February 24, 2020
Save-the-Date - The 5K Leprechaun Lap is March 21st!
Creating Positive Identities Toward Mathematics
The mission of youcubed is to inspire math success for all students through growth mindsets and innovative teaching.
The website contains numerous resources for parents, including articles on a wide variety of topics such as:
6 Ways to Support Your Child’s Mathematical Development
Memorizers are the Lowest Achievers
The Stereotypes About Math That Hold Americans Back
Learn more here.
Growth Mindset for Parents is a free online course that takes about 30 minutes to complete. Parents learn what a growth mindset is, why it’s important, and best practices to support their children in developing this learning belief.
Learn more here.
Feb. 25 - PTA Dine-Our Maciano's 5pm-8pm
Feb. 26 - 1st grade Mrs. Belanger's Polar parent presentation 2:45pm
Feb. 27 - End of 2nd trimester
Feb. 27 - Kindergarten Round-up and Visit 6:00pm-7:00pm
Feb. 28 - NO SCHOOL - Teacher Inservice
Feb. 29 - Franklin Middle School Charity Dodgeball Tournament (5th graders may participate) 11:00am
Thanks for the Great Valentine Parties, PTA!
PTA Dine-Out at Maciano's
Kindergarten Round-up for Parents and Students
Informational sessions, called “Kindergarten Round-Up”, are for parents of children who will be starting Kindergarten in the 2020-2021 school year. Washington School’s Kindergarten Round-Up will be Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 6:00P.M. to turn in paperwork. The meeting begins at 6:30 P.M.
Kindergarten Round-Up is held in the school for parents and incoming Kindergarten children. The occasion gives parents the opportunity to meet the principal and the kindergarten teachers. Parents will also become acquainted with the kindergarten program. Parents will receive a copy of the Kindergarten Handbook at this meeting. This is also an opportunity for children to visit the school. Students will have another opportunity to visit the classroom in August prior to the first day of kindergarten
Parents are encouraged to begin the enrollment process before February 27 by bringing their child’s original birth certificate and three proofs of residency to Washington School. However, parents are certainly able to bring the necessary documentation to the Kindergarten Round-Up.
Parents who are unable to attend Kindergarten Round-up are asked to call the school at 630-682-2222 to add their child’s name to the Kindergarten mailing list.
For all necessary enrollment information, please visit www.cusd200.org. Please feel free to call the school with any additional questions.
Parents will need to pre-enroll their child in order to complete the online registration process.
Water Main Project on President St.
Per the City of Wheaton, please be aware that as of February 21, 2020, Trine Construction has resumed construction on the final leg of the water main replacement project on President Street (from Ranch Road to Bridle Lane). This work will impact bus and parent traffic on President Street at Washington School. Although Bridle Lane will not be blocked at the beginning of construction, vehicles on President Street will be delayed as traffic is flagged through the work zone.
The construction will begin at the south end of President Street at Ranch Road and commence north to Bridle Lane. We do anticipate water shutoffs, however, they will be scheduled for "non school" days or on Saturdays.
St. Baldrick's Time is Approaching
Our event will be March 25th at 2pm. Only Washington staff and students can register to be a shavee at this event, but parents are welcome to attend the assembly. Anyone can donate online. Students interested in being a shavee at the March 25th assembly should be signed up by Friday, March 13th on the Washington Baldrick's website. We will then send a Participant's Agreement home for parents to read and sign.
Washington families interested in donating can pledge a shavee or donate toward our event. All donations go to St. Baldrick's. Donate online here: Washington Baldrick's Donations.
We are honoring 4th Grader Chase Ewoldt with our event. Thank you for your support
Mar. 9 - PACE testing - 4th math & 5th reading
Mar. 10 - PACE testing 5th math & 4th reading
Mar. 11-13 - Science Fun with Mr. Lee in 3rd grade classrooms
Mar. 16 - PACE testing 3rd math
Mar. 17 - PACE testing 3rd reading
Mar. 19 - PACE testing 2nd grade
Mar. 21 - PTA Leprechaun Lap 5K
Mar. 25 - Dental Clinic
Mar. 25 - St. Baldrick's assembly 2pm
Mar. 26 - 2nd grade musical