Wildcat News

March 5th, 2021

A Message from the Principal

FWE families,

What a fabulous week! Having the energy and excitement of our PK-2 students in the building this week filled all our hearts with joy. Both teachers and students were so happy to be learning together in the same space.

We are beyond impressed with how quickly our youngest learners adapted to the changes due to Covid. It is clear that you have supported your children with how to build healthy handwashing and mask wearing habits, we appreciate it. We also appreciate how you have ensured your children are coming to campus on time with their attestation completed.

On behalf of all our certificated and classified staff, I'd like to thank you for your patience as we try different strategies to make dismissal a smoother and more efficient process. We are thankful for all the families that are remaining in their cars and clearly displaying their child's name in the window, this helps immensely. Over the coming weeks we will continue to implement additional strategies to create a more efficient dismissal process.

In partnership,

Kristin Cortes

Upcoming Events

  • March 8th- Transportation Opt-in deadline for 3rd-5th Grade Students
  • ***March 10 & 11*** - No live Zooms for 3rd - 5th grade students, all learning will be in Canvas. Teachers will be preparing for in-person learning.
  • March 15th - 3rd through 5th grade students start hybrid (A/B group) instruction
  • March 19th- Kindergarten-2nd Grade Conferences
  • March 24th - 5th Grade Parent Night Webinar at 6:30PM
  • March 31st - Kindergarten Registration Information Night
  • April 2nd - 3rd-5th Grade Conferences

ROAR Awards

Shout Out to the following students for ROARing this week:

Dailyn G. - Vye

George B. - DeRousse

William S. - Beltramo

Katelyn J. - MacMillan/Phillips

Ruby L. - Phillips/MacMillan

Asher R. - Rummel

Andrea G. - Franz/Romero

Brayan H. - Romero/Franz

Andrew L. - Maxson

Alvin M. - Smith

Ezra M. - Abbott/Lovelace

Renee R. - Lovelace/Abbott

Navaeh H. - Dunn

Joselyn H. - Pratt/Ramirez

Jimmy Z. - Ramirez/Pratt

Park Place Middle School 6th Grade Incoming Information

5th Grade teachers will be showing a video with students about 6th Grade Registration sometime between March 15th-March 25th

2020-2021 Hidden River Middle School Incoming 6th Grade Information Night

Future Hawks & Hawk parents, please join Mr. Judy, HRMS Principal, and Ms. Shafer, HRMS Counselor, for our Incoming 6th Grade Information Night Webinar on March 23, 2021 from 6:00-7:00 p.m. We are excited to have you at HRMS next year. Please mark your calendar and come hear about Hidden River!

Please join the following link: https://monroe-wednet.zoom.us/j/89064901786

We look forward to having you on our Webinar on March 23rd at 6:00 p.m. In the meantime, please feel free to call us with any questions. 360-804-4100.

Transportation - Deadline to Opt-In is March 8th for 3rd-5th Grade families!!!

As a friendly reminder, the deadline to opt-in to have your student ride the bus to and/or from school is March 8th by the end of the day so that our transportation department has time to establish bus routes before the first day of in-person learning.

If you would like your child to ride the bus to and/or from school, please submit the Transportation Request Form by end of day on March 8th. Only students who have completed the transportation request form and are eligible to ride a bus will be assigned a bus route and stop based on the student’s home address.

Once bus routes have been established, our transportation department will reach out to families to share bus stop locations and times or families may locate this information by using E-Link (directions can be found here) late next week. If you have questions, please reach out to our transportation department at (360) 804-2651.

Find Your Bus Route (e-Link)

The e-Link service is helpful in determining your school of residence, bus stop location, pick-up and drop-off times as well as bus number. Information is in real-time, so your route information will be current.

Only students who have completed the Transportation Request Form and are eligible to ride a school bus will be assigned a bus route and stop based on the student’s home address.

Find Your Bus Route (e-Link)

The e-Link service is helpful in determining your school of residence, bus stop location, pick-up and drop-off times as well as bus number. Information is in real-time, so your route information will be current.


e-Link Instructions

School Supplies

We can’t wait for our 3rd – 5th grade students to return to in-person learning on March 15th. Here is a list of supplies that your students will need when they return to school:

- A backpack to carry materials to/from school

- Plastic closable pencil box to hold supplies at their desk

- Water bottle

- 2 Face masks (wear one and keep an extra in your backpack)

- Bring journals and composition books you have been using for writing

- Personal pocket sized hand sanitizer if you would like to have your own. The school will have sanitizer available.

- Dry erase markers

Conferences are coming!!

Conferences for Kindergarten - 2nd Grade will be held on Friday, March 19th.

Conference for 3rd-5th Grade will be held on Friday, April 2nd.

You should be receiving conference information from your child's teacher in the next few days. Please confirm the day and time with your child's teacher. If you need to make changes to your assigned time, please work with the teacher or call the front office.

From Mrs. Simeoni, Our School Counselor

Our first week of having kids back is going well but yes, it is different. This is a great story that lets kids know that there are all kinds of ways students are learning. It explains why this is happening, addresses some of the feelings students are having, and lets kids know that no matter what school looks like it’s ok! Most importantly, it lets kids know that no matter what school looks like for them we will always care about them. Here is a link to the author reading the book. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUFG3Aal8KY

Want to connect with a specialist?

The zoom hours are daily from 10:00-10:30 and 2:00-2:30.

Digital Learning- Mondays

PE- Tuesdays and Thursdays


Specialist's lessons will still be on the same days, but those are to be done at home. We are looking forward to seeing you!

A/B Cohorts

We are excited to welcome back our 3rd-5th Grade students on March 15th. You should have already received cohort information for you child/children. If you have any questions, please contact the office.

Cohort A

8:50 Arrive at campus, turn in attestation, have temperature checked, go directly to class

8:55-11:25 In-person learning in classroom with one recess break

11:25 Dismissal

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

Cohort B

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

12:00-12:50 Lunch at home, travel to school

12:50 Arrive at campus, turn in attestation, have temperature checked, go directly to class

12:55-3:25 In-person instruction

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

Safe Return Plan

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. 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.


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.

Make sure your contact information is up-to-date!

It is very important that all families make sure all of their contact information is up-to-date with the school office. In the event of school delays and cancelations, or other emergencies, we need to be able to contact all of our families. When there are urgent messages to share with families, they are sent out via email and phone call. Messages are also posted on the district website, Facebook and Twitter.

If you would like to opt-in to also receive text messages, please send a text message of "Y" or "Yes" to our school's short code number, 67587. You can opt out of these messages any time by simply replying to oue of our messages with "Stop".


Does your family need a thermometer? Please contact the office at (360)804-3200 and we will try to provide you with one.

Frank Wagner Elementary received digital thermometers provided by a generous combined donation from:

Rotary Club of Monroe / Darian Caldwell Rotary President

Pharm A Save Pharmacy /Sue Graafstra

and The Monroe Public Schools Foundation / Katy Woods MPSF President

On behalf of our Frank Wagner Elementary Staff and families, THANK YOU so much to everyone making this donation possible!!!!

Monroe School District is currently hiring for Substitute Paraeducators

Due to our immediate need for Paraeducator Subs we are temporarily waiving our regular educational requirement of 72 college level credits or passed ParaProTest. Job requirements are; A sincere interest in helping children of all ages succeed in a safe and healthy school environment. If you are interested in applying to be a Substitute Paraeducator please apply online at https://monroejobs.hrmplus.net/

Applicants will be screened and interviews will take place via Zoom. Please note that the waiver of the educational requirements ONLY applies to the Substitute Paraeducator job position and not to any contracted Paraeducator jobs.

Questions?! Reach out to Annadea Olsen at olsena@monroe.wednet.edu

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

  • Library Specialist
  • Health Room Para-educator

From Nurse Pamela's Desk

Parents/guardians of our in-person students: Please refer to the chart to determine if your child is well enough to attend school in person. Help us keep our Wildcat community healthy!

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



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.

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.


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.


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


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


Section 504/ADA Coordinator

David Paratore

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

(360) 804.2603


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

Joanne Dickinson

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

(360) 804.2532


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


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.