January 29, 2016
PTA Pancake Breakfast is Tomorrow - Jan. 30th from 8:30am until 10:30am!
Community Engagement Session 4 - Come Chat with Us!
Students and Teachers are getting FIT!
Washington has recently added a SmartTV teaching station in the LLC and a green screen. This week Mr. Babb worked with Mrs. Lanza's class as they used the green screen and Ipad Airs purchased by the PTA to demonstrate their learning through video production.
You can read more here about the CUSD 200 FIT Vision.
Ms. Sheppard & Mrs. Hrunek try out the green screen on inservice day
Teachers try out new apps on the PTA-funded Ipad Airs
Mrs. Lanza's class creates using the green screen
Washington Students Appear in City of Wheaton Video
Feb. 12 - 5th grade bowling trip
Feb. 12 - Valentine Parties 2:30pm (Kindergarten AM 10:45am)
Feb. 15- NO SCHOOL - Presidents' Day
Feb. 16, 19, 22 - 1st grade science activities with Mr. Lee
Feb. 17- Community Engagement Session Four 7pm at Monroe Middle School
Feb. 25 - Kindergarten Round-up for incoming kindergarten parents 2016-2017 (Registration 6:30pm; Meeting begins at 7:00pm)
Feb. 25 - 5th grade field trip - play at Paramount Theater in Aurora
Feb. 26 - 1st grade field trip - play at College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn
Feb. 26 - Yearbook orders due
Feb. 26 - PTA Butterbraid sales begin
Valentine's Day Information
Students may bring Valentine cards to distribute to classmates. Please make sure your child brings a Valentine for every child in the class. Valentines may not include candy. Children will not be allowed to distribute any Valentine that includes food. Valentines with stickers, pencils or other small non-edible items are allowed.
Students will enjoy treats at the party that parent volunteers have planned in collaboration with the classroom teacher.
Save the Date - PARCC Testing
Last year, there were two PARCC testing windows; this year there is only one. PARCC Testing for 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders at Washington will be April 12 through April 20. PARCC tests are given in mathematics and English Language Arts.
Yearbook Sales have Begun!
- You can order a yearbook online by clicking Online Ordering for 2015-2016 Washington Yearbooks and entering our Yearbook ID code: 5709516.
- You can visit the PTA page of the Washington website, Washington Yearbooks 2015-2016, to link to the ordering information.
- You can also use the order form that came home in backpacks. There are extra order forms in the hallway outside the main office.
If you believe you purchased a Washington yearbook during the online registration process at the beginning of the school year, you did not.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Amy Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Welcome, Nurse Christina Motz!
News from the Health Office - Free Dental Screenings
1st Grade Scientists Explore Matter!
It's Cold Weather Scale Time!
You can view the Cold Weather Scale on the Washington website under the Parents & Students heading or by clicking this link: Cold Weather Scale.
Thank you, January WatchDOGS!
There will be an opportunity to sign up for WatchDOGS Feb.-May at the Pancake Breakfast. If there are slots remaining, we will email an electronic sign-up.
Kindergarten Dates Set
This year's Washington Kindergarten Round-up meeting for incoming kindergarten parents will be Thursday, February 25, 2016 at Washington. Registration begins at 6:30pm, and the informational meeting begins at 7pm. The districtwide informational meeting on All-Day Kindergarten will be held Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 7pm at Whittier Elementary School. Please share this information with neighbors who will have children in kindergarten next year.
If you have a child who will enter kindergarten Fall 2016, please let Donna Smejkal know at email@example.com or (630) 682-2222.