Totem Falls Raven Review

Thursday, January 28, 2021

Important Dates


1: Non-Student Day

2: In-person begins - 8:35 am - 12:05 pm: Bartelheimer/Challender/Hill - Preschool AM: 8:35 am - 11:05 am, Preschool PM: 12:45 - 3:15 pm

8: In-person begins - 8:35 am - 12:05 pm: Skeen/McLatchy/Binek/Kreft/Wilson

10: Distribution day, 1:00 - 3:00 pm and 5:00 - 6:00 pm

12-15: Mid-Winter Break, no school

24: Distribution day, 1:00 - 3:00 pm and 5:00 - 6:00 pm

A message from Dr. Church

Dear Totem Falls Families,

This has been an extra busy week at Totem Falls. Each teacher and staff have been working diligently during this time of transition, not only are they wrapping up 1st semester with report cards but also working on changes in their class roster and how 2nd semester will begin. All teachers, remote and in-person, have also begun reaching out to their new students. As we prepare for more students on campus, those teachers are busy discussing more detailed safety planning with me, preparing their rooms, learning more strategies about teaching in this new context, making sure everyone is safe. I have appreciated their attention to detail and commitment to students returning to school, either online or in-person. In a word, we are all excited to see our halls and classrooms return with some degree of normalcy. As we have discussed the procedures, routines, and schedules related to return we are ready to be cautious and enthusiastic. We will learn a great deal from our 2nd graders that will impact our safety plan’s revision. I will communicate changes to you weekly so that you are aware and can discuss them with your child.

We are relying on your cooperation as we get started. Reinforcing the importance of distancing and mask wearing helps us here in maintaining a safe school environment. Wearing masks will help to keep our school healthy and open. We are on the same team in supporting all Ravens.

Below is an article I found in the Seattle times, thought you might find it interesting as well.

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Below you will find helpful links to our district website on a variety of topics regarding the return to in-person school.

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100% Online Learning continues

For those that chose to stay online, we welcome you to the new semester on February 2. By now your teacher will have hopefully been able to touch base with you and if you have a new teacher you were able to chat with them. The schedule will be as it has been. Please reach out if you have any questions.
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Library News

COMING SOON Another All School Read Aloud Starting in FEBRUARY!

Do you have any book title guesses yet?

Our next All School Read Aloud BOOK TITLE is a secret until next week. THE CLUES FOR THE BOOK ARE: The story is a FANTASY and the main character is an ORPHAN; the story takes place sometimes in a CAVE and the book is about DREAMS and the book is a MOVIE! If you already have a guess, you can post your guess using this Book Title Guess form. Book Title Guesses are DUE by Tuesday, February 2nd.


If you FORGOT to bring back your library books, you can drop your books off ANYTIME in the bin outside of the school. Then your child can get new books at our next TF Distribution Day, FEBRUARY 10th.


Students can RENEW books using DESTINY if no one else has the book on hold. If your child wants new books, they need to put their 6 NEW BOOKS on HOLD using DESTINY by SUNDAY, February 7th at midnight. NEW BOOKS will be distributed at our next TF Distribution Day, February 10th.

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CHECK-OUT a LEGO ROBOTICS KIT for your student!

LEGO Education solutions are designed to build confidence in STEAM learning from pre-K through secondary education. Their hands-on tools make learning playful, engaging and relevant while developing students' ability for critical thinking, communication and 21st century skills like coding and robotics.

Have a student interested in coding, robotics or a fun engaging educational hands-on activity?

Sign your student up for a WeDo 2.0 or SpikePRIME Kit rental here! Compliments of your Totem Falls PTO.

Be sure to visit the Robotics tab on the PTO Website to download your rental application ahead of time for a seamless check-out!

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District Laptop Phone Support

We have a dedicated phone line for student/family computer/laptop support for district-issued devices. Students and families can call 360-563-3000 for live technical support from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Thursday and 7:30-11:30 a.m., Friday.

4/5/6 Elementary Highly Capable Program information

If your student will be in the 4th through 6th grade next year and you are interested in your student participating the 4/5/6 Elementary Highly Capable Program, the following dates and information are important. Students currently participating in the 4/5/6 Highly Capable Program do not need to go through the referral process.

Referral packets for the 4/5/6 program will be available Friday, January 15, at all elementary schools and on the website. The completed referral packet is due Friday, February 12, and can be returned at your home school or the Snohomish School District office (drop box located by the main entrance) located at 1601 Avenue D, Snohomish, WA 98290.

A 4/5/6 parent webinar will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, January 21, for parents of students who are interested in the 4/5/6 Elementary Highly Capable Program for the 2021-2022 school year. Webinar information available by clicking here.

If you have questions you may contact Linda Varner at 360-563-7296 or email and Julie Francois at 360-563-7258 or

Totem Falls Elementary School

We are Kind, Responsible, Honest, Brave and we NEVER Give Up!

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 (HIB), Shawn Stevenson,1601 Avenue D, Snohomish, WA 98290 360-563-7314