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Tukwila Family Newsletter

June 2024

Family Newsletter Archive

June 2024 Newsletter

The Tukwila Promise

At Tukwila Elementary School

We are respectful.

We are responsible.

We are safe.

All day.

Every day.



Events/dates/ and information!

All Month Long!

Caribbean Heritage Month!

During Caribbean-American Heritage Month, we celebrate the achievements and dreams of the millions of people of Caribbean origin now living in the United States while honoring the shared history of joy and perseverance that has united and enriched life across our region for centuries.

All Month Long!

LGBTQ+ Pride Month!

The kickoff for a month-long celebration of the LGBTQ+ community, focusing on history, rights, and advocacy.


June 2!

Indian Citizenship Act of 1924!

The Act granted and recognized citizenship to all American Indians born in the United States, regardless of their tribal affiliation or background. The legislation granted Native Americans the same legal status and protections as other U.S. citizens.

While this act gave Native Americans American citizenship, they didn’t earn the right to vote until 1957.

June 3!

Big Smiles Dental Follow Up To Earlier Visit!

June 9!

Race Unity Day! 

Race Unity Day aims to promote harmony among different races. It is a day that reminds us that regardless of our race, we can all live and co-exist as one.

June 12!

Loving Day!

This day honors the anniversary of the court decision Loving V. Virginia that legalizes interracial marriage and struck down anti-miscegenation laws in 16 states at the time.


June 14!

United States Flag Day!

Flag Day is a holiday celebrated on June 14 in the United States. It commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States on June 14, 1777 by resolution of the Second Continental Congress. 

June 16!

Father’s Day!

Father's Day is a holiday honoring one's father, as well as fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society.

June 18!

Last day of school-early release day-12:40!

June 18!

International Day of Countering Hate Speech!

This day was established in 2019 by the UN in response to rising trends of growing racism and xenophobia, antisemitism, and anti-Muslim hatred globally.


June 19!


Juneteenth commemorates the emancipation of all African American slaves. It was first recognized as a federal holiday by President Joe Biden. It is this day that the last enslaved African Americans learned of their freedom nearly two years after it was issued. 

June 20!

World Refugee Day!

Each year on 20 June, the world celebrates World Refugee Day, the international day to honor people who have been forced to flee. Together, we can champion their right to seek safety, build support for their economic and social inclusion, and advocate for solutions to their plight.

June 22!

Windrush Day!

First observed in the United Kingdom, Windrush Day honors African-Caribbean immigrants who came to the country during a labor shortage after World War II. The first immigrants suffered intolerance from the largely white population where blacks were banned from many pubs, clubs, and even churches.

June 27!

Birthday of Helen Keller!

A day to honor Helen Keller, an advocate for people with disabilities, emphasizing the importance of accessibility and equal opportunity.


June breakfast menu!

June lunch menu!

News about Kindergarten!

We are nearing the end of the year and are so excited for our soon-to-be First Graders! We are gearing up to release our beautiful butterflies after studying them for a few weeks now. Please remember that Kindergarten Graduation will take place on June 13th-- more information from your child's teacher to follow, so please be on the lookout and checking students folders regularly! Field day is the 14th. Please make sure your child is dressed appropriately and has sunscreen if needed for the day. We will be outside enjoying different stations, all of which take place outside. Also, keep in mind that as the weather improves, hydration is key. If you can, send your child to school with a water bottle every day. They can keep them at their desks! The last day of school is on June 18th. It is imperative to make sure that your child is reading, writing, and practicing math at home over the summer to retain their learning from this wonderful school year in kindergarten! Congrats to our Kindergarten Graduates Class of 2024! 

News about 1st grade!

This month first grade will be working on understanding place value when adding two digit numbers. We will continue building our reading fluency and understanding, as well as collecting more strategies for reading and writing tricky words. As we near the end of the school year, please make sure that your student is coming to school each day, on time and ready to learn! Have a tigerific month!

News about 2nd grade!

We cannot believe that June is here and there are only a few days left of school! We are excited for our field to Owen Beach on June 4th. We will be leaving at 9:30, so please make sure your child is on time. Your child’s teacher will reach out to you to let you know what else to bring.

As we wrap up this year, we will be focusing on geometry and reviewing key skills. Students will also be writing personal narratives while they focus on adding details.

Thank you for all your support this year. Have a wonderful summer break.

News about 3rd grade!

        Third grade is finishing off the year strong, please remember to have your child read and practice math facts daily. Continue to have amazing conversations with your child about what they are learning and the questions they have.

Did you know that some of the things the kiddos talk about the most are little things they did with their families? They just love experiences. Go to a museum. Take a little hike. Visit a National Park. Go camping. Visit a typically warm weather place during a cold season, and vice versa. It’s all about the experience. Kiddos get a lot out of simply getting out and seeing. The things you do don’t have to cost a lot, or anything! Encourage your kiddos to enjoy the world, not just activities money can buy.

News about 4th grade!

Fourth graders are working hard on reviewing the skills we've learned this year and wrapping up our end of the year assessments. In science, we are focusing on a unit about climate change. To celebrate AANHPI Heritage Month  students read from a collection of books and made presentations to share with each other. We are looking forward to our field trip to the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium on June 13. Happy summer!

News about 5th grade!

It's a wonderful time to be a 5th grader. The 5th graders are just finishing up testing and are working hard to finish out the year. In math, they are working on dividing decimals along with some geometry. In literacy we are continuing to work on comprehension skills and prediction. In addition we have 5th grade promotion coming up on June 17th. 

News from the Library!

In the library, we are continuing with our rotations after 10 minutes of silent reading in grades K-5.  In May, grades 2 - 5 researched the cultures they associated with and celebrated as well as completing a language arts activity.  During the first couple weeks of June, all participating classes will be doing various activities such as making their own bookmarks and creating their own books.  Your scholar(s) should have received a print out of their overdue book(s).  If you know that a Tukwila School library book is lost, let the librarian know so that it can be marked accordingly.  Otherwise, the book will remain as overdue.  It is very important that all library books are turned in by June 14.

News about PE!

Field Day is on June 14th! Students will be outside for about two hours doing a variety of stations with their classes including parachute, balloon rockets, tug-o-war, water balloons, and relay races. There will also be rest stations where students will have licorice, otter pops, animal crackers, and water breaks. Let's have a fun day of games and activities to wrap up our school year!

News about Preschool!

The 2024-2025 Preschool Application is available in the main office.

Students must be 3 or 4 years old by 8/31 and meet eligibility requirements.

Any questions please call Romina Munoz at 206-901-7523


Thank you,   

Romina Munoz (She, Her)

ECEAP/Community Family Support Specialist

Tukwila Elementary School

Email address |

(206) 901-7523

News about Social Emotional Learning!


We started our year, and we are ending our year with the character trait of kindness. 

News about math and reading intervention!

We are drawing near to the end of the school year and want to best prepare our students for their next grade level whether that is here at Tukwila Elementary or elsewhere. Here are some things to consider over the summer to encourage your child to continue thinking about math and reading.

  • Play games! Many board and card games include reading directions, looking for patterns, taking turns, counting forward or backward, and doing math!

  • Read aloud - head to the local library for books and events that interest your student. There are all types of books that students can check out to broaden their knowledge, vocabulary, and phonological awareness. Here’s a link to the King County Library - Tukwila Branch

  • Online resources to help with Reading and Math include:

Also, here’s a reminder of some quality YouTube Reading and Math shows:

For Reading & Literacy YouTube videos, search:

  • Alphablocks

  • Meet the Phonics

  • Storybots: Learn How to Read

  • How to Write Letters for Children - Teaching Writing ABC

  • Scratch Garden Literacy

For Math YouTube videos, search:

  • Numberblocks

  • Learning to Write Numbers 1-10

  • Cyberchase

  • Scratch Garden Math

  • Homeschool Pop Math

Have a great summer!

~ Mrs. Boline & Mrs. Deming

Math & Literacy Interventionists

News from our PTA!

WatchDog and WatchMom News!

We have started the WatchDog and WatchMom Program at our school, WATCH D.O.G.S.= Dads Of Great Students and WATCH MOMS=Moms of Marvelous Students.


The goals of the program are: To provide positive role models for the students, and to provide extra sets of eyes and ears to enhance school security and reduce bullying.


If you would like to be a WATCHDOG or WatchDog, please contact Mary Rusk or 206-901-7510. 

The most important piece of this program is having our kids know that there are many, many adults in our community that care about and support our students and schools.  Thank you all for helping this program thrive! 

Please check our lost and found!

We have lots of coats, jackets and other items in our lost and found at school!

The Importance of Attendance!

The Importance of Good Attendance

This is a reminder that if your child is absent from school you must call the school at (206) 901-7502. If your child is gone for 3 consecutive days or more due to illness, the school district will require medical documentation for the absence to be excused. If your family is planning a vacation during school, it must be discussed and prearranged with the school. If your child continues to have poor school attendance you may be required to meet with the school team and the district stay in school coordinator Katherine Turner.

Information on housing help!

Parent visitors

and volunteers!

Thank you for your interest in visiting/volunteering in the Tukwila School District! The District recognizes the valuable contribution made to the total school program through the volunteer assistance of parents and other citizens; we appreciate your enthusiasm.

The safety of our students is our top priority. Those wishing to visit/volunteer (including chaperoning a field trip, eating in our cafeteria with your child, etc.), must apply and submit to a background check. The Tukwila School District has an all online volunteer clearance process. Paper applications are no longer accepted.

Please allow up to three (3) weeks for processing applications.

Start the application process here: