Knightly News

April 15, 2019

April is Volunteer Appreciation Month!

PTA officers, classroom helpers, WatchDOGS, party planners, LLC volunteers, Battle of the Books...for all of the ways you help us, THANK YOU, VOLUNTEERS! To see more volunteer photos, check out the bulletin board in the door 1 vestibule and the photo album on Washington Facebook, Thank You, Volunteers 2018-2019
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Help Needed for Fun Fair - April 27th

April Dates

April 10 -16 - Illinois Assessment of Readiness Testing for grades 3-5 in math and literacy - morning

April 16 - K-2 Author Visit, Adam Rubin

April 16 - PTA Meeting 7pm in LLC

April 19 - NO SCHOOL

April 22 - 5th Grade State Science Test - morning

April 23 - Franklin Middle School music performance for grades 3-5 at 10:55am

April 24 - PTA Book Fair Preview and Sales 9:30am - 3:30pm

April 25 - PTA Book Fair 9:00am - 3:30pm

April 25 - 3rd Grade Famous Americans program for parents

April 25 - Northside Band Festival 7pm at WNHS

April 26 - PTA Book Fair 9:00am - 3:30pm

April 27 - PTA Fun Fair 11:00am - 2:00pm

April 27 - PTA Book Fair 11:00am - 1:15pm

May/June Dates

May 2 - 5th grade Step-up Day at Franklin and Monroe Middle Schools

May 7 - Monroe Parent Night for incoming 6th grade 7:00pm

May 9 - 2nd grade virtual field trip 10:30am

May 9 - Kane County Cougars game - Ozzie's Reading Club 6:30pm

May 13 - Washington Fine Arts Concert - chorus, band, and orchestra 7:00pm

May 14 - 4th grade field trip

May 14 - 2nd grade virtual field trip 10:00am

May 14 - Mobile Food Pantry 4:15pm

May 15- Franklin Parent Night for incoming 6th grade 7:00pm

May 17 - 3rd grade field trip

May 17 - PTA Spring Fling 6:30pm-8:00pm

May 23 - 24 - 5th Grade Outdoor Education

May 27 - NO SCHOOL - Memorial Day

May 31 - 2nd grade field trip

June 3 - Yearbook distribution

June 5 - Field Day

June 6 - Field Day Rain Date

June 11 - Last Day of School

June 11 - End-of-Year Assembly 2:00pm

Thinking of Next Year

Dear Parents/Guardians:

As spring is in full swing, I know that many of your thoughts are already turning toward next school year. Soon, I will begin working with the teachers on student placement for next year. Since students move in and out of our attendance area and staffing can change over the summer, the process will continue into August. We do our best to develop classes that provide the best opportunities for optimal teaching and learning. Due to the complex nature of developing class lists, it is impossible to accommodate requests for specific classroom teachers. The following quote is from the Parent/Student Handbook:

Many professional hours of planning and preparation are spent in the spring to ensure the most appropriate class placement for each child. To change even one student can upset the balance that was very carefully created by teachers and principals. Therefore, requests for a child's placement with a specific teacher are not invited.

We do value your input, and we invite you to share your thoughts and impressions about your child's needs. Feel free to email me at It will be most helpful to receive any information you have to share by mid-May. Please understand that class placements will not be finalized and communicated to parents until sometime in August.

Thank you,

Jennifer Craig


From the Health Office

The Health Office would greatly appreciate donations of gently used pants with elastic waistbands in all sizes. Muddy season is here, and some students will need to borrow clean pants. Thank you!

Knight Writers (and Speakers and Video Creators)!

As part of the CUSD 200 Vision 2022 teachers in all grades are focusing on developing students' skills in writing and message production (speaking, presenting, creating videos). We are also working to create opportunities for students to write and communicate with authentic audiences. Student writing and message production will be included in the Knightly News this year. Enjoy!

Check out these photos of our ADK students sharing the books they wrote. Mrs. Longhini's students wrote "All About Me" books and Mrs. Weisheit's class wrote informational books about animals. 3rd grade teacher, Ms. Banta and EL teacher Mrs. Kovarik supported students as they worked to add action and dialogue to their narrative writing pieces

Wheaton North Summer Camps

Click here for information on Wheaton North Summer Camps.

Elementary Handbook

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

Box Tops for Education & Coke Rewards

PTA collects both Box Tops and Coke Rewards; both are easy ways you can help raise money for Washington. Mrs. Mandie Porick coordinates both programs. Box tops can be sent to school in your child’s take home folder placed in an envelope labeled Box Tops or in a ziplock. Coke Rewards can be sent in this way as well.