Weekly Update for June 17th - 21st

Weekly Update for June 17th - 21st


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.




6/19 No School - Juneteenth Observered    
6/19 Juneteenth Celebration NCHS 12pm
6/21 Yearbook Distribution     
6/21 5th Grade Celebration Gym/Cafeteria 2:00-3:30pm
6/24 Field Day   All day



No School on June 19th
We will not have school on Wednesday, June 19th.  We will be in observance of the Juneteenth holiday.

Juneteenth Celebration


5th Grade Celebration 

Our Fifth Grade Teachers and the PTSA Chairs are creating a 5th grade celebration to acknowledge the changing of a chapter; their elementary experience comes to a close and their secondary experience begins. This will be held on Friday, June 21st from 2:00-3:30pm in the gym and cafeteria. 

  • 2:10-3:00pm, Students will be acknowledged and celebrated in the gym.

  • 3:00-3:30pm, Students will enjoy light refreshments in the cafeteria. 

Due to limited space, we ask that attendance is reserved for immediate family only, with TWO per family, INCLUDING a sibling. To help us ensure we have adequate space, please RSVP by clicking on this link.

Fernwood Field Day Volunteers and Donations Needed

The PE team will be hosting field day on June 24th. Field Day will be tons of fun for the whole school and a great kick off to the last days of our school year. 


We'd love your help! We are looking for 30-40 volunteers per session to help with stations. There is a morning session (9:00-11:30) and an afternoon session (1:15-3:45) that you can volunteer to sign up for. 

You MUST be an approved NSD volunteer to sign up.  Please do not sign up if you have not been through the NSD process. NSD guidelines listed here: https://www.nsd.org/get-involved/volunteer/become-a-volunteer


If you’re able to volunteer the whole day, that’s great, too. Click here to volunteer: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c084cada62ba7fcc25-field#/


Donations needed:  If you’re unable to volunteer your time, you can still help by donating water balloons (we recommend the Bunch O Balloons brand), sidewalk chalk, bubbles and bubble solution and Otter Pops.  Donations can be dropped off at the main office anytime up to the morning of the 14th.





The Northshore Schools Foundation (NSF) is gearing up for their annual Backpacks for Kids school supply drive this August. The past few years, NSF has done a one-day, centralized distribution at Pop Keeney. Unfortunately, their staffing numbers have changed, and they are unable to put together a large distribution event this year. Families instead pick up their backpacks at the school that they will be attending in 2024-2025.
Below is the registration form that families must fill out in order to receive a backpack full of supplies. Office staff at the school will be given a list of students and grades who are registered to receive a backpack. Students not on the list will not be able to pick up a backpack during the distribution days. Backpack Registration Form 2024: https://forms.office.com/r/vQ28mNZjik
If you have any questions, please contact the Fernwood Care Team liaison, Kristie McVay at kmcvay@nsd.org / 425.408.4532






Yearbook Distribution 
The yearbooks will be distributed on Friday, June 21st to students who ordered by the April 1st deadline. Yearbooks will be distributed in class, by classroom teachers.
For any students who did not order a yearbook but would still like to purchase one, the yearbook committee will sell a VERY limited number of remaining yearbooks for $40 CASH ONLY (exact change) on Monday, June 24th at 8:30am, on a first come, first served basis until all yearbooks have been sold. Cash sales will take place in front of the Fernwood gymnasium, in person only. Questions can be directed to fernwoodyearbook@gmail.com

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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