We have been researching pumpkins for the last week. We went to the Pumpkin Farm last week and today finally got to dissect our pumpkin. We are sketching and labeling our pumpkin parts. #Tacomaschools#manitouprktps#kindergarten
Tacoma 9-12th graders! Get a day away from the classroom on Dec. 4 by signing up for Student Government Day. You'll get to come to City Hall and have lunch with the Mayor & City Council, tour city buildings (including the police dept.), and see how the City works firsthand. Registration deadline is Nov. 6. #Tacoma#studentgovernmentday#tacomawa#tacomaschools#highschool
Baker Enrollment Open House, Tuesday, October 30, 5:30 p.m. Learn about Baker's progressive teaching strategies to meet students where they are while helping them to advance through rigorous instruction. #TacomaSchools http://ow.ly/TV2w50jkOaI
Meeker Enrollment Open House, Wednesday, November 7, 5:30 p.m. Meeker Middle School is a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) school, and STEM curriculum is incorporated into all classes. #TacomaSchools http://ow.ly/sa3350jnuSv
Baker Enrollment Open House, Tuesday, October 30, 5:30 p.m. Learn about Baker's progressive teaching strategies to meet students where they are while helping them to advance through rigorous instruction. #TacomaSchools http://ow.ly/ZEQH50jkO9q
Giaudrone Enrollment Open House, Thursday, October 25, 5:30 p.m. Global exploration takes place every day at Giaudrone Middle School. Take a tour, meet other students, meet teachers and staff and ask all your questions. #TacomaSchools http://ow.ly/iMxk50jkNQi
I was scrolling the TL today and @dhill_22_ posted this pic of the crew. I looked at it for a second and thought “Damn, every one of these dudes have been a part of The Breakfast Club.” I hit up De’ante for the pic and he blessed me. Breakfast Club is more than hoop, it’s about family, relationships, mental health... everything. I met all of these young men as 9th graders, they all ran with different crews & groups. They’ve all faced challenges throughout the last four years. Some of the stories, you wouldn’t believe. It’s all real though. I have made a pact to be there for the rest of their time on Earth. They’ll make mistakes, they’ll learn, they’ll continue to grow. Most importantly? I will continue to learn from them. What they don’t understand is I learn from them probably more than they learn from me. Humility, trust, self reflection... Breakfast Club starts back up in a week at 5:45am, Foss gym. 🙏🏾 .
At closing circle, this student said “The best part of the day was learning to swing.” Kindergarten is not just about academics but also social emotional, fine motor, and gross motor. Kindergarten is a year of huge growth! #manitouparktps#tacomaschools#Kindergarten
Do you get annual rewards from @costco? Last year our friend @ttownassist donated her family’s reward dollars to our snacks program - genius! We got ours in the mail yesterday and can’t wait to buy some additional snacks for delivery next week. Please reach out if you’d like to donate your reward $$$ to Tacoma students. Thanks for your support! #snacksforschools#kidsfirst#snacks#students#tacomaschools
Have you hugged a Tacoma teacher today? 🍎❤️ These wonderful people came out IN FORCE 💪🏻 last week, and for seven days, they were on strike for better pay. And do you know what? They got it. Their spirited voices, creative signage, and their steadfastness sent a clear message to the Tacoma Public Schools. These public educators got a very well-deserved 14.4% raise (on average), and excitedly entered their classrooms today for the first day of school. 👏🏻👏🏻 Make no mistake about it, friends. Teachers don’t get into education for the money. They do it because they love children, love seeing a new concept click, love being a child’s advocate, love teaching a child to think for him/herself, love helping a child through something difficult, love experiencing the light in a child’s eyes... Love. Love. Love. ❤️ Have you hugged a Tacoma teacher today? ❤️🍎 #walifestylehomes#welove253 (Thanks to @tmfouts, @sorayasultan, @gexydaf, @curlymeggs, and @allyd23 for posting these great images! 💪🏻👏🏻👊🏻)
🍎🗣🍎Huge shoutout to all of Tacoma’s fabulous public school teachers who stood up and spoke out to the school district last week for better pay. These wonderful, fearless teachers went on strike for 7 days, and in the end, agreed upon a 14.4% raise in pay (on average). This year’s first bell rang this morning all across Tacoma, and all the students began their first day. The teachers, however, began working long ago, undoubtedly already putting in long hours participating in trainings and conferences, shopping for supplies the district and schools don’t provide them, and setting up their classrooms to create a welcoming, fun, learning environment for their students. ✏️📕🎨 Remember to tell your kiddos to thank their teachers! They’ve helped form the very fiber of this amazing community, and we’re all benefitted by their work! Tacoma teachers rock! 💗👊🏻🍎(Thank you to @j2gcreative for letting us share their image! 🌈) #walifestylehomes#welove253
Just a reminder that our younger pals throughout our community are headed back to school today and throughout the week.
PLEASE leave home early, take your time, and OBEY SCHOOL ZONE SPEED ZONES. A lot of these folks have never walked to school, or are just rusty when it comes to looking out for cars. Give em a break, WE WERE ALL THERE WHEN WE WERE KIDS.
Thanks everybody! #backtoschool#tacoma#tacomaschools#tacomaschooldistrict#school
Happy first day of school to the Tacoma school district!
Stop by our shop any Monday in September and show us an assignment or test with an "A" grade or equivalent and receive a FREE regular size cupcake!
We went down to Khi's new school today to show our support to his teachers and School staff! We handed out 100Grand candy bars, and told them they were worth it! We met language teachers, history teachers, math teachers, PE teachers, and school counselors, all of whom were incredibly kind and thankful to have us stop by!
📚 PAY Y'ALL UP : my new word for the city in which I live... and what they need to do for the teachers! #puyallup 📚👱🏻♀️ Gabi (my 8yo)- MOM what is a #STRIKE 💣 WELL... In my home we don't hide realistic truths or sugar coat things 🤷🏼♀️... I played her the #puyallupschooldistrict voicemail and when she didn't quite grasp the it, I explained in terms so she could. 🖤 Our Convo 🖤
Say dad gives me $20 to split between you and brother for your allowance. Now you did chores (and very good) to get this... WELL... Say I hand your bro $10 and you $7...
👱🏻♀️🤔 Gabi pipes in... BUT MOM... that's not fair...
🖤 I said you're 100% right, BUT I'm not done... NOW when you ask for your #money 💰... I will either give you an excuse, like tell you "well I paid for your toy last week so just be happy", or explain that over the course of your next few allowances I will get that back to you. 🤔NOW... How would you feel?
👱🏻♀️ Gabi replies... I would be mad, upset, and feel like you didn't even care about me.
🖤 Well... THAT IS EXACTLY how your #teacher is feeling... BUT their money isn't for play, it's what they use to LIVE... and well, buy stuff for your #classroom 🤷🏼♀️
🖤I then asked... Would you give me attitude? Or #debate and argue with me? (Disregard that you know you're not supposed to)
👱🏻♀️ Gabi said well... Yeah 🙄🤷🏼♀️...
🖤 I said well THIS is what your #teachers are doing, but in a controlled and more "polite" approach and environment (because obviously a hissy fit won't quite work for them)... so #negotiations 🗣
I did this #firstdayofschool aka #firstdayofstrike sign yesterday but waited for the update last night (was kinda hoping it would be a "Remember that year where the kids were delayed a day" kinda deal)...
I added #Tacoma because we're pretty much adjoined and in this together. #tacomaschooldistrict
PLEASE FEEL FREE TO SHARE if you agree and/or #support our local teachers. 🖤
#supportourteachers#education#knowyourworth#school#schoolstrike#teacherstrike#wesupportyou#puyallupschools#tacomaschools # #youareallworthit#puyallupeducationassociation#pea#psd#washingtonstate#showsupport#wearred