Lamber, Cameron Erdmann, Maeve Krupski, Sophie Bednarski, Shree Godugu, Chloe Cabe, Audrey Skoog, Abigail Trask, Isabel Garcia, Ben and Sam Hutchison. Winners will get their FREE BOOKS during their library classes or at the next distribution day (remote students).

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TF Food Drive

🌺 Aloha, TF Families! 🌴

Staff Appreciation Week is coming up May 3-7!

Please help us say, “MAHALO” to our awesome teachers & staff for all they do by signing up to donate items for the week.

During the month of April, there will be a bin outside the office from 8am-4pm to place the donations you sign up to bring.

Stay tuned for a Staff Appreciation Packet coming home with more super fun ways to celebrate the week!

Questions? Please contact Neva Goodrich OR Tera Becker.

Mahalo!
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Yearbook Order deadline

ORDER your Yearbook by April 1st

LAST CALL -> Order yearbooks by April 1st (extra copies are not available after this date!)

We know this has been a different year but we promise the Yearbook is full of candid photos and will be a great memory. Email the TF Yearbook Coordinators @ tfybcoordinator@gmail.com if you need to check if you've already ordered a book or not. Yearbook order forms were sent home in December. Yearbooks can still be ordered online or a check written out to the PTO for $18 and a note of your child's name, teacher, grade sent into the front office.

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Bus routes and schedules

Please use our eLink/Versatrans online tool to find your eligibility for bus service, bus stops and route information. (Note: Transportation information in Skyward/Family Access is not accurate.) The eLink/Verstrans online tool contains the most up-to-date and detailed schedule and stop information. Click here to find your eligibility for bus service and your student's bus route/schedule.

  • Login: (student 7 digit ID# with 0 ) Example 0911111
  • Password: (8-digit birthdate-no spaces) Example 02222021

Note: 2020-2021 middle and high school routes and schedules will be available in eLink/Versatrans on Wednesday, March 24.

No Meal Distribution during Spring Break

Changes to meal distribution

After Spring Break, students and parents will continue to receive texts or email containing a Qualtrics survey similar to the health attestation survey that is used currently throughout the district. The survey is open from 5:15-9 a.m., Monday through Thursday. This survey allows parents/guardians to identify if their child(ren) would like to pick up lunch (and breakfast for the next day) for that day only. It also allow parents/guardians to select from several designated schools for meal pick up.

  • Cathcart Elementary - 12:25-12:45 p.m.
  • Dutch Hill Elementary - 12:40-1 p.m.
  • Emerson Elementary -12:30-12:50 p.m.
  • Seattle Hill Elementary - 12:20-12:40 p.m.
  • Machias Elementary – 1-1:20 p.m.


On Fridays, meals are available to any child age 0 to 18 per the USDA SFSP guidelines. Lunches (and breakfast for the next day) can be picked up at:

  • Centennial Middle School - 11-11:20 a.m.

  • Little Cedars Elementary - 12:05-12:25 p.m.

  • Boys & Girls Club - 11:30-11:50 a.m.


The pickup window at each of the above schools is 20 minutes and is located at the front entrance of each school. This Monday through Thursday survey must be completed each day to pick up meals.

Snohomish School District Coronavirus Testing Research Study for K-2

The Snohomish School District Coronavirus Testing Study is looking for more participants! Student must be in grades K, 1 or 2. Sign up at https://redcap.link/bmoahuls for your child to be tested once per week for COVID-19 at home by a parent/guardian. The study will help researchers learn more about how COVID-19 spreads in elementary schools, and to safely re-open schools during this pandemic.


For more information about the study, visit www.sno.wednet.edu/reopening/testingstudy or contact schoolstesting@uw.edu.

online kindergarten registration happening now

Kindergarten registration is happening at all Snohomish School District elementary schools. Online registration materials are available at www.sno.wednet.edu/kindergarten. We encourage families to utilize the online student enrollment and registration available at that site. Schools will reach out throughout summer 2021 with important information available for families (Meet the Teacher, WaKIDS, PTA/PTO/parent organizations, bus transportation, special services and more). For more information, please contact the elementary school your child will attend.

District Laptop Phone Support

We have a dedicated phone line for student/family computer/laptop support for district-issued devices. Students and families can call 360-563-3000 for live technical support from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Thursday and 7:30-11:30 a.m., Friday.

Totem Falls Elementary School

We are Kind, Responsible, Honest, Brave and we NEVER Give Up!

The Snohomish 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 a 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, Title IX Coordinator and ADA, Darryl Pernat, 1601 Avenue D,, Snohomish, WA 98290, 360-563-7285 Section 504 Coordinator and Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying (HIB), Shawn Stevenson,1601 Avenue D, Snohomish, WA 98290 360-563-7314