WDES School to Home Connection

October 12th-15th

October All School Read is Coming Out This Week!

Get your Science goggles ready for this exciting all school read about a little girl named Zoey and her cat Sassafras! In this week's Gold Folder Instructional Package, you will receive a copy of the book and an activity packet that students can complete for a prize.

10 at 10 Trivia Contest: 10/12-10/30

Beginning on Monday, October 12th, teachers will be providing students with a trivia question during morning meeting from the previous night's reading assignment. At 10:00 AM, students who would like to answer the question can call (804) 493-1628 to share the correct answer and their favorite school (Washington District Elementary, of course).

Caller Number 10 will be the student selected to answer both of those questions and will receive a prize in their instructional materials package. We will be going "live" on the WD Facebook each day during the All School Read 10 at 10 to share this experience with our school community!

Zoey and Sassafras intro


Thank you to all of the students and families that supported our PTO by purchasing spirit wear! The top two classes were both from Kindergarten, Mr. Nedimyer and Mrs. Pegalow! As promised, the winning classes watched Mrs. Douglas and Mr. Bailey get "pied" in the face by their teacher during last Wednesday's morning meeting. Check out the video below to see this exciting event!
Pie in the Face Spirit Wear


On October 5th, WDES staff and students kicked off Bully Prevention Month by wearing blue for #BLUEup Day in observance of National Bully Prevention Day (see pictures below). This month, WDES has many ways for students and staff to stomp out bullying!

This week in art, Mrs. Campbell has students working on a "Kindness ROCKS" project in which students will decorate a rock or seashell to demonstrate kindness. These rocks will be used to create a Kindness Rocks Garden at WD. See the video and pictures below for more information and ideas.

Spirit Week: 10/26-10/30

The week of October 26-30, WDES will host our Stomp Out Bullying Spirit Week. The top two classes with the most participation will get to watch their teacher wrap Mrs. Douglas and Mr. Bailey like a mummy on Friday, October 30th. Be sure to show your school spirit so your class can win!

Monday, October 26- Mix Match Day (wear mixed matched clothes)

Tuesday, October 27-Stomp Out Bulllying (boots day)

Wednesday October 28-Team Up Against Bullying (wear your favorite team shirt)

Thursday, October 29-UNITY Day (wear blue and gold to show school pride)

Friday, October 30-Everyone Can Be a Hero Against Bullying (dress as your favorite hero)

Kindness Rocks

Contactless Trunk or Treat

WDES will hold our first annual Trunk or Treat Event in the WDES Parking Lot on Friday, October 30th from 2:00-4:00 PM. Students and their families are encouraged to come dressed in their costumes and see all of the spooktacularly decorated trunks. Be sure to vote for your favorite trunk! See the flyer below for more information.
Big picture

Happy Birthday to Our October Babies!

We would like to wish all of our students who were born in October a Happy Birthday! Please check this week's Instructional Materials Package for a birthday certificate and prize!
Happy Birthday song

PALS Testing at WDES

Our staff has been working hard to get all of our students tested in reading and math. If your child has not signed up to be tested, please contact your child's teacher ASAP.

Positive Office Referrals

We have AMAZING students at WDES who are working very hard! This week, we relaunched our Positive Office Referrals program. Check out some of the students who were recognized this week!