Eagle Sightings March

Caspar van Haalen, Principal

Dear families,

As we are saying goodbye to February, we have many great things to look back on and be thankful for this past month. We are thankful for how much you and the community at large care about giving your students access to the best education possible. Your children deserve the very best.

Among this February’s highlights are a musical performance given by middle school band students from Mukilteo, an exciting Spelling Bee, and a wonderfully positive assembly with students recognized for exhibiting and modeling the Virtue of the month (Patience). The Virtue for March is Perseverance.

Our mid-year school improvement plan is on our school website. We are making steady growth towards meeting our academic and social-emotional learning goals. If you have any questions about what’s in the plan, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Parent-student-teacher conferences and the Scholastic Book Fair are a few of the things on our March calendar to look forward to. It is very meaningful to empower students to showcase their own learning outcomes. We are a school that teaches students to be as independent as possible.

Please know that your students can access supplementary instruction and assessment practice via the many web-based tools that our teachers use in the classroom. Ask your teacher about those applications and other ways you can support your students learn and practice their skills.

At the parent-student-teacher conferences, you will receive information about an after-school program geared towards strengthening ELA and Math skills. This will start on March 23 (every Monday - Thursday from 3:00 - 4:00). Priority will be given to students that need to catch up academically and/or students that don’t have internet access to our web-based practice tools at home.

We can still use parent and community volunteers to help supervise during our lunches and recesses. A big thank you to those of you that already volunteer on our campus. We appreciate you!

Every day, Friday Harbor Eagles SOAR. We are Safe, On task, Accountable, and Respectful. We are a welcoming, positive, inclusive community of learners. We show kindness and care in everything we do. We resolve conflict in respectful ways, always from a growth mindset perspective.

Lastly, as always, please have your students attend school every day, on time. Being absent for a total of 18 days or more in one school year (10%) is referred to as chronic absenteeism, and is proven to have a serious adverse impact on academic and social-emotional learning.

Feel free to contact me by phone or email - or in person. I will always prioritize the well-being of our students. We have a wonderful, caring staff. Your students are in good hands. We strive for excellence and realize we can always improve. We can do this by listening to your ideas, suggestions, and concerns. And we will!

In educational partnership,

Caspar van Haalen


CANCELLED...NO Parent Teacher Conferences will be held March 18, 19, and 20.

Is Your Child Too Sick to Come to School?

Click here to check our website for guidelines.

Though the sun is shining and flowers are starting to bloom we are still in the thick of cold and flu season. It's a good time to remind your kids about covering coughs, sneezing into elbows and washing hands frequently with soap and water.

You may notice a change in SKYWARD

As the district gets things ready for the move to our new information system, Qmlativ, there is some clean up happening with student and family information. You may notice some changes when you receive an email or log onto SKYWARD.

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March 2020 List of Events....

3/2 6:30p Knowledge Bowl; SJ Community Theater

3/3 4th grade Salmon Release at False Bay Creek

6:00p PTO Meeting; FHES Library

3/4 Ms. Hull's class to FH Marina for sampling

3/5 CANCELLED 3:30p Rotary Community Spelling Bee; SJ Community Theater

3/6 PTO Popcorn Friday; wear school colors and/or bring 25¢

3/10 Kindergarten Roundup; 360-378-5209 to make an appointment

3/11 Kindergarten Roundup; 360-378-5209 to make an appointment

3/12 9:30a Lockdown DRILL

3/13 11:10 Early Release



CANCELLED Parent Teacher Conferences


CANCELLED Parent Teacher Conferences

CANCELLED 11:00a-6:00p Scholastic Book Fair

3/20 First day of Tele Schooling

CANCELLED Parent Teacher Conferences

3/21 CANCELLED 8:00a-11:30a 5th grade Breakfast

CANCELLED Scholastic Book Fair

Employment Opportunity!

Share your knowledge and get involved. Bus drivers, custodians, lunch servers, paraeducaters, secretaries, teachers; we need substitutes from the community in all areas!

You can set your days of availability, pick the teachers you like to sub for, and review assignments before accepting. Take a look at the district website or stop by 285 Blair Ave for more information on becoming a substitute for the San Juan Island School District.

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