Washington ELC and NJSD 4K Program

Weekly Staff Newsletter

May 2nd - May 6th, 2016

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!

This week's meetings/activities

Please review the meetings/activities for this week. If you feel I missed something, please let me know a.s.a.p.

Monday, May 2:

7:45--Check the GOOGLE DOC for bus changes!

4K Math Screener begins today

Tuesday, May 3:

7:15-8:15--Ask Austin!

3:30--Building/Program Leadership Team Meeting

Wednesday, May 4:

11:30--Eval/IEP (C.A-G)

2:30--Eval/IEP (Ivie)

3:46--Happy Hour @ Greene's Pour House (please RSVP so I know how many seats to save!! First beverage on me!)

Thursday, May 5:

8:00-10:00--Stacie @ Admin Mtg

Friday, May 6:

A look ahead:

May 9-20--4K PALS

May 30--Memorial Day

May 31--4K Program Concert

June 1--Last day of school for EC & 4K students

June 1--Progress Reports go home today

June 2--Last day of school for NJSD

June 3--Teacher last day

Teacher Appreciation

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Day/Week, I would like to commend each of you for the work you do each day!

Washington ELC and the 4K program are AWESOME because of all of you!!

You do amazing work each day with all of our children and families, regardless of how difficult some days can be.

Thank you for your smiles, hugs, positive attitudes, and countless hours you put in for our children. Your dedication does not go unnoticed!

I am blessed to be able to work with you and am so happy that my career has lead me to "the happiest place on earth!"

All my love,


Teacher Appreciation Day Offer


In honor of Teacher Appreciation Day, we're giving all educators a BOGO. Teachers, faculty and staff: bring in your school ID to any Chipotle in the U.S. on Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016 from 3pm–close to receive a BUY-ONE/GET-ONE BURRITOS, BOWLS, SALADS, or ORDER OF TACOS.

LMS Updates

With the change in the LMS placement of Heather to Horace Mann & Shattuck, we will no longer share that position with HM. In order to have our students continue receiving a library time, the following staff members will be joining WA to service the .2 FTE position:

Jenn McMahon--will service all PM classes (day TBD)

Amy Pritzl--will service 2 or 3 AM classes (day TBD)

Emily Wertanen--will service 2 or 3 AM classes (day TBD)

The concept is to have consistency for the students. Jenn will see all PM students once per week. Amy & Emily will see the same AM classes each week. (One of them will see 2 of the 4K classes and the other will see 2 of the 4K classes plus the EC combined class). Schedules have not yet been determined.

Bethany will be the LMS EA with a .27 FTE schedule that will be determined.

Although we will now have 3 LMS servicing our students, it will put an LMS in our building more often then just once per week.

We are going to make the best of it! :)

Personal Day Requests-Reminder

Principals received the following message from Mrs. Holt:

"We are getting to that time of year again when the weather begins to warm up and we are nearing the end of another school year. As such, a reminder that staff need to provide a 10 day notice (unless there is an emergency) when requesting personal leave. Please make sure that they are providing the 10 day notice. If not, please deny the request."

PLEASE make sure you are planning far enough in advance for your personal day. Also, you can't use a personal day to extend a holiday.

See me with questions!