Lake Dolloff Dolphins News Waves

February 3, 2023

February 3: Report Cards Go Home

February 8: Early Release at 2:10 p.m.

February 20: No School: President's Day

February 22: Early Release at 2:10 p.m.

February 28: Reptile Man Event in Gym, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

March 8: Early Release at 2:10 p.m.

March 9: Class Picture Day

March 10: No School: District Professional Development Day

March 22: Early Release at 2:10 p.m.

March 30 - 31: No School: Scholar-Led Conferences

The Reptile Man is Coming to Lake Dolloff, February 28

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Note from our Family Liaison

Dear Dolphin Staff & Families:

Black History Month is a yearly celebration in the United States that recognizes the culture, history, and contributions of Black Americans. Every February is nationally dedicated to exploring and celebrating Black History. The celebration of Black History Month began as “Negro History Week,” which was created in 1926 by Carter G. Woodson, a noted African American historian, scholar, educator and publisher. It became a month-long celebration in 1976. The month of February was chosen to coincide with the birthdays of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln Join us this February as we celebrate Black History Month.

I have attached some wonderful books to read to your children in honor black history month. As well as list of black inventors! I Am Enough. By: Grace Byers (Author), Keturah A. Bobo (Illustrator) This book is offers beautiful illustrations and teaches the little ones to love who you are, be kind and respectful to one another. Look What Brown Can Do. By: T. Marie Harris (Author), Neda Ivanova (Illustrator) This a wonderful read that captures an array of accomplishments from yesterday's and today's Black heroes. The ABCs of Black History By: Rio Cortez (Author), Lauren Semmer (Illustrator) This book takes children on a fun and engaging journey through the alphabet of culture and black history. All are Welcome By: Alexandra Penfold (Author), Suzanne Kaufman (Illustrator) This book is great for teaching children about diversity and inclusion through reading and represents students from different cultures and families. Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History. By: by Vashti Harrison This is a beautiful read that introduces readers of all ages to influential black women who have changed the world.

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month!

We can all agree on the importance of good oral hygiene for a beautiful smile and optimal oral health. Children need to learn proper oral hygiene too—the earlier the better! These tips will help to ensure your child develops good hygiene habits early on.

Help Your Child Brush Their Teeth

Most children lack the coordination to brush or floss their teeth on their own until age 6 or 7. A good rule of thumb is for you to brush your child’s teeth until they have reached age 8, or until they have mastered good brushing skills.

  • Brush for two minutes. Really focus on the cavity-prone back upper and lower molars.
  • Trade off your brushing your child’s teeth with them brushing their own teeth. This gives them the chance to develop important skills and you the chance to monitor their progress.
  • Allow your child to learn skills from you by watching you brush and floss your own teeth.

Establish a Routine

  • Help your child establish a healthy hygiene routine by brushing your teeth with them.
  • Make teeth brushing fun! Make up a song or have your child choose a favorite song to groove to at teeth-brushing time.
  • Brush teeth at least twice a day—after breakfast and before bedtime—with fluoride toothpaste to prevent cavities and gum disease.
  • Encourage your child to drink water after eating. This helps to clear food particles.
  • Limit snacks, especially sticky ones and slowly dissolving sugary ones.
  • Change your toothbrush every three months, or sooner after an illness or if the toothbrush has gotten frayed
  • Help your child floss. They sell nifty made-for-kids floss that’s on a fun little handle.
  • Make a dental appointment for your child every six months for a check-up and cleaning.

Carbonated beverages such as Coca Cola, Pepsi, and Sprite are low in nutrition and high in sugar, acid, and empty calories. Kids who drink more soda are at higher risk for tooth decay.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to our School Nurses’ office if you have any questions about dental care or other issues affecting your child’s health.

Happy flossing!

Cheryl Lambert, RN School Nurse Lake Dolloff and Lake Grove

Order Today: Lake Dolloff 22-23 Yearbook

Teachers will be sending home yearbook order forms with students starting this week. You can purchase yearbooks online at and use school code: YBKC1021 or return the envelope to the school with cash or check.

If you have any questions, please reach out to the front office at 253-945-2800.

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Report Cards Available on ParentVUE

Report cards will be sent home today and will also be available on your ParentVUE. To access your ParentVUE go to and look under the 'Report Card' tab.

If you need support with your ParentVUE account, please reach out to the front office at 253-945-2800.

Are you interested in becoming a para?

We have job openings, click on the below links to view:

Title 1 Para

ELL Para

Kindergarten Para

Do you speak multiple languages?

And looking for extra pay? If so, you could be an interpreter at our school and in the Federal Way School District. If interested, please fill out the following application: Interpreter Application.

Once, you have filled out the application, contact Katy Lauritsen at 253-945-2800 or who can support with next steps.

Family Academy 2023

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Kindergarten Registration Open

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Calling all Volunteers!!

We would love for families to volunteer at recess, lunch, and in the classroom!

Click on the attachment below for the Volunteer Application, please fill out and return to the Lake Dolloff Office. Once approved, the Lake Dolloff Office will notify you and send you the Volunteer Handbook and interest form.

Available in English, Spanish, Dari, Pashto, Ukrainian, Russian, and Somali.

Link to more volunteer information and application:

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