Timberbeast Times

April 14, 2022

Message from Mrs. Gray

Dear Salem Woods Families,

Register for kindergarten for 2022-2023

  • New families may register online for the current year. Learn how here.

  • Families with children currently enrolled can log into Family Access to enroll additional children.

  • Paper packets are available at all schools

Volunteers coming to our schools

With the continued decrease in COVID-19 in our community, we are pleased to announce that the Monroe School District will begin the process of clearing volunteers to return to our schools.

Volunteers will be scheduled to work in the classroom at the discretion of the teacher. Please note that as in all years, some classrooms may not have a need for volunteers at this time.

Volunteers will be required to abide by all District COVID-19 safety protocols. Once your volunteer application has been approved, you will also be required to provide proof of your vaccination status before volunteering in a classroom. You may do this by producing your vaccination card, a picture of your vaccination card, or by having an authorized Monroe School District representative verify your vaccination status through Washington Immunization Information System upon arrival to your volunteer location.

Volunteer applications must be submitted annually and include:

  • Personal Information Collection

  • Statement affirming understanding of: Confidentiality, Discrimination and Prohibiting Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying laws and procedures

  • Criminal History Disclosure/WSP Criminal Background Check

  • Acknowledgement that our Volunteer Handbook has been read and verification that all volunteer requirements will be followed at all times

  • Volunteer Application can be found here

All volunteers, including one-time volunteers and visitors must:

  • Have completed MSD volunteer application and be approved

  • Provide proof of COVID-19 Vaccination

  • Sign in and out of the office and always wear an ID badge while on school grounds

  • Wear appropriate attire

  • Show respect for all students and staff

  • Share concerns regarding students with school staff only

  • Call the school if you are unable to attend a scheduled volunteer shift

  • Leave all personal items (including cell phones) in a locked car or at home

Thank you for bringing your students to school on time and preparing them for learning each day. If you have questions or concerns, please contact me at graym@monroe.wednet.edu or at 360-804-3600.

In Partnership,

Melanie Gray

Mrs. James shares Oreo Opinion Writing

Congratulations to our STAR Pax Leaders!

Preorders are ending soon for your Timberbeast Yearbook today!

Our Preoder deadline is today. We will have limited yearbooks on a first come first serve basis once delivery is made. Be sure to get your order in for your Teamwork Makes the Dream Work Yearbook for the 21-22 school year.

Online ordering is available for $17.00 at: https://buytheyearbook.pictavo.com

Our School ID is 704261.

Timberbeast Spirit wear is here!

Hello Timberbeast Families! We have partnered with 1st Place Spirit Wear, a family run company in Cleveland, OH, to create a spirit wear shop for all of you shop at. Click the link below to order all your SWE swag! Orders are made on demand and arrive within 7-10 business days via FedEx Ground.

This is also a fundraising opportunity for the PTA as we receive 10% in all sales- money we can directly put to work at the school supporting a variety of grants and buying all kinds of supplies.

We're SO excited to see what fun kinds of products you choose!

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Read 4 Adventure- time to turn in your minutes!

A note to all students:

We have completed our Read 4 Adventure program and it is now time to turn in your minutes!

Please click on the link at the bottom of the letter entitled "Reading Log" which will take you to a form with a few questions to fill out so your student can choose which type of voucher they would like from High Trek Adventures. Due date is April 15.

Students will record their at home reading minutes on their Reading Log

Keep on Reading Timberbeast!

Mrs. McInnis


Parent HUB Information

Upcoming Parent Hub Meetings:

  • 4/25- Monday 6:30-7:30pm ~ Meet our Student Support Advocates
  • 4/27-Wed. 9:00-10:00am ~ Meet our Student Support Advocates

Digital Learning news

We are working on our Coding skills again. As students continue to build skills in Coding they are also utilizing problem solving and analytical thinking as they determine errors in their programs and devise solutions. Grades 3-5 will be working on Scratch, an international coding platform developed and maintained by the nonprofit Scratch Foundation. Grades K-2 will get more age-appropriate coding practice using some of the engaging coding activities on Code.org.

Keep Calm and Code On!

Ms. Glaze


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2022-2023 Registration is now open!

It's time to register for the 2022-23 school year!

If your child will be 5-years-old by August 31, 2022 our kindergarten registration is open along with registration for all grade levels. You can register online or you can stop by the school office and pick up a registration packet. In order to complete your student's registration we do require the following:

  • Proof of residency (utility bill, government doc. or housing paperwork showing name/address)
  • Copy of birth certificate (or bring the original and we can make a copy)
  • Copy of immunizations

Learn more here: https://bit.ly/3vdqOmK

Do you know a Monroe School District employee who deserves some much-needed recognition?

Monroe School District has launched a new employee recognition program, called the MSD Employee Honor Roll! This program is aimed at recognizing Monroe School District employees for exemplifying the district’s commitment and shared values through their service to our students, staff, families, and/or community.

Nominate an employee now!

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Important Upcoming Dates...Mark your calendars!!

  • April 18 - 6:00 pm School Board Meeting
  • April 19- 4:30pm PTA Meeting
  • April 25th - Parent Hub Meeting 6:30pm @ Wagner Ctr
  • April 27th - Parent Hub Meeting 9:00am @ Wagner Ctr

How to Reach Us

When you call the Salem Woods main line (360-804-3600) you have the option to dial directly to the service you need. Below is a list of options you will hear when you call Salem Woods.

  • Press 1 for Attendance Hotline
  • Press 2 for After School Transportation Changes
  • Press 3 for the Health Room
  • Press 4 for the Counselor
  • Press 0 for the Office Staff
Skyward Family Access

Skyward Family Access is an online tool that offers families up-to-the-minute student information, including attendance, schedules, food service balances, and immunizations. It also includes a calendar and message center.

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SWE...Who's Who, and how to:

Principal ~ Melanie Gray

Counselor ~ Lynnette Ervin

Office Manager ~ Karen Ligman

Office Support- Tasha Christensen

Health Room ~ 360-804-3632

24-hour Attendance Hotline ~ 360-804-3601

End of Day Changes Hotline ~ 360-804-7100

Fax ~ 360-804-3699

Bus Delay Information ~ 360-804-2951

Transportation Office ~ 360-804-2650

School Hours are 8:55 a.m. to 3:25 p.m. Monday — Thursday

and 8:55 a.m. to 2:25 p.m. on Fridays

Notice of Non-Discrimination

Monroe 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, 360-804-2539 and 504 Coordinator: David Paratore, 360-804-2609, paratored@monroe.wednet.edu.The Monroe School District will also take steps to assure that national origin persons who lack English language skills can participate in all education programs, services and activities. For information regarding translation services or transitional bilingual education programs, contact: Kim Whitworth, (360) 804.2558, whitworthk@monroe.wednet.edu .Mailing address for all of the above: 14692 - 179th Avenue SE, Monroe, WA 98272