Frederickson News

December 2022

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Thank you to everyone who donated food during our Food Drive in November. We were able to collect 2,748 items, which will go directly to Bethel families by supporting our weekend food program, Bethel's Christmas support, and our local food banks.

And an extra special shout-out to Mrs. Martin's class, who will receive a special treat for bringing in 644 items.


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Winter Cheer Grams

Winter cheer grams are back! With a cute note and a sweet treat, cheer grams are a great way to share some winter cheer with our Flyer friends. Students will be able to purchase grams at lunch recess on December 5th & 6th. They will need their friend's names and the name of their friend's teacher. Cheer Grams are $0.50/each. Parents will be able to purchase grams for their students on December 5th & 6th AFTER parent pick up in the office. You can also email the PTA to purchase at Cheer Grams will be delivered to students before Winter Break.

Sick Students

Please keep your sick child at home to protect him/her and prevent others from becoming ill. Reasons to keep your child at home may include but are not limited to Covid-19 symptoms, a temperature above 100 degrees, vomiting, diarrhea, or any other contagious symptoms within the past 24 hours. If your child will be absent, please call our attendance line at 253-800-6392.

End-of-Day Change Reminder

We have noticed an influx of last-minute end-of-day changes and want to make sure that all students know their end-of-day plan before 3:05 PM. Per our Student/Parent Handbook, end-of-day change arrangements should be made in advance. Please call the main office at 253-800-6300 no later than 2:30 PM. The office will not be able to able to accommodate end-of-the-school day changes after 2:30 PM. For example, if the buses are loading you may have to pick up your child at the bus stop. Thank you for your help in ensuring that our students accurately get to their end-of-day destination.

Breathe for Change Yoga and Wellness Club

Students in 3rd-5th grade are welcome to join this free after-school club run by Mrs. Goll.

Students will attain new skills for their wellness with the use of movement, breathing, and yoga poses. Yoga mats and equipment will be supplied. Students should come to the club in comfortable clothing.

The club will meet every Wednesday, December 8th-May 31st, meeting immediately after school from 3:05-4:05 PM in room 106. Parents are expected to pick up their child(ren) promptly after class.

Please click on the form below for more information and to fill out a permission slip. If you have any questions please email


Is your child behind on immunizations? Pierce County has free immunization clinics all month long. Learn more at:


First consideration deadline for accepting student transfer requests for the 2023-24

school year will be March 10, 2023 for all grades, K through 12. Requests received

after the deadline may not be considered until the week of August 21. Requests submitted

after August 21 will be reviewed after September 15 when actual enrollment counts are

in. A student transfer request form may be completed and submitted online from the

district’s website beginning January 4, 2023.

All transfer requests for 2023-24 will be done electronically.

If the request is submitted by March 10, parents will be notified by April 15 if the

request has been approved or denied. Approval or denial of transfer requests will be

based on established criteria outlined in board policies and procedures 3131 and 3141.

Parents will provide transportation for students who voluntarily attend a school

outside their attendance area. For more information, call Mary Ann Mulloy-White at

253-800-2012 for secondary or Rayna Messer at 253-800-2014 for elementary.

Students who are currently approved for in-district student transfers do not have to

complete a new form unless they are changing from elementary to middle school or

middle school to high school.

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Upcoming Events

December 5 -6 - Winter Cheer Gram Sales

December 7 - Professional Learning Day, No School for Students

December 8 - Fall Fundraiser Pickup 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM

December 9 - Popcorn Day

December 13 - PTA Zoom Meeting at 5:00 PM

December 14 - 1 Hour Late Start

December 12-16 - Holiday Spirit Week

December 19-30 - Winter Break


Bethel School District does not discriminate in any program 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:

Title IX Coordinator
Director of Athletics and Security: 253.800.4303, Email

Section 504/ADA Coordinator
Executive Director of Special Education: 253.800.2300, Email

Civil Rights Compliance Coordinator
Director of Equity and Achievement: 253.800.2019, Email

All individuals may be reached at this address: 516 176th Street East, Spanaway, WA 98387.

Frederickson Elementary School

Frederickson is a positive, safe environment focused on the academic and personal growth of every student, supported by loving and engaging staff who prepare our students for their futures beyond high school.