Washington Weekly

December 13 - December 17

This Week

Important Reminders:

We will continue to have lunch and recess outdoors, weather permitting. Please make sure students are dressed appropriately.

Monday, December 13 - Thursday, December 16

Elly Swartz, Author in Residence, Virtual Workshop #2: Creating Authentic Characters

Thursday, December 16

Spelling Bee, Qualifying Round after school (select students)

Friday, December 17

PTO Meeting, 9:15am

Upcoming Events

Thursday, December 23

Progress Reports can be accessed on Parent Portal

December Den Rally

Congratulations to our teachers and students who were recognized at today's Den Rally! Keep up the great work and continue showing your leadership skills.

A SPECIAL CONGRATULATIONS goes out to four of our Washington Wolves who won the National K-12 Chess Championship!

Ryan Zhu (Cassels/S), Bobby Qian (Policarpio/E), Raymond Wang (Del Vecchio/L) and Collin Du (Turrone/L) played at the National K-12 Grade Championship last weekend in Florida. They played seven rounds of tournaments in three days. As a team, they defeated 18 teams across the country and brought the Fifth Grade National Team Championship back to our Washington School!

In addition, two players also earned individual medals: Ryan Zhu won the 5th place for individual standing among all the fifth-graders and Bobby Qian won the 8th place.

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Code Day Recap

Code Day was a huge success! Thanks to Mrs. Haggerty for coordinating our day from start to finish and all the staff at Washington and the district that assisted with supervision, set up and clean up.

Thank you to our PTO for hosting the STEAM museum which added great fun and learning to our day.

Thank you to our guest speakers (many of them parents) for inspiring our students and educating them on the role that technology and innovation play in their careers.

Special Code Day Broadcast

Broadcast Club Presents...

All School Outdoor Lunch (Picnic Style!)

"SUM" Fun with Math

A Message from our Nurse, Mrs. O'Gorman

COVID Update:

Congratulations to all who have received their vaccinations, this is a huge factor in helping us move forward through this pandemic and in keeping school open.

This week our region of NJ switched to an area of high transmission of the virus. This impacts us directly as we now need to ask unvaccinated individuals to quarantine for 14 days if exposed to COVID-19. Please complete the vaccination record form on PowerSchool so we can know your child's vaccination status which will help us determine if your child needs to be quarantined.

Masks are encouraged to be used during outdoor activities that involve sustained close contact with other individuals. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated as we work together to keep our students healthy and safe

Important Note about Emergency Contacts:

Please make sure that the emergency contact listed in PowerSchool is an individual who can easily get to Washington School within 20 minutes of a phone call in the event that your child needs to be picked up and the parents/guardians are unavailable.

Congratulations, Washington!

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Washington School

Peter Mercurio, Principal

Kerry Emmanouilidis, Instructional Supervisor