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May 2021

Hello From Your Principal

Welcome to May!


Can you even believe that I am writing that? We're into the month of May. Wowzer!


With about eight weeks of school remaining, know that your teachers are working as hard as ever to connect with kids, engage kids, and take advantage of the weeks remaining in the year. Learning is still happening every day! Projects are happening. Reading Stampedes are upcoming. Virtual talent show is in the works, PE has moved outdoors, and the kids have been very active in the SmartLab.


Besides the good learning still happening, know that we have a fundraiser/Fund Run later this month. We'll fundraise beginning May 24 and we'll run out on the back playground June 4. Details are forthcoming from PTO.


Remember, state testing will not happen this spring. Next year's 4th and 5th graders will test in the fall, however.


A little note on Lost and Found. It’s piling up. Remind your kiddos to run by our bins and coat hanger. I would like to reunite those lost items with their rightful owners.


We value our home-to-school partnership. However you are involved with your kids’ school life, be active in it. Take interest and continue being a part of your child’s school experience. It is important for your young learner(s).


Happy spring,



Mr. Danford

May Dates For Your Calendar

The Living Classroom Clean-up: Saturday, May 8, 9-noon.


"Coffee and Conversation" with Mr. Danford.


  • Monday, May 10, 2021
  • 10:00 - 10:30 AM


Join us for an open forum conversation on the 10th of each month at 10:00AM where you can talk with Mr. Danford about all things Evergreen Elementary School.

Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89007633463?pwd=YzY4OHQvaXdIVEZvR3VzSXc2Z2NaQT09


PTO meeting, Wednesday, May 19 at 6:30 via Zoom. Plan to join us!


  • Wednesday, May 19, 2021
  • 6:30 - 8:00 PM


Our APEX fundraiser begins the week of May 24. Lookout for details!


Join via Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84109588475


We'll have our virtual SOM (Student of the Month) assembly, May 27.

The Living Classroom Clean-up

  • Saturday, May 8, 2021
  • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Show up anytime from 9AM - noon.

Kindergarten Registration Continues

Do you have a soon-to-be Kindergartener? Well, good news! Our registration for next year continues in May.


You can register online at Mead354.org. Search "Enrollment." You can also give Ms. Celeste a call in the Evergreen office: 465-6400, or you can visit Evergreen personally.

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Coffee and Conversation

  • Monday, May 10, 2021
  • 10:00 - 10:30 AM


Join us for an open forum conversation in the 10th of each month at 10:00AM where you can talk with Mr. Danford about all things Evergreen Elementary.

Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89007633463?pwd=YzY4OHQvaXdIVEZvR3VzSXc2Z2NaQT09

PTO Meeting May 19

  • Wednesday, May 19, 2021
  • 6:30 - 8:00 PM


Join via Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84109588475

Parent Input Forms

When it comes to classroom assignments for the fall, know that we are very methodical about our decision-making. Teachers, paraeducators, support staff, and administrators offer input. We then place data and information into our online class scheduler. After schedules are created, we peek again and make final decisions.


Know, too, that when it comes to placing children in classrooms for the fall, we take parent input. Parents do not choose teachers, although parent insights are helpful.


Parent input forms can be obtained at the office and turned in there between now and May 27. Class placement discussions will begin May 28.

Non-discrimination Statement

Mead 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 or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employee(s) has been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Josh Westermann, Director of Student and Family Services @ 2323 E Farwell Rd, Mead, WA 99021, Phone: 509 465-6000, or via email Josh.Westermann@mead354.org

Evergreen's Contact Information

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