Knightly News

October 7, 2019

Parent-Teacher Conferences are October 10th and October 16th

Parent-Teacher conferences are happening soon. Most conferences will take place the evenings of October 10th and 16th, but teachers will add times as needed. Sign-ups are open on now. Please use the link below to sign up.

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.

PTA Knights on the Run Update

We had another wonderful day for Knights on the Run September 25th. Thanks to Mary Moore and the Knights on the Run committee: Melissa Youngren, Will Kadera, Mike Rallidis, Leah Grandlienard, and Megan Kriss. Thank you also to all of the parents and staff who helped out and supported our students during the run. Knights on the Run has historically been the PTA's largest fundraiser. Money is due this Friday, October 11th. Thank you for your support!

October Dates

October 9 - Hearing & Vision Screening

October 10 - Parent-Teacher Conferences

October 11 - Knights on the Run money due

October 11 - Wheaton Police Dept. - Lunch with an officer - Welcome, Officer Gapastione to our lunchroom

October 14 - NO SCHOOL - Columbus Day

October 15 - PTA Dine-Out - Portillo's on North Ave. 5:00pm-8:00pm

October 16 - Parent-Teacher Conferences

October 18 - Knights on the Run Prize Day

October 21 - Hearing & Vision Rescreening

October 25 - PTA Reflections submissions due in Washington LLC

October 25 - Knights on the Run Party Day

October 28 - Illinois Dept. of Agriculture Pumpkin presentation to kindergarten classes

October 29 - PTA Book Fair Preview Day

October 30 - PTA Book Fair Sales 9:00am - 3:30pm

October 31 - PTA Book Fair Sales 9:00am - 12:00pm

October 31 - Halloween Festivities

10:30-11:30 K-am Parade & Party

2:00 - 2:30 Parade / 2:30 - 3:15 Parties

November 1 - PTA Book Fair 9:00am - 4:00pm

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Thinking Ahead to Halloween

A letter will soon come home regarding the Halloween festivities that will occur on Thursday, October 31st, but I wanted to share a few pieces of information with you early:

  • Students may NOT bring candy or other edible treats to distribute to classmates. Party food is provided by the PTA party volunteers who communicate with teachers regarding allergies and other food restrictions.
  • With the exception of morning kindergarten, students may not wear their costumes to school in the morning. Teachers will allow students to put costumes on prior to the afternoon parade. Parents may pick up their children at lunch if they prefer their children put costumes on at home.
  • Costumes should be school-appropriate. They should not be overly graphic, scary or violent. Weapon-look-a-like accessories cannot be brought to school. Students' faces cannot be completely covered; we need to be able to identify all students.

Please contact Mrs. Craig with any questions at

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

PTA Spirit Wear Sales are Here

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

It's PTA Reflections Time!

Information on the annual PTA Reflections contest has gone home in backpacks. This year's theme is "Look Within." Students can submit original writing, art, photography, musical composition, and more. Thanks to Mr. Grant Rebro for coordinating Reflections this year. Submissions can be turned into the Washington LLC through October 25th.

Fall is a Busy Time of Learning at Washington!

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





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.

News from the Health Office

Measles is a highly contagious and dangerous infection that is a concern in many parts of the country. DuPage County encourages everyone to be aware of their immunization status. Please review this information from the Health Department: Measles.

The Health Office is in need of some clothing items. If you happen to have any of the following, we would greatly appreciate your donation.

*Gently used, unisex pants and shorts that have elastic waists, small sizes

*Gently used unisex long sleeved t-shirts, all youth sizes

* New boys underwear Size 4, 6, 8

*New girls underwear Size 4, 12

*New large unisex youth socks

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.
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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

Elementary Handbook

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