Stillwater Elementary S chool
"Home of the Soaring Hawks"
 
February :: Volume 24
"Camp Stillwater"
2015-2016
Attention 5th Grade Families:
Camp Waskowitz is a mere 7 weeks away and it will be here before we know it!  A couple of important reminders:
  • Permission Slips for Camp are due ASAP.    Permission slips went home with students in December.  We are sending more permission slips home this week. 
  • What to Take Checklist 
  • The deadline for medication authorization forms are Friday, February 26th.  Please complete this form (if needed) and return to Stillwater - just as a reminder, sunscreen is considered a medication a form needs to be filled out.
  • March 2nd at 6:30 pm is Camp Parent Night - mark your calendars.  This is a great opportunity to ask questions and get all of the details associated with camp.
  • March 18th is the deadline for $195 Camp fee.  
  • T-Shirt Order Forms are available HERE.
  • Sunday, March 6th - Open House at Camp Waskowitz from 1-3 pm.  The address for camp is 45505 SE 150th St., North Bend, WA  98045. 
  • If you have any questions, please feel free to call the front office at 425.844.4681.
Important Upcoming Dates
2/10 - Dads & Donuts 8:00 am
2/10 - 3-5th Choir Perform at Monroe Senior Center, 9:30 am -12 pm
2/12 - 2/16 - Mid Winter Break - NO SCHOOL
2/18 - 2nd Grade Field Trip - Story Book Theatre
2/22 - 2/26 - Kindness Week
2/27 - REF Auction
3/2 - 2016/2017 Kindergarten Packets Available
3/2 - Camp Waskowitz Parent Night- 5th Grders 6:30 pm
3/4 - Class & Group Picture Day
3/7 - 3/11 - The Dance Guy is BACK!
3/11 - School Dance
3/13 - Daylight Savings
3/14 - 5th Grade Band Rehearsal @ Tolt 5:45 - 7:15PM
3/15 - 2016-2017 Kindergarten Parent Meeting 6-7 pm  - SW Library
3/17 - Band Festival "Bridge to Tolt" 7PM @ TMS
3/29 - 4/1 - 5th Graders to Camp Waskowitz
3/30 - 2/3 Grade Skippers Night
4/6 - Choir Festival at District Office - 7 pm
4/11-15 - Spring Break - NO SCHOOL
Girls on the Run  
Girls on the Run is an after school program for 3rd - 5th grade girls of ALL fitness and ability levels. This program uses running to give girls the tools to celebrate their bodies, honor their voices, recognize their gifts, and activate their power! Check out the Girls on the Run website for more information or to register: www.girlsrun.org
Where: Stillwater Elementary School
Coaches: Mrs. Morman and Ms. Arnold
When: Mondays & Wednesdays 3:45 - 5:15, 2/29 - 5/16
Cost: Fees based on a sliding scale
Registration Deadline is February 26th - First come, first served basis.
 
Contact Mrs. Morman at mormanm@riverview.wednet.edu with any questions.
2016-2017 All Day Kindergarten Information and Registration Packets
Kindergarten Packets will be available for the upcoming school year beginning on Wednesday, March 2nd.  These packets can be picked up in the Stillwater office between the hours of 8 am and 3:30 pm.  For more information please click HERE.
 
If you are requesting that your child enter kindergarten or first grade before he/she reaches the legal age of entry, you must schedule an appointment with the principal of your neighborhood school as soon as possible. The principal will provide you with information on the district's early entrance policy, fees, and process. An early entrance request must be received in writing by May 13 th for evaluation to be scheduled. Note that only those children tested with exceptional intellectual and above average social skills are considered for early entrance. Early entrance admittance for qualified children is on a space available basis.
  
It's still FLU season! 
Seasonal "flu" occurs between October and May and typically peaks in January and February.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) predicts that this will be a particularly heavy flu season.  Recently, CDC issued a health advisory saying that the vaccine developed for 2014-2015 is less effective than usual; however, CDC encourages everyone, especially school personnel, to get vaccinated because children are among the most vulnerable to the disease.  The following tips are always good to keep in mind:
 
* Wash hands often with soap and water or alcohol-based hand sanitizer
*
Avoid touching eyes, nose, or mouth
* Avoid close contact with those who are already sick
*Get plenty of sleep
*Eat healthy food and drink plenty of fluids 
*Cover your nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing with a  tissue or the crook of your arm 
*Stay home if sick and for at least 24 hours after fever is gone.
 
For more information about seasonal flu please visit http://www.cdc.gov/flu/
 
Thank you for helping us to keep everyone at school healthy!
Important Links
  
  
No kid mail this week.

Meet Mrs. Morman, one of our fabulous
5th grade teachers
1. What do you like to do in your free time? Run
  
2. What is your favorite color? Purple
 
3. Do you have any pets? Two dogs
 
4. What is your favorite food? Pizza
 
5. What is your Starbucks order? Americano with steamed nonfat milk
 
6. What is your favorite place to travel and why? Arizona because my grandson lives there
 
7. What is your favorite book and movie? Book: Michael Vey Books 
 Movie: Dumb & Dumber
Calling All Artists
On May 27th, Stillwater will host its annual Arts Day. Volunteers and artists are needed. If you are interested in helping, please contact Mrs. Materi by clicking HERE!