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Tukwila Family Newsletter

June 2023

Family Newsletter Archive

Pastries with the Principal

Join us for pastries, coffee and conversation with Principal Nur in the cafeteria. Relaxed and informal, this is a great time to get to know our Principal. Hope to see you there! This takes place every third Thursday in most months! 

Upcoming dates are: June 15th from 9:00 - 9:30 a.m. in the cafeteria

Sponsored by our Tukwila Elementary PTA!

LRC 1 News from Ms. Kitano

1. Avoid saying that you’re bad at math. Stay positive!

2. Talk about math. This can be as simple as counting clouds or guessing heights. You can also incorporate math into any topic you’re talking about as the opportunity arises:

  • How many is that? How many would I have if I had another one?
  • What would half of that look like?
  • How could I split this equally?

3. Encourage children to solve problems. Provide assistance, but let them figure it out themselves.

4. Measure, count, and record. Most kids love stopwatches and watching the seconds tick by gives them opportunities to practice counting. Measure distances and heights. Count jumping jacks, push-ups or consecutive kicks of a soccer ball.

Math & Reading Intervention News from Ms. Boline and Ms. Deming

Hello Tukwila Families!

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, 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:

PTA News

Staff Appreciation: We wanted to send a BIG thank you to all that contributed to our staff appreciation event this year. Everyone was truly grateful for all the support (and food)!!! It was a very successful event. Thank you!

Yearbooks: The PTA will be selling 2022-2023 yearbooks this year! These will go on sale soon; order information will be sent home with your child.

Spring Carnival: Hello Tukwila Tiger Families. The PTA is excited to announce that we will be holding the spring Carnival again this year. This event will take place on Thursday 6/1 from 5-8pm at the school. Tickets will be sold at the entrance and can be used to play carnival games, face painting, balloon animals, the bounce houses, or food and concessions. Students and families are all welcome to attend. If you have any questions, please email the PTA at We look forward to seeing you there!

PTA Officer Position: The PTA is looking to fulfill the Treasurer position for the 2023-2024 school year. If you are interested in learning more about this position, please get in touch at  

PTA Member meeting: The PTA will be holding our final member meeting Wednesday 6/14 from 5:30 – 6:30pm. In person at: 15405 53rd Ave S. Tukwila, WA 98188 (Sechrist Design Conference Room), or join the meeting remotely via zoom: meeting ID: 898 6404 0983, passcode: 610316. There will be light snacks offered at the meeting. We will vote on the 2023/24 budget and new PTA officers.

Race & Equity News

Our team continues to meet monthly, working to eliminate systematic disparities and ensure systemic equity.  If you would like to share any ideas or suggestions with our team, please call our school office.

Social Emotional Learning News from Ms. Rusk

Our June characteristic is self-discipline. Please support your child in continuing to work towards their goals and complete their work throughout the rest of this  school year!

Vaccine Clinic

Please join us for a vaccine and routine immunization clinic on Tuesday, June 6 from 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. at Cascade View Elementary. No appointment needed!

Foster High School Band Concert

Please join us for our final Band concert of the year on Thursday, June 8 at 7:00 p.m. in the Foster High School Performing Arts Center! Admission is free - we hope to see you there!


Upcoming Events

Thursday, June 1

Tukwila Elementary Spring Carnival
5:00 - 8:00 p.m. | Tukwila Elementary

Friday, June 2

5th Grade Field Trip

Monday, June 5

4th Grade Field Trip

5th Grade visits Showalter Middle School

Tuesday, June 6

Vaccine Clinic
3:00 - 5:30 p.m. | Cascade View Elementary

Thursday, June 8

Spring Band Concert
7:00 - 8:00 p.m. | Foster High School Performing Arts Center

Friday, June 9

Foster High School Graduation
7:00 - 9:00 p.m. | FHS Football Field

Tuesday, June 13

Last Day of Half-Day Preschool

Parent Information Night
6:00 - 7:00 p.m. | Tukwila Elementary

School Board Meeting
6:30 - 8:30 p.m. | TSD Administration Building | Zoom link

Wednesday, June 14

Last Day of Full-Day Preschool

Kindergarten Graduation
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Thursday, June 15

Field Day

Pastries with the Principal
9:00 - 9:30 a.m. | Tukwila Elementary

Friday, June 16

Last Day of School - Early Release Schedule
Tukwila releases at 12:40 p.m.

Have a great summer!

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