Washington Update

February 12, 2016

Wishing everyone a "lovely" Valentine's Day and long weekend!

Report Cards are available for all students in grades 1-5

Please visit the Parent Portal on www.wwrsd.org to view your child's report card for the second marking period. We are so proud of the accomplishments of all of our students!

Please drive carefully!

In the interest of safety, please adhere to the drop off and pick up procedures outlined at the start of the year. When stopping your car in our "Stop, Drop, and Go" zones, you should be pulling to the furthest available spot and having your child quickly enter/exit the vehicle on the curb side only. If you are dropping your child off early for extra help or Before Care, please do not do a k-turn in front of the school when leaving! Please drive around the building and proceed through the parking lot circle.

We appreciate your cooperation!

PARCC Talking Points

As the PARCC assessment draws closer, I will be sending out informational updates to keep you abreast of important information about the test.

PARCC Testing Time Reduced This Year

The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) Governing Board, made up of the state education commissioners and superintendents, has consolidated the two PARCC testing windows into one and reduced total test time by about 90 minutes. The decision came in response to feedback during the first year of testing and a careful review of the test design.

The changes will improve and simplify test administration for schools, teachers, and students, without diminishing the goal of the assessment—to ensure every student in every school is being taught what they need to know in order to be successful in the next school year and, ultimately, in college or career.

Source: http://www.parcconline.org/news-and-video/press-releases/219-parcc-states-vote-to-shorten-test-time-and-simplify-test-administration

PARCC Testing Dates 2016

Grade 3: May 2nd-5th

Grades 4 & 5- May 9th-12th

Join us on Twitter!

If you haven't joined us yet, you are missing out! Many of our teachers now have Twitter accounts and are sharing the fun things going on everyday at Washington! It is so simple to join and you only receive information from those you choose to follow. Go to Twitter.com and follow Washington School @WashCardinals.

Calendar of Events

February 15-16 ~ No School

February 17 ~ 100th day of school

February 22-26 ~ Jump Rope for Heart Week

February 26 ~ Spirit Assembly- Jump Rope for Heart Celebration