The Sailor Signal
Cottage Lake Elementary - May 16, 2021
A Note from Principal Welch
I hope you all have enjoyed this fabulous weekend! I am looking forward to getting outside a little more tomorrow before the rain returns for our week ahead.
As you read below, there is a lot of information for you to read through. Please do read the COVID batch testing piece and if your student is hybrid and in grades 2-5, please visit the link shared below to either Opt them in for batch testing or Opt them out of testing. Thank you!
You will also find below that I shared with you the OPTIONAL parent input form for 2021-2022 class placements, technology return information for district-issued devices, and a calendar update for May. The next few weeks will fly by and I will be adding a lot of information in the newsletters for you. Thank you for reading through them.
Thank you for your continued partnership!
~ Jen Welch, Principal
•• SCHOOL NEWS ••
COVID batch testing continues
New/Updated COVID batch testing consent
PLEASE CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE NEW CONSENT FORM. At this link, you can either Opt-In for testing or you can Opt-Out of testing. If you had previously Opted out of testing, you don't need to opt-out again. If you want your child(ren) to participate in testing, please visit THIS LINK to complete the consent form. We would like EVERY family with us for Hybrid learning, in grades 2-5, to either Opt-In or Opt-Out.
Thank you for your support and attention.
ONLINE Scholastic Book Fair happening NOW!
You’re invited to shop our 2020-2021 Scholastic Book Fair! The Scholastic book fair is online from Saturday, May 15th until Friday, May 28th. Students came home last week with fliers to preview this event.
You’ll love the NEW option to shop for Book Fair exclusives directly from the interactive booklist and enjoy these special online shopping features.
- Over 6,000 items, including new releases, best sellers and value packs
- All orders ship direct to home
- FREE shipping on book-only orders over $25
- All purchases support our Cottage Lake School and earn 25% in rewards
Visit our Book Fair Homepage and click “Shop now” to get started:
Again, our Book Fair is running NOW! This event will end Friday, May 28. Happy shopping and Happy reading!
OPTIONAL Parent Input form for 2021-2022 school year
If you would like to complete the OPTIONAL parent input form for the 2021-2022 school year, please CLICK HERE. This form is for students who will be in grades Kindergarten-Grade 5 NEXT year. If you have more than one child at Cottage Lake, we ask you to complete one form per child.
** In the coming weeks (and months), we will be reviewing student enrollment numbers closely. At this time, there is a likelihood we will need to create split/multi-grade classes at a few grade levels based on enrollment. It is always our goal to not have split classes, but sometimes we can't avoid them. There is a question in the survey regarding split classes.
Northshore-Issued Technology device return updates
Below is the schedule for when students and families should plan to return devices to Cottage Lake.
- Tuesday, June 15 - Students who are in Cohort A of Hybrid should plan to bring their district-issued computer/iPad (AND charger) back to school with them on this day.
- Wednesday, June 16 - Students who are learning fully remote should plan to bring their district-issued computer/iPad (AND charger) back to school with them on this day.
- Thursday, June 17 - Students who are in Cohort B of Hybrid should plan to bring their district-issued computer/iPad (AND charger) back to school with them on this day.
- Friday, June 18 - This is our final turn-in of district-issued devices from Cohort A, Cohort B, or students who are fully remote.
It is very important students bring back their device AND the charger!
** If you have a district-issued device at home that is not being used, that device may be returned at any time! Please feel free to email Mr. Paganini (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Ms. Welch (email@example.com) to set up a time for this return.
•• Important PTA News ••
Elections for the 2021-22 Executive Board will take place at Tuesday's PTA Meeting!
We're still accepting nominee's and the Co-President openings are the most needed!
- We will not have a PTA next year if we do not have a President! We have candidates for the other spots but nominations are open until the voting takes place.
- Open positions: 2 Co-Presidents, 2 VP's Fundraising, 1 VP Events.
- Contact Rachel Tarr for more information. firstname.lastname@example.org
Follies Talent Show!
Calling all performers, entertainers, and creative spirits! The CLE PTA is looking for you! It's time for our Follies!
The Follies is our school-wide talent show! It is typically held in person on stage, however this year it will be virtual again. The possibilities are endless! It was a huge success last year with so much creativity!
We need at least 15 acts for the Follies to happen!
Want to see the amazing acts from last year? Check them out at: https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=APOgqEWllmY
•• REPEAT OF SCHOOL NEWS ••
Kindergarten registration is OPEN!!
Spread the word!! We want Kindergarten students!!
If there are questions about the registration process, please email Mrs. Negrin (email@example.com) or Mrs. MckInnon (firstname.lastname@example.org). Email is the best communication avenue at this time. We do not have staff regularly working on site.
We are excited to welcome new families to Cottage Lake!
We are ready to roll with our new Book Request and circulation plan. Mrs. Sterling has worked so hard for this!
Please use the form below for hybrid students AND fully remote students. There is information at the top of the form for pick-up dates. Hybrid students will gather their books on either Tuesday or Friday while they are at school. Fully Remote student's pick-up will now be held on WEDNESDAYS, between 12:15-1:00 PM.
Please request your books!!
If you have questions, please email Mrs. Sterling @ email@example.com.
•• District News ••
Northshore Council PTSA presents with special guest National Alliance on Mental Illness(NAMI) Eastside: Returning to Populated Places: How to Calm Your Anxieties
After over a year of staying at home, it is normal to feel anxious seeing large, or even small, groups of people. This presentation, which will be given by NAMI Eastside's Executive Director, Barbie Collins Young, is designed to give attendees tips to calm these feelings.
Date: Tuesday, May 18, 2021
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Online via Zoom
This event is free and open to the community including Northshore families and staff. Registration is required. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Student Academic and Well-Being Recovery Plan and Survey
The Plan is intended to identify the supports that will be provided for any student who may need it. Parents of students who are served with a 504 or IEP will also be contacted by their student’s teacher of Special Education regarding Special Education Recovery Services. Click here to provide your input. Students will receive a link to the survey in their student email inbox too.
Northshore Virtual Program
If you are planning to attend our full-time, in-person model in the fall (traditional school model), you do not need to fill out a form.
Unleash the Brilliance (UtB)
The Northshore School District was one of two districts in the state, awarded with the Racial Discipline Gap grant from OSPI. We have partnered with Unleash the Brilliance (UTB) to empower youth to make positive decisions and build a positive partnership between schools and families. The collaboration between Northshore and UTB is to inspire youth to share ideas and tools with students that empower and inspire them to value the process of learning and proactively engage in their education, in their future, and with their community. Unleash the Brilliance (UTB) is hosting parent and student success workshops in partnership with the Northshore School District to reduce infractions and discipline. These informational workshops will in turn help staff to become aware of related issues affecting our students.
These free workshops are open to all Northshore families and will focus on:
- Best practices on how to prevent suspension or expulsion
- How to manage the disciplinary hearing, appeal, and review procedures to work collaboratively to find alternatives to suspension or expulsion
- Share your thoughts, hopes, concerns and hear from other parents
To learn more, click the link below about dates and times.
•• REPEAT of District News ••
Meals during remote learning and hybrid learning
With school moving to launch hybrid learning, our Food and Nutrition department is continuing to ensure our students and families have food available. Families will still be able to order weekly meals online, with a pick-up date on Wednesdays.
Please visit our District website for more information about how and when to place your order, times and locations for meal pick-up, pricing, and how to apply for free and reduced-price meals.
For quick links:
- CLICK HERE to place an order for WEEKLY MEAL PACKS. [Weekly Meal Packs will include breakfast and lunch for an entire week, including a gallon of milk. The order window will open at 2:00 PM every Wednesday and close at 2:00 PM every Thursday. Pick up for these meals will be on Wednesday the following week.]
Please consider ordering food! Our district is committed to feeding our children during this challenging time.
•• PTA NEWS ••
Search: Cottage Lake PTA.
[YES, our PTA accounted is listed in Tacoma, but it IS our school's PTA located in Woodinville, WA.]
After selecting our school's PTA, each time you want to shop, begin with visiting www.smile.amazon.com, and then shop. You must first log into the smile.amazon.com for purchases to be eligible for the cash back opportunity.