Lake Dolloff Dolphins News Waves

March 17, 2023

March 22: Early Release at 2:10 p.m.

March 23: 2nd/3rd Grade Spring Concert at 5:30 p.m.

March 30 - 31: No School: Scholar-Led Conferences

March 31: Last Day to Order Yearbooks & Spirit Wear

April 1-31: National Occupational Therapy Month

April 3-7: No School: Spring Break

April 10: Battle of the Books

April 12: Early Release at 2:10 p.m.

April 26: Early Release at 2:10 p.m.

Welcome Mr. Jones!!

Hello Lake Dolloff family, my name is Mr. Jones and I am looking forward to joining the first-grade team for the rest of this year. I am very excited to be returning to the school that I attended myself in fifth and sixth grade!

Join the Lake Dolloff PTA

Do you have a scholar at Lake Dolloff Elementary? Are you looking for more ways to get engaged in your school community? Join the Lake Dolloff PTA! Please click the link below to fill out our interest survey!

Spirit Week, March 27-29

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Join the Lake Dolloff Track Team

Lake Dolloff track will be starting soon! The season will consist of about four practices after school at Lake Dolloff and one Saturday Meet at Lake Dolloff on May 13.

If your child would like to participate, please sign and return the permission form that will be sent home with your child.

If you have any questions, please reach out at 253-945-2800.

Order Lake Dolloff Spirit Wear Today!!

If you missed out on the first Lake Dolloff Spirit Wear order, you now have another chance to order.

Sweatshirts, long sleeve shirts, and t-shirts are available in youth and adult sizes.

Ordering closes on March 31, so order TODAY!

Click the link to order:

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Order Today: Lake Dolloff 22-23 Yearbook

Teachers will be sending home yearbook order forms with students starting this week. You can purchase yearbooks online at and use school code: YBKC1021 or return the envelope to the school with cash or check.

If you have any questions, please reach out to the front office at 253-945-2800.

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2nd/3rd grades SPRING CONCERT on March 23rd, 2023

Dear Parents/Guardians of 2nd/3rd grade scholars,

Our scholars are working hard and can’t wait to perform for you.

Our 2nd and 3rd graders Spring Concert is scheduled on March 23rd at 5:30pm.

WHO: All scholars in 2nd and 3rd grades

WHAT: “Spring Concert”

WHEN: March 23rd, Thursday at 5:30 PM

WHERE: Lake Dolloff Elementary Gym

Dress Code: your favorite shirts, dress, sweaters, and/or leggings, pants, jeans, skirts in solid, splash or any combination of red, white and blue colors.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

We are going to have an amazing concert!

Thank you,

Mrs. Estrada

Music Teacher

Scholar-Led Conferences March 30-31

Parents and guardians, Scholar-Led Conferences are coming up! This time is dedicated to hearing about your child’s academic goals and progress.

If you haven't already, please contact your child's teacher to sign up for a conference or call the office at 253-945-2800 for support.

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Is your child missing any clothing?

Please check the lost and found if you are missing any of your child's clothing. Please pick up by March 31 as all unclaimed clothing will be donated after March 31.

Family Resources

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Can you read for 7 days in a row?

Daily reading has many benefits, including improving reading comprehension skills, creativity, critical thinking, and more. To encourage this habit, as part of National Reading Month, we're challenging all FWPS scholars to the Reading Marathon Challenge!

How to Participate in 3 Easy Steps:

  1. Scholars must read for 7 days in a row (a week) during the month of March for a set length of time based on grade level:
    • Grades PreK-5: 30 minutes
    • Grades 6-8: 45 minutes
    • Grades 9-12: 1 hour

  2. Track your progress in the Reading Marathon Challenge reading log.

  3. Turn in your completed reading log to your school's office by Friday, April 14, 2023 for a prize.

Prizes will be distributed by schools. More information to come.

If you are unable to download and print the reading log, you can pick up a reading log from the main office at your school.

To learn about all the other ways we're celebrating National Reading Month, visit

Ready, set, GO!

K-2 ELA Adoption Family Review Night

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Flashback Friday: STEM Exploration Night Inspires Scholars

“My favorite thing tonight has been seeing a lot of people that are different colors and I like that, because it shows that, ‘Hey! They look like me, and I could do that too! I could do anything.” That is the impact the 2019 STEM Exploration Night had on then 4th grader, Sofia.

This year, Superintendent Dr. Pfeiffer has encouraged us all to embrace the possibilities. This year’s scholar-voted STEM Exploration Night theme, “STEM for Everyone,” will allow scholars the chance to see people who look like them in a range of STEM jobs, engage in various fun STEM activities, and learn how their interests, hobbies, and career goals are connected to STEM.

In 2019, Sofia was just realizing the many STEM options available to her. Today, Sofia is now in 8th grade at Woodmont K-8 and is continuing to pursue STEM. Aside from learning about circuits, she reports she plans to go into Computer Science, and recently attended a three-day Microsoft workshop through DigiGirlz to learn about STEM careers. Sofia shared, “I feel like STEM is fun because there are so many aspects to it – our whole world revolves around STEM. It’s a part of our everyday lives.”

STEM Exploration Night inspires scholars to explore, prepare, and launch into STEM opportunities and careers. Be sure to attend the event on Wednesday, April 12 from 6-8 pm at Federal Way High School to see what STEM possibilities lie ahead.

Learn more at

Watch the full 2019 STEM Exploration Night recap video here:

Calling all Volunteers!!

We would love for families to volunteer at recess, lunch, and in the classroom!

Click on the attachment below for the Volunteer Application, please fill out and return to the Lake Dolloff Office. Once approved, the Lake Dolloff Office will notify you and send you the Volunteer Handbook and interest form.

Available in English, Spanish, Dari, Pashto, Ukrainian, Russian, and Somali.

Link to more volunteer information and application:

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