Totem Falls Raven Review
Thursday, February 9, 2023
10: PJ Day, All-School Spirit day
10: PTO Family Movie Night, 6:30 pm
17-20: Mid-Winter Break, No School
24: Disney dress-up Day, All-School Spirit day
27: Tooth Fairy visit for K-2
A NOTE FROM DR. CHURCH
Dear Totem Falls Families,
I hope you are able to make it to our Movie Night tomorrow evening at … At today’s assembly our all school read aloud was shared which will be coming home today. The book is Rump, a revision of the fairy tale Rumpelstiltskin. We are excited to be reading this book as a community and hope your family enjoys it. The purpose is largely for it to be read aloud as a family. Continuing to read to our kids, regardless of how old they are, continues to be a significant determinant of future reading success.
I also wanted to share an observation and ask for your assistance with a safety issue. The bus drivers have shared a concern about people crossing into the parking lot between the buses. There is limited visibility and traffic is moving in the parking lot at that time. There is a crosswalk between the building and the last bus that is designed to support safe crossing with good visibility to the parking lot. If you pick up your child after school please use the crosswalk when returning to your car. Thanks in advance for helping with this safety issue.
FIFTH Annual All School Read Aloud has BEGUN!
DID YOU GET OUR NEXT ALL SCHOOL READ ALOUD BOOK? RUMP
Our next All School Read Aloud book is a fractured fairytale book filled with adventure and humor that everyone in your family will love: RUMP by Liesl Shurtliff.
Every family SHOULD have received ONE RUMP book, a discussion packet, spirt week flyer and a bookmark THIS THURSDAY, February 9th. Please let us know if your family did not receive a book and watch this BOOK REVEAL VIDEO & VIDEO FROM RUMP AUTHOR to learn more about the All School Read Aloud.
PJ DAY....FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT...THIS FRIDAY, February 10th
Our All School Read Aloud Book begins this FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10TH,with 3 FUN EVENTS!
FIRST All School Read Aloud Spirit day: PJ Day. After school, FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT and All School Read Aloud BOOK TITLE REVEAL celebration in our gym at 6:30pm, doors open at 6:15pm sponsored by our TF PTO. All movie ticket donations and concession sales support our TF PTO! Thanks for your support!
***Show your school spirit by wearing your favorite PJs during school and after school to both events on February 10th!
PTO FLOCK BULLETIN
The PTO has a new website!
We have moved our website to
PTBoard.com in order to make updating
our community easier.
Go to PTBoard.com
Click "Sign Up" for an account.
School Code is: 9N8EWP
Volunteer Sign Ups, Updated Calendar,
PTO Info, Spirit Wear, Fundraising,
Documents, Budgets and Announcements
are all up to date.
YEARBOOK PHOTO FOLDERS & PURCHASING OPTIONS ARE OPEN!
We are using a new company this year called Treering. You can purchase your yearbooks online, customize them and manage any photos you want to share for the school pages or make your own custom pages for each child
To Create a Treering account:
• Click on the link above or go to: www.treering.com/validate and enter the Totem Falls school Passcode: 101663115429460
• Enter your information and select the “Parent” role from the dropdown, click Let’s Get Started.
• Validate that you are over 13.
• Enter your child’s name and click Next. (Child’s email is not required)
• Add School Year Details. Select “Totem Falls” in the dropdown and then select your child's Grade and Teacher. Click Next.
• Confirm your information and enter additional students. Click Next.
You are all set up to purchase your yearbook, upload photos and create your custom pages!
Upload photos to the yearbook:
Once you have created an account you can upload photos for use in the yearbook.
• Go to https://bit.ly/photostf
• Select the folder for your child’s class or the event you took pictures of.
• Click Add Photos in the upper right of the screen.
You can also upload photos to be used by only you for your custom pages under MY STUFF on the menu on the left of the screen.
Create custom pages with your favorite memories from the year that will only be included in your yearbook! You can create 2 custom pages for free, each additional 2 pages are just $0.99.
• Under Buy Yearbooks, select your child’s name.
• Click on Customize.
• Have fun creating your very own pages!
SPRING INTO KINDERGARTEN - MARCH 1
Mark your calendars for our Spring Into Kindergarten event. All 2023-2024 kindergarten families and students are highly encouraged to attend. Spring Into Kindergarten will be held on Wednesday, March 1, from 4-7 p.m. at district elementary schools. Families should complete and return their kindergarten registration paperwork that day. Each school will also be conducting school tours and having important information available for families (WaKIDS, PTA/PTO/parent organizations, bus transportation, special services and more). Learn more at www.sno.wednet.edu/kindergarten.
STUDENT COOKING CONTEST (4-6 GRADES) - FEBRUARY 10 RECIPE DEADLINE
Each year, the Snohomish School District holds the Kids in the Kitchen/Junior Chef Competition, which is sponsored by the Food Service Dept. District 4th - 6th grade students are invited to submit recipes for their favorite after-school snacks. The recipes, which must be submitted by Friday, February 10, do not have to be original. They can be family recipes or from cookbooks, the internet, etc. For more information, visit www.sno.wednet.edu/cookingcontest. The online recipe submission form is available at www.sno.wednet.edu/cookingcontest/recipeform.
2023 submittal info
District 4th - 6th grade students are invited to submit recipes for their favorite after-school snacks. The recipes, which must be submitted by Friday, February 10, do not have to be original. A student may submit multiple recipes. They can be family recipes or from cookbooks, the internet, etc.
- Click here to submit your recipe electronically (preferred method) or
- Click here to download a pdf recipe submittal form
Finalists and competition
Student finalists will be selected and notified after March 1. Finalists will be selected from the submitted recipes and will be invited to prepare their creations at Glacier Peak High School. Families, teachers and principals will be invited to taste these culinary masterpieces at a Friday, April 28, event. The young chefs will feature their creations at a 4 p.m. reception on Friday, April 28, in the Glacier Peak High School commons. A panel of judges will select the grand prize winners. Past award categories have included:
- Health-conscious foods
- Simple, kid-friendly preparation
- Fun food
- Judge’s choice
All finalists will receive a framed certificate, a recipe book which includes all of the finalists’ recipes, an apron/chef’s coat, as well as a medal. Grand prize winners will receive an additional award. Transportation will not be provided for the cook-off. Kids will need to be dropped off and picked up at Glacier Peak High School. In addition, students will be supervised by kitchen staff and Glacier Peak High School culinary students during the food production to help ensure that safe food practices are followed and that no one gets hurt. For more information, visit www.sno.wednet.edu/cookingcontest or call the Food Service Dept. at 360-563-7298.
STUDENT COOKING CONTEST (4-6 GRADES)
Each year, the Snohomish School District holds the Kids in the Kitchen/Junior Chef Competition, which is sponsored by the Food Service Dept. District 4th - 6th grade students are invited to submit recipes for their favorite after-school snacks. The recipes, which must be submitted by Friday, February 10, do not have to be original. They can be family recipes or from cookbooks, the internet, etc. For more information, visit www.sno.wednet.edu/cookingcontest.
INTERESTED IN SERVING AS A SUBSTITUTE TEACHER AND/OR PARAEDUCATOR?
Our district is actively hiring certificated substitute teachers, emergency substitute teachers, and substitute paraeducators. Please visit https://www.sno.wednet.edu/jobs and click on the first link under Employment Opportunities to learn more about these open positions. If you have any questions regarding becoming a substitute, please contact the district's Guest Teacher & Substitute Services Coordinator, Shana Hainzinger, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DISTRICT-APPROVED COMMUNITY FLYERS
- BridgeWhiz for Youth
- Civic Ambassadors Recruitment - City of Snohomish
- Climb the Mountain Free Online Speech and Debate Programs
- Cub Scouts Pack 193 and Calendar
- Everett Rowing Spring Registration
- Girl Scouts Daisy Troop 41623 - Cathcart Elementary
- Girls on the Run at Little Cedars Elementary
- Girls on the Run at Seattle Hill Elementary
- Seattle Children's Chorus Registration
- Snohomish Community Food Bank
- Snohomish Junior Cheer Spring Session Registration
- SPJFA Flag Football Youth Registration
- Spring into Kindergarten - March 1
- Strategic Kids Chess at Totem Falls Elementary
- Strategic Kids LEGO at Totem Falls Elementary
- SVIE Pow Wow - May 27
- Taekwondo for Kids - February 2023
- Youth Free Transit Pass
Fliers are typically posted on Tuesdays during the months of August through June. For additional flier program details and/or to complete a request for distribution, please click here.
2022-2023 School Year
- Friday, February 17-Monday, February 20 - No school/Mid-Winter Break
- Week of March 27 - Spring conference week (schedule and details TBD)
- Monday, April 3-Friday, April 7 - No school/Spring Break
- Monday, May 29 - No school/Memorial Day
- Monday, June 19 - No school/Juneteenth
- Wednesday, June 21 - Tentative last day of school due to two snow days (as of January 24, 2023)
- Tuesday, June 20-Friday, June 23 - Potential snow/inclement weather make-up days
TOTEM FALLS ELEMENTARY
Craig Church, Principal
Wendy Stegall, Assistant Principal TF (T/Th/Alt F) & CV
Tiffany Bidne, Administrative Assistant
Jennifer Jordan, Main Office Secretary
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, email@example.com; Section 504 Coordinator and Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying – Shawn Stevenson, 1601 Avenue D, Snohomish, WA 98290, 360-563-7282, firstname.lastname@example.org.