Washington Weekly

January 27, 2022

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Washington Families,


We are still continuing to see positive COVID cases here at Washington. We ask that you continue to help us in every way to help prevent the spread here at school. It is the expectation of NPS that students and staff wear a mask and all visitors to the building are required to wear a mask.


Please contact the office immediately if you, your child, or a family member tests positive so we can provide quarantine guidance/information. If your child is ill and showing any COVID symptoms please call and visit with Ms. Shannon so she can walk you through illness and COVID protocols. Our goal is to keep everyone safe and well and we appreciate all you do to help us accomplish this.


We are also continuing to email parents of close contacts. As positive cases continue it is impossible for us to be able to make phone calls to everyone. Please make sure to check the email that you have on your Infinite Campus account regularly during this time.


As always, we are here to help your family in any way we can. Please reach out to us at lconnery@norman.k12.ok.us, slowery@norman.k12.ok.us or through the school # at 366-5984 if we can assist in any way.


Stay safe and well!

Dr. Connery & Mrs. Lowery

Washington Calendar

Check here for important dates and events happening at Washington!

February Breakfast/Lunch Menus

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Teachers/Staff Favorite Things

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February Virtue of the Month - LOVE OF LEARNING

Love of learning is being excited to learn new things, even when they are challenging.


"Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere."

Spring Parties - Friday, February 11th

Our annual spring parties will be held on Friday, February 11th. We will still have safety protocols in place this year, thus parents will not be able to attend parties.


You should be seeing information coming home soon from your homeroom parents and/or child's teacher with more information about the spring parties.


We want this to be a fun day for our students but will continue to follow our safety protocols. Thank you for your assistance in helping us keep everyone safe and well!

World's Finest Chocolate Fundraiser Has Started!

Hey Eagles! Let’s Keep Selling that Chocolate! The top seller at Washington will win a $300 Walmart Gift Card! The top selling class in each grade will win a Super Fun Party! Get creative (yet safe) in selling these chocolate bars to help our amazing school! Once you have sold one box, you may return the payment in full and checkout an additional box! All money will be due on February 11 (please pay in the form of a check made out to Washington PTA). Thank you for your help in supporting the Washington PTA!

Can You Volunteer?

Washington Parents,


As you are likely aware, positive Covid cases continue to spike across the country, the state, and our community. Our school is no exception to this trend. Our top priority is your student’s health and safety and similarly, we want to take every step we can to keep school open for as long as possible for our students who depend on us each and every day.


Though we remain open for now, with the number of student absences and faculty absences, this is becoming more challenging. If you have the ability to help us out by volunteering to assist with supervision and help around the school we would love to have you.


To put your name on a list to volunteer please contact our office at 405-366-5984 and ask to speak to Wilnellia Lima. She can provide more information, including links to the volunteer form and required background check.

Share Fair Deadline Extended to February 1st!

Washington will host its annual Share Fair on Thursday, February 17th in the Washington library and gym. All students (grades K-5) are invited to create an individual invention, science fair project, history project, or art project at home for the fair. We will not be selecting winners. Instead, all students will receive recognition for their creativity and effort. The Share Fair exhibits will be set up for students to view during the day on Thursday, from 8:00 AM – 2:30 PM. On Thursday evening from 6:00 pm –7:30 pm, students will be able to share their presentation with observers, evaluators and Washington Families. (Projects will need to be cleaned up by students or parents after the evening session) Your child should have already come home with a letter about participating along with a form to be turned in. I am hoping to have over 150 projects on display. Please contact Mrs. Trumble with any questions. ( tammyt@norman.k12.ok.us )

We Need Your Photos!


The yearbook needs your help!


Please send any of your back to school photos from the beginning of the year. Also any photos of your child/children in their extra curricular activities from outside of school. We'd love to showcase their talents!


There is an easy way to upload those at the link below.


https://images.jostens.com/417765959

It's Time to Get Ready for the Eagle Run!!

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Above & Beyond - NPS Employee Recognition

This program is designed to encourage our employees to go above and beyond, taking that extra step to provide excellent customer service to our students and families in the Norman Public Schools. We invite employees, administrators, parents, and guardians to participate in the process by nominating Norman Public School employees for outstanding customer service. Click here for the nomination form.

Emergency Broadband Benefit Program for Families

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has announced a new benefit program that seeks to help families struggling to afford broadband internet. The Emergency Broadband Benefit could help qualifying Oklahoma families who may need assistance with the cost of internet and other technology needs. Below are some quick facts on the new benefit program:

  • The Emergency Broadband Benefit is an FCC program to help families and households struggling to afford internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic. This new benefit will connect eligible households to jobs, critical healthcare services, virtual classrooms and more.
  • The Emergency Broadband Benefit will provide a discount of up to $50 per month towards broadband service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands. Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer or tablet from participating providers if they contribute more than $10 and less than $50 toward the purchase price.
  • The Emergency Broadband Benefit is limited to one monthly service discount and one device discount per household.
  • A household is eligible if a member of the household meets one of the criteria below:
    • Has an income that is at or below 135% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines or participates in certain assistance programs such as SNAP, Medicaid or Lifeline;
    • Approved to receive benefits under the free and reduced-price school lunch program or the school breakfast program, including through the USDA Community Eligibility Provision in the 2019-20, 2020-21 or 2021-22 school year;
    • Received a Federal Pell Grant during the current award year;
    • Experienced a substantial loss of income due to job loss or furlough since Feb. 29, 2020 and the household had a total income in 2020 at or below $99,000 for single filers and $198,000 for joint filers; or
    • Meets the eligibility criteria for a participating provider's existing low-income or COVID-19 program.

For more information on the program and how a family can enroll, visit https://www.fcc.gov/broadbandbenefit.

NPS COVID-19 Daily Dashboard

Click here to see the daily case reports by school in the district.

Bedtime Stories with the Book Club!

Make sure to join the Washington Elementary closed FB Group at the link below if you haven't already to join in!! Stories will either be live streamed or posted to the page on Tuesday nights at 7:00 p.m.


Washington FB Group

Washington Elementary Facebook Group

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World’s Finest Chocolate Fundraiser – Keep Selling that Chocolate, Eagles!
Hey Eagles! Let’s Keep Selling that Chocolate! The top seller at Washington will win a $300 Walmart Gift Card! The top selling class in each grade will win a Super Fun Party! Get creative (yet safe) in selling these chocolate bars to help our amazing school! Once you have sold one box, you may return the payment in full and checkout an additional box! All money will be due on February 11 (please pay in the form of a check made out to Washington PTA). Thank you for your help in supporting the Washington PTA!


Save the Date:

Washington PTA General Meeting: Thursday, March 3 at 6:30 p.m. via Zoom

Washington PTA Facebook Page

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NPS Student/Parent Policy Guide

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