EBE Home Connections

November 21, 2021 (2 week Thanksgiving Edition)

Weekly Message from Mr. Hanzeli

Hello Elger Bay Families!

It is Thanksgiving week! I think I saw a few of you as we were mad dashing for last minute preparations at the store this weekend. May the holiday bring you much peace and great happiness as you spend time with those you love to celebrate all for which we are thankful!

2 Week Edition of the EBE Home Connections Newsletter

This will be a two week edition. If there are any urgent and new items post Thanksgiving, I will be sure to get them out to you in a separate posting to your Email.

Wednesday Reminder: No Late Start; Dismissal @ 12:00

SHS Open House Invitation

Please see the invitation below to the open house of SHS and Church Creek Campus.

EBE PTA Holiday Cheer Drive Through Event

Potential volunteers and visitors alike, check out the flyer for this December 10 PTA event.

Please take a look at the remaining articles, links, and information.

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

Mr. Hanzeli

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Upcoming Dates

Wednesday, November 24

No Late Start - Early Dismissal - 12:00

Thursday/Friday, November 25/26

Thanksgiving Holiday, NO SCHOOL

Friday, December 10, 6:00-7:30

EBE PTA Holiday Cheer Drive Through and Food Donation Collection

December 20 - December 31

Winter Break, NO SCHOOL

Monday, January 3, 2022

School Year Commences

SCSD School Full Year Calendar Link

For your convenience, I am going to permanently leave the SCSD Student Calendar Link at the bottom of my newsletter calendar so you might always have it handy.

One Last Call for School Pictures from Firefly Photography

Hello Everyone!

Did you miss picture day at your school? Or maybe you missed retake day and you really wanted a better shot. Perhaps you need a better retake. Or maybe you just like having your picture taken and want an awesome photo of you in the yearbook!

We have the answer!

On Thursday, December 2nd from 4pm to 6pm, we have scheduled a Community Picture Day open to everyone in the community who needs a school picture. It is being hosted by Cedarhome Elementary this year and we thank them for helping us provide this picture taking opportunity.

This is by appointment only so please don't show up without one! The link below will allow you to select the time that works best for you! We of course will be following all safety protocols so come ready to go and don't leave your smile at home!

Thank you,

Firefly Images

LINK - https://fs4.formsite.com/FireFly/yhdaoxdu1l/index.html

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Superintendent Deborah Rumbaugh’s Friday Message, 11.19.21

Family Communication

November 19, 2021

Hello Families,

Thank you for your patience earlier this week when we closed schools due to downed power lines and closed roads. We know that bus disruptions and school closures can cause stress for students and families. We communicate about these types of events in a variety of ways. You can look for information on school delays and closures on our website at stanwood,wednet.edu and on our Facebook and Twitter pages.

We Want You to Get Our Calls!

To ensure that you receive our calls about important school information, please help us by keeping your emergency contact information current in Skyward Family Access.

Skyward Family Access Login Instructions - English

Skyward Family Access Login Instructions - Spanish

Your contact information, including your phone numbers and email addresses, are synched with the School Messenger notification system we use to send out emails and phone calls in emergency situations.

Another great way to receive notifications is to sign up for FlashAlert. This is the system that media uses to create the “crawl” on TV stations for school districts in the region. Visit https://www.flashalert.net/id/StanwoodSD to receive notifications of closures or late starts. The FlashAlert app is available free for iPhone or Android mobile devices.

Open house at Stanwood High School and Church Creek Campus Saturday, Dec. 11

With the pandemic, many in our community have not had the opportunity to see inside the new Stanwood High School and the Church Creek Campus, home to Lincoln Hill High School, Lincoln Academy and Saratoga School. We are so incredibly grateful to our community for its support of the 2017 bond that funded the construction of both campuses.

Both sites will hold an open house on Saturday, Dec. 11:

  • Stanwood HS from 10 a.m. to 12 noon

  • Church Creek from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Following a brief opening ceremony, both buildings will be open for self-guided tours.

Superintendent’s Listening Session

I will be holding a second Superintendent Listening Session on Tuesday, November 30, 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Zoom. Please join me to share your thoughts on what is going well and what are opportunities for improvement - the link is here.

Therapeutic Health Services Integrated Cognitive Therapies Program (ICTP) is planning their next round of Parent Coaching Groups

This free 4-week workshop is open to caregivers of youth with mental health and substance use concerns. Families can expect to learn about the developing brain and why we need a different set of strategies when our teens are experiencing mental health challenges. They will also talk about skills to help develop healthy household rules, reduce conflict, build relationships, and maintain safety in the home.

Parents who are interested in this opportunity should fill out this form so that classes will be scheduled at convenient times for families.

Reminder, please join us in creating a District strategic plan!

The strategic plan acts as a roadmap for our school system. Its primary aim is to create a shared vision, common goals, and unified direction for our district’s educational efforts. Families are asked to please complete a brief survey about you and your child’s experience in the Stanwood-Camano School District. The survey link is HERE. Please watch a brief video from me describing the strategic planning process.

Community members are invited to serve as members of the five planning teams. The teams will include students, parents, community representatives, teachers, administrators, and staff. If you are interested in joining one of the strategic planning teams, please complete a registration form here.

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Counselor's Corner (Repeat)

Hi EBE parents and guardians!

It is now November and with the start of a new month your kiddos will be learning about a new character trait. This month we will be talking about COURAGE. Please see the links below to access the Family Letters with ideas of how you can continue the conversation at home.

K-G2 - Courage - English

K-G2 - Courage - Spanish

G3-G5 - Courage - English

G3-G5 - Courage - Spanish

I have also created a virtual counseling office where I have resources linked for parents/guardians along with a link to request a meeting with me. I also have a page for students to access content regarding the character trait of the month and a page for teachers to connect with me. Please see the link below to visit my virtual office!

Ms. Nosker’s Virtual Office

Again if you have any questions, concerns or would just like to connect with me regarding your student you can find my contact information below.

Have a great week!

Allie Nosker, MEd

School Counselor

Elger Bay Elementary Explorers

Phone: 360-629-1290 ext. 2541

Email: anosker@stanwood.wednet.edu


If you have a child to register for next year, you may stop in to the office. Please bring:

  • Registration Forms
  • Copy of their birth certificate (or other age verification document, as noted)
  • Immunization records.

For enrollment purposes, we accept birth certificates, adoption decrees, baptismal certificates, immunization records, previous school records, or entry in a family tree. Other documents not outlined here may also support age verification.

Students entering kindergarten must be 5 years old by August 31, 2021.

Please call us at 360-629-1290 if you have any questions.

REGISTER ONLINE: New Student and Kindergarten Registration for 2021-2022

Elger Bay Elementary PTA Facebook Homepage LINK

This button is here if you need to quickly connect to the Elger Bay PTA Facebook Homepage.


Following are the contact information for the president, treasurer, and secretary of the Elger Bay Elementary PTA.

ebeptapresident@gmail.com (Suzanne Twining)

ebeptatreasurer@gmail.com (Elizabeth Butler)

ebesecretary@gmail.com (Roxanne Cardon)

The Stanwood-Camano School District does not discriminate in employment, 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. Inquiries regarding compliance and/or grievance procedures may be directed to the District's Title IX/Affirmative Action Officer and Civil Rights Compliance Coordinator, Maurene Stanton (mstanton@stanwood.wednet.edu), or the Section 504/American Disabilities Act Coordinator, Robert Hascall (rhascall@stanwood.wednet.edu) Stanwood-Camano School District, 26920 Pioneer Hwy, Stanwood, WA 98292. Telephone: (360) 629-1200.

El Distrito Escolar de Stanwood-Camano School District no discrimina en sus programas o actividades por motivos de sexo, raza, credo, religión, color, origen nacional, edad, condición de veterano de guerra o grado militar, orientación sexual, expresión de género o identidad, discapacidad o uso de perro guía entrenado o animal de servicio, y ofrece igualdad de acceso a los Boy Scouts y a otros grupos de jóvenes especificados. El empleado mencionado a continuación ha sido designado para atender consultas y quejas de supuesta discriminación: Título IX / Oficial de Acción Afirmativa y Coordinador de Cumplimiento de Derechos Civiles, Maurene Stanton (mstanton@stanwood.wednet.edu), o la Sección 504 / Coordinador de la Ley de Discapacidades Estadounidenses, Robert Hascall (rhascall@stanwood.wednet.edu), Distrito Escolar Stanwood-Camano, 26920 Pioneer Hwy, Stanwood, WA 98292. Teléfono: (360) 629- 1200.