Timberbeast Times

April 21, 2022

Message from Mrs. Gray

Dear Salem Woods Families,

Happy Earth Day, Friday, April 22nd, Salem Woods Families!

Did you know that over 30% of the garbage we create in Snohomish County could have been recycled?


  • Where you can, and when safe, walk more instead of using the car. This reduces the gas your parents will use!

  • Switch off electrical items, such as your lights, television and games console, when you are not using them – this will reduce the amount of energy you use!

  • Turn off the tap water when brushing your teeth – you’ll reduce the amount of clean water being wasted!


  • When you are heading out to the store, always take your own bags. That way, you won’t use plastic bags from the store.

  • When something is broken, see if you can mend it or fix it instead of throwing it away!

  • And if it can’t be mended or fixed, see if you can find a new use for it!

  • Give unwanted items to charity!

  • And reuse scrap paper – remember you can always use both sides of a sheet of paper to draw on!


  • By recycling, we are using materials from things you don’t need any more to make new products.

  • Instead of throwing away your food, you can turn it into really useful compost!

  • Always see if you can buy things made from recycled materials

  • Sort all your trash so that the glass, tin cans, plastic and paper can be recycled

  • Think about what other things can be recycled at your local recycling center, like batteries and ink cartridges

  • Use kitchen waste as compost in the garden.

Next week, on Wednesday, April 27th, we honor our awesome secretaries, Karen Ligman and Tasha Christensen, during Administrative Professionals Appreciation Week. These two wonderful ladies come to school with patience and a friendly smile every day to help our students, families, and staff have a great day. Many of you have complimented our office staff for their excellent customer service and welcoming, personal approach. They even help support us at recess and lunchtime when we need an extra hand. They are always up to do anything needed to be helpful! We are so grateful and lucky that Mrs. Ligman and Mrs. Christensen are here as part of our school family. If students would like to share a drawing, card, or letter with them, please bring it by the office next week. They would love to hear from our students!

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

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

Timberbeast star awards- way to go PAX leaders

Please welcome our new Attendance Intervention Specialist at MSD - Junelle Lewis

Hello MSD families!! My name is Junelle Lewis and I am the new Attendance Intervention Specialist for the district.

My position has the privilege of serving students at all levels, elementary, middle and high school. As the AIS, my primary role is to focus on engaging youth and families in order to discover root causes of truant behavior. My goal is to work collaboratively with students and families to develop internal motivation to graduate from school in partnership with the community and juvenile courts.

Attendance MATTERS and can easily be referred to as the foundation of student success. Building a habit of good attendance early is very important and can carry on through college and careers. It is my goal to see every student succeed, no matter what barriers we may face. Partnering with families serves as a major benefit for student success and also contributes to them having a positive, engaging educational experience.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns. I am here to support you.

All the best,

Junelle Lewis



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Parent HUB Information

We are so excited to share that the Parent HUB (located in the Wagner Center) is open again. The Parent HUB welcomes all Monroe School District Families and will have a Spanish interpreter available. We hope to see you there!

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
  • 5/2 - Monday 6:30 - 7:30pm - Tutor/Canvas/Skyward
  • 5/11 - Wed. 9:00 - 10:00am - Tutor/Canvas/Skyward

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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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 25-29 - Administrative Professional's Week
  • 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