Almost 70% of Mt. Erie Elementary teachers and staff are PTA members! What would it look like if 70% of our families were PTA members?
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We need your help to support our wonderful faculty and magnificent students! Also, think about joining next year’s PTA board—we have 4/5 positions to fill for the 2021-22 school year.
For parents and guardians:
Find the membership form on our website, www.mteriepta.com. It’s $10 for a single membership; $18 for a family membership. Sign up and be entered to win a raffle prize!
For Mt. Erie Elementary students:
If PTA membership increases by 15, the duties and para-educators will wear wacky hats or wigs!
If PTA membership increases by 30, the teachers will wear wacky hats or wigs!
If PTA membership increases by 45, then the principals and office staff will wear fancy blow-up costumes like dinosaurs and horses!
Also, Mr. Knowles will teach a special science lesson to the class with the highest number of PTA member families. Thank you, Mr. Knowles!
And thank you, Mt. Erie Elementary faculty, staff, parents, and guardians for joining your
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Dear Mt Erie Parents, Students, Teachers and Families,
Welcome back to Mt Erie Elementary! The 2020-2021 school year will be a year unlike any other. With the COVID 19 pandemic in the forefront, we will continue to strive for excellence, compassion and grace to enable our students to learn and to be positively impacted by their teachers and our community.
We want to encourage our families and community to stay involved in your PTA to continue to maintain our child advocacy programs to their fullest potential.
We want to take the time to thank our current members for their time, contributions and commitment. For those that are not a part of this organization yet, please join us. This year, unlike any other, will take our complete commitment and dedication to help our kids prosper in the face of adversity. Don’t underestimate your value. We all bring different attributes to this community table.
So please join us and visit our Facebook page and check back often here at www.mteriepta.com for current and up to date information about school events. Also, please mark your calendars for an open invitation every second Tuesday of each month to our online organization meetings. Using this platform, our goal will be to amplify information and work together to offer ideas and solutions to keep our kids on a path for progress. If you have any questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It will take a village.
Cynthia A. Camacho
PTA President 2020/2021
Aren't we glad that Spring has arrived? While we have seen many, many changes in the last few weeks, your PTA is still working hard to provide enrichment and engagement for you and your students. Keep on the lookout for some fun content coming on Facebook. Get outside if you can and snap a picture of your student enjoying spring blooms! And don't forget to wear a readable hat tomorrow for I Love To Read Month!
Unfortunately, due to current conditions Blitz needs to reschedule his visit. We are looking at dates in Mayand will keep you all updated as we know more. Thank you for your understanding and for your students hard work to earn this prize!
As per our instructions received 3/10/2020 we will be postponing our PTA programs and functions, beginning March 12 and continuing until April 12 or until further instruction is given. Thank you all for your continued support and understanding.
Best health to you,
Your Mt Erie PTA
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FROM OUR SUPERINTENDENT:
We are working closely with public health officials to take precautions in regard to the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). While there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Anacortes School District, we want to make sound judgments to ensure our community stays safe – especially those most at-risk. These include:
We made these decisions with two aims in mind:
1) to reduce the exposure of our school communities to visitors who may have been exposed to COVID-19
2) to conserve our resources, including cleaning supplies and staff time, to maximize efforts and resources to clean daily student learning and eating spaces
Community Events & Student Activities
As a result of the guidance, we are cancelling sporting competitions, concerts, dances, plays, and information nights from March 12 through April 12. This will impact both “home” and “away” activities – students will not participate in any of the above-listed events until April 12. At that time, we expect to have further guidance from health officials.
We do not make this decision lightly. We know how hard our students work and how much our community enjoys their talents. However, we feel this precaution is necessary to reduce possible exposure to our school communities. Anacortes School District sports practices, rehearsals, and school club meetings will continue to be held, as we view those as extensions of the school day.
Building use by community partners will also be suspended from March 12 through April 12. This includes all events led by community partners. We are thankful for the dedication of our custodians and want to give them extra time to complete the additional cleaning currently needed in our buildings.
In addition, all overnight field trips have been cancelled through April 12. Currently, students may still be permitted to go on local field trips that do not require an overnight stay.
Possible future cases in our schools
While we have no confirmed COVID-19 cases in our schools at present, we are planning for such a possibility. If we receive confirmation from public health with a probable or confirmed case, we will close the school for 48 hours to do a deep clean. If we have evidence of potential spread to other schools, we will close all impacted schools. Per health department guidelines, our intent would be to open the schools after the thorough cleaning.
Students and staff with symptoms such as cough, fever, and/or difficulty breathing, or who have been contacted by public health because they are a close contact of a confirmed or presumptive positive case, should stay home from work, school and other activities. Do not have your student return to school (or staff return to work) until 72 hours after fever resolves or seven days after the illness, whichever is longer.
We will follow our regular procedures for excusing work and/or permitting students a reasonable amount of time to make up any missed work for excused absences. If you expect that your student is going to be absent for an extended period of time (i.e. five days or more), please communicate directly with your student’s teacher(s).
Our decisions may change as this situation evolves. All our decisions are guided by the safety of students, staff, families, and community. We will continue to update the Coronavirus (COVID-19) page on our website regularly. We want to express our appreciation for the patience of our Anacortes community as we work through the daily challenges of COVID-19. Thank you for your partnership.
Superintendent Mark Wenzel
FROM THE DESK OF YOUR PTA BOARD
The ASD Weekly Community Bulletin is a great resource! It contains up-to-date info from the school district along with information and links to basic needs supports, volunteer opportunities in the district and community, family support groups and much more.