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News October 20

News October 20
Posted on 10/20/2019

SCHOOL OUT @ 11:40 am

Monday 10/21 through Friday 10/25/2019



Here is the Latest Information About Martha Lake Elementary (MLE)


Please Read This MLE eNews 10-20-2019


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Choir practices recess Wed 10/23/2019 @ 10:10-10:25

Music room open for singing every day 11:20-11:40 lunch, for who are not eating lunch or brought a sack lunch. 


Recurring Calendar Events:



1st Recess: Grade 3

2nd Recess: Grades 4-6 


*MOVE60 10/7-12/20 7:30am - 8:30 am



*MePowerment for 5th/6th Grade Thursdays 10/8-12/17



21-25       Early dismissal 11:40 am for Conferences with Teachers

23            Unity Day – Wear Orange for Anti-Bullying

25            PTA Harvest Festival 6-8 pm – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!

                 Volunteers email: president@marthalakepta, or

                 communications@marthalakepta to volunteer

29            3:20-4:20 pm @ AMS Track PTA Fun Run – Hawaiian themed. Get your Hawaiian gear ready and be ready to have some fun! Adults welcome to  walk/run, too.


…November and beyond calendar at the END of this message…


Have a Family Member(s) Veterans?

During the MLE Veterans Day assembly there will is a slide show with pictures of veterans (or active duty personnel) who are family members of MLE students and staff. 


If you have a veteran in your family, please send a picture of your veteran(s) in uniform so we can include them in our slide show.  Your picture(s) will be returned BE SURE TO INCLUDE YOUR NAME, YOUR STUDENT’S NAME, GRADE AND TEACHER NAME ON THE PICTURE.  You may send them picture(s) to school or email them to Karen Sorge at sorgek@edmonds.wednet.edu


Deadline to turn in your picture is Monday, November 4th.


Please be sure to include with the picture:

  • The name and room number of the student(s) and their relationship to the veteran.
  • Name of the Veteran
  • Their rank
  • Years they were in service and/or name of the war they served in
  • Any awards they may have received.

If you have sent in a picture before, feel free to email Karen at sorgek@edmonds.wednet.edu, to be sure that we still have it for this years slide show.


Everyone is welcome to attend the Veterans Day Assembly

Thursday, November 7th at 9 am



Who are WatchDOGS?

Have fun and help your kid’s school!


Fathers, grandfathers, step-fathers, uncles, and other father figures who volunteer to serve at least one day each year in a variety of school activities. How about on your student’s birthday? You can give 1 day per year, a day per month, or whatever works for YOUR schedule?


Join WatchDOGS! Email Nalani Baker:



Wear ORANGE for Unity Day/Anti-Bullying

What IS Unity Day? - Wednesday, October 23, 2019


Ask your student if they took the anti-bullying pledge? We can ALL wear orange on Wednesday, October 23rd to show we are taking a stand against bullying.


Against Bullying, I pledge to:

-Speak up when I see bullying

-Reach out to others who are bullied, and

-Be a friend whenever I see bullying


Here is a link to resources for more stories and ideas about UNITY Day



Together against bullying. UNITED for kindness, acceptance and inclusion.

Make it ORANGE and make it end!

What are your true colors when it comes to showing that you believe that all should be safe from bullying? Come together in one giant ORANGE message of hope and support, WEAR AND SHARE ORANGE to color our nation, and even the world, visibly showing that our society believes that no one should ever experience bullying.


Keep Sick Students Home When…

* Tired, pale, not hungry, won’t awaken, confused, irritable APPEARANCE, BEHAVIOR

* White/yellow discharge, vision change, red eyes, itchiness, or painful  EYES

*100+ degrees. Must be fever free for 24 hours before returning FEVER

*Untreated ear infections may cause hearing loss; check with a healthcare provider. EAR PAIN WITH FEVER

*May need to be seen by a health care provider. PERSISTENT RUNNY/DRIPPY NOSE AND/OR CHRONIC COUGH

*Especially with fever/swollen neck glands. If confirmed diagnosis of strep throat SORE THROAT

Can return after 24 hours of appropriate treatment.

*Three or more watery stools in a 24 hours, especially if the student acts or looks ill. DIARRHEA

*Throwing up 2 or more times within the past 24 hours. VOMITING

*Rash, especially with fever or itching. Exceptions are heat rash, diapers & allergic reactions. RASH

*Students with scabies may return to school 24 hours after beginning treatment. SCABIES

*Students are infectious 1 – 2 days before rash appears and until blisters (sores) are dry and crusted. CHICKENPOX

Students must stay home until all lesions have crusted over and there are no new lesions in 24 hours.


Keep students safe & healthy! Edmonds School District School Nurses



Want to sign up? Ask Ms. Waldrop




No Move 60! October 21-25. No Move 60! On early release or Late start days.


SAFETY in the Parking Lot – Volunteers Needed!

MLE Parking Lot… Volunteer to help guide morning parking lot

Traffic… call 425-431-7766 if you’d like to volunteer 8:20 am – 8:50 am




*DRIVE Slowly

*Be courteous

*Follow Staff/Volunteer Directions


*Follow One-Way Signs

*No LEFT Turn onto Larch Way (when crossing guards are present)

*SLOW Down and take it easy

*Adults must walk students across the crosswalk

*ALWAYS use crosswalks

*Park and walk students from parking lots


Want an easier parking/drop? Try Alderwood Middle School’s Parking lot, the corner lot on 172nd & Larch Way, or the Church parking lot. They are an easy walk away from MLE.

If Your Student is Out of School or Will Be Late:


If your student will be absent/late, call



Leave voicemail with:

-Student’s Name (spelling it is helpful)

-Your Name

-Teacher Name

-Student’s Grade

-Phone # where you can be reached if questions

-Why student will be absent/late

-If late, time of arrival

-Lunch choice, if known (for late arrivals)


Please consider putting this number in your

Phone: 425-431-1215

You Can Be an MLE Hero, Too!


Want to be involved as a volunteer? Check with your student’s teacher, the PTA, and/or the Office to find out how your skills can best help our MLE Community. Remember to complete your volunteer packet and get approved, first.


MePowerment has Started for 5th and 6th Grade Students


For 5th/6th Graders Who:

-Thrive in an action filled, fun and high energy community

-Enjoy recognition & encouragement for their actions

-Are problem solvers, peace makers, or challenge seekers


11:55am – 12:40 pm (5th Grade)

12:25pm-1:10 pm (6th Grade)


For more information, or to sign up your student:




Want to Stay Connected?

Get (Optional) Texts About What’s Happening



Send a text to the number: 81010

The body of the text says: @ee2fbd

You’ll receive a welcome text back

Looking forward in the school year…

WATCH THIS SPACE Below - dates change!



4              9 am Los Padres Latinos Meeting

5              Vision Screening Gr: K, 1, 2, 3 & 5

7              Veteran’s Day Assembly 9 am

8              Early dismissal at 11:40 am

                End of First Quarter

11            No School – Veterans Day Holiday Observed

13            PTA Popcorn Wednesday 3:10 pm

27-29       No School – Thanksgiving Break




2              9 am Los Padres Latinos Meeting

4, 5          Hearing re-checks

4              PTA Popcorn Wednesday 3:10 pm

13            Winter Celebration 6-8 pm

16            9 am Los Padres Latinos Meeting

20            Early dismissal at 11:40 am

21-1/5      No School – Winter Break



6              Return to school from Winter Break

8              Multi-Cultural Night Planning Meeting 3:15 pm

                        VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

15            MLK Jr Assembly

                Grades 2/3 Music Concert 6:30 pm

20            No School – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

22            PTA General Meeting – ALL NEEDED, please come! 6:30pm Library

                PTA Popcorn Wednesday 3:10 pm

24            Early dismissal at 11:40 am

                End of First Semester

27            Non Student Day – Professional Development

Community eFliers

Please note: This release is for 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. 

  • Edmonds Boys & Girls Club Winter Basketball registration: posted 10/8/19  (Grades K-12; all) efliers + paper copies
  • Edmonds Boys & Girls Club Winter Basketball Membership Form: posted 10/11/19 (Grades K-12; all)  (Grades K-12; all) efliers + paper copies
  • Edmonds-Woodway High Spooky Street Halloween Event: posted 10/15/19 (Grades K-8; CL, CP, CPM, MA, EH) efliers
  • Creekside Church Trunk R Treat: posted 10/14/19 (Grades K-6; all) efliers
  • Edmonds School District Latino Family Information Night: posted 10/14/19 (Grades 6-12; all) efliers
  • Sno-Isle Libraries Edmonds Carnivous Terrariums: posted 10/14/19 (Grades K-8; all) efliers
  • Washington Volleyball AcaedemyBoys Club Team Tryouts: posted 10/14/19 (Grades K-12; all) efliers
  •   Washington Volleyball Academy Boys Clinic: posted 10/14/19 (Grades K-12; all) efliers
  •  Friends of the Edmonds Library Annual Library Sale: posted 10/14/19 (Grades K-12; all) efliers


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