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Principal's Message

  • November 15, 2019

    Hello Warrior Families:

    Thank you for supporting your child as they progress throughout the year. We are getting a few weeks away from the end of our first trimester. It is our goal that ALL students work hard to be successful. Please utilize Family Access to check and monitor your child's grades. With your support, we all can help support students to maintain success throughout the year.

    This week we had one of our many 6th grade Where Everybody Belongs(WEB) events. Our 8th grade WEB leaders worked hard to make this event a huge success. We had over 100 6th graders in attendance.

    Finally, we are right in the midst of our annual Food Drive that started on Wednesday, November 13. Please help us support our community by donating food supplies from November 13 - 22. You can see more details in the flyer below, and we are also collecting toiletry items for our Homeless Drive. Join us in supporting our greater Spanaway community during this month of giving and thankfulness!

    Mrs. Shannon Leatherwood, Principal

    Spanaway Middle School

    Supporting Students: Parent Information Meeting

    Join us at our parent informational night on November 13 from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. to discuss a variety of topics to help support students at school. More information is included in the flyer below. Together, we can make a difference!

    After-School Reading Club

    We have started an after-school reading club, an exciting opportunity for students to gain additional skills in reading decoding and comprehension. All students are welcome and is currently held three days a week (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday) from 2 - 4 p.m. More information is available in the flyer below. 

    Annual Food Drive

    We are excited that our annual Food Drive is starting on Wednesday, November 13. Please help us support our community by donating food supplies from November 13 - 22. You can see more details in the flyer below, and we are also collecting toiletry items for our Homeless Drive. Join us in supporting our greater Spanaway community during this month of giving and thankfulness!

    Parking Lot Safety

    Thank you for paying attention to our parking lot signs and rules.

    Here are a couple reminders:

    #1 - This area must remain clear at all times, to allow our buses to pass and cars to leave after picking up their children.

    #2 - There is a "BUS ZONE" sign here. Please be sure you do not pull in front of this sign even when picking up your children. Cars should not be left parked anywhere along the strip even behind the sign. This is for picking students up only.

    Winter 1 Sports Is Underway!

    Our Girls' Basketball and Boys & Girls Wrestling seasons started on Monday, November 4th. We are very excited that we have so many student athletes that we've added a C Team to girls' basketball and a third coach to wrestling. Awesome! Our first matches and games start the week of November 18th. All competitions begin at 3:30.

    You can find the full basketball schedule here, and the full wrestling schedule here. Please come out to support our Warrior Student Athletes!

    Second Step: Social-Emotional Learning Curriculum

    The Bethel School District has adopted a new social-emotional learning (SEL) curriculum for all students grade PS - 8 called Second Step. We are excited to be addressing this critical piece of adolescent growth and learning through our advisory classes each week.

    We will let you know what we have done at each grade level through this newsletter, and will include some ways to engage with your student in their learning, thinking, and growing. These messages and questions are also in Spanish here. If you have any questions about the curriculum, please reach out.

    November 12: Lesson #6

    Grade 6

    Family Lesson Summary: This week, your child will learn an effective strategy for achieving goals. He or she will practice breaking big goals down into small, simple steps and creating plans for how to take each step.

    **Family Lesson Question**

    Think of a time you achieved a big goal, such as learning to drive or graduating from school. Tell your child about your goal and how you achieved it, and ask your child to tell you about a goal he or she has.

    Grade 7

    Family Lesson Summary: This week, your child will learn an effective strategy for achieving goals. He or she will practice breaking big goals down into small, simple steps and creating plans for how to take each step.

    **Family Lesson Question**

    Think of a time you achieved a big goal, such as learning to drive or graduating from school. Tell your child about your goal and how you achieved it, and ask your child to tell you about a goal he or she has.

    Grade 8

    Family Lesson Summary: This week, your child will learn about SMART goals. SMART goals are Specific, Measurable, Action-Oriented, Realistic, and Timely. 

    **Family Lesson Question**

    Ask your child what SMART goals are. Talk about goals you and your child have and your plans for achieving those goals.

    District Equity Team

    The Bethel School District is forming a District Equity Team and YOU are invited to be part of it. The application deadline is November 6, 2019. Learn more at here.

    Distinguished School

    Thompson Elementary has been selected as a 2019 Washington State Distinguished School! This award honors exceptional student performance for two or more consecutive years. Congratulations to the staff and students for their hard work! Read more here. 

    Have a wonderful week!

    Mrs. Shannon Leatherwood, Principal

    Spanaway Middle School

     

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