Lake Wilderness Wildcat Word

February 2021

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Dear Wildcat Families

Thank you all for your support as we gear up for our reopening into hybrid learning model as well as continue our focus for online learning model. I know that the last few weeks have been filled with email and video communication, we appreciate your attention to the messages as well as your willingness to reach out if you have any questions. Our first priority is safety of our students and staff – learning will look different at school but we will be smiling under our masks and online in support of your student(s)!

This newsletter will recap many of the shared messages you may have previously seen. Please don’t hesitate to reach out if we can help in any way! Please read on to learn or review information about:

Supply pick up

Schedules for learning

Safety and protocol videos

Daily attestations for in-person learning

Just today I was able to meet with a family who was meeting with their new online teacher and as I look out my window I see our kindergarten Wildcats learning about hybrid learning! The smiles in both scenarios warm my heart and remind me that students are the center of our work!

What an exciting transition filled with many emotions. We are wildcats together!

Melanie Ready

Whether in class or online, WE ARE WILDCATS TOGETHER!

In lieu of a Wildcat Word video this week, we want to share this message with some helpful video links and information. Next week the video Wildcat Word will resume with your regularly scheduled programming. We recognize it may be difficult to say goodbye to a current class, teacher, or learning model through the next several weeks, and we all care about your success in whichever model is next for you!

If you are remaining remote, your next supply pickup is February 11th. We are so grateful for the special surprise many 4th and 5th grade leaders created and dropped off today for our youngest Wildcats as they remain virtual, and we will be including the finished product in our announcements next week for everyone to enjoy.

If you are returning to the building with the hybrid model, please watch our LWES Hybrid Learning video HERE. Each day, you will want to ensure you have a mask, completed attestation, ID card, and a water bottle. Have you been receiving the practice attestations that started Wednesday? If not, please let us know! If you have questions about how to complete the attestation, please watch the tutorial HERE. Reminder to parents and guardians, please remain in your vehicle as "Wildcat only" spaces are reserved for our amazing students. See the image for our hybrid learning bell schedules.

Whichever learning model you have chosen or will attend on Monday, we look forward to seeing you there! #WildcatsTogether

Have a wonderful weekend, and GO WILDCATS!

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Office Hours

Should you need help from our office staff, we are here to help you Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

If the office has more than 5 people waiting, please wait socially distanced in the vestibule or right outside the front door until we are able to greet you.

Supply Pick-Up dates February

If you have selected to remain remote, or your grade level is still remote, we will see you at Supply Pick-Up on February 11 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.


If you received your placards last pickup with your family number, please hang those on your rearview mirror as you pull around.

If you were unable to receive your placard last pickup, please have an ID ready.

A message from our wonderful PTSA

We would love for you to attend (via zoom) our general meeting on Feb. 8 at 6 p.m. All are invited, especially those who are interested in serving as a PTSA committee chair. We need new chairs for almost all our positions so we can offer the great programs we all love in the Fall and throughout the entire school year! Check our website or email for more information!

Food Service

Change of Curbside Meal Distribution Procedures

Starting on Monday, February 1, parents/guardians with kids may go to either:

Tahoma High School or Lake Wilderness Elementary School to pick up meals. Parents will pick up both breakfast and lunch a the same time on a daily basis when school is in session.

At Lake Wilderness Elementary School, we will provide curbside meal services once daily. At Tahoma high School, we will provide curbside meal services twice daily.

School day pick-up times

Lake Wilderness Elementary School bus loop near south entrance, 11:10 am - 11:50 am

Tahoma High School bus loop on the east side of the school, 7:30 am - 8:30 am & 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Meals will be provided free of charge thru the end of the 2020-2021 school year.

Parents may pick up meals without children being present.

Parents may pick up meals for children age 18 and younger who are not attending in-school learning.

Parents should NOT pick up meals for children who are attending school in person. Your child will be able to take meals home with them.

Please contact Food Services at 425-413-3450 or 425-413-3452 with questions, or go to Tahoma's webpage for updates

February Menu

Thank you. Tahoma Food Services Team

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A message from Nurse Sarah

Do you have a preschool student or a 4th or 5th grade student returning to the Hybrid model that needs to have medication at school? If you do, please stop by the office to visit nurse Sarah between 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. or from 3 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Library Corner

Library books can be returned at every supply pick up if you are remaining remote or they can be returned to your teacher if you are joining us with Hybrid learning. Please login in to your library account to see what books are checked out in your student’s name, or refer to the receipt that is included with each check out.

Thank you!

Mid-winter Break

Just a friendly reminder that we will not have school from February 15 - February 19. We hope you enjoy your time off, you deserve it.

What will you do? Read a good book? I am sure our librarian, Mrs. Durbin or your teacher would be happy to suggest some great books. Will you go take a nice walk or a hike? Will you sleep in or stay up late and watch a movie? Whatever you decide to do, enjoy the time off!

Attention, Wildcats: Were you not able to attend school picture day?

Submit your student's portrait to the Yearbook!

  1. In a Google Chrome browser, go to:
  2. Search for Lake Wilderness or use the code: 93800
  3. Click 'Create Account'
  4. Use your email address to make your account (you only need to do this once!)
  5. Click on the blue 'Upload Images' bar
  6. Select the image to upload
  7. Choose the Student Portrait album to upload the imago to
  8. Don't forget to "Tag" your student's name and teacher

Congratulations, You've completed the upload and supported the yearbook! There is no limit to how many photos you can upload, so keep them coming!

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