Volume 5.7 | October 2018
Student Fees
If you have not already, please pay your 2018-2019 Student Fees. These fees cover all of the school supplies, classroom magazines, art supplies and more for your student all through out the year.   The fees can be paid via cash, check (made out to Stillwater Elementary) or via e-Funds

Invoices with balances will be sent home with your student this week. It is important to know that these fees will follow your student and will accumulate as they move through the district.  Payments plans are available - if you would like more information on this option, please call the front office at 425-844-4681.
Upcoming Events
October 3 - Cookie Sales begin for Camp Waskowitz Fundraiser
October 4-5 - Picture Day
October 4 - Popcorn @ Last Recess
October 9 - Kindergarten - 3rd Grade Fire Prevention Presentations
October 12 - NO SCHOOL
October 16 - 3-5 Grade choir starts during 2nd Lunch/Recess
October 16 - Skippers for 4 th & 5 th Grade Starts 3:45-4:45
October 17 - Skippers for 2nd & 3rd Grade Starts 3:45-4:45
October 19 - PTSA Meet & Greet 5:30-6:30 pm
October 19 - Open Basketball Night 6:30-8:00 pm
October 23-24 - Hearing and Vision Testing
October 26 - Monster Mash 6:30-8:00
October 31 - Harvest Parade
November 7 - Hop-a-Thon
November 9 - Veteran's Day Assembly (AM)
November 12 - NO SCHOOL - Veteran's Day
November 13-20 - Stillwater Book Fair
November 14 - Hop-a-Thon Assembly
November 15 - 2nd Grade to Storybook Theatre
November 16 - Student Council Movie Night
November 16 - Reflections Gala
November 16-21 - Parent Teacher Conferences - 12:45 Release
November 22-23 - NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Break
Attention 5th Grade Families...
This is a big year for 5th grade students so we are going to do our best to keep you informed of all of the happenings here for their last year at Stillwater.

  • October 3-17 - Cookie Fundraiser for Camp Waskowitz (all products will arrive at SW for pick up the middle of November)
  • Camp Week is April 23-26
  • The Fee for Camp has increased to $215.
  • This Fee (adjusted fee based on amount that was earned from the fundraiser if applicable) will be added to your students eFunds account on November 1st and you can begin to make payments towards your balance at that time.
2018 Picture Day! October 4th & 5th
*The flyer also came home via kid mail - See your teacher about which day and what time pictures will be taken!
Fall YMCA Enrichment Classes
Fall YMCA Enrichment Classes are Back!

Creative Writing
Karate/Self Defense
Gymnastics

Stillwater Green Team
The Stillwater Green Team is a school club comprised of students, parents and Stillwater staff. Together, we work to improve the environmental sustainability and health of the school. 

The Green Team was formed late last school year, and quickly saw success in areas of recycling and gardening. The Green Team initiated milk carton recycling in all lunches, which saved about 30% of the total lunch waste. The milk was even used to feed the animals of a local Stillwater family farm. The Kindergarten class planted a “salad garden,” which consisted of kale, lettuce, peas, radishes, carrots and beets. The students enjoyed three garden-related lessons and a vegetable tasting party. The Kindergarteners also contributed lettuce to the cafeteria for all students to enjoy. The vegetables that were not consumed by the students were donated to a local food bank, which amounted to about 100 lbs.

Last school year, members of the Green Team voted to focus this school year on reducing waste through increased recycling, composting and reducing waste before it is created. The Green Team will also focus on expanding the garden and edible landscape of the school, which will provide more opportunity for fresh produce in the cafeteria and more learning opportunities for students.

We welcome all to help in the effort to make Stillwater a green and healthy school!  Please contact Roslyn Reeps or Dani Graham if you have any questions.
Volunteer with Youth Success! Mentoring
Youth Success Mentoring (YSM), an in-school volunteer mentoring program that pairs caring community members with students in the Riverview and Snoqualmie Valley School Districts. YSM volunteers work with the same student one-to-one, once a week. Research shows the powerful positive effects on a young person’s personal, academic and community situation that result from a quality mentoring relationship. Parents don’t volunteer in the school their children attend, but can mentor in a nearby school to help make our community stronger. Imagine how we can improve our Snoqualmie Valley community if we all work together! Anyone who has a desire to help a child can be a mentor. Less than one hour a week during the school year is all it takes to show a child that they matter and that they are not alone in their day-to-day challenges.
Spread the word about the Snoqualmie Valley Community Network YSM program and help share the hope of change. It could start with you!

Make a big change in a child’s life – become a mentor!   
For more information visit our website or contact Heather Downing .
Weapons
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.
Nondiscrimination
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 (Dr. Ken Heikkila, 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