Knightly News

November 4, 2019

Save-the-Date - Winter Concert - Monday, December 16th at 10:00 am and 2:00 pm

Help Needed - Veterans Day

The PTA provides a reception for our veteran guests prior to the all-school assembly on Veterans Day. Mrs. Kathy Radojkovic coordinates the reception and is looking for a few other parents who could help her next Monday morning, November 11th. Please email her if you are able to help:

PTA Spirit Wear Sales are Here

Washington Spirit Wear will be on sale through November 11th via the PTA. Flyers came home, but you can purchase online via this link: SPIRIT WEAR.

Elementary Handbook

This year, the Elementary Handbook will be online. You can find it on the Washington website and by clicking here: HANDBOOK

From the Health Office

Packing a healthy lunch helps your child be at their best for the school day. Some healthy eating tips are in the links below. When students are regularly offered fruits and vegetables, they learn to like them. When parents set the expectation of eating healthy at a young age, those habits will follow their children for a lifetime.

Better Nutrition Every Day

Mejor Nutricion Todos Los Dias

School Improvement Goal: Math

This year, we continue to work as a school on solving word problems with real world applications.

Some teachers have been using the Would You Rather? Math to prompt some real world math thinking and problem solving.

STEM Expo is Approaching

The annual Student Excellence Foundation STEM Expo will be November 8th from 5:30pm to 9:00pm at Hubble Middle School. All CUSD 200 families are welcome. Read more about this event here: STEM EXPO.

November Dates

November 6 - Picture Re-take Day

November 7 - Shift Day - Friday Schedule

November 7 - End of first trimester

November 8 - NO SCHOOL - Teacher Work Day

November 8 - STEM Expo 5:30pm - 9:00pm at Hubble Middle School

November 11 - Veterans Day Assembly 10:15am (Reception for veterans begins at 9:30am)

November 11 - PTA Spirit wear orders due

November 11 - PTA Butterbraid sales begin

November 12 - Collection for Christmas Sharing Organization begins

November 12 - PTA Dine Out at Chick-Fil-A in Wheaton 5:00pm - 8:00pm

November 13 - DuPage Farm Bureau Animal Presentation in 1st grade classes

November 14- 5th grade orchestra demo concert 7:00pm

November 15 - Report card distribution

November 18 - Parenting workshop 7:00pm at WNHS (See info below)

November 20 - PTA Butterbraid orders due

November 25 - 29 - NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Break

November 29 - Washington PTA marching in Wheaton Holiday Parade to promote 5K Leprechaun Lap

Cooler Weather is Here!

Washington uses a Cold Weather Color Scale to serve as a guideline for dressing for the weather. We do our best to enforce these guidelines for recess grades ADK-2nd and we highly encourage them for grades 3-5. If the feels-like temperature is below zero or there is heavy rain/snow, we have recess indoors. Otherwise, we like to give students time to play in the fresh air. Boots and snowpants are needed to play in snow. Please encourage your child to dress appropriately for the weather.

You can view the Cold Weather Scale on the Washington website under Our School/School Information or by clicking this link: Cold Weather Scale.

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December Dates

December 2 - School resumes

December 3 - 5th grade parent meeting for Outdoor Education Trip 7:00pm in LLC

December 4 - Northside 5th grade band demo concert 7:00pm at Franklin Middle School

December 6 - Collection for Christmas Sharing Organization ends

December 10 - Butterbraid pick up

December 16 - All-school Winter Concert 10am and 2pm

December 20 - Mrs. Weisheit's ADK Toy Shop play 1:15pm

December 20 - Morning kindergarten holiday party 10:45am; Holiday Sing-a-Long 2:00pm; Holiday parties 2:30pm

December 23- January 3 - NO SCHOOL - Winter Break


Thanks for the Great Knights on the Run Parties, PTA!

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A Festive, Fall Book Fair was Enjoyed by All!

Thanks for Mrs. Adrianne Karlovitz and Mrs. Allison Green for a fun and festive fall book fair! Also, thanks to Mrs. Kathy Radojkovic for running the pumpkin-decorating contest.
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Mileage Club is Back!

Mileage club is a free PTA activity offered during recess on Thursdays that encourages students to have fun while being physically active. Students collect a colored popsicle stick for each lap they run on the blacktop. After 30 laps, they redeem their sticks for a fun, toe token. Students can participate anytime for part or all of recess. Mileage club runs until Thanksgiving break and resumes in the spring. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact
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Halloween Highlights

Enjoy seeing these photos? Keep updated on all of the learning and fun at Washington via our social media sites:





Photos Needed!

This year Mrs. Cher Kachelmuss has once again taken on the project of creating the yearbook for students and families to enjoy. Please keep this in mind as you take photos this year of class parties and other Washington events. Please consider sharing them with Mrs. Kachelmuss at
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Please Help Us Keep Our Students Safe

  • If your child walks to school, please remind him/her to watch for cars and cross President St. with the crossing guard.
  • Be vigilant of children when driving close to the school and drive very slowly in the flow zone and main parking lot.
  • Passing a school bus while it's stop sign is out is strictly prohibited.
  • Please observe our parking lot and FLOW ZONE procedures, including during BASP pick up and drop off. The driveway by door one is an entrance, not an exit.
  • Using a hand-held cell-phone while driving is prohibited.
  • We ask that you keep dogs off school property during arrival, school hours, and dismissal.
  • Please do not double and triple park in the school parking lot or on Bridle Lane.
  • Please observe the No Parking signs along Bridle Lane. The Wheaton Police Dept. acknowledges parents need to drop off and pick up their children from school. They ask that cars refrain from lining up on Bridle Lane until 8:45am and 3:15pm. Cars there prior to those times and cars left unoccupied may be subject to a ticket.

Thank you for partnering with us to keep our children safe.