The Washington Weekly
November 20, 2023
Greetings Washington Families,
During this season, I want to take a moment to express my gratitude! Our students are amazing, each with their unique talents that make our school special. A big shoutout to our hardworking staff for their dedication to supporting our students. Huge thanks to our parent community and PTA for being fantastic partners. We're thankful for this wonderful community! As a reminder, there is no school for students or staff from November 22-24, 2023. We look forward to having everyone back on Monday, November 27!
Let's make it a great week at 1000 Fayetteville Street!
School Information 📚
Washington Holiday Magic Gift Program Donations 🧸
Each year Washington friends and families come together to help make the holidays brighter for our families who are experiencing hardships around the holidays. We thank those who have participated in the past and hope you will continue your participation this year. Please click here the button below to see how you can support our Washington students during this season of giving!
Magnet Schools of America Poster Contest 🖼
Want to show off your art skills? Washington will be participating in the Magnet Schools of America Student Poster Contest. Students in grades K-5 are invited to submit a poster for consideration. Submissions must be turned in at school by Wednesday, December 20th. Washington teachers and staff will vote on one submission to submit for Wake County and then the district will decide which elementary entry will go on to the National competition.
Complete this form to let us know that your child will participate.
What styles of artwork are acceptable for submission to the student poster competition?
Magnet Schools of America has received artwork in a variety of media, including watercolor, oils, colored pencils, crayons, markers, charcoal, pastels, photography, and digital art.
23-24 Spelling Bee
Our grade level spelling bees will take place on December 5 and 6 during the school day. When you sign up using the link below, you'll get an email within 24 hours with the spelling list for the grade level bees. The schoolwide bee will be held January 25 in the evening. Please note that schoolwide spelling bee study lists will NOT be distributed until the grade level bee results are in.
The deadline for signing up will be Tuesday, 11/28/23!
TWINKLE, TWINKLE SHINING STAR⭐
We have raised $13,231.47!
We are currently at for Shining Star! We are only $6,768.53 away from meeting our goal of $20,000....Any amount helps!! We are SO CLOSE to meeting our BIG GOAL and so close to Ms. Ratley and Ms. Burnette being PIED IN THE FACE! 😅
Our next mini-goal is $14, 000 and when we reach that goal, Ms. Ratley and I will get PIED IN THE FACE!! We are only $768.53 away from meeting that goal!
Did you know that Arts & Letters Night is made possible by our PTA's Shining Star Fundraiser? Each year, PTA is able to host events for both students and families with funds from their annual Shining Star Fundraiser. Your donations will help PTA continue to hold these events for years to come!
Donating is easy! Students can bring their donation to school in an envelope or baggie with their name on it and grown ups can contribute online or send cash/check (made out to Washington GT PTA) to school.
ANY AMOUNT MAKES A DIFFERENCE. Don’t forget to check if your company will match. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to us at email@example.com. 100% of your donation goes directly back into school programs and needs.
THANK YOU! Together, we can make this fundraiser shine brighter than ever!
Ms. Burnette & Ms. Ratley will get pied in the face when we raise $14,000!
Wizard PTA Updates ✨
- As we head into Thanksgiving break, the PTA wants to give you the opportunity to share your gratitude with teachers! Starting Monday, students can stop by the table outside of the media center and pick up a special sheet for writing notes of appreciation to their teachers. Return your completed notes to the same location by Wednesday, November 29th. If you'd like to print the sheet at home, you can find it here: https://washingtongt.memberhub.com/w/programs
Upcoming School Events & Volunteer Opportunities
Save the Date
Wednesday, November 22-Friday, November 24- Thanksgiving Break
Monday, November 27- Staff and students return!
December 5-December 6- Grade Level Spelling Bees
Wednesday, December 6- Picture Makeup Day
Thursday, December 14- Orchestra & Band Concerts
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