Washington Elementary

12-20-19

Media students participated in the nation-wide "Hour of Code".

The Hour of Code started as a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify

"code", to show that anybody can learn the basics, and to broaden participation in the field of computer science. It has since become a worldwide effort to celebrate computer science, starting with 1-hour coding activities but expanding to all sorts of community efforts. Check out the tutorials and activities. This grassroots campaign is supported by over 400 partners and 200,000 educators worldwide.


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Kids Heart Challenge!

ENERGIZE OUR SCHOOL and BENEFIT OUR COMMUNITY!!

Students love the energy and action of

KIDS HEART CHALLENGE!


Washington school has this fun event for the lessons they teach:The benefits of physical activity, The satisfaction from community service and the importance of fighting heart disease and strokes!


WHO: All Washington Students

WHAT: Kids Heart Challenge

WHEN: Friday January 10th
(During school by grade level)

WHERE: Washington school Gymnasium


8:10 - 9:00 - 4th grade - Twedell, Dittmer, Smith
9:00 - 9:50 - Kindergarten - Davis, Visker, Fitzloff, Fisher
9:50 - 10:40 - Prep
10:40 - 11:30 - 1st - Carlson, Mrs. Vanselow, Drenckhahn, Jorgenson

12:00 - 12:50 - 5th grade - Lane, Steffensmier, Miller
12:50 - 1:40 - 2nd grade - Mr. Vanselow, Larson, Wurdinger, Larkin

1:40 - 2:30 - 3rd grade - Hebeisen, Pearson, Hashimoto

PLEASE BRING IN YOUR PACKETS BY January 7th!

THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!


Plan to help make our JRFH event a success!

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Important Dates..

December

19- Reading Rocks, Dance Party!

23-31: No School, Winter Break


January

1- No School

5-Climb2Feed

7&8-Excel

10-Kids Heart Challenge.

10-PTO Movie Night, Doors Open at 6pm. Movie Starts at 6:30pm

13-PTO Meeting at 6:30pm

14&15-Excel

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

20-No School

21&22-Excel

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

27-No School

28&29-Excel


February

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

25&26-Excel

27-Reading Night!!


March

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

3&4-Excel

10&11-Excel

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

31&1-Excel

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Counseling Corner

Our January counseling lessons are focused on self-control. Kindergarten & first graders will talk about the Zones of Regulation and each classroom will get a "Getting Back to the Green" Kit they can use in their classroom if needed throughout the day. The Green Zone is when we're in control of ourselves and ready to learn. Second graders are going to use a "Toolbox" for the Zones. Third, fourth, and fifth graders are looking at steps to help them better control their own bodies, voices, and hands. We'll also look at changing negative thinking patterns with good thoughts to feel better about themselves. Ask your student what to do when they aren't in the "Green Zone."

“Do you wanna build a snowman” Washington students raced to dress up some of their favorite staff members as snowmen at a recent Wildcat Rally!

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December PTO Minutes..

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, coca cola and book fair, $250 reimbursement for bussing, $150 donation. Make a $14,500 down payment 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