Beamer Buddies Basketball 5th Annual Summer Basketball Work Shop

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Parent School Involvement Survey Available Online

Parents and guardians, here’s your chance to tell us about what your child’s school does to include you in his or her education. Please complete the brief Family Partnership survey that is available on our website at www.fwps.org/yourvoice. The survey begins April 10 and closes April 28.

You will receive an email invitation to participate, and the survey will be available in Spanish, Korean, Vietnamese and Russian. If you have more than one child in the school district, you may complete this survey for each child. The survey will take approximately 5-10 minutes to complete.

Parents can also access the survey through the district YourVoice button on the district website. Also, computers and paper copies of the survey will be available at student-led conferences to give parents another option for completing the survey.

All answers will be treated in a confidential manner.  Reports will not identify individuals. Data will be reviewed for participants as a group, not by individual responses. After the survey closes, we will report the findings publicly, sharing what we have learned from your feedback.

Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts. Engaging in an ongoing two-way dialogue is critical as we work together to provide our students with the best possible education.

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Preschool Information Fair

Do you have a child who will be 3 or 4 by August 31, 2014?  Stop by the Federal Way School District’s Preschool Information Fair April 17, from 4-7pm.  You will receive information on preschool and tour a classroom.  Extra resources are available for youth summer activities, health care and school readiness.  Prizes will be raffled off every 30 minutes.

To apply for the free preschool program for low income families, bring proof of income (i.e. 2013 tax return) with you.

The Fair will be held at the Truman Head Start building, at 31457 28th Ave. S. Federal Way

For more information, call 253-945-2379

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Renewal EP&O Levy on February 11 Ballot

Federal Way Public Schools is asking voters to approve the renewal of a local educational programs and operations (EP&O) levy for the next four years. This is the same amount approved by voters in the last levy election, with the same rate. Approval of this levy will NOT increase taxes.

The EP&O levy provides over one-fifth or 20% of our total budget. It is vital to providing the services and programs our students need, and our community expects. This levy pays for educational programs and school operations, including:

  • 8 of every 100 classroom teachers (without these teachers, class sizes would increase by about 2 students per class).
  • 16 of every 100 classified staff, including secretaries, custodians, maintenance, grounds, security and technology staff.

It allows the district to continue offering important programs for our students’ success — including athletics, music, after-school activities and other programs that the state does not include in its funding formulas.

It also lets us leverage local dollars to receive state and federal dollars for programs like:

  • AmeriCorps – Federal program that puts 50 trained tutors in our schools.
  • Air Force Junior ROTC – an aeronautics-oriented junior ROTC program that teaches students skills that will qualify them for high-demand career fields.
  • International Baccalaureate, Cambridge, and College Board examinations – allowing all qualified students to take these important tests no matter their families’ ability to pay.

How much will it cost?

The district is asking voters to approve a $53 million levy per year for 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.

How much will it cost the average homeowner?

In 2013, the King County Assessor’s office valued the average single-family home in Federal Way at $159,014. For that average Federal Way home, the cost of the levy is $713 a year, $59.42 a month, $13.71 a week, or $1.95 a day. And that’s less than the cost of a latte at most coffee shops.

What if home values increase?

Because the voters authorize a total amount, not a tax rate, increases in property values should not impact what the average homeowner pays. As property values rise, our tax rate automatically decreases.

The district is likely to collect less than the full $53 million

Although voters authorized $53 million in collections during 2013 and 2014, the district will actually collect $17 million less than voters authorized during this two-year period. If the state continues to leave levy equalization dollars in place, we will continue to collect less than the voters authorize. However, approval of this levy will protect the district in case the legislature makes cuts to levy equalization in the coming four years.

Read more on the district website, www.fwps.org/epolevy.

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Advisory Committee

Apply now for grading advisory committee

Federal Way Public Schools is developing a District Grading Advisory Committee to share research and provide input to the district on effective grading practices for all students in our district. To apply, please pick up a form at your child’s school or go to our website at www.fwps.org/blog/gradingcommittee/. Completed applications must be submitted electronically or in hard copy to the Education Service Center (ESC) by January 27, 2014 (5:00 pm).

 

Aplique ahora para ser parte del comité de asesoría de cómo calificar

Las Escuelas Públicas de Federal Way están desarrollando un Comité de Asesoría de cómo Calificar con el propósito de compartir algunas investigaciones acerca del tema  y contribuirle al distrito maneras más eficaces de asignar calificaciones a todos los estudiantes del distrito.  Para aplicar, por favor pregunte por una forma en la escuela de su niño/a o visite la página de internet www.fwps.org/blog/gradingcommittee/. Las solicitudes completadas tienen que someterse o electrónicamente o impresas al Centro de Servicios Educativos (ESC, por sus siglas en inglés) hasta El 27 de enero, 2014 (5:00 pm).


Подавайте заявление на участие в работе комитета

Школьный округ города «Federal Way» создает консультативный комитет для помощи школьному округу в разработке эффективной шкалы оценок для всех учащихся. Чтобы принять участие, пожалуйста, возьмите форму заявления в школе, где учится Ваш ребенок, или откройте страницу интернета школьного округа  www.fwps.org/blog/gradingcommittee/.  Заполненное заявление должно быть отправлено по электронной почте или отдано в “Education Service Center (ESC)” не позднее 27 января 2014 г. (до 5 часов вечера)


지금 성적 자문 위원회에 지원하십시오

 페더럴웨이 공립학교는 교육구의 모든 학생들을 위한 효율적인 성적 산출 관행에 대해 연구 결과를 나누고 의견을 제공해 줄 자문위원회를 구성하고 있습니다. 지원하시려면 자녀의 학교에서 지원서를 받으시거나 저희의 웹사이트인 www.fwps.org/blog/grading committee/ 로 가시기 바랍니다.  완성된 지원서는 전자상으로나 서면으로 교육 서비스 센터 (ESC) 에 2014 1 27 (오후 5 )까지 제출해야 합니다.

 

 

 

 

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Multi-Service Center Federal Way Food and Clothing Bank

The Multi-Service Center Federal Way Food and Clothing Bank serves those people who live in the Federal Way School District boundries including 98422 (except 98198 zip code). The dates to make an appointment to receive Thanksgiving food are November 15, 18, 20 and 22.  Regular hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.  Appointment days to pick up Thanksgiving food are: November 25, 26, 27.  The regular food bank and clothing bank are not open during Thanksgiving appointments.  To schedule an appointment call 253-838-6810.
For more information, please see the attached flyer: English ~ Spanish

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Principal’s Back to School Message

 

Welcome to Lakeland Elementary, Home of the Bobcats! I am so excited about the 2013/2014 school year and highly anticipate a year full of excitement, growth, and community building. We are fortunate to have a beautiful new building as we enjoy our 3rd year in our school. I am truly honored to serve as Principal at Lakeland and look forward to a highly engaging and productive school year!

We have the most talented, dedicated and compassionate staff that are dedicated to meeting the social, emotional, and academic needs of ALL students. Our goal is to ensure that all of our students develop strong reading, writing, and math skills as we prepare them for the future.

We encourage a partnership with parents and the community to help us meet the needs of our students and develop the “whole” child. Please visit our main office for more information on how to volunteer at Lakeland.

I encourage you to stop by our school and feel the enthusiastic spirit of our Lakeland Bobcats! You will see students highly engaged in a caring learning environment.

Proud to be a Bobcat,

Julie Ray

Principal

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