Fryelands Falcon Flyer

January 13, 2022

From the Principal:


Dear Fryelands Families,


Fryelands Kindness Week - January 18th-21st

  • We will have a Fryelands Food Drive all next week

  • We will learn about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his legacy

  • We will promote kindness and “bucket-filling”

  • We will share kind messages with each other

  • We will celebrate our school diversity


Stamina and Routines

  • We are slowly building our stamina after the winter break

  • To build stamina we need to make sure our children are getting to sleep early and at the same time each night.

  • Children ages 3-11 need between 10-12 hours of sleep

  • To build stamina they need to eat breakfast

  • Breakfast is FREE for every student, every day in our district; breakfast starts at 8:35am in our cafeteria

  • Morning routines are so important for children and adults. Make a schedule with your child with pictures and/or words of the morning routine. It will become their habit.


COVID Protocols and Preventions

  • Our best preventions for COVID are Masks Up over our noses, Hand Washing frequently, and Physical Distancing from others as best we can.

  • If an adult or other family member in your home has symptoms and is getting tested, PLEASE keep your child home from school until the test results are in. If the results are positive then your child is a “close contact” and needs to be home quarantined. If they come to school and then become positive, then they are potentially exposing others.

  • Frequently Asked Questions about COVID19 Our district website has a COVID-19 page that includes the Latest Updates.


Morning Procedures

Parents, please follow these procedures when dropping students off in the morning. THANKS!

  • No right turns onto Fryelands Blvd. (this backs up the car drop off area and crosswalk area)

  • The service road just south of the school is not a drop off point (it is for small buses and transitional kindergarten only)


We ask that children do not arrive before 8:35 a.m., as supervision is not provided. Our school hours are 8:55 a.m.-3:25 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 8:55 a.m.-2:25 p.m. on Fridays.

  • A bell rings at 8:35 a.m. for students to come in for breakfast

  • A bell rings at 8:45 a.m. for all students to come into school at their designated entrance

  • A bell rings at 8:55 a.m. for the start of school, students are tardy after this time

  • Tardy students need to come to the front door and office for a pass to class


Thank you for bringing your students to school on time and prepared for learning each day. If you have questions or concerns, please contact me at presleyj@monroe.wednet.edu or at 360-804-3400.


Sincerely,


Jeff Presley

January Events:

Jan. 14: Temperance and Good Citizenship Day

Jan. 14: Early Release Friday, dismissed at 2:25pm

Jan. 17: NO SCHOOL - MLK Day

Jan. 18-22: Kindness Week & Food Drive

Jan. 20: Principal Chat 9am on Zoom

Jan. 21: Early Release Friday, dismissed at 2:25pm

Jan. 28: NO SCHOOL - Semester Break

Food Drive ~ January 18th-21st

We will be having a food drive the week of January 18th-21st. Please help us by donating non-perishable food items to help benefit those in need. All donations will go to the Sky Valley Food Bank. We will have boxes located in the front entry area for students to drop off their items. We thank you for your support!

Virtual Principal Chat - Thursday, 1/20 at 9am

Parents and Guardians,


Please join us for a monthly chat with

Principal Jeff Presley

Thursday, January 20

9:00-9:30 am


Please join our virtual Principal Chat. Parents are welcome to log on and ask questions about the school's curriculum, standards implementation, or anything else that goes on in the school. We are very open to suggestions, ideas, and concerns. We will have live interpreting in Spanish for those who prefer it. Please join us if you can.

Copy and paste this link into your web browser

https://monroe-wednet.zoom.us/j/86995365975

Huge THANK YOU to the Monroe Public Schools Foundation (MPSF)!

Through the MPSF grant process, we were able to purchase books from High Noon to help add interesting and engaging text at accessible student reading levels. Students and teachers can borrow these books from the Learning LAB. Some of the new additions to our collection include field trip mysteries, secret spies, and extreme sports! Ask Mrs. Llanes to help you find a just right book for you!


Thank you MPSF!!!


Falcon Pictures from the Week

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Way to S.O.A.R. Falcons!

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Renewal of School Program & Operations (SP&O) Levy


Did you know that state funding alone doesn't cover the cost of all of the

programs, services, and essential staff the Monroe School District provides for its students? We rely on funding from the local, voter-approved SP&O levy, which makes up 15% of the district's total budget.


The four-year SP&O is set to expire in 2022 and Monroe School District will be asking voters this February to renew this critical levy.


Learn more here: https://www.monroe.wednet.edu/community/bonds-levies/2022-renewal-school-program-operations-levy

Falcon Wear Store - Order online anytime!

We are SO excited to be offering Falcon Wear this year through 1st Place Spiritwear. You can order at any time through this link: https://1stplace.sale/101165


Orders will be delivered directly to your home and 10% of the purchase comes back to support our school!


Comfort Colors Clearance Sale
Comfort Colors brand hoodies and crewnecks are on clearance in order to make space for new product lines. You will see them listed at the top of your Shop All page. Colors and sizes are limited.

All Tie-Dyes On Sale
We've seen a great response to our tie-dye sale, and will extend it through this week as well.

Last Week for Free Shipping
Free shipping on all orders has been a huge success, but it can't last forever. Starting Monday, regular shipping costs will return, but there will still be free shipping on orders over $100.

Student Covid-19 Testing Consent Form

Did you know that If a student is identified as a close contact at school, they may remain at school after exposure, if they:


  1. Are tested at least twice during the seven days (Testing is completed at school and includes one test conducted as soon as possible following recognition of the exposure and one test collected 5-7 days after last exposure. Testing would require parent consent prior to any testing) AND
  2. Have no symptoms of COVID-19; AND
  3. Continue to wear a mask; AND
  4. Continue to quarantine outside of school (i.e., not participate in extracurricular activities at school, including sports and other activities outside of their home.)

This option is available for students exposed at school and is not applicable to students exposed outside of school. Below are copies of the parent consent forms if you would like to complete one to have on file.

Student Vaccination

As some of our students are receiving vaccinations for Covid-19, we wanted to let you know how this changes guidelines after students are considered "fully vaccinated" (14 full days after the second dose).


If a child is fully vaccinated and is identified as a close contact, they are able to stay at school without testing or quarantine, assuming they continue to display no symptoms. If a vaccinated child does display symptoms of Covid-19, we must then continue to follow the illness guidelines for the Snohomish Health District.


If you would like us to know your child's vaccination dates, please feel free to email or call the office.

Attendance

Typical school attendance laws have been reinstated, and teachers will be taking attendance daily. If your student is not able to participate please call the school attendance hotline at 360 804-3401 and leave us a message so that we can excuse your student's absence. Our office will follow up with families we do not hear from in order to excuse the absence.

School Lunch/Breakfast

This year, students at Monroe School District have a lot to look forward to when it comes to mealtime. For the 2021-2022 school year, meals will be offered to students in all grade levels at no cost, thanks to flexibilities provided by the USDA’s National School Lunch Program. This allows everyone to enjoy 1 free breakfast & 1 free lunch per day.


For menus and more information, please click here: https://www.monroe.wednet.edu/departments/food-service

FRYELANDS FACEBOOK PAGE

We encourage you to "like" and "follow" this page. We post morning announcements, nightly reading, and other fun events. It’s fun to see Fryelands Falcons participating by posting on our Facebook page.

FRYELANDS YOUTUBE PAGE

Subscribe to Fryelands Elementary's YouTube channel for book readings and other fun videos!

About Us:

Jeff Presley, Principal

presleyj@monroe.wednet.edu


Austin Talbott, Counselor

talbotta@monroe.wednet.edu


Julee Baca, Office Manager

bacaj@monroe.wednet.edu


Cindy Snider, Office Support

sniderc@monroe.wednet.edu


Sherah Bustamante, Nurse

bustamantes@monroe.wednet.edu


Jodi Mullen, Health Room Para

mullenj@monroe.wednet.edu


Kathy Jackson, Family Engagement Liaison

360-804-3517 - jacksonka@monroe.wednet.edu


Fax: (360) 804-3499 | Attendance Line: (360) 804-3401

MSD Notice of Non-Discrimination

The Monroe School District does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, honorably discharged veteran or military status, sexual orientation including gender expression or identity, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability in its programs and activities 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 and Civil Rights Coordinator, Joanne Dickinson, (360) 804.2539, dickinsonj@monroe.wednet.edu Section 504/ADA Coordinator, David Paratore, (360) 804.2603, paratored@monroe.wednet.edu. The Monroe School District will also take steps to assure that national origin persons who lack English language skills can participate in all education programs, services and activities. For information regarding translation services or transitional bilingual education programs, contact: Kim Whitworth, (360) 804.2558, whitworthk@monroe.wednet.edu .Mailing address for all of the above: 14692 - 179th Avenue SE, Monroe, WA 98272