Volume 5.22| January 2019
Upcoming Events
January 30-31 - Talent Show Auditions
February 1 - NO SCHOOL - Teacher Work Day
February 7 - Popcorn Thursday at Last Recess
February 8 - 2:15 Early Release
February 8 - Valentine's Bingo & Silent Auction
February 15-19 - No SCHOOL - Mid Winter Break
February 20 - Talent Show Dress Rehearsal
February 21 - Talent Show 3 pm & 6:30 pm
February 25-March 1 - Spirit Week
February 28 - Camp Waskowitz Parent Meeting - 6-6:45 pm
February 28 - 4/5 Music Performance 3 pm & 7 pm
March 1 - 2019-2020 Kindergarten Packets Available
March 1 - 2:15 Early Release
March 1 - Student Council Movie Night
March 3 - Camp Waskowitz Open House
March 4-8 - Kindness Week
March 5 - 2019-2020 Kindergarten Information Night 6-7 pm
March 7 - Popcorn Thursday
March 7 - 5th Grade Orientation Parent Meeting at Tolt Middle School
March 8 - 2:15 Early Release
March 10 - Daylight Savings Time Begins
March 12 - PTSA General Meeting 6:30 pm
March 13 - Coffee with the Principal 10-11 am
March 14 - Multi-Cultural Night
March 15 - 2:15 Early Release
March 20 - Band Festival @ Tolt 7 pm
March 21-22 - Class Pictures
March 22 - 2:15 Early Release
March 22 - Pottery Paint Night
March 27 - Hawk Walk
March 29 - 2:15 Early Release
Our MLK Assembly was Amazing!
Stillwater's Student Behavior Plan
Stillwater has been working hard this last year implementing a new school wide behavior support system with intervention and positive rewards. This Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports Model (PBIS) emphasizes the use of proactive strategies for defining, teaching, and supporting appropriate student behaviors to create positive school environments. This is a systems approach to enhance the capacity of schools, families, and communities to design effective environments where teaching and learning occurs at a very high level. Attention is focused on creating and sustaining universal supports for all students, Tier 2 supports for targeted student groups, and Tier 3 supports for individual students who need different structures and interventions for their success.
Modeling and reinforcing positive social behavior is an important step of a student's educational experience. Teaching behavioral expectations and rewarding students for following them is a much more positive approach than waiting for misbehavior to occur before responding. The purpose of school wide PBIS is to establish a climate in which appropriate behavior is the norm.

T H I N K      T I M E
An important piece of these supports is the Think Time model Stillwater currently employs. The Think Time Strategy is used in combination with other interventions and approaches to correct student behavior and reward positive choices by students. Think Time is the first step in our progressive discipline model. If a child is misbehaving, the teacher will prompt them to adjust their behavior. If students do not comply, they will be directed to a designated classroom to think about their behavior and process the incident with a partner teacher. After the student processes the incident with the partner teacher and productively completes the behavioral debriefing form, they will be instructed to return to their classroom without further consequences. If a student continues to misbehave, they may be sent to Think Time again or face progressive discipline.
This model is designed to: (a) cut off a negative social exchange; (b) provide students feedback and planning for future positive performance; and (c) restart a positive social exchange. Think Time will be used in conjunction with the Hawk Mindset. Think Time requires teamwork between two or more teachers—the homeroom teacher and the cooperating teachers who provide the designated Think Time area. Students who are not demonstrating a Hawk Mindset will be sent to Think Time. This is where a child is sent to another teacher’s room to reflect on their behavior and after conferencing with the cooperating teacher, fill out a Think Time form describing what happened, and what he or she will do differently next time. This was designed to not interrupt teaching and learning, which is our priority as a school. Once they have answered questions on the form appropriately, they return to their classroom with the form to review with their teacher. If Think Time was not successful in redirecting student behavior, progressive disciplinary measures will be applied through the school’s Office Referral System.

O F F I C E      R E F E R R A L S

Progressive discipline follows a continuum of interventions and consequences that will redirect student behavior with accountability and predictability. When a student continually misbehaves, they will be referred to the office for a conversation with the principal. At this point, consequences may be applied. If this is repeated behavior, the consequences will progressively increase. Consequences may include but are not limited to the following:
  • Track only recess
  • No Recess
  • Lunch Time Out
  • No Recess and Lunch Time Out
  • Administrative Action (May include School Service, Office Time Out, In School Suspension or Out of School Suspension

During the Lunch Time Out, students will be sent to the office to sit quietly and reflect about their actions this week. Students will miss recess.

We have so many wonderful kids at Stillwater and we are continuing our list of positive rewards for students who are following the Hawk Code. Awards are being given in each classroom for students who are modeling the Hawk Mindset . Some Rewards these students are receiving are hawk feathers for using the Hawk Mindset by being Safe, Responsible, Respectful, Leaders. When students receive certain amount of hawk feathers, they receive a colored wrist band that they can wear. Along with some individual awards, we have a school wide reward that may consist of an all-school extra recess or school wide snow cone party.

This important information will be added in a button in the newsletter that you can reference at any time.

Weekend Power Packs
W eekend Power Packs are supplemental food items provided by Duvall Area Volunteers for student at Cedarcrest, Stillwater, and Cherry Valley Schools.

Connect with us and sign up to help a student in need.

Facebook:  @wppduvall
Email:    wppduvall@gmail.com
Valentine Bingo is coming!
Friday, February 8
5:15-7:30 pm

Dinner:  Red Pepper is providing pizza for purchase starting at 5:15pm. No pre-orders will be collected for this event. Pizza meals will include two slices of pizza and a water, $5 for PTSA Members, $6 for non-PTSA Members while supplies last. Cash, check, or cards accepted.

Bingo:  Cards can be purchased the night of the event at a cost of $2.00 for four bingo game sheets and $3.00 for a blackout game. Bingo will run from 6:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. with an intermission from 7:00 to 7:10 P.M. followed by the blackout game.

Silent Auction: Stillwater PTSA will be hosting a Silent Auction during Bingo. We will be auctioning Stillwater Staff Experiences along with items from local businesses! They will be available to view and bid on from 5:15pm until the end of intermission at 7:10pm. Auction closes promptly at the 10-minute mark of intermission and winners will be announced after blackout.

Snack and Bake Sale:  Snacks and baked items will be available to purchase during bingo night. All items will range in price from $1.00 to $2.00. If you would like to donate treats for the bake sale, please bring an ingredients list and have them individually wrapped for sale.
Volunteers:  We can’t host this event without the help of wonderful volunteers like you! If you can help, please sign up at myschoolanywhere.com or see our PTSA page for more information.  
Coffee with the Principal
Wednesday, February 13
10-11 am

Mr. Madigan is sponsoring a monthly "Coffee Time with the Principal". This will be a casual meeting time for us to sit down with a cup of coffee and get to know more about your hopes and dreams for our school and how we can best serve your children. If you are interested in joining Mr. Madigan for coffee on Wednesday, February 13, please click HERE There are 6 spots available so you will receive an email confirming the appointment once the RSVP's have been collected. 
"Coffee Time with the Principal" will be on the second Wednesday of each month from 10:00 to 11:00 in the conference room. 

**We are super excited to have Amie Karkainen, the Tolt Middle School Principal, joining us for our next Coffee with the Principal - Wednesday, March 13 from 11-12 am.  Curious about the transition to Tolt or how to prepare your 5th grader for the big move next year?  Please join us!
State Law (RCW 28A-600.420 and School District Policy 3200 prohibit the possession of firearms and weapons at school. This law pertains to guns, knives, clubs, firecrackers, and explosives. Dangerous weapons also include toy or "dummy" or look-alike objects. The full text of the law and the definitions of dangerous weapons, as provided RCW9.41.250 and RCW 9.41.280, are on file in the school office. Possession of firearms on school property will result in a one year mandatory expulsion, subject to appeal with notification to parents and law enforcement. Any violations of these guidelines by students constitutes grounds for expulsion from the Riverview School District and the public schools of the State of Washington and Board Policy.
The Riverview School District complies with all federal and state statutes and regulations and 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. This holds true for all district employment and student opportunities. Inquiries regarding compliance and/or grievance procedures may be directed to the school district's Title IX/RCW 28A.640 Officer (Janet L. Gavigan, 425-844-4500) and Section 504/ADA Coordinator (Molly Lutz, 425-844-4500) at 15510 1 st Ave. NE, Duvall, WA 98019, in accordance with the due process provisions of Washington State Law and Board Policy.
Stillwater Elementary | 11530 320th Ave NE | Carnation, WA 98014 | 425.844.4680 | Principal -Jack Madigan