MTE Family Newsletter
October 30, 2020
Mountlake Terrace Elementary Little Hawks
Attendance Line: (425) 431-3364
ECEAP Preschool Office: (425) 431-3339
Edmonds School District : (425) 431-7000
In this issue:
- Message from Principal Mary Williams
- Family Social Emotional Support during COVID times
- Important PTO News!
- Internet Safety and Knowing What Your Child is Doing on Their Chromebooks
- Veterans Day Assembly Picture Request
- Edmonds School District Free Pre-School Programs/ Gratis! Programas Preescolares
- 425 Tutoring
- Partnership between ESD and Local Spanish Speaking Radio Stations
- MARK YOUR CALENDARS
- Student and Family Self Referral Form
- Helpful Links
I, as many of you, have been overwhelmed by all that is happening right now in our community and our world. We are collectively dealing with supporting students from home, teaching in ways we never have before, homelessness, joblessness, political/social unrest, an upcoming election and all of this on top of our regular day to day activities. I want to make sure that you know that the most important thing for you and your family to do, is to take care of yourselves. Get rest, eat well, take walks if you can, modify school assignments if needed, check in with each other, and give each other grace. There is so much to deal with right now and what is most important is you all, your physical wellbeing and your emotional well being. I am adding multiple resources to this newsletter for you all to access and use. The hope is that these resources will be supportive and help you with whatever you have going on in your life.
Yours in learning,
Mountlake Terrace Elementary
Family Social Emotional Support during COVID times
From the WA Family & Community Engagement Trust:
Kids' Social-emotional Development in Covid Times
COVID-19 can affect children directly and indirectly. Beyond the potential of getting sick, many children’s social, emotional, and mental well-being has been impacted by the pandemic. Trauma faced at early developmental stages may have long-term consequences. The CDC’s COVID-19 Parental Resource Kit: Ensuring Children and Young People’s Social, Emotional, and Mental Well-being can help support parents, caregivers, and other adults serving young people in recognizing social, emotional, and mental challenges, and helping to ensure their well-being.
Are you helping someone learn from home?
Take a look at the new Family Guides from Seek Common Ground and Student Achievement Partners that Washington parents helped create, including our own PLTI Graduate Lizzie Sebring! Based on research and parent voices, these guides can help anyone supporting a K-5th student attending school from home understand what they are learning in reading and math – the building blocks for school success. The Guides include everyday learning activities, tips for talking with teachers, and online resources. Check out the guides (available in English and Spanish) and share them with others!
Real Talk from Parents Homeschooling Children with Disabilities
Parents of children with disabilities are already some of the strongest, fiercest and most exhausted parent advocates for quality schools during regular times. Add on a national pandemic, distance learning with no training and no physical contact with others and you could have a disaster. Luckily, parents of children with special needs are used to making the impossible … possible.
In this latest episode of “Are you Kidding Me?!?,” parents of children with disabilities discuss teaching their children at home. Read this and other posts from parent blogger ShaRhonda Knott-Dawson here.
This year to say thank you for supporting MTE PTO every student will get a handmade spirit wear t-shirt designed by one of our own MTE students. PTO hand prints every t-shirt for every student.
To support this project you will need to donate a t-shirt for your student drop off a t-shirt anytime in the t-shirt collection bin or at the Nov. 16th packet pick up. Clearly label a zippy bag with your students name and their teachers name.
MTE PTO is also accepting t-shirt donations for other students, you may contribute monetarily via Venmo @MTE-PTO or bring in extra t-shirts when dropping off on the 16th. Please no dark colors or graphics. Patterns, tie dye and polka dots look great!
SPIRIT WEAR ORDERS
Today October 30th is the last day to order from Our Little Hawks Store! You can order until midnight on October 30th!
GOODWILL TRUCK! MTE PTO COLLECTION
Saturday, November 7, 2020
9:00 AM 12:00 PM
Sorellis Pizza 22402 44th Ave W Mountlake Terrace
Bring your treasures to the donation drive!
Clothing, jewelry, household items, electronics: you can bring almost anything to the donation drive, provided it is not hazardous waste, in need of repair, furniture or a TV weighing over 50 pounds.
Please see the map for where the trucks will be and how we would like traffic to go.
MTE PTO 20/21 School Year Directory
Please take a moment and fill out this form so that we may provide our students and families with the information of their classmates. This way classes can create and build a community in this uncertain time. This information will not be shared and will be sent out as a PDF and there will be a link in the newsletter.
Extra Supplies Art Supplies - MTE PTO Collection
Extra Supplies Art Supplies
If you have found yourself with extra supplies you do not need, or if you want to donate supplies. MTE PTO is collecting the following for our kids:
-Crayola Broad Line Markers – Assorted Colors, sets of 10
-Crayola Educational Watercolor pans – Oval, Set of 8 Assorted Colors, Pan
-Crayola Colored Pencil Set – Assorted Colors. Set of 12
-Crayola Regular Crayon Set – Set of 24
These will be used for both in the classroom as well as for our MTE Little Hawk Art Program, which is completely funded by donations.
If you have other new school supply items to donate, we welcome those as well, but these are items we are specifically looking for to complete a need we have for our students.
There will be a Bin at the packet pick ups to put these items in. If you have a larger donation, please contact our PTO at: email@example.com and we can coordinate.
Do you have a guitar, ukulele, or electronic keyboard that works, but is collecting dust? Well, we can use that instrument for our new Modern Band Club! Music teachers at Spruce Elementary, Cedar Way Elementary, Hazelwood Elementary, Beverly Elementary, Martha Lake Elementary, Seaview Elementary and I (Mountlake Terrace Elementary) are planning to run a 30-minute music club once a week over Zoom. We will be teaching simple harmonic accompaniment on guitar, keyboard, and ukulele, as well as vocal melodies to students. We’ve already sent out an initial survey to gauge student interest and over 120 students have responded!
So, if your instrument is ready for a new home, please consider donating it to our students. You can drop the instrument off between 8:30am and 3:00pm at Martha Lake Elementary, Monday-Friday. We've established a routine with the office there to collect instruments. Once we quarantine them, clean/tune them, and catalog them so we can rent them out to students for free!
Music is healing. Music is inspiring. Our students are eager to make music! Thank you for considering a donation :)
MTE PTO UPCOMING EVENTS
Spirit Wear Store- Ending 10/30
Pledge To Support Teachers 10/30-11/13
Extra Supply Drive- On going
Modern Band Instrument Donation- Ends 12/1
Goodwill Truck - Nov. 7
PTO Meeting- Nov. 23 at 7pm
Thank you MTE for all of your support!!!!
Mountlake Terrace Elementary Parent Teacher Organization
Text PTO to 88202 to receive text messages from MTE PTO
Internet Safety and Knowing What Your Child is Doing on Their Chromebooks
Veterans Day Assembly Picture Request
Please fill out this form Veterans Day submission via Google Form
or, if you can not open the form, send your submission to PetersA@edmonds.wednet.edu .
Two Free Pre-School Programs/ Gratis! Programas Preescolares
Family Pre-K at various school locations/Prekínder en familiaen varias escuelas
For 4 and 5 year olds, during the year before they enter kindergarten.
• Focuses on six developmental areas: literacy, language, math, cognitive, motor, and social-emotional
• 2-hour sessions twice a week
• Starts in October, morning and afternoon sessions available
• Parents or guardian MUST attend with child
• Provides coaching and strategies for parents to help prepare children for kindergarten
• No income requirement, open to children who are NOT attending other preschool/child care programs
To register, please call (425) 431-1018 0r email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Para niñas(os) de 4 y 5 años, durante el año antes de entrar al kínder
• Con enfoque en seis áreas del desarrollo: Alfabetización, lenguaje, matemática, cognitiva, motriz y socioemocional
• Sesiones de 2 horas, dos veces a la semana
• Inicio en octubre. Disponibilidad de sesiones matutinas y vespertinas
• Madres, padres o tutores DEBEN asistir
• con estudiantes
• Brinda entrenamiento y estrategias a la familia para preparar a los estudiantes para el kínder
• Sin necesidad de comprobar ingresos. Disponible para estudiantes que NO asisten a otro programa de preescolar o cuidado infantil
Para inscripciones Llame al (425) 431-1018 o email: email@example.com
Early Childhood Education & Assistance
Program (ECEAP) at Mountlake Terrace
Elementary and Lynndale Elementary Schools
For income-eligible children 3 – 4 years old
• Play-based activities that support reading/
writing, language, math, art, science, and
• Health and developmental screenings
• Nutritious meals
• Connections to community resources
• Family fun nights
• Half-day classes available
• Online option available
For enrollment information, please call: (425) 431-3339 or (425) 431-3348
Para niñas(os) de 3-4 años de edad que son eleg-
ibles de acuerdo con los ingresos de la familia
• Actividades basadas en juegos que ayudan a
la lectura, escritura, matemática, arte, ciencia y
• Examinaciones de salud y desarrollo
• Alimentos nutritivos
• Conexiones con recursos en la comunidad
• Divertidas noches familiares
• Clases de medio día disponibles
• Opción en línea disponible
Para información sobre inscripciones Llame al (425) 431-3339 o (425) 431-3348
425 Tutoring: free, student led, & community driven tutoring to keep your student on track
FREE ONLINE K-6 TUTORING FROM HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS FOR THE COMMUNITY FROM THE COMMUNITY
SIGN UP AT 425tutoring.org
WE SPECIALIZE IN TUTORING MATH, SCIENCE, ENGLISH, AND HISTORY. ADDITIONALLY, WE CAN CHANGE THE CURRICULUM FOR YOUR CHILD'S SPECIFIC NEEDS. YOU CAN DECIDE WHETHER THE TUTOR PROVIDES HOMEWORK HELP OR TEACHES ADVANCED TOPICS. 425 TUTORING PROVIDES AN ACADEMIC, COLLABORATIVE ENVIRONMENT THAT FOSTERS ENGAGEMENT AND PRODUCTIVITY. WE KNOW ONLINE LEARNING IS DIFFICULT, SO WE ARE HERE TO HELP!
*The Edmonds School District does not sponsor or endorse the activity and/or information contained in this material.
Partnership between ESD and Local Spanish Speaking Radio Stations
Mark your calendars:
30 Spirit Wear orders due
2-6 Half Days - Family/Teacher Conferences in afternoons (only Specialist classes in the afternoons, Library, PE, Music).
4 Reproductive Health and Disease Prevention Parent Review Night 6:30 – 7:30 p.m
7 Goodwill Truck - Sorelli Pizza Parking Lot 22402 44th Ave W, Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043
9 Packet pick-up 10:30 - 3:30 and 4:30 - 6:00
9 Family Chat with Principal Mary Williams- open Zoom
11 No School - Veterans Day
17 Highly Capable Family Information Night - This will be done in a Webinar format, recorded, and posted for families to attend live or watch when they are able. 5-7 pm
17 SPANISH Family Chat with Principal Mary Williams- open Zoom
18 Half Day - No school in Afternoon
24 Food Pantry at MTE 1:00 - 2:00 PM
25, 26, 27 Thanksgiving Break - No School
30 Packet pick-up 10:30 - 3:30 and 4:30 - 6:00
30 4:30PM Deadline for submission of Highly Capable Referral & Permission to Test - Must be received by the Highly Capable Program office by this date and time
8 Family Chat with Principal Mary Williams- open Zoom
9 Half Day - No school in Afternoon
14 Packet pick-up 10:30 - 3:30 and 4:30 - 6:00
19 through January 3 WINTER BREAK - NO SCHOOL
Please note: You can, at any time you are interested, view all approved Community eFliers on the District website under the “Community” tab on the District homepage.
- Sherwood PSO Stay Safe Online Webinar
- 425 Tutoring Flier'
The Edmonds School District is changing the way families receive digital fliers.
We are excited to launch a new way of distributing digital fliers to our families! Introducing … Peachjar!
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 get your first email from Peachjar on Friday, Oct. 30, 2020. After that, you will receive periodic emails from Peachjar with events and activities related to your school community.
Here’s a short video that explains the basics about Peachjar.
Student and Family Self Referral Form
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.
The “What is Family Access?” webpage provides step by step instructions on how to log onto Skyward.