Frank Wagner Elementary School
Welcome to Frank Wagner Elementary School - Home of the Wildcats!
Hello and Welcome to Frank Wagner Elementary.
The school year has gotten off to a great start. We have a full building with close to 600 students. We have been this size consistently for the last six years. We have seven new staff members also!
We doubled enrollment in our Dual Language program because last year's Kindergarten students moved up to 1st grade. The enrollment in Dual Language is still 50 students per grade level – 50 in 1st grade and another new 50 students in Kindergarten. The district will continue to support Dual Language as the first class moves up the grade levels.
We have a total of four full day Kindergartens, five 1st grades, four 2nd grades, four 3rd grades and three 4th and three 5th grade classrooms. We also have English Language Learner, Developmental pre-school, Resource and Title teachers. In addition to all these teachers we have over thirteen Paraeducators to assist in our students learning.
Our “No Excuses University” philosophy continues to be a major focus in our school. Students know they will all have the ability to pursue college or a career when they leave the Monroe K-12 school system. We changed our Curriculum Night title to a Scholar Night to reflect this philosophy. Students and their families will pick up a syllabus/passport when they come to Scholar Night on October 3. The families will visit many stations in the school to get their syllabus stamped. A completed syllabus means families have learned about the curriculum, procedures and routines of the school, classroom and grade level. Our PTA is providing a treat for every syllabus that is completed and presented to the Admissions table that night.
We are also creating a monthly assembly schedule this year to celebrate and reinforce the Character Counts behaviors and academic strengths of our students. Each month over 20 students will be recognized for their extra effort concerning school work and positive behavior choices. We will call or write to families with children being recognized so they can attend and share in the celebration.
We will be taking pictures of children throughout the year to use for the yearbook, our monthly awards ceremony and the floating picture frame in the office. If you do not want your child photographed, please let the office know. You will need to fill out and turn in a short but necessary district form. Stop by the office to get a copy or look on our web page.
Thank you for working together as a team with us this year. Families can support teachers and students by reinforcing the expectation that every child needs to be at school on time every day. School is a child's job at this age and developing great work habits now is the key to success later in life. At this age, students depend on their families to get them up, fed and out the door on time. Please help make this happen.
You may notice this year we are lining up and moving in straight and silent lines. There is a freeze bell at recess too. The staff adopted these small changes because other successful schools do it. They have found, as we are seeing so far this year, that students enter the classrooms able to get right to work.
I hope you'll participate in all the wonderful opportunities at school this year. Our PTA is sponsoring movie nights again, the Book Fair, the Walkathon and lots of other things. Read the Wildcat News to stay informed.
We are continuing with Welcome Wednesday lunches. Feel free to come and eat lunch with your child. Bring your own lunch and theirs or buy one! Always check in and out at the office, please.If you have any questions, concerns or compliments, please call or email your child's teacher, our counselor - Mrs. Dittemore, Our Dean of Students - Mrs. Plesa, or me.
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
- Parent Involvement is important
- Safe Walking Map
- School Schedules
- Suggested School Supply List
- Continue summer learning
- Report Card
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|
|Roberts-Lindgren, Debbie||Preschool/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.