News from Glacier Peak

October 6, 2021

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Dear Glacier Peak Families,

Good Afternoon. I would like to take this time to thank everyone for attending the Glacier Peak Sneak and Carnival last Friday. I loved seeing all of the families participating, playing and smiling. This annual event is always fun for me to see the community come together to celebrate our students. We needed this event more than ever this year to help “Unify and Exemplify” what Glacier Peak is really about. Everyone showed they want what is best for our students and school by surpassing our goal with donations. I am excited to share that with you as we tally every dollar. Our P.T.O., the Peak Partnership, got together last night to set some initial dates for celebration of the amazing participation in our fundraising goals and carnival event. Included in the communication below will be information about classroom goal celebrations, school-wide celebration assembly (Virtual or outside), top fundraiser honor, and the limo day. We also want to celebrate the top three sneak finishers of each grade level.

Speaking of P.T.O., I want you all to know how much work goes on behind the scenes to make the Sneak and Carnival a success. In a regular year, the process starts the spring and summer before the actual event. This year, planning began at the beginning of September and there was a lot of talk that we did not have enough time to make this happen. However, this committed group of families willed this event into existence by working tirelessly around the clock to ensure we had the opportunity to have this carnival. Many of the folks on the team worked right across from my office all of last week to make sure all dinners were ordered, carnival games were ready, money counted, volunteers organized, etc. I want to give a huge shout-out to all members of the P.T.O. team that made this happen. All of these parents do what they do for the benefit of our Grizzlies and our staff and I can’t thank them enough for their passion and dedication. Thank you to these PTO representatives:

Lindsay Jones

Jennifer Stevens

Allison Rodriguez

Jessica Mazariego

Kaylan Barry

Mikayla Heller

Allyicia Ramirez

Julie Crabb

Tiffany Thompson

Donna Lunders

Amanda Willis

Biljana Murray

In one week, on Thursday, October 14th is our Parent-Teacher Conference Day. To sign up for a conference, please see the links that were previously sent home via our teachers. There is a reminder with a link to all teachers' pages linked below. If you have not signed up already, please do so soon to ensure there is a spot available during your preferred time. We truly value the partnership we have with our families. All conferences will be in person at GPE.

Thank you for taking the time to read this week’s News from Glacier Peak. I hope you have a wonderful rest of your week.

Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions, concerns, or clarifications. Sincerely,


Tim Griffin, Principal

PTO Updates - Help needed to help feed our teachers!

Fall conferences are coming up next Thursday! Please join the Peak Partner PTO on hosting dinner for our wonderful teachers! Click on the link for the sign-up Genius!

Parent-Teacher Conferences Thursday, October 14th

We will be hosting our fall Parent/Teacher conferences on October 14th from 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Our goals for the conferences are to celebrate student successes thus far, share student work, and to discuss next steps. This important opportunity is vital for parents and teachers to bridge the communication gap between home and school and to share information regarding student progress. We value your partnership and input during the conferences. It is important to us that we are working collectively to propel the growth of your student(s).

If you have not signed up please click on the following link that provides access to a document for a sign-up Genius:

Glacier Peak Conference Day Sign up

Mark your calendars:

Here are some important upcoming dates:

  • Book Fair in the Library-see info below for all details!
  • Thursday, October 14th, 2021 Parent-Teacher Conferences
  • Friday, October 15th Teacher Work Day - No School
  • Wednesday, October 20th Picture Retake Day and Vision and Hearing Screening

Student Masks

Please ensure that your child has a mask each day. The district has a limited supply of student masks. When that supply is depleted, the school will need to purchase masks for students. Unfortunately, we do not have a budget for this expense and we will have to use money that we would normally use to purchase materials for students.

Book Fair!

Glacier Peak Fall Book Fair will be held on the following dates and times:

Tuesday, October 12-open during school hours

Wednesday, October 13-open during school hours

Thursday, October 14-Conference Day-open from 8:00am to 8:00pm

Reminder: No School for Glacier Peak Students for 2 days next week.

Due to a professional learning day for teachers and Parent/Teacher conferences there will be no school for students on Thursday, Oct. 14th (P-T Conferences) and Friday, Oct. 15th (Comp Day). Please come celebrate the learning growth of your student(s) then enjoy an extended weekend.

Free and Reduced Benefits.

47% of our families have filled out the Free and Reduced Benefit application which is great! Let's get to over 70%! It is a quick process to complete. Even if you are not utilizing free/reduced breakfast and lunch, the more families that sign up, the more benefits and resources for our school. Submit your application today!

2021 Trick or Trunk Event

Please dress up and come join us for our annual family trick or trunking event.

Trick or Trunk will be on Friday, October 29, 2021, from 6-7 p.m. in the Glacier Peak Parking Lot. We are excited to have our community back for our favorite annual event. For our families who are new to our school, Trick or Trunk is our Halloween celebration. Families are invited to sign up to decorate their cars and distribute candy while our students, in costume, circulate through the parking lot. The Funky Trunky Trophy will be awarded to the best-decorated car in the lot! If you would like to decorate your car and distribute candy, please use the SignUp Genius link to sign up. Since we were unable to gather last year, we are anticipating a large crowd this year. We will need a large amount of candy donated to make this event a success. Students and families who wish to attend must donate at least one bag of candy per ticket needed to enter Trick or Trunk. Every student and younger family member who wishes to trick or treat must have a ticket to enter the event.

**Due to the ever-changing COVID situation, we ask that families please follow protocols regarding social distancing, and illness the best that they can. There is a possibility that the event will be canceled if the District does not allow gatherings. At this time, we are proceeding optimistically and hope to be able to celebrate with our Glacier Peak community.

Sign Up Genius Link:

Upcoming Halloween Guidelines 2021

Traditionally we do not dress up for Halloween at Glacier Peak. We invite all families to join us for our Trick or Trunk event listed above. This is the venue where we celebrate, share candy, and allow students to show their creativity with their unique costumes. Please click on this link for district guidelines that should be considered as you plan your costumes.

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Crossing Guards

We are still in need of crossing guards. It will only take one day to be trained. We would greatly appreciate any help you could give us. Please contact Tim Griffin at if you are interested.

Picture Retake Day is October 20th.

Lifetouch will be here for picture retakes during the morning. If your child missed the original picture day or if you would like a retake done, this day is for you! More info will be coming home closer to October 20th.

Communication Information/ Parent Portal and Text Messages

Directions for setting up a Parent Portal Account : Infinite Campus parent portal account.

Text Messaging (opt in)
Parents can opt in to receive text message alerts sent by the district and schools. Opting in is a two-step process:

  1. Make sure your cell phone number is listed in Infinite Campus in the cell phone field.
  2. Then text YES to 67587.

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