5-4-16

Picture Day- Friday, May 6

It is a Free Dress Day for Picture Day on Friday, May 6. Students may wear school-appropriate clothing (shoulders covered, shorts or skirts/dresses to mid thigh or longer) and shoes (closed-toe).

Preschoolers Visit Valhalla

Our Valhalla-bound ECEAP / PreKinders field trip to Valhalla is on May 25th from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. This visit is part of  the Transition to Kindergarten Process, to help start early connection and partnership with our future students and their families.

Join Us at McDonalds

McTeacher’s Night will be held on May 18 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at the Redondo McDonalds (27515 Pacific Hwy S. in Federal Way). Come see our teachers and staff serve meals, clean up, and work hard. Enjoy some dessert too! Teachers and staff will be selling cookies and pies. (Two cookies or pies for only $1.00.) All proceeds of dessert sales go to Valhalla. 20% of all proceeds from the two-hour sales goes directly to Valhalla. Please join us for this fundraiser!

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4.22.16

Early Release April 27

Dismissal is at 1:50 on Wednesday, April 27.
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4.4.16

Battle of the Books

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Parents are welcome to join us for the Battle of the Books, Tuesday, April 12 at 1:45.

 

 

Early Release

Remember, school will dismiss at 1:50 on Wednesday, April 13. If there are difficulties, please contact the office.

Student led conferences will be Wednesday afternoon 3:50-7:50 and all day Thursday 8:00-7:00. If you do not already have a conference time set, please contact your child’s teacher to set up a time.

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

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3.23.16

April/May Newsletter

Click on this link to view our latest newsletter:  newsletteraprilmay

Early Release Day

Remember, school will dismiss at 1:50 on Wednesday, March 30th. If you have any questions, please call the office at 253-945-4300.

Student Led Conferences

Student Led Conferences are scheduled for Wednesday evening, April 13 from 3:50-7:50 p.m. and Thursday, April 14th  from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. No regular school will be held on Thursday or Friday. The staff voted to stay late on two evenings to accommodate working parents. We look forward to meeting with our families again.

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3.17.16

AVID College Gear Day

Wear collegiate gear or school uniform tomorrow, March 18th.

Crazy Hair Day

Show your school spirit and be creative with your hair on Friday, March 25th.

Skating Party

Please join us at Pattison’s West on Tuesday, March 29th from 5:00-7:00 pm. The cost is $5.00 which includes skates.

Early Release

Mark your calendars for Wednesday, March 30th. School will be dismissed at 1:50 pm. The next early release date is Wednesday, April 13th at 1:50 pm.

Spring Break

Just two weeks until Spring Break! There will be no school Monday, April 4th through Friday, April 8th. Enjoy your family time!

SLC- the Week After Spring Break

Look for conference scheduling forms to be sent home soon. Student Led Conferences are scheduled for Wednesday evening, April 13 from 3:50-7:50 p.m. and Thursday, April 14th  from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. No regular school will be held on Thursday or Friday. The staff voted to stay late on two evenings to accommodate working parents. We look forward to meeting with our families again.

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3.8.16

Early Release Days- March 16th and 30th

Remember, school will dismiss at 1:50 on Wednesday, March 16th and Wednesday, March 30th. For any questions, please contact the office:  253-945-4300.

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3.4.16

PTA Movie Night and Book Fair

It’s Friday! Let’s go see a movie for free at school! Our PTA is sponsoring Minions beginning at 7:00. There will be snacks for sale at the concessions table.

Be ready to shop for great books at the Book Fair in the Valhalla Library this evening as well.

Track Practice

Beginning Monday, 3/7  students in grades 3rd through 5th will practice after school every Monday and K through 2nd grade students will practice every Tuesday. Thank you parents for arranging to pick up your track stars at 4:30.

PTA Meeting Come Join Us!

Join us for the March PTA meeting on Wednesday, March 9th at 4:00 pm in the Library. All are welcome!

No School

Friday, March 11 is a teacher training day. There will be no school that day.

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2.26.16

trackshoes-smallTrack Forms Due March 3rd

There will be a parent meeting on Thursday, March 3 at 3:45 in the gym. All track forms must be turned in by the parent meeting. Heather Anderson and Amy Lankutis are the track coaches. They are looking forward to meeting all the parents at the meeting.

Practice will be held after school on Mondays for 3rd – 5th graders until 4:30 and on Tuesdays for K – 2nd graders until 4:30. Students must be picked up on time at 4:30 at the front of the school.

Track T-Shirts and Sweatshirts

Parents of track athletes should plan to order t-shirts and/or sweatshirts by March 3. There will be order forms available at the parent meeting. Prices and sizes are listed below. It will cost $5.00 per item to put the child’s first name on the back of the shirt.

  • T-Shirts Youth $8.00 (medium or large)
  • T-Shirts Adult $8.00 (small, medium, large, or XL)
  • Sweatshirt Youth $18.00 (medium or large)
  • Sweatshirt Adult 18.00 (small, medium, large, or XL)

Auditions for the Spring Musical -This Week!

Calling all 1st – 5th grade students who want to audition for “Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf…the Real Story” should have their parents fill out the permission form and stay after school on either Tuesday, March 1 or Wednesday, March 2. Your talent is needed!

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.

 

 

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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.

 

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2.17.16

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Math Night

Numbers! Facts! Games! Family fun! Come one, come all to play with math at our Math Night, on Thursday, February from 6:00-7:30. Each grade will have games to take home and a Math Fact Bee will be held throughout the evening for grade level spans:  k-1, 2-3, and 4-5. Refreshments will also be provided. See you there!

Adopted Calendar for 2016-2017 and 2017-2018

Click on the link to view the calendars for next two years. You can also find it on the calendar page under the “School Information” drop-down menu. 2016-17 and 2017-18 preferred calendars

jumping-kid-1First and Second Grade Music Concert

Thursday, Feb. 18th at 6:00 pm. Come and watch our talented first and second graders in the musical revue of “Pajama Party”!

 

college_sweatshirtAVID College Gear Day

Wear your college gear or uniform on Friday, February 19.

 

Early Release Day

On Wednesday, Feb. 24th students will be dismissed at 1:50 pm. Click the following link to learn more about the reasons for the early release days, Early Release – School Newsletter and Website.

Parent Work Numbers Will No Longer Receive Automated Calls

As the district continues to refine the new C5i automated callout system, we have heard considerable feedback from our parents and staff about the use of work numbers for automated calls.

In response to this feedback, Federal Way Public Schools will no longer upload work numbers in the callout system for automated messaging purposes.

Effective immediately, parents will no longer receive automated calls to their work numbers.

For parents who do want automated messages to be directed to a work number, please call the Communications Office at 253-945-2264, or contact your child’s school.

Thank you for your valuable feedback and partnering with us to make necessary improvements to enhance the communications we provide.

If you have questions or comments, please email callout@fwps.org, or call 253-945-2264.

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2.2.16

Coffee and Donuts

Join James and Elizabeth for coffee and donuts in the Valhalla Commons tomorrow, Wednesday, February 3 from 9:00-10:00. Their guest will be the Principal of TAF Academy, Mr. Paul Tytler. He will talk about all the programs offered at TAF. Ms. Lori Harrison, Valhalla Instructional Coach, will also be there to talk about Benchmarks and Grade Levels in reading and math. Hope you all can come!

PTA Meeting- Parents of 5th Graders

Our Valhalla PTA meeting is Wednesday, February 3rd from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. The Principal of Kilo Middle School, Margaret Peterson will be here to talk to families 0f 5th graders about Kilo and all the programs offered there. Hope you can be there!

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