Little Mountain LIONS' PRIDE Vol 14

We Continue to Learn & Grow - April 26, 2021

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PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE

Please read through our school newsletter to find out about the many exciting things happening at Little Mountain over the next few weeks. As we only have seven more weeks of school and with lots to accomplish, we want to end our year with positivity and energy! We hope you can be a part of helping us finish this very challenging year strong.

My Best,

Susan Husband

Principal

KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION

Registration Night is Thursday, May 6th, 4:30 - 6:30 pm.

Kindergarten Registration this year will look very different with our need to follow social distancing rules. You are welcome to stop by to pick up your kindergartener's registration packet, if you are not able to complete it online. Interpreters and staff will be available for assistance.


You can also simply register your kindergarten student online by CLICKING HERE to start a NEW registration for any kindergartener starting school September 2021.

TEACHER & FAMILY CONFERENCES - Each Wednesday in MAY

We will be connecting with families this May to discuss your child's progress over the year. Your child's teacher will meet with you on a Wednesday in May (May 5th, 12th, 19th or 26th) or before or after school. Please look for a form to sign up for a conference time by Friday, April 30th.

UPDATED VISION AND MISSION STATEMENT

We need your help in making meaning with our new school mission and vision statement. A Vision and Mission statement when combined, provides a statement of our purpose, goals, and values. This lengthy process, that started as an action plan for instructional shifts blossomed into a Vision and Mission statement. This work began with a small group of teacher leaders and then went to the whole staff in various forms. After receiving feedback from different staff groups and working on multiple drafts, we created this:

Students at Little Mountain have VOICE and POWER in their learning experiences!

At Little Mountain we seek to cultivate student voice by valuing students’ diverse experiences, strengthening family partnerships, and providing high quality teaching.

Our students and families' voices matter.


Last week we shared this with the school board, and now we are asking students and families to help us making meaning from these words. Your input will allow us to develop actionable goals for next year. There are a variety of ways to participate. We only need one response per family. Please complete the Google Form, attached here or in Seesaw/Blackboard or the paper packet sent home with your student. We are excited to partner with you in the continued work of making Little Mountain an amazing place!


We would like to collect responses by May 7th. We will be reaching out to families that would like to be part of a small group that will support the work around building goals. Please indicate on the survey or paper if you would like to be involved.

LIBRARY BOOKS

It is so exciting, we have begun allowing students to again check out books in the library. Please return books promptly and look around your home for books previously checked out. We still have several thousand books out from last Spring prior to the school closure. You were sent emails over the summer and fall. A paper copy list of missing books were given to teachers to send home with your child. If you are not sure please contact our school librarian Mrs. Oliver.

BOOK UP SUMMER READING PROGRAM

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PARENT GROUP ANNOUNCEMENT

As things slowly start to return to normal, our Little Mountain Parent Group is ready to start planning new events and activities for this upcoming school year. We are looking for new members to join our team! We need extra hands and fresh ideas, as we may need to think outside the box for events next year. Our goal is Parents and Teachers working together to build a school community where everyone feels welcome and included to provide new and fun experiences for our children. If you are interested in joining us or would like more information please email us at lmeparentgroup@gmail.com. We are excited to hear from you!

Lauri, Annie and Debbie

Parent Group Leadership

NEW SCHOOL GARDEN

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DATES TO REMEMBER


  • Teacher Appreciation Week - May 3-7
  • Conferences - Wednesdays in May
  • Kindergarten Registration - Thursday, May 6 4:30-6:30
  • Book Up Student Book Giveaway - Students receive a link on May 7. Books chosen the week of May 8-14.

CAR PICK DROP OFF CONGESTION

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PFIZER VACCINE CLINIC - SKAGIT COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH

Below are the links for our Dose 1 Pfizer clinics at the Skagit County Fairgrounds week of 4/28-5/1. Feel free to use these links, share these links and help get people 16+ scheduled for vaccine! We still have hundreds of vaccine appointments available this week. We would love to see all adults and students 16+ get registered for a Pfizer vaccine!

Wednesday 04/28: https://prepmod.doh.wa.gov//reg/2650928109 - 10-4

Thursday 04/29: https://prepmod.doh.wa.gov//reg/0519296024 - note Thursday hours are 12-6 so good option for working folks.

Friday 04/30: https://prepmod.doh.wa.gov//reg/7912600599 - 10-4

Saturday 05/01: https://prepmod.doh.wa.gov//reg/6075129970 - 10-4

Tips for registering in PrepMod:

· Each person needs to be registered separately.

· 16 and 17 year olds should arrive with a parent or guardian.

· The clinic date and location are found at the top of the registration screen. Spanish language registration is available via a button in the upper right of the screen.

· The time selection for that date is the first screen that appears.

· The registration consists of 4 screens. Save and move to the next screen.

· Fields are required to be filled in.

· Insurance information is not collected.

· All print materials are available in English and Spanish at clinics.

· Information on what to expect at the clinic and directions can be found at www.skagitcounty.net/covidvaccine .

· Second dose appointments are reserved for all that receive first dose either 3 weeks later.

Thank you all! Let’s get people registered for vaccine! Remember that the Fair now offers the PlayZone for kids!

Regards,


Polly Dubbel, MPH, REHS

Communicable Disease Manager

Skagit County Public Health

700 South 2nd Street #301

Mount Vernon, WA 98273

Phone: 360.416.1551

pollyd@co.skagit.wa.us

Link to MVSD Student Health Portal

NONDISCRIMINATION

The Mount Vernon School District does not discriminate in employment, programs, or activities on the basis of age, race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, honorably discharged veteran or military status, or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability or use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability 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/Civil Rights Compliance Coordinator, Bill Nutting, Assistant Superintendent, 124 E. Lawrence Street, Mount Vernon, WA 98273 (360)428-6110; Section 504/ADA Coordinator, Clint Carlton, Director of Special and Support Services, 920 S. Second Street, Mount Vernon, WA 98273, (360)428-6141.