Wolf Notes

WI Family Newsletter - November 14, 2022

Great Expectations

Life Principle: Generosity

Generosity is the willingness to give or share.

This Week's Quote: "It's not how much we give but how much love we put into giving." ~Mother Teresa

November Greeting: Osiyo

Call Back: We make a living by what we get....and a life by what we give.

Turkey Trouble

Click here for a great Thanksgiving read aloud on problem solving and perseverance.

Upcoming Events & Reminders

November 10th - 17th WI Bedlam Food Drive

November 15th - GATE's MEE Competition at UCO

November 21st - 25th No School Thanksgiving Break

November 29th - PTO Meeting @ 6:30pm WI Library

December 1st - PTO Spirit Night at Old School Bagel

December 5th - 9th - PTO Holiday Store (more details to come)

December 10th - 5th Grade Fundraiser - Photos with Santa (more details to come)

December 1st - December 14th - Washington Irving's Angel Tree

Friendly Reminders

Parents & Guardians,

Thank you for supporting our Veterans Day Car Parade! We had a great turn out of friends and family members. Our students bundled up and honored those that have and continue to serve for our country. Our wolf pack was so excited to show our respect and love for all veterans. I hope you had an opportunity to watch as we live streamed it on our Facebook page. If you missed it you can still access it at our Washington Irving Elementary School Facebook page. Be sure to check out some of the photos below.

This week we will be focusing on the life principle of generosity. There's no better way to show our generosity than to support our local food pantry, Project 66. We will be collecting cans and other non-perishable items to donate to Project 66 until the end of the day on Thursday. When students have items to donate, they will place them in either a OU or OSU box inside their grade level pod. Our food drive will coincide with the OU vs OSU Bedlam game happening on November 19th. We are looking forward to this friendly competition. If you are interested in learning more about Project 66, click HERE.

Washington Irving will continue its tradition of providing holiday assistance through our Angel Tree. If you are interested in receiving holiday assistance, click on the button below and fill out the Google form before December 1st. Please note, our counselors will work diligently to support as many families as possible. However, filling out the form doesn't guarantee assistance. If you would like to donate gifts to our Angel Tree, please read the flyer below for more details on how you can give to families in need.

As a reminder, there will be no school November 21st -25th for Thanksgiving break. I hope you have an opportunity to be with loved ones making memories. As always, thank you for supporting Washington Irving! We couldn't do it without our amazing families. Go Wolves! One Pack One Purpose!

Wishing you well,

Cori Ann Lloyd

Principal, Washington Irving Elementary

Holiday Assistance Form

Please click here and fill out the form if you would like to request holiday assistance through the Washington Irving Angel Tree.

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Elementary Student Handbook


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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.

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