I hope you all found some time with the long week to relax and also have some experiences that brought you gratitude. There are many experiences for which I am grateful at STEM: Our work in education is creative and meaningful. Educators at STEM K-8 to serve their community and also to build a more equitable, sustainable future that embraces teaching as creative activism. STEM students and families are partners in learning providing support, inspiration, purpose, and challenges.
Everyone is invited to join us in a multicultural literacy night in the library, gym, and cafeteria on Thursday, December 4th from 6:00-8:00. There will be a performance by the Native Youth Theatre group Red Eagle Soaring and many other activities. There will be story times by the Delridge Children’s Librarian, Slam Poetry from Ms. Paulson’ students, a book swap, story times in Spanish, Somali, and Vietnamese, snacks, a bookmark station, and more. Stick your head in and see what’s happening.
Please pay attention to WA State’s updated vaccination law. On January 8, students who are not compliant with immunization requirements will be excluded from school. We want your child to be in school on January 8. The main immunization missing for students is the Tdap, required for 6th grade entry. It must be given after age 11. If it is given earlier, it must be repeated after age 11 to count for school attendance. Tdap shots can be taken care of at any pharmacy. Call your insurance first to make sure of coverage, and bring your 5th-8th graders who haven’t yet had their age-11 Tdap in for the shot! If you are missing other immunizations, you have been contacted. Make a plan for your child to get vaccinated and provide the school nurse with your updated records as soon as possible. Your child must be fully vaccinated, in process of getting vaccinated, or have a lab report that shows your child is immune to the disease and does not need to be vaccinated. If you choose not to have your child vaccinated due to a religious, personal or medical reason, you must turn in a Certificate of Exemption form that is signed by you and a health care provider. For more information, click on student_vaccination_requirements or contact your school nurse M.C. Nachtigal, 206-252-8457, email@example.com.