Superintendent Bahr's Newsletter

March 2021

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March: The Month of Spring

Dear Eatonville Community,


March: the month of green. Greening of the grass, much to the dismay of those who mow lawns. Greening of the branches and peeks of crocuses and daffodils. The sound of geese and ducks across the sky. But the most favorite for me as a girl was the arrival of the Spring Peepers. Now city folks may not know what this event is, but those of us from the country, from moist wetlands understand only too well. To hear the frogs cacophony in the night, is a song of renewal. The frogs sing of hope, of life and of renewal.


Whether it is the temperature or the longer light of day, the frogs know to sing to each other. To call to each other. The Harrumph of millions of frogs at the same time is a thing to behold.


This last weekend, we hosted, with Kirk’s Pharmacy the second dose clinic for the over 1,000 participants. The joy was palpable in the gym as they hooted and hollered after the last of two shots. They yelled, “Cabo or Arizona here we come! “ and “Now I can see my grandchildren so far away in two weeks”! The importance of this event was no lost on me or the other volunteers as we helped many, many elderly people through the gym and back to their cars. The gifts they brought: from 100 lunches for all the volunteers donated by the owner of Pico De Gallo, to the chocolate, cookies, notes and donuts were their way of saying thank you. So much joy and grateful hearts for Kirk’s Pharmacy, the medical professionals and many volunteers who made this happen.


I have a secret for them, all of them though...It was such a joy for us to see them again. To have the connection of life and the end of a dark time. To see in their eyes a sense of hope, of renewal and of laughter. My own parents are on the road of two dose recovery, due to kind people in their own communities.


May this be the start of the March season, with its time of renewal. May we come together as a mass to be kind, to have hope and a sense of renewal this season. May we see the light return in the form of sunshine and health, of family and wellness and of family and love.

March is the season of leprechauns and luck, of turning the corner of Winter and springing forward. The only unexpected part of my weekend was the absence of my friend Knut from last month, who may have been in the car section or got his shot elsewhere. I know he is smiling and ready to embrace the health of 2021! That Viking is set out to sail into healthy water.


I know that our families are ready to Spring into Learning...with safety measures and protocols in place.


Wear green, wear a smile and have a blessed month!


The best is yet to come!!


Gratefully,


Krestin Bahr

Superintendent

Covid Vaccine Clinic 2/27

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March Calendar

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Reopening Announcements

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FREE MEALS

  • Wednesday, March 10th will be the last “Grab and Go” meal bundle service.

  • Moving forward all “Grab and Go” meals must be pre-ordered.

  • The pre-order form will be due by Friday each week.

  • Students who attend school 5 days a week are not eligible.

  • The pre-order form is now live and accepting orders for the week of March 15th.

  • Submit your pre-order by clicking this link.

  • Please be aware:

    • Please complete this meal form if you choose to pick up weekly meal bundles for your child who is not in school five days a week.

    • Only one form per family is necessary.

    • Only order the number of meals needed for the days your child is not attending school in-person.

    • Children 1-18 years old and Special Education students 1-21 years old are eligible.

    • Parents will pick up their pre-ordered meals on Tuesdays from 12:00-1:00.

  • The first week of pre-orders is due on Friday, March 12 and may be picked up on Tuesday, March 16th from 12:00-1:00.

  • This institution is an equal opportunity provider. Please view the entire statement by clicking this link.

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Women's History Month

Women's History Month is a celebration of women's contributions to history, culture and society and has been observed annually in the month.


One of Superintendent Bahr's favorite "Women in Science" is Barbara McClintock. Please click here to learn of her contributions.

Women's History Month

Click this link for more information.

Education Support Professionals Week

We are so appreciative of our Classified Employees in the Eatonville School District!

Also known as "Classified Appreciation Week" the week of March 8th-12th is set aside by Governor Inslee in recognition of their work in our schools, and throughout the state. The special week is formally recognized as "Education Support Professionals Week".

Take a moment to thank our building and grounds crew, our kitchen staff members, classroom aides, librarians, technology staff, administrative support staff, bus drivers, custodians and many others in their unique roles in our district.

We could not do it without them and our students benefit daily from their dedication to our schools.
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Middle School Students Returned February 1st

High School Students Returned February 8

GRITS Farmers

Elementary Students

Fall 2021 Kindergarten Enrollment

Fall 2021 Kindergarten registration begins on Monday, March 15th. Please make sure you have the necessary paperwork with you to complete the registration process.


When you register, please bring your student's:


📌Medically Verified Immunization Records

📌Birth Certificate

📌Proof of Residency

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Read Across America

Read Across America, the nation’s largest celebration of reading, is a year-round program designed to encourage children and teens to read.


This year, Read Across America Day is March 2, 2021. Celebrations continue throughout National Reading Month in March.


Read Across America is the perfect opportunity to bring family literacy to students, families, and schools.

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Mobile App Video for Family Access

Skyward Parent Mobile App Video

Click here to learn more about the Skyward App for Parents.

Daffodil Princess Sponsorship

We've received inquiries regarding the, "Sponsor a Princess" program. Due to COVID, our fundraisers were canceled last year, as well as our biggest event - the Grand Floral Parade.


To make up for short falls, we are fundraising with this new method. Sponsors can select items like earrings for $10, or gloves for $17, all the way up to an entire outfit for $509. You can personalize this donation by typing in a message to your princess upon checkout, if you have one in particular you wish to support. We are handwriting cards with your message and delivering it to the princesses. Please click the button below the graphic to donate.


Congratulations to Angelina Mireles-Mazza selected as the Eatonville High School Daffodil Princess. Angelina also serves as a student representative to the School Board. She is serving her second year in that position.

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Sponsor a Princess

Click here to support a Princess.

NorthWest Trek Program

Online Wildlife Academy Program

NorthWest Trek Partnership Program. Click here to learn more about a program our K-5th grade students utilize.

Free Covid Testing Locations

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Eatonville Varsity Football Schedule

  • Fri 2/26 at Washington, 7pm
  • Wed 3/3 at Yelm, 5pm
  • Sat 3/6 Vs. Clover Park, 1pm*
  • Sat 3/13 Vs. Fife, 2:30pm*
  • Fri 3/19 at Franklin Pierce, 7pm
  • Sat 3/27 Vs. Enumclaw, 1pm*


*Home games are played at Art Crate (Bethel HS Stadium) this year.


All of these games can be livestreamed from your device using the YouTube link below.

Live Streaming all EHS Athletics

Friday, March 12th

Due to an unneeded built-in "Snow Make-Up" Day there will not be school on Friday, March 12th, 2021.
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Daylight Saving

Daylight Saving Time begins on Sunday, March 14, 2021, at 2:00 A.M. On Saturday evening, our clocks need to “spring forward” one hour.
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St. Patrick's Day

"May you have all the happiness and luck that life can hold—and at the end of your rainbows you find a pot of gold."
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First Day of Spring is Coming Soon

The first day of spring will occur on Saturday, March 20, 2021, at 8:37 a.m. PST for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, which is marked by the arrival of the Vernal (Spring) Equinox.

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Pandemic EBT

  • Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) is Back!

Get money for meals missed by students at school this school year.

There is no need to apply. Eligible families will get their benefits in the mail this March.

What do you need to do? It’s easy – just make sure your address is up to date with us! Call your student’s school if your mailing address in Skyward is incorrect.

  • Pandemic EBT: Who is Eligible?

Did your child go to a K-12 school this school year that closed or had reduced hours due to the pandemic?

Is your child eligible for free or reduced-price school meals?

Then your child may be eligible for P-EBT this school year!

Has your family move in the past 2 years? Make sure your address is up to date! Check your Family Access Skyward account to make sure your address is up to date!
  • Have you heard about P-EBT?

Get money for meals missed by students at school this school year.

There is no need to apply. Eligible families will get their benefits in the mail this March.

What do you need to do? It’s easy – just make sure your address is up to date with us! DOES THE SCHOOL HAVE YOUR CORRECT ADDRESS?

At Home Makerspace

District Calendars for Families

Free Covid Testing

Location: Eatonville High School: 302 Mashell Ave N, Eatonville


March 3rd from 10:00am-3:00pm in Staff Parking Lot

March 6th from 10:00am-3:00pm in Staff Parking Lot


  • Anyone 3 months old and above may get tested.
  • Walk-ups are permitted.
  • Positive tests results are shared within 24-48 hours with the individual. Negative test results are shared at the latest 5 to 7 days following testing.

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Health Alert Reminder

If your student is experiencing symptoms consistent with Covid-19 he/she must remain out of district buildings and activities for 10 days and 24 hours past symptoms and fever. If you choose to have your student tested, they test negative and provide the school with a copy of test results, they would be cleared to return 24 hours after symptoms resolve. If there has been a positive Covid exposure they must remain out for 14 days, regardless of test results.
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Superintendent Bahr

Superintendent Bahr has been the Superintendent of Eatonville School District since 2013.