October 9, 2015
School Improvement Goals
Every year Washington creates a school improvement plan to focus our efforts to continually improve instruction and student learning. This year, we have buildingwide goals in reading, math, social emotional learning, and two FIT (Future of Instruction and Technology) goals. FIT is a CUSD200 framework of best practices in instruction. You can view the CUSD200 FIT guide here: FIT Guide.
READINGStudent reading achievement will improve in the area of identifying or inferring the main idea and supporting details of a paragraph or passage.
Student math achievement will improve in the area of applying expressions and equations to real world situations.
SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING
Students will use communication and social skills to interact effectively with others.
FIT: COLLABORATION & CREATION
Group time requires meaningful contributions from all as well as individual accountability.
FIT: STANDARDS MASTERY
Formative assessment data based on standards and learning targets is used to design instruction.
Attendance is Essential
Attendance is reviewed monthly and attendance letters are sent when the rate of a student's absences becomes a concern. If absences are excessive, a doctor's note may be required in order for the absences to be excused. A student who has unexcused absences for 5% of the last 180 school days is considered truant.
If you have any question regarding when to keep your child home due to illness, please feel free to contact our school nurse Jackie Corso at email@example.com
Scenes from 1st Grade Corn Fest
Galloping Ghost - a Wheaton Tradition!
Watch D.O.G.S. Up and Running!
WatchD.O.G.S. helped out in math, reading, science, 1st grade corn fest, PE, library, art, lunch and recess!
Oct. 12 - NO SCHOOL Columbus Day
Oct. 15 - Mr. Utchen the Dictionary Man visits 3rd grade classes - afternoon
Oct. 15 - Parent-Teacher Conferences
Oct. 16 - Knights on the Run individual prizes awarded during announcements
Oct. 16 -- WDSRA activity with 4th grade classes - afternoon
Oct. 17 - Galloping Ghost 9:00am-10:30am at Hawthorne School
Oct. 20 - PTA Meeting 7:00pm
Oct. 21 - PTA Reflections entries due
Oct. 21 - EL Family Night 6:00pm-7:30pm
Oct. 22 - Kindergarten field trip to Cosley Zoo 9:15am-11:45am
Oct. 23 - Butterbraid Kick-off
Oct. 26 - Pumpkin decorating contest
Oct. 28 - Book fair 9am-5pm
Oct. 29 - Book fair 9am-7pm
Oct. 29 - PTA Book Fair Family celebration of reading 3:30-7:00pm
Oct. 30 - Book Fair 9am-5pm (closed during Halloween parade and parties)
Oct. 30 - Halloween parades and parties - Kinder AM parade 10:30/party 10:45-11:30 Rest of building parade 2:00/party 2:30-3:15
Thinking Ahead to Halloween
- Students may NOT bring candy or other edible treats to distribute to classmates. Party food is provided by the PTA party volunteers who communicate with teachers regarding allergies and other food restrictions.
- With the exception of morning kindergarten, students may not wear their costumes to school in the morning. Teachers will allow students to put costumes on prior to the afternoon parade. Parents may pick up their children at lunch if they prefer their children put costumes on at home.
- Costumes should be school-appropriate. They should not be overly graphic, scary or violent. Weapon-look-a-like accessories cannot be brought to school. Students' faces cannot be completely covered; we need to be able to identify all students.
Please contact Mrs. Craig with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org