Wildcat News

Frank Wagner Elementary, May 8, 2020


1. When you receive the school newsletter in your email inbox, open the email and click on the title in the newsletter to open it in Smore.

2. Once in Smore, scroll to the very bottom of the newsletter. Above the red word ‘Report’ you will see the word ‘Translate’. Click ‘Translate’.

3. Next, select your preferred language in the drop-down menu and the newsletter will automatically translate to the language you chose.


Nuestro boletín se puede traducir a cualquier idioma en tres sencillos pasos:

1. Cuando reciba el boletín de la escuela en su bandeja de entrada de correo electrónico, abra el correo electrónico y haga clic en el título del boletín para abrirlo en Smore.

2. Una vez en Smore, desplácese hasta el final del boletín. Sobre la palabra roja "Informe" verá la palabra "Traducir". Haga clic en "Traducir".

3. A continuación, seleccione su idioma preferido en el menú desplegable y el boletín se traducirá automáticamente al idioma que elija.

Message from the Principal

May 8, 2020

This week we recognized our amazing teachers at Frank Wagner for Teacher Appreciation Week. We are blessed to have such dedicated professionals serving your children each day. Please join me in thanking them for their service.

Please prioritize your child's 10:00 small group zooms. These are the best opportunity for students to get individualized attention and instruction. All students have one zoom during the week with their teacher and many students have an additional zoom with an interventionist.

If you have questions about our online education, your child's progress or anything else, please join us in our "Family Support" zooms held every Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. These are OPTIONAL meetings just to assist families and answer questions.

If your family is experiencing any nutritional, social/emotional and health needs, please complete the following survey so we can follow up with your family and find ways to help you. https://forms.gle/KAfKPcbp7sXo1mNh9

Lastly, I would like to wish all the Wildcat moms a very Happy Mother's Day. We hope you are celebrated with lots of love this weekend. As a mom of four, I know how both exhausting and joyful motherhood can be. We value you, we appreciate you and we celebrate you. Enjoy the beautiful weather and put your feet up, even if for a moment.

Kristin Cortes

Building Principal

Attendance Matters!

Even now, attendance matters. We are tracking when students log into Canvas and the time they spend there engaging in the different lessons. We also track each student's progress in i-Ready and Raz-kids as well as their attendance at small group Zoom meetings. Student attendance is recorded on a weekly basis. If students are not engaging in the online learning or another agreed upon method, they will be marked as "not-engaged", absent. We are working toward 100% engagement, please help us get there.

Learning Checklist

These learning checklists can help your child stay on track with accomplishing their daily work. We have printed versions available each day during our lunch service from 11:30-1:30.

Visit Frank Wagner’s Online Book Fair/Visite la Feria del Libro en línea de Frank Wagner

  • The fair begins Friday, May 8th.

  • Final day to order is Thursday, May 21st.

Free shipping on orders of $25 or more and for BOOK ONLY orders. All other items will be charged shipping.

Each purchase will be shipped directly to your home.

Look for the “Shop Now” button to enter our Online Book Fair on Friday, May 8!


Free Shipping FAQ details here

  • La feria comienza el viernes 8 de mayo.

  • El último día para realizar pedidos es el jueves 21 de mayo.

Envío gratuito en pedidos de $ 25 o más y SOLO EN PEDIDOS DE LIBROS . Todos los demás artículos se cobrará el envío.

Cada compra se enviará directamente a su hogar.

¡Busque el botón "Comprar ahora" para ingresar a nuestra Feria del libro en línea el viernes 8 de mayo!



Teachers and Para-educators are meeting with students each day at 10 am for small group instruction. Please check your child's Canvas page for the groups they are a part of. Every student will have 1-2 small group Zoom meetings a week. This is how we provide differentiated instruction and personal attention for every learner. See you at 10 am!

5th Grade Health Lesson

You will be receiving a district communication next week regarding 5th grade health lessons. Please read the letter when it comes.

This year, to minimize the educational burden on families, the district is utilizing short videos approved by the Washington State Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction in place of our comprehensive human growth and development curriculum. Please consider that in the absence of this curriculum, the medically and scientifically accurate information presented in these videos, although age-appropriate, may introduce terms or concepts your student may not have had the opportunity to learn about yet.

We encourage you to review the video, as you have the right to opt your child out of participating. Please select the website link below to review the content:

By law, parents must attest to reviewing this content before they can excuse their child from HIV prevention education. If, after reviewing the content, you intend to excuse your child from viewing the HIV prevention education videos, please fill out the opt-out form and return it to your child’s teacher via email no later than May 29, 2020 or call our school office for assistance (360)804-3200.

Due to social distancing requirements, this online review of content takes the place of our annual parent preview night. If you opted your student out of the HIV Prevention Education curriculum in the Fall, you will still need to review and opt-out of this content because it is different from the full curriculum material you previously reviewed.

Please fill out the District Survey for Access to Online Learning...

It is our goal to ensure every one of our students has access to connect to the internet and a device on which to do so. As you are likely aware, the Washington State Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) has tasked us with providing continuous learning to all of our students through the end of the scheduled school year. While we will continue to provide learning opportunities via hard copy for those who need it, the most effective way for us to deliver instruction at this time is online.

We acknowledge that many families may have already been asked about their access to a device and the internet by our staff, but we need more specific data to determine how to best meet the needs of all of our students moving forward. We also are being asked by OSPI to report very specific data each week regarding our students’ access to the internet. We would greatly appreciate it if you could take a few minutes to provide us with this data. We apologize if any of the questions we are asking have already been asked of you.

We have already checked out over 3,000 Chromebooks to students, but it’s not too late to check one out if your student needs one! Chromebooks are now available to check out at each school, so please contact your child’s teacher or principal to make arrangements to check one out, if needed.


Thank you for your time.

Class Placement Parental Input Form for 2020-2021

Kindergarten Registration

Do you have an incoming Kindergarten Student?

We are now accepting registrations for Kindergarten for the 2020-2021 school year. Families may register online at: https://www.monroe.wednet.edu/about/register-for-school/kindergarten-registration

We also have paper packets available for pick-up in front of the school between the hours of 11:30am-1:30pm.

Survey of Student/Family Needs at Frank Wagner

These are uncertain and stressful times for families. We know there are many food and other needs within our FWE community. We want to make sure our community is getting whatever resources they need. Please complete this survey if you'd like someone to reach out to you and help. Information goes directly to the FWE Care Team.


Nutritional Support For Families

Here is a list of community resources that can help with food needs. Reminder that Mondays through Fridays FWE offers free school lunch and breakfast to all children 18 and under. If you would like to donate to the needs in the community, please consider the Sky Valley Food Bank at 360-794-7959.


  • FWE has started a small Food Pantry to support families that may find themselves running low on food early in the week. This program is designed to supplement what families are receiving from the other community programs seen here. This support is available 11:30-1:30.

Wednesday -

  • Oxbow Farms at FWE. Families show up and can get fresh vegetables and other garden items. This is available 11:30-1:30.

Thursday -

  • Sky Valley Food box delivery. Phone: 360-794-7959. Call the phone number any day of the week, leave your family's name, address, phone number and # in family on the voicemail and you will be contacted about being added to their weekly delivery.

Friday -

  • Rock Church - 16891 146th St SE #145, Monroe. Time: 5:00-6:30, line starts forming at 4:15. They do not take any information other than the number of people in the family. Stay in your car. Food will be loaded.

Saturday -

  • Foothills Foursquare Church Monroe - 17310 W. Main Street, Monroe. Time: 10-11 a.m. No information needed. Stay in your car until it is your turn to pick up food. If possible wear gloves and masks.

Oxbow Farms Continues Partnership with FWE

Oxbow Farms is continuing to support our school during the school lunch distribution on Wednesdays. Each week they will have something new to offer.

Oxbow Farms has started a new program called the Earth Month Journal Challenge: http://www.oxbow.org/education/lessons-resources/journal-prompts/ Each week, we’ll be sharing a journal prompt. Check this out and participate yourself! Find us on Facebook on Instagram @OxbowCenter or use the hashtag #earthmonthjournalchallenge.

Technical Difficulties?

If you are having issues connecting to our online continuous learning, trouble with your Chromebook or have questions about how to navigate Canvas, you can call our technology hotline at (360) 804-2520.

Contact Us.

Frank Wagner Elementary

Main Line (360)804-3200

Attendance Line (360)804-3201

Office Manager: Col Wolf

Office Assistant: Karina Blanquet


The Monroe School District does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, honorably discharged veteran or military status, sexual orientation including gender expression or identity, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability in its programs and activities 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:

Title IX Coordinator

Joanne Dickinson

200 E. Fremont St, Monroe, WA 98272

(360) 804.2539


Section 504/ADA Coordinator

David Paratore

200 E. Fremont St, Monroe, WA 98272

(360) 804.2603


Compliance Coordinator for 28A.640 and 28A.642 RCW

Joanne Dickinson

200 E. Fremont St, Monroe, WA 98272

(360) 804.2532


The Monroe School District will also take steps to assure that national origin persons who lack English language skills can participate in all education programs, services and activities. For information regarding translation services or transitional bilingual education programs, contact:

Kimberly Whitworth

200 E. Fremont St, Monroe, WA 98272

(360) 804.2558