March 20, 2020 - E-Learning Edition
Note from Mrs. Craig
While I am still processing everything that has happened in the past week, I can definitely say that I am overwhelmingly proud of our school community!
In an extremely short period of time, our teachers created plans for e-learning and continue to research and try new things. Teachers are in contact with each other throughout the school days to help each other and share ideas. Most importantly, their hearts and minds are focused on doing their best to continue learning for their students in this unprecedented situation. I am not surprised, but I am so appreciative and impressed!
Teachers have kept me informed of their students' engagement and participation in e-learning activities. We've also enjoyed seeing the photos from the week of e-learning! This was an unexpected occurrence for students, and I am so proud of their efforts! I miss the kids!
Last, but certainly not least, many thanks to our parents. We realize that many of you are working from home and/or juggling a lot of changes and logistics while supporting your children in e-learning. You are a most valuable part of our team!
Please continue to remember that you are all part of Washington, even when we are apart. Take care and stay healthy!
E-Spirit Week March 23-27!
Monday 3/23 - Pajama and stuffed animal day
Tuesday 3/24 - Team jersey/t-shirt day
Wednesday 3/25 - Crazy hair or hat day
Thursday 3/26 - Washington spirit wear or school colors (blue and silver/gray)
Friday 3/27 - Spring break day (tropical prints, sunglasses, etc.)
Take a couple minutes to view Mrs. Craig's video message about e-spirit week.
Mar. 25 - ONLINE INTEREST for ADK opens in ParentVue at 8:00am
Mar. 30 - April 3 - NO SCHOOL - Spring Break
Franklin Middle School. 211 E. Franklin, Wheaton
Monroe Middle School 1855 Manchester, Wheaton
Carol Stream Crossing Apartments @ clubhouse on Gundersen, Carol Stream (yellow school bus)
St. Charles Square Apartments @ leasing office, Carol Stream (yellow school bus)
For a full list of food distribution sites, click here.
Food will not be distributed during spring break week March 30 - April 4.
In addition, there is a mobile food pantry on Wednesday, March 25 from 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. at Lowell Elementary (312 S. President, Wheaton) and on Wednesday, April 1 from 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. at Johnson Elementary (2S700 Continental Drive, Warrenville). Families will receive a week’s worth of groceries at no cost. This is open to any area family.
We partner with the Northern Illinois Food Bank to offer mobile pantries in our community. Mobile pantries will be a drive-thru format. Social distancing practices will be followed.
To date CUSD 200 has distributed more than 500 devices to students to support our E-Learning plans. If your child(ren) does not have a device and you need one, please call the District Office at 630-682-2000, and we will make arrangements to get you a device(s). Devices are being distributed 9:00am -12:00pm Monday through Friday the week of March 23rd at the School Service Center, 130 W .Park. Ave. in Wheaton.
The Department of Technology staff will be monitoring their Help Desk from the hours of 8:00 am till 8:00 pm throughout the school closure. We want to help you troubleshoot any technology issues you may experience. If you have questions regarding your E-Learning plan, please continue to contact your child’s teacher directly. Visit www.cusd200.org/technology for more information.
Resources from the Washington LLC
Welcome to Our New, Little Knight!
St. Baldrick's Event Goes Virtual
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 to all who are supporting this fundraiser!
Mr. Lee's Science Magic - Weather with 3rd Grade - Thanks, PTA!
Washington Celebrations - Way to go, Knights! (Revised)
This year, Washington had 54 entries submitted for PTA Reflections. Six students advanced and were honored February 24th at a districtwide ceremony at Hubble Middle School. Ellie Livingston and Chase Ewoldt are both advancing to the state competition. Josara Wilhelm was also honored as one of three districtwide winners of the Superintendent's Art Award. Thanks to Mr. Grant Rebro for chairing Reflections this year.
We were recently notified that Ellie Livingston will be advancing to the national Reflections competition! way to go, Ellie!!
Twelve of our Washington writers were award-winners in the annuarl ITBE Poetry Contest and were honored at a ceremony at the ITBE Conference on February 28th. Thanks to EL teachers Mrs. Amy Kovarik, Mr. Don Casper, and Mr. Brian Clark for supporting the students in their writing and submitting their work.
Washington made a great showing at the annual Franklin Middle School Charity Dodgeball Tournament. A team consisting of 5th grade girls from Washington and another school won the girls' tournament. One of the Washington 5th grade boys' teams finished in 2nd place.
Last, but certainly not least, congrats to the Washington Battle of the Books competition team for a season filled with great meets and tons of spirit and sportsmanship! We are so proud of you! Thanks to Mrs. Jill Baer and Mrs. Nancy Taylor for coaching the team this year.