Washington Update

April 29, 2016

Unused Snow Days...

At last night's BOE meeting, the district approved to "give back" our unused snow days. As a result, there will be no school on May 26, 27, 30, and 31. Enjoy a nice long Memorial Day weekend!

Report Cards Grades 1-5

Third marking period grades are now available on the parent portal. It is wonderful to see how much progress the students have made since September. Please be sure to log in to see your child's progress!

Arbor Day Celebration

Today we continued our appreciation of the Earth by recognizing Arbor Day! The fifth grade "Green Team" visited K-2 classrooms to read students the book, How to Help the Earth-by the Lorax by Tish Rabe (the author that visited us last month!).

Every child in the school was given a copy of the book to take home. We hope that our older students will read/give the book to a younger family member or friend to help spread the word of how we can help keep our Earth beautiful!

Each student also was given a special pencil so they can continue to remember, "We go green to make the Earth clean!"

3rd Graders!! Join Us For A Morning Walk/Run In The PARCC!!!

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Mr. O’Melia will be holding a pre-school exercise/focus session each morning of the PARCC testing at 8:15 in the Gymnasium. Students will engage in a range of activities designed to trigger brain function and stimulate each individual's body and mind. This is completely voluntary but highly recommended for each student on their testing day.

PARCC Testing Dates 2016

Grade 3: May 2nd-5th

Grades 4 & 5- May 9th-12th

Friday, May 6th is Superhero Day! Dress as your favorite superhero in honor of our amazing teachers!

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Last chance- Washington PSO's Spring Gala!

Washington School's PSO would like to invite you to its Annual Spring Gala: An Evening Under the Stars. The order form for seating and tickets was sent via email and backpack yesterday. Please submit your forms today!

Please email Lisa Fox at pso.lisafox@gmail.com or Suzan Toro at pso.suzantoro@gmail.com with questions.

Our fifth grade Girl Scout Troop 4727 is looking to earn their Bronze Award! They are collecting dog items in our main lobby to donate to Peace4Paws, and are hosting the Yoga event below to raise funds for this worthy cause. See the flyer below for more information!
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Bergen County Department of Health Services would like to invite all Bergen County Families...

You are invited on SATURDAY, MAY 21st for an AWESOME FUN-FILLED DAY at Van Saun County Park in Paramus.

You’ll learn simple steps your family can take towards improving wellness among ALL your family members – from the youngest baby to the most treasured elder.

You’ll ENJOY FREE train rides, FREE admission to the zoo and FREE rides on our carousel as you learn about our county parks AND all of the wonderful community resources here in Bergen County.

RSVP to: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bergen-county-family-fun-fest-tickets-24258372445

A Note Regarding Community Flyers...

In our on-going efforts to reduce paper and go green, the district is piloting an online opportunity for managing the flyers we receive from our community partners. If you click on http://bit.ly/WWRSDcommunityflyers you will be taken to the community portion of our website where you can access: 1) the newest flyers received in the current week, 2) flyers received previously and are still active, and 3) an archive of older flyers that are no longer active, but available for your review.

Join us on Twitter!

If you haven't joined us yet, you are missing out! Many of our teachers now have Twitter accounts and are sharing the fun things going on everyday at Washington! It is so simple to join and you only receive information from those you choose to follow. Go to Twitter.com and follow Washington School @WashCardinals.

Calendar of Events

May 2-6: Teacher Appreciation Week

May 2-5: PARCC grade 3

May 6: PSO Plant Sale

May 9-12: PARCC grades 4&5

May 12: PSO Spring Gala at Seasons!

May 13: Birthday Lunch