MTE Family Newsletter

December 18, 2020

Mountlake Terrace Elementary Little Hawks

Mountlake Terrace Elementary Main Office: (425) 431-7894

Attendance Line: (425) 431-3364

ECEAP Preschool Office: (425) 431-3339

Edmonds School District : (425) 431-7000

Best wishes for a relaxing winter break and a happy New Year!

In this issue:

  • Message from Principal Mary Williams
  • Spirit Week
  • Winter Break Free Meal Service
  • Digital Library Office Hours
  • We continue to build our wonderful school library
  • Move 60! news and updates
  • Student and Family Self Referral Form (in newsletter every week)
  • MARK YOUR CALENDARS
  • Community eFliers via Peachjar
  • Helpful Links

Hello Mountlake Terrace Elementary Community,

This year has been one that we never expected; global pandemic, online learning, and racial unrest all marked this year to be one full of pain, struggle and strife. What I have witnessed in our community this fall/winter has me believing we are ending our year with community, selflessness, resilience and even some joy.


The 2020-2021 School Year has been one where I have seen staff at MTE step up and be willing to try new things, step outside the box, step up when needed and show up for students and families. It has been a year where I have seen parents supporting one another, gathering resources, striving to keep kids connected, supporting their children and partnering with our staff. It has been a year where our community as a whole has stepped in to support families with food banks/food, generous donations, art supplies, and supplies for families in need.


I want to take a moment to thank you all;

- The students for showing up and working hard

- The teachers for being flexible and finding ways to connect with and engage students during remote learning

- The paraeducators for stepping in whenever and wherever there has been a need

- The office staff and student support team for working to keep things running smoothly and making the needs of our families and staff your top priority

- The custodial staff for keeping our building sanitized and clean

- The food service staff for providing thousands of meals to our students and families

- The PTO for art supplies, support of our art and music programs, funding for online assemblies and spirit wear for all

- The general community for raising almost $13,000 to give MTE families in need a happy holiday season

- The Alderwood Terrace Rotary for supporting staff and families

- First Security Bank for generous holiday donations

- Washington Kids in Transition (Operation Warm) and The City of Mountlake Terrace (Foundation of ESD) for coats for kids that needed them


Thank you for showing me that out of these challenges we rise. That we are a cohesive and strong community even remotely. That there is hope. Thank you for who you all are and how you show up for each other. I am blessed to walk this journey with you and will continue to look to you all for input, partnership and hope. What an exceptional group of people you all are. I am better for having each and everyone of you in my life!


Have a wonderful Winter Break!

Yours in learning,

Mary Williams


She/Her

Principal

Mountlake Terrace Elementary

425-431-7895

Spirit Week was fun! Hair got wild!

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Mrs. Taylor's class is ready for Winter Break!

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Digital Library office hours for students/families Attention kids and caregivers!

Digital books are available to all elementary families. Click here to learn how to use this great resource! More books will be added throughout the year. In addition, there are upcoming office hours for families to have access for support.


  • For families and students in Grades K-2

Wednesday, Jan. 13, 1:30-3:00 p.m.: Zoom link


  • For families and students in Grades 3-4

Wednesday, Jan. 13, 1:30-3:00 p.m.: Zoom link


  • For families and students in Grades 5-6

Wednesday, Jan. 13, 1:30-3:00 p.m.: Zoom link

Let's keep building our MTE school library!

Here is where you can see the library wish list and make a donation. Thank you!

https://www.btsb.com/sosl/mountlaketerraceelemschool1

Move 60! news and updates

The Choose to Move 60! fall session will wrap up on Jan. 29, 2021. We had over 1,700 students enrolled in the fall session which was awesome! We know that students that participate in exercise, physical activity, and movement focus better in school, sleep better, feel healthier, and have lower rates of depression. We encourage all K-6 students to register for the spring session. The program is FREE, online, and available to all elementary students! Here is a video from our Edmonds School District physical education teachers that you can share with families on the importance of physical activity: The Importance of PA


Move 60! Spring Session starts February 8. For information about registering for the spring session Move 60 Registration


Any student who signs up for a Move 60! At-Home Equipment Bag on the registration form can get one for free! The bag has the same equipment as the equipment kit from the fall session (jump rope, scarf, paddle, rubber playground ball, and bean bag).We will be distributing the Move 60 equipment kits are available at the following schools to students who are registered for the spring session and signed up for an equipment bag:


1. Monday, Feb. 1, 2021 – Mountlake Terrace Elementary, 4-6 p.m.

2. Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021 – Hazelwood Elementary, 1-3 p.m.

3. Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021 – College Place Elementary, 4-6 p.m.

4. Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021 – Cedar Valley Elementary, 4-6 p.m.

5. Friday, Feb. 5, 2021 – Oak Heights Elementary, 1-3 p.m.


For more information about Move 60:

https://www.edmonds.wednet.edu/programs/move_60_

https://sites.google.com/edmonds.wednet.edu/Move-60/home


Like us on Facebook! https://www.facebook.com/move60/

Student and Family Self Referral Form

Mark your calendars:

DECEMBER

19 through January 3 WINTER BREAK - NO SCHOOL


JANUARY 2021

4 First day of school in 2021

13 Packet and Library Book pick-up 10:30 AM - 5:00 PM

13 Digital Library office hours for students/families 1:30-3:00 p.m.

18 No School – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

27 Packet and Library Book pick-up 10:30 AM - 5:00 PM

27 Half Day - Early Release


FEBRUARY

1 Move 60! Equipment Distribution 4 - 6 PM

3 No School for students

10 Packet and Library Book pick-up 10:30 AM - 5:00 PM

15 Presidents' Day - No School

16 No School

23 PTO Saturday Meeting 11 - 12:30 AM

24 Packet and Library Book pick-up 10:30 AM - 5:00 PM

24 Half Day - Early Release

26 PTO Meeting 7 - 8:30 PM

Community eFliers via Peachjar

Peachjar Link

Peachjar is an app that will streamline the way you find out about different events, opportunities, etc. that are happening in the community and our school district.

You will receive periodic emails from Peachjar with events and activities related to your school community.

You can also always go to the Peachjar Quick Link on our school website.

School Meals

Menus, application, dietary information

Family Support Resources

NEED HELP WITH FOOD? HOUSING? OR HEALTH ACCESS?

Clothes for Kids Website

Clothes for Kids cultivates confidence and a readiness to learn by providing students and their families the opportunity to choose a personalized wardrobe at no cost.

Skyward Family Access Information

The “What is Family Access?” webpage provides step by step instructions on how to log onto Skyward.

Skylert

Through Skylert, you control how the district and schools contact you for emergencies, attendance calls, food & nutrition services, District eNews and other communications.