Helen Haller Elementary kindergartners and their teachers enjoyed their first week together from Sept. 9-13. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

Helen Haller Elementary kindergartners and their teachers enjoyed their first week together from Sept. 9-13. Sequim Gazette photo by Matthew Nash

@SequimSchools — Sept. 18, 2019

  • Wednesday, September 18, 2019 1:30am
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The next school board meeting is 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23, in the district boardroom, 503 N. Sequim Ave. The public is invited to attend and time is set aside for public comment. To view the agenda and minutes of past meetings, click on “School Board,” “Regular Communication” and “Agendas” on the district’s website at www.sequim schools.org.


Greywolf’s picture day is Wednesday, Sept. 25.


Want to be a reading tutor? Check out how you can help students at Helen Haller become proficient readers with tutor sessions set for 3:15-4:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 24, and Tuesday, Oct. 1, in the Haller library. Prospective tutors are asked to attend both sessions.

Tutors need to complete an online application on the district’s website (www.sequimschools.org, navigate to the application via the “Resources” tab). They also need to submit a current Washington state driver’s license for a background check; clearance is good for one year.

Contact reading specialist Betsy Smith at 360-583-3260 or bsmith@sequim schools.org for more information.

Helen Haller Elementary welcomed the Class of 2032 for the first day of kindergarten on Sept. 9. In their first week, students learned a lot about each other and the school. They read kindergarten classics such as “Miss Bindergarten gets ready for Kindergarten” and “Pete the Cat,” and followed the alphabet in “Chicka Chicka Boom Boom.”

Kindergarteners met with their specialists, learned how to visit the cafeteria and about school rules.

“We know it’s going to be another great school year and we’re so happy to have our new kinders here ready to learn,” teachers said.

— Helen Haller

kindergarten team


The Back to School Open House at SMS is set for 6- 8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 19.

The Honor Roll Dessert for current seventh- and eighth-grade students who earned a 3.0 or better grade-point-average on their second semester report cards in 2018-2019, is at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 25. Eligible students will receive an invitation.


Sequim High School Open House will take place on Monday, Sept. 30, from 6-8 p.m. The intent of this evening is to invite parents/guardians to visit their student’s classes, following their daily schedule, and learn about their instructional programs. Parents/guardians who would like to spend additional time with an individual teacher are requested to schedule a conference at another time. We look forward to you joining us for this evening.

Free student tickets for the Washington State Fair (formerly Puyallup Fair) are available in the main office.

Free and reduced lunch applications need to be filled out every year. Lunch applications can be completed online: there will be a computer station available at each school for families that do not have internet at home. Contact coordinator Kayana Harrison at 360-582-3433 for more information.

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