News Briefs for May 18, 2023

News Briefs for May 18, 2023
Posted on 05/18/2023

⬜  Upcoming Webinar: Levies and Bonds Explained—Thursday, May 18 at 6PM
Are you wondering what voter-approved levies and bonds pay for? Do you want to know more about how our community’s investment is supporting Tahoma students, and how our district is planning for the end of our current levy cycle? Join us online this Thursday (6-7 PM) for a webinar presentation and Q&A led by Tahoma Schools Foundation President Bradley Hanson. Register for the webinar here!

⬜  Finish Strong, Start Strong: Raising Attendance Awareness
Did you know that a student who misses 18 school days per year (about 2 absences per month) will have missed 234 days of school by the time they graduate? That’s equal to 1.3 school years of missed learning opportunities for that student.
We want to partner with our families to make sure all students are supported in their attendance. We encourage you to reach out to your child’s teacher or school support staff to discuss ways you can support your child’s school attendance. Let’s finish this school year with strong attendance so we can start next school year on the right track!

⬜  “Hidden in Plain Sight” Event for Parents/Guardians: Thursday, May 25
The City of Maple Valley, Tahoma School District and the Tahoma Behavioral Health collective are hosting a community education event called “Hidden in Plain Sight” on Thursday, May 25 from 6:30–8:30 p.m. at Tahoma High School. The goal of this event is to empower parents/guardians to communicate with their children about risky behaviors that lead to substance abuse. This event will have a re-creation of a teenage bedroom with signs of substance misuse, and will include a discussion panel with experts and community resource providers. This event is intended for adults only. Learn more and sign up for the event here

⬜  Bear Run & Walk 5K
The 39th Annual Bear Run & Walk is happening June 17, 2023 at Lake Wilderness Park,
and all proceeds benefit the Tahoma Cross Country Running Club, which supports
Tahoma High School distance running programs and scholarships. A tech t-shirt
is guaranteed for all who register by May 31, so be sure to register as soon as possible if interested. Find all the details and the link to register here

⬜  Kindergarten Registration
Do you have a child turning 5 on or before August 31, 2023? If so, register your child for kindergarten as soon as possible! There will be a kindergarten event before the end of this school year, where your child will have the chance to visit their future school and take a few quick assessments. This will help determine eligibility for Kindergarten Camp in August, which is by invitation only, as well as assist with class placement in the fall. Register for kindergarten today!

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