Tiger Tales Newsletter
December 14, 2020
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
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.
Winter Story Read Aloud
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
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
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.
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:
Lost of taste/smell
Shortness of breath/difficulty breathing
Muscle Aches/Pains (not attributable to other causes)
Headache (not attributable to other causes)
Congestion/Runny nose (not attributable to other causes)
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.