Washington Early Learning Center

The Washington Eagles

Week of May 16th-May 20th, 2016

From the Eagle's Nest!

It is a bit chilly outside, but summer is just around the corner...promise!


We have many things to complete in our last few weeks of school. Please make note of the following items:


  • Please return your concert dismissal form by Friday (4K students only)
  • If you missed the yearbook order, it is not too late! Please read the information below
  • Please return all Washington library books by Friday
  • If you are in the building, check the lost and found box located near the office


Please contact the office, or your child's teacher, with any other end-of-year questions!


Thank you!

Mrs. Stacie Nelson

Please mark your calendars!

Upcoming Dates

May 16-20: PALS Pre-K Literacy Screener (literacy assessment for all 4K students)

Friday, May 20: Wear GREEN today for Mental Health Awareness!

Friday, May 20: All Library Books DUE by today (Washington Library)


Friday, May 27: NO SCHOOL (Professional Learning Day)


Monday, May 30: No School (Memorial Day)

Tuesday, May 31: 4K Program @Riverside Park (9:15-10:00 AM & 1:15-2:00 PM)

Wednesday, June 1: Last day of school for all EC & 4K students (Report cards home today)

Thursday, June 2: NO SCHOOL for EC & 4K students

Mental Health Awareness

May is Mental Health Awareness Month.


1 in 5 people (or over 1,200 of our students) will be affected by a mental health condition in their lifetime. The more we talk about mental health, like we do physical health, the more people will end the silence about mental health issues. Take action today to help others as we promote awareness, provide support, educate and advocate for equal care.


We will be doing a variety of activities to bring awareness to mental health during the week of May 16-20th. As a culmination to the week, I want to encourage everyone in the district to WEAR GREEN next Friday, May 20th. Show your support for all those who are affected by mental health concerns and their families. Any green will do.


There are also t-shirts for $10 that you can order from NAMI Fox Valley that advocate for mental health awareness. The link is below.


http://namifoxvalley.org/documents/MHAM-order-form-2016.pdf


Thanks!

Dr. Altekruse


(Please note: The activities will be done district-wide. Our early childhood and 4K teachers will be discussing this subject with students according to what is appropriate for young children. Therefore, you will not see as many activities in the EC & 4K classrooms as you may for older siblings. Thanks, Mrs. Nelson)

4K Program--Please return dismissal form by Friday!

Please return, if you have not already, the dismissal form regarding post-concert plans for your 4K child for our May 31st AM and PM concert at Riverside Park.


Please remember, students should report to school that day as normal and we will be taking students to the park. Please understand, for the safety of all children, you WILL NOT be able to bring your child to the concert, but are welcome to sign him/her out and take them home after the concert.


Riverside Park in Neenah is beautiful as it is located on the river, but that leads to our staff's biggest concerns for safety. We will bring children to the park on the buses and students will remain with their teachers, AT ALL TIMES, until the conclusion of the concert. Please do not call your child away from his/her teacher to visit with family or take individual pictures. You will have time after the concert to take family pictures. (Please note, however, the teachers will not be available for pictures as they will be supervising other students at this time.)


The dismissal form gives your child's teacher information on who will be dismissed at the park to an adult, and who will be returning on the bus to school. It is IMPERATIVE that you communicate, face-to-face, with your child's teacher and sign your child out before taking him/her from the supervision of our staff.


Thank you for your assistance and understanding in this very important matter!

Extra Washington Yearbooks

We have some extra Washington yearbooks for sale if you missed the previous ordering deadline. Yearbooks are $13.50 and will be sent home with students before the end of the school year.


If you are interested, please send a note with your child's name and teacher's name, along with a check (payable to Washington PTO), in a sealed envelope.


If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Jay at jklavetter@neenah.k12.wi.us or call the Washington office to leave a message.

Box Tops Contest Winner!

Our last Box Tops contest of the year is completed! In total, we collected 1773 Box Tops!


The classroom with the most Box Tops, and the winner of a popcorn party is:

Mrs. Hall's AM class with 516 Box Tops! Way to go!


Thanks for your assistance with this fundraiser!

Library News! Reminder!

All library books are due back to the Washington Library by Friday, May 20th!


Students will attend library classes on May 23, but will not be checking out or bringing home any more library books.


Thanks!

Lost & Found

Please check our lost and found box that is located in the hallway outside of the office.


Any items left will be donated to our school supply of extra clothing.

Community Events

Community Events Link - Be sure to check out the link on the district web site which keeps you up to date on current events and activities throughout the Fox Valley Community. Go to www.neenah.k12.wi.us/community/communityevents.cfm.

Absence Policy

If your child will be absent from school (Washington & ACI students), you will need to call the Washington ELC OFFICE at 751-6990 to inform us of this absence. If you call and need to leave a message, please leave the following information:


  • Child's name
  • Child's teacher
  • Reason for absence



We will record this information in our attendance system, and let your child's teacher know.


If you do not call the office, you should expect a call from us.


Please let us know if you have any specific questions!

Franklin Avenue Construction

Beginning on Monday, April 4th, we will have an alternate parking plan due to construction on Franklin Avenue. Please use the link below to access the map regarding available parking for drop-off and pick-up for Washington School.


**Please note, there will be limited space in the Washington School parking lot for NJSD parking, as city employees will be utilizing the entire back row. However, if the spaces are OPEN, you are welcome to park there for the 5-10 minutes it takes to drop-off and/or pick-up your child.


The buses will have a loading zone on the south side of Columbian Street, beginning at Walnut St., which will need to be kept clear of vehicle parking. There will be a parent parking/loading zone on Columbian Street closer to Oak Street.


Arrival and dismissal procedures will remain the same as we will utilize the same doors as we have all year.


For the safety of your children, please remain clear of the construction area on Franklin Avenue if there are construction workers and machinery in the area.


Thank you for your patience and assistance as we work through this situation together!


Mrs. Stacie Nelson, Principal


You can view the map here:

http://www.neenah.k12.wi.us/schools/washington/AprilMay2016parking.pdf

School Schedules

4K Program (Washington ELC & A Child's Imagination)

Mondays-Fridays

AM Session: 8:20-11:00

PM Session: 12:05-2:45


Early Childhood Program (Mrs. Poeschl & Mrs. Rosiejka)

Mondays-Thursdays (No School on Fridays)

AM Session: 8:20-10:50

PM Session: 12:05-2:35


Preschool Phonology (Mrs. Palau)

Mondays/Wednesdays: 8:20-10:50

Tuesdays/Thursdays: 8:20-10:50

Tuesdays/Thursdays: 12:05-2:35


Office Hours: Mondays-Fridays from 7:30-3:30

Office Phone: 920-751-6990

Office Fax: 920-751-6914


Mrs. Stacie Nelson, Principal & 4K Program Administrator

Mrs. Angie Calkins, Administrative Assistant

Visitor Policy

We welcome visitors to our school! However, for the safety of all children and staff, we require all visitors to check-in and wear a visitor badge if they are in the building. Please remember that if you are in the building, staff members will be looking for your visitor badge! Thanks for your support in keeping our building SAFE!