Waller Road Elementary Newsletter
Waller Road Elementary Newsletter
Posted on 11/17/2020
Waller Road Roadrunners

Weekly Newsletter | November 13, 2020


Important Dates


16- Late Start & Meal Distribution

20 - Early Dismissal @ 12:30 Grading Day

23 - Late Start & Meal Distribution

25-27 –
No School, Thanksgiving Break

30 - Late Start & Meal Distribution

School News

Scholastic Book Fair

Our famous Waller Road Book Fair is happening virtually, now thru November 22nd. Please feel free to purchase books that will enhance your students reading ability as well as interest levels, during our remote learning environment.

Classroom Behavior Expectations
Please remind your students that we expect them to be engaged and positive class contributors online, just as they would be if we were in person. Class sessions and chats are recorded and behaviors that have a negative impact on learning will be addressed by the teacher and/or administration.

Schedule Changes

Schedule changes for next week –Half day Friday, the 20th (students are in live sessions all morning from 8:30 thru 11:20).  The office will close at 12:30 on all half days.

Holiday Assistance

Could you use some help during the holidays this year? Each year, the Waller Road community assists families with food, clothing, or toys. If you would like to be placed on the list requesting holiday food, gifts or clothing, please fully complete the form below: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=3mHsgPvyEE-_Ff_XmYCFdCrT_Wr5hN5CroRciadZqK1UNTNQMlNaUFMxMExBUTlRMDNSU0o4UEE4OC4u Items will need to be picked up between December 14th - December 17th.

Holiday “Giving Tree”

Each year, the Waller Road community assists families with food, clothing, or toys. If you would like help by providing holiday food, gifts or clothing, please fully complete the form below. https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=3mHsgPvyEE-_Ff_XmYCFdCrT_Wr5hN5CroRciadZqK1UQk5TV0pLTEVJWFRXUFRYVVAzTzMySTc1Ui4u UNWRAPPED items will need to be brought to the school during office hours (8:30am - 3:00pm) no later than Friday, December 4th.

Both “Holiday Assistance” and the “Giving Tree” are managed by our counselor, Marisa Castello. If you are in need of assistance or want to assist, please contact her at: CasteMK@puyallup.k12.wa.us. Office 253-435-2250


All requests will be kept confidential. You must fill the form in and click "Submit" to complete.


Free 5-Day Supply Of Student Meals
Any child age 0-18 is eligible to receive a free 5-day supply of breakfasts and lunches. Every school in the district hosts meal pickup on Mondays from 11a-12p. The next pickup is on Monday, November 16th. This is a drive-up service. Monday evening pickups are available by calling Food Service at 253.841.8773.


Counselor Corner

Hello Roadrunner families!

I am very excited to announce that I will be starting Recess groups on Microsoft Teams nextweek on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 12-12:30pm.

Tuesdays will be story reading and Thursdays will be game day!

The meeting links can be found on my NEW Schoology group page called "Ms. Castello's Kindness Community".

Here's the group link and access code:



This group is a place for students to see what I have planned for them and to message me directly. I am looking forward to hosting!


Counselor: Ms. Marissa Castello:

(253) 435 2250castemk@puyallup.k12.wa.us


Distance Learning Family Survey
We want your feedback! Participate in our Continuous (Distance) Learning survey and tell us how it’s going. Families and students are encouraged to submit feedback on learning platforms, progress reports, student workload and more.


The survey is offered in English, Spanish, Russian, Ukrainian, Korean, and Punjabi and is open now through Nov. 30. Survey data will be reviewed by the District’s Instructional Taskforce to evaluate the effectiveness of Continuous (Distance) Learning 2.0. The Instructional Taskforce will use the data collected to recommend what we should start, stop and continue doing to ensure that distance learning is as effective as possible for students.


Attendance Counts

Attendance is IMPORTANT! Please make sure your student is up and ready to be actively engaged in Class Meetings every weekday, Monday at 9:30am and Tuesday through Friday at 8:30am. Just as in a “normal” school year, if your student will be absent from class, please notify both the teacher and the office. Following a consistent routine helps students stay organized and focused! To help your child succeed in school, check out this flyer: Attendance Matters


Nurse News

"Please get your flu shot"! It is extra important this year to be protected.


Quick Links


Puyallup School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.

The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination:
Civil Rights Compliance Coordinator: Char Krause, krauseca@puyallup.k12.wa.us, (253) 435-6295;
504/ADA Coordinator: Char Krause, krauseca@puyallup.k12.wa.us, (253) 435-6295;
Title IX Coordinator Staff: Amie Brandmire, brandmah@puyallup.k12.wa.us, (253) 841-8666;
Title IX Coordinator Students: Char Krause, krauseca@puyallup.k12.wa.us, (253) 435-6295

6312 Waller Rd. E
Tacoma, WA 98443
(253) 841-8745