Procurement Deadline Next Week!

Are you thinking about donating a buy-in party, a lesson, a vacation stay, or a new product to raise funds for the school during the Building A Nest Egg Together online auction? Don’t delay! Please pledge an in-kind donation to …

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Help Needed Tomorrow

The Lunar New Year Celebration is happening tomorrow and there are still volunteer slots open. Please sign up and/or pass on to friends: Ms. Chow, Ms. Gano, Ms. McChesney, and Ms. Swarts have worked very hard to plan this and …

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Ms. Breidenbach’s Thursday Note

“PRACTICE MAKES PROGRESS, NOT PERFECTION!!” That’s the message students hear repeatedly from staff, and I hope they are sharing it with you. Whether as a reader, violinist, soccer player, chess competitor, or master gardener, practice and more practice is what …

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Box Tops Submissions

It’s Box Tops submission time again! Turn in your Box Tops before February 19th so they can be included in our school’s April check – it’s our last chance this school year to earn cash for our school. All Box …

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Launch Day One Month Away!


Tremendous THANKS to those who have contributed items, experiences, time and talents thus far to preparing what is sure to be another outstanding online auction. On March 4th, there will be the return of some favorites from last year, as …

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There were about 200 PTA members from across the state present in Olympia yesterday for Focus Day.  Considering our PTA alone has over 300 members, the turnout was poor — and Representative Chad Magendanz was quick to challenge PTA member …

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Focus Day Gratitude


Thank you, Susan Saffery, Shannon Ninburg, and Johanna Lindsay for showing up to represent our PTA in Olympia on Focus Day. Thank you, Schmitz Park Elementary PTA, for coordinating meetings with our supportive and gracious legislators, Representative Eileen Cody, Representative …

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Please welcome the Year of the Monkey with friends on Friday, February 12! Ms. Chow, Ms. Gano, Ms. McChesney, and Ms. Swarts have been hard at work planning a spectacular Lunar New Year Celebration, which will include Trays of Togetherness, …

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Extracurricular Enrichment Update

Thursday PM grades 4-5 APP Inventors class has changed to Creative Scratch II Class. Questions? Please contact

Counselor’s Corner with Mrs. Pendergrass

Family Balance and Teaching Our Kids Humility   After a student performance in last week’s assembly, just about every kid chimed in to finish a statement often heard around here: “Practice is not about making perfect, it’s about making PROGRESS.” …

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Volunteers Needed NEXT WEEK


Volunteers are needed to pull off the Lunar New Year event on February 12th starting at 5:30. There are take home opportunities before the event, set up, craft help during the event, and clean up. Please sign up to assist …

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Note from Ms. Breidenbach

If you have an incoming kindergartner and live in our attendance area, please enroll your student as soon as possible. Your kindergartener is guaranteed a space here no matter when you enroll. However, the earlier the enrollment, the more likely …

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Lunar New Year Materials Needed The Lunar New Year Event Planners are in need of some materials. If you are able to donate these things, please sign up at or email 1.      Rolls of crepe paper streamers approx. …

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Louisa Boren STEM K-8 will have space limited space available in our 6th and 7th grade for the 2016/2017 school year. STEM K-8 is experiencing exciting changes and growth. For the 2016-2017 school year, STEM will roll up a 7th grade as part of …

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Falcon Flyer, Volume 2 Issue 18


This week’s Falcon Flyer is ready to be read! News and information for families of soon-to-be-middleschoolers abounds, as do calls to action for Focus Day, Lunar New Year, and Building A Nest Egg Together. Click here to download it now.

Extracurricular Enrichment News

Thank you Gretchen Kae for completing background checks on our new enrichment teachers for our Winter Program. All confirmation emails were sent. If you did not receive a confirmation for a class that you believe you registered for, please contact …

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Message from Ms. Breidenbach

Parents-   Teachers are receiving all sorts of questions regarding middle school assignments for next year.  Here is what I know regarding middle school assignments for 2016-2017:   All general education 5th grade students will receive an initial assignment to their attendance …

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Lunar New Year Celebration


Please welcome the Year of the Monkey with friends on Friday, February 12! Ms. Chow, Ms. Gano, Ms. McChesney, and Ms. Swarts have been hard at work planning a spectacular Lunar New Year Celebration, which will include Trays of Togetherness, …

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Child Care During Auction Launch

Child care will be available during the online auction launch event on March 4 at the West Seattle YMCA for a $35 suggested donation to benefit the YMCA’s annual fundraising campaign. More details to follow in next week’s Falcon Flyer, …

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HCC Middle School Upcoming Events

Washington Middle School Information Nights and Tours Are you curious about what is in store for you and your family in middle school?  Do you have a student headed for Washington Middle School?  Then grab your student and join us! …

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