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January 8, 2015

Dear Frank Wagner Families,

Welcome to 2015 and welcome back to school! The next few months will be busy ones for us here at school. The students are entering our prime months of learning and teachers are busy implementing Common Core State Standards to ensure our students are growing and learning all that is essential for them to be prepared to attend college after high school. Staff are also busy learning all about our new Smarter Balance Test which will be administered to our 3rd, 4th and 5th graders later this spring. These new tests bring new challenges and we are preparing ourselves so we can be ready to shine!

We need your assistance in helping to ensure your child is at school and on time - everyday. Students are most successful when attendance is consistent and timely. We have some students who have over 30 absences at this point in the year and as you can imagine, this seriously impacts student success. Even tardiness of 10 min-utes a day adds up to 1800 minutes, 30 hours or when viewed by days these ten minutes add up to nearly 5 full days over the course of the school year. As an adult this would not be acceptable to employers, and you can appreciate the fact that this could result in a negative impact in the paycheck. At Frank Wagner we are building not only skills and knowledge, but lifelong habits of responsibility. We need your help to ensure our students are here for every valuable minute of instruction. You wouldn’t want your child to miss out!

Starting this month, we will be working with some students in small intervention groups before or after school. Students will bring home invitations to participate in this support. If you feel your child could benefit from additional help in reading or writing please contact your child’s teacher. January also begins the Principal’s Challenge for Reading. Students will be invited to log minutes read on a special reading log. For every 1000 minutes read, your child can earn Frank Wagner “College Credits” that can be redeemed at our Field Day in a special Principal event. Students are encouraged to read 20 minutes a day for homework and can accumulate 100 minutes by just reading Monday – Friday every week. Parents will need to sign that the student has completed the reading. Watch your child’s back-pack for more information and for the Principal Challenge Reading Log. Let’s see how many minutes we can accumulate by class, by grade level and as a school. Frank Wagner kids read to succeed!

Thanks for all you do to support our students

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

Estimadas familias de Frank Wagner,

¡Bienvenidos al 2015 y bienvenidos nuevamente a la escuela! Habrá mucha actividad en la escuela en los próximos meses. Los estudiantes ingresarán a los meses más importantes de aprendizaje y los maestros estarán ocupados implementando los Estándares Estatales Comunes para asegurarse de que nuestros es-tudiantes estén avanzando y aprendiendo todo lo esencial para que puedan asistir a la universidad cuando finalicen la preparatoria. El personal también estará ocupado aprendiendo todo lo que necesitan saber sobre la nueva Prueba niveladora más inteligente que realizarán en la primavera nuestros estudiantes de 3.°, 4.° y 5.° grado. Estas nuevas pruebas ofrecen nuevos desafíos y nos estamos preparando para estar listos para brillar.

Necesitamos su ayuda para asegurar que sus hijos asistan a la escuela en tiempo y forma todos los días. Los estudiantes son más exitosos cuando su asistencia es consistente y puntual. Tenemos algunos estu-diantes con más de 30 inasistencias a esta altura del año y, como podrán imaginar, esto tiene un grave im-pacto en el éxito de los estudiantes. Incluso una tardanza diaria de 10 minutos suma 1800 minutos, 30 horas o, cuando se la calcula en días, estos 10 minutos suman casi 5 días completos a lo largo del año escolar. Como adultos, esto no sería aceptable para los empleadores, y estarían de acuerdo en que provo-caría un impacto negativo en el salario. En Frank Wagner no solo desarrollamos habilidades y conocimiento, sino hábitos de responsabilidad que duran toda la vida. Necesitamos su ayuda para asegurarnos de que nuestros estudiantes se encuentren en la escuela para recibir cada importante minuto de instrucción. ¡No querrán que sus hijos se pierdan nada!

A partir de este mes, comenzaremos a trabajar con algunos estudiantes en pequeños grupos de interven-ción antes o después de la escuela. Los estudiantes llevarán a su hogar invitaciones para participar de esta actividad de apoyo. Si creen que a sus hijos les serviría recibir ayuda adicional en lectura o matemática, comuníquense con el maestro de sus hijos. En enero también comenzará el Desafío de lectura de la Direc-tora. Se invitará a los estudiantes a registrar minutos de lectura en un registro de lectura especial. Sus hijos podrán ganar “Créditos universitarios” de Frank Wagner por cada 1000 minutos de lectura, y podrán canjear estos créditos en nuestro Día de campo, en un evento especial de la Directora. Se anima a los estudiantes a leer 20 minutos todos los días como tarea para poder acumular 100 minutos tan solo leyendo de lunes a viernes todas las semanas. Los padres deberán firmar que los estudiantes realizaron la lectura. Pronto recibirán más información y el registro del Desafío de lectura de la Directora. Veamos cuántos minutos podemos acumular por clase, por nivel escolar y como escuela. ¡Los niños de Frank Wagner leen para ser exitosos!

Gracias por todo lo que hacen para ayudar a nuestros estudiantes.

Vikki Berard
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

Noticias en Español

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October: 10-02-14

November: 11-06-14

December: 12-04-14, 12-05-14 Events

January: 01-08-15






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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

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  
Chavez, Angelica Paraeducator  
Ciuzak-Roed, Sally Paraeducator  
Conte, Jessica Kindergarten Ms. Conte
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 Mrs. Wilson
Wooley, Annette English Language Learner  
Woolley, Ardy Assistant Secretary  
Yri, Judy P.E. Specialist Ms. Yri
Zarate, Matthew 2nd Grade  



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.