Wasco Weekly


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December 10, 2021

Wasco Families,

We are so proud of our students! This week the whole school finished i-Ready diagnostics in Math and Reading. The assessment schedule was divided into chunks of time so the students had directed time to work hard and then took an extended break before moving forward to the next section of the diagnostic. At school, our emphasis is on student growth. We encourage students to practice Math and ELA lessons with their teachers as a way to “build their brains”. In this way our message incorporates the social emotional skills of self-management and self-efficacy.

We look forward to next week’s Winter Parties to celebrate our accomplishments. Thank you to our parent volunteers hard at work coordinating, gathering, and preparing the celebration!

Kind Regards,

Principal Brennan

iReady Parent Letter

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Spirit Club

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Important Upcoming Dates

December 10 PTO Winter Wonderland Event (see flyer below)

December 13-17 Spirit Week (see flyer above)

December 20-31 Winter Break

January 3 Institute Day (No School)

January 4 School Resumes

January 26 Early Release at 2:10pm

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Some Friendly Reminders about Arrival and Dismissal

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Our front door closes at 8:00 so we can all start our day together with morning routines. If you are dropping off your student, please arrive between 7:45 and 7:55. When students are late they feel out of place and they are missing valuable connections with their whole school community.

Arrival and Dismissal

When using the drop off lane, please stay in your car. If you wish to get out and load your child, you are welcome to park in the lot. By following this procedure, we can expedite everyone’s waiting times in the car lane.

Photos Needed For 21-22!

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Let's Get To Know...

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Lisa Kirkwood

3rd Grade Teacher

What makes a ‘good day’ at school?

Mrs. Kirkwood: On the first day of school, after meeting my students and learning their names, I challenge myself to remember all of their names by the end of the day. I am happy to say that this is one challenge I have always been successful at, and from that day forward I always remember them!

So many students admire you. How do you make those connections?

Mrs. Kirkwood: I love connecting with my students! I enjoy sharing things with them about my family and personal experiences. I take time to get to know my students and ask them about things that they are interested in. I let my students see me make mistakes and encourage them to take risks. I let my students know that I care about them and that they are important to me. I also try to add humor to our days, after all, laughter brings people together and creates a relaxed atmosphere.

How do you spend your summer breaks?

Mrs. Kirkwood: I spend my summer breaks reading, cooking, and playing games with my kids.

Want to stay in touch with PTO?

Website- Please visit our brand-new website at the link below. We are working very hard to get this to be a great resource for all things PTO. This is going to be our main source of communication from here on out. We will be posting the most up to date information here.

https://sites.google.com/d303. org/wascopto/home

Email- We will still continue to send emails as needed

Freshschools- Please send an email to one of the following board members to get added to this communication platform. This is a great way to be able to get in touch with other student's parents.

Shannon or Scott Von Essen: WascoPTOPresident@gmail.com

Alison Sweet: WascoPTOVicepresident@gmail. com

Misti Floyd: WascoPTOSecretery@gmail.com

Heidi Hastert: WascoPTOTreasurer@gmail.com

Shannon Martin: sm3martin@gmail.com (Executive Fundraiser)

Please reach out with any questions you may have to any of the executive members above.

Thank You all for your continued support.

Wasco Elementary PTO

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