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April 1, 2022

A Note From Your Principal

It's springtime! And I love it!

As my newsletter background illustrates, the daffodils are poppin'. Or starting to. To me, spring brings renewal, a fresh start, and opportunity. Lots of opportunity.

It also allows for a little break and a chance to recharge before we work hard to finish the school year. Know that when we return to school April 11, we will be working toward a strong finish.

As we head into spring, be involved. Visit with your teacher. Ask questions. Value school and learning. Take interest in your kiddo's experiences.

Do your part at home, when you can. Help with a regular bedtime. Breakfast is key. If at home or at school, kids should begin their day with breakfast. Encourage kids to begin the day with a good attitude. During the evening, offer a place to read and do homework. Ask questions.

I really love all that school offers—always have. As a dad, a teacher, and now as a principal, nothing beats the positive impact and influence of school. If you have questions regarding my philosophy and approach, set an appt. I'd love to share.

Happy Spring!

Mr. Danford

Key Dates for April

Spring Break: April 4-8. Kids return after the weekend, April 11.

PTO Meeting, Tuesday, April 19 at 6:30-8:00.

Books and BINGO is back April 22 from 6-8pm in the school's multi-purpose room and gym.

The Living Classroom spring clean-up is happening! Mrs. Killman will be helping with this awesome event once again. She'll be here Friday, April 22 and Saturday, April 23. Join us Saturday from 9-12. We'd love to have you.

Our Student of the Month celebration video for April will be ready for viewing on Friday, April 29.

April PTO Meeting

April 19 is the date. We are excited to share that we will be moving the meetings to in-person starting in April! We will be meeting at Evergreen (exact space to be determined) Tuesday, April 19 at 6:30pm. There will be a Zoom link available for those who can't make it in person, but would still like to hear what's going on.

Books and BINGO

Books and BINGO is back! April 22. Join us for a fun night of bingo, raffle baskets, food, and of course, books! Raffle baskets will be on display in the school and tickets will be available for purchase Monday-Friday in the office for $1 a piece. We will also be selling tickets for the baskets at the event as well as pizza, snacks, and bottled water. If you haven't donated to your class basket, check with your teacher regarding the theme, and join in on the fun!

This is a free event for families! Purchasing raffle tickets and food are optional extras. Baskets will be raffled off from 6:30-8pm during Bingo.

Generation Alive

Over the past month, Evergreen's 5th grade ASB students have positively strengthened their leadership skills through a program called Generation Alive. Generation Alive is a non-profit organization and their mission is to give young leaders resources to make a difference in their community. The lessons have included topics such as: food insecurity and compassion. The students have recorded short skits demonstrating their learning and they have a video that will be shared with all students. Click here. This has been a unique and exciting experience.

The next challenge in Generation Alive is a whole-school fundraiser where the donations collected are used to provide meals for families in Spokane. The ASB students manage the fundraising, advertising, and communication. All Evergreen students may collect money and participate. Then on April 28, all students in grade 2-5 will have the opportunity to package these meals. 25 cents provides one meal, so we hope to raise as much money as possible and serve more families. Our fundraiser begins April 1st and ends April 25. Thank you, Evergreen ASB for taking the lead in such a big way!

This link is for online Generation Alive donations:


The Living Classroom Clean-up

As stated above in the calendar, our The Living Classroom clean-up dates for spring are April 22 and 23. You're welcome to come by Friday where Mrs. Killman will be leading activities for kids and the clean-up process. 5th graders are planting a tree.

But we'd surely love to see you Saturday morning. Often times we have a small number of helpers for such a big job. This year we'd love a ton of helpers. No tools needed. Just show up by 9:00 and we'll get ya going.

The Yearbook is Back!

Exciting news! The yearbook is back! Yearbooks will be available for purchase online as well as paper forms sent home after Spring Break! Cost is $20 and the books will be delivered the last week of school!

If you have any questions, you can email PTO at evergreenpto@mead354.org and watch for emails from your child’s teacher with the online link!

Helping Children Learn Newsletter

Your Helping Children Learn Newsletter for March has been linked for you right here. Take a peek.

The link to the newsletter is right here.

Inside it you will find lots of important information related to teaching courage, connecting a peaceful home with positive mental health, and ways to navigate frustration.

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Parents Right to Know

Teacher and Paraprofessional Qualifications

Districts and schools must inform the parents of Title I, Part A (Evergreen is an all-Title building) students that they may request, and the district and schools will provide, certain information on the professional qualifications of the students’ classroom teachers and paraprofessionals providing services to their child.

Should you desire such information, do not hesitate to contact Mr. Danford, building principal, or Ms. Boldrick, Title I teacher.

Non-discrimination Statement

Mead 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 employee(s) has been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Josh Westermann, Director of Student and Family Services @ 2323 E Farwell Rd, Mead, WA 99021, Phone: 509 465-6000, or via email Josh.Westermann@mead354.org

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