10.12.2017 PTO Meeting Minutes

 

Attendees:

  • Jennifer Herrmann

  • Nicole Harreld

  • Angie Peters

  • Michelle Fitzgerald

  • Keri Spezzano

  • Nicole Auayan

  • Sandra Burciago

  • Brandy Houllahan

  • Michelle Kelly

  • Mary Calica

  • William Thayne

  • Karen Rommen

Principal Report

Karen Rommen

  • Nothing to report.

Board Position Nomination: Teacher Liaison

  • Nomination for Nicole Harrald by Michelle Fitzgerald, Seconded by Jennifer Herrmann

  • Voted in unanimously

Teacher Liaison Report

Nicole Harrold

  • Is reaching out to classroom teachers and paras to have them attend PTO meetings

  • Would like to see increase in participation & outreach to paraeducators. Suggestion to add para liaison. Nicole will forward PTO minutes to para staff. Angie will mention at the next para meeting.

Standing Rules Revision & Approval

Brandy Houllahan

Discussed changes to Standing Rules:

  • Add in line that specifies who the members of the PTO are

  • 10- Board Meetings to change from monthly to as needed

  • 11- Quorum changed to 3 members of executive committee plus 2 additional members

  • 17- discussed and decision made not to change

Motion to approve by Keri Spezzano, seconded by Jennifer Herrman. One Nay vote by Nicole Harrold

Minority opinion- Anything legal that we vote on should be edited and a final written copy should be presented before vote. Line 14 should be changed to reflect that standing rules should be presented and edited at first meeting of year and voted on at second meeting.

William Thayne made motion to approve Nicole’s suggestion and move vote on change to next meeting. Seconded by Jennifer Herrmann. Voted in unanimously.

2017/2018 Budget Approval

Keri Spezzano

Updates to budget:

  • Winter Bazaar added back into budget and will be done in conjunction with Goodwill truck and book fair

  • PTO is discussing fundraising for capital partnership/mural, Andrew Morrison Grant. Additional information & input needs to be collected, from Doug Johnson. Also, there is concern that fundraising for mural could negatively impact fundraising for current obligations and mission. Additional fundraising my require someone to volunteer to chair an additional committee for finding mural sponsors and/or funding. Also, percentage or total amount could voted on at the end of the school year after all other budgetary needs are met. Money that has been carried forward will not be used as part of  funds for mural. There is concern that adding the Andrew Morrison Mural to our list of needs we are fundraising for could upset the community if we are unable to fully raise those funds. Alternately, some parents do not want to support the funding of this mural. This topic will be added to the agenda next month.

  • Line item for printing increased from $300 to $500

Motion to approve budget Angie Peters. Seconded by Nicole Auayan.

Budgeted voted in unanimously.

Translation/ Interpreter

Sandra Burciago

  • Paperwork that was distributed in Spanish did indicate that a translator would be available at meeting

Ideas for connecting with larger community at MTE

  • Ask Gloria Sepulvida to talk to families about attending PTO meetings

  • Send out text updates in Spanish as well as English- Mary Calica volunteered to help with texts

  • Consider if there are times that would be more convenient for families to attend

  • Consider adding in child care

  • Consider adding in food

  • Consider using other platforms such as Facebook Live or Google Hangouts- Standing Rules would need to be changed to reflect that only people physically present at the meeting would be eligible to vote.

Pledge Drive

Brandy Houllahan

Tabled until next meeting

Spirit Wear

Michelle Fitzgerald

  • 10/19 Flyers will be distributed

  • 11/6 Soft close

  • 11/8 Hard close

  • Delivery 11/20/17

Will consider producing some of our own spirit wear in the future. Would need to get heat setter ($300 ). Current company had more products and ability to personalize.

Autumn Festival

Angie Peters

Dance Party!!!

Festival will have less booths and will focus on the dance.

Marc Singer Art Program Sponsor

Tabled until next meeting

Spring Fundraiser

Pitch tabled until next week.

 

10.13.17 MTE Family Newsletter

MTE Family Newsletter

October 13, 2017

Mountlake Terrace Elementary Family Newsletter

In this issue:

  • PTO Pledge Drive and Little Hawk Art during Conference Week

  • New School Update!

  • Last Day for School Picture Payments - Monday, October 16

  • MARK YOUR CALENDARS

  • Community eFliers

PTO Pledge Drive and Little Hawk Art Classes during Conference Week

Fall Pledge Drive

Hello Mountlake Terrace Elementary Community,

MTE's Parent Teacher Organization would like to remind you that all pledges for the Fall Pledge Drive are due next week, October 16th-19th. MTE PTO relies on your generous donations to support many of the PTO’s school programs and community building events such as Little Hawk Art during school, Library, Music, Teacher Classroom Materials, Musical Theatre, Choir, STEM Night, and so much more.

Our fundraising goal for the 2017 Fall Pledge Drive is to raise $40 per student. We understand that not all families, especially those with multiple students, are able to meet this goal. Please know that every gift, no matter the size, is appreciated and makes a real difference in the lives of our students. Please make all check payable to MTE PTO. Local and out of state pledges can also be accepted online at www.littlehawkspto.org.

You should also know that if the MTE community can raise $9,000 for our PTO Mr. Johnson will dye his beard MTE RED!

Thank you for supporting our Parent Teacher Organization. Have a great Weekend!

After School Little Hawk Art

Registration is available for after school art the full week of parent teacher conferences. Register here: http://www.littlehawkspto.org/art/ or with the registration that has been sent home in your student's backpack.

If you can volunteer to support any of these classes October 23rd-27th, 11:40-1:30pm please email Brandy@mtepto.org or call 206.954.1229

New School Update!

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They are pouring the foundation on our new school!  Check out these images of the school starting to take shape!  

I also have heard rumors about Friendship Rock being moved or destroyed and I want to assure everyone that this MTE landmark is being preserved and is not being moved. This rock is actually a glacial erratic, which is a rock deposited by a retreating glacier. In the case of Friendship Rock, it was carried from British Columbia on a glacier during the last ice age and dropped when the glacier melted. It was there before the school was built and, to our knowledge, it has never been moved...including now!  

Have a great weekend everyone!  Principal Johnson

School Picture Payments

Monday, October 16th is the last day to turn in payments for school pictures. There will be a make up photo day in about a month.

Mark Your Calendars

OCTOBER

17 Tuesday - PTO Bowling Night at Lynnwood Bowl and Skate 6 - 8 PM

19 Vision Screening K, 1, 2, 3, and 5th grades only

20 NO SCHOOL (Teacher work day)

23-27 Early release at 11:40AM every day - Conference Week - (elementary schools only)

23-27 PTO Little Hawk Art 11:40AM - 1:30PM

27 PTO Autumn Festival 6:30 - 8PM

NOVEMBER

6 School Grounds Beautification

9 Veteran’s Day Assembly 9:30- 10:15AM

9 Half Day - Early Release 11:40AM

9 PTO Little Hawk Art 11:40AM - 1:30PM

10 No School - Veteran’s Day

17 PTO Skate Night 5:00-7:00 PM - Lynnwood Bowl and Skate

22-24 NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Break

30 PTO Meeting at Mountlake Terrace City Library 6:15- 7:45 PM

DECEMBER

8 Half Day - Early Release 11:40AM

8 PTO Little Hawk Art 11:40AM - 1:30PM

13 Band and Orchestra Concert 6:30- 7:30

14 PTO Skate Night 6:00-8:00 PM - Lynnwood Bowl and Skate

18-Jan 1  Winter Break

JANUARY

2 Back to School

Community eFliers

10.06.2017 Mountlake Terrace Family Newsletter

October 6, 2017

Mountlake Terrace Elementary Family Newsletter

In this issue:

  • Message from our PTO

  • MARK YOUR CALENDARS

  • Community eFliers

Important message from our wonderful PTO

Hello MTE Community,

PTO needs for all MTE students to have their t-shirts for screen printing given to their teacher by this Monday, October 9th. T-shirt donations and volunteers are needed for this project. Email Brandy@mtepto.org if you can volunteer. Printing will be done in black. Please do not choose a black t-shirt. Bright t-shirts, tie dye, and t-shirts with lightly colored patterns have been popular with students. If your student cannot provide their own t-shirt, PTO will provide one for them. Thank you all for supporting the Parent Teacher Organization and all the wonderful programs PTO supports by donating to the Fall Pledge Drive. For more information on the Fall Pledge Drive and student reward opportunities please visit www.littlehawkspto.org.

PTO would like to invite all guardians, parents, teachers, and staff to PTO's first meeting, October 12th 6:15-7:45 at the Mountlake Terrace Library (23300 58th Ave W). Please come. Our PTO needs more MTE community support.

PTO Parent Packets have been coming home. Please fill them out and return them. If you have not seen your Parent Packet you can access all info here: http://www.littlehawkspto.org/parents/

To receive text message updates from your PTO text PTO to 88202. The school will often ask the PTO to send out important updates too. Have a great weekend!

 

School Picture Day - Thursday, October 12

Please check your student’s backpack for a school picture order form and return this to school if you would like to order prints of your child’s school photo. All students have their photo taken for use in the school yearbook. There will be a picture retake day later in the year if your student is unable to be at school on Thursday.

 

Mark Your Calendars

OCTOBER

1-19 PTO Pledge Drive

7 Celebrate Schools 5K 8:00 AM

12 School Picture Day

12 PTO Meeting at Mountlake Terrace City Library (not at school) 6:15- 7:45 PM

17 Tuesday - PTO Bowling Night at Lynnwood Bowl and Skate 6 - 8 PM

19 Vision Screening

20 NO SCHOOL (Teacher work day)

23-27 Early release at 11:40AM every day - Conference Week - (elementary schools only)

23-27 PTO Little Hawk Art 11:40AM - 1:30PM

27 PTO Autumn Festival 6:30 - 8PM

NOVEMBER

6 School Grounds Beautification

9 Veteran’s Day Assembly

17 PTO Skate Night 5-7 PM

22-24 NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Break

30 PTO Meeting at Mountlake Terrace City Library (not at school) 6:15- 7:45 PM

9.22.2017 Mountlake Terrace Family Newsletter

September 22, 2017

Mountlake Terrace Elementary Family Newsletter

In this issue:

  • Student Pick-up Reminder

  • Celebrate Schools 5K DATE CORRECTION and MTE Little Hawks Team Registration

  • ¡Gratis! Clases De Inglés Para Padres Free English Language Learner classes for Adults!  

  • MARK YOUR CALENDARS

         Sept. 28 - Teacher Top Ten and Ice Cream Social 6:00- 7:45 PM

         Sept. 29 - Half Day Early Release -  School ends at 11:40 AM

  • Community eFliers

 

Student pick-up reminder

For end of day dismissal, if you are parking your car and meeting your child, we are asking family members to wait at the Peace Garden for their students and NOT at classroom doors or at the end of the buildings. Students are walked by staff members to the busses at the back of the school or to the family pick-up area at the front of the school. Thank you for your cooperation when visiting our school.  We changed our dismissal procedure to keep dismissal safe and orderly. (Parents do not need to sign into the office for after school pickup at the Peace Garden area.)  

 

Celebrate Schools 5K - Join our school team! MTE Little Hawks - Saturday, 8 am, October 7

(Please note date correction) Alderwood Mall/Loew’s Theater

Show your support for your school! Teams are forming and registration is open for the Foundation for Edmonds School District’s Celebrate Schools 5K Run/Walk. Register online for our school team, the MTE Little Hawks  here or with a paper form from our school office. Schools teams compete for bragging rights, team prizes and race proceeds.

School teams with 20 or more members will get a share of 50% of the event proceeds. Entry fees—Ages 0-12: $7, Ages 13-18: $15, Ages 19+: $25, and Virtual Runner: $25. A Virtual Runner is not an entry but a way to support a team. Virtual Runners will not get a t-shirt, race bib or timing chip. This a great option for those who are not able to attend the event, but want to support a team. For full details, visit the event website.

Thank you!!

 

¡Gratis! Clases De Inglés Para Padres Free English Language Learner classes for Adults!  

Aprenda Inglés

Aprenda sobre la cultura Americana

Conozca a otros padres

Aprenda sobre su nueva comunidad y recursos disponibles para usted

¿Dónde?

Mountlake Terrace High School

21801 44th Ave. W

Mountlake Terrace, WA. 98043

¿Cuándo? Los martes y los jueves empezaremos el 26 de Septiembre 2017

7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Gratis: Tiempo adicional de aprendizaje para niños de 3 a 10 años de edad (por favor anote que solamente aceptamos niños que ya no usan pañales, tracias)

Las Profesoras:

Hinda Yukimura: YukimuraH@edmonds.wednet.edu (primer nivel)

Priscilla Krueger: Pkkrueger@comcast.net (nivel intermedio)

¡Todos Los Padres Son Bienvenidos!

 

English Language Learners Free! English Classes for Adults

Meet other parents

Learn about American culture

Learn English

Learn about your new community and available services

Where:

Mountlake Terrace High School

21801 44th Ave. W

Mountlake Terrace, WA. 98043

When: Tuesday and Thursday evenings 7:00 Pm – 8:30 PM

Starting September 26th, 2017

Free extended learning time for children 3 to 10 years old (no children younger than 3 or older than 10)

Teachers:

Hinda Yukimura: YukimuraH@edmonds.wednet.edu (Beginning Level)

Priscilla Krueger: Pkkrueger@comcast.net (Intermediate Level)

All Parents Welcome!

 

Mark Your Calendars

SEPTEMBER

28 Teacher Top Ten and Ice Cream Social 6:00- 7:45PM

29 Early Release - School ends at 11:40AM

29 PTO Little Hawk Art 11:40AM - 1:30PM

OCTOBER

7 Celebrate Schools 5K 8:00 AM

12 PTO Meeting at Mountlake Terrace City Library (not at school) 6:15- 7:45 PM

17 PTO Bowling Night at Lynnwood Bowl and Skate 6 - 8 PM

19 Vision Screening

20 NO SCHOOL (Teacher work day)

23-27 Early release at 11:40AM every day - Conference Week - (elementary schools only)

23-27 PTO Little Hawk Art 11:40AM - 1:30PM

27 PTO Autumn Festival 6:30 - 8PM

 

Community eFliers

09.15.2017 Mountlake Terrace Familiy Newsletter

September 15, 2017

Mountlake Terrace Elementary Family Newsletter

In this issue:

  • Ice Cream Social and Teacher Top 10

  • Visitors on campus and student dismissals

  • MOVE 60 Registration is now open online / MOVE 60! Temporada de Otoño  

  • When to keep your child home if they are sick

  • My Stop App Instructions

  • Foundation for Edmonds School District Events

  • Foreign Language for Youth at Mountlake Terrace Elementary

  • Fragrance Free School

  • MARK YOUR CALENDARS

 

Ice Cream Social and Teacher Top 10!  September 28 from 6:00-7:45

Dear MTE Families,

Please join us on Thursday, September 28 from 6:00 – 7:45 pm for our annual Ice Cream Social/Teacher Top Ten.  This is an important event for all families, and children are welcome.  This is your chance to get to know your child’s teachers, to learn how you can help your child to be successful this year, and to learn about our outstanding PE, Music, Library, Title 1, Special Education and ELL programs.   Each classroom teacher will have two sessions- you only need to stay for one of your child’s classroom sessions.  We’d like to give special thanks to our MTE PTO (Parent Teacher Organization) for providing ice cream for our community!

Schedule:

  • 6:00 - 6:30 pm     FREE Ice Cream Social in the GYM -  Our wonderful PTO provides the ice cream which our staff serves to our students and families.

  • 6:40 - 7:00 pm     Session 1- Classrooms: All classrooms Top 10 Presentation

  • 7:00 - 7:20 pm     Session 2- Specialists:  Visit music, PE, library, ELL, Title 1, Counselor, or Special Education learning specialists.

  • 7:20 - 7:40 pm     Session 3- Classrooms: All classrooms Top 10 Presentation (repeat of Session 1).  The library will also be open!

  • 7:45                        END TIME

We hope to see you there!  Doug Johnson, Principal & Karen Rommen, Assistant Principal

 

Visitors on campus and student dismissals

Families- we welcome all of you to our campus at Woodway Elementary!  We want you to be aware of our policy regarding visitors to our school, as well as an important change regarding family pickup during student dismissals:

  • For the safety of our kids, all visitors and family members are required to sign in at the office immediately upon arrival (the only exception is after school pickup). We provide green visitor stickers to all visitors and volunteers, and we appreciate you visiting our school!  

  • For dismissal, we are asking family members to wait at the Peace Garden at the end of the day for their students and NOT at classroom doors. You can expect that a staff member will walk with your child to this area for pick-up.  Parents do not need to sign into the office for after school pickup at the Peace Garden area.  

Thank you for your cooperation when visiting our school.  We changed our dismissal procedure to keep dismissal safe and orderly.  

Our bus system is going very well, with students safely getting to their buses every day.  Teachers walk students to the bus areas, and students wait in their colored bus groups, with adults and 6th grade patrol members closely supervising.  Our kindergarten and first grade students board first, typically before any other students are out there, and then our 2nd through 6th graders board in an organized way, as their driver greets them.  Once the students have boarded, a large group of teachers chat and wave to students as they leave.  Please know that your children are all having a safe and organized beginning and ending to their day (and it’s looking really good in-between as well!)  

In related news, many of our staff have commented how much we miss seeing so many of our families on our campus every day.  This just seems to be a part of being away from our typical home, but we’re already looking forward to being back in the community next school year.  Please know that you are missed, and that each of your children is cared for.    

Best wishes, Doug Johnson  

 

MOVE 60! Fall Session - Registration now open online

October 2, 2017 - December 15, 2017

 Who: 2nd-6th Grade Students

What: An exercise/activity program

When: Before or after school, 4 days per week

Where: School gym

Cost: FREE!

Why: To get moving and have FUN!

***Enrollment is limited to 50 students per school.

 Questions: Contact Jennie Hershey at 425-431-3312 or Jenni McCloughan at 425-431-3029

 Register your child on the Move 60 website at http://www.edmonds.wednet.edu/programs/move_60_/move_60_registration_packets/ or

FIND US ON FACEBOOK!

 

MOVE 60! Temporada de Otoño         

Del 2 de octubre al 15 de diciembre, 2017

Para: Estudiantes del 2º al 6º grados

¿Qué es?: Es un programa de ejercicios/actividades

Horario: Antes o después de clases, 4 días a la semana

Lugar: En el gimnasio de la escuela

Costo: ¡GRATUITO!

Motivo: ¡Para moverse y DIVERTIRSE!

***Las inscripciones están limitadas a 50 estudiantes por escuela.

Preguntas: Contacte a Jennie Hershey al 425-431-3312 o a Jenni McCloughan al 425-431-3029

Inscriba a su hijo en la página web de Move 60 en http://www.edmonds.wednet.edu/programs/move_60_/move_60_registration_packets/ ó

¡BÚSQUENOS EN FACEBOOK!

 

When to keep your child home if they are sick

Because we care about protecting students and their families from contagious diseases . . .

Please keep an ill student home, or make arrangements with a caregiver, when signs below are present:

  • APPEARANCE, BEHAVIOR- unusually tired, pale, lack of appetite, difficult to wake, confused or irritable

  • EYES- White or yellow drainage, vision change, and/or redness of the eyelid or skin around the eye, itchiness, pain or sensitivity to light. This may be a sign of "pink eye" (conjunctivitis) and need medical evaluation. However, students can be in school if there is only minimal redness to the white of the eye and no other signs.

  • FEVER- temperature of 100 degrees Fahrenheit or higher. Student needs to be fever free for 24 hours before returning to school. Giving a fever reducing medication just before returning to school does not make a student well. It may only mask the fever until the medication wears off. In this situation, a student needs to be home so others are not exposed to illness.

  • EAR PAIN WITH FEVER- Untreated ear infections may cause permanent hearing loss so consult with the student's health care provider.

  • PERSISTENT NASAL DRAINAGE AND/OR CHRONIC COUGH- may need to be seen by a health care provider. These may be signs of a condition that may spread to others and require treatment.

  • SORE THROAT- especially with fever or swollen glands in the neck - A student with a confirmed diagnosis of strep throat may return to school after 24 hours of appropriate treatment.

  • DIARRHEA- 3 or more watery stools in a 24 hour period, especially if the student acts or looks ill.

  • VOMITING- vomiting 2 or more times within the past 24 hours.

  • RASH- body rash, especially with fever or itching. Exceptions are rashes due to heat, diapers, and allergic reactions which are not spread to others.

  • SCABIES- Students with scabies may return to school 24 hours after beginning treatment.

  • CHICKENPOX-Students are infectious 1 - 2 days before the rash appears and until the blisters (sores) are dry and crusted. This is usually 5-6 days after the rash appears. Students need to stay home until all lesions have crusted over and there are no new lesions in 24 hours.

Students with these signs at school may place other students at risk of illness so will need to be picked up promptly if signs occur at school. Notify the office staff when family or emergency contact phone numbers change so that someone can always be reached to pick up your child.

If your student has a contagious illness, please notify us since an exposure may be life-threatening for others with fragile immune systems or certain medical conditions. Health information will be treated confidentially.

Keeping ill students at home and encouraging frequent hand washing protects all, including those with fragile immune systems and certain medical conditions. While we regret any inconvenience, it may result in fewer lost work days and less illness for family members.

Thank you for your support keeping students safe & healthy.

 

My Stop App for live School Bus Route information

Versatrans My Stop allows families to view estimated times of arrival for buses at bus stops.

The App is available for download for Apple and Android devices.

Follow these steps:

  1. Download the Versatrans My Stop App from the online App store.

  2. Open the App and “Tap to select a school district”.

  3. Select Edmonds School District and tap “OK”.

  4. Your Username and Password are both your Skyward Family ID which is attached to your student’s record. You will use the same Family ID number for both Username and Password. (Please note that this number is not the same as your Skyward Access ID or password.)

  5. The Family ID can be found in Skyward Family Access under the Student Info tab in the Family section. (Skyward Access logins and passwords will be sent home in student backpacks as soon as possible.)

  6. All students in the same family use the same Family ID.

  7. Tap ‘Login” – you should see your student’s name appear. If there is more than one student in the family, tap on the name displayed and additional students will display. If your student's bus route is active, you will see the expected arrival time of your student. If you login during a time of day when your student's bus is not running, you will see the following message, "No active routes found".

 

Foundation for Edmonds School District Events

Celebrate Schools 5K | 8 am, October 1 | Alderwood Mall/Loew’s Theater (poster attachment in jpg/pdf)

Show your support for your school! Teams are forming and registration is open for the Foundation for Edmonds School District’s Celebrate Schools 5K Run/Walk. Regsiter online or with a paper form from your school office. Schools teams compete for bragging rights, team prizes and race proceeds.

School teams with 20 or more members will get a share of 50% of the event proceeds. Entry fees—Ages 0-12: $7, Ages 13-18: $15, Ages 19+: $25, and Virtual Runner: $25. A Virtual Runner is not an entry but a way to support a team. Virtual Runners will not get a t-shirt, race bib or timing chip. This a great option for those who are not able to attend the event, but want to support a team. For full details, visit the event website.

Support the Foundation for ESD with Cookies for Kids at Chick-fil-A Lynnwood [flier attachment in jpg/pdf]

Make it a sweet day all month long at Chick-fil-A at Lynnwood! Throughout the month of September, when you purchase a chocolate chunk cookie, Chick-fil-A Lynnwood will donate 25-cents to the Foundation for Edmonds School District. Funds raised will go to support all the Foundation’s programs that benefit student learning including post-secondary scholarships, PSAT and World Language Testing Fees, classroom grants for teachers, and weekend meals for our homeless students.

Shop Whole Foods September 20 and Support the Foundation for ESD [flier attachment]

Stop by Whole Foods Lynnwood on Wednesday, September 20 and 5% of your purchases will go to support the Foundation for ESD. Whether it’s a snack, some prepared food for dinner, or a whole cart full of food, our students will benefit!

Test Drive 4 Kids to Benefit Foundation for ESD [Graphic attached]

Through October 31

Are you in the market for a new car? Be sure to visit Campbell Auto Group at either their Edmonds or South Everett Showrooms. Through October 31, when you test drive a new Volkswagen or Nissan, Campbell will donate $50 to the Foundation when you select us from a list of local charities. You drive and our kids win!

 

Foreign Language for Youth at Mountlake Terrace

Register before September 30th for a 2017-18 class

Foreign Language for Youth is offering language classes to students at Mountlake Terrace Elementary beginning the week of October 16 and ending in Spring of 2018.  Classes meet at Mountlake Terrace Elementary.  Tuition is $389.00.  If you are interested, please visit us at https://www.foreignlanguageforyouth.org/schools/mountlaketerrace/ to view a schedule of class offerings and register. For more information, contact us at  info@fl4y.org or 425-420-2854 or visit www.foreignlanguageforyouth.org

 

Fragrance Free School

We are a fragrance free school. Please help us to accommodate our staff and students who are chemically sensitive to fragrances and other scented products. We ask that students not wear perfume, cologne, scented hand lotion, fragranced hair products, and or similar products. Thank you!

 

Mark Your Calendars

SEPTEMBER

28 Teacher Top Ten and Ice Cream Social 6:00- 7:45PM

29 Early Release - School ends at 11:40AM

29 PTO Little Hawk Art 11:40AM - 1:30PM

OCTOBER

12 PTO Meeting at Mountlake Terrace City Library (not at school) 6:15- 7:45 PM

17 PTO Bowling Night at Lynnwood Bowl and Skate 6 - 8 PM

19 Vision Screening

20 NO SCHOOL (Teacher work day)

23-27 Early release at 11:40AM every day - Conference Week - (elementary schools only)

23-27 PTO Little Hawk Art 11:40AM - 1:30PM

09.08.2017 Mountlake Terrace Elementary Family Newsletter

In this issue:

  • School Supplies

  • First day of school for Kindergarten- Monday, Sept. 11th, 2017

  • Ice Cream Social and Teacher’s Top 10

  • Early Release Days 2017-2018

  • One page 2017-2018 School Calendar

  • MARK YOUR CALENDARS

Our First Week at Woodway!  By Mr. Johnson

Hello families,

It has been a wonderful first week in our new home.  There have certainly been many changes and challenges, but I appreciate the support and flexibility shown by everyone in our community.  Every day, we have worked to refine our systems for lunch, recess, and before and after school, thinking first of the safety of our students.  We have also been preparing for our kindergarteners, who start on Monday, and we’re excited to have them join us!  Here are a few details for you to know:

  1. We now use a “freeze bell” on the playground.  Students freeze when the bell rings, and they look to our excellent recess teachers for directions before they walk to the next location.  This is an idea shared with us by Cedar Way Elementary, and it’s been working very well to create a calm and controlled end to recess.

  2. All of our buses are color-coded to make it easier for students to find the right bus.  Our kindergarten and first grade students also have colored tags on their backpacks for an additional safety check.  Student patrols will also join our MTE staff members, starting Monday, and they will further ensure that students to get to the right place and have a positive end to their school day.  Together, we have a very controlled and safe end of the school day for our bus riders.

  3. You should know that all of our buses are tracked by GPS and our bus dispatch has constant communication with the drivers.  In a few cases, we had the incorrect stops in the system on the first day, and we were able to have immediate contact with the drivers to get students to the right place.  All of these problems are now fixed.  

  4. If you ever plan to have your child ride a different bus home, the office needs to be called in advance and students must also have a written note.  This is to ensure that all students get home safely.  Thank you.  

  5. Family pickup is a known challenge.  For families picking up students, it is very difficult to get through the line, and parking is limited.  With 5 long buses and 7 shorter buses, it’s hard to find room for private cars.  While we’ll continue to see if we can improve things, this will likely be a year-long challenge.  Parking in the neighborhood and walking in has worked for some families.  If you walk in to meet your students, please wait at the “Peace Garden” area near the office.  Please do not walk to your child’s classroom, as this can be distracting for students’ learning.  Using the bus is a very good option, and it’s very safe.  For kindergarten families- I recommend having your children ride the bus on their first day, and driving here to meet them when they arrive if you like (carpool if possible, please).      

  6. We have implemented new systems for outside supervision (before school, in particular) and this is an improvement over previous years.  Please know that all students are supervised at all times, from the time they arrive at school to the time they get on the bus.  I know that many of you enjoyed walking your kids to school in previous years, and that this isn’t possible at the Woodway site.  Please know that every child is supervised and cared for from 8:10 to the time they step off their bus, and we take this work very seriously.

  7. Students this year have more time to eat lunch- we increased this from 20 minutes to 30 minutes this year to ensure that all students have enough time to eat their full lunch.  This has worked out very well, and lunch feels much less rushed this year.  Our 3rd-6th grade students also have recess before lunch, which is a change we made based on on recent research and success from other local schools.  

As you can see, we are taking this opportunity in our new home to put together new systems for student safety and health, and things are going very well!  We are ready and excited for our kindergarteners to join us on Monday!

My best to you and your family, Doug Johnson, Principal

School Supply fee due September 15th - Thank you!

This year, we are collecting $35.00 per student for classroom supplies instead of asking families to purchase supplies individually. You can pay this fee with check, cash, or credit card in the office. You can also pay online here: https://wa-edmonds.intouchreceipting.com

We all support each other at MTE!  You can donate additional money to help families with this cost.  Thank you to those of you who have already done this! If the cost of supplies is an economic hardship for your family, please contact the school office so we can help. (425) 431-7894.

First day of school for Kindergarten- Monday, Sept. 11th, 2017

The date has been set for our Ice Cream Social and Teacher Top 10!  Evening of September 28th

This important event is your family’s chance to get to know your child’s teachers, to learn how you can help your child to be successful this year, and to learn about the outstanding programs in our school.  There is also FREE ICE CREAM for your entire family! More information to follow.

Early Release Days 2017-2018

Please mark your calendars for the early release (half-days) for this school year. Mountlake Terrace Elementary finishes at 11:40 AM on early release days. Students are still served lunch. To determine your child’s bus drop off time, just determine the amount of time it normally takes for your child to get home on a 3:10PM release day and add that time to 11:40AM. Don’t forget to inform your after school child-care providers.

Edmonds School District Elementary School Early Release days for this year:

September 29

October 23, 24, 25, 26, and 27 (Parent-Teacher Conference Week - Grade K-6 only)

November 9

December 8

January 25

February 16

March 2,

March 14 and 15 (Grades K-6 only)

April 27

May 11 and 25

June 21 (This is the currently scheduled last day of school. If we need to use snow days, this day will return to being a full day and the new last day of school will be an early release day. The last possible snow day is June 28.)

 

The one page school year calendar is available online here.

The printed, Student Artwork and Family Handbook will be mailed to households at the end of September.

 

Mark Your Calendars

SEPTEMBER

11 First Day of School for Kindergarten

15 Hearing Testing Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 5 (not 4th and 6th)

28 Teacher Top Ten and Ice Cream Social 6:00- 7:45PM

29 Early Release - School ends at 11:40AM

29 PTO Little Hawk Art 11:40AM - 1:30PM

OCTOBER

12 PTO Meeting at Mountlake Terrace City Library (not at school) 6:15- 7:45 PM

17 PTO Bowling Night at Lynnwood Bowl and Skate 6 - 8 PM

20 NO SCHOOL (Teacher work day)

23-27 Early release at 11:40AM every day - Conference Week - (elementary schools only)

23-27 PTO Little Hawk Art - 11:40AM - 1:30PM

Volunteers Needed

Fri 9/23 to assist w/vision & hearing screening!  Helpers are needed for 8:30-12:00 or 1:00-2:30, or for entire day from 8:30-2:30. Duties include: escorting classes, line management, escorting students.  Contact Karin Olson at olsonka@edmonds.wednet.edu by 9/22 if interested.  Thank you!

Reminder From Mr. Hollingshead: If you are not a district employee you must have a background check prior to your volunteer work! Volunteer packets can be found in the office. Thank you!

MTE Weekly Newsletter 5-18-16‏

Good Afternoon Mountlake Terrace Elementary Families and Community,

 

Equity Alliance for Achievement (EAACH)

Please join us for our EAACH General meeting on May 23 from 6:30-8:00 pm here at the District office in the Board Rooms.

Address: 20420 68th Ave W, Lynnwood

We look forward to seeing you then!

EAACH General (Junta general de EAACH)

Acompáñenos en nuestra reunión general de EAACH el día 23 de mayo de 6:30-8:00 pm aquí, en las salas de juntas de las oficinas del Distrito.

 Dirección: 20420 68th Ave W, Lynnwood

 ¡Los esperamos!

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED:

 Mrs. Brockman needs Wheels Club volunteers on Wednesdays during lunch recess from 12:20-1:20! You will be helping kids on the bike/scooter course and making sure students are being safe. We need at least two volunteers for Wheels Club to continue. If we are unable to get the volunteers we need, we will have to cancel Wheels Club and do Mileage Club instead. This is another great option for kids, but Wheels Club is an extremely popular recess activity that we wait for all year. Please help us keep Wheels Club going through the end of the year!

 PLEASE CONTACT MRS. BROCKMAN at brockmanc@edmonds.wednet.edu or 425-431-3310. 

MTE PTO Auction – YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS THIS FUN EVENT!  BRING THE WHOLE FAMILY!!  Friday, May 20, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

You are invited to the annual Spring Auction this coming Friday, May 20, from 6:30-8:30pm in our school’s gym.  Please come on Friday night to the auction!  This is one of our two largest fundraisers we do to raise money for our school and all the events we run throughout the year.  PTO sponsors many events throughout the year as well as class field trips, donations for teacher classroom supplies, recess equipment, and donations for music, PE, our library and assemblies.  Your generous bidding comes right back to your kids!  Thank you for your support!  See you on Friday, May 20, at 6:30! 

We have so many wonderful donations this year, recess LEGO Party with School Principal, Mr. Johnson, Disney tickets, gift cards for many local restaurants, oil changes, bagels for a year from Panera, amazing classroom baskets, Mariners tickets and gear, Sounders gear and so much more! This year we are pre-selling tickets for a beautiful, handmade quilt.  It was handmade by Mr. Sargent, husband of our school librarian Mr. Winkeljohn.Quilt.pdf.docx 

Tickets were sent home with kids last week.  Please offer tickets to friends, family, coworkers for this one of a kind quilt.  Tickets are $3 each and you do not have to be present to win.  

One lucky person can win this quilt. Buy online today. This means no waiting in lines, you can buy as many tickets as you want with a card, no cash required, and you can focus on making sure you win the items you are bidding on at auction. MTE PTO will fill out your raffle tickets and enter them in the raffle drawing. To prepay for your raffle tickets today go to: http://www.littlehawkspto.org/ Please share this web link with your local, in state, and out of state friends and family. You don't have to be present to win.

ART CLASS

PTO is hosting a Little Hawk Art Class "After School" Thursday May 26th, 3:15pm-5pm in room 12. This class we will be creating 3 dimensional art with clay. Click here to register online at: http://www.littlehawkspto.org/art/

Wednesday, 5/18/16

MTE Preschool 9:00 – 11:00 am

MTE SBA Make ups

No Move 60

 

Thursday, 5/19/16

Move 60 3:15 – 4:15 pm

MTE SBA Make ups

MTE PTO Skate Night 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Friday, 5/20/16

MTE SBA Make ups

Battle of the Books, Brier Elementary 9:00 – 12:30 pm

4th Grade Tillicum Village

Ms. Baird/Ms. Miller Classes – Science Center

Move 60 3:15 – 4:15 pm

MTE PTO Auction 6:30 – 8:30 pm

 

Monday, 5/23/16

MTE Preschool– 9:00 – 11:00 am

Move 60 3:15 – 4:15 pm

 

Tuesday, 5/24/16

SBA 4th & 6th grades

Move 60 3:15 – 4:15 pm

Wednesday, 5/25/16

MTE Preschool – 9:00 – 11:00 am

SBA 3rd & 5th grades

No Move 60

 

Thursday, 5/26/16

SBA, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th grades

Move 60 3:15 – 4:15 pm

 

Friday 5/27/16

Move 60 3:15 – 4:15 pm

Monday, 5/30/16

No School Memorial Day

 

Tuesday, 5/31/16

SBA Make Ups

Move 60 3:15 – 4:15 pm

 

Wednesday, 6/1/16

MTE Preschool – 9:00 – 11:00 am

SBA Make Ups

MTE Talent Show Rehearsal 4:15 – 5:15 pm

No Move 60

 

Thursday, 6/2/16

SBA Make Ups

Move 60 3:15 – 4:15 pm

 

Friday 6/3/16

SBA Make Ups

MTE Talent Show preview, 9:30 – 10:15 am – all families invited

Move 60 3:15 – 4:15 pm

MTE Talent Show, MTE Gym 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

PTO Board/General Meeting May 10th 6pm and 7pm

Hi all! 

Here's your chance to join us for the next PTO meeting which will be held Tuesday in the Gym during Sight Word Bingo night! 6pm (Board) and 7pm(General). Please come to either meeting.  This is a busy group - we're not a bunch of Chit-chatters - we're action oriented! : 

 

The Agenda is attached. We'll be doing our elections. 

 

o Suggeseted nominations:

o Keri for Treasurer

o Leilani for Secretary

o Brandy for VP

o Michele to continue as President

 

 

WE are also looking for people in these positions to chair:

Harvest/Autumn Festival

Auction

Grandparents Tea

End Of Year BBQ

Volunteer Coordinator

Media Coordinator

T-shirt

Skate Night

Beautification Coordinator

MTE Weekly News Letter 4.18.2016

Good Morning Mountlake Terrace Elementary Families and Community,

TODAY!  STEM EXPO – FREE at Mountlake Terrace High School – this year Mountlake Terrace Elementary 6th Grade Stem Club will participate in this amazing event – Thank you Ms. Mann and Ms. Hollingsworth, our fabulous MTE STEM Coordinators!


STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.  Exhibits include STEM Classroom Demonstrations, Scientific Investigations, Engineering Design Projects, STEM Club Projects, College and Industry Displays, Computer Sciences, Scientific Inquiry Essays

 

 

CLOTHES FOR KIDS - COINS FOR KIDS

Friday your child will be bringing home a plastic baggy with attached information for our annual Clothes for Kids Coins for Kids coin drive.  This is a very easy fundraiser that supports Clothes for Kids. This year Home Street Bank will match our first $500.  Students collect coins (pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters, etc) and the office collects them.  We don’t need to do any counting.

Clothes for Kids provides school clothing to students in our community whose families qualify for free and reduced lunch.  For our school this is over half of our students.  Our families depend on Clothes for Kids and we are excited to be able to continue to support this very important organization.

Every penny counts!  Coins are due to the office by Friday 4/22.

Thank you for supporting Clothes for Kids coordinated by your Office Staff (Cathy, Paprika & Theresa). 

 

Mountlake Terrace Elementary PTO.

Our PTO would like to invite you to join their next PTO meeting tomorrow, Tuesday April 19th at 6pm in the Library. PTO will be having board elections during this meeting and seeking parents to help with other activities. Our school’s PTO has several parents moving on from PTO. Mountlake Terrace Elementary needs more parent involvement in PTO because we currently do not have enough parent volunteers. PTO annually raises over $18,000 to benefit every student at our school. PTO funds classroom materials for teachers, library, music, physical education, and para-educators. PTO also funds the Little Hawk Art Program, Clay art with Mrs. Julie, multicultural assemblies, field trips, recess equipment, and community building events. There are no fees for joining PTO and your time commitment is up to you. Every parent at our school is welcome. Please consider joining Mountlake Terrace Elementary PTO. It is a great way to get involved in your community, meet me Mrs. Mary MacLean the vice principal, Mr. Doug Johnson the principal, teachers, para-educators, and other parents at our school. The PTO hopes to see you tomorrow at 6pm in the Library.

To stay informed of PTO events text “PTO” to 88202 or visit PTO’s website at LittleHawksPTO.org and Follow Mountlake Terrace Elementary on Facebook.

 

Monday, 4/18/16

MTE Preschool– 9:00 – 11:00 am

Move 60 3:15 – 4:15 pm

STEM EXPO 2016 - 6:00 – 8:00 pm – Mountlake Terrace High School

 

Tuesday, 4/19/16

Move 60 3:15 – 4:15 pm

MTE PTO Board Meeting 6-7 pm

MTE PTO General Membership Meeting 7:00 – 8:00 pm

Youth Suicide Prevention Workshop.pdf 

Wednesday, 4/20/16

MTE Preschool – 9:00 – 11:00 am

HONK! Field Trip at MTHS – 1st, 2nd 3rd, 4th and Ms. Baird and Ms. Miller (Kline’s) classes – 9:00 – 11:30 am

No Move 60

 

Thursday, 4/21/16

Move 60 3:15 – 4:15 pm

Youth Suicide Prevention Workshop – flyer attached Verdant Community Wellness Center    Youth Suicide Prevention Workshop.pdf 

MTE PTO Skate Night 6:00 – 8:0 pm

 

Friday 4/22/16

COINS FOR Kids due

Move 60 3:15 – 4:15 pm


Saturday 4/23/16

School Beautification 10:00 am -2:00 pm

Good will truck at school for donations

 

Monday, 4/25/16

MTE Preschool– 9:00 – 11:00 am

First day Move 60 3:15-4:15 pm

Equity Alliance for Achievement (EAACH) 6:30 pm at ESC

Board Elections

VERY IMPORTANT! PLEASE READ!

 

 

Please join us at our next PTO meeting April 19th at 6pm or 7pm.  6pm is the PTO Board meeting. Then 7pm is the  General Meeting. Both meetings are open to all parents and teachers. At 7pm we will have board nominations. Please come!

 

 

DID YOU KNOW THAT EVERY YEAR PTO NOMINATES AND ELECTS BOARD MEMBERS?              Happily for everyone, there is no campaigning involved!    :)

 

 

WHY SERVE IN THE PTO, I HEAR YOU SAY?

 

 

“When schools, families, and community groups work together to support learning, children tend to do better in school, stay in school longer, and like school more.”

 

 

A few comments from current and past board members:

 

 

I serve through our PTO and volunteering in school activities to try the best I can to create a successful and happy childhood experience for not only my own child, but all of the children in our "village".   -  Leilani J.,  Current Vice President

 

 

I got involved because I felt like I didn't know what was going on (side note - that has a lot more to do with me than anyone else), and because I only get one shot at this - i.e. 1 kid AND I want to help make their (the collective kids) experience great! - Keri S., Current Secretary

 

 

I volunteered because it was suggested by a close friend who encouraged me to get involved in my son’s educational process. Never could I have imagined the friends I would make and the sense of purpose I would be gifted by doing this work. - Michele K., Current President

 

 

If you want to go fast, then go alone.

 

If you want to go far, GO TOGETHER!

 

Do you ever wonder what the PTO actually does? What is all that money spent on? Why are they always fundraising and asking for donations? Why do they need help all the time?

 

 

HERE ARE THE AREAS THAT PTO SUPPORTS

 

 

Field trips to culturally diverse events                                                                               $  4200

 

Assemblies that expose children to the arts                                                                     $  600

Library funds that bring more diverse ideas to our children                                           $  400

Music funds to widen the variety of musical experience                                                 $  400

Physical Education to promote fun ways to keep fit and health education                   $  400

Recess Equipment to encourage play and fitness                                                            $  200

Full time & Para educator stipend to enrich the classroom learning experience          $  4750

Learning specialist stipend                                                                                                  $  400

Volunteer Art teacher supply fund                                                                                      $  300

6th grade camp scholarships-so every 6th grader gets to go                                          $  600

Funding for all PTO sponsored events that encourage community                                $  4500

General operating costs                                                                                                       $  1295

 

TOTAL  BUDGET   $18,045.00

 

 

 

Board Positions that are coming up are:

 

 

  • Treasurer  2yr elected position

Other temporary non elected positions include:   

 

  • Front reader board volunteer

  • Volunteer coordinator

  • Harvest Festival Chairperson / Co- Chair

  • End of year BBQ Chairperson / Co-Chair

  • Auction Chairperson / Co-Chairperson

 

Other areas where your input is valuable:

 

Fundraising that aligns with PTO values

Activities that promote enhanced learning experiences

 

 

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

 

 

You can reach us through Facebook at Mountlake Terrace Elementary PTO

Our website LittlehawksPTO.org or contact our board president directly at michele@mtepto.org or 206-940-2857

MTE Weekly News Letter 4.11.2016

Good Afternoon Mountlake Terrace Elementary Families and Community,

Welcome Back from Spring Break!

 

A few added items this week and one correction. 

  • Join Superintendent Nick Brossoit will be at MTHS at 4:00 pm Tuesday, 4/12 to provide your thoughts on the 2016-17 Edmonds School District Budget.
  • 4/14 – removed Skate Night and added Family Heart Health presentation (see below)

Monday, 4/11/16

MTE Preschool– 9:00 – 11:00 am

First day Move 60 3:15-4:15 pm

 

Tuesday, 4/12/16

Move 60 3:15 – 4:15 pm

Edmonds School District Community Budget Meeting - Mountlake Terrace High School - 4:00 pm

  

Wednesday, 4/13/16

MTE Preschool 9:00 – 11:00 am

Show Brazil assembly 1:30 – 2:15 pm, MTE gym families invited to attend

No Move 60

 

Thursday, 4/14/16

Move 60 3:15 – 4:15 pm

Heart Health Information –- MTE Library 6:00 – 8:00 pm - Join Family Engagement Liaison Wendy Alvarado to learn about a healthy heart and future plans for a MTE family walking club.  

 

Friday, 4/15/16

Move 60 3:15 – 4:15 pm

 

Monday, 4/18/16

MTE Preschool– 9:00 – 11:00 am

Move 60 3:15 – 4:15 pm

 

Tuesday, 4/19/16

Move 60 3:15 – 4:15 pm

MTE PTO Board Meeting 6-7 pm

MTE PTO General Membership Meeting 7:00 – 8:00 pm

 

Wednesday, 4/20/16

MTE Preschool – 9:00 – 11:00 am

HONK! Field Trip at MTHS – 2,3,4  Grade classes – 9:00 – 11:30 am

No Move 60

 

Thursday, 4/21/16

Move 60 3:15 – 4:15 pm

MTE PTO Skate Night 6:00 – 8:0 pm

 

Friday 4/22/16

MTE Preschool – 9:00 – 11:00 am

Move 60 3:15 – 4:15 pm


Saturday 4/23/16

School Beautification 10:00 am -2:00 pm

Good will truck at school for donations

Mountlake Terrace Elementary Newsletter 4-1-16‏

Good Afternoon Mountlake Terrace Elementary Families and Community,

Multi-cultural Night

Thank you MTE students families, PTO, Natural Leaders and staff for helping to make our annual Mountlake Terrace Elementary School – we learned about all the different cultures here in our own school.  The food, displays, student presentations, dances were all wonderful

A very special thank you to Wendy Alvarado, our Family Outreach Liaison, for coordinating this amazing event!

FROM THE PTO

Just a quick note to let you know that we heard word that a few folks thought that Grandparent's tea was this Friday.   That is incorrect - it got moved tentatively to April 15th, but then that date also got updated. We are still working on scheduling a date that will work.  The calendar of events is usually decided by a group of committed people during the summer, and it often happens that we have to make adjustments from there throughout the year. Sometimes due to the testing. Please know that we understand how frustrating this can be, and we'll get you the new date as soon as we have it.  Please join us on April 19th for the next PTO meeting - 7-8PM.

 

FOR CURRENT 5TH GRADE STUDENTS: Tdap Vaccine (Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis) Requirement for 6th grade

 

Dear Parent or Guardian,

All students in 6th grade that are 11 years or older are required, by law to show proof of Tdap (Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis) vaccines prior to entering 6th grade. This attached form will serve as confirmation of your student’s Tdap immunizations. If your student already got the vaccine, then he or she will not need to get the vaccine again.

Since 2007, students 11 years and older/attending sixth grade must show proof of Tdap vaccination.  

Please do one of the following:

  • Get the needed vaccines before the start of school, OR
  • Get a Certificate of Exemption signed by your licensed healthcare provider; forms available on request at your student’s school.

When your student gets the needed vaccines, please bring your shot record to the school office OR fill in the dates below to confirm your student got the vaccination(s) and return this form to the school.

 

READING BUDDIES NEEDED! We are looking for volunteers to read one-on-one with some of our second grade students. Reading times are 8:25-8:55 a.m. (right after morning drop-off!) on Mondays and Wednesdays. We supply the books, the students, and the place to read -- you provide the encouragement and enthusiasm! For more information, please call Rojean Garnica at (425) 431-1654, or email her at garnicar@edmonds.wednet.edu.

 

SPRING BREAK Monday 4/4 – Friday 4/8

 

Monday, 4/11/16

MTE Preschool– 9:00 – 11:00 am

First day Move 60 3:15-4:15 pm

 

Tuesday, 4/12/16

Move 60 3:15 – 4:15 pm

 

Wednesday, 4/13/16

MTE Preschool 9:00 – 11:00 am

Show Brazil assembly 1:30 – 2:15 pm, MTE gym families invited to attend

No Move 60

 

Thursday, 4/14/16

PTO Skate Night 6:30 – 8:00 pm

Move 60 3:15 – 4:15 pm

 

Friday, 4/15/16

Move 60 3:15 – 4:15 pm

 

Monday, 4/18/16

MTE Preschool– 9:00 – 11:00 am

Move 60 3:15 – 4:15 pm

 

Tuesday, 4/19/16

Move 60 3:15 – 4:15 pm

MTE PTO Board Meeting 6-7 pm

MTE PTO General Membership Meeting 7:00 – 8:00 pm

 

Wednesday, 4/20/16

MTE Preschool – 9:00 – 11:00 am

No Move 60

 

Thursday, 4/21/16

Move 60 3:15 – 4:15 pm

MTE PTO Skate Night 6:00 – 8:0 pm

 

Friday 4/22/16

MTE Preschool – 9:00 – 11:00 am

Move 60 3:15 – 4:15 pm


Saturday 4/23/16

School Beautification 10:00 am -2:00 pm

Good will truck at school for donations

MTE Weekly News Letter 3.15.2016

 

Good Afternoon Mountlake Terrace Elementary Families and Community,

READING BUDDIES NEEDED! We are looking for volunteers to read one-on-one with some of our second grade students. Reading times are 8:25-8:55 a.m. (right after morning drop-off!) on Mondays and Wednesdays. We supply the books, the students, and the place to read -- you provide the encouragement and enthusiasm! For more information, please call Rojean Garnica at (425) 431-1654, or email her at garnicar@edmonds.wednet.edu.

 Mountlake Terrace Elementary School, PTO & Natural Leaders Presents:

Multi-Cultural Night

Friday, March, 25th, 2016

6:00 – 8:00 PM

School Gym

Mark your calendars for this amazing night!

Help us learn about all the different cultures here in our own school.  We are asking help with organization and also with a potluck dinner Friends and families can share traditional foods, dance, experiences, displays and culture with others at Mountlake Terrace Elementary School.

  • Please bring food that is considered traditional in your home.
  • Come dressed in traditional outfits
  • Bring items that demonstrate your culture
  • Perform a traditional song, dance, poem, or whatever
  • Just come!

Attendance Line

Please be sure to call your child’s absence in even on half days.  425-431-3364.    Please leave a brief message including your name, child’s name, teacher, date and reason for absence.

Free Museum of Flight tickets

The museum of Flight is offering free connection membership for students of ages 5-18. 

Here is the link: http://tickets.museumofflight.org/Policies.aspx

 

Monday, 3/14/16

MTE Preschool– 9:00 – 11:00 am

Move 60 3:15-4:15 pm

 

Tuesday, 3/15/16

Choir Rehearsal Room 21 8:00 – 8:40 am

Last day Winter Session Move 60 3:15 – 4:15 pm

           

Wednesday, 3/16/16

MTE Preschool – 9:00 – 11:00 am

Early Release all students 11:40 am - for Spring Conferences (not all students will have spring conferences)

No Move 60

 

Thursday, 3/17/16

Early Release all students 11:40 am - for Spring Conferences (not all students will have spring conferences)

PTO Skate Night 6:30 – 8:00 pm

No Move 60

 

Friday, 3/18/16

Early Release all students 11:40 am – Teacher Professional Day

 

Monday, 3/21/16

MTE Preschool– 9:00 – 11:00 am

 

Tuesday, 3/22/16

Choir Rehearsal Room 21 8:00 – 8:40 am

 

Wednesday, 3/23/16

MTE Preschool – 9:00 – 11:00 am

 

Thursday, 3/24/16

 

Friday 3/25/16

MTE Multi-Cultural Night 6:00 – 8:00 pm


Mark Your Calendars

Sixth Grade Camp 3/29 – 4/1   

Spring Break Monday 4/4 – 4/8

Move 60 Spring Session 4/11- 6/10 Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday (No move 60 on Wednesdays)

 

Community eFliers

Listed here are links to the latest fliers approved for distribution to your families. You can also, at any time you are interested, view all approved Community eFliers on the District website under the “Community” tab on the District homepage.

MTE Weekly Newsletter 2-26-16

Good Afternoon Mountlake Terrace Elementary Families and Community,

READING BUDDIES NEEDED! We are looking for volunteers to read one-on-one with some of our second grade students. Reading times are 8:25-8:55 a.m. (right after morning drop-off!) on Mondays and Wednesdays. We supply the books, the students, and the place to read -- you provide the encouragement and enthusiasm! For more information, please call Rojean Garnica at (425) 431-1654, or email her at garnicar@edmonds.wednet.edu.

Literacy Night

Please join us Tuesday from 6:30 – 8:00 pm to celebrate reading and the arts at Literacy Night!

Fun free activities include Scholastic Book Fair, Firefighters great reading, Sight Word BINGO, and Little Hawks Art! 

 

Monday, 2/29

MTE Preschool– 9:00 – 11:00 am

Move 60 3:15-4:15 pm

Equity Alliance for Achievement Meeting @ ESC 6:30 pm

 

Tuesday, 3/1

Choir Rehearsal Room 21 8:00 – 8:40 am

Move 60 3:15 – 4:15 pm

Scholastic Book Fair set up 2:00 pm – volunteers welcome

Bookfair open till 8 pm tonight only – all other days till 4:30 pm

MTE Literacy Night – MTE Gym, Library and Classrooms 6:30- 8:00 pm

           

Wednesday, 3/2

MTE Preschool – 9:00 – 11:00 am

MTE Assembly – Celebrate Diversity 9:00 – 9:45 am– all families invited (PLEASE NOTE CORRECTED TIME)

Scholastic Book Fair open 8:00 – 4:30 pm School Library

No Move 60

 

Thursday, 3/3

Scholastic Book Fair open 8:00 – 4:30 pm School Library

Move 60 3:15 – 4:15 pm

SE Quad Orchestra Concert 7:00 – 8:30 pm

 

Friday, 3/4

Scholastic Book Fair open 8:00 – 4:30 pm School Library

Move 60 3:15 – 4:15 pm

 

Monday, 3/7

Scholastic Book Fair open 8:00 – 4:30 pm School Library

MTE Preschool– 9:00 – 11:00 am

Move 60 3:15-4:15 pm

 

Tuesday, 3/8

Last day for Scholastic Book fair 8:00 – 4:30 pm School Library

Choir Rehearsal Room 21 8:00 – 8:40 am

Move 60 3:15 – 4:15 pm

MTE PTO General Membership Meeting 7:00 – 8:00 pm

              

Wednesday, 3/9

MTE Preschool – 9:00 – 11:00 am

No Move 60

SE Quad Choir Concert MTHS 7:00 – 8:30 pm

 

Thursday, 3/10

Move 60 3:15 – 4:15 pm

 

Friday 3/11

Move 60 3:15 – 4:15 pm

MTE Weekly Newsletter 2-19-16

Good Afternoon Mountlake Terrace Elementary Families and Community,

KICK OFF TO KINDERGARTEN

Please join Wendy Alvarado, Family Engagement Liaison, office staff Paprika Fahrenwald and Theresa Hopkins, and Vice Principal Mary MacLean and Principal Doug Johnson in the school library for MTE's Kindergarten Information night this Monday, February 22 from 6:30 to 7:30 in the school library. (See attached flyers for more details.)

A Spanish interpreter will be available.  Free child care will be provided.   Flyers are attached

Registration packets are also available in the office and may be returned beginning on Wednesday, March 2nd.  

Kick off to Kindergarten Spanish Flyer 

Kick off to Kindergarten English Flyer 

 

Monday, 2/22

MTE Preschool– 9:00 – 11:00 am

Move 60 3:15-4:15 pm

Kick off to Kindergarten Event 6:30 – 8:30 pm MTE Library

 

Tuesday, 2/23

Choir Rehearsal Room 21 8:00 – 8:40 am

Move 60 3:15 – 4:15 pm

              

Wednesday, 2/24

MTE Preschool – 9:00 – 11:00 am

No Move 60

 

Thursday, 2/25

Move 60 3:15 – 4:15 pm

 

Friday 2/26

Move 60 3:15 – 4:15 pm

 

Monday, 2/29

MTE Preschool– 9:00 – 11:00 am

Move 60 3:15-4:15 pm

Scholastic Book fair set up 2:30 pm

Equity Alliance for Achievement Meeting @ ESC 6:30 pm

 

Tuesday, 3/1

Scholastic Book Fair opens, MTE Library

Choir Rehearsal Room 21 8:00 – 8:40 am

Move 60 3:15 – 4:15 pm

MTE Literacy Night – MTE Gym, Library and Classrooms, Book fair in library

           

Wednesday, 3/2

MTE Preschool – 9:00 – 11:00 am

MTE Assembly – Celebrate Diversity 2:00 – 2:45 – all families invited

No Move 60

 

Thursday, 3/3

Move 60 3:15 – 4:15 pm

SE Quad Orchestra Concert 7:00 – 8:30 pm

 

Friday, 3/4

Move 60 3:15 – 4:15 pm