Sept 27 2021 Weekly Bulletin

Upcoming Dates

Sept 29 (Wed) PTSA Board Mtg. 6:00 pm
Oct 1 (Fri) Spirit and Buddy Day ~ Crazy hair/hat day!
Oct 4-7 SBA (Smarter Balance Assessment) for 4th-8th (math and ELA)
WCAS for 6th grade (science)

New Information

  1. Parents Entering the Building – As a reminder, if we are opening the front door to allow your student to enter because they are late, returning from an appt, etc., the parent cannot enter with them. The purpose of this is to assure the safest environment possible for all of our students.
  2. Health Care Room Assistance Needed – We are looking to hire a 2nd individual for covering our Health Care Room. The job description includes supervising the designated area where students/staff with Covid-19 symptoms are waiting, gathering information and screening for symptoms, notifying parent/guardian, and ensuring the student is released to parent/guardian. This position will be 37 hours a week for an 8 week period from mid Oct-Dec, and then on call daily if possible. The pay is $25.38 per hour and we will train you for everything you will need to know. If you are interested and/or would like more information, please contact Ms. Nelsen at
  3. Space Available in New After School Enrichment Offerings!
    Middle School Field Day, Arts and Crafts, Volleyball Skills Clinic, Gaga Ball Tournaments, Social Games, and more! Detailed schedule here:
    Hall of Fame Team Camp is adding new after-school programs and pro-rating registration for the rest of Session 1!
    Enroll for the last 5 weeks of Session 1 – September 27th through October 29th.
    $70 per class for all 5 weeks
    Registration deadlines have been extended for a limited time. (Session 2 schedule and registration coming soon.)
  4. Advanced Learning – The Advanced Learning Department, in alignment with the Advanced Learning Task Force recommendations, and the department’s antiracist work, will be considering all K-8 students for eligibility this year. Family referrals will no longer be necessary. Outside testing will also not be considered. Eligibility decisions will be based on student performance data, grades, teacher and community member feedback, and family input.
    To read more about the changes being implemented this year, please visit the district website:
  5. Bus Passes – If your child is planning on riding home with another student, a written notice (email or hand written) should be provided to the office the morning of the day they wish to ride. The email address to send bus pass requests to is
  6. Lost and Found – Please label your children’s water bottles and coats to keep our lost and found locations from overflowing. When your child’s things are labeled, they are more likely to be returned. There are 2 main lost and found locations. If your child comes home without an item they left the house with, please send them to check the lost and found.
  7. Friday Food Bags – If your student received food bags, please have them return the bags the following week. There is a bag return box in the front office.
  8. Drop Off – Please do not drop students off prior to 8:35, there is no supervision.
  9. No Parking – There is no parking allowed across the street at the lot connected to the Whizz Kids daycare (117th and Pinehurst). This includes, cutting through their parking lot. We appreciate you not challenging our staff on it, and helping us to keep our community relationships strong.
  10. Girls Soccer Coach Needed – Still in need of an Assistant Girls Soccer Coach. If interested, please contact Mr. Jose
  11. Cub Scouts – Interested in Cub Scouts? Join Pack 177 at their open house at View Ridge Park at 6:30pm on Monday, 9/27/21. K-5 Youth attending can participate in a Scouting activity: making film canister rockets. Adults can learn more about Pack 177 and Scouting!
  12. Student Appointments/Early Release: Due to SPS Covid Safety protocol, students may not wait in the office for early release/parent pick up. Please arrive ten-to-fifteen minutes before your normal pick up time, park on the street (the upper lot is closed), come to the front of the school, ring the bell; office staff will call for your student if they are K-3. Older students will be called down earlier and will be waiting outside for you.
  13. City of Seattle – They partner with the several community-based organizations to provide a no-cost online program for adult immigrants, 18 or older who live within Seattle boundaries, with low English-language proficiency, to improve their English Skills. A computer will be provided for all participants.
    The goal is to help immigrants to attain a better, more well-paying job through culturally competent case management and other employment training.

The participating organizations are ACRS (Asian Counseling Referral Services), Literacy Source, and Neighborhood House. Contact information of each organization can be found on the City of Seattle Ready to Work website.

Interested parties can also submit an interest form using this link:
Interpreters can be provided when requested.

  1. Family Support Volunteers Needed – Any families that want to sign up for Family Support, the weekend food backpack or the monthly household supply box, can email Tracy Buckingham at:
    Please include student’s name, the program(s) they want to sign up for, and a good way to contact you.


  1. SBA / WCAS Testing – This is the yearly standardized testing which typically happens with all 3rd – 8th graders in the area of Math and ELA. This fall it will only be 4th – 8th because they are taking the end of last years test (i.e. 4th will be taking end of 3rd grade assessment). The science assessment (WCAS) will only be for 6th graders (taking the end of year 5th grade assessment).
  2. Lunch and Recess Volunteers – We have extended our “essential volunteers” to include those we need for lunch and recess support, especially at the K-5 levels. If you can show proof of vaccination, and have taken care of all your volunteer paperwork requirements (see Ms. Jackson in the front office for this), then we would love to have your additional support. K-2 lunch/recess is 11:45 – 12:30, 3-5 is 12:20 – 1:00.
  3. Calling all Wolfpack Artists! – This year’s Reflections Art Contest theme is, “I Will Change the World By…” Students can submit artwork in six categories: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, and Visual Arts (2D or 3D). Only one entry per student per category is accepted, though students can enter work in more than one category! Grade categories are preschool-2nd grade, 3rd-5th grade, and 6th-8th grade. There is also a special artist category for children who receive accommodations.
    All entries must be received by end of school on Monday, November 1st!
    Get more info, along with electronic copies of submission materials at:
    Contact Tatiana Kaminsky ( for hard copies of entry forms, for help completing forms or with any other questions.
  4. Visit the PTSA Website – For the co-presidents’ Welcome Letter, information on the afterschool programs as well as fundraisers, support, events and other activities. You can also join the PTSA to support our programs.
  5. Looking to Volunteer? – The PTSA board is looking to fill the following positions:
    • Co-Treasurer
    • Co-Vice President
    • Social Events Coordinator
    • Special Fund Coordinator
    • Homeroom Rep Coordinator
    • Student Enrichment Coordinator
    • Equity Liaison
    Visit the site for more information.