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Tukwila Family Newsletter

December 2022

Family Newsletter Archive

Pastries with the Principal

Thursday, December 8 | 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. | Tukwila Elementary Cafeteria

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: January 19th, February 16th, March 16th, April 20th, May 18th and June 15th!

Sponsored by our Tukwila Elementary PTA!

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.

STEAM News (from Ms. Rice)

December is National Coding Month! Students in every grade level will learn new coding skills.  Coding is important to learn in elementary school in order to gain confidence with their problem solving skills.  Students who learn to code in elementary school are more likely to sign up for technology classes  in high school. Kindergartners through second graders are learning about movement and repeat blocks.  Third graders through fifth graders are learning what Events are in coding and how to use different Events to make actions.   If you would like to explore coding at home with your children, please visit or

Social Emotional Learning News (from Ms. Rusk)

Our school is using Positive Behavior Interventions and Support (PBIS)

What is Positive Behavior Interventions and Support? PBIS is a process for creating safer and more effective schools. It is a systems approach to enhancing the capacity of schools to educate all children by developing research-based, school-wide, and classroom behavior support systems. The process focuses on improving a school’s ability to teach and support positive behavior for all students. Rather than a prescribed program, PBIS provides systems for schools to design, implement, and evaluate effective school-wide, classroom, non-classroom, and student specific plans. PBIS includes school-wide procedures and processes intended for all students and all staff in all settings. PBIS is not a program or a curriculum. It is a team-based process for systemic problem solving, planning, and evaluation. It is an approach to creating a safe and productive learning environment where teachers can teach and all students can learn.

What is PBIS at our school? We have adopted a unified set of school and classroom rules. These rules define our expectations for behavior in our school. You will see these rules posted throughout the school and your child is expected to follow these rules while at school:

Rule #1: Be respectful

Rule #2: Be responsible 

Rule #3: Be safe.

Enrollment Event - In Memory of Lisa Pie

Public Health of King County is holding their annual enrollment event in memory of Lisa Pie on Saturday, December 10 from 10 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at Foster High School. They will be providing health insurance enrollment, ORCA Lift enrollments, COVID vaccines, giving away Rite Aid flu vouchers, frozen chicken (and other meat), mammogram screening and free lunch. 

Vaccine Clinic

First page of the PDF file: 127VaccineClinic


A message from our Quality Engagement Specialists

First page of the PDF file: MVflier-IfYourFamilyLives6


Q&A About RSV, Flu, and COVID in King County (from PHSKC)

First page of the PDF file: English_Slides_RSVFluCOVID_111022

Upcoming Events

Thursday, December 2

Annual Health Screening

Friday, December 2

Annual Health Screening

Wednesday, December 7

Early Release Schedule
Tukwila Releases at 12:40 p.m.

Vaccine Clinic
3:00  - 6:00 p.m. | Tukwila Elementary

Thursday, December 8

Pastries with the Principal
9:00 - 10:00 a.m. | Tukwila Elementary Cafeteria

Saturday, December 10

Special Saturday Board Meeting
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | TSD Administration Building | Zoom link

Monday, December 12

Tiger of the Month Assembly

Tuesday, December 13

Board Work Session
5:00 - 6:00 p.m. | TSD Administration Building | Zoom link

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

Thursday, December 15

Report cards sent home

December 19 - January 2

No School - Winter Break

Grade Level Information