Tiger Tales Newsletter

December 7, 2020

SCSD Friday Family Message

The latest communication from the Stanwood-Camano School District administration.

Upcoming Dates

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

Please Complete!

We are asking that you please complete the Winter Health Attestation form for your child. If you have multiple children attending school, please complete for each one separately.

iSprowt Science Assembly

On December 9 at 10:00 your child is invited to a science assembly by iSprowt where they will complete two science experiments.

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.

iSprowt Wacky Weather Experiments

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.

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Operation School Bell

Students may qualify to receive new clothes and shoes from the Assistance League of Everett through Operation School Bell. Forms were sent home with hybrid students and mailed to grades 4/5 and online students. Please complete and return to school as soon as possible. If you have questions, please contact Rachel Soriano Sanchez at rsorianosanchez@stanwood.wednet.edu.

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

Order link: https://fs4.formsite.com/FireFly/waldtkvv5s/index.html

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

Specialists Changes

Our fourth and fifth grade students will begin having Google Meets with their specialists on Monday. They will meet four times per week (not Wednesdays) for instruction and activities.
  • 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

You can preorder 7 day meal packs for your students. These breakfasts and lunches cover the at home days your child is not attending in hybrid model or for students who are distance learning. Meal packs are available for pick up on Fridays between 4:30-6:30 at Twin City. Click the button below to preorder your 7 day meal pack.

Snow/Weather Google Meets

If snow or emergency causes us to close the school building, but continue schooling this button will take you to our ELA, Math, and Specialist GOOGLE MEET schedule. Also included you will find the MEET codes for homeroom teachers and specialists.

Health Protocols

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:

  • Fever/Chills

  • Lost of taste/smell

  • Shortness of breath/difficulty breathing

  • Fatigue

  • Muscle Aches/Pains (not attributable to other causes)

  • Headache (not attributable to other causes)

  • Congestion/Runny nose (not attributable to other causes)

  • Cough

  • Nausea/vomiting

  • Diarrhea

  • Sore throat

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.

TCE Social Media

Follow our Facebook and Instagram accounts @twincitytigers to stay up to date on what is happening all year at Twin City Elementary.

Contact Us

We appreciate all you do to support your child's success at Twin City Elementary.

Jennifer Allen, Principal

Non Discrimination Statement

The Stanwood-Camano School District does not discriminate in employment, 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. Inquiries regarding compliance and/or grievance procedures may be directed to the District's Title IX/Affirmative Action Officer and Civil Rights Compliance Coordinator, Maurene Stanton (mstanton@stanwood.wednet.edu), or the Section 504/American Disabilities Act Coordinator, Robert Hascall (rhascall@stanwood.wednet.edu) Stanwood-Camano School District, 26920 Pioneer Hwy, Stanwood, WA 98292. Telephone: (360) 629-1200.