Kodiak Monthly News - January 2023
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
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
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3rd, 4th and 5th Grade Choir Performance
When: Tuesday, January 10th
Where: Inglemoor Concert Hall
15500 Simonds Rd NE
Kenmore, WA 98028
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.