Christensen Courier

October 23rd - 30th


October 23rd - 30th - Read-n-Treat Library check out (see details below)

October 27th & 29th - Picture Days

November 1st - Daylight Savings - Set clocks back 1 hour

November 11th - Veterans Day - No School

November 28th & 29th - No School in observation of Thanksgiving

All About Attendance

Attendance is taken daily.

Daily attendance and engagement of students is expected whether students are participating in classes in-person or remotely through distance learning. All students are required to connect with remote learning every day, both in teacher led conferences or completing assignments on Canvas.

The number of days missed matters! Whether excused or unexcused, the number of days your student misses can greatly impact their academic success. Families should strive for regular attendance. Regular attendance means having, on average, less than two absences per month. An absence is defined as missing 50% or more of their scheduled day.

Click on the below link to learn more about FPSD attendance policy.


Christensen Read-n-Treat

Students may place a Christensen library book on hold from Friday, October 23rd – Thursday, October 29th to participate in our Read-n-Treat event. Students can then come to the school to receive a treat along with their reserved library book. Books will be available for pick up the next school day after a hold is placed.

For directions on how to place a hold on a library book in Destiny, view this how-to video:

Books and treats will be available for pick up between 11:00-12:30 and 3:00-3:45 Monday, 10/25 - Friday 10/30. Please wear a mask on campus and socially distance. If you cannot come to the school to pick up your book and treat, please email Mrs. Lund at and we can arrange for a delivery.


Individual pictures will be available for all students on Tuesday, October 27th from 8:30-12:00 pm and Thursday, October 29th from 2:00-6:00pm. Pictures will be taken in the school gym at Christensen Elementary.

Please order online at ~ ID code is EVTRJWFGN

it will make it much easier for your family on Picture Day!

In efforts to maintain social distancing requirements we are asking for parents to come for pictures alphabetically by last name at the below scheduled time slots.

If you are unable to come at the scheduled time, please do come at a time that is convenient for you. We are trying to serve our families in the safest but most efficient way possible. Remember masks are required on the school campus (students will be allowed to remove their mask for their picture taking).

There will be a picture make up day December 10th for those that are unable to come in at this time. Thank you for your patience in this unique time

Tuesday, 10/27

Last names beginning with A-F from 8:30-9:45am, G-L from 9:45-10:30am, M-P from 10:30-11:15am, R-Z from 11:15-12:00pm

Thursday, 10/29

Last names beginning with A-F from 2:00-3:00pm, G-M from 3:00-4:00pm, N-R from 4:00-4:30pm, S-Z and working families 4:30-5:45pm


Franklin Pierce SD has many community resources listed on their website. Click on the link below that will directly take you to those resources.


If your student is still having laptop issues, please click on the 'IT support' button below to fill out a request for help.
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Remember, come by Christensen Elementary Monday through Friday, 11:00am to 12:00pm to pick up your free sack lunch for children ages1 to 18 years old.
Franklin Pierce Schools does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, honorably discharged veteran or military status, sexual orientation including gender expression or identity, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Questions and complaints of alleged discrimination should be directed to James Hester, Compliance Coordinator for State and Civil Rights Laws; Wendy Malich, Title IX Officer; or John Sanders, 504/ADA Coordinator at 315 129th ST S, Tacoma, WA 98444-5099 or at (253)298-3000