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Kindergarten Class


September 8, 2015

Welcome to the new school year!  We have enjoyed seeing all of our students return and hearing the stories of summer.  We are focusing these first few weeks on getting to know our students and building community in the classrooms, in the grade level teams and in the whole school.  We want students to know they are part of a wonderful thriving learning community and that we are committed to ensuring each student is successful at Mount View Elementary School.

We are proud to be a dual language school with the goal that our students will be bilingual and bi-iterate in English and Spanish by 6th grade.  This is the first year of our transition to school wide dual language and all of our kindergarten classes are dual language this year.  Next year all of our kindergarten and first grade classes will be dual language and we will continue to roll up each year until we are school wide dual language in grades K-6.  We are also a STEM academy school and receive instructional support and resources from experts at the district level in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math.  In addition, we are fortunate to be a Blending Learning school which means that teachers are able to identify instructional challenges and then “hire” technology to help solve the challenge.  When teachers are successful in integrating technology into their instruction, they are able to work with students in small groups and personalize their learning experience.  We have a full time Blended Learning coach, Amy Carlson, who will help lead our staff in the successful implementation of our Blended Learning initiatives.  Amy will be hosting our first Family Night on October 15th at 6pm and the focus will be technology.  We hope you can join us.

We are also very fortunate to have a Creative School partnership with Arts Corp this year.  This is very exciting!  Teaching artists in visual and performing arts will be co-teaching with 5th and 6th grade teachers in the fall and spring and will be integrating the arts with a social justice focus into our writing curriculum.  I personally can’t wait to see what is created by our talented students!

This year we will be starting each day with a few moments of silence.  This will right after school begins.  We will increase the time of silence at the beginning of the day as we progress through the year.  Our world is very fast moving with lots of stimulation for our children.  We are finding that it has impacted our student’s ability to focus and learn.  We will “train the brain” to quiet and focus and get ready for a day of learning.  Students will learn “Brain Breaks” throughout the day and exercises that will enhance their ability to learn. If you are in the building at the beginning of the day, please stop what you are doing and join us in our moments of silence or if you are in a classroom during a “Brain Break”, feel free to join in! 

We will be holding two parent information nights in September.  The first is September 22nd for grades 1-3 and the second is September 24th for grades 4-6.  They will begin at 6pm.  The purpose is to meet you and to share important information that will help you know more about Mount View Elementary School and what to expect this year.  Please join us.

We look forward to working closely with you this year as we team together to ensure success for your student.  We cannot do this work alone.  It is a school-family-community effort that impacts the success of our students.  Please feel free to come by the office and introduce yourself. 

Take care.

Lisa Escobar, Principal

Brian Tinsley, Assistant Principal

About Us

10811 12th Avenue SW
Seattle, WA 98146
Lisa Escobar
Assistant Principal
Brian Tinsley
Office Manager
Deb Marbet
School Hours
9:10 a.m. - 3:40 p.m.

Early Release Days
9:10 a.m. - 2:10 p.m.

Office Hours
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


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