Tiger Tales Newsletter

November 23, 2020

Upcoming Dates

November 18-30 - Virtual Scholastic Book Fair

November 23-30 - Butter Braid Fundraiser

November 25 - Early Release, No Resource In Person Groups or Office Hour Google Meets

November 26-27 - No School, Thanksgiving Break

December 2 - iSprowt Science Assembly @10:00

We are THANKFUL for you!

Please stop by on Monday, November 23 from 8:30-4:00 or Tuesday, November 24 from 8:30-6:00 this week!


Our TCE PTA has a movie snack pack for every student so that families can enjoy a movie at home during Thanksgiving break. Four golden tickets have been tucked inside and lucky winners can choose a stuffed animal. We are thankful for your commitment and support this year!

Turkey on the Table Giveaway

We have focused on gratitude all month as a school. To celebrate the end of a great month we wanted to offer up a chance to win a fun addition to your Thanksgiving table by giving away a Turkey on the Table!


To enter, please email Mrs. Schwarze, jschwarze@stanwood.wednet.edu by Tuesday with a list of the things you and your family are thankful for. She will draw a random name and we will get the "Turkey" to you by the end of the day Wednesday.

Butter Braids Fundraiser

We are very excited to announce a brand-new fundraising event for Twin City! Those of you who are familiar with Butter Braid® pastries – you’ll be glad to know that they’ll be available soon. Those of you who are not familiar with Butter Braid® pastries – you are in for a tasty treat! Please visit www.butterbraid.com or more information on these shareable filled pastries.


All students should receive a unique link that will take a customer directly to the ordering page that will be credited to your child. Please contact twincitypta@gmail.com if you do not receive a email link. You may need to check junk/spam folders.


All Orders Due: Sunday, December 13


Delivery Date: Thursday, December 17 from 3:30-5:00 – make a plan!

Students are responsible for picking up and delivering all orders. Remember, these items are frozen. However, they can be outside of a freezer for 2-3 hours if necessary. Please try to deliver all orders as soon as possible so there is not a long delay for customers. Many people order Butter Braids to bake during the holiday season!


The proceeds from this fundraiser will go toward enrichment for students. In January we look forward to beginning some extracurricular opportunities.

Virtual Scholastic Book Fair

Twin City Elementary will be participating in a virtual book fair through Scholastic from November 18 to November 30. Visit the Scholastic Book Fair website online to order and have your new books shipped right to your door! Students who participate in the Scavenger Hunt will be entered for a prize!
Book Fair Tour Video

iSprowt Science Assembly - Coming Soon!

On December 2 at 10:00 your child is invited to an interactive science assembly by iSprowt where they will complete two science experiments. This assembly funding is thanks to Blane Hildenbrand for his donated award from the Awesome Foundation.


The kits will be handed out this week to our AA Hybrid students at school. BB Hybrid and Distance Learning students, please stop by school on to pick one up next week before the assembly. iSprowt will offer 20% off for any family who wishes to purchase additional science experiment kits.

Counselor Corner with Mrs. Schwarze

Happy Thanksgiving Tigers! I hope you will have time this week to reflect on all the things and people you are thankful for. We have had a fantastic month focusing on the character trait of gratitude and what a wonderful way to end this month with the celebration of Thanksgiving. Many of you will be celebrating in a different way this year and with that change can bring some disappointment, which is completely understandable. My hope is that you will rise to the occasion using the super power of gratitude to focus on all you have and love, rather than solely on what you wish you had. Not easy, but totally worth the effort! Turn on the Turkey Pokey, dance around, laugh, and have the best time celebrating safely with the ones you love.


Counselor Corner slides will not be new this week because of the short week, but check back in after Thanksgiving for new slides. Take care!

Gratitude Choice Board

Click here to see what your options are for showing gratitude to those around you.

Kickin' It with the Counselor

Calling all 4th and 5th graders…Mrs. Schwarze will be hosting a weekly Google Meet for you and your buddies to attend. Invite your friends and tune in this week for some fun with Kahoot!


Times and Meet Codes:

  • 4th Grade Girls: Mondays 10:30 code: tcegrade4girls
  • 4th Grade Boys: Mondays 11:30 code: tcegrade4boys
  • 5th Grade Girls: Tuesdays 10:30 code: tcegrade5girls
  • 5th Grade Boys: Tuesdays 2:30 code: tcegrade5boys

Tips for Parents

Thank you for meeting for student conferences last week. We appreciate you navigating the technology to make Google Meets work! I am sharing the Tips for Parents document as a follow up to continue to help support your child's learning at home.

PTA Reflections Program

We are looking for some talented students who are interested in participating in the PTA's Reflections program. Entries are due by Tuesday, December 1.
Reflections Art Contest

Coats for Kids

If you are in need of a warm coat for this season, please visit the Stanwood-Camano Food Bank on Wednesdays from 10:00-3:00 or Saturdays from 10:00-2:00.


They will also be hosting Elementary School Pop-ups on Tuesdays and Fridays from 3:30-7:30. Please make sure you wear a mask and plan on social distancing.

  • 11/24 - Twin City Elementary
  • 12/1 & 12/4 - Elger Bay Elementary
  • 12/8 & 12/11 - Stanwood Elementary
  • 12/15 & 12/18 - Utsalady Elementary
  • 12/22 - Cedarhome Elementary

Meals for At Home Day

You can preorder 7 day meal packs for your students. These breakfasts and lunches cover the at home days your child is not attending in hybrid model or for students who are distance learning. Meal packs are available for pick up on Fridays between 4:30-6:30 at Twin City. Click the button below to preorder your 7 day meal pack.

Health Protocols

Families have asked what the protocol is when a school has a confirmed case of COVID 19. The district immediately contacts the school nurse and the Snohomish or Island County Health District. The Snohomish Health District has provided the following documents for families.

http://www.snohd.org/DocumentCenter/View/5251/Schools-info-101620?bidId=

http://www.snohd.org/DocumentCenter/View/5278/School-and-COVID-Spanish?bidId=


We also have protocols in place for students/staff who are ill. When students or staff display the following symptoms, they must go or stay home:

  • Fever/Chills

  • Lost of taste/smell

  • Shortness of breath/difficulty breathing

  • Fatigue

  • Muscle Aches/Pains (not attributable to other causes)

  • Headache (not attributable to other causes)

  • Congestion/Runny nose (not attributable to other causes)

  • Cough

  • Nausea/vomiting

  • Diarrhea

  • Sore throat


When students/staff have these symptoms, they must stay home for 10 days or until they have a negative COVID test.


We need to reiterate schools are casualties of increased rates of transmission within the community. We have become aware of students spending time together off-campus, in unmasked social situations. This has the potential to increase transmission rates, thus impacting the district’s ability to bring back more students. We are reminding everyone that it is essential to wear masks, maintain social distancing, avoid indoor in-person gatherings outside of immediate family, and practice good hand hygiene. If a social gathering must occur, these gatherings should be held outside.

TCE Social Media

Follow our Facebook and Instagram accounts @twincitytigers to stay up to date on what is happening all year at Twin City Elementary.

Contact Us

We appreciate all you do to support your child's success at Twin City Elementary.

Jennifer Allen, Principal

Non Discrimination Statement

The Stanwood-Camano School District does not discriminate in employment, 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. Inquiries regarding compliance and/or grievance procedures may be directed to the District's Title IX/Affirmative Action Officer and Civil Rights Compliance Coordinator, Maurene Stanton (mstanton@stanwood.wednet.edu), or the Section 504/American Disabilities Act Coordinator, Robert Hascall (rhascall@stanwood.wednet.edu) Stanwood-Camano School District, 26920 Pioneer Hwy, Stanwood, WA 98292. Telephone: (360) 629-1200.