Smart Snack Recipes

All the recipes in this Shoreline-created cookbook follow Federal dietary guidelines and could be sold at school fundraisers.  They would also make great snacks for your home.

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District closed to new non-resident applications for grades K-6 for 2015-16

Over the past year the Shoreline School District has been keeping a close watch on our increasing enrollment.  While this is a positive sign after many years of declining enrollment this trend does present some challenges to our schools.  As a result of:

  • Increased enrollment
  • Space constraints particularly at the elementary level
  • Anticipated future growth

the Shoreline School District has carefully come to the following decision:

In accordance with Policy 3141 and 3141P, in which admittance of non-resident students shall take into consideration classroom and program capacity to serve and not diminish educational opportunities and services to students of Shoreline and Lake Forest Park residents, the Shoreline School District is now closed to new non-resident boundary transfer applications for grades K-6 for the 2015-16 school year.

Current students with non-resident boundary transfers for the 2014-15 school year will be allowed to continue to attend the Shoreline School District unless the family moves or admission is revoked for the reasons identified in the notice of acceptance. The District will reevaluate enrollment capacity prior to the beginning of the 2015-16 school year. At that time siblings of students with current non-resident boundary exceptions will be given priority should space become available.

The District will continue to honor all statutory and contractual obligations relating to non-resident boundary transfer applications for the children of District employees.

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Popcorn Volunteers Needed

Screen Shot 2015-02-10 at 4.13.00 PMHead Popcorn Friday Volunteer Matt Muilenburg could use a few more occasional volunteers. Please contact Matt at if you can help out….
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Common Core Information Night for Spanish Speaking Families Feb. 12

Jueves, 12 de febrero, 6:30-8:00
Salón Alumni en el Shoreline Center
18560 1st Ave. N.E., Shoreline, WA 98155
Por favor acompáñenos en una noche informativa e interactiva para aprender acerca de los Estándares Estatales del Núcleo Común y Evaluación Smarter Balanced para ayudar a todos los estudiantes estar listos para la universidad y sus carreras.
Interpretes en Español estarán disponibles para ayudarlos durante el evento.
Se ofrecerá cuidado infantil durante el evento.
Co-auspiciado por el Distrito Escolar de Shoreline,  el Consejo PTA de Padres y Maestros de Shoreline, y  la Asociación Educativa de Shoreline.
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Principal’s Message

Supporting A Positive School Climate
Many schools use various measures to maintain and bolster a positive school climate including ways to “catch” kids being good. This is very important because children pay attention to behaviors we point out to them, so we want to ensure that they are aware of the many positive examples that their classmates give every day as they make good choices.
This week, I will be talking to our students at lunch about our new Bluejay Feathers that staff will begin giving out after mid-winter break. Students can get a feather for following one of the 3 Big Rules:  Be Responsible, Be Safe, Be Respectful.
These will be given to students in our common areas (hallways, playground, etc.) for being a great example for their classmates!
John Simard – Principal
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Kindergarten Registration for 2015-16

Screen Shot 2015-01-29 at 12.27.53 PMKindergarten registration for Shoreline residents with students starting kindergarten in the fall of 2015 will begin Monday, Feb. 2 at all elementary schools. You will need to register at your neighborhood/home school. In order to attend kindergarten in the fall, a child must be five years old by Aug. 31, 2015.
Read Mr. Simard’s letter to parents.
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Eggs Are Hatching!

alevinBe sure to check out the salmon tank next time you are at school. The eggs are hatching and some of the brave ones are starting to swim around the tank.
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Principal’s Message

New Kindergarteners!
It may seem a world away from you now, but most of you probably attended this event the winter
before your child entered Kindergarten with us. Kinderfest 2015, held this past Saturday, was a great
success. Mrs. Gallotte (office manager), Ms. Borugian & Mrs. Rieck (both Kindergarten teachers), and
I greeted incoming parents and guardians at the Brookside school table. Current Brookside parents & guardians at the PTA table fielded questions and eased the new-school anxiety that many adults feel as their child starts a new phase in their education and life. Thank you to all who participated. We will hold a school tour this Wednesday morning at 9:30. I am really looking forward to connecting with our new families.
– John Simard, Principal
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They’re Here

DSC02054Jim Siscel (dedicated volunteer) adds salmon eggs to the tank at Brookside in front of a first grade class whowill act as Salmon Watchers and record their observations as the salmon grow. They will eventually be released into Brookside Creek on Earth Day in April.
Brookside received 230 Coho eggs  which came from the Issaquah hatchery.
This will be the 25th year that Brookside students have released salmon into our creek.
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Family Ads

Would you like to give a shout out to your favorite Brookside student or staff?  This year Brookside families have the opportunity to purchase a family ad to be featured in our auction catalog.  All 1/3 page ads are 50.00 and include a photo and up to three lines of text.  You can find the form  under the sponsor link on the auction web page.  Space is limited so submit your ad right away!
We need 25 beautiful desserts for our fun Dessert Dash at the PTA Gala
Desserts can be homemade or store bought.
The more beautiful, unique and delicious looking the better.
Please e-mail Deci Evans at  to confirm youare able to donate a dessert and get details on delivery, etc.
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