Washington Weekly

February 28 - March 4

This Week

Note: Please make sure students come to school dressed appropriately for the weather with warm clothes as snack will continue to be outside. Lunch and recess will vary depending on weather conditions and temperature.

Monday, February 21- Friday, February 25

Schools Closed, Mid-Winter Break

Wednesday, March 2

General Music Concert, recording will be shared with families to enjoy at home

"Dress for Success"- see details below

Thursday, March 3

LinkIt! ELA Benchmark Assessment

General Music Concert- Wed., 3/2

Hello Washington Families,

We are very excited for your children to participate in our General Music Concert on Wednesday March 2nd, 2022 at Washington School. This concert will be recorded during school on March 2nd, 2022 and will be accessible for 24 hours via a link which will be sent to you the week of the concert. There will not be a parent audience for this concert.

On Wednesday March 2nd, we ask that your child arrives at school “Dressing for Success.” Since this is their first performance in quite some time, we would love for them to dress up for the occasion! There is no specific color or outfit request, just please be sure your child is wearing school appropriate attire and they may bring a change of clothes for after the concert.

After a long hiatus from performing, we are excited for your children to have this opportunity to make music together again. They have worked very hard and we hope you enjoy watching the concert together as a family in the comforts of your home!

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our music teacher, Aileen Koch aileen.koch@millburn.org or Peter Mercurio peter.mercurio@millburn.org.

Have a wonderful Winter Break!

Peter Mercurio, Principal & Aileen Koch, General Music Instructor

LinkIt! ELA Benchmark Assessment

Dear Washington School Families,

Thank you for your partnership this school year as we work together to help our students learn and grow. We wanted to share with you that on Thursday, March 3 your child will participate in an English Language Arts (ELA) Benchmark Assessment using an online platform called LinkIt.

The benchmark results are for instructional purposes only and will provide important information to your child’s teacher about their growth over the course of the year, strengths and areas of needed growth for upcoming lessons. Please note, this benchmark is only one of multiple measures that we use to make instructional decisions.

The assessment will begin at 9:15 am and take approximately 45-55 minutes to complete. We have built-in extra time for students with accommodations.

Thank you for your continued support.

Peter Mercurio, Principal

Random Acts of Kindness Day

This week the Washington School celebrated Random Acts of Kindness Day 2022, held on Thursday, February 17th. Our theme for the day was, "The Bank of Washington School - Make a Deposit in Someone's Bank Account Today!" Our students were reminded that when we make deposits in someone else's bank account, we also fill our own. Each student made their own paper bank account. Inside they will house the deposits (compliments) they received from their classmates.
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Special Presentations ~ Freedom Stories & Chinese Calligraphy!

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Nurse's Corner: Message from Mrs. O'Gorman

In anticipation of updates to the mask mandate, one of the metrics used to make decisions about future plans is vaccination status.

  • Please make sure your child is vaccinated and boosted (where appropriate) and update your child’s vaccination status. It is used to determine quarantine timelines.
  • Elementary parents should enter the information using the PowerSchool Form in the Parent Portal and in the PowerSchool App
  • Get instructions here.

Congratulations, Washington!

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Washington School

Peter Mercurio, Principal

Kerry Emmanouilidis, Instructional Supervisor