Specialist Newsletter

Kokanee Elementary - 3rd Quarter


Welcome to the very first Kokanee Elementary Specialist Newsletter! A one stop place to learn all that is happening in Music, Library, PE and Health. All specialists collaborated to bring you this newsletter and hope to update you on a quarterly basis. Please call or email the Specialist with any questions or concerns.

What's Happening in Music?

Welcome to Music at Kokanee Elementary!

Students in grades 1-6 have Music for 45 minutes twice a week.

Please check your child’s music teacher’s website for what’s currently happening in music.

Ms. Poage

Website: http://nsd.schoolwires.net/Page/4407

1st grade – Hansen, Thomas

2nd grade – Doyle, Kostadinova, Osgood

3rd grade – Liburd

4th grade – Burke, Cooper

5th grade – Allemann, Comeaux

6th grade – Duffy, Molitor

Intermediate Sensory - Bryan

Ms. Lin

Website: http://nsd.schoolwires.net/Page/8978

1st grade – Scroggins, Wilen/Meyer

2nd grade – Leininger, Mueller

3rd grade – Cosper, McIntosh

4th grade – Saunders, Schmoll

5th grade – Combs, Ohlenkamp

6th grade – Gervis, Sparks

Mrs. Fowler

Website: http://nsd.schoolwires.net/Page/28865

1st grade – Hummel, Kok

2nd grade – Hamilton, Reiprich

3rd grade – Bishop, Edson/Woodard

Primary Sensory - Kleve

General Music Information

The contents of Kokanee Elementary General Music Curriculum are based on The National Standards for Music Education:

1.Singing, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music.

2.Playing on instruments, alone and with others, a varied repertoire of music.

3.Improvising melodies, variations, and accompaniments.

4.Composing and arranging music within specified guidelines.

5.Reading and notating music.

6.Listening to, analyzing, and describing music.

7.Evaluating music and performances.

8.Understanding music in relation to the other arts and other academic disciplines.

9. Understanding music in relation to history and culture.

Music Scope and Sequence

The scope and sequence for the music program can be accessed by the following link:


Upcoming Music Events:

Tuesday, March 8th – 5th grade Musical: The Adventures of Lewis and Clark

Thursday, March 10th at 6:30PM – Woodinville HS/Leota JH Pathway Choir Concert @Woodinville HS Theater (Kokanee Primary Choir will perform!)

Tuesday, May 10th –2nd grade Music Performance

What's Happening in the Library?

Welcome to the Library!

The library is staffed by Leah Skosky, the full time librarian, Rebecca Goodwin, part-time librarian, and many wonderful parent volunteers! Feel free to email if you ever have interest in helping at the library.

General Info:

Students come to the library for 45 minutes once a week. This includes a 20-30 minute lesson including a read aloud and time to browse and check out books! The library has focused on two major goals so far this year: Digital Citizenship and Literacy. We strive to ensure that all students check out a book that they not only enjoy but is just right for them. Please see below on what we have worked on so far!

The Book Fair is Coming!

Please mark your calendar for the Spring Scholastic Book Fair in the library! The Book Fair will take place April 4-8 before and after school. The Book Fair will also be online for any patrons who are unable to attend in person. We always need extra help during the Book Fair as well so feel free to email Leah Skosky (lskosky@nsd.org) if you are interested in helping this Spring!

What's Happening in PE and Health with Mr. Sullivan, Mr. Fisher and Ms. Hanley?

Featured Units for March - Volleyball and Gymnastics/Tumbling

All students learn basic volleyball skills of serving, setting, and bumping. Intermediate grades progress to net games and learning game rules. Primary grades focus on individual skills with lighter balls and conclude with play across a lower net. A favorite volleyball activity is four square volleyball using an over sized ball.

In gymnastics/tumbling, the skills students will be working on are forward rolls, backward rolls, log rolls, balancing, flexibility and locomotor movements. All students have been learning and applying the components of fitness (cardio-respiratory endurance, muscle strength, muscle endurance, flexibility, and body composition) by doing exercises related to each component.

Intramurals for 5th and 6th Grade

Sport intramurals are offered for 5th and 6th grade students twice a week during lunch recess. So far students have played basketball and floor hockey. Volleyball starts in March.

Circus Arts After School Program

55 students are participating in the Circus Arts program after school. The program involves jump rope, gymnastics, stilts, juggling, rope climb, unicycles and a whole lot of fun! The kids get to perform in front of their peers on Thursday, April 7!

Thanks for reading!