Early Release School Day – Wednesday, February 24th

English
First Early Release Day is February 24

Please remember that Wednesday, February 24, is an early release day. Students will be released 90 minutes earlier than the normal release time on this date. Camelot Elementary will dismiss at 1:50p.m. If there is a hardship, please contact us at 253-945-2500.

The change to an early release schedule came as a result of feedback from a majority of our families who indicated that an early release would be significantly less of an impact than late start. We would like to thank our families for their support of collaborative time for teachers to meet in Professional Learning Communities, participating in data driven dialogue around student work, which can significantly impact achievement.

Please see the district website at www.fwps.org for more information.

Spanish
Primer Día de Salida Temprana es el 24 de Febrero

Sírvase de recordar que el miércoles, 24 de febrero es un día de salida temprana. El alumno saldrá de la 90 minutes antes del tiempo normal de salida el 24 de febrero. Las clases de Camelot Elementary acabarán a las 1:50p.m. Si esto causa dificultades, por favor comuníquese con nosotros al 253-945-2500.

El cambio a un horario de salida temprana fue el resultado de comentario de la mayoría de nuestras familias que indicaron que una salida temprana tendría mucho menos efecto. Agradecemos el apoyo de las familias del tiempo de colaboración para que los maestros se reunieran en las Comunidades de Aprendizaje Profesional, y participaran en dialogo motivado por datos acerca del trabajo del alumno, que puede afectar significativamente el rendimiento.

Véase el sitio de web del distrito www.fwps.org para más información

Korean
일찍 하교하는 날은 2월 24일입니다.
2월 24일 수요일은 일찍 하교하는 날임을 기억하시기 바랍니다. 학생들은 이 날 평소보다 90분 일찍 학교가 끝날 것입니다. Camelot Elementary 은/는 오후1:50 시에 수업이 끝납니다. 어려움이 있으시면, 253-945-2500 로 저희에게 연락해 주십시오.
일찍 하교하는 날로 스케줄이 변경된 것은 대다수의 가정에서 이른 하교가 훨씬 더 적은 영향을 미친다고 설문에 응해 주셨기 때문입니다. 교사들이 전문 연구 공동체로 만나 협조 연구하는 시간을 지지해 주신 가족 여러분께 감사를 드립니다. 이 시간 동안 학생들의 학업에 관해 자료에 의거한 대화를 나눌 수 있으며, 이는 학업 성취에 크게 영향을 미칠 수 있습니다.
더 자세한 사항에 관해서는 교육구 웹사이트www.fwps.org에서 찾아 보십시오.

Russian
Первый день окончания занятий раньше обычного времени будет 24 февраля.

Напоминаем, что в среду 24 февраля занятия учащихся закончатся раньше обычного времени. Занятия учащихся закончатся на 90 минут раньше указанного в расписании времени. В школе Camelot Elementary занятия закончатся 1:50 вечера. Если у Вас возникнут трудности в связи с ранним окончанием занятий, пожалуйста, свяжитесь с канцелярией Вашей школы по тел. 253-945-2500.

Изменения в расписании были сделаны в соответствии с Вашими ответами в опросном листе. Большинство родителей отметили, что окончание занятий раньше обычного для них будет более удобным решением. Мы бы хотели поблагодарить семьи наших учащихся за понимание и поддержку нашего решения по выделению времени нашим преподавателям для работы в «Professional Learning Communities», где преподаватели смогут обсудить работу учащихся, что может существенно повлиять на успех учащихся.
Более подробную информацию Вы можете найти на странице интернета школьного округа www.fwps.org

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Please Return Your Ballot TODAY!

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Camelot PTA News

Popcorn Sales:
Popcorn sales will resume on Tuesday, January 19th for just $1 a bag! We need volunteers to help pop, bag, and deliver the popcorn to classes in the mornings. Contact Amy Peterson amyp347@gmail.com or Tiffany Vigil — tbvsk8r@yahoo.com

Camelot PTA Meeting:
Join us for our next meeting THURSDAY, February 11th @ 6:00pm in the Library. There will be NO potluck this month. Get involved in your child’s school and have a voice in what is happening at Camelot, Camelot PTA needs YOU! Childcare will be provided.

Multi-Cultural Night:
Thursday, February 25th from 6:00pm-7:30pm. We are asking that you bring a favorite    family dish that represents your culture to share. This will be a fun night of delicious food and entertainment. If there is anyone in our Camelot family that would like to perform a cultural dance or song please  contact Tiffany Vigil @ tbvsk8r@yahoo.com. We need several volunteers to help set up, serve food and break down. Sign up sheets are available in the front office.

Applebee’s Fundraiser Breakfast:
We are having a Breakfast Fundraiser at Applebee’s in Federal Way on Saturday, March 5th from 8:00am-10:00am. Tickets are $10.00 each and includes pancakes, eggs, sausage, bacon and beverages. This will be a huge a fundraiser for us! Our goal is to sell 200 tickets so ask your friends, family, co-workers, neighbors… everyone! The student that sells the MOST tickets will get to be ‘Principle For The Day’ and have a Pizza Party with 5 of their friends! Information and order forms will be sent home soon so be on the look out!

$ave Around Books:
$ave Around books are still available for purchase for just $20! Please contact Tiffany Vigil @ tbvsk8r@yahoo.com if you are interested in picking one up!

Amazon Smile:
Don’t forget to use our Amazon Smile account when placing your order on Amazon, a percentage of you purchase will go directly to the Camelot PTA. Go to www.amazonsmile.com, search and select Camelot PTA Federal Way Council 9 4 15 and start your shopping. Share with family and friends!

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Cider Sales Moving to Thursdays

‘Thaw Out Thursdays’ Student Council continues to sell hot cider NOW on Thursdays, Beginning January 14th, 8:15-8:40am and 3:20-3:40pm in the lobby for $1.00

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2016—2017 Kindergarten Registration Starts January 19th!

Kindergarten registration will start January 19th for the 2016-2017 school year. The requirements to start kindergarten September 2016 are:

– Child must be 5 years of age on or before August 31, 2016
– Proof of residence (lease/rental agreement, utility bill, etc.)
– Child’s original birth certificate
– Child’s immunization record

Please note that your child’s immunizations must be up-to-date:
Hepatitis B—3 doses (last dose at age 24 months or older)
DTaP/DT/Tdap/Td—5 doses (if last dose is after 4th birthday, dose 5 is not needed)
Polio (IPV) – 4 doses (if last dose is after age 4, dose 4 is not needed)
Varicella—2 doses (Both doses must be after the first birthday)
MMR—2 doses (Both doses must be after the first birthday)

Camelot Elementary registration hours are between 10:00am and 3:00pm
Save the date: Kindergarten Jump Start will be Tuesday, May 3rd at 6:00pm in the Great Hall

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Ready for Kindergarten

Camelot will be hosting 3 Learning Sessions for parents and caregivers of children 4 to 5 years of age in the Camelot service area.  These Learning Sessions will provide you with information and FREE Educational materials to use with your child.  The purpose is to provide you with information in the area of Language, Social and Academic skills that your child needs to be ready to start Kindergarten!

Thursday – February 18, 2016 5-7pm
Thursday – March 24, 2016 5-6:30pm
Thursday – April 28, 2016 5-6:30pm
(Parents/Caregivers must be able to attend all 3 sessions)

Educational activities for children and meals will be provided for all sessions.
CONTACT Kaelin Albade @ 253 945-2528 or kalbade@fwps.org for more information, questions. Flyer

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Revised 2015-2016 School Calendar – 8 Scheduled Early Release School Days

“Our committee, the Early Release Design Team, developed a schedule for the remainder of 2015-2016 school year. The School Board has approved the new model with eight 90-minute student early release days for PLCs, eliminating the four 3-hour late starts on the current calendar. This means all students will be released 90 minutes early on the following dates: February 24, March 16, March 30, April 13, April 27, May 11, May 25, and June 1.”

Click Here to read the December 17, 2015 letter from Dr. Tammy Campbell, Superintendent.

Updated 2015-2016 School Calendar

Camelot will release students 90 minutes early on these eight dates listed above.

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NEW! FWSD “Safe Arrival Program”

Starting January 4th the District will be making “Safe Arrival” phone calls. Please see the letters below for more information.
Safe Arrival Information
Safe Arrival Program Letter to Families
Safe Arrival Program Letter to Families – Spanish
Safe Arrival Program Letter to Families – Russian
Safe Arrival Program Letter to Families – Korean

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Successful Hour of Code at Camelot

“At Camelot Elementary, Cheryl Steighner’s third grade class recently rotated through stations based on Code.org activities. In one, the students teamed together to use iPads to program balls called Spheros to change colors and execute a series of moves.”
Click here to read the entire article.

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Strategic Planning Initiative

Creating a vision for our children’s future.

Federal Way Public Schools has embarked on a Strategic Planning Initiative to develop the vision and direction for enhancing student achievement and success in the coming years.

The strategic plan will be our roadmap toward a future vision and provides unity, clarity and direction to the important work of the district.

In developing our plan, the District will use an approach that is inclusive and intentional and values all voices, and will continuously engage all stakeholders within the Federal Way Public Schools community.

This work must be collectively developed by members of our greater school community. There will be many opportunities to provide input on the Strategic Plan over the course of the year. The online survey is the initial effort to gather input, a series of forums for students, families and communities is another opportunity for participation.

We hope you’ll join in shaping what our school system should do and be for our community’s children.

http://www.fwps.org/strategic-plan/

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