Washington Elementary

January 13, 2020

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Kids Heart Challenge Was a Great Success!

Amazing effort Washington! We want to say thank you to all of our families and Washington students who were part of making our Kids Heart Challenge, (formerly Jump Rope for Heart) a great success this year at Washington! This was our 25th year of partnering with the American Heart Association to help make this great event a success. Raising Heart awareness, learning the benefits of physical activity, and the satisfaction of helping those in need are the reasons we continue to participate in this great event with our Washington students. Special thank you goes out to all of the parents, and grandparents that were able to attend our Kids Heart Challenge Event on Friday January 10th. It was fun to see everyone participating and having a great time for such a great cause!


Mr. Attig and Ms. Mosher

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Important Dates..


13-PTO Meeting at 6:30pm


14-Late Start, School starts at 9:55am

20-No School

20-Pizza Night at Pizza Ranch 4:30-9pm


24-Kindergarten Pizza Party 11:35-12:15pm

27-No School



4&5- Excel

10-PTO Meeting at 6:30pm

11&12- Excel

11- Late Start, School starts at 9:55am

17-No School

18-No School


27-Reading Night!!


2-Kindergarten Dr. Seuss Celebration 12:25-2:25pm



12-Music Program Grade 1-3-5.

13-No School

17-Parent Teacher Conferences

19-Parent Teacher Conferences

24-Parent Teacher Conferences

26-No School

27-No School


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"Screenagers" showing at East High School

Mankato, Minn.-Mayo Clinic Health System – Mankato is generously sponsoring movies at Mankato Area Public Schools' East High School auditorium, 2600 Hoffman Road. Plan to attend these empowering no-cost viewings:

Screenagers is an award-winning documentary viewed around the world about emotional wellbeing of young people related to internet consumption and video use. Insights from testimonials, professionals including authors and brain scientists provide solutions to empower young people on navigating the digital world.

Screenagers movies are for all ages--everyone is welcome. Parents are encouraged to bring their children. For more information contact staff at Prairie Winds Middle School at 507-345-6625


Shelly Schulz
Director of Public Information and Communication
City of Mankato and
Mankato Area Public Schools

Students 2-5 have begin their engineering projects in Media classes.

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December 7, 2019 PT meeting

December 7, 2019 PT meeting

Attendance: Cherise Barker, Cynthia Ballman, Cindi Hashimoto, Mikala Drenckhalm, Abigail Fischer, Shane Baier, Alison Carlson, Jennifer Brunz, Eileen Campbell, Annette Wurdinger, Shane Drahota

Minutes: November minutes approved. Motion - Shane Drahota, Second - Mikala Drenckhalm

Treasurer’s Report: Lighter than last month, money in from amazon smile, cocacola and bookfair, $250 reimbursement for bussing, $150 donation. Make a $14,500 downpayment for the Spider climber, balance due upon installation. Conference meals are within budget.

Teacher’s Report: Thank you for conference meals.

Principals Update: Will communicate about the installation of the Spider Climber at the Wildcat Rally on Wednesday. Good article in the paper about Washington.

Requests for Funding: none.

Committee Reports: Boxtop check coming in January, maybe $250. Bookfair resulted in about $1,000 in books for teachers

Old Business:

New Business: Climb2FeedKids in January, Washington putting together a team.

Looking Ahead: Next meeting January 13 @ 6:30

Adjourn: motion Jennifer Burnz, Second Cynthia Ballman

Counselor's Corner.

This week the fifth-graders are looking at changing their self-talk away from their inner critic into an inner coach. The way to think about our situation can make a huge difference! Fourth-graders are looking at different tips to help with self-control. Getting back to the green is always our goal.
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