Stillwater Elementary S chool
"Home of the Soaring Hawks"
December Edition 3.12
"Passport to Learning"
~Oh, The Places We Will Go ~
With the potential winter weather coming our way,  please take a minute and click HERE to review the "Weather Related School Schedule Changes & Closures" distributed by the Riverview School District.
Important Dates
  • December 6 - 2/3 Grade Music Performance 2:30 & 7 pm
  • December 7 - Popcorn Wednesday
  • December 9 - Early Release 2 pm
  • December 9 - PTSA Pottery Night 6:30-8
  • December 12-16 - Talent Show Sign Ups
  • December 15 - Student Council Meeting 3:35-4:30 pm
  • December 16 - Early Release 2 pm
  • December 19 - January 2 - Winter Break - NO SCHOOL
  • January 4 - Popcorn Wednesday
  • January 6 - Open Gym Basketball Night 6-8 pm
  • January 11 & 12 - Talent Show Auditions
  • January 13 - NO SCHOOL
  • January 16 - NO SCHOOL
  • January 20 - Student Council Movie Night
  • January 25 - Talent Show
  • January 27 - Early Release 2 pm
Pottery Night is this Friday!
We hope you can join us as we fire up the NEW Kiln and make some amazing items!  This kiln has been a labor of love for many so we are thrilled to take it on its maiden voyage.  To sign up for the event, click HERE.  Space is limited.
Talent Show Sign Ups start next week!
The Talent Show is right around the corner!  The Winter Break is a great time to have your student perfect their talent.  Next week, we will be taking sign ups, click HERE for more information. 
English Classes for Adults
Click HERE for more information about this exciting new class being offered through Cascadia College and the Riverview School District.
Highly Capable Services and Program for the Academically Talented
The Riverview School District will be accepting nominations for assessing students for Highly Capable Services, including the Grade 2-5 Program for the Academically Talented (PAT) for the 2017-2018 school year.  All first grade students will be screened in January to determine their eligibility, so no first-graders or Kindergarteners need to be nominated. Parents can opt out of the Highly Capable screening for their children by completing the opt-out form which will be given to you at conferences or sent home with your 1st grade child. All parents who wish to nominate their 2 nd - 12 th  grade children may pick up a nomination form in the school office starting November 21 st  to be turned in by December 16 th . No late nominations or outside/private testing will be accepted. Those elementary students who meet the criteria on the screener, given during the day at their home s chool, will be invited to take the full Cognitive Abilities Test in February 2017 at Carnation Elementary.
The goal for Highly Capable Services is to support and provide appropriate academic challenges to students with extraordinary ability in English/Language Arts, or Math.
December 16th -  ALL Highly Capable Nomination Forms Due in the  HiCap Office at Carnation elementary.

Round 1 - January CogAT screener given during the school day

Those who meet our criteria will move on to take the full CogAT test

Round 2 - Late February CogAT test (9:00 AM - 12:00 on a Saturday)
*If a child is ill or unable to attend a testing session, a parent must contact the  HiCap Office to schedule a make-up test. No outside tests accepted.
Important Links

5th Grade Families!
FYI for your calendars...
December 14  -
Otis Spunkmeyer orders will arrive at Stillwater for pick up!  These items are perishable so they NEED to be picked on the 14th. 

By January 6 - The amount due for camp will be added to your 5th graders e-funds account taking into account any earnings from the fundraiser.  The AWESOME news is that you can make payments towards the total over the next 4 months if you choose.    If you have questions about this, please call Karie in the front office at 425-844-4681.
Jan 12 : Baby Pictures Due for Yearbook
May 9-12 : Camp Waskowitz
Meet Mrs. Skaug, our new 2nd Grade teacher
What do you like to do in your free time? - Cook ! 
What is your favorite color? - Green
Do you have any pets? - One Dog named Hunter
What is your favorite food?  - Coconut Curry
What is your Starbucks order? - Grande Nonfat Vanilla Latte 
What is your favorite place to travel and why? - Norway - I have family that lives there and I love to go and visit.
What is your favorite book & movie? - MOVIE = "A Christmas Story" and BOOK = "Stand Tall Molly Lou Melon".