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November 30, 2021

School Office:  427-5672   SES Hours: 7:45AM-2:25PM;

Early Release Wednesdays 7:45AM-12:25PM

                                           Theme: Kindness

                   December Character Trait: Respect        

“Students who come to school every day, behave, and participate – graduate!”

Paraphrased from Balfonz (2007) by the Academic Team

  Winter Break: Monday, December 20th-Friday, December 31st. No School

Principal Schreiber’s Message: Each year our kindergarten teachers review data from our Teaching Strategies GOLD strength-based observational assessment. This is a growth minded assessment which indicates the skills students bring to kindergarten in six areas of development and learning. The strengths and areas of support are noted in the table below:



Areas of Support


Attends and engages

Recognizes and recalls

Uses classification skills

Thinks symbolically [planning and drawing]




Understands shapes


Speaks clearly

Follows directions


Writes name

Notices and discriminates discrete units of sound

Uses emergent reading skills


Uses writing and drawing tools

Demonstrates balancing skills


Interacts with peers

Takes care of own needs appropriately

Solves social problems

Balances needs and rights of self and others

Our kindergarten teachers and PreK providers in our community will be discussing these strengths and areas of support in an upcoming PreK/K Collaboration meeting. The focus will be to provide activities so students experience success in each area of development and learning in both PreK and kindergarten.

Chromebooks: Please remember to send fully charged Chromebooks in backpacks each day. Thank you!

Craft Camp Today: Wednesday, December 1st See attached flyer.

PTA: We are excited to share this link for PTA membership. The cost is $8. Meeting dates to be announced.

Student News: First grade is a time of exciting growth and discovery, and one major way students grow is in their reading skills. Many students become “confident readers” in this year of school. Regardless of individual reading ability, students in Mrs. Marquis’ class each have a book bag of “just-right” books that they can choose from when they have down time. Recently, students have begun utilizing special seating during this time. This “flexible seating” consists of scoop chairs, small rugs, and comfy pillows and allows students to not only have a cozy spot where they can focus on their reading, but safely sit near and interact with a variety of their classmates. Andrea Marquis, First Grade Teacher

Looking Ahead:

  • Winter Break: December 20-31. School resumes Monday, January 3, 2022. Doors open at 7:35. School begins promptly at 7:45AM.


Attendance: School begins at 7:45 with dismissal at 2:25. Daily attendance is expected. So, consider the following to assist in getting your child ready for instruction each day:

  • Set a regular bedtime, and stick to it.
  • Check backpacks for messages &/or class homework.
  • Set an alarm clock, or even two.

Drop-Off/Pick-Up: Please wait in line and remain in your car during both drop-off and pick-up. Children’s safety is paramount. Thank you in advance for your cooperation and patience during this process. Your support is greatly appreciated for the safety of all.

Dressing Appropriately: Colder weather is approaching. Please send your child with appropriate clothing, coat/jacket/gloves/hat/boots (with name), to wear during our wet and chilly recesses. Students will have recess in the covered play area unless the weather is extreme. All children will go outside during their recess break. If you child has borrowed a change of clothing, please return the clothing as soon as possible.

Name on Belongings: The best way to ensure that your child’s coat, backpack, lunchbox is returned or misplaced is by having their name clearly written on the article.  Please take the time to label your child’s belongings so it is easy for us to return misplaced items.  Our Lost & Found is growing.

The Stevenson-Carson School District does not discriminate in any 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.  The following employee(s) have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: [Title IX Officer, William Schwan, 350 Bulldog Drive, Stevenson, WA 98648, (509) 427-5674,; Section 504/ADA Coordinator and Civil Rights Compliance Coordinator, Ingrid Colvard, 350 Bulldog Drive, Stevenson, WA 98648, (509) 427-5674,].


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