Totem Falls Raven Review

Thursday, September 29, 2022


We have a new attendance email. You can still call 360-563-4751 to report an absence OR use the new email:



30: Dude's and donuts sponsored by the PTO. 7:45-8:30 a.m. in the gym


12: Vision screening, grades K/1/2/3/5

13: Walk-a-thon

20-26: Fall Bookfair

24: Conference Week

25-28: 1/2 day 11:45 am release time

31: Storybook Dressup day

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Picture day was Tuesday and there is still time to order photos. You can still order online through tomorrow, Friday, 9/30/2022.




We are excited to invite STUDENTS & THEIR FAMILIES to shop our FALL BOOK FAIR both IN PERSON (October 20-26) and ONLINE (October 20-Nov. 1st)! STUDENTS will be able to shop the fair during their assigned library class time or after school with their FAMILIES. EVERYONE will be able to shop ONLINE too. More information coming soon!


We need Book Fair volunteers to help with setup, labeling books, and cashiering. If you are interested in volunteering, please SIGN UP HERE to help before and during FALL Conference Week, any day from October 18-26. All volunteers will receive a coupon towards books at the fair. Thank you for helping us make our Book Fair the best ever!


On Wednesday, October 12 we will be conducting our annual vision screening for students in Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 5th grades. Screening will be done using SPOT vision screeners by myself and several volunteers from the Lion’s Club. The SPOT photo vision screener detects potential indicators for a variety of visual issues including near and far sightedness. If your child wears glasses, please have them wear or bring them for the test.

This screening is not intended to replace a regular vision exam from a licensed optometrist, however. If your child receives a “pass” then no letter is mailed to you. If you receive a letter that says “refer” then your child should be evaluated by a licensed optometrist.

In addition, your child should receive a comprehensive optometric examination if he/she is experiencing any of the following symptoms

  • Consistently sitting too close to the TV or holding a book too close
  • Losing his place while reading or using a finger to guide his eyes when reading
  • Squinting or tilting the head to see better
  • Frequent eye rubbing
  • Sensitivity to light and/or excessive tearing
  • Closing one eye to read, watch TV or see better
  • Avoiding activities which require near vision, such as reading or homework, or distance vision, such as participating in sports or other recreational activities
  • Complaining of headaches or tired eyes
  • Avoiding using a computer because it "hurts his eyes"

Please contact me if you have any questions about the screening.

Mary Mellis, BSN, RN

School Nurse for Totem Falls Elementary



Grizzly Cubs sign-ups are open from September 1-30. Grizzly Cubs is a mentoring program between Glacier Peak High School students and students from the four elementary schools that feed into Glacier Peak High School: Cathcart Elementary, Little Cedars Elementary, Seattle Hill Elementary and Totem Falls Elementary. Learn more and sign up at Grizzly Cubs information is also available on the elementary school websites under the STUDENT tab of the site.


Volunteers are valued partners in the education of Snohomish School District students. We encourage family and community members, as well as local businesses, to consider serving in our schools. Not able to volunteer during school hours? Many schools offer volunteer opportunities that can be completed at home. Volunteering is an excellent way to demonstrate to our students the value our community places in their education and their school.

Volunteers in the "educational setting" are required to be fully vaccinated or have an approved religious or medical exemption per state Proclamation 21-14.5. On Friday, May 20, 2022, Governor Inslee amended the state's vaccination proclamation to exclude the vaccination requirement for volunteers and contractors whose work is primarily in an outdoor setting. Volunteers in the "educational setting" whose work is primarily indoors must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination (boosters not required) or have an approved religious or medical exemption on file with the school district. Volunteers seeking a religious or medical exemption should contact their building principal for more information on the approval process for those types of exemptions. (Note: On September 8, 2022, Governor Inslee announced that the state's vaccination requirements for employees, volunteers and contractors in the educational setting will end by October 31, 2022.)

To volunteer in our district, all volunteers must also complete the online form below. For the safety of our students, volunteer applicants must undergo a Washington State Patrol background check before beginning service. This process must be completed every two years.

A background check will be conducted after you submit your online application. You will then receive an email with your approval status. Volunteer applications are valid for two years from the approval date. Upon approval, please bring the email and badge received to the school office where you will be volunteering.

If you do not have a valid photo identification, or if you have limited access to email and the internet, please let us know. For more information, please contact us at 360-563-7280 or


Click on the flyer on the right to see read the newsletter from last week.


Popcorn Popcorn, yep its back!!!

Buy popcorn for only 25 cents every Wednesday at last recess.

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If your student is currently in grades K-3 and you are interested in your student receiving highly capable services to include learning opportunities with more depth, complexity, and acceleration in the classroom please be aware of the following information. Students currently identified for highly capable K-3 services do not need to go through the K-3 referral process.

Referral packets for the K-3 highly capable program are available in all elementary schools, and on the Snohomish School District websites in English, Spanish and Russian. The completed referral packet is due Wednesday, October 19, and can be turned in at your home school or the Snohomish School District office (drop box located by the main entrance) located at 1601 Avenue D, Snohomish, WA 98290. Click here to learn more.

If you have questions, you may contact Linda Varner at 360-563-7296 or email and Julie Francois at 360-563-7258.

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Join our team! Visit or call 360-563-7233 today!

Current high-need school and district openings include:

  • Paraeducators/Educational Assistants
  • Psychologists, Occupational/Physical Therapists and Speech Language Pathologists
  • Elementary and Secondary Teachers
  • Administrative Assistants and Office Support
  • Custodians
  • Maintenance Workers, Plumbers, and Carpenters
  • School Bus Drivers and Substitute Bus Drivers
  • Substitute Teachers/Guest Teachers
  • Substitute Paraeducators
  • Kitchen Staff
  • Swim Instructors
  • Lifeguards

Snohomish School District positions

Snohomish Aquatic Center positions - If you would like to be considered for employment at the Snohomish Aquatic Center, please click here.

  • Please feel free to contact Chris Bensen, Snohomish Aquatic Center Supervisor, at 360-563-1986 or 360-568-8030, with any questions.

Chartwells K-12/Compass Group (district's food service provider) positions - If you would like to be considered for employment with Chartwells K-12/Compass Group (district's food service provider), please click here.

  • Please feel free to contact Marty Grasa, Chartwells K-12/Compass Group Manager, at 360-563-7357 with any questions.


Fliers are typically posted on Tuesdays during the months of August through June. For additional flier program details and/or to complete a request for distribution, please click here.


2022-2023 School Year

  • Week of October 24 - Fall conference week (schedule and details TBD)
  • Friday, November 11- No school/Veterans Day
  • Wednesday, November 23 - Half-day early release
  • Thursday, November 24-Friday, November 25 - No school/Thanksgiving Break
  • Tuesday, December 20 - Half-day early release
  • Wednesday, December 21-Tuesday, January 3 - No school/Winter Break
  • Wednesday, January 4 - Classes resume after Winter Break
  • Monday, January 16 - No school/MLK Jr. Day
  • Monday, January 30 - No school/Beginning of second semester and non-student day
  • Friday, February 17-Monday, February 20 - No school/Mid-Winter Break
  • Week of March 27 - Spring conference week (schedule and details TBD)
  • Monday, April 3-Friday, April 7 - No school/Spring Break
  • Monday, May 29 - No school/Memorial Day
  • Friday, June 16 - Last day of school
  • Monday, June 19 - No school/Juneteenth
  • Tuesday, June 20-Friday, June 23 - Potential snow/inclement weather make-up days
  • Monday, June 19 - No school/Juneteenth
  • Tuesday, June 20-Friday, June 23 - Potential snow/inclement weather make-up days


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

Craig Church, Principal

Wendy Stegall, Assistant Principal TF & CV

Tiffany Bidne, Administrative Assistant

Jennifer Jordan, Main Office Secretary

Non-Discrimination Notice

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 – Shawn Stevenson, 1601 Avenue D, Snohomish, WA 98290, 360-563-7282,