SPARTAN FAMILY NEWS
April 10 - 15, 2023
I hope you all had an amazing Spring Break. We are looking forward to seeing you all back in school this week. Thank you to all of you that attended conferences before break. The partnership between home and school is an important one and we so appreciate the role you take in your child's education.
AUTISM ACCEPTANCE MONTH
Did you know that April is Autism Acceptance Month? Autism is a neurological difference that affects communication, social interaction, and behavior.
Unfortunately, despite the prevalence of autism, individuals on the spectrum still face significant challenges when it comes to acceptance and inclusion. The staff will be doing some learning about autism this month and ways in which we might better support all students. We will also recognize this important month by continuing to teach inclusion and acceptance through our Morning Announcements and School-wide Read Aloud times.
Our Spring Book Fair is coming next week! We'll have a couple of evenings (Including the night of the Science Fair). Otherwise, students may browse or shop during their library time and may shop during lunch recess as well.
SPRING TESTING (REPEAT)
Shortly after returning from Spring Break, we will be moving into Spring Testing for grades 3, 4 & 5. MAP testing is up first; this test allows us to see progress toward standard throughout the school year. Smarter Balance testing starts at the end of April for 5th grade science, with the other grade levels beginning in May. A good night's sleep, getting to school on time and a message of "Do your personal best!" is what we ask of you. If you have any questions about Spring Testing, please contact your child's teacher.
3rd Grade - MAP TESTING 4/13 & 4/14/ SBA TESTING 5/15, 5/16, 5/18, 5/19
4th Grade - MAP TESTING 5/2 & 5/4/ SBA TESTING 5/16, 5/18, 5/25, 6/1
5th Grade - MAP TESTING 4/18 & 5/2 /SBA TESTING 4/20, 5/9, 5/11, 5/23, 5/25
2023-24 School Calendar
* The picture below is of Mrs. G's Kindergarten Morning Meeting. This is a time for students to come together, find common ground and do some thinking about themselves, their role in the community and it's a chance to do some collective problem solving.
DATES TO KNOW
3/29 - Early Release - Staff Professional Development (No Late Start)
3/30 - Early Release - Conferences
3/31 - Early Release - Conferences - PJ DAY & DROP EVERYTHING & READ DAY
4/3 - 4/7 - Spring Break
4/17 - 4/21 - BOOK FAIR
4/19 - SES SCIENCE FAIR (BOOK FAIR OPEN THIS EVENING)
4/25 - VIRTUL BEDTIME STORIES
4/27 - Science Assembly
5/29 - Memorial Day, No School
6/19 - No School - Juneteenth
6/20 - Last Day of School (Snow Make Up Day)
Click below for Dr. Rumbaugh's message:
ONLINE YEARBOOK SALES - LAST CHANCE
The presale for yearbooks ended last week, but if you miss the deadline you can still place an order using the link below. It will remain open through most of April but we cannot give you an exact deadline as that is determined by our publisher and changes due to production volumes, so don't wait... get your book ordered today if you haven't already done so.
YEARBOOK LINK - https://fs4.formsite.com/FireFly/jyksprydxo/index
While we have your attention, here is another link for ordering individual or classroom group photos if you still need to do that.
INDIVIDUAL AND CLASSROOM GROUP LINK - https://fs4.formsite.com/FireFly/form15/index.html (NOT FOR YEARBOOKS)
SCIENCE FAIR COMING - SIGN UP NOW
SCIENCE FAIR INFORMATION
Participants may choose from three options:
- Collections - Open to Grades K & 1 Only
- Science Research Project - Open to K - 5
- Science Project - Open to K - 5
PROJECT BOARD EXAMPLES WILL BE IN THE SES LOBBY THIS WEEK!
CHAT WITH THE SCHOOL BOARD
The Board of Directors meets with constituents throughout the school year to listen and learn about the community’s opinions, suggestions, and concerns. There is no agenda for these events; they are informal, and anyone can attend.
The next event is 6-7 p.m. Tuesday April 11 at Lincoln Hill High School. Spanish interpreter will be available.
Read more about future Chat with the Board events here: https://www.stanwood.wednet.edu/school_board/chat_with_a_school_board_member
CALLING ALL SPARTAN GUARDS
Spartan Guard Responsibilities
• Serve as a mentor for students on the playground;
• Interact with students at lunch to promote a positive experience for all students;
• Teach students recess games such as tether ball and four square, etc;
• Provide support during campus wide events;
• Provide an extra set of eyes while on campus
Volunteer opportunities (2 hr increments preferred)
• Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 9:50-12:30 or 12:30-2:35
• Wednesday from 11:30-1:30 or 1:30-3:45
To schedule your volunteer hours contact Bob Peterson (preferred contact text) 425-772-4983 , message me through messenger or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
All volunteers must be cleared first; please see the VOLUNTEER section below.
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 (email@example.com), or the Section 504/American Disabilities Act Coordinator, Robert Hascall (firstname.lastname@example.org) Stanwood-Camano School District, 26920 Pioneer Hwy, Stanwood, WA 98292. Telephone: (360) 629-1200.