Washington Weekly

November 22 - November 26

This Week

Important Information:

Watch this Information Session with a panel of local doctors with expertise on Covid-19 and the new pediatric vaccine. The doctors shared information and insights about the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine for children ages 5-11, and addressed parent concerns and questions regarding this new vaccine for children ages 5-11

November 24

Early dismissal (1:05pm)

November 25-26

No School, Thanksgiving

Upcoming Events

Friday, December 3

Code Day & STEAM Museum

Tuesday, December 7

End of Trimester 1

November Den Rally

Thank you, Pack L, for a wonderful celebration of leadership during our Den Rally!

Congratulations to all the staff and students who were honored at Monday's Den Rally for their display of leadership, respect, and kindness to our Washington School community!

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Broadcast Club Presents...

Curriculum Connection

All classes met with Author, Elly Swartz, this week for our first workshop, "Finding Ideas" and this is what some students had to say about it:

"The Meet with Elly Swartz taught me a lot. I often get writer’s block. The session really helped fuel my ideas. --Zoe A. (Ms. Cassels' Class)

"The morning with Elly Swartz was very motivational and informational. I found it to be useful and the writing tips can be used in many different writing situations." - Julianne C. (Ms. Cassels' class)

"I really enjoyed the Elly Swartz meeting because I was able to take in a lot of information. For instance, I want to try to write a letter from a character to me whenever I write now. And the part where we were shown examples to loosen up our brain will help me in the future." - Sophia Wong (Mrs. Murphy's class)

"My thoughts on Elly Swartz is that she was splendid. She got us moving and gave us specific ways to help us find ideas in our writing. She kept it interactive so even if you didn’t speak it still felt like you were participating. She even got us moving and made us dance a little. Elly also didn’t just say “Ok Bob was doing this and his kids were doing that yatta yatta yatta,” she used personal life stories, using her family. That kept it all entertaining and fun as well as helpful." - Anvit J. (Mrs. Murphy's class)

Harrison E. (Mrs. Murphy's class)
Anavi S. (Mrs. Murphy's class)
Penelope (Mrs. Murphy's class)
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"Sum" Fun with math

Students are studying Fractions!

Parents, encourage your children to continue practice their fact fluency with addition, subtraction, multiplication and division facts!

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Lost & Found

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Calling anyone who has lost a sweatshirt, jacket, water bottle, lunch box, book, yoga mat, or anything else at Washington School since September. We have a large collection of lost items that are looking for their home! Lost & Found items have been out on display near the main office for the last two weeks and will remain there until this Wednesday, at which time everything will be donated.

Please encourage your children to stop by and check the tables or stop by the vestibule near the main office and let Mrs. Khalap and/or Mrs. Todd know if you'd like to take a look yourself. Thanks!

A Message from the School Nurse

Please remember to keep your child home when sick as a head cold can be very challenging when wearing a mask, so give your child a day to recuperate.

When to get your child tested for COVID-19:

  • If your child has a fever (temp >100)


  • If your child has two or more of these symptoms: cough, congestion, sore throat, headache, stomach ache, nausea, vomiting.

A negative test or an alternative diagnosis from a physician are required for your child to return to school.

When reporting an absence due to illness please let me know your child's symptoms. It is not sufficient to say absent for sickness.

There are currently no travel restrictions.

Remote learning is ONLY available if your child has been diagnosed with COVID-19 or is in quarantine for COVID-19 exposure that we have communicated about.

Please remember to send in a water bottle with your child as wearing a mask all day can be very dehydrating.

Congratulations, Washington!

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Washington School

Peter Mercurio, Principal

Kerry Emmanouilidis, Instructional Supervisor