June 8, 2015
Welcome to Knightly News!
Look for the next issue of Knightly News in early August! Happy Summer!
A Celebration of Learning!
5th grade teachers presented the Lucas Barnes (former Washington student) award to three students. This year the winners were Kaela Maghinang, Milica Ivanovic, and Moises Hernandez. They each received a dictionary provided by the Barnes family and their names will be on a plaque that remains on display in the 5th grade hallway. Congratulations!
You can view all of the end-of-the-year videos on our Washington You Tube Channel or by clicking here:
5th Graders Say, "No Thanks, I'd Rather Read!"
Let's All Keep Reading this Summer!
Our LLC Director Mr. JJ Babb will be running three summer reading afternoons in the Washington LLC: June 10th 1pm-5pm, July 10th 1pm-5pm and August 10th 1pm-7pm. Students who attend will have the opportunity to check out books for summer reading. Mr. Babb also sent a packet home with students regarding his summer reading incentive program and others being hosted by local libraries and businesses. Click here to view the information Summer Reading
Art and Music Move Inside!
We Love our New Climbing Wall!
June 10 Summer Library 1pm-5pm
June 15-20 Pick up Pre-ordered School Supply Kits at Carlson's
June 18 Washington Office Closes until August 3rd
July 10 Summer Library 1pm-5pm
July 10 PTA Kilwin's Spirit Day 10am-11pm
August 3 Washington Office Re-opens
August 4 Walk-in Registration 9am-12pm and 3pm-7pm
August 10 Summer Library 1pm-7pm
August 14 Class placement information available on Parent Vue beginning at 4pm
August 18 School Supply Drop-off for 1st Graders Only 1pm-3pm
August 19 First Day of School for Grades 1-12 full day
August 19 Open House for ADK and AM Kindergarten 10:00-10:45 am/Open House for
PM Kindergarten 11:00-11:45am
August 20 First Day of School for Kindergarten
August 21 Ice Cream Social 6:30pm-8:00pm
PTA Summer Fun Spirit Day
Help with Knights on the Run 2015
Bravo, 2nd Grade Readers' Theater!
Registration for 2015-2016 is Open
To register your child(ren) for the 2015-2016 school year, log into your ParentVUE account and follow the following three-step process for each child:
1. Review, update and confirm student permissions, contact information and demographics
2. Review fees and select a payment option
3. Confirm processing of information and fees
You can also access ParnentVUE from the CUSD200 website, http://www.cusd200.org or any school website from the shortcuts located on the left side of the main screen. If you cannot remember your password for ParentVUE, you can reset it on the ParentVUE website. If you are having difficulties with registration, please visit our website or email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 630-784-7396 or contact your child's school.
Fee Waiver - To apply for a waiver of fees for the 2015-16 School Year, click here for necessary documentation and instructions. Applications for the National School Lunch Program will be available after July 1, 2015.
Health Requirements - Physical examination and immunizations are required before entering school in specific grades. Health requirement information can be found here. All documentation should be submitted to your school nurse as soon as possible and is expected before the first day of school. If you have questions, contact your school nurse.
Please register your child(ren) and pay any necessary fees by June 30th. For questions regarding fees, please refer to the fee schedule.
Girls in Motion Run the Cosley 5K - Run for the Animals
Going to Target??
Scenes from Field Day - Thanks, Mrs. Anne-Marie Lemp, Mrs. Kathy Craig & PTA!
News from the PTA
PTA Reflections - a Perfect Summer Art Project - Consider adding artistic fun to your summer plans and get a jump start on your Reflections entry. To learn more, click here, Reflections 2015-2016.
Save the Date - Back-to-School Ice Cream Social is scheduled for 8.21.15. To learn more and find out how you can help, click Ice Cream Social 2015-2016.
5th Grade Leaves a Legacy of Five Trees
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.