Fernwood's Weekly Update: September 11-15th

Fernwood's Weekly Update: September 11-15th
September 11-15, 2023


Fernwood Elementary Mission

We create and maintain a safe and consistent learning community by establishing positive behavioral supports and a culture where all students achieve social, emotional and academic success.





Kindergarteners with last names beginning with A-L Start School



Kindergarteners with last names beginning with M-Z Start School



3rd Grade Curriculum Night




2nd Grade and  2/3 Curriculum Night




PTSA General Meeting




Early Release Wednesday - and every Wednesday 


2:20 pm


All Kindergarteners Begin Attending Regularly





Early Dismissals on Wednesdays

Just a reminder that early dismissal times will begin on Wednesday, September 13th. Students will be let out at 2:20pm. Thank you for adjusting your schedules accordingly. 


Curriculum Nights

Please make it a priority to attend your child’s Curriculum Night. This is an important opportunity to meet your child’s teacher, find out about the instructional focus for your child’s grade level, and learn about our school-wide focus and goals. This year, Curriculum Nights will be held in-person and WILL BEGIN IN THE CAFETERIA. We appreciate your attendance in our shared efforts to form a strong home-school partnership in support of each child achieving their greatest potential. *If you need an interpreter for Curriculum Night, please contact Kate Eicher, keicher@nsd.org

Cross Country for 3-5th Grades

Cross Country will begin this month for students in grades 3-5. Your student will bring home registration and schedule information this week.  Practices will be on Monday mornings at 8:10am.  The first practice will be on September 18th.



Northshore Required Documents

Annually the District provides parents/guardians with notification of forms that must be acknowledged, including:

  • WA State Attendance Letter 

  • Rights and Responsibilities Handbook 

  • Weapons Letter 

  • Student Housing Questionnaire

  • Permission to Withhold Student Directory Information


We ask that you login to ParentVUE today to view these forms. If you have never logged into ParentVUE, you will find instructions on how to do so when you click the link above. Please know that when you next login to ParentVUE, you will be prompted to download, read, and take action for each of the forms listed above. Additionally, secondary students will be prompted to download, read and acknowledge the Rights and Responsibilities Handbook when they login to StudentVUE. Families with elementary students are encouraged to review the handbook together in ParentVUE with their students. These forms must be completed no later than Oct. 14.  


The forms are available in English, Spanish, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, Russian, Portuguese, Vietnamese, Korean, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu. If you would like to access a paper copy of these forms, please contact your school’s main office.


If you have any questions about these forms, please contact Student Services at (425) 408-7725 or by email at studentsvcs@nsd.org.




1st Day Packets

Please use this 1st Day Packet link to view the contents of the Fernwood/PTSA 1st Day Packets.


PTSA Meeting

The month’s PTSA meeting will be on Tuesday, September 12th at 7:30pm in the Fernwood Library.  Please note that this month’s meeting will begin 30 minutes later than normal to accommodate curriculum night.  The zoom link for PTSA General meetings is as follows:


Meeting ID: 829 3167 3151

Join Fernwood PTSA
Join the PTSA: https://www.memberplanet.com/s/fernwoodptsa/membership-form-2023-24


Past Newsletters and Weekly Updates
Follow this link to Fernwood's past newsletters for the 23-24 School Year.

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[Sunday, Sep 10 at 7:25 PM]
The PTSA Meeting is scheduled for 9/12 at 7:30pm. This correct date has also been updated within the post as well.