Picnic Point Elementary

March 2023

A safe and nurturing environment that promotes passion for lifelong learning

Ali Williams, Principal

Hello Picnic Point Families:

If you have a student that will begin Kindergarten next fall, registration begins next Monday, March 6th, and on May 18th we will be hosting an Open House for all incoming Kindergarten families. More information will be available to kindergarten families as we get closer to that date.

Just in case we have another late start due to snow, please check to see where your child’s school bus will be picking up students in the morning. Go to the district website, click on transportation and then click on limited transportation routes. In a 2-hour delay, students should not be on campus any earlier than 10:40AM.

This Thursday evening the PTA is sponsoring BINGO Night in the cafeteria at 6PM, all family members are welcome, a BINGO card is two dollars. There will be prizes and food available. Please stay if your child is attending the event.

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Kindergarten Registration opens Mar 6 - Click for info

Click to find online registration form (starting March 6) and more information about the kindergarten registration process. Paper registration packets will also be available in the office starting March 6.

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Find My Kindergarten School

Click on the button for school/transportation search to find your student's school

Bethenee Grant, Counselor

Conflict is a natural occurrence that all of us deal with from time to time---at any age. Social conflicts at school are very common, and we work hard to help children see that they can learn the skills they need to manage conflicts successfully---and to actually grow in the process. Interpersonal challenges help students find ways to listen better, work together more effectively, seek new perspectives, challenge themselves, and work intentionally on their friendship skills.

At school we work to help kids use the following strategies:

  1. Take a step back to calm down their feelings before attempting to solve a problem
  2. Say what they believe the problem is from their perspective
  3. Think of solutions together
  4. Examine what the outcomes of a solution might be
  5. Choose one that both people feel good about

Unfortunately, as we head into Spring, we usually see a slight increase in social challenges. Often in grades 3-5 some of these issues really become problems over texts, chat, TikTok, Discord or other social media sites. Airing conflicts to many people online complicates problem-solving, and when students bring these problems to school, things can quickly escalate.

If your student is allowed to use social media, please be vigilant about oversight. At this age, kids aren’t mature enough emotionally to handle the pressures of negative social interactions on social media. We will continue to use problem-solving steps to help all kids learn productive ways to handle the bumps in the road we all experience. In the next couple of weeks, we will also start our annual lessons and review on Bullying Prevention and Bystander Awareness.

In this together,


Dulce Estrada, Family Engagement Liaison

Affinity group (Spanish speaking families meeting) will meet March 17th at 3:30pm via zoom.

I am looking for parents who would like to attend a Natural Leaders training on March 14th and 28th. This 2-part training is at ACES High School (9700 Holly Dr) from 5:30-8:30pm. This is a free training offered by Washington Alliance for Better Schools (WABS). They will provide food and childcare for children ages 3-11. It is important to register as soon as possible; The deadline is March 3rd. If you are interested, please contact me.

Thank you

Dulce Estrada


Family Engagement Liaison

Enlace de Participacion Familiar

Picnic Point

T/W 425-366-3430

Serene Lake

M/Th 425-366-3512

Theresa Dixon, RN

The health room is in need of some spare clothes, particularly girls underwear and sweatpants, size 5/6, girls sweatpants size 7/8, and girls underwear size 9/10.

We would be happy to take donations of outgrown clothes.

Thank you


March 2 - Read Across America Day

March 7 - Holi

March 12 - Daylight savings time begins (spring forward)

March 13-17 - Education Support Professionals Week

March 14 - Pi Day

March 17 - St. Patrick's Day

March 18 - PTA Night At the Silvertips

March 20 - First Day of Spring

March 21 - Middle School 5th Grade Family Night

March 23 - Ramadan begins

March 24 - End of 2nd Trimester

Women's History Month

In recognition of the contributions women have made in American history. This celebration encourages young girls to reach their highest potential and know their accomplishments are significant to our society.

A girl should be two things; who and what she wants"

~Coco Chanel

Picnic Point Leadership Food Drive A Huge Success

The Picnic Point 5th Grade Leadership team ran a wildly successful food drive campaign in support of the Mukilteo Food Bank and Pack For Kids.

Our amazing families helped our students collect 4339 non-perishable food items to support our neighbors. We appreciate our caring school community as well as the effort and hard work of our Leadership kids.

Thanks also goes to the Leadership advisor Mrs. Jenson. Thank you for your coordination and enthusiasm to lead the team!

For more information about who your donations supported, please visit the Mukilteo Food Bank website

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PTA Information

Hockey Night in Everett

Join us Saturday, March 18th @ 6:05pm for Picnic Point PTA Night at the Silvertips! $5 of each ticket will be donated to the Picnic Point PTA. Please use this link to purchase discounted tickets ($15/each). We hope to see a lot of Panthers there! https://everettsilvertips.3dcartstores.com/Picnic-Point-Elementary-PTAs-Night-at-the-Tips_p_2138.html

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High Trek Read 4 Adventure Kickoff

Our friends at High Trek Adventures understand how important it is to be encouraging young people to develop strong reading habits. They also know the value of getting the youth outside to enjoy the beautiful PNW. With that in mind, they have partnered with us to offer a voucher for those who complete 8 hours of recreational reading minutes during the month of March.

Students can earn a voucher for one of their locations in the surrounding area. Please see the attached Reading Log for more information about High Trek Adventures and the vouchers they will be offering.

The Read 4 Adventure program will run through the month of March. Have your student record their minutes on the Reading Log as they go. The goal is 480 minutes! Then beginning April 1st, you can submit your student’s minutes and voucher request online using the Student Submission Link on the Reading Log or with the provided QR code. Contact your Read 4 Adventure Program Coordinator, Stefanie Gouwerok with any questions. (Picnicpointpta@gmail.com)

Happy Reading!

Picnic Point PTA

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Contact PTA at PicnicPointPTA@gmail.com

Kindness Quote of the Month

Learn from the mistakes of others. You can't live long enough to make them all yourself.

-Eleanor Roosevelt

Picnic Point Elementary

Office Staff

Ali Williams, Principal

Rhya Milici, Dean of Students

Angie Stansfield, Administrative Assistant

Wendy Manzanares, Registrar/Attendance

Mukilteo School Distrcit

Mukilteo 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 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 and Title IX Coordinator Simone Neal (425-356-1319), nealsr@mukilteo.wednet.edu, Section 504 Coordinator Lisa Pitsch (425-356-1277), pitschla@mukilteo.wednet.edu, and the ADA/Access Coordinator Karen Mooseker (425-356-1330), moosekerkw@mukilteo.wednet.edu. Address: 9401 Sharon Drive in Everett, WA. Inquiries regarding ADA/Access issues at Sno-Isle TECH Skills Center should be directed to Wes Allen, Director (425-348-2220) allenwr@mukilteo.wednet.edu. Address: 9001 Airport Road in Everett, WA 98204.