Tiger Tales Newsletter
November 16, 2020
November 20 - No School, Conferences
November 18-30 - Virtual Scholastic Book Fair
November 25 - Early Release, No Resource In Person Groups
November 26-27 - No School, Thanksgiving Break
The latest communication from the Stanwood-Camano School District administration.
National Distinguished School Award
I am very proud of how hard our staff work to support the growth, both academic and social/emotional, of every child. We could not be successful without the partnership and support of our families and our TCE PTA. This award is recognition of our collective work to ensure that every student has what they need to learn and grow.
The award also comes with a $20,000 grant that we will use for professional development and curriculum for staff and enrichment opportunities for students. Twin City Elementary is a special place and I am grateful to be a part of something so wonderful!
Virtual Scholastic Book Fair
On Friday, November 20 and Friday, November 27 there will be no additional support groups from 1:00-3:30 for Grade 4/5 students.
Wednesday, November 25 is 12:00 early release. There will be no in-person Resource Room groups for Special Education students and Google Meet office hours will be adjusted to a half day schedule.
There will be no school on November 26-27 for Thanksgiving break. We hope you enjoy time together with family and friends.
Coats for Kids
If you are in need of a warm coat for this season, please visit the Stanwood-Camano Food Bank on Wednesdays from 10:00-3:00 or Saturdays from 10:00-2:00.
They will also be hosting Elementary School Pop-ups on Tuesdays and Fridays from 3:30-7:30. Please make sure you wear a mask and plan on social distancing.
- 11/17 & 11/20 - Cedarhome Elementary
- 11/24 - Twin City Elementary
- 12/1 & 12/4 - Elger Bay Elementary
- 12/8 & 12/11 - Stanwood Elementary
- 12/15 & 12/18 - Utsalady Elementary
- 12/22 - Cedarhome Elementary
Counselor Corner with Mrs. Schwarze
Have you ever been asked to change your attitude? I confess, I have a time or two! When we focus on gratitude we naturally become someone who lives with an attitude of gratitude. That means that we look at life through eyes that notice and appreciate all the people and things in our lives, rather than being focused on what we don’t have. Focusing only on what we wish we had can leave us feeling grumpy and bummed out. Take a moment to what this video that I have shared with some of our first graders at TCE. Listen for the message about living with an attitude of gratitude and be reminded that this is one of the best ways to give your life more joy and happiness.
Counselor Corner slide decks are new each Monday and you can find these in your Google classroom, through Seesaw, or a link on Clever. Take time this week to check them out!
Click here to see what your options are for showing gratitude to those around you.
Kickin' It with the Counselor
Calling all 4th and 5th graders…are you looking for a fun time to connect with friends? Then look no more! Mrs. Schwarze will be hosting a weekly Google Meet for you and your buddies to attend. This will be a time to play games, visit, and just hang out with each other. This is a low pressure, fun time with NO assignments. Hope to see you there!
Times and Meet Codes:
4th Grade Girls: Mondays 10:30 - Google Meet Code: tcegrade4girls
4th Grade Boys: Mondays 11:30 - Google Meet Code: tcegrade4boys
5th Grade Girls: Tuesdays 10:30 - Google Meet Code: tcegrade5girls
5th Grade Boys: Tuesdays 11:00 - Google Meet Code: tcegrade5boys
Meals for At Home Day
New Tiger Pride Items
Families have asked what the protocol is when a school has a confirmed case of COVID 19. The district immediately contacts the school nurse and the Snohomish or Island County Health District. The Snohomish Health District has provided the following documents for families.
We also have protocols in place for students/staff who are ill. When students or staff display the following symptoms, they must go or stay home:
Lost of taste/smell
Shortness of breath/difficulty breathing
Muscle Aches/Pains (not attributable to other causes)
Headache (not attributable to other causes)
Congestion/Runny nose (not attributable to other causes)
When students/staff have these symptoms, they must stay home for 10 days or until they have a negative COVID test.
We need to reiterate schools are casualties of increased rates of transmission within the community. We have become aware of students spending time together off-campus, in unmasked social situations. This has the potential to increase transmission rates, thus impacting the district’s ability to bring back more students. We are reminding everyone that it is essential to wear masks, maintain social distancing, avoid indoor in-person gatherings outside of immediate family, and practice good hand hygiene. If a social gathering must occur, these gatherings should be held outside.
Pease complete the Health Attestation Google Form. You will need to complete this form ONE TIME for the school year, NOT each week.
By completing the form parents are agreeing to screen their child daily and not send them to school with any symptoms of COVID-19. You are also agreeing to communicate with the school if your child becomes ill.