Washington Early Learning Center

The Washington Eagles

Week of January 11th - January 15th, 2016

From the Eagle's Nest!

Dear Families,

Information regarding enrollment for the 2016-17 school year will be sent home with your child the week of January 25, 2016. Packets will also be mailed that week to age-eligible children for next year's 4K program.

Please note that if your child is currently enrolled in the NJSD for EC or 4K, you WILL NOT need to re-enroll for next year. We will assume your child is continuing in our school district unless you tell us different.

You will also be given information if you are interested in the Alliance Charter School as an option for Kindergarten.

Again, the letter coming home in a couple of weeks should explain all of this in more detail. I just wanted to give you a heads-up!

Please remember that there is NO SCHOOL this Friday, January 15th for all EC & 4K students!

Mrs. Nelson

Please mark your calendars!

Upcoming Dates:

Friday, January 15: End 2nd Quarter; NO SCHOOL for EC & 4K!

Wednesday, January 27: Progress Reports will be sent home for all EC students

Friday, January 29: NO SCHOOL (Staff Professional Learning Day)

Friday, February 5: Progress Reports will be sent home for all 4K students

Box Tops!

Please send in your BOX TOPS for Education! The classroom with the most Box Tops will win a ice cream sundae party!

Swimming Lessons

Swimming Lessons Sign up Now Open

Sign up is now available for swimming lessons at the Neenah High School pool. Lessons are held on 11 different Saturdays beginning Jan. 23. All classes are a half hour. No classes will be held on Feb. 13, March 26 and April 2.

Classes offered are as follows:

8:30 a.m.-9 a.m. - Parent/Child, Minnows, Level 1, Level 2, Level 3

9:05 a.m.-9:35 a.m. - Minnows, Level 1, Level 2, Level 4A, Level 5

9:40 a.m.-10:10 a.m. - Level 1, Level 2, Level 3, Level 4B, Level 6

10:15 a.m.-10:45 a.m. - Minnows, Level 1, Level 2, Level 3, Level 4, Diving

10:50 a.m.-11:20 a.m. - Parent/Child, Minnows, Level 1, Level 2, Level 4B

Cost of each class is $22 for District residents and $44 for non-residents. All classes are taught by certified instructors.

For class descriptions and to register online, a link is available on the front page of the NJSD website.

Drop-off and Pick-up Safety-REMINDER!

Please help us to maintain safety during drop-off and pick-up times by keeping the following in mind:

  • HOLD HANDS with your child while crossing the street! Please DO NOT allow your child to cross the street on his/her own!
  • HOLD HANDS with your child while in the parking lot! The parking lot is a very busy place with busses and cars coming and going.
  • DO NOT let your child out of the car to walk to the entrance door on his/her own!

Also, please remember that your son/daughter is a "big boy/girl" who is now attending school! We recommend that you allow your child to walk to the door, instead of being carried. They should also carry their own backpack! Remember, we are helping establish a school routine that will continue into Kindergarten and self-help skills are very important!

Thank you for your assistance in maintaining safety and making the transition to the school day a positive one!

Absence Policy

If your child will be absent from school (Washington & ACI students), you will need to call Washington ELC at 751-6990 to inform us of this absence. If you call and need to leave a message, please leave the following information:

  • Child's name
  • Child's teacher
  • Reason for absence

We will record this information in our attendance system, and let your child's teacher know.

If you do not call the office, you should expect a call from us.

Please let us know if you have any specific questions!

Schwan's Cares Fundraiser

Do you, or someone you know, order from Schwan's home delivery?

Schwan’s makes it very easy for us all to enjoy over 350 delicious food and desserts that they provide. Your food will be delivered to you at your convenience; they even provide a freezer bag for you if you will not be home for the delivery (it will even keep your ice cream cold on a hot summer day). You will need to provide a credit card on your first order, however your card will not be charged until your food is delivered, so if you prefer to pay by another option you may do so at time of delivery.

The cool thing about using Schwan’s is that anyone can use our fundraiser ID number, anywhere in the USA, and we will get the donations! So once you are registered on Schwan’s, please share our fundraiser with all your Facebook, Twitter, email and other friends, family and neighbors! Help Washington’s PTO raise money in order for the PTO to continue to help pay for field trips and other fun activities.

Remember to enter our fundraiser number when ordering (ID 24820), and we earn a percentage of your order for our Washington PTO! The first 45 days of our campaign earns us a larger percentage, so please consider ordering early!

Catalogs are available in the office! If you would like one sent home with your child, please call the office or send a note with your child's teacher.

Visitor Policy

We welcome visitors to our school! However, for the safety of all children and staff, we require all visitors to check-in and wear a visitor badge if they are in the building. Please remember that if you are in the building, staff members will be looking for your visitor badge! Thanks for your support in keeping our building SAFE!

School Schedules

4K Program (Washington ELC & A Child's Imagination)


AM Session: 8:20-11:00

PM Session: 12:05-2:45

Early Childhood Program (Mrs. Poeschl & Mrs. Rosiejka)

Mondays-Thursdays (No School on Fridays)

AM Session: 8:20-10:50

PM Session: 12:05-2:35

Preschool Phonology (Mrs. Palau)

Mondays/Wednesdays: 8:20-10:50

Tuesdays/Thursdays: 8:20-10:50

Tuesdays/Thursdays: 12:05-2:35

Office Hours: Mondays-Fridays from 7:30-3:30

Office Phone: 920-751-6990

Office Fax: 920-751-6914

Mrs. Stacie Nelson, Principal & 4K Program Administrator

Mrs. Angie Calkins, Administrative Assistant

Community Events

Community Events Link - Be sure to check out the link on the district web site which keeps you up to date on current events and activities throughout the Fox Valley Community. Go to www.neenah.k12.wi.us/community/communityevents.cfm.