Tiger Tales Newsletter
September 28, 2020
September 28 - School Pictures - 2:30-6:00
September 30 - NED Mindset Virtual Assembly - 10:00-10:45
October 1 - School Pictures - 2:30-6:00
October 5 - Grades K-3 Hybrid AA/BB Model begins (depending on metrics)
October 26 - Grades 4-5 Hybrid AA/BB Model begins (depending on metrics)
October 1 & 2 Instructional Changes
Firefly Images is excited to offer a "drive-thru" picture day and look forward to seeing your students on the other side of our camera, 6 feet away of course. Pictures will be taken September 28 or October 1 between 2:30 and 6:00.
Kindergartners will have pictures taken on the day they attend: Monday, September 28 for AA students and Thursday, October 1 for BB students.
This is a "by appointment" event for students in grades 1-5. Sign-up up for your day/time using this link: https://fs4.formsite.com/FireFly/0x8p2ocz7r/index.html
You have two options available to order pictures. The order form is attached and can be printed and sent with your student. Just staple cash, check or money order to the form.
Order online using a credit card: https://fs4.formsite.com/FireFly/kgg3a9ebvi/index.html If you use this method, no other form is needed. Just send your receipt/confirmation with your student when they come to the camera.
Hybrid Model Update
The district met with staff from the Snohomish County Health District on Tuesday. The metrics continue to trend downward. Additionally, they shared community specific information. The Stanwood numbers are looking especially promising, so the district is proceeding with plans to begin in-person instruction for Kindergarten through grade 3 students in the hybrid model beginning Monday, October 5th.
Every student in grades 1 - 5 moving into the hybrid model will receive a notice confirming their placement on Monday, September 28. Those students who have opted for Continuous Learning 2.0 will be notified of their teacher placement by Wednesday, September 30.
Beginning October 1, in person kindergarten students who have been meeting as small groups of 5 will blend with the other group of 5 to form a group up to 10 students working with the classroom teacher. NOTE: Kindergarten on 10/1 and 10/2 will still be 9:00-11:30.
On Monday, October 5th, in person kindergarten students will transition to full days from 9:00-3:30 in the hybrid model AA/BB.
Grade 1 - Grade 3
Hybrid teacher placement and AA (Monday / Tuesday) or BB (Thursday / Friday) assignments are going to be communicated to you by School Messenger by Monday evening.
If you do not receive this communication on Monday, please call your school’s office for the information on Tuesday.
A reminder that in some cases teachers have transferred to different assignments and/or buildings so this may mean a different teacher for your child than the current assignment. We have tried as much as possible to minimize these changes.
Students in grades 1-3 who are opting for Continuous Learning will be assigned a new teacher by Wednesday, September 30.
Grade 4 - Grade 5
The hybrid students in grades 4 and 5 who have been assigned a new teacher will be notified of their new teacher by Monday evening using the School Messenger system.
On Monday, October 5th, any student in grades 4 or 5 who has been assigned a new teacher will begin working with that teacher.
All students in grades 4 and 5 will continue in distance learning until October 26.
A reminder that in some cases teachers have been transferred to different responsibilities and so this may mean a different teacher for your child than the current assignment. We have tried as much as possible to minimize these changes.
Students in grades 4-5 who are opting for Continuous Learning will be assigned a new teacher by Wednesday, September 30.
The month of September will be focused on KINDNESS. Through weekly lessons and activities we will help the students bring good things into their lives and our world through kind words, gifts and actions.
We will wrap up our Kindness focus this month with a Random Acts of Kindness challenge. How many acts of kindness can you sneak in this week?
- Compliment someone
- Leave a treat for the mailman
- Buy a gift card for the person behind you in line
- Make baked goods for the neighbors
- Buy the person behind you coffee
- Smile at someone
- Donate unused toys to those in need
- Leave a 50% or more tip
- Babysit a neighbor, friend or family member
- Send a thank-you card to someone
- Give a dog treat to a dog on a walk
- Say thank you and please more
- Open the door for someone
- Offer to do yard work for a neighbor
- Pick up trash
- Send a handwritten letter
- Leave change in a vending machine
- Let someone go before you in line
- Pay someone a compliment
- Buy groceries for a family in need
- Make breakfast for a family member
- Give a teacher a thank-you gift
- Help someone elderly carry out their groceries
- Leave a bag of candy on a doorstep
- Prepare a meal for your family
- Donate outgrown clothes
- Hold the elevator
- Make hot chocolate for your family
- Leave an encouraging note on a car
- Be kind to others
Counselor Corner with Mrs. Schwarze
This week we will wrap up our focus on kindness, but we will carry all we have learned about kindness into the work we do the rest of our year. October will focus on the character trait of courage, so be sure to stay tuned for more information about this trait and how it connects to what we now know about the power of kindness.
Take some time this week to reflect as a family about what you have learned this month. What was hard? What was unexpected? What was great? What do you need to make October go more smoothly? Where does kindness fit into that plan? When you are done debriefing, take time to complement each other with kind words of encouragement.
Look for new Counselor Corner slide decks this week in your Google Classroom or on Seesaw. I have included fun activities this week to show yourselves some kindness. Check them out!
Take care Tigers! We are all in this together.
PTA Membership Drive
In September our TCE PTA paid for every student to have a basic set of school supplies at home. They are sponsoring a virtual assembly on September 30 and already have an assembly booked for October. In addition, our PTA will be providing a no contact Halloween celebration for students as well.
The $12 fee helps support programs and opportunities for your child. Please consider joining today! Every member will receive a Tiger Pride car magnet and be entered to win prizes.
Free Grab & Go Meals
Stanwood-Camano School District is excited to provide FREE weekly Grab & Go meal pick-up through December 31 for all children in our community 18 years and under. A Grab & Go meal consists of breakfast, lunch, and milk.
With the USDA waiver extension, we are able to provide meals for a full week, including Saturday and Sunday. Pre-ordering is strongly encouraged. To pre-order or find out the most current information, please go to the Food Services page or click on the button link below. Orders may be submitted between Fridays at 7:00 p.m. and Mondays at 3:00 p.m. for the next Friday pick up between 4:30-6:30 p.m. at any elementary school site.