Wildcat News

April 30th, 2021

A Message from the Principal

Next week, May 3rd through May 7th we will be celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week. We are honoring our amazing Frank Wagner teachers and the paraprofessionals that teach alongside them on a daily basis. Our FWE teachers are some of the most thoughtful, kind, devoted, hard-working and dedicated professionals you will ever meet. They care deeply for the children in their care and I can personally attest to the long hours they devote to planning lessons, analyzing student work, making phone calls, writing emails and conducting home visits each week.


Teaching is no easy task, especially elementary school teaching where you are expected to be the expert in reading, writing, math, social studies, science and social emotional learning among the other subjects they are responsible for teaching. Not only do they need to know and plan for all these subjects, they also need to provide instruction that captures attention and inspires each student to learn. Many of you have shared how you've experience the trials of teaching your own children while we engaged in distance learning this past year, imagine doing that with sometimes as many as 30 students at one time. To say the least, being a teacher is extremely difficult, yet our teachers make it look easy. Why? Because they love what they do and want what’s best for every child.


I am so very proud of our entire teaching staff, please take a moment to thank your child's teaching professionals next week.


With gratitude,

Kristin Cortes

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Upcoming Events

  • May 9th - Mother's Day
  • May 28th-31st - Memorial Day Break, NO SCHOOL

ROAR Awards

Shout Out to the following students for ROARing this week:


Hanzala K. - DeRousse

Olivia A. - Beltramo

Heriberto M. - MacMillan/Phillips

Vivian S. - Phillips/MacMillan

Aiden - Rummel

Melanie - Franz/Romero

Anthony - Romero/Franz

Cody C. - Maxson

Julie B. - Smith

Elliana C. - Southworth

Maleah G. - Dunn

Owen B. - Pratt/Campbell

Olivia P. - Campbell/Pratt

Summer Garden Care/Growing Community Committee

Have you noticed our beautiful and green garden?? Do you want to keep it growing all summer while also getting to harvest some of the delicious crops? Do you also want to get involved with making it even better? If you are interested in signing up for a week of care during the summer or joining our growing community committee please let Señora Lovelace or Miss Vye know and they will put you on the schedule. Can't make a time commitment? No problem!! Please feel free to use the garden space as a perfect picnic spot! You can even sit and enjoy all the sights, smells, and sounds the garden provides.


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Comité Comunitario de Crecimiento / Cuidado de Jardines de Verano


¿Has notado nuestro hermoso y verde jardín? ¿Quieres que siga creciendo durante todo el verano y al mismo tiempo cosechas algunas de las deliciosas cosechas? ¿También quieres involucrarte en hacerlo aún mejor? Si está interesado en inscribirse para una semana de cuidado durante el verano o unirse a nuestro comité de la comunidad en crecimiento, infórmeselo a la señora Lovelace o la señora Vye y ellos lo pondrán en el horario.¿No puedes hacer un compromiso de tiempo? ¡¡No hay problema!! ¡No dude en utilizar el jardín como un lugar perfecto para hacer un picnic! Incluso puede sentarse y disfrutar de todas las vistas, olores y sonidos que ofrece el jardín.

Click here for a helpful article on ways to support celebrating diversity at home.
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Edmonds College Head Start/ECEAP Free Breakfast & Lunch

Fall Registration 2021-2022

K-5 Registration

You may register online by going to https://www.monroe.wednet.edu/about/register-for-school. In order to register, parents will need their child’s immunization records, proof of age (birth certificate, passport, an adoption record, etc.), and proof of address (property tax statement, utility bill, etc.), and incoming Kindergarteners must be 5 years of age by August 31st, 2021.


The video of our Kindergarten Information & Registration Night can be viewed by clicking here. Additionally, to learn more about Kindergarten in Monroe from our Kindergarten teachers, including how to register & some of what happens in Kindergarten, please check out this video.

Class Placement Parental Input Form for 2021-2022

Completion of this form is optional and parents wishing to share input should return this form to the office by Friday, May 7th.


Interested in our Dual Language Program?

The Frank Wagner Elementary Dual Language Program is a unique enrichment opportunity for elementary students (K-5) to think, read, write, and communicate naturally in English and Spanish. We are the only school district in Snohomish County that offers a dual language program. ¡Somos Bilingũes! We are Bilingual!

Mission

Monroe School District Dual Language students will develop a high academic and linguistic proficiency in two languages by participating in a rigorous academic program that enhances the development of bilingualism, biculturalism and biliteracy so that students will graduate ready for college, career and life in a globally competitive economy.

Commitment to the Program

Participation in the dual language program requires parents to commit student participation through the fifth grade in order to develop bilingualism.

Enrollment

Parents must complete and submit the kindergarten registration application to Frank Wagner Elementary in the spring for the upcoming school year. If applications exceed openings, a lotery drawing will be held and applicants not selected will be placed on a wait list.


For more information please call our office at (360)804-3200

Transitional Kindergarten

Monroe School District is offering Transitional Kindergarten for children who are not currently in an early learning program and are age eligible to enter kindergarten in the fall of 2022. Our goal is to provide families with the opportunity to ensure their students begin their school careers ready for kindergarten. This program will provide an equitable start for students by offering a high quality early learning experience before they enter the traditional kindergarten classroom. Students will be screened in the late spring and summer and may qualify based on need.


For more information visit:

https://www.monroe.wednet.edu/academic-programs/transitional-kindergarten

A Message from our school counselor, Mrs. Simeoni

Here is a fun mindfulness game to play with your family. Take a moment to notice what is around you and find:

Something that is blue

Something that is round

Something that is soft

Something that is small

Something that is bumpy

Something that is green

Being aware of your surroundings is a great way to calm and focus your body. Here is a link to a read aloud of the book “Happy: A Children’s book of Mindfulness” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7o_ciE8fjo

iReady

Is your child accomplishing their 20 minutes of i-Ready each day during their at home learning time? If not, they could be missing out on valuable ways to fill in gaps in learning and/or accelerate their learning in the areas of reading and math. We know that students that engage in i-Ready lessons show greater progress on assessment measures. Please encourage your child to engage in some i-Ready learning each and every school day.

Learning Schedule

Cohort A

In-Person Learning 8:55AM-11:25AM

At Home Learning 12:00-3:25 Lunch, i-Ready, Canvas asynchronous assignments, Specialist Time (Music, Digital Learning & PE) & independent reading, writing & math work


Cohort B

In-Person Learning 12:55PM-3:25PM

At Home Learning 8:55-12:00 Lunch, i-Ready, Canvas asynchronous assignments, Specialist Time (Music, Digital Learning & PE) & independent reading, writing & math work


Friday Schedule (Both cohorts learn online w/the same schedule)

8:55-9:45 Zoom Morning Meeting

9:45-12:00 Learning support time/small groups

12:00-12:30 Lunch

12:30-1:10 Specialist Time (Music, Digital Learning, P.E)

1:10-1:30 i-Ready

1:30-3:25 Choice Activities

Attendance

Attendance is taken daily. Students will be marked absent if they do not attend in person learning. Fridays, attendance will be recorded based on Zoom attendance and completing their online learning.


If you know your child will be absent or unable to complete work, please call our 24 hour attendance hotline at (360) 804-3201 to excuse them.

End of Day Plans

It is extremely important that teachers and office staff have accurate end of day plans for your child. Please ensure your teacher knows if your child will be taking a bus to/from school, be picked up by a family member or if your child will be walking home. If you will be making changes to your child's end of day plans, please notify the office before 1:00AM (Cohort A) and 3:00PM (Cohort B). As a reminder, families will be asked to stay in their vehicles and pick up their child. Only walking families with masks will be allowed to come up to the pick up area. All families will need to remain at a 6 foot distance from others.

Monroe School District is currently hiring!!

Are you looking for rewarding, part-time work? Do you enjoy working with students? Then we need you! We are hiring substitutes of all kinds: teachers, paraeducators, custodians, bus drivers, and office staff. Apply now: https://monroejobs.hrmplus.net/


Frank Wagner Elementary is seeking bilingual applicants for the following positions:

  • Bilingual Dual Language Paraeducator
  • Paraeducator (Open)
  • Office Support (2 hours)

A few reminders regarding the arrival and dismissal of our students:

A Cohort 8:50AM-11:25AM

B Cohort 12:50PM-3:25PM

Arrival Time:

  • It is very important that your child has a completed Attestation Form and his/her temperature has been taken at home and noted on the attestation form in the upper corner.
  • Students cannot be dropped off or left unattended before 8:50AM (Cohort A) or 12:50PM (Cohort B)
  • Students may not get out of the car without the support of a Staff Member.
  • Students who arrive after 9:00AM (Cohort A) or 1:00PM (Cohort B) will need to be signed in at the office by a parent and will be marked tardy.


Dismissal Time: (Car Pick Up and Walking Parents)

  • Please have the sign displayed on the front window (passenger side) of your car or bring it with you to display to staff if you are a walking parent.
  • Students may not get in the car without the support of a Staff member.
  • Students will be loaded into their cars on the right, passenger side. If you have a car seat, please make the needed accommodations.

From Nurse Pamela's Desk

Hello, Frank Wagner families!


The elementary school staff is thrilled to have all grades back in the building. We are in the process of finessing our arrival procedures and one of the things we have noticed is that there are still many students who have incomplete attestations when they come to school. Please make sure that you not only record your student's name and their temperature reading at home, but that you also answer all of the questions listed in the center of the form. Each question has a check box to indicate a yes or no response.


Making sure that your student's attestation is complete every day they attend will help us get every student to their classroom in a timely manner.


Please contact the school nurse at (360) 804-3206 with any questions.


Pamela Hyvonen, BSN, RN

School Nurse, Frank Wagner Elementary

(360) 804-3206 (M-F mornings)

School Nurse, Park Place Middle

(360) 804-4320 (M-F afternoons)

MSD Self Declaration Checklist Attestation Form

Please do not:

Pre date attestation forms in advance. Attestation forms need to be filled out daily


Please do:

  • Enter your child's temperature in the temperature box.
  • Date and include your child's full name (First and Last).
  • Answer questions accurately. This is a legally binding document that we are required to keep for up to 7 years.

Attestation Forms - Spanish & English

DRIVE-THRU TESTING AVAILABLE BY APPOINTMENT

REGISTRATION AND APPOINTMENT PROCESS

Websites have been set up where people will be asked screening questions and sign up for an appointment. If there are multiple people who will be coming in the same vehicle to be tested, each of them should register.

Safe Schools

Safety is always our number one priority. We encourage students, parents/guardians, volunteers and staff to report all safety concerns to any of our staff members or to submit concerns via Safe Schools Alert, our online tip reporting system.


Safe School Alert allows anyone to easily report tips of threats, bullying, harassment, drugs, vandalism or any other safety concern to our administration via phone, text, email or web.

Every concern that is reported in the system immediately notifies our administrators so they can investigate and take appropriate action. Reports may be filed anonymously through this system. The more information we are provided with, however, the easier it is for us to address concerns in a timely manner.


Access more information here.

Technical Difficulties?

If you are having issues connecting to our online continuous learning, trouble with your Chromebook or have questions about how to navigate Canvas, you can call our technology hotline at (360) 804-2520.

TRANSLATE THIS NEWSLETTER / TRADUCIR ESTE BOLETÍN DE NOTICIAS

1. When you receive the school newsletter in your email inbox, open the email and click on the title in the newsletter to open it in Smore.

2. Once in Smore, scroll to the very bottom of the newsletter. Above the red word ‘Report’ you will see the word ‘Translate’. Click ‘Translate’.

3. Next, select your preferred language in the drop-down menu and the newsletter will automatically translate to the language you chose.


TRADUCIR ESTE BOLETÍN DE NOTICIAS

Nuestro boletín se puede traducir a cualquier idioma en tres sencillos pasos:

1. Cuando reciba el boletín de la escuela en su bandeja de entrada de correo electrónico, abra el correo electrónico y haga clic en el título del boletín para abrirlo en Smore.

2. Una vez en Smore, desplácese hasta el final del boletín. Sobre la palabra roja "Informe" verá la palabra "Traducir". Haga clic en "Traducir".

3. A continuación, seleccione su idioma preferido en el menú desplegable y el boletín se traducirá automáticamente al idioma que elija.

Contact Us.

Frank Wagner Elementary


Main Line (360)804-3200

Attendance Line (360)804-3201

Office Manager: Col Wolf

Office Assistant: Karina Blanquet



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 Coordinator

Joanne Dickinson

14692 - 179th Avenue S.E., Monroe, WA 98272

(360) 804.2539

dickinsonj@monroe.wednet.edu


Section 504/ADA Coordinator

David Paratore

14692 - 179th Avenue S.E., Monroe, WA 98272

(360) 804.2603

paratored@monroe.wednet.edu


Compliance Coordinator for 28A.640 and 28A.642 RCW

Joanne Dickinson

14692 - 179th Avenue S.E., Monroe, WA 98272

(360) 804.2532

dickinsonj@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:


Kimberly Whitworth

14692 - 179th Avenue S.E., Monroe, WA 98272

(360) 804.2558

whitworthk@monroe.wednet.edu

As a school that receives Title I federal funding, we are required each year to do a school/family compact. This compact lists agreements between the teacher, family and student in order to ensure students receive the best education possible. Education is a team effort and at FWE we value our partnership with families. At your child's conference, you will be given the opportunity to review the compact and make any additions or comments you'd like. Thanks for taking the time to preview the compact beforehand so you can be prepared to discuss it at conferences.