Warrior Update

Find important information and upcoming dates.

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Happy Holdiays!

CLS families,

As we head into our two-week break, we want to wish all of our families and staff warm holiday wishes. We hope everyone comes back refreshed and ready to finish the school year. As a reminder, school will be closed Monday, Dec. 20 - Monday, Jan. 3. We will welcome back students on Tuesday, Jan. 4! Please take this time to enjoy family and friends. If you need help during this season, please see resources below.

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Holiday Resources

Food Banks and Holiday Assistance

Pierce County Food Banks

Puyallup Tribe Directory

The Food is Free Project

  • Address: 6515 Tacoma Ave S., Tacoma WA/Contact information: David Thompson (253) 677-8848

Puyallup Food Bank

Auburn Food Bank


United Way of United Pierce County

Mobile Food Bank offered at Nourish Pierce County

Making a Difference - Eloise Cooking Pot

Salvation Army - Puyallup Valley Corps

Food Pantry offered at All Saints Community Services

Parkway Community Services Food Bank

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church

St. Leo Food Bank

  • 1323 S Yakima Ave, Tacoma/(253) 383-5048

Tacoma Adventist Community Services

Washington State DSHS

My Sisters Pantry

Plateau-Outreach-Ministries (POM)

  • A single source for those who seek to move out of crisis, providing essentials such as food, clothing and vouchers for utilities, rent, and prescriptions as well as individual case management to best address each person’s unique needs.
  • 1806 Cole Street Enumclaw, WA 98022
  • Emergency Services and Office360-825-8961 ext 3

Food Pantry by Kiwanis Club of Buckley

Mt. Si Food Bank

Families Unlimited Network's Food Assistance program

Food Lifeline Hunger Solution Center

Grief and Loss During the Holidays

The holiday season can also be a hard time for people. Please see the resources below some resources collected by our counselors.

Dougy Center Getting Through the Holidays

Hospice Article The Three C's of Holiday Grief

NAGC Holiday Toolkit for Families

WeRNative How to Deal with Grief and Loss During the Holidays and Special Occasions

Find more resources in the elementary counselor's newsletter below or on our website.

Elementary December Newsletter

Find important resources for: Grief and Loss during the Holidays, Food bank and holiday assistance resources, Bullying, social and emotional learning, academic, tutoring, counseling/ mental health and other community resources.

Sports Update

Warrior Family,

Our High School Boys and Girls basketball teams are both off to amazing undefeated starts and sit in first place within the standings at 4-0 this season. The Middle School Boys team has also found great success winning 2 games in a row. The athletes and coaches wanted to reach out and say thank you for all your support in the stands and would like to extend a season long invite to keep showing up and supporting the WARRIORS during this special season!!

- Scott Halasz, Athletic Director

CTE Winter Update

Have you heard about our Career and Technical Education program? Read our quarterly update and learn about our five pathways that could help lead our students to job opportunities at tribal enterprises.


Do you have a recent success or activity to highlight related to students or staff at Chief Leschi Schools? If so, please submit this form to see your submission featured on our social media outlets, website or newsletters.

Please email any pictures that we have permission to share with your good news to communications@leschischools.org.

See some of our submission so far! We love hearing good news!


Shoutout to these students (some not pictured) for doing such things such as recycling, following expectations, helping each other with a project, waiting patiently, helping deliver lunches, being a kind friend, and including others.

Special Shoutout to:

  • 3rd grade student Shawn Adkins
  • 5th grade student Travis Brien
  • Mr. Marion's 5th grade class
  • Tristan Adams and Daniel Bronchaeu
  • 3rd grade student Kat Wright and Ms. Klaben
  • Ms. Beauchamp's class
  • Ms. Johnson's 4th grade class
  • 5th student Kavell Brooks
  • 3rd student Jason Dillon

Ms. Nygard's Science Class Hatches Baby Chicks!

Rocket, Galaxy, C.B. Cooper, and Willy Wonka hatched in Ms. Nygard's class as a part of our science program, and students learned the life development of chickens.

Auditorium Update: Things are moving along!

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CLS Opens First Hatchery On Campus!

As a part of a grant from the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) Native Education Department, seven tribal schools received to start a fish hatchery. Out of the seven, we are the first to have a functioning fish hatchery on campus! Students earlier this week got to help fertilize the thousands of salmon eggs. We are excited to see where this project takes us and all that our students will learn.

A look ahead...

**Due to COVID numbers and under the recommendation from PTHA, Parent Dinners are canceled until further notice.


  • Monday, December 20 - Monday, January 3: Winter Break, School Closed


  • Tuesday, January 4: Welcome back students and staff from Winter Break!
  • Monday, January 17: MLK Day, School Closed
  • Wednesday, January 19: School Board Meeting
  • Wednesday, January 26: End of 1st Semester

January Late Start Mondays

  • January 10
  • January 24
  • January 31