Endeavour Intermediate News

AUGUST 2018

WELCOME TO THE 2018-19 SCHOOL YEAR

ENDEAVOUR'S 1ST EDITION NEWS

Dear Families,


Welcome back! We are so excited that you and your child have joined us for the 2018-2019 school year. It is such a pleasure for us to partner with you and your child’s education.


I would like to take a moment to introduce myself to you. I am the new principal at Endeavour Intermediate! I am beyond excited, thrilled and humbled to be a part of this school and community. I am a lifelong learner and have spent the past 18 years as an educator, leader and partner in schools.


I have worked as an administrator at Surprise Lake Middle School, Hedden Elementary and before coming to Fife, I worked in the Puyallup School District teaching a variety of grades starting at 2nd through 9th grades. I am also a part of the Milton community, with two of my own children who attend Fife Schools. Most importantly, I am passionate about reaching all students through a collective community of collaborators and supporting them as they grow academically and socially.


Great things are happening at Endeavour Intermediate and in our district, as we are in our first year of adoption and implementation of our English Language Arts (ELA) curriculum, Reach for Reading. Our staff have worked diligently over the summer and will continue throughout the school year to better support the needs of our students with this new curriculum. Additionally, at Endeavour, our team is committed to continue the work of our Math curriculum, Bridges II, which was implemented last year.


At Endeavour Intermediate School our mission is to assist our students in becoming better readers, writers, problem solvers, scientists, and mathematicians. We believe all of our students deserve our attention, through engaging and high quality student work and support as they progress throughout the learning system. We believe that this progress can only be successful through effective collaboration with our parents, families, and community partners. Parents are such an important part of our learning community and your voice is essential in achieving success for all our students.


Our Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports school-wide systems teach and reinforce expected behaviors and recognize students for regular attendance, achieving academic goals, and demonstrating expected behavior. We are continuing to strengthen our systems that support students’ social and emotional needs with our counseling department and support staff, as well. As we continue to grow, I encourage you and your child to get involved in the variety of clubs and family events.


Throughout the year, there will be many ways for families to get involved at school. If you are interested in getting involved, finding resources or visiting our pages, you can start by checking out the following sites:



I hope that your child has a tremendous school year and finds it to be engaging, motivating, and enjoyable. If I, or our Assistant Principal, Mr. Brian Neufeld, can be of any assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us. I’m looking forward to seeing you at our Open House Night on Tuesday, September 4th between 5:30 and 7:00 pm.


With Appreciation,


Amy Mittelstaedt

Principal, Endeavour Intermediate School

253.517.1400

amittelstaedt@fifeschools.com

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Upcoming Events

August 9th


  • PTO meeting @ 6:30 at the UpTown Koffee in Milton



Mid August


  • Parent Letter with Classroom Assignments & School Supply List Mailed Out


September 4th


  • Open House from 5:30-7:00
  • Families may visit our school, meet their teachers, drop off supplies, find bus schedules, put money into lunch account & meet our PTO.


September 5th ~ FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL!


OUR SCHOOL DAY @ ENDEAVOUR

  • 8:55 Breakfast Begins
  • 9:05 Classrooms Open
  • 9:15 School Starts
  • 3:30 Dismissal


LATE START MONDAY (ALTERED SCHEDULE)


  • 9:55 Breakfast Begins
  • 10:05 Classrooms Open
  • 10:15 School Starts
  • 3:30 Dismissal