Knightly News

June 10, 2019

Summer/Back-to-School Dates

June 11 - Last Day of School

June 11 - End-of-Year Assembly 2:00pm

June 13 - Summer LLC 1:00pm-6:00pm - Check out books for summer reading!

June 19 - Last day Washington Office is open.

August 1 - Washington Office re-opens

August 5 - Summer LLC 1:00pm-4:00pm - Check out books for summer reading!

August 6 - Walk-in registration 9:00am - noon and 3:00pm - 7:00pm

August 16 - Classroom placement information available in Synergy ParentVue 4:00pm

August 21 - First Day of School for Grades 1-5

August 22 - First Day of School for kindergarten

August 23 - PTA Ice Cream Social 6:30pm - 8:00pm

September 2 - NO SCHOOL - Labor Day

September 5 - Curriculum Night Time TBD

Staff Changes for Next Year (Revised)

Mrs. Colleen Miles, PE teacher at Washington and Whittier, will be retiring at the end of this school year. Mrs. Craig will be working with the principal of Whittier on securing a replacement for next school year. We wish Mrs. Miles a very happy retirement!

Crossing guard, Mr. Charlie Matthews, will be retiring at the end of this school year after 50 years as a City of Wheaton employee. Mr. Matthews has held a number of positions with the city and has assisted Washington families in crossing President Street for the last nine years. If you have encountered Mr. Matthews (Charlie) during your time at Washington, please join us in wishing him a happy retirement.

Ms. Melissa Koenig worked as an EL teacher this year at Washington and Lowell. Next year, she will be a full-time EL teacher at Lowell. Mrs. Cathy Liebenow taught music this year at Washington, Whittier, and Sandburg. Mrs. Liebenow will be leaving at the end of this school year and teaching music outside of CUSD 200 next year. We wish Ms. Koenig and Mrs. Liebenow all the best!

Ms. Amy Consolazio, 2nd grade teacher, will be returning to Madison Elementary School next year. Ms. Consolazio moved from Madison this year when their enrollment changed; she now has the opportunity to return, and we wish her well!

Thank you to Mrs. Megan Burke for moving into the special education resource position this winter, replacing the late Mrs. Mary Schlick. The position was a one-year only position, so we wish Mrs. Burke all the best.

Mrs. Beth Miller, 2nd grade teacher, will be moving into a full-time special education resource position next school year. This will give Mrs. Miller the opportunity to work with Washington students in all grades and to utilize her LBS1 special education licensure. The special education team welcomes her on board! Mrs. Craig will share information about a teacher to replace Mrs. Miller in 2nd grade later this summer.

Parent Summer Book Give-Away - Pass it On!

New York Times Best-Selling author, Jessica Leahy, will come to CUSD 200 next year on September 19th at 7:00pm at Hubble Middle School to offer a parent seminar based on her book, The Gift of Failure. Washington has some copies of the book to provide to parents. If you are interested in reading the book this summer, please email Mrs. Craig at by June 7th. If you receive the book, please pass it to another Washington parent when you finish the book. We hope that each copy will make its way to at least five Washington parents prior to Jessica Leahy's visit.
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Summer Learning Resources

We hope our students continue to read, read, read over the summer! Mr. Babb will open the Washington LLC to our families two days this summer:

Thursday, June 13 - 1:00pm-6:00pm

Monday, August 5 - 1:00pm-4:00pm

Also, check out the LLC webpage for links to reading, research, math, and coding websites.

Math coach, Mrs. Russelle, recommends for math games and the summer math challenge and these math sites as well:

Our reading teachers, Mrs. Dillon, Ms. O'Shea, and Mr. Cerny have shared these resources:

Picture Book Read-Alouds:

Summer reading program at Wheaton Public Library

Summer reading program at Carol Stream Public Library

17 Free Summer Reading Programs - The Suburban Mom

Registration for 2019-2020 is Open

Registration for the 2019-20 School Year opened today, Monday, June 3. To register your child(ren), login to your ParentVUE account and complete the following 3-step process for each child:

  1. Review, update and confirm student permissions, contact information, Military-Connected student status, Incoming Kindergarten Early Childhood History and general student demographics.
  2. Review fees and select a payment option.
  3. Confirm you have reviewed/updated student information and processed fees

You can also access ParentVUE from the District website,, or on the homepage of any school website. If you cannot remember your password for ParentVUE, you can reset it on the ParentVUE website. If you have questions with registration email, call 630-784-7396 or contact your child’s school.

Military Connected Student Status
School districts are required by the State of Illinois to collect Military-Connected student data as part of the Every Student Succeeds ACT (ESSA). Collecting this data is a required part of registering your child(ren) for the new school year. Details regarding indicating a student as a Military-Connected student can be found here.

Fee Information & Waiver
A complete list of 2019-20 Student Fees can be found here. To apply for a waiver of fees, please review information on our website for instructions and necessary documentation. Applications for the National School Lunch Program will be available after July 1, 2019.

Health Requirements
Physical examination and immunizations are required before entering school in specific grades. Health requirement information can be found here. All documentation should be submitted to your school nurse as soon as possible and is expected before the first day of school. If you have questions, contact your school nurse.

High School Athletics & Activities Registration
Please find athletics registration information on Wheaton North and Wheaton Warrenville South’s websites. Note that there are additional health requirements and due dates for participation in high school athletics. Confirmation of having read the District 200 Co-Curricular Code, IHSA Key Provisions Regarding IHSA Rules and Student Athlete Consent to Treat-(Wheaton North Only) are required as part of Athletics registration.

Text Notifications
All schools have the ability to send text notifications to parents. To opt-in to text notifications, please make sure to list a cell number in the Cell field in your ParentVUE account. To check if you have a cell number listed, look within your ParentVUE account under the “My Account” tab. Even if you have a cell number listed as your home number, you will still need to add a number to the Cell field in order to opt-in.

School Organizations
Before you leave registration, please make sure to sign up for your school PTA or Booster Club. During the registration process, you can make a donation to our District's education foundation, the Student Excellence Foundation, by adding to your fees.

Please register your child(ren) and pay any necessary fees by June 30. If paid after June 30, fees increase by $10 per child. For questions regarding fees, please refer to the posted fee schedule.

Thanks to PTA, Mrs. Libby Hafkey & all the Volunteers! Field Day was so FUN!

Information about Band/Orchestra Registration for Next Year's 5th Graders

Wheaton North Summer Camps

Click here for information on Wheaton North Summer Camps.

6th Grade School Supply Kits for Franklin

Carlson's School Supply Kits are now available to order for your 6th grader for the 2019-2020 school year!

This is as an option for anyone who would like the convenience of prepaying for your students' school supplies. One less thing to worry about when it's back-to-school time in August!

Just go to and search for Franklin Middle School to order.

The deadline to order is June 17th! Orders must be picked up at Carlson’s Store (111 E. Front St.) between July 25th and August 2nd.

Any questions- contact Ruth Lange at or 630-673-0227.

Last Day for Box Tops for Education & Coke Rewards

June 11th will be the last day to submit Box Tops and Coke Rewards. PTA collects both Box Tops and Coke Rewards; both are easy ways you can help raise money for Washington. Thank you to Mrs Mandie Porick for coordinating this program.