Tiger Tales Newsletter
December 7, 2020
The latest communication from the Stanwood-Camano School District administration.
November 23-December 13 - Butter Braid Fundraiser
December 9 - iSprowt Science Assembly @10:00
December 11 - School Photos at Utsalady Elementary @2:30-5:30
December 12 - School Photos at Stanwood Elementary @10:00-1:00
December 15 - AA Pajama Spirit Day
December 17 - Winter Story Read Aloud @6:30
December 17 - Butter Braid Pick Up @3:45-5:00
December 18 - BB/Online Pajama Spirit Day
December 19-January 3 - Winter Break
iSprowt Science Assembly
Join live at www.isprowt.com/assembly. Password: isprowt
You can also watch the prerecorded assembly any time with the YouTube video link.
The kits will be handed out to our AA Hybrid students on December 4 and BB Hybrid students on December 7. Hybrid students will bring home kits for their 4/5 distance learning siblings.
Grade 4/5 or Online students who don't have hybrid siblings, please stop by school on December 7 or December 8 from 8:30-4:00 to pick up your kit.
Butter Braids Fundraiser
All orders for the Butter Braid fundraiser are due by Sunday, December 13.
Delivery Date: Thursday, December 17 from 3:45-5:00
Students are responsible for picking up and delivering all orders. Remember, these items are frozen. However, they can be outside of a freezer for 2-3 hours if necessary. Please try to deliver all orders as soon as possible so there is not a long delay for customers. Many people order Butter Braids to bake during the holiday season!
The proceeds from this fundraiser will go toward enrichment for students. In January we look forward to beginning some extracurricular opportunities.
Operation School Bell
Holiday Family Support
As the holidays approach, the thought of gift-giving and celebrating may cause unwanted stress if your financial resources are limited. In Stanwood we are fortunate to have the Christmas House to help families access gifts for their children if needed.
We are suggesting that any family interested in assistance call the Stanwood Camano Food Bank directly at (425) 308-0011. Dates for distribution of gifts: Now through December 2020. Online shopping option through Amazon with NO appointments this year. Order forms for serving children available at the Food Bank Wednesdays and Saturdays 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. or call (360) 913-1551.
If you are interested in donating your time or financial resources (gifts or cash), please take your donations for The Christmas House to these drop off locations: The Stanwood Camano Thrift Shop/Food Bank, Studio 271, Rite Aid, Haggens, QFC, IGA or the Christmas House located at 27201 99th Ave NW, Stanwood.
School Photo Opportunity
We have set up a final 2020 drive thru school photo session for you! Whether you need a retake of a previous photo taken by us or this is your first time to the camera, this session is for you.
This is a "by appointment" event, so please sign up for a time: https://fs4.formsite.com/FireFly/ta3b8oxpnq/index.html
Picture days are:
- Friday, December 11th from 2:30pm to 5:30pm at UTSALADY Elementary
- Saturday, December 12th from 10am to 1pm at STANWOOD Elementary
- Please note, regardless of which school you attend, pictures are only at these 2 locations.
We have two options available for you to order pictures, if you chose to do so:
- Attached, please find our order form that you can print and send with your student. Just staple cash, check or money order to the form or enclose it in an envelope and attach that to the form.
- If you prefer, you may use our online ordering system, the link to do so will appear on the confirmation page after you sign up for a picture time.
What to bring:
Retakes? Then just bring the package of pictures you want replaced.
Retakes of a Digital Only Package? Just let the photographer know.
First time to the camera this year? Bring your order form, if you have one.
Just want a yearbook photo? Once again, just tell your photographer.
HEALTH REMINDER: If you or a family member is feeling sick, please stay home. There will be additional opportunities for pictures in the spring of 2021.
Counselor Corner with Mrs. Schwarze
During the month of December we will study the trait of empathy. Empathy is so important for so lifelong success academically, socially, and emotionally. When we choose to feel and understand what others are feeling we can be better friends, family members, and classmates. Empathy is powerful. Empathy takes courage and kindness and gratitude. I encourage you this week to talk about what empathy means to you as a family. What could be improved in this area and how? Here is one resource from Common Sense Media that could be helpful as you focus on this trait at home this month.
Counselor Corner slide decks are new each Monday and you can find these in your Google classroom, through Seesaw, or a link on Clever. Take time this week to check them out!
Kickin' It with the Counselor
Mrs. Schwarze will be hosting a weekly Google Meet for you and your buddies to attend.
- 4th Grade Girls: Mondays 10:30 code: tcegrade4girls
- 4th Grade Boys: Mondays 11:30 code: tcegrade4boys
- 5th Grade Boys: Tuesdays 2:30 code: tcegrade5boys
- 5th Grade Girls: Tuesdays 3:00 code: tcegrade5girls
- Flickner, Trampush, Jacoby meet at 9:00 with Meet Code: TCE4
- Keck, Kelley meet at 9:30 with Meet Code: TCE5
Meals for At Home Day
Snow/Weather Google Meets
Families have asked what the protocol is when a school has a confirmed case of COVID 19. The district immediately contacts the school nurse and the Snohomish or Island County Health District. The Snohomish Health District has provided the following documents for families.
We also have protocols in place for students/staff who are ill. When students or staff display the following symptoms, they must go or stay home:
Lost of taste/smell
Shortness of breath/difficulty breathing
Muscle Aches/Pains (not attributable to other causes)
Headache (not attributable to other causes)
Congestion/Runny nose (not attributable to other causes)
When students/staff have these symptoms, they must stay home for 10 days or until they have a negative COVID test.
We need to reiterate schools are casualties of increased rates of transmission within the community. We have become aware of students spending time together off-campus, in unmasked social situations. This has the potential to increase transmission rates, thus impacting the district’s ability to bring back more students. We are reminding everyone that it is essential to wear masks, maintain social distancing, avoid indoor in-person gatherings outside of immediate family, and practice good hand hygiene. If a social gathering must occur, these gatherings should be held outside.