March 11, 2022
Spring Into Kindergarten Event - March 16, 2022
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.
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.
We are excited to meet our new Bobcats!!!!
Parent-Teacher Conference Information
Below, you will find information sharing details related to Spring Parent/Teacher Conferences.
- Conferences will be held March 29-31.
- Conferences will be held either remotely or in person depending on parent/guardian request.
- Signing up for conferences will be conducted via Skyward (Directions below).
- To support teacher transitions between conferences we have created ZOOM conference blocks of time and in person conference blocks of time.
- If you sign up for a ZOOM conference, your child’s teacher will email you the ZOOM link.
- Ms. Charlot (Librarian) is facilitating an “In Person” Scholastic Book Fair during conference week for families to enjoy.
To sign up for conferences, you will use the “Conference” scheduler button located in your Skyward Family Access (use your PC, the mobile version will not work).This function makes it convenient for parents/guardians to sign one or multiple students up at a time. After you sign up you will get an email confirmation with your conference date and time. The conference scheduler in Skyward Family Access is open. Attached are the parent instructions to sign up for conferences.
We have included below a daily student schedule for March 28-April 1.
Monday, March 28
Regular School Day
Tuesday, March 29
8:35 a.m.-11:45 a.m.
Wednesday, March 30
8:35 a.m.-11:45 a.m.
(afternoon and evening conferences)
Thursday, March 31
8:35 a.m.-11:45 a.m.
Friday, April 1
8:35 a.m.-11:45 a.m.
If you have any questions or need help with your Skyward Family Access login, please call the office at 360-563-4825.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
There are two ways to purchase:
- Order online at https://buytheyearbook.pictavo.com/
- Order forms were sent home and are available in the office.
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!
ALL ITEMS WILL BE DONATED AFTER APRIL 1.
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
- Follow all school and district COVID-19 protocols and procedures
- Stay home if experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms
Bobcat Spirit Wear
Join Our Team!
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.