Totem Falls Raven Review

Thursday, October 20, 2022


We have a new attendance email. You can still call 360-563-4751 to report an absence OR use the new email:



20-26: Fall Bookfair

24: Conference Week

25-28: 1/2 day 11:45 am release time, no developmental preschool

31: Storybook Dressup day


10: Veterans Day Assembly at 8:45am & concert at 6:30pm


Sack lunches will be available for purchase during the 4 days of 11:45am release. Your student's teacher will be asking the students at the very beginning of the day what they want to purchase. The options will be a Bagel with Cream cheese, meat & cheese sandwich or sunbutter & jam, along with milk, fruit/vegetable. You can help by coaching your young child what choice they want for lunch so they are ready when their teacher asks.


If you have not signed up for a parent-teacher conference you can log into your Skyward account, find the conference tab and then select all conferences to find a time to sign up for. Conferences Scheduler will be open through noon on October 21st.

If you don't know your Skyward password, or have never set it up, you can just click on forgot password and reset it.

Please note: Preschool families will hear from their teacher how to sign up.


Dear Parents,

This week we have been fortunate to have the IDEA project here, sharing the important message that we all have similarities and differences, and having a disability is one of the ways we can be different. Students went through several activities to simulate how any one of their peers may communicate, see, process, use their hands, or read differently from them. Students and teachers found this to be a valuable experience.

This wouldn’t have been possible without the generous support of our PTO, or the many volunteers who helped facilitate the stations students rotated through. I’d like to thank everyone who was involved this week.

I would also like to thank everyone for their generosity during the walk-a-thon fundraiser. The student who raised the most money chose to have my hair dyed half red and half black. A true Raven! Next week I plan to have one of our own parents, who is a hair stylist, work her magic. Looking forward to it, and just in time for Halloween!


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Vision screening updates: Vision screening was completed for students in K-3rd and 5th grade last week. If your student passed the vision screening, then no documentation was sent home. If they were referred to see an eye care professional the paperwork was sent home this week, which gives further instructions. Please call the nurse if you have any questions on your student’s results. For any absent students we will have a make up day in the next few months.

Reminder on any student allergies: If your student has any food allergies or anaphylaxis to any foods and they plan to eat a school lunch please review the menu with your student to make sure there are no allergens. The menu can be found on the district website or by the link below:

To find out which items may have your student’s specific allergen, click on the filters icon on the top right of the screen, select the allergen, and any menu items containing it will be crossed out.



We still need some AMAZING Book Fair volunteers to help with cashiering for the LAST TWO DAYS of Book Fair: October 25 and 26. If you are interested in volunteering, please SIGN UP HERE to help during the day or after school on October 25 or 26. All volunteers will receive a coupon towards books at the fair. Thank you for helping us make our Book Fair the best ever!

BOOK FAIR GOING ON NOW! October 20-Nov. 1st


We are excited to invite STUDENTS & THEIR FAMILIES to shop our FALL BOOK FAIR both IN PERSON (October 20-26) and ONLINE (October 20-Nov. 1st)! STUDENTS will be able to shop the fair during their assigned library class time or after school with their FAMILIES.

FAMILIES can send cash with their students or set up a Scholastic eWALLET account on our TF Book Fair homepage to shop the fair.

***DONATE...Want to help a TF student who can’t afford books at the fair? Donate to our Totem Falls library’s ALL FOR BOOKS eWallet account. GIVE THE GIFT OF READING!

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In anticipation of Veteran’s Day in November, Ms. Thurston is collecting digital pictures of family members who are veterans or current service members. These pictures will be used in a video presentation shared during our Veterans Day celebrations.

Photos do not need to be of service people in uniform, or in color but should be at least 800 x 600 resolution and in .jpg format if possible. You must include the veteran’s name, student’s name, veteran’s relationship to student, and branch of service.


If you submitted a photo in previous years, you do not need to resubmit.

Please send all photos and questions to:

Stephanie Thurston


Totem Falls Elementary

General Music

Band & Choir Director



Click the picture to the right for the flock newsletter.

Click here to help provide food for the teachers on the late night.

Thank you!

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Fliers are typically posted on Tuesdays during the months of August through June. For additional flier program details and/or to complete a request for distribution, please click here.


With the school year well underway, we are asking our 3rd through 12th grade students to again participate in the Panorama survey for social-emotional learning. For elementary, the questions center on their current knowledge, how they feel about the school environment, and whether they have access to staff and resources to feel safe and successful. For secondary, the questions center on the same areas and further explore whether students feel they have the skills, opportunity, or ability for personal and academic growth along with social awareness and positive relationships. The survey window will be open for two weeks from October 17-31. Survey results will be available approximately two weeks after the survey window closes, which places us around November 14. If you have any questions, please reach out to your child's principal.

Our goal as a district and community is to ensure that each student feels safe, welcomed, and supported in our schools and while attending school activities. The information provided through this survey is one tool we can use to hear student voice and perspective. Other considerations will continue to include conversations with students, families, and staff and monitoring of academic progress and social-emotional awareness. It is ok to not feel ok, but please know that there is help and support so that it does not have to remain that way.

Click here for a link to more information about the Panorama survey.


2022-2023 School Year

  • Week of October 24 - Fall conference week
  • Friday, November 11- No school/Veterans Day
  • Wednesday, November 23 - Half-day early release
  • Thursday, November 24-Friday, November 25 - No school/Thanksgiving Break
  • Tuesday, December 20 - Half-day early release
  • Wednesday, December 21-Tuesday, January 3 - No school/Winter Break
  • Wednesday, January 4 - Classes resume after Winter Break
  • Monday, January 16 - No school/MLK Jr. Day
  • Monday, January 30 - No school/Beginning of second semester and non-student day
  • Friday, February 17-Monday, February 20 - No school/Mid-Winter Break
  • Week of March 27 - Spring conference week (schedule and details TBD)
  • Monday, April 3-Friday, April 7 - No school/Spring Break
  • Monday, May 29 - No school/Memorial Day
  • Friday, June 16 - Last day of school
  • Monday, June 19 - No school/Juneteenth
  • Tuesday, June 20-Friday, June 23 - Potential snow/inclement weather make-up days
  • Monday, June 19 - No school/Juneteenth
  • Tuesday, June 20-Friday, June 23 - Potential snow/inclement weather make-up days


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

Craig Church, Principal

Wendy Stegall, Assistant Principal TF & CV

Tiffany Bidne, Administrative Assistant

Jennifer Jordan, Main Office Secretary

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,