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Otter Updates Parent Newsletter for May 7th 2021

Welcome to Serene Lake!

Office Hours: 8am - 4pm

To Report a Student Absence please call 425.366.3500 or email

Kids Photography will be on campus Tuesday, May 11th

Kids Photography will be at Serene Lake Tuesday, May 11th to photograph all our in-person families that would like a school photo. They will photograph all students (except for those who have already gone to the studio) that are doing in-person learning at school. Families with In -person students only need to use the above link if they are ordering photos.

For the Remote Students, you will use the above link to sign up for a time to have your photo taken between 4pm - 6pm. You do not need to order photos to have your student photographed for school records and the yearbook. So if you do not want to purchase photos, simply scroll to the bottom of the form to enter "Yearbook"  into the coupon code box. You will receive a confirmation email from Kids Photography.

Day of Photos:

In-Person students will be pulled by class for their individual photo. There will be no class photos taken. We have a list of the families who have already been photographed at Kids Photography this year, so there is no need for you to do anything!

Remote students will arrive at Serene Lake during their scheduled photo time at the back of the school gym. All family members remain in the car. A staff member will take your student (with a completed attestation form) into the gym, they will be photographed and leave the gym though the other back door. Signs will be up and it will be clearly marked for your convenience.

SCIENCE NIGHT!!! The whole family can join the fun on Thursday, May 13 at 6:30 pm. Presented by the Mukilteo StemTree and the Serene Lake Staff.

Meeting ID: 977 8876 9978

Kids Photography has asked for help collecting photos for the Serene Lake 2020-2021 yearbook. Below is a link for parent's and staff to upload photos. There is NO GUARENTEE that your photo will be chosen. Please only submit "yearbook worthy" photos. The deadline to submit is Tuesday - May 11th.

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For Remote Students ONLY! All other student supplies and curriculum will be given in their classrooms.

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Family Trivia Night

May 14th 6pm -7pm

Join us for Disney and Marvel themed trivia.

Zoom ID - 853 6537 2161

PTSA Dine Out Night!

May 25th

At MOD Pizza - 2902 164th St SW Lynnwood (Next to Fred Meyer's)

Kindergarten Registration is in Full Swing!

Do you have a child who will be at least five years old by August 31, 2021, who will attend kindergarten in Mukilteo School District this fall? Registration for kindergarten classes in the 2021-22 school year is now open. You can register online or pick up a registration packet at the Serene Lake office Monday – Friday 8am – 4pm. You will need to bring a proof of age (Birth cert. or Passport), immunization record and a proof of residency (Cable, Power bill).

HAVE YOU MOVED??

Please notify our front office at 425.366.3500 or groshongjl@mukilteo.wednet.edu if you have moved or are planning on moving before or at the end of this school year.

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Attendance Matters!

ATTENDANCE: Call (425) 366-3500 or email our attendance clerk, Jamie Groshong, to report an absence. You must notify Serene Lake's attendance office or your teacher in order to get the absence excused. When students have unexcused absences, their families will receive a daily robocall at 6:00pm. Three unexcused absences generates an attendance support letter, our goal is to help families prior to becoming truant. A student is considered truant if they miss 7 or more unexcused days in a month or 10 or more unexcused days in a school year.

Mark Your Calendars!

May 9th - Mothers Day

May 11th - Picture Day

  • In- Person Students 9:00am - 12:00pm
  • Remote Students 4:00pm - 6:00pm

May 12th - 13th - Curriculum Pick Up - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

May 13th - Family Science Night - 6:30pm-8pm

May 14th - PTSA Family Trivia Night - 6:00pm

May 21st - PTSA Family Dance Party - 6:00pm

May 25th - PTSA MOD Pizza Dine Out

MAY 31st - Memorial Day - NO SCHOOL

June 3rd - PTSA General Meeting - 7:00pm

June 17th - Last Day of School

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Meal Service Schedule!

Any child ages 0-18 is eligible for a 7-day meal kit each week.

Families need to pre-order their meals each week to guarantee there is enough food for every family: Pre-Order Form.

  • Link for pre-order also has all meal locations and mobile sites listed and can be translated in many languages
  • Fill out and submit a form for each child you would like meals for (ex: 3 kids = 3 forms). Please remember to place your order 48 hours before your preferred pickup day.

Please visit the Mukilteo School District Nutrition Services website for more information and schedule.

Technical Support

Families can watch short videos on topics such as joining a Zoom meeting on Family Orientation Videos Web Page. Currently, the videos are available in English and Spanish, with more languages and more videos to come later this week.

District Technology Help Desk

Need help? Families can call the district's help desk at (425) 356-1207. During the school year, the Help Desk is staffed Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Mukilteo School District APP

Go to your app store and search "Mukilteo School District." It is available for both Apple and Android devices. Once you download the app, you can select which schools to follow.

When you log in to Mukilteo School District's mobile app, you can access student specific information, update your family's communication preferences, find school and staff emails/contact information, log into Schoology and access many frequently-used websites and tools.

If you have questions about the district app or need log-in info, please email communications@mukilteo.wednet.edu.

The Serene Lake PTSA Events!

PTSA is a volunteer association where parents, teachers, students, and other community work together to make our school a better place to learn! This month they have MANY fun activities for families. Check out the flyers below for more information!

PTSA Meeting

June 3rd at 7:00pm

We will approve our budget and calendar for next year.

Zoom ID - 846 4351 5636

Family Dance Night

May 21st 6:00pm -7:00pm

Zoom ID - 851 1024 2200

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Mukilteo School District 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 trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Civil Rights Coordinator and Title IX Coordinator Bruce Hobert (425-356-1319), hobertbl@mukilteo.wednet.edu, Section 504 Coordinator Lisa Pitsch (425-356-1277), pitschla@mukilteo.wednet.edu, and the ADA/Access Coordinator Karen Mooseker (425-356-1330), moosekerkw@mukilteo.wednet.edu. Address: 9401 Sharon Drive in Everett, WA. Inquiries regarding ADA/Access issues at Sno-Isle TECH Skills Center should be directed to Wes Allen, Director (425-348-2220) allenwr@mukilteo.wednet.edu. Address: 9001 Airport Road in Everett, WA 98204.

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Created with images by Cuyahoga - "relaxed lisbon aquarium" • dzako83 - "lens camera photography" • geralt - "social media icon hand" • Wokandapix - "back to school school education" • harshahars - "parcel parcels packages" • PublicDomainPictures - "tulip flower perennial" • DaKub - "duck goose march" • PublicDomainPictures - "button buttons computer"