Totem Falls Raven Review

Thursday, November 4, 2021



4: Book Fair Opens, see below for details

5: All School Read Aloud Spirit Friday - NEON DAY

8, 9, 10 & 12: Conference week, Half-Day release @ 11:45 am

11: Veterans Day, No School

12: All School Read Aloud Spirit Friday - SPORTS DAY

15: Picture re-take day, *please note the date changed*

19: All School Read Aloud Spirit Friday - ANIMAL DAY

24: Half-Day Early release, 11:45 am

25 & 26: NO SCHOOL


Dear Totem Falls Families,

We are looking forward to sharing your child’s progress next week. I hope you have all been able to sign up for a Zoom conference time with your child's teacher. It is a great time to connect, hear about your child’s school experience, and to discuss ways to support their growth this year. As expected, there many be a few things to work on. There will be some skills we will need to support more vigorously this year, so please don’t be too surprised should there be something needing a bit more work. We anticipated this and are working on ways to help students with concepts they don’t understand.

Book fair is also happening and there is a time frame after school for students to be able to come back on campus to shop (see below for those details). I hope you are looking forward to celebrating your child(ren)’s success!


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In Person(Now to 11-10) and Online(Now to 11-17)!

TF FALL BOOK FAIR has started IN PERSON (Now to 11-10) for STUDENTS only with books & posters only and ONLINE (Now to 11-17) for EVERYONE to shop!

STUDENTS can purchase books during their library class time NOW until November 10 or afterschool on our half days NEXT WEEK, November 8-10 from 12:30-3:30pm.

Families can send cash with their students or set up a Scholastic eWALLET account on our TF Book Fair homepage to shop the fair. Check out this video of Mrs. Rogers explaining more about eWALLET and Book Fair shopping too.

DONATE...Want to help a TF student who can’t afford books at the fair? Donate to our Totem Falls library’s ALL FOR BOOKS eWallet account. GIVE THE GIFT OF READING!


It's time to dress up & celebrate our 4th Annual All School Read Aloud with MORE SPIRIT FRIDAYS! Mark your calendars for the following SPIRIT FRIDAYS: Neon Day (11-5), Sports Day (11-12), and Animal Day (11-19). Check out the attached flyer for more details.


We hope you’re enjoying reading WISHTREE with your family and if you want to try something different, check out our AMAZING TOTEM FALLS STAFF reading the book. We thought it would be fun for you to hear from some people you haven’t seen in a while. To access these videos, log in with your child’s school Microsoft email address ( and computer password.

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Has your child grown out of their elastic waisted pants? The health room could use extra elastic waisted pants. These come in handy with the rainy recesses we are having. Thank you.


This is for anyone who missed picture day or wants a re-take done. You can place your order online HERE. Search for Totem Falls Elementary. If you are doing a re-take just have your student bring the pictures back to school on re-take day and turn those in to the photographer and they will repeat your order you paid for in September.


Please remember to keep your student home if they have any symptoms (even mild) of illness. If your student has any symptoms of COVID-19 or has been in close contact with anyone with COVID-19 please let our attendance staff know when excusing your student. Testing is encouraged for anyone with symptoms. Please see the links below for further information, our building nurse, Mary Mellis, at 360-563-4796 or email is happy to answer any questions as well.

Your sick, now what?

Health and safety guidelines

Mary Mellis, RN

PTO Flock Newsletter

Please click on the picture to enlarge the PTO Flock Newsletter.



$25,041 were raised at the Walk-a-thon!

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Fall Parent Tech Night for Spanish-speaking parents/guardians

Spanish-speaking parents/guardians throughout the Snohomish School District are invited to our first Fall Parent Tech Night for Spanish-speaking parents/guardians on Monday, November 8 from 6-8 p.m. at Valley View Middle School (14308 Broadway Ave SE in Snohomish). Come learn more about how to use:

  • Skyward and Canvas, the software applications used in the school district
  • Translation tools
  • Apps to learn and practice English

Click here to download the flier. Reserve your spot today! Space is limited to 50 participants. Unfortunately, due the current situation of COVID-19, small children are not permitted at the event. Sponsored by the migrant education program of the Snohomish School District. For more information or to register by text/phone/email, please contact Tami Lentz (habla español/Spanish-speaking) at 206-579-2800 or at

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Do you have a bachelor's degree? Be a substitute teacher!

The Snohomish School District is hiring emergency substitute teachers. Did you know you can become an emergency substitute if you hold a bachelor’s degree or higher? This position pays $185 to $260 per day (depends on duration of assignment) and the applicant must have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree and must pass STEDI subskills test. Contact Holli Fedewa in Human Resource Services/Guest Teaching for more information at 360-563-7247.


  • Monday, November 8-Friday, November 12, 2021 - Parent-Teacher Conferences, 11:45 dismissal
  • Thursday, November 11, 2021 - Veterans Day (no school)
  • Friday, November 12, 2021 - Half-day early release
  • Wednesday, November 24, 2021 - Half-day early release
  • Thursday, November 25-Friday, November 26, 2021 - Thanksgiving Break (no school)
  • Friday, December 17, 2021 - Half-day early release
  • Monday, December 20-Friday, December 31, 2021 - Winter Break (no school)
  • Monday, January 31, 2022 - Non-Student Day (no school)
  • Friday, February 18-Monday, February 21, 2022 - Mid-Winter Break (no school)
  • Monday, March 28-Friday, April 1, 2022- Parent-Teacher Conferences (Please contact your student’s school for school-specific conference dates and times.)
  • Friday, April 1, 2022 - Half-day early release
  • Monday, April 4-Friday, April 8, 2022 - Spring Break (no school)
  • Monday, May 30, 2022 - Memorial Day (no school)
  • Friday, June 17, 2022 - Last Day of School (tentative pending any snow/inclement weather make-up days)


We are Kind, Responsible, Honest, Brave and we NEVER Give Up!

Non-Discrimination Notice

The Snohomish 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, Title IX Coordinator and ADA – Darryl Pernat, 1601 Avenue D, Snohomish, WA 98290, 360-563-7285,; Section 504 Coordinator and Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying – Shawn Stevenson, 1601 Avenue D, Snohomish, WA 98290, 360-563-7282,