Otter Updates March 2019

Main Office Information

PHONE: 425.366.3500

HOURS: 8 AM - 4 PM

Upcoming Events

March 27th - Middle School Counselors visit Serene Lake 5th Graders

March 29th - Sea Otter Assembly 9:15AM

April 8th - 12th - NO SCHOOL - Spring Break

5th Grade Parent Night

5th Grade Parent Information Night

March 19th

at the middle school your child will be attending.

Each middle school will be hosting an informational night on March 19th 6:00 pm- 7:00 pm for the parents of current 5th grade student’s entering 6th grade in the 2019-2020 school year.

Learn about classes., clubs, activities and athletics. Meet the principal, teachers and counselor and take a tour of the campus!

Kindergarten Registration

Calling all Kindergartners!

Registration for the 2019-2020 school year starts Monday, March 4, 2019 at your assigned school. Your student must be 5 years old by August 31, 2019 to be eligible for kindergarten.

Swing by Serene Lake to pick up a registration packet. You will need a proof of residency, proof of immunizations and verification of birth date (birth certificate, passport, immunization record from a doctor). If you have questions, contact Jamie Groshong at 425-366-3500 or Groshongjl@mukilteo.wednet.edu

Serene Lake will be hosting a Kindergarten Readiness Meeting

May 16th, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm In The Serene Lake Library

This is a PARENT ONLY event. We will be sharing information regarding expectations for beginning kindergartners, assessments and important schedule information.

NOTE: The first day of school for Kindergarten students is September 9, 2019(students in grades 1-6 start on September 4). Parents of Kindergarten students will conference with their child's teacher during a Family Connection Meeting on a scheduled date on September 4, 5, or 6, (this meeting counts as a school day for your child, and they will be marked absent if you are unable to attend).

Mukilteo School District Elementary School Culinary Competition

We’re thrilled to announce our 11th Annual Future Chef Competition open to all 3rd, 4th & 5th graders. The idea behind this event is to help educate the kids in healthy eating habits. Too often we hear about obesity in kids and kids not making the right choices in terms of their eating habits. That’s why we want kids to submit recipes for their favorite Fiesta Fit-Mexican Inspired Recipe!

Judging will be based on the following criteria:

• Health Conscious Recipe

• Fun Kid Food

• Judges Choice

• Best Table Presentation

Timeline of the event:

1. A flyer will be sent home with the students describing the event. Included with this flyer will be a blank recipe card.

2. Kids who would like to participate need to fill out the recipe card and return it to their teacher.

3. Teachers will collect the recipe cards and give them to building office or cafeteria.

4. Buildings return recipes to Nutrition Services no later than March 29, 2019.

5. A panel of administrators will evaluate recipe submissions and narrow the number of finalists down to 3 kids per school.

6. Those finalists will be formally invited to a Culinary Competition “Cook-Off” to be held at Sno Isle Skill Center on April 26, 2019 at 2:30.

The local press will be invited to take pictures of the kid’s creations and parents and teachers can view (and taste!) the final product during the reception portion of the event.

Transportation of the kids will not be provided on April 26th for the competition. Kids will need to be dropped off and picked up at Sno Isle Skill Center. Each child will have an adult mentor assigned to them to ensure safe food and preparation practices are followed. All Finalists will receive a framed plaque, recipe book of all finalists’ recipes, chef coat and hat. The grand prize winners will receive a new Bike & Helmet.


Will your child be ready for Kindergarten?

Mukilteo ECEAP Preschool can help! We are now accepting applications for the upcoming school year. Morning and afternoon classes are held Mon - Thur. Children must be 3 or 4 by August 31st. Free (income eligible) slots are available. We are located at 3616 South Road #C4, Mukilteo, WA 98275. Please call 425-356-1312 for more information or email mukilteoECEAP@mukilteo.wednet.edu.

Spring Field Trips

Volunteer Forms

Volunteer forms need to be updated every two years. Field Trip Season is just around the corner and we want to make sure you are ready! Stop by the Serene Lake office today to pick up a WSP Volunteer Packet anytime so you are sure to be updated in our system.

Here comes the sun!

Dress Code for Warm Weather Days

Now that warm weather is here and the sun is out, please remember the following guidelines when getting your student dressed in the morning.

No tank tops

No shirts or dresses with narrow “spaghetti straps”

No “belly shirts” (showing midriff) or open back

No flip-flop shoes or other shoes that come off too easily during recess or class.

Shorts should not be too short. To check if they meet the school dress code, have your student stand with his/her hands at their sides. To be long enough, their shorts must come down to the tips of their fingers, or longer.

Safety Matters

We ask that all parents and guests sign in at the office and wear a visitor nametag. Please do not be offended if an adult reminds you to do so, as this is critical for student safety. Remember to sign out when you leave. This helps us account for visitors in the event of an emergency.

The drop off loops in the front of the building are for buses only. No cars are allowed in the bus loops during school hours from 8:00AM to 4:00PM.

Just a reminder, the playfields and big toys are closed to the community during school hours (8:35AM to 3:45PM). We invite you back to campus after 3:45PM, when classes are dismissed and all students have left. There is no student supervision before 8:35AM or after dismissal, at which time parents take responsibility for their child’s safety.

Attendance Reminders!

We would like to remind students and families about the importance of daily attendance. In order for students to do their best learning in school, students need to be present at school and be on time as many days as possible. If your student is absent, please call our office (425-366-3500) or email SLMAINOFFICESTAFF@mukilteo.wednet.edu Additionally, please be mindful about scheduling appointments outside of the school day whenever possible. Per new district policy, we will be sending home attendance letter with students who have missed three or more days, either excused or unexcused. The hope is to bring awareness to how many days students have missed, regardless of the reason. Per state law, we are required to schedule a parent conference for students that have accumulated 5 absences in a month or 10 in a year.

Transportation Changes?

We realize that plans change. If for some reason your child needs to go home in a manner other than their normal mode of transportation, you must send in a note or call the office 425.366.3500 at least one hour before they are released. If we have not been notified of a change in transportation, we are required to send them home as per their established plan.

PTSA Happenings


BINGO, Breakfast and the Bookfair. March 21st 5:30pm -7:00pm. Come have pancakes and sausage starting at 5:30. BINGO begins at 6:00pm sharp.

BINGO Boards $2.00 per

Breakfast - $3.00

Book Fair will be open in the Library for shopping during the event.

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 Maggie Bagwell, Director (425-348-2220), bagwellmm@mukilteo.wednet.edu. Address: 9001 Airport Road in Everett, WA 98204.


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