Frank Wagner Elementary School
Welcome to Frank Wagner Elementary School - Home of the Wildcats!
There is so much happening at Frank Wagner Elementary it is difficult to know where to start. I love my job and feel privileged to be the principal at this school. The family support at our school is powerful and much appreciated by your child, the staff and me!
The district has provided all of you with Internet access for a new way to see the textbooks and concepts your child is learning about. You will get access to Reading, Writing, Math and Science curriculum on this website. www.gomonroeschools.org . If you would like to speak with someone about this new family internet opportunity, attend a Parent Hub meeting on any Wednesday from 9-10:30AM. Everyone is welcome to the meetings and there is child care available. Mrs. Kathy Bernhardt can help you get answers to questions about this internet service and any other questions you may have.
Concerts and field trips are on-going activities at FWE. Students are doing some holiday singing at local senior centers in December. Field trips are going to the Science Center, the local library and the historical museum.
Our 5th graders are participating in the Snohomish County awareness program to bolster physical activity in youngster’s lives. With family permission, 5th graders will each get a wristband that allows the student to track their physical activity level daily or weekly. The wristbands are free because of a grant. With the wristband permission, 5th graders also receive a free membership to the YMCA for a year! I am always impressed with the quality community partnership that exists in Monroe.
Speaking of community, have you seen the FWE art and school work displayed in various places in the community? Our students have many opportunities to create impressive work and we like to show it off whenever we can.
The teachers share student celebration news with me on a regular basis. Below are a sample of things our students are doing academically in just the last month:
- Over half of the kinder students know all the letter names and sounds. They can also distinguish a vowel and consonant!
- Many 1st graders have been scoring 80%, 90% and 100% on district math and reading tests.
- 2nd graders are turning homework in more and more consistently and more 2nd graders have 100% attendance than any other grade level!
- 3rd grades are doing work with geometry using angles and triangles. Many 3rd graders are also reading 110 words a minute with exceptional fluency!
- 4th grades are concentrating on understanding those hard math story problems. They are also reading books from different genres and writing coherent paragraphs and essays!
- 5th graders are also learning to understand the hard math story problems. They are also beginning algebra math.
Our new procedures for students to come into the classrooms ready to learn are paying off. Teachers say the Freeze bell at recesses help students stop and redirect their thinking from play to work. The level of learning has really increased. Having parents move out of the covered area once the first bell rings in the morning is helping also.
Parents still are able to sit and have breakfast with their child and walk out to the playground. Our students are lining up by themselves in the covered area and the mental transition for students to start school is amazing. Thank you to the families that help us promote the routines and procedures that motivate student learning.
Our car drop in the AM and PM is wonderfully smooth. We have come a long way with your help creating a safe car drop procedure. Thank you for staying in the one car line and understanding only the first 3 cars in front of the cross walk can have students load into the waiting car.
All parents will benefit from coming to one No Excuses Parent University meeting this year. The next one is on March 26 from 6 PM in the WEST gym. The meetings are informative and you are strongly encouraged to at attend at least once this school year. Following the March meeting, will be nationally known speaker Charles Leach with an update on student safety online. You are all invited to attend. We cannot provide child care for either meeting.
If you have questions or comments about Frank Wagner Elementary, please email or call me. You can also make an appt. with the secretary to meet with me.
Mrs. Robin Fitch, Principal
Frank Wagner Elementary
115 Dickinson Road
Monroe, WA 98272-2104
Toll Free: 1-800-282-7818
School Hours: 8:55 a.m. to 3:25 p.m.
Attendance Hotline: 360-804-3201
Robin Fitch, Principal
Romana Plesa, Dean of Students
Pam Johnson, Secretary
Ardy Woolley, Assistant Secretary
Joanna Dittemore, Counselor
Dee Miller-Turner, Nurse
Kathy Bernhardt, Parent Liaison 360.804.3364
Our community offers many opportunities for youth to enrich learning, Monroe Public Schools publishes notices from not-for-profit groups offering such activities on this website under Community Notices. Paper copies are often also available in the main office at our schools.
Other FWE links:
- Curriculum Guide
- How Are We Doing?
- King5 Schoolnet Weather
- Learning Improvement Plan
- Lista sugerida de útiles escolares
- NEU Parent Handbook
- Parent Involvement is important
- Quick Reference Guide
- Report Card
- Report Card - districtwide
- Safe Walking Map
- School Schedules
- Suggested School Supply List
- Continue summer learning
Important Notice About Internet Safety
The best way to protect children from online harm is to keep computers in a family area of the home. Visibility allows parents to look over the students' shoulders without being too oppressive. Young children should have a parental chaperone whenever they are on the Internet. Two sites that discuss these issues and offer advice can be found at www.safekids.com and www.safeteens.com.
Hyperlinks to staff web sites (located on the Staff page) are provided for student and parent convenience, and all staff web sites are hosted by external Internet service providers. Monroe Public Schools assumes no liability for content contained on external service provider sites. Filtering software from one of the providers listed below is recommended to prevent unauthorized access to sites beyond the District's control.
Voicemail: 360.804.2998 ext 3395
2013-2014 Officers are:
- Amber Mehta
- Amber Mehta
- Co-Vice Presidents
- Rachel Chessie
- Amy Mann
- Jodi Decker
- Teresa Montano Becerra
- Gena Weeks
Dialing 360-804-2998 accesses staff voice mailboxes.
The search option lets families use their telephone keypad to enter the teacher's name to be connected to the voicemail system to leave a message.
|NAME (e-mail)||ASSIGNMENT||WEB SITE ADDRESS|
|Abbott, Samantha||4th Grade|
|Bernhardt, Kathy||Family Liaison|
|Bivens, Beth||Music Specialist|
|Broughton, Laura||3rd Grade|
|Carruthers, Katie||Music Specialist|
|Chauvin, Patrice||2nd Grade|
|Conte, Jessica||Kindergarten||Ms. Conte|
|Cooper, Trisha||3rd Grade|
|Culnane, Dori||3rd Grade|
|DeRoest, Nancy||3rd grade|
|Dunn, Leah||5th Grade|
|Elles, Carlos||Spanish-speaking Liaison|
|Falenski, Lianne||2nd Grade|
|Finley-Stimert, Pat||Learning Specialist|
|Gee, Kim||1st Grade|
|Harmon, Scott||3rd Grade|
|Hayward, Anne||1st grade|
|Hritsko, Melissa||1st Grade|
|Jaffe, Sarah||4th Grade|
|Johnson, Cassie||Speech & Language Specialist|
|Johnson, Lori||Learning Specialist|
|Johnson, Pamela||Lead Secretary|
|Kurtenbach, Kirsten||2nd grade|
|Maxson, Missy||5th Grade|
|Miller, Michelle||English Language Learner|
|Murphy, Gayle||Learning Specialist|
|Norris, Chance||Learning Specialist|
|Phillips, Rachel||1st Grade|
|Plesa, Romana||Dean of Students|
|Riske, Michelle||Learning Specialist|
|Salmi, Kathy||Learning Specialist|
|Sanders, Danielle||English Language Learner|
|Smith, Darcie||5th Grade|
English Language Learner
|Weide, Bill||4th Grade|
|Wenker, Kayla||Occupational Therapist|
|Wilson, Pamela||2nd Grade||Mrs. Wilson|
|Woolley, Ardy||Assistant Secretary|
|Yri, Judy||P.E. Specialist||Ms. Yri|
We are committed to creating a school that knows no limits to the academic success of each student.
Every student, without exception and without excuse, will be proficient or advanced in reading, language arts and math.