Wildcat News

March 19th, 2021

A Message from the Principal

FWE families,

What a wonderful week we had having our entire Wildcat family back on campus. It was so good to see all our students and get to engage in person. Wow, some of our intermediate students have really grown since the last time we saw them!

We are happy with how the first week of arrival/dismissal with both complete cohorts went, but we are also looking for ways to continue increasing our pace. The most helpful thing you can do is to remain in the car line with your child's first name and teacher name clearly displayed in your front window. We are having students stand with the youngest sibling in the family, so we just need you to display your youngest child and their teacher. There are a number of other tips listed below that will help us ensure our procedures run efficiently.

In an effort to keep our students safe and keep things running smoothly, we are also asking that families not park to get their students. It is very important that we not have families crossing where we are loading the cars. As a result, we are not permitting families to park on Dickinson or in the parking lot area nearest the office during dismissal hours.

I have had the opportunity to be in each classroom to observe the rich learning students are engaged in while on campus. Please ask your students about the reading, writing and math work they are doing. We are hopeful you can help us by having them continue to work on those skills during their at home learning time. Our student Canvas pages continue to be loaded with meaningful activities for them to engage in during those times.

Grateful for your partnership,

Kristin Cortes

Upcoming Events

  • March 19th- Kindergarten-2nd Grade Conferences (continued)
  • March 24th - 5th Grade Parent Night Webinar at 6:30PM
  • March 31st - Kindergarten Registration Information Night
  • April 2nd - 3rd-5th Grade Conferences
  • April 5th-9th - Spring Break

A few reminders regarding the arrival and dismissal of our students:

A Cohort 8:50AM-11:25AM

B Cohort 12:50PM-3:25PM

Arrival Time:

  • It is very important that your child has a completed Attestation Form and his/her temperature has been taken at home and noted on the attestation form in the upper corner.
  • Students cannot be dropped off or left unattended before 8:50AM (Cohort A) or 12:50PM (Cohort B)
  • Students may not get out of the car without the support of a Staff Member.
  • Students who arrive after 9:00AM (Cohort A) or 1:00PM (Cohort B) will need to be signed in at the office by a parent and will be marked tardy.

Dismissal Time: (Car Pick Up and Walking Parents)

  • Please have the sign displayed on the front window (passenger side) of your car or bring it with you to display to staff if you are a walking parent.
  • Students may not get in the car without the support of a Staff member.
  • Students will be loaded into their cars on the right, passenger side. If you have a car seat, please make the needed accommodations.

No Parent pick up in the bus area. All students must be picked up at the front of the school.

Learning Schedule

Cohort A

In-Person Learning 8:55AM-11:25AM

At Home Learning 12:00-3:25 Lunch, i-Ready, Canvas asynchronous assignments, Specialist Time (Music, Digital Learning & PE) & independent reading, writing & math work

Cohort B

In-Person Learning 12:55PM-3:25PM

At Home Learning 8:55-12:00 Lunch, i-Ready, Canvas asynchronous assignments, Specialist Time (Music, Digital Learning & PE) & independent reading, writing & math work

Friday Schedule (Both cohorts learn online w/the same schedule)

8:55-9:45 Zoom Morning Meeting

9:45-12:00 Learning support time/small groups

12:00-12:30 Lunch

12:30-1:10 Specialist Time (Music, Digital Learning, P.E)

1:10-1:30 i-Ready

1:30-3:25 Choice Activities

Conferences for 3rd-5th Grade will be held on Friday, April 2nd.

Please confirm the day and time with your child's teacher. If you need to make changes to your assigned time, please work with the teacher or call the front office.

Preschool schedule for conference week:

Monday - Normal Schedule (Huck, Read, Walsh)

Tuesday - PM Group at school from 8:55-11:25am (Huck, Read, Walsh)

Wednesday - AM Group VIRTUAL 9-11:25am (Regular schedule) (Huck Only)

Thursday - PM Group at school from 8:55-11:25am (Huck, Read, Walsh)

Kindergarten Registration Night

Date: March 31st

Time: 5:00pm

Mode: Zoom https://monroe-wednet.zoom.us/j/82992064981

All five elementary principals will be participating via zoom together where a Kindergarten Video will be presented and you will have the opportunity to have your questions answered. Spanish support will be available.

The zoom will be recorded and available on https://www.monroe.wednet.edu/fwe if you are unable to attend.

ROAR Awards

Shout Out to the following students for ROARing this week:

Jonathan M. - Vye

Elias W. - DeRousse

Karina S. - Beltramo

Jenny C. - Lynch/Kuntz

Melannie B. - Kuntz/Lynch

Kambree S. - Maxson

Carlos S. - Smith

Jocelyn F. - Miller

Dulcemaria - Pratt/Campbell

Whitworth V. - Campbelll/Pratt

End of Day Plans

It is extremely important that teachers and office staff have accurate end of day plans for your child. Please ensure your teacher knows if your child will be taking a bus to/from school, be picked up by a family member or if your child will be walking home. As a reminder, families will be asked to stay in their vehicles and pick up their child. Only walking families with masks will be allowed to come up to the pick up area. All families will need to remain at a 6 foot distance from others.

From our School Counselor, Mrs. Simeoni

Growth Mindset: We all have beliefs about our own abilities. These beliefs can be a powerful influence on our success. Having a growth mindset occurs when we believe our intelligence and abilities can improve with effort and the right strategies. Growth mindset is important for success in school and in life. Putting forth effort and having strategies to get better at things helps us learn and thrive. Our mindset helps us look at problems and mistakes in a positive way. Rather than tell our children they’re smart instead praise your child’s effort, persistence and hard work. Let them know mistakes are how we learn.

Our brains are capable of growing. Here are some ways to think with a growth mindset:

I’m still learning, I’ll keep trying...... I haven’t learned this YET!

I’ll try a different way..... Mistakes help me learn.

Challenges make me better..... This might take some time and effort.

I need some help and feedback from others.

And here are a few helpful books: Your Fantastic Elastic Brain by Deak and Ackerley, It’s okay to make mistakes by Todd Parr, Not Yet by Cox and Hockema

Park Place Middle School 6th Grade Incoming Information

5th Grade teachers will be showing a video with students about 6th Grade Registration sometime between March 15th-March 25th

2020-2021 Hidden River Middle School Incoming 6th Grade Information Night

Future Hawks & Hawk parents, please join Mr. Judy, HRMS Principal, and Ms. Shafer, HRMS Counselor, for our Incoming 6th Grade Information Night Webinar on March 23, 2021 from 6:00-7:00 p.m. We are excited to have you at HRMS next year. Please mark your calendar and come hear about Hidden River!

Please join the following link: https://monroe-wednet.zoom.us/j/89064901786

We look forward to having you on our Webinar on March 23rd at 6:00 p.m. In the meantime, please feel free to call us with any questions. 360-804-4100.

Find Your Bus Route (e-Link)

The e-Link service is helpful in determining your school of residence, bus stop location, pick-up and drop-off times as well as bus number. Information is in real-time, so your route information will be current.

Only students who have completed the Transportation Request Form and are eligible to ride a school bus will be assigned a bus route and stop based on the student’s home address.

Find Your Bus Route (e-Link)



Attendance is taken daily. Students will be marked absent if they do not attend in person learning. Fridays, attendance will be recorded based on Zoom attendance and completing their online learning.

If you know your child will be absent or unable to complete work, please call our 24 hour attendance hotline at (360) 804-3201 to excuse them.

Monroe School District is currently hiring!!

Are you looking for rewarding, part-time work? Do you enjoy working with students? Then we need you! We are hiring substitutes of all kinds: teachers, paraeducators, custodians, bus drivers, and office staff. Apply now: https://monroejobs.hrmplus.net/

Frank Wagner Elementary is seeking bilingual applicants for the following positions:

  • Bilingual Dual Language Paraeducator
  • Paraeducator (Open)
  • Office Support (2 hours)

From Nurse Pamela's Desk

Hello, Frank Wagner families!

The elementary school staff is thrilled to have all grades back in the building. We are in the process of finessing our arrival procedures and one of the things we have noticed is that there are still many students who have incomplete attestations when they come to school. Please make sure that you not only record your student's name and their temperature reading at home, but that you also answer all of the questions listed in the center of the form. Each question has a check box to indicate a yes or no response.

Making sure that your student's attestation is complete every day they attend will help us get every student to their classroom in a timely manner.

Please contact the school nurse at (360) 804-3206 with any questions.

Pamela Hyvonen, BSN, RN

School Nurse, Frank Wagner Elementary

(360) 804-3206 (M-F mornings)

School Nurse, Park Place Middle

(360) 804-4320 (M-F afternoons)

MSD Self Declaration Checklist Attestation Form

Please do not:

Pre date attestation forms in advance. Attestation forms need to be filled out daily

Please do:

  • Enter your child's temperature in the temperature box.
  • Date and include your child's full name (First and Last).
  • Answer questions accurately. This is a legally binding document that we are required to keep for up to 7 years.

Attestation Forms - Spanish & English



Websites have been set up where people will be asked screening questions and sign up for an appointment. If there are multiple people who will be coming in the same vehicle to be tested, each of them should register.

Technical Difficulties?

If you are having issues connecting to our online continuous learning, trouble with your Chromebook or have questions about how to navigate Canvas, you can call our technology hotline at (360) 804-2520.


1. When you receive the school newsletter in your email inbox, open the email and click on the title in the newsletter to open it in Smore.

2. Once in Smore, scroll to the very bottom of the newsletter. Above the red word ‘Report’ you will see the word ‘Translate’. Click ‘Translate’.

3. Next, select your preferred language in the drop-down menu and the newsletter will automatically translate to the language you chose.


Nuestro boletín se puede traducir a cualquier idioma en tres sencillos pasos:

1. Cuando reciba el boletín de la escuela en su bandeja de entrada de correo electrónico, abra el correo electrónico y haga clic en el título del boletín para abrirlo en Smore.

2. Una vez en Smore, desplácese hasta el final del boletín. Sobre la palabra roja "Informe" verá la palabra "Traducir". Haga clic en "Traducir".

3. A continuación, seleccione su idioma preferido en el menú desplegable y el boletín se traducirá automáticamente al idioma que elija.

Contact Us.

Frank Wagner Elementary

Main Line (360)804-3200

Attendance Line (360)804-3201

Office Manager: Col Wolf

Office Assistant: Karina Blanquet


The Monroe School District does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, honorably discharged veteran or military status, sexual orientation including gender expression or identity, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination:

Title IX Coordinator

Joanne Dickinson

14692 - 179th Avenue S.E., Monroe, WA 98272

(360) 804.2539


Section 504/ADA Coordinator

David Paratore

14692 - 179th Avenue S.E., Monroe, WA 98272

(360) 804.2603


Compliance Coordinator for 28A.640 and 28A.642 RCW

Joanne Dickinson

14692 - 179th Avenue S.E., Monroe, WA 98272

(360) 804.2532


The Monroe School District will also take steps to assure that national origin persons who lack English language skills can participate in all education programs, services and activities. For information regarding translation services or transitional bilingual education programs, contact:

Kimberly Whitworth

14692 - 179th Avenue S.E., Monroe, WA 98272

(360) 804.2558


As a school that receives Title I federal funding, we are required each year to do a school/family compact. This compact lists agreements between the teacher, family and student in order to ensure students receive the best education possible. Education is a team effort and at FWE we value our partnership with families. At your child's conference, you will be given the opportunity to review the compact and make any additions or comments you'd like. Thanks for taking the time to preview the compact beforehand so you can be prepared to discuss it at conferences.