Wildcat News

March 12th, 2021

A Message from the Principal

FWE families,

This week we hit the one year mark from when school initially closed due to Covid. In some ways it feels like yesterday, in others, it feels like a lifetime ago. Over this past year we have been on a wild ride together that has taken us down many roads we hope to never have to travel again. I want to again thank you on behalf of all FWE staff for your partnership as we have moved from distance learning to hybrid learning. We are all waiting for the day when we can fully open and put the Covid restrictions behind us.

Our 3rd through 5th grade teachers are ready for students to join us on Monday. Students were briefed on safety protocols and should be ready to go. Please remember that students need to arrive to school on time (Group A 8:50, Group B 12:50) and need to be picked up on time (Group A 11:25, Group B 3:25). Every minute is precious learning time and we want each student in their seats ready to go when their session starts. We'd also like to remind you how important it is that students come to school having had breakfast or lunch. Students can access free meals every day, please take advantage of that resource.

FWE staff have worked extremely hard to make our dismissal process a smooth one. By the end of this week we were able to have all students loaded into cars in under 10 minutes. We know the time will increase again as we add more students, but we also know as students and families learn the routine, we will be able to get families on their way quickly. We ask for your patience as we add 3rd-5th grade students Monday. The best way you can help is by staying in your car and displaying your child's car pick up sign in the window. If you are a family that does not yet have your car pick up sign, please help us on day one by writing your child's name and teacher on a piece of paper and displaying it in your window.

Finally, I'd like to take a moment to thank our amazing classified staff. They are the ones that keep our school running and ensure students can successfully learn. They teach, they direct traffic, they supervise, they clean and organize, they answer phones, they fix scraped knees, they prepare materials, they ensure safe arrival and dismissal, and most importantly they show love to each child and celebrate every student success. We have a remarkable classified staff at Frank Wagner and we thank them for all they do.

Grateful for your partnership,

Kristin Cortes

Upcoming Events

  • March 14th - Daylight Savings Begins (move clock ahead one hour)
  • March 15th - 3rd through 5th grade students start hybrid (A/B group) instruction
  • March 19th- Kindergarten-2nd Grade Conferences
  • March 24th - 5th Grade Parent Night Webinar at 6:30PM
  • March 31st - Kindergarten Registration Information Night
  • April 2nd - 3rd-5th Grade Conferences
  • April 5th-9th - Spring Break
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Find Your Bus Route (e-Link)

The e-Link service is helpful in determining your school of residence, bus stop location, pick-up and drop-off times as well as bus number. Information is in real-time, so your route information will be current.

Only students who have completed the Transportation Request Form and are eligible to ride a school bus will be assigned a bus route and stop based on the student’s home address.

Find Your Bus Route (e-Link)

The e-Link service is helpful in determining your school of residence, bus stop location, pick-up and drop-off times as well as bus number. Information is in real-time, so your route information will be current.


e-Link Instructions

School Supplies

We can’t wait for our 3rd – 5th grade students to return to in-person learning on March 15th. Here is a list of supplies that your students will need when they return to school:

- A backpack to carry materials to/from school

- Plastic closable pencil box to hold supplies at their desk

- Water bottle

- 2 Face masks (wear one and keep an extra in your backpack)

- Bring journals and composition books you have been using for writing

- Personal pocket sized hand sanitizer if you would like to have your own. The school will have sanitizer available.

- Dry erase markers

End of Day Plans

It is extremely important that teachers and office staff have accurate end of day plans for your child. Please ensure your teacher knows if your child will be taking a bus to/from school, be picked up by a family member or if your child will be walking home. As a reminder, families will be asked to stay in their vehicles and pick up their child. Only walking families with masks will be allowed to come up to the pick up area. All families will need to remain at a 6 foot distance from others.


A few reminders regarding the arrival and dismissal of our students:

A Cohort 8:50AM-11:25AM

B Cohort 12:50PM-3:25PM

Students will be receiving 2 weeks worth of Attestation Forms that will be going home with them on Monday, 3/15.

Arrival Time:

It is very important that your child has a completed Attestation Form and his/her temperature has been taken at home and noted on the attestation form in the upper corner. If your child has a temperature above 100.4 or you answered yes to any of the questions on the attestation form, please keep you child home and contact the office to excuse their absence. Upon student arrival, our staff will be checking their temperature as well.

Dismissal Time: (Car Pick Up and Walking Parents)

Your family will be receiving a sign with your child's name and teacher. Please have this sign displayed on the front window (passenger side) of your car or bring it with you to display to staff if you are a walking parent. These signs will make the dismissal process go faster and smoother. We thank you for your patience!

No Parent pick up in the bus area. All students must be picked up at the front of the school.

A/B Cohorts

We are excited to welcome back our 3rd-5th Grade students on March 15th. You should have already received cohort information for you child/children. If you have any questions, please contact the office.

Cohort A

8:50 Arrive at campus, turn in attestation, have temperature checked, go directly to class

8:55-11:25 In-person learning in classroom with one recess break

11:25 Dismissal

12:00-3:25 Lunch at home, i-Ready, Canvas asynchronous assignments, Specialist Time (Music, Digital Learning & PE) & independent reading, writing & math work

Cohort B

8:55-12:00 i-Ready, Canvas asynchronous assignments, Specialist Time (Music, Digital Learning & PE) & independent reading, writing & math work

12:00-12:50 Lunch at home, travel to school

12:50 Arrive at campus, turn in attestation, have temperature checked, go directly to class

12:55-3:25 In-person instruction

Friday Schedule (Both cohorts learn online w/the same schedule)

8:55-9:45 Zoom Morning Meeting

9:45-12:00 Learning support time/small groups

12:00-12:30 Lunch

12:30-1:10 Specialist Time (Music, Digital Learning, P.E)

1:10-1:30 i-Ready

1:30-3:25 Choice Activities

Safe Return Plan

Kindergarten Registration Night

Date: March 31st

Time: 5:00pm

Mode: Zoom https://monroe-wednet.zoom.us/j/82992064981

All five elementary principals will be participating via zoom together where a Kindergarten Video will be presented and you will have the opportunity to have your questions answered.

The zoom will be recorded and available on https://www.monroe.wednet.edu/fwe if you are unable to attend.

ROAR Awards

Shout Out to the following students for ROARing this week:

Ethan C. - Vye

Jayden M. - Beltramo

Alix R. - MacMillan/Phillips

Kimberly A. - Phillips/ MacMillan

Cheyenne U. - Rummel

Melanie C. - Franz/Romero

Everberto L. - Maxson

Iker R. - Smith

Anderson R. - Dunn

Emelyn N. - Pratt/Ramirez

From our School Counselor, Mrs. Simeoni

Executive Functions are the cognitive abilities that help us control and regulate our day-to-day tasks. These skills include: planning, organization, time management, metacognition, working memory, self-control, attention, flexibility, and perseverance. Each skill helps us complete daily activities and long-term goals. They are used in everything that we do and are the foundation to being successful in school. There are a number of different activities that students can do at home to help grow these skills. Here are some suggestions.

Hello community leaders and stakeholders!

I’m excited to let you know that we reopened the library to customers this week. Although there are some limitations, library customers will have full access to the building, including the use of public computers and many other aspects of the facility. Since we opened Monday we have seen many excited customers browsing the collections, printing out important documents and just looking around at the building they have missed so much. We are truly fortunate to have such a wonderful library facility in our community and I am excited to be able to reopen it to our community. The email below will go out to Monroe library customers next Monday March 15th with all the details about the reopening. Please share this information with your networks. Please reach out if there is any way we can help you with your work.


Phil Spirito (he/him/his) Library Manager

Monroe Library 1070 Village Way Monroe, WA 98272

Sno-Isle Libraries (360) 794-7851 ext. 4120 pspirito@sno-isle.org

“Never, ever be afraid to make some noise and get in good trouble, necessary trouble."

Representative John Lewis

Park Place Middle School 6th Grade Incoming Information

5th Grade teachers will be showing a video with students about 6th Grade Registration sometime between March 15th-March 25th

2020-2021 Hidden River Middle School Incoming 6th Grade Information Night

Future Hawks & Hawk parents, please join Mr. Judy, HRMS Principal, and Ms. Shafer, HRMS Counselor, for our Incoming 6th Grade Information Night Webinar on March 23, 2021 from 6:00-7:00 p.m. We are excited to have you at HRMS next year. Please mark your calendar and come hear about Hidden River!

Please join the following link: https://monroe-wednet.zoom.us/j/89064901786

We look forward to having you on our Webinar on March 23rd at 6:00 p.m. In the meantime, please feel free to call us with any questions. 360-804-4100.

Conferences are coming!!

Conferences for Kindergarten - 2nd Grade will be held on Friday, March 19th.

Conference for 3rd-5th Grade will be held on Friday, April 2nd.

You should be receiving conference information from your child's teacher in the next few days. Please confirm the day and time with your child's teacher. If you need to make changes to your assigned time, please work with the teacher or call the front office.

Preschool schedule for conference week:

Monday - Normal Schedule (Huck, Read, Walsh)

Tuesday - PM Group at school from 8:55-11:25am (Huck, Read, Walsh)

Wednesday - AM Group VIRTUAL 9-11:25am (Regular schedule) (Huck Only)

Thursday - PM Group at school from 8:55-11:25am (Huck, Read, Walsh)


Attendance is taken daily. Students will be marked absent if they do not attend in person learning. Fridays, attendance will be recorded based on Zoom attendance and completing their online learning.

If you know your child will be absent or unable to complete work, please call our 24 hour attendance hotline at (360) 804-3201 to excuse them.

Make sure your contact information is up-to-date!

It is very important that all families make sure all of their contact information is up-to-date with the school office. In the event of school delays and cancelations, or other emergencies, we need to be able to contact all of our families. When there are urgent messages to share with families, they are sent out via email and phone call. Messages are also posted on the district website, Facebook and Twitter.

If you would like to opt-in to also receive text messages, please send a text message of "Y" or "Yes" to our school's short code number, 67587. You can opt out of these messages any time by simply replying to oue of our messages with "Stop".


Does your family need a thermometer? Please contact the office at (360)804-3200 and we will try to provide you with one.

Frank Wagner Elementary received digital thermometers provided by a generous combined donation from:

Rotary Club of Monroe / Darian Caldwell Rotary President

Pharm A Save Pharmacy /Sue Graafstra

and The Monroe Public Schools Foundation / Katy Woods MPSF President

On behalf of our Frank Wagner Elementary Staff and families, THANK YOU so much to everyone making this donation possible!!!!

Monroe School District is currently hiring!!

Are you looking for rewarding, part-time work? Do you enjoy working with students? Then we need you! We are hiring substitutes of all kinds: teachers, paraeducators, custodians, bus drivers, and office staff. Apply now: https://monroejobs.hrmplus.net/

Frank Wagner Elementary is seeking bilingual applicants for the following positions:

  • Library Specialist
  • Bilingual Dual Language Paraeducator
  • Paraeducator (Open)
Are you looking for rewarding, part-time work? Do you enjoy working with students? Then we need you! We are hiring substitutes of all kinds: teachers, paraeducators, custodians, bus drivers, and office staff. Apply now: https://monroejobs.hrmplus.net/

From Nurse Pamela's Desk

Parents/guardians of our in-person students: Please refer to the chart to determine if your child is well enough to attend school in person. Help us keep our Wildcat community healthy!

Please contact the school nurse at (360) 804-3206 with any questions.

Pamela Hyvonen, BSN, RN

School Nurse, Frank Wagner Elementary

(360) 804-3206 (M-F mornings)

School Nurse, Park Place Middle

(360) 804-4320 (M-F afternoons)

MSD Self Declaration Checklist Attestation Form

Please do not:

Pre date attestation forms in advance. Attestation forms need to be filled out daily

Please do:

  • Enter your child's temperature in the temperature box.
  • Date and include your child's full name (First and Last).
  • Answer questions accurately. This is a legally binding document that we are required to keep for up to 7 years.

Attestation Forms - Spanish & English



Websites have been set up where people will be asked screening questions and sign up for an appointment. If there are multiple people who will be coming in the same vehicle to be tested, each of them should register.

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.


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.

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

14692 - 179th Avenue S.E., Monroe, WA 98272

(360) 804.2539


Section 504/ADA Coordinator

David Paratore

14692 - 179th Avenue S.E., Monroe, WA 98272

(360) 804.2603


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

Joanne Dickinson

14692 - 179th Avenue S.E., 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

14692 - 179th Avenue S.E., Monroe, WA 98272

(360) 804.2558


As a school that receives Title I federal funding, we are required each year to do a school/family compact. This compact lists agreements between the teacher, family and student in order to ensure students receive the best education possible. Education is a team effort and at FWE we value our partnership with families. At your child's conference, you will be given the opportunity to review the compact and make any additions or comments you'd like. Thanks for taking the time to preview the compact beforehand so you can be prepared to discuss it at conferences.