Washington Mini Tigers

November 2022

Message from the Principal:

I can hardly believe that 2 months have already flown by this school year. Yesterday we were able to celebrate the 112 students who met the I-Ready Challenge of passing at least 30 lessons in September and October. We are already seeing some great growth for many students. Keep reading together at home each school night. As a school, we continue to focus on character development and “leaving everyone better than we found them” each and every day. Please talk with your child and ask them what they are learning in regards to gratitude as well as their latest breathing technique to keep a calm mind.

Our students are working on gratitude for the month of November and I shared with them at lunch yesterday that one of the many things that I am grateful for is our students. We are fortunate to have such caring, empathetic and hard-working students at Washington and this does not go unnoticed. We recently had a guest author/educator, Ellin Keene, at Washington to teach some reading lessons to our students and she said that she did not want to leave. She complimented our students and said they had great manners and were very thoughtful in their responses. I am beyond proud and you should be too. We love our school community and are very grateful for having such supportive families.

Here is to a great November!

Proud to be your principal,

Danielle Vekich

Parents - Please have your children wear warm coats with hoods!

Have you ever wondered where your children's coats, sweatshirts or sweaters have disappeared to? Please feel free to come and go through our pile of clothing. You can ask your child to, but we've noticed they don't seem to like to do this.

Mr Garry's 6th grade class

Mr. Garry’s class did an Ablative Shield challenge to study energy transference.

The challenge was to have an egg survive 3000 degree temperatures for 3 minutes.

The students were given several types of materials to build their shields.

Big picture

October 2022 - Mini Tiger Winners for “Responsibility”


Oliver Cane – KAS

Denver Harrington – KHH


Charlotte Baggett – 1TK

Luna Bella Andablo-Cansino – 1SL


Sulmi Arrianga Gomez – 2AB

Perla Covarruvias – 2MK


Carson Owens– 3CL

Emily Jaimes Gutierrez – 3MM


Skylar Carlisle – 4HS

Aleena Bussanich – 4RA

Citlali Tolentino - 4/5CT


Rosalee Egan – 5FN


Minnie Pearl – 6DG

Cristian Calvillo Gonzales – 6SJ


Kailee Phillips –RT/MC

Kymberley McGuire - AP

Cardio Club

“Cardio Club”:

  • begins MON Oct. 3… then every school day MON-FRI, unless cancelled for weather or teacher absence (if cancelled they can wait in the gym until they are excused to class)
  • 8:50-9:05am… doors close at 8:55… after Cardio Club, kids can grab their school breakfast and head to class
  • Grades 1-6… kindergartners allowed only with older sibling
  • only drop-off students will be allowed since no buses arrive early enough
  • kids will be expected to walk or jog for fitness… consistent joggers may qualify for special “Running Club” events in the future, after-school on Seminary Hill
  • a few after-school sports offerings will be offered soon, more info to come… fall session will begin the week after conferences, and run up to Thanksgiving week (5 weeks)


50cents/1 bag per student


We will be having our first PTO meeting on Wednesday December 7th from 4:15-5:00. Our PTO meetings will be the first Wednesday of each month from 4:15-5:00. The meetings will be in person, but families are also welcome to join in on ZOOM.

Big picture


We are having a clothing drive. Please bring any unwanted clothing to the school in a plastic bag that you would like to donate. Thank you!

You are invited!

Join us in earning cash for our school by using the Box Tops app. It’s an easy way to make a difference. All you have to do is buy Box Tops participating products (like Cheerios!) and scan your grocery receipt. Box Tops are worth $.10 each and they add up fast! Twice a year, our school receives a check to help pay for whatever we need - equipment, supplies or experiences the kids love!https://btfe.smart.link/c2jjdifkw?referral_code=S1QA13FH

Upcoming Events

November 9,16,30 Early Release at 2:00

November 10 Veteran's Day Assembly/Families are welcome at 2:30

November 11 No School - Veteran's Day

November 18 Fall Carnival in the gym 5:00-6:30 (we will be raffling turkeys)

November 23 2 Hour Early Release at 1:30

November 24-25 No School - Thanksgiving Break

November 28 No School - Trimester Break

December 7 PTO Meeting 4:15-5:00

December 16 2 Hour Early release at 1:30

December 19-30 No School - Winter Break


Centralia School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Civil Rights Coordinator & Title IX Coordinator: Tabitha Whiting (twhiting@centralia.wednet.edu); and Section 504 Coordinator: Tammy Jensen-Tabor, (jensen-tabor@centralia.wednet.edu) (360) 330-7600, 2320 Borst Avenue, Centralia, WA 98531-0610.

800 Field Avenue, Centralia, WA, Stati Unitipublicrelations@centralia.wednet.edu360-330-7641centraliaschools.org/wa