February 13, 2016
Community Engagement Session Four is February 17th
Feb. 15- NO SCHOOL - Presidents' Day
Feb. 16, 19, 22 - 1st grade science activities with Mr. Lee
Feb. 17- Community Engagement Session Four 7pm at Monroe Middle School
Feb. 25 - Kindergarten Round-up for incoming kindergarten parents 2016-2017 (Registration 6:30pm; Meeting begins at 7:00pm)
Feb. 25 - 5th grade field trip - play at Paramount Theater in Aurora
Feb. 26 - 1st grade field trip - play at College of DuPage in Glen Ellyn
Feb. 26 - Yearbook orders due
Feb. 26 - PTA Butterbraid sales begin
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. The kindergarten step-up day for incoming kindergarten students to visit the kindergarten classrooms will be Thursday, May 5th - time to-be-determined.
If you have a child who will enter kindergarten Fall 2016, please let Donna Smejkal know at email@example.com or (630) 682-2222.
Fun Fair Time is Almost Here!
PTA Pancake Breakfast was a HUGE Success!
Sign-up to be a WatchD.O.G.S Volunteer
Save the Date - PARCC Testing
Last year, there were two PARCC testing windows; this year there is only one. PARCC Testing for 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders at Washington will be April 12 through April 20. PARCC tests are given in mathematics and English Language Arts.
Kindergarten Celebrates 100 Days of School!
Call for Nominations - NEW 200 Distinguished Teacher Award
Do you have a favorite District 200 teacher who has inspired you and made a difference in your life or your child's life? Please fill out a nomination form and let the NEW 200 Foundation know who they are! Nominations are due February 15th.
NEW 200 will present six teachers with the Distinguished Teacher Award. Awards are presented to one teacher at each level (preschool/elementary, middle, and high school) for the North and the South portions of the district. Awards will be presented at the Distinguished Teacher Awards event on April 26, 2016. Learn more about the nomination process here.
3rd Grade Learns the Science of Weather
Yearbook Sales have Begun!
- You can order a yearbook online by clicking Online Ordering for 2015-2016 Washington Yearbooks and entering our Yearbook ID code: 5709516.
- You can visit the PTA page of the Washington website, Washington Yearbooks 2015-2016, to link to the ordering information.
- You can also use the order form that came home in backpacks. There are extra order forms in the hallway outside the main office.
If you believe you purchased a Washington yearbook during the online registration process at the beginning of the school year, you did not.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Amy Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Battle of the Books Rocks!
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.