Principal Message

Tyee Park Elementary Families,

We hope you are healthy and taking care of your families and close friends. We miss you every day at school! Teachers are so excited to see you on online classes! If you haven’t joined yet, contact your teacher or the school office for help. We will work with you to see that our students get connected to learning. We are learning together in the new online classroom setting.

Here is some information that may be useful to you:

Food: We are so proud to be able to offer free meals to all children 18 and younger during this closure! Our buses will stop once daily at 65+ locations throughout Lakewood and JBLM to pass out two meals: lunch for that day, as well as breakfast for the following morning. Kids do not have to be present. One stop is in the Tyee Park parking lot at 11:20. Check out the district website for other stops.

Learning: Every Wednesday, Clover Park School District will provide activities and resources in the form of a student learning packet for K-8 students. They can be accessed online, or picked up at the food buses on Wednesday. The resources are meant for supplemental learning at home. They are not required, will not be used for grading purposes, nor will they need to be submitted when students return to school.

Have a schedule: Research shows that having a schedule helps to reduce anxiety. Get up and go to sleep at the same times every day. Schedule time you will go outside for the same time every day. Eat your meals at the same time every day. Schedule the time to work on the school packet for the same time every day. Your kids will appreciate the routine.

Take care: Please take this time to focus on the health and safety of your family. The Health Department continues to suggest to wash your hands for at least 20 seconds, avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands, avoid contact with people who are sick, clean and disinfect surfaces, and most importantly, stay home and away from others if you are sick.

Limit news: Only watch the news once or twice a day. It will be less stressful for you and your children.

Get fresh air: Make sure you and your children go outside at least 30 minutes every day, rain or shine. Take a walk together and get some exercise. There is a large amount of research that shows exercise can improve moods and lower stress.

Acknowledge Feelings: Listen to your children about how they feel about what is going on in the world. Reassure them that you will take care of them and that eventually, things will go back to normal.

Sincerely,

The Tyee Park Elementary Staff


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