Superintendent Bahr's Newsletter

May 2021

Dear Eatonville Community,


There is exquisite beauty in this season of spring. During spring everyday something new is born from a beautiful flower, buzzing bee and most recently my newest granddaughter. Spring is the giver of life and a time we all look forward to after a long hard winter.


I am always amazed that as we begin to enter spring, everything looks bare, dead and lifeless. Everything is colorless and cold. Spring warms slowly, almost like it’s awakening from a deep slumber. The hemisphere begins to warm significantly causing new plant growth to “spring forth,” as I see in my backyard filled with very long grass.

The rain picks up around April, as we certainly have seen this year, and Eatonville begins to bloom. Springtime in the Pacific Northwest has one of the most drastic changes in appearance. The snow on Mt. Rainier begins to melt, and streams and rivers swell with runoff. Spring is the time of growth, renewal, of new life (both plant and animal) being born. All of the trees begin to show new buds and come to life. The early spring flowers begin to bloom and everything seems possible.

This year of 2021 and last year most of 2020 have been so hard. The uncertainty, changes and sending kids and staff to school with new protocols has been unprecedented to say the least. I am proud of the teachers, they have made so many things come together for so many children. The ability to partner with families like no time before has also been unprecedented. Thank you for your flexibility, for your grace and for sending your children to our schools.

Like the spring season, this is a time to rejoice in our learning and to look to a bright future. The days are becoming more “normal”...school looks like school, with brilliant children who are learning and laughing with their peers. Our classrooms are brimming with clever staff and students, making the new protocols work. Our busses are happy places and our food service staff delight in delivering yummy food to all. Our secretaries are reaching out to the next year’s classes with positivity and we are all planning on what the fall 2021 looks like with eagerness and excitement.

This season always seems to be like a miracle. The sun comes out and the days are longer. We are nearing the end of the strangest school year I have ever seen. Let us celebrate the learning, the being together again, and finally the time for families and friends. Children will remember this year as a blur, but we who are adults know that we are coming out of this Pandemic forever changed. To hold my granddaughter is a gift, one that I hadn’t fully understood until this terrible year forced so many changes. At times it was bleak and seemed cold and bitter. But we are turning the corner!!

Celebrate the light this month, the ending of a year of learning, growing and embrace the flowering of the world around us. We have one more short month, June and then summertime. I can almost taste the strawberries and hear the ocean.

May: the most beautiful month in Eatonville. Enjoy!

Sincerely (in my flip flops:),


Krestin Bahr

Superintendent

School Garden Learning

Lady Cruisers Softball

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GRITS Farmers

Group Work in the Sunshine

Ready to Learn

Student Vaccine Clinic for 16+

300 + ULTIMATE LIST of Free Educational Websites

CLICK HERE for for kids, parents & teachers

Congratulations, Brenden

Eatonville High School's very own Brenden Sniezak's drawing, "Bright and Energetic" was recognized in the Puget Sound Regional High School Art Show.
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May Calendar

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Link to find our District on Facebook

Congratulations

Western Aerospace Scholars (WAS) is pleased to announce that the following students from Eatonville School District successfully completed the WAS Phase One curriculum and qualified to participate in Phase Two – the WAS Summer Experience:


Calli Hecker, Eatonville High School

Julian Cline, Eatonville High School

Mary Chabot, Eatonville High School


WAS is designed to connect high school juniors with educational and career opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) through independent learning, hands-on interaction, professional guidance, and site-based tours.

Pierce County Skills Center Summer School

This offering is for students exiting the 8th grade through high school juniors The Pierce County Skills Center is offering FREE In-Person and Online classes this summer during two sessions. Each session will run for 14 days. Students will earn .5 semester high school credit with a passing grade.


Transportation will be available for Session I only and will leave from the front of EHS at 6:40am.


Please see the attached flyer listing classes offered, dates, times, and all information. Online registration opens MAY 3rd at noon. The link is on the flyer.

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Kirk's Pharmacy Award

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Meet our NEWEST Counselor

Mrs. Brenda Waugh Reimer has joined Mrs. Baker in the Eatonville High School Counseling Center.


To make an appointment with either Mrs. Baker or Mrs. Waugh Reimer please stop by the Counseling Center during school hours, send them an email or a google chat at: m.baker@eatonvilleschools.org; b.waughreimer@eatonvilleschools.org

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Happy Teacher Week May 3-7

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Happy Mother's Day

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School Nurse Appreciation Day

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Non-School Days

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Memorial Day, May 31st

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Memorial Day Information

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Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Month. Focusing on mental health is always essential, but it's extra important during a global pandemic.

For additional supports and resources please checkout this site.

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Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. Please join us in celebrating the exceptional contributions of Asian Americans in the United States.
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Optional Covid Testing in Schools

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Enrollment Information

In preparation for the 2021-2022 school year, Eatonville School District is accepting "Choice Transfer" and regular enrollment applications for Preschool-Twelfth grades.


Click this link for all enrollment forms: https://www.eatonville.wednet.edu/district/enrollment


The first day of school is Wednesday, September 8th, 2021 for 1st-12th grades.


The first day of school is Monday, September 13th, 2021 for Preschool and Kindergarten.

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Important Dates

Please be sure to take note of these upcoming dates:

📌May 28 & 31: No School


📌June 15: Half Day for All Students


📌June 16: Half Day for All Students & Last Day of School

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FREE MEALS

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Fall 2021 Kindergarten Enrollment

Fall 2021 Kindergarten registration begins on Monday, March 15th. Please make sure you have the necessary paperwork with you to complete the registration process.


When you register, please bring your student's:


📌Medically Verified Immunization Records

📌Birth Certificate

📌Proof of Residency

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Meet our Secretaries

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Health Alert Reminder

If your student is experiencing symptoms consistent with Covid-19 he/she must remain out of district buildings and activities for 10 days and 24 hours past symptoms and fever. If you choose to have your student tested, they test negative and provide the school with a copy of test results, they would be cleared to return 24 hours after symptoms resolve. If there has been a positive Covid exposure they must remain out for 14 days, regardless of test results.

Next Two School Year, District Calendars for Families

Eatonville Library Reopens

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Superintendent Bahr

Superintendent Bahr has been the Superintendent of Eatonville School District since 2013.