Principal's Update

  • Newsletters 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: 4/2/21

    Posted by SBLSD on 4/2/2021

    This month we’re talking about Honesty! The dictionary defines it as: “fairness and straightforwardness of conduct; adherence to the facts.” The definition we are using in class is:

    Honesty: living truthfully in your words and actions and thoughts!

    Honesty is a lot more than just telling the truth – it is also about thinking and acting in a way that feels consistent, kind, and sincere. What do we do with honest thoughts that aren’t very nice? How do our actions in Honesty help or hurt our relationships. Over the course of the month, we will talk about people from Emily Bronte to Jackie Robinson who lived out Honesty in their words and actions. We discover new games and techniques to make us more honest competitors and more thoughtful friends. It will be a time of challenging, but rewarding conversations – thanks for being a part of them!

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    National Autism Awareness Month

    The first National Autism Awareness Month was declared by the Autism Society in April 1970.

    The aim of this month is to educate the public about autism. Autism, or autism spectrum disorder (ASD), refers to a broad range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication. According to the Centers for Disease Control, autism affects an estimated 1 in 54 children in the United States today. Join us in learning about autism and increasing our empathy for others.

     

     

     
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    Seeking Career Pathways Advisory Council Members for 2021-22 school year. 
     
    SBLSD is currently accepting applications from current working professionals who are interested in advising the school district in the area of Career Pathways. Please click here for more information.
     
    Munch Madness Results
     
    DEE Explorers you did it. Thanks to all of you we received 2,092 cereal boxes that will be donated to the Bonney Lake Food Bank. Mrs. Jones 3rd grade class and Mrs. Smith’s 2nd grade class tied for the win with the most boxes donated. We conducted our cereal box domino train Thursday and Friday of this week. The cereal train went up and down each hall, through the commons, and wrapped around the gym to end in the gym. Thank you to everyone who helped make this successful. We are so grateful to our community for your kindness and support.
     
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    Families using Internet Hotspots
     
    To ensure uninterrupted internet service, if you have a hotspot from DEE or the District please email dee@sumersd.org or call the office @ 253-891-4500 with the barcode number that is on the device.
     
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    Welcome Class of 2034!

    It’s that time of the year to be thinking about Kindergarten registration! For information on Kindergarten readiness and registration please click on the link:

    Kindergarten Kickoff 2021

    Important Dates

    April 5-9 SPRING BREAK - NO SCHOOL

    April 22-23 Spirit Day - Hat Day

    Free and Reduced Lunch Information

    Thank you for joining students and staff at DEE as we learn more about autism this month! In addition to understanding updates to advocacy efforts, I encourage Explorer families to go beyond awareness and take action by visiting the Autism Acceptance Resources webpage. Please let me know if you have any questions.

    Pandemic EBT for School Year 2020-21 is here!

    In a continued response to COVID-19, the federal government is again offering Pandemic EBT cards to eligible families. Referred to as P-EBT 2.0, this version of food assistance offers a set amount of money per child, per day based on the number of days a student attended school remotely or in person. P-EBT 2.0 is meant to replace meals that students would have normally received if not for disruptions to in-person learning during the 2020-21 school year.

    For students currently receiving free or reduced meal benefits, no application is required. The District will automatically send cards to eligible students. Please make sure their mailing address is up to date in Family Access.

    If you haven’t applied yet or have questions about eligibility, please log into Family Access. Once there, click the Food Service button on the left and select Applications at the top. When a new box opens, please select Add Application to review instructions and complete the online application. More information can be found on the district Care & Well Being - Meals webpage and the following fliers: English P-EBT Spanish P-EBT Other Languages P-EBT

    Please reach out if I can help support your student(s). Here are a few ways to contact me:

    Lisa Roberts, DEE School Counselor

    Email: lisa_roberts@sumnersd.org

    Phone: 253-891-4500

    Remind: http://www.remind.com/join/deecoun or text @deecoun to 81010

    Kids’ Mental Health Pierce County

    District Care & Well Being

    Stay Connected!

    Mr. McDaniel: join my DEE Family Communication class on Remind! https://www.remind.com/join/deefam?utm_medium=ios

    Twitter link for DEE: @dee_explorers

    Twitter link for DEE PTA: @dee_explorerspta

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  • Principal Update: 3/26/21

    Posted by SBLSD on 3/26/2021

    Spring Attestation forms for students in Hybrid Learning due today.

    Greetings Explorer Families,

    The Spring 2021 Student Attestation is now available in Family Access. All students must have this form on file to continue In Person attendance after Friday March 26, 2021.

    Students may not participate in In Person school without a current version of this form on file.

    The current Q3 Attestation form will expire 3/26/21.

    Families will need to log-in to Family Access and electronically sign the form for each student in their household. The form can only be completed once, but it can be completed by any guardian.

    Please click on the link below for instructions on how to fill out the online form.

    How to complete Online Attestation

    If you need a paper copy of the form one can be printed by clicking this link: Spring 2021 Attestation-print version. Paper forms must have a signature and be turned into the school.

    Please call the school office at 253-891-4500 if you have any questions.

    Student Pictures have arrived
     
    Student pictures were sent home with students yesterday and today.

    Students that are in the distance learning model that ordered pictures can come by the DEE office during office hours and pick up your pictures, no appointment necessary. Office hours are M-F 8-4:30 pm.

    Road Construction

    Pierce County has started construction on 198th St. at the entrance of Tehaleh. This project will be ongoing and intermittent through fall 2021 and will result in a 4-lane road with an additional turn lane fronting the Cedar Ridge neighborhood.
     
    Parent-teacher elementary conferences this month; virtual, evening schedules

    Spring elementary parent-teacher conferences will take place virtually via Zoom in the evenings of March 23-25 and March 30-April 1. Whether you’re in a distance or in-person learning model, families are encouraged to schedule time to connect with teachers if your child is struggling academically, socially or emotionally, or if you have any other general concerns.

    Unlike previous conferences, there will be no early dismissal or disruption to the teaching and learning schedule. Conferences will take place after school. Please look for detailed information from your child’s teacher on how to sign up for a conference. In the meantime, mark your calendars for these dates:

    • March 23-25

    • March 30-April 1

    If you have any questions, please contact your child’s teacher.

    Families using Internet Hotspots

    To ensure uninterrupted internet service, if you have a hotspot from DEE or the District please email dee@sumersd.org or call the office @ 253-891-4500 with the barcode number that is on the device.
     
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    Welcome Class of 2034!

    It’s that time of the year to be thinking about Kindergarten registration! For information on Kindergarten readiness and registration please click on the link:

    Kindergarten Kickoff 2021

    Important Dates

    Mar. 30-April 1 - Parent Teacher conferences in evenings

    April 2 - Wear Blue to support Autism Awareness Month

    April 5-9 SPRING BREAK - NO SCHOOL

    April 14 - Dine for Dollars @ Chipotle

    April 21-May 5 - PTA Online Book Fair

    April 22-23 Spirit Day - Hat Day

    Free and Reduced Lunch Information

    Mr. McDaniel: join my DEE Family Communication class on Remind! https://www.remind.com/join/deefam?utm_medium=ios

    Twitter link for DEE: @dee_explorers

    Twitter link for DEE PTA: @dee_explorerspta

    PTA

    Please remember to check your child’s backpack for PTA information and flyers.

    Here is the PTA website link which also includes membership sign up and regular updates.

    www.donaldeismannpta.org

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  • Principal Update: 3/22/21

    Posted by SBLSD on 3/22/2021

    Greetings Explorer Families,

    The Spring 2021 Student Attestation is now available in Family Access. All students must have this form on file to continue In Person attendance after Friday March 26, 2021.

    Students may not participate in In Person school without a current version of this form on file.

    The current Q3 Attestation form will expire 3/26/21.

    Families will need to log-in to Family Access and electronically sign the form for each student in their household.  The form can only be completed once, but it can be completed by any guardian.  

    Please click on the link below for instructions on how to fill out the online form. 

    How to complete Online Attestation

    If you need a paper copy of the form one can be printed by clicking this link: Spring 2021 Attestation-print version. Paper forms must have a signature and be turned into the school. 

     Please call the school office at 253-891-4500 if you have any questions.  

    Thank you.

    Bobbi Snider, Principal

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  • Principal Update: 3/19/21

    Posted by SBLSD on 3/19/2021

    Spring attestation forms for students in Hybrid Learning due March 26

    Greetings Explorer Families,

    The Spring 2021 Student Attestation is now available in Family Access. All students must have this form on file to continue In Person attendance after Friday March 26, 2021.

    Students may not participate in In Person school without a current version of this form on file.

    The current Q3 Attestation form will expire 3/26/21.

    Families will need to log-in to Family Access and electronically sign the form for each student in their household. The form can only be completed once, but it can be completed by any guardian.

    Please click on the link below for instructions on how to fill out the online form.

    How to complete Online Attestation

    If you need a paper copy of the form one can be printed by clicking this link: Spring 2021 Attestation-print version. Paper forms must have a signature and be turned into the school.

    Please call the school office at 253-891-4500 if you have any questions.

    Report Cards
     
    Report cards have been sent home with students. Report cards for students in distance learning are being mailed. All report cards are posted in Family Access.
     
    Parent-teacher elementary conferences this month; virtual, evening schedules

    Spring elementary parent-teacher conferences will take place virtually via Zoom in the evenings of March 23-25 and March 30-April 1. Whether you’re in a distance or in-person learning model, families are encouraged to schedule time to connect with teachers if your child is struggling academically, socially or emotionally, or if you have any other general concerns.

    Unlike previous conferences, there will be no early dismissal or disruption to the teaching and learning schedule. Conferences will take place after school. Please look for detailed information from your child’s teacher on how to sign up for a conference. In the meantime, mark your calendars for these dates:

    • March 23-25

    • March 30-April 1

    If you have any questions, please contact your child’s teacher.

    St. Patrick's Day Surprise

    DEE had a surprise visitor on St. Patrick's Day! The Leprechaun left a trail of glitter, green paint, and a treasure box.
     
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    MARCH “MUNCH MADNESS” CEREAL DRIVE - GIVING BACK TO OUR COMMUNITY

    Our cereal box donations continue to grow. Please keep the donations coming. We will give you a total at the end of the month. Your generosity is so much appreciated. April 1st and April 2nd we will have a cereal box domino train in the school. The class with the most donations will receive a prize and of course a fun event at the end.

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    Families using Internet Hotspots
     
    To ensure uninterrupted internet service, if you have a hotspot from DEE or the District please email dee@sumersd.org or call the office @ 253-891-4500 with the barcode number that is on the device.
     
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    Welcome Class of 2034!

    It’s that time of the year to be thinking about Kindergarten registration! For information on Kindergarten readiness and registration please click on the link:

    Kindergarten Kickoff 2021

    Important Dates

    Mar. 23-25 - Parent Teacher conferences in evenings

    Mar. 30-April 1 - Parent Teacher conferences in evenings

    April 5-9 SPRING BREAK - NO SCHOOL

    April 15 - Dine for Dollars @ Chipotle

    April 19-30 - PTA Online Book Fair

    April 22-23 Spirit Day - Hat Day

    Stay Connected!

    Mr. McDaniel: join my DEE Family Communication class on Remind! https://www.remind.com/join/deefam?utm_medium=ios

    Twitter link for DEE: @dee_explorers

    Twitter link for DEE PTA: @dee_explorerspta

    PTA

    Please remember to check your child’s backpack for PTA information and flyers.

    Here is the PTA website link which also includes membership sign up and regular updates.

    www.donaldeismannpta.org

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  • Principal Update: 3/19/21

    Posted by SBLSD on 3/19/2021

    Dear Explorer Families,

    The recent events in Atlanta are horrific and unimaginable. My heart aches for each and every one of our families who are impacted by the mistreatment and murder of Asian Americans. The acts of others are despicable and frankly, disgusting. I ask that all Donald Eismann Families come together to offer support and love to our Asian community. Donald Eismann Elementary is a beautiful tapestry of race. We have students attending our school from all parts of the United States and many with families from around the world. What makes us great is that we are better together. We may all look different but our heart and minds are the same. We are at Donald Eismann to learn and make the world a better place. 

    Please join me in intentionally connecting with those who may be hurting during this time. Like American Novelist James Baldwin once said, “Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.” 

    With love,

    Bobbi Snider, Principal

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  • Sports Day on Thursday and Friday: 3/17/21

    Posted by SBLSD on 3/17/2021

    This Thursday and Friday is Sports Day for spirit wear.  Please wear anything related to your favorite sport.  Looking forward to seeing everyone!

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  • Principal Update: 3/17/21

    Posted by SBLSD on 3/17/2021

    Greetings Explorer Families,

    The Spring 2021 Student Attestation is now available in Family Access. All students must have this form on file to continue In Person attendance after Friday March 26, 2021.

    Students may not participate in In Person school without a current version of this form on file.

    The current Q3 Attestation form will expire 3/26/21.

    Families will need to log-in to Family Access and electronically sign the form for each student in their household.  The form can only be completed once, but it can be completed by any guardian.  

    Please click on the link below for instructions on how to fill out the online form. 

    How to complete Online Attestation

    If you need a paper copy of the form one can be printed by clicking this link: Spring 2021 Attestation-print version. Paper forms must have a signature and be turned into the school. 

    Please call the school office at 253-891-4500 if you have any questions.  

    Thank you.

    Bobbi Snider, Principal

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  • Principal Update: 3/15/21

    Posted by SBLSD on 3/15/2021

    Greetings Explorer Families,

    The Spring 2021 Student Attestation is now available in Family Access. All students must have this form on file to continue In Person attendance after Friday March 26, 2021.

    Students may not participate in In Person school without a current version of this form on file.

    The current Q3 Attestation form will expire 3/26/21.

    Families will need to log-in to Family Access and electronically sign the form for each student in their household.  The form can only be completed once, but it can be completed by any guardian.  

    Please click on the link below for instructions on how to fill out the online form. 

    How to complete Online Attestation

    If you need a paper copy of the form one can be printed by clicking this link: Spring 2021 Attestation-print version. Paper forms must have a signature and be turned into the school. 

    Please call the school office at 253-891-4500 if you have any questions.  

    Thank you.

    Bobbi Snider, Principal

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  • Principal Update: 3/11/12

    Posted by SBLSD on 3/11/2021
    Pierce County Programs and their online tutoring program
     
    Please check out the flyer below for free online help.
    Parent-teacher elementary conferences this month; virtual, evening schedules

    Spring elementary parent-teacher conferences will take place virtually via Zoom in the evenings of March 23-25 and March 30-April 1. Whether you’re in a distance or in-person learning model, families are encouraged to schedule time to connect with teachers if your child is struggling academically, socially or emotionally, or if you have any other general concerns.

    Unlike previous conferences, there will be no early dismissal or disruption to the teaching and learning schedule. Conferences will take place after school. Please look for detailed information from your child’s teacher on how to sign up for a conference. In the meantime, mark your calendars for these dates:

    • March 23-25

    • March 30-April 1

    If you have any questions, please contact your child’s teacher.

    Families using Internet Hotspots

    To ensure uninterrupted internet service, if you have a hotspot from DEE or the District please email dee@sumersd.org or call the office @ 253-891-4500 with the barcode number that is on the device.
     
    MARCH “MUNCH MADNESS” CEREAL DRIVE - GIVING BACK TO OUR COMMUNITY

    DEE and our PTA are starting a “Munch Madness” cereal donation competition in the spirit of “March Madness” to donate cereal boxes to the Bonney Lake Food Bank. Cereal boxes are one of the most needed items at the food bank. The goal is for each student to bring at least 1 box of cereal. We will be collecting cereal boxes March 1st-26th. The last 2 days of the month we will have a cereal box domino train in the school. The cereal box collection will be a grade level competition with prizes at the end.

    How to donate:

    Send a box or more with your student to school.

    Ring doorbell at front and we will gladly take any cereal donations during office hours, 8:00-4:30 pm.

    Check out the progress we are making with your donations!

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    Welcome Class of 2034!

    It’s that time of the year to be thinking about Kindergarten registration! For information on Kindergarten readiness and registration please click on the link:

    Kindergarten Kickoff 2021

    Important Dates

    March

    Mar. 11th: PTA Dine for Dollars @ Tealicious Dine for Dollars 3-7pm - Just Mention DEE

    Mar. 12th: No SCHOOL (grading day)

    Mar. 18th-19th: Spirit Day - Sports Day

    Mar. 23-25: Parent Teacher conferences in evenings

    Mar. 30-April 1: Parent Teacher conferences in evening

    PTA

    Please remember to check your child’s backpack for PTA information and flyers.

    Here is the PTA website link which also includes membership sign up and regular updates.

    www.donaldeismannpta.org

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  • February Assembly

    Posted by SBLSD on 3/8/2021

    Greetings Explorer Families,

    Please take a moment and watch our True North February Assembly.

    https://safeshare.tv/x/EYUmXtwLA6g

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