December 12, 2022
Christensen Elementary School
Dr. Tim Enfield - Principal
Katie Schlesinger - Assistant Principal
Office Hours - 8:30 am to 4:00 pm
School Hours - 8:55 to 3:25
Attendance email - firstname.lastname@example.org
Website - christensen.fpschools.org
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December 12 ~ report cards go home
December 13 ~ 6:00pm Winter Music Concert
December 14 ~ 1:55pm Dismissal
December 14 ~ 1st Grade Grub with Grown-Ups 8:15-8:45am
December 14 ~ 4th Grade Cocoa and Cookies 8:15-8:45am
December 15 ~ 5th Grade Donuts with Grown-Ups! 8:00-8:45am
December 19 through January 2 ~ No School - Winter Break
January 3 ~ School Resumes
January 4 ~ 3:25pm Dismissal
January 11 ~ 1:55pm Dismissal
January 16 ~ No School - MLK Jr. Day
Grub with Grownups
1st grade students and their grown ups are invited to Grub with Grownups on Wednesday, December 14th from 8:15-8:45am in your 1st grade student's classroom.
Cocoa and Cookies
4th grade students and their grown ups are invited to Cocoa and Cookies on Wednesday, December 14th from 8:15-8:45am in your 4th grade student's classroom.
Donuts with Grown-Ups
5th grade students and their grown ups are invited to Donuts with Grown-Ups on Thursday, December 15th from 8:00-8:45am in your 5th grade student's classroom.
Grub with Grownups
Cocoa and Cookies
Weather and Outdoor Recess
Weather and Emergency Updates
In the event of emergencies, a team of Franklin Pierce Schools staff work to balance safety and our commitment to support student learning. The choice to delay or cancel the start of a school day includes assessing road conditions and consulting with other local services. Franklin Pierce Schools will attempt to offer updates about delays and closures by 5am.
Staff and families can expect to receive information about school closures and delays in the following ways:
Recorded Telephone Message contact the main office at your child's school to ensure your contact information is up to date
SMS Message for families/staff who have opted-in, click herefor Text Message if you would like to opt-in
Email from email@example.com
Flash Alert Notification sign up to receive email notifications and download the Flash Alert App, click here.
Local Media including KIRO 97.3 FM, KOMO 1000 AM, KIRO TV Channel 7, KOMO TV Channel 4, and KING TV Channel 5
We know there are times when students may be absent. We certainly want students who are sick to stay home to rest and get better and prevent others from getting sick. But, there are things you can do to help your child get to school on time, all day, every day, so they can help their class reach their attendance goal:
- Make sure your student gets plenty of sleep (9-11 hours every night) and exercise (60 minutes every day), practices healthy hygiene habits, and eats a balanced diet. All four support a strong immune system.
- Set an alarm to wake up at the same time every morning.
- Wash hands frequently with soap and water.
- Plan appointments and vacations outside of school hours (8:55am – 3:25pm).
- Have a back-up plan for transportation.
As always, please report any absence to the school office. You can do this one of three ways:
- Call: (253) 298-3300 and Select 1 for Attendance
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Text via REMIND (you must have an account): Send message to C. Chittenden (our attendance clerk)
From the Health Department
Important School Reminders
STUDENT EARLY DISMISSAL – If your child has an appointment and is leaving before the end of the school day, please make sure you send a note that morning letting the teacher and the office know. Also, please allow enough time for pick up. To preserve precious class time, we do not call students to the office until you have checked them out in person (remember your ID).
SCHEDULE CHANGES - The end of the day at Christensen is very busy. If you forgot to send a note in the morning (which is preferred) and need to call the school with a change to your child’s schedule, please do so before 3:00 p.m. After 3:00 the office is busy assisting students and parents and may not be able to answer your call or get a message to a student before they leave for the day. All end of the day schedule changes must be made through the office, not with the classroom teacher. Thank you!
UPDATE CONTACT INFORMATION - If any of your information has changed (address, contact info., email address, etc.) please contact the office right away. This year more than ever, it will be important to have the most current information. Also, let us know what your preferred method of contact is - phone, email, text. You can reach the office at 253.298.3300.