December 13, 2015
All-School Winter Concert is TOMORROW!
PARCC Update - Last Year's Scores & This Year's Dates
Last year, there were two PARCC testing windows; this year there is only one. The CUSD200 window for this year's PARCC test will be April 5-27. Exact testing dates for Washington 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades will be determined after winter break.
Please Keep our Students Safe
- Please drive under 20 mph as you approach and leave school.
- Please drive slowly and vigilantly in the flow zone.
- Hand-held cell phone usage while driving is prohibited by state law, but ALL cell phone usage is prohibited while driving in a school zone.
- Please do not drive around a bus while students are boarding/exiting the bus.
- Dogs and other pets are not allowed on school property while children are present; please refrain from bringing them if you walk to drop-off or pick-up your child.
Thank you for partnering with us to keep all Washington students safe!
Dec. 14 All-school Winter Concert 10am and 2pm
Dec. 15 & 16 - Erin's Law lessons in 2nd & 3rd grades
Dec. 16 - Just Woke Up Day - Students may wear pajamas to school
Dec. 18 Holiday Sing-a-long 1:45pm in gym followed by Holiday parties at 2:30 (Kindergarten AM party at 10:45)
Dec. 21 Winter break begins; school resumes Jan. 4
Holiday Party Information
PACE Testing Information
Jan. 8 - PTA Family Fun Home Depot Night at Washington 6:30pm-8:30pm
Jan. 12 - PTA Meeting 7pm
Jan. 13- Northside 5th grade Orchestra Festival at WNHS 7pm
Jan. 14 - PACE parent referrals due to PACE office
Jan. 15 - NO SCHOOL - Teacher Inservice
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
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 email@example.com or (630) 682-2222.
Erin's Law Letter
Washington Hosts Board of Education Meeting
Students Discover Coding is Fun!
The Hour of Code is a global movement encouraging students to learn computer science. For the past two weeks, library director Mr. Babb has been giving students in grades 2-5 opportunities to learn coding during library lessons using Flappy Bird, Angry Bird, and Star Wars games. Links to these, as well as to Code.org are available on the LLC webpage. Children can use them at home...so can parents!
Washington Students Advance in PTA Reflections Contest!
Ruth Manning for Film Production
Julia Manning for Literature
Chloe Zych for Dance Choreography
Patrick Zapf for Film Production
Alexandra Kroger for Dance Choreography
Evelyn Winchell for Literature
Way to Go, Knights! Thank you to Reflections chairperson, Deb Evans.
The Health Office is in need of clothing. We would love to have donations of gently used pants and shirts for both boys and girls that would fit our K-2 students. New, still-packaged underwear and socks are needed too. Thank you for any help you can provide.
Health Office Staffing
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.