Kokanee Elementary

Kodiak Monthly News - January 2023

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The purpose of this calendar below is to address and support the diversity of students, staff, and families in K-12 education settings and beyond. We recognize that by increasing our understanding of diverse cultures, group experiences, traditions, values and beliefs, we can enhance our relationships with one another and hence, create culturally responsive environments where everyone feels valued and respected.
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Monday, Jan 2 - New Year's Day Observed - NO SCHOOL

Tuesday, Jan 3 - School Resumes - Welcome Back!

Tuesday, Jan 3 - 3rd grade AM Choir, 8:30-9am, Music Room 201

Monday, Jan 9 - 4th & 5th Choir, 8:30-9:10am, Music Room by Gym

Tuesday, Jan 10 - 3rd grade AM Choir, 8:30-9am, Music Room 201

Monday, Jan 16 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Observed - NO SCHOOL

Tuesday, Jan 17 - 3rd grade AM Choir, 8:30-9am, Music Room 201

Monday, Jan 23 - 4th & 5th Choir, 8:30-9:10am, Music Room by Gym

Tuesday, Jan 24 - 3rd grade AM Choir, 8:30-9am, Music Room 201

Monday, Jan 30 - Non-Student Day / Grading - NO SCHOOL

Tuesday, Jan 31 - 3rd grade AM Choir, 8:30-9am, Music Room 201

Student Chromebook Check-In!

We’re almost halfway through school year and it’s a great time to check-in that your student can locate all three pieces to their assigned Chromebook set: Chromebook, charger, and protective carry bag.

If your student has misplaced any part of their Chromebook set, or if their device or charger is not working as expected, start a tech support ticket at go.nsd.org/studenttechhelp.

For a smooth return to school on January 3rd, please encourage your student to charge their Chromebook overnight, and power off after use. NSD Student Chromebook Handbook

From the Counselor

This year, Northshore School District has adopted a new curriculum to help students learn about and prevent bullying in our school, the Second Step Bullying Prevention Unit.

Each class, in grades 3-5, will receive four lessons. In these lessons, your child will learn specific skills to help stop bullying. Students will learn how to:

Recognize when bullying is happening

Report bullying to a caring adult

Refuse to let bullying happen to themselves or others

• Be an upstander not a bystander. An upstander is someone who stands up and is part of the solution to bullying

If you have any questions about the Bullying Prevention Unit or the Second Step program, please contact me.

For further information on our district's policies and procedures regarding harassment, intimidation, and bullying, please visit the district website.

Thank you for helping us make our school a safe, respectful place where everyone can learn.

Sophie Nelson, M.Ed.

Elementary School Counselor

Kokanee Elementary

snelson@nsd.org | 425-408-4927"

3rd, 4th and 5th Grade Choir Performance

When: Tuesday, January 10th

Time: 7:30pm

Where: Inglemoor Concert Hall

15500 Simonds Rd NE

Kenmore, WA 98028

2022-23 ASB Meeting Dates

Associated Student Body (ASB) members meet at 8:20am - 9:10am in room 321.

January - 12th and 26th

February - 16th

March - 9th and 23rd

April - 27th only

May - 11th and 25th

June - 1st and 15th

2022-23 JEDI Team Meeting Dates

Our Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) team meets at 3:15PM-3:45PM in room 303.

January 9th

February 6th

March 6th

April 3rd

May 8th

June 5th

Winter Weather is Here!

  • The decision to close or delay schools due to inclement weather is made by the Superintendent as early as possible, typically by 5:30 a.m. Northshore is a large district that covers more than 60 miles. While conditions may seem normal in your neighborhood, it may be unsafe in others.
  • Remember, if the District does not make an announcement, it means schools are open and buses are operating normally.
  • To ensure you receive a phone call, email and/or text message from the district, it is important to make sure your family’s contact information is current. Families can verify contact information in ParentVUE. Please contact the school if you need help accessing ParentVUE or updating contact information.
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Read-a-Thon - January 9th-20th

It’s time to kick off our Kokanee PTA Read-A-Thon fundraiser!

As parents, we want our kids to be excited about reading, and last year's Read-a-thon reminded us of the power of an all-school event. Our Read-A-Thon gives friends and family, near and far, the opportunity to encourage your child to read more and help our community, all while boosting their education. Kids will earn prizes for getting started, reading, and raising donations through their personal Read-A-Thon page. In addition, the top 10 readers and raisers for each grade will be entered in a raffle to win a new bike!

Our Read-A-Thon starts Monday, January 9, 2023 and will run until January 20, 2023.

PTA will send home a packet that includes the instructions on how to activate your reader's personal page where you will be able to view and record their progress. We hope this fundraiser also provides many opportunities for cozy reading moments with your child.

Watch D.O.G.S. at Kokanee Elementary

Watch D.O.G.S. are positive male role models that spend time with the students of Kokanee Elementary, including their own student(s) during the school day.

***This program is sponsored by the Kokanee PTA***

HOW? - go to kokaneepta.com, click on “programs” tab, “Watch DOGS,” and follow instructions to complete your background check (level 1) and sign up!

WHEN? - Watch D.O.G.S. are welcome to come for all or part of the day, as long as we know the start and end times you are coming. Remember, the purpose of this program is to not only spend time with your student, but to interact with other kids at Kokanee Elementary. Email your preferred dates, times, and student name(s)/teacher(s) to the email address below.

WHY? We want all kids at Kokanee Elementary to feel valued and validated, and Watch D.O.G.S. can help!

MORE QUESTIONS? Email Sarah Kosenski at watchdogs@kokaneepta.com.