Knightly News

April 6, 2020 - E-Learning Edition

Letter from Mrs. Craig (Revised)

April 6, 2020

Dear Washington Families -

We welcome you back to school as we return from spring break and resume e-learning. The state has shifted from the original two weeks of "Act of God" days to statewide Remote Learning/E-Learning. The district sent a communication around e-learning plans to parents today. If you have questions around those plans once you read over that information or throughout this stay-at-home time, please do not hesitate to reach out to your child's teacher and/or to me directly.

Please note that this Friday, April 10th is a non-attendance day, so there will be no E-learning on this day.

This newsletter includes information on food distribution and technology device distibution; both do continue Mondays through Fridays 9:00am until noon.

Please know that as a Washington staff, we are working to evolve with the ways we connect with students and support learning during this unprecedented situation. Your communication and partnerships are key.

We miss you and truly hope your families are staying healthy and well.

Jennifer Craig


"Hi" and "We miss you" from your Washington Teachers & Staff


Food Distribution (Revised)

Food Distribution continues from 9:00am-12:00pm Monday through Friday. Parents can receive sack breakfasts and lunches for their children. Sites in the Washington area are:

Franklin Middle School. 211 E. Franklin, Wheaton

Monroe Middle School 1855 Manchester, Wheaton

Carol Stream Crossing Apartments @ clubhouse on Gundersen, Carol Stream (yellow school bus)

St. Charles Square Apartments @ leasing office, Carol Stream (yellow school bus)

For a full list of food distribution sites, click here.

Mobile Food Pantry - April 7th

A mobile food pantry will be held Tues. 4/7 from 4-5:30p @ Wheaton North High School located at 701 W. Thomas Rd. in Wheaton. Truck will be parked by door 16, and the pantry will be a drive-thru format. Cars should enter the school campus on to the stadium drive off of Thomas Rd.

Technology Update (Revised)

If your child(ren) does not have a device and you need one, devices continue to be distributed 9:00am -12:00pm Monday through Friday at the School Service Center, 130 W .Park. Ave. in Wheaton.

The Department of Technology staff will be monitoring their Help Desk throughout the school closure. We want to help you troubleshoot any technology issues you may experience. If you have questions regarding your E-Learning plan, please continue to contact your child’s teacher directly. Visit for more information.

School Playgrounds are CLOSED during the Stay-at-Home Order

Message from Wheaton Police Department

Play "Know your Knights" with Mrs. Craig!

Know Your Knights

STEM Challenge!

Can you build a Rube Goldberg like the Moore Family did?
Washington Elementary on Facebook Watch

Temporary Library Cards Available to all CUSD 200 Students

Wheaton Public Library is offering a library card to anyone living in CUSD 200 boundaries. This temporary card can be used to download e-content and access databases and online learning resources. Sign up here: Wheaton Public Library.

Resources from the Washington LLC

The Washington LLC webpage provides links to online resources students may enjoy while at home, including research, math practice, typing practice, and coding. Check it out here: Washington LLC.

Virtual Field Trips

Food Insecurity Crisis Fund

In these unprecedented times, the Student Excellence Foundation for Wheaton-Warrenville District 200 has established a Food Insecurity Crisis Fund, an emergency fund providing resources for Community Unit School District 200 students and families facing food insecurity. Please donate to help local families.

In District 200, 28% of students come from low-income households. Each day, 3,310 students receive a free or reduced lunch. While the District has done an incredible job of meeting the food needs of families during the school week during this pandemic, many parents are struggling to feed their children in the evenings and on weekends.

Your donation today will allow District 200 social workers to connect local families with supportive resources to meet nutritional needs.

You can donate here: Food Insecurity Crisis Fund.

Thanks for Participating in E-Spirit Week - March 23-27!

Pajama Day

Team T-Shirt/Jersey Day

Crazy Hair/Hat Day

Washington Spirit Day

Spring Break Day

Stay Connected!

Now more than ever, it's important for us to stay connected as a school community. Consider following our social media sites. Links to all can be found on the homepage of the Washington website and also below:





St. Baldrick's Event Goes Virtual

Although we are disappointed to have to cancel our St. Baldrick's event, we are happy to say that we are making it happen virtually. Registered shavees have been braving the shave on their own, if and when they've had a safe means of doing so. In addition, this year we've had our first ponytail cuts for hair donations. As this newsletter went to print, we have raised $18.972, which greatly surpasses our $12,000 goal and is our most successful Baldrick's event yet. Thank you to all who supported and/or donated.

You can view information and photos of our virtual event here: Washington Virtual Shave. Photos are also on the Washington Facebook Page.

We are honoring 4th Grader Chase Ewoldt with our event. Thank you to all who are supporting this fundraiser!

Elementary Handbook

This year, the Elementary Handbook will be online. You can find it on the Washington website and by clicking here: HANDBOOK