Tiger Tales Newsletter

October 12, 2020

Upcoming Dates

October 21 - Virtual Jog-A-Thon fundraiser event

October 25 - TCE MOD Pizza fundraiser event

October 26 - Grades 4-5 Hybrid AA/BB Model begins (depending on metrics)

October 27 - PTA Honk or Treat Halloween drive thru, 6:00-7:00

October 28 - Taproot Theater Virtual Assembly

First Week Celebrations

It was so wonderful to have our hybrid students in the building this week! There were so many smiling faces and the kids were happy to return to familiar routines. Transportation had some unexpected issues so thank you for being patient and flexible.


Students in fourth and fifth grade will remain online for two more weeks. In person instruction will begin for these grades the week of October 26 depending on metrics. Right now it is looking good!


I want to welcome all of our new distance learning students and families! It is great to have you as a part of Twin City Elementary and we hope that you will reach out to your child's teacher or the school with any questions you have.

Don't Forget!

Your child needs to bring the following items to school EACH DAY they attend in person:
  • Chromebook AND Charger
  • Journeys and Math Expression Textbooks (if applicable)
  • Basic School Supplies (folder, notebooks, pencils, crayons, markers, colored pencils)
  • Water Bottle
  • Mask

Health Attestation

Pease complete the Health Attestation Google Form. You will need to complete this form ONE TIME for the school year, NOT each week.


By completing the form parents are agreeing to screen their child daily and not send them to school with any symptoms of COVID-19. You are also agreeing to communicate with the school if your child becomes ill.

Breakfast and Lunch

All students will be offered a FREE Grab & Go breakfast and lunch meal when they come to school. If you prefer to send a packed lunch with your child you may. Students will also have an afternoon snack break, so please send a snack.


All meals and snacks will be eaten in the classroom rather than the cafeteria. Teachers and paraeducators will provide supervision while students eat. This will be the only time students are allowed to take their mask off while inside the building.


Five day packs of free Grab & Go meals are available for students on their non-attendance days. Click the button below to reserve.

Non-Attendance Day Expectations

Teachers will continue to have office hours through Google Meet on Wednesdays. This will be the only Google Meet your child will attend each week. The ELA and Math Google Meets do not continue once in person attendance begins. Students in grades 4-5 will continue their current Google Meet schedule until their hybrid attendance begins the week of October 26.


On the three days that students are not attending in person, instruction, assignments and homework will be provided. Teachers may choose to send home paper materials or may provide assignments in Seesaw or Google Classroom.


Attendance on these days will be based on activity. Students will be expected to demonstrate work completion on their assignments or online learning programs such as iXL or Reflex Math.

Specialists

Hybrid students will only have PE or Library/Tech as specialists this year in person. They will attend the same specialist both days they are in the building for an entire month. The following month they will have the alternate specialist.


On days that your child is not in the building they will have access to prerecorded specialist lessons in their Clever account. Look for the smiley face specialist icon with the purple background. This includes grade 4 and 5 students who are still in remote learning.


For our Continuous Learning students, you will continue to have specialists four days per week through Google Meet.

PTA Virtual Jog-A-Thon

It's time for our annual Jog-A-Thon put on by the Twin City PTA on Wednesday, October 21. We will ask students to jog at home and time themselves so we can keep track of minutes. Participation is optional, but the PTA appreciates your support in making Twin City as much fun as possible for your students.

This year's Jog-A-Thon goal is to fund the purchase of individual recess equipment, games for indoor recess, movement break materials, and hands-on learning center materials ... all the things that make school as FUN as possible.


Prizes
Register a fundraising page: Get an Eye Screamers Noise Putty
Earn $25: Get the above PUS a TCE Tiger Paw keychain
Earn $50: Get the above PLUS a Blobbles llama or unicorn
Earn $75: Get the above PLUS a decoder spy pen
Earn $100: Get the above PLUS a Tiger Pride hoodie
Earn $150: Get the above PLUS a stuffed tiger wearing a Tiger Pride shirt

The TOP earner takes home a Nintendo Switch Lite.
The second-place earner takes home a $100 Target gift card.
The third-place earner takes home a Hydroflask
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The class with the top percentage of page registrants from each grade gets a Rock and Roll Recess, and the top-earning class from each grade gets a cartoon party at lunch time! (If a virtual class wins, our PTA will figure out something special!).


Once we get halfway to our goal, all students will get a socially distanced bubbles party at recess. And if we meet the schoolwide goal of $7,000 Mrs. Allen will have to wear a Washington State Cougars shirt for an entire day. You know this will be torture for our UW Husky principal!


Look for an email from FundHub to register, or follow the directions below: Register for a Twin City PTA Virtual Jog-a-thon Page


Click the link above, or visit www.getmovinfundhub.com and input the code 5f7b57b89e09d. Once it's set up, you can email or text your child's fundraising page to friends and family, and post it to Facebook or Twitter!

Counselor Corner with Mrs. Schwarze

Courage is to choose what is good, right, and kind, even when it’s hard or scary. We will focus on this character trait for the whole month of October.

PTA General Membership Meeting

Monday, Oct. 19th, 4:30pm

This is an online event.

Dear Twin City PTA members,

Thank you for joining our PTA! We are so grateful for our support.

Please mark your calendars for our first general membership meeting! It will take place on Monday, October 19, from 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. via Zoom.

We have some important business to cover, including voting in a board member and approving our budget, so please attend if possible. To sweeten the deal, we will raffle off a $25 Starbucks gift card to one attendee.

We will send the link via email closer to the meeting.

Sincerely,

The 2020-21 Twin City PTA Board

TCE Social Media

Follow our Facebook and Instagram accounts @twincitytigers to stay up to date on what is happening all year at Twin City Elementary.

Contact Us

We appreciate all you do to support your child's success at Twin City Elementary.

Jennifer Allen, Principal

Non Discrimination Statement

The Stanwood-Camano School District does not discriminate in employment, 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. Inquiries regarding compliance and/or grievance procedures may be directed to the District's Title IX/Affirmative Action Officer and Civil Rights Compliance Coordinator, Maurene Stanton (mstanton@stanwood.wednet.edu), or the Section 504/American Disabilities Act Coordinator, Robert Hascall (rhascall@stanwood.wednet.edu) Stanwood-Camano School District, 26920 Pioneer Hwy, Stanwood, WA 98292. Telephone: (360) 629-1200.