WI Family Newsletter - September 25-29 , 2023
Note from your Admin
It was wonderful seeing everyone at the Annual Family Picnic. Beautiful weather, laughter, smiles, and foam party! We love our WI family. A huge thank you to our amazing PTO for putting this all together and to all the volunteers who made this a great night!
Our annual Fun Run kick-off will be on Monday, September 25th for all students and staff. This is our biggest fundraiser of the year. We would like to have all students wear their grade-level colors. See the flyer below to verify your grade level colors.
This year, our school is raising funds for an outdoor classroom. Our goal is to raise $35,000, and, if you’d like to, we are inviting YOU to help!
Here’s how you can support Washington Irving Es:
1. Register on mybooster.com tonight. It’s so easy!
2. Share about our fundraiser with your family and friends using the SHARE BUTTON on mybooster.com.
3. Give a donation, if you are able.
Thank you for supporting our school!. We can’t wait for the Washington Irving Es Fun Run happening on 10/06/2023! If you would like to volunteer to help deliver prizes or on the day of the Fun Run, please click the buttons below! We need your help.
During dismissal, it would be helpful for all families picking up by car to be in the loop by 3:40. We are wrapping up dismissal at this time and it will be faster to have everyone in line so we can efficiently get your student to you. We need to help our teachers get off duty and prepare for the next day.
The following are our Great Expectations focus for the week:
Call Back: “You haven't failed - until you have stopped trying.”
Life Principle of the Week: Responsibility: making the choice to be reliable and dependable.
Quote of the Week: "The choices we make dictate the life we lead." ~unknown
One Pack One Purpose! Go Wolves!
Wishing you well,
Angie Zeiler and Amanda Lonberg
Admin, Washington Irving Elementary
September 25 - Fun Run Kick Off - Students wear grade-level colors, see flyer below
September 26 - Spirit Night at Hildagos
October 4 - National Walk and Bike to School Day
October 6 - Fun Run Day
October 9-13 Book Fair
October 12 - Book Fair will be open from 4:30-8:00
October 12 - Parent-Teacher Conference options 4:30 - 8:00
October 17 - Parent-Teacher Conference options 4:30 - 8:00
October 19 - NO SCHOOL - Conference Break
October 20 - NO SCHOOL - Fall Break
October 23 - NO SCHOOL - Staff Development
October 24 - Second Nine Weeks
October 26 - Picture Retake Day
Wolf Families - we need your help to make the run a successful day - thank you for signing up!
EPS Parent letter for stock inhalers
Please read the attached letter below regarding stock inhalers.
- Letter on treating students who experience sudden life-threatening respiratory distress while at school.
- If you do NOT want your child to receive an albuterol treatment from the school’s supply in the event of respiratory distress, please notify your child’s school nurse in writing. email@example.com
SIGN UPs with PTO
This year's Treat Squad (formerly known as Cookie Phantom) is an easy way to volunteer and make an impact at your child's school. Treats can be anything: a cookie, a coffee, a gift card - whatever you want! It's a small gesture to let the women and men who love on our kids every day know they are appreciated. Please consider signing up and making someone's day.
PALs is Washington Irving's newest program, expanded from last year, to give you more opportunities to volunteer inside the school. Below is our interest survey and volunteer sign-ups
Contact Info- This form gathers your email address so that the Homeroom Parent can send communication directly to you. Some teachers would prefer for the Homeroom Parent to communicate directly with class parents, especially about the Teacher's Birthday and Staff Appreciation.
PALs Interest- 9 options for even more opportunities to be involved in Washington Irving!
Holiday Celebrations Sign Up- This year, each child will have an opportunity to have ONE parent/representative for ONE celebration this school year. You will be able to select which celebration you would like to attend in this Google Form
Yearbooks are on sale at jostens.com for $25
NEW Breakfast & Lunch Info
SchoolCafe is now available!
You can now access student meal accounts and apply for free and reduced-price meal benefits. Menus and nutritional information will also be coming soon!
To get started, you'll need your child's Student ID# in order to create/manage the account and/or complete an online meal application.
- Your student's school ID# is generally known by your North student. If you had a previous MyPaymentsPlus account, you should have received an email on July 7th with your student's ID number listed.
- Your unused balance from last year will roll over to your new account once you make your parent/guardian account and add your student(s).
- New features include the ability to restrict various types of a la carte purchases as well as customize the frequency of low-balance alerts.
- You can also donate or request a refund of unused funds through the program as well.
Sincerely, Child Nutrition Department
Frequently Asked Questions
What happens if I forget to put my CAR RIDER PLUS TAG in my car?
You will have to park your car in a parking space, go inside to the office, present your driver’s license for verification to receive a temporary tag, then join the car line.
Can I use the CAR RIDER PLUS TAG to check out my student during regular school hours?
NO, you must present your driver’s license during regular school hours.
Can I show my driver’s license to the duty teacher instead of the CAR RIDER PLUS TAG?
NO, the duty teacher will only dismiss your child if you have the CAR RIDER PLUS TAG.
Can my friend or a grandparent pick up my child from the car line?
Yes, but they will need to have the CAR RIDER PLUS TAG with them to pick up your child. If they do not have the card, they will go to the office and present their driver’s license for a temporary tag, then join the car line. If their name is listed in the parent portal, they will be allowed to leave with your child.
Can my child go home with a friend’s parent?
If the friend’s parent has your child’s CAR RIDER PLUS TAG, then your child will be dismissed with them. If they do not have the CAR RIDER PLUS TAG, they must go to the office and present their driver’s license for verification. If their name is in the parent portal, then your child will be allowed to leave with them.