October 21, 2019
Food Donations for Stuff-a-Truck Due October 25th
Cooler Weather is Here!
You can view the Cold Weather Scale on the Washington website under Our School/School Information or by clicking this link: Cold Weather Scale.
Please Help Us Keep Our Students Safe
- If your child walks to school, please remind him/her to watch for cars and cross President St. with the crossing guard.
- Be vigilant of children when driving close to the school and drive very slowly in the flow zone and main parking lot.
- Passing a school bus while it's stop sign is out is strictly prohibited.
- Please observe our parking lot and FLOW ZONE procedures, including during BASP pick up and drop off. The driveway by door one is an entrance, not an exit.
- Using a hand-held cell-phone while driving is prohibited.
- We ask that you keep dogs off school property during arrival, school hours, and dismissal.
- Please do not double and triple park in the school parking lot or on Bridle Lane.
- Please observe the No Parking signs along Bridle Lane. The Wheaton Police Dept. acknowledges parents need to drop off and pick up their children from school. They ask that cars refrain from lining up on Bridle Lane until 8:45am and 3:15pm. Cars there prior to those times and cars left unoccupied may be subject to a ticket.
Thank you for partnering with us to keep our children safe.
School Improvement Goal: Math
TED-Ex riddles are a fun way to practice problem solving at home. Try solving the fish riddle as a family. "Productive struggle" is good for growing the brain! If you enjoy this, you can find many more TED-Ed riddles online.
Kindergarten Math in Action with DuPage Children's Museum - Thanks, PTA!
It's PTA Reflections Time!
October 21 - Hearing & Vision Rescreening
October 21-25 - Stuff-A-Truck food drive
October 25 - PTA Reflections submissions due in Washington LLC
October 25 - Knights on the Run Party Day
October 28 - PTA Pumpkin-decorating contest submissions due by 9:00am
October 28 - Illinois Dept. of Agriculture - Pumpkin presentation to kindergarten classes
October 29 - PTA Book Fair Preview Day
October 30 - PTA Book Fair Sales 9:00am - 3:30pm
October 31 - PTA Book Fair Sales 9:00am - 12:00pm
October 31 - Halloween Festivities
10:30-11:30 K-am Parade & Party
2:00 - 2:30 Parade / 2:30 - 3:15 Parties
Halloween is Almost Here!
A letter came home regarding the Halloween festivities that will occur on Thursday, October 31st, but here are a few highlights:
- Students may NOT bring candy or other edible treats to distribute to classmates. Party food is provided by the PTA party volunteers who communicate with teachers regarding allergies and other food restrictions.
- With the exception of morning kindergarten, students may not wear their costumes to school in the morning. Teachers will allow students to put costumes on prior to the afternoon parade. Parents may pick up their children at lunch if they prefer their children put costumes on at home.
- Costumes should be school-appropriate. They should not be overly graphic, scary or violent. Weapon-look-a-like accessories cannot be brought to school. Students' faces cannot be completely covered; we need to be able to identify all students.
- Only parents who are on the party volunteer list will be allowed back to classrooms.
Please contact Mrs. Craig with any questions at email@example.com
November 6 - Picture Re-take Day
November 7 - Shift Day - Friday Schedule
November 7 - End of first trimester
November 8 - NO SCHOOL - Teacher Work Day
November 8 - STEM Expo 5:30pm - 9:00pm at Hubble Middle School
November 11 - Veterans Day Assembly 10:15am (Reception for veterans begins at 9:30am)
November 11 - PTA Spirit wear orders due
November 11 - PTA Butterbraid sales begin
November 12 - PTA Dine Out at Chick-Fil-A in Wheaton 5:00pm - 8:00pm
November 15 - Report card distribution
November 18 - Parenting workshop 7:00pm at WNHS (See info below)
November 20 - PTA Butterbraid orders due
November 25 - 29 - NO SCHOOL - Thanksgiving Break
November 29 - Washington PTA marching in Wheaton Holiday Parade to promote 5K Leprechaun Lap
STEM Expo is Approaching
Knights on the Run a Huge Success!
KIDS State Survey of Kindergarten Readiness
Kindergarten readiness is a key area of focus for the State of Illinois. To this end, school districts in Illinois will begin reporting on 14 readiness measures of the Kindergarten Individual Development Survey (KIDS) for each kindergartner beginning in the fall of 2017. You can learn more by visiting the KIDS Families Toolkit at www.isbe.net/KIDS.
El estado de Illinois está interesado en asegurar que todos los estudiantes estén listos para el kindergarten.A partir de otoño del 2017, todos los maestros de kindergarten en Illinois implementarán KIDS para analizar a los estudiantes en 14 aspectos en cuatro áreas de aprendizaje. Puede consultar recursos del estado de Illinois en www.isbe.net/KIDS.