Fryelands Falcon Flyer

October 7, 2021

From the Principal

Dear Fryelands Families,

Parent Conferences will be October 25th-29th

  • Look for information about parent conference sign-ups to come home next week.

  • If you have questions that need to be answered now, please call or email your child’s teacher today and we will respond within 24 hours.

Fire Prevention Month

Please talk with your children about what to do at home if there is ever a fire and practice evacuation routes and family meeting places outside. It is also a great time to change your smoke detector batteries and replace smoke detectors that are more than ten years old.

10 Fire Safety Rules for Students and Families

1. Don't play with matches and lighters.

2. Ask your parents to install smoke detectors on every floor and in the sleeping areas of your home.

3. Remind your parents to test your smoke detectors every month.

4. When your parents change the time on your clocks for Daylight Savings, ask them to change your smoke alarm batteries.

5. In case of fire: DON'T HIDE, GO OUTSIDE!

6. To escape during a fire; Fall & Crawl. It is easier to breathe if you stay low while getting out.

7. If your clothes are on fire; Stop, Drop, and Roll until the fire is out.

8. Have an escape plan and practice it with your family. Find two ways out of every room in case one way is blocked by fire or smoke.

9. Choose a meeting place outside, such as a big tree or the end of the driveway, so you will know that everyone has gotten out safely. NEVER go back into a burning building for any reason.

10. Know your local emergency number.

Snohomish Regional Fire and Rescue OPEN HOUSE

Station 31 Open House, 163 Village Court, Monroe

  • 12:00-4:00, Saturday, October 9th

  • Station Open House with booths about Home Escape Plans, Disaster Preparedness, Address Signs, and Calling 911

  • Free Bike Helmets (while supplies last)

  • Auto Extrication Demonstrations

  • Firefighter Badge Pinning

  • Tours Around Fire Engines

  • Fun Activities for the Entire Family

Thank you for bringing your students to us for their academic and social learning. If you have questions or concerns, please contact me at or at 360-804-3400.


Jeff Presley

October Events

Oct. 3-9: Fire Prevention Week

Oct. 8: Early Release Friday, dismissed at 2:25pm

Oct. 11: PTA Fall Fundraiser ends

Oct. 11-15: National School Lunch Week

Oct. 15: Early Release Friday, dismissed at 2:25pm

Oct. 18-22: Digital Citizenship Week

Oct. 22: Early Release Friday, dismissed at 2:25pm

Oct. 25-29: Fall Conferences - dismissed at 12:55pm

Oct. 26: Principal Chat 11am & 6pm

Falcons S.O.A.R.

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NEW! COVID-19 Testing to be Offered through MSD

Beginning October 12, 2021, Monroe School District will begin offering optional COVID-19 testing for free, Monday-Friday at the district administration office (14692 179th Ave SE, Monroe, WA 98272) from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for students and their families. Testing will be administered outdoors in a drive through format in the parking lot.

To expedite the testing process, appointments are highly encouraged, but not required and can be booked at The online registration form will have a space for you to input insurance information but there will be no charge to you and there are no copay requirements. The testing is absolutely free. A parent or guardian must accompany all students under age 18 and consent forms must be filled out onsite. Please remember to wear a mask when arriving for your test session.

Please click below for additional information and guidelines:

Falcon Pictures from the Week

We're going banana's!

Congrats to 3rd grader, Marley, for winning "Peel" the banana! We did a drawing of everyone that returned their Parent Homework Packets and she was the lucky winner. Thank you all so much for returning those so quickly! If you have not returned your packet, please do so at your earliest convenience.
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Health Room News

Fall is here and that means rainy, wet recesses!

It is helpful to send a change of clothes with your student in their backpack in case they get wet at recess.

The health room is also in need of pants in all sizes. Sweatpants or leggings work best as they are the most versatile. If you've cleaned out closets recently, we'd love to take these off your hands!

Library News

Fryelands PTA Fall Fundraiser is in full swing!

Our PTA's fall fundraiser goes through next Monday, October 11th! Make sure if your student has sold any items that they turn in their coupons to receive their COOP'S. We thank you for doing your part to make our fundraiser a success!

Kung Fu Coop Daily Incentives

Student Race & Ethnicity Data Collection

Recently, there was a change in federal and state law that affects how student ethnicity and race data is collected by school districts. This change now requires schools to have this data recorded for every student.

As a result, we are required to ask families to verify their child as either Hispanic/Latino or not Hispanic/Latino AND by one or more of 217 racial groups. We ask that families please respond to the two questions in Family Access for each of their students currently enrolled.

While families are not required to verify the race and ethnicity of their students, we are required as a school district to submit this data to comply with federal and state law. We will make two attempts to reach families with the request to submit their child's ethnicity and race category. If there is no response, schools are required to make the ethnicity and race selection for the student.

More information can be found on our website.

Do we have current contact information for you? Do you have Family Access yet?

Family Access is a great internet tool for parents to stay connected to their child and the school. As a parent, you can verify attendance, check for updated contact information, and view testing data on your child. You are also able to complete your 2021-2022 Enrollment Verification through Family Access. If you have any questions, please call the office at (360)804-3400. Thank you!

School Lunch/Breakfast

This year, students at Monroe School District have a lot to look forward to when it comes to mealtime. For the 2021-2022 school year, meals will be offered to students in all grade levels at no cost, thanks to flexibilities provided by the USDA’s National School Lunch Program. This allows everyone to enjoy 1 free breakfast & 1 free lunch per day.

All families, however, are encouraged to fill out the annual Free and Reduced Price Meal Application as eligibility provides many other benefits, including Pandemic EBT benefits for your family, no student fees for high school programs, free student entrance to all ASB extracurricular events (dances, athletics, etc) and reduced fees for family members to attend extracurricular events (athletics, plays, etc). Filling out this application also provides critical funding for our schools.

What’s on the Menu? Nutrislice, an innovative app, students, parents and faculty have access to school menus, including nutrition information, allergens and photos. Nutrislice can be downloaded for free from the App store (iOS) or Google Play (Android) and is available on desktop and mobile devices.

Menus are also available at


Typical school attendance laws have been reinstated, and teachers will be taking attendance daily. If your student is not able to participate please call the school attendance hotline at 360 804-3401 and leave us a message so that we can excuse your student's absence. Our office will follow up with families we do not hear from in order to excuse the absence.

We encourage you to "like" and "follow" this page. We post morning announcements, nightly reading, and other fun events. It’s fun to see Fryelands Falcons participating by posting on our Facebook page.


Subscribe to Fryelands Elementary's YouTube channel for book readings and other fun videos!

About Us:

Jeff Presley, Principal

Austin Talbott, Counselor

Julee Baca, Office Manager

Cindy Snider, Office Support

Sherah Bustamante, Nurse

Jodi Mullen, Health Room Para

Kathy Jackson, Family Engagement Liaison

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Fax: (360) 804-3499 | Attendance Line: (360) 804-3401

MSD Notice of Non-Discrimination

The Monroe School District 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. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Title IX and Civil Rights Coordinator, Joanne Dickinson, (360) 804.2539, Section 504/ADA Coordinator, David Paratore, (360) 804.2603, 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, .Mailing address for all of the above: 14692 - 179th Avenue SE, Monroe, WA 98272