Wasco Weekly


January 7, 2022

Wasco Families,

Wasco staff began our 2022 focusing on gratitude. As we think of our parent community, we are grateful for the expressions of gratitude you showed staff during the holiday season and helping us get back into school routines this week. It isn’t easy to keep us all healthy and safe, but your efforts to prepare your child for school really help! Thank you for connecting with your child’s teacher and the office so that we can listen and respond to your family’s needs.

Kind Regards,

Principal Brennan

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Important Upcoming Dates

January 10 PTO Zoom Meeting (See below for details)

January 17 No School for Students-MLK Day

January 18 No School for Students-Teacher Work Day

January 26 Early Release at 2:10pm

January PTO Meeting

We are always looking for new ways to support the teachers and students at Wasco. Please join us Monday, January 10th at 7pm via Zoom for our next PTO meeting.

We hope to see you there!

Jan 10, 2022 07:00 PM

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 879 5138 7754
Passcode: 413291

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 drive all the way forward so that we can load/unload as many cars as possible. 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.
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2022-2023 Kindergarten Enrollment

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Photos Needed For 21-22!

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Let's Get To Know...

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Mr. Jim Vejseli

4th Grade Teacher

Are there any embarrassing teaching moments you’re willing to share?

Mr. Vejseli: It was during the first week of school. Students had brought in a bunch of supplies that they would be contributing to our classroom. When asked where they should place the supplies, I asked them to simply “toss them in the back”. I made the mistake of thinking this would be done in an orderly fashion but instead ended up with a massive pile of notebooks, glue-sticks, pencils and other supplies. It probably took me over an hour to sort everything out.

If you could pass on any wisdom to your students, what would you share?

Mr. Vejseli: I would encourage my students to take chances and pursue the things that they are passionate about. The happiest people I know are the ones who decided to chase what they loved. Focus on your goals, make plenty of friends and laugh often.

How do you spend your summer breaks?

Mr. Vejseli: I like to use this time to recharge and focus on my physical and mental health. Summer break gives me time to make some healthy food and get plenty of exercise. I enjoy hiking, so I try and travel to Colorado any time I get the chance. A good summer is one that is spent outdoors and in the sunshine.

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

Previous News and Helpful Links

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In effort to communicate effectively with our families. We have revised the format of the Wasco Weekly Newsletter. Each newsletter will contain only this week's pertinent information. We have provided a link for you to access helpful resources and previously shared information. Your feedback is important. Please contact us with any suggestions you have. Link is above, titled "Previous News Helpful Links".
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