Lyman Elementary

April 2022

A Note From Mr. McPhee

Dear Lyman Parents and Guardians,

Spring is here at Lyman Elementary and the school year is moving fast. As I think back to September, I'm excited about the progress that I have seen with our students’ academic, social and emotional growth. Our teachers work hard every day to develop our students for the next grade level and beyond and I am proud to work together with them to help every student reach achieve success.

Looking ahead, the Washington State assessments (SBAC) in English, math and science will start up after spring break. We will complete all of the state assessments by the end of May. Please make sure that your child gets plenty of sleep and a healthy breakfast each day so they can be ready for these assessments and classroom learning. These state tests measure each student's progress towards mastery of the Washington State learning standards. They are rigorous and thoughtful assessments that challenge students to show their best thinking, writing, reading, math and problem solving skills.

During the third week of April our sixth-graders will head to Camp Orkila on Orcas Island for the annual four-day camp experience. This is the first time that all sixth-graders in the district will be together as an entire class. Students participate in workshops about the environment, marine biology, problem solving and team building activities. This is an exciting camp experience for all our students and one they will remember for the rest of their lives.

April 25th through April 29th is administrative professional’s week. I want to thank our administrative secretary, Kristi Johnson, for all her hard work at Lyman. Kristi is critical in keeping everything in our school working efficiently. She works every day to make Lyman a great school. Please stop by the office and thank Kristi for all of her efforts.

The Lyman Parent Group is working hard on the next fundraisers. Please come out to the next parent group meeting on April,12 at 6:00pm in the school library. Be part of a hard working team that is making our school greater every year!

It takes a great community to make a great school. Thank you for all you do to support Lyman Elementary and our students.

My best to all of you,

Scott A. McPhee


Thank You

We want to deeply thank our Lyman Parent group, Jeff and Brandi Knapp and Hanging H Companies LLC., and all the parent and community volunteers for all their amazing work on the new playground equipment installation. They have absolutely transformed our playground!

Important Dates


4-8 ~ Spring Break

12 ~ Parent Group Meeting, 6:00

13 ~ Late Start Wednesday

14 ~ Kindergarten Registration Open House, 5:00-7:00

19-22 ~ Camp Orkila

27 ~ Late Start Wednesday

27 ~ 6th Grade Special Education Parent Mtg., 6:00 @ CMS Lib.

27 ~ 6th Grade Transition Night, 6:30 @ CMS Auditorium

30 ~ Parent Group Fundraiser Flower Basket Pick Up, 9-11

Kindergarten Registration

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With the approach of Spring events and the end of the school year, we know that teachers are planning field trips. In order to be a volunteer in our district volunteers must complete a Washington State Patrol Request For Criminal History Information form and a Sedro Woolley School District Disclosure Statement. Per the updated Department of Health guidance, school volunteers must also be fully vaccinated or have an approved exemption on file with our District. For those needing an exemption, there are two options: medical or religious. Please contact the office or your child's teacher to request a volunteer packet to complete.

Lost and Found

Lost and Found is overflowing. Please remind your student to look for his/her missing items.

6th Grader Orkila & Transition Meeting

Students will be bringing home Camp Orkila information on Thursday, March 31st. Please watch for that. The flyer for the Sixth Grade Transition Night at CMS will come home at a later date.
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2021-2022 Free Breakfast and Lunch

Every student will be allowed one breakfast and one lunch free of charge for the 2021-2022 school year! Additional meals will be charged accordingly to the student's meal account.

Important: Milk by itself is considered an a la carte item, and is not free of charge unless taken with a full breakfast or lunch. Milk will continue to be $0.60 when purchased alone.

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Health Services Team

Who to reach out to with questions regarding quarantine/isolation, positive case in your household, and close contact exposure.

Sedro-Woolley 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, gender identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal, and provides equal access to all youth groups identified in U.S.C., Title 36. The District has designated the following employees to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Brett Greenwood, Civil Rights Compliance Coordinator, Title IX Officer, Affirmative Action Officer and ADA Coordinator ( | 360-855-3500), and Tony Smith, Section 504 Coordinator ( | 360-855-3500). Address: 801 Trail Rd., Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284.