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 Volume 16 Issue 31

 Thursday, May 19, 2022



 Katie May

 It is a district requirement that ANY visitors who enters the building for any reason must show their vaccine card (can be on their phone) OR a negative COVID test from the last 72 hours. The parent MUST come and sign into the office, and the office will check their status. If you come regularly to volunteer, we can keep this info on file for you. 


This is true for any reason – Attending a parent conference or IEP meeting, volunteering, or even popping in to use the bathroom. You must stop by the office to check in and show negative COVID test or proof of vaccination. This is NOT a requirement for staff, as staff are required to be vaccinated.


Thank you for your understanding.


School Hours:

 8:55 a.m. - 3:25 p.m.

Early Release Wednesdays

 8:55 a.m. - 2:10 p.m.



If your child is absent from school, please contact the main office at

(206) 252-2800, or

email thurgoodmarshall.attendance@seattleschools.org,

and notify us of the absence and the reason for the absence, so we can keep accurate attendance data.

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Keeping the Learning Going up to the Very End!

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Summer is just six short weeks away, but we still need to maximize ALL our students’ learning time!  We know that students tend to experience a loss of skill over the length of a typical summer. We need to keep our children engaged in learning throughout the end of the school year and into the summer and we need your help to do this!

Join us for our final Academic Parent Teacher Team Meeting tonight! You should have received a link and the meeting time from your child’s teacher. If not, please be sure to reach out directly to them.  The games we share with you this week, along with the games from the first 2 sessions can be practiced all summer long to keep your child’s skills sharp and ensure they are ready for the next grade this fall.

Extended Summer Learning – If you received an enrollment survey from the district last week, please be sure to fill this out and return it right away so your child can participate in Summer Staircase. If you do not, a space will not be reserved for you child.

IXL – our online math learning website remains available to your child all summer! This resource is not inexpensive for us to provide, but it is worth it as it is an easy way for your child to keep practicing math skills. Consider a goal of having your child practice 3-4 times a week for just 10-15 minutes per session.

Reading- One of the most important things our students can be doing is reading every day. This should continue throughout the summer. Thirty minutes per day is a great goal. All our students will be provided with free summer reading books thanks to Page Ahead, a non-profit organization dedicated to children’s literacy.  Mr. Zetterberg will be running a summer library program on Tuesday evenings from 4-7 PM, as he does each summer. Our goal is to keep books accessible to students so that each student can read at least 4 books over the course of the summer – the amount said to keep summer slide from happening.

Writing – there are lots of ways to incorporate writing into your child’s summer. This is the skill our TM students are least likely to keep practicing during summer months and this shows when they return to school in the fall.  Depending on the age of your child, have them write your grocery list, draw pictures, and then create a story to go with it, send an email or letter to a relative, create signs or posters for your neighborhood, or create a comic to share with a friend. You may get even more creative and have them start a blog to share with your extended family.

Help us keep the learning at TM going now – and ALL through the summer!

Our Last APPT 

 is tonight! Thursday, May 19th

Our grant partners are hopeful that we can receive feedback from every family who has attended at least one APTT meeting. You can access the survey by clicking here or with this QR code.


We would like to get as many families as possible to take the survey. All family or caregiver responses should be submitted by Monday June 13.  Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us!



Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Heritage Month

Thursday, May 19

Academic Parent Teacher Team Meetings*


Monday, May 30

Memorial Day (no school)


Friday, June 10

School Field Day

(Field Day 2022 Volunteer Sign Up Genius)


Tuesday, June 14

5th Grade Promotion

5:30-7:00 P.M.


Friday, June 17

2021-2022 is a wrap!

Last day of  the  school year

(1-hour early dismissal)


Wednesday, September 7

First day of the 2022-2023 school year for 1st - 5th graders


Monday, September 12 

First day for incoming Kindergarten students

*Time of this evening meeting - the meeting link will be emailed to you from your child’s classroom teacher.


Ms. Litton has a Donors Choose project!

The project is to purchase Volleyball equipment for TM students. She tried this once before, but the equipment was out of stock, so she’s giving it another go.


If you’d like to contribute, here’s the link:


2021-2022 COVID-19 Dashboard

The district’s Business Intelligence and Health Services teams partnered to design a public-facing dashboard showing confirmed COVID-19 cases at Seattle Public Schools.

Refreshed weekly on Mondays, this dashboard disaggregates (dividing data into parts) cases by region, week, and role to provide an understanding of the pandemic across the district.

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Field Day With My Peeps 2022

June 10 from 8:30-2:45
After two long years, we are finally able to welcome parents to volunteer, and what a great event to start us off!


Please sign up for a time slot (or more!) and make this year's food themed field day the most fun day of the year! 

Sign -up:  https://tinyurl.com/tmfieldday2022

Please reach out to Ana Litton if you have any questions about the event!

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Join the 2022-2023 FTME Board!


You can view job descriptions for most board positions or learn more (no obligation!) by contacting pta@tmlink.org. 


Let us know if you are interested or would like to nominate someone for a position!

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A new on-demand COVID testing program will be launched at our school this month. As we lift COVID mitigation measures (i.e. masks) testing is now more important than ever in helping reduce the spread of COVID through our community. Testing would be used for students of staff with COVID-life symptoms, individuals who are at high risk for significant illness from COVID, individuals who are exposed to COVID in their household, and during potential outbreaks happening in our building.  


If you would like your child to participate in the 
on-demand testing program,  please
to register and fill out a consent form.  

This consent form will allow your child to be tested for COVID throughout the rest of the 2021-22 school year. You will receive test results via text message or email. Testing will be provided at school by our testing partner, CIC Health

On-Demand COVID Testing at Schools! 

COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective, & free.


83% of SPS students have received at least one dose of the COVID vaccine and 79% are fully vaccinated (as of 3/3/2022).

Vaccination is our most important line of defense against the virus and being vaccinated also reduces the loss of vital in-person instruction time at school.

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends COVID-19 vaccination to help protect against COVID-19 and help to prevent severe illness, hospitalization, and death. COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective, and free.

of  TM Bullpups have received at least one shot! 



have received both Covid-19 shots! 

Most Pediatricians and pharmacies have Covid-19 immunizations 

Here are some other places where you and your child can get vaccinated:

Happy Circle

Pup Press



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