MTE Family Newsletter

October 2, 2020

Mountlake Terrace Elementary Little Hawks

Mountlake Terrace Elementary Main Office: (425) 431-7894

Attendance: During Remote Learning, please contact your teacher directly.

ECEAP Preschool Office: (425) 431-3339

Edmonds School District : (425) 431-7000

In this issue:

  • Hello from Principal Mary Williams
  • Don’t Delay! Celebrate Schools Monster Mad Dash 5K is Happening This Weekend!
  • Move 60 fall session starts on Monday, October 5th
  • Become an "Observer" for your student's Canvas courses
  • Managing distraction on Chromebooks
  • Troubleshoot Slow Wi-Fi / Solucionar problemas de Wi-fi lento
  • Zoom updates
  • Chromebook troubleshooting guide
  • Lunch Bunch Guests for Next Week - Join us!

  • Helpful Links

Happy October MTE Community!

This past Wednesday we had our first packet pick-up. Many families came by and got supplies for their students to use at home while doing school work. We will be adding library check-out to our pick-up. Meaning, your student can put a book on hold, Mr. Winkeljohn will check it out to them and it will be waiting with their supplies on the pick-up Monday.

Yes, you read that right, packet pick-up will now be on MONDAYS. In an effort to better support families and align district wide times for library check out and packet pick-ups, there are now district wide dates.

The dates are as follows:
















(Scheduled through May just in case we continue with remote learning that long.)

ECEAP preschool packets are on a different schedule. Please watch preschool communications for this information.


- Pick-up will last all day from 10:30 am-3:30 pm. Families will come by and get packets at the drive through loop.

- Remaining packets will be left out the rest of the week (during school hours) for families to come collect on their own time.

- If families can not make it on Monday, teachers can also coordinate pick up.

- Packet pick up is available for Teacher use if classroom items need to be distributed.

-Families will place signs in their windows that say the first and last name of the student, as well as the teacher name. This will help staff know who is there to pick up, it can be very hard to hear through masks. These signs will be passed out at the first Monday Packet Pick-up, October 12th. Please save and reuse them for each time you come to pick items up from school. Also, if you have multiple children, you will receive multiple signs. Have them all out on the dash so that we can get packets for all your children.


- Students have been reserving books online (they are learning that during library time) and will continue to do so to check out.

- Mr. Winkeljohn is making a guide for primary parents to help them navigate the hold and renewal systems for books. Please watch upcoming newsletters for this information.

- Books will be organized by classroom, with student names on them for ease of pick-up.

- If a student wants to renew, they have been taught how to do this and may do so.

- The turn in box will be out every school day between 9 am and 4 pm. Books may be returned then or during packet pick-up times.

Yours in learning,

Mary Williams



Mountlake Terrace Elementary


Don’t Delay! Celebrate Schools Monster Mad Dash 5K is Happening This Weekend!

Time is running out! Secure your spot today to join in one of the year’s most exciting events. You’ll have a howling good time at the Foundation’s 12th annual, but first ever virtual, Celebrate Schools Monster Mad Dash 5K Walk/Run from October 2nd - 4th. Join the Mountlake Terrace Elementary Team!

Registration is through October 4, so don’t miss your opportunity to join us for the 5K extravaganza! Even if you sign up the morning of October 3rd, you’ll receive a spot in our interactive zoom room on October 3rd. Stop in for a wickedly good time and connect with our amazing 5K community!

Please enjoy the video produced by Teresa Wippel, Publisher of My Edmonds News, who reminds us of the importance of the 5K! While we can’t all be together in person, we can still join together virtually to support our teachers, students, and schools in the Edmonds School District. Registration and participation have never been easier! Get your running shoes on, join or form a team, and bring along your four legged friend for the fun. You choose where and when you walk, run, or wag during this weekend’s event! Join the costume and pooch parades and earn a chance to win prizes. Every participant will receive a commemorative giveaway.

Proudly presented by Virginia Mason and sponsored by over 20 local community partners, the Foundation aims to raise over $75,000 for programs that enrich learning, expand academic opportunities, and meet basic needs. Our vision is to see that every student in our district has the resources to learn, thrive, and contribute to our vibrant community. Join the 5K today and help us meet our goal! See our event page for more information.

Our Contact Information
Foundation for Edmonds School District
20420 68th Ave W.
Lynnwood, WA 98036

Move 60 fall session starts on Monday, October 5th

Move 60 At-Home Equipment Kit Pick Up - October 2nd 4:00PM - 6:00PM

  • Location
    Mountlake Terrace Elementary School, 22001 52nd Ave W, Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043, USA

  • Parent Pickup Loop

Hello families and students that will be doing MOVE 60 this session.

I am so excited that we get to do this!!!! I love MOVE 60.

I am Mr. McCarthy and I have been doing MOVE 60 for many years.

This year will be a bit different and we are going to make it great. I will be meeting with all students every Wednesday from 3:30 to 4:15. During this time we will be playing games, doing activities, and talking about why physical activity is important and brings great joy to our lives. I have included the ZOOM LINK and the District website, which will be very helpful.

Mr. McCarrthy

Move 60 Weekly Activities Schedule



Student/Family Information

Move 60 fall session starts on Monday, October 5th with "Moving Mondays" with Nick! All of the fitness sessions can be found on the Move 60 Activity Calendar here:

Each day there will be new videos for students to do with a variety of exercises (sports, yoga, dance, and fitness challenges). All of these opportunities are optional and students can go onto these calendar invites and do the videos at any time. If the suggested time on the Activity Calendar doesn't work for you, do it when it works best. Meet the Move 60 Fitness Instructors here:


Part of our data keeping information will be done by doing Surveys. Below you will find how to access these surveys. We will talk about this when we have our MOVE 60 ZOOM on Wednesday.

Student surveys can be found on Welnet. How do I get to Welnet? Good question! Students need to log into Clever where they will find the Welnet button. Welnet will log them in automatically. This student survey is most appropriate for students in grades 3-6. If you are in grades 3-6, please encourage your student to complete the Move 60 survey! Thank you for your help.

Parent surveys can be found on your student's Welnet account. After your student has completed the student survey, parents can complete the parent survey. All of these surveys will be on your student's Welnet page (student survey and parent survey). All of these are important data points for the Move 60 grant. We appreciate your time taking the 3-5 minute survey. Thank you!

Questions about Move 60, go to these links below:

"Choose to Move 60!"

Frequently Asked Questions 2020-2021

Become an Observer for your student's Canvas courses (Grades 3-12)

As an observer you will be linked to your student(s) Canvas courses as they progress through Edmonds School District. Families need to link their observer account to their student(s) ONE TIME to follow their student from 3rd to 12th grade. Each time your student is enrolled in new courses (at the start of each semester), these courses will also be displayed on your Canvas Dashboard

The observer role is different from the student role. Observers can view course data but cannot participate in all Canvas areas. Observers cannot submit work on behalf of the students they observe, but they can see student grades, assignments and events, and course interactions. Observers cannot view a course until it is published by the teacher and the course has started. Observers will also not be able to view a course after the course end date.

How to become an Observer for your student's Canvas courses

Managing distraction on Chromebooks

Guardians can sign up for the SecURLy Portal to monitor their children, set limits, and block specific websites (even YouTube) This document provides directions for how families can get set up with SecURLy Portal.

Troubleshoot Slow Wi-Fi / Solucionar problemas de Wi-fi lento

Zoom updates

Zoom updates are not automatic, follow these steps to update your Zoom account, checking weekly is advised.

Chromebook troubleshooting

Have students follow steps 1-6 of the Chromebook troubleshooting guide. This eliminates many of the strange problems that students sometimes experience. Older students will be able to do this independently, younger students will need some adult assistance. Chromebook Trouble Shooting Guide.

Lunch Bunch!

Come have a fun social zoom with your favorite staff and friends.

Mrs. Nakkour and Ms. Kelly and staff will be joining you to play games, show and tell, watch cool science experiments, have fun and hang out Monday through Friday.

Time: 11:45 - 12:15

When: Monday - Friday

Zoom link:

Staff: Mrs. Nakkour and Ms. Kelly everyday

Mark your calendars:


2-4 Celebrate Schools VIRTUAL Monster Mad Dash 5K Run/Walk

12 Packet pick-up

14 Half Day - No school in Afternoon

26 Packet pick-up

28 No school for Students


9 Packet pick-up

11 No School - Veterans Day

2-6 Half Days - Family/Teacher Conferences in afternoons

18 Half Day - No school in Afternoon

25, 26, 27 Thanksgiving Break - No School

30 Packet pick-up

Below are the approximate dates for a possible return to in-person learning. Please keep in mind, however, that the health authorities and COVID-19 will ultimately make these decisions and we will adjust as needed.

Possible dates to transition to in-person learning, if it is safe to do so:

  • Nov. 12, 2020

  • Feb. 3, 2021

  • April 14, 2021

Community eFliers

Community eFliers

Please note: You can, at any time you are interested, view all approved Community eFliers on the District website under the “Community” tab on the District homepage.

School Meals

Menus, application, dietary information

Family Support Resources


Clothes for Kids Website

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Skyward Family Access Information

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