Family and Community Partnership Summit Oct 4th

Saturday October 4th Federal Way will be having its 3rd annual Family and Community Partnership Summit from 9AM-3PM at Thomas Jefferson High School. Food will be provided as well as childcare for children 4 and older. This is a great opportunity to connect with other parents, learn first-responder-community-mdfurther ways to maximize your child’s potential as well as receive free district and community resources. The content will cover: Preparing your child for college, understanding the IEP process, ELL support and policies, checking grades online, common core state standards and more.

FWPS Summit Flyer Oct 4 2014 TJHS

This event is FREE and walk in registration is welcome however if you want to pre-register at 


For more information about what Federal Way Public Schools is doing to enhance family partnerships click here.

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New Fresh Fruits and Vegetables at OLV

fruitIn addition to the regular lunch time, students will now be served fresh fruits and vegetables in their classrooms Monday-Thursday. This new program will help children expand their tastes for fruits and vegetables such as mushrooms, peppers, plums and cherry tomatoes. The food is picked out by nutrition services and will begin September 15th. Each month new foods will be delivered and a menu will be put on the above tab  “Fruit and Vegetable Program”

SEPT2014Fresh fruits and Veggies Menu

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Garden Party Sept 27th

Community_by_Merlin2525We are having another community garden work party on Saturday September 27th from 9-it’s done. PTA will be providing light food and refreshments. Please help us weed and even harvest some delicious veggies from our garden!


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First Grade Field Trip to the Pumpkin Patch Oct 9th

PlainPumpkinThe 1st grade classes will be going on a field trip to the pumpkin patch on October 9th from 9:00-2:00. Students need to bring their permission form back to their teacher as soon as possible. The cost of the field trip is $6 which includes a pumpkin for the student to keep. Please indicate on the permission form if your child will be bringing a lunch from home or ordering a school lunch.

If you would like to chaperone, you will need to have an active Washington State Background Check form filed in the office. The forms take about 2 weeks to process so if yours is not filed it will need to be turned in to the office no later than September 25th.  Chaperones will need to pay $4 for entry and will have to pay extra if they want to take a pumpkin home with them.  Each first grade class needs at least 4 chaperones. 

This is a wonderful opportunity to link science, reading and adventure in the classroom so please fill out the paperwork and return it as soon as possible so that your child will be able to attend. 

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What is Peachjar?

computerFederal Way’s effort to help our carbon footprint has implemented a new online flyer service. In an effort to save paper, you will be instead receiving emails from Peachjar. You can also view the flyers on the OLV website at any time. You can adjust the setting on the site to show you only what you want to receive from outside agencies such as summer camps, or soccer teams. There is also an app for Peachjar. Some flyers from the school might still come home in paper form for upcoming events and important notices but Peachjar will greatly decrease paper usage. No action is required on your part if you have an email registered on your child’s enrollment information. If you did not get an email welcoming you to the new system, please visit the frequently asked questions section of their website. Click here to be directed to the website.

Information about Peachjar in English and ESPANOL:  Peachjar flyer for Parents ENG-SPA 2

Change your password directions in English and ESPANOL: Peachjar_Changing a password_ENG-SPA 2

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