Washington Update

Family Communicator - May 11-15, 2020

Last Day of School

The last day of school has been set as Monday, June 15th for the Washington School students.

Pandemic - P-EBT Cards

The Massachusetts Government is introducing a program to help with food costs. All students that qualify for free / reduced lunch will be receiving a Pandemic - EBT Card in the mail within the next few weeks. Families that already receive SNAP benefits will have this money added to their EBT card, rather than receiving an additional card in the mail. The card can be used for food. You should receive $5.70 per student per day for $28.50 per student per week. We believe you will get a monthly total of just under $200 per child added to this card when it first arrives. The P-EBT card can be used to buy food at stores that accept SNAP / EBT. You can buy the following items. https://www.mass.gov/files/documents/2016/08/wr/snap-eligible-foods.pdf?_ga=2.255139085.46967995.1585141848-1340380686.1579544316


Other questions related to the P-EBT cards can be found at https://www.mass.gov/info-details/pandemic-ebt-p-ebt.


The P-EBT card will be replenished, but is different for each family.

Happy Mother's Day

Although the world has changed I hope you all can find happiness in being a parent. From all of us at the Washington School, we wish you a Happy Mother's Day!

Grade 2 STEM Project

Grade 2 families can pick up A Grow an Herb project from the Washington School on Monday-Wednesday of next week. Each bag contains soil, a growing tray, recipes, and directions for planting. The kits are first come first serve and will be left in a bin on the front steps of the school. Please take one for each grade 2 student. This project was sponsored by Lowell's own Mill City Grows.

Packets - Week 8

Week 8 Packets are available on Monday, May 11th in the bin on the front steps of school for the School Week May 11th-15th starting at 11am. Please take one from the bin with your grade level drawer. Free notepads are in the bottom drawer if you need paper.


If you want to return packets, please put your child's first name, last name, and teacher name on the front of the packet and place in the bin just right of the door. A whiteboard will be there to guide you. If you have submitted packet work electronically, there is no need to return them.

Morning Announcements

On Wednesdays we will have a brief Zoom Morning Meeting for anyone who is interested. I will email the link next Wednesday morning. Zoom only allows 100 log-ins. It should only last about 15-20 minutes.


We will do the following:

1. Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag

2. Celebrate Birthdays for the Week

3. Talk about work completion

4. Tell the Joke of the Week

5. Play spoon games.

First Responder Thank You

We are putting together a Video to thank first responders from the Washington Community. If you want to participate, please make a sign, take a picture with the sign, and email the picture to marciecomtois@lowell.k12.ma.us.

Work for the Week is Listed Below. Find the teacher. Click on the Link

Classroom Teachers

Grade 4 - Mrs. Avelino - Room 212

Please use the following link to access remote Learning for Mrs. Avelino's class.

https://sites.google.com/view/grade4washington/daily-assignments?authuser=1

Office Hours - 10:00-11:00am

mavelino@lowell.k12.ma.us

Grade 4 - Mrs. Parisi - Room 211

Please use the following link to access remote learning for Mrs. Parisi's class.

https://sites.google.com/view/grade4washington/daily-assignments?authuser=1

Office Hours - 10:30-11:30am

eparisi@lowell.k12.ma.us

Grade 3 - Mrs. Hogan - Room 202

Please use the following link to access remote learning for Mrs. Hogan's class.

https://sites.google.com/view/washington-grade3/home

Office Hours - 10:30-11:30am

bhogan@lowell.k12.ma.us

Grade 3 - Mr. Deshler - Room 201

Please use the following link to access remote learning for Mr. Deshler's class.

https://sites.google.com/view/washington-grade3/home

Office Hours - 11:00am-12:00pm

rdeshler@lowell.k12.ma.us

Grade 2 Mrs. Burns - Room 106

Please use the following link to access remote learning for Ms. Burns.

https://sites.google.com/view/ms-burns-second-grade/home

Office Hours - 11:00am - 12:00pm

kburns@lowell.k12.ma.us

Grade 2 - Mrs. McCoy - Room 102

Please use the following link to access remote learning for Mrs. McCoy's class.

https://sites.google.com/view/mrsmccoy/home?authuser=0

Office Hours - 1:00-2:00pm

smccoy@lowell.k12.ma.us

Grade 1 - Mrs. Brady - Room 112

Please use the following link to access remote learning for Mrs. Brady's class.

https://sites.google.com/view/washington-wolfpack-firstgrade/home

Office Hours - 2:00 - 3:00pm

ashleybrady@lowell.k12.ma.us

Grade 1 - Ms. Bonin - Room 111

Please use the following link to access remote learning for Ms. Bonin's class.

https://sites.google.com/view/washington-wolfpack-firstgrade/home

Office Hours - 1:00 - 2:00pm

kbonin@lowell.k12.ma.us

Kindergarten - Mrs. Cahill - Room 101

Please use the following link to access remote learning for Mrs. Cahill.

https://sites.google.com/view/k-washingtonschool/home?authuser=1

Office Hours - 10:00 - 11:00am

dcahill@lowell.k12.ma.us

Kindergarten - Mrs. Desheneaux - Room 108

Please use the following link to access remote learning for Mrs. Descheneaux's class.

https://sites.google.com/view/k-washingtonschool/home?authuser=1

Office Hours - 10:00 - 11:00am

emdescheneaux@lowell.k12.ma.us

Pre-Kindergarten - Mrs. Quirbach - Room 114

Use her Class Dojo for assignments.

Office Hours - 9:00 - 10:00am

equirbach@lowell.k12.ma.us

Special Education

Allied Arts Team

Office Hours

Teachers will have an Office Hour each day and will answer questions related to packets and other assigned work. Please see the chart below for specific times the teachers are available for questions. Each teacher has selected ways of contact (email, Google Voice Phone Number, Dojo, etc...) If you have trouble reaching them please let me know. jmccrevan@lowell.k12.ma.us

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Washington Wednesdays

Just because we are not in school doesn't mean we lack School Pride! Put on your Washington t-shirts and send pictures to jmccrevan@lowell.k12.ma.us. Show us what you are doing at home for fun. We will post the pictures to the Facebook page. Go Wolfpack!

Grade 4 Families

We are putting together a slideshow for our end of the year celebration for grade 4 students. Could Grade 4 families only please send us a baby picture of your child? Please put it in JPEG format and email to lkatz@lowell.k12.ma.us or text to 978-710-8109. Please try to keep this a secret from the children.

Emails + Phone Numbers

When we send out phone calls, we also send emails of the information. If you are not getting either the emails or phone calls on Sundays around 4:30pm, please email me your updated phone number and/or email at jmccrevan@lowell.k12.ma.us.

Free Lunch + Work Packets

Good Morning,

Packets will also be given on Fridays and Mondays for the next week at the Grab and Go Lunch Sites. Please go to these Grab and Go Sites to get lunch, breakfast for the next day, and work packets. Times and locations are linked here.


https://www.lowell.k12.ma.us/Page/3776

How to contact us best!

Here is the best way to contact us going forward.



  1. If it is related to learning or technology, please contact the teacher first, then Jason McCrevan, principal, at jmccrevan@lowell.k12.ma.us.
  2. .If it is a food issue, please contact our Social Worker, Krista Kubick, at kkubick@lowell.k12.ma.us
  3. Everything else goes to Jason McCrevan, principal, at jmccrevan@lowell.k12.ma.us or text 978-710-8109.
  4. Our main phone line will be forwarded to a cell phone. Please only use for emergencies. 978-937-7635.