MTE Family Newsletter

December 4, 2020

Mountlake Terrace Elementary Little Hawks

Mountlake Terrace Elementary Main Office: (425) 431-7894

Attendance Line: (425) 431-3364

ECEAP Preschool Office: (425) 431-3339

Edmonds School District : (425) 431-7000

In this issue:

  • December Chat with Principal Mary Williams
  • Spirit Week - December 14-18
  • PTO News
  • Virtual Scholastic Book Fair! Dec. 1 - Dec. 14
  • School Photo upcoming dates and information
  • i-Ready Family Night - Supporting Student Learning at Home- Monday, December 7, 6–7:00
  • Lunch Bunch
  • New option for student tech support
  • Online books available to students and families
  • Free, Non-invasive drive-thru COVID-19 testing/ All are welcome and no pre-registration needed – Pruebas no-invasivas de COVID-19 y Recursos GRATIS (pruebas gratis de Auto-Servicio)
  • Student and Family Self Referral Form (in newsletter every week)
  • MARK YOUR CALENDARS
  • Community eFliers via Peachjar
  • Helpful Links

December Chats with Principal Mary Williams

Please join Principal Mary for the December Chats with the principal. This month she will be joined by Rose Maxwell, one of our school district technology coaches, to share tips and answer questions.


Tuesday, December 8th, 10:00 AM or 6:00 PM

Join Zoom Meeting https://edmondsschools.zoom.us/j/83109552214?pwd=amlPN3hZZW5nWmdYYkE5ZERBMmVTUT09 Meeting ID: 831 0955 2214 Passcode: 581097


Monday, December 14th, 10:00 AM or 6:00 PM with Spanish Interpretation

Join Zoom Meeting https://edmondsschools.zoom.us/j/82634058640?pwd=ejl6azNRUERhUUVXYXZoQVQzZ1NqQT09 Meeting ID: 826 3405 8640 Passcode: 623613

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PTO News

Big News!


Besides having a fantastic community️, we have even more to be thankful for this year! School’s Out Washington and the Washington State Department of Commerce have awarded Mountlake Terrace Elementary Parent Teacher Organization a Washington Youth Development Nonprofit Relief Fund grant of $10,000.


The Washington Youth Development Nonprofit Relief Fund was made possible by the CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act) and was led by School’s Out Washington working closely with the Washington State Department of Commerce. We are so excited to share this with the community.


#schoolsoutwashington #youthdevfundswa #youthdevstrong


There will be no PTO meeting in December. See you in January!

MTE Scholastic Book Fair - DEC. 1 - DEC. 14

Our Book Fair is online! Support our school and help your child discover new books, favorite characters, complete series, and more! You'll love the fun new option to shop for Book Fair exclusives directly from the interactive booklist and enjoy free shipping on book-only purchases over $25.


Link to Book Fair

School Photos

We were hoping to have a photo day at school in December, but were required to cancel it due to COVID. We do hope to reschedule a photo day in the spring. More information regarding yearbooks will also come in the spring. If you have already taken photos at Kids Photography, those photos will be used for the composite class photos (unless you do retakes). Kids Photography does both our school photos and yearbooks.


Kids Photography is holding two more days of photos at their office in December on Wednesday, December 9th and Saturday, December 12th. It's a safe, open space for photos and appointments are spaced out so there are no crowds.


Below is a link you can use to sign up. You do not need to purchase photos, but can if you wish. If you just want to be photographed for the class composite/yearbook or have already purchased photos but didn't make it to previous photo days, at the bottom of the form, in the OFFICE CODE box please enter retake and you will not be charged.

https://fs27.formsite.com/Silkd0/2020SchoolPhotos/index.html

i-Ready Family Night - Supporting Student Learning at Home

The “Supporting Student Learning at Home” session is designed to provide Edmonds School District families with an understanding of the i-Ready Online Instruction for Reading and Mathematics. Families will learn how the i-Ready Diagnostic is used to create a personalized pathway of instruction for every student. The i-Ready team will share ideas for motivating learners, monitoring progress, and supporting children when they need assistance. Finally, tips and resources will be shared to support families in preparing for the next i-Ready Diagnostic assessment.


Monday, December 7th, 6:00–7:00 PM

Register Here!


Information in:

Amharic

Arabic

Korean

Spanish

Vietnamese.


Monday, December 7

6–7:00 PM

Register Here!

Lunch Bunch

Come have a fun social zoom with your favorite staff and friends.


Mrs. Nakkour and Ms. Kelly will be joining you to have fun, play games, and introduce special guests!


Time: 11:45 - 12:15

Zoom link: https://edmondsschools.zoom.us/s/81208370779

New option for student tech support

The Student Technology Support team is launching a new option for student support on Zoom. Students can now connect with one of our team members by using the following link: https://edmondsschools.zoom.us/my/esdtechsupport and passcode: 030727.


Support Zoom hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM. Students will be placed in a waiting room and admitted to a private breakout room once one of our techs is available.


Our student support techs will still be available by phone or email Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM at 425-431-1211 or techsupport@edmonds15.org.


Chromebook Updates

Here is a nifty Chromebook update simulator. Use this to guide your students through updating their Chromebooks. The page features other Chromebook simulations that may also be useful for you and your students.

Online books available to students and families

Attention kids and caregivers!


Do you know we have access to a classroom library digitally? As part of our recent reading curriculum adoption we have invested in building a digital classroom library specific to each grade level. You can find it on Clever!

Click here to learn how to use this great resource! More books will be added throughout the year.

Fun fact - the video's closed captioning feature can be used so families can access the information in a variety of languages!


Happy reading!

Free, Non-invasive drive-thru COVID-19 testing/ All are welcome and no pre-registration needed – Pruebas no-invasivas de COVID-19 y Recursos GRATIS (pruebas gratis de Auto-Servicio)

All are welcome and no pre-registration needed .

Todos son bienvenidos y no es necesario registrarse previamente.

Verdant Health Commission, Medical Teams International and Community Life Center and local organizations are hosting free, drive-thru, non-invasive COVID-19 testing.

Five upcoming events events:

  • Saturday, Dec. 5 from 1-5 p.m. at Community Life Center, 19820 Scriber Lake Road, Lynnwood
  • Tuesday, Dec. 8 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Edmonds Food Bank, 828 Caspers St., Edmonds
  • Wednesday, Dec. 9 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Lynnwood Food Bank, 5320 176th St. S.W., Lynnwood
  • Wednesday, Dec. 16 from 1-7 p.m. at the Lynnwood Food Bank, 5320 176th St. S.W., Lynnwood

Student and Family Self Referral Form

Mark your calendars:

DECEMBER

7 i-Ready Family Night 6–7:00 PM

8 Family Chat with Principal Mary Williams- 10:00 and 6:00 - Zoom

9 Half Day

14 School Spirit Day - PJ's and Pets Day - Wear your pajamas and bring your pet or your favorite stuffed animal to "school".

14 Family Chat with Principal Mary Williams- 10:00 and 6:00 - Zoom with SPANISH interpretation

14 Packet and Library Book pick-up 10:30 - 5:00PM

15 School Spirit Day - Favorite Shirt or Top Day

17 School Spirit Day - Crazy Hat or Hair Day

18 School Spirit Day - Wear your Little Hawk Spirit Wear or school colors (red, black, and grey)

19 through January 3 WINTER BREAK - NO SCHOOL

Community eFliers via Peachjar

The Edmonds School District is changing the way families receive digital fliers.

Peachjar is an app that will streamline the way you find out about different events, opportunities, etc. that are happening in the community and our school district.

You will receive periodic emails from Peachjar with events and activities related to your school community.

You can also always go to the Peachjar Quick Link on our school website.

School Meals

Menus, application, dietary information

Family Support Resources

NEED HELP WITH FOOD? HOUSING? OR HEALTH ACCESS?

Clothes for Kids Website

Clothes for Kids cultivates confidence and a readiness to learn by providing students and their families the opportunity to choose a personalized wardrobe at no cost.

Skyward Family Access Information

The “What is Family Access?” webpage provides step by step instructions on how to log onto Skyward.

Skylert

Through Skylert, you control how the district and schools contact you for emergencies, attendance calls, food & nutrition services, District eNews and other communications.