Stanwood Middle School

Family Message - November 6th, 2021

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Good morning Stanwood Middle School Families!


We would really like to thank all of our families and our amazing PTO for all their hard work with our cookie dough fundraiser! We handed out orders on Thursday and Friday and only have a few more boxes to get to families. We raised close to $6000 with this fundraiser! Again, thank you for supporting our PTO's work. They support our students daily and will continue to do so.


As you can see above, our PTO continues their work to support students by having another MOD fundraiser scheduled for Monday, November 8. Must order in the restaurant and mention Stanwood PTO while checking out. If you don't already have dinner plans please consider MOD on Monday.


Basketball and Volleyball


Tryouts begin for Basketball and Volleyball on Monday after school. We are sharing just one gym this year. For the first week practices and tryouts look like this:


Volleyball--Monday, 2:30 p.m.; Tuesday 4:15 p.m.; Wednesday, 2:30 p.m.


Basketball--Monday, 4:15 p.m.; Tuesday 2:30 p.m.; Wednesday, 4:15 p.m.


All Spartans registered for a sport received an email on Friday from Ms. Christmas.


Students must have a sports physical on file in order to turn out for a sport.


Please call our office or email Ms. Christmas with any questions.


NEW QUARTER


Second quarter begins on Monday, November 8. Students should check Skyward for any possible schedule changes. Sixth graders will have changes if they are in health or keyboarding or in the UA rotation.


VETERANS DAY


Our school will have a virtual Veterans Day Assembly on Tuesday, November 9 during advisory time. Organized by our Leadership class, we will hear music from our band and choir, enjoy a brief talk from US Navy Veteran Morgen ten Hoopen, as well as other information from the Leadership class.


There will be no school on Thursday, November 11 in honor of Veterans Day. Thank you to all of our Veterans in our Spartan family for your service to our country.


Reminder about student checkout procedures


We wanted to let everyone know that we are now requiring identification when students are picked up at Stanwood Middle School. Our secretaries are doing an amazing job recognizing most of our parents and guardians with masks on, but this will make the process even easier for them. Thank you for your patience as we change our procedure for check out of students.


Please contact us if you have any questions, 360.629.1350.


Have a great weekend!


Tod Klundt

Principal

Stanwood Middle School

tklundt@stanwood.wednet.edu

Counselors Note

SOS--SIGNS OF SUICIDE


We emailed you last week regarding the review of the Signs of Suicide curriculum in 8th grade Health , as well as the presentation of the information in 7th grade History classes on Monday.



This program helps youth and adults differentiate between typical development and what may be a more serious mental health issue such as depression.


Adolescence is a time of many changes and challenges. Each child handles it differently, but most parents and adolescents wonder: How do I know if someone is really struggling and needs help, or is just going through a “rough patch”? The SOS, Signs of Suicide Prevention Program teaches students what to do when they are worried about a friend by employing the ACT message.


Acknowledge-Care-Tell


Acknowledge that you are seeing signs of depression or suicide in yourself or a friend and that it is serious.


Care Let your friend know that you care about them and that you are concerned that they need help you cannot provide.


Tell a trusted adult. Take your friend with you or go alone if you need to.


Some of the program goals are to decrease suicide attempts by increasing knowledge and adaptive attitudes about depression among students.


Encourage individual help-seeking and help-seeking on behalf of a friend.


Reduce a stigma by linking suicide to mental illness that, like physical illness, requires treatment.


Engage parents and school staff as partners in prevention by educating them to identify signs of depression and suicide in youth by providing information and resources.*


*We will be attaching the SOS Parent Newsletter to our website. It has helpful information in relation to talking with your child, teens and alcohol, depression, cutting, bullying, and more.


Let’s team together to help our students understand the symptoms of depression and suicide risk and how to respond. If you have any questions, please contact our counselors.


Thank you,

Jayde Piggott & Kyland Fischer (360)629-1350.

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Attention all 8th grade parents. Now is your chance to highlight your student with a Parent Ad in this year's yearbook.


If you own a business and would like to support the SMS yearbook program now is your opportunity to purchase a Business Ad.

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Teacher contact information

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Stanwood Middle School PTO

Our PTO is an amazing group of people working together to support our students. From fundraisers to activities, their work helps our Spartans engage, connect, and thrive at Stanwood Middle School. Please like their Facebook page for all the up-to-date information about our school--and get ready for a great fundraiser coming this September!

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The Stanwood-Camano School District does not discriminate in employment, 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. Inquiries regarding compliance and/or grievance procedures may be directed to the District's Title IX/Affirmative Action Officer and Civil Rights Compliance Coordinator, Maurene Stanton (mstanton@stanwood.wednet.edu), or the Section 504/American Disabilities Act Coordinator, Robert Hascall (rhascall@stanwood.wednet.edu) Stanwood-Camano School District, 26920 Pioneer Hwy, Stanwood, WA 98292. Telephone: (360) 629-1200.



El Distrito Escolar de Stanwood-Camano School District no discrimina en sus programas o actividades por motivos de sexo, raza, credo, religión, color, origen nacional, edad, condición de veterano de guerra o grado militar, orientación sexual, expresión de género o identidad, discapacidad o uso de perro guía entrenado o animal de servicio, y ofrece igualdad de acceso a los Boy Scouts y a otros grupos de jóvenes especificados. El empleado mencionado a continuación ha sido designado para atender consultas y quejas de supuesta discriminación: Título IX / Oficial de Acción Afirmativa y Coordinador de Cumplimiento de Derechos Civiles, Maurene Stanton (mstanton@stanwood.wednet.edu), o la Sección 504 / Coordinador de la Ley de Discapacidades Estadounidenses, Robert Hascall (rhascall@stanwood.wednet.edu), Distrito Escolar Stanwood-Camano, 26920 Pioneer Hwy, Stanwood, WA 98292. Teléfono: (360) 629- 1200