Chinook News for Wk of 4/24-4/28

Your every Sunday oh-FISH-al school newsletter!


This Week: 4/24-4/28

  • 4/24-4/28- This is an ART Week (FYI: Art/Health is on a rotating schedule)
  • 4/24-4/28 - GYM Schedule / Mr. Hall OUTSIDE gym & Ms. Straubinger INSIDE gym
  • 4/24-4/28 - SAEBRS (more info below)

  • TUE, 4/25 - Coffee and Convo / Come learn about ways get involved (more info below)
  • TUE, 4/25 - Iditaread Award Assembly (during school day)
  • WED, 4/26 - Administrative Professionals Day
  • SAT, 4/29 - Chinook Barnes & Noble Bookfair Day (more info below)

Looking ahead...

  • 5/2 - 6th Gr. Band/Orchestra Sonic Boom Concert (check email for more info)
  • 5/3 - Walk, Bike, & Roll to School (more info to come)
  • 5/5 - Deadline to order yearbooks (more info below)
  • 5/16 - Dimond Grad Walk (tentative / more info to come)
  • 5/16 - Field Day (More info to come)
  • 5/17 - Talent Show (more info to come)
  • 5/23 - 6th Grade Moving on Ceremony (more info to come)

Summer Learning Opportunities with ASD

LINK HERE for info regarding summer options for various programs:

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School Attendance: Our goal is 90%

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Let's be prepared...

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Just a reminder that we are in the Spring screening window for our school-wide behavior screener. The teacher rating scale is used to assess various risk factors for each student in their classroom to determine students as risk for behavior. The screening will be used to help us look at the effectiveness of our schoolwide and classroom structures as well as what additional supports that students might need. This screening is completed by teachers and will not take away from instructional time nor require input/answers from students. If you have any questions, please reach out to your teacher or the Chinook front office.

Join us Tuesday in the portable...

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Administrative Professionals Day - Wed, 4/26

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The same week we our celebrating our amazing front office, we are also preparing to say goodbye! Help us wish Kristen Fike all the best as she transitions to her new role at another elementary school. Thursday, 4/27 is her last day. Good luck, Kristen! You will be missed.

Remember...once a Chinook King Salmon...Always a Chinook King Salmon!

To our community:

Our Chinook Secretary position is posted if you are interested in becoming a Chinook King Salmon!

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Coming May 4th - Chinook Multicultural Night

Order your yearbook by May 5th! EVERY 6th grader gets a FREE yearbook!

Come work with us!

  • Do you want to join our Chinook team?
  • Do you know of a strong educator that would be great on our Chinook team?

To best educate your students, our goal is to have ALL positions filled with high quality staff. Help us do that by getting the word out...

We are hiring for next year (23/24):

We are working hard to fill all of our positions for next year. LINK here to see some of our new hires that will be joining our Chinook community for the 23/24 school year!

Are you looking to get involved?!?

The Chinook PTA is looking for candidates for the upcoming Chinook PTA board election for 2023-24 school year. Nominations can be sent to no later than Friday, April 28th with a brief description about you and why you would like to run for a position. You must be an approved ASD volunteer to be nominated for the board and only current PTA members may vote during the election. Let us know if you have any questions.

Cheers to another great year! ~Chinook Elementary PTA

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Open Optional Parents...are you looking to get more involved?!?

COSA Board

Families, it is time to nominate yourself or a friend for a position as a COSA board member. COSA holds elections at the May meeting every year. Please review the attached job descriptions and consider whether you might be interested in running for a position. Generally, these responsibilities take about 3 hours a month, including the monthly meeting. We all benefit from a variety of voices taking leadership roles across the years. Thank you for your consideration.

LINK HERE for description.

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Lottery Dates

Still interested in the lottery? Know someone who is?

Fall Lottery Dates for 2023-2024 School Year
Below are important dates for the fall 2023 lottery:

  • April 14 – Parent notifications released April 14 at 5:00 p.m.
  • April 14 – The lottery system will begin accepting applications for the fall 2023-2024 lottery.
  • July 21 – Lottery closes for applications at 5:00 pm.
  • July 25 – Lottery runs.
  • July 28 – Parent notifications of lottery results go out at 5:00 pm.
  • July 28 – Lottery closes to applications until February 2024.


Some of the larger summer programs are already opening registration.

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Chinook Vision Statement

We, the staff and students at Chinook Elementary, commit ourselves to working together to provide a positive and safe school environment that strives to meet the needs of our diverse community of learners.‌