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News December 9

News December 9
Posted on 12/09/2018

December 9 to December 16, 2018 MLE News

Hello, Martha Lake Elementary Students and Families!

How Do I Know if Martha Lake Elementary is Closed, or Has a Late Start Due to Weather? ¿Cómo puedo saber si Martha Lake Elementary está cerrada o tiene un inicio tardío debido al clima?

2018-19 Weather Emergency Notice / Avisos de emergencias meteorológicas para las familias

If it is necessary to close schools or have a late start due to weather, the Edmonds School District decides for all schools.

The below notice in English and Spanish provides needed information in the event of a schedule change.

Please either keep a link bookmarked or print a PDF to keep on your phone, and at home.

You can also look through the Edmonds School District mobile app, Facebook posts and Twitter updates.

Weather Emergency Notice for Families

Avisos de emergencias meteorológicas para las FAMILIAS


Con los cambios de temperatura, queremos enviar  esta notificación anual sobre los posibles cambios en nuestros horarios escolares normales. Si es necesario cerrar las escuelas o comenzar tarde debido al clima, estas decisiones son para todo el distrito y todas las escuelas.


El aviso en inglés y español proporciona la información necesaria en caso de un cambio de horario. Mantenga la página de avisos en su marcador o imprimido para mantenerlo disponible en su hogar.


Este año nos complace anunciar el uso de nuevos métodos de comunicación. Puede buscar cambios en los horarios a través de las notificaciones de aplicaciones móviles del Distrito, publicaciones de Facebook y actualizaciones de Twitter.

Ice is Never 100% Safe - Stay Off the Ice!

Colder temperatures may freeze some water but ice is NEVER 100% safe for people or animals! Don’t trust the ice - it doesn’t get cold enough here, or stay cold enough here for safe ice.

El hielo nunca es 100% seguro. ¡Manténgase alejado del hielo!

Las temperaturas más frías pueden congelar un poco de agua, ¡pero el hielo NUNCA es 100% seguro para personas o animales! No confíe en el hielo, no hace suficiente frío aquí, o se mantiene lo suficientemente frío aquí para un hielo seguro.


Friday, December 14th, 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Fun Things to See and Do!


Potluck! Bring a Dish to Share. Here’s the link to sign up: www.PerfectPotluck.com/GWFC2065

Toy Donations! Please try to bring a new, unwrapped toy to donate to Holly House. The toy drive benefits children in the Edmonds School District

Resource Fair - Meet people with community resource info to share

Here’s the flyer: _________________________

*It’s Not Too Late 5th & 6th Graders, MePowerment Has Spots Available - Thursdays 11:20 am, Room 210

*Do you excel in an action filled, fun, and high energy community?

*Do you like encouragement and recognition?

*Are you a problem solver, peace maker, or challenge seeker?

If you answered *YES* to any of these, your guardian/parent can sign you up for MePowerment Thursdays, Room 210 11:20 am through January 17, 2019. MUST HAVE PARENT/GUARDIAN PERMISSION. Contact: sherra@sherragrasser.com


Donation Drive - Clear clutter, raise funds, and reduce landfill!

Donate your stuff & help us raise money for: Fifth Grade Outdoor School Scholarships.

DATE: January 26, 2019


PLACE: Martha Lake Elementary

We’re teaming with Seattle Goodwill to accept reusable donations of: clothing, jewelry, household items, toys, and electronics.

You can bring (al)most anything, provided it’s not bigger than an end table*

*Sorry, NO mattresses, hazardous waste, or items in need of repair.

Quick, easy & good for the environment too!


PTA needs your pictures for yearbook candid photos. Please email them to yearbook@marthalakepta.com

*Do You Have a School Year Calendar? It shows you when school is closed, students are released early (at 11:40 am), etc. Please see the attached 1 page calendar here: https://www.edmonds.wednet.edu/cms/one.aspx?portalid=306754&pageid=1721873 or ask for a paper calendar in the school office.

*PLEASE HELP! PTA Needs YOU 3 Hours Per Month, or 2 Hours Per Week

Your student benefits from PTA and so does all of MLE… money for classrooms, free movie nights, paid assemblies, food drives, and more.

A Vice-President (~3-20 hours per month), and Secretary (2-4 hours per week) are needed.

Can’t do that much time? Recruit a friend and split the job for 2 people. It works great!

For more information, contact: president@marthalakepta.com.

Training and tools are available to help you succeed in these important tasks to help our MLE community.

We Recently Needed to Call a Guardian/Parent and Didn’t Have Their Updated Contact Information. Do We Have Yours? Please check with the office, or the student/family database called Skyward to see that your contact information is current, and let us know if it needs to be changed. For example, if your student is sick, it will help us contact you.


Here’s a video to watch with your student/s. Thank you for keeping all in our MLE community safe!


Martha Lake Elementary’s Website https://mle.edmonds.wednet.edu/, and the Edmonds School District Website https://www.edmonds.wednet.edu/ are available in Español (Spanish), Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese), Русский (Russian), 국어 (Korean) and لسان (Arabic). Click your language to automatically translate the page.


Move 60! Registration Information 2018-2019

For Grades 2-6:

FALL Session of Move 60! Ends December 21, 2018. You must enroll again for the Winter Session that starts January 14, 2019.

Winter Session:  Jan. 14 – March 12 Registration is Nov. 19-30

Want in and didn’t sign up yet? Please contact: littsc@edmonds.wednet.edu, or 425-431-3157

Move 60 is a before or after exercise and activity program for students in grades 2-6.  This program is a 4 day per week commitment for the 10 week session.  Move 60 takes place in the gym and is a FREE program.  To register your student: https://www.edmonds.wednet.edu/programs/move_60_/move_60_registration_packets/

The goal for Move 60 is to get students moving and having fun!  For more information please go to:https://www.edmonds.wednet.edu/programs/move_60_               

Move 60 2018 – 2019 Elementary School Schedule




Martha Lake


7:20-8:20 am


Find us on Facebook!  Questions:

Jenni McCloughan mccloughanj@edmonds.wednet.edu #425-431-3029

Jennie Hershey hersheyj@edmonds.wednet.edu #425-431-3312


Move 60! Información de registro 2018-2019

Sesión de invierno: 14 de ene. – 12 de mar. Inscripción del 19 al 30 de nov.

Sesión de primavera: 15 de abril – 6 de junio. Inscripción del 27 de feb. al 8 de mar.  

Move 60 es un programa de ejercicios y actividades, antes o después de clases, para los estudiantes de los 2º - 6º años.  Este programa es un compromiso de 4 días por semana por un período de 10 semanas.   Move 60 se lleva a cabo en el gimnasio y es un programa GRATUITO. Para inscribir a su estudiante visite:https://www.edmonds.wednet.edu/programs/move_60_/move_60_registration_packets/

¡El objetivo de Move 60 es hacer que los estudiantes se muevan y se diviertan!  Para mayor información visite:https://www.edmonds.wednet.edu/programs/move_60_    

Horario de Move 60 para escuelas primarias 2018 - 2019




Martha Lake


7:20-8:20 am


¡Búsquenos en Facebook!  Preguntas:

Jenni McCloughan mccloughanj@edmonds.wednet.edu #425-431-3029

Jennie Hershey hersheyj@edmonds.wednet.edu #425-431-3312

Monday December 3 is the LAPTOP GIVEAWAY Application Deadline

The Foundation for Edmonds School District is working to give away used laptops this school year. Want to see if you qualify? Complete the attached application. It's very important to meet the application deadline and to attach the necessary documentation. To apply:        

  • Complete this application (English) or (Spanish).
  • Attach income support -- either your Letter of Eligibility for Free or Reduced Lunch Benefits or Recent Paystubs. Without income support, the application is incomplete and disqualified.
  • Submit an Application complete with supporting documents by Monday, December 3, 2018; you can mail/deliver it to the Foundation offices at the ESC, or you can give your application to us at school and we will forward it to the district office for you.
  • If you get a computer, you will know by December 21, and
  • You’ll get a computer by January 31, 2019

Martha Lake Elementary & The Zones of Regulation

The Zones help with critical self-regulation skills. Please ask if you or your family would like more information regarding The Zones of Regulation. It’s great stuff!


Dates Below Might Change - Watch for Updates


10            PTA Board Meeting 6:30 pm

12            PTA Popcorn Wednesday

13            MePowerment 11:20 am Rm 210

14            Early Release 11:40 am

                Winter Celebration 6 pm

17            Los Padres Latinos 9:00 am

20            Last Day Move60! Until New Session Starts

                Be Sure to Sign up for New Session

                MePowerment 11:20 am Rm 210

21            Student Council Pajama Day

24-1/4     Winter Break-No School


7                Back to School After Winter Break

7-17          PTA Nightlight Drive

7-11           No Move60! Or Move60 Miles - Did You Register Again?

10              MePowerment 11:20 am Rm 210

11              Edmonds Ctr for Arts FT Rms 201, 202, 203, 204 & 205

14              Los Padres Latinos 9:00 am

                  PTA Board Meeting 6:30 pm

16              PTA Popcorn Wednesday

17              MePowerment 11:20 am Rm 210 – Last One

                  MLK Assembly 12:45 pm

                  Grades 2/3 Music Concert 7 pm

18              Student Council Harry Potter Day

                  PTA Movie Night 6 pm

21              No School-MLK Holiday

23              PTA General meeting 6:30 pm

24              5th Gr Band/Orchestra Concert 7 pm

25              Early Release 11:40 am

                  End of First Semester

28              Non-Student Day

Community eFliers

Listed here are links to the latest fliers approved for distribution to your families. Please note: These releases are efliers only. You can also, at any time you are interested, view all approved Community eFliers on the District website under the “Community” tab on the District homepage

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