Tiger Tales Newsletter

December 14, 2020

Upcoming Dates

December 15 - AA Pajama Spirit Day

December 17 - Winter Story Read Aloud @6:30

December 17 - Butter Braid Pick Up @3:45-5:00

December 18 - BB/Online Pajama Spirit Day

December 19-January 3 - Winter Break

Please Complete!

We are asking that you please complete the Winter Health Attestation form for your child. If you have multiple children attending school, please complete for each one separately.

Butter Braids Fundraiser

Last day for the Butter Braid fundraiser orders is Sunday, December 13.


Delivery Date: Thursday, December 17 from 3:45-5:00

Students are responsible for picking up and delivering all orders. Remember, these items are frozen. However, they can be outside of a freezer for 2-3 hours if necessary.

Pajama Spirit Day

Students are encouraged to wear their favorite winter pajamas this week!

  • Tuesday, December 15 - AA Hybrid students
  • Friday, December 18 - BB Hybrid and online students

Winter Story Read Aloud

Join us for Winter Story Read Aloud on Thursday, December 17 from 6:30-7:30.


Make a cup of hot cocoa with the kits provided by TCE PTA and join with Google Meet Code: tcestorytime to listen to some of the staff's favorite holiday books.


6:30 - Mrs. Allen reading Merry Christmas Little Eliott

6:35 - Mrs. Childs reading The Christmas Giant

6:40 - Mrs. Jacoby reading The Bad Kitty Christmas

6:50 - Mrs. Zeigen reading Where Would Santa Go?

7:00 - Mrs. Pickrell reading There Was a Cold Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow

7:05 - Mrs. Schwarze reading Making a Friend

7:10 - Mrs. Sanchez reading If You Take A Mouse to the Movies/Si Llevas Un Ratón Al Cine

7:20 - Mrs. Laures reading Snow Friends

Operation School Bell

Students may qualify to receive new clothes and shoes from the Assistance League of Everett through Operation School Bell. Forms were sent home with hybrid students and mailed to grades 4/5 and online students. Please complete and return to school as soon as possible. If you have questions, please contact Rachel Soriano Sanchez at rsorianosanchez@stanwood.wednet.edu.

Holiday Family Support

As the holidays approach, the Stanwood Camano Food Bank and Christmas House are here to assist any family in need. Holiday dinners will be distributed on Wednesday, December 16 from 10:00-2:00 at the Food Bank.


To access the Christmas House please contact the Stanwood Camano Food Bank directly. Order forms for serving children are available on Wednesdays and Saturdays 10:00-2:00 or call (360) 913-1551.


If you are interested in donating your time or financial resources (gifts or cash), please take your donations for The Christmas House to these drop off locations: The Stanwood Camano Thrift Shop/Food Bank, Studio 271, Rite Aid, Haggens, QFC, IGA or the Christmas House located at 27201 99th Ave NW, Stanwood.

Counselor Corner with Mrs. Schwarze

A global pandemic is uncharted territory for all of us. However, feeling what others feel and acting in caring ways is not a new concept. Empathy, put simply, is walking in another person’s shoes in order to better understand how they feel and connect with them. This week put on your dad, mom, brother, sister, aunt, uncle, grandpa, grandma, or friend’s shoes and walk around the house while thinking about that person. How are they feeling? How do you know this? What do you think they need from you? Then, act on those thoughts. Write a note to your parents telling them you love them, play a game with your sibling that THEY want to play, or FaceTime your friend you know could use a check-in. Empathy is a choice and it gets easier with practice. Empathy has the power to change your day, even your life, for the better.


Counselor Corner slide decks are new each week and you can find these in your Google classroom, through Seesaw, or a link on Clever. Take time this week to check them out!

Kickin' It with the Counselor

Mrs. Schwarze will be hosting a weekly Google Meet for you and your buddies to attend.

  • 4th Grade Girls: Mondays 10:30 code: tcegrade4girls
  • 4th Grade Boys: Mondays 11:30 code: tcegrade4boys
  • 5th Grade Boys: Tuesdays 2:30 code: tcegrade5boys
  • 5th Grade Girls: Tuesdays 3:00 code: tcegrade5girls

Meals for At Home Day

You can preorder 7 day meal packs for your students. These breakfasts and lunches cover the at home days your child is not attending in hybrid model or for students who are distance learning. Meal packs are available for pick up on Fridays between 4:30-6:30 at Twin City. Click the button below to preorder your 7 day meal pack.

Health Protocols

Families have asked what the protocol is when a school has a confirmed case of COVID 19. The district immediately contacts the school nurse and the Snohomish or Island County Health District. The Snohomish Health District has provided the following documents for families.

http://www.snohd.org/DocumentCenter/View/5251/Schools-info-101620?bidId=

http://www.snohd.org/DocumentCenter/View/5278/School-and-COVID-Spanish?bidId=


We also have protocols in place for students/staff who are ill. When students or staff display the following symptoms, they must go or stay home:

  • Fever/Chills

  • Lost of taste/smell

  • Shortness of breath/difficulty breathing

  • Fatigue

  • Muscle Aches/Pains (not attributable to other causes)

  • Headache (not attributable to other causes)

  • Congestion/Runny nose (not attributable to other causes)

  • Cough

  • Nausea/vomiting

  • Diarrhea

  • Sore throat


When students/staff have these symptoms, they must stay home for 10 days or until they have a negative COVID test.


We need to reiterate schools are casualties of increased rates of transmission within the community. We have become aware of students spending time together off-campus, in unmasked social situations. This has the potential to increase transmission rates, thus impacting the district’s ability to bring back more students. We are reminding everyone that it is essential to wear masks, maintain social distancing, avoid indoor in-person gatherings outside of immediate family, and practice good hand hygiene. If a social gathering must occur, these gatherings should be held outside.

TCE Social Media

Follow our Facebook and Instagram accounts @twincitytigers to stay up to date on what is happening all year at Twin City Elementary.

Contact Us

We appreciate all you do to support your child's success at Twin City Elementary.

Jennifer Allen, Principal

Non Discrimination Statement

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.