Wildcat Chat

Wildwood Elementary

May 29, 2020

Dear Wildwood Families,

It is hard to believe that we are approaching the end of our school year. We are so proud of our Wildcats — participation on our remote learning platforms continues to grow from week to week. Please let your scholar(s) know that we are excited to see them learning through Class Zoom sessions, i-Ready lessons, Canvas assignments, myON activity, and through the numerous emails, pictures, and Remind texts our staff receives.

As we approach the last couple weeks of remote learning, I want to encourage all scholars to remain focused and to learn as much as possible in the remaining two weeks. Those scholars who participate now will return to us with many of the needed skills for their next grade level. I encourage daily reading—not just now, but also throughout the summer. You may have heard about a “summer slide” with reading skills after summer break, and we want scholars to continue to gain and maintain their hard-earned reading skills.

I’d like to express much gratitude to all families for their amazing support with at-home, remote learning. Because we’ve worked together, we are seeing great results for our kids. We wish you a strong finish, and we are right alongside you. If you have any questions or need support, please reach out to us.

If I can help in anyway or if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

In partnership,

Sarah Jackson


(253) 329-7999

Last Day of School

  • Friday, June 12th
  • We will be in touch for end of year procedures.
  • Our plans will be based on Governor Jay Inslee's "Stay at Home Order."
  • We will be communicating the plans for getting the laptops turned back in; stay tuned.

Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten registration for the 2020-2021 school year is open. Families with a child who will be five years old by Aug. 31, 2020 are welcome to enroll their scholar online.

To enroll visit: www.fwps.org/kiosk, and click on the “Student Registration” link to start the process (make sure to select the 2020-2021 school year).

The following documents are required at the time of registration:

  • Your child’s birth certificate Proof of your address (rental agreement, purchase agreement, or utility bill)
  • Your child’s immunization records for measles, mumps, rubella, polio, diphtheria, whooping cough, tetanus, hepatitis B, and varicella (chickenpox) certified by a doctor.
  • If your child has life threatening conditions such as allergies, asthma, diabetes, and seizure disorders, a meeting will be scheduled with the school nurse to confirm that all medications, medical supplies, and health care provider orders are in place prior to the first day of school.

Message From the Counselor!

Hello Wildwood Wildcats!

Hello Wildcats can you believe that next school year you will be moving up to a new grade? This can be exciting and scary all at the same time. One way to manage our feelings is to first notice how you feel happy, worried or excited. Next, use your problem solving skills and think of things you could do that might help calm you down such as talking it out with an adult, doing belly breathing, listening to music you enjoy or using your Positive Self-Talk to say something kind to your self like "you got this or I can do it". Lastly, make the best choice that will lead to you feeling calm and in control of your emotions. Another, great way to stay in control of your feelings is to Wait and Cool off Keep up the practice of using your Kelso’s Choices.

What does PAWS look like at home this week? We are all learning how to be in school, at home. How are you doing with your Zoom meetings and checking your teacher’s Website?

Which brings me to PAWS

Our second Letter in our PAWS is “W”

W is the letter of today which stands For:

Work Together: While at home it's important to follow house rules and work with family members to keep your home a great space for everyone. Remember to respect everyone in your home by doing house chores, picking up toys when you are finished playing, sharing games and rooms in your home. Joining in with family time and asking others if they need your help are all ways of working together. You are apart of a community and that consist of both home and school just to name a few.

Empathy: When we think about others' feeling or try to understand what some else is feeling we are showing empathy towards them. How do we know if we are showing others empathy? One way is to look at their face and body for clues or think of a kind thing to say. Be sure to think about what their point of veiw might be as they might have different feelings about things than you.

A Family Activity - Charades: This is a guessing game. Each family member acts out a word or phrase for example a movie, food, book or object. While others guess the word or phrase. Make it fun do whatever works for your family be creative and use your imagination!

Exercise Daily: Stay committed to doing some form of daily exercise that you enjoy! Dancing, riding a bike, walking are all good ways to stay active and healthy as we practice social distancing.

Kelso Choices: Remember when you are home with your family and conflict may arise. It is not only about how you feel. It is also about how they feel, put yourself in the other person’s shoes. Use your Kelso Choices to talk it out with a family member or find a learning space make a deal, share and take turns when small problems show up.

Toolbox: Your toolbox are the supports you have available to you to help you solve problems and work through conflicts.

Question: What is in your toolbox today?

Answer: Today we talked about Empathy:

For example Instead of assuming how others feel Look at their faces and body for clues, Think about how do they feel?, How can I help or what is their point of view?

Positive Self- talk: "My positive thoughts create positive feelings. Today is going to be an awesome day"

My final message to you: We are proud of you and We are here for you

Stay Happy, calm and healthy,


Wildwood Counselor

Link: https://booknow.appointment-plus.com/y7e0jgzk/

Farmers to Families Food Boxes

We are excited to announce our partnership with the Pacific Coast Fruit Company to distribute USDA farm boxes to families in our district. The free fresh food boxes will be available on specific dates and times and are available on a first come first serve basis.

What are the farm box options?
• Produce Box: Consists of apples, oranges, strawberries, potatoes, onions, broccoli, cauliflower, celery, romaine lettuce, and carrots.
• Dairy Box: Consists of eggs, 2% milk, non-fat milk, half & half, butter, yogurt, cheddar, and jack cheese.
• Combo Box: Consists of packaged deli ham and chicken, butter, 2% milk, cheddar and jack cheese, romaine lettuce, potatoes, and onions.

Pickup schedule:
• Thursday, May 28, 2020 between 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. (or as long as supplies last)
• Thursday, June 4, 2020 between 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. (or as long as supplies last)
• Thursday, June 11, 2020 between 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. (or as long as supplies last)

Pickup location information:
The distribution will not operate as a drive-thru pick-up. Families will be required to carry their box from the pickup location to the parking lot. Boxes weigh 25-30 pounds. If needed, please bring a cart to transport.

Boxes are limited to one box per week per FWPS family at any of the following locations:
• Decatur High School, 2800 SW 320th St., Federal Way, WA 98023
• Federal Way High School, 30611 16th Ave S., Federal Way, WA 98003
• Todd Beamer High School, 35999 16th Ave. S., Federal Way, WA 98003
• Thomas Jefferson High School, 4248 S. 288th St., Auburn, WA 98001

For more information: www.fwps.org/FarmBoxes

Meal Update

FWPS is extending the meal pick-up times beginning on Monday, May 4, 2020.

As a reminder, meal pickup occurs on Mondays only and includes 5 days’ worth of meals (breakfast and lunch).

There is one exception: Since Monday, May 25 is the Memorial Day holiday distribution will occur on Tuesday, May 26

Here is the new schedule:

Federal Way Public Schools school sites:

  • Adelaide Elementary School, 1635 SW 304th St. Federal Way WA 98023, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
  • Decatur High School, 2800 SW 320th St. Federal Way, WA 98023, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Federal Way High School, 30611 16th Ave. S. Federal Way, WA 98003, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Mark Twain Elementary School, 2450 S. Star Lake Rd. Federal Way WA 98003, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
  • The Norman Center, 33250 21st Ave. SW Federal Way, WA 98023, 2 – 3:30 p.m.
  • Thomas Jefferson High School, 4248 S. 288th St. Auburn, WA 98001, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Todd Beamer High School, 35999 16th Ave. S. Federal Way, WA 98003, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Twin Lakes Elementary School, 4400 SW 320th St. Federal Way WA 98023, 10:30 –11:30 a.m.

Community Sites:

  • Appian Way, 25818 26th Pl. S. Kent, WA 98032, 11: 30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Camelot Square, 3001 S. 288th St. Federal Way, WA 98003, 9 – 10:30 a.m.
  • Campus View, 163 S. 340th St. Federal Way WA 98003, 2 – 3:30 p.m.
  • Crestview West, 27912 Pacific Hwy S. Federal Way, WA 98003, 2 – 3:30 p.m.
  • Enchanted Woods, 2020 S. 360th St. Federal Way, WA 98003, 9 – 10:30 a.m.
  • Encore Apartment Homes, 125 SW Campus Dr. Federal Way WA 98023, 1 – 2 p.m.
  • Glen Park, 952 SW Campus Dr. Federal Way, WA 98023, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
  • Good Shepherd Episcopal Church, 345 S. 312th St. Federal Way WA 98003, 1 – 2 p.m.
  • Kitts Corner, 1201 S. 336th St. Federal Way WA 98003, 9 – 10:30 a.m.
  • Park 16, 35703 16th Ave. S. Federal Way, WA 98003, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Pavilion, 1900 SW Campus Dr. Federal Way WA 98023, 1 – 2 p.m.
  • Uptown Square, 1066 S. 320th St. Federal Way WA 98003, 11: 30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • View at the Lake, 30602 Pacific Highway S. Federal Way WA 98003, 1 – 2 p.m.
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