April 24, 2015
Welcome to Knightly News!
Greetings, Washington Parents!
Welcome to Knightly News, an electronic newsletter for Washington Knight families. Knightly News is just one additional way to keep in touch with all of the happenings at Washington School. First and foremost, we encourage you to regularly check your child's backpack our website including the web calendar. We also invite you to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @washcusd200.
PARCC End-of-Year Testing
Thinking of Next Year...
As June approaches, I know that many of your thoughts are already turning toward next school year. Soon, I will begin working with the teachers on student placement for next year. Since students move in and out of our attendance area and staffing can change over the summer, the process will continue into August. We do our best to develop classes that provide the best opportunities for optimal teaching and learning. Due to the complex nature of developing class lists, it is impossible to accommodate requests for specific classroom teachers. The following quote is from page 14 of the Parent/Student Handbook:
Many professional hours of planning and preparation are spent in the spring to ensure the most appropriate class placement for each child. To change even one student can upset the balance that was very carefully created by teachers and principals. Therefore, requests for a child's placement with a specific teacher are not invited.
We do value your input, and we invite you to share your thoughts and impressions about your child's needs. Feel free to email me at email@example.com. It will be most helpful to receive any information you have to share by mid-May. Please understand that class placements will not be finalized and communicated to parents until sometime in August.
Decorating Help Needed
Mixing it up with a Book Scramble!
If it's Spring, it's Time for Fling!
Join us for the Annual Spring Fling! Take Me out to the Spring Fling! All Washington families are invited. Children must be escorted by a supervising parent at all times.
Place: Washington School Gym
Cost: $5.00 per child (parents free)
What is it: A dance where you can socialize and mingle with other families! Live DJ with music, dancing, games and refreshments, and fun things to purchase!
Date Friday, May 8th from 7:00pm until 9:00pm
Wear your favorite baseball team apparel, (professional or park district) and be entered into a raffle!! Fun Prizes!!
There will be a special guest appearance by Kane County Cougar Mascot--OZZIE Cougar from 7:30pm until 8:30pm!
Thank you for Child's Play, PTA!
Honorable mention writers were also recognized at the assembly:
Amelia Kasztlelan, ADK
AM Kindergarten class
Stella Tarusha, 2nd grade
Ashlyn Kafer, 3rd grade
Ashley Ippolito, 3rd grade
Bridget Craig & Lori Dikena, 3rd grade
Elise Mueller, 4th grade
Kaela Maghinang, 5th grade
Ben Humecke, 5th grade
Nathan Metz, 5th grade
In addition, 1st grader Emma Jones, 2nd grade Dylan Todd, 5th grader Emily Beaudin, and 5th grader Brandon Swartz gave great performances as impromptu superheroes!
Book Collection for Ghana
April 27,28,29 - Second PARCC testing window for grades 3-5.
April 30 - Step Up day at Franklin & Monroe for 5th grade in the morning
April 30 - PTA Spirit Event - Village Tavern 11am-11pm
May 4 Fifth Grade Field Trip to Paramount Arts Theater in Aurora 9:30am-1:00pm
May 4 Band/Orchestra/Chorus Concert Dress Rehearsal 2pm
May 4 Band/Orchestra/Chorus Concert 7pm (doors open at 6:30pm)
May 5 Parent Night at Monroe for Incoming 6th Grade 7pm
May 8 First Grade Habitat Open House
May 8 Spring Fling 7pm-9pm
May 11 Kane County Cougars Game 6:30pm
May 12 Middle School Music Tour 10:45am
May 12 PTA Meeting 7pm
May 13 Field Trip for EL Students in 2nd-5th Grade to Chicago Botanical Gardens 9:30-3:00
May 14 Parent Night at Franklin for Incoming 6th Grade 7pm
May 15 Field Trip to Brookfield Zoo for 1st grade 9:30-2:00
May 20 Biography Presentations for 3rd Grade Parents
May 21 & 22 Outdoor Education in Lake Geneva for 5th Grade
May 25 NO SCHOOL - Memorial Day
May 27 Field Trip to Naper Settlement for 3rd Grade 9:30-2:00
May 27 Mad Science Presentations for 4th Grade
Kindergarten Visits Morton Arboretum
Mrs. Weisheit's ADK at Morton Arboretum
Fun in the Children's Garden
Mrs. Coover's Kindergarten Classes at the Morton Arboretum