January 17, 2016
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Jan. 18- NO SCHOOL - MLK Jr. Day
Jan. 19 - ACCESS testing begins for students in the English Learners program
Jan. 25- Yearbook sales begin
Jan. 30 - PTA Pancake Breakfast 8:30am-10:30am
WatchD.O.G.S. volunteer for a half-day in either the morning or afternoon. They help students in any way the teacher needs that day. Working with students in small groups with reading or math games are common activities. Many volunteers also help out in PE and the library. Photocopying and doing bulletin boards is NOT a part of this program; WatchD.O.G.S. work with kids!!
Feb. 12 - 5th grade bowling trip
Feb. 12 - Valentine Parties 2:30pm (Kindergarten AM 10:45am)
Feb. 15- NO SCHOOL - Presidents' Day
Feb. 17- Community Engagement Session Four 7pm at Monroe Middle School
Feb. 25 - Kindergarten Round-up for incoming kindergarten parents 2016-2017 (Registration 6:30pm; Meeting begins at 7:00pm)
Valentine's Day Information
Students may bring Valentine cards to distribute to classmates. Please make sure your child brings a Valentine for every child in the class. Valentines may not include candy. Children will not be allowed to distribute any Valentine that includes food. Valentines with stickers, pencils or other small non-edible items are allowed.
Students will enjoy treats at the party that parent volunteers have planned in collaboration with the classroom teacher.
PTA Family Fun Nights are a HUGE Success!
Save the Date - PARCC Testing
Last year, there were two PARCC testing windows; this year there is only one. PARCC Testing for 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders at Washington will be April 12 through April 20. PARCC tests are given in mathematics and English Language Arts.
It's Cold Weather Scale Time!
You can view the Cold Weather Scale on the Washington website under the Parents & Students heading or by clicking this link: Cold Weather Scale.
Thanks for ArtSmart, PTA!
Kindergarten Dates Set
This year's Washington Kindergarten Round-up meeting for incoming kindergarten parents will be Thursday, February 25, 2016 at Washington. Registration begins at 6:30pm, and the informational meeting begins at 7pm. The districtwide informational meeting on All-Day Kindergarten will be held Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 7pm at Whittier Elementary School. Please share this information with neighbors who will have children in kindergarten next year.
If you have a child who will enter kindergarten Fall 2016, please let Donna Smejkal know at firstname.lastname@example.org or (630) 682-2222.