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Inclusion - Courage - Teamwork

These are the core values at Firgrove Elementary.  Our first priority is that all students, families, staff and community members feel they belong at Firgrove and are included.  This Fall the Assistant Principal, Mr. Couch, and I met with all students in grades 1-6 new to Firgrove.  We wanted to get to know them and also give them a chance to get to know us.  It is through positive relationships that we can have the courage to tackle challenges together with teamwork.  We asked all students to share with us what they liked about Firgrove so far.  A few common responses - the library, the playground, and the teachers are nice.  We also asked students to share with us what they liked about their old school that they missed at Firgrove.  Most students did not have a response for this question - we heard a few suggestions - swings (can't have them due to safety), 

The Puyallup School District has a shortage of bus drivers.  This is happening throughout the country.  I greatly appreciate the understanding and flexibility all families have shown when buses are going to be arriving late.  This impacts the families of those students riding the bus and also our families who pick-up their students at dismissal as there are way more cars in the pick-up line.  The Firgrove community truly demonstrates our core value of teamwork - helping each other out and being patient with each other as we work through challenges.  

Communication is key to success.  To help keep you informed we will publish our school newsletter, the Hawk Talk, every two weeks and send it to your email.  We will send you a text letting you know we have published it.  We also want to hear from you.  Reach out to your child's teacher with questions or words of appreciation.  We love to hear what is supporting your family/student.  David and I are also here to assist.  You can reach us by calling the office, 253-841-8733 or sending us an email.

Safety is a priority.  Masks are required for all students and adults on campus.   Know that when you see us during the school year we are smiling behind that mask!  We look forward to seeing everyone. 

Firgrove Hawks Soar! 

Terrie Garrison


David Couch
Assistant Principal