December 10, 2018
WINTER CONCERT - MONDAY, DECEMBER 17 - 10am and 2pm
We are so excited that our all-school winter concert is approaching! Students have been working hard practicing with music teacher, Cathy Liebenow. The Washington chorus and all grade levels K-5 will sing winter songs for you!
There will be identical performances at 10am and 2pm. Half-day kindergarten students only participate in the performance that occurs during their school time. Doors will open at 9:30am and 1:30pm at the earliest. The west flow zone parking lot will be open for parking, but cars must be removed immediately after the concert in order for our lot to be available for recess and dismissal.
Students are in class when they are not performing.
Please notify your child's teacher if you do not want your child to participate in the winter concert 12/17 and/or the holiday sing-a-long and party on 12/21.
December 17 - Winter Concert at 10am and 2pm
December 20 - 1st grade Polar Express activity
December 21- AM Kindergarten holiday party 10:45am
December 21- Mrs. Weisheit's ADK Toy Shop play 1:15pm
December 21- Holiday sing-a-long 2:00pm followed by holiday parties at 2:30pm
December 24 - January 4 - NO SCHOOL - Winter Break
January 7 - School Resumes
Thank You for Supporting Christmas Sharing!
Message for 4th and 5th grade Parents
Elementary Testing for the Program of Accelerated Curriculum and Enrichment (PACE) Grades 2-5
All Second Graders will be screened for PACE in February 2019 using the Cognitive Abilities Test. More information will follow in January 2019. Parents of second graders who are eligible for further PACE testing based on the Cognitive Abilities Test and/or local assessments will be notified at the end of February. Testing will qualify students for the following 2019-2020 classes:
3rd Grade PACE Mathematics
3rd Grade PACE Reading
In March 2019, the PACE Office will host testing for currently enrolled 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students. Students in Grades 3-5 may be recommended for testing by their teacher and/or parent. The deadline for a parent to request PACE Testing is Friday, January 11, 2019. This testing, which will include the CogAT 7 and subtests from the Iowa Assessments. Testing will qualify elementary students for participation in one of the following 2019-2020 classes:
4th and 5th grade PACE Mathematics
4th and 5th grade PACE Reading
6th grade Fast Paced Mathematics
6th grade Fast Paced Language Arts
Please Note – Students currently in PACE Program Classes do not need to re-test for 2019-2020
Students currently attending a private school and/or home schooled, but reside in the
District 200 Attendance Area, are also eligible for PACE Program Testing.
Testing will take place at each elementary school around the first or second week of March, and will be scheduled around mandatory PARCC testing. Parents who register their students by the Friday, January 11, 2019 deadline will be notified by mail about specific testing dates & times prior to testing.
Parent Testing Referral Forms can be found on the District 200 website www.cusd200.org under Departments > Student Learning > Gifted Education > Parent Referral Forms
Please contact the District 200 PACE Office at (630) 682-2024 or email PACE@cusd200.org with any questions.
Volunteers Needed for PTA Pancake Breakfast
Spotlight on SEL
Mrs. Longhini's ADK class has been learning how to develop growth mindsets.
2nd graders are demonstrating acts of kindness and recognizing acts performed by their peers. They hope this will help the Grinch's heart grow!
1st and 2nd graders are earning "The Golden Spoon" by demonstrating positive lunchroom behavior.
From our Math Coach/Interventionist, Mrs. Russelle
Please take a few minutes to check out this blog about the importance of understanding place value and number sense.
Knight Writers (and Speakers...and Video Creators)
Cooler Weather is Here!
You can view the Cold Weather Scale on the Washington website under Our School/School Information or by clicking this link: Cold Weather Scale.
The WatchDOGS (Dads of Great Students) Is a program that creates opportunities for dads to volunteer in schools. WatchDOGS do not have to commit to an ongoing schedule; they can volunteer as little as one half-day a school year. WatchDOGS help out with whole class activities and also one-to-one or small group reading and math practice. Students also love playing with WatchDOGS during recess!
Sign up to volunteer here: WatchDOGS.
Email Mrs. Craig with questions: email@example.com.