WI Family Newsletter - September 11-15 , 2023
Note from your Admin
Friends - It is starting to feel closer to fall weather! Leaves are dropping, temps should be in the 80's this week, and football is underway - WAHOO! We hope you have enjoyed a wonderful weekend of rest and relaxation.
This week we will have our fall picture day on Thursday, September 14th. There will be a makeup day on Oct. 26th.
The following are our Great Expectations focus for the week:
Call Back: “Never judge another man…until you have walked a mile in his moccasins.”
Life Principle of the Week: Courtesy: showing behavior that is polite, kind, and respectful
Quote of the Week: “Politeness costs nothing and gains everything.” -Lady Montague
Washington Irving will celebrate our students' birthdays with a monthly school-wide birthday celebration with our students 1 day a month in our cafeteria with a special cookie, birthday pencil, and bracelet. Our first celebration will be Wednesday, September 27. We will celebrate All August and September birthdays. Look for the birthday picture!
We cannot wait to see you Friday, at our Family Picnic.
One Pack One Purpose! Go Wolves!
Wishing you well,
Angie Zeiler and Amanda Lonberg
Admin, Washington Irving Elementary
September 12 - Spirit Night at Baked Bear
September 14 - Fall Pictures
September 15 - Family Picnic
September 25 - Fun Run Kick Off
September 26 - Spirit Night at Hildagos
October 6 - Fun Run Day
October 9-13 Book Fair
October 12 - Book Fair will be open from 4:30-8:00
October 12 - Parent-Teacher Conference options 4:30 - 8:00
October 17 - Parent-Teacher Conference options 4:30 - 8:00
October 19 - NO SCHOOL - Conference Break
October 20 - NO SCHOOL - Fall Break
October 23 - NO SCHOOL - Staff Development
October 24 - Second Nine Weeks
October 26 - Picture Retake Day
FAMILY PICNIC RESCHEDULED FOR SEPTEMBER 15TH
SIGN UPs with PTO
This year's Treat Squad (formerly known as Cookie Phantom) is an easy way to volunteer and make an impact at your child's school. Treats can be anything: a cookie, a coffee, a gift card - whatever you want! It's a small gesture to let the women and men who love on our kids every day know they are appreciated. Please consider signing up and making someone's day.
PALs is Washington Irving's newest program, expanded from last year, to give you more opportunities to volunteer inside the school. Below is our interest survey and volunteer sign-ups
Contact Info- This form gathers your email address so that the Homeroom Parent can send communication directly to you. Some teachers would prefer for the Homeroom Parent to communicate directly with class parents, especially about the Teacher's Birthday and Staff Appreciation.
PALs Interest- 9 options for even more opportunities to be involved in Washington Irving!
Holiday Celebrations Sign Up- This year, each child will have an opportunity to have ONE parent/representative for ONE celebration this school year. You will be able to select which celebration you would like to attend in this Google Form
Yearbooks are on sale at jostens.com for $20 until Sept 8th!
Family Picnic has a new date. We hope to see you all on Friday, September 15th!
Looking for your Bus Stop?
Our bus routing website, Versa Trans E Link is designed to help parents and students determine bus stop locations and stop times. Click the link and follow the instructions to find your child’s bus stop.
If you need additional information regarding your bus stop, or to request a new bus stop please send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEW Breakfast & Lunch Info
SchoolCafe is now available!
You can now access student meal accounts and apply for free and reduced-price meal benefits. Menus and nutritional information will also be coming soon!
To get started, you'll need your child's Student ID# in order to create/manage the account and/or complete an online meal application.
- Your student's school ID# is generally known by your North student. If you had a previous MyPaymentsPlus account, you should have received an email on July 7th with your student's ID number listed.
- Your unused balance from last year will roll over to your new account once you make your parent/guardian account and add your student(s).
- New features include the ability to restrict various types of a la carte purchases as well as customize the frequency of low-balance alerts.
- You can also donate or request a refund of unused funds through the program as well.
Sincerely, Child Nutrition Department
Frequently Asked Questions
What happens if I forget to put my CAR RIDER PLUS TAG in my car?
You will have to park your car in a parking space, go inside to the office, present your driver’s license for verification to receive a temporary tag, then join the car line.
Can I use the CAR RIDER PLUS TAG to check out my student during regular school hours?
NO, you must present your driver’s license during regular school hours.
Can I show my driver’s license to the duty teacher instead of the CAR RIDER PLUS TAG?
NO, the duty teacher will only dismiss your child if you have the CAR RIDER PLUS TAG.
Can my friend or a grandparent pick up my child from the car line?
Yes, but they will need to have the CAR RIDER PLUS TAG with them to pick up your child. If they do not have the card, they will go to the office and present their driver’s license for a temporary tag, then join the car line. If their name is listed in the parent portal, they will be allowed to leave with your child.
Can my child go home with a friend’s parent?
If the friend’s parent has your child’s CAR RIDER PLUS TAG, then your child will be dismissed with them. If they do not have the CAR RIDER PLUS TAG, they must go to the office and present their driver’s license for verification. If their name is in the parent portal, then your child will be allowed to leave with them.