Janet Schloz (4th Grade Teacher at Tumwater Hill Elementary - pictured center) received quite a surprise at a recent staff meeting! She was presented with a $2,500 Academic Award from California Casualty. Every dollar counts in the classroom. National surveys find educators spend an average of $500 each year of their own funds, with many spending much more, for classroom supplies and materials. Recognizing the effect of tight school budgets, the California Casualty Academic Award was created in 2012 to help instructors purchase necessary items and fund projects. KIRO7 News was there to cover the event CLICK HERE to view the story from our Facebook page.
Olympics West Senior Living Community has offered to provide free sack lunches to school aged children that live in Tumwater School District. They ask for RSVP's no later than March 28th, and pickup will be daily from 11:00-noon from April 3-7. CLICK HERE for more information.
The Thurston County Chamber Foundation is holding their 7th annual "Math for Life" event. The purpose is to celebrate and engage our students and community around real-life math applications. Students have an opportunity to visit local businesses (identified on the map linked at the end of this message), find out how they use math in their business and answer grade-level math questions. Once they turn their map in with at least five of the businesses visited, they are entered into a drawing for an opportunity to receive some fabulous prizes. All participants receive a medal that will be presented at a school assembly. CLICK HERE for the map andmore information.
If your child will be five by August 31st, now is the time to register him/her for Kindergarten. Please visit your local school to get a registration packet. CLICK HERE for more information.
This 6-week parenting seminar will start April 10th, so register soon. Winning at Parenting is intended to strengthen families by providing information, resources and an opportunity for parents to connect with each other. Throughout this 6-week class, group members share parenting strengths and identify areas for personal growth. The class combines discussion, lectures, group activities, and the positive social support of peers to address common parenting concerns. Childcare is available by reservation for children ages 3-11. CLICK HERE for more information. This event is sponsored by the City of Tumwater, Tumwater School District and Family Education and Support Services.
Do you have an student that is an artist? We are holding a district-wide art contest in which one piece of artwork from each school will be selected for the 2017-18 school year calendar that is distributed to all families. CLICK HERE for the entry form and more information. Deadline to submit entries to your school is May 1st.
The District has a Strategic Planning Goal that by 2021, all Tumwater families will have access to high quality early learning services which help prepare students for Kindergarten. If you have children in your home ages 0-5, please take a moment and complete this service (it will take less than ten minutes). For questions regarding the survey, please call our Special Services Department at 360-709-7040. CLICK HERE to access the survey. Thank you for your time.
This is our sixth year of offering classes for parents facilitated by Candyce. Each year parents and staff rate these classes highly and ask for more! Click on the title to see the complete schedule for this year.
Congratulations to our Lady Wolves, who finished Fifth at the State Championship! We are proud of you, the way you played, and the way you represented our community! Way to go!!! See the article by Thurston Talk by CLICKING HERE.
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Parent Workshop - Overindulgence