Outdoor Education Opportunity for 5th Graders in 2015-2016

It is with great pleasure that we would like to announce that 5th grade students will again have the opportunity to go to IslandWood, a four day outdoor environmental education school, on December 14th-18th, 2015.

We will be holding an IslandWood Parent Information Night for parents of current 5th graders on Thursday, October 15th, 2015 from 6:00-7:00 p.m. During this information session we will give an overview of the IslandWood four day experience, hear from last year’s 5th graders about their experiences at IslandWood, go over frequently asked questions and kick-off our fall fundraiser.

For more information check out the IslandWood website at:


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Federal Way Punt, Pass, and Kick Event

4th grade and 5th grade boys and girls are invited to participate in a 4th/5th grade district wide Flag Football event on Saturday, October 3rd at Sequoyah Middle School. All ability levels are encouraged to sign up as teams will be divided in Recreational & Competitive groups. Teams will play their games in a 60-75 minute session. Times will be announced the week of the event. Game times will either be in the mornings or early afternoon. There will also be a Punt, Pass, and Kick Competition during the event. Top contestants in each age group will move on to the Sectional PPK competition in Kent on October 25th. No Football shoes, cleats, or turf shoes are allowed.

This event is FREE but transportation to Sequoyah will not be provided.

Green Gables will have practices prior to the event at Green Gables Elementary.

10:05 – 10:30AM Monday, September 28 – Friday, October 2

Please contact Mr. Wallat at twallat@fwps.org with any questions about this event. See Mr. Wallat for permission slips.  Please bring completed forms to the event and give them to Mr. Wallat.


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Notice of Directory Information

You have a say in who can see your child’s directory information

Federal law requires schools inform parents that some of their child’s information, called “Directory Information,” might be used for certain school-related purposes. Parents and guardians may tell schools not to release this information. This is part of a law called The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA).

If you wish to restrict how the district shares this information, please contact the school office and request the form.

What is directory information?

  • Your child’s name.
  • Photographs, video and other images of your child.
  • Recognition, diplomas and awards received by your child.
  • Date and place of birth.
  • Most recent and previous schools attended.
  • Dates of enrollment and enrollment status.
  • Participation in officially recognized activities and sports, and weight/height of student, if related to athletic participation.
  • Electronic (e-mail) address and telephone number, including cell phone, student ID number.
  • Student ID number (only if it cannot be used to gain access to education records).

We ask parents to think carefully before restricting this information.

Unfortunately, by restricting your child’s directory information for school publications, your student’s name and photo cannot be included in student annuals and yearbooks. He or she will not be able to be part of classroom, team or club photos which are intended to be published in yearbooks.

And, if you say “no” to providing contact information to outside organizations, your child’s name, address and phone number/s will not be provided to non-district organizations, including: graduation supplies companies; colleges; or military recruiters; and, after graduation, school reunion committees.

What if you change your mind?
If you ask us to restrict your student information, but later change your mind, just ask to update this form at your child’s school office.


FERPA Spanish 2015-16

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HIV/AIDS KNOW Prevention Curriculum Preview Nights

The Federal Way School District would like the opportunity to share with you the HIV/AIDS Prevention Curriculum, which will be presented to students in grades 5 through 12.

Curriculum used at each grade level will be presented from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. in different rooms according to grade level so that you have the opportunity to preview the materials that will be used in your child’s classroom.

This presentation is for parents only.

HIV/AIDS KNOW Prevention Curriculum Preview Nights
Wednesday October 28th, 2015
6:30-7:30 Room 104

Wednesday February 17th, 2015
6:30-7:30 Room 104

Educational Service Center/33330 8th Ave. S

HIV/KNOW Preview Night–English

HIV/AIDS Preview Night–Spanish

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The Battle of the Books 2016–Selected Titles

Will you be a 3rd-5th grader next school year? Do you want to participate in the Battle of the Books?  Do you want to get a head start on reading some of the book over the summer? Here is the list of the selected titles for the 2016 Battle of the Books:

YRC Nominees 2016

  • Loki’s Wolves by K.L. Armstrong & M.A. Marr
  • Colossus Rises by Peter Lerangis
  • Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library by Chris Grabenstein
  • Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures by Kate DiCamillo
  • Middle School: My Brother is a Big, Fat Liar by James Patterson
  • The Creature Department by Robert Paul Weston
  • Never Say Die by Will Hobbs

Sasquatch Nominees 2016

  • Jinx by Sage Blackwood
  • Star Wars: Jedi Academy by Jeffrey Brown
  • Serafina’s Promise by Ann E. Burg
  • The Great Trouble by Deborah Hopkinson
  • One for the Murphy’s by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
  • The Adventures of a South Pole Pig by Chris Kurtz
  • Rump by Liesl Shurtliff
  • The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud
  • The Prairie Thief by Melissa Wiley
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Supply Lists

Click on the Link Below for the 2015-2016 Supply Lists for K-5th Grades

2015 – 2016 Supply Lists

You may order school supplies through our PTA and EPI, Educational Products, Inc.

**Order Securely Online**

Starting NOW thru August 5th

  1. Go to educational products.com/shoppacks
  2. Enter the school ID, GRE379
  3. Follow the directions to complete your order.
  4. Keep your online confirmation as your receipt.

Sales tax will be applied at checkout.

School supplies will be delivered to the school and put in your child’s classroom prior to the first day of school. For questions, please contact David Goretski  PTA VP at 206-683-1924.

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If you need support with your username/password, you may see Shelby in the office. She is able to retrieve that information for you!

Click on the link for directions on how to activate your ParentVUE account:

ParentVUE Directions

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