August 16, 2015
It's Back-to-School Time!
School begins this week! Here are some important back-to-school dates:
Tuesday, August 18 - Supply drop off for 1st grade only 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Wednesday, August 19 - First day of school for grades 1-5 all day 9:15am - 3:30pm
Wednesday, August 19 - Open house for kindergarten
10:00am - 10:45am for AM & ADK
11:00am - 11:45am for PM
Thursday, August 20 - First day of school for kindergarten
Friday, August 21 - PTA ice cream social 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Thursday, September 3 - Curriculum Night
Arrival and Dismissal
We are still awaiting our updated bus routes from Illinois Central. As soon as we receive them, we will post them on our school website, and I will update this newsletter with a link.
Once arriving on school property, students should line up at their designated doors:
Kindergarten & 2nd grade - Door 3 (west side of building)
1st grade - Door 4 (west side of building)
3rd grade - Door 6 (west side of building)
4th grade - Door 7 (courtyard north side of building)
5th grade - Door 8 - (northeast corner of building)
If you drop off or pick up your child by car, please familiarize yourself with the Flow Zone Procedures.
Also, please remember that it is illegal to pass a bus when it is loading or unloading children. There should be no car traffic at the front of the building during morning drop-off and afternoon pick-up. For the safety of our students, please follow our procedures and use the flow zone. Also, it it illegal to talk on a hand-held cell phone while driving. Doing so during arrival and dismissal greatly compromises the safety of our students. Please use the utmost caution when driving in the flow zone.
New Food Service Provider
Don't Forget to Check your ParentVue Permissions!
Check out our New Learning Garden!
Art and Music Move Inside!
Health Requirements for 2015-2016
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 the school nurse as soon as possible and is expected before the first day of school. If you have questions, contact Nurse Jackie Corso at (630) 682-2222 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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Welcome, New Washington Staff!
Mr. David Ourada student taught at Washington with 4th grade teacher Dan Cerny during the 2013-2014 school year. Last year Mr. O was our permanent building substitute. This year Mr. O will teach PACE in the morning and work as an aide in the afternoon. Mr. O is a proud product of CUSD200 (Madison, Edison, and WWSHS). He is a graduate of Wheaton College with a BA in Elementary Education and endorsements in both mathematics and language arts.
Mrs. Joanne Lang is also a familiar face to Washington; her three children attended Washington, she worked with the PTA Art Smart program, and recently worked as a long term substitute. This year, Mrs. Lang will teach part-time in the English Learners (EL) department. Mrs. Lang started her career teaching middle school and high school Spanish, follwed by an elementary content-based immersion program in Park Ridge. While working on her EL endorsement, Mrs. Lang taught Spanish through TIDE and Benedictine University; some of our Washington teachers were her students!
Mr. Mike Klos will be our 5th grade band director this year at Washington. For the past four years, Mr. Klos has taught 5th through 8th grade band in the Reed-Custer School District in Braidwood. Prior to that, he was the band director at Benet Academy in Lisle.
Mr. Klos is very excited to join the CUSD200 team. He will also be band director at several other CUSD200 elementary schools. He and wife Julia welcomed their son Brady earlier this summer.
Ms, Elizabeth Serrata will be teaching art at Washington on Thursdays; she will also be the art teacher at several other CUSD200 elementary school throughout the week. Ms. Serrata is a graduate of Northern Illinois University with a BS in Education Magna Cum Laude. She is looking forward to helping students explore the field of art and develop their creative minds. She is excited to be in CUSD200 as a first-year teacher.
We give a warm, Washington welcome to all of our new teachers! We will welcome new aides in the next issue of Knightly News.