Washington School Principal's Page

December 2019

Important Dates

Tuesday, December 3rd
  • School Site Council Meeting - 6PM - Free Childcare

Thursday, December 5th

  • Picture Retakes
  • Report Cards
  • Banking
  • Parent Conferences - 6:00-8:00 PM

Wednesday, December 11th

  • Winter Concert - Grade 1 - 9:15-9:45
  • Winter Concert - Grade 2 - 10:00-10:30
  • Early Release Day - 12:50PM

December 17-19th

  • Holiday Mall

Friday, December 20th

  • Pajama Day + Holiday Songs


January 2 - School Reopens

January 8 - Early Release Day - 12:50 PM

January 9 - Banking Program

January 20 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day - No School

January 29 - NAEP Testing

School Site Council

Our next School Site Council meeting will take place on Tuesday, December 3rd at 6:00PM. We will use this time to review the MCAS results from the Spring. Any families that attend will get a homework pass for their children. We will have a fun activity for the kids to make, so please bring school-aged children for free babysitting.

Parent - Teacher Conferences

Report cards go home on Thursday, December 5th for the first trimester. We also have parent-teacher conferences scheduled for that night from 6-8PM. Please call school at (978) 937-7635 to schedule an appointment. Mrs. Ames, our clerk, will set you up with a time!

Picture Retakes

Picture retakes will happen on Thursday, December 5th. In order to get a retake, the students must bring back the old pictures. If you were absent on the original day, we will also get your picture taken on this day!

Winter Concert

The first and second grade Winter Concerts will take place on December 11th. Grade one will be start at 9:15. Grade two will start at 10:00. Each show is approximately 30 minutes long. Students are encouraged to dress up. Mrs. Katz has sent a flyer home about the shows to grade 1 and 2 families. This is also an Early Release Day!

Holiday Mall

The Holiday Mall will be back. Students can bring in money on December 17th-19th and purchase low cost gifts for their families. The gifts will be wrapped by volunteers. Any money raised goes directly into the Student Activity Account to help fund special events for our students.

Pajama Day

On Friday, December 20th all students and staff are invited to wear pajamas to school. Please make sure they are appropriate. We will also be having a special sing-a-long with all classes during the allied arts block.

Holiday Recess

School will close for Holiday Recess starting after school on December 20th. We will remain closed until Thursday, January 2, 2020. Please enjoy your Holiday Break. We wish all of you a Happy New Year as well!

Washington Wednesdays

All kids will receive a Free Washington Wolfpack Navy Blue T-shirt very soon. Please try to remember to wear these shirts on Wednesdays as a show of school pride. Additional orders for families will come out soon giving you a chance to order sweatshirts, hats, and additional t-shirts.

NAEP Testing

The Washington School has been randomly selected to participate in the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) testing on January 29th. Some Washington School students will be selected to take this exam. This exam is the assessment used to determine world rankings in education. More information about the NAEP exam can be found at https://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/

ACCESS Testing

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has a state assessment for students learning the English language in January. This test is called ACCESS, which will be given to English Language Learners starting in January and ending in early February. The four-part exam tests speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. It is necessary for all students learning English to be in school on testing days. Students should go to bed early on testing nights to rest up for the big exam and please refrain from making appointments during testing times. If you would like to learn more information on the ACCESS, please visit http://www.wida.us.

Sensory-Friendly Santa

Here is a great event for any families in need of a Sensory-Friendly Santa Event. Most of these events take place on Sunday, December 1, 2019.