Knightly News

March 9, 2020

The 5K Leprechaun Lap is March 21st - Register Now

The 2nd annual 5K Leprechaun Lap will be Saturday, March 21st with check-in at 7:00am and the race beginning at 8:00am. Come on out for the first 5K of spring! All proceeds to to Washington PTA. See the race site for more info and to register: 5K Leprechaun Lap.

March Dates

Mar. 9 - PACE testing - 4th math & 5th reading

Mar. 10 - PACE testing 5th math & 4th reading

Mar. 11-13 - Science Fun with Mr. Lee in 3rd grade classrooms

Mar. 16 - PACE testing 3rd math

Mar. 17 - PACE testing 3rd reading

Mar. 19 - PACE testing 2nd grade

Mar. 21 - PTA Leprechaun Lap 5K

Mar. 24 - PTA Dine Out at Village Tavern 11am - 11pm

Mar. 25 - ONLINE INTEREST for ADK opens in ParentVue at 8:00am

Mar. 25 - Dental Clinic

Mar. 25 - St. Baldrick's assembly 2pm

Mar. 26 - 2nd grade musical 2:30pm

Mar. 30 - April 3 - NO SCHOOL - Spring Break

April 6 - School Resumes

SAVE-THE-DATE - State IAR Testing Grades 3-5 on April 8-15.

St. Baldrick's Time is Approaching

For the fourth consecutive year, Washington will raise money via a head-shaving event to benefit The St. Baldrick's Foundation. The foundation funds more childhood cancer research grants than any other organization other than the U.S. government.

Our event will be March 25th at 2pm. Only Washington staff and students can register to be a shavee at this event, but parents are welcome to attend the assembly. Anyone can donate online. Students interested in being a shavee at the March 25th assembly should be signed up by Friday, March 13th on the Washington Baldrick's website. We will then send a Participant's Agreement home for parents to read and sign.

This year, we have added the option of doing ponytail cuts. The process for this is a bit different than shaving, so please contact Mrs. Craig for more information at

Washington families interested in donating can pledge a shavee or donate toward our event. All donations go to St. Baldrick's. Donate online here: Washington Baldrick's Donations.

We are honoring 4th Grader Chase Ewoldt with our event. Thank you for your support

St. Baldrick's Head-Shaving Events

Washington Celebrations - Way to go, Knights!

Several groups of Washington students have given us reason to celebrate over the past couple weeks.

This year, Washington had 54 entries submitted for PTA Reflections. Six students advanced and were honored February 24th at a districtwide ceremony at Hubble Middle School. Ellie Livingston and Chase Ewoldt are both advancing to the state competition. Josara Wilhelm was also honored as one of three districtwide winners of the Superintendent's Art Award. Thanks to Mr. Grant Rebro for chairing Reflections this year.

Twelve of our Washington writers were award-winners in the annuarl ITBE Poetry Contest and were honored at a ceremony at the ITBE Conference on February 28th. Thanks to EL teachers Mrs. Amy Kovarik, Mr. Don Casper, and Mr. Brian Clark for supporting the students in their writing and submitting their work.

Washington made a great showing at the annual Franklin Middle School Charity Dodgeball Tournament. A team consisting of 5th grade girls from Washington and another school won the girls' tournament. One of the Washington 5th grade boys' teams finished in 2nd place.

Last, but certainly not least, congrats to the Washington Battle of the Books competition team for a season filled with great meets and tons of spirit and sportsmanship! We are so proud of you! Thanks to Mrs. Jill Baer and Mrs. Nancy Taylor for coaching the team this year.

Creating Positive Identities Toward Mathematics

The following two resources are suggested by our math coach, Mrs. Lea Russelle. Both work toward supporting children to create positive identities toward math.

The mission of youcubed is to inspire math success for all students through growth mindsets and innovative teaching.

The website contains numerous resources for parents, including articles on a wide variety of topics such as:

  • 6 Ways to Support Your Child’s Mathematical Development

  • Memorizers are the Lowest Achievers

  • The Stereotypes About Math That Hold Americans Back

Learn more here.

Growth Mindset for Parents is a free online course that takes about 30 minutes to complete. Parents learn what a growth mindset is, why it’s important, and best practices to support their children in developing this learning belief.

Learn more here.
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Elementary Handbook

This year, the Elementary Handbook will be online. You can find it on the Washington website and by clicking here: HANDBOOK