Dear Parents and Friends of Mount Stuart Elementary,

School Bond Update

Thank You!

The Ellensburg School District bond levy passed! The bonds are to be sold sometime this winter to allow for planning to begin for the remodel of Mount Stuart Elementary, Lincoln Elementary, and for the building of an additional elementary school on property North of Mount Stuart. Superintendent, Jinger Haberer, will be seeking community input when the design process begins for all of these projects.

Mount Stuart Robotic Update

We'd like to invite you to the very first Mount Stuart Eagles’ Robot Tournament on Saturday, January 26th in Mount Stuart’s gymnasium. Not only is this the first tournament that our Mount Stuart Robotics Club is hosting, but the first VEX IQ tournament hosted in our district!!

We will have 41 teams competing in the VEX IQ "Next Level" Challenge. Mount Stuart Robotics will have 8 teams competing along with teams from Lincoln, ECS, ERC, Mattawa, Wenatchee, Bellevue and Redmond.

We would love for you to visit, take in the robotic atmosphere, and chat with students. BUT....most importantly, we would love to have some help. We are in need of judges to help with STEM Research Project judging and Engineering Notebook judging. We need 6 judges in total. STEM Research Project judges will meet ahead of time during the week of January 14th. Engineering Notebook judges will meet on the tournament day on January 26th. If you would like to referee, we can make that happen as well.

Please contact Jason Eng directly if you want to help - Jason.eng@esd401.org.

Jason A. Eng

Mount Stuart Elementary

5th Grade

STEM/Robotics Coach

Tentative Schedule – January 26th

9:00AM - Check-In, Pits Open, Inspection Opens (Turn in Engineering Notebooks)

9:30AM-10:30AM - Skills Fields Open

10:30AM - Event Meeting

10:45AM - Teams in Queuing Area for Matches

11:00AM - Qualification Matches - Judging in the Pits

11:45AM - Lunch Break. CONCESSIONS PROVIDED

12:15PM - Qualification Matches

2:30PM - Final Matches

3:00PM - Awards

3:15PM - Clean Up

Mount Stuart Parent Group

The Mount Stuart Parent Group is such an asset to our school! They are a resourceful, motivated, creative, and fun bunch of people! They meet the second Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Mount Stuart Library. You are invited to attend.

Contacting Me

If you have questions, concerns, or good news to share with me, my contact information is below.

Dan Patton dan.patton@esd401.org

Principal 509-925-8400