District Track Championship

May 14th—8:00am—Memorial Stadium

Twin Lakes had a great day at the Qualifying Track Meet. We qualified for 62 events!!! Most in the district! Come support these amazing kids as we bring home the championship.

 


 

Early Release Dates

Remember, school will dismiss at 1:50 on Wednesday, April 27. If there are difficulties, please contact the office by calling 253.945.4200.”

For additional information, please consult the attached pdf of the district’s Early Release transportation schedule flyer.

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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 online at www.fwps.org. The survey begins Monday, April 11, and closes Monday, April 25.

You will receive an email invitation to participate, and the survey will be available in English, Spanish, Korean 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 are welcome to go directly to the survey on the district website, www.fwps.org if they do not receive the email. 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. Please take this brief family involvement survey. http://www.k12insight.com/FWPS/FamilyPartnershipSurvey/2016.html

Spanish:

Encuesta sobre la Participación de los Padres Disponible en Línea

Padres y tutores, ésta es su oportunidad de informarnos acerca de lo que la escuela de su niño hace para incluirlos en su educación. Por favor llene la breve encuesta de la Asociación con la Familia disponible en nuestro sitio de internet www.fwps.org. La encuesta comienza el lunes 11 de abril y cierra el lunes el 25 de abril.

Usted recibirá una invitación por correo electrónico para participar, y la encuesta estará disponible en Ingles, Español, Coreano y Ruso. Si usted tiene más de un niño, Ud. puede llenar una encuesta por cada uno. Solo se tardara entre 5 a 10 minutos para completar la encuesta. Se les anima a los padres a ir directamente al sitio de internet www.fwps.org si usted no recibe un correo electrónico. En este sitio, hay un vinculo (conexión) en las imágenes que están circulando y también en el Encabezado de la sección del Distrito. Además, habrá computadoras

y copias impresas de la encuesta disponibles durante las conferencias dirigidas por los alumnos para darle otra opción para completarlas.

Las respuestas se tratarán de manera confidencial. Los reportes no identificarán a los individuos. Los datos de los participantes se revisarán por grupo y no por respuestas individuales. Después de cerrar la encuesta vamos a informar de los resultados al público y compartir lo que hemos aprendido de sus comentarios.

Gracias por tomar el tiempo de compartir sus pensamientos. Para poder ofrecerles la mejor educación posible a sus hijos, es fundamental tener un dialogo frecuente y trabajar en equipo. Por favor complete esta breve encuesta acerca de la participación de la familia http://www.k12insight.com/FWPS/FamilyPartnershipSurvey/2016.html

Russian:

Ответить на вопросы о вовлечении родителей в школьную жизнь можно на странице интернета

Родители и опекуны, у Вас есть возможность высказать свое мнение о том, что делает школа в которой учится Ваш ребенок, чтобы вовлечь Вас в процесс обучения Вашего ребенка. Пожалуйста, заполните краткий опросный лист “Family Partnership survey” имеющийся на странице интернета www.fwps.org. Опрос будет проводится с понедельника 11 апреля по понедельник 25 апреля.

Вы получите по электронной почте приглашение участвовать в опросе, и в зависимости от Вашего желания Вы можете получить опросный лист на английском, испанском, корейском или русском языке. Если в школьном округе учится несколько Ваших детей, Вы можете заполнить опросный лист для каждого ребенка. Опрос займет примерно 5-10 минут Вашего времени.

Родители также могут заполнить опросный лист прямо на электронной странице школьного округа www.fwps.org. Также, опросный лист можно будет заполнить на конференции “student-led conferences”, где можно будет воспользоваться компьютером или копией на бумаге.

Все ответы будут конфиденциальны. Данные опроса будут обобщены. По окончании опроса мы сообщим результаты, и расскажем о том, что мы узнали из Ваших ответов.

Благодарим Вас за участие в опросе. Ваше участие в двустороннем диалоге имеет важное значение, так как вместе мы сможем улучшить обучение наших учащихся. Пожалуйста, примите участие в опросе. http://www.k12insight.com/FWPS/FamilyPartnershipSurvey/2016.html

Korean:

학부모의 학교 참여에 관한 온라인 설문조사

학부모와 보호자 여러분, 여러분 자녀의 학교에서 여러분을 자녀 교육에 포함시키고자 어떤 노력을 하는지에 대해 말씀하실 수 있는 좋은 기회입니다. 간단한 온라인 설문조사가 www.fwps.org 웹사이트에 있으니 작성해 주시기 바랍니다. 설문조사는 4월 11일 월요일에 시작하여 25일 월요일에 마감합니다.

설문조사 참여에 대한 이메일을 받으실 것이며, 영어, 스페인어, 한국어, 러시아어/우크라이나어로 된 설문조사가 있습니다. 교육구에 다니는 자녀가 한 명 이상 있으시면 각 자녀마다 설문조사를 따로 작성하셔도 되며 약 5분- 10분 가량 소요됩니다.

이메일을 받지 못하셨으면 교육구의 웹사이트에 있는 설문조사를 직접 하셔도 됩니다. 학생 주도 면담시간에 컴퓨터나 지면을 통해 설문조사를 작성하실 수도 있습니다.

설문조사에 대한 응답은 비밀에 부쳐질 것이며 보고는 개인들을 나타내지 않을 것입니다. 설문조사는 개별적으로 보고되는 것이 아니라 집단으로서만 데이타가 보고될 것입니다.

설문조사가 끝나고나서는 여러분의 의견을 통해 무엇을 알게 되었는지에 대한 결과를 공개할 것입니다.

시간을 내어 의견을 내 주셔서 감사드립니다. 최상의 교육을 학생들에게 제공하기 위해서는 지속적으로 쌍방 대화에 참여하는 것이 무척 중요합니다. 간단한 가족 참여에 대한 설문조사에 응해 주시기 바랍니다.

http://www.k12insight.com/FWPS/FamilyPartnershipSurvey/2016.html

 

2016 TWIN LAKES TRACK

WHEN: Practices will be Thursday @ 3:30-5:00pm starting March 10th

WHERE: Practices will be held at Twin Lakes Elementary

ALL practices will be held for 3rd-5th grade. Parents must pick up students @ 5:00.

**K-2 will practice during P.E.**

 

Track coaches:

Mr. Foster    rfoster@fwps.org

Mr. Matt       msiewert@fwps.org

 

TRACK MEET DATES

All meets will be held @ Federal Way High School (Memorial Staduim)

Practice Meet: March 26th @ 1:15-3:15pm

Qualifying Meet: April 30th @ 8:00am

Championship Meet: May 14th @ 8:00am


 

Contribution Corner

The health room is in need of granola bars to offer to students who may need a snack. If you can contribute please drop off your donation to the front office, thank you!


 

Parents, Community Invited to Review New English Language Arts (ELA) Curriculum

Families and the community are invited to attend a Community Open House scheduled from 5 – 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 8, to preview new K-8 English Language Arts Curriculum under consideration for implementation in Federal Way Public Schools.

The open house will be held at the Federal Way Public Schools ESC, 33330 8th Avenue South, Federal Way, in Room 104.

Spanish, Russian and Korean translators will be available to answer basic questions families may have about curriculum materials, as well as any questions families may have for field test teachers. Light refreshments will be provided.

Se les invita a las familias y a la comunidad a asistir una Puertas Abierta de la Comunidad programado para las 5-7 p.m. el martes, 8 de marzo para ver antes que los demás el currículo nuevo de Artes del Idioma Inglés de grados K-8 que se está considerando usar en las Escuelas Públicas de Federal Way.

En español:

Se les invita a las familias y a la comunidad a asistir una Puertas Abiertas de la Comunidad programada para las 5-7 p.m. el martes, 8 de marzo para ver antes que los demás el currículo nuevo de Artes del Idioma Inglés de grados los K-8 que se está considerando usar en las Escuelas Públicas de Federal Way.

La puertas abiertas se llevará acabo en el CSE de las Escuelas Públicas de Federal Way, 33330 8 Avenida Sur, Federal Way, en el salón 104.

Habrá traductores del español, ruso y coreano para contestar tanto preguntas básicas que puedan tener las familias acerca del currículo, como preguntas que puedan tener de los maestros de prueba de campo. Se proveerá refrigerio ligero.

Gracias y adiós.

На русском:

Мероприятие для родителей «Parent Night” в связи с обновлением программы обучения английскому языку “Language for ELA”

Родители и общественность приглашаются на вечер “День открытых дверей”, во вторник 8 марта с 5 -7 часов вечера, для предварительного ознакомления с новой

программой по изучению английского языка “K-8 English Language Arts”, которую планируют внедрить в школах “Federal Way”.

“День открытых дверей” будет проводиться в здании Управления школьного округа по адресу: Federal Way Public Schools ESC, 33330 8th Avenue South, Federal Way”, в помещении 104.

Будут работать переводчики и они ответят на Ваши вопросы о материалах программы, а также Вы сможете поговорить с преподавателями. Будут предложены легкие закуски.


 

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/


Seattle Seahawks’ Kelcie McCray visited Twin Lakes Elementary to talk about the importance of physical activity for 60 minutes a day.

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Self Manager Program

 

Twin Lakes is starting a Self-Manager program! Qualified students who show what it means to be Respectful, Responsible, and Ready to Learn will earn special privileges.

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Mariner Managers rules, expectations, and privileges


 

 

The Battle of the Books 2016–Selected Titles

 

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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Early Dismissal Details for 2015-16

Please click here for a calendar of Early Dismissal Dates

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