Lyman Elementary

December 2022

Note From Mr. McPhee

Dear Lyman Families,

I hope that your Thanksgiving celebration and break was relaxing and filled with family time. We are now back to school working hard before the next holiday break. Our teachers work hard at helping every child achieve grade level standards in all subject areas. We have high expectations for student learning and growth and our students rise to the occasion to meet those expectations every day.

In preparation for the next holiday break, the Lyman Parent Group will host the annual Holiday Craft Day on Friday, December 2. This event is in our gym after school from 3:30 to 5:00. A $7 fee will allow the students to make holiday crafts and ornaments for the home and family. I really appreciate our parent group and their support for student learning and extended activities. Their recent Craft Bazaar on November 26 was just another great example of the time and effort that they put forth to raise funding for many student-centered learning opportunities. Thank you Lyman Parent Group for everything that you do.

I hope you can all join us on December 14 for our annual Winterfest program at Cascade Middle School. Doors will open at 5:30 pm to drop your students off at the designated classrooms. Please have your students to CMS by 5:50. The concert will start at 6:00. Our staff is working hard to choose the perfect songs for each grade level and prepare their students for a great show. I cannot wait to hear their collective voices sing in the holiday season.

We are very proud of the growth our students are showing this year. As I visit classrooms every day, I see the strong Lyman tradition of working hard to help every student achieve their individual potential and excellence. I am honored to be the principal of Lyman Elementary School and to have the opportunity to work with such an outstanding staff and great kids every day.

As I close out this final newsletter for 2022, I want to wish everyone in the Lyman community and family a fulfilling and restful holiday season and an exciting and hopeful beginning to the New Year.


Scott A. McPhee

Important Dates


2 ~ Parent Group Craft Day, 3:30-5:00

7 ~ Late Start Wednesday

13 ~ Graham Cracker House Items Due

13 ~ Parent Group Meeting, 6:00

14 ~ Late Start Wednesday

14 ~ Winter Program, 6:00 at Cascade Middle School

15 ~ Seahawks Day

15 ~ Graham Cracker House Day

17 ~ Winter Break Begins


2 ~ No School

3 ~ First Day Back

4 ~ Late Start Wednesday

Lunch Menu

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Winter Program

Wednesday, December 14th

6:00 pm

Cascade Middle School

The doors will open at 5:30.

Students are to report to their assigned classrooms by 5:50.

In consideration for all performers, please plan to stay for the entire performance.

Graham Cracker House Decorating

All students will decorate a graham cracker house on Thursday, December 15th. Please have your item, along with a tub of vanilla frosting to your student’s classroom teacher by Tuesday, December 13th. Also, we welcome extra volunteers on Thursday, December 15th! Please let your student's classroom teacher know if you are available to help.

***These candies should be NUT FREE. Be sure to check the label. ***

If you cannot find your assigned candy, bring Skittles instead.

Student last name starting with

A-C ~ Twizzlers Pull & Peel + white frosting

D-F ~ Fruit Loops/Tootie Fruits + white frosting

G-I ~ Mini Candy Canes + white frosting

J-L ~ Pretzels + white frosting

M-O ~ Life Savers + white frosting

P-R ~ Mini Marshmallows + white frosting

S-U ~ Dots + white frosting

V-Z ~ Skittles + white frosting


9:30-10:00 ~ 6th Grade

10:05-10:35 ~ 5th Grade

10:40-11:10 ~ 4th Grade

11:15-11:45 ~ 3rd Grade

1:00-1:30 ~ 1st Grade

1:35-2:10 ~ 2nd Grade

2:35-3:05 ~ Kindergarten

Picture Retakes

If you would like your student’s picture retaken because you didn’t love the original pictures, please bring the original pictures back to school and you can get retakes. If you did not purchase pictures on the original picture day and would like to purchase some, you can order them online at

Students who enrolled after October 13th will have their picture taken for the yearbook and for their permanent file.

Picture retakes will start right at 10:30 on Wednesday, November 30th. If we have a 2 hour late start due to weather, they will start at 1:00 if the photographer can safely get here. If we need to reschedule, we will send an email when the date has been set.

Transitional Kindergarten

Attention Sedro-Woolley School District families! If you have a child who will be attending kindergarten NEXT year (September 2023), your child may qualify for our transitional kindergarten program, Foundations K. This program runs the second semester of this school year (January 30-June 15, 2023). Click here for more information. Applications in both English and Spanish are available. The deadline to apply is November 30th.

Lost and Found

The lost and found is located inside the main office. Please stop in and take a look to see if your child has any items that have been found. We do check for names, so please label your child's belongings.
Staff Directory

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