Machias Elementary

February 25, 2022

Parent Drop Reminder

If you drop your child off at the front of the school in the morning, please do not release them from your car until 8:25 AM. The reason for this specificity ties to when morning meetings end for staff. Students released prior to 8:25 AM will not be supervised. Thank you for partnering with us to keep students safe!

Centennial Middle School Spring Preview Night - March 3

Incoming 7th Grade Students -


Centennial Middle School invites all 6th grade parents and/or guardians to Spring Preview Night on Thursday, March 3 at 6:30 p.m. in the main gym. Guests will learn about:

• The school and what elective options students have for class

• The registration process

• Meet the administrators and counselors

• Self-guided tour of the school


Counselors from Centennial Middle School will visit the elementary schools below on the dates listed:

• Monday, March 7 - 7th grade registration at Riverview Elementary

• Tuesday, March 8 - 7th grade registration at Emerson Elementary

• Wednesday, March 9 - 7th grade registration at Cascade View Elementary

• Thursday, March 10 - 7th grade registration at Machias Elementary

• Friday, March 11 - 7th grade registration at Dutch Hill Elementary

March Literacy Month

During the month of March, Machias classes will be celebrating literacy with shared reading experiences. Each week, every class will read aloud and respond to the same book. Our theme is “We are America.“ Our books will explore the diverse voices and shared goals of Americans.


The books we will enjoy together are:


• Feb. 28-March 4: A Big Mooncake for Little Star by Grace Lin

• March 7-11: Fry Bread by Kevin Noble Maillard

• March 14-18: Dreamers by Yuyi Morales

• March 21-25: The Year We Learned to Fly by Jacqueline Woodson


Follow up and engage in book talks at home. Ask your student what they thought of each book.

Parent-Teacher Conference Information

Monday, March 28

    1. No parent/guardian/teacher conferences will be scheduled.
    2. Regular in-school food service will be provided.


Tuesday, March 29

    1. Elementary parent/guardian/teacher conferences will be scheduled between 12:30-3:20 p.m.
      1. Exception: Center Primary Center will also hold conferences from 4:05-7:35 p.m. on Tuesday evening.
    1. Middle and high school parent/guardian/teacher conferences will be scheduled between 11:15 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
    2. Elementary, middle and high school students can grab a lunch to-go at dismissal.


Wednesday, March 30

    1. Elementary parent/guardian/teacher conferences will be scheduled between 12:30-3:20 p.m. and from 4:05-7:35 p.m.
      1. Exception: Evening conferences will not be held at Center Primary Center on Wednesday evening.
    1. Middle and high school parent/guardian/teacher conferences will be scheduled between 11:15 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
    2. Elementary, middle and high school students can grab a lunch to-go at dismissal.


Thursday, March 31

    1. Elementary parent/guardian/teacher conferences will be scheduled between 12:30-3:20 p.m.
    2. Middle and high school parent/guardian/teacher conferences will be scheduled between 11:15 a.m-2:30 p.m. and from 4:30-7 p.m.
    3. Elementary, middle and high school students can grab a lunch to-go at dismissal.


Friday, April 1

  • Half-day early release for elementary, middle and high schools.
  • No parent/guardian/teacher conferences will be scheduled.
  • Elementary, middle and high school students can grab a lunch to-go at dismissal.

It’s back—in person— The Scholastic Book Fair!

Finally! In-person Book Fair will be returning to our library March 28-31. Classes will have an opportunity to browse the book fair and write a “wish list” during their library class that week. Parents are invited to shop at the book fair before or after parent-teacher conferences. Select a good book or two with your children to keep them reading.


Volunteers are needed to provide a successful book fair. (See the schedule below.) Please email Mrs. Begley at bobbi.begley@sno.wednet.edu or call Ms. Charlot at 360-563-4892 to volunteer to cashier. Help is also needed to pack up on Friday, April 1, 8:00-9:30 a.m. after the book fair. Your help is appreciated! See the schedule below.


Book fair shopping hours:

(Cashiers needed during school hours!)

Monday, March 28: 8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Tuesday, March 29: 8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Wednesday, March 30: 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, March 31: 8:00 a.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Machias Yearbook Information

Yearbooks are on sale now! This year, every pre-purchased yearbook will be personalized with your student's name.

There are two ways to purchase:

Please give a "HUGE" thank you to Jessi Klimanowski and Machias PTG for working hard to make our yearbook possible!

Lost and Found

Our lost and found collection is overflowing! Please come in and look through it for any of your child's lost items. Or remind your student to check it. There are so many jackets, sweatshirts, and other pieces of clothing!

Kindergarten Registration Information

Online registration is open now! If you are a current SSD parent/guardian, you can register through your Family Skyward account. If you are new to the district click here to register.


Mark your calendars for our Spring Into Kindergarten event. All 2022-2023 kindergarten families and students are highly encouraged to attend. Spring Into Kindergarten will be held on Wednesday, March 16, from 4-7 p.m. at Machias Elementary School.


We will also be conducting school tours and having important information available for families (WaKIDS, PTA/PTO/parent organizations, bus transportation, special services and more) More event information and registration materials will be available in the coming weeks. Learn more at www.sno.wednet.edu/kindergarten.

Welcome Back Volunteers!

We are again utilizing volunteers in schools on a limited basis. At this time only vaccinated individuals will be permitted to volunteer in our schools/campuses.


To volunteer in our schools/campuses, please complete the following online form. This form must be completed every two years. For the safety of our students, volunteer applicants must undergo a Washington State Patrol background check before beginning service. Volunteers will also need to present a valid state vaccination card for COVID-19 to the school administrator and follow the school’s volunteer process. Schools may need to monitor and limit the number of volunteers in a building to meet the state COVID-19 guidelines for social distancing. Parent/guardians are welcome to volunteer from home by assisting teachers remotely.


Volunteers who have completed the background application and showed proof of COVID-19 vaccination will be required to:

  • Sign in at the school main office
  • Present proper state ID
  • Maintain 6-foot social distancing
  • Wear a proper fitting mask/face covering
  • Follow all school and district COVID-19 protocols and procedures
  • Stay home if experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms

Bobcat Spirit Wear

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Join Our Team!

There are many open positions within the Snohomish School District including teachers, nurses, custodians, bus drivers, food service workers and more. To learn more and apply, please visit www.sno.wednet.edu/jobs. We also have openings at the Snohomish Aquatic Center. Please help us spread the word!
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Assistance Program

Would your family benefit from an assistance program this year?


Backpacks for Bobcats - We provide weekly backpacks to each student who could use a little extra food in the pantry. We would distribute backpacks every Friday. Other arrangements can be made if that time does not work. Backpack delivery will start on October 15, 2021.

a. PLEASE FILL OUT THIS FORM FOR EACH CHILD: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfITtkknuLPw2ilMM2iX6YHtY5pDwXdXJRq-BuPWOFabbkajw/viewform?usp=sf_link


Please feel free to reach out to the office if you have any questions.

Non-Discrimination Notice

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, darryl.pernat@sno.wednet.edu; Section 504 Coordinator and Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying – Shawn Stevenson, 1601 Avenue D, Snohomish, WA 98290, 360-563-7282, shawn.stevenson@sno.wednet.edu.

Machias Contact Information

Attendance: 360-563-4888

Office: 360-563-4825

Fax: 360-563-4828


Office hours

Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Friday: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.