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News November 4

News November 4
Posted on 11/11/2018

November 5 to November 11, 2018 MLE News


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.


Martha Lake Elementary Uses The Zones of Regulation

Please Consider Asking Your Student What They Know About the Zones of Regulation.


Whether or not we know it, self-regulation is something everyone continually works on. We all have trying circumstances that test our limits. If we are able to recognize when we are becoming less regulated, we can do something about it to manage our feelings and get ourselves to a healthy place. This comes naturally for some. But, for others, it is a skill that needs to be taught and practiced.


This is the goal of The Zones of Regulation (or Zones for short).



The Zones teaches self-regulation by categorizing all the different ways we feel and states of alertness we experience into four colored zones.  The Zones framework helps teach students to become more aware of and independent in controlling their emotions and impulses, manage their sensory needs, and improve their ability to problem solve conflicts.


The framework is designed to help move students toward independent regulation. The Zones of Regulation incorporates Social Thinking® (www.socialthinking.com ) concepts and numerous visuals to teach students to identify their feelings/level of alertness, understand how their behavior impacts those around them, and learn what tools they can use to manage their feelings and states.



Red Zone = Extremely heightened states of alertness and intense emotions.  A person may be elated or experiencing anger, rage, explosive behavior, devastation, or terror when in the Red Zone.


Yellow Zone = Heightened state of alertness and elevated emotions with more control. A person may be experiencing stress, frustration, anxiety, excitement, silliness, the wiggles, or nervousness when in the Yellow Zone.


Green Zone = Calm state of alertness. A person may be described as happy, focused, content, or ready to learn when in the Green Zone.  This is the zone where optimal learning occurs. 


Blue Zone = Low states of alertness and down feelings such as when one feels sad, tired, sick, or bored. 


The Zones can be compared to traffic signs.  When given a green light or in the Green Zone, one is “good to go”.  A yellow sign means be aware or take caution, which applies to the Yellow Zone.  A red light or stop sign means stop, and when one is the Red Zone, this often is the case.  The Blue Zone can be compared to the rest area signs where one goes to rest or re-energize.  All of the zones are natural to experience, but the framework focuses on teaching students how to recognize and manage their Zone based on the environment and its demands and the people around them. 


For example, when playing on the playground or in an active/competitive game, students are often experiencing a heightened internal state such as silliness or excitement and are in the Yellow Zone, but it may not need to be managed.  However, if the environment is changed to the library, where there are different expectations than the playground, students may still be in the Yellow Zone but have to manage it differently so their behavior meets the expectations of the library setting.


Here’s a video to watch: Self-Regulation Skills-Why They Are Fundamental






Has your address changed? If so, please come to our office with proof of residency (lease, rental, or mortgage paperwork or a recent PUD bill) and we will update your child's records. It's important we have your current address on file.


You have the choice of remaining with us through 6th grade if you wish, or through the end of the current school year even if you have moved out of the Edmonds School District. Again, it's important that we have your current address on file, so please contact our office soon!


Update your phone numbers! If your phone number has changed, or you have updates to your emergency contact information, please contact our office. It's important we have your most recent information on file should we need to contact you or another adult should your child need to be picked up from school.


*5th & 6th Graders, MePowerment

Starts Thurs 11/29/2018 11:20 am in Room 210

*Does your child thrive in a community that is action filled, fun and high energy? *Does your child enjoy recognition and encouragement for their actions? *Is your child is a problem solver, peace maker, or challenge seeker? If you answered *YES* to any of these, empower your child to become a leader within their community. MePowerment meets Thursdays in Room 210 at 11:20 am 11/29/18-1/17/18. Please see the attached flyer. To sign up, email: sherra@sherragrasser.com


*Picture Day was Thursday 10-18-2018… You Can Still Order Photos

  • Each student had their photo taken, so contact Firefly Images directly if you want to order a photo:

    206-790-3696, or



  • Absent on 10/18, or don’t like your picture? Re-takes are 11-14-2018. If you did not like your picture, you must bring their picture package to turn in for re-takes.


    *Remember to Re-Apply for Free/Reduced Lunch Every Year

    If you haven’t already, remember to apply again for free/reduced lunch for this school year. If you had it last year, it goes through October 16. After that, you’ll be charged for breakfast/lunch. Paper copies are available in the office, or apply online (see below). Then, watch your email, or US Mail for an answer about your application from Edmonds School District Food Services. Here’s the link to apply – this page translates to: Español, Tiếng Việt, Русский, and 국어, and لسان



    NOVEMBER 2018

    6                    Cocoa Club 7:45 am

    7                    Steam Team 3:10-4:30

                           PTA Popcorn Wednesday

    9                    Early Release 11:40 am

                           POSTPONED - PTA Community Night Out @ Chipotle

    12                  No School

                           PTA Board Meeting 6:30

    13                  Veteran’s Day Assembly 9:00 am

                           Rm 206 Brightwater FT

                           High Cap Parent Information Night 6:00 pm Terrace Park Elementary

    14                  Picture re-take day: stage

                           -Come to the stage if you want a volunteer picture badge, or

                           -Were not here on picture day

                           -For other re-takes, BRING YOUR PICTURE PACKAGE WITH YOU

                           Rms 101 & 105 Brightwater FT

    15                  Field Trip Rms 102, 103 & 109 Three Little Pigs (Everett PUD Auditorium)

                           Field Trip Rms 203 & 204 Hibulb Cultural Center

                           PTA General Meeting 6:30 pm

    16                  Field Trip Rm 205 Hibulb Cultural Center

                           PTA Food Drive Ends

                           PTA Movie Night 6 pm

    19                  Los Padres Latinos 9 am

    21                  Non-student Day

    22-23           No School

    29                  MePowerment 11:20 am Rm 210


    DECEMBER 2018

    3                    Los Padres Latinos 9:00 am

    4                    Hearing re-checks

    5                    Hearing re-checks

    6                    MePowerment 11:20 am Rm 210

    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

                                      Make Sure You’ve Signed up for New Session

                           MePowerment 11:20 am Rm 210

    24-1/4         Winter Break-No School


    ​Community eFliers

    Listed here are links to the latest fliers approved for distribution to your families. Please note: These releases are efliers only. If the link below isn’t working, 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.


  • Child Evangelism Fellowship ​Good News Club Westgate: posted 11/2/18(Grades K-6; WG) efliers
  • Boys Scouts of America Girls Troop Recruitment: posted 11/05/18 (Grades 5-12; all)girls only, efliers + 25 copies at secondaries
  • Edmonds Mountain Bike Team Flier: posted 11/05/18 (Grades 6-12; all) efliers


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