Totem Falls Raven Review

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Important Dates

April

PTO Calendar Raffle tickets on sale now

16: Distribution for remote students, 1-2:30 pm

21: PTO Board Meeting via Zoom, 5:00 pm

  • Meeting ID: 864 0701 8824
  • Passcode: TotemFalls

21: PTO General Meeting via Zoom, 6:00 pm

  • Meeting ID: 845 9257 3157
  • Passcode: TFParent

A NOTE FROM DR. CHURCH

Dear Totem Falls Families,


The last transition of the year has passed with another successful entrance for students returning to in person learning. We now will conclude this unique school year in the remote and in person educational settings chosen. In speaking to many of you there is some degree of relief in simply having consistency for your child through June. Again, I would like to thank everyone for their patience and understanding. With vaccination rates climbing and the sun shining I am in an optimistic place when thinking about next year.


I wanted to share a couple of updates for this spring. First, the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction shared today there will be no Smarter Balanced Testing this year. This is the annual test taken by students in grades 3-6 at Totem Falls. I appreciate this decision during the pandemic. It really makes a great deal of sense. I also wanted to share that Mrs. Beck has decided to retire and will not be returning to Totem Falls in the fall. We want to wish her well and thank her for her service to the Totem Falls community. Happy trails Cindy!


-Craig

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Water Bottles

Please be sure to send your child with a refillable water bottle for each day they come to school. They can use the classroom sinks to fill up. IF your student forgets a water bottle the classrooms all have cups to use at the sink. Thank you. It is getting a bit warmer out so it is important to keep the kids hydrated.
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Tomorrow's Distribution

Tomorrow is distribution day for online learners.

Friday, April 16, from 1:00 - 2:30 pm

  • If you can't make it at the above time, tables will be set out until 3:30 for self-serve as well as during school days between 9 and 3:30.
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Library News

THERE’S ANOTHER ALL SCHOOL READ ALOUD COMING IN MAY!

To get ready for the next All School Read Aloud we are having a TURTLE bookmark contest! The TURTLE bookmark contest starts this week and bookmarks are due April 27th. The bookmarks were handed out to students during their library time this week, or you can visit the TF LIBRARY CANVAS page and click on BOOKMARK CONTEST to fill it out at home.


WANT TO GET A CLUE ABOUT OUR NEXT ALL SCHOOL READ ALOUD?

Here are 2 CLUES for the next read aloud book: 1) The main character is a BOY, 2) The boy has a pet TURTLE!

If you think you know the title of the book, go to the TF LIBRARY CANVAS page and click on BOOK TITLE GUESSES to make your guess. If you’re not sure about the book title yet- that's okay, there are more clues coming NEXT WEEK!


THANKS FOR SUPPORTING OUR SPRING BOOK FAIR!

A big THANK YOU to all our AMAZING Totem Falls families and staff who supported our school library by purchasing items at our SPRING ONLINE Book Fair! We surpassed our BOOK FAIR GOAL OF 420 and sold 440 books! The profits will be used to buy new books for our library for ALL TO READ!


If you missed our SPRING Online Book Fair, you can still SHOP ONLINE through our TF SPRING ONLINE BOOK FAIR and our library will get back 2% in rewards for the rest of this school year. Thanks for supporting our library and keep reading!

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TF Food Drive

Calendar Raffle Fundraiser

Please help us in supporting enrichment for Totem Falls students and staff!! Our biggest fundraiser for 2020-2021 is LIVE!!!!! Over $10K in prizes! Every 10 tickets purchased puts you into a drawing for $1000 CASH! Purchase tickets here. For more information about the calendar raffle please check out the PTO website.


Can be shared with family & friends!


Don't wait to get your tickets! Only 1000 will be sold!!

🌺 Aloha, TF Families! 🌴

It’s almost here!

Staff Appreciation Week is coming up May 3-7!! Let’s give our awesome teachers & staff a week filled with love, fun & BIG MAHALOS!


Please click here to find:

* Teacher/Staff Favorite Things List

* Teacher/Staff Supply Requests
* Copies of “Thank You” pages

* Assigned Specialist List

Please remember that participation is 100% optional! (Even just giving a smile and a “mahalo” will be wonderful!) 🌺

Questions? Please contact Neva Goodrich OR Tera Becker.
Mahalo!

EXTENDED!! Yearbook Order deadline

ORDER your Yearbook by April 16th, 5pm

LAST CALL -> Order yearbooks by April 16th (extra copies are not available after this date!)

We know this has been a different year but we promise the Yearbook is full of candid photos and will be a great memory. Email the TF Yearbook Coordinators @ tfybcoordinator@gmail.com if you need to check if you've already ordered a book or not. Yearbook order forms were sent home in December. Yearbooks can still be ordered online or a check written out to the PTO for $18 and a note of your child's name, teacher, grade sent into the front office.

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Bus routes and schedules

Please use our eLink/Versatrans online tool to find your eligibility for bus service, bus stops and route information. (Note: Transportation information in Skyward/Family Access is not accurate.) The eLink/Verstrans online tool contains the most up-to-date and detailed schedule and stop information. Click here to find your eligibility for bus service and your student's bus route/schedule.

  • Login: (student 7 digit ID# with 0 ) Example 0911111
  • Password: (8-digit birthdate-no spaces) Example 02222021

Note: 2020-2021 middle and high school routes and schedules will be available in eLink/Versatrans on Wednesday, March 24.

Snohomish School District Coronavirus Testing Research Study for K-2

The Snohomish School District Coronavirus Testing Study is looking for more participants! Student must be in grades K, 1 or 2. Sign up at https://redcap.link/bmoahuls for your child to be tested once per week for COVID-19 at home by a parent/guardian. The study will help researchers learn more about how COVID-19 spreads in elementary schools, and to safely re-open schools during this pandemic.


For more information about the study, visit www.sno.wednet.edu/reopening/testingstudy or contact schoolstesting@uw.edu.

Online kindergarten registration happening now

Kindergarten registration is happening at all Snohomish School District elementary schools. Online registration materials are available at www.sno.wednet.edu/kindergarten. We encourage families to utilize the online student enrollment and registration available at that site. Schools will reach out throughout summer 2021 with important information available for families (Meet the Teacher, WaKIDS, PTA/PTO/parent organizations, bus transportation, special services and more). For more information, please contact the elementary school your child will attend.

District Laptop Phone Support

We have a dedicated phone line for student/family computer/laptop support for district-issued devices. Students and families can call 360-563-3000 for live technical support from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Thursday and 7:30-11:30 a.m., Friday.

Totem Falls Elementary School

We are Kind, Responsible, Honest, Brave and we NEVER Give Up!

The Snohomish 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 employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Civil Rights Coordinator, Title IX Coordinator and ADA, Darryl Pernat, 1601 Avenue D,, Snohomish, WA 98290, 360-563-7285 Section 504 Coordinator and Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying (HIB), Shawn Stevenson,1601 Avenue D, Snohomish, WA 98290 360-563-7314