The Falcon Spirit 9 December 2016

Orchestra Concert

Orchestra Concert

You are invited to attend the Mukilteo Elementary School Orchestra Concert on Thursday, December 15, 2016. The concert begins at 7:00 pm and will occur in the cafetorium.

Thank You

Thank You For Supporting Our Fifth Grade Students During The Fifth Grade Celebration Fundraiser

Mukilteo Elementary School and the Mukilteo Elementary Parent Teacher Student Association would like to thank everyone who volunteered, donated baked goods, water and attended the 5th grade movie night last Thursday evening. We would also like to extend an extra token of appreciation to Papa Murphy's for cooking and donating the pizza and raffle baskets for the event. We were able to raise just over $800 towards the 5th grade celebration!

Read to Feed Update

Read to Feed Update

If our school reaches the goal of 60,000 AR points by the end of May, The Mukilteo Elementary PTSA will donate $1,000 to the Heifer Organization. If you or a member of your family wishes to make an individual donation, please use the link below.

More information about this wonderful charitable activity will be coming soon. In the upcoming week, your child will be receiving Heifer student guides, student bookmarks, and a reading goal progress monitoring tool.

Reading at Home

Using The Seven Habits To Read At Home For Read To Feed

The Read to Feed challenge at Mukilteo Elementary School is an excellent opportunity to read at home with your child and practice the Seven Habits.

Reading, and understanding what you read, is a skill that everyone needs to be successful. The best way to improve understanding is to read a lot. There is nothing like a challenging book to lift you up or take you to another world. Developing a love of reading will be an asset to your child in all areas of school and give him/her a jumpstart to a lifetime of reading!

Involving your child in goal setting yields powerful results! We see students as young as five or six years old setting and achieving goals in literacy, math, attendance, behavior, and leadership every day at Mukilteo Elementary School.

Once a student sets a goal with his or her teacher, or with you at home, the essential question becomes “What will it take to achieve that goal?”

In Leader in Me Schools, we teach students to set “Wildly Important Goals,” or WIGs. WIGs are the vital few goals that must be accomplished to be successful. Another way to think about the “G” in WIG is a gap. “In what area is there a gap between where I am now and where I need to be?” That’s where a WIG would be created.

A WIG is expressed in a statement that is specific, measurable, and time-bound. For example, “Read two chapter books from the beginning to the end by December 15.” Having a specific goal helps students see where they need to be and by when.

After a WIG is identified and written, students often don’t know where to begin. Breaking a large goal into actionable steps relieves this confusion. We called those actionable steps lead measures.

In the education world, we have formative, interim, and summative assessments. WIGs can be compared to summative assessments. They measure performance after the fact. Lead measures are like interim assessments. They help a student assess progress toward the WIG and make course corrections, if necessary.

A potential lead measure for the WIG concerning reading is “Read from my book at home for 20 minutes, five days a week.” This measure would be tracked daily to see if progress is being made by your child, and shared with you.

Focusing on the lead measures will help your student stay on track to achieve the overall reading goal and evaluate progress along the way. It is important to build lead measures that are predictive--something that leads to the goal, and influenciable--something that we can influence.

To develop lead measures, use the following guidelines.

  • Help your child identify the critical steps or strategies that will lead to achievement of their WIG. For example, when setting the reading goal, create a "lead measure pick list" with 10-20 possible strategies a student might choose from.
  • Help your child select the two or three most leveraged strategies or actions that will lead to achievement of their WIG.
  • Have your child think through when and where they will act on their lead measures/strategies.
  • Assist your child in identifying and acquiring any resources they may need to implement their lead measure/strategies (e.g., books, reading area, timer, etc.).

Children can sometimes be unsure how to achieve a long-term goal. When these goals are broken into small steps based on lead measures, it helps them see their progress along the way and ensure success in the long run.

8:55 am

Morning Arrival Time 8:55 am

To support each of our students with a safe campus, we ask for our students to arrive at 8:55 am.

Save The date

Save The Date For Bingo Night

A Fun Time For Everyone.
Drop off, pick up, and the parking lot

Drop Off, Pick Up, and the Parking Lot

During arrival and dismissal times, the long driveway from Olympic View Middle School becomes ONE WAY TRAFFIC ONLY. Cars should not turn around and drive back past Olympic View, but should proceed through the parking lot and out the bottom of the driveway onto Washington Street, which is EXIT ONLY, during drop off and pick up times you may only enter near the middle school.

Parents dropping off or picking up their student(s) can use the student drop off lane that is clearly marked along the sidewalk to allow your child to exit the car on the sidewalk side. As soon as the child exits the car, please proceed out of line and drive out of the parking lot. Cars following may then move up and drop off their student closer to the school.

Parents wishing to park their cars in the parking lot may do so. Please be sure to park in a marked parking stall only. As a reminder, the Mukilteo Police Department monitors our parking lot throughout the week and does issue parking violations. Also, please be sure to walk your child through the parking lot at all times. With so many cars, it can be quite dangerous if children are not escorted. Also, go to the crosswalks to cross the traffic/bus lanes. We have crossing guards posted at those locations.

Please drive very slowly through the lot at a speed no faster than 10 miles per hour.

If there is bus transportation provided for your student, we encourage you to allow your child to ride the bus. This cuts down greatly in the congestion during the arrival and dismissal times.

A Closer Look At The Traffic Flow
Lost and Found

Lost and Found

During the next few weeks before our Winter Break, make sure to stop by the lost and found and pick up anything that belongs to your child(ren). Also, check the “smalls” lost and found in the main office for lost glasses, car keys, jewelry or accessories. On December 16th anything left I the lost and found will be purged (donated to Goodwill).

Packs for Kids

Packs for Kids at Mukilteo Elementary School

Below are the items that are needed for our Packs for Kids program this week:

  • Snack Size Cracker Packs
  • Single Serve Puddling Cups
  • Snack Size Boxes of Raisins

Please bring donations to the school office and place them in the yellow box labeled "Packs for Kids." Monetary donations may be made to MEPTSA, labeled "Packs for Kids" and placed in the MEPTSA mailbox, also located in the school office. Thank you for your generous donations!"

Your Voice

Share What Is On Your Mind

Have an idea you want to share about making Mukilteo Elementary School better? Share your thinking clicking on the button below.

Mukilteo School District complies with federal and state rules 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. The following individuals have been designated to handle questions or complaints of alleged discrimination: Title IX Officer – Bruce Hobert (425-356-1325), Section 504 Coordinator – Lisa Pitsch (425-356-1277), and the ADA/Access Coordinator – Debra Fulton (425-356-1330), all located at 9401 Sharon Drive in Everett, WA 98204.

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