Upcoming Events & Resources for Families and Staff

Happy Wednesday MSD25 families and staff,

We’ve made it halfway through the week! Below I’ve included details about upcoming events, as well as other information and resources you may be interested in. Staff, I will always include information on grants and other staff opportunities at the end of each email. And remember to download the Marysville School District App on your smart phone, and follow us on FacebookInstagram and Twitter.

Guiding Good Choices Another round of the popular Guiding Good Choices training begins on . The class, put on by the Marysville Together Coalition, is designed to help parents and families enhance effective child management behaviors, and parent-child interactions and bonding. Join other families as they learn how to teach children skills to resist peer influence, and reduce adolescent problem behaviors. Whether you have no idea what you are doing or have it all figured out, Guiding Good Choices can help!

5:30 - 8 p.m.  Marysville Middle School 4823 67th St NE, Marysville, WA 98270 Event Flyer Español

Unity and Wellness Month: #LoveIsRespect Week A reminder that October is Unity and Wellness Month! The Marysville School District is partnering with Tulalip Tribes Youth Services as they focus on a different area of student wellness each week in October. This week we are focusing on promoting healthy relationships with the hashtag #LoveIsRespect.

Click HERE for a calendar of events and click HERE for resources and social media posts to share.

TOMORROW: Special Education Family Fun Night and Information Fair – Open to All!Door prizes! Popcorn! Refreshments! Activities!  | 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. Cedarcrest Middle School | 6400 88th St NE, Marysville, WA 98270 Event Flyer

Marysville NJROTC Community Blood Drive Wednesday, October 25, 2017  9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  (Closed 11 a.m. to 11:40 p.m.) Event Flyer

To participate or sign-up for a specific time slot, email kathleen.wilde@msd25.org. 16 and 17 year olds will need a signed permission slip with them on the day of donation. Forms available via email and in the front office. Please eat and drink plenty of fluids prior to donating and bring picture ID.

Movie Night: Smoke Signals Director Chris Eyre’s beautiful adaptation of a short story from screenwriter Sherman Alexie’s novel ‘The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven’ is the first film primarily directed by, produced by and starring Native Americans.

 Thursday, October 26 | 5:30 – 8 p.m. | Marysville-Pilchuck High School Commons 5611 108th St NE, Marysville, WA 98271 Event Flyer

Health Curriculum Information Night Wednesday, October 25 | 6 – 7 p.m. Marysville School District Service Center Strawberry Room | 4220 80th St NE, Marysville, WA 98270 More information HERE

According to state law, beginning no later than Grade 5, students will receive yearly instruction in the life-threatening dangers of HIV/AIDS, its transmission, and its prevention.

At least one month before teaching HIV/AIDS prevention education in any classroom, the district will notify parents and guardians that instruction will take place AND will conduct at least one presentation for parents and guardians of students concerning the curriculum and materials that will be used for HIV/AIDS education.

A student may be removed from HIV/AIDS prevention education if the student’s parent or guardian, having attended one of the district presentations, objects in writing to such participation.

The curriculum "KNOW" curriculum will be used for HIV/AIDS education for grades 5-8. FLASH curriculum will be used to teach Human Growth and Development lessons in grades 6-12. FLASH will also be used to teach HIV/AIDS in grades 9-12. The link to OPSI to see the KNOW curriculum is: http://www.k12.wa.us/HIVSexualHealth/KNOW.aspx

REMEMBER: 2017 Marysville Healthy Communities Survey The Healthy Community Survey seeks information from Marysville adults about their views on youth substance use in the community. The data is collected by the state Department of Social and Health Services/Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery (DBHR) to support their Community Prevention and Wellness Initiative (CPWI). Results are used to better serve youth in our community through the efforts of the Marysville Together Coalition. Please take a moment to take the survey using the links below:

English https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SNMAON2017 Español https://es.surveymonkey.com/r/SNMASP2017

Report Bullying, Harassment and Intimidation (HIB) Safety is our top priority. That is why we use SafeSchools Alert, an anonymous tip reporting system that allows students, staff, parents and the community to submit safety concerns to our administration four different ways:

We strongly encourage students, parents and community members to utilize SafeSchools as it creates a record and each incident must be investigated. Thank you for helping to make sure our school community is a safe place to work and learn!

Resources and Events for MSD25 Staff
Please remember to obtain District approval prior to applying for a grant by filling out the grant form HERE!

Educator Open House at Hibulb Join the Hibulb Cultural Center & Natural History Preserve for Educators’ night. The event includes interactive exhibits, Tulalip storytelling, and a special workshop. FREE to educators with school ID! Friday, October 20 | 6 -9 p.m. Hibulb Cultural Center | 6410 23rd Avenue NE, Tulalip, WA 98271

Pilchuck Audubon Society Classroom Conservation Grant Applications are now being accepted for the PAS Zalesky Classroom Conservation Grant for elementary school teachers. Over the past ten years, Pilchuck Audubon Society has given out over $30,000 to over 100 teachers in Snohomish County to help fund conservation and science projects in their classrooms.

The application can be found at this LINK.

Additional information can be found on the PAS website: www.pilchuckaudubon.org under Programs.

Alpha Delta Kappa Classroom Mini-Grant The Alpha Delta Kappa New Educator Mini-Grant is designed to assist creative and innovative educators in the Marysville area with the cost of materials and services that enhance classroom lessons. Because new educators are often faced with classroom expenses that are burdensome or unexpected, worthwhile enhancements to lessons might be curtailed. The grant was developed to encourage those first or second year teachers to strive for excellence.

Up to five $250 grants will be awarded annually to recipients. Recipients will be notified by January 20.  

Click HERE for additional details and to access the application!

"Education is for improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and world better than you found it."  - Marian Wright Edelman