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The Downing Tacoma Whole Child Initiative (DTWCI)

The Monthly Buzz 



Currently, our TWCI focus is Indoor Recess Expectations

 Be Safe

  • use materials and equipment appropriately

  • walk

  • stay in sight of adult supervisors


Be Respectful

  • voice level (2) Conversational

  • keep hands, feet and objects to self

  • Use kind words and actions, share materials and take turns


Be Responsible

  • listen carefully and follow adult directions

  • use a hall pass

  • line up at signal with a voice level (0) silent


We will continue this focus after our long break!


Please review these expectations with your child at home!





Bee Spotted Tickets

5364 bee tickets were placed in our ‘Bee Hive’ this month. Tickets are drawn at monthly assemblies and students are recognized by their peers. We are proud of our Responsible, Respectful and Safe Downing students.


Our winner for the Bee Ticket Drawing in November in the primary grades were Dane and Emma! Our two winners for the Bee Ticket Drawing in the intermediate grades were Tyrone and Nerissa!


AR points

There were a total of 3066 AR tests at our last counting. Our school earned 4156 AR points.  Downing Readers are awesome!


Thank you to local businesses for helping to support Downing’s TWCI system. We couldn’t do it without you!





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