May 29, 2015
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Greetings, Washington Parents!
Welcome to Knightly News, an electronic newsletter for Washington Knight families. Knightly News is just one additional way to keep in touch with all of the happenings at Washington School. First and foremost, we encourage you to regularly check your child's backpack our website including the web calendar. We also invite you to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @washcusd200.
Let the Climbing Begin!
Please Help with Field Day!
Washington is a Touchdown School!
On Saturday, May 16th we were able to send two staff members and five students to the FUTP60 Reward Summit at Halas Hall. The top five point-logging students at the time of the invitation were invited. They are: Bridget Craig, Evelyn Winchell, Chandler Shimmel, John David Jones, and Matthew Buehler. Students were welcomed by the Chicago Bears drumline, participated in activities in Payton indoor field, ate lunch in Halas Hall, had a question & answer session with Bears players, and won raffle prizes. Our students met current/retired Bears players Will Sutton, Kyle Fuller, and Anthony Morgan.
Thank you to kindergarten teacher Jenny Coover for coordinating FUTP60 this year. Thanks also to nurse Jackie Corso for attending the summit and leading our building wellness committee. Thank you also to the additional members of our wellness committee, Scott Koester, Jackie Esarey, Barb Harper, Gina Armstrong, and parent Judith Zapf.
U. S. Congressman Peter Roskam Visits Washington
D200 Social & Digital Media Parent Survey
3rd Grade Presents...Famous Americans!
June 1 Open Registration BeginsJune 3 Field Day
June 4 Rain Date for Field Day
June 4 Yearbook Distribution
June 4 Movie Premiere Night for 5th grade 6:00pm-7:00pm
June 5 Field Trip to Chicago SItes for 5th grade 9:30am-2:00pm
June 8 Last Day of School
June 8 End-of-Year all-school assembly 2:00pm
June 18 Washington Office Closes until August 3rd
5th Grade Outdoor Education
Help with Knights on the Run 2015
2nd Grade Visits Wheaton Sites
3rd Grade Visits Naper Settlement
1st Grade Visits the Marketplace in our Community
Congratulations, Susan Dansdill
Thank You and Farewell!
Linda Haymore has been an aide at Washington for 14 and a half years. Most recently she has worked with 1st grade. Mrs. Haymore is moving to Askansas to be close to her family.
Caleb Duttweiler student taught at Washington and has been a 5th grade teacher for the past two years. Mr. Duttweiler will be relocating to the Atlanta, GA area where he will be teaching elementary school. Here are some parting words from him:
I will be leaving Washington School at the end of this school year and moving to Atlanta, GA to teach down there. I have absolutely LOVED my time here and am so thankful for the students, teachers, and parents I’ve had the privilege of getting to know. I am leaving on a great note by finishing up with a fantastic 5th grade class this year. It’s an exciting time for me, as this will be a new chapter in my life, but it is also difficult to leave an incredible community. Thank you for all of the support you’ve shown me. I’m looking forward to a great end to the school year!
Gina Armstrong has worked as our staff nurse Monday-Wednesday for the past two years. She is moving to Chicago, but we hope to see her occasionally as a substitute. Mrs. Armstrong offers these parting words:
My husband and I are moving into the city now that we are “empty nesters”. I’m convinced Washington is the best elementary school ever with an amazing principal, teachers, staff, parents and students – what a privilege to be here the last two years – you will be sorely missed.
Alysa Lueondee taught English Learners this year at Washington and Lowell. Next year she will teach full-time at Lowell as Mrs. Camilla Lopez will return to Washington after her year of service as an instructional coach for the district. We are happy Mrs. Lueondee will remain in the district and wish her well.
Becky Griffith taught art at Washington this year on Thursdays and also taught at Johnson and Pleasant Hill. Ms. Griffith has the opportunity to pursue a Masters in Fine Arts in Oil Painting at Northern Illinois University.