December 17, 2019
Bravo, students & Ms. Pappalardo! What an entertaining winter concert!
December 20 - Spirit Day - Dress Like Holiday Magic
December 20 - Mrs. Weisheit's ADK Toy Shop play 1:15pm
December 20 - Morning kindergarten holiday party 10:45am; Holiday Sing-a-Long 2:00pm; Holiday parties 2:30pm
December 23- January 3 - NO SCHOOL - Winter Break
January 6 - SCHOOL RESUMES
5Essentials Survey for Parents is Open
The Illinois 5Essentials School Survey is now open for parents. 5Essentials rates how a school is performing in areas such as leadership, collaboration, family involvement, support, and instruction.
Now that 5Essentials is administered every year, it will be more useful for planning. Results from the survey will be used by both our school and the District 200 Board of Education to help guide our efforts.
The state will only provide a parent report for our school if at least twenty percent of our parents participate. We value your voice, so please take a few minutes to let us know how we are doing.
To take the short survey:
Choose the Parent Survey.
Enter “Dupage” for our county.
Begin typing "Washington" until you see the correct address.
January 10 - Deadline for parents to request PACE testing for grades 3-5
January 14 - PTA Meeting 7:00pm
January 15 - 4th grade presents Illinois history for parents 1:15pm-2:00pm
January 17 - NO SCHOOL - Inservice Day
January 20 - NO SCHOOL - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
January 25 - PTA Fun Fair 11:00am
January 28 - Parent Workshop: Legal Marijuana- Now What? 7:00pm at WWSHS
January 30 - Traveling Native American Museum for 3rd grade
Elementary Testing for the Program of Accelerated Curriculum and Enrichment (PACE) Grades 2-5
All 2nd graders will be screened for PACE in February 2020 using the Cognitive Abilities Test. More information will follow in January 2020. Parents of second graders who are eligible for further PACE testing based on the Cognitive Abilities Test and/or local assessments will be notified at the end of February. Testing will qualify students for the following 2020 -2021 classes: 3rd Grade PACE Mathematics and/or 3rd Grade PACE Reading.
In March 2020, the PACE Office will host testing for currently enrolled 3rd, 4th and 5th grade
students. Students in Grades 3-5 may be recommended for testing by their teacher and/or
parent. The deadline for a parent to request PACE Testing is Friday, January 10, 2020. This
testing, which will include the CogAT 7 and subtests from the Iowa Assessments. Testing will
qualify elementary students for participation in one of the following 2020-2021 classes: 4
th and 5th grade PACE Mathematics, 4th and 5th grade PACE Reading, or 6th grade Fast-Paced Mathematics and 6th grade Fast-Paced Language Arts.
Please Note – Students currently in PACE program classes do not need to re-test. Students currently attending a private school and/or homeschooled, but reside in the District 200 attendance area, are also eligible for PACE program testing. Testing will take place at each elementary school around the first or second week of March, scheduled around mandatory state testing. Parents will be notified by their child's school about testing dates & times prior to testing. Parent Testing Referral Forms can be found on the District 200 website
Please contact the District 200 PACE Office at (630) 682-2024 or email PACE@cusd200.org with any questions.
Save-the-Date: Family Night of Fun & Learning - Thursday, February 6th at 6:30pm
New Social Studies Curriculum
Washington Teachers Awarded Student Excellence Grants
Visit the Student Excellence Foundation Tree at Cantigny
Please join the Foundation for the holidays at McCormick House! The Student Excellence Foundation has been chosen as one of seven local charities to decorate a holiday tree at the mansion. Stop by for this holiday season with family and friends and vote for District 200 students, educators, and classrooms by voting for the Student Excellence Foundation’s tree.The tree receiving the most votes will receive a prize of $2,500 from the McCormick Foundation.
Spotlight on SEL
Kindergarten Round-up for Parents and Students
Informational sessions, called “Kindergarten Round-Up”, are for parents of children who will be starting Kindergarten in the 2020-2021 school year. Washington School’s Kindergarten Round-Up will be Thursday, February 27, 2019 at 6:00P.M. to turn in paperwork. The meeting begins at 6:30 P.M.
Kindergarten Round-Up is held in the school for parents and incoming Kindergarten children. The occasion gives parents the opportunity to meet the principal and the kindergarten teachers. Parents will also become acquainted with the kindergarten program. Parents will receive a copy of the Kindergarten Handbook at this meeting. This is also an opportunity for children to visit the school. Students will have another opportunity to visit the classroom in August prior to the first day of kindergarten
Parents are encouraged to begin the enrollment process before February 27 by bringing their child’s original birth certificate and three proofs of residency to Washington School. However, parents are certainly able to bring the necessary documentation to the Kindergarten Round-Up.
Parents who are unable to attend Kindergarten Round-up are asked to call the school at 630-682-2222 to add their child’s name to the Kindergarten mailing list.
For all necessary enrollment information, please visit www.cusd200.org. Please feel free to call the school with any additional questions.
Parents will need to pre-enroll their child in order to complete the online registration process.
More Washington Highlights
Text Feature Scavenger Hunt
Mrs. Longhini's 2nd grade
Band Comes A-Caroling!
Mr. Klos and 5th grade band
PTA Wrapping Elves
Thanks, Mrs. Baer, Mrs. Merrell, and Mrs. Klich
Please Help Us Keep Our Students Safe
- If your child walks to school, please remind him/her to watch for cars and cross President St. with the crossing guard.
- Be vigilant of children when driving close to the school and drive very slowly in the flow zone and main parking lot.
- Passing a school bus while it's stop sign is out is strictly prohibited.
- Please observe our parking lot and FLOW ZONE procedures, including during BASP pick up and drop off. The driveway by door one is an entrance, not an exit.
- Using a hand-held cell-phone while driving is prohibited.
- We ask that you keep dogs off school property during arrival, school hours, and dismissal.
- Please do not double and triple park in the school parking lot or on Bridle Lane.
- Please observe the No Parking signs along Bridle Lane. The Wheaton Police Dept. acknowledges parents need to drop off and pick up their children from school. They ask that cars refrain from lining up on Bridle Lane until 8:45am and 3:15pm. Cars there prior to those times and cars left unoccupied may be subject to a ticket.
Thank you for partnering with us to keep our children safe.