What's Happening In Conway

5/15/2020

Message from Mr. Cravy and Mr. Dickinson

Dear Cougar Parents,


We want to thank you for being such amazing partners during this difficult time. We know that every family has challenges you are dealing with and having to help your students with school work all day is a new experience.


We hope in the midst of this crisis you have found some positives. Personally, we have had more time with our own children, extra family dinners, and more time to just be a family than we normally have with our busy schedules.


As we navigate through this last month or so of school, you will hear many rumors about what next year will look like. We honestly don't know what it will look like. There are many ideas floating around about how to start school and protect everyone from spreading the virus. As the plans develop at the state level we will share any guidance we receive. OSPI (Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction) has been a huge support to schools and they are working hard with a group of 120+ educators from around the state on creating guidelines for schools to follow in the fall. Once we have guidance from the state, we will also have a focus group of staff and parents to review the plan and adapt it to fit Conway.


If you have any questions or your child is struggling with any aspect of our current plan please don't hesitate to call. We are here to help and want to reduce the challenges as best we can.


Superintendent: Jeff Cravy jcravy@conway.k12.wa.us


Principal: Tim Dickinson. tdickinson@conway.k12.wa.us

Filming of 8th Graders for Their Virtual Ceremony! May 18, 20, 21, 22

Monday, May 18th, 10am

19710 Washington 534

Mount Vernon, WA

We only have 1/2 of the 8th graders signed up to film their portion of the virtual ceremony. We are FILMING THE WEEK OF 5/18-5/22. We have a lot of film work and editing to do to create the film, so it's essential we complete it by the 26th in order for the production work to be completed.


See the link below to sign up for a time on 5/18, 5/20, 5/21, or 5/22


If you have not signed up by Monday at 12:00 we will start calling you. We want to make sure every 8th grade student is in the video!

Calendar

May 16 - Sat. 6pm Celebrate the anniversary of Mt. St. Helens eruption with Bill Nye the Science Guy. https://www.mshinstitute.org/


May 18th - Mon. Anniversary of the Mt. St. Helens Eruption - I can't believe it's been 40 years ago.


Virtual Talent Shows:


  • May 20th: Wed @ 6:00pm Virtual Talent Show


  • If we get enough submissions we may add another Virtual Talent Show evening


May 22nd - Non School Day


May 25th - Memorial Day: No School. Meal distribution will be on Tuesday May 26th


June 11th - 8th Grade Ceremony, virtual ceremony to be broadcast live at 7pm. More information to follow.


June 15th - June 19th. Our activities will include:


  • We will not be sending home assignments for this week
  • Students can turn in any late work, final assignments
  • Teachers are planning fun "last week" of school activities
  • Connecting with families as we move into the summer on potential needs (food services, childcare, etc.)


June 19th - ALL SCHOOL celebration, more info to come

Food Services and Childcare

We continue to offer Food Services


  • Free weeks worth of breakfast and lunch for any child under 18 in your home
  • On Mondays we deliver the food to your home or you can pick it up at school
  • Children do not have to attend Conway School to be eligible for the program.


Contact Angela to sign up: apederson@conway.k12.wa.us



Childcare

  • If you are returning to work and cannot find childcare elsewhere, please contact the school to see if we can be of assistance
  • Childcare includes breakfast and lunch daily
  • Operates 8-3 daily excluding holidays



Contact Suzi at srivas@conway.k12.wa.us for questions and to see if we can assist you

Conway School's Favorite Disney Song

And our winner is, "I Just Can't Wait to Be King." I have to wonder if the winner was influenced at all by our Disney Production last year? Or because kids are at home watching the classics?

Mr. and Mrs. Scheer Volunteer

Mr. Scheer and his wife Tricia Scheer (who works for Skagit Historical Museum), were volunteer judges for Washington State's National History Day competition.

This year's theme was "breaking barriers" and the topics included a huge range of international historic events. The Scheers judged the "Live Performance" category which due to social distancing guidelines, required the students to completely adapt their performances into scripts and photos.


Each entry included an original script, photos of hand made costumes and sets, and a great deal of imagination and historical accuracy. The level of writing was phenomenal for middle schoolers and truly indicative of the great amount of research and passion that the students put in.

Conway School District

Please call with questions or you can email the following:


Packets and Classroom Learning - Classroom teacher


Food services - Angela apederson@conway.k12.wa.us


Childcare - Suzi srivas@conway.k12.wa.us


Chromebook - Denny Alfred dalfred@conway.k12.wa.us


Learning Plans - Mr. Dickinson tdickinson@conway.k12.wa.us


Counseling, Food Insecurity and other needs - Ms. Kombol ckombol@conway.k12.wa.us


Anything else - Mr. Cravy at jcravy@conway.k12.wa.us