Well it is finally here. The end of 2020. We want to wish all Kamiak families a wonderful holiday season.

At our meeting on Monday, our Principal, Stephen Shurtleff shared information about how the staff is proposing to make a few changes to make sure those classes taken at the end of students Senior year (especially those weighted classes) get incorporated fully into the calculation for Valedictorian/Salutatorian and student rank. It will make for a quick turn around from end of classes to graduation but they have a plan to make it happen.

The other major item that came up at the meeting is PTO membership. We are currently at just 20% which means if this doesn’t improve we may be unable to offer senior scholarships at the end of the year. We know it is a crazy busy time of year but if you can take a few minutes to become a member we would really appreciate it. You can become a member and find other ways to support the school at our website. wp.kamiakpto.com

For those of you that have donated and become members already a huge thank you! Happy Holidays everyone. Have a safe an joyful season.

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Staff Appreciation at Papa Murphy’s!

To show how much our teachers mean to us we are providing dinner for the staff and their families. Our goal is to provide a pizza dinner for each of our Kamiak staff members!

Step 1. Go to Papa Murphy’s on 12721 Mukilteo Speedway and mention “Kamiak Staff Appreciation”
Step 2. Purchase a voucher for a Family size 4 topping pizza ($18) or a Large 4 topping pizza ($15). They will give you a card to fill out with the name of the family making the donation, and that’s it.

KPTO will pick them all up and deliver them to the school (the vouchers and cards). This event starts November 15th and goes through November 21st. 

Can’t make it in on those days? You can make a donation to Staff appreciation on our website and we’ll do it for you. http://http://wp.kamiakpto.com/ways-to-support-pto/donate/

This is a great way to support our teachers and a local Mukilteo business as well. Big thank you to Papa Murphy’s pizza for doing this for us.

Kamiak PTO
Go Nights!

Did you miss the Kamiak PTO Town Hall meeting? Here is a recording for those who would like to have joined us: Click Here and use the password: 2!nEWjJL

Have you checked out our KPTO masks? If you would like to preorder the flyer is below or go to our fundraising page!

NAVIGATING IN UNCERTAIN TIMES

Sponsored by the Kamiak PTO

Four-week workshop series for Parents (7:00 pm) and Teens (6:00pm)

Thursdays: May 7th – June 4th, 2020

We invite all Kamiak teens and parents to join separate weekly Zoom calls facilitated by Cher Anderton (MSW, LSWAIC). The calls will be one hour and held separately for students and parents/caregivers. Hear from well-known Seattle-based Mental Health Therapist, Cher Anderton, as she helps our community manage in a time of high anxiety and helps students connect and parents bond.

Each week Cher will center on different social-emotional topics followed by a discussion of implementation strategies, and a question and answer period. Feel free to call in to join one or all of the meetings. This is free of charge, with a maximum occupancy of 300 people.

TEEN CONNECTION : Navigating in Uncertain Times (Two-Week Series)

Dates: Thursday May 7th and 14th @6:00 pm

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://psychnexus.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJItfuCrqz8tE9co1Rp786Lo0fkRynVF88Rl

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

PARENT SUPPORT : Navigating in Uncertain Times (Four-Week Series)

Dates: Thursday May 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th @ 7:00 pm

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://psychnexus.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMsde-srD4rEtOIg1ntIQT-Ips-lhePMt8y

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Purpose : To support students and parent/caregivers with low burden strategies to navigate current events in the best possible way.

Instructor : Cher Anderton, MSW, LSWAIC is a mental health therapist, MTSS-B/PBIS coach, Trauma Informed Practices consultant, Positive Discipline parent educator and former elementary school counselor. In short, Cher loves working with adults to grow their skill set and improve resilience and sustainability in heart-center fields of work and life. Cher is also the parent of 4 teens, one of which she and her partner adopted from foster care when he was almost 8 years old. Cher has a BA in History and a Masters in Social Work from Boston University.

Refer to www.cheranderton.com, Facebook: Cher Anderton, LLC, Instagram: @cher_anderton for more information about the instructor.

Disclaimer: While I am a licensed social worker in the State of Washington, we are not creating a client/therapist relationship with this education series. The web series, and any services associated with the series, including but not exclusive to, open office hours, social media posts and any other form of communication are for educational purposes only.

We have new a new e-mail address

kamiakpto.info@gmail.com

Volunteer request.

Have you heard about the New Graduation Requirements for students 2021 and beyond?

Do you know what they are?  If not, please come and find out!

Kamiak Principal, Dr. Hong and Assistant Principal, Mr. Shurtleff will be presenting and answering questions about the new graduation requirements and Kamiak’s School Improvement Plan. 

When: Monday, February 10th
Where: Kamiak Counseling Center 
Time: 6:30-8pm

Kamiak PTO will provide cookies and punch!

We are wondering if there are a couple new interested PTO people who would be interested in helping with our textbook check-ins and/or check-outs.

Our busiest seasons are:

  • August business days,
  • the first three days of school,
  • and the last week or so of school

Tasks involve greeting students, helping to place textbooks where they belong, filling textbook needs, and general organizational tasks like mending, barcoding, and shelving novels, etc.

We have our share of fun, too, as these responsibilities largely occur during the fresh start of a school year and as summer approaches for all!

We have a smaller need coming up currently scheduled on January 30th (freshmen health book check-in) and on February 4th (2nd semester health book check out), that would be a great introduction to our textbook system.

Are there a couple interested volunteers who would like to join us for either of these dates?  We’d love to meet them!

Thank you,

Jennifer D. Baxter  x5597, Lab 317

2019-2020 hours: 7:00am-1:30pm

Computer Lab Specialist and Textbook Coordinator

Mobile Device Sign Up:  https://mukilteoschooldistrict.sharepoint.com/sites/collab_ka/cartcalendars/SitePages/Cart%20Calendars.aspx?web=1

Happy Thanksgiving Kamiak community!

As we go into our holiday weekend we wanted to take a moment to pause and say thank you to the Kamiak community for all your help last week. We put out the call for help and you really answered!  It was really amazing how quickly the volunteer list for the service filled up. Every need on there was met and then some. The staff and the Kamiak PTO board appreciate all that you have done both for the service and the staff appreciation luncheon. 

Enjoy your Thanksgiving weekend and if you are traveling, safe travels.

Thank you,

Kamiak PTO

We need a few volunteers

The staff at Kamiak is looking for a few volunteers to help get the Clarion Newletter mailed out.

They need help on Wednesday, November 6th from 8:00AM to 10:00AM. Email us at info@kamiakpto.com if you can lend a hand.

Regards,

Kamiak PTO