Machias Elementary

October 29, 2021

Parent-Teacher Conference Week

This year’s fall parent-teacher conferences will be held the week of November 8-12. Due to Covid-19, conferences will be held remotely through Zoom. Your student’s teacher will send out a separate email with the Zoom link.

To sign up for conferences, you will use the “Conference” scheduler button located in your Skyward Family Access. This function makes it convenient for parents/guardians to sign one or multiple students up at a time. After you sign up you will get an email confirmation with your conference date and time. The conference scheduler will be open from Oct. 20th at 5 p.m. to Nov. 4th at noon. Attached are the parent instructions to sign up for conferences.

Unlike years prior, conference week will include half day early release at 11:45 a.m. every day except Thursday, November 11th there will be no school in observance of Veterans Day.

Daily Student Schedule:

Monday, Nov. 8

8:35 a.m.-11:45 a.m.

(afternoon conferences)

Tuesday, Nov. 9

8:35 a.m.-11:45 a.m.

(afternoon and evening conferences)

Wednesday, Nov. 10

8:35 a.m.-11:45 a.m.

(afternoon conferences)

Thursday, Nov. 11

Veterans Day - No School

Friday, Nov. 12

8:35 a.m.-11:45 a.m.

If you have any questions or need help with your Skyward Family Access login, please call the office.

We are excited to connect with all families during conference week!

Fall Parent Tech Night for Spanish-speaking parents/guardians

Spanish-speaking parents/guardians throughout the Snohomish School District are invited to our first Fall Parent Tech Night for Spanish-speaking parents/guardians on Monday, November 8 from 6-8 p.m. at Valley View Middle School (14308 Broadway Ave SE in Snohomish). Come learn more about how to use:

  • Skyward and Canvas, the software applications used in the school district
  • Translation tools
  • Apps to learn and practice English

Click here to download the flier. Reserve your spot today! Space is limited to 50 participants. Unfortunately, due the current situation of COVID-19, small children are not permitted at the event. Sponsored by the migrant education program of the Snohomish School District. For more information or to register by text/phone/email, please contact Tami Lentz (habla español/Spanish-speaking) at 206-579-2800 or at

Elementary Human Growth and Development Family Presentations Scheduled

Human growth and development will be taught each year during 5-6th grade.

Families are invited to attend a presentation to learn about the health standards, activities and resources that will be used to teach each of the topics, and the opt-out process. Please see details below.

  • Elementary Human Growth and Development
    • 6-7 p.m. on Tuesday, November 2

Please click here for more information about the presentation.

Honoring our Veterans

We are excited to continue the Machias tradition of honoring our Veterans. Unfortunately, with current restrictions as a result of COVID-19, we will not be able to hold our celebration in person. We are working hard to create a special virtual experience to celebrate our Veterans and their service to our nation.

If you are a Veteran or have a family member you would like to recognize, we would be honored to include them in our virtual ceremony.

  • We DO NOT need everyone to submit updated Veteran information this year. If you have sent your picture before – we do not need them sent again.
  • In order for us to complete this project, we need all information submitted no later than Friday, November 5th.

It is our desire to continue a tradition of honoring our Veterans that will impact our students and instill in them a gratitude for the freedoms they enjoy.

Thank you,

Machias Elementary School

Picture Retake Day

Did you miss picture day? Don’t worry picture retake day is Tuesday, November 9. Picture packets will be available in the office or you can order online at Please be sure to return your original pictures on picture retake day to ensure that you get the format that you want for your child’s retake picture.

Please call the office if you have any questions.


Machias PTG Pizza Day Fundraiser

Machias PTG Baskets for Bobcats Fundraiser

We're kicking off our Fall Fundraiser!

This year we are hosting an online raffle with baskets to bid on.

"Baskets for Bobcats!"

How to help now?: We're looking for basket captains to pick a basket theme or experience, gather the donated items from friends, family or the store, and bring the basket to Machias Elementary by Friday, Nov 12th.

Sign up here:

Example themes: movie night in, Seahawks/ Kraken tickets, picnic, starter toolbox, coffee bar, local restaurant gift cards, Airbnb voucher.

How can you help later?: Keep an eye out for when the baskets are posted to bid on!

Our goal is $15,000 this year, so we're aiming big!

*If you plan to ask for donations from companies/ corporations, we can give them a tax receipt.

Questions? Email

Thanks for everything!

-Machias PTG

Scholastic Online BOOK FAIR

Do you have a bachelor's degree? Be a substitute teacher!

The Snohomish School District is hiring emergency substitute teachers. Did you know you can become and emergency substitute if you hold a bachelor’s degree or higher? This position $185 to $260 per day (depends on duration of assignment) applicant must have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree and must pass STEDI subskills test.

Contact Holli Fedewa in Human Resource Services/Guest Teaching for more information at 360-563-7247.

Bobcat Spirit Wear

Join Our Team!

There are many open positions within the Snohomish School District including teachers, nurses, custodians, bus drivers, food service workers and more. To learn more and apply, please visit We also have openings at the Snohomish Aquatic Center. Please help us spread the word!
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Student Calendar for 2021-2022

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Assistance Program

Would your family benefit from an assistance program this year?

Backpacks for Bobcats - We provide weekly backpacks to each student who could use a little extra food in the pantry. We would distribute backpacks every Friday. Other arrangements can be made if that time does not work. Backpack delivery will start on October 15, 2021.


Please feel free to reach out to the office if you have any questions.

Non-Discrimination Notice

The Snohomish 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 and ADA – Darryl Pernat, 1601 Avenue D, Snohomish, WA 98290, 360-563-7285,; Section 504 Coordinator and Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying – Shawn Stevenson, 1601 Avenue D, Snohomish, WA 98290, 360-563-7282,

Machias Contact Information

Attendance: 360-563-4888

Office: 360-563-4825

Fax: 360-563-4828