Lyman Elementary

March 2022

A Note From Mr. McPhee

Dear Lyman Parents and Guardians,

As the snow melts away to spring and the weather begins to warm, I am reminded of the growth I am seeing in our students and classrooms. Our students are not only growing physically, but there is significant growth in the math, English language arts, science, social studies and their critical problem solving skills and knowledge. It is exciting for me to watch your children acquire the tools they need to move to the next grade level and beyond. Our dedicated and hardworking staff are making sure every child reaches their potential as learners and citizens.

I want to thank the Lyman Parent Group for their continued efforts to support our students and school community. I am excited to see the fundraising results of the past two years with the new playground big toy and swing set that is coming in early March. Please join us for our parent group meetings at the beginning of each month and see how you can help our school continue to grow!

The third week of March is Education Support Professionals week. I want to thank our hard-working Para educators Toni Storie, Ann Driscoll, Chrissy Holmes, Ronda Oudman, Tawny Parker, our library assistance Stephanie Gahan, our custodian Lori Ireland and our kitchen supervisor Shannon Wright for their tireless efforts and dedication to our school and your children. They make Lyman Elementary a great school every day.

The Lyman Robotics Club had another great year. We will finish the season in mid-March, which is a little later than normal. I wanted to give all the students multiple opportunities to learn how to program and problem solve their projects. It was a great time learning with our students. See you next year Robocats!

This time of year is especially important for our third through sixth grade teachers as they prepare our students to take the Smarter Balanced Assessment. Stay tuned for more information about these assessments in math, English and science. We will send home updates and tips for student success for these important state assessments over the next month.

Thank you for your continued support of our great school and community!


Scott A. McPhee

Important Dates


1 ~ Camp Orkila Forms Due

2 ~ Late Start Wednesday

2 ~ Pajama Day, Read Across America

2 ~ Online Kindergarten Registration Begins

3-4 ~ Early Release

3 ~ Conferences, 1:15-6:15

8 ~ Parent Group Meeting, 6:00

9 ~ Late Start Wednesday

16 ~ Late Start Wednesday

16 ~ Picture Day

21 ~ Reptile Man Classroom Visits

23 ~ Late Start Wednesday


4-8 ~ Spring Break

12 ~ Parent Group Meeting, 6:00

14 ~ Kindergarten Registration Open House, 5:00-7:00

19-22 ~ Camp Orkila


If a teacher is requesting a conference with you in March, you should have received notification already. Conferences in March or not required for all students. If you would like to sign up for a conference, contact your student's teacher or sign up in Skyward.

Picture Day

Class Picture & Spring Individual Photo Day is Coming up... Students will be photographed by O'Connor Photography Studio with their class on March 16th. We will also be taking Spring Individual portraits of students who have placed pre-orders for individual photos. **Spring Individual Portraits orders must be placed before 3:00pm on March 15th.

Click below to pre-order Class or Individual Portraits today!

If you have any questions or need assistance

please give our studio a call at 1-800-993-4929


On February 24th we welcomed Dr. Sasnett back to Lyman to start our 6 weeks of Music. Dr. Sasnett will be working with each class one day per week on a song for "Night on Broadway." This year Night on Broadway will be recorded during the school day and then a link to the performance will be shared with parents. Dr. Sasnett will be sending information home in a couple of weeks with more details.

Nurse Coverage

Nurse Alysha is currently out on leave for the remainder of the school year. We have Nurse Kami joining us Monday-Thursday and Nurse Christie joining us on Fridays. We appreciate these ladies filling in for Nurse Alysha. Yes, we know it will be confusing on Friday to have Miss Kristi and Nurse Christie but we will do our best to let you know which one of them is reaching out to you.

Kindergarten Registration

The Sedro-Woolley School district is looking forward to welcoming all kindergarteners for the 2022 – 2023 school year. Children who will be five years old by August 31, 2022, are eligible to register to enter kindergarten in the fall of 2022. Parents are encouraged to take advantage of early registration. Lyman’s in-person registration date is April 14th from 5-7 pm.

What to Bring:

  • Birth certificate
  • Immunization records
  • Proof of residency

Students will not be able to start school in the fall without these items on file.

What You Will Receive:

  • An appointment for fall kindergarten screening
  • Information about kinder-start (first week of school)

We encourage all families to participate in early registration so the school district has time to plan well for your child’s arrival. We certainly look forward to welcoming all kindergarteners and families. Please share this information with friends, family, and neighbors who may have a student starting Lyman next year.

Comfy Pants

If you have comfy pants that your child has outgrown, we could use them in the office. We have several pairs of jeans but comfy pants are the easiest for finding the right size when we have a student in need of borrowing pants. We can use all sizes for all grades.

Family Engagement Nights

Sedro-Woolley School District invites families and community members to a conversation about how we can increase inclusion and belonging for our youth with disabilities.

Two family engagement nights will be held, one for secondary on March 22. The other for elementary families on March 24th. Both meetings will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Zoom links will be shared on March 21 via a districtwide email.

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2021-2022 Free Breakfast and Lunch

Every student will be allowed one breakfast and one lunch free of charge for the 2021-2022 school year! Additional meals will be charged accordingly to the student's meal account.

Important: Milk by itself is considered an a la carte item, and is not free of charge unless taken with a full breakfast or lunch. Milk will continue to be $0.60 when purchased alone.

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Health Services Team

Who to reach out to with questions regarding quarantine/isolation, positive case in your household, and close contact exposure.

Sedro-Woolley School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal, and provides equal access to all youth groups identified in U.S.C., Title 36. The District has designated the following employees to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Brett Greenwood, Civil Rights Compliance Coordinator, Title IX Officer, Affirmative Action Officer and ADA Coordinator ( | 360-855-3500), and Tony Smith, Section 504 Coordinator ( | 360-855-3500). Address: 801 Trail Rd., Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284.