Hello MSD25 parents, guardians, staff and community members,
The first two weeks of school have really flown by! Thank you for helping to ensure the 2017-18 school year got off to a great start.
Below I’ve included details about upcoming events, as well as some other important information and resources for you and your family. For the most up-to-date information, download our app on your smart phone. To find us, just search for “Marysville School District” in the App Store.
2017 Berry Bowl
The Marysville Getchell Chargers and Marysville Pilchuck Tomahawks will face off this Fridayat the annual Berry Bowl. You won’t want to miss this fun competition that brings our entire community together!
Friday, September 22 | 7 p.m.
Quil Ceda Stadium | 5611 108th St NE, Marysville, WA 98271
Senior Gold Card Membership
Marysville senior residents 65 and older can sign up for the Senior Gold Card! The Gold Card allows seniors to attend all sporting events, plays, and other school activities free of charge. To apply for a Gold Card, fill out the application and visit the Athletics Department at the Service Center. Questions may be directed to District Athletics Secretary, Liz Doyle at (360) 965-0111 or liz_Doyle@msd25.org. Please help by sharing this great opportunity with the senior citizens in your life!
Special Education Family Fun Night and Information Fair
Door prizes! Popcorn! Refreshments! Activities!
Thursday, October 12 | 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. | Event Flyer
Cedarcrest Middle School | 6400 88th St NE, Marysville, WA 98270
If you would like to be involved as a vendor or volunteer, contact Rachel with Cedarcrest Middle School PTA at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Educator Open House at Hibulb
Join the Hibulb Cultural Center & Natural History Preserve for Educators’ night. The event includes interactive exhibits, Tulalip storytelling, and a special workshop. FREE to educators with school ID!
Friday, October 20 | 6 -9 p.m. | Event Flyer
Hibulb Cultural Center | 6410 23rd Avenue NE, Tulalip, WA 98271
Attendance Awareness Month
September is Attendance Awareness Month and Washington state and Marysville needs some help in this area. Making sure our student attend school every day will have long-term positive affects for their personal success, as well as our community’s success.
Did you know?
- A 2008 Arizona State University study by the Rodel Community Scholars tracked students from kindergarten through high school found that dropout rates were linked to poor attendance, beginning in kindergarten.
- Elementary school students who miss an average of just two school days per month often have difficulty keeping up with their peers academically and tend to fall behind in reading. However, when students are able to read on grade level by the end of third grade, they are three to four times more likely to graduate high school and attend college, post-graduate, or professional development classes than their peers who struggle with reading.
- The effects of poor attendance are serious for our entire community, not just the students who miss school. In addition to falling behind in academics, students who are not in school on a regular basis are more likely to get into trouble with the law and cause problems in their communities.
- As parents, staff and community members, we can all play a part! Whether it’s helping to create welcoming environment by volunteering in your local school, organizing a local cleanup, or being a positive role model for a student in your life; or assisting vulnerable students by ensuring they get the basic necessities – a roof over the head and healthy food in their bellies. Want to do more? Consider joining the Community Truancy Board and help repeatedly absent students find their drive and get on a path to success. For more information about the Community Truancy Board, go to www.msd25.org/truancy.
Suicide Prevention Month
It is a difficult topic, but one that we as a community must address. Suicide prevention starts with everyday heroes like you. Learn more about how you can take action, find support, and learn how to support others at www.afsp.org, www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org, andwww.nami.org/suicideawarenessmonth. The Marysville School District also offers FREE Youth Mental Health First Aid (YMHFA) trainings for the community. Find upcoming classes HERE.
Unity and Wellness Month
October marks the second annual Unity and Wellness Month! The Marysville School District is partnering with Tulalip Tulalip Tribes Youth Services as they focus on a different area of student wellness each week in October.
- Week 1: Suicide Prevention Week #LifeIsSacred
- Week 2: Healthy Relationships Week #LoveIsRespect
- Week 3: Kindness Week #KindnessMatters
- Week 4: Red Ribbon Week/Substance Abuse Prevention #BeDrugFree
Schools will be provided with age-appropriate activities and community wellness events will take place throughout the month. Stay tuned…
Awards and Opportunities for Veterans Day
Veterans Day is on November 11 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) have some great scholarships, awards, and other opportunities for students of all sages and staff members. These include:
- Voice of Democracy: Grades 9-12
- Patriotic Art: Grades 9-12
- Patriots Pen: Grades 6, 7 & 8
- Youth Essay: Grades 3, 4 & 5
- Teacher of the Year: All grade levels
- Veterans in the Classroom
Click HERE applications and details on how to apply.
Thanks again for all your efforts on behalf of your child, school and community. We look forward to the great year ahead!