Wasco Weekly


March 25, 2022

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Wasco Wolves Earned 4,000 PAWS!!

Wasco Families,

During the school day, our students have the opportunity to earn classroom PAWS for their demonstration of our character expectations: Be Safe, Be Kind, Work Hard, and Do the Right Thing. PAWS are given to classes when they demonstrate working together to learn in the classroom, display consideration for others in the hallway, cooperate in the lunchroom (to name a few). In honor of the amazing accomplishment, we played an all school game of BINGO on Thursday. We hope your child talks with you about this event and how they contributed to the reward. See some class photos below!

A couple weeks ago I shared our excitement about the Empower Show It Off Module. The students have been perfecting their storytelling and representation of ideas and stories. We have a sampling here for you below. Also, families can view final projects on their child's Empower schoology page. If you are unsure how to access your child’s Empower Schoology page, directions are provided here.

Kind Regards,

Principal Brennan


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Dancing Markers

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Street Mice

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JVR Band

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Summary of Empower Projects by Grade Level

Kindergarten and first graders have been working on their puppet shows the past few weeks. Both grade levels have created puppets and backgrounds (the setting) to perform their show while a classmate recorded their performance. As an extension, first graders are learning how to add music and other special effects using a program called WeVideo on their ipads.

Second, third, and fourth graders have been learning how to film and perform in videos as well as how to create elaborate stop motion videos. Students have also been learning how to edit their videos on WeVideo through their chromebook and use special effects like green screens and layering sounds. This past week, students started to brainstorm ideas for their final project.

Lastly, fifth graders have just wrapped up FLEX and have just begun a mini stop motion unit of their own. Students will be working on stop motion projects and learning to edit them in WeVideo.

Important Upcoming Dates

March 28 Spring Break

April 4 Students Return from Spring Break

April 6 State Testing Begins for grades 3, 4, 5

April 8 Epic Air Night (see ad below)

April 15 School Improvement Day: NO School for Students

April 28 Spring Photos

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Classroom Placement Requests 22-23

Please see the link below for the letter to families.
Classroom Placement Requests 22-23 School Year

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Lost and Found!

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Young Rembrandts After School Classes at Wasco

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Transition to Middle School

Kindergarten Enrollment

2022-2023 Kindergarten Enrollment

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Absences should be called in by 7:45 AM if your child will be absent for any portion of the day. The number is 331-228-2900 and has a voicemail. You can call during the evening or overnight and leave a message. Please leave your child's name, their teachers name and the reason the child is out. If they are ill, please indicate their symptoms.

Community News

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PTO News

Yearbooks 21-22

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Wasco PTO Volunteer Opportunities

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Notice: PTO Executive Board Positions Available for Next School Year 22-23

Our PTO has openings for Treasurer and Secretary. You can use the PTO’s Website (link here) to learn more about their work and find contact information. Individuals interested in serving should contact any of our current board members (contact information listed on PTO site). The election will occur at the May 9th PTO meeting.

Want to stay in touch with PTO?

Website- Please visit our brand-new website at the link below. We are working very hard to get this to be a great resource for all things PTO. This is going to be our main source of communication from here on out. We will be posting the most up to date information here.

https://sites.google.com/d303. org/wascopto/home

Email- We will still continue to send emails as needed

Freshschools- Please send an email to one of the following board members to get added to this communication platform. This is a great way to be able to get in touch with other student's parents.

Shannon or Scott Von Essen: WascoPTOPresident@gmail.com

Alison Sweet: WascoPTOVicepresident@gmail. com

Misti Floyd: WascoPTOSecretery@gmail.com

Heidi Hastert: WascoPTOTreasurer@gmail.com

Shannon Martin: sm3martin@gmail.com (Executive Fundraiser)

Please reach out with any questions you may have to any of the executive members above.

Thank You all for your continued support.

Wasco Elementary PTO

Previous News and Helpful Links

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In effort to communicate effectively with our families. We have revised the format of the Wasco Weekly Newsletter. Each newsletter will contain only this week's pertinent information. We have provided a link for you to access helpful resources and previously shared information. Your feedback is important. Please contact us with any suggestions you have. Link is above, titled "Previous News Helpful Links".
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