The Cougar Connection
Washington Avenue School News - 1/18/16
WHAT'S COMING UP...
Monday 1/18 - School Closed
Tuesday 1/19 - ASE 8-week Winter Session Classes begin
Friday 1/22 - Pizza Day
Friday 1/22- PTO Meeting- 9:00 a.m.
Friday 1/22- Family Fun Night-7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, 2/10 - Early Dismissal
Thursday 2/11-2/15 - School Closed
Friday 2/19 - Pizza Parlor Day
Monday 2/29 - SPECIAL EVENTS DAY
Principal's Update - Mary Quigley
It looks like the winter temperatures are going to keep us inside for recess more days than not. We will provide a variety of activities for children to keep it interesting. One activity will be to rotate through the gym two classes at a time. Here students can play with the hula hoops, basketballs or four square. In the classroom students can play games or draw. If your child would like to bring a game to school for recess we would welcome it!
WAS PTO President's UPDATE Michelle Lease
We are still in need of chairs to run our ASE team. We have 3 of the 4 spots still open and would love your help with it! We have been incredibly lucky to have such a strong team who has delivered such a broad and numerous class selection. We know that it may seem like big shoes to fill, but please know you can make ASE as large as you can manage. The ASE team will also be sharing all their terrific contacts & class ideas with the new team. The team will schedule the new classes & create each session's calendar. Please consider volunteering to help continue this wonderful enriching program. Please email email@example.com to volunteer.
Please remember to stop by or have your kids look in the lost & found for their coats and belongings before we donate the batch that we have had for several months. Look forward to seeing everyone at our PTO meeting & Family Fun Night this Friday! Also mark your calendars that Friday is Pizza Day! We always need extra volunteers to help hand out pizza if you are free we would love your help!
PTO Meeting-this Friday
Please mark your calendars for our PTO meeting this Friday, January 22nd at 9:00 a.m. in the MPR. Agenda highlights include presentations by:
-Denis Sheeran, our new Supervisor of Mathematics, K-12
-Kristen Crawford, of our new Supervisor of Science, K-12
We hope you can attend to get to know the new supervisors and ask any questions you may have. Coffee & treats will be served.
PTO Thank you's
A special thanks to Beth Burton for organizing both of our PTO events last week...Author's Day & the Story Pirates Assembly. And also thanks to Beth for her super cute Daniel Kirk bulletin board with help from Tammy Bruno, who created the adorable Library Mouse!! Anne Davenport for organizing the terrific Authors Day luncheon. Katie McCormack for her work on the Story Pirates Assembly. Also to all the parents who have been pitching in on the carline!
Daniel Kirk Authors Day Highlights
STORY PIRATES ASSEMBLY
Family Fun Night Volunteers & Prizes Needed
We are still in need of 4 additional volunteers (greeters, prize table, snack table, bingo checkers, etc) please sign up on Volunteer Spot if you are available to help out. These events are only possible if we have the help of our parent community. Thank you!
Do you have holiday leftovers or unwanted gifts? We need new, unused gifts worth $5-$10 for our PRIZE table. Please drop them off at 60 Watchung Ave (corner of Watchung and Bridge St) or email firstname.lastname@example.org before 1/20. Thank you very much!!
New WAS Website Shortcuts
MR A.'s updates
IT'S CIRCUS TIME!
Attached is the information and order sheet for our trip to Ringling Bros. and Barnum and Bailey circus. We need to get the order in quickly so please send in your form by JANUARY 30th. We normally get 250-300 people for this exciting event so don't miss out. Thanks.
chatham rec sports registration
Registration is now open for Chatham Youth Baseball, Softball and Lacrosse.
Registration will open January 17th for Chatham Youth Track and Chatham Special Needs Adaptive Track
Baseball, Softball and Lacrosse are all open to Chatham resident children currently in grades K-8.
Youth Track is open to Chatham resident children currently in grades 3-8.
Special Needs Adaptive Track is open to Chatham resident children currently in grades 1-5.
To register for Baseball go to chathambaseball.com
To register for Softball go to chathamsoftball.com
To register for Lacrosse go to chathamnj.usl.la/
For information about Youth Track and Special Needs Track go to chathamrecreation.org. To register go to the registration tab Community Pass – Register Spring.
Please watch for registration deadline dates or wait list information for each activity.
Please visit our PTO Community Corner for more information on these and other community and programs. CLICK HERE TO VISIT COMMUNITY CORNER.
The Chatham Softball Club is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 2016 Spring Youth Softball Leagues. The season runs from April until early June and this program is open to all girls in Grades K-8.
Log on to the Chatham Softball Club website and click the Register Now button to register for the upcoming season. You will need to set up a Member Account if this is the first time you are registering for programs online. Registration fees vary for each grade level and include the cost of field usage, umpires, insurance, equipment, and uniform shirts. Players are responsible for providing their own softball glove and purchase their own uniform pants. More details regarding uniforms will be sent closer to the start of the season. Registration opens on December 15, 2015 and will remain open until February 15, 2016. Those who register early (before January 15, 2016) receive an "early bird" discount and will be charged the fees that were in place for the 2015 season. We encourage you to register early to receive your discount and to secure your spot on a team. Information for our pitching, winter skills and spring training clinics will be available in the next few days. Please look for another email from Chatham Softball Club with registration information for these programs.