Totem Falls Raven Review

Friday, November 12, 2021

For anyone who missed picture day or wants a retake done. You can place your order online HERE. Search for Totem Falls Elementary. If you are doing a retake just have your student bring the pictures back to school on retake day and turn those in to the photographer and they will repeat your order you paid for in September.


15: Picture re-take day, *please note the date changed*

18: Principal Church - office on the roof day

19: All School Read Aloud Spirit Friday - ANIMAL DAY

24: Half-Day Early release, 11:45 am

25 & 26: NO SCHOOL


Dear Totem Falls Families,

Thank you so much for your recent support of the PTO fundraiser which brought in well over $20,000. As you may, or may not know, I shared I would have my office on the roof for the day if students met this fundraising goal. I am getting all my foul weather, deep cold gear out to fulfill my commitment this Thursday, November 18th. It has been fun listening to your children talk about the where’s, what’s, and how’s of spending the day atop the school. They have many suggestions! I really enjoy celebrating in this way with students, who will remember their principal on the roof for years to come. Creating positive school memories from events that bring our community together is one of the most rewarding aspects of my job. Don’t forget to wave as you drive by next week!


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Wednesday, November 17th in the GP Commons. We are writing letters to members of the military. Event times are 4-7PM

PLEASE READ CAREFULLY- Grizzlies and cubs are not asked, allowed, or required to be here that entire time. This is only about a 30 minute event. I know many grizzlies and cubs play sports, have jobs etc.... PLEASE CONNECT with your grizzly/cub and figure out a time to MEET here at GP. Grizzlies and Cubs can then each write a letter to a service member and visit for a short while.

We are writing letters to members of the military. We are also collecting items for our adopt a soldier event. Please bring one of the following items to donate:

-Men’s black crew socks

-Hygiene items

-First Aid items

-Baby Wipes

-Eye drops

-Card games

-crossword puzzles


-hard candy (no chocolate)

-individual coffee packets (dry)

-powdered energy drinks

-sunflower seeds





Our ONLINE BOOK FAIR ends next Wednesday, November 17th. If families want to shop for the holidays, you can still visit our ONLINE book fair to Give the gift of Reading. If you spend $25 or more on books, they will be delivered to your house for free just in time for the holidays! Use our TF Book Fair link to create a Scholastic account or use your previous Scholastic account to shop so our TF Library gets 25% of the sales. THANK YOU for supporting our TF library fundraiser to help us purchase new books for our library!


It's time to dress up & celebrate our 4th Annual All School Read Aloud with ONE MORE SPIRIT FRIDAY! Our last SPIRIT FRIDAY is Animal Day (11-19). Check out the attached flyer for more details.


We hope you’re enjoying reading WISHTREE with your family and if you want to try something different, check out our AMAZING TOTEM FALLS STAFF reading the book. We thought it would be fun for you to hear from some people you haven’t seen in a while. To access these videos, log in with your child’s school Microsoft email address ( and computer password.

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Has your child grown out of their elastic waisted pants? The health room could use extra elastic waisted pants. These come in handy with the rainy recesses we are having. Thank you.


Please remember to keep your student home if they have any symptoms (even mild) of illness. If your student has any symptoms of COVID-19 or has been in close contact with anyone with COVID-19 please let our attendance staff know when excusing your student. Testing is encouraged for anyone with symptoms. Please see the links below for further information, our building nurse, Mary Mellis, at 360-563-4796 or email is happy to answer any questions as well.

Your sick, now what?

Health and safety guidelines

Mary Mellis, RN

PTO Flock Newsletter

Please click on the picture to enlarge the PTO Flock Newsletter.

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Fall Parent Tech Night for Spanish-speaking parents/guardians

Spanish-speaking parents/guardians throughout the Snohomish School District are invited to our first Fall Parent Tech Night for Spanish-speaking parents/guardians on Monday, November 8 from 6-8 p.m. at Valley View Middle School (14308 Broadway Ave SE in Snohomish). Come learn more about how to use:

  • Skyward and Canvas, the software applications used in the school district
  • Translation tools
  • Apps to learn and practice English

Click here to download the flier. Reserve your spot today! Space is limited to 50 participants. Unfortunately, due the current situation of COVID-19, small children are not permitted at the event. Sponsored by the migrant education program of the Snohomish School District. For more information or to register by text/phone/email, please contact Tami Lentz (habla español/Spanish-speaking) at 206-579-2800 or at

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Do you have a bachelor's degree? Be a substitute teacher!

The Snohomish School District is hiring emergency substitute teachers. Did you know you can become an emergency substitute if you hold a bachelor’s degree or higher? This position pays $185 to $260 per day (depends on duration of assignment) and the applicant must have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree and must pass STEDI subskills test. Contact Holli Fedewa in Human Resource Services/Guest Teaching for more information at 360-563-7247.


  • Wednesday, November 24, 2021 - Half-day early release
  • Thursday, November 25-Friday, November 26, 2021 - Thanksgiving Break (no school)
  • Friday, December 17, 2021 - Half-day early release
  • Monday, December 20-Friday, December 31, 2021 - Winter Break (no school)
  • Monday, January 31, 2022 - Non-Student Day (no school)
  • Friday, February 18-Monday, February 21, 2022 - Mid-Winter Break (no school)
  • Monday, March 28-Friday, April 1, 2022- Parent-Teacher Conferences (Please contact your student’s school for school-specific conference dates and times.)
  • Friday, April 1, 2022 - Half-day early release
  • Monday, April 4-Friday, April 8, 2022 - Spring Break (no school)
  • Monday, May 30, 2022 - Memorial Day (no school)
  • Friday, June 17, 2022 - Last Day of School (tentative pending any snow/inclement weather make-up days)


We are Kind, Responsible, Honest, Brave and we NEVER Give Up!

Non-Discrimination Notice

The Snohomish School District does not discriminate in any 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. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Civil Rights Coordinator, Title IX Coordinator and ADA – Darryl Pernat, 1601 Avenue D, Snohomish, WA 98290, 360-563-7285,; Section 504 Coordinator and Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying – Shawn Stevenson, 1601 Avenue D, Snohomish, WA 98290, 360-563-7282,