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A Publication of The Darrington School District
Volume VIII Issue 5
From the desk of Dave Holmer, Superintendent and Secondary Principal Alignment of Grades 6-8 We are moving forward with planning for a K-8 configuration for the 20132014 school year. The planning for this is focused on the alignment of grades 6-8. These grades will be located in one wing of the present elementary building away from the classrooms for grades K-5. The primary reason for this change is to implement best practices to increase student achievement and maximize teacher resources. Other reasons for this change include:
Darrington Middle/High School Drama Club presents
Mama Wonâ€™t Fly!
Curriculum materials, Common Core State Standards and Professional Development are aligned in this configuration.
A family-friendly, fast-paced, uproarious comedy!
Block scheduling will allow for language arts and science/social studies to be integrated.
May 16, 17 & 18
Development of a grade 6-8 identity through clubs, activities, assemblies, leadership and student government. Development of a consistent behavior management/monitoring system. More flexible class size groupings. Integrated/thematic instruction can be developed and taught across grades 6-8. Common formative and summative assessments can be utilized. New USDA Food Service Guidelines support this configuration. Encouraging parent volunteers and increased opportunities for parent involvement. If this plan is approved by the School Board, scheduling of classes, assignment of teachers to classes, inventorying of resource materials and planning for standards based grading will continue during the summer. If you have specific questions regarding the alignment of grades 6-8 contact Melissa Cumming, Shawna Foote, Chuck Quantrille and/or Cam Ross. Ready for High School In order to be adequately prepared for the new high school Common Core Standards, 8th grade students must have demonstrated their readiness for high school by passing middle school core classes (Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, and Math). Without doing this, success in high school is seriously at risk. Therefore, 8th grade students can have only one failing grade in their second semester core classes to be promoted to 9th grade. Parents and guardians are encouraged to check Skyward regularly to monitor grades and to contact individual core class teachers for information about grades.
7:00 pm $5.00 per person at the door ============================ Leadership class is a huge contributor in helping make our school a great place!
Elementary School News from Principal, Tracy Franke
ELEMENTARY UPCOMING EVENTS May 14
We are so pleased with our students and their families for the participation in this year’s Science Fair. On April 11th, over 150 students submitted projects and over 300 family and community members came and shared in the evening event. We want to thank PTSA for helping the students set-up their exhibits and community members for volunteering to judge the 4th – 6th grade experiments. We are already looking forward to next year’s Science Fair! The Family Engagement Committee has worked hard this year with other community organizations to bring a variety of events for families to experience together. We are pleased with the increased involvement of families at these events, and look forward to finding ways to adjust these events to meet the needs of our families. Please mark your calendars for the evening of Monday, June 10th for the “End of Year Celebration”. Please join us when classes share special projects or perform to celebrate their year of learning together. If you would to see more of what is happening at our school you can also visit our website at www.dsd.k12.wa.us and click on schools then choose the elementary. If you ever have questions or concerns, please feel free to call me at 436.1313 or email me at email@example.com. I’m here to help answer any questions you might have about our school.
May 16 May 21 May 22
May 23 May 24 May 27 May 28
2013 Science Fair
May 29 May 31 June 3 June 5 June 7
June 10 June 13 June 14
PUD Program for Mrs. Lester & Mrs. Goheen 12:30 MSP Window Closes Watershed Field Trip to Squire Creek Lester/Goheen Watershed Field Trip to Squire Creek Cumming/Foote Ms. Loyd Field Trip to Seattle Early Release No School -Snow Day No School –Memorial Day Mountain School Field Trip Mrs. Lester & Mrs. Goheen School Board Meeting 6:30 TPEP Meeting in Anacortes RAD Assembly 10:50 Alpaca Farm Field Trip Mariner’s Game Nature Day K-1 8:45–12:00
Celebration of Learning K-1 Zoo Field Trip Last Day – Early Dismissal
Messages For Students
Great Entries… Great Fun!
Most often you and your child know what after school arrangements are on any given day. However, there are times when it is necessary to call the school and leave a message for your child. While we cannot put you through to talk to your child directly, the office is more than willing and happy to deliver a message to ensure your child arrives safely at the expected destination. It’s not too late to sign your child up for 13-14 Kindergarten. Pick up registration packets at the elementary office.
Please take a moment to complete the questionnaire on the back of this issue of the LOG. We care about what our community has to say and it will help in planning to address the needs for the 2013-2014 school year.
July 20, 2013, the Darrington Community Center will be raising money for a much needed new roof. Your donation of new or gently used item would help us! Call for pickup and more information: 360.436-1925
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Add Games and Play to a Healthy Dose of Grilling this Summer. For the Darrington Log, May Issue Submitted by: Katy Levenhagen, MS, RD Nutrition Consultant Snohomish Health District Nutrition Healthy Communities and Assessment firstname.lastname@example.org Soon most parents will hear…”I just want to veg out with my friends this summer”. “Hanging out” will most likely be a priority for many older children and teens during summer break. Cell phones in hand, friends next to each other, lounging on a couch or the back porch is a teen’s idea of bliss. And for good reason, parents will be most inclined to leave them alone for the most part. Still, designating some regular family time is important for checking in, staying in touch and remembering that families can enjoy each other’s company too. Consider at least 2- 3 weekly family meals together and a family outing every so often. Backyard BBQs and picnics in the park take a little planning (and leaving the screens behind) but provide some diversion from the daily routine and can include something fun for all ages. Invest in a couple of yard games that are easy to pack and set up. Corn Hole (some people call it Yard Toss) is cheap and easy. It includes two boards with legs at one end and a hole at the top. Teams take turns tossing the corn (or bean) bags at the hole standing 15 – 25 feet away. A 5 year old can be just as good as a 15 year old. Bad mitten, croquet, and bocce ball all need ample space but can easily be played in a large back yard or a park with some flat ground. Jump ropes, cones and pillowcases are the only props necessary to have relay races before the burgers go on the grill. Friendly competitive games allow kids from different age ranges to interact and just be together. Backyard games also level the playing field between kids and adults. Although cookouts with traditional foods do provide comfort and take us back to our own childhood memories it also feels adventurous to branch out and try something new on the grill. Invest in a vegetable basket and toss an assortment of vegetables and even fruit on the grill for an alternative to tossed salad. They can also be skewered like a shish-kabob. Grilled asparagus is just in time to usher in the first late spring BBQ. These tasty little spears are excellent along side the first wild sockeye salmon, grilled with brown sugar and lemon. Grilled pineapple makes BBQ chicken succulent and a bit sweet. Grilling zucchini is just one more way to use up the plentiful supply of this summer squash. Slice them lengthwise. Just about any vegetable can be grilled. Cut them into coins, sticks and ovals and toss a variety of them in olive oil and add your favorite spices. Taste-test them and see which ones the kids like best. When the sun goes down and the games are put away, build a bon-fire, bring out the sticks and see who can roast the perfect golden brown marshmallow. Tell stories and enjoy each other’s company…tomorrow the friends, the couch and the cell phones come back.
This article is made possible with funding from Snohomish Health District.
DPICC Helps Darrington In January 2011 a group of concerned citizens came together to form the Darrington Prevention Intervention Community Coalition because we were tired of standing by as we lost family, friends and neighbors to alcohol and other substance abuse. We took advantage of an opportunity from the State to find resources that could help us prevent these problems before they began. The DPICC has been making a difference now for more than two years. In that time we’ve looked at all available information and developed a plan to impact underage drinking and drug use. We’re proud of what we’ve accomplished and want to share what we’ve brought to the community so far. Mentoring at the Darrington Family Support and Resource Center Darrington Youth Coalition Project Success and Prevention/Intervention services Parenting Wisely Keep a Clear Mind for 4th through 6th Graders Good Behavior Game and Alternative Seating Strategies at Darrington Elementary School Athletic Scholarship Fund Teen Well Aware Center at Darrington High School Family Meals Initiative Mental Health Services at Darrington Elementary Community Resource Training Apprenticeship Program And more programs are on the way! Do you want to learn how you can help? Join us as a guest at one of our regular meetings on the first Thursday of each month from 5-6:30pm at the High School Library, stop by Mountain Loop Books and Coffee to talk with our Chair, Tony Gobroski, or email our Coordinator, Joe Neigel at email@example.com.
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Student of the Month Awards for Middle and High School February Determination and perseverance * Alfred Mugho * Mason McKenzie * Brook Monteith
March Helpfulness and Service * Tracy Tamez * Caroline Haywood
Darrington Students continue to be awesome!
Middle and High School 4th Quarter Activity Calendar
Night of the Arts, 6-8PM in the HS auditorium (we hope to see you there) 14 May Leadership Assembly Advisory Schedule School Play 10th grade presentations Ping Pong Tournament at lunch Early Release – (periods 1-3) Challenge Day Assembly Snow Day no school Memorial Day – no school Dodge Ball Tournament at lunch Senior Awards HS and Library Band Concert EOC Testing: Algebra 1 Geometry Biology Baccalaureate (non school event)
15 May 16 May 16-18 May 20-22, 28 May 20-23 May 23 May 23 May 24 May 27 May 28-31 May 29 May 30 May 29-30 May 4-5 June 11-12 June 2 June
Field Day and Senior Check Out (tentative) Required Graduation Practice, 9AM to noon Graduation @ 1PM MS Awards, Assembly Schedule HS (9th-11th) Awards Assembly 8th Grade Moving Up Ceremony 9th-11th grade attendance appeals due Last Day for students, early release
6 June 7 June 8 June 12 June 13 June 13 June 13 June 14 June
Do you bully others? How parents can help stop bullying through their own behavior Posted on Feb 15, 2013 KOMOnews.com
You know that the way you speak and act can influence your kids, but how do you know what actions or behaviors may contribute to bullying? Because bullying isn’t just between school kids on the playground or in the classrooms -- it can occur between adults, too, whether it's online, in the workplace, or even sitting in traffic. Here are some things you can do to curb your own bullying behavior: Talk to your kids: One 2012 study by Children’s Medical Center found that parents who communicate with their children are less likely to have children that bully others. Communication is as easy as asking your kids how their day was, what happened in school, or helping out with homework. These conversations can be as simple as asking questions, like “Did anyone in your class have a hard time today?” If the answer is yes, ask your student if there was any way they could have helped, or what they could do in the future. Even brief conversations present a good opportunity to come up with concrete solutions they can use later. Making a concerted effort to spend positive, encouraging time with your kids is one of the most effective ways to ensure that your children don’t bully others, and that they’ll tell you if they’re being bullied. Be a good example: Kids model their behavior after the behavior of important adults in their lives -- including their parents, teachers, coaches, and other community leaders. Which means that your own bullying behavior, like name-calling, aggressive speech, or forceful behavior, might seem acceptable. For example, the next time you feel angry because someone cut you off in traffic, instead of yelling or gesturing, take a couple of deep breaths and say something like, “It makes me feel really frustrated when I see people driving unsafely. When that happens I really have to take a deep breath to calm down because I know I need to be calm to drive safely.” This not only draws attention to your own feelings of frustration, it helps children see that there are constructive, safe ways to express similar emotions. As Education.com points out, “Any time you speak to another person in a mean or abusive way, you’re teaching your child that bullying is OK.” Help your kids understand what bullying looks like and how they can stop it: Bullying has a lot of manifestations, and some may be more obvious than others. Ask your kids to point out instances of bullying they see around them, whether it’s on TV, in school, or even in the home. Then, try role-playing or brainstorming about what they might do if they encounter bullying. Make a list of actions that can help stop bullying, such as safely intervening, telling a trusted adult, or otherwise seeking help. Not only will empowering your student to speak up and take action help you become a more positive role model, it’ll also boost your child’s confidence -- which has been shown to reduce the likelihood that they themselves will be bullied. Make tolerance and inclusiveness a family priority: Students who aren’t being bullied hold the power to intervene and stand up for those who are – but only if they’ve been taught that it’s the right thing to do. Talk to your children about acceptance of those who are different, and the importance of helping others who are in need. Ask them questions like “Have you ever seen someone get bullied for being different? What did you do?” If they answer that they didn’t inter-
vene, come up with solutions for future events. Another good way to lead by example is to volunteer at a local charity as a family. Not only will this expose your children to people who are different and in need, it will also empower them to help others.
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Softball Schedule Rev. 3/4/2013 SITE Game Time
***Schedules are subject to change please check the web site for most current information Tue May 14
Make-Up Game (if needed)
Thur May 16
Tie-Breaker (if necessary)
Sat May 18
Fri/Sat May 24/25
Yakima Coach: Sue Howard
Asst. Coach: Nancy Snyder
Baseball Schedule Rev. 3/4/13 DATE
***Schedules are subject to change please check the web site for most current information Sat May 11
Sat May 18
Fri/Sat May 24/25
Darrington Middle/High School Math Department is Awarded a Grant
Coach Cory Ross
Asst. Coaches: Cam Ross and Joey Brown
ALL 5th, 6th and 7th grade Students and Families
By Brad Barton, math and science teacher Darrington Middle High School math department was awarded a grant this year worth over $1500. Students in two seventh and eighth grade math classes are receiving one free year of a new on-line math program called Reflex. Reflex helps students to become automatic in recalling their multiplication and division facts by playing video games using these facts. The class average has already risen from 6 % to 32%. Some students have even become automatic in all 100 of the multiplication facts! There is still a ways to go, but if these students practice a minimum of 3 times a week at home or at the library then Relex guarantees the students will have every one of these important facts at their immediate disposal for the remainder of their math careers. Studies show that students who can instantly recall their times tables increase their joy of math and become more successful at it. Parents can go on to the Reflex website at www.reflexmath.com. Our goal is to have our class average of 32% go up to 100% by the end of the year. It wonâ€™t be easy but with perseverance and practice these students can begin to dominate in their math classes. If any parent has more questions please never hesitate to come by and see Mr. Barton or send him an email.
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(next yearâ€™s 6th, 7th and 8th grade students)
Darrington School District would like to invite all Families and students to an informational meeting on May 21st in the High School Auditorium at 7pm This meeting is for future Middle School students and their families to get the following information: Sign Up for sports!!! Middle School sports Schedules Athletic Handbooks filled out and signed Information on cost to school and families
Sports Physicals for 2013-2014 Coming Soon @ Darrington Clinic Boys MS & HS Sport Physicals Wednesday, May 22 at 4:30pm. Girls MS & HS Sport Physicals Thursday, May 23 at 4:30pm. Price is $15.00. No insurance billing and first come first served.
Pictured above: The students from chemistry and science class in front of the trailer.
On April 26th, Mr. Barton’s Chemistry class and a group from Mrs. Draper’s 9th grade science class went on a field trip to visit Silicon Energy in Marysville, Washington. Silicon Energy is a solar product manufacturing company. They produce solar panels in their factory which are shipped around the world. When the classes arrived in the morning, they first got a tour of the Silicon Energy Solar Trailer. This was set up outside to absorb all the sun’s rays. After that the classes went inside where they got introduced to solar panels and how they are made. Silicon Energy’s solar panels are the best you can get. They are by far the most durable. One of the panels was set up inside so that people could jump on them to test their strength. After all that jumping they still didn’t break. Then the group got a tour around the actual construction of the panels. From checking each cell, to the final assembly, they got to see exactly how each one was made. Mr. Barton and Mrs. Draper’s classes got a big A+ in the behavior category! The guide leader Stu, said they were the best classes they have ever had come for a tour. Submitted by Tayler Hoftell
A THANK YOU…. LONG OVER DUE By Raelynn DiMaggio
On October 13, 2012, while experiencing a nice, warm, sunny afternoon watching the horse races at Keeneland, in Lexington, Kentucky, I received a phone call that would forever change my life. A call I never expected, or could have been prepared for. My son, John, had passed away in the early morning hours. Feeling confused, and in complete shock and denial, my emotions and reactions were erratic, unpredictable, and very strange. While I was trying to process and make sense of the phone call, there was one very special man beside me making arrangements for me to get home. I had very limited information as to the circumstances surrounding John’s death, and truly I just wanted to believe it was all a big mistake. But, I knew if it were true, word was going to spread very quickly. I also was aware that I needed to let my family and close friends know before they were to “hear” the news on Facebook. I turned first to my contact list to make a few personal phone calls, then to group and personal texts, and finally to Facebook. So many questions and expressions of disbelief, sadness and confusion were intermingled with outpourings of love and support. My trip home was eight months premature. I was planning to return to Washington in June, for John’s graduation; a day that would have brought about tears of another kind. My flight, it was the longest, loneliest nine hours of my life. How does one prepare to say goodbye to their child? How do I protect the ones still living? How must his friends feel? How do you plan a service? How do you go about making arrangements? How much will it cost? Where? When? So many questions, so much to do, and with emotions that were so out of check, how was I to think clearly enough to do any of it? I certainly did not, and could not have done any of it on my own. And that is where my expressions of thanks are necessary and long past due! It is very hard to think back to that crazy week and remember all who helped, because so much was done behind the scenes. I relied on so many; so many who stood strong next to me in what was the weakest I had ever felt in my life. There are so many individuals, groups, and organizations to thank. The reasons the thanks have been so delayed are threefold; 1) I don’t want to leave anyone out, 2) I don’t feel that the words “Thank you” are enough, and 3) recalling that week brings back so much emotion. But, I will begin by thanking all of you, the community of Darrington. I can not express enough, or with the right words, what this community has meant to me. Thank you for helping me raise my kids. Thanks to Darrington School District, Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe, Darrington High School Football Team, Darrington Funeral Committee, Darrington Community Center, Coastal Community Bank, La Conner High School, Darrington Cheerleaders, and the Darrington IGA. Thanks also to Laura and Kurt Helling, Cyndi and John Pugh, Dayn Brunner, Mikie and Teresa Meece, Mariah Foster, Mr. Holmer and Mr. Galbraith, Mr. Cory Ross, Mrs. Haywood, Mr. Cam Ross, Delane Lenker, Brandy Brooks, Rev. Janet Loyd, and the DHS student body. Thanks also to all the people who brought food, and to those who helped in the kitchen. I know this list is not all inclusive; as I’m sure I have missed many. But please know that whether you physically helped, brought food, offered ideas, or just provided support, “thanks” goes to you. It was because of all your help and support that I was able to be where I needed to be most…with my girls. I never could have made it through the week without you. And although sadness still resides within me, I have never felt more blessed to be a part of a community; Darrington is our “home”.
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Ready Readers: Baby & Me Storytime Fridays, May 24, 10:00am Ready Readers: Preschool Storytime Fridays, May 24, 11:00amLego® Club May 16, 3:00pm All Ages: Musical Instrument Exploration for All, 9:00am-10:00am, Mon., May 20, Wed., May 29, Fri., May 24 Adults: Guitar for Parents III Tuesdays, May 14 & 21, 1:00pm
JUNE Song Circle Monday, June 3, 6:00pm-8:00pm Bring your guitar, banjo, fiddle, etc. and sing and share songs. This song jam session is a great way to learn new songs and playing techniques by watching and playing along with others. Refreshments provided. Funded by the Darrington Friends of the library. Darrington Bibliophiles: “Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter,” by Tom Franklin Wed, June 5, 6:30pm Do you enjoy reading good books and then discussing them with others while eating? Then come and join our book group where each month we enjoy a new book, a pot luck and each other’s company. Lego® Club Thursday, June 6, 3:00pm An opportunity to learn and play with LEGO®. Children in grades Kindergarten through fifth grade are invited to come and build whatever they can imagine through individual and cooperative play. Ready Readers: Baby & Me Storytime Friday, June 7, 10:00am Wiggle and giggle with your baby through silly stories, happy songs, rhymes, and activities that inspire a love of reading. For newborns through 18 months. Supported by Darrington IGA Grocery and Darrington Friends of the Library. Ready Readers: Preschool Storytime Friday, June 7, 11:00am Let imaginations run wild with fun books, sing-along songs, and creative activities that prepare young minds for the adventures of reading. Playtime or craft may follow. For ages 2 to 5 years. Caregiver required. Summer Monday Movies: Beginning with "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" through "The Return of the King," come and see the most famous fantasy epic of all time. After each viewing, a name will be drawn from those present to keep a DVD copy of the film. Refreshments provided. For ages 12-19 (Entering grades 6-12). Funded by the Darrington Friends of the Library. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey June 24, 5:00pm A younger and more reluctant Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, sets out on an "unexpected journey" to the Lonely Mountain with a spirited group of Dwarves to reclaim their stolen mountain home from a dragon named Smaug. Summer Reading Kick-Off: Can You Dig It??!! with Alex Zerbe Saturday, June 22, 3:00pm Professional Zaniac Alex Zerbe will jump start Summer Reading with his delightful non-stop comedy. Funded by the Darrington Friends of the Library. Summer Reading Events Wednesdays, 2:00pm June 26: What’s Up Down Under? (Merle Green) A Summer of Authors: TBA Wednesday, June 26, 6:30pm Join the Darrington Bibliophiles as we meet with Northwest authors at Mountain Loop Books & Coffee on Darrington Street to hear readings, discuss their books, the writing process, and their road to getting published.
The Darrington Historical Society recognizes Kassi Jones The Darrington Historical Society would like to recognize and thank Darrington High School student Kassi Jones for her work with our Archiving Project. Kassi, a sophomore, has spent nearly 20 hours so far scanning historical photos and sleuthing for information about local history as part of her community service project. She has become very skilled with the Past Perfect archiving software that the Historical Society uses as part of our ongoing effort to make Darrington’s history more accessible by digitizing our archives. Kassi worked at the archiving station we have set up at the Darrington Ranger Station, scanning Forest Service archives, including photos of Monte Cristo, the Big Four lodge and early trail construction projects. We welcome other volunteers who may be interested in this project. For more information please contact Erika Morris at the Darrington Ranger Station, 360-436-1155.
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Darrington Family Support and Resource Center (DFSRC) 1075 Fir Street / Post Office Box 1103 Darrington, Washington 98241 360-436-0308
Visit us at: www.darringtonrc.com Working with the community to provide education, recreation, and resources.
Our THANKS to the models, Cascade seniors who helped them make their clothes, servers, donators and participants for making the second annual Spring Fling Fashion Show a HUGE success; mark your calendars now for April 12, 2014 to join in the FUN! Please join your friends now and throughout the spring and summer in great FREE programs:
Youth Programming: - Teen ‘Nite’ - Service Projects - Field Trips - Great Wolf Lodge - Power Hour Breakfasts - Homework Club - Adult/Youth Mentoring - And Much Much More… Thanks, Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe, for funding
Skate/BMX Park Project: Field Trips Service Projects Fund Raisers Project Design Speaking Opportunities And More… Call Volunteer Kurt Helling to be a part of the team that is making the Darrington Skate/BMX Park a Reality by 2015!
Kids on the Go (KOGs) and Family Programming: Field Trips Craft Days Parenting Classes/Retreats Family Night Family Council Community Activities More… Thanks, Tulalip Indian Tribe, for funding GED – YOU can do this! Family - Scheduled Study Time Nights! - Service Projects - Meal Planning - Resumes/Interviewing Techniques - Field Trips Working together, you can get your GED. We will help you prepare for the test, pay the fee, and provide transport. Call Joe for more info.
Are you a registered voter? To ensure you are prepared to vote in any upcoming election visit www.vote.wa.gov for information on how to register online or pick up a registration form at a school office.
LAST DAY OF SCHOOL FRIDAY JUNE 14TH EARLY DISMISSAL
Family and Student Skyward Access Be sure to check out Family Access on the Darrington School District Website: http://www.dsd.k12.wa.us/. On the family access website you can access your student’s school information. Some of the information available includes grades, assignments, attendance, lunch balances, demographic information, and schedules. Please contact Val Smith at the high school or Dianne Green at the elementary to activate your access or for help with any of the features. A current email address is required. Middle and high school families may request a weekly progress report be emailed to you. This option is available in your family access.
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Please Keep Sick Children at Home! When a child wakes up looking flushed, feeling stuffed-up or queasy, remember the 2 C’s when making a decision about attending school or day care: Contagious and Comfort. Please keep your child at home with the following symptoms which mean that the illness is contagious: Diarrhea, vomiting, or fever (above 100.4 by mouth) within the past 24 hours
DARRINGTON SCHOOL DISTRICT #330 Instructional Support Services
Child Find Activity Notice According to Federal Law 34 CFR PART 300.125, the Darrington School District #330 is required to inform you of your rights if you suspect your child of having a disability, which is impacting his/her academic progress. Darrington School District is also required to identify Child Find Activities and the Confidentiality of Personally Identifiable Information (34 CFR 300.123 and .612). “All children with disabilities, residing in the state, including children with disabilities, attending private schools, regardless of the severity of their disability, and who are in need of special education and related services, are identified, located, and evaluated….” If you suspect your child may have a disability please contact Val Cook in the Instructional Support Services Office at 360-436-
Sore throat, especially if combined On December 3, 2004, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act was signed into law. As of July 1, 2005, it no longer matters where the child resides, but rather where he/she attends school. The new provisions require Darrington School with fever or swollen glands Rashes unrelated to heat or diapering or related to known communicable causes
Child absent due to illness or medical appointment?
Please call or email: Elementary School—360.436.1313 firstname.lastname@example.org MS/HS—360.436.1140 ext. 252 email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
District #330 to locate and evaluate any child attending a private school within the jurisdiction of the Darrington School District #330. If the child qualifies for services, Darrington School District could offer a “service plan”. However, the resident district
would be responsible for offering FAPE if the child were enrolled in the public school.
District Report Card Babies Can’t Wait! Information is available on how children grow and develop from birth to three years of age. If you have a concern about your child’s development, please call for an evaluation at no cost. Snohomish County Infant Toddler Early Intervention Program (425) 388-7402 or (800) 927-9308 InfantToddlerProgram@snoco.org
Over age 3 call the Darrington School District at 436-2150 436-2150
Other absences should be prearranged with the office and teacher and may or may not be considered excused per state mandates.
Medication at School State law requires schools to have:
Thick greenish yellow mucus or pus 2150 or email her at email@example.com. draining from the eye
Unusual tiredness, paleness, lack of appetite or irritability. Aside from any of these warning signs, the question becomes whether your child feels well enough to function comfortably at school or day care.
A written, current, unexpired request from a licensed physician to administer medication A written, current, unexpired request from a parent or guardian to administer medication
The provided medication must be in an original prescription container/or original overthe-counter container. The medication permit must be signed by the child’s physician and by the parent/guardian. This means that the office cannot give out any medication without this medication permit. Parent notes accompanying medication cannot be honored. This precaution is taken for your child’s health and safety. You may pick up a medication permit at
Small Works Roster The Darrington School District is accepting applications for its 2013 small works roster. Contractors who are registered on the small works roster may have the opportunity to bid on various jobs that arise in the district in 2013. Contractors may be added to the roster by completing an online application at www.mrscrosters.org
The State of Washington Office of Public Instruction publishes an annual report card for school districts. If you would like to check Darrington School District’s annual report card please go to the following link or pick up a copy in the elementary or high school offices: http://reportcard.ospi.k12.wa.us/summary.aspx?schoolId=227&OrgType=3&reportL evel=District&year=2009-10 This link is also available on the district website:
Section 504 Compliance The Darrington School District makes every effort to comply with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 which protects the rights of individuals with disabilities. A child is a qualified disabled person if he or she is between the ages of 3 and 21 and has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities such as caring for oneself, performing manual tasks, walking, seeing, hearing speaking, breathing, learning, and/or working. If you feel that your child is a qualified disabled person as outlined above and needs special help in school, please contact Val Cook at 360.436.2150.
2012-2013 Meal Costs Breakfast
Teachers, para educators, food service, custodial, grounds, route and substitute bus drivers, and inclement weather assistance. Please call Maxine Frable at 360.436.1323 for more information.
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As a School wide Title I A school, the district is required and happy to share information requested by parents/guardians regarding the professional qualifications of their student’s classroom teacher(s). Please contact Maxine Frable at 360.436.1323 for information.
T Darrington School Board of Directors Alan Pickard, Chair Home Phone:360.436.1800 firstname.lastname@example.org Jennifer West, Vice-Chair Cell 425.290.2021 email@example.com Judy Nevitt, Director WIAA Representative Home Phone 360. 436.1711 Cell Phone 425.239.2865 firstname.lastname@example.org Roy Bryson, Director Home Phone 360.436.1397 Cell Phone 425.446.9342 Roybryson@ymail.com Doug Lenker, Director Home 360.436.1861 Cell 425.231.0902 email@example.com The Board of Directors meet 6:30 PM, the 4th Tuesday of each month in the White Horse Conference Room. (portable by cafeteria)
DISTRICT INFORMATION District Offices 1065 Fir Street PO Box 27 Phone 360.436.1323 Fax 360.436.2045 Superintendent Dave Holmer firstname.lastname@example.org 360.436.1140 1085 Fir Street Phone 360.436.1140 Fax 360.436.1089 Principal
Dave Holmer- email@example.com Darrington Elementary 1075 Fir Street Phone 360.436.1313 Fax 360.436.0592 Principal
Tracy Franke - firstname.lastname@example.org Prevention Intervention Specialist Gail George, CDP 360.436.1140 x 203 Instructional Support Services Victoria Sadusky Phone 360.436.2150 Fax 360.436-2130 Transportation Toni Kernaghan - 360.436.1518 Food Services Terry O’Connell - 360.436.1313 x 132 CCS Family Counselor (Tuesdays) Wendy Fallihee Maintenance Demi Ramilo 360.436.1313 x 131
Grounds Kurt Helling 360.436.1313 x 131
Kudos! Right On! Congrats! Thank you! Gracias! To: PTSA for continually ready to assist To: The panelists for senior presentation . We could not do this without your help! To: PJ Wieferich for her continued help and volunteer work, and her dedication to our students. To: Our Special Education Team: Val Cook, Kaylee, Ingraham, John Benish, Ellen Hatfield, Barb Cheyney, Laura Helling, and Christine Coble, who work so well together to support our students, administrators and teachers. To: Our Administration Team: Dave Holmer, Tracy Franke, and Lori McLeod who devote so much of their time and energy to the district.
Has Openings for 3 and 4 Year Olds for the 20132014 School Year
Darrington Middle/High School
360.436.1313 x 153
and support the schools.
To: Bryan Stratton for giving his time to work with the band and the elementary recorder group. To Mike DeLuca for assisting Mr. Stratton and to Mr. Holmer for finding a way to keep a little music in the schools.
Your child must be 3 years old by August 31, 2012 The program is FREE for income eligible families Transportation provided Tuition Slots are also available. Contact Geneen or Cassie at 436-1854 or 436-2201
Knowledge Bowl Team DHS had two successful Knowledge Bowl teams that competed at several competitions this year. The teams were able to meet and compete with students from across the region that excel academically. Darrington Knowledge Bowl team is excited about participating next year when they will have more experienced members returning to compete. Pictured below Tristyn Whitehouse, Abir Cherif, Riley Anderson, Tyler Simmons, Josh Wiegand, Monica Franke, Tim Krueger, Kacey West, James Duncan, and Colin Davis. (not pictured Eli Irwin, Amanda Kitz, Allison Kitz) Coached by Mr. Eckerson
and Ms. Smith.
To: Megan Kost and Alan Pickard for their dedication to our students through the AmeriCorps program. To: Melissa Cumming, Shawna Foote, Charles Quantrille & Cam Ross for seeing the need for a K-8 program. To: All the coaches and activity advisors who so much of their time into after school activities for students.
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LOG Editors: Valerie Smith, email@example.com Dianne Green, firstname.lastname@example.org May 2013
Darrington School District
Year End Title 1A Evaluation 2012-2013
Please check all that apply: I have a child in Darrington:
___ I am a volunteer at the elementary or secondary campuses
___ I am a community member
Below is a list of questions that are being asked to evaluate the Title I program in our district. At this time, Title I funding is used in our Schoolwide Title I program at the elementary school. A more specific elementary questionnaire will be sent home with students, but in addition to wanting to know how our elementary families feel, we are asking MS/HS parents and community members for their input. This is part of our requirements for receiving the federal Title I funding. Rate the following using this scale: 1 is poor/needs a lot of improvement/not very well 10 is excellent/needs no improvement/great/very well How would you rate the climate of the district? 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 How well do you feel we are doing with reading instruction? 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 How well do you feel we are doing with math instruction? 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 How well do you feel we serve the highly capable students? 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 How well do you feel we serve the struggling students? 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 How well is the district doing keeping current in the use of educational technology? 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 How welcome do you feel in the elementary building? 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 How welcome do you feel in the secondary building? 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Please rate the ease of contact with your childâ€™s teachers. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Please rate how safe you feel your children are while at school. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Please rate the friendliness of our staff. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Please rate the cleanliness and upkeep of our grounds and buildings. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Do you welcome the idea of the elementary school becoming a K-8 building with the high school maintaining 9-12? The K-8 will have K-5 wing and a 6-8 wing. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 How aware do you feel you are concerning new standards for teacher/principal evaluation (TPEP) and the Common Core Standards for students? 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Please return this completed survey to: Darrington School District Office, High School Office or the Elementary Office. It can also be mailed to: P.O. Box 27 c/o Title I Director Darrington, WA 98241 Thank you!