Timberbeast Times

November 4, 2021

Message from Mrs. Gray

It is hard to believe we are already in November, but the weather has definitely made the shift to fall. This week our PAX focus has been on PAX Voices and PAX Quiet. Below are what our posters look like in the classrooms and around the building. These are predictable expectations for what level students' voices should be during different activities. Ask your child about what this looks like and see if they can model it for you. You may even want to use this language at home!

In Partnership,

Melanie Gray

Veterans Day, November 11, 2021

Next week we honor all veterans of our country on Veterans Day, November 11, 2021.

As citizens, we have a responsibility to educate our youth on the contributions and sacrifices veterans have made throughout our history. In honor of Veterans, there will be no school next Thursday, Nov. 11th. We will return and have school on Friday, Nov. 12th. Please look below to see an interview form for your child to interview a Veteran if they would like. They can return the form to school by Tuesday, November 9th.

Veterans Day Interview Questions

Thank you veterans and your families for your service and sacrifices to preserve our freedoms.

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S.T.A.R. Shoutouts!!

Each week we spotlight students who are recognized for being safe, taking responsibility, showing acceptance, and being respectful. Take a look at some of the students who were recognized this week!

Trick or Treat!!

Thanksgiving In the Kitchen with our Timberbeasts!

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PTA Reflections Program

Salem Woods will be participating in the Reflections program this school year! Each year, over 300,000 students in Pre-K through 12th grade create original works of art in response to a student-selected theme. This 50+ year-old program helps students explore their own thoughts, feelings and ideas, develop artistic literacy, increase confidence and find a love for learning that will help them become more successful in school and in life. This year's theme is I Will Change the World By.... More details to come! Questions? Please contact Betsy Burnett - betsybasch21@gmail.com.

Here are some introductory videos:



Digital Citizenship

For this rotation of Digital Learning in Kindergarten and Grade 1 we will look at how computers work. Students will then draw or make their own computer, including the different input and output components.

In grades 2-5 we will do an “unplugged” activity that introduces concepts used in programming. This is an engaging lesson that allows students to participate in different roles as we go through the steps to program a robot.

Keep Calm and Code On!

Ms. Glaze


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Important Upcoming Dates...Mark your calendars!!

  • Nov: National Homeless Youth Awareness Month
  • Native American Heritage Month
  • November 8th: 6:00pm School Board Meeting
  • November 11th: No School - Veterans Day
  • November 16th : 4:30pm PTA meeting
  • November 17th : Retake Picture Day
  • November 15-19: Penny Challenge
  • November 22nd: Apple Cup Day - wear your Cougar or Huskie Gear
  • November 23rd: 10:00-11:00am Principal Chat via Zoom
  • November 23rd - Timberbeast Tuesday - Wear Blue and Gray
  • November 24th - Pajama Day
  • November 24th - Early Dismissal - 12:55pm
  • November 25-26 - Thanksgiving Break
  • November 29th - Dec. 10th: Scholastic Book Fair

How to Reach Us

When you call the Salem Woods main line (360-804-3600) you have the option to dial directly to the service you need. Below is a list of options you will hear when you call Salem Woods.

  • Press 1 for Attendance Hotline
  • Press 2 for After School Transportation Changes
  • Press 3 for the Health Room
  • Press 4 for the Counselor
  • Press 0 for the Office Staff
Skyward Family Access

Skyward Family Access is an online tool that offers families up-to-the-minute student information, including attendance, schedules, food service balances, and immunizations. It also includes a calendar and message center.

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SWE...Who's Who, and how to:

Principal ~ Melanie Gray

Counselor ~ Lynnette Ervin

Office Manager ~ Karen Ligman

Assistant Secretary ~ Annamyriah deJong

Health Room ~ 360-804-3632

24-hour Attendance Hotline ~ 360-804-3601

End of Day Changes Hotline ~ 360-804-7100

Fax ~ 360-804-3699

Bus Delay Information ~ 360-804-2951

Transportation Office ~ 360-804-2650

School Hours are 8:55 a.m. to 3:25 p.m. Monday — Thursday

and 8:55 a.m. to 2:25 p.m. on Fridays

Notice of Non-Discrimination

Monroe School District does not discriminate in any 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. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Civil Rights Coordinator: Joanne Dickinson and also Title IX Coordinator, 360-804-2539, dickinsonj@monroe.wednet.edu; and 504 Coordinator: David Paratore, 360-804-2609, paratored@monroe.wednet.edu. Address: 200 E Fremont St., Monroe, WA 98272.