Magnolia Elementary


MES Family Communication from Principal Kelly 03/08/24

Good Afternoon,

It is so nice to be back at MES. Seeing all of our staff and your student’s sweet faces was such a bright light! I want to send a very special thank you to Karen Harris and Jen Dickens for taking such good care of MES in my absence. Thank you- you are both amazing!

I also wanted to acknowledge that second-grade teacher, Jen Dickens, has been completing her administrative internship and teaching her class this year. This was a huge lift and Ms. D’s creative thinking, organization and extensive knowledge was so impactful. Ms. D is done with her internship hours and close to completing her coursework. Please thank her if you see her around!

In partnership,
Kelly Walter

Important Dates

3/10 Daylight Savings- Spring Forward
3/11-3/15 Neurodiversity Celebration Week
3/11 & 3/12 Talent Show Auditions
3/12 Global Reading Challenge Semi-finals at Seattle Public Library
3/14 Fire Evacuation Drill
3/15 Coffee with Principal Kelly
3/20 End of trimester 2 (Report cards available on the Source on 4/8)
3/29 March Assembly at 1:45

Help Fund MES!

The month of March is our MES PTA Annual Giving Campaign. This is our only fundraising campaign of the year at MES and your donation makes it possible to support the student’s and school’s needs year-round. Your donations help to build out a more inclusive and student-centered environment, giving our students the best possible education. See below for some of what your donations go to.

  • Academic Development – Magnetic Reading, Reading Intervention Tutors (5), SIPPS Reading Support, In School Assemblies, After-School Program, IslandWood Camp (Grade 5), and Project Based Learning.
  • Staff Support and Development – Recess and Lunch Supervisors, Professional Development Trainings, and Classroom and School Supplies.
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion – Community Cultural Celebration, Light Celebration, Families in Need Support, Outreach to New Families, and Parent Education.
  • Community Building – Engaging Free community events, such as the Fall Festival, Blue High Way Games Night, Movie Nights, Fun Run, Talent Show, Back to School Picnic, and many more. These events are designed to strengthen bonds within our school community and create lasting memories for all who attend.

Talent Show Update

Wow, we have so many students signed up to audition for the talent show! Auditions will be on March 11 & 12 from 2:30-3:30. If your child turned in a permission slip and you did not receive communication from Kayla May about an audition time, email her asap @

Updates from the MES PTA

We are excited to announce the 2024 Spring Session of the MES PTA After-School Program! This session will offer 18 total classes including a new class named Mad Science!

We will be moving to a lottery system starting this session to allow more students to enjoy the various programs.

Registration will be open from March 27 8am to March 29 8am.

If you would like to request a scholarship please reach out by March 20th to your child’s teacher, the MES social worker, or email the MES PTA After-School program lead.

To find out more information about the MES PTA After-School Program please check out the website.