12202 209th Ave. Ct. E.
Bonney Lake, WA 98391
Fax (253) 891-4822
Back-to-School BBQ and Open House
August 25, 2014
District Newsworthy Information
If you are registering your child for school during the summer months, you will need to complete a registration packet on the District Web site and turn it in to the District Office. Your child will be registered at his/her resident school according to the current school attendance boundaries. As classrooms reach capacity, your child's registration will be reviewed to determine if the resident school has capacity or if your child will be attending a different school within the Sumner School District.
Please call your resident school after August 26 to check on the status of your child's registration.
Thank you for your patience during this time of growth as we evaluate enrollment to best serve family needs.
Changes to Elementary School Start Times
For the 2014-15 school year, there will be an increase in instructional hours for students in kindergarten through 5th grade, to meet district literacy reading goals. This will require a change in the elementary school day, with earlier start times for students.
All elementary students will begin school 5 minutes earlier every Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. There will be no change to the Wednesday start time schedule.
2014-15 Early Start Elementary Schedule for Bonney Lake, Emerald Hills, Liberty Ridge, Maple Lawn, and Victor Falls Elementary schools
8:25 a.m. - 3:10 p.m. (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday)
10:00 a.m. - 3:10 p.m. (Wednesday Late Start)
2014-15 Late Start Elementary Schedule for Daffodil Valley, Donald Eismann, and Crestwood Elementary schools
9:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday)
10:35 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. (Wednesday Late Start)
Check the Sumner School District Web site for back-to-school information including updated school bus information.
Sumner School District offers FREE Summer Lunch Program
The Sumner School District Child Nutrition Department will be offering free summer lunches at two Sumner School District locations. Kids, ages 18 and younger, can have a free meal. (Applications are not required). Dates are Monday through Friday (June 25 - August 22, 2014). Closed July 4.
Daffodil Valley Elementary
1509 Valley Avenue in Sumner
11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Liberty Ridge Elementary
12202 209th Ave Court East in Bonney Lake
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
For more information call the Sumner School District Child Nutrition Services Department at (253) 891-6450.
Daffodil Valley Elementary offers Free Supper Program
The Sumner School District Child Nutrition Department is piloting a free supper program at Daffodil Valley Elementary through the remainder of the school year. All children ages 1 - 18 years of age are invited to eat supper at Daffodil Valley Elementary free of charge. Supper is served Monday through Thursday, 5:45 - 6:30 p.m. in the cafeteria of the school. Typical menu mirrors what is offered for breakfast and lunch; main course plus 3 or 4 choices of fruits or vegetables and milk.
For more information about the Free Supper Program, click here.
Kindergarten Registration Begins February 18, 2014
All children enrolling in kindergarten for the 2014-15 school year must be five years old by August 31, 2014. When registering a child for school, families should bring: proof of child’s birth date (birth or hospital certificate, passport); immunization information and child’s health history; and names and phone numbers of parents, physician and emergency contact when the parent/guardian cannot be reached.
Early learning is a top priority in the Sumner School District. As such, the District is excited to offer free full-time kindergarten programs at all elementary schools for the 2014-15 school year. Beginning in the 2014-15 school year, the District will no longer offer a part-time (red or blue) kindergarten program.
Research shows early learning is an integral part of student success. Superintendent, Dr. Sara Johnson notes, “Kindergarten is an opportunity to develop and strengthen foundational skills necessary for success in school and lifelong learning.” Full-time kindergarten students attend school every day and have the same school calendar as students in grades 1-5. Students enrolled in full-time kindergarten receive extra instruction time to learn basic skills for first grade. All children enrolling in kindergarten will participate in a screening process held later in the spring.
Families should contact their neighborhood school for registration information beginning February 18, 2014, or download a packet from the District Web site. Completed registration forms should be returned to the school or the Central Administration Office at 1202 Wood Avenue in downtown Sumner.
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