Tiger Tales Newsletter

September 7, 2020

Upcoming Dates

September 9 - First Teacher Office Hour Google Meet

September 10 - First Day for Kindergarten Group B - 9:00-11:30

September 14 - First Day for Kindergarten Group A - 9:00-11:30

September 14 - First Day for McKinneyVento/EL/No Internet Group A - 1:00-3:30

September 15 - First Day for McKinneyVento/EL/No Internet Group B - 1:00-3:30

September 28 - School Pictures - 2:30-6:00

September 30 - NED Mindset Virtual Assembly - 10:00-10:45

October 1 - School Pictures - 2:30-6:00

First Week Celebrations

Thank you for making the first two days of school a success for your child. Our staff have been excited by how engaged students are online. Teachers are prioritizing making connections and building relationships as a classroom as well as helping students navigate the new technology.


We are continuing to supply Chromebooks and hotspots to students who need them. We will have additional hotspots by September 14 if you have not received one yet.


Finally, thank you again families for all of your support and the strong partnership this year. We know this can be stressful as we begin this online learning journey and technology can be unpredictable. Please reach out to us if you need anything at 360-629-1270 or tceinfo@stanwood.wednet.edu.

Online Google Meet Schedule

Students should attend ELA, Math and Specialist Google Meets on M/T/Th/F. Use teacher Google Meet Code to join. If they cannot attend Meets at the time provided they need to review the recordings. Independent Work Time is set aside for students to complete assignments. This time is flexible and the amount needed may vary by student.


Specialists will provide 20 minute Google Meets for Library, Music & PE. Use teacher Google Meet Code to join. Technology specialists will be prerecorded lessons provided through Seesaw and Google Classroom.


On Wednesdays an optional, one hour Google Meet is set up as office hours. Teachers will be available to answer student questions, provide support with assignments, or meet with parents to provide support.

Assignments in Seesaw & Google Classroom

Teachers will drop all assigned work on Thursdays in Seesaw and Google Classroom for the week. All work needs submitted for grading by the following Wednesday.


In order to make it less overwhelming, the teachers will be color coding the days. Students need to focus on completing each day's videos and assignments one day at a time rather than trying to tackle it all at once. The coding is as follows:

  • Thursday - Day One - Red Slides
  • Friday - Day Two - Orange Slides
  • Monday - Day Three - Green Slides
  • Tuesday - Day Four - Blue Slides
  • Wednesday - Day Five - Purple Slides

Parent Technology Support

The Technolgy Help Line is available this week Monday-Friday from 9:00-3:00 p.m. by calling 360-403-3966. You can also review the "How To" attachments for accessing Google Meet, Seesaw and Google Classroom.

Character Strong

We will be using the PurposeFull People curriculum from Character Strong this year as a district to support student's social/emotional needs. Our goal is to help our students develop character traits and habits that allow them to become more resilient and emotionally intelligent.


The month of September will be focused on KINDNESS. Through weekly lessons and activities we will help the students bring good things into their lives and our world through kind words, gifts and actions.

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Counselor Corner with Mrs. Schwarze

Hooray! You began the journey this week of learning from a distance at your home or daycare! How did it go? How are you feeling? What could be better? Talk as a family this weekend about how the first couple days of learning at a distance went. Share your joys and frustrations, and then move onto your plan for next week. Grit is a word that describes our level of courage and resolve and strength of character. All of us are being stretched and challenged in new ways this year. Hold on tight to courage and your “I will try again” attitudes! These will take you a long way this year.


This year we again are taking a lot of time to focus on building our character. Each month we will again dive into a character trait and as you now know, KINDNESS, is the focus for September. Take some time this week as a family to watch a video about making kindness the norm. Talk together about ways to give out kindness on a daily basis. I will also be sharing about kindness every week this month in the Counselor Corner, which you can access through Seesaw. Your teacher has posted the link to the Counselor Corner there so you can access it anytime! I will be using this as a way to share coping techniques, ideas for managing feelings, and other helpful activities for taking care of your emotional wellness.


I am here to meet with students and parents via Google Meets as well. Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or concerns by email at jscwharze@stanwood.wednet.edu. Take care of yourself Tigers! We are all in this together.

Free Grab & Go Meals

Stanwood-Camano School District is excited to provide FREE weekly Grab & Go meal pick-up through December 31 for all children in our community 18 years and under. A Grab & Go meal consists of breakfast, lunch, and milk.


With the USDA waiver extension, we are able to provide meals for a full week, including Saturday and Sunday. Pre-ordering is strongly encouraged. To pre-order or find out the most current information, please go to the Food Services page or click on the button link below. Orders may be submitted between Fridays at 7:00 p.m. and Mondays at 3:00 p.m. for the next Friday pick up between 4:30-6:30 p.m. at any elementary school site.

PTA

Every student picked up their school supplies! Thank you to the TCE PTA for providing the financial support for student supplies. The PTA is kicking off their membership campaign this month. Please consider joining so that you can stay connected to Twin City and support our students. Click the button to sign up today!
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TCE Social Media

Follow our Facebook and Instagram accounts @twincitytigers to stay up to date on what is happening all year at Twin City Elementary.

Contact Us

We appreciate all you do to support your child's success at Twin City Elementary.

Jennifer Allen, Principal

Non Discrimination Statement

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 (mstanton@stanwood.wednet.edu), or the Section 504/American Disabilities Act Coordinator, Robert Hascall (rhascall@stanwood.wednet.edu) Stanwood-Camano School District, 26920 Pioneer Hwy, Stanwood, WA 98292. Telephone: (360) 629-1200.