Totem Falls Raven Review

Thursday, October 28, 2021



29: Book Character Dress-up Day


8, 9 & 10: Conference week, Half-Day release @ 11:45 am, sack lunch available to take home

*NO Preschool* Click here for conference sign-ups

11: Veterans Day, No School

12: Half-day release, 11:45 am, sack lunch available to take home

15: *DATE CHANGE* Picture re-take day if you missed or need a re-take


Dear Totem Falls Families,

Thank you to the PTO for organizing a wonderful walk-a-thon and Totem Falls 30th Birthday event. Each class walked for 20 minutes around the track and planted tulip bulbs around the flag pole. Be sure to check out that area in the Spring, we just can't wait to see what blooms.

Thank you to everyone who donated funds, prizes, treats, time and effort. The event was a success despite the weather. There were bubbles, hay bales, ring toss, stickers and even a dancing T-Rex! Ladybug Catering even donated a special Happy Birthday Totem Falls Rice Krispy treat for all and Dr. Church gave everyone a Happy Birthday pencil!

Tomorrow is book character dress-up day and as a quick reminder we are asking for no weapons or blood/gore/scary. You child can select a book character to represent and enjoy their classroom harvest parties.

Have a great weekend.


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FALL BOOK FAIR STARTS NEXT WEEK….In Person(Nov. 4-10) and Online(4-17)!

We are excited to announce that this year’s TF FALL BOOK FAIR will be IN PERSON (Nov. 4-10) for STUDENTS only with books only and ONLINE (Nov. 4-17) for EVERYONE to shop!

Students can purchase books during their library class time STARTING NEXT WEEK, November 4-10 or afterschool on our half days, 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.

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!

BOOK FAIR FLYERS and E-WALLET INFO SHEET were sent home this week with your child!


Our next All School Read Aloud book is sweet, thoughtful, and heartwarming book that everyone in your family will love: Wishtree by Katherine Applegate. Every family SHOULD have received ONE WISHTREE book, a discussion packet, spirt week flyer and a bookmark THIS Monday, October 25th. Please let us know if your family did not receive a book and watch this BOOK REVEAL VIDEO to learn more about the All School Read Aloud.


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.

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In anticipation of Veterans Day in November, Ms. Thurston is collecting digital pictures of family members who are veterans. These pictures will be used in a video presentation shared with families.

Photos do not need to be of service people in uniform, or in color but should be at least 800 x 600 resolution and in .jpg format if possible. You must include the veteran’s name, student’s name, veteran’s relationship to student, and branch of service.


**If you submitted a photo in previous years, you do not need to resubmit.

Please send all photos and questions to:


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


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.

PTO Flock Newsletter

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