Totem Falls Raven Review

Friday, April 23, 2021

Important Dates

April

PTO Calendar Raffle tickets on sale now


May

1: PTO Raffle begins!

6: 2021-2022 return to Totem Falls survey closes

7: Distribution for online learners

A NOTE FROM DR. CHURCH

Dear Totem Falls Families,


As COVID-19 cases in the county are increasing, I wanted you to know that I have been sharing with students my appreciation that they have been so responsible in wearing their masks. It really has become a habit and they are so great about taking mask breaks at recess in the designated spaces. I also reinforced the importance of maintaining distance. I shared that they can use their extended "raven wings" as a way to help bear that in mind. (This means extending their arms.) Our goal is to make sure we end the year with no classrooms needing to quarantine. We appreciate your reinforcing this at home.


I also want you to know that we are beginning the placement process of placing students for next year soon. I value your input in this and want to provide you an opportunity. Our goal is to create classes that are balanced based on student strengths and needs. Report card grades, teacher input, parent input and state test scores are used to assure that we are creating balanced classes.


In addition, we look to shuffle classes from one grade level to the next to assure that students continually have an opportunity to work with new students. Totem Falls teachers will review each class list thoroughly and will carefully consider how students work together and we will make adjustments to the class lists.


As we start the student placement process, we welcome parent input into this process. If there are specific needs or past history that should be considered and may contribute to the success of your student, we want to consider that information in the placement process. Our goal is to create the most balanced classes as possible while meeting student needs and will take all input into consideration. Please email myself and Tiffany with your thoughts. Teacher assignments are subject to change, so please describe the learning environment and teacher style you believe to be best for your child. Teacher requests will not be used in determining student placement. If you can have any input to us by May 6th, that would be great.


Thank you – We are looking forward to another great year!


Sincerely,

-Craig

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Enrollment for 2021-2022 Survey

Please take a moment to fill out this survey in regards to the return of your student to Totem Falls in the fall. Thank you.

Water Bottles

Please be sure to send your child with a refillable water bottle for each day they come to school. They can use the classroom sinks to fill up. IF your student forgets a water bottle the classrooms all have cups to use at the sink. Thank you. It is getting a bit warmer out so it is important to keep the kids hydrated.
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Enrollment for 2021-2022 Survey

Please take a moment to fill out this survey in regards to the return of your student to Totem Falls in the fall. Thank you.

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Library News

THERE’S ANOTHER ALL SCHOOL READ ALOUD COMING IN MAY! TURTLE BOOKMARK CONTEST ENTRIES DUE!


To get ready for the next All School Read Aloud we are having a TURTLE bookmark contest! The TURTLE bookmark contest started last week and bookmarks are due NEXT TUESDAY, April 27th. The bookmarks were handed out to students during their library time LAST WEEK, or you can visit the TF LIBRARY CANVAS page and click on BOOKMARK CONTEST to fill it out at home.

DO YOU KNOW THE TITLE OF OUR NEXT READ ALOUD?

GUESSES DUE NEXT THURSDAY! WIN A FREE BOOK!


The 4 clues are: 1) The main character is a BOY, 2) The boy has a pet TURTLE. 3) The setting is NEW YORK CITY 4) The genre is a REALISTIC FICTION.


If you think you know the title of the book, go to the TF LIBRARY CANVAS page and click on BOOK TITLE GUESSES to make your guess. If you’re not sure about the book title yet- that's okay, there is ONE MORE CLUE coming NEXT WEEK!

Calendar Raffle Fundraiser

Please help us in supporting enrichment for Totem Falls students and staff!! Our biggest fundraiser for 2020-2021 is LIVE!!!!! Over $10K in prizes! Every 10 tickets purchased puts you into a drawing for $1000 CASH! Purchase tickets here. For more information about the calendar raffle please check out the PTO website.


Can be shared with family & friends!


Don't wait to get your tickets! Only 1000 will be sold!!

🌺 Aloha, TF Families! 🌴

It’s almost here!

Staff Appreciation Week is coming up May 3-7!! Let’s give our awesome teachers & staff a week filled with love, fun & BIG MAHALOS!


Please click here to find:

* Teacher/Staff Favorite Things List

* Teacher/Staff Supply Requests
* Copies of “Thank You” pages

* Assigned Specialist List

Please remember that participation is 100% optional! (Even just giving a smile and a “mahalo” will be wonderful!) 🌺

Questions? Please contact Neva Goodrich OR Tera Becker.
Mahalo!

Art Docent Activities from Deep Space Sparkle

PTO Fliers

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Snohomish School District Coronavirus Testing Research Study for K-2

The Snohomish School District Coronavirus Testing Study is looking for more participants! Student must be in grades K, 1 or 2. Sign up at https://redcap.link/bmoahuls for your child to be tested once per week for COVID-19 at home by a parent/guardian. The study will help researchers learn more about how COVID-19 spreads in elementary schools, and to safely re-open schools during this pandemic.


For more information about the study, visit www.sno.wednet.edu/reopening/testingstudy or contact schoolstesting@uw.edu.

Online Kindergarten registration happening now

Kindergarten registration is happening at all Snohomish School District elementary schools. Online registration materials are available at www.sno.wednet.edu/kindergarten. We encourage families to utilize the online student enrollment and registration available at that site. Schools will reach out throughout summer 2021 with important information available for families (Meet the Teacher, WaKIDS, PTA/PTO/parent organizations, bus transportation, special services and more). For more information, please contact the elementary school your child will attend.

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.

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