Weekly Update for May 13th- 8th.

Weekly Update for May 13th- 8th.
WEEKLY UPDATE May 13th - 17th

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.


5/7 - 5/21 SBA Testing    
5/14 Fernwood Community Listening Session Library 6:00-7:00PM
5/14 PTSA Meeting Library 7:00-8:00 PM
5/14 Fernwood Track and Field Meet Leota 5:00-6:00 PM


Fernwood Community Listening Session
Please join us for our final FW Community Listening Session on May 14th. We will be meeting in the library from 6:00- 7:00 PM, prior to our PTSA meeting. While this is an open forum in which we listen to you, our guiding question centers on strengthening our Family Partnerships: How can we better engage and partner with families? I look forward to spending some time listening and learning from you. 

SBA Dates

Students in grades 3rd-5th will take part in our state’s Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA) starting May 7th to May 21st, with make ups to follow if needed.  5th graders will also take the Washington State Science Assessment. During our testing window, it is especially important your child is present and on time to school. Please see the testing dates below to mark your calendar. *Please note: there is always the possibility students may become ill, so make up opportunities will be provided.  Please do not send your student to school when they are ill.

Here is a key to better understand the acronyms on our schedule:

  • ELA - English Language Arts (reading and writing)

  • CAT - Computer Adaptive Technology (online test)

          PT - Performance Test (providing reasoning and evidence for an answer)




Enrollment for 2024-2025 School Year

NSD opened enrollment for students for the 2024-2025 school year on Monday, January 8th.  Enrollment is completed online. Directions on how to enroll, including what documentation is required, can be found on the District enrollment webpage

Incoming kindergarteners for Fernwood should enroll now.





PTSA Meeting:

The Fernwood PTSA would like to invite everyone to their general meeting on Tuesday, May 14th, from 7-8 p.m in the Fernwood LIbrary.  Our special guest speaker is Northshore School District's Deputy Superintendent; and the discussion will be about the recent budget cuts.  We will also hold an election for the nominating committee, next year's board of directors, and special ceremonies for the Educator of the Year and Golden Acorn recipients.

If joining on Zoom, please use the following link:

Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 829 3167 3151

The results are in, yay ! We will be presenting the following awards for the year 


  1. Outstanding Educator of the Year Award:

The WSPTA Outstanding Educator Award is presented to an individual who has exhibited continued and dedicated statewide contributions and efforts to enhance the educational outcomes of all children or youth. This is the "Educator of the Year" award from WSPTA (an educator is not limited to a teacher).

  1. Golden Acorn Award: 

Presented by a local PTA or council to a school or community volunteer in

Recognition  of her or his dedication and service to children and youth.

On behalf of the Fernwood PTSA Board of Directors: we hope to see you there.

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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