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  • Principal Rennie

    Greetings Star Lake Families,

    Wow, here we are in October already! And fall is certainly marking its arrival with a mix of beautiful, and then suddenly, blustery days!

    Inside our classrooms, our students and staff have been busy digging into learning!  We have all of our students leveled in IRLA and students are reading every day in their independent reading level books. They each have individual power goals focused on a reading skill to master and teachers are meeting with students 1:1 and in small groups daily to provide targeted instruction to help students move forward.  

    Please ask your child every night, “Do you have your IRLA book, or book buddy bag?”  And encourage them to read K-1 (15 mins at least) and 2-5 (30 mins) every day!  Please ask them to tell you about their book: who are the main characters, what is happening in the book, what is interesting to them, what are some new words they are encountering? Look at how many words a student can encounter just by READING everyday… and encountering more words means building vocabulary, which significantly helps students to read complex texts!


    Please look for information in this newsletter regarding our district “State of Education” event on Tuesday, October 22nd at Federal Way High School.  Each school will have a booth and student representatives will be sharing information about the great things going on in our buildings! Dr. Campbell will also be providing district level information.  Please plan to join us!

    You will soon be receiving an invitation to join your child and their teacher for Student-Led Conferences on November 7thand 8th.  Partnering with you in the education of your child is a responsibility our Star Lake staff highly values.  Conferences are the perfect time to have students share their learning, celebrate successes and discuss the individualized plans your child’s teacher has to meet their learning needs.  Please choose a conference time and return the form back to your child’s teacher as soon as possible so we can finalize our schedule and make sure to meet with all of our families!

    Best Regards,

    Kris Rennie, Principal

















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  • Star Lake Start and End Times for Students: 8:35 am to 3:05 pm 

    Look under the "RESOURCES" tab for supply lists and dress code

    Star Lake Office Hours for the 2019-2020 School Year: 8:00 am - 3:30 pm -- after these times the building doors will be locked.

    Attendance messages can be left ANYTIME at 253-945-4000.

    To ensure the safety of every  student and staff member at Star Lake,  we ask that all visitors sign in at the office and visibly wear a visitor badge.  We welcome all parents/guardians to volunteer at our school.  If you are interested in going on a field trip or working in your child’s classroom, you must have an approved Washington State Patrol form on file. See our "FORMS" tab under "RESOURCES" for an application. This process generally takes about 1 month to process. Approved forms are good for 2 years. Please check with our office to make sure yours is still valid.

    FAX # (253) 945-4040