Tiger Tales Newsletter

November 16, 2020

Upcoming Dates

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

SCSD Friday Family Message

The latest communication from the Stanwood-Camano School District administration.

National Distinguished School Award

The cat is out of the bag! I am excited to announce that Twin City Elementary was selected as one of two schools in Washington State to receive the National ESEA Distinguished School Award. Selection was based on exceptional growth in our special populations (Title/LAP, EL, Special Education, Homeless Youth, Low Income) for the past three year.


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!

Conferences

There will be no school on Friday, November 20 for conferences. These will be held using Google Meets and will be arranged by your child's teachers. Please contact the office if you have questions or need help scheduling.

Virtual Scholastic Book Fair

Twin City Elementary will be participating in a virtual book fair through Scholastic from November 18 to November 30. Check out the interactive flyer to see what is available. All online orders will be shipped directly to your home.

Schedule Changes

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!

Gratitude Choice Board

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

You can preorder 7 day meal packs for your students. These breakfasts and lunches cover the at home days your child is not attending in hybrid model or for students who are distance learning. Meal packs are available for pick up on Fridays between 4:30-6:30 at Twin City. Click the button below to preorder your 7 day meal pack.

New Tiger Pride Items

The PTA is now selling insulated stainless steel Tiger Pride water bottles and child-sized Tiger Pride masks! Please order online, and we will arrange for socially distanced pickup or send home with your student. Limited quantities are available, so order soon if you would like a mask or water bottle! https://tiger-pride-store.cheddarup.com

Health Protocols

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.

http://www.snohd.org/DocumentCenter/View/5251/Schools-info-101620?bidId=

http://www.snohd.org/DocumentCenter/View/5278/School-and-COVID-Spanish?bidId=


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:

  • Fever/Chills

  • Lost of taste/smell

  • Shortness of breath/difficulty breathing

  • Fatigue

  • Muscle Aches/Pains (not attributable to other causes)

  • Headache (not attributable to other causes)

  • Congestion/Runny nose (not attributable to other causes)

  • Cough

  • Nausea/vomiting

  • Diarrhea

  • Sore throat


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.

Health Attestation

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.

TCE Social Media

Follow our Facebook and Instagram accounts @twincitytigers to stay up to date on what is happening all year at Twin City Elementary.

Contact Us

We appreciate all you do to support your child's success at Twin City Elementary.

Jennifer Allen, Principal

Non Discrimination Statement

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.