The WAVA Wave

June 1, 2016

A Message from our Principal...

“If what you did yesterday seems big, you haven’t done anything today.” (Lou Holtz). With 34 of the 26 weeks of school in our rear-view mirrors we certainly have much to be proud of and celebrate as the school year comes to a close. Yet, we have two more weeks to do big things, to finish strong. When I go for runs, I always cross the finish line running, not jogging or walking. This is my hope for you as well. One of the items to finish up is deciding on your plans for next year. We have heard from 75% of our current families, 65% of our students are returning! We need to hear from the remaining 25% who have either indicated that they are undecided or have not responded. Let’s live out each of these values: Communicate, Collaborate, Celebrate.

Remember, what you do and what you say matters every single day at WAVA!


Bryant Mettler
Elementary School Principal

The Counselor Connect

Hello WAVA Families-

The school year is wrapping up, and I want to thank all of our wonderful Learning Coaches for your work with students, teachers, and specialists this year. As you are very aware, it is not an easy job being a WAVA Learning Coach! However, we have seen tremendous growth in our WAVA students this school year, and we know that couldn’t happen without involved and dedicated Learning Coaches. Take some time to reflect on all that your student has accomplished, and find a moment to celebrate their growth.

We certainly hope to see you back at WAVA in the Fall. However, if your path includes a school change, please know that we all wish you our very best. Enjoy your summer!

As always, feel free to contact me directly for additional resources or support.

Thank you!

Mrs. Martin

Elementary Guidance Counselor (K-5)

office 920-931-2686 or through K-mail

Join WAVA's Facebook Group for Elementary School Learning Coaches!

Did you know WAVA has a closed Facebook group for Elementary School Learning Coaches? As a member, you can connect with other Elementary School Learning Coaches, share ideas, and get live, up to date, school communications. You can request to join here:

16-17 Part Time Students; please fill out this course enrollment form.

If your income has changed, please fill out this family income survey.

Do you have a success story? Let us know by filling out this form.

Please update your email!

As you know from the Town Hall Meetings, we will no longer be using k-mail. We need to know what email address you will want to use as a learning coach for the 2016-17 school year. Students will receive their own WAVA email address. If you have an email change, please email to update.

Attention 5th Grade Families! Family Information Session - Washington D.C. Trip

Wednesday, June 1st, 3pm

This is an online event.

Hello Middle School Families!

You are invited to an important meeting about Washington Virtual Academy's Washington, D.C. Trip.

Please attend this brief, interactive meeting for parents and students!

June 1st at 3:00pm

Blackboard Class Connect Link

June 1st at 7:00pm

Blackboard Class Connect Link

Trip Dates: June 23rd – 27th, 2017

Here is a video:

For trip information visit and sign up for our trip online using Trip ID #133664.

For more information contact: Danielle McIntosh

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Vancouver WAVA Adventure Day: Rock Climbing-Picnicking-Swimming!

Thursday, June 2nd, 11am-4pm

700 NE 136th Avenue

Vancouver, WA

$7.00 per student and $10.00 per adult.
Please RSVP to Marlys Holmes through Kmail, email, or phone.

The Scoop Spokane and Manito Park Picnic

Friday, June 3rd, 10am-1:30pm

1001 West 25th Avenue

Spokane, WA

End of the school year celebration!

The Scoop Spokane makes homemade ice cream using liquid nitrogen. We’ll be able to create our own WAVA flavors and see demonstrations of the ice cream being made!

After our time at The Scoop Spokane, we’ll head on over to Manito Park picnic area and enjoy lunch together.

Fine Print:
Ice cream is $2 per scoop. Please bring enough cash to cover the cost of all the ice cream you want to enjoy!

Bring your own lunch for a picnic following The Scoop at Manito Park. There is a playground, room to run around, and a splash pad. Be sure to pack whatever you need to enjoy those activities.

k-mail Gretchen Newell for more info.

Hope to see you there!

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Pizza Pie Picnic

Wednesday, June 8th, 12-2pm

Locust Avenue

Bellingham, WA

Join us at Locust Beach, Bellingham,WA!

Bring pizza and/or pie to share!
Teachers will provide all the paper goods!

Explore the beach, bring your kite or Frisbee to fly or join a game of kickball.

Wear clothes that you aren't afraid to get dirty.

RSVP! at

K-1 WAVA Splash Bash

Thursday, June 9th, 11am-1pm

6002 South Adams Street

Seattle, WA

End of year closure and community building.

Students/families should bring their own picnic. Also need water clothes if want to play in Free Sprayground.

Please k-mail Ari Olson for more info.

End of Year WAVA Bash - Picnic in the Park

Thursday, June 9th, 11am-2pm

7031 148th Avenue Northeast

Redmond, WA

End of Year Potluck

Please join us in celebrating the end of the 2015 - 2016 school year with a potluck lunch! Feel free to bring a salad/dish to share.

WAVA teachers will provide plates, napkins, utensils. Families can bring their own beverages.

Where: Grasslawn Pavilion – Redmond, WA

Please RSVP to: Jennifer Wilson, Natalie Dobson, Michelle Lind, or Dena Voth

Fun and games included!!

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Cookies at Bradley Lake Park

Thursday, June 9th, 11am-1pm

531 31st Avenue Southeast

Puyallup, WA

Please k-mail Becka Thompson for more info.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Chocolate Factory Tour

Thursday, June 9th, 11:30am-2pm

232 Crestloch Road

Pasco, WA

Come enjoy the Chocolate Factory Tour

For $10 per person for the tour & to make some chocolate to take home. For students it will be ‘hands-on’. Parents will be the coaches & observers.

RSVP - by June 6
Kmail Mrs. Lynes or call 509.557.7218.
Include student names & # attending.

Summer Book Talks

Thursday, June 9th, 1:30-3pm

21844 Southeast 248th Street

Maple Valley, WA

This outing supports learning standards because inspires kids to read. Sharon the children's librarian gives the most animated, and engaging book talks. These talks plant the seeds for books students to read this summer. She also talks about KCLS Summer Reading Program, which encourages kids to read, read, read this summer. This supports ELA CCSS because the best way to become a better reader is to read. Get hooked on a book, and then you want to read more. Your comprehension and fluency improve the more you read.

Please k-mail Nicole Reynoldson if you would like more info.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

End of the Year Celebration at SKy High

Wednesday, June 15th, 12:45-3pm

1322 East Front Avenue

Spokane, WA

58 degree water + 65 degree air
temps = Hypothermia. Hypothermia
seems more appropriate in
the winter. The event is moving
from Splash Down to Sky High
Sports. We will no longer be
providing lunch, but your admission
costs will go down. The cost
to participate will be somewhere
between $2-5 per person depending
on how many hours you
jump. Please fill out an online
waiver at

YOUR GROUP. No need to RSVP if
you have already done an RSVP
for the Splash Down event.

Washington Virtual Academies
invites you to join us in celebrating
the 2015-2016 school year.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

Picnic at the Park

Thursday, June 16th, 11am-1pm

Lake Sacajawea Park, Longview, WA, United States

Longview, WA

Come on out to celebrate a successful year of WAVA! Meet classmates, enjoy a picnic and play games!

Where: Lake Sacajawea at Martin’s Dock Park
1143 Kessler Blvd, Longview,WA 98632

What to Bring: Sack Lunch

RSVP: Mrs. Amy McMahon through kmail

Using Texting/SMS for Communication

Good news for the 2016-17 school year, WAVA will be communicating with families via text messaging! We want to be sure you are receiving the most current school communications. Please be sure to check that your primary phone number is up-to-date in the OLS. Starting in August, we will begin sending 1-2 text communications per month to our enrollment approved families. If you do not wish to be contact via text, you will need to reply with STOP when you receive our first text message – this will permanently opt you out. If you change your mind and would like to begin receiving text message, you can contact Denise Roberts at to reverse the decision.

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Coffee Chats!

Coffee Chats!

This is a chance for WAVA Learning Coaches to connect with other WAVA Learning Coaches to talk about a specific topic for 30 minutes every week. Check your schedule on your Learning Coach account. If you don't see it on your schedule, click on the links below.

Every Thursday!


June 2nd at 1:00pm: Concerns and Priorities with School

Click here to join.

June 9th at 1:00pm: Plans for next school year

Click here to join.

June 16th at 1:00pm: Summer Plans

Click here to join.

K12 Mobile Apps

Did you know that K12 offers FREE mobile educational learning apps? Follow this link to check them out:

Washington Virtual Academies

You know that your kids have something special inside them. We know it too. Washington Virtual Academies (WAVA) and K12 ignite the minds of children like yours to bring learning and innate possibility alive. Together, we are helping Washington students in grades K-12 reach their true, personal potential.