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February 5, 2015

Dear Frank Wagner Families,

It is hard to believe we are half way through the school year. Students and teachers are busy making every instructional minute count. We have had wonderful opportunities for field trips and guest speakers to enrich our school program from singing at the Senior Center to watching a professional play. Our students are getting a first rate education here at Frank Wagner Elementary School. We have welcomed guests from WSU Nutrition Center who teach about healthy eating and lifestyles and Waste Management has come to advise and
teach our students about recycling. Education grows from many sources and we are fortunate to have so many amazing opportunities.

In March, our English Language Learners will begin taking a state required assessment called WELPA, which measures English language development. It is very important that students be in attendance during these testing days. These are not the type of tests students can study for, but you can help in many ways at home that will make a difference for your child:
 Plan appointments for after school.
 Ensure that your child gets plenty of sleep and eats a healthy breakfast.
 Have your child at school on time in the morning.
 Encourage your child to do his/her best and listen carefully to directions.

This year, grades 3 through 5 will be taking the Washington Comprehensive Assessment, otherwise known as WCAP, and nationally referred to as Smarter Balance. This is the test that will assess the Washington State Learning Standards otherwise referred to as the Common Core Standards and replaces the previous state test, the MSP. Each student being tested will need his/her own ear buds to take the assessment. Many of our students already have
these. We are hopeful that all our 3-5 grade students will have earphones/ear buds for the testing, which begins at the end of March. If your child has a pair please send them to school in a baggie with your child’s name and teacher’s name on the baggie. If this is something your family needs assistance with, please contact your teacher.

In addition to our students learning and growing, our teachers are continually working to improve their teaching skills and this month we welcome Mrs. Marsha Moore from OSPI as a literacy coach. Marsha will be working with our teachers in their grade level teams. You may notice substitutes from time to time in your child’s classroom to allow staff to participate in professional conversations and observations. This will assist teachers in learning and growing as educators. Working with Marsha to improve our instruction is one of our goals as a priority school and we are excited to begin this opportunity.

I would like to express my gratitude for all of our wonderful volunteers here at Frank Wagner. Our school has the “community feel” to it which comes from the many parents and friends who volunteer at our school and family events like the PTA’s sponsored activities. You make life wonderful for all of our students by your contributions. I strongly encourage you to consider volunteering for upcoming events such as Spring Book Fair, Carnival or Field Day. We can’t offer these activities for our students without your support. Thank you for all you do to make Frank Wagner a vibrant and exciting place to learn and grow.

Vikki Berard
Principal
berardv@monroe.wednet.edu / 360-804-3200

Estimadas familias de Frank Wagner,

Cuesta creer que ya estamos en la mitad del año escolar. Los estudiantes y los maestros están ocupados aprovechando cada minuto de instrucción. Tuvimos la maravillosa suerte de realizar excursiones y contar con oradores invitados para enriquecer nuestro programa escolar, desde cantar en el Senior Center hasta ver una obra profesional. Nuestros estudiantes están recibiendo una educación de primera calidad aquí en Frank Wagner Elementary School. Hemos recibido a invitados del WSU Nutrition Center que enseñan acerca de alimentación y
estilos de vida saludables, y Waste Management se ha acercado para aconsejarles y enseñarles a nuestros estudiantes acerca del reciclaje. La educación proviene de diferentes fuentes y tenemos la suerte de contar con
tantas increíbles oportunidades.

En marzo, nuestros estudiantes de inglés como segundo idioma comenzarán a realizar una evaluación exigida por el estado llamada WELPA, que mide el aprendizaje progresivo del inglés. Es muy importante que los estudiantes
asistan a la escuela los días en los que se llevan a cabo estas evaluaciones. No son el tipo de exámenes para los que los estudiantes pueden estudiar, pero ustedes pueden ayudar de diversas maneras en su hogar de un modo que significará mucho para sus hijos:

  • planificar compromisos para que realicen después de la escuela;
  • asegurarse de que sus hijos duerman lo suficiente e ingieran un desayuno saludable;
  • hacer que sus hijos lleguen a la escuela a tiempo en la mañana; y
  • animar a sus hijos a dar lo mejor de sí y a que escuchen las instrucciones cuidadosamente.

Este año, los estudiantes de 3.º a 5.º grado realizarán la Evaluación Integral de Washington, también conocida como WCAP o, a nivel nacional, Prueba niveladora. Esta prueba evaluará los Estándares de aprendizaje del estado
de Washington, también conocidos como los Estándares Comunes, y reemplazará a la MSP, la anterior prueba estatal. Todos los estudiantes deberán llevar sus propios auriculares para realizar la evaluación. Muchos de nuestros estudiantes ya los poseen. Esperamos que todos nuestros estudiantes de 3.º a 5.º grado posean auriculares para la evaluación, que comenzará a fines de marzo. Si sus hijos tienen auriculares, llévenlos a la escuela en una bolsa con los nombres de sus hijos y del maestro. Si necesitan ayuda con este tema, comuníquense con el maestro.

Además del aprendizaje y crecimiento de nuestros estudiantes, nuestros maestros siempre trabajan para mejorar sus habilidades de instrucción, y este mes le damos la bienvenida a la Sra. Marsha Moore, de OSPI, como
entrenadora de lectoescritura. Marsha trabajará con nuestros maestros en equipos por nivel escolar. Es posible que a veces haya sustitutos en las aulas de sus hijos para permitirle al personal participar de conversaciones y observaciones profesionales. Esto ayudará a los maestros a ser mejores educadores. Trabajar con Marsha para mejorar nuestra instrucción es uno de nuestros objetivos como escuela prioritaria y nos alegra comenzar esta
oportunidad.

Quisiera expresar mi agradecimiento a todos nuestros maravillosos voluntarios aquí en Frank Wagner. Nuestra escuela realmente parece una comunidad gracias a la gran cantidad de padres y amigos que se ofrecen para trabajar como voluntarios en nuestras escuelas y en los eventos familiares, como los eventos patrocinados por la PTA. Ayudan mucho a la vida de todos nuestros estudiantes con sus contribuciones. Los animo fervientemente a que consideren participar como voluntarios en eventos próximos como la Feria del libro de primavera, el
Carnaval o el Día de campo. No podemos ofrecerles estas actividades a nuestros estudiantes sin su apoyo. Gracias por todo lo que hacen para que Frank Wagner sea un lugar divertido y emocionante para aprender y crecer.

Atentamente.
Vikki Berard
Directora
berardv@monroe.wednet.edu / 360-804-3200


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Frank Wagner Elementary
115 Dickinson Road
Monroe, WA 98272-2104

Frank Wagner Elementary SchoolPhone: 360-804-3200
Toll Free: 1-800-282-7818
Fax: 360-804-3299

School Hours: 8:55 a.m. to 3:25 p.m.

Attendance Hotline: 360-804-3201

Vikki Berard, Principal
Hugo Molina, Assistant Principal
Tammy Gregory, Secretary
Ardy Woolley, Assistant Secretary
Joanna Dittemore, Counselor
Dee Miller-Turner, Nurse

Kathy Bernhardt, Parent Liaison 360.804.3364

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Voicemail: 360.804.2998 ext 3395Students

Email:frankwagnerpta@gmail.com

Frank Wagner PTA website

2014-2015 Officers are:

  • President
    • Jessica Anderson
  • Vice President
    • Amy Mann
  • Co-Secretary
    • Jodi Decker
    • Heidi Ferguson
  • Co-Treasurer
    • Vijay Mehta
    • Gena Weeks
  • Co-Family & Community Engagement Chair
    • Amber Mehta
    • Esmeralda Medina
  • Member-at-large
    • Camarin Mass

     

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.

Staff Telephone Directory

NAME (e-mail) ASSIGNMENT WEB SITE ADDRESS
Abbott, Samantha 4th Grade  
Berard, Vikki Principal  
Bernhardt, Kathy Family Liaison  
Bivens, Beth Music Specialist  
Broughton, Laura Learning Specialist  
Burke, Emily Paraeducator  
Carruthers, Katie Music Specialist  
Chauvin, Patrice 2nd Grade  
Ciuzak-Roed, Sally Paraeducator  
Conte, Jessica Kindergarten  
Cooper, Trisha 3rd Grade  
Culnane, Dori 3rd Grade  
Danner, Sharon Paraeducator  
DeRoest, Nancy 1st grade  
Dittemore, Joanna Counselor  
Dugan, Melanie Kindergarten  
Dunn, Leah 5th Grade  
Edwards, Julie Paraeducator  
Elles, Carlos Spanish-speaking Liaison  
Fesseden, Nancy Paraeducator  
Finley-Stimert, Pat Learning Specialist  
Gee, Kim 1st Grade  
Glumac, Joanna Paraeducator  
Gregory, Tammy Office Manager  
Harmon, Scott 3rd Grade  
Hayward, Anne 1st grade  
Hritsko, Melissa Kindergarten  
Jaffe, Sarah 4th Grade  
Johnson, Cassie Speech & Language Specialist  
Johnson, Janis Psychologist  
Johnson, Lori Learning Specialist  
Kelly, Chuck Learning Specialist  
Kitchen Kitchen /Staff  
Kuntz, Sara 4th Grade  
Kurtenbach, Kirsten 2nd grade  
Martinez, Poala Paraeducator  
Maxson, Missy 4th & 5th Grade  
Mejia, Karina Paraeducator  
Miller, Michelle English Language Learner  
Miller-Turner Dee Nurse  
Moccia, Denise 1st Grade  
Molina, Hugo Assistant Principal  
Murphy, Gayle Learning Specialist  
Noffsinger, Vickey Paraeducator  
Norris, Chance Learning Specialist  
Ohlsen, Kimberley Paraeducator  
O'Malley, Nancy PE  
Ostler, Sara Paraeducator  
Pearson, Kevin Custodian
Phillips, Rachel 1st Grade  
Pollow, Terry Custodian  
Pratt, Stephanie 5th Grade  
Preciado, Deborah Paraeducator  
Rainville, Jamie Preschool  
Reyling, Samantha Paraeducator  
Roberts-Lindgren, Debbie Preschool  
Rose, Jody Paraeducator  
Salmi, Kathy Learning Specialist  
Smith, Darcie 5th Grade  
Snider, Cindy Paraeducator  
Stanwyck, Jody

English Language Learner

 
Strand, Lianne 2nd Grade  
Sullivan, Rachel Kindergarten  
Sweeney, Kristi Kindergarten  
Tallman, Stacy Paraeducator  
Tews, Jennifer Psychologist  
Villalobos, Maria Custodian  
Weide, Rebecca Librarian  
Wenker, Kayla Occupational Therapist  
Wilson, Pamela 2nd Grade  
Wooley, Annette English Language Learner  
Woolley, Ardy Assistant Secretary  
Yri, Judy P.E. Specialist  
Zarate, Matthew 2nd Grade  


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Vision

We are committed to creating a school that knows no limits to the academic success of each student.

Mission

Every student, without exception and without excuse, will be proficient or advanced in reading, language arts and math.