IN THIS ISSUE
- Principal's Message
- Important Dates
- Panorama Survey
- Kindergarten Registration
- Middle School Registration
- KE Choir News of Note
- Early Childhood Education
- District News
Dear Cub families,
It's March already?! How swiftly the time passes and here we are straddling two school years. One foot planning activities for the remainder of the year and the other for the upcoming school year.
Our Title I team has been busy planning a morning event for our multilingual families. Stay tuned for more information as we develop the topics for this session.
For families of students in grades 3-5, please mark your calendars for the following state assessments:
May 7th & 8th - 5th grade Science(WCAS), Make-up May 9th
May 14th, 15th & 16th - ELA (SBA-Smarter Balanced Assessment), Make-up May 17th
May 21st, 22nd - Math, Make up May 23rd
May 28th, 29th, 30th - Additional Make-up days, if needed
Please note the following links that may answer some questions you have about these important assessments.
Washington Comprehensive Assessment of Science (5th Grade only)
Smarter Balanced Assessment (Grades 3-5)
Feel free to reach out to your child's teacher should you have any additional questions.
Lastly, thank you to our PTA for the fun Family Dance Night. We look forward to seeing you at the exciting upcoming events in the months ahead. (Book Party, Fun Run etc.)
Northshore’s SEL Survey - Supported by Panorama
Our district is partnering with a leader in social-emotional learning, Panorama Education, to survey students twice a year - once in the fall and once in the early spring. Panorama has worked with Northshore staff and the Student Advisory Board to develop a survey that will help schools, educators, and the District better understand students’ self-perceptions and student experiences in their learning environment. This data will be used to ensure supportive school environments for each and every Northshore student. To learn more about this district-wide survey, click here.
Teachers in grades 3-5 at Kenmore Elementary will be sharing the survey between March 18th-April 5th. This is an extremely important survey which provides crucial data to support our district-wide student SEL goals. Students will be given the time during school to answer the questions. Their responses matter! The school uses the information collected to bolster school action plans, goals, and day-to-day needs.
If you prefer that your third, fourth, or fifth grade student does not participate in the survey, please complete this online opt out form.
Kindergarten Registration for the 2024-2025 school year has opened. To enroll please visit the following website: https://www.nsd.org/schools/get-started/enrollment
Please save the date and plan to attend one of our Kindergarten Tours list below!
Kindergarten Tours (for incoming kindergarten families who will start in the fall of 2024).
*Please help us by sharing this information with neighbors and community members who may have a kindergartener starting next year. Thank you!
MIDDLE SCHOOL REGISTRATION
Kenmore Middle School counselors will be visiting Kenmore Elementary in person on March 11th to deliver registration information to 5th grade students.
REGISTRATION FORM IS DUE:
March 18 to your student’s 5th grade teacher.
5th Grade Parent Night: March 13 @ KMS GYM
6:30 General Session for All Parents:
Learn about Kenmore Middle School, get an overview of the registration process, get some questions answered, and meet some KMS staff.
The night starts in the gym and then there will be breakout sessions.
Spanish translation services will be available
5:30 Special Education Pre-Session:
In the LIBRARY–near the main office.
For parents of students receiving special education services.
Get a general overview of special education services at KMS, meet a few sped teachers, and get some questions answered.
6:00 HiCap Pre-Session:
In ROOM 206–near the back parking lot.
For parents of students in the Highly Capable program
Get a general overview of HiCap services at KMS, meet a few HiCap teachers, and get some questions answered.
KE CHOIR NEWS OF NOTE
It has been so great having so many singers every Tuesday after school in the Kenmore El music room! Here are a couple of dates for those in Choir: 🎶
February 27th (Tuesday) -NO CHOIR REHEARSAL after school
- March 27th. 6:30pm Inglemoor HS Concert Hall
- Kenmore El. will be a guest in the KMS Pathways Concert (with the 3 Kenmore MS Choirs) and some of the Bothell HS Choirs. This is a wonderful night and opportunity to celebrate our students singing in choirs from 3rd all the way up to 12th grade.
- 6pm Singers Check-in backstage
- Kenmore El. will be singing two pieces on their own
- I am asking that students in the choir wear some combination of black and white to the concert.
- Try to stay away from clothes with logos
- No hats or hoodies
- More Info to come in the next few weeks.......
- All are WELCOME to attend this Concert!!!
- Aril 2nd (during regular choir time) will be our end of the year re-cap/party as this will be our last meeting of the year.
I wish you a wonderful February!
EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
Now Enrolling for the 2024-25 School Year
Northshore School District’s Early Childhood Education Programs are now enrolling eligible children, ages 3-5, for free preschool. The preschool years are among the most critical in a child's life to influence learning. The Northshore School District is committed to providing the support that our youngest students need to prepare them to succeed in school.
Head Start and Ready Start Programs provide free services and support
to income eligible children and their families.
Head Start is a federally funded comprehensive early learning program located at Arrowhead and Woodmoor Elementary, providing services to eligible children and their families.
Ready Start is a district-funded comprehensive early learning program located at Sorenson Early Childhood Center and Woodmoor Elementary.
Eligibility to the programs is determined by the child's age and family income. Families can find out if they are eligible by calling one of Northshore’s Family Support Specialists listed below or by visiting the District website.
Sheriece Simon: 425-408-6072
Kendra Rodriguez (Spanish): 425-408-5678
(staff are located at Kenmore Elementary during 2023-24 school year)
Stephanie Gonwa: 425-408-4829
Emily Birchman (Spanish): 425-408-4862
Sorenson Early Childhood Center
Erinn Zavagalia (Spanish): 425-408-5566
Space is limited, so interested families should complete an application as soon as possible. The information on the application is confidential and used only to determine a child’s eligibility for the programs. The District does not require, check or report on immigration or DSHS status
Snow Day Make Up Days
Due to the emergency school closures on January 17th & January 18th, there will now be school on Friday, May 24th and Tuesday, June 25th. These dates were previously noted on the 23-24 school year calendar and snow make up days.
PACE Application Deadline For The 2024-2025 School Year
PACE (Parents Active in Cooperative Education), a choice educational enrichment program offered through the Northshore School District, is currently accepting applications for the 2024-2025 school year. All applications are due prior to the February 8th PACE lottery drawing deadline, and a site tour is required prior to application.
The hallmarks of PACE include an enhanced educational experience due to high parent involvement, enrichment activities, encouragement for students to become self-motivated learners and a strong sense of community among families. Families commit to a minimum number of volunteer hours per year of program support. PACE is located at three elementary school sites in the district with feeder patterns from all Northshore elementary schools.
A tour is required prior to applying to the PACE program. To register for a site tour hosted by PACE at Lockwood Elementary, please email email@example.com
For more information about the PACE program, please visit http://www.nsd.org/PACE