Messages to Families

  • Messages are sent out to families via school messages.
    All families should log into Family Access to update contact information and select preferred messages. Families can update email addresses and choose the phone number to which general and emergency messages will be sent (home, work or cell phone).  After logging into Family Access, click the Skylert link on the left-hand side.
  • Principal Update - Sept. 15

    Posted by Sandy Miller at 9/15/2017
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    Bonney Lake Elementary



    Working Together Everyday for Every Child!

    Bonney Lake Families:      

    Yahoo! We loved seeing all of our families at the Back to School Night, thank you to all who attended! This week we also welcomed Kindergarten families to Bonney Lake Elementary. Thank you for attending the Kindergarten Boo-Hoo, Yahoo.

    Thank you for your help with the new change in arrival/dismissal.

    • We encourage students to ride the bus to and from school when possible
    • Parent pick up/drop off:
      • For dismissal, we encourage you to arrive beginning at3:00
      • Thank you for pulling forward all the way
      • Please continue to use the provided car tag during dismissal

    Way to go! We have made a lot of improvements in our attendance. Thank you for having your children at school every day, all day!


    Teach your child to self-motivate (Mental Skill #1). In our parent book study, “Parent Pep Talks” author Justin Su’a describes 10 mental skills your child must have to succeed. You can teach your child how to self-motivate by asking two questions:

    -Why do you do what you do?

    -How do you want to be remembered doing what you do?

    Compliment your child on being super-safe at recess! Students have been learning the expectations on the playground, and most importantly are having fun playing safely at school!

    PTA Membership Meeting - EVERYONE WELCOME!


    SEPTEMBER 20, 2017


    Mark your calendars also for: 

    PTA Fundraiser:

    KICKOFF: Thursday, 9/21 – 8:25

    ORDERS DUE: Thursday, 10/5

    PRODUCT DELIVERY: Friday, 11/3

    LIMO RIDE: 11/3 11:15-1:15

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    Have a great weekend from everyone at Bonney Lake Elementary!

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  • New Recess Program

    Posted by Bobbi Snider at 9/7/2017

    This school year, Bonney Lake Elementary is implementing a new recess program that creates a place for every student on the playground to feel included, be active and build valuable social and emotional skills.

    The Sumner School District has partnered with Playworks, a national non-profit, to ensure that all of its elementary schools continue to offer safe, fun and healthy play with a focus on positive student engagement and reduced negative incidences.

    So, what’s different? Bonney Lake Elementary’s recess team will choose from hundreds of games that promote inclusion while applying group management techniques that teach students how to play well together, resolve conflicts and develop leadership skills. Students will enjoy the familiarity of traditional games such as 4 Square, Tag and Jump Rope, but with variations designed to create inclusive and positive experiences.

    Research shows that positive and active play helps:

    • Improve students’ behavior and attitude toward school
    • Foster more empathetic kids
    • Develop more engaged and productive citizens


    While this new recess program is a valuable experience for students, we recognize it might not be a fit for everyone. We will continue to offer options for play outside of organized activities. Students at Bonney Lake Elementary will continue to have a choice in what they play at recess. This first week at school, students will be learning the expectations of the games during their recess time with the recess team. Every year we teach students the expectations of the playground so that students can have a safe and positive experience.

    If you have questions, please call me at (253) 891-4450.


    Bobbi Snider
    Assistant Principal, Bonney Lake Elementary

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  • August Update

    Posted by Sandy Miller at 8/23/2017

    Viking Families,

              I hope you have all enjoyed your summer break! We cannot wait to see your children and SAIL into a fantastic school year!

    Check your mail! Postcards with your child’s class placement for the upcoming school year will be arriving in your mailbox just before Labor Day weekend.

              We are looking forward to having you join us at Viking Back-To-School Night Tuesday, September 55:00-6:30 PMFeel free to bring your school supplies, meet teachers, specialists and office staff as well as tour the school! Visit the Back to School section on the school website for more information, including the school supply list.

    Also at Back to School Night, be sure to stop by the PTA table to get information about memberships and fun events.  Find out about volunteering opportunities throughout the year as well. PTA will also be providing a yummy treat!


    Don’t forget the first day of school for 1st through 5th grades isWednesday, September 6thThe first day of Kindergarten is Monday, September 11th.

    LeAnn Ringler-3rd grade

    Rebecca Matthews-2nd grade

               Welcome to the new members of our administration team! Joining Principal Sandy Miller will be Bobbi Snider as Assistant Principal, Connie Halvorson-Tran as half time Assistant Principal, and Darla Offner who will be completing her administrative internship at Bonney Lake Elementary.

              Thank you for helping the Vikings SAIL every day. Let’s make this the best year ever at Bonney Lake Elementary!

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