Sea Otter Updates!
Serene Lake Elementary - February 13th 2023
Serene Lake Elementary
Lori Bumstead, Principal
Jessica Kelley, Dean
Susan Ditri, Administrative Assistant
Jamie Groshong, Registrar and Attendance
Alison Lang, Behavior Specialist
Location: 4709 Picnic Point Rd, Edmonds, WA, USA
Mid - Winter Break - February 20th - 24th
Thursday - 16th: Multi Cultural Night 6:00pm @ SL Gym
13th - 17th: Random Acts of Kindness Week
13th - 17th: Food Drive
17th - Spanish Speaking Family Meeting @ 3:30 - Zoom Link: https://mukilteoschools-org.zoom.us/j/97673586514?pwd=elJpSTh0allMVGprRVp1ZzM0djhwUT09
20th - 24th: NO SCHOOL - Mid Winter Break
Thursday - 9th - Choral Festival @ Kamiak 7pm
Kindness Is Cool!
In celebration of Random Acts of Kindness Week Feb. 13th - 17th we will also be hosting a SPIRIT Week. Make sure you check out the information below so you know what to do for each day of the week!
Multicultural Night - Sign Up!
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16th 6-8PM
SERENE LAKE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL GYM
One of our favorite events is back and we need YOUR help to make it great! We are looking for families, individuals, and community groups who would like to share their culture in a variety of ways.
Your culture is your own, so you decide how to represent it. It could be your family's heritage, your birthplace, someplace you have lived, or whatever culture you identify with.
This is a night to celebrate our diverse community and learn from each other.
Click here to participate in Multicultural Night
PTSA - February Virtual Movies
The digital series is monthly pre-set films that you can easily access/show on the specified date. *Please Note the time and date the film is scheduled, it is available on this date ONLY and will not play outside of the scheduled series*
Below is the watchlink for your upcoming events. This is the link you will click on to begin watching the film for EVERY FILM in the series.
Click this link - Watchlink
There will a box that pops up and asks for your passphrase, it looks like this-
Using the information from the 2nd email, COPY the passphrase for the appropriate date/film and PASTE it into the box
2/10-11: The One and Only Ivan (PG), Till (PG-13), Ruby Bridges (TV-PG), Wakanda Forever (PG-13)
2/14-18: The One and Only Ivan (PG), Till (PG-13), Ruby Bridges (TV-PG), Wakanda Forever (PG-13)
2/24-25: The One and Only Ivan (PG), Till (PG-13), Ruby Bridges (TV-PG), Wakanda Forever (PG-13)
If you have questions or need additional assistance please feel free to call the movie license company at 1-877-321-1300. The following link is an FAQ and provides instructions for logging in and other details about streaming movies.
Things You Should Know!
What time should my child arrive at school? If you drive your child to school, please arrive between 8:35-8:55 a.m. No children should arrive prior to 8:35 as supervision is not provided until that time. Children who arrive after 9:00 a.m. are tardy and need to stop by the office for a tardy slip before reporting to class.
What should I do if I need to change end of the day dismissal arrangements? To maximize student safety and eliminate confusion, please have students go home the same way (bus or parent pick-up) each day. If it is necessary for you to make a change for a particular day, please send an email to the classroom teacher. If an emergency arises and you are unable to send a note in the morning, please call the office before 2:00 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays and before 1:00 p.m. on Fridays at 425-366-3500 and we will get a message to the teacher.
When can parents be in the building? Parents are welcome to stop in the office for support or questions between the hours of 8:00 a.m-4:00 p.m., Monday-Friday. We do not allow visitors beyond the office during the school day unless they are scheduled to volunteer and have done their volunteer requirements or have a scheduled meeting. If you are interested in volunteering, please refer to the volunteer section of this newsletter for more information.
What should I do if my child is absent? Call the attendance line before 9:30 a.m. to report absences (425-366-3500). Your message should include your child’s name, teacher’s name, date of absence, reason for absence, and parent name.
What are good reasons for staying home from school? Regular attendance is critical to success. Students should only stay home for valid reasons including: contagious illness or symptoms consistent with COVID-19. Children should not come to school if they experience vomiting or diarrhea, or a fever of 100 degrees or higher, or a consistent cough within the last 24 hours. Other excused absences include religious or cultural observances, court proceedings, or true emergencies, like a death in the family. Appointments and family vacations should be scheduled on non-school days or outside school hours whenever possible to prevent loss of instructional time.
What will happen if a child gets sick or injured while at school? We have a health room to be able to treat students with minor injuries or sickness. We have a nurse and a health room support member who manage our health room 5 days a week. If your child is ill or becomes ill at school, they will need to be picked up immediately.
Will parents be notified if a classmate or teacher goes home sick? We notify everyone in our school community when we have a confirmed positive COVID case in our building. Please note that this does not mean you have specifically been determined to have had close contact with that individual. Because contact tracing efforts are no longer required, this notice is intended as broad notification for your use in determining your next steps.
What happens to lost items? Our lost and found is located inside the door of the gym. Glasses, keys, and other valuable items can be claimed in the office. To make it easier to return items to students, please be sure to write your child’s name (in permanent ink) on backpacks, jackets, gloves, lunch boxes, and all personal items your child brings to school. Unclaimed items are donated to a local charity in December and June.
How does parent drop off and pick up work? If you drive your child, here’s what you need to know. The drop-off/pick-up loop for parents is behind the gym. There is a loop that you follow and an adult will assist at getting your students in or out of the car. Do not get out of your car in the Parent Pick Up line. The front of the school drive is for buses only. Bring your patience and expect a line and potentially long wait time. Teach your child to buckle and unbuckle independently to speed up the process.
ARRIVAL: use the Parent Drop off/Pick Up loop behind the school. Please remain in your car. When you reach the safe unloading zone have your child unbuckle. A staff member will come to your vehicle and assist your child to safely move away from the traffic area.