Volume 7.20 :: The Week of January 4, 2021

Newsletter Highlights:
  • Happy New year from Mr. Madigan
  • Upcoming Events
  • Virtual Coffee with Mr. Madigan
  • PTSA News
  • Stillwater Art Gallery
  • Behind The Mask Series
Upcoming Events | January
JAN. 4
Happy New Year
Stillwater Hawks!
JAN. 6
Virtual Coffee with Mr. Madigan at 12:00 Noon
JAN. 8
Supply Bag Pick Up/Drop Off 8-9 am
Dear Stillwater Families,

Welcome back from Winter break! I hope everyone had time to rest and recharge for the new year. I sure like the sound of 2021. With a new year comes opportunity and renewed hopes for a great year, though a return to normalcy would suffice after the year we have all been through. On that note, our hopes across the district and at Stillwater continue to include an eventual return of students to the school for in person instruction. Until that time however, it is important for our students and teachers to remain connected through our remote learning schedule.

While Remote Learning has its challenges, during my zoom visits to classrooms I have been impressed with the positive attitude and spirit for learning from our students and their teachers. They are finding a way to connect and learn from one another. A vital aspect of this is the consistency of these connections. In addition to the asynchronous lessons our teachers prepare, they also design 3 targeted instructional blocks each day in addition to a daily morning meeting.

I want to reinforce that these instructional blocks are important for all our students to regularly attend and connect with their teachers. Our teachers use this time to set up the learning for the specific content of each instructional block’s subject area. These scheduled blocks begin at the same time each day Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday and have only 2 blocks on Wednesday due to the shortened time on Wednesday.

Now that we have almost half the school year under our collective belts, I am asking our families to help reset this routine and increase this expected attendance during our daily morning meetings and all 3 instructional blocks. As I noted earlier, connection time is vital for the student/teacher relationship and these blocks are critical to making this happen. The zoom time for “entire” class instruction will vary for these blocks according to instructional objectives, but they will always start at the same time. Teachers will transition students back and forth from synchronous to asynchronous learning, small group work and entire classroom discussion throughout these blocks. Please see the start times below and visit the Engage Website for more information on the instructional blocks:

Monday/Tuesday/Thursday/Friday

9:25 - Morning Meeting
9:55 - 1st Instructional Block
11:10 - 2nd Instructional Block
1:55 - 3rd Instructional Block
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Wednesday

9:25 - Morning Meeting
9:55 - 1st Instructional Block
11:10 - 2nd Instructional Block

Thank you for your attention to this matter and for supporting this remote learning schedule. Please communicate with teachers as much as possible in advance if your child will miss an instructional block.

I set aside time each Wednesday for a virtual “Coffee hour with the Principal” if you would like to chat and connect with me, Email Karie in the office and she will get you all set up or sign up HERE. I miss you all very much and look forward to seeing your faces in the new year.

Warmly,

Jack Madigan
Mr. Madigan is hosting a weekly "Virtual Coffee with the Principal" Wednesday, January 6 at 12:00 Noon. This will be a casual meeting time for us to sit down over zoom and do a check in on how you and/or your student(s) are doing with remote learning. If you are interested, please click  HERE to RSVP for Wednesday. There are 6 spots available so you will receive an email confirming the appointment once the RSVP's have been collected.
PTSA
News
Yearbooks: It’s time to order yearbooks! Our yearbook lead has been hard at work getting everything set up and ready to create a yearbook for you and your students to enjoy for years to come! (Individual photos are in the works, stay tuned!) 
New Pricing Due to Covid: $20 for PTSA Members and $25 for Non-PTSA Members - Click HERE to order - *Deadline for ordering is April 23rd at Midnight! Questions? Kirsten Lewis or Chelsea Krause

Bob Scharer Scholarship - Donations Needed:
We are very short of our goal for the Bob Scharer Scholarship this year. This is a scholarship that goes to a graduating CHS student who attended Stillwater, awarded by Snoqualmie Valley Dollars for Scholars. Donations to this scholarship can be made on our website, just scroll down to the Bob Scharer section. Thank you for supporting a CHS senior!
 
PTSA Membership:
Our membership campaign is still ongoing, thank you to everyone who has signed up so far. Our yearbook sales have started! Make sure to purchase your membership to get the $5 discount per yearbook that members get! 
Click HERE to see the next Installation of the Stillwater Art Gallery
Students were taught about the Elementa of Art: Line. After receiving instruction about types of line they were to create a design using at least five types of line. Enjoy the sample of these creative Artists’ designs. Families, check out Artsonia.com to comment or share work with relatives and friends. Enjoy the Art!
If you have any questions, please email Mrs. Olson.

"BEHIND THE MASK" Series
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 (Robert Gallagher, 425-844-4500) and Section 504/ADA Coordinator (Molly Lutz, 425-844-4500) at 15510 1st Ave. NE, Duvall, WA 98019, in accordance with the due process provisions of Washington State Law and Board Policy.